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Life is an infinite continuum, feeding on its own death. Our mortality, real and imagined, lives within. We can always see these truths with a discerning eye. The mirrored images that seem like two, are but one, a parallel universe whose paths cross like a wisp of wind, we are all of one time, like prose and poems written in separate centuries, but of the same struggle. There, always there, truth never hides, except for those who don’t seek it  for fear of what they might find. From light to dark we fly in different directions though toward the same destination. What matters is what we do on our flight. Do we see the paths of leaves as they float on the pond, the reflection of the sky beyond, and the trees, who have now shed their leaves but will reflect full in the spring; beneath the leaves, the roots of the lily pads  and the stare of a wary carp who looks from his world as we do from ours? We must find time on our journey to read, play a game, or simply sit and wonder at the marvels around us, for death will come in its own time…

Cornish Sonnet Contest Results Posted Shortly

Blog Posted:4/11/2014 10:24:00 AM
Okay, first I’ll scream AHHHHHH!!!!!!   I posted three blogs about these contest rules. You can access them by highlighting my past blogs.  In addition, at any time you can go to your member contest entries and double check the rules, anytime after a contest has ended.  Anyhow, in the rules and the blogs there was reference each time to the rhyme scheme.  That rhyme scheme is Abacbc Dedfef AD.  My favorite poem of the lot was called Dream Keeper but I couldn’t place it because the rhyme scheme was not even close but the poem is a “Keeper” for sure!  Three others I will place but I really shouldn’t because they included rhyming from verse one into verse two but the meter etc. earned a spot---but DARN!  Now let’s find out who wrote these.  Rhyme scheme – Meter/Content – Flow----Thank You.
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  1. Date: 4/12/2014 10:20:00 PM
    Thanks Craig I truly liked the variation CONGRADS all!

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  1. Date: 4/12/2014 5:17:00 PM
    I cannot believe that I had 2 lines in Tetra whilst all the poem was in Penta meter. I am so disappointed and sorry to let you down Craig. May I express an opinion at this point. I think, with all due respect, that judges should also adhere to their own rules and disqualify all poems that do not meet the rules. That way it does not leave any doors open for speculation and people would feel more included. Trust me, it is not my intention to start another soup feud, Lord knows I wrote "Too Late" partly because of what has happened recently on soup. Thank you for putting up the contest. Really appreciated.

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    Zammit Avatar Ronald Zammit Date: 4/12/2014 5:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you also for giving up your time to judge our entries.
  1. Date: 4/11/2014 7:20:00 PM
    I never even realized i was using A rhyme scheme in the second verse!! Anyway, the cornish sonnet is a lovely form and I'm glad I made the list! Congrats to all your winners.

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 4/11/2014 9:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea, I knew you missed it--sorry.
  1. Date: 4/11/2014 3:55:00 PM
    Well I did the same to Andrea when I forgot to write the name of her contest as the title. Thank you for my second place Craig. Love, Joyce

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 4/11/2014 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're welcome Joyce!
  1. Date: 4/11/2014 3:13:00 PM
    Gahhhhhh !!!! I can't believe I am such a lame-brain !! You are more than kind to include my "Dream Keeper" in your list......what in the world was I doing when I read your rules???!! (No, wasn't drunk, I swear !!! LOL !))... As a judge it must drive you crazy when these things happen, after you were nice enough to spell it out to us!! So sorry ...I don't know what could have possibly confused me. Reading it back, it is clear as day! Thank you Craig for your patience!!! I just invented my own form !! lol :(

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 4/11/2014 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was (is) a beautiful form though Carrie!

