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Review of O Lonely Night  
Review by jaya
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello April Desiree,

I am here to review for your WDC Account Anniversary. Congrats on being associated with the WDC for one more year.

This is an impressive poem on the state of mind of the poet. Right now there is no hope no light no stars in the sky.
There is darkness and a lonely road ahead.

The poem is an address to the dark night. The poet pleads with the night to shed some light on her life.

Imagery and imagination are in sync with one another and makes the poem quite appealing.

It flows well.

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Review of The Cut Direct  
Review by jaya
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Rated: E | (4.5)
Hi Elle,

I am reviewing this story for your WDC Account Anniversary. Congratulations on completing one more year of creative association with the WDC.

This story contains the thoughts of a woman, who for some reason became the victim of baseless notoriety. Here she is walking among equals who treat her like a pariah.

The unsympathetic attitude of the so called high society ladies is noticeable. Can a woman treat another in such a cold and contemptuous manner?

Her thoughts about her future are bleak and hopeless.

The last line is significant because it speaks of the pride and self respect of the English.

Vulnerability of a woman is well shown.

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Review by jaya
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Rated: E | (4.5)
Very humorous take on cheese. Its popularity is explored by the writer in this very well narrated story of a twelve year old kid.
The story shows the love of books, what drives them to do so, what happens if it is followed too intensely.
Duncan's dad did well in gifting him a telescope, thus widening his hobbies and encouraging to move and shed some unwanted weight.

The fantasy and sci-fi element is engaging too. The aliens and the moon are too engaging for the children such as Duncan. He looks like a true to life character.

I enjoyed the narration.

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Review of LA LA CADABRA  
Review by jaya
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Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
Yes, it is a fine quote on music. One should have the ability to recognize music that flows through this universe. We find it in everything around us. Apart from nature, we find rhythm in almost everything that we see, listen and do.
Those with music recognition are truly blessed. They are sensitive and perceptive.
In a poem by a great poet entitled "From Harmony to Harmony" we see the poet's way of showing how music dominates and pervades the whole universe.

Thank you for a nice quote.

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Review of Body  
Review by jaya
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Rated: E | (4.0)
Body is like a temple in which the spirit is lodged. Body and soul are thus intertwined. As human beings with awakened conscience, we are supposed to take care of body and soul as well. We keep them healthy for a happy existence reveling in the love our Creator, the Lord.

The poet shows the purpose and objective of a body and the way it works for the good of the soul.

"It was made for a purpose"

In simple terms the poet shows what not to do with the body.
"Plastic is not the way to go"

It flows well with imagery for the eye and mind.

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Review by jaya
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Rated: E | (4.5)
Hello Troy,

This is a poem that records your experience in the park. Parks are a part and parcel of city life. They are of use in more than one aspect. Children play and adults relax.
"These parks have logged in
a lot of memories."

Written in simple style this free style poem helps us understand the need for parks in every city. I can see why your daughter never wanted leave the park.

I remember the John Howard park in Atlanta when we visited our son. A day never passed without walking to the park and enjoy the greenery and shrubbery of the big park.

It flows well with visual imagery.

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Review of Innocence remains  
Review by jaya
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello terry

I am reviewing for your WDC Account Anniversary. Hearty congrats on completing another year of writing and creating with the WDC.

This is a cute poem on a childhood memories of a Birthday party. All of us loved to be the center of attraction on our birthdays. Enjoy the song, cake and games that follow. With friends around and laughter that rings through the evening and night, a birthday party is always welcome by young and old alike.

"Sounds of happy laughter
And wonder fills the air"

Imagery shows the various things that take place on the evening of a Birthday celebration.

The poet is able to catch those moments in retrospect and enjoys doing so.

It flows well with perfect rhythm and word endings.

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Review by jaya
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Rated: E | (4.5)
It is a spiritual poem filled with faith and love.
Life is a smooth flow for those who believe in God. They have the ability and courage to face any odds and cross them confidently.
"We stand beneath
His all encompassing love"

This free style poem makes us aware of all His deeds and the great sacrifice He made to save us from sin and unhappiness.

It is remarkable to feel the need to believe in a greater power that helps us in living a peaceful and serene lives.

Each stanza records a particular phase in the life the Lord.

Imagery is visual and spiritual.

It flows well.

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Review of The Shoe  
Review by jaya
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Rated: E | (4.5)
A well-told story of love and hope.
The young man feels happy at meeting a beautiful green-eyed girl soon after being fired from the job. His sadness seems to have disappeared after he met the waitress who also seems affected by his presence in the restaurant her father owns. After what follows shows that love comes quietly and takes them both into its warm embrace.

