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    Wow! A great start for this round, Dark Muse!
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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    aki kinu

    Dry lotus flower
    Peering in the day's aubade-
    A fire at night.

    Winds murmur
    Clothesline trembling-
    Festive moon.

    (Leisurely
    I look up to see
    The cuckoo.)

    Fireworks thunder
    Celebrating summer's end
    By the riverside.
    The Moments of Dominion
    That happen on the Soul
    And leave it with a Discontent
    Too exquisite — to tell —
    -Emily Dickinson
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    water's edge

    Seasoned old dragon
    standing at the water's edge
    feels a breath of air

    carried his rider
    over many a mountain
    in untold ages

    good days and bad days
    he has seen his share of them
    foolish ways, and love

    journey is ended
    and come to rest while standing
    at the water's edge.

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    Winter Morning

    dawn light frosted trees
    withered fingers reaching out
    grasping silhouettes

    curved lines of charcoal
    fading into whitewashed sky
    moon blinks behind cloud

    voices in the fog,
    a curlew calling itself,
    an echo answers

    two graceless shadows
    transform into stunned angels
    escaping this poem


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    September's too long!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikolaiI View Post
    September's too long!!
    I'm trying to encourage more people to post a poem into the contest
    Some of us laugh
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    Four seasons by the pond in Astley Park

    Four seasons by the pond in Astley Park

    Snowdrops by the pond
    shiver in morning’s embrace
    a frosted carpet

    Dragonflies hover
    over waters thick with perch
    pulsating sunlight

    Violent with colour
    fallen leaves layer the pond
    night is approaching

    Midnight at year’s end
    a blanket of ice reflects
    emptiness darkness.
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    The Results of the latest contest

    The Results:

    Contest closed, as we have had no new entries for a few days, and anyway the deadline was tomorrow:

    One of the hardest contests I’ve ever had to pass judgment upon, but here goes:

    Dark Muse: I loved the Native American imagery. A wonderfully flowing poem!

    DanielBenoit: Loads of traditional haiku imagery, and a well crafted poem!

    NikolaiI: Poetry about dragons I really love! Excellent.

    Hillwalker: Loved the mix of colors, sounds, and shapes that combine to make this poem great!

    TheFifthElement: Four seasons, four delightful images! Perfect!

    I wish I could give this to more than one, but I must choose, and after carefully weighing all things, the choice is: Hillwalker

    Congratulations, you may choose the next form!
    Some of us laugh
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    Congratulations Hillwalker. They are lovely haiku, both individually and as a set. An excellent choice.

    Thanks Pendragon
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    Thank you Fifth, everybody else who took part, and of course Pendragon. The same notable adversaries keep producing such good stuff I can sympathize with your difficulties in choosing one winner.

    I hope the end of the vacation season might see more taking part in this month's comp.

    I've gone for a tanka - the next stage from a haiku.....
    one can stick to 5 -7 - 5 - 7 - 7 as a syllable count, but tankas are not so strict, as long as you have a short-long-short-long-long sequence.

    The middle line is meant to be a pivot line - so the first 3 and the last 3 can be about 2 different things (with the middle line drawing a connection perhaps) but I'll leave your imaginations to come up with your own interpretations of the form.

    Deadline - I suppose four weeks today gives enough time - one minute to midnight 28th September then.

    Good luck, H

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    Forget Me Naught

    Forget this mem'ry
    I am not worth your sweet sigh
    But I'll remember
    each smile, each glance...in my death
    I will dream of your beauty
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    Straight out of the starting blocks.... brilliant start.

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    aki tatsu

    Squirrels leap between trees
    In September full moonlight,
    Crossing from one end
    To another, as I walk
    Smelling Autumn's bonfires.
    The Moments of Dominion
    That happen on the Soul
    And leave it with a Discontent
    Too exquisite — to tell —
    -Emily Dickinson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVW8GCnr9-I
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckGIvr6WVw4

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    Solider's Heart

    Death was in your eyes
    with fear buried deep inside
    yet your heart still beats
    while each stroke cries out in pain
    you know I'll always be here.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    The slaves revolted—
    Desperate men sought freedom:
    The Romans struck fast—
    Crucifixion sentences pass—
    Crosses line The Appian Way...
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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