Description: i wrote this in grade 8 when i used to write a lot and i kinda wuit writing for a while and am now tryign to get back into it. so please critique this. be honest, i can take anything :)
A Beautiful Mystery -------------------------------------------
Resting upon the palm of my intricate hand
Lies something so simple and pure.
The creamy petals so smooth and silky
Against the many meaningless lines of my palm.
Emitting a fragrance so unique, it lingers
Long after it's short life.
It's beauty, it is not the beauty within
But rather a representing beauty.
What it represents to you is for you to decide,
And what it means to me is a secret so deep,
Not even I know.
Maybe I will discover the meaning
Or maybe it will remain a mystery for eternity.
But why such a mystery,
For a single white rose?
I posted that last comment yesterday, and realized that I left something out. Like I said repetition of words doesn't usually work. Except for that sometimes it does. Repetition of phraces or lines works, and repetition of words works. It just all depends on how it is written. If there is a repeated word it will act as emphasis on the piece if used correctly. Same thing goes for phrases and lines. You know I just thought I'd clear that up. If you do make any changes to this poem, post me a message and I'll gladly have a read. *bas*
Hi Meg, You know, I really enjoyed this. I like lines 1-7. I like how they flow and are discriptive Line 8 seems off though, it is distracting. I think maybe you should try to change it. Maybe you should try something like this: 'It's beauty, it is not the beauty within But rather a beauty that is without.' I also agree with the other commenter on repetition of words, they also are distracting. So if you took out the word 'representing' from line 8, then 'represents' works in line 9. Thesaurus is a good source for finding certain words, but be careful because grammer changes with different words, so just make sure you use the correct grammer. Other then that I think you got talent, and I if you keep writing I will keep reading. Your poem has a lot of potential and I think that if you change those few things it will blossom:)
On a different note thank you so kindly for your comment on my poem 'Plight' :) *bas*