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Lyrical Lines

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Lyrical Lines

Words . . . written in brilliant lines

In passionate flamboyant rhymes

In Free verse, Haiku or Pantoum,

Etheree, Quatern, or 7/5 Trochee . . .

It matters not the particular form, 

But inherent quality, don’t you agree?

Long lines, short lines . . . no lines,

Sometimes a pregnant pause . . .

Unveils how less is more in lambent wit.

Lines that capture ones attention,

Honey mellowed, juicy jell-Oed or 

Painfully passionate . . . take your pick!

Lines with utter depth and nuance,

Lines we want to keep near bed.

Keep that blue blood flowing, sowing 

Seeds of thoughts through

Your frazzled, dazzled brain. 

Just one more poem ‘fore I retire . . .

One more line so I can sleep.




*For "Line" Contest Sponsored by: Paula Swanson 





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  1. Date: 3/22/2014 7:43:00 PM

    so cute, and thanks for the mention of my form!! I was seeing it used online and one guy had said in this other poetry site that I had really not invented it. Well, of course, I did not invent the trochee meter, But I arranged the lines in quatrains and made it have a consistency and a pattern that must be used. Geeez.

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 4:24:00 PM

    Beautiful!!!!!! Your poem is about such a simple subject, yet it's clear you thought about each word.

  1. Date: 12/13/2011 2:42:00 PM

    It is an addiction Connie, love the way you weave the thoughts together. :)

  1. Date: 10/2/2010 11:05:00 AM

    As you say - poetry can mean a lot. Good luck in the contest. I especially liked "honey mellowed, juicy jell-Oed. Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 5:40:00 AM

    Loved this poem Connie ... in my case the ink is green the colour of esperanza/hope ... wonderful poem congratulations on being featured this week love Jayne p.s good luck in the comp

  1. Date: 9/30/2010 5:41:00 PM

    One more line before I sleep...(one more comment..) I loved this poem. I know you are in the throes of company and festivities for your daughter's wedding, but I'm wishing all the best, and a world of happiness at this wonderful event! Love and best wishes!~ Carrie

  1. Date: 9/29/2010 9:05:00 AM

    HI, CONNIE, CoNGRATULATIoNS ON HAVING YOUR POEM FEATURED THIS WEEK*luv~SKAT

  1. Date: 9/28/2010 5:05:00 PM

    Connie, congratulations on having your poetry featured this week! Hope your daughter has a wonderful wedding. Aloha and Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/28/2010 3:11:00 AM

    Soup Members, I want to thank everyone for their nice comments. I have a housefull of guests and in a little over one week I will be marrying my daughter so I am just too busy to answer all your lovely comments, but please know how much I appreciate this poem being featured and all your comments. Love, Connie

  1. Date: 9/27/2010 6:34:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Connie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/26/2010 3:15:00 PM

    Congrats Connie on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a nice one to share with us all my friend ..enjoyed with luv...

  1. Date: 9/26/2010 11:39:00 AM

    Beautiful command of words to commemorate the weaving of words

  1. Date: 9/25/2010 2:00:00 PM

    Congratulations Connie, i just love your work. Great lines in life. Enjoyed your poem,..p.d.

  1. Date: 9/25/2010 12:26:00 PM

    Here I am to congratulate you this time Connie! Really enjoyed this one and so happy it;s among the winners )-- hugs, nikko :)

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 9:19:00 PM

    connie, I am so glad to see you won in the contest. You know how much I loved this one! andrea

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 5:17:00 PM

    Hi Connie :) I sure enjoyed your take on Paula's line theme! you've definitely taken us to the different lines in poetry and you've stated a lot of truth here as well, I can relate eeek I was exactly this person, not being able to go to sleep (until now) until I finished my moon poem--and now it is past 8 in the morning!! Thank you so much for all your inspiring comments, you are a dear! hugs, nikko :)

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 5:17:00 PM

    and super congrats on your win as well ^_^

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 7:01:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Connie in Paula Swanson's contest "Line". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 4:46:00 AM

    Really enjoyed that one, you've got some clever rhymes in there. Congrats on the placement in the competition.

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 4:37:00 AM

    Happy to see this poem in the winners' circle, Connie. Congratulations! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 9:29:00 PM

    beautiful poem Connie, congrats on your win in the contest

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 7:58:00 PM

    boy do I hear ya...so I can sleep! My lines went totally unappreciated! I am glad your got the attention they deserved! BIG HUGS congrad's

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 6:02:00 PM

    Super congrats Connie on your win in the Line contest... an awesome poem.. a wonderful win ..enjoy your success and sweet victory tonight my friend with luv...

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 4:05:00 PM

    Congratulations on this well deserved win, Connie

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 12:46:00 PM

    Oh yes, I wholeheartedly agree that the form matters little, but the message in poetry is what we enjoy most. Very clever and well-penned write for Paula's contest. Wishing you success! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 10:10:00 PM

    Oh my gosh, this is SO CREATIVE. A fav for this one. YOu outdid yourself, dear friend! LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 9:53:00 PM

    good luck in the contest with this very creative poem, awesome. Harry

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 3:44:00 AM

    Beautifully written Connie - and very clever - 'n thank you for your kind words! Liz