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A Walk In Solitude
                             

A walk in solitude is sometimes best
     to weigh my thoughts in nature's open air
          and put my heart and soul to needed rest
where only I, with quiet beauty, share.

For then, when inner troubles wake and stir,
     the loveliness of sky can wrap around
          with softness, like a blanket, swaddle, blur
my problems till a better answer's found.

The singing of the birds lift up my heart;
     their melodies sooth well my anxious mind,
          as if they speak to me alone, impart
a peacefulness where tensions soon unwind.

The swaying of tree branches wave to me
     with graceful arms that gently pull me in,
          Their motion holds my mind in fantasy, 
and like a child, I feel caressed within.

A walk in solitude is my sweet gift,
     for side by side with nature, I'm reborn,
          with its fresh air and beauty...such a lift
to leave behind my cares, soon gone, outworn.


Sandra M. Haight

~1st Place~
Contest: Food For Thought
Sponsor: Silent One
Judged: 01/06/2019

~1st Place~
Standard Contest: September 2018
Sponsor: Brian Strand
Judged: 09/12/2018

~2nd Place~
Contest: For Your Poetry Journal
Sponsor: Dear Heart a.k.a. Broken Wings
Judged: 08/06/2018

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Date: 1/6/2019 5:42:00 PM
Hi Sandra, dropping by with my congratulations on your well-deserved win with this wonderful piece. Have a wonderful Monday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 1/14/2019 8:19:00 AM
Thank you very much, Mike, for your visit and lovely comments! Much appreciated! Hugs back to you! Sandra
Date: 1/6/2019 1:42:00 PM
You truly covered the 'A-Z' of thoughts and reflection with this peaceful, cerebral write, Sandra. Your eloquent words speak to the heart of the contest and have earned you a richly deserved top winner. Congrats and best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 1/14/2019 8:18:00 AM
Thank you so much, Gershon, for your visit and most supportive and encouraging comments. I appreciate them so much. Sandra
Date: 1/6/2019 1:39:00 PM
- A great win dear Sandra, congratulations :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/14/2019 8:17:00 AM
Thank you, Anne-Lise! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 1/6/2019 1:28:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win! Janice
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Date: 1/14/2019 8:16:00 AM
Thank you very much, Janice! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 1/6/2019 10:29:00 AM
Very deep walk, with so much to ponders.. Congratulations on your first place in the contest..
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Date: 1/14/2019 8:16:00 AM
Thanks for another great contest, your supportive comment, and congrats. I appreciate my fine placement. Sandra
Date: 9/14/2018 8:18:00 PM
Congrats, Sandra, on your gold medal win. Well done.
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Date: 9/18/2018 7:03:00 PM
Thank you, Line! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 9/12/2018 1:06:00 AM
Congratulations, Sandra on your win.
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Date: 9/12/2018 4:10:00 PM
Thank you very much, Subimal! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 8/9/2018 2:46:00 PM
Sandra congratulations on your win in my contest with this amazing write ~
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Date: 8/9/2018 6:01:00 PM
Thank you so much, Dear Heart, for the great contest with its awesome theme. I am so pleased with my placement too! Much appreciated. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 8/9/2018 10:06:00 AM
The first stanza is exceptional. Very nice. I like it. congrats
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Date: 8/8/2018 11:52:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. A beautiful walk that would surely calm any situation. I miss not taking mine. Enjoyed.
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Date: 8/9/2018 5:59:00 PM
Yes, Susan, we all need our time with 'solitude', especially outdoors with beautiful nature. Thank you for your lovely comment and congrats. Hug, Sandra
Date: 8/8/2018 5:48:00 PM
what a beautiful tranquil poem Sandra, I enjoy company but also relish having time alone:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/9/2018 5:58:00 PM
Thank you, Jan. I am so pleased that you can identify with this peace and so much appreciate your visit and lovely comment. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 8/7/2018 6:42:00 AM
Oh my this is lovely Sandra! Congratulations on your second placement. This is going into my Faves my friend.! : )
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Date: 8/9/2018 5:56:00 PM
Once again, thank you, Connie, for your continued visits and lovely comments...and the Fave! You are very kind, my friend, and so much appreciated. Hugs, Sandra :)
Date: 7/31/2018 5:01:00 AM
Beautifully written, Sandra. I love the times I can spend in solitude in nature. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Date: 7/31/2018 4:15:00 PM
Thank you, Teppo, for your very supportive comments. Much appreciated. Sandra
Date: 7/30/2018 10:10:00 PM
Your beautiful write is soothing, Sandra, and your poetry wraps around my mind 'with softness, like a blanket, swaddle, blur my problems till a better answer's found' - comforted in the plush of sweet serenity. Best wishes for a win my friend. Warmest wishes and hugs.. ~Susan
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Date: 7/31/2018 4:16:00 PM
Thank you so much, Susan, for your beautiful and very kind comments...always so uplifting and supportive. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 7/30/2018 12:42:00 PM
Wonderful piece Sandra! Just back from my walk in the woods, complemented completely by this piece ;) Good luck in the contest! xomo
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Sandra Haight
Date: 7/31/2018 4:14:00 PM
Thank you very much, Maureen, for your uplifting comment. Hugs, Sandra