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Dreaming

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Dreaming

Will poems to my dull senses rise,
     In plainer garb, or apt disguise?
Can turn of phrase else serve an end,
     To vanquish foes or win a friend?

What ardor gains a rhyme’s release,
     To grant me treasured moment’s peace?
So is it merely hubris’ child,
    That lets me dream I’m Oscar Wilde!

2nd Place, Best Poetic Form, Poet Destroyer A

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  1. Date: 11/17/2013 8:24:00 PM

    Congratulations on the fine win, Mark

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson Date: 11/17/2013 11:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dr. Mehta, thanks so much for noticing this little bit of whimsy. I was lucky to have done so well.
  1. Date: 11/17/2013 3:51:00 PM

    Hello Mark, . Congratulation, Thank you for the fine win..... Sending hugs: -) Thank you for the support. always~ LINDA

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson Date: 11/17/2013 5:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Linda, thanks for honoring me and my poetry. I was happy to support your contest. However, without the support of such as you, I'd be nothing more than a momentary blip at the bottom of the screen.
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 11:22:00 PM

    Nice!! I sometimes wonder about the purpose of my writing.... you've penned it well.

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson Date: 11/7/2013 1:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Becca. Ah, the purpose of poetry. That could fill a volume. Or maybe just to share and share in return.
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 4:01:00 PM

    very cute idea for a poem. Loved the ending on this!

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson Date: 11/6/2013 5:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Andrea. It's a little pompous, but the archaic rhyme came that way unbidden, so I thought I'd just follow through.
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM

    hey, thanks for what you said about Angel in my Eye

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson Date: 11/6/2013 5:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your welcome. Nothing easier to give away than well-earned praise.
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 10:38:00 AM

    wonderful poem, brilliant rhyme!

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson Date: 11/6/2013 12:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Ilene. I had fun writing this bit of whimsy.
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 1:19:00 AM

    a great poem Mark. You've also mentioned my adored Archaic Poet; Wilde. This is what makes me a fan of Just That Archaic Poet for his adeptness in old and well-written poetry. Great write Mark, I must repeat. Friend, JM

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet Date: 11/6/2013 1:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    JM: have I told you lately just how awesome you are? Thank you, my treasured friend :)
    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson Date: 11/6/2013 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Joesph, it's nice to be part of a group that applauds and appreciates poems like these rather than denigrates them, which is all I've ever had.
  1. Date: 11/5/2013 11:44:00 PM

    Beautifully written, Mark, a great piece of work. Would love to see more couplets from you! Many thanks for commenting on my recent poem, much appreciated.

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson Date: 11/6/2013 7:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you. Your reads are precious to me. Also see "Comes Then a Day," another couplet I posted a. Little while ago.
  1. Date: 11/5/2013 11:00:00 PM

    Another fantastic gem from you, Mark. This poem is impeccable and expertly written. Your craftsmanship with words is a true testament to your talent. This is going into my "favorites"; it's marvelous, my friend. And thank you for your support tonight; I deeply appreciate it :)

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet Date: 11/6/2013 1:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wonderfully archaic and beautiful :)
    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson Date: 11/5/2013 11:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much. Very archaic, don't you think?
  1. Date: 11/5/2013 9:02:00 PM

    Wonderful Mark. Well written. I hope you write more couplets. I'll be checking back.

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson Date: 11/5/2013 9:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Trevor: Thanks for your comments, gratefully received. I did post one other couplet: "Comes Then a Day." I've had people say they hate couplets, so, again, thanks.