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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.


Onward to the Fourth Jewel in the Crown


Blog Posted:1/28/2014 3:23:00 PM
Crown of Sonnets, 7 will be picked to win in the contest, seven that fit  the best together. 

It is a 7-sonnet sequence in which

the last line of  each sonnet is repeated in the first line of the next.

The first line is repeated as the last line of  the 7th. sonnet;
 
These will be MODERN  SONNETS, 14 lines, 10 syllables per line

 abab cdcd efef gg/ I want flow  but strict meter is not necessary.



 *means they said they'd try for us [we'll try 3 at a time & pick which one  works best then move one] blend your writing style with Caleb's. REMEMBER big boy & girl pants
  1. Eileen Ghali * Sarah Kendrick*Dane Ann Smith Johnson* 7
  2. Carrie Richards *6 Joyce Johnson * 6 Andrea Dietrich* 6
  3. Caleb Smith * #1
  4. Craig Cornish *4 The Scribe *4 Mark Peterson *4
  5. Charles Henderson #2 David Williams * #2
  6. Catie Lindsey * #3 Nette Onclaud *#3 Jim Goff #3
  7. Isaiah Zerbst*5, Roy Jerden* 5,  *Kelly Deschler 5 *   

7 people will  win and all of those 7 will get a first place.  

Stone in the Cold

By Caleb Smith


#1
 

 Through darkness I come with a  stealthy hand,
who but a man shadowed could be so bold?
My eyes hunt  take a reckoning of the land,
look into the hollows, constant and  cold.

My companion solitude, still as stone,
I  am the seeker of winds, and of scent.
By the trees yonder, I wait not   alone;
my aim is true, and my purpose unbent.

Yet, death does not bring a smile to my lips,
  nor a lift unto this wayfaring heart;
in grief I am fed, from  silence  I sip,
and from the old wood, I shall never part.

The hunt will remain for those who pursue,
  a  life that no death could ever undo.

#2 selection C. H. 

A life that no death could ever undo,
for  there are portals I've yet to find.
Hidden life in the green I wish to  pursue,
oh, the secrets of life and death entwine.  

I search and search, I will know no  defeat.
Each corner turned will find new paths to tread.
The deer or the  bear, the fox that I meet
will reveal the secrets of life not death.

So, let the wood talk, hear what it  reveals.
Riddle its meanings there to be understood.
The less armor worn,  we brandish or wield,
higher truth follows our message of good.

Come into the woods as in days of youth,
we  still face the test of absolute truth.

 #3 of 3 J. G.

We still face the test of absolute truth,
the  nights coming fast, I travel unheard.
The reverence I feel, was born in  youth,
tempered by sage, burnt offerings for birds.

Tormented by brambles whose thorns I collect
I  come to remains of struggles long gone,
feathers and crushed bone, on these I  reflect.
I'm hoping once more, my arms are still strong.

A pine marten scurries, close to my step,
the  sweet scent of birch gum, his claws unearth.
My arrow's still sheathed, for  creeks I have leapt.
I have grown cold, but my spirit rebirthed.

Tracks at the creek, the water I savor
 the  brush slight moves, my aim does not waver.

#4 C. C.

The brush moves, my aim does not waiver.
Foraging there, on the rim of the pond
A sounder of wild boar brings a shiver
And the grunts and the squeals that I have spawned.
 
From the thicket a sow charges and bites;
Bleeding, I climb to the limb of a tree,
As razorback frenzy welcomes the night -
Now, I am prey and pray to be free;
 
That the morning light will find the beasts gone,
Or that others not find the scent of my blood,
Or that tied to this tree, will I last long -
Will infection and pain rush in a flood.

Or, like a wounded deer in the thicket
Will I die and be eaten within it...
 
my suggestions & eincorporating both Dee's and Joyce's advice

The brush moves, my aim does not waver,
a sounder of boar feeds right near the pond,
so many there, it brings on a shiver;
the gruntings and squealings that I have spawned.

