Reviews for Dead Jellyfish
Brenda Agaro chapter 1 . 3/13/2010
Very effective, and beautiful imagery as well.
GirlxAnachronism chapter 1 . 2/8/2010
Though short, this poem invokes alot of memories for me regarding times at my grandmothers shore side house. On a personal note, I use to find dead jellyfish all the time with my dad. Besides the personal appreciation, I like this poem as an interpretation of death. I mean, it may seem like a stretch, but the whole "tickly veined" detail reminds me of pale flesh and veins of death. The tapping imagery reminds me of how humans observe death; we obsess and observe it like scientist or investigators, but don't grasp the large concept. Thank you for such a great poem!
BewilderedTeapot chapter 1 . 1/31/2010
Cartouche is a lovely word. I think this is great, I love the childlike quality - prodding a dead jellyfish with a stick reminds me of days at the beach when I was younger.
Dale Christopher chapter 1 . 1/31/2010
This is such a unique haiku that, even though I had to think about it, left me with a very simple image. Nice work.
nickyO chapter 1 . 1/28/2010
"cartouche" is a really interesting word choice. It makes the poem a puzzle that you have to think about.
Isca chapter 1 . 1/27/2010
You get an "A" simply for using the word "cartouche" in a haiku. :)
star blanket river child chapter 1 . 1/27/2010
Very few people could make this beautiful. Good work.