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In affiliation with I Write  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
A Lovely Signature for me

What brought tHiNg meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*You posted before me in I Write in 2020. It is my pleasure to read and review your short story for Short Shots Contest.

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

I thought about how perceptions can change over time. What seemed a miracle becomes something of a curse according to the observation of the perceptive Sister Mary. The fullness of time somehow gives context to what we see and witness.

*Cool**Idea*

What does tHing moo and applaud about while reading your item?

The happenings in the church were very dynamic and powerful. It seems as if the narrator is bursting in to save someone, but it turns out differently. Telling the story from the first person builds up the reader's anticipation and is a very effective device for switching to the climax.

Foreshadowing is also very good with the troubles as a child. Right there with the narrator, there is a sudden and very effective twist that relates back to the title.

Well done! Good luck in the contest!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of I Write In 2020  
for entry "The Sorceress
In affiliation with I Write  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Image Designed For tHiNg!

What brought tHiNg meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*You posted before me in I Write in 2020. It is my pleasure to read and review your poem. You sent me a very nice review also in this wonderful activity. Thank you again for that!

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I thought about the photograph and the romance of it, the violence and the romance. I think your poetic words have captured the mood perfectly. It is like a dance that doesn't end well. It's an unusual twist because sometimes it is the man who destroys. There is an empowerment in the photo and in your words that are intertwined in a very interesting way.

What does tHing moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This was my favorite part:

"That as the moon rises
And twists itself through its cycles
Her powers grow
And theirs diminish"

I think you have done a wonderful job of conveying a sense of strength and domination that comes through the photograph.

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of Choices  
In affiliation with I Write  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Image Designed For tHiNg!

What brought tHiNg meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*You posted before I did in I Write in 2020. It is my pleasure to read and review your story.

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

I was inspired and heartened by this well told tale of dealing with the choices that have to be made when a cancer diagnosis is given. In a lot of ways, I do think it is harder on the loved ones who have to navigate the sometimes bleak alternatives. Sometimes people are quick to judge what other people should or should not do.

I think that it comes through that the characters here approach everything with a lot of caring and heart. Maybe he doesn't know how to express it all the time, but his wife knows this and understands what he means. That comes through very strongly.

*Cool**Idea*

What does tHing moo and applaud about while reading your item?

I loved the notion of the Boobear and why it was given. Of course, it is to help them feel better and it does help.

Very moving story - moving and inspirational.

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

Making a Difference (maybe? you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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In affiliation with I Write  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
Image Designed For tHiNg!

What brought tHiNg meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*You posted before me in the I Write in 2020 activity. As always, it is my pleasure to read and review your essay.

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I thought about all the things we take for granted in nature, and otherwise too.. Natural beauty and changes really do, as you assert, soothe the spirit in times of trouble. It has to be a conscious effort to focus and you bring plenty of examples to bear.

We notice it when walking our dog, now. We notice how the seasons have changed and how she seems to notice it in what she focuses on. Her senses are much sharper than ours, although we are all aging. The air smells different almost the first day of fall. She noticed it and so did we this year. I think it's because our senses are more in tune without immediate environments than usual. We're not all rushing around this year.

What does tHing moo and applaud about while reading your item?

I enjoyed thinking about water and its importance. I even took a long drink of it whilst I was reading your essay. It is reassuring now to wash our hands often, something taken for granted only a short time ago. Focusing on the changes outside of ourselves and the characteristics (like the color green) is a reminder that to focus outside ourselves can be the greatest peace of all.

All around us there is beauty if we only stop to see it. I think it's why my dog gets excited for her walk every day at 14 years of age. Something new in the air every day!

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

Making a Difference (maybe, you tell me) One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of The Countdown.  
In affiliation with I Write  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
Image Designed For tHiNg!

*CakeB* HAPPY WDC ACCOUNT ANNIVERSARY FROM "Anniversary Reviews*CakeP*


What brought tHiNg meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* You posted before me in I Write in 2020. It is my pleasure to read and review your wonderful story!

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

I thought about Angelo and poetic justice for all the things he is so arrogant about. Sooner or later that sort of thing catches up in unexpected ways.

*Cool**Idea*

What does tHing moo and applaud about while reading your item?

