|From||Comment about poem or author||Response Country||Response Added|
|ZrSCQUktqAQL||nsKHD3 Very good article post.Much thanks again. Cool.||USA||11/17/2013 10:03:26 AM|
|Dwayne Rankin||Thank you very much Lynda, that means a lot coming from someone of you your talent.
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|Lynda D'souza||Brilliant! What vivid imagery - a well deserved win.
Keep writing- what a blessed gift.||AUSTRALIA||9/9/2011 6:09:51 PM|
|Dwayne Rankin||To anonymous.. Thanks for your response to my poem "The Angry Sea". Am glad you found it interesting. ||USA||8/28/2011 4:04:08 PM|
|Really interesting blog, keep up the good work!||8/27/2011 9:21:11 AM|
|Dwayne Rankin||Thank you very much Purabi, hope you had a towel handy so that you could dry yourself off after reading this one.. HA!! ||USA||7/18/2011 5:49:09 PM|
|Purabi Bhattacharya||Thank you so much for sharing such a grave poetry.so much told.perfect imagery, perfected all the more with the rhymes. what a flow!the splash thrashed me hard!
By the way,Congratulations on a well deserved win!!!||India||7/18/2011 12:16:38 PM|
|Dwayne Rankin||Thank you Jacinta, Always a pleasure to here from you. Thanks for your comments and hope that you have a great weekend.||USA||7/17/2011 3:44:55 PM|
|Jacinta Ramayah||Wow! Sheer mastery in your use of words, Dwayne - grinding, striking, crashing - powerful imagery. Congratulations on your win!||Malaysia||7/17/2011 1:20:09 PM|
|Dwayne Rankin||Thank you Okolo, I found myself carried as I was writing this one.. sometimes it seems that they almost write themselves. Thanks for your wonderful comment. I do appreciate it very much. ||USA||7/17/2011 12:05:38 AM|
|Okolo Chinyereugo||Congratulation Dwayne, you carried our imagination along in this top place deserving masterpiece. Great poetry.||Nigeria||7/16/2011 11:40:39 PM|
|Dwayne Rankin||Thank you very much Maria, appreciate your reading and commenting on this poem.||USA||6/25/2011 1:56:03 PM|
|Maria Garcia cuerva||What a beautiful poem, Dwayne! Congratulations!||Argentina||6/25/2011 1:23:15 PM|
|Dwayne Rankin||Thank you Osman. ||USA||6/24/2011 7:25:23 AM|
|Osman Gani||Congratulations Sir on your winning the poetry contest.Such a wonderful poem! :)||Bangladesh||6/24/2011 4:30:22 AM|
|Dwayne Rankin||Thank you Elizabeth, Thank you.. The Sea is so fascinating to me in all its forms, from the calm quiet sea to the sea torn with rage and strife, Still it is a wild thing no matter what its tempermate is at the time. So glad that you like this one.. ||USA||6/22/2011 6:01:13 PM|
|Elizabeth Padillo Olesen||Dwayne, as always - you have the language, the structure, the form, the movement and the content. Very beautiful. I love poems about the sea, especially the angry sea. Thank you very much and congratulations! ||Denmark ||6/22/2011 4:47:06 PM|
|Dwayne Rankin||Thank you Mary and Dowel, I am truly thankful and appreciative of all the comments that I am receiving on this poem. Am still a little overwhelmed by winning Mays contest. Did not expect to what with all the wonderful poems by all the talented writers there. ||USA||6/22/2011 2:13:53 PM|
|Dwayne Rankin||Tony, thank you so much for your wonderful response. I don't know what to say about it. I am over whelmed. Pleased as well.. HA!!
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|Dwayne Rankin||Richard, I can't believe that I placed first, especially after reading the "competition" out there. Your piece was so extraordinary that I am stunned. Thanks so much for your great critique of this work as well. Am totally stunned. Thanks so much for your comments.
