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for entry "Shosagoto
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Rated: E | (4.5)
*Pumpkin**Delight*Hiya Tinker! I am happy to review your poem from the "I Write in 2019" forum.


Wow! This poem captures a vivid picture of the musical japanese event. I enjoyed learning about different cultures and using words in that language is effective in giving a real flavour of the culture. Your notes were helpful and interesting as I had not heard of this form either. *Wink*

You did an expert job in composing this complex form with its 7-5 syllable and pauses. It flows in a coherent manner. I like the line "tunes of the ancient" and the word "crack" reflects the sound of the instrument. *Thumbsup*

*Think*The grammar in the first line threw me a bit... I wonder if Girl dancing in the temple, with..." would be more clear. I know the dancer has control....it first struck me that it referred to the temple. LOL ah poetry forms! I see though that if you put "Girl" first, you may need to put an article in and mess up the syllables. Not a big issue..just something that occurred to me.

*Star*I would love to see such a performance! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and skill at WDC, word wizardess!

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Review of Pretty Ugly Words  
for entry "Argonelles
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Rated: 18+ | (4.5)
*Treefall3**Delight* Hail Sugar Cube! I am happy to review to celebrate you! I found this in the "I Write in 2019' forum. *Thumbsup*

*Laugh* I enjoyed reading your model of the Argonelles! I had to laugh at line 4 as it was so evocative and really dramatized your point! The theme is appealing and I hear want you say about judgement and drama. It is exhausting I think. Time alone is essential.

*Pumpkin2* The poem is well composed according to the guidelines of the form and it was easy to read with a solid flow and strong vibe. I like the rhyme of "drama" and "mama". The last line has a tone that reflects a no nonsense vibe like a line in the sand. *Thumbsup* The forth line with the word "ain't" provides a dramatic contrast and made me think of a rap! Cool.

*Fairy* The punctuation assisted the read and I did wonder if a comma might be useful after "drama". *Think* This was fun to read. Thanks for sharing your vision and the argonelles form. Fine writing. *Star*

*Leafr* Write on as you follow your muse. *Star*
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Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
*Pumpkin2* Hiya Mastiff! I found this in the "I Write in 2019" forum and could not resist reading to see how you fulfill the taboo challenge. It can be tricky. *Smile*

*Jackolantern* How wonderful! I love how you create a lively and vivid picture of the jackolantern without using the word or any taboo words that could be helpful. *Star* The mood is strong and your personification is well done. I could imagine the point of view of the jackolantern as he discusses his life! Brilliant. *Delight*

*Pumpkin*I had great fun reading this aloud with your effective rhyme and soundscape. Your word choice is impressive with the "ized" rhymes. *Salute* I had a good laugh as the tale has a comical vibe.

*Jackolantern* I am not familiar with the form and you have made it quite magical! *Laugh* The unique rhyme scheme adds interest and to the flow. I think the punctuation helps the read and I like the contrast of "tykes", "zombies" and "big boys."

I wondered about the necessity of the comma after "mesmerized" as it does connect with the next line. The pause does work with the rest of the piece though. I wondered if "they leave" should be future tense in keeping with line 7, as it has not happened yet. *Think*

*Starstruck* This is so entertaining and fulfills the parameters of the contest in a creative way. Thanks for sharing your vision, craft and knowledge of this form.

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Review of Pretty Ugly Words  
for entry "Halloween--Luc Bat
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Rated: 18+ | (4.5)
*Pumpkin* Hiya Sugar Cube. I saw this on the "I Write in 2019" forum and couldn't resist the checking out this form with such a unique theme. *Smile*

*Bat1*I enjoyed reading this poem aloud for its well composed structure, rhyme and your vivid images illustrating features of Hallowe'en night! It sounds exciting and I liked the contrast of the picture of the autumn day with the spooky and fun elements of the event. The word "mauled" is wonderful.

*Jackolantern* I can imagine getting these ideas into this form was quite a challenge and your chosen thematic words were effective. The rhymes were interesting and I really like the combo of "crisp brown leaves" and "cool brisk days" for its sound effect and rhythm. "when" and "begin" are off rhymes that did not throw me off in the read. Good use of consonance assisted the flow as well. *Thumbsup*

*Bats* I had so much fun entering into this vision and the opportunity to study this form using your fine example. Thanks for sharing. Write on! *Starstruck*

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Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
*Fairy* Hiya Prosperous snow! I am happy to review this piece in "I Write in 2019!"

