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Picture Perfect

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Picture Perfect

I fondle the brush strokes of a brown afternoon, inviting me along, to the land of down under. I will take a small journey, under gunmetal skies, through country as rough as the crackled veneer. On the trail of the outback, while the afternoon sighs, there are three saddled horses, two men, and their packs. Roustabouts are riding, with the sun at their backs. A pall of white petals drift over their heads, from a rift in the cottonwoods, that frame the river’s bed. I will drink in illusion, as the horses refresh, as they prance through deep waters, on that calm, summer's day. I am thirsty, and eager, to reach out and touch, and to ride in the outback, beneath silver skies, on the one extra horse, that lingers nearby...
________________________________________________________________ Based on the Painting "A Lil' Bit of Aus..." _________________________________________________

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  1. Date: 8/25/2013 4:47:00 AM
    carrie, this is, as ever, a wonderful piece of writing; some lovely, unexpected wording - "crackled veneer", "a pall of white petals" etc. - really deserving of a much higher placement imo, I would've given it a 1st or 2nd, for sure! :)

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 3:22:00 AM
    Well Carrie, I don't know what to say anymore...I've run out of adjectives...Soup Mail...

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 6:28:00 PM
    What can I add? You are perfect and I adore and admire your talent

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 9:07:00 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS, CARRIE!! Picture awesome Perfect. LOVE ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 8:04:00 PM
    Carrie, a lovely winning poem... congrats in Andrea's "Picture Perfect" contest... sweet...LINDA

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 3:14:00 PM
    HI, Carrie, loved seeing this in my contest!! you painted the picture beautifully!! Congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 3:00:00 PM
    Lovely piece..Great write,Carrie..Congratulations on your win...

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 12:17:00 PM
    Please say there is another horse, I would love to ride along as well. Congrats, loved it.

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 5:28:00 AM
    Carrie, this is an awesome piece ;) Congratulations on your win with this beauty, enjoyed every line :)

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 10:59:00 PM
    Carrie, Congrats on the top win, this is such a nice one like your poems always are, I love your visits , thnx so much, hugs:) Jag

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 7:54:00 PM
    Carrie, congrats on your 1st place win with this wonderfully descriptive poem! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 9:47:00 AM
    Amazing poem Carrie you got my heart here with the outback and horses. big congrats for winning Shadow x adding to favs

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 5:29:00 AM
    Hi Carrie, You brought that picture to life! How beautiful!! Many congrats on your so well deserved Number one win. Lainie

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 2:08:00 AM
    Hi Carrie, the way you poeticize is great; full of pizzazz.... Big congrats on your top win.... xx

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 3:59:00 PM
    You have a great set of descriptions here Carrie, congrats on your big win love xxx

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 1:39:00 PM
    Excellent Work!!!!!CONGRATS!!!As Guzzi Says 'YUMMY"

  1. Date: 3/8/2012 3:43:00 PM
    mmm [gunmetal skies!]yummie[crackled veneer] ut oh you got robbed!!!! just delightful! Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 8:45:00 PM
    congrats Carrie on a glorious write and win from photo presented about this wonderful country luv..

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 1:09:00 PM
    Congratualtions on your win in Tracie's contest Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 11:37:00 AM
    Listen to me, young Lady: it's the best poem in this winners' list! Exceptional description and the ending lines work prodigiously! It's my number one! : ) Congratulations! Ruben.

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