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Earth element of wind, elusive to exploring eyes, a gaseous, gusty ghost, she gyrates, gallops gallantly. She bashes, bends, and bobs the branches of each bush and tree, and chases, circles, curls dry fallen leaves so agilely. We hear her bellow, bawl and bluster when she's feeling fierce; soft sounds of swishing, stirring, sighing when serene and tame. With solid, staunch and strapping strength, she soon can shift a house within a raucous, raging, raving, reckless, hurricane. She cools, controls, composes in the sultry summer heat, forms wild and wheeling waves with whitecaps on the widespread sea; a force that's fearless, frantic, sometimes, feeble, frail, she flies, impermanent, intangible, she soars invisibly. This ghastly glimmer of great ghostly gumption rushes by, a force that is not sculpture, shadow, silhouette, or shape. We feel and hear her apt and awesome atmospheric breath- until she plans her fast, flirtatious, feathery escape. March 20, 2016 ~10th Place~ Premiere Contest: Your Best Poem Sponsor: Chantelle Anne Cooke Judged: 06/12/2020 ~1st Place~ Premiere Contest: 2019 Marathon - Final Placement Sponsor: Mark Toney Judged: 04/20/2019 ~1st Place~ Contest: Elements Part 2: Wind Sponsor: Brian Davey Judged: 03/29/2016 ~7th Place~ Contest: Contest Forms - A Sponsor: Broken Wings Judged: 12/12/2016 *Alliteration, Rhyme, written in Iambic Heptameter, 14 Syllables, 7 feet per line

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Date: 6/13/2020 6:08:00 PM
Your imagery and creativity is amazing in this one Sandra. Congratulations on your win :)
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Date: 6/13/2020 6:27:00 AM
Wow! Congrats! God bless you.
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Date: 6/12/2020 6:29:00 PM
Wonderful flow and alliteration, Sandra. Congratulations on your wind ~ John
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Date: 6/12/2020 3:32:00 PM
Beautiful tribute. Congrats on your win, Sandra.
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Date: 4/23/2019 2:21:00 PM
'Sandra, Congratulations on your win! Excellent alliteration. David :)
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/27/2019 7:41:00 PM
David, thank you so much for your visit, the positive comment and congrats! Much appreciated. Sandra
Date: 4/21/2019 2:41:00 PM
Such an awesome display of alliteration in this one, Sandra. WAY to GO with top spot. Congratulations.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/22/2019 5:01:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea! It was such a fun race! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 4/21/2019 11:14:00 AM
Congratulations Sandra for a prestigious honor. Great piece of literary work and triple hugs for the Marathon Winner. You are truly a talented poet. Blessings, Janis
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/22/2019 5:00:00 PM
Thank you so much, Janis, for your very kind and complimentary comments and congratulations. I appreciate them so much. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 4/20/2019 11:50:00 PM
Wow, Sandra! Back with more congrats on your winning poem and your GOLD MEDAL in this marathon contest, Sandra. BRAVO on sweeping top honors !!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/22/2019 4:59:00 PM
Thank you so much, Line! I was surprised and honored for sure! I appreciate your supportive comment and congrats. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 4/20/2019 8:28:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win, Sandra. SUPERB! Janice
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/20/2019 10:06:00 PM
Thank you so much, Janice! It certainly was quite a run and very enjoyable. So pleased that you made it too! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 4/20/2019 6:08:00 PM
Congrats on your first place in the marathon, Sandra - Nina is correct, you are the poet here of consistent excellence.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 4/21/2019 2:34:00 AM
I'd be happy to be on ANY list with you, Sandra, because I know that whatEVER it concerned, it would be of quality and integrity. Blessings to you. :-) <3
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/20/2019 6:36:00 PM
Greg, thank you so much for your congrats and very supportive comment. Just .7 points between us, and I am honored to have won, but you are so very close and I am super proud to be sharing the podium with you- the top poet here at Poetry Soup! Thanks again, dear friend. Sandra <3 :)
Date: 4/20/2019 4:42:00 PM
Oh wow Sandra I’m so delighted you won this! This contest was for consistent excellence and that really is you. Huge congratulations!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/20/2019 6:40:00 PM
Oh, Nina, thank you so much for your very kind comment and congratulations. I appreciate them so much. I am so delighted to see you also high on the winners' list too! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 4/20/2019 4:23:00 PM
Sandra, you did it! After 122 days, 27 contests, and 945 submitted poems, you have won FIRST PLACE overall in my 2019 Poetry Marathon Contest!!! Kudos to you for your brilliant, well-deserved win! ~Mark
