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How stoneblack is the park at will And cool is the twilight That glimmers across an uphill Yet teardrops roll, all decked in white. Your distant gaze flits, nearly bare Like gas lamp on dim coach Windblown by mist; here, everywhere Tells me not to approach. Later, amidst the evening rain When hours drift in repose The pounding lash of time contains A bench without a rose. My heart trickles as dew submits To a quiver that heaves, For your tattered rose now wilts While sullen face of moon retrieves. Oh, cloudbursts know my deep longing While taste of moments are gone; And souvenirs no longer bring The laughter and reason. Rose ( Allegory) Contest: Giorgio V *revised poem, 2012 by: nette onclaud

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:01:00 PM
    nice win... SKAT

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:55:00 PM
    wow... you did super well in G V's contest... nice...PD

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 10:12:00 PM
    Wow! Congrats!

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 4:46:00 PM
    This work is awesome!! No wonder it is in the winners’ list..Sara

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 3:26:00 PM
    oh My ! Congratulations Nette , this is a number 1 ~ I can not believe I place with all these in 3rd , what a compliment !

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 2:13:00 PM
    Grats on your first place win! You are as deep as dark waters impenetrable to light or time. Christopher Thor Britt

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 10:26:00 AM
    Congrats on your first place win, Nette! Again, I am in awe of the beauty and depth of your words and not at all surprised by your top placement...Have a great day...Love and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 7:33:00 AM
    Congrats on the first place win the contest. nette

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 1:48:00 AM
    So glad to read this excellent poem of yours once again my dear friend Nette and so glad to see it here in the winning list. My big hearty congratulations on your super win! Thanks again for sharing! love lots always, Leonora

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:56:00 PM
    Oh once can one say how beauty comes through each line? You are so talented, Nette! honor to share a place with you. Oh, and yes....I heard you on Drake's show Sunday.......what a pleasure to hear your voice and amazing poetry!

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:13:00 PM
    Congrats on a great win..... This one is really special..... Love ya ... Jake

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:02:00 PM
    excellent write Nette...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 2:03:00 PM
    Congratulations Nette, any rose would thrive in your glorious garden, "The Mind" My soul greets you fondly xxx

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 7:55:00 AM
    All I can say is an excellent piece and entry for the lyric & other contests my very dear friend Nette! You're highly creative in your words. Again, I so love it & so enjoyed reading your poetry this evening. How I wish my internet got enough speed so I can read more of your poetry & of the others' as well. A little bit getting crazy with my internet speed esp. that i've more time tonight. Well, thank USM again! Mc Arthur! love lots & big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 12:26:00 AM
    This is just beautiful Nette. That's all I can say. thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 8:51:00 AM
    A sad one but so beautiful. Is it , by chance, for the song lyrics contest? I saw some wonderful repeating lines. btw , I never heard back from you on that soupmail you sent me. I did recheck your last contest and saw what you were talking about. It's no big deal. It honestly did not register with me what you were saying as I read your rules. I hope to hear back from you on that other topic you wrote me about because I am wondering myself what to do!!

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 6:21:00 AM
    My criteria inadequate to judge a poem of high quality as this one!

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 10:46:00 AM
    Hi, my very dear friend, Nette! Your poem is sad but super beautiful which my heart sings. You did it extra ordinarily well. One of your most precious gems which I love so much. To my fave. Kudos to u! Good luck always. By, the way, I’m so sorry, if I come only now. I’m attending an aerobics /going to gym every evening after school; so usually I’m more tired when I come home.;)) I’m just dropping by to comment on your poem & say hi ‘cuz this morning I came but was in a hurry ‘cuz I’m going to schl. I’ll come back to read more of your gems again soon. Hope you’re doin well. Biggest hugs & tcare! Love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 7:29:00 PM
    You're the best, my dear Nette... you never disappoint! Hugs, Jack xoxox

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 6:19:00 PM
    A lonely poem I think....really love your talent always still my heart.....