Your story is rich in description. I could picture it all as I read. I won't give away the plot in the review, but I liked Sarah. She really did seem to be trapped in a life of luxury that really was not all it seemed on the surface. Below the surface of the water, justice waited I guess.

The countdown built up the suspense and uneasy feeling throughout. I felt like something would happen, based on the title and once the clock started going.

All her life was the countdown to this message to her father.

Very well written - time is that fleeting thing and is always really limited.

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

Making a Difference (You tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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In affiliation with I Write  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Image Designed For tHiNg!

What brought tHiNg meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*You wrote in I Write in 2020 before I did. It is always my pleasure to read and review your work, Batman.

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

I liked your take on the Cop Shop Mystery. Bringing the Astors in is a stroke of genius with an eye toward future episodes. Didn't the patriarch or one of the early heirs die on the Titanic?

Five sounds like he's got his head on straight so far.

*Cool**Idea*

What does tHing moo and applaud about while reading your item?

I liked the ending especially how you enquire about what else is in the time capsule. I thought that was a brilliant way to lead to next year's mystery. Five, understandably wants to change the subject.

You packed a lot into 20 sentences - very well done, indeed!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

Making a Difference (maybe, you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of Jacks are Wild  
In affiliation with I Write  
Rated: ASR | (5.0)
Image Designed For tHiNg!


What brought tHiNg meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*You posted before me in the I Write in 2020 activity. It is always my pleasure to read your work and you just reviewed me so I am happy to send my thoughts your way. I always find fine reading in your portfolio.

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I thought about the rhyme you used. You remind the reader of nursery rhymes, but you take it to another level with your modern day twist on what's going on with these rhymes from our youth.

Your poem flows very well. Being named "Jack" seems to carry a certain twist with it.

What does tHing (sometimes HOOves) moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This was my favorite part:

Little Jack Horner went into politics
Where he became famous for dirty tricks,
Lying to his constituents,
And selling his political influence.

The rhyme of constituents and influence is perfect. The truth is always hard to face for a politician and Jack Horner seemed to be destined in that direction.

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

Making a Difference (maybe, you tell me if I did?) One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of Lost then Healed  
In affiliation with I Write  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Image Designed For tHiNg!

What brought tHiNg meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*You posted before me in I Write in 2020. It is my pleasure to read your poem and send my thoughts.

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* You have done a fine job of using the prompt words in your poem.

This is a poem about being lost, losing oneself only to find some comfort in kind words. We find things to comfort all around if we just stop and look for them. It can be in words or deeds, I think.

What does tHing moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This is my favorite passage:

The word then jumps of the page
Glad to combat me
My heart empties and refills
Joy of life HIS word reveals.

I like the notion of the active word as the warrior, lifting us up and refilling our hearts with joy when we need it. If we ask, it will be.

Wonderful poetry of faith here. Kind words do work their magic and they wage war on our depression and gloom now and then. Well done!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me) One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of Acting Promptly  
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Image Designed For tHiNg!



What brought tHiNg meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* I sensed that I was mentioned. My fingers twitched and my tail (as HOOves) swished. Oh yes. I'm there.

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

I enjoyed reading it. You are a welcome addition to any group and you grace our halls.

*Cool**Idea*

What does hooves/tHing moo and applaud about while reading your item?

I like your enthusiasm. I worry about my prompts. I never know what will work. I keep track of how many try and write. Then I think about it. Sometimes I think I've given a good prompt and no one writes. I chalk it up to people not in the mood or something. Sometimes I give one that I came up with in a minute and a half or less and I get a lot of response.

You never know. We don't usually say much in that place you referenced. The site birthday time is the chattiest. Most of what I say in there is that I'll take this date or that date to judge.

My best advice is to relax and have fun with it. The prompt thinking up is the biggest fun part to me.

Enjoy yourself!


*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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for entry "Blue Inspiration
In affiliation with I Write  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Image Designed For tHiNg!

What brought tHiNg meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* You posted before me in I Write in 2020. It is always my pleasure to read and review your poetry.

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

This poem draws apt comparisons between the shades of blue one encounters in summer time, comparing that to literary inspiration. The comparisons all are natural progressions and it all ties together very well.

