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Once Upon a Rainbow

The new tomatoes were
Little bumps
On the
Showing off to the
Before sundown
On the fourth of
Waiting for the 
To begin

Duckweed choked
The pond
Set back in the

Painted Turtles
Full of hope
Sunning on an exposed
Heads snorkeled
Towards the
Crescent moon

Vinelike tree limbs
Trellised the
Glassine algae
Like a smoky
To the






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  1. Date: 7/26/2014 10:42:00 AM
    oh, and I see this was a winner. Which contest? I was thinking it was written for the turtle contest!!! The one not even judged yet. Because of the way you had the turtle in the poem. Congrats for your win. Was it in the free verse contest of Charlotte?

  1. Date: 7/26/2014 10:40:00 AM
    gosh, James. This is pretty good free verse. Have you always used this style with few words on each line? I don't recall lit was your trademark before! some of the images in this one were incredible! Very good poem, my friend.

  1. Date: 7/16/2014 9:36:00 AM
    Ahh!! Great work..I felt I was there..Sara

  1. Date: 7/13/2014 11:46:00 AM
    Congratulations on a very fine well-deserved win, James! Beautiful write!

  1. Date: 7/11/2014 7:40:00 PM
    Your admiration and love of nature is alive in all your writing! Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/11/2014 2:04:00 PM
    Love the picture your words create in my mind...reminds me of places I have been. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 7/11/2014 11:34:00 AM
    Beautiful imagery and a great win! Congrats, James my friend.. Hugs.. Arlene

  1. Date: 7/11/2014 5:24:00 AM
    Nice James... Congratulations on your high marks in the contest... Verlena

  1. Date: 7/11/2014 4:14:00 AM
    Wow a wonderful lyric of a great pen James! Congrats on huge win!

  1. Date: 7/7/2014 7:52:00 AM
    Please DO enter in my Beautiful contest! So Nice to hear from you where have you been? Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/5/2014 9:43:00 AM
    what a beautiful scene,I would't want to let go either,wonderful write James