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The Night

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The Night




                                                          Hazed-
                                                       the   night;
                                                   the   towers  
                                               sheltered    in    mist,
                               river  flows  silent  under  the  stone  bridge.

                                Heavenly  quiet  before  dawn,  the  earth
                                                is  resting  in
                                                      a  peaceful
                                                         slumber  
                                                           deep.

                                                           Calm
                                                         so deep,  
                                                      in a hush   
                                                     water  ripples;
                              a  boat  rocks  gently,  the  bo'sun  asleep.

                          Covered  in  white  silk,  the  town  sleeps  in  the
                                               faint  glimmer  of
                                                      yellow  lamps
                                                          in   the  
                                                            street.



                                               ~         ~         ~         ~


For Giorgio Veneto's Contest : "Impress me with a small Poem V!"

Motif : Romantic

Written by gautami phookan

(Old Poem)                                

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  1. Date: 3/21/2014 5:09:00 AM

    Beautiful...descriptive....such imagery. congrats on your win :) // paul

  1. Date: 3/20/2014 9:39:00 AM

    Very impressive piece... well done!! ..CONGRATULATIONS for winning the 1st PLACE in Giorgio's Contest!! ..big hugs!!! (^_^)

  1. Date: 3/20/2014 4:57:00 AM

    Well penned write and congratulations on the fine win, gautami

  1. Date: 3/20/2014 4:02:00 AM

    - Congratulations on your win in the contest sponsored by Giorgio A.V. - A wonderful win poem from you Gautami ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 3:08:00 PM

    Well penned & congratulations on your win Gautami. Verlena

  1. Date: 12/15/2011 3:02:00 PM

    Fine "shaoe" poem. Peace & blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 7/1/2011 10:57:00 AM

    I read your comments, Gautami :) heehee I love your humor :D I replied in Chris' blog as well, & I am thinking maybe your name made him think that you are a guy? Most of the time, I confuse people as well they think I am a guy since my name sort of sounds like it's a guy's name--I am so happy I got it right that you are a woman :D and thanks for your inspiring comments in my haiku, my other haiku was my entry though... :) hugs to you :D

    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 7/1/2011 10:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    btw I hope to see more writes from you-- happy to see you are back :D
  1. Date: 6/30/2011 1:13:00 PM

    dynamic artistry Gautami .. delicate but powerful descriptions in this engaging write my friend.. awesome as always luv.

  1. Date: 6/26/2011 12:29:00 PM

    saying Hi and thank you Gautami :) I hope to see new writes from you and thank you for passing by my poems :D enjoy your Sunday :D

  1. Date: 6/25/2011 8:05:00 AM

    Really good....good luck...........George

  1. Date: 6/25/2011 2:22:00 AM

    So beautiful, Gautami. I am down for the count as explained in my blog, but I was very touched by your message and want you to know how much I value your friendship. You're so a sweet, kind person and I'm blessed to call you my friend. Congratulations on your win in Chris's contest. Love you and your precious heart, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 1:43:00 PM

    Great Job; lovely poem!

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 12:35:00 PM

    Crikey, I didn't realise how many contest results I'd missed while co judging with Carolyn - please forgive hasty message - many congrats to you : )

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 11:25:00 AM

    congrats on your win in the contest, this is a superb evocation of night time...I am always impressed with your work, there is something ethereal about it, just beautiful to read...

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 5:05:00 AM

    Super congratulations Gautami on your awesome win in Chris' contest :)

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 4:52:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Chris's "Precious Gem" contest Gautami. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 11:55:00 PM

    by the way, I had so many comments to catch up on in just two days of inactivity, it boggles my mind how long i have been here . YOu wrote me some really cute notes on my poems and I am sorry I didn't answer them all back. The one answer I have . I worked on my poems friday thru saturday. have a good week!

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 9:54:00 PM

    I'm so glad to see you finally got it right for him. It PAID off. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 3:11:00 PM

    My congratulations on the win in the contest of chris, gautami

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 11:24:00 AM

    Yes! yay, yay seems like mental telepathy worked, Gautami! ^_^ Super congrats on your win, I am so glad this beauty won :D and you are a sweetie yourself, so keep on shining, ok? Super congrats on your win! :) hugs

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 9:13:00 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PLACEMENT IN CHRIS'S CONTEST WITH THIS GEM. Good stuff, as is your usual fare. Well done, my friend. :-)

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 8:44:00 AM

    Congrats Gautami on an excellent win in this contest with this beautiful write my friend..oh another wow moment..luv..

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 8:32:00 AM

    Congrats on 3rd Place, Gautami. Excellent piece. Kudos. Ralph

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 10:33:00 AM

    Gautami! I am going to go with Andrea and say please, please remove the "it is" in the first line of your 2nd tetractys-- I sure do hope you edit it before Chris judges it!! This is too wonderful of an entry to be disqualified again--Really love your vivid imagery here, you take your reader there-- ok sending out my mental telepathy vibes to you now (visit the Soup, Gautami and check your comments inbox) hope it worked! hugs :)

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 8:11:00 AM

    Gautami, I want you to win with this, but I see you have not changed that one line yet. It is easy to fix, sweetie. Just remove the words "it is" from the Heavenly line. Go ahead and change it now.The change will show up at Chris' box. Good luck! Andrea (maybe you are asleep where you are and have not had the chance to see chris' comment yet!)

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 2:54:00 PM

    All you have to do is mix it with a holiday,,, and that is part of the challenge,,, and i am glad you are taking the task.... i am smiling and waiting for you to start,..always..Linda

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 1:29:00 PM

    outstanding piece of poety ... a sure winner!

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 6:01:00 AM

    Fantastic poem:)

  1. Date: 6/17/2011 11:14:00 PM

    Chris,,, has awesome contest... love the passion here,,, and the glide,,, good luck in the contest,..p.d.

  1. Date: 6/16/2011 8:29:00 PM

    wow, this is so beautiful. Loved the imagery of this soft lovey night. (it's possessive is just its) I think Chris will love this!

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