In lieu of commenting on every single one of your poems, I will just say it here: Mary, you are the unofficial documentor of everyday life's beauties here on PH, and I must say I've seen your work progress from sweet to downright excellent. Your comments on poems and the Forum add so much to the group; we are lucky to have you here! Sincerely, Lori
Mary's works show an amazing intelligence in operation. Her ability to transcend the mundane (such as peeling eggs) and present the reader with something that potrays the untypical, is truely awesome. Mary came to this site with passable pieces, that maintained a skilled method. She quickly rummaged through other writer and saw that there was no need for conservatism and now writes some of the best free verse around.
Her humility (especially on the Forum) is only matched by the respect that she has gained from her colleagues on PoemHunter.
Mary-I have been reading your work as well and think you have such a great way with words. There is a lot of stuff out there parading as poetry that I haven't much praise for but your work is different. Your poetry is refreshingly unique and very well-written. You are a true poet!