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A Quiet Place

The velvet blanket of night gently lifts revealing a gauzy veil of gray, seduced by the morning sun, usurping the day; water ripples through the breeze, it hums and shifts. In marshy bogs of clustered coves, amongst the cattails and slender reeds schools of fish gather, in their quest to breed; graceful herons meditate in a protracted pose. The stillness of the morning serenades the dreamy sail boats waltzing on the lake; balanced and smooth leaving no wake, the voice of peace and serenity pervades. Date: July 17,2022 For: A Quiet Place Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Mystic Rose Rose Placed 3rd in the contest

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Date: 7/25/2022 3:36:00 PM
Are you sure your not an artist too, cuz this reads like a perfect painting, congrats on your 3rd place win, thanks for joining :)
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Date: 7/25/2022 3:59:00 PM
I have dappled in art but I do my best imagery with words. Thanks so much for the honor of being on the podium. XO P
Date: 7/25/2022 9:49:00 AM
Paulette, I can see shy you placed high on the contest as out Quiet Please is like velvet to read! The Mind's Eye is definitely at peace after reading it! Happy Monday xxoo
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/25/2022 9:52:00 AM
Glad to have brightened your Monday, Mike~thanks for stopping by. :)Paulette
Date: 7/24/2022 8:26:00 AM
Such a lovely serene scene. Congrats for your win
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/24/2022 2:37:00 PM
Glad you felt the serenity of this peaceful place. Thanks for stopping by to comment. :)Paulette
Date: 7/24/2022 3:14:00 AM
Lovely place I wish was near to escape into Paulette. Thank you for taking me there. Wonderfully written. God bless you today and enjoy the rest of your weekend. Glad I stopped by to read this gem of yours...
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/24/2022 2:38:00 PM
Your complimentary comments warm my heart. I am glad you enjoyed the trip..... :)Paulette
Date: 7/22/2022 10:21:00 AM
It seems the risen sun sends warm waves of mellow mists to brightens the path before you. Lovely rhyme
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/22/2022 4:01:00 PM
Robert, thank you for stopping by to comment~glad you enjoyed it. :)Paulette
Date: 7/21/2022 1:24:00 PM
Paulette, a beautiful poem and congratulations on your win, (I sent you a soup mail) blessings ~Constance
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/21/2022 5:16:00 PM
Constance, thank you for your comment and yes, I have addressed the Soup Mail. Blessings,Paulette
Date: 7/21/2022 9:06:00 AM
Gorgeous imagery, Paulette. I see it's a winner, well deserved. Congrats.
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/21/2022 12:22:00 PM
Andrea, thank you for your kind comment. I was honored to have been on the podium. :)Paulette
Date: 7/20/2022 9:35:00 PM
Yay! It is a top winner. So happy to see this beauty get a podium win Paulette. Congratulations! Blessings xxoo
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/21/2022 4:52:00 AM
Connie, thank you for your kind complimentary comment. :)Paulette
Date: 7/20/2022 7:16:00 PM
Early morning is the most enchanting time of serene quietude !You have brought its effect through the use of striking images. Congratulations on your great win, Paulette !
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/21/2022 4:58:00 AM
Hi Valsa, thank you for your complimentary comments, especially your usage of the word 'enchanting'....it is indeed n enchanting time of day especially with the serenity of a lake surrounded by the wonders of mother nature. :)Paulette
Date: 7/20/2022 4:58:00 PM
Congratulations on your Superb winning poem, Paulette. You deserve it because you penned a beautiful poem with stunning imagery.
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/21/2022 4:56:00 AM
Laasad, thank you; as I have said before, your comments make me a foot taller. Blessings, Paulette
Date: 7/20/2022 4:44:00 PM
Congratulations on your beautiful winning poem, Paula……it is a lovely scene. SuZ
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/21/2022 4:59:00 AM
Thank you Suzanne~glad you enjoyed it. :)Paulette
Date: 7/20/2022 4:30:00 PM
a very peaceful and beautiful place you have described, your poetry made it real if it wasn't already
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/21/2022 5:01:00 AM
Frederic, thank you for stopping by to comment~yes, there is so much peace in nature. (it seems your photo, is just that~on a lake surrounded by nature. Lovely. :)Paulette
Date: 7/20/2022 2:57:00 PM
Wonderful writing. I love it. God bless you sweet friend. Love, Gina
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/21/2022 4:55:00 AM
Gina, thank you for such a complimentary comment. Blessings, Paulette
Date: 7/20/2022 2:31:00 PM
Early morning has long been the quiet time I enjoy the most. This morning my skies were not gray, but a lovely comingling of pink, yellow and peach. Congratulations on your winning spot, Paulette.
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/21/2022 4:54:00 AM
Hi Jenna, yes, sometimes the skies are colorful and yet the misty mornings over the lake are enchanting too. Thanks for stopping by to comment.")Paulette
Date: 7/20/2022 1:43:00 PM
Congratulations on this win. A beautiful write. Today, be blessed with your win...........
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/20/2022 2:20:00 PM
Thank you Paula, glad you enjoyed it. :)Paulette
Date: 7/20/2022 1:50:00 AM
This peaceful poem is so lovely Paulette. I love the imagery that so artfully engages the mind with serenity. I hope this is a top winner for you. Blessings xxoo
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/20/2022 4:28:00 AM
Connie, thank you for your complementary comment; glad I was able to bring the serenity to the page. :)Paulette
Date: 7/19/2022 1:56:00 PM
utterly beautiful, Paulette. Thanks for your kind words on Cinder Girl. The movie is called 6 Days of Sistine. Cinder Girl is one of 22 poems inside the movie. I feel so blessed to have ever posted that poem over here on Soup.
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/20/2022 4:26:00 AM
I am so elated by your comment ……it means a lot to me! Also, thank you for the name of the movie….going to try and watch tonight. :)Paulette
Date: 7/18/2022 1:23:00 AM
The stillness of the morning serenades. What a lovely line that inspires us to sit had rest.
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/18/2022 4:20:00 AM
Yes, the morning,so serene it does give us the comfort to "sit" and pause. Thanks for stopping by. :)Paulette
Date: 7/17/2022 5:35:00 PM
A lovely quiet place, Paulette. Good luck in the contest. You're imagery is fantastic! Bill
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/18/2022 4:19:00 AM
Thank you Bill~glad you like it. :)Paulette
Date: 7/17/2022 2:12:00 PM
A wondrous balance of natural subtleties, Paulette, extolling the season's advents! The best to you my friend, Aloha~William
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/17/2022 3:16:00 PM
Thank you for your complimentary comments! :)Paulette
Date: 7/17/2022 12:44:00 PM
A lovely piece penned so excellently Paulette, with good rhyme and flow too as well as showing how good it is to have a quiet place. Blessings always,Gordon
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Paulette Calasibetta
Date: 7/17/2022 3:16:00 PM
So glad you enjoyed it and your complimentary comments delighted me! :)Paulette