Gina was the first person to comment on my ramblings when I came to PH and her encouragment has continued to mean the world to me. Her writing is witty, ballsy, poignant and honest and her spirit shines out of every line. Why she isn't world famous is a mystery to me - each poem is a masterclass for the rest of us. Here's to you angel Gina!
This poet is very gifted indeed. She has a warm, resonant style of writing and is adept at both light and more serious verse, with excellent observation of human nature. Her poems are very real, never losing themselves in poetical pretension but instead revealing her to be a witty and genuine character. Keep writing, Gina.
I just had occasion to read almost ALL of Gina's poems above (as of 2/06) , and I enjoyed/appreciated them immensely. Gina is one poet who writes in rhyme to excellent, and often comic, effect. Her language is occasionally 'earthy', refreshingly so, to me, because it is so natural, and I realize I MISS such natural language, which is explicitly omitted from many people's verse (including my own) .
Gina's short musings often express thoughtful paradoxes in economical language. All in all, this is a poet with humor depth, and a warm, all-inclusive view of life.
I wrote under one poem that GIna excels so much at rhymed poems, that I selfishly would love to see LOTS more free verse from her, as it boggles my mind, what dizzying height and breadth she could reach in that expansive realm! But as I also wrote, that would have to be a natural exploration, coming from her (her poem about the two differently-treated sisters, I think, uses free verse very well, as do some of her shorter efforts) . Almost anything she writes is a satisfying treat.
Gina first come to my attention through the fantastic comments she left under my poems. I then started reading her poems, they were good, and that was that.....
However I have taken time to go through her poems old and new again, and have seen them in a different light. Her short poems are like little diamonds. Her longer more gritty poems are as real as the sun, sea, and sky. and her humerous poems like that of a stand up comedian. Gina is firsty a great, growing talent. and should be respected for that first, secondly she is an obvious avid reader of poetry, and has the heart and passion to leave her comments of inspiration and joy across the sight. I look forward to reading more and more of her work.