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Great Barrier Reef

Pacific beauty, garland of shimmering pastels  
Textures and colors astound, deep in your ocean heart 
Your court is larger than any kingdom on Earth 
And hosts grand balls and parties, 
Shimmering schools of fish dance in unison 
Anemones gather by the thousands
Each more vibrant than the next
Grand plumes of algae sway like great banners
In the streets of your endless coral cities,
Lost happily in orange towers 
All fathoms deep, cradled by warm currents
Erupting and tumbling and breathing, 
The jealous coast watches, the winds bow down 
Salt and scales glitter like stars in your sky
Oh magnificent belle of Queensland! 
All Hail The Great Barrier Reef!

For PD's "7 wonders of the ancient or new world" contest

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  1. Date: 6/8/2013 8:06:00 PM

    Its as of i already read yhis gem but nah i dom t see my name in comments below.Sich an amazing poem deserving your win-Charma

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 10:25:00 PM

    wow, I had not seen this one yet, and I see it won in the contest. Well, I should hope so. It should have scored high too!! great description. congrats.

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 7:05:00 PM

    Beautiful writing! Congratulations on your win... Jack

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 4:06:00 PM

    Congratulations Jeremy...great poem

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 2:42:00 PM

    Very desciptive and expressive work that you have penned in this winning work..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 10:08:00 AM

    It is one place I truly would love to visit . An excellent poem you have penned. love phyl

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 9:26:00 PM

    Very nice! I like the energy of your words. Congrats! :)

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 7:09:00 PM

    Good contest entry for my contest too ;) Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 4:37:00 PM

    Beatuiful write I'm ready to go island hopping to see these things for myself. Great write.

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 2:38:00 PM

    Hi Jeremy, Congratulations on your win in this contest Beautifully written poem. I have an Aunt who lives in Cairns, I have attached a copy on email of this for her, she will love it. Thank you. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 10:30:00 AM

    Absolutely stunning visual with qualtiy writing. Exceptional

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 5:35:00 AM

    congrats on a great win Jeremy

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 10:28:00 PM

    Congratulations, Jeremy, on your piece and the placement. Lovely metaphors evoking much imagery in the minds of those of us who have not been there.

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 9:26:00 PM

    Jeremy, thank you for the wonderful poem and stunning imagery in my "7 wonders of the world contest." CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks for the support. Take Care & Good Night ;-) ~LINDA

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 8:38:00 PM

    Just Beautiful... Congrats I loved it :-)

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 8:14:00 PM

    Jeremy, congrats with your 7 wonder poem <3 LUV ~*~SKAT

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 6:45:00 PM

    Excellent poem, you capture the Great Barrier Reef well, Jeremy, congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 6:02:00 PM

    Beautiful. Congrats.

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 5:32:00 PM

    Congratulations on your superb win in the contest. :)

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 5:23:00 PM

    This was outstanding. J

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 6:03:00 AM

    Hail to the great Jeremy for the beauty he composes, to you my dreamy man, I say congrats, you took it to the top, xxx

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 12:19:00 AM

    Congrats on your win~ A.O

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 9:39:00 PM

    It is moving and alive right here in these words... congratulations

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 10:11:00 PM

    You are so sweet Jeremy, and your poem is perfect ~*~SKAT

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 6:22:00 PM

    You capture the breathtaking beauty of the reef and beyond in this outstanding visual delight! It truly is one of the earth's wonders. You write with great depth and insight. My favorite list is growing with this gem.

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 9:09:00 AM

    So cool I would love to see it! I did go helmet diving once like Jules Verne! It was so beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my verses. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 8:19:00 AM

    Astounding atmosphere! A photographer of stanzas & moments of life. Excellent job!

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 6:34:00 AM

    Is like went scuba-diving in a phantasmagoric parade Of words incomparable in beauty, crowned by inspirational insight! High marks! Thank you!

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 6:05:00 AM

    I agree with Anne Lise, the only way to describe it is GORGEOUS, you must have borrowed from heaven for this one surely, have a bright and beautiful day Jeremy and thank you for your kind visit my page xxx

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 1:44:00 AM

    Jeremy, I admire this poem with "big eyes" and my whole heart. - My words will be "poor" ..... this is "my" poem and it is GORGEOUS!! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)