I had never thought of the color blue in this way. Blue like my true love's eyes, how they were in autumn when we meant. Colors bring about such vivid memories. I love the use of color and light in writing and poetry. It inspires in a way that only music can do otherwise.

*Cool**Idea*

What does tHing moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This had me looking at things in a different way then I have before. That is always something that hits home for me when I read. Oh yes, I never thought of it quite that way before is what goes through my mind.

This was my favorite passage:

"Blue is the ocean
Waves rolling onto the shore
Whispering sonnets"

That blue has inspired some wonderful writing here. Well done!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

Maybe Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
M is For Movies



What brought tHiNg meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*You posted before me in I Write in 2020. It is my pleasure to read and review your poem.

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I thought about BBQ and how feeding humans always puts them in a good mood when it is tasty eating. Otherwise, they can be pretty grumpy about dingy surroundings.

Somehow, that sort of thing (setting) gets forgotten when there is a meal to be had and the time is right.

What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

I especially like those last two lines:

"candlelit chess boards laid out on rocks
with tight kitten bellies in the moonlight..."

This, to me, is that something that stays lingering in the memory while particulars fade over time. You remember surprising details about the smells and crispiness of everything. It all seems a lot sweeter and the bellies seem tighter in memory's haze.

Wonderful poetry and I like that imagery that it conjures up for me. I could picture the setting as being somewhere I am familiar with in my city that has been now torn up and some burned and destroyed by riots.

I think that the words you selected are more startling and effective than the usual ones would be. That's an interesting concept to ponder, using unexpected words to convey an atmosphere and mood.

Well done!


*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of Queen Of Darkness  
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (4.5)
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What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*You invited me to read - thank you very much!

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I think that you mean to say "heart" in the singular where you have hearts in the second line.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

*Thumbsup* I think that fear is behind a lot of anger. We fight having that feeling and want to blame for it. Maybe that leads to a lot of trouble in the world.

I think this is a short poem that says a lot - well done!

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

I hope my review has been helpful.

Maybe Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of Crisis!  
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* You posted before me in I Write in 2020. As always, it is my pleasure to read and send a review your way.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* This is a helpful essay about coping with one of the toughest things in life, when employment ceases. The author has anxiety about this very thing, so the coping mechanisms chosen make a lot of sense.

It is clear that a lot of thought went into this well-written essay.

This is very timely as a lot of people are losing everything now, with very little to hold on to. The support system that was there even six months ago (in terms of places to get help if it is needed) have vanished. If people have a bit of security, they cling to it now.

Scary times.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

*Thumbsup* Staying calm seems to be the main thing that everything else depends on. Sometimes we can do this in the day time, but at night those anxieties come to play. Making a plan is a great thing to do and keeping flexible is good too.

I heard about a guy who had no access now to the Internet. His normal way would have been the library, but those are all closed, as is the unemployment office in his area. So, if you have Internet and a way to get it right now, one is way ahead of this guy. I do not know what people like this are supposed to do. Plus people who have lost everything and just then the Internet provider decides to raise the rates 20% or more. This is happening all over the place.

I hope you are still in a good place now. I hope everyone gets back to something where this kind of situation isn't a downward spiral. Keeping calm may be the ultimate key to getting back to things.

This was very helpful to anyone who has had reason to panic lately and I think that amounts to a lot of folks.

Very well written and thought out! *Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

My reviews are about my reactions to the reading and my personal responses. It is not meant to be a harsh critique. Your essay made me think about things and maybe appreciate some things a little more. That's always a good thing in my books. *Thumbsupl*

Perhaps Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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for entry ""I choose beauty"
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* You posted before me in the I Write in 2020 Activity. It is my pleasure to read and review your blog posting about Westworld.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

I have not seen the show, but I have heard good things about it. I have friends who love it and they have very good taste and like smart shows, also.

*Cool**Idea*

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

The things you like about the show, the smart writing and such, resonate with me. Sometimes, I get hooked on a show (Dexter comes to mind) where the writing is stellar and then they make changes. That is the big danger with a show like this, sometimes the writers move on.

I hope your writers stick with the show and keep the great episodes coming. With Dexter, it was a dramatic change after the 4th season and I quit watching after being hooked. Another show that comes to mind is Game of Thrones, which had a number of outstanding seasons, then whatever happened happened. Well, I guess cast members moving on can have an impact also.