Wow! I just learned about this form of poem and was happy to see your entry. I like how you incorporate the Bab and your faith into this format too! I think the topic suits the form and your title is appealing as I like music, and sacred chants. *Smile*

The structure is well constructed with appropriate word counts. The pauses are effective and I enjoyed interplay of the music with the scriptural words and how the parts of each line reflect each other.
My favourite is "croons holy words" and the spirit through the chords! Wonderfully vivid images! *Heart*

The tone is spiritual and reveals the joyful blending of the words and music that give an even loftier vision of tribute. *Angel* The repetition of "s" sounds adds to the flow of the read as well.

Thanks for sharing your vision and craft. I find this to be a challenging format and appreciate the effort to get it to work out, especially the parallels. *Star* Write on!

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for entry "Gastric Disaster
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Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
*Fairy* Hey Kit_Carmelite! I am happy to review your piece in "I Write in 2019"!

Wow! This is absolutely brilliant and I could so imagine the picture you paint! You used concepts and actions that totally reflect the topic of overeating in order to use the prompt word. *Thumbsup* Even the sound combinations of the last two words create a vivid picture. Super!

The use of gerunds really was effective as it suggests the ongoing of the actions and the effect of not seeing feet tells a sad tale. The meaning of "gastric" is well shown and the outcome of eating like this is a "disaster" for the gut. I like the alliteration in the first line too. Good job!

It is amazing how vivid and how much potency a poem with only 19 syllables can have and you met the challenge with style! The topic is relevant for many as well. *Sad*

Thanks for sharing your vision and craft and for playing with these short poems! Carry on!

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Rated: E | (4.5)
*Fairy2* Hey Tinker! I am happy to review your item from our "I Write in 2019" forum! I do enjoy your poems and this form looks like a challenging one. *Thumbsup*

The title really appeals to me as I thought of how old some of our favourite poems are and it seems philosophical so it does suit your content as I read the poem.

This was pleasant to read aloud as I liked what you did with word choice to create some alliteration, the repeating er sound in the mid line, the "d" sounds, "tang" and "yangtze" and the word "drowned" echoed the "wo" in the mid line as well. Well done and I imagine tricky to do with some of the factual content of the piece.

I wondered at the awkwardness of the word "drunkenly" and "attempted" and yet they tell the tale.

I was not familiar with the form, so thank you for the notes! *Smile* It is so cool to do a poem about the founder of the form. The word count is sound and the pauses are effective. I noted the parallel in the first line, and the second with two breaks, shared a response to his genius as a writer even paralleled as a drinker. The imagery in the last line rocks...and it made me smile though it had a sad action in the beginning of the line. It was so poetic! Brilliant. *Star*

Thanks for continuing to share your love of poetry and wonderful crafting. *Heart*

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Review of The red ring  
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Rated: 18+ | (3.5)
*Delight* Hi Fischer KelTath! I am happy to review this as you requested though I am not a horror writer myself.

*Thumbsup*Your first line grabbed my attention and the story has the feeling of a flash fiction with its short vivid picture and ending twist! Wow! I liked the dream idea and the mysterious ring. It was weird how she opened her eyes to a news cast about her death. Inventive!

*Smile*I entered into Gertrude's vision as she gazed into Grant's eyes and liked the idea of going off planet. I could imagine how she felt about the urns. You made me think that this would be a wonderful life and it made me curious who the other urns were for...though it does not really matter for the story line. The detail was good. Seemed romantic and dreamy.

Then I got the idea of a spell being cast hypnotically..

*Quill* I noticed a few glitches with punctuation:

You need a question mark after "marry me"., a comma after "Grant's eyes" to connect it to the second line and I would tighten it up :
"Grant's eyes, she saw every dream....had."

>"sons" "granddaughters" need apostrophe before the s to show possession.

I wonder if the place "alpha centauri" needs a capital letter.

"every thing" should be one word "everything".

Typos here I think:
"smalls" should have a capital letter as her last name.

"restoraunt" I think is spelled "restaurant" and "estlishment" should be "establishment"
Comma after "grill" and capital on "manhattan".

*Smile* This is a fascinating tale and seems like science fiction as in one episode they are at her door and in the next they were at a restaurant. The name Elysian Fields is a great symbol.

*Think* I wondered if the red ring as symbolic and if they were now in that other place when she woke up as you do not show how she died. Interesting concepts that could be expanded upon for clarification.

