Love it! Not much else to say, except that your style is yet again brilliant :)
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Loved it! I could totally see this being read by the Chairman on Iron Chef America, he has the right inflections in his speech to make this hilarious. Allez fanfic!
Author's Response: Thank you for your reviews today (and for reading this poem, which is one of my favourites). I have no idea who The Chairman is (I'm a Brit) but I'll take your word for it. Thanks again ~Carole~
I love a good ballad! What an original way to develop this character, both the storyline and the form you chose. I like how the poem you sent me goes with this (I assume?) Very nicely done! ~Gina :)
Author's Response: Mmm, the other poem does fit with this one, but that's more to do with the fact that I got a bit fixated on Blaise's mum when I was writing another story. This was a fun poem to write, based on the Flanders and Allen songs. I have to thank VV for those prompts in herbology. Thanks for the review ~Carole~
Awesome poem! I had a feeling it was going to be Mrs Zabini! I've always felt she would have made an interesting characters, what with all the husbands she's done in!
Author's Response: Ahh, I love Mrs Zabini too (or rather Mrs Flint as she is in one of my fics - currently on husband no. eight). Thank you for reviewing and I'm pleased you enjoyed it. ~Carole~
Carole, you’re such a great poet. I enjoyed it when I beta-read the poem, and now that I reread it, I enjoyed it even more. You’re truly talented on various fields, and poetry is one of the stronger ones. You should really write more.
The poem has style, has a fantastic story intermingled with irony and the more important one for me: it has rhythm and rhyme. And especially with the last two, it makes it so easy and fluent to read. Wonderful job, dear.
Also, the first stanza where you wrote about becoming a star being such a difficult step for someone so young, it holds so much truth to our time, and is done exquisitely. And interesting turn at the end with Chester’s family name being Zabini; you gave the entire poem a surprise twist, making it even more interesting to read and enjoy. Absolutely fantastic job, hon.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for the review, Bine. It means a lot because you are such an accomplished poet. I used to write a lot of poetry (some of it was truly dreadful) but I got out of the habit. Perhaps I'll dust off my old poetry book from college and Potterfy some verses. Thank yoy again. Carole xxx