I hope Westword sustains the quality of production that viewers have enjoyed so much. At least it was here for you during these hard times. I find that shows like that, that sustain one in tough times can have a lasting place in the heart. In that way, they are like movies that move us.

I enjoyed reading your blog entry very much and learning more about why people like the show so much.

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

My reviews are my reactions and thoughts about what I read. They aren't meant to be major editing forays.

Maybe Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2020, but at least still trying to do that! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* You posted before me in I Write in 2020. It is, as always, my pleasure and honor to read your poetry.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* Life does throw us some curve balls, doesn't it. I have been thinking a lot about my parents and how they had their challenges. I always felt like they took charge.

I am not sure that I have whatever it takes to do that, but I'm older than they were at the time they faced the biggest challenges. At least I think that's the case. I find myself wishing I could ask them what they think about it all. Maybe they felt that way about someone too, from their past. Hard to tell.

It's what we make of what we are given. I know that yet I wonder why humanity keeps repeating the same mistakes in different manifestations. Is it so we all get that lesson we need? Well, it's hard to know that, too.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This part stays with me:

"Lately, a tarnished gold weaves in and out,
strong and resilient and resigned to finish this thing."

I admire this attitude, but I'm not sure that I have this much resolve about it all.

Maybe some days I do and not so much others. One thing I do know is that you only get to the truth of a thing by facing it.

Very thoughtful poetry, as always. Do we each make that tapestry our own or is it that way whether we want to own it or not. That's a question to think about I reckon.


*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are my reactions to what I read. I do not pretend to be an expert, it's just me bringing my life experience and attitude of the day to bear.

Maybe Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of Day of the Lord  
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok


What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* I posted after you in I Write in 2020. It is a pleasure, as always, to read and review your poetry.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

This is a poem of faith that looks to a positive day in the future when the promises of faith come to fruition.

I am not familiar with the Festival of Ridvan, but I don't think you need to be in order to appreciate this pronouncement of devotion.

*Cool**Idea*

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This was my favorite passage:

"The day when unity lights the planet!
The day when peace shall flood the Earth!"

A song came to mind that says if only you believe like I believe we'll get by. I think it is inspiring to look to faith and hope in these troubled times we are living in.

Lovely work!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are my personal (unique to me) reactions to what I read. They are not meant as harsh critiques or detailed editing suggestions.

I enjoyed reading and wanted to convey that to you.

Perhaps Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: ASR | N/A (Review only item.)
This is so lovely! I had fun writing what I thought about things. It is hard to pick favorites. Moseley will always be my favorite ever though. Same with Violet. Without them there are a lot of other great characters to enjoy and love. Even Thomas Barrow is lovable in the end. I wonder if Mrs. O'Brien had stayed if she would have been lovable.

I always thought that after Matthew, Charles Blake was a the best one for Mary. I don't know why they dropped that. I liked him a lot better than Henry. Thanks for having this!

This is a lovely image for me from Lizco252!
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In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
This is a lovely image for me from Lizco252!



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* I am participating in the I Write in 2020 Activity. It is, as always, a pleasure and an honor to read your work.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* With the world the way it is now, it is easy to forget the lovable charm of human contact. Sometimes, it is the small gestures that live on in our memories of what humanity can mean.

A lovely, courteous gentleman with an unforgettable greeting. There is a lot of unspoken, but genuine affection in this portrayal.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This is my favorite part:

"Widowed and alone,
with a twinkle and a smile
he'd offer a "good morning"
and sometimes a song."

Wouldn't that be so welcome right now through all these masks and all the self protective gear. Oh, for the days of not being warned to death.

Lovely poem.

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are my reactions to what I read. I am not aiming for harsh critiques or editing forays. I enjoyed reading your poem very much.

Perhaps, Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type* Every journey begins with a single step.

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of Silken Threads  
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Lovely Image in March



Greetings Tinker !

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as a judge for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest. Thanks for entering!

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*Your poem tells of an enduring love, that bends and stretches over time. The image of a silken thread (the title) ties in well with the words that you use. Love does indeed wrap around our hearts and minds like an expandable thread.

The title fits like a glove, and so does the free verse format.

