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Night-Blooming Jasmine

Night-Blooming Jasmine
expert seducer with soft silky lips, silver blue moon sweetly kisses a slumbering beauty awakening desire; greeting her lover, Night-Blooming Jasmine unfolds perfumed petals

Copyright © Pandita Sanchez

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Spring heralds the dawning of brilliant bluebells carpeting the woods Silently they slept until the warm sun rouses them from slumber Gently they open their eyes, stretch and bask in nature’s glory 01~29~15 Contest Glorious Sijo Fields – Andrea Dietrich How Many Syllables - Count 16, 16, 15 – total 47 ~awarded 5th place~

Copyright © JAN ALLISON

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SIJO -Virgin-

#3~"Lost not forgotten" 
"A solitary star had gone astray, yawning before the dark, 
hiding; straight ward, waver the wink of light, slowly fading. 
By my window I shed a tear; I farm the fields of my soul."

"Above the winter masses, buried, I wait for the sun. 
Sweet smelling kitchen, the hunger rise, within, my tongue swings... 
Rise away from the table... noisily I yell for my bike."

#3~"Dreaming with the God's"
"Downhill of Mount Olympus, everything felt real.
In the orchard of my dreams, I am structured as a statue. 
Mr. Sandman made a fool, of my midnight summer dream."


SIJO contest. 

Take it easy on me, i'm a SIJO -Virgin-

Copyright © SKAT A

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Magic Beans

I’d put you in my fairy tale; we’d scale a giant stalk. Heaven would be our journey's end; a treasure trove of love, our gold. But even magic beans would not have force enough to grow your heart. Written 1/7/15 by Andrea Dietrich for the Magic Beans Contest of PD

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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A marquee of stars dims, to beckon early winter’s stage;
Reflecting crunched flowers in ghastly hues, detached from their limp boughs.
The nightfall drapes hush of serenity , as flakes soothe trees’ nest.

 Andrea Dietrich's  October Bliss or November Dreams

Copyright © nette onclaud

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Vivid View VISUAL 3

Splashes of scarlet and violet blend into blue heavens
While soft, white, feathery clouds rise like angels taking flight
Over memories of Monet’s Artist's Garden at Giverny.

© Connie Marcum Wong

Sponsor Andrea Dietrich 
Contest Name Glorious Sijo Fields 
February 7, 2015

Copyright © Connie Marcum Wong

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Thistle Solitude-- Visual No 1

I had briefly caught sight of the other side of yesterday, blinded by the sun, and weaving through the deep, thistle solitude. I'll carve a path through thorns and flowers, to reach an old memory.
Inspired by Andrea's Contest: Glorious Sijo Fields 1/31/15 Visual Number 1

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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The Roller Coaster

The roller coaster leans into a sky the color death. Alongside pines it winds its broken way, gripping earth’s gray stubble. In the moan of the wind, I conjure up the screams of children’s glee. Note: I was looking for a really unique way to describe the color of that sky in the picture. I asked hubbie for advice and all he could say was it looked like death. He hated the picture, but I found it to be a great depiction of derelict beauty. For the Derelict Beauty Poetry Contest of Debbie Guzzi

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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To Dance The Night Away

Visual #2

A symphony of moonlight illuminates the night sky
Waves of emerald jade dance in ripples upon the summer breeze
While tracks cut deep lead me to you to waltz the night away.

For Andrea Dietrich contest

Copyright © harry horsman

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My Dance Partners - Visual 2

A gallant moon extends gold fingers to me on the dance floor
as I slip my legs into the chorus line of tall, green grass with ease.
Like a spiraling leaf, I’m free until eyes freeze upon his tracks.  

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders

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Burning Flame Of Life

Arise and fall; the cycle of life; birth and death are human plight. A life is lit and it burns short; when matches struck bring in discord. Flames burn dim or bright; many deny, their own bright light.

Copyright © M. L. Kiser

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Strange Beauty

 sijo (Visual 4)    

Tolerance and empathy between people of opposite stance
could take a lesson or two from the English countryside.
There single hedges fuse the best of holly, hawthorn and yew.

