The lyrical melancholy in this poem is beautiful. Every image, every word, has a tinge of fondness to it, or a wistfulness, and I can feel it, and I love it. The familiarity you manage to infuse into such a short piece is so marvelous; the speaker obviously knows the implied audience so, so well, and the casual references to names that we as readers may not know but that the speaker’s audience certainly does just makes this poem so much more.
If I read this poem in school, it would be one of my favorites. It fits in perfectly with the standard of the published pieces we read, while also having a subtle emotional quality that just draws me to it.
You did such a beautiful job with this! I read your other pieces and thought they were equally beautiful. This one touched me most though so I came here to leave a review, but I’ll definitely be back to give you a proper response to the other ones. <3
I about died when I read this review. I can’t tell you how nervous I was to share this poem, and to hear that it’s up to par with published works? Yep. Dead. Thank you for your kind words and for being just generally awesome!