The writer leaves that part when they might have met and continued being in love. open ended story.

Language and style help create situations and dialog in an impressive way.

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Review of Cruise Ship  
Review by jaya
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Rated: 18+ | (4.5)
Hello,
I am here to review for your WDC Account Anniversary. Congratulations and best wishes on this occasion.
Have a wonderful day!

This poem sounds more like a lyric that records the past love and the present chaos in the poet's life.

It is not a difficult thing to break bonds and the problem arises only when you want to patch up.

The poet shows the kind of loneliness that takes over after the divorce. It follows him wherever he goes, be it a cruise ship or an island.

Imagery is eye-catching and the flow is that of a prose-poem.

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Review of Ocular  
Review by jaya
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Rated: E | (5.0)
This poem shows the importance of vision. Of all the faculties, the eye is said to be the most important. It helps you sail through life even if there are problems with other features.

This free style poem describes in detail what a "degenerative vision" could be and how to grapple with a near blind situation eventually.

Perhaps there are ways to prolong vision and arrest its degeneration progress. Health foods, ayurvedic remedies might have some solutions.

Imagery is just great. It shows a person affected by near blindness and his thinking about future.
Very moving. Especially the question at the end,
"What will I do then?"

subjective poem flows well with a tone of contemplation and helpless mood.

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The colorful glory of sunrise.
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Review of Twenty Wishes  
Review by jaya
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Rated: E | N/A (Review only item.)
Lovely wishes Megan. I just got this item on Random Review.

All the wishes are beautifully expressed. I understand your wish to go to England and Ireland. English roses too are special as the season is, which is always cool and invigorating.
Yes, your wish to have more of Jane Austen is workable here.

Your love for humanity and animals comes through one of your wishes. I can see your sensitive heart that feels for the wellness of all on this earth.

Your are a romantic at heart. This comes through your wish to visit Transylavania.

Your wish for a Victorian house and a flower garden express your desire to be in a spacious home with a large dining and dancing hall perhaps.
The flower garden at the back would help you contemplate on a number of material and spiritual issues.

I love the whole write up on the whole.

It makes interesting reading.
Language and style draw me in.

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Review by jaya
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Rated: E | (4.5)
Reading this lento on a visit to a fair takes me to a pleasant place. The fair is colorful and tempts one with various fares. It is always exciting to go to a fair and be among those who are equally enthusiastic to buy and enjoy themselves.

The poet describes the place, the things on sale and the general atmosphere in an eye-catching manner. Color imagery is used for descriptions.

The ring may be tawdry yet remains in memory reminding you of this lovely visit to a fair.

It flows well.

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Review by jaya
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Rated: E | (4.5)
The poet's extraordinary love for all living beings comes through clear and loud.
what is different is the poet makes no demarcation about what she loves. Everyone is equal and gets her love impartially. It is a rare view and a rare quality in any one.
Color, shape and form do not matter for all are same in God's universe. Unconditional and unlimited love is a rare thing to possess and here is someone with it.
"Humanoid or formless,
All are great to me nonetheless,"

Rhyming poem flows well with telling imagery of different beings.

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Review of MARRIED LIFE  
Review by jaya
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Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
For some marriage is all about stability and freedom, while for some it is hidden stashes of favorite snacks along with stability. After all, as the great philosopher affirmed it is chained freedom(whatever that means) we mostly enjoy.
It is a pretty telling poem that shows the marital life in certain ways. Yes we all love our mates yet we need some elbow room too.

Perhaps the real freedom lies in being open in your fads and foibles as well.

A humorous take on marital life including the hidden craving. Well, we all have our weak points.

I enjoyed reading it.

Rhyming verse flows well with visual imagery and a sense of humor.

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Review of THE LIST  
Review by jaya
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Rated: E | (4.5)
This is about forgetfulness. It is not exactly memory loss, which might be a serious mental condition. Forgetting comes either with age or with absentmindedness. It could be that we do forget things if there are too many things to remember or to take care of. I notice this has happening with me as I have lately become too busy at home and outside of it as well.

This story is funny but it could be true too. I have come across several people who cannot remember the date and day of the week. Forgetting names is also common.

But there are things curiously different.
"But I’ve never forgotten to put a cup under the coffee maker. That’s just crazy."
Indeed, that is really crazy.

The lists seem to have balance after all.

A very sensible story!

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Review of The Cemetery  
Review by jaya
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Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
A sense of sadness is well created. Even after many years the poet mourns the death of a cat, her childhood pet. Pets are bonded deeply with the owners. It is difficult to think of loss and the sadness is forever experienced.
The first four lines show the lonely dark cemetery with its headstones and crosses and the bare trees.
It is a familiar path for the poet because she keeps coming her for years, such is feeling of love she has for the long dead cat.

