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Up and down as it overlooks
the open book
freefalling so
but where to go?

Embellish each page, one by one
where words will run,
of written swerves,
artistic curves

By quill that writes an artful verse
I now rehearse
but cannot free

For Nette's Minute Contest
By Carrie Richards

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  1. Date: 10/29/2012 6:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super placement in Nette's "Just A Minute" contest Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/28/2012 2:16:00 PM
    wow that was beautiful thank you for posting that it flowed so smooth it was such a joy to reach Carrie !

  1. Date: 10/28/2012 7:16:00 AM
    A clever take on this Carrie and it makes me think of my poor attempts at writing with a quill "what a mess"---but those that can--wow

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 8:45:00 PM
    Oh, I soooo get this. I used to do calligraphy! The 'exactness' that the calligrapher tries to obtain, correct slant, right pressure, my hand lifting at JUST the right moment... constraint! And yet the flow of the ink, the FEEL of the paper under the nib does seem freeing. And yet EVERY calligrapher knows that (like poetry) nothing penned for art is every completely free. AWESOME. Faves for me. LOL...forgot to congratulate you. I was so blown away. Hugs, Cyndi

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 5:55:00 PM
    Beautifully piece written Carrie. Images and form pour nicely. Hugs Michael

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 12:07:00 PM
    congrats on ur win....:))))

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 9:43:00 AM
    wow, this one for me is one of the TOPS!! Congrats on the winners list though. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 4:00:00 AM
    Big congratulations Carrie, well done xx

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 10:56:00 PM
    Many congrats Carrie for this awesome win.

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 9:28:00 PM
    Carrie, congratulations in Nette's "JUST A MINUTE!" contest.. wishing you well.. xox~PD

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  1. Date: 10/25/2012 7:26:00 PM
    Excellent take on the theme of the contest!Best wishes to you.

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 4:51:00 PM
    ~Amazing~ writing Carrie. The best to you in the contest. Love, Carol XXXX