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For love of poetry, spellbound am I
by force, that takes me to the land of words.
Beyond control, this power has its way
that leads me to uncover heart and soul.

This overwhelming power captures me;
like an addiction, I consume fine words
for them to shape the thoughts within my mind;
create great imagery that can be read.

And only fellow poets know this pain
of finding special words to paint a theme.
This search for us becomes a magic hunt
of hide and seek to capture them like prey.

Consuming is this poet’s gift of pen;
the task can be a tiresome marathon
of hours or days, and yet, if lucky can
flow out in minutes on the first clean page.

This love of writing poetry runs deep;
an inner urge that cannot be dispelled;
as captor, captive both, the poet’s goal…
to find some balance in completed works.


Sandra M. Haight

~3rd Place~
Contest: Verse a Favoured Theme
Sponsor: Brian Strand
Judged: 07/08/2019

~10th Place~
Premiere Contest: Mania
Sponsor: Lewis Raynes
Judged: 11/07/2017

~1st Place~
Contest: What Inspires You To Write Poetry
Sponsor: Julie Rodeheaver
Judged: 09/05/2017

~2nd Place~
Premiere Contest: Blank Verse
Sponsor: Janice Canerdy
Judged: 05/20/2017

~1st Place~
Contest: For the Love of Poetry
Sponsor: John Lawless
Judged: 04/10/2016

~2nd Place~
Contest: New Or Old 3
Sponsor: Eve Roper
Judged: 08/01/2016

Blank Verse: Poetry, distinguished by having a regular meter, but no rhyme. The meter most commonly used with blank verse is iambic pentameter.




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Date: 12/1/2017 4:30:00 AM
Hello Sandra, I saw your wonderful poem and I'm sorry I didn't have the chance to read it when it was originally posted. Well, I've read it now, and I must say it's truly a marvelous write and read in every respect!! Extraordinary Work and A FAVE!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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Date: 12/8/2017 4:09:00 PM
Thank you very much, Gary, for your very positive and supportive comments and for the Fave! I appreciate it so much. Sandra
Date: 11/11/2017 10:58:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in Lewis' contest, Sandra - well-done, my friend! This one should get some wide publicity - it so well represents much of what this crazy gig, Poetry, is all about, and what we put into each work ... a very precious piece of our soul. Love this - my number one, for sure, and fav-ing! <3 :-)
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Date: 12/8/2017 4:07:00 PM
Thank you so much, Gregory, for your very supportive and uplifting comments. I appreciate this so much. Sandra
Date: 11/8/2017 8:01:00 AM
Congrats Sandra, much enjoyed :)
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Date: 11/11/2017 8:24:00 AM
Thank you, Gary! Sandra
Date: 11/7/2017 11:07:00 PM
So well-written and expressive, Sandra. Congrats on your win. Your mania serves you well! Janice
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Date: 11/11/2017 8:23:00 AM
Thank you so much, Janice! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 9/13/2017 11:50:00 PM
Wonderful blank verse, Sandra, and a well-deserved win - blessings and congratulations! :-) <3
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Date: 11/11/2017 8:23:00 AM
Thank you, Gregory! Sandra
Date: 9/6/2017 5:28:00 PM
love how you say magic hunt to seek our prey of words / Great poem
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Date: 9/6/2017 9:43:00 AM
I am back to congratulate you on your win Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 11/11/2017 8:23:00 AM
Thank you very much, Eve! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/21/2017 1:07:00 AM
I can totally relate to this. Congrats on your win, Sandra!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/21/2017 6:29:00 PM
Hi Carol, I am so pleased that you can relate! Thanks for your nice comment and congratulations. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/20/2017 6:45:00 PM
Congrats on your win with this lovely poem, Sandra :)
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Date: 5/21/2017 6:28:00 PM
Thank you, Laura, for your nice comment and congrats! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/20/2017 5:37:00 PM
Congrats, Sandra!
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Date: 5/21/2017 6:28:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Kim! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/20/2017 2:43:00 PM
Sandra, congratulations with your placement :)
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Date: 5/20/2017 2:49:00 PM
Thank you so much, Darren. Sandra
Date: 5/20/2017 2:11:00 PM
Sandra, congrats on your well-deserved win in my contest--LOVELY poem, like all your others! Janice
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Date: 5/20/2017 2:33:00 PM
Thank you very much, Janice, for the great contest and for my wonderful placement! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 11/18/2016 9:38:00 AM
A wonderful theme for the 'Hunt" contest, Sandra ! Congratulations on your big win !!
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Date: 11/27/2016 4:40:00 PM
Carrie, thank you so much. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 11/18/2016 4:02:00 AM
Congrats what a great hunt well done x
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Date: 11/27/2016 4:40:00 PM
Thank you so much, Wendy. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 11/17/2016 11:28:00 PM
enjoy your awesome win in this contest, sandra...unique take on the theme...huggs
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Date: 11/27/2016 4:40:00 PM
Thank you so much, Nette. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 11/17/2016 4:48:00 PM
So many of us can relate to this, very well written, congrats
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Date: 11/27/2016 4:39:00 PM
Thank you so much, Casarah for the great contest and my placement! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 8/26/2016 6:18:00 PM
Well written, blank verse. You do touch the pains and joys of being a poet. Congratulations on your placement and hugubac.
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Date: 8/26/2016 12:29:00 PM
Sandra, congratulations on your win, very informative on our dire need to write and the pains we go through to create the art. Hugs Eve
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Date: 8/26/2016 12:03:00 PM
Dropping back again with my congrats Sandra:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/26/2016 11:00:00 AM
Congratulations a second time Sandra....
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Date: 8/26/2016 10:29:00 AM
sweet Sandra, so beautiful, as always. You hold a true gift in your hand..be blessed! congrats on your placement and thank you for being a part of my contest :)-luloo
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Sandra Haight
Date: 8/26/2016 3:21:00 PM
Thank you, Laura, for offering a chance for us to bring out some older poems. I am honored with my fine placement, and thank you for that! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 8/2/2016 10:46:00 AM
Sandra, congratulations on your win, I love the emotion you made me feel on writing. Hugs Eve
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Date: 8/2/2016 8:46:00 PM
Thank you, Eve. I am so honored to be on your winning list! Thanks again for another fine contest. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 8/2/2016 6:19:00 AM
- Congratulations on your winning poem, Sandra ! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/2/2016 8:46:00 PM
Thank you very much, Anne-Lise! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 8/2/2016 4:47:00 AM
Lovely to read this again Sandra congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/2/2016 8:50:00 PM
Thank you so much, Jan. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 8/2/2016 3:38:00 AM
By reading through your poem, one can't help but notice the burning passion you have for poetry. Congrats Sandra, for your placement with this splendid piece!! ;-)
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Sandra Haight
Date: 8/2/2016 8:49:00 PM
Thank you, Teddy. I appreciate your very positive and supportive comments and congrats! Sandra
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