Gratitude

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This is a beautiful poem; it

This is a beautiful poem; it speaks to the struggle of being a modern human. Through the speaker Phoebe Wang has captured well the life of a lonely person watching life walk past until the moment of giving up: that is when life starts. It is refreshing that this poem is deep yet simple, and that Wang doesn't use any clever literary devices to make the poem complex: it flows like an unhindered river.

Miles more than 5 years ago

that's a sonnet on a

that's a sonnet on a high-wind cliff. love "coughing rains". that should go into common usage. a hopeful upshot is nice.

Anonymous more than 5 years ago

This one (Pheobe Wang's) is

This one (Pheobe Wang's) is brilliant, but I don't get it. The other finalists' poems are not sonnets and they're not about jackpines. Am I missing something here?
cheers,
Cath.

Cath M. (another entrant) more than 5 years ago

The first two lines are so

The first two lines are so succinct, true and beautiful.

Anonymous more than 5 years ago


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