Sonja Broderick Comments

Uriah Hamilton 20 August 2005

Sonja, you're a better poet than me.(of course, that doesn't take much effort) Always write your lovely poems and believe in your art.

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Jeremy Williams 18 July 2005

Hey-I am Jeremy Williams, new to this thing and was hoping you might give me some feedback on my poetry as took a look at yours and thought was really good! Jeremy

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Sofiul Azam 16 July 2005

Hi, I have read some of your new poems. They are wonderful. I love poetry from your country and the poets as well. Please don’t get me wrong: I had no intention to hurt you in my last comment about your poetry. I agree with what you have said about Nikhil Parekh, and I am really happy to think that we are good, if not great, readers of poetry.

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Dan Moody 16 May 2005

Hello Ms. Broderick! I just had to google you and was pleasantly surprised by the results! I often think of you and hope all is well - wherever you are! (love the 36 minute shower)

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Sofiul Azam 13 May 2005

Sonja, Your poems show a kind of maturity that you have achieved so far by your mental and physical labour in pursuit of your literary excellence. The words you use in your poems are worthy to be chosen by a good poet and the images you paste in the body of any poem are kind of taken from real life situations; I mean, you see things as they are. Like other Irish poets before your arrival in the arena, you have a zeal for some details in describing the wonderful landscapes you are surrounded by but sometimes I think some of these descriptions are only for the sake of descriptions themselves. One of my complaints is that you write too much and this habit may make you a poet of moments of little or no significance. You know that life is nothing but the history of moments that we share with each other. But a poet’s moments, which you know are poles apart from other people’s in significance, should be inspiring, thought-provoking and far-reaching into the collective psyche of the world. As your well-wisher, I warn you: Don’t depend too much on ordinary online poetry readers for they are mostly immature and don’t know what it is that makes a poem great. Once again I have to say you are a wonderful poet to have come out of your procreative land of poetry. Sofiul Azam

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... ... 17 April 2005

just read your poem 'The things you left with me': what a treat. the quality that shines through your poems is an awareness of what it feels to be truly alive, in 'barcelona' in skinnydipping' and many others. you show a nerve and fearlessness in what you include in your work, i salute

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Bill Grace 01 April 2005

Sonja, There is a magnificent interpretation of Hamlet which is very old but the greatest piece of cinema I know of in the world. Thought it should be flagged for you given your interest in this area. Bill Grace

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Michael Tonkin 07 March 2005

Sonja, It was so obvious, it is a failing of mine that I make things more complicated than they need to be sometimes. Thank you so much for pointing it out to me.

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***** ***** 22 February 2005

I think you are amazingly talented.

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Michael Shepherd 18 February 2005

Sonya, I read your beautiful 'Only' and then commented, and then read my comment and it sounded ambiguous - I think what I meant at the time, dazzled by it, was just that - dazzling!

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Lare Austin 29 January 2005

Hi Sonja...I just read your poem '36 Minute Shower'...very nice...very, very well formed imagery...plain and write 'good stuff'. If you get a chance perhaps you could read a piece I wrote and posted on this site called 'Tomato'...let me know what you think... Lare Austin

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Michael Shepherd 21 January 2005

I'm full of admiration for your poetry, Sonja, even the ones that hurt...

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Morgan Upridge Thompson 13 December 2004

Sonja, I've been reading poetry for a long time and never come across stuff like this. You will go far. M.

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Pierce Broderick 13 December 2004

Apart from being my sister and one of the most talented and creative people I have ever had the pleasure to meet, your poetry is an incredible reflection of many years of everything in life some good, some bad. Even though there is distance between us reading your work provides me with a feeling of being by your side at all times. I love you, Pierce.

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Lenchen Elf 04 December 2004

You write the poetry that I always hoped I'd find one day: -) Thank you

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Robert Rorabeck 22 November 2004

worldless speechless brainless- thats what i am- your poems are polished perfumed perfection- you are the goddess immaculate, spare me

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Herbert Nehrlich1 22 November 2004

I think 'wonderful' doesn't at all do your poetry justice. I find some of it so superb that it hurts, although it's a good hurt. Now if I could hear your Irish voice reciting some of it it would not make my day but a whole bloomin' year at least. Could we have more, please?

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