From the thicket a sow charges, then bites;
bleeding, I climb to the limb of a tree,    
as razorback frenzy slashes the night.
I am the prey, and I pray I'll be freed.

God, let morning light find ev'ry beast gone
pray no more come to the scent of my blood,
the gash is so deep, will I last that long?
Tied to the tree the pain flows like a flood.

My mind goes to the deer bones in the thorns.
The night is very dark, pray for the dawn.

Isaiah #4

The brush moves, my aim [must never]* waver;
With strengthened arms I bend my bow of yew:
My eyes pierce the brush, intent to savor
the sights of a good hunt, an arrow true.

The bracken parts, rattling, empty sighs;
My draw fingers quake from the constant chill.
My quarries' breath floats to the clouded sky,
My own breath muffled as I track my kill.

Overhead, an arrow in deadly arc
speeds toward the bear I'm seeking, still as stone;
A shadow moves, the arrow strikes its mark.
The hand that loosed the shaft was not my own.

I am a man shadowed; death comes knocking:
The hunter hunted; the past comes stalking.


#4 Mark

The brush moves, my aim does not waver,
then cacophonous noise and flutter of wing—
suspense of time, wild moment to savor,
destiny’s urge theirs, ever pining for spring.

The beat of the moment has suddenly faded,
my nostrils aware of the keenness of snow.
Unprepared and alone, my hubris vacated,
ill to compare with the wolf and the crow.

I shiver alone in the deepening cold,
cringing and stiff, as the blizzard advances
Though I’d thought of myself as manly and bold,
I confess sadly now that grim are my chances.

How long must I struggle, awash in chagrin,
Stricken in heart over what might have been. 

suggest to simplify language & clarify for Mark

Now the brush moves, my aim does not waver.
A rush of bird sounds the flutter of wings
times seems to stop, a moment to savor
unaimed I lose, they flee pining for spring.

The beat of the moment has suddenly faded,
my nostrils flare with the keenness of snow.
What foolish pride to come, alone, unaided 
unprepared for cold like the wolf and crow.

I shiver alone in the deepening cold,
cringing and stiff, as the blizzard advances;
though I’d thought of myself as manly and bold,
I confess sadly, that grim are my chances.

 How long must I struggle, awash in chagrin,
 Stricken in heart over what might have been.    

BOY we have some wonderful PLOT choices here!!!

 BUT  the action/suspense must BE here- Sonnet 4 beginsBE  VERY SENSORY STAY IN FIRST PERSON PRESENT TENSE

PLEASE  READ CALEB'S BLOG FOR INSPIRATION

Please pick which we will use for #4

*the 1st line is The brush moves my aim does not waver



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  1. Date: 1/31/2014 9:27:00 PM
    Please read my comment below this one first !! To clarify, I have nothing against those who hunt, even for sport. I'm not preaching the right or wrong of it and I leave all justification up to each individual. I have never examined my motive for not liking to kill something, I just know I don't like the feeling afterwards. I can't (wont) apologize for that. I wish someone would expand further the thought of "absolute truth" which I have placed on the hunter. Pro or con---your choice.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/1/2014 7:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Caleb is the hunter. The hunter hunts fairly & for his own food, he revers the animal & the woods. Chas you need to explore this in your own work outside of the Crown.
  1. Date: 1/31/2014 9:16:00 PM
    In my verse I spoke of the absolute truth but due to concentration on other facets of the poem I did not see that the thought was followed through properly. We are only on # 4 so there is still plenty of room to expand Absolute truth, which is the feeling one gets from killing something, even justifiably. Whatever it is. I recently really felt terrible over having to kill a possum that was stealing my cat's food. I knew it was probably carrying food to its babies but I felt I had to look after my interests and feeding a family of possum should not just be dumped on me. That was the apparent truth. The reality was how badly I felt having to kill it, just for doing what it needed to do.