I would like a few more details but I am not sure if you could only use a short word count. A creative idea worth continuing.

Very creepy feeling though!

Thanks for sharing your imaginative vision. Keep writing on!

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for entry "Silenced Melody
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Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
*Balloonp*Hiya Kit! I found this piece on the "1 Write in 2019" forum. I see it was for the 24 ..er..19 syllable contest. I totally forgot it this week. LOL
Good for you for taking up that challenge.

*Balloong*The image you paint is so vivid and I like the 'Music' used as metaphor. Brilliant. The key word juxtapose is well illustrated and I could almost feel the change in movement and sound. Wow!

*Balloonr* I am wondering if the rule of adding the key word as part of the 19 syllables still applied? I know in the 24 syllable one we had to bold the word.
In any case the poem is pleasant to read aloud with some repeated sound letters like 's', "o" and "d". Wonderfully complete and concise poetic picture.

*Star*Thanks for sharing your vision and craft.

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Review of Grammarama  
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Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
*Balloonp*Hiya Davy Kraken ! Celebrating WDC's 19th birthday with a review for you! *Delight*

*Nuclear* What an absolutely brilliant idea! I hear what you say about repeating the same information about mistakes generally made. It is a time consuming effort and we want to be helpful. I think I may have seen reviews with such links... you probably started it and other masters caught the drift.

*Balloong* I found this listed in Sunnie's "Writing Tips And Corner Advice was drawn by the cool title! Your introduction is engaging and gives the rationale behind the creating the resource. It also gives us a picture of how you review and your capabilities for it.
The paragraphs are organizes and explanations easy to follow. Thanks for categorizing sections that make sense and for the links on the page as it saves scrolling to find what we might want. *Thumbsup* I like that you add an invitation for folks to email you with other topics. *Heart*

*Balloonb*It is an awesome contribution not only for you but as you say for any writer who may want assistance, or even to learn something. I am always doing that. My favourite part is the spelling words... I love spelling and usually can spot errors quick. (even though I typo all the time...lol) The words you chose are awesome...like lie and lay sometimes gets me and I totally forgot about the differences between eg, i.e. LOL

*Balloony* Having a book item where you can add more insights as you go along is effective. I will be putting this on my favourites so I can find it easier and pass it around. *Smile*

*Star*I am glad I found this and thank you for creating a valuable contribution to WDC. Kudos for all you do to make this space shine brighter. *Starstruck*

*Cake*Happy partying! I see you have been here almost as long as WDC itself. I joined in 2009 when it looks like this item stopped being added to...mmm. Wonder how we can fix that? *Laugh*

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for entry "A Birthday Gift...
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Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
*Balloonp*Welcome to WDC ! Celebrating WDC's 19th birthday with a review for you in 'I Write 2019'! *Delight*

*Laugh*Oh do I hear you about GIFs. I don't even know how to download them as they always want me to download some program. LOL Good for you for getting it done in the name of entering Party games! *Tiara**Salute*

*Balloonp* I do like your choice of GIF as it has sparkly stars and is simple with the birthday message. Brilliant of you to make your own!! You are amazing. *Star*

*Tiara* Your story is quite informational as you share your experience with the process. Original take on the prompt. Thanks for sharing the links too. I know nothing about artsy stuff on line.

*Star*Thanks for supporting our WDC party and sharing your genius.

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Review of It's A Miracle  
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Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
*Balloonb*Hiya Joylife! I had to burst out laughing with your Writer's Cramp entry! *Laugh* What a fantastic and inventive as well as unbelievable response to the prompt! I would never have thought of it for sure. *Thumbsup*

*Balloong* The description of this woman and the scene is so vivid that I could imagine it. The concerns she would have, like figuring out how to hook the stroller to the rig, were realistic and hilarious at the same time. Can you imagine? What the doctor said was unexpected! *Shock2*

*Balloonv* It was fun to read your verses aloud with a good pace and rhythm. There were some off rhymes but it is so funny and entertaining that I laughed through them. I loved the Romeo line and how the point of view about stomach changed. LOL I could really sense the woman going through various responses! Good job.

*Balloonr*Brilliant entertainment and you did it in only a day! *Thumbsup* Thanks for sharing your gift and celebrating at the party! *Star*

Congratulations on your win! Very well deserved!

