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    Quote Originally Posted by Niamh View Post
    nice! i like that Ampoule!
    Thank you very much Niamh! I like yours as well.
    I'm in love with The Vinegar Man and Mr. Tanner, but be careful, it could just as easily be you.

    "If you're going to write you better have somewhere to come from." Flannery O'Connor

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    I think this is a great idea. I'm surprised no one had thought of it before.....
    just need to get more people involved.....
    Last edited by Niamh; 10-13-2008 at 06:41 AM.
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
    Artemins Fowl and the Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer


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    Pen, I'm working on one. I'm not a fast writer. When does the contest close?
    LET THERE BE LIGHT

    "Love follows knowledge." Ė St. Catherine of Siena

    My literature blog: http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/

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    Here is you answer Virgil.


    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon View Post
    Deadline will be October 27, to give time for spooky Halloween poems/ Good luck! Very pleased with the three so far!
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
    Artemins Fowl and the Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer


    my poems-please comment Forum Rules

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    Oh good I got two weeks.
    LET THERE BE LIGHT

    "Love follows knowledge." Ė St. Catherine of Siena

    My literature blog: http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/

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    plenty of time for you virg!
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
    Artemins Fowl and the Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer


    my poems-please comment Forum Rules

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    bump!
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    .come on everyone! few days left!
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
    Artemins Fowl and the Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer


    my poems-please comment Forum Rules

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    Four days left everyone!!!
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
    Artemins Fowl and the Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer


    my poems-please comment Forum Rules

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    Closed. Now I have to find me a winner. Tough job.
    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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    Exclamation

    This contest was both an experiment and a success! I loved each and every poem, but in the end there can be only one.

    Fifth: These lines were my favorite, a bold description of a rose opening:


    closed tight: a newbornís fist
    pinkly opening. Touch of wing beaten air,
    long flicking tongues, and many feet


    Auto: The beginning was my favorite lines:

    A petal drifts onto the floor
    A single teardrop salty falls
    Her sable gown is out the door


    Sorrow encapsulated in a falling petal

    Gitsan: The finial couplet of the wonderful sonnet:

    Then, lost in shadows dark with cold and rime,
    a final petal falls, entrapped in time.


    Cellar: These lines say it all!

    the rose petal
    drifts to the floor-
    what good is love
    now


    Auntie: Final stanza:

    He values womanís place, higher than money.
    Same with fragile flowers, doomed to wilt.
    Unlike love, they won't last, and thatís what
    it means when a rose petal falls.


    Love it, love it, love it!

    Silven: Last stanza also:

    but alas, you know whats come must go
    and wilt this rose must fade from thought
    but not till its last one falls from court
    petals strewn - rose bud did fault


    Even with the misspelling!

    Niamh: Those last two lines are fraught with meaning:

    Dew resting on end of petals
    Cry silent tears, for long forgotten souls.


    Also very touching!
    Lady Amp: Your last line took the rose into real life:

    I sit stymied by the day,
    Watch them dry and curl away,
    I know that you will step on them,
    When you come calling on a whim,
    Noticing not our colors fading from within.


    Could I choose more than one, I undoubtedly would they are all very good. But I must choose one, and I choose Lady Ampoule for bring the roses to the cheeks at the end of her poem!

    Thank you all who entered.

    Lady Amp, choose the next subject:
    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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    Thanks for the comments Pen, and congratulations Amp on a well deserved win
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    congrats Amp!!! Knew you would win this round. just loved you poem! cant wait for the next subject!
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
    Artemins Fowl and the Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer


    my poems-please comment Forum Rules

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    Thanks for taking the time to properly judge this competition, I don't think anybody would dispute your choice.

    However, is there something I'm missing... misspelling?

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    My goodness, Pen, thank you so much. I loved the subject you chose. I hope everyone will have time to ponder this next subject and write something wonderful for us....

    'slowly, he strummed his guitar'
    I'm in love with The Vinegar Man and Mr. Tanner, but be careful, it could just as easily be you.

    "If you're going to write you better have somewhere to come from." Flannery O'Connor

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    ampoule, congratulations – beautifully distilled emotions there... and now a bluesy kind of subject!

    Pen, thanks for judging and summarising all the best lines too!
    se non e vero, e molto ben'trovato

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