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  1. Date: 1/31/2014 2:08:00 PM
    debbie, i feel we have enough 'picks' already.. will check the next one.. good to see that jimbo's 1st line has now a 10 syl count..huggs

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  1. Date: 1/31/2014 2:00:00 PM
    My vote goes to Isaiah's sonnet. The story is intriguing and quite suspenseful.

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  1. Date: 1/31/2014 10:13:00 AM
    Deb....You are doing a great job with your enormous sacrifice of time, and willingness to help! thanks! jimbo

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  1. Date: 1/31/2014 7:17:00 AM
    I like Mark's work as number four..Sara

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  1. Date: 1/30/2014 8:32:00 PM
    Well everyone ..almost all the poets have had there say, I haven't heard from Dane or Eileen right now without my vote each poet, Craig, Isaiah & Mark have 3 votes WHATCHA think about that YOU FANTASTIC sonnet writers!!!! - I'll give the 2 ladies till morning to vote they have been soup mailed

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  1. Date: 1/30/2014 7:59:00 PM
    I vote Isaiah.....sound...rhythm...story...solid...like the turn in last quatrain...suspense! Commited with inclusion of bear...nice....yeah, darn good! Including his change to his line 1 (becomes my last line) jimbo

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  1. Date: 1/30/2014 7:50:00 PM
    Ok...ok...ok..i read Isaiah's....i do like his opening line version! "my aim must never waver"...

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/30/2014 8:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    can't do this unless we change yours Jimbo, it really doesn't matter..both ways are fine
  1. Date: 1/30/2014 7:14:00 PM
    Isaiah I think your revisions work if yours is chosen we can use yours instead of the rework I did.. much progress in clarity!!

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    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst Date: 1/30/2014 7:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, it was your suggestions that enabled me to find that clarity. Been great working with you. Thanks a million!
  1. Date: 1/30/2014 6:51:00 PM
    Debs,how are people finding time to analyze and do all this? I took 20 min. just now to study each one and now i am late for the gym!!!! I have no idea how to vote. I like all of them. I have suggestions for maintaining iambic if anyone wants to know but I have no time to even tell my suggestions. If it were I beginning the next sonnet, I would find the first one the easiest to work off from. That ending line is good and is open to many possibilities. I think those who have to do the next sonnet should make the decision, not me!! All three guys have sent the story in a different direction, and all three directions can be good stories!

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/30/2014 7:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    nope every one gets a chance to speak
    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards Date: 1/30/2014 6:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's a good idea. Perhaps the ones who have to start the next sonnet, would be the ones to pick the previous....easiest to work with?
  1. Date: 1/30/2014 6:50:00 PM
    I'm liking the simplicity of that last sonnet....Mark's revised version...although each one is wonderful, that one seems speaks naturally to me ...maybe it's just me?

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/30/2014 6:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like that one too, but it sounded to me more like a FINAL final line. The second one has a great ending line too if it's about someone being stalked by a past foe?
  1. Date: 1/30/2014 6:45:00 PM
    Isaiah 4 "With practiced speed I flex my bow of Yew"

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/30/2014 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    nice one Chas!!!
  1. Date: 1/30/2014 6:35:00 PM
    Ok, I edited my poem. Read through all your replies and tried to incorporate them in my own words. I am really pleased with the results. Thank you so much for the help. I know you have done a lot for me already, but if it is not too much, I would like to know if any further changes need to be made or if that version will suffice.

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  1. Date: 1/30/2014 5:48:00 PM
    Thanks, Debbie for working with my suggestions. I realize that it was not quite clear that the arrow was another. I can only imagine how trying it is to try to keep track of everything and please everyone. I like this second revision a lot better. I am working with your ideas, changing the shape of the poem, if you don't mind. What are we doing for a first line? It keeps changing and that is impacting my preference for a second line. My heartfelt thanks. Isaiah.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/30/2014 7:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :)
  1. Date: 1/30/2014 5:37:00 PM
    Well, unlike the hunter, my aim does waver. Isaiah's version leaves open some possible human interaction I find intriguing. I'm switching my target to it.

