What can YOU say in six sentences?
Dear [anonymous submitter],
Thank you for your latest submission titled “A Rose.”
After giving it some reads, my nose has not smelled any scent in your piece.
Let me just remind you that it is the embryo inside the dark womb that keeps reminding the hopeless soul to stick to the dream of life, and to believe in the future because the embryo persistently wages peaceful wars inside the womb to one day smiles to the world. It is this story that keeps reminding the poet to wage wars on the paper, language, and thought and to dream of that poem that hasn’t yet been written.
I notice that your poem is just a compilation of beautiful words and well-written sentences, but they lack that sparkle, which reminds me of a house built with polished stones without any design.
Do you get it when you are in a bus stop beside a beautiful woman whose fragrance just lingers in your nose after going away?