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    dots Submission Name: Angel in Dowdy Robesdots
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    Author: elephantasia
    ASL Info:    37/F/UK
    Elite Ratio:    3.54 - 398/490/159
    Words: 100
    Class/Type: Poetry/Misc
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    Scorned for her malformed posture,
    her potato-like features,
    muddied; ruddy.

    As fielding the paddy,
    her scrubbed, shrub-roughened, bread winners;
    bear pain and crack.

    And still she smiles
    as she endures, alongside
    the dusk and dawn of the moon.

    Eight mourning soul-splits,
    feast everyday on the love
    that her blood and sweat affords.

    Did you know there's more strength
    in that fate-twisted backbone
    than a ten thousand strong mandarin army?

    In these death-darkened times, still she shines.
    A bright star in sixteen hungry eyes,
    An angel in dowdy robes.

    Mother will provide.




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      Greatest line: Did you know there's more strength
    in that fate-twisted backbone
    than a thousand strong madarin army? That was wonderfully beautiful. No other words to describe such the jerking emotion of someone handicapped physically but stronger than anyone. Great writing. If there were flaws, I was immune to them. I didn't care. Besides who ever said that poetry is perfect? Emotions certainly aren't black or white.
    | Posted on 2005-03-25 00:00:00 | by vbnz | [ Reply to This ]
      You have a gift for pulling out inventive images, I am partial to this because it makes your work so interesting to read. I love the image of the angel being stronger than a mandarin army. It reminds me of how we transcend the physical world and find the joy and peace that reside in our own hearts. The Master masters us and we master life. Beautiful!
    peace and love,

    Nan
    | Posted on 2005-03-25 00:00:00 | by nansofast | [ Reply to This ]
      I like this a lot. I took this to be a tribute to Mother Teresa; she's one of my favorite people ever. Alternately, I can see this being about a personification of Mother Earth. I agree that the images are VERY unique.

    her potato-like features,
    muddied; ruddy.

    As fielding the paddy,
    her scrubbed, shrub-roughened, bread winners;
    bear pain and crack.

    That's a good description of here. She did have coarse features with spotted skin and rough hands. Really, I never thought of a person looking like a potato or of calling hands bread winners, so that is really creative.

    Eight mourning soul-splits,
    feast everyday on the love
    that her blood and sweat affords.

    Ok, these "morning soul-splits" are prayers, right? Sorry, I'm not Catholic or well-versed on organized religion. That's another interesting image.

    Did you know there's more strength
    in that fate-twisted backbone
    than a ten thousand strong mandarin army?

    In these death-darkened times, still she shines.
    A bright star in sixteen hungry eyes,
    An angel in dowdy robes.

    Mother will provide.

    I like the image of her being stronger than the army. I see this odd image of her looking vaguely like the Statue of Liberty standing strong before Qin Shi Huang's terra cotta army.

    In "muddied; ruddy," I think a comma is more appropriate than a semicolon (They join closely related independent clauses or separate items in lists that would be confusing without them). I don't think you need the semicolon in "her scrubbed, shrub-roughened, bread winners;/ bear pain and crack" either.

    This is excellent work, my friend.
    | Posted on 2005-03-26 00:00:00 | by cuddledumplin | [ Reply to This ]


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