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impressively knitted with a unique style. you put words together so skillfully and powerfully in a matter-of-fact way that's not so matter-of-fact. awesome, memorable write ... :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


......You......have a gift! A talent that I can only describe as genius. This flows, dances, and the rhymes come trippingly off the tongue. Brilliant! Well freaking done!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Oooooh, the English nerd in me is in love with all your alliteration in this piece! Brilliant! I love it! I love the rhythm and pace, and its lyrical inclination to move as I read...

I particularly picked up on the kicking-self quips, perhaps regretful/painful/embarassed/insecure in the the first stanza..

It gives way to more impetuous whimsy and freedom in the second stanza, but still comes back to some pangs of regret... and yet pride and fulfillment at what has transpired.. I think this brings to life the ever-confusing tango of emotions we go through where we second-guess ourselves, our heart, our actions, we take a risk, we feel regret or great freedom in it... but we own it, and it becomes a part of us..

And in the end, "down is up" meaning everyone is following along and worshiping the sorrow and melancholy and it's at once okay, to embrace who you are in the hidden places.

At least that's my takeaway as I read through, though it is obvious with how sweeping and beautiful your metaphors are, that one might take away something new each time this is read...

Definitely worth shelving for later perusal...

Well done again!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Alexa Apothic Red

9 Months Ago

*NOT, I mean *NOT screaming of proof-readin comments....
Alexa Apothic Red

9 Months Ago

*proof-reading! Ugh! Okay, I'm done... way too much typing today lol!
Hailey Juliet

9 Months Ago

haha, it's all good:P thanks again!
Brilliant & elusive message! I'm in awe of the way you do wordplay with sounds & alliteration & words crafted by the way they sound, as much as by what the words can mean. Your imagery is so original, yet these unexpected symbols ring true for our journey thru life. I love the mechanics of starting every stanza with: "Say we . . . " -- this is such a neat way to spark the reader's imagination while reading (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 9 Months Ago


Hailey Juliet

9 Months Ago

Margie, thank you so much for taking the time to read and leave such a complimentary review!
You painted a lonely picture with your words. I liked how you made the reader feel and understand your thoughts. You led the reader to a honest ending. Thank you Hailey for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 9 Months Ago


I love this. It has so many well-presented emotions, and it has a great sense of journey/reflection.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Hailey Juliet

9 Months Ago

Thank you:)
I have to say on first reading it reminded me of Ezra Pound. Maybe it was the Goddamn part. It has a cadence I can't quite put my finger on, but I enjoyed it never the less. Good work. CD

Posted 9 Months Ago


Hailey Juliet

9 Months Ago

Thank you:) Ezra Pound is a writer I am aware of, though I have not read much of his work, to my re.. read more
CD Campbell

9 Months Ago

Then I think you should acquaint yourself with his work. He is one of the pioneers of free verse po.. read more
Hailey Juliet

9 Months Ago

Am doing so at this very moment, thanks:)
Hailey, this is a beautiful, reflective piece. So well crafted, and obviously from a thoughtful mind, perhaps on a path of self rediscovery. It's also rich with deep emotion, almost pleas or cries of memories.

I'm surprised others have not reviewed this piece. It's among the best I've read on here, as your previous works. I look forward to reading even more.



Posted 9 Months Ago


Hailey Juliet

9 Months Ago

Thank you Robert, for taking the time again to read and leave such a generous review. I am flattere.. read more

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