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When farthest fields of tall grasses are dry and harshly mown. Then, wildflowers to the wind fall where beauty had once shown. Wren and robin in mourning call with songs of somber tone. Men who are proud at nightfall, laugh in haughty baritone. Penning truths, poets wrap shawls over spirits who moan. Again, through the season’s squall, a poet cries alone. Glen of glowing words comfort all on path from birth to stone. Written 6/30/20 Contest - Triple Rhyme Sponsor - Beth Evans

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Date: 7/15/2020 2:18:00 PM
This verse reflects so many of your poetic traits Rhonda. It is a pleasure to read and enjoy them. I love how it emanates the fragrance of your ink through those flowers. Congratulations on your win. Blessings and love :)
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Date: 7/15/2020 10:52:00 AM
Congrats Rhonda, I can see why this is a winner, a difficult rhyme but you pulled it off beautifully, a wonderful write full of somber tones! Usually I find mono rhyme a little contrived but this one no way, I gotta fave this beauty!!
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Date: 7/12/2020 11:00:00 PM
Very well written, I like this one very much Beth.
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Date: 7/12/2020 2:44:00 AM
Exquisitely witty, Rhonda, a delightful rendering, my friend and my compliments on your 1st Place win -- Aloha from Hawaii~@William
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Date: 7/11/2020 2:58:00 PM
Wonderful and captivating. This is real poetry throughout. So hard to do in this form. Congrats, Rhonda.
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Date: 7/11/2020 1:55:00 PM
wow, I can see how this got a first place. EXCELLENT writing indeed, Rhonda. Congrats.
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Date: 7/11/2020 1:45:00 PM
Oh, this is so rich, Rhonda! The rhythms and rhymes are excellent, the underlying message of a poet bringing comfort through words is deep and meaningful. The plaintive tone you set resolves into hope with your wonderful last line, "Glen of light and words comfort all on path from birth to stone." Hearty congrats for your #1, this is a fave for me ~ John
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Date: 7/11/2020 11:56:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. "Beautiful" So True. Love it and your picture. Enjoy your win and day.........
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Date: 7/11/2020 8:38:00 AM
CONGRATS on your win with this fine poem, Rhonda. I especially like the "shawl" line. Janice
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Date: 7/11/2020 8:17:00 AM
Hi, Rhonda. Congratulations on your lines being honored. My favorite line is the third one.
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Date: 7/11/2020 5:12:00 AM
Beautifully written, Rhonda, congratulations.
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Date: 7/3/2020 10:37:00 AM
I see a winner here! Tres Bien! Panagiota xx
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 7/6/2020 9:10:00 PM
Thank you, my friend...so sweet of you! Blessings, Rhonda xx
Date: 7/2/2020 5:03:00 PM
a very strong poem of immaculate poetry, dear poet...bravo
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 7/2/2020 5:16:00 PM
Thank you, Frederic! Blessings, Rhonda xx
Date: 7/2/2020 3:33:00 AM
This is BEAUTIFUL! You have risen to the occasion and surpassed what would be expected in this contest and others.
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 7/2/2020 5:14:00 PM
Thank you, Caren, so sweet of you! Blessings, Rhonda xx
Date: 7/1/2020 8:33:00 PM
Double WOW! Every line a supreme delight, Rhonda. FAVE. FAVE. FAVE. All-time FAVE. Pure Poetry. Thanks, Gershon
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 7/2/2020 5:13:00 PM
Thanks, Gershon. I wasn't so sure about the flow, but your comment has boosted my confidence! Blessings, Rhonda xx
Date: 7/1/2020 11:15:00 AM
wow you have nailed this challenging form i especially love the line with the poet's shawl:-) good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 7/2/2020 5:12:00 PM
Thanks, Jan. Blessings, Rhonda xx
Date: 7/1/2020 6:26:00 AM
Expertly written, as always. So many lovely lines like...Pen in hand, a poet wraps a shawl over spirits who moan...Again, through the season’s squall, that poet cries alone..a winner for me, Rhonda, with all those well executed rhymes.
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 7/2/2020 5:11:00 PM
Thank you, Vijay. I appreciate your kind words. :) Rhonda xx
Date: 7/1/2020 3:11:00 AM
Splendid for the contest which I would find difficult. Great contrast. Best for a win.
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 7/2/2020 5:09:00 PM
Thanks, Victor. I'm not sure about the flow, but I've already rewritten it three times, so I'm just leaving it alone now. :) Rhonda