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BIO SKETCHES:

Location: north node of pisces in past lives

Characteristics: moon-angel, summer gypsy

Philosophy: in life and love, don’t settle for less than 100%

Greatest sin: can do nothing for a day and stay in the “ now”

Education: a student of life on earth and outbound

Style: blend of classic and eclectic

Strengths and weaknesses: shadows chasing light; light chasing shadows

Luxuries:  inner spirit dancer, theater actress, educator, painter, poet, interior designer

Addictions: diet coke, rare collections, travels around the world

Unforgettable scene: pathways of Prague in Czechoslovakia around dusk

Claim to fame: the world's worst typist


`` WAVE OF CONGRATS TO WREATH WINNERS! ``


Blog Posted:8/18/2012 6:36:00 AM


happy hello, dear soupers! …my, all of you created amazing wreaths and the decision for spots was very difficult for me to handle…though this form required that, ” ideally, a wreath closes itself by using the first word of the poem again at the end of the poem”, i based my winning list on basic but proper use of form, originality, poetic mood, and flow of content…

this was one of those times i wish i had more spots to award as each one of these poems shined in its own beauty…some leeway was granted to those i felt used English as a second language… fair enough?

thank you all for your support and inspiration… it was a delight for me to have contacted a few for clarifications… more than this, thanks to those who  likewise “ soupied” me to check rules of the contest…

as always, my selection and arrangements of the finalists were according to my subjective judgment… others will have a different view of the relative merits of each entry…

i therefore encourage you to read all of the entries, make your own judgments and leave your thoughts about the poem with the poet.

congrats to you all entrants and winners!... i’ll be back for another spree; come and join!

huggs and love!




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  1. Date: 8/21/2012 9:59:00 AM
    Nette, great form...

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  1. Date: 8/21/2012 3:29:00 AM
    ahhh, cyn my heartie... you always come up with creative ideas... i kinda got hooked on this form the way you mentioned its dynamnics--how fluid can it get!.. your piece was a standout.. and yes, a wreath sonnet.. gawwd, that's a tad difficult but challenging... bring it on.. you always shine!..:) huggs!

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  1. Date: 8/19/2012 6:39:00 AM
    I thank you, hon, for the placement in your contest, but I'm just as thrilled to have been shown this wonderful form! I so enjoyed playing with words, the way they both travel the same stream, but --like a pebble dropped in a pond--- ripple outward. This is similar to Debbie's etcetera form. I plan to explore this more. I'd even like to try a 14 liner-- a wreath sonnet (which I am sure has been done before) Now, I will need to really work up a lather to work a wreath that has a rhyme pattern and a volta and a summary that swings back to the poems beginning. LOL. Dare me? LOL.maybe I'm wicked enough to dare YOU. Hmm.. maybe I'm such a pratt that I could tap about a dozen soup sonneteers..

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  1. Date: 8/18/2012 10:26:00 PM
    arild, gail, and cory: thnaks for the greetings; much appreciated! :) huggs

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  1. Date: 8/18/2012 10:25:00 PM
    hi carrie, suzette, kashi, joann, andie,vie, and yas: again special cheers to you all for your wins.. you took the wreath to newer heights and my heart adored them!...:) huggs

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  1. Date: 8/18/2012 2:51:00 PM
    Big congrats to the Souper winners:-) Have a great weekend my friend!!

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  1. Date: 8/18/2012 11:06:00 AM
    Congrats to all the winners.. cory Nette.. soup mail

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  1. Date: 8/18/2012 10:53:00 AM
    Great blog announcement, the way you discuss your own opinions as a judge are subjective. You always try to make your winners feel special, Nette. Congrats to all and thanks for my win as well.

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  1. Date: 8/18/2012 9:27:00 AM
    Hi nette'thanks for my placement !Congrats to all the winners!Enjoyed the challenge.

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  1. Date: 8/18/2012 8:47:00 AM
    I have been reading the wealth of beautiful 'wreaths'........wow.....how did you ever decide? they are all so beautiful.........thank you so much for the honor I share with my fellow poets!

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  1. Date: 8/18/2012 8:36:00 AM
    Thank you Nette for my placement in your contest, you always take us there with your witty ideas, love hugs vie

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  1. Date: 8/18/2012 8:03:00 AM
    Thank you for hosting this exciting contest. It had stretched my imagination and had me researching long forgotten poetry concepts. As luck would have it, PoemHunter.com (I'm a member and it had, therefore, rung a bell) had recently featured an article on the work of George Herbert - this did help. Thank you for placing me in the contest (the form of which was debated by me). Wishing you a splendid weekend, Nette. Love, Suzette

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  1. Date: 8/18/2012 7:37:00 AM
    Thanks for hosting this original contest idea. I like the wreath form, and will certainly try it again. Congrats to all of your winners.

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