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Dear Quintain

Dear Quintain, how beautiful you are, allowing us to paint the spacious sea or sky, landscapes, or nights’ celestial bodies beckoning from afar. Even when my quill is running dry, with you along, my thoughts are sure to fly! For all I need to do is let you slip inside, then nestle in my brain. The pattern of rhyme required by you is not too difficult; here I will remain content to write with you, dear Quintain. Your English form, so lovely, does not ask that we adhere to meter even though I want to dance your lines as I bask in your sweet simple charms, and lo! My quill has filled; my lines now start to flow! I’ll keep on going for two stanzas more because I wish to sing your praises! My mind is like a shore upon which you are tumbling, glistening! A sea of inspiration you bring. Continue on - through poets - bringing words that paint our world, entreating all to see God’s gifts or to enjoy the singing birds, taste clear mountain springs, and smell the salty sea. Continue, dear Quintain, enrapturing me. Written 8/17/2015 , this is English Quintain, which has rhyme scheme of ababb and the lines do not have to be consistent in syllable count

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Date: 6/27/2017 11:56:00 PM
What a lovely tribute to the wonderful form that I happen to enjoy writing in it as well.
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Date: 10/24/2016 7:45:00 PM
A very enjoyable read, Andrea. The lush imagery w/the style form encasing the flowing and expressive words. Very conducive for my meditations. Peaceful inducing thoughts and mood. Ty for this blessed write. Love always, RW.
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Date: 7/31/2016 12:00:00 PM
- A lovely choice of your poems Andrea, congratulations :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/30/2016 5:09:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Andrea. Hugs Eve
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Date: 7/30/2016 3:36:00 PM
Lovely tribute to the English Quintain, Andrea. Congrats on your placement! :-)
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Date: 10/14/2015 10:52:00 PM
brilliantly written Andrea..enjoyed reading it..congrats on your well-deserved win..:)
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Date: 9/29/2015 8:37:00 PM
Nice win, Andrea..... SKAT
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Date: 9/29/2015 6:29:00 PM
congrats on this clever and smartly written #1 Andrea
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Date: 9/29/2015 11:23:00 AM
what a great take on the contest theme, to write a heartfelt poem on the Quintain form..congratulations on your win
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Date: 9/29/2015 9:38:00 AM
Dear Andrea, Of all your many works, I believe that this is my favourite of them all; for some inexplicable reason, I pictured you at the helm of a great sailing ship ( a la Titanic ) bellowing your words to the world! I haven't got the hang of the quintain as yet, but I can learn from no-one better. Congrats ;)
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Date: 9/29/2015 9:25:00 AM
Congrats on the top spot Andrea...you made the "Quintain" blush.
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Date: 9/29/2015 6:40:00 AM
You enraptured your audience with this clever and pretty poem. Congratulations on your win ... CayCay
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Date: 9/29/2015 2:57:00 AM
Love the way you paid tribute to the lovely Quintain, Andrea instead of just using her! Your words painted a painting of the form that allows us to paint awesome imagery through our words! A huge congratulations on your well-deserved 1st Place win! Sandra
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Date: 9/29/2015 2:07:00 AM
Whew! Now that quill quitains after allowing thoughts to nestle in the brain! Andrea I can give you many many 7's! Love, Balveen
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Date: 9/29/2015 1:13:00 AM
Very wonderful quintain dear Andrea! Congrats on a fantastic top place win!
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Date: 9/29/2015 12:11:00 AM
Andrea, this is so beautiful. I see why you came out on top. Excellent job! Congratulations on your win it was well deserved:-) Alexis
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Date: 9/28/2015 10:58:00 PM
Back to congratulate you on your win!!!! Hugs Eve
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Date: 9/28/2015 10:46:00 PM
Congratulations Andrea a well deserved win.
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Date: 9/28/2015 10:36:00 PM
congrats on your first place win in the contest Andrea, love it, its always a nice feeling when I find you in my winners list
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Date: 9/11/2015 9:15:00 AM
A very beautiful poem ... CayCay
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Date: 8/28/2015 8:38:00 PM
This is so wonderful, dear Andrea!! All the best in the contest!! :D :D
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Date: 8/24/2015 9:00:00 PM
Awesome display of form. I am inspired to try.
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Date: 8/23/2015 6:43:00 PM
Such a great tribute to your love of this form. You know how much I love your rhyme and rhythm of most of your poems. Brings music to my head.
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Date: 8/23/2015 5:10:00 PM
Wonderful write for the contest, you make it sound so easy to write a quintain. Hugs Eve
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Date: 8/22/2015 11:04:00 AM
This Quintain guy sounds wonderful. You make the form so living. Love, daver
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