Viola Grey

Rookie - 0 Points (Feb '73 / NZ)

A New Tattoo - Poem by Viola Grey

I'll wear you always,
etched to my skin
mythically rising from the flames
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Comments about A New Tattoo by Viola Grey

  • Veteran Poet - 1,748 Points Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (5/13/2014 4:32:00 AM)

    Good morning Viola. I just read your poem, interesting and thought provoking, sounds like a romance poem of some sort. Well done written in the words on the skin. Loyd MY latest post is Morning Murders. Have a great day! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 51,173 Points Akhtar Jawad (5/13/2014 1:50:00 AM)

    A tattoo is mostly a symbol of nativity. I don't know whether the poet//poetess is a native or a descendant of immigrants. The poem needs a foot note. Technically it's a good poem full of emotions and determinations. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,118 Points Michelle Claus (5/13/2014 12:34:00 AM)

    The way this poem is composed makes me wonder about the back story. Many readers can insert their own back stories and identify with your phoenix tattoo. I'm imagining some form of addiction and recovery, but the back story could be anything where the road once traveled was rough and the road ahead is not necessarily easy, but better. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,414 Points Leslie Philibert (5/12/2014 5:04:00 AM)

    Nice write this, good subject well penned (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 211 Points R.j. Wynn (5/12/2013 8:43:00 AM)

    Always wanted a naked lady on my arm, great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 70,859 Points Gajanan Mishra (5/12/2013 5:27:00 AM)

    To the life I know / as long as I survive. good poem, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 172 Points Gillian Commerford (5/12/2013 4:44:00 AM)

    Liked it very much although personally I would never like a tattoo (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,660 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (5/22/2012 2:11:00 AM)

    nice poem...a wonderful way to express eternal love for someone... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Diptesh Augustine Sarkar (5/13/2012 12:56:00 AM)

    Sad and poignant....commensurate words pattern. Good Work.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deci Hernandez (5/12/2012 4:04:00 PM)

    i hate tatoos, but a poem about a tatoo. this'll do. nice work. You however will fly upon my flesh... sweet rhythm. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 7 Points Deva De Silva (3/15/2009 12:26:00 PM)

    Feelings felt deep within definitely a tattoo by default... I liked the way you express it... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 28 Points Laurie Hill (1/27/2009 9:33:00 PM)

    A lovely poem to the mythical phoenix.....10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie *Trusting You* (11/23/2008 11:49:00 PM)

    this is a great way to think about a tattoo... vary good images. I really like this one. good job.
    Crystal (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vanish Windows (10/20/2008 5:10:00 PM)

    Lovely image of the phoenix and its illustration on the skin. 'Nothing Lasts Forever' but a tattoo lasts as long as the skin has life. A sensitive metaphor, written without oversentimentalising or padding. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie David Desantis (10/7/2008 8:44:00 AM)

    Ok you definately have talent...this is my kind of writing right here. You can instantly tell the people with natural talent on this site, and you are one of them! ! Excellent 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tj Becker (9/20/2008 8:48:00 PM)

    A poem of remembrance, hope, and determination to never forget. A deep wonderful write, (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,412 Points Indira Renganathan (8/18/2008 10:21:00 AM)

    A tattooed poem in the readers' hearts..You write very well.Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Taylor Butts (8/5/2008 10:20:00 PM)

    mad props sister. i like this one. your just describing a tattoo but you do in a way that makes it sound, for lack of a better word, epic. nice. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points , aryaindia (7/27/2008 1:13:00 AM)

    This is a subject that I have often wondered about. Some have tattos on them which they may regret in life for eg...some one's name or the name of their caste which may embarass them later in life. But it is something that you cannot erase and I felt so much for your thought in this wonderful poem. Regards, arya (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Who Iam (7/23/2008 10:54:00 PM)

    A testament to true love! (Report) Reply

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