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Rated: E | (5.0)
*Balloonp* Hiya Brenpoet! Celebrating WDC's 19th Birthday with a review for you! *Delight*

*Balloong* What a grand and evocative title that grabbed my imagination! I like the idea of autumn alchemy. Brilliant.*Star* The title is a line from the poem and illustrates the theme effectively.

*Balloony* I enjoyed reading this short lined poem aloud. The short verses with perfect rhyme and flow paint a picture so clear and vivid and showed autumn to be magical to me. *Thumbsup* The punctuation served the read and the word choices and soundscape of language was effective for flow and effect.

*Balloonp*The personification of Autumn is clear as your descriptions of what happens to her are realistic. The fanciful vision appeals to me. You show how winter will effect her and advise to enjoy the moment. A good piece of wisdom for us all in any situation. And Winter will be here...in no time. Ahh!

*Balloono* The theme of alchemy is carried out to the end with the delightful last line. It is like the magic is passed on to winter. The second last line with its comma after "and" is perfect for reflecting. I suggests that it will happen so fast!

*Star* I just loved this potent vision! Thanks for sharing your creativity and gift.

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Review of Winter Wisdom  
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Rated: E | (4.5)
*CakeB**BalloonB**PartyHatB* A WDC 19th B'Day Celebration Review... HAPPY BIRTHDAY WDC *CakeB**BalloonB**PartyHatB*


*BalloonP* Welcome to WDC n.lea! I was drawn to the lovely alliterative title when I found your poem on the Read and Review Page. The connection of winter to wisdom is deep and and I thought of the medicine wheel North section. I like when I get ideas from titles. *Smile*

*Balloongo* Wow! I absolutely enjoyed reading this evocative poem with its soft tone. I feel the quiet undertone of winter season. Using the word "whisper" is a great choice.

*Balloono* Your personification is effective and the words are comforting as August warns of Winter coming. The imagery reminds me of native life of long ago with your mention of hearth and furs. I liked the phrasing of "till spring does reappear." I think it is better to use 'til for until. In any case, you need to use an apostrophe on " 'till' as the word till has a different meaning. (I think both spellings can be used.. but need the '! *Wink*

*Balloonb* It is pleasant to read this aloud with its appealing soundscape. Your use of alliteration, assonance and consonance with a bit of rhyme is effective. Repeating some words from the beginning at the end brings the reflection in a circle to complete ..as in a cycle. *Thumbsup*

*Starstruck* Impressive and engaging poem! Thank for sharing your vision and craft for me to enjoy and think about!

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Review of Dawn  
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Rated: E | (4.5)
*CakeB**BalloonB**PartyHatB* A WDC 19th B'Day Celebration Review... HAPPY BIRTHDAY WDC *CakeB**BalloonB**PartyHatB*


*Delight* Welcome freespirit to WDC! I was intrigued by the title when I read the tag line and was curious how the notion of the Dawn would fit with life! Good one! As I read I see you have chosen good genre categories...I like philosophy and inspiration so yay might have found this if I had not been on the Read A Newbie page.*Thumbsup*!

*Balloonp*Wow! I could really feel the tone calling us to not give up even when we know there will be challenges in life. I think if we can accept that there will be, we could let go of some of the weight of "should" ! LOL

*Balloonr* The free style is a good choice for a reflective piece and I enjoyed reading the message.
The three verses work coherently. and the lines, while having no specified length, flow well. On the page that third line is much longer yet I do not know a fix as the idea is vital to your message. *Smile* Punctuation served the work too especially when I read it aloud. Good pause effects.

*Balloong* I like the repeated words like "battle" and the "don't...just yet" phrasing in the last lines. Really makes it emphatic. The bits of inner rhyme are effective too for flow and drama. I can really get a good picture of the contrasts in the piece. Ending on a high note with an alliterative type of phrase about dawn is inspiring and encourages the reader. The flow of the words is quite easy and smooth here too to mimic the feeling. *Salute*

*Star*Thanks for sharing your inspiring vision with its experiential wisdom! Keep on writing and have fun at WDC!

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Rated: E | (4.0)
*CakeB**BalloonB**PartyHatB* A WDC 19th B'Day Celebration Review... HAPPY BIRTHDAY WDC *CakeB**BalloonB**PartyHatB*


*Delight* Welcome to WDC CreativeChic! I was charmed by the evocative title of your poem on the Read a Newbie page. The relationship of the drops to love is so brilliant a notion. *Thumbsup*

*Balloonp* A truly lovely expression in which I can see the image clearly. I enjoyed the idea of the drops dancing, joining together as one and how you compare it to true lovers. The last line with your title words is effective way to complete the message.

