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Lives We Have Printed

Lives We Have Printed
     By Dane Smith-Johnsen

Lives we have printed 
were written greatly with rhyming thrust.
When wreaths of laurels scented 
beguile the richest dreams with lust,
fragrance glorified bows to trust. 

Poetic form English Quintain: rhyme scheme a,b,a,b,b 
Written for Brian Strand’s Poet Laureate contest 
October 24, 2009

Copyright © Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

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  1. Date: 11/7/2009 3:22:00 AM
    I wish I had your talent. Excellent piece. A. W. Nutter

  1. Date: 11/5/2009 9:28:00 PM
    Congratulations Dane Ann! Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 11/4/2009 4:40:00 PM
    Gee, Dane, I guess I missed this when Barbara was here. It's brilliant! Not surprising you were successful in the competition. Love you, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/31/2009 10:57:00 PM
    Great job and congratulations on your win. Joyce

  1. Date: 10/31/2009 8:19:00 PM
    Dear Dane Ann, Congratulalions on YOUR well Deserved Honorable Mention in Brian's Contest I set the Laurel Wreath Upon YOU Long ago a awesome WIN LOVE YOU ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 10/31/2009 10:20:00 AM
    Congrats nice poem. Pam.

  1. Date: 10/29/2009 6:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Brian's contest Dane-Ann. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/28/2009 4:41:00 PM
    Kudos, my dear Dane Ann, on your success in Brian's contest! I looooove the title! Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/28/2009 3:34:00 PM
    Congratulations, Dane-Ann, and bravo for your winning poem ... well written .. great job .. beautifully stated.. bravo.. I am honored to be on the same podium with u as honorable mention in Brian's contest.. thankxxx for your kudos to me.. Linda-Marie

  1. Date: 10/28/2009 11:41:00 AM
    Love it! This is filled with impact to each of the senses! It amazes me how so few words can do that, but you have managed it! Hugs and contratulations, DaneAnn! Love, Donna

  1. Date: 10/28/2009 11:05:00 AM
    Such a lovely quintain, Dane Ann. Congratulations on this wonderful entry in the contest! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 10/28/2009 10:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Brian's contest, Dane Ann. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 10/28/2009 9:01:00 AM
    Congrats on you success in my contest.Rgds Brian My latest contest ADAPTION is now open .

  1. Date: 10/25/2009 2:51:00 AM
    Terrific these lines, Dane Ann! And thank you for your words commenting "The Sea". I have just put the German version of "The distance is fragile" (English version on soup by 29/6/09). Ojalá que le gusta también! Gert

  1. Date: 10/24/2009 10:11:00 PM
    Terrific job, Dane Ann! A winner in my list! Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/24/2009 6:24:00 PM
    Beautiful words... good luck in the contest... and thank you so much for your comment on my poem .. From Within...

  1. Date: 10/24/2009 5:14:00 PM
    Terrific Quintrain Dane Ann, i'd be surprised if this was not on the podium, best of luck in the contest >> James

  1. Date: 10/24/2009 4:39:00 PM
    You have email!!! Nice effort above very nice!!! Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/24/2009 2:28:00 PM
    What an interesting perspective in this poem. So creative! Good luck in the contest. Thank you for sharing your talent with us and for your kind comment. Keep on writing!! Karen

  1. Date: 10/24/2009 12:01:00 PM
    This is masterful, my Lady McBeth. So truly authentic, no repentance!Smile, a favorite for me. Sincerely, Love, Moses