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    Still three days to go for the subject poetry contest!
    "You can always find something better than death."
    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians

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    24 hours to go!
    Let´s have your poems!
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    Sleeps Well The Earth

    The nights are closing in and winter
    stretches out cool fingers to caress
    the weary earth and bid her rest.
    Sleep beckons,
    And after summers rushing pulse of
    life has washed away beneath the
    autumns brilliant rain of jewels
    all that remains is peace.
    The earth turns.
    Gentle plays the lightest ray of
    sunlight 'cross the frozen ground
    beneath in softest lullaby as
    still she slumbers.
    Snuggled under natures blanket,
    crisp and starched she bides
    her time in dreams until renewed again
    by thaws first kiss of spring.

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    seasonal sight

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    Last edited by cacian; 02-14-2017 at 05:47 PM.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    seasonal sight

    to a season
    plenty of reasons
    and one
    is to keep
    light foraging
    despite
    nature and birds
    slight
    peak above
    a mountain height
    life respites:
    without it
    I may
    a meaning
    but have no feelings.
    Last edited by cacian; 02-14-2017 at 07:10 PM.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Thanks for the lovely poems, Cassie and Cacian!
    And we have a contest now!
    There is still time for new entries until tomorrow night!
    "You can always find something better than death."
    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians

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    the seasons of my discontent


    when that frigid hoar
    o'er land and sky fills
    every rill and rock gnawing
    every wasted hour
    this is the season
    of my discontent

    when the sun's wrath is
    lashed scorching blade and
    leaf with ne'er a breath
    of air to bring relief
    this is the season
    of my discontent

    when the fog that creeps
    mists that choke and flog
    visibility to nil cloaking
    vale and hill to obscurity
    this is the season
    of my discontent

    when whirlwinds rampage
    both great and small
    whirlblasts scouring the earth
    and everything before
    this is the season
    of my discontent

    when man loses sight
    favoring might o'er
    humanity advocating
    power over sanity
    this is the season
    of my discontent

    2/15/2017 r.2/16/2017


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    Enchant Me

    Your very being a desire for answer
    Lament not your unassailable mystery
    Enchant me with your dreams

    5-14-2005
    A Poet in Garden Valley

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    Thanks, Taylor, great entry!

    I am closing the contest and chosing the winner tomorrow morning.
    Until then posts are still welcome.
    "You can always find something better than death."
    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians

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    Thank you all for your entries, choice as always was difficult. A poem is always a special gift, participating is more important than winning.
    As I know very little about English verses, my criterion for selecting the winner was the elaboration of the given theme.

    Yes/No: Charming poem about the changing seasons. Humanization. The seasons are like friends that come and go! I liked the colloquial approach.
    Cassie: Great craftswoman, each detail carefully elaborated,
    Humanization of winter, as a woman, who is lulled to sleep by nature. The form of a lullaby is enforced by the enjambement structure. Interesting analogy with the tale of "Sleeping Beauty". Timid suggestion:"Sleeping Beauty" as the title of the poem.
    Cacian-The (winter) season as a time of parcimony and respite.Suggestion;"I may have/a meaning"
    Tailor- Powerfull language, chosing the "season of descontent" acoording to its elements of plague (eh, California!) not the time of the year. The surprising twist comes when the destructive acts of nature are linked to the acts of the short sightedness of men.Suggestion:"whirlblasts scouring the earth and everything before?"

    Congrats all! And the winner is Cassie!
    Last edited by Danik 2016; 02-16-2017 at 10:07 AM.
    "You can always find something better than death."
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    Congratulations, Cassie!

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    Congratulations Cassie Hughes ! and thank you Danik 2016. (thought I posted this already; hopefully not on the wrong thread.)

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    Enchant Me

    Your very being a desire for answer
    Lament not your unassailable mystery
    Enchant me with your dreams

    5-14-2005
    A Poet in Garden Valley

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    Thanks Danik, YesNo and Stateley. I am surprised but very grateful.
    After much deliberation I think the next topic should be... Sheep!
    p.s. Danik I think your suggestion of Sleeping Beauty as a title is great. Thanks.

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    Sheeple

    We are too much like huddled sheep.
    We count ourselves and go to sleep.
    When we awake we act as one.
    Applaud. Reject. What we get done
    Is done because we did our best,
    But sometimes we don’t pass the test.
    Some smart ones think that they have got
    Some edge until they know they’ve not.

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    Hehehe! Love it YesNo. What a great start.

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    “Nothing could be more impolite. To say, “Is your sheep genuine?”
    would be a worse breach of manners.”
    ― Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?


    No Need for Sheep

    the silicon man
    has no need for sheep
    his internal clock
    transcends even sleep

    wool gathering long
    a thing of the past -
    dreams of electric
    sheep would seem miscast

    2/21/2017


    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY
    Enchant Me

    Your very being a desire for answer
    Lament not your unassailable mystery
    Enchant me with your dreams

    5-14-2005
    A Poet in Garden Valley

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