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Post: Aunt Bea’s Knees

Sun, 09 Aug 2015 01:27:47 GMT

Sun, 09 Aug 2015 01:27:47 GMT

I really enjoy the images in this poem. Using knees to characterize a portion of one's childhood is genius, and of course it allows the wittiness of the title. I also like the use of nursery rhymes and how each of those lines is paired with a related event in the narrator's life.

Sun, 06 Sep 2015 23:14:59 GMT

"Here comes the candle to light you to bed." beautiful imagery. Well done.

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 21:30:17 GMT

Reminded me of my granny. But, it was my papa that gently snatched off my nose. I can still get sad so many years after their deaths. I still dream of being in her kitchen or with him in the garage. Stirring writing! Thank you.

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:37:02 GMT

Thank you all for your comments. It's encouraging as a writer receiving such feedback knowing my words have touched readers in some way.

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:31:24 GMT

I really enjoyed the vivid, sensorial language used in this poem that make the memories of Aunt Bea perceptible to the reader!

Sun, 28 Feb 2016 15:40:30 GMT

I love the spin you put on the phrase “the bee’s knees.” You’ve painted such a lovely and vibrant portrait of Aunt Bea; she’s such a fully-developed character that by the end of the poem, you really feel the loss.