Copyright © Reason A. Poteet

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The Summer Fling

A delight for female eyes was his gorgeous face and strong physique; His dark eyes lured them in, but his kisses left them spellbound. The beauty of his skin could but briefly hide his fickle heart. One summer he met at last the woman who could claim his heart - A lovely Aphrodite to match this young Adonis. With her wiles, she beguiled him, and his flighty heart then grew devout. From June to July, boundless seemed their rapture; how they loved . . . in brilliant fields of daffodils; on amber sand beneath the moon! By August, he was on one knee with a diamond ring in hand. Red anemones bloom in the garden where he saw her last. The Aphrodite he hoped to wed was someone else instead - Brawn and beauty are not all; a wise Athena finished their fling. For Deb's Sijo Strings Contest

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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A Summer Remembered - Sijo String

Sun stretched, far and wide, smoothes the beach, to find a place upon the sand
While it spreads a sheet, fastens lace, to all our summer skies
No day sees a wave so high, without thoughts of you or dreams renewed

Sun slept on the water's surface, rippled like heat, melting the glass
My head against your chest, could hear your heart, soften, after our swim
and I watched white seagulls fly, away to where the sky, blended to grey

Pages remain in old albums, but I see them so differently
It's clear, now as if photos, reveal sharper views, of what we didn't know 
Almost seems a better thing to face the unknown unprepared

Evening beckons my head to rest, ..old loves are lost with the sunset 
Summer was ours awhile, for just a day, like the seagull.....flies away
Tonight, all I hear are waves, to break the silence of the night


Copyright © Carrie Richards

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While a lattice of gold asters sheds its dangled petals, 
I cringe against the intrusion from rainfall's unforgiving wind.
Through night's hush, moist blooms graze my arms scenting my quietude.

Andrea Dietrich’s Glorious Sijo Fields
Visual  No.5

Copyright © nette onclaud

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Winter's End

Spring waits, as Winter slowly looses its grip upon the land
Water begins to drip from eves and green  peeks through the graying snow
A bear wakes and stretches, and remembers how to be a bear

Copyright © Barbara Gorelick

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Six Dancers All In White

In my room late one night, I caught six dancers all in white. In tutus, flowered caps, and tights, they twirled on tiny pointed toes. Seeing me, they froze; those living dolls..... mere porcelain again.

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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On Tiptoes

Standing on toes, we might be able to see above the crowd

     Sometimes it’s better to duck than let what we see enrage us

          We must tiptoe softly through the sensitive hearts of others

* Entry for Rick's contest

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire

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Here and Beyond - Visual 2

Here and Beyond – Visual 2 Cornfield paths lead eyes to fathom huge full Moon on horizon No way to grasp the wonder of its awesome size in twilight sky From beyond, spacecrafts send pictures of a tiny sunlit rock © Sandra M. Haight 2015 All Rights Reserved ~4th Place~ Contest: Glorious Sijo Fields - Visual #2 Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich 02/07/2015

Copyright © Sandra Haight

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Brazen night winds crash brittle glass of our furious voices Quieting down, we slowly climb inside eyes lit with dear splendor A flood of kisses roam north to west of mouths--- drowning stars

Copyright © nette onclaud

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Forever Young - Visual 2

Forever Young – Visual 2
In the fading light of day, when verdant fields turn to gray, Even the old weary-eyed wrinkled moon looks lost without its glow. But in my eyes, you are ever young sparkling like a diamond.

Copyright © Pandita Sanchez

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Temple of Life

Nearby an ornate edifice meant for the worship of God I kneel in the clearing of a verdant woods where sun’s light streams down - spirit-touched, as nature’s choir chants and wind whispers prayers Written 5/6/14 by Andrea Dietrich for nette onclaud's Sijo in a Temple Poetry Contest

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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Dandelions - Visual 1

Dandelions – Visual 1

Stems rooted as future generations silently drift
Dancing in the awakening of hope’s enlightening sunrise
Buoyed upon the updrafts of fate and synchronicity.


Submitted to Glorious Sijo Fields – Poetry Contest
Sponsor – Andrea Dietrich

Copyright © John lawless

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silently...the golden sun rises upon the fevered fields       
crying tears of pain...she plucks a dandelion of a lost love 
and in a breath... she releases a dream upon the morning breeze... 

Copyright © Rick Parise

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Commitment is the life of doves; they never stray apart. Unlike humans, their oneness has meaning enough to bind them. Forever till death, they mate; accomplishing more than humans.

Copyright © M. L. Kiser