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Above the Fray

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Above the Fray

Above the pristine, blue lake mountains stand
Shrubs and yellow flowers surround on land
Could this be heaven?  Garden of Eden?
Reflection in water is of God’s hand

I visit here to cast the world away
An inspiring way to spend the day
My pad and pen are toted to this site
Where I’ve time to think beyond society’s fray

For you will find no conflict at this site
And often I linger here through the night
Nary a creature has threatened me here
Nature in harmony, such a delight

Written for John Freeman’s Rubaiyat contest and based on his lovely photo of 
nature’s beauty.
4/25/2011

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  1. Date: 4/29/2011 2:19:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 9:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on the second place win in the contest, Diane

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 8:34:00 AM
    A beautiful place you described here Diane,I too would wish to camp and stay the night here.Many Congrats on your big win.Love, gautami

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 8:01:00 AM
    A classic Diane, especially those last two lines. Great to see you at the top with this lovely poem. Congratulations on your special entry's second place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 3:29:00 AM
    This is very lovely and vry desrving. many congrats Diane.

  1. Date: 4/26/2011 7:47:00 PM
    Congrats on your big win..you are just getting better and better. BG

  1. Date: 4/26/2011 3:27:00 PM
    Big congrats on your success in John's contest, Diane. Way to go! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/26/2011 12:59:00 PM
    Many congrats on your big win, Diane : )

  1. Date: 4/26/2011 12:09:00 PM
    Congrats Diane on your 2nd place win in John's contest with this perfect poem using new form.. enjoy your top spot with luv..

  1. Date: 4/26/2011 11:49:00 AM
    Congratulations Diane on your win in the John Moses Freeman's contest "Rubaiyat". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/26/2011 11:48:00 AM
    Many congratulations on your second place win Diane (((( applause )))) well done.....:) smiles

  1. Date: 4/26/2011 10:46:00 AM
    Beautiful,Diane. Many congrats on yur second place win. Lainie

  1. Date: 4/26/2011 10:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on 2nd place win with this beauty. I enjoyed reading this wonderful write. Caryl

  1. Date: 4/25/2011 2:11:00 PM
    I adore and respect individuals who think and reason above the fray... like this poem of yours insinuates of your personality. yes indeed, on this regular lands still is that paradise that we so stalwartly seek, yet only a few perceive the fact that we are infact living in it, surrounded by it... but its enjoyment suffices only to the one who sees not just with the regular eyes, but with the heart and soul. >i luv ur poem so much Diane, it makes me b grateful 2 Mother Nature 4 having us here.

  1. Date: 4/25/2011 1:13:00 PM
    Excellent interpretation of the photo, Diane. John is sure to like this one! Sending winning wishes your way. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/25/2011 12:35:00 PM
    an utterly delightful read, dinae.. best winning luck to you..:) hugggs, nette