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The Wood Nymph

She listens to the whispering of trees and views the dance of wind on dewkissed leaves. Surrounded by tall silhouettes, she sees emerging patterns as each shadow weaves the light that lingers on extended limbs. Green arms reach up as if to glorify the One whose hand (as light of sun now dims) is splashing brilliant colors onto sky. The wood nymph relishes her tranquil home, the night owl's hoot, and soothing sounds of dark. She now reclines beneath a leafy dome, embraced by (and embracing) steadfast bark. As Full Moon glows, her respiration slows, then melds with breath of elm in deep repose. 6/25/2010

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  1. Date: 5/6/2012 2:22:00 PM

    wonderful winner here, love thge imagery, and how it flows, will get back to you, on being human, harry

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 12:13:00 AM

    Andrea, this is one of the most beautiful poems I have read in a long time...superb imagery, wonderful rhyme. A big congrats on your big win! Adding to my favs...

  1. Date: 5/5/2012 6:40:00 PM

    Congratulations Andrea. This was a worthy winner. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 11:49:00 PM

    atta girl, andie.. top work for top win!... best congrats and huggs! :)

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 2:18:00 PM

    The most elegant personification I've read in a very very long time...Fav'd...Congratulations on a most imaginative write! Love, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 11:07:00 AM

    Wonderful imagery here Andrea.Congrats on your win.It is a honour for me to share the top spot with you.

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 11:06:00 AM

    Beautiful Andrea! Congratulations on your win! :)

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 9:36:00 AM

    Beautiful images of the natural world, nice poem.

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 9:36:00 AM

    O' I love this Andrea! Congrats on a well deserved win! big hugs, love ya deb

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 8:22:00 AM

    Congratulations on another beautiful poem, Andrea!

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 7:02:00 AM

    Congratulations on your placement in "Contest 174" Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 5:57:00 AM

    congrats on your win Andrea

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 8:27:00 PM

    Could you direct me to that elm tree please? I could do with a wood nymph or two! Oh, sorry wrong nymph!:) A beautiful poem of imagination Andrea. I changed my 'Lights Out' entree and added another verse, check it out!

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  1. Date: 7/6/2010 1:07:00 PM

    hey dear SM, Congrats on your well deserved win in Tirzah Conway’s contest, you are such a wonderful talent here. Keep up the great work as I wish you many more win in other contests. Please keep your passionate pen flowing. Great you! Love Adeleke

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 4:47:00 AM

    Congratulations Andrea on your win in Tirzah Conway's contest "Fantasy". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 12:34:00 AM

    I knew it!!! You are on a roll!! Super congrats on your 3rd place win, Andrea!! Your wood nymph sonnet was a stunner!! ^_^ and haha I was wishful thinking---happy as well that my Diwata was able to hang by a thread and make it to Tirzah's awesome list :D --nikko :)

  1. Date: 7/5/2010 3:01:00 PM

    This was an amazing read about Wood Nymphs! I truly love it - Congrat's on your 3rd place win in my contest!~Tirzah~

  1. Date: 7/5/2010 7:51:00 AM

    this is very sweet, i like it alot , blessings x

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 1:35:00 AM

    but ooh wouldn't that be cool if we tied--haha wishful thinking on my part haha----your villanelle was super! no surprise there when I saw you got 1st place--yea! I really smiled when I saw you name up there ^_^ hopefully Joe's home safe and sound now :)

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 1:32:00 AM

    you're still awake?? gosh you're so like me, getting stuck at the soup till almost 3am-- better go to sleep now!! & wow, I didn't realize that we had the same topic--see I commented on this before too ;) --but when fantasy challenge came--I wanted to touch on Philippine folklore so the diwata came to mind ;) --better than the kapre (he's this big half man, half horse who lives in trees and smokes tobacco all day!) --& nope-- I think your sonnet has a more lasting impression, no kidding! :)

  1. Date: 7/1/2010 9:14:00 AM

    lovely, lovely sonnet Andrea :)--wow I could just picture that wood nymph in my mind, and everything about this sonnet of yours just whispers fantasy to me in a magical way--your last couplet was perfect too! This should really give you a big win! :) PS--I'm doing good btw thanks, but eep not yet done with the judging--be glad to know that I finished that little project of mine just in time ;) --nikko :)

  1. Date: 6/29/2010 6:54:00 AM

    I'm having trouble finding one of your poems I haven't commented on, so I'll tell you about one I liked in your book, Dreaming the Unicorn." Kathleen's Big Day. The image is precious, even from a male point of view. Sure 'n b'gory ya gotta love Kathleen. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 6/28/2010 7:17:00 PM

    I can hear the Wood Nymph now..calling..haha.. great entry for Tirzah's contest..good luck again.. my entry is "Dreams"... an oldie but goodie..with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 6/27/2010 2:07:00 PM

    Ooh, beautiful Andrea :) The imagery is stunning and I Love, love, love that last couplet. I'm sure this will do well in the contest ~ Sharon :)

  1. Date: 6/27/2010 8:44:00 AM

    The sonnet definitely is your medium, but your other work is great too. I like the feel of this one. I can almost reach out and touch the Nymph and her woods. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 6/27/2010 1:06:00 AM

    This is very beautiful,the kind of poetry I love . C

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 11:49:00 PM

    a nymph makes me think of the middle ages/dark ages.this is great fantasy.. also, if you ever feel that i don't comment back quickly enough, or post enough because i havn't been on as much lately for a while now, just let me know, please! i don't want to be a mean poet and you never fail to be honest with me, so do so if need be. ~Always((: goodnight again~

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 6:11:00 PM

    Soup mail

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 6:09:00 PM

    A nice fantastic journey with nice pen picture of The wood nymph