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A New Year - Time for Love

The New Year (Cornish Sonnet) 

The clock struck midnight; she came in
attired in silky flowing dress  
that matched her youthful glowing skin.
She clutched an hourglass in her hand
that showed the seconds evanesce
with every grain of trickling sand.

I put my bow to violin 
and played for her a melody;
I hoped her tender heart to win.
Champagne was popped and glasses raised
but she cared not for revelry...
into my eyes she deeply gazed.

The clock struck midnight; she came in.
I put my bow to violin.

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4th January, 2015
Contest: Cornish Sonnet
Sponsor: Craig Cornish
Placed 4th

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 5/31/2016 11:44:00 AM
Beautiful sonnet with a fabulous cadence
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Date: 1/25/2016 9:51:00 PM
PAUL, THANK YOU for blessing my comment with a reply. THAT WAS NICE OF YOU!!! PD**
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/26/2016 1:17:00 PM
Big :) and hugs // paul
Date: 1/22/2016 11:48:00 PM
PAUL, Congrats on your awesome win. Love ~LINDA~
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/23/2016 2:56:00 PM
Thank you, Linda:) Any vacant houses in your neighborhood?:) Hugs // paul
Date: 1/16/2016 1:50:00 AM
Wow! Beautiful and brilliant take of the theme my dear friend, Paul! I love it! Congratulations on your win! Many hugs and cheers! love lots, Leonora
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/16/2016 8:25:00 AM
Thank you Leonora; I love your comments and congrats! I was pleased to see your entry on Craig's winners' list, so I also send congrats your way:) Hugs and love ~ paul
Date: 1/13/2016 7:48:00 PM
I remember this one and I am so glad it is on the list!! congrats.
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Date: 1/14/2016 2:16:00 PM
Yes, and I remember yours, too cos we were next to each other on the podium:) // paul
Date: 1/13/2016 11:06:00 AM
Love the picture and the Cornish Sonnet. Many Congrats on your win, Paul
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Date: 1/13/2016 11:51:00 AM
Thank you Elaine for stopping by with lovely comments and congrats. Al the best. ~ paul
Date: 1/13/2016 8:18:00 AM
Back to congratulate you on your fine placement in the contest, Paul. T.J
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/13/2016 11:54:00 AM
A second visit is much appreciated, Teppo! Thank you! ~ Regards // paul
Date: 1/13/2016 6:38:00 AM
Amazing Cornish Sonnets landed upon this list. Congrats on your win. Sara
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Date: 1/13/2016 11:56:00 AM
Many thanks, Sara. As you rightly said, this contest attracted many worthy sonnets, yours amongst them! ~ Regards // paul
Date: 1/12/2016 11:29:00 PM
Hello Paul,, awesome win... :) SKAT
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/13/2016 5:20:00 AM
Always lovely to see you here, Skat:) Thank you // paul
Date: 1/12/2016 2:28:00 PM
I like this unusual take on an old theme, crystalizing the moment without a denouement to finalize it, leaving the future open for possibilities hence a fresh start, like a new year is.
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/12/2016 3:00:00 PM
Thank you, Roy; I appreciate your insightful feedback. ~ Hope the new year is being kind to you:) ~ Regards // paul
Date: 1/12/2016 12:33:00 PM
Congratulations Paul A lovely song of romance . SuZ
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/12/2016 1:26:00 PM
Thank you Suz:) A bit of romance helps us to start off the new year on a good footing! ~ Regards // paul
Date: 1/12/2016 1:32:00 AM
This is so so lovely Paul.. a super 7 and top place in my view.. Congrats on big win!
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Date: 1/12/2016 1:23:00 PM
You are very generous, Upma! Thank you for being sweet and supportive:) ~ Regards // paul
Date: 1/11/2016 11:45:00 PM
....and doubtless I have returned to offer you hearty congratulations. I've read this several times recently and it has grown on me more each time, so a fave for me, thanks Paul. Regards, Viv
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Date: 1/12/2016 1:22:00 PM
A pleasure to have you revisiting, Viv:) Thank you for the positive comments and the fav! ~ All the best. ~~ paul
Date: 1/11/2016 4:12:00 PM
Congrats on your placement...*smiles*-luloo
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Date: 1/12/2016 1:20:00 PM
Thank you Laura:) Always pleased to have you stopping by! ~ Regards *~* paul
Date: 1/8/2016 5:48:00 PM
Wow, hmm, yours is a masterpiece!
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/8/2016 6:00:00 PM
That wow means a lot Casarah:) You are kind and generous!! I truly appreciate your reaction! If this is a masterpiece in your eyes, then I ought to dedicate it to you:) ~ Warm regards // paul
Date: 1/7/2016 3:41:00 PM
wow, Paul. I am impressed. You made the new year NOT boring by making her a ravishing woman. Probably about the best I have seen in this contest. Let's see what the judge says!!
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/7/2016 3:52:00 PM
How could I not usher in the new year without a sprinkling of romance, Andrea! Thank you for the encouraging feedback:) It took me long to start writing sonnets, but I'm truly enjoying them, now! Hope the new year is treating you well! ~ regards // paul
Date: 1/6/2016 7:36:00 AM
This is a fantastic sonnet, Paul. I love it - a worthy seven. This will do well in the contest. T.J
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/6/2016 3:06:00 PM
Thank you for the encouraging comments and top rating, Teppo! The visit and faith you show in this sonnet are truly appreciated. // paul
Date: 1/5/2016 12:01:00 PM
what a different take on new year, paul... a heartfelt toast to such a beauty!.. huggs
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/5/2016 3:14:00 PM
I am pleased that you like it, Nette; I thought that it was only fair that the new year be greeted with a romantic flavor! ~ Hugs // paul
Date: 1/5/2016 7:36:00 AM
This is lovely, Paul, and will do well. I struggled a bit with mine, but you have an easy flair for the style. Doubtless I shall return to offer you hearty congratulations. Regards, Viv
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/5/2016 10:52:00 AM
This is my second attempt at a Cornish Sonnet, Viv; hope to get better by the time I write a few more! Pleased that you enjoyed, and thanks for the uplifting comments, my friend. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 1/5/2016 4:29:00 AM
I love this Paul! You have yourself a super entry with this enchanting piece Paul. I hope to see this take top honors. I wish you and your family a blessed 2016 my friend. Love and blessings, Connie
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/5/2016 9:49:00 AM
So lovely to have you stopping by today, Connie:) Thank you for the lovely feedback and the faith you show in my entry. I hope that the new year has started off on a good note for you and your family. Blessings and hugs ~~ paul
Date: 1/4/2016 7:35:00 PM
beautiful write Paul.....Hugs* SKAT
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/5/2016 9:04:00 AM
Thank you, Skat:) Hugs to you, too! ~ paul