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    Thank you for the entries.... we now have a contest!

    Deadline will be at the end of the day Monday, July 4th, Pacific Daylight Time.

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    Still some time left to enter !

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    Is it Tuesday already? (just kidding)

    Loved both of these poems.

    YesNo - Nice little quatrain: 4x8; AABB. Sound/Music, be it nature or produced, does have an effect of turning our hearts one way or another, or, to use a word Ursual Le Guin has used in the past "entrainment":
    Any two things that oscillate at about the same interval, if they’re physically near each other, will gradually tend to lock in and pulse at exactly the same interval. Things are lazy. It takes less energy to pulse cooperatively than to pulse in opposition. Physicists call this beautiful, economical laziness mutual phase locking, or entrainment.
    L2 intrigued me for some reason... what silence do we get from the ground...that of the dead and otherwise past; this reinforces L3 where we laud the now and "praise the day". L4 re-inforces the entrainment from L1, rejected in L2.

    cacian - "sound is a science"... back to entrainment, though I disagree with the "without the chemical appliance" - because sound/music can be organic as well in my opinion.

    "each note" infinity and light in scope (sic)... a delightful insight.

    A tough choice... I'm going with Yes/No as the winner, congratulations to both of you !

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    Tailor STATELY thank you very much and YesNo congratualtions
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Congrats, Yes/No!
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    Thank you, tailor STATELY! And cacian and Danik! I like LeGuin's description of "entrainment" as "economical laziness".

    The next subject will be "light" in any sense of that word whether as something to keep the darkness away or something that doesn't weigh too much or whatever else the word is used for.

    Deadline hopefully by the end of July.

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    eden

    light
    the garden of eden
    darkness harness
    to be even
    is puissance
    together they make
    the perfect season
    stars align to see them rise.
    Last edited by cacian; 07-13-2018 at 01:33 PM.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Thank you, cacian! The contest has begun!

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    lightsome as a dove

    light may be found in the eyes you behold
    in those who feign not, with hearts full of gold
    this light first given to all as a gift
    yet burns bright in those no longer adrift
    such light is best embodied by a child
    whose agency remains yet undefiled

    endure and remain
    ... lightsome through adversity
    ... to life eternal

    7/19/2018


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