*Balloonp*A structured poem is well chosen to express this sentiment. The verses are 4 lines each and rhyme and I enjoyed the way it flowed though I did not notice a specific rhythm scheme. It might be the next thing for you to consider.

*Balloonp**Quill* The rule of thumb is to have the rhyme scheme consistent.. and I noticed sometimes you rhymed abcb and others abac or abca. *Wink* Yet perhaps you were not looking to create a definite structure..but just in case, I mentioned it.

*Balloonb* The tone is gentle and dreamy and the imagery is carried through to the end. I like the lack of punctuation as it leaves the impression of this "oneness" without separation and definition. Good choice! *Thumbsup*

*Star*Thanks for sharing this vivid vision and allowing me to play with your words. Take what feels right for you and leave the rest. It is a heartfelt expression and good metaphor. *Starstruck*
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Rated: 18+ | (4.5)
*Balloongo* Yipppee! Hey Party gal! Celebrating WDC's 19th birthday with a review for your "I Write in 2019" story item! *Delight*

*Cake* Wow! This was a delightful read and I could sense to love of the poet for these people and birthday surprises. I like how you wove the chosen words into the work so seamlessly.

*Balloonp* The story was coherent in its succession of memories and the details made a lively picture. I wondered why the mom would not be happy about her daughter's first surprise..but then, she may have been worried about the house not being neat or her not being up for it. etc. LOL ah moms! I thought it was sweet of the girl and wow, did you make the treats yourself? How did mom find out? Though I suppose you would have to mention it...LOL

It was cool how twice you wrote what you did NOT have or do at the parties. It was a lovely change. *Wink*

I wondered who else came to the sister's party and did they stay at the camp as well. I was curious as to how grandma had set it up. Would add interest and detail to know how it was then. *Smile*

*Quill*I only noticed a few little typos:

You missed a "t" in "a the dollar store". Aren't they great places for this kind of thing, especially so kids can participate with their bit of cash. *Smile*

"campgrounds": I wondered if it should be singular though maybe people do use the plural for one campground place. *Think*

*Cake2*The ending was fun! I did that once: gave myself a party..gave gifts to friends. It was small but I like it better! Fun!

*Star**Confettir*I enjoyed this memory story and how the vibe of the birthday reception changed for your mom. *Heart* It is cool too how you and your sister reconnected.

Good luck in the contest and thanks for supporting Rimad's activity.

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Review of Rain  
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Rated: E | (4.0)
*Balloonp*Welcome to WDC M. J. M.! Celebrating WDC's 19th birthday with a review for you! *Delight*

*Balloong* I enjoy nature poems so was drawn to your title. I would add Nature to your genres rather than Other so more nature lovers might find it. *Wink*

*Balloonb* I see you have this as poetry and yet it is more like prose as it does not have a format like a poem but you do use clear image descriptions with lovely alliterative words and repeated letters.*Thumbsup* It is pleasant to read it aloud.

*Balloongo* I was drawn right into the picture you paint and feel the tone of the poet as he observes the world. I can see you putting this in poem format though it would mean dropping some words that would be unnecessary in a poetic structure.

For example:
I see gnarled branches
reach into a gloomy gray sky,
crying, drowning
the earth in its tears.

I see
beautiful fields.......... though here I would find a more specific and vivid word for "beautiful
turning to swamps

and so on. You can see how it lines up to be a free verse poem. Drop words like "almost", 'usually looks" etc. *Smile*

*Quill* I wondered why in the last part you say "almost picture" instead of I see if it is already raining alot. I really get the idea that the rain is torrential. *Delight*

*Cupcakev* If you keep this as prose, you need a comma after "sunshine". And I wonder about changing the second "sunshine" to a synonym instead of using the same word twice. eg. like "parting the world from light". or "I see no sun.....parting the world from sunshine" would be better. *Think*

*Balloonp* You really have given me a picture in my mind of a gloomy day! Wonderful vision.
Thanks for sharing and allowing me to play in your words. Hope it has been some help. Take what you like and leave the rest. *Smile* Keep on writing. *Star*

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Review of Pinhead  
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*Balloonp* Welcome to WDC Richard! Celebrating WDC's 19th Birthday with a review for you! *Delight*