My Past Blog Posts

Lyrics Contest Judged
Date Posted: 9/27/2014 4:25:00 PM
You Were There
Date Posted: 9/21/2014 12:54:00 PM
Lyric Contest Judged
Date Posted: 9/1/2014 12:48:00 PM
Something Special
Date Posted: 8/27/2014 9:05:00 PM
Special Stuff
Date Posted: 8/18/2014 4:18:00 PM
Lauren Bacall
Date Posted: 8/12/2014 8:10:00 PM
Inspired By Our Rose
Date Posted: 8/10/2014 9:07:00 AM
Contest Edits
Date Posted: 7/13/2014 2:30:00 PM
Goethe Stanza Contest Judged
Date Posted: 7/11/2014 10:41:00 AM
Our Cover Girl !!
Date Posted: 7/7/2014 4:53:00 PM
A Rainy 4th in New England--some fun
Date Posted: 7/4/2014 12:30:00 PM
Thanks Coach Cyndi
Date Posted: 6/28/2014 5:25:00 PM
Debussy Contest Judged
Date Posted: 6/17/2014 2:17:00 PM
New Contest and Update
Date Posted: 6/15/2014 9:53:00 AM
Some of the "Modern" sonnets
Date Posted: 6/6/2014 10:05:00 AM
Contest Inspiration Debussy
Date Posted: 5/24/2014 8:41:00 AM
Memorial Day
Date Posted: 5/23/2014 5:55:00 PM
Get Creative Contest Judged
Date Posted: 5/22/2014 12:30:00 PM
Get Creative Contest Last Update
Date Posted: 5/16/2014 9:14:00 AM
Get Creative Contest
Date Posted: 5/15/2014 2:23:00 PM
What Say You - Not Mine
Date Posted: 5/2/2014 7:57:00 AM
UK National Poetry Contest 2013
Date Posted: 5/1/2014 8:37:00 AM
That'll Teach 'em!
Date Posted: 4/13/2014 3:01:00 PM
Cornish Sonnet Contest Results Posted Shortly
Date Posted: 4/11/2014 10:24:00 AM
Just a Couple Thoughts
Date Posted: 4/4/2014 11:17:00 AM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
10/1/2014Lights of NightFree verselife,
9/30/2014Pickett's ChargeBlank versewar,
9/25/2014Keepers of the FlameVerselife,
9/21/2014You Were ThereRhymedeath,love,
9/19/2014The Light KeeperVerselife,
9/19/2014southward, wing on wingHaikuimagination,seasons,
9/14/2014Poetry Is BornFree versemother,
9/7/2014On the Cusp of WinterFree verseautumn,
9/7/2014The Old ManRhymelife,nature,
9/5/2014I'll Leave You My TearsRhymelove,lyric,song,
9/5/2014Peal the BellsBlank versetime,
9/2/2014The Looking GlassRhymeintrospection,
8/31/2014How Could I KnowTrioletfunny,
8/31/2014Autumn AlouetteVerseautumn,
8/26/2014A Note To My SisFree verselife,
8/21/2014Morning's VeilOttava rimamorning,nature,
8/18/2014The LadyRhymefantasy,love,
8/16/2014No Matter Where I RoamRhymetravel,
8/13/2014a tropical mornHaikunature,
8/9/2014Perfectly Imperfect PoemsFree verselife,
8/9/2014The Muted RoseIambic Pentameterinspirational,
8/8/2014Until I Hold You NearRhymewar,
8/6/2014Night OwlRhymenature,

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
Evening WalkFree verseintrospection,life,nature
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Why I WeepItalian Sonnetnatureme,
An Invitation to DanceSonnetmusic,nature,
Secrets of the StreamFree verseintrospection,nature
Double PhantasyFree verseloss,mystery,sad,
Something of a DreamerFree verselife,
Silver StrandsBiolove,mother,me,silver,
Montage PoetryLyrichappiness,history,uplifti
A Mutual passionBlank verseromance,longing,longing,l
Spring ReturnedRondeauhappiness,love,people,sou
Her Name Is JanuaryPersonificationimagination,nature,new ye
Wind PowerRhymenature,
Gold StarNarrativechildhood,war,war,star,bl
Circle of LifeRhymedeath,introspection,life,
New EnglandRhymenature,seasons,
If EverSonnetfaith,hope,inspirational,
FIRST CHERUBIC CHANCELyricmystery,uplifting
Wait Raven,I am comingFree versedeath
Embroidered DreamsRondeauart,childhood,mother,sad,
THE HOURSSonneton writing and words,time

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