Comment: Hi Candace,
Thank you for the beautiful Haiku you created for my Profile page. The Haiku you wrote paints a great picture of what you wrote. I enjoyed reading this poem each time I visited my Profile and had time to read .
I sorry I have taken so much time to rate you, but I will be honest that I forgot about this poem on my Profile.
I have continued to have problems with swaps that are mailed. Mail in and out of Colorado Springs continues to be slow. It applies to mail coming in and mail going out. I realize that this swap didn’t come in the mail, but when I swap, I always inform my partners as I may swap with you again.
I enjoyed being your partner. I hope we get to swap again.
Comment: I love reading new kinds of poetry (well, new to me anyway :D) and this was very cool! You get into a sort of flow while reading and the returning cup of coffee ties everything so neatly together. Thank you for sharing this with me, I am inspired :-)
Response: Thank you for the heart, kind words, and for reading my poem :D
Comment: Candace, I really enjoyed this poem, especially because I feel like you had a bit of an interesting challenge in the book and sentence you had to work with! Thank you for sharing this and keep on writing. xo
Comment: Thank you for sharing your poetry! I'm so sorry about your brothers divorce, divorce is a terrible thing that tears up families in more than one way. Your poem is very beautiful and reflects on that in a sad and subtle way. And I really like the happier poem too, it reminds me of when springs starts and you can sort of smell it in the air! All those exciting not-quite-smells on the breeze...the birds must know where it comes from!
Response: Thank you for your kind words and the heart. :)
Comment: What a beautiful poem! I love how you used the imagery of the ring becoming weathered on the outside, but always staying smooth on the inside. What a great image of growing old together. The end almost reads a bit like a Psalm, the flow and rhythm of it. Thank you for sharing this with me!
Comment: How funny that you should send me a card of the Spanish Steps... I was in Rome last month and the one place on my list that I didn't get time for was the Spanish Steps! I love it! Thank you :-)
Response: I have visited Florence, Venice, and Verona, but I haven't been to Rome yet. I'm glad you liked the postcard.
Comment: Hello Candace,
Thank you for the lovely poem and pictures you sent me for this swap. I enjoyed your poem very much and it reflected how much you loved Bean and enjoyed her company. Thank you for the pictures as well. She was a beautiful cat. I am sorry you lost Bean in such a sad way. I plan to put your poem and pictures in my poetry book I have that has all the poetry projects I have participated through SWAP-BOT.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my poem. I still miss Bean very much.
Comment: Oops.. this is the first time I forgot to rate, maybe because it's my first electronic swap.. So sorry for that... I just thought about it as I am preparing an answer to your email...
Anyway, I know how you feel, and I wish both of us good luch with the fight against the extra weight....
Comment: Thanks for your poem and the Shel Silverstein one which is a favorite of mine too.
It's been many years but the lonliness of being in a house alone with a baby (in my case a cholic-y one -- twice) is etched in my memory. Happy they do grow up.
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I hope all goes well with the birth of your little lady and bringing her home is smooth and easy! Enjoy those first few days at home together - and don't forget to sleep when she does (which will probably be quite often!)
Comment: Love the postcard itself and your 100 words were perfect. what a great idea,. im sorry kitty didnt have a good time
Response: After that postcard, I made 5 more entries of 100 words each about the cat. His name is Binx, and I watched him for a week for a friend. If you'd like to read more about it, I have it posted on my blog that you can access in my swapbot profile. I'm glad you liked the postcard. :)
Comment: Another vampire story! They seem popular, but sorry now with me. This one sounds interesting though - I like the take on Jane Austen's classic. Thanks for the recommendation of the other book. I might try that and will certainly pass your review onto my daughter who does enjoy this type of story.
Comment: LOVE this postcard! "The Creation" is hanging in my dining room! My other swap-bot name partner sent me a Van Gogh :) so both of these are going on my craft room wall! Thanks! (I love tiger lillies, too!)
Comment: Thanks! I've heard that the Sookie Stackhouse novels are good. I thoroughly enjoyed the series, maybe it's time I find the books!
Response: Keep in mind that the books are very different from the True Blood show. I have a friend who watched the show and then didn't like the books because they were different. I read the books first, so I loved them. I like the series too, but not as much as the books.
Comment: thanks for the puzzles, I love all kinds of Sudoku puzzles especially the jigsaw ones. I loved the letter also and you were quite a busy person in college, congrats on all that you earned. Have a great day and good luck with your creative writine.
Comment: Miam miam! Congrats for your first zine ever - it really looks good. And the recipes sounds so yummy! I'm definitively going to try t he mint brownies as I like the combo mint-chocolate. Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you liked it. And those mint brownies were such a hit when I made them. I'm thinking of making some more this weekend. :)
Comment: You did a fabulous job on your poem! I love the way you wrote in parallel about the Blue Waterleaf and a battered woman! And you crafted it in rhyme flawlessly! Bravo!!! Your English teacher would be proud, and you should be, too! Thank you for that literary treat! Keep writing, you have a gift! Karen