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Will poems to my dull senses rise, In plainer garb, or apt disguise? Can turn of phrase else serve an end, To vanquish foes or win a friend? What ardor gains a rhyme’s release, To grant me treasured moment’s peace? Or is it merely hubris’ child, That lets me dream I’m Oscar Wilde! 2nd Place, Best Poetic Form, Poet Destroyer A

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Date: 2/18/2016 10:38:00 PM
Hehe! aabb done exquisitely! I love your final two lines!! Marvelous phrasing yet again. KUDOS my friend! Keith
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Mark Peterson
Date: 2/18/2016 11:07:00 PM
Thanks, Keith. Glad you enjoyed this idle bit of whimsy that I 'dreamed up'
Date: 11/28/2015 10:47:00 PM
Mark, :) Congratulations on having your poem featured on the soups, Home Page. ~SKAT LOVE~
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Date: 11/17/2013 8:24:00 PM
Congratulations on the fine win, Mark
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/17/2013 11:54:00 PM
Dr. Mehta, thanks so much for noticing this little bit of whimsy. I was lucky to have done so well.
Date: 11/17/2013 3:51:00 PM
Hello Mark, . Congratulation, Thank you for the fine win..... Sending hugs: -) Thank you for the support. always~ LINDA
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/17/2013 5:29:00 PM
Linda, thanks for honoring me and my poetry. I was happy to support your contest. However, without the support of such as you, I'd be nothing more than a momentary blip at the bottom of the screen.
Date: 11/6/2013 4:01:00 PM
very cute idea for a poem. Loved the ending on this!
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Date: 11/6/2013 5:34:00 PM
Thank you Andrea. It's a little pompous, but the archaic rhyme came that way unbidden, so I thought I'd just follow through.
Date: 11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
hey, thanks for what you said about Angel in my Eye
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Date: 11/6/2013 5:28:00 PM
Your welcome. Nothing easier to give away than well-earned praise.
Date: 11/6/2013 10:38:00 AM
wonderful poem, brilliant rhyme!
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/6/2013 12:52:00 PM
Thanks Ilene. I had fun writing this bit of whimsy.
Date: 11/6/2013 1:19:00 AM
a great poem Mark. You've also mentioned my adored Archaic Poet; Wilde. This is what makes me a fan of Just That Archaic Poet for his adeptness in old and well-written poetry. Great write Mark, I must repeat. Friend, JM
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Just That Archaic Poet
Date: 11/6/2013 1:19:00 PM
JM: have I told you lately just how awesome you are? Thank you, my treasured friend :)
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/6/2013 12:55:00 PM
Thanks Joesph, it's nice to be part of a group that applauds and appreciates poems like these rather than denigrates them, which is all I've ever had.
Date: 11/5/2013 11:44:00 PM
Beautifully written, Mark, a great piece of work. Would love to see more couplets from you! Many thanks for commenting on my recent poem, much appreciated.
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/6/2013 7:43:00 AM
Thank you. Your reads are precious to me. Also see "Comes Then a Day," another couplet I posted a. Little while ago.
Date: 11/5/2013 11:00:00 PM
Another fantastic gem from you, Mark. This poem is impeccable and expertly written. Your craftsmanship with words is a true testament to your talent. This is going into my "favorites"; it's marvelous, my friend. And thank you for your support tonight; I deeply appreciate it :)
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Just That Archaic Poet
Date: 11/6/2013 1:18:00 PM
Wonderfully archaic and beautiful :)
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Mark Peterson
Date: 11/5/2013 11:12:00 PM
Thanks so much. Very archaic, don't you think?
Date: 11/5/2013 9:02:00 PM
Wonderful Mark. Well written. I hope you write more couplets. I'll be checking back.
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Date: 11/5/2013 9:57:00 PM
Hi Trevor: Thanks for your comments, gratefully received. I did post one other couplet: "Comes Then a Day." I've had people say they hate couplets, so, again, thanks.