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  1. Date: 1/30/2014 5:16:00 PM
    I prefer Mark's version as it leaves more flexibility open for sonnet 5. Line one needs to match with the previous sonnet, one way or the other.

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  1. Date: 1/30/2014 5:06:00 PM
    Ok guys, none of the number 4 match the last line of number 3, that said I vote for Craig's as it has the twist of the hunter becoming the hunted, although 4th line 1st stanza is too long try "grunting and squealing noises I have spawned" and there are too many lines beginning with "or" ...

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  1. Date: 1/30/2014 4:47:00 PM
    Well, I vote for the rewrite of Craig's tremendous contribution. Mainly because of the language of saying the same thing in a more inviting way to peak interest. Especially the last two lines, which put the vision in your head without actually saying it. Is a very neat ending.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/30/2014 4:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ok Chas thanks, we'll decide tonight
  1. Date: 1/30/2014 12:47:00 PM
    Wow, great improvement. So nice to have other eyes gaze and augment. Maybe if I'd had a year or two I could have done it myself.

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    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson Date: 1/30/2014 9:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Only going to prove, of course, that I'm not a legend in my own time, just a rumor.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/30/2014 8:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    see what did I tell you!
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/30/2014 1:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You don't give yourself enough credit :)
  1. Date: 1/30/2014 11:35:00 AM
    Debbie, you sound offended in your last reply. I sincerely hope you are not. I am not trying to say that your understanding of my poem is faulty. I am bouncing ideas off you to come up with a better poem. Like you said, you don't like the stone idea. That is fine. I can go with your revision. I am by no means asserting that I am right and you are wrong. I think your scarf idea is a good one. Can't remember, does it mention that previously. I had not taken that into consideration, so I would have to revise.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/30/2014 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    sorry Isaiah, you're right I'm getting touchy, do you want to try one more revision yourself be fore I try to process you input & everyones elses? Then by the end of the day we can pick one?
  1. Date: 1/30/2014 11:21:00 AM
    I see that there are changes that should be made to my poem, but I think a continuity with the previous poems is important as well. If not the ones I chose, then in some other way. I really appreciate what you are doing, and hope I was not out of line making so many critiques.

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  1. Date: 1/30/2014 11:14:00 AM
    5. "My arrow's shaft" is rather confusing; it seems to me he would know whether he shot his own arrow or not. He is being shadowed, the other person is quite a ways behind him, thus the arrow must be shot at a steep angle in order for it to travel so far. Hence, the "deadly arc." This would clearly distinguish it from his own arrow. 6. The "frozen stone" is meant to refer to Caleb's title, "Stone in the Cold." I thought it would be interesting to have a tangible cold stone, either a real stone or a precious stone that holds some power over him in connection with the past. Perhaps having to do with why he is hunted. A stone of great value or peculiar properties might make a good inclusion.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/30/2014 11:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    wow confusion I thought the arced arrow was his.. don't like the stone angle at all this isn't meant to be a tale of magic in the woods -I will think on all you said..you think how OFF my understand was of what you wrote-I did not get what you intended and rewrite IF you want to.
  1. Date: 1/30/2014 11:01:00 AM
    3. The bowhand actually gets colder than the drawing hand when hunting in cold weather, and is the primary means of aiming the bow, a direct response to, "my aim does not waver." But this one is not so important. 4. Unsure what "my breath scarf muffled" means. I intended this to mean that his foggy breath was right in front of his eyes, but completely disregarded as he pursued his game.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/30/2014 11:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ok who is the he the deer or the man - if the man why would he [regard] his breathe at all, I thought the deer might scent his breath on the air?
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/30/2014 11:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    your breath would be seen as well as the deers but if your face was covered from the cold with a mask or a scarf condensed breathe would as easily show? rise?
  1. Date: 1/30/2014 10:54:00 AM
    The line "a strength of old bends back my bow of yew." Is a continuity of this line from the 3d sonnet, "I'm hoping once more, my arms are still strong." So a reference to arms or strength, which implies strength of arm makes more sense to me. 2. The line "a rack on a fine buck" seems out of place, since that is not what he is savoring, it really is the excitement of the hunt, the crowning achievement of having tracked and snuck up on his prey, and the true flight of his arrow that he is savoring. I do agree that having an animal name in the poem somewhere is a good idea.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/30/2014 11:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I took strength of old to harken back to the time when men drew 100 pound pull long bows, however NP putting the concept back if you can improve the rhythm
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/30/2014 11:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    1) regarding line 2) it didn't recall that line to me - [bends back my bow of yew strumbles after the rthym of [a STREGHTH of OLD] I'm thinking you think too 2) I hear you Isaiah see if you can figure a way to say that without it sounding like blood lust, the lust for a kill - the [crowning] of my hunt -made me think of antlers?
    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 1/30/2014 11:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Isaiah...Your original line 2 is outstanding follow to my last line! Much better than revision...jimbo
  1. Date: 1/30/2014 10:40:00 AM
    The reason I am favoring Craig's sonnet is because there are still 3 sonnets to go... Craig's ushers in a climax which can be expanded upon in sonnet number 5...getting through the night.... hugs, catie :)

