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Distant shores of virgin land

Distant shores of virgin land

New land with meadows, mountains and ridges,
of sandy golden beaches, waters blue,
over the bay most famous of bridges,
distant shores to youthful visions anew.
The vast land of golden soil, arched beaches,
where the rock with rugged beauty remains.
Thick forests as far as the eye reaches,
changing to highland, bush and treeless plains.
A virgin land for many with past dreams,
venture to find in a culture blended,
their place amongst those entering in streams,
to live their life’s in a country splendid.

For the young and spirited to advance
in a beautiful land of vast expanse.

18th June, 2018

For Distant Shores poetry contest: sponsored by Robert Haigh 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 10/8/2018 6:42:00 PM
Love your poems about my homeland, Teppo: You capture the beauty and spirit of the land. I can see why it was a winner. Best, SuZ
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Date: 9/4/2018 10:32:00 AM
This is beautiful. I enjoyed it and have always wanted to visit Australia. Congratulations on this winning poem :)
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Date: 9/5/2018 1:21:00 AM
Thank you very much, Heidi. Australia is a lovely place. I hope you get to visit the country one day. T.J
Date: 8/23/2018 12:13:00 PM
I have know many who ventured to this land, especially in the late 50s and 60s, and were captivated by its natural beauty. Some return to visit relatives, but are usually keen on going back there. As usual, your sonnet is a pleasure to read, Teppo. Regards // paul
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Date: 8/27/2018 11:17:00 PM
Thank you very much, Paul. We ventured to Australia in the late 60's, but twenty years later I moved back to Finland and settled here. T.J
Date: 7/15/2018 10:32:00 PM
G'day Teppo … a beaut picture in words of the paradise many of us long for. You've done a good job Mate - Lindsay
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Date: 7/22/2018 11:52:00 AM
Thank you very much, Lindsay. Australia is a true paradise. T.J
Date: 7/5/2018 10:45:00 PM
In the expanse a trance of peace ... muy feliz!... Thank you for liking my Silent Clouds
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Date: 7/6/2018 4:35:00 AM
Thank you very much, Probir. T.J
Date: 7/4/2018 10:05:00 AM
Hi Teppo, One does fall into the beautiful canvas that your words create. A beautiful Sonnet with such wonderful scope. You take us to where the heart can find such peace. I love the sonnet form and you are so exceptional at writing them. A wonderful write of a distant land. Into my faves. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 7/4/2018 1:58:00 PM
Mike, my good friend, you are always so kind with your comments. It is always a pleasure to see you visit my page. T.J
Date: 7/1/2018 5:49:00 PM
Such a lovely, well-written Sonnet, Teppo. Congratulations on your fine win in the contest. Sandra
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Date: 7/2/2018 4:54:00 AM
Thank you very much, Sandra. T.J
Date: 6/29/2018 8:11:00 PM
Returning with congratulations on your very well deserved win, Teppo.
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Date: 7/2/2018 4:54:00 AM
Thank you very much, Andrea. T.J
Date: 6/27/2018 9:47:00 PM
Excellent poem Teppo winning the contest. Peace n happiness
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Date: 6/28/2018 1:29:00 AM
Thank you very much, Anisha. T.J
Date: 6/26/2018 1:47:00 AM
Where may this land be...that I may find it...Another win TG
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Date: 6/28/2018 1:29:00 AM
The vast land of Australia. Thank you for your visit to my site, Arturo. I hope you get to visit Australia one day. T.J
Date: 6/25/2018 11:03:00 PM
Enjoyed reading this nice sonnet ... Congratulations on your win ...
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Date: 6/25/2018 11:46:00 PM
Thank you very much, Probir. Appreciated. T.J
Date: 6/25/2018 2:19:00 PM
Aloha Teppo, congratulations on this splendid winnng poem. It is one of your best! I simply loved it and it is going into my faves! : )
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Date: 6/25/2018 11:46:00 PM
Thank you very much for your wonderful comments and fave, Connie. Greatly appreciated. T.J
Date: 6/24/2018 6:43:00 PM
Congratulations on your win with this beautiful sonnet of distant shores. Your imagery is awesome. Well done!
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Date: 6/25/2018 1:01:00 AM
Thank you very much for your kind words, Susan. T.J
Date: 6/24/2018 6:37:00 PM
I see that your poem was a winner. I enjoyed reading its very descriptive lines. I do enjoy reading sonnets. Thanks for the visit to my page. Sara
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Date: 6/25/2018 1:00:00 AM
Thank you very much, Sara. Always a pleasure. T.J
Date: 6/22/2018 10:03:00 PM
I was unaware that you had won in a contest. Congratulations T.J. Such a beautiful write indeed. :) Maia
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Date: 6/23/2018 4:39:00 AM
Thank you very much, Maia. It is always a pleasure to receive your comments. T.J
Date: 6/22/2018 8:19:00 AM
Lovely sonnet about hope, T.J. CONGRATS! Janice
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Date: 6/23/2018 4:36:00 AM
Thank you very much, Janice. T.J
Date: 6/21/2018 8:02:00 PM
Teppo, I love how you explored different vistas of distant shores. I was thinking of going that route originally. Beautiful imagery.
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Date: 6/23/2018 4:36:00 AM
Thank you very much, Andrea. T.J
Date: 6/21/2018 7:09:00 AM
An awesome depiction of virgin Australia Teppo; this sounds like America as well!...Good luck in the contest with this gem!~Che :)
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Date: 6/23/2018 4:34:00 AM
Thank you very much, Cheryl. T.J
Date: 6/20/2018 4:36:00 PM
You certainly score with this Gem, Teppo, enticing the reader to go there,,and the poetry, superb..
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Date: 6/23/2018 4:33:00 AM
Thank you very much for your comments, Harry. Apprecuated. T.J
Date: 6/20/2018 9:17:00 AM
My dear friend, your sonnets are masterpieces. This one is exceptional and a pleasure to read. From one sonnet lover to another, this is truly an inspiring and well crafted jewel. A fav..
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Date: 6/23/2018 3:28:00 AM
Thank you so much for your kind comments and fave, Robert. It is always a pleasure to receive your comments. T.J
Date: 6/20/2018 8:21:00 AM
Your excellent poem paints a lovely picture, TJ! Janice
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Date: 6/23/2018 3:25:00 AM
Thank you very much, Janice. T.J
Date: 6/20/2018 8:10:00 AM
Sounds like an amazing destination. Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 6/23/2018 3:23:00 AM
Thank you very much, Richard. Yes it is an amazing destination. T.J
Date: 6/19/2018 6:12:00 PM
Bet you're the reincarnation of one of our visionary forefathers....
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Date: 6/23/2018 3:20:00 AM
Perhaps I man. Thank you for your visit and your comments, Sunlite. T.J
Date: 6/19/2018 4:30:00 PM
Great imagery in your sonnet Teppo...
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Date: 6/23/2018 3:19:00 AM
Thank you very much, Silent One. T.J
Date: 6/19/2018 10:14:00 AM
Another beauty from a beautiful heart ! Lovely scenes you have painted with your pen, Teppo ! :)
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Date: 6/19/2018 12:42:00 PM
Thank you very much for your lovely comments, Carrie. T.J
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