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Rebirth

Rebirth seen from many angles

22 total reviews 
Comment from damommy
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This is lovely, Theodore. Good examples. I can relate to the cataract removal and brighter colors. "Blows sight into sound" is an amazing line. Also, "A prayer swaddles a bitter heart."

 Comment Written 23-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 03-Feb-2022
    Thanks for the great review.
Comment from Richard Montfort Cary
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Theodore McDowell, you wake us from slumber, shake us with words of music, make us glad to listen and relish breathing, take us to the hidden truths revealed within. Thank you for your sensitivity and bravery. We all are the beneficiaries of your gifts.

 Comment Written 23-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 03-Feb-2022
    Thanks, Richard, for the great review.
Comment from BethShelby
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This is a wonderful poem in which every verse speaks of the miracle of renewal of spirit. It is amazing to feel the joy of living flowing back into a life that felt hopeless and beyond repair. God, only, has the power to awaken such a soul to the newness of life and hope.

 Comment Written 23-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 03-Feb-2022
    Thanks Beth for the great review.
Comment from Begin Again
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As we are led from the darkness into the light, our world becomes so much clearer when nestled in the belief of the Lord and what he offers us.
Life has so much more to offer if only our hearts open and accept what is.

My vision of what your words offered to me. I hope I didn't get too off track.

Hugs, Carol

 Comment Written 23-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 03-Feb-2022
    Thanks for the great review and your insightful comments. You weren't off track at all.
Comment from Susan Newell
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Tim,

This is an interesting take on rebirth, and I'm sure there are innumerable other examples. Change for the sake of change is never good. But change for the sake of rebirth is really what life is all about. I liked that you finished with the unseen hand of the wind. I like to think of it as a metaphor for the unseen hand of God behind positive change and rebirth/renewal.

Sue

 Comment Written 23-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 23-Jan-2022
    Sue, based on your comment, I added a first stanza to give it the context of metaphors for my rebirth when God touched me and transfigured me. The metaphors are a praise of what that experience felt like for ME.
reply by Susan Newell on 23-Jan-2022
    Love it!
Comment from Pantygynt
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A taxonomy of strange happenings that are sometimes natural sometimes man made. They are strange only inasmuch as they are somewhat paradoxical. I like the blind saxophonist best; blowing sight into sound is a really loaded description creating conflicting visual and aural images.

 Comment Written 23-Jan-2022

Comment from Dolly'sPoems
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Nature is a delight to all the senses even when they are fading over time. We are always in awe of the renewal of life in spring and the progress we encounter, much enjoyed, love Dolly x

 Comment Written 23-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 03-Feb-2022
    Thanks, Dolly, for the great review.
Comment from Ricky1024
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"Rebirth"
This brings a new and interesting, as well as beautiful perspective to the subject.
I do believe this is based on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
(As written in the New testament)
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I like the various ways it was brought about and all wonderfully created!
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Sometimes writing is not just about words on the paper but imagination from above.
Doctor Ricky 1024
"Still Preaching the Choir Here at Fanstory"

 Comment Written 23-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 03-Feb-2022
    Thanks, Ricky, for the great review.
Comment from karenina
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Out of sixes... Such delicate vignettes of rebirth, scattered like petals down the page...
Each precisely in focus and yet whispers of
faith and renewal to tuck within my soul...
This is the beauty of your poetry!

Karenina

 Comment Written 22-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 03-Feb-2022
    Thanks, K, for your lovely review.
reply by karenina on 03-Feb-2022
    You are very welcome.

    K
Comment from Wendy G
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How do you do it?!!! A selection of thoughtful snapshots about re-birth, each perfectly described by a few short words to indicate purpose or result. So thought-provoking. Well done!!!
Wendy

 Comment Written 22-Jan-2022


reply by the author on 03-Feb-2022
    Thanks, Wendy, for you great review.