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Descry These Gifts


Much to discover on this lovely earth:
   behold the beauty of her rising sun,
      detect the rays that paint the waking sky,
determine how her bright, new hope's begun.

Discern the way our morning joy unfolds
   as life awakens with a brand new day. 
      Espy the landscapes that surround us all
and note their simple beauty on display.

Observe the rolling mountains neath her sky;
   perceive their summer green or autumn gold.
      These scenes reveal majestic flowing curves;
her art we see, before our eyes, unfold.

We need to pause...allow earth to disclose
   how sights of nature's beauty feed the soul.
      Lead eyes to spot each view that clearly shows
her worth...descry these gifts that make us whole.


Sandra M. Haight

~8th Place~
Premiere Contest: Eyes
Sponsor: Anthony Slausen
Judged: 05/19/2018

~9th Place~
Premiere Contest: No. 130
Sponsor: Brian Strand
Judged: 02/25/2018

~1st Place~
Contest: Descry
Sponsor: Rob Carmack
Judged: 06/21/2017

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Date: 5/20/2018 8:31:00 AM
Heartiest congratulations on your win with this well-written poem!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/22/2018 5:13:00 PM
Thank you, Edward, for your visit and lovely comments. Much appreciated. Sandra
Date: 5/19/2018 10:56:00 PM
Congratulations, Sandra. Well done.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/22/2018 5:13:00 PM
Thank you very much, Susan. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/19/2018 9:15:00 PM
Back with more congrats, Sandra.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/22/2018 5:12:00 PM
Thank you so much, Line. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 4/9/2018 2:05:00 PM
Beautiful, Sandra. I particularly love the line "how sights of nature's beauty feed the soul." Congrats on your win.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/9/2018 2:47:00 PM
Thank you very much, Line! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 2/28/2018 2:54:00 PM
Back to congratulate you Sandra, well done...
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Sandra Haight
Date: 3/1/2018 7:20:00 PM
Thanks for your visit, Charlie, and positive comment and congrats! Much appreciated! Sandra :)
Date: 2/26/2018 1:59:00 AM
Congratulations, Sandra on your win with a beautiful poem. The line "how sights of nature's beauty feed the soul" is so beautiful.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 3/1/2018 7:19:00 PM
Thank you very much, Subimal, for your positive and uplifting comments! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 2/25/2018 1:32:00 PM
Absolutely beautiful, Sandra--CONGRATS! Janice
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Sandra Haight
Date: 2/25/2018 7:13:00 PM
Thank you so much, Janice, for your nice comment and congrats! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 6/24/2017 11:57:00 AM
Congratulations, Sandra: I can hear the sounds of Nature your beautiful poem.
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Date: 6/21/2017 7:21:00 PM
Well-done, Sandra, I can see why this took a first place in the contest...We do all need to stop and look and listen to the sights and sounds of nature. Congratulations.
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Date: 6/21/2017 11:15:00 AM
REALLY lovely, Sandra--CONGRATS on your win! Janice
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Date: 6/21/2017 9:26:00 AM
Beautiful, Sandra. We all need to stop more often to appreciate the beauty of our world. Congrats! Kathy
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Date: 6/21/2017 1:32:00 AM
Congratulations and just what I needed this morning. Many wishes, Kai
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Date: 6/21/2017 12:38:00 AM
Sandra, congrats & thank you for honoring my contest with this poem.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 6/25/2017 2:33:00 PM
Thank you, Rob, for a very inspiring contest and for my wonderful placement! Sandra
Date: 5/19/2017 10:05:00 AM
This is amazing, Sandra:) your interpretation of the theme is simply mindblowing, love how you made use of the synonyms to bring out earth's beauty:) a winner for me and a big 7+++:)
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/21/2017 6:39:00 PM
Thank you very much, Jo, for your very positive and uplifting comments and rating! I appreciate it so much. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/15/2017 12:41:00 PM
I love your interpretation of themes and how you put it to words; hope this does very well in the contest! :)
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/21/2017 6:40:00 PM
Hi, Sneha, thank you again for your wonderful, supportive comments. So much appreciated! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/12/2017 4:43:00 PM
Your last stanza impresses on us all the gifts Mother Nature gives us and how we owe her our gratitude mentality, spiritually, and physically for health and wealth. 'Feeds the soul'! Perfect! ; ) 7
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/13/2017 5:52:00 PM
Thank you once again, dear Connie, for your encouraging and positive comments and the 7 rating. They are so much appreciated! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/12/2017 3:55:00 PM
Awesome poem Sandra- very well penned. I am glad I visited it. This poem has inspired me to read more of your beautiful work. Love! -Mohammad
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/13/2017 5:51:00 PM
Thank you so much, Mohammad, for your very supportive and uplifting comments. Much appreciated! Sandra
Date: 5/11/2017 10:18:00 PM
Macnificent write , Sandra, love descriptions you creating this poem. Good luck in the contest
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/12/2017 3:04:00 PM
Thank you very much, Eve, for your uplifting comment. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/9/2017 5:32:00 PM
Wow, finally I see all the meanings of descry!! I better write them down and try this out now. I've been lazy getting around to this one. you did it amazingly! (Clever way to show the word with its synonyms)
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/12/2017 3:03:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea, for your positive and encouraging comments. Much appreciated. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/9/2017 1:27:00 PM
Lovely write Sandra, I expect it to do well in the contest...
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/12/2017 3:03:00 PM
Thank you so much, Charlie. Sandra
Date: 5/8/2017 10:45:00 PM
I found this to be a very enchanting and beautiful write. The words flow so well!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/12/2017 3:02:00 PM
Thank you so much, Arthur, for your uplifting comments. Sandra