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A Sailor's Moon

I see you, says the moon,
drowning in self 
by the water’s edge.

But what if.....?

by the shoreline.
I will lay an ocean banquet
of magical moonlight 
to tempt your dusty heart,
opal spells
to break your fear.

I will send good morning kisses 
in the twilight,
and wonder
on the wind.

So arise
from yesterday’s shadows,
and together we’ll shine brightly...

For I am a sailor’s moon,
and now, the journey starts.

20 July 2019
For 20 Titles from 20 Friends Contest
Sponsor: Richard Lamoureux

Challenge: To construct a poem from 20 friends’ poem titles. The borrowed titles are below:

I see you says the moon - Maureen McGreavy
Drowning in self - Rhona McFerran
By the water’s edge - Connie Marcum Wong

What if - Susan Ashley

Stay - Line Gauthier
Shoreline - Agnes Krampe
An Ocean Banquet - Tom Cunningham
Magical moonlight - Jan Allison
Dusty Heart - Carolyn Devonshire 
Opal spells - Michelle Faulkner
Your fear - CayCay Jennings

Good morning kisses - Chris Green
Twilight - Caren Krutsinger 
Wonder - Andrew Fairchild
The Wind - Janice Canerdy

Arise - Kim Rodrigues 
Yesterday’s shadows - Gregory R Barden
Shine brightly - PS Awtry 
Sailor’s Moon - Andrea Dietrich
Now the journey starts - Gershon Wolf

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Date: 8/5/2019 1:02:00 AM
So glad you had fun. Do drop by for a visit. ;0)
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Date: 8/2/2019 12:45:00 PM
Surely this is a romantic moon! wonderful imagination, Nina
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/2/2019 12:57:00 PM
Thank you Solomon!
Date: 8/2/2019 8:53:00 AM
Thanks for entering my contest. Congrats on your second place win.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/2/2019 12:57:00 PM
Thank you Richard! I was really scared by the prompt! But it turned out really good fun.
Date: 8/1/2019 6:41:00 PM
Awesome Nina. Great write. Congrats on your 2nd place win...hugs Charlie
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Date: 8/1/2019 6:19:00 PM
Congrats, Nina - I knew this would be a top winner!
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Date: 8/1/2019 5:28:00 PM
Lovely poem, Nina. Congrats on your podium finish and thanks for using one of my poem titles.
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Date: 8/1/2019 3:39:00 PM
Delightful poem, congrats Nina on a lovely poem and win!
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Date: 8/1/2019 3:29:00 PM
Congratulations on your "title" winner! Hugs
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Date: 8/1/2019 1:15:00 PM
- A wonderful poem, Nina :) - Congratulations on your 2nd place on the winning list :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/1/2019 10:27:00 AM
Well put together Nina, you had great patience to compose this gem, liked your thinking on, sea moon etc very clever. Tom.
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Date: 7/25/2019 11:56:00 AM
This is magical... wonderful work, Nina!! ;)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/5/2019 2:20:00 AM
Haha, could you not just have assembled some gorgeous verse and just ended it with ner ni ner ni ner ner just to mess with people’s minds?! ;-)
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Rhona McFerran
Date: 8/1/2019 8:41:00 PM
Back to say congrats on your well-deserved win! ;) I really, really wanted to use your "Ner ni ner ni ner ner" (or "Do not even so much as look at me"), but couldn't figure how to work it into my chosen theme!!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/25/2019 12:13:00 PM
Thank you Rhona! And thank you for “drowning in self” - it was perfect!
Date: 7/21/2019 10:04:00 PM
AMAZING, Nina. Glad to have been a small part of it. G.L. in this great contest. :) gw
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/1/2019 1:52:00 PM
I just knew this one was destined for great things. Congrats on your winner, Nina! :) gw
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/22/2019 1:01:00 AM
Thank you - and thank you for SUCH a useful closing line!
Date: 7/20/2019 6:27:00 PM
I can't stand it! My brain seems incapable of performing the task as required by this contest yet here you are, not only capably able but putting together lines as smooth as silk for a complete poem of beauty and meaning. Please tell me this took you a long time and that you had to concentrate, use a lot of paper, there were loads of pen scratches - give me something. Great effort! All the best ... CayCay
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/22/2019 1:09:00 AM
Ps do you know how long it took to look through Caren’s list and find a nice quiet title that wouldn’t dance and sing all over my poem?! She doesn’t do bland titles lol! And PPS thank you!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/22/2019 1:07:00 AM
Haha oh no, I used an iPad so I could constantly rearrange things! And yes it did take quite a while but I deliberately picked popular themes - everyone has a poem about the moon, the sea or new beginnings right?
Date: 7/20/2019 4:37:00 PM
what a beautiful flowing poem Nina and I'm delighted to be part of it:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 7/20/2019 4:51:00 PM
Its quite a challenge to get a poem that flows well and you have nailed it Nina!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/20/2019 4:42:00 PM
Ooh and thank you for that title, it fitted in very nicely! :o)
Date: 7/20/2019 4:01:00 PM
This flows like a love song (so humbled you included one of mine) I'm working on something too but more along the silly/goofy/funny side!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/20/2019 4:44:00 PM
Thank you Michelle - I was actually really thrilled when I found “opal spells” - it fitted perfectly, especially with Jan’s “Magical moonlight!”Hope yours is going OK - it’s a tough one isn’t it!
Date: 7/20/2019 3:05:00 PM
WOW! Nina, this is absolutely great! Janice
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/20/2019 3:24:00 PM
Thank you Janice! Your title “seeking” was in this at one point but then i changed it round so many times! You know how it is!!