Reviews for Sand Castles
reginavictoria chapter 1 . 12/22/2010
Your skill in symbolism (if that is the correct term) is evident throughout all your poems, but most especially this one. It's a subtle but simple kind of symbolism... and therefore clever and effective.

I read this for the first time with "surprise" and great interest during those first few lines at the relation to myself...The desire to build something good and wonderful and noteworthy...By the middle section of the poem I remember feeling longing and weariness and a bit of personal disgust along with the speaker...

By the end, I felt the permanency and security of the speaker's words... and a not so far-away concept of happiness.

Your intended effect was achieved.