*Balloonr* The theme image of your poem is fascinating and evocative. I like the nonsense genre and also feel a little bit of philosophy (or emotional) as I consider the idea of needs in the last lines of your verses. Knitting, drifting, repairing suggest going inside, being calm away from the weight and seriousness of life. *Smile*

*Cake2* I had fun with the image of being fabric and laying on the floor. The first verse image is vivid...I wanted to say OUCH and can relate to the mind being so overwhelmed, over worked. Staying up late may not help so I took the next line to mean.. learn to balance, though it could be doing homework. LOL

*Confettir*The poem has 4 verse structure with a consistent rhyme scheme that works. I see you had to get creative to rhyme with "cushion". *Wink* "fabrics " and "manic" is cool rhyme. I did not notice a specific rhythm count and I liked the smooth flowing in the last two lines of the verses.

I wanted to put the word "is" before "burning". *Smile*

*Star* I had fun playing in your vision! Thanks for sharing at WDC! I hope you find a home here and are enjoying the 19th birthday party fun.

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*Balloongo* Yay party girl! Celebrating WDC's 19th birthday with a review for you! Thanks for dedicating this round to the special party week! *Heart*

*Balloony*What a fabulous concept for a contest. It's balloon image sets up your theme of the event popping up now and then. I kinda run my contests that way without saying it directly. I bring them out when I get the mood! *Laugh* Or someone asks!

*Balloonb* Your page is organized and aesthetically pleasing with main things highlighted. I like that you changed the set for the party. The prompt is clear as are the simple rules. The challenge is a good one...I love the greeting card idea and the 19 lines *Shock*..that is the rub. I am still working on it. LOL The open ended genre is fun too. Imagine a horror birthday greeting. *Balloonb*

*Balloono* The little pencil dividers are unique too. I quite like them setting off the sections. The title pops too! And I love that it is poetry!! We cannot have too many poetry contests and yours just popping up at the right times adds variety. *Smile* The prizes are generous too.

*Balloonr* *Star*Kudos for your creativity in dreaming up this fun contribution to WDC! *Cake*

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Review of Barrel of Monkeys  
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*Balloonp**Monkey* Yippeee! Another Party game in which we can monkey around! Thanks Jeff. I was lured to enter even though the way seemed complex! Lucky you put in the pattern to follow so I could get the idea of connection between the artists! *Thumbsup*

*Monkey*The page is organized short and sweet with all the key points clearly stated in black and white. *Wink* I appreciated that the entries did not have to be done daily as long as they were complete by the end date. Very kind action given that party week there is so much going on! *Heart* I have the rest of mine drafted though I lost one as I forgot to complete after preview. LOL*Facepalm*


*Monkey* The monkey MB is sweet. I like the idea that the participants get a badge for playing and you will pick a favourite (or two) for the exclusive monkey.
In reading this now to review it, I see I missed the line about criteria for this pick! *Laugh* I think I was so hung up on figuring out how on earth to connect the songs I did not take it all in. Wasn't going to do it and then was dared! LOL How could I miss the part about the birthday songs? That really upped the challenge. Good plot! And fits in with the Party theme of the week.

*Monkey*I was engaged by the title and the old game of Barrel of Monkeys...really fits the intent and nature of the contest. *Star*

Thanks for creating this barrel of fun for WDC! Happy 19th! Thanks for all you be, do and have done to make it shine even brighter. *Starstruck*

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*Balloonp*Welcome to WDC Andrea! *Delight* I am happy to review to celebrate you at WDC's 19th Birthday party! I hope you have joined in the fun!

*Unicorn* I like magical creatures and watch for fairies everywhere! *Fairy* So I was drawn to your title on the Read A Newbie page!

*Thumbsup* You know I like your point of view here! I think there are fairies. *Smile*
The theme of finding out the what is true for you is valuable one in many ways. I like the way you want to question what we are told and I thought 'Hey, maybe they were told the same thing!" LOL

*Fairy* A few suggestions that popped up for me:

*Think*Your first line seems disconnected. The first part is a phrase and seems to hang there.
What about beginning with" Without thinking about it, we say mythical creatures from fairy tales don't exist. The same could be done with the second line. eg. Nobody ever saw...."

Yet it could be a style. Still pondering it.

"saw them the exist" I think should be 'saw them. They exist.." *Wink*

*Quill*Add a question mark at the end of "mountains" as it is a question, and a valid one!

*Fairy* OOPSY! The wrong there! LOL "there all made up" needs to be "they're" meaning "They are'.

