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enticing flowers and hearts

that first peep of the crocus breaking through frozen earth longer hours of sunlight bulbs drawn by brief sensations of warmth like hearts that had lingered in frozen graves waiting for gestures of kindness ice melting, exposing vulnerability enticing daffodils, hyacinths, lilies often emerging too early late frosts wilt blooms premature buds succumb to April chills no headstones, no names only hope remains perhaps next spring a longer lifespan awaits hearts and flowers willing to face uncertainty again
*For Francine's "Flowers" contest by Carolyn Devonshire

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Date: 2/22/2011 8:02:00 AM
Congratulations Carolyn on your win in Francine Robert's contest "Flowers". Love, Carol
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Date: 2/5/2011 12:17:00 PM
Hi Carolyn - Congratulations on your BIG WIN in Francine's "Flower" contest. Best wishes, KC
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Date: 2/4/2011 11:58:00 AM
I really like what you've done with this, and the way its worded. There should be more of us who are willing to face the uncertainty the flowers face, It seems they have it figured out.
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Date: 2/3/2011 11:22:00 PM
I missed you Car,beautiful poem. .
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Date: 2/3/2011 9:39:00 PM
Wow thanks so much for the great 9th.place win and giving my poem a chance to be read.Good luck on the contest Carolyn.~LUV~Teresa
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Date: 2/3/2011 4:32:00 PM
Seafaress, This is a simply beautiful gem that takes me right into spring seeing the magnificent colors and buds blooming! It doesn't hurt to dream soo spring wil follow. Love, Annalise
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Date: 2/3/2011 10:45:00 AM
just so relieved and glad that i posted "taxed" as my way of saying i do enjoy supporting you even if i had a memory lapse! :) huggs, nette
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Date: 2/2/2011 2:33:00 PM
spring is around the corner loved it http://thepoets.webs.com/
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Date: 2/2/2011 1:02:00 PM
I love this one. It reminds me of a beautiful crocus drawing that Gert posted on facebook. They are lovely spring flowers.
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Date: 2/1/2011 7:59:00 AM
This tender, melancholy but lovely story is woven into flowers, dear Carolyn. Filling the eyes with hope and new beginnings. Nicely done! Congratulations on your win! love, Carrie
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Date: 2/1/2011 7:19:00 AM
as enticing as it can be, carolyn!! flowers for you for the big win! :) huggs, nette
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Date: 2/1/2011 3:04:00 AM
congratulations on your 3rd place win - I like the hope that shines through this poem
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Date: 1/31/2011 10:49:00 PM
Beautiful work Carolyn. Congratulations on your 3rd place. These early bulbs are tough. I have seen them bloom through the snow. Love, Joyce
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Date: 1/31/2011 9:04:00 PM
The sun really tricks those early varieties, especially on the south side. Sounds like experience speaking through poetry to me! Very nice! RAY
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Date: 1/31/2011 8:23:00 PM
I loved it then and I still love it now. A highest ranked poem for me this is. Congrats on your win, flower child!
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Date: 1/31/2011 7:52:00 PM
Such wonderful images. An honour to share a position with you.Many congratulations for this win.
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Date: 1/31/2011 6:27:00 PM
Congratulations on the third place win in the contest, carolyn
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Date: 1/31/2011 6:06:00 PM
congrats on your third place win in my contest Carolyn, lovely poem, took me away from winter for a bit
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Date: 1/31/2011 5:56:00 PM
beautiful work!! Thank you for your comments and inspiration today!
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Date: 1/31/2011 11:33:00 AM
"hearts lingering waiting for kindness"..."exposing vulnerability" = nice phrases..........another sad poem and spring is classically associated with beginning + happiness, rather than disappointment and frustration....your words are like T S Eliot = "April is the cruelest month"...I wonder what was in your mind when you wrote the poem? An unusual approach and I expect it will be in the winner's circle where your work always belongs.....best wishes...Syd
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Date: 1/31/2011 12:06:00 AM
Wonderfu,l such profoundness here, although i sense a touch of sadness also, you have so many fans, Carolyn please regard me as one of those. Good luck in contest. Harry
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Date: 1/30/2011 10:14:00 PM
this is so very nice. the kind of poem for which I am a sucker. I don't know how you keep on keeping on. luv, Charles
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Date: 1/30/2011 7:31:00 PM
Thank you for commenting on my blog today, this poem is just so pretty and lovely, best of luck in the contest~~
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Date: 1/30/2011 1:09:00 PM
Reads like a winner to me..Great Free Verse work..At this moment with yesterday and today being warmer, I feel spring is in the air..Even had some sneezing last two days like allergic reaction..The Dogwoods have got swollen buds so it won't be long...Good luck in the contest..I am going to have to write one in Free Verse..Sara
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Date: 1/30/2011 7:33:00 AM
Wow, Carolyn, you are really busy with contest entries! Can't wait for the first crocuses to flower! Hopefully we won't have April chills this year. Last year we had even snow in April. Good luck for Francine's contest!...Love, Gert
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