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  1. Date: 1/30/2014 10:38:00 AM
    I have mixed feelings about the revisions done to my poem. Some of the changes are good, providing more clarity and facilitated flow; but much of the continuity with the previous sonnets has been altered, causing it to become more obscure. I am not arguing by any means; I simply want everyone to be aware of my original intent so they can make an informed decision on which lines are better for our purpose.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/30/2014 11:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I don't agree regarding continuity being lost or the meaning obscured by me, you did not get your meaning across, NP folks have rewritten up to five time do so if you wish & I'll take another look BUT only if you are having FUN, you are keeping your versions for yourself the adjusted versions are only to make the GROUP work feel like a single writer did it
  1. Date: 1/30/2014 9:41:00 AM
    We still face the test of absolute truth, I move like the deer mouse, travels unheard. The justice I seek, was born in my youth, tempered by sage, burnt offerings for birds. Tormented by brambles whose thorns I collect I come across remnants, struggles long gone, feathers and crushed bone, on these I reflect. I'm trusting once more, my arms are still strong. A pine marten scurries, close to my step, the sweet scent of birch gum, his claws unearth. My arrows still sheathed, for creeks I have leapt, I have grown cold, but my spirit rebirthed. Tracks at the creek, drink deeply, I savor now the brush moves, my aim does not waver. 01/25/14

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/30/2014 11:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jimbo
  1. Date: 1/30/2014 7:28:00 AM
    on my home page, I added the word "slight" to my last line in sonnet #3 ...the brush slight moves, my aim does not waver ....you guys are cool!~!! jimmy

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    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 1/30/2014 9:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like "now the brush moves!"
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/30/2014 8:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    How about [Now the brush moves, my aim does not waiver.]
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/30/2014 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Jimbo can you send me the original version with the mouse in it please - I thought I still had it but I can't find it..THANKS
    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 1/30/2014 7:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    smoother
    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 1/30/2014 7:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    not the perfect word....hoping for one more "pointed, but dreamy" am thinking' but my deli calls! yimbo
  1. Date: 1/30/2014 12:21:00 AM
    Deb, on your rewrite of Craig's for Dee and Joyce you have "a sounder of boars feeds" which is grammatically correct but does not sound very good. I think is because the two s's (boars and feeds) so close together. Boar is singular or plural, but plural can also be boars. It is correct and sounds better to say "a sounder of Boar feeds - - - - -.

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 1/30/2014 10:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree with Chas...:)
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 1/30/2014 6:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    can do Chas
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