Dorothy (Alves) Holmes

Gold Star - 7,163 Points (Baltimore, Maryland)

Dorothy (Alves) Holmes Poems

1. For Manuel (The Envy Of Even Ancient Lovers) 2/4/2007
2. On Being Green 2/4/2007
3. Ghetto Plight 2/4/2007
4. Fathers 2/5/2007
5. Linger A While 2/5/2007
6. What Chance My Love - 2/5/2007
7. Sorry That Number Is No Longer In Service 2/5/2007
8. I Knew This Man 2/5/2007
9. For You My Love 2/9/2007
10. Playing On The Tampoline Of The Drummer's Beat 2/9/2007
11. 'No Fish Today'...The Platter Was Brass 2/10/2007
12. Somewhere In This Life 2/8/2007
13. Rebound 2/8/2007
14. My Love...Then Even The Water Was Blue 2/11/2007
15. Safe Haven...It's Not A Tree House 2/13/2007
16. Recess 2/13/2007
17. One Way 2/16/2007
18. Living A Lie 2/16/2007
19. Portrait Of Love 2/16/2007
20. Dreams And Reality 2/16/2007
21. On A Winter Day 2/18/2007
22. Snow Days (The First Day It Snowed I Stayed In Bed And...) 2/18/2007
23. Drifting 2/20/2007
24. So This Is Heaven...It Was A Magic Time 2/20/2007
25. The Doodler 2/23/2007
26. The Line Up...Waiting My Place At Bat 2/23/2007
27. Time (Moving On Yet Standing Still) 2/23/2007
28. The Last Rose Of Summer 2/23/2007
29. Life Goes On 2/26/2007
30. Now You Tell Me 2/27/2007
31. Misconception 2/28/2007
32. The Advisers 2/28/2007
33. Enter At Your Own Risk (This Property Is....) 2/28/2007
34. Standing In The Middle 2/28/2007
35. Shall We Dance 3/1/2007
36. Come Sit A Spell 3/1/2007
37. An Assessment Of Black Or Am I Color Blind 3/1/2007
38. Curtain Call 3/1/2007
39. No Greater Love 3/1/2007
40. One Hundred Yesterday's Ago 3/2/2007

Comments about Dorothy (Alves) Holmes

  • Roletha Hargrove (4/19/2007 10:51:00 AM)

    I read your book 'People Talk' and finding it again I make note here of what was said of you at that time and I want to say you have only gotten better.

    'Mrs. Alves is a versatile and spontaneous writer, which gives her work universal appeal'

    Dorothy's poetry is important, I believe, because it deals with real people and describes real situations with much warmth and sincerity.

    'Dorothy's poems are sensitive insights into the soul.'

    I salute you for still sharing your gift.

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  • Gary Witt (2/25/2007 12:18:00 AM)

    Ms. Holmes: You have a startling, and extremely versatile voice, with a range that goes from sensuous to sad and back in about 6.5 seconds. Thank you for sharing.


Best Poem of Dorothy (Alves) Holmes

The Forever Of You

The forever of you
Is in between all I do...
In a passing field of flowers
In the morning sky,
You are to me, a soft
Enchanting lullaby.
You are ever in my thoughts;
Oh! the clamor that invades
The empty spaces
When we are apart.

Read the full of The Forever Of You


My mind, thrashing about, fighting the reality
That you are no longer here.
My world, so full of your absence,
Our house, wasting away in quiet despair.
A table setting for one now, if at all;
No loathsome smell of magic shave.
No sweet aroma of your cologne.
Our half empty bed, and no love sounds.
Yesterday I reached out for you, forgetting.

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