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Below is the poem entitled TORN POINSETTIAS which was written by poet nette onclaud. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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this long sojourn...

   prelude to Christmas week

          on lake, quiet

             holding torn poinsettias

and brother's ashes

Not So Happy Holidays Contest

~ Contempary

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  1. Date: 12/14/2013 8:28:00 PM
    So sad. I love the format you used.

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 3:45:00 PM
    a gorgeous and sad tanka, nette. Congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 8:23:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. This is sad, touching and powerful. There is always something beyond grief, light, love, and flowers rising from the ashes.

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:22:00 AM
    This gem is a sad lovely winner. Congratulations nette

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:13:00 AM
    And a tear drops soaking flower and ash, congrats my dear, on your win, hugs xxx

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 6:18:00 AM
    Oh mercy me Nette, I am SO sorry...I can surely identify...Grief turned into beauty...That's what it's all about is it not? Honored to share a spot with you my dear friend - Tim

    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson
    Date: 12/12/2013 9:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I also see we have survived this contest unscathed if you know what I mean...
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 5:58:00 PM
    A very moving and heartfelt Christmas poem, Nette. Sometimes, the holiday season brings more tears than smiles. Especially, when our loved ones cannot be with us. Beautiful work! I wish you the best of luck in the contest!...Thank you so much for the wonderful congrats on my poem!

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 9:51:00 AM
    Mercy...that one packs a punch. It's wonderful....and sad

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:25:00 PM
    Christmas can be the happiest of time and the saddest of times! A wonderful passionate write, my dear Nette! xox

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 9:17:00 AM
    Sigh...the power & downfall of family and its realities. This hit so hard. Tremendous writing.

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 9:05:00 AM
    Short and emotionally significant.

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:10:00 AM
    Oh wow, Nette, this is a very sad write my friend! But this is a tremendously well written poem! You have impressed me again with your incredible skill, you can make me feel exactly what you were trying to portray with the greatest of ease! I really loved reading this awesome poem this morning! What a grandiose piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 7:56:00 AM
    beautifully drawn piece

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 9:07:00 PM
    This is a masterpiece, loved it.

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 8:00:00 PM
    Hi Nette, A poignant and sensitive write..Thanks for your kind comments on my verse.. Ken

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 6:37:00 PM
    Nette :( oh so sad....such wonderful writing but I'm hoping its not true.....

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 5:26:00 PM
    I feel the pain..I hope just a work and not a life happening..I was delighted that you dropped by...Sara

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 5:09:00 PM
    Paints a powerful image with your sad words. nice on Nette....peter

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 4:22:00 PM
    This transmits a very sad emotive feeling.Its an amazing post..Hopefully fictional .I missed you and my friends but I m busy dear one.

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 4:08:00 PM
    ..... mournful poem, Nette. - Well done - Good luck in the contest! - Have a nice December week. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)