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/20/2019 4:38:00 PM
OMG! Mark, I am so surprised and very honored indeed! Thank you so much for offering the amazing contest that kept us all interested and excited for so long, and thanks for your hard work in keeping it all on track. I am so appreciative of my wonderful win! Sandra :)
Date: 3/12/2019 6:59:00 PM
Bravo, Sandra. Congrats on your well deserved gold medal.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 3/14/2019 4:53:00 PM
Thank you so much, Line! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 3/10/2019 9:30:00 PM
This is just wonderful, Sandra, and while I can tell it took a lot of work, I can also tell that it brought you a lot of personal reward ... inside. Those are the best ones, I think ... this is full of everything I love, AND amazing consonance - love it, and going into my favs -who would ever mind coming in behind this masterpiece of poetic portent? Blessings and congrats! :-) <3
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Sandra Haight
Date: 3/14/2019 4:49:00 PM
Thank you, Greg, for your visit and, as always, very supportive and uplifting words as well as the fav! I always appreciate your nice comments so much. Yes, this poem was a lot of fun working on...as always, the journey is the best, isn't it? Thanks again, and blessings back to you! Sandra <3 ;)
Date: 3/9/2019 1:54:00 AM
Wow, this feels like it was brilliant fun to write Sandra - my favourite line is “This ghastly glimmer of great ghostly gumption”! So satisfying! Congratulations on your number 1 win!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 3/10/2019 2:40:00 PM
Yes, Nina, it was very demanding to write, but I had a good time all the way! Thanks so much for your nice comment and congratulations! Much appreciated. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 3/9/2019 12:20:00 AM
Enjoyed your alliteration. Seems like this would be difficult to write. Congrats on your well-deserved win!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 3/10/2019 2:39:00 PM
Thank you very much, Juliet, for your visit and supportive comments. Yes, difficult, but so much fun to work out! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 3/8/2019 9:23:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win, Sandra! Janice
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Sandra Haight
Date: 3/10/2019 2:38:00 PM
Thank you so much, Janice! I always appreciate your visits and uplifting words and congrats. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 3/8/2019 9:20:00 PM
Sandra-WOW! I am blown away by this poem (pun intended!) What incredible alliteration and descriptiveness! This is a new fav!! ~Cindi~
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Sandra Haight
Date: 3/10/2019 2:37:00 PM
Thank you very much, Cindi, for your visit and very supportive comments and the fav! It was difficult, but I had a good time working on it. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 3/8/2019 5:45:00 PM
Sandra, your use of alliteration is brilliant! A Fav for me. Congratulations on your first-place win on Mile 22 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon Contest! Thank you so much for supporting my contests. By continuing to place in the contests you are accumulating points toward the final, which is just 5 contests away! ~Mark
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Sandra Haight
Date: 3/10/2019 2:34:00 PM
Thank you once again, Mark! I am honored with my placement and so pleased you found the form and content 'brilliant'! I've participated in the next mile and looking forward to all the rest. Sandra :)
Date: 9/20/2017 8:19:00 AM
Love the alliterations! Congrats!
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Date: 12/13/2016 2:02:00 PM
Sandra, congratulations on your win in my contest with this wonderful Alliteration, well done ~
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Date: 4/4/2016 3:47:00 PM
This really teaches me how a good poem is written x
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Date: 3/31/2016 2:25:00 AM
Very pictureque with all the alliterations!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/1/2016 1:38:00 PM
Thank you, Balveen! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 3/30/2016 6:03:00 PM
Wow, Sandra. Awesome poem about the wind, with many, many descriptive words to add to her intensity. You also envision the wind as she, I see. "This force that is not sculpture, shadow, silhouette or shape" << really great imagination here. Well deserved top place spot! Interesting how you add "earth" to the equation.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/1/2016 1:40:00 PM
Tim, thank you so much for your visit and for your detailed supportive feedback on my poem! Much appreciated. Sandra
Date: 3/30/2016 1:26:00 PM
Hi Sanda, Congrats on your first place win with this impressive example of iambic verse with great illiteration and vocab! Cheers, Brian
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/1/2016 3:51:00 PM
Thank you so much for your visit and supportive comments and congrats, Brian. Much appreciated. Sandra
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