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|Dwayne Rankin||Thanks so much Caril. I have to say that it was somewhat hard for me to get to sleep last night after discovering this news. ||USA||6/22/2011 7:08:45 AM|
|Dwayne Rankin||Thanks So much Gail, especially coming from you.||USA||6/22/2011 7:07:39 AM|
|Dowell Oba||Well descriptive images capturing adequate visuals of the angry storm and sea. You give the reader a very clear picture of the horrific happenings of the storm, making us visualize the weather with the frightening tension it brings, as we picture it carefully in your words. Congratulations Dwayne! Truly a poetic masterpiece of visible talent.||Nigeria||6/22/2011 6:30:07 AM|
|Mary Cecil||Tremendous poem with such vivid description and excellent use of words
Well done||Northern Ireland||6/22/2011 6:17:15 AM|
|Gail Kay||Congratulations Dwayne you really 'captured' it! I can't think of anything to add onto what has already been said. A great poem!||Australia||6/22/2011 4:49:35 AM|
|Caril Ridley||What a powerful poem The Angry Sea Spoke among the words Dwayne Leon Rankin wrote.||USA||6/22/2011 4:24:53 AM|
|Richard Gildea||Hello Dwayne, I am so pleased for you my friend, having read my previous response to this piece I am not surprised. You have penned so many wonderful poems of late, any one of which would be a winner as far as I am concerned. Whenever I see one of your poems posted, I know in anticipation it will be a special offering from a poet of extraordinary talent. God Bless my friend, regards Richard||UK||6/22/2011 3:22:24 AM|
|A powerful drama, laden with fear and awe, the wrath of the mighty ocean. Tumultuously penned with harsh, grinding prose crashing deeper into the maelstrom, apt and deftly composed with respect and a mariner's understanding of 'The Angry Sea'. Deserving gold. Congratulations my friend. I read with salty lips and fear. Excellence indeed. In admiration, Tony. ||6/22/2011 12:24:26 AM|
|Dwayne Rankin||Thanks very much Shane, its ok. the more the merrier HA!! Have to say that I am a bit overwhelmed at being picked first place. Read the others and, well, am surprised. Thanks so much for your wonderful comments.. ||USA||6/21/2011 10:58:42 PM|
|Dwayne Rankin||Thank you Marcia, I am stunned by this. I've read so many good ones from the contest list. And after just reading the other two poems that have placed I am surprised at being picked. So glad that I didn't have to make the choice.. Thanks bunch for your words.||USA||6/21/2011 10:56:51 PM|
|Marcia Schechinger||Bravo Dwayne meticulous, versatile and captivating a poet with talent and style. Congratulations my friend, a well deserved win. :)||USA||6/21/2011 10:50:23 PM|
|Shane Richards||Dwayne this is a fantastic poem, well written and a deserving winner. The poem really does describe the awesome power of the sea, and shows you to have a great talent.
p.s sorry if there are two messages from me, my computers playing up a bit at the moment||uk||6/21/2011 10:38:24 PM|
|Shane Richards||Well done on winning the competition Dwayne, this is a fantastic poem, which very well illustrates the awesome power of the sea, a fantastic end enjoyable read. ||uk||6/21/2011 10:23:43 PM|
|VoicesNet News||We have a winner!!!! Congrats!!!||USA||6/21/2011 10:08:03 PM|
|Dwayne Rankin||To Osman, Shelly and Richard so much appreciate your comments on this poem.. It was really a joy to write. A little different style than I am used to write but thought it turned out well. Hope that you all have a great day and up and coming weekend as well.
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|Shelley||A lovely poem of the mighty sea!||South Africa||5/24/2011 1:57:35 PM|
|Richard Gildea||Hello Dwayne, Apologies for missing this fabulous offering during my absence. The mighty power of the sea comes to life with 'The swell effect' you have achieved within your rhyme. The sights and sounds of nature at its most terrifying, beautifully expressed with descriptive phrase "Like heavy shrouds, those blackened clouds" and "Those rising waves, like watery graves". "Without a hope, it could not cope" sets the scene for the final tragedy 'Of men that go down to the sea in ships'. Just wonderful Dwayne, I wish you the best of luck with this fine effort. God Bless my friend, regards Richard||UK||5/24/2011 1:30:49 PM|
|Osman Gani||great use of appropriate diction that depicts the anger of sea more effectively. thanks. Nice poem.:)||Bangladesh||5/24/2011 10:01:52 AM|
|Dwayne Rankin||Thank you Lynne, My sister thought it was too sad but that is a part of the Sea, not always a happy ending.. Glad you like it.||USA||5/23/2011 2:08:57 PM|
|Lynne C||This poem is rhythmic as the ocean Dwayne. Great imagery too. It brought to mind how cruel the sea can be. Good job!||UK||5/23/2011 11:17:16 AM|
|Dwayne Rankin||Thank you so much Marcia, for your fine words of encouragement. This one did take a while to achieve the desired effect when I read it. Took a while to find the right ending as well. The lost ship hit it just right I think. Hope this Monday goes well with you as well the rest of the week. It's May, the month of joy :-) so enjoy.
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|Marcia Schechinger||Dwayne spectacular, the rhythm in this poem upon reading takes one on the savage trip about this ship at sea. Quick descriptive words, one feels the danger as they join the lost vessel. You have a wonderful way, rather it be adventurous as this poem, or soft in nature to select word usage that sets a perfect rhythm and tone to clasp the reader in. Thank you Dwayne for this marvelous and frightening venture. ||USA||5/2/2011 11:10:30 AM|
|Dwayne Rankin||well Kat, thank you very much.. been working on this for about 3 weeks only to start over this morning and complete it.. I gotta say, this is a wonderful response. And I dooooo appreciate it.. now go on out there and have a wonderful day.. :-D||USA||5/1/2011 4:41:39 PM|
|Kat Courtney||This is an amazing poem. I love the details and the way you make the poem flow. Heck I just I love the whole thing!||USA||5/1/2011 1:19:12 PM|