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500 Days

When first I swayed her eyes a perfect round,
With hair that fell so circular and dark.
Spherical girl -- not rotund or fat-bound,
With curves that flow in wide expanse of arc.

By dawn the night does wane to working day.
With awe I fill her every need profound -- 
A pup to fetch and run the word, obey.
My Summer's smile augments a love unbound.

Yet, smiles are few and eyes a glazing dim.
No touch returned for softly warm caress.
I beg her, please, recount my every sin:
"Nothing," says she, a wisp so vaporous.

Summer left a tasteless void of season;
Autumn blows a gust of destined reason....

September 19, 2016
Movie Mania - Romance - Poetry Contest 
Inspired by the romantic comedy,
500 Days of Summer (2009)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 8/12/2017 5:36:00 AM
If I am allowed to observe this sonnet is great like the others written and unwritten ones: because I feel the noble spirit of rare poets mixing colors in such blessed manner. I beg pardon to poetry for my awkward attempts and insistence and imaginary sins. I imagine myself as Mr. Pickwick tasting Romanticism and rheumatism:love is too child to ask her reason and it may change the decision of any season; even if autumn or winter seem empty , they have rich imagery:It's pleasin'.
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Date: 10/21/2016 5:21:00 AM
A very well penned sonnet, Tom. T.J
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Date: 10/8/2016 7:46:00 PM
I don't know how I missed this the other day but I'm glad I saw it now. This is SPECTACULAR. Love it- very eloquently penned
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Tom Arnone
Date: 10/8/2016 10:13:00 PM
Thanks, Phillip! :-)
Date: 10/6/2016 8:23:00 PM
Hey, where is your one liner on yourself?? I was hoping to find one here!!
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Tom Arnone
Date: 10/6/2016 9:54:00 PM
To busy, A. D. Can't be in all of them. How are you feeling? Love when you stop by. :-) Addendum: 10/8/2016 I wasn't aware of this contest. How could I have missed it? Bad Tom! :-)
Date: 10/5/2016 12:25:00 AM
That's a wonderful poem! Congratulations on your 1st place!
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Tom Arnone
Date: 10/5/2016 7:54:00 AM
Thanks, Darren! :-)
Date: 10/4/2016 11:47:00 PM
Fabulous poem, Tom. Enjoyed it very much.
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Tom Arnone
Date: 10/5/2016 7:55:00 AM
Thanks for the kind words, Afzal.
Date: 9/29/2016 6:17:00 PM
Hi Tom, I don't know what the seeker sought. I loved the eyes, the hair, the curve in the night, at dawn and the day.... Cheers
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 10/1/2016 6:29:00 PM
Nothing is perfect, but yours was complete....
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Tom Arnone
Date: 9/30/2016 12:28:00 PM
The Seeker is cool. He's just a perfectionist. ;-)
Date: 9/29/2016 1:22:00 PM
Definitely one of my preferred romance flicks, but I watched it some time ago. Having said that I really enjoy your ...wisp so vaporous... line. It sums up her part in the movie for me. Great work, best of luck in the contest.
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Tom Arnone
Date: 9/30/2016 12:24:00 PM
Thanks, Scott!
Date: 9/27/2016 9:31:00 AM
Nice piece. Very visual.
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Tom Arnone
Date: 9/27/2016 10:51:00 AM
Thank You, W. T. M.
Date: 9/25/2016 7:46:00 PM
I am not familiar with the movie, Tom, but you wrote an emotional and romantic well-written Sonnet. Best wishes for the contest. Sandra
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Tom Arnone
Date: 9/25/2016 10:44:00 PM
Thanks for those kind words, Sandra. :-)
Date: 9/23/2016 4:26:00 PM
Never seen the movie but good luck in the contest. love phyl
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Tom Arnone
Date: 9/24/2016 9:53:00 AM
Thank you, Phyllis -- see the movie! :-)
Date: 9/23/2016 2:40:00 PM
"Nothing" fits this vixen - a vocabulary of one. daver
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Tom Arnone
Date: 9/23/2016 2:54:00 PM
Daver, are you referring to the actress, Zooey Deschanel?
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daver austin
Date: 9/23/2016 2:44:00 PM
Didn't see the movie - just had to say something. daver
Date: 9/23/2016 3:19:00 AM
Although I didn't see the movie, I like the romantic setting created in your verses. Your final couplet to complete the sonnet is brilliant!
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Tom Arnone
Date: 9/23/2016 8:05:00 AM
Thanks, Carolyn. :-)
Date: 9/22/2016 7:04:00 PM
I loved seeing what you did with 500 Days. That was a super fine movie!! The actor is one of my faves for the younger set!!
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Tom Arnone
Date: 9/22/2016 8:45:00 PM
Yes, Andrea, one of my favorite romantic comedies. Thanks! :-)
Date: 9/21/2016 9:31:00 AM
Hi Tom: I was definitely in awe of the your poetic words that flowed so romantically Great Write!
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Tom Arnone
Date: 9/21/2016 11:31:00 AM
Thank you, Ralph.
Date: 9/19/2016 8:11:00 PM
Tom, oh so evocative and your words conflate to create this fetching summer dalliance ~
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Tom Arnone
Date: 9/19/2016 9:36:00 PM
Thanks. Did you see the movie?