It flows well with the visual and appealing imagery.

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Review by jaya
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Rated: E | (5.0)
A poem on the travails of teaching.
It appeals to me because the poet has the experience of a teacher. The teaching profession is not for everyone. This profession demands patience and perseverance more than by any other occupation.
The second more important feature that needs attention is funds from the government. When it comes to education, the grants do not suffice and the schools and colleges have to depend on private sources for the same.
You are right in saying that at the end of the road a teacher feels tired and worn out.
"Before my brain and energy are fried"
No wonder,
" I think it's time for me to say adieu."

Well written sonnet with meaningful thoughts.

It flows well.

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Review of How I Live Now  
Review by jaya
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Rated: E | (4.5)
The poet wants to live the way she lives out of choice, not by compulsion. The compulsion is to see the beauty of nature.The taste unfettered freedom to do what one wants to do is not always appealing. It has its own highs and lows.
Looks like all that a person wants is to come home and live life at its own pace. It would provide an alternative to living in hotels and having "cheap black coffee." The following lines testify for that.

"Although I was seeing every part of the world I’d always wanted to,
I wasn’t really living anymore."

Free verse is written well. The lines long and short have their own contemplative voice that pauses to think of life as it is being lived by her and wondering whether this kind of "running" is doing any good.

It flows well.

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Review of Dreaming  
Review by jaya
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Rated: E | (4.5)
A love poem written from her point of view.
Obviously her love for him is total and devoted to him. Everyday is a day of love and as they go through different experiences, they are most aware of their feelings for each other.

Each stanza is well rhymed and in keeping with the theme of love.
Imagery shows pictures of love and happiness for being in each other's company whether asleep or awake.

"Living life a day at a time,
never knowing reason from rhyme."

Rhyming poem flows well.

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Glorious and Joyful


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Review of Standing There  
Review by jaya
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Rated: E | (5.0)
This is a poem on abuse with moving pictures of loneliness and pain. The sadism of the abuser and the strong will of the abused are upfront in the poem. Cruel cold and killing hunger are the two aspects dealt at length.
"How thick the fur lines your coat,
While mine is filled with holes."

I remember one of my favorite poems by Robert Frost, Fire and Ice in which he says,
"for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice."

Hunger is equally a powerful weapon used for destruction and demolition of a person's psyche.
Yet, the victim is strong in her mind and spirit. She might be destroyed but not defeated, yet another favorite American theme.

Imagery is visual and appeals to mind and heart of the reader.

It flows well.

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Review by jaya
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Rated: ASR | N/A (Review only item.)
Hello Megan,
loved this newsletter for the valuable information it provides on Jane Austen and her books. Pride and Prejudice is such a universally loved novel that it is no wonder that it went through several versions of filming.
To this day I consider the teleplay wherein the characters of Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett were played by Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle is beautiful and emotionally moving. Ever since I first saw it, I have been going back to it whenever I find time and mood. Jane Austen would fee happy if she had seen it.

You talked about the original copy of the book of Persuasion and the way it came to Annie. How lucky for her!

Great Newsletter, well-written and well-loved I am sure.

Thank you.

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Review by jaya
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Rated: E | (5.0)
A very telling animal tale. It shows how the characters of young can be molded by their parents and neighbors. Children are like wax. We can shape them in whichever way we want. Better to show them some values and good feelings instead of teaching to be bossy and egoistic.

It is interesting to see kind hearted people like the elderly lady who took care of Bluekin. The reunion in the end is joyous and harmonious.

peaceful existence is possible among different classes of birds are people. Like birds, people too have a lot in common.

A nicely narrated story of equality and love. It reads well.

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Review by jaya
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Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Very interesting thriller woven around the caged birds and their chained freedom.
Chloe hardly knew she was in the house of a killer although he was her uncle.

The birds must have seen the invisible presence of aunt Kay. She had poetic justice delivered through the birds which she loved to see flying rather than being caged.

The end is quite unexpected and the twist in the tale involves birds. I suspend my disbelief.

Setting and characters are well drawn.

It reads well because language and style appeal.


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Review by jaya
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Rated: E | (4.5)
A well-narrated incident that happened in broad daylight on the pavement of the city.

The excitement of being run over the pavement and the kids' fear of being in danger are shown well.

No wonder they say the truth is stranger than fiction.
Here is an example.

The horses, the accident and the intervention of the hero who rescued the riders in the chariot- everything has a fictional aura about it, yet it is 100% true to life story.

Well done!

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