*Unicorn2* Typo in the last line: "existed" needs to be "exist".

*Wand* I could really feel the emotional tone of this short opinion piece. Well said!

*Starstruck* Thanks for sharing your potently expressed vision. I really enjoyed it, especially about how we are filled with all kinds of stuff they want us to know and think and the fact they we may buy into it without thought.

Write on and find your rainbows. *Rainbowl**Rainbowr* *Salute*

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*Balloonp* Yippeee Party goer! Welcome to WDC! *Star* I absolutely loved reading this poem from the Media Challenge! It is as happy as the music was to bop along to! *Salute* Thanks for jumping into the challenge.

*Balloongo**Music1* I could feel the beat as I read your words and the images were vivid. The vibe was positive and romantic too. I like how you incorporated the key songline "sunshine in my pocket"! Cool.*Thumbsup*

*Balloonb*The poem had a lovely structure with perfect rhyme and good use of assonance and consonance. It was so pleasing to read aloud. Not all the lines had the same syllable count and yet it did not throw me out of the flow. I did want to drop the word "quite" from line 4 as it slowed the rhythm and really did not feel necessary. It flows better with the previous line too if you leave it out. *Wink*

I would put a question mark after "throw away all care?" which is an invitation to us all to let go and have fun, trusting in love! *Smile*

*Starstruck* Entertaining and lyrical to read, I can almost hear the music of the prompt song as I read! The title says it truly! Thanks for sharing your happy, inspiring vision.

Write on, dancing poet!

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*Butterflyb**Balloonp*Welcome to WDC busybutterfly! I hope you are enjoying WDC 19th Birthday party Week!


*Delight* Wow! What a wonderful choice for a biography theme! I was keen on reading it as I know very little about Mary Shelley. Beginning with one of her quotes is a delightful and meaningful way to start and gives the reader insight into her being. The notion in the quote is something many may ponder I think. *Smile*

It is interesting that you do give her name until later and focus our attention on her as an author in the first line. You really share some interesting details about her background and it is cool to see how "ahead of their time" her parents were. It was sad that she lost her other so young. I like how you refer to her mother! I think a comma is needed in "birth to her , the author..." as I had to reread the line to make sense. Also put a comma after "of their time, she.." and after "once".

I wonder if you could put a space after the periods in your sentences just for ease of reading.
Should "wollstonecraft" have a capital letter as a name? *Wink*

I might also begin a new paragraph at "She despised" , just to break up the page and the new topic is about her step mother and father's treatment of her and the first part was about her birth and background. *Wink*

I enjoyed your style of writing and when I got to the end I wanted to hear more! She sounds fascinating. *Star* Keep on telling her story.

Thanks for sharing this vision which feels like a tribute to this author. I feel you appreciate her. *Star*

Have fun at WDC as you write on!

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*Balloonp*Hiya DragonBlue! I am happy to celebrate you and WDC 19th Birthday! *Delight*


*Fairy2* Wow! The cool title engaged me and the opening banner with its greeting is appealing. I have not heard that greeting of Merry Meet and Merry Part in a long time! The blue is gorgeous too. It is also my favourite colour. *Laugh* I like that it is a theme colour for most of the collection here. And as your tag line indicates, the colourful cards are bold and beautiful. *Smile*

*Fairy3* Each of the ten notes are original with a variety of messages and lovely framings. They look elegant and bright. The messages are unique as well and I don't think I have seen most of them anywhere else.

*FairyL* I adore fairies so my favourite one here is the crystalline blue one with the moon dust! The wisdom of the Balance one is appealing to me as well. The Unicorn is a perfect symbol for "Attitude with style"! *Unicorn*

*FairyR* The mystical looking "follow the white rabbit" is evocative. The little green man greeting us is adorable too. Interesting contrast of the elegant frame with the little alien and the old language using "Ye" is unique. Inspiring message of friendship too.

*Fairy3* The notes are aesthetically pleasing with balance in colour and elegant fonts that suit theme and message. Each one is different and I was not distracted by any glitch factors when I look at them. I see each as a whole composition. Fabulous designs. *Heartv* Well done!

*Wand* Each one is reasonably priced for its quality and the introduction is inviting and direct. Linking your other shops is convenient addition. *Smile*

*Starstruck* I am so happy I found your shop and it will be going on my favourites list! *Heart* I may tell my friends so maybe some day I will receive that cool fairy. *Laugh*
Thanks for sharing this elegant contribution with WDC!

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