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A Choir of Nature

“The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness therein, the world and they that dwell therein” A Psalm of David…
Solitary, I stand upon these ever changing shores Where sun, sea, earth and winds abide Where time and tide flow forevermore In a timeless waltz, as one, they reside Within this glorious setting sits a conspicuous ruin A beautiful church built with mortar and stone Stones carved and laid by hands, gifted and willing And now vast blue skie replace the old wooden dome B'neath sits an altar graced by Morning Glory vines Ascending, yet, to the sun and matching blue skies While fragile walls hugged by bougainvillea climbs Well dressed in their shocking pink and white styles And though silence prevails, I hear a choir of nature sing Melodious chants echoing within these broken walls Where the elements congregate and worship in sync... Transfixed; I kneel in worship and my soul gives its all! ~*~
By: Annalise Brigham For: “The Church by the Ocean” Contest” 09/29/11 *3rd Place

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Date: 11/8/2016 2:10:00 PM
I can hear a distinct love for Jehovah God through your words! Lovely work!
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Date: 10/28/2016 1:34:00 AM
This is Poetry indeed. I loved it.
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Date: 10/22/2016 6:22:00 AM
Beautiful!!! I thought of the hymn This Is My Father's World when I read your poem. Your poem reminds me that God's hand is in all nature. Thanks for sharing Oliver
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Date: 6/12/2014 9:14:00 PM
This is a true gem my friend!!!!!!! BBRAVO AND BBRAVO!!!! B'neath sits an altar graced by Morning Glory vines "Ascending, yet, to the sun and matching blue skies While fragile walls hugged by bougainvillea climbs Well dressed in their shocking pink and white styles"
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Date: 12/30/2011 1:25:00 AM
Thank you Annalise for your kind words. God bless & Happy New Year! Cheers, Maureen
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Date: 11/1/2011 11:38:00 AM
Amazingly beautiful... Loved it. Thanks.
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Date: 10/29/2011 7:18:00 PM
What a brilliant write, Annalise. What a great picturization of neglect of religion these days. Churches are allowed to be eaten by the termite of time. May God forgive us. Thanks for your magnificent comments on my Quatrain The Escape. It is thought provoking, indeed. -Mohammad
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Date: 10/25/2011 8:38:00 AM
This is the most beautiful writing for this contest... The other were great... but yours, in my opinion, could take me there, to the church by the ocean.
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Date: 10/9/2011 2:59:00 AM
A write rich in imagery Annalise,..can feel the vibes, all the best with this in the contest..
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Date: 10/7/2011 4:30:00 PM
Smile, *^_^* “This Is Sooo Very Beautiful My Dear Precious & Beautiful Annalise! *^_^* I Found My Spirit Reaching for Its Moment of Splendours *^_^* Touching, Something Magnificently Glorious In That, I Was Able to Be One With Creation & Also, Transcend Time & Place to Be, Amid The Loving Hands of Grace *^_^* Absolutely Spectacular Within Gently Pastels & Tones, Sooo Sweeet, My Dear!” === My Love, Always, Jasper *
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Date: 10/6/2011 9:47:00 PM
just lovely, congrats Annalise on your win in the contest
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Date: 10/6/2011 3:43:00 PM
So happy for your win, Annalise. Congratulations! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 10/5/2011 9:36:00 PM
A lovely poem, Annalise. Congrats on your win! Kim
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Date: 10/5/2011 8:08:00 PM
Great writing. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 10/5/2011 5:20:00 PM
Congrats Annalise on a wonderful well deserved win with these brilliant lines of poetry my friend.. a special piece indeed...
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Date: 10/5/2011 10:47:00 AM
Your poem provided me with a sense of calm. Congratulations
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Date: 10/5/2011 8:27:00 AM
Good writing. Looking forward to your next winner.
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Date: 10/5/2011 5:47:00 AM
As I looked for photos of old churches by the sea, your poem described one in particular to a letter T. This conspicuous ruin that you wrote about is one of your best works yet. I am enthralled by its beauty. I loved Matt C's too...so different, yet so similar the moods yours emits. A wonderful win....an even better write.
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Date: 10/5/2011 1:36:00 AM
This is so lovely Anna. Many congrats.
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Date: 10/4/2011 1:44:00 PM
Congratulations on your win Annalise in "The Church By The Ocean" contest. Love, Carol
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Date: 10/3/2011 4:13:00 PM
What a beautiful piece, Annalise
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Date: 10/1/2011 12:17:00 PM
Anna, A very lovely entry... Hope all is well with you? my high spirit is reached with your words,. good luck in the contest~. thank you for sharing,..p.d.
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Date: 9/30/2011 10:15:00 PM
Annalise-this poem is sent as an offering to God as a gift of your God-given talent. I love this...I will place it in my favs. Such a wonderful angle with the timeless waltz. The morning glory vines are so perfect a choice of plant too! Took my breath away. Check out Curtis Moorman's entry also if you have time. I really enjoyed his also. God Bless, Annalise.
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Date: 9/30/2011 3:57:00 PM
Annalise, your poem makes me think of the beautiful church on the ocean where John and I were married. "Our Lady of the Sea" it was named. I had chills reading it, especially the "timeless waltz" and the description of the morning glories reaching for the sun. Magnificent and you know I'm always hoping to see your poems in the winners' list. Love you, Carolyn
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Date: 9/30/2011 12:25:00 PM
I enjoyed reading your magnificent poetry today Annalise. I wish you a most enjoyable weekend with lots of sunshine and happy thoughts. Love, Carol
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Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick
Date: 9/30/2011 1:56:00 PM
Dear Carol, thank you for your kind and always supportive comments. I wish you a great weekend, too! : ) Much love, Annalise
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