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Near Twilight

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Near Twilight

"Sway to the rhythm of summer snow fields. . ." 
(From Tim Ryerson’s Cotton Pickin’ Paradise)


We came upon a cotton field one day
near twilight when the sun was sinking low,
then stopped the car, deciding we would stay.

We reveled in that field of summer snow
and how sun’s radiance upon it shone.
No cares had we, no other place to go!

Parked off the road, we listened to the drone
of gloaming’s insect symphony. You said
the night, like us, was young, and ours alone!

You touched my face as sky lit up with red.
We kissed as darkness fell. Full was the moon
and soft the grass that was our loving bed!

For brilliant Alabama dusks I pine
and nights of moon glow - knowing you were mine.


For the Terza Rima Sonnet Contest of Craig Cornish




a kyrielle sonnet

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  1. Date: 9/26/2013 10:33:00 PM

    lol, Andrea your funny with the comment on my gentle rain 2.... how did it get pass you. good question. your a busy lady on the soup. I'm everywhere and I see you every where. .thanks for commenting one of my OLD poems. thought you forgot about me... as for me I've been enjoying many of your wins... nice going. luv...PD

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 3:43:00 PM

    A nice romantic write on this poem Andrea. Been so busy that time has flown and the month is almost gone. I am so behind in my comments and have not written a thing lately. love phyl

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 9:50:00 AM

    congrats on a great win with new new varieties great. (:c Jenish

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 6:45:00 PM

    Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 5:06:00 PM

    Congratulations Petal, I expected this to be right up there. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 1:33:00 PM

    Congrats on your great winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 10:37:00 AM

    awesome meter reader writer, so few here and such a gift you have!! Love it Andrea! Many of the finest poets here can not write the meter you can.

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 9:07:00 PM

    This was skillfully done Andrea, congrats on your win xxx

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 12:48:00 PM

    I once lived across the street from a big cotton field (north Alabama, they were everywhere) but now they are hard to find unless you go to the less populated sections. A wonderful write Andrea, congratulations on your win, I enjoyed the read ~ Caryl Answer to your contest entry- I was too late to enter but enjoyed adding to my collection anyway.

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 8:33:00 PM

    I have never seen a cotton field but it should make a nice bed Enjoyed and congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:02:00 PM

    Andrea, one awesome win....SKAT

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 6:49:00 PM

    So enjoyed reading this escape into your beautiful mind. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 5:12:00 PM

    Wow Andrea, this is beautiful!!! I really love this and it is spot on in the form as far as I can tell.. just lovely... congratulations on your win in Craig's contest :)

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 4:55:00 PM

    this piece exudes love as do many of your poems....congrats on a fine win

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 5:46:00 PM

    Who doesn't pine for those days,beautifully and emotionally written Petal. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 2:38:00 PM

    lovely romantic write, my friend - a sure winner

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 8:08:00 PM

    Wonderful it made me smile as you always did in the past! Laura :)

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 8:29:00 AM

    Reads like a winner to me..Enjoyed reading this morning..Those cotton fields ripe for harvest are a beautiful sight..The romance added to the poetic quality of the work..Thanks for the visits to my work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 3:12:00 AM

    Very strong opening line."Sway to the rhythm of summer snow fields" I like the symbolic contrast used with snow and cotton in this piece.

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 3:05:00 AM

    I am so very honored that you chose my poem as inspiration for this beautiful gem my friend...Hands down winner!...As youngsters, we spent a few summers with our grandparents in Greenville, MS in the heart of the Delta...As mentioned in the poem, it was a dirty, unattractive town but it was paradise to us...Thanks again! - Tim

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 11:50:00 PM

    Excellent. Beautifully written. Enjoyed. Tfs

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 10:34:00 AM

    Beautiful sonnet, the last line depicts the essence. Good luck in the contest. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 10:01:00 AM

    Never have seen a field of cotton. YOur poem makes we wish to see one some day. Love, daver

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 7:48:00 AM

    Simply gorgeous, my talented poet friend! You make this form look easy, and I know for a fact that it's not. Well done :)

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 6:20:00 AM

    Hi Andrea great one for contest, good luck, all the best Poetowen

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 5:55:00 AM

    I feel like a moon pie now! Nice country write my o'l freind. GL and Smiles

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 9:48:00 PM

    Flows so easily with faint memories of Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". This will place very well. SuZ

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 9:02:00 PM

    Beautiful, enchanting, poem, Andrea! Love it! Best wishes for the contest though you definitely don't need it! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 7:29:00 PM

    very nice write Andrea....best wishes

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 7:16:00 PM

    I love the twilight hours of the night, it is one of my favorite times of the day, as it progresses into the greatest time...the night! Your poem is so exquisite and genuine my friend! I truly loved reading this delightful poem this evening! What a powerful piece you have written here, Great Work!!

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