I typically look for phrasing or words that stay with me and I certainly found them here.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This is my favorite passage:

"Unselfish care strengthens the links
and binds us to a singular
focus."

Sometimes one's love can be reinforced and strengthened by hard tests. You know how much you truly love when you have to put yourself aside and concentrate on that other person. It can go the other way when someone runs, but that usually will happen early on. Time and devotion tell the tale as none of us is perfect.

When the other person's well being and happiness mean more than our own, well you've got something precious there. Precious and as delicate as a silken thread.

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

Poetry is so personal and the best is written from the heart. This certainly seems to be the case here. My reviews are not meant to be detailed edits or harsh critiques. It is more my personal reaction to what I read and what I feel when I read.

We all come at it from different angles, I reckon. I read and I reread and I enjoyed. Can't ask for much more than that. Well done! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

This review was written and stored in my review tool on March 7, 2020. It will be sent when we are instructed to send out our reviews for the contest.

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of Love's Rose  
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
Lovely Image in March



Greetings Snow Vampire !

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as one of the judges for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest. Thanks for entering!

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*I thought of a love that stood the test of time. I thought of true romance as being something to hold on to and that endures throughout the trials of life's journey.

This is a lovely tribute to beloved and admired grandparents.

I think that poetry is such a personal thing so my reviews are my reactions to what you have shared. This certainly hit a chord with me as both sets of my grandparents and my parents were married a long long time. Free verse is a wonderful vehicle for communicating in a succinct and moving way.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This was my favorite passage:

"Love's rose grows
among the thorns of everyday life."

Here, you tie the enduring love to the imagery of the title very well. This lovely poem proves you do not have to have a lot of words to say a great deal and to move your audience. Holding on to that rose, to what is good is an inspiring way to go forward.

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

My reviews are not meant to be harsh editing forays or critiques. It is my reaction and response to what I have read that I attempt to share with you. You did some fine work here and I was moved as I read and reread.

I reviewed your poem on March 7, 2020 and stored it in my review tool. It will be sent out when we are told to do so, as the winners are announced.

*Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Lovely Image in March



Greetings Thankful Sonali I AM WRITING! !

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as one of the judges for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest. Thanks for entering!

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*Your poem tells the engaging story of a young man in an arranged marriage, who makes a choice to stand up for his young bride, when she is taken advantage of by his family. He changes his whole life to stand up for her. I think it's love (as in the answer to the title question) and something more. We all wish that those we love would take our parts in times that are hard. But standing up to one's own family is pretty tough and could have long lasting consequences. You have to admire someone who does what he thinks is right.

When I read poetry, I look for passages and phrases that stick with me, that are memorable. I certainly found that here, more than once.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

It is tough to pick out just one, but this stanza is particularly brilliant:

"There may not have been chocolates
Or flowers, or diamond rings
There may not have been moonlit walks
Down lanes where nightingales sing."

Maybe not those things, but lovely poetry and heroic portrayal of a young man. That's what I found. Remarkable, original and inspirational.

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

My reviews are not harsh editing forays or critiques. They are my reactions and response to what I have read.

I thought your poem told an inspirational and moving story with originality of language and flair.
*Cow**Balloons**Type*

I read your poem and stored my review in the review tool on March 7, 2020. It will be sent out when the winners are announced and we are told to send our reviews.

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of Your Embrace  
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Lovely Image in March



*CakeB* HAPPY 7th WDC ACCOUNT ANNIVERSARY FROM "Anniversary Reviews*CakeP*


Greetings 💙 Carly - BLUE!!💙 !

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as one of the judges for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest. Thanks for entering!

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*I thought about feeling safe with the one that we love. We find our solace and our home in the arms of someone who cares so much and who we care for. Everything ties back to the title and feeling secure in one's love's embrace.

When reading poetry, I look for lines that are memorable and stay with me. I certainly found that here in your conclusion.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This part was particularly moving:

"Together we rise above
And our love endures
Burning bright
In a world prone to darkness."

In the darkest times, the imagery of darkness - that's when we know we are loved. Expressing all that someone means to us is a difficult task, but you have done it well.

