I am reviewing for: as part of your shower.
My opinion is only one with others. I do not mean to obligate you to take it as a whole.
At first glance: I, first off, wish to to congratulate for a wholesome, wonderful portfolio. To find these piece I read and browsed through . . . I looked. Being that I adore poetry, I wanted to read and review something of your work that might denote your family since it is one of my interests now in writing.com. Your ancestory showed through this. I liked the attitude that you offered. I liked the length, it was full-bodied, and also the good sense to what one might call-- a piece anchored in the past well.
Imaging, Rhythm, Patterns: Your family heritage was spoken out here. You claimed some things that really are bold and by the end of the poem I knew you were proud of your greats and your immediate family members. Your lines gelled, I thought. Sensibility in all, of course. And the touch of reminisce that was genuine when it came to detail. I liked your pattern of building this piece out of newspaper articles and it was quite fascinating. Immediately, I liked the title, it drew me to the poem.
No coward I, but one small pea on a spoon
in America's stew pot
I care not the color of a person's skin,
Excellent themes you have here.
Purpose of the poem: I know that you do not want to be didactic or redundant, and I don't think you were, Fyn. It was purposeful to engage yourself in a challenge like this. I found it satisfying to learn about you poetry-wise.
Syntax, Grammar, Spelling, Style: As I have said, your syntax is excellent as material,
you didn't spell anything wrong, and grammatically it looks like you wanted questions of affairs with this? I think. Style is fine, something even, a certain touch, that I recognize is yours because I have reviewed you before and jumped at the chance again to level my eyes on a good portfolio. My fun in reviewing.
Suggestions: None. It was altogether successful.
Last Comment: It is a pleasure to be in the company of great portfolios, even thought I honestly feel mine falls short of things and I have problems expressing myself I love to just be included with others such as yourself. Words, mere words. I digress. Poetry will always be an art to me, as it is in history.