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From my diary: Nature

Santa Barbara, Summer 2017 Monday I walked on the bluffs above the sea. Orange poppies bloom in the dunes. I discovered the labyrinth: smooth stones spell the path. Peaceful pilgrimage. Tuesday Walked on the beach and smelled: Tar from the oil seeps, fennel, coastal sage, eucalyptus. And, of course, the sea. Wednesday Hiked in the foothills. The grass is brittle and yellow; the land sizzles. Spiky shrubs, spiny scrub oak. The chaparral is ready to burst into flames. Thursday The eucalyptus trees on Ellwood Mesa are dying from the drought. Where will the butterfly sleep? Friday The sandpipers hurry to the surf, neck forward, to peck with long bills. They scurry inland before the next wave as if they are afraid to get their feet wet. Snowy plovers skitter like cotton balls on wheels. Saturday The infinite ocean under an infinite sky. A white S among the reeds, the egret can teach me poise and patience. Sunday Found a piece of seaglass. Translucent blue, The edges smooth Worn by water, Sanded down. Beauty from adversity. I think I will write a poem about it. November 1, 2017 For contest: From my Diary Sponsored by Broken Wings

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Date: 9/17/2018 1:34:00 PM
Back with congrats - awesome share.
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Date: 11/30/2017 12:29:00 AM
Hi Agnes, excellent descriptions leave a picturesque image on the mind.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/2/2017 11:23:00 AM
Thank you, Jannie.
Date: 11/28/2017 7:52:00 PM
Angnes you wrote a beautiful poem. I enjoyed reading your poem. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 12/2/2017 11:24:00 AM
Thank you, Darlene.
Date: 11/24/2017 8:43:00 PM
Wonderful style. Beautifully done, Agnes.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/2/2017 11:26:00 AM
Thank you, Line.
Date: 11/19/2017 6:44:00 PM
dropping back with my congrats Agnes:-) hugs jan xx
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/2/2017 11:28:00 AM
thanks, Jan.
Date: 11/17/2017 9:33:00 AM
Back for more :) Did I mention I love This? xomo
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/2/2017 11:33:00 AM
Thanks so much, Maureen.
Date: 11/9/2017 7:46:00 PM
BIG congrats. WEll deserved.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/2/2017 11:33:00 AM
Thanks, Andrea.
Date: 11/8/2017 7:16:00 PM
Congratulations Agnes on your beautiful nature musings. Your observations read like a field guide. I love it.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/2/2017 11:30:00 AM
Thank you, Suzanne.
Date: 11/8/2017 4:30:00 PM
I am so happy to see this receive a high placement Agnes. Congratulations! : )
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/2/2017 11:33:00 AM
Thank you, Connie.
Date: 11/8/2017 12:22:00 PM
Agnes, congratulations on your win in my contest, I loved the page from your diary !
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/2/2017 11:33:00 AM
Thank you so much for my win, Constance - so glad you liked my poem.
Date: 11/8/2017 7:55:00 AM
Back to congratulate you. A worthy win!
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 12/2/2017 11:35:00 AM
Thank you, Richard.
Date: 11/8/2017 12:56:00 AM
Beautiful piece, your descriptive talents are hugely impressive. Congrats on your win! Viv x
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 11/8/2017 6:10:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words, Viv.
Date: 11/7/2017 10:25:00 PM
So beautifully written. Enjoyed it thoroughly, Agnes. Congratulations!!
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 11/8/2017 6:09:00 PM
Thank you, Afzal.
Date: 11/6/2017 2:55:00 PM
What a wonderful week you portrayed. I enjoyed your piece Agnes.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 11/8/2017 6:09:00 PM
Thank you, Richard.
Date: 11/5/2017 7:27:00 PM
Agnes, this is SO creative , well crafted, clever, and beautiful. FAVE
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 11/8/2017 6:09:00 PM
Thanks so much, Andrea.
Date: 11/4/2017 5:11:00 AM
Lovely write, Agnes. I recognise the reference in the first stanza to one of your other pieces!! Good luck in the contest. Regards, John.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 11/4/2017 6:57:00 AM
Thank you, John; I am very flattered that you remembered that poem.
Date: 11/3/2017 5:38:00 AM
I love this Agnes! Every line, absolutely wonderful. My best to you in the contest! Bless :) xomo
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 11/3/2017 7:00:00 AM
Thank you very much, Maureen.
Date: 11/1/2017 11:02:00 PM
I think that this poem is brilliant Agnes! I expect to see it in the top three if not in First place! I love it! : )
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Date: 11/3/2017 6:59:00 AM
Thank you so much, Connie.
Date: 11/1/2017 5:36:00 PM
what fabulous detail in your diary pages and i especially loved Sunday as our friend's daughter has recently done a talk on a voyage she made with her partner from our island to Antigua and he proposed to her after the journey. she collected 2 pieces of sea glass (one piece is blue) and had them crafted into her silver engagement ring:-) hugs jan xx
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 11/1/2017 5:44:00 PM
Thank you, Jan. I do not keep a real diary, but I carry a small notebook to record observations and phrases to use in poems. This diary poem is adapted from the notes I took this summer, and all seven days found their way into separate poems.