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The Dark Wood

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The Dark Wood

The Dark Wood ------------------- Far away on the moor, wind creeps quiet: When the golden rays fade and the day's gone; From a nook rustling in the woods of night, Cries a whippoorwill ever and anon. Thickets skirting and swirling untill dawn; She wended her way, swept by Queen Anne's lace; To be cloak'd by dark waters, heap'd upon The sweet enchanted blossoms of her face; The woods dwell in slumber, and shadows hide all trace. In the bosom of night's darkness, she lay Hiding behind the drowsy shades of moon; Once gleaming brook murmurs under the sway Of her gambols in the roses wind strewn, Beneath bowers of a magical rune; A dew spent lingering about afloat, So shall the bleak wind before it dies soon 'pon the autumn wood, fading in dim note; And souls lull'd to repose wearing the midnight coat. ... The form it's been written is in Spenserian Stanza (The stanza consists of eight lines of iambic pentameter followed by a single alexandrine, a twelve-syllable iambic line. rhyme scheme of these lines is "ababbcbcc.") .. For the Contest: Metrical Verse Sponsored by Giorgio Veneto For the Contest: Nature Poems old/ new Sponsored by Poet Destroyer Written by Gautami Phookan

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  1. Date: 9/23/2013 5:39:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!!Sara

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 7:42:00 PM
    Hi Gautami,nice Metrical verse win... luv~Linda

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:23:00 AM
    Congrats on your victory. This was a very good poem. G.

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 11:47:00 PM
    Congratulations on a great poem and win, Gautami. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 10:20:00 PM
    A superb write my dear friend! So like it and enjoyed. Thank you so much for sharing and my big hearty congratulations on your well-deserved super win! love lots and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 9:20:00 AM
    This reads like classic poetry of old......what a beautifully penned sonnet!! Congratulations to you Gautammi !!

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 11:51:00 PM
    Congrats on winning first place in the contest, gautami

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 10:22:00 PM
    This is really wonderful. Congratulations on your well deserved win. SuZ

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:23:00 PM
    what a beautiful poem...congrats on your well deserved win :)

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 10:35:00 PM
    Congrats on your awesome win and beautiful poem my dear Gautami! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 5/22/2013 2:46:00 PM
    Brilliantly crafted and deserving of the win.... Jake

  1. Date: 5/22/2013 12:51:00 PM
    Well done and congrats on your win, S

  1. Date: 5/22/2013 9:06:00 AM
    A deep look into nature, Gautami, , CONGRATULATIONS!!! :-) thank you for the awesome nature poem... Luv~ Luv~ LINDA