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

My reviews are reactions to what I have read and not meant to be harsh critiques. I tell you how I connected with the writing, from my point of view - which is very subjective. I think that all poetry is subjective and it's how well the writer connects to the reader that really matters in the long run. I could not begin to dissect writing that comes straight from the heart, as it does here.

Well done!
*Cow**Balloons**Type*

My review was written and stored in my review tool on March 7, 2020. It will be sent out when winners are announced and we judges are instructed to send out our reviews.

If that is after March, please accept my belated account anniversary wishes!

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
Lovely Image in March



Greetings Sumojo !

*Cow**Balloons*

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as one of the judges for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest.
Thanks for entering!


What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*I thought about a long marriage that's full of love and adventures. This made me smile and think of my own marriage of more than 30 years now. A lifelong journey, to be sure. It's all part of the learning, loving and laughing, isn't it?

I particularly enjoyed your leaf imagery at the end.

Your title fits perfectly!

Poetry reading is a very subjective thing. I look for memorable phrasing and lines and stanzas that stay with me, something that stands out with romance and wraps around the heart of the reader (that's me)

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

*Thumbsup*Oh, a lot of it rang a bell with me, but this part hit home:

"I’d run my fingers through your hair,
The hair that’s no longer there.
We’d travel far and wide
Just we two, side by side."

We traveled a lot to Ireland, that's why. He still has most of his hair, although it's white now instead of blond. You never know where that journey will take us.

Well done!

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are not meant to be harsh edits or critiques. They are my reactions to what I have read and involve sharing my thoughts and feelings. That is how I approach the reading of all romantic poetry. We are asked to pick our favorites and that is what I try to do.

*Cow**Balloons**Type*

My review was written March 7, 2020 and stored in my review tool. We send the reviews out when the winners are announced and we are instructed to do so. If this is not timely, that is why.

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Lovely Image in March



Greetings jaya !

*Cow**Balloons*

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as one of the judges for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest.
Thanks for entering!


What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I thought about taking care of those we love. There is no greater happiness than making someone we love comfortable and happy. It is nice when the wind and other things cooperate, as in the title.

Poetry reading is a very subjective thing. I look for memorable phrasing and lines and stanzas that stay with me, something that stands out with romance and wraps around the heart of the reader (that's me)

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This was my favorite part:

"Go get him a soft bed from the moon,
fetch a nice pillow from the clouds"

If only it were so...

Lovely poetic imagery!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are not meant to be harsh edits or critiques. They are my reactions to what I have read and involve sharing my thoughts and feelings. That is how I approach the reading of all romantic poetry. We are asked to pick our favorites and that is what I try to do.

*Cow**Balloons**Type*

My review was written March 7, 2020 and stored in my review tool. We send the reviews out when the winners are announced and we are instructed to do so. If this is not timely, that is why.

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
Lovely Image in March



Greetings Steve Joos !

*CakeB* HAPPY WDC ACCOUNT ANNIVERSARY FROM "Anniversary Reviews*CakeP*


*Cow**Balloons*

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as one of the judges for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest.
Thanks for entering!


What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*I thought about falling in love when we are young and being unsure of what would happen. It's a scary thing to contemplate even through the prism of many years. You never know if you don't try.

This poem says young love to me and it's wonderful to read about all that anxiety and the nervous feelings that I still remember.

Poetry reading is a very subjective thing. I look for memorable phrasing and lines and stanzas that stay with me, something that stands out with romance and wraps around the heart of the reader (that's me).

You did that remarkably well with a fresh perspective.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

There are a lot of favorite parts, but this one stands out:

"It’s not like saying
I love the Cubs,
Or I love root beer,
But I love you.
Those words are beautiful.
Those words are scary.
They are words I want to say,
I need to say,
I have to say."

I understand the love of a baseball team, believe me. That's pretty deep and long lasting.

I thought this was wonderful.

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are not meant to be harsh edits or critiques. They are my reactions to what I have read and involve sharing my thoughts and feelings. That is how I approach the reading of all romantic poetry. We are asked to pick our favorites and that is what I try to do.

*Cow**Balloons**Type*

My review was written March 7, 2020 and stored in my review tool. We send the reviews out when the winners are announced and we are instructed to do so. If this is not timely, that is why.

I also wish you a happy account birthday, but if this doesn't come to you in March, consider it a belated wish.

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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