eyes dancing

eyes dancing

A Poem by Joyce S. Greene
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a poem about a grandmother, a child and her missing mother . . .

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© 2013 Joyce S. Greene



Author's Note

Joyce S. Greene
Graphic credit: Kris Albright Photography

Publication credit: Eucalypt: The Australian Tanka Journal 2012

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This is such a warm and heartbreaking piece, Joyce! I am so happy that child has her gramma to love her when her mother cannot. You do these short poems so well. Can you believe I still haven't tried my hand at tanka? What is wrong with me?! This evokes a lot of emotion. Nicely done. Angi~

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Angi, for your insightful review. You understood what I was trying to suggest and I reall.. read more
Angi

4 Years Ago

Oh Joyce, never hesitate to post your work. I know many of us would support you. I love your work... read more



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very touching heartwarming
piece here.



very lovely read I enjoyed this.


Thank you for sharing.


Blessings. Benita

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind review, Benita. I wish you the best of luck with yo9ur poetry! Joyce
Benita c Staebelll - KindredPoet

3 Years Ago

you're welcome. :) thank you
i hate to use cliches, but this piece is the shortest and sweetest poem i have ever seen on this website. it is so open and welcoming, yet powerful and sad at the same time, i love that contradiction in such a small piece. it is incredible.

Posted 3 Years Ago


this poem is soo beautiful. it literally inserts a hand into the soul and pulls a tear from the eye.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thanks once again for reading and reviewing my work so kindly. Your words brought a smile to my fac.. read more
"Eyes dancing" was a striking beautiful line to open what would become an absolutely heartbreaking and elegant poem. Thanks for sharing :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


a childs eyes dance with innocence and love. That should always be embraced.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Each child deserves to be loved and when his or her parents can't or won't, then a loving grandparen.. read more
Shaun Payton

3 Years Ago

Yes indeed they do. You are welcome Joyce.
Sweet poem laced with a tinge of sadness.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Eddie, for taking the time to let me know your thoughts about my poem.
A truly touching poem and image. Your work incites feelings in the reader. Great work.

Posted 3 Years Ago


At least she has grandmother who obviously loves her alot.You have written this piece straight from your heart .It is lovely when you can say so much with so few words i wish i could.You are truly great writer

Posted 3 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Vidya. Your words have warmed my heart on a very chilly day.
Vidya Bacchus

3 Years Ago

Awwwww you are ver sweet:)
This a beautifully moving piece, Joyce. I love how you are able to just tap into emotions so easily.

I wasn't abandoned by my mother, but I only really saw her on the weekends when I went home. My grandmother raised me from a very young age and I was exceptionally close to her. She also had a more noble character than my mother. She was always patient, soft-spoken and soft-hearted, selfless, unassuming and incredibly loving woman - in the most unconditional way. My mother told me that I would cry and beg her to let me stay with my grandmother.

We had a special bond - and I've missed her everyday since she's passed on.
Thank you for reminding me of the beautiful memories I shared with her.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Clara

3 Years Ago

I am very sorry to hear about your parents, Joyce. I can't imagine what that would be like. I don't .. read more
Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Have a very joyous Thanksgiving, Lola.
Clara

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Joyce.

Unfortunately in Australia, we don't celebrate Thanksgiving. :( I w.. read more
All emotions sweep across the mind of a grandparent as these lines are read. Thinking I'll put love at the start and finish. Vey powerful write Joyce. Tom

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Tom. I appreciate your reading my words and leaving such insightful reviews.

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