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Opera of Autumn

Fiery foliage decrescendos... 

autumn mist sings on tippy toes



Written in honor of John Freeman’s Contest~Crystalline Euphony
By Gwendolen Rix 
September 2, 2011
3rd place


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  1. Date: 9/27/2011 8:18:00 PM

    oh I love the tippy toe metaphor! Thanks so much for the ahiku comment if you would like to be added to the face book learning group for haiku please just soup mail me! light & love

  1. Date: 9/6/2011 7:06:00 PM

    Contratulations on the win in the contest,Gwen

  1. Date: 9/6/2011 10:08:00 AM

    Congratulations on your placement in John Moses Freeman's "Crystalline Euphony" contest Gwendolen. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 10:02:00 PM

    Congratulations, Gwen. And btw, you don't happen to be a September birthday babe, do ya? For some reason I was thinking you told me that, but I am mixing up all the people who told me it in the past. Luv,Andrea

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 7:03:00 PM

    Creative winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 2:52:00 PM

    How creative, Gwendolen. Such a beautiful interprettion of the phonto. Congratulations on your win in John's contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 10:19:00 AM

    congrats Gwen on your 3rd place win in john's contest....beautiful write.

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 10:17:00 AM

    congrats Gwen on your 3rd place win in john's contest....beautiful write.

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 7:43:00 AM

    I am so happy to see this piece in the winners list....A lovely write Miss Paper Clip Queen.....luv Michael

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 7:17:00 AM

    "sings on tippy toes" I love that Gwendolen!! congratulations on your win in the contest ;) lv Wilma

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 5:02:00 AM

    Knew it would be up there. congrats Marg

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 3:19:00 AM

    hey Gwendolen congrats on your great win..David

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 3:02:00 AM

    Congrats Gwendolen on third place win with these excellent expressions from the lovely photo presented my friend.. honored to share place with u luv..wow..

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 1:36:00 AM

    Congratulations on your placement in the Crystalline Euphony Contest by John Freeman. CR

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 1:07:00 AM

    Cool poem Gwen, Thanks...congratulations on your worthy third place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 9:41:00 PM

    this is SO darn cute, Gwen. I love it!

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 9:42:00 AM

    I just love this imaginative piece - a sure winner

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 7:56:00 AM

    this poem hits me in the muse, Gwendolen. A great crystalline. best I've ever seen bar none. Excellent. Y'all ain't on my fav poet list for nothn'! this poem is numero uno in my book. There is only one thing that upsets me about it that I would change if I could ... if you don't mind my saying ......." I "should have written it! Into my favs this is a winner all the way around

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 6:19:00 AM

    from title to last line--a flowing , magical chord, gwenie.. my winning bet, whoo! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 4:42:00 AM

    Love the title Gwendolen, I think it says it all. This should score well in contest. Thank you for your kind words on some of my efforts. best regards Marg..

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 11:54:00 PM

    What a heart touching landscape of the Autumn mist Song you have painted on the canvas of paper. Such beautiful words in praise of this wonderful season, when falling leaves stir our mind and soul and the fragrance of the falling leaves fill our heart with its intoxicating wine. Great write my friend. My good wishes for your contest entry and many thanks for your lofty comments on my Poem 'Take me away but I promise to sing a Song'. Love & best wishes ..Ravindra... Gwendolen Rix

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 5:48:00 PM

    Good one that reads like a winner..Good luck in John's contest ....Was some fiery leaves wasn't it.Enjoyed..Your presence at my work was uplifting.Sara

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 2:44:00 PM

    Now this Crystalline is a show stopper for sure! Decrescendos is a most perfect word to serve as a prelude to the second line... "autumn mist sings on tippy toes" ...it makes it stand out as a winner. You must be a musician. I studied piano and love what this poem says. Great write my friend. CR

    R. Avatar G. R. Date: 9/3/2011 3:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Only a true musician would appreciate this mutt. ha ha. Thanks for your thotful comments, Caryl. Gwendolen
  1. Date: 9/3/2011 12:28:00 PM

    Soup mail for ya :o)

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 12:25:00 PM

    This is beautiful Gwen. Seems You, David and Cyndi have all written rings around me with this contest. This is better than mine. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 10:23:00 AM

    You should be a winner with this magnificent write! Awesome poem!!

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 10:16:00 AM

    Hey, I'm glad you like the poem. It has no music to it but I am always looking to collaborate with musicians. I write for a rock band at the moment and a woman who lives in Australia (ok she has not replied for a while). X

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 9:34:00 AM

    Gwendolen, great entry, love the first line, good luck..David

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 9:13:00 AM

    A beautiful write with nice personification....enjoyed:)

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 8:50:00 AM

    Beautiful x

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