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Happy New Year

At midnight, surrounded by those who are dear, Countdown is over; champagne has been chilled The bells are now ringing...a Happy New Year! Bottles are popping, the glasses are filled We’re singing together with hugs and a tear. ------------------------------------------------------ Contest: A Quintain Christmas Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich

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Date: 8/22/2017 11:42:00 AM
Such a endearing poem, Paul. The last line was so poetically sublime ... we're singing together w/a hugs and a tear. That says it all: tears of joy is a beautiful co-joined emotion. Wonderful poem, my friend. I really like this poetry form. I think I can excel in Quintain (Sicilian.) Love and joy, brother.
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/22/2017 3:58:00 PM
Thank you, Freddie. While it is lovely to celebrate together, I can't help feeling guilty when remembering those who are less lucky than us. Best regards, my friend. // paul
Date: 1/16/2015 12:39:00 AM
:) Thank you Paul, once again for the reply... PD
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Date: 1/7/2015 8:25:00 AM
Perfect quintain for New Years. You summed it up! Congratulations!
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Date: 1/7/2015 11:29:00 AM
Hi Roy...honoured by this visit! So pleased that you found 'perfection' in this quintain; thank you and all the best. // paul
Date: 1/5/2015 12:25:00 PM
Dear Paul, A nostalgic look at the year-end memories. Truly enjoyed your poem and wish you congrats on your win! I have Sandra here now, so I'm just taking a moment to write to you. If you'd like to write together again this year, let's plan on it! Love, carolyn
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Date: 1/5/2015 2:52:00 PM
Hi Carolyn! It's lovely to have you back:) Hope you've had a good rest. Glad you like this poem, and yes, I'm looking forward to an another co-write! I have just come back home after playing badminton and now found this surprise visit:) Will be back to you. love and hugs ... paul
Date: 1/5/2015 5:46:00 AM
lovely imagery Paul congrats on win hugs
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Date: 1/5/2015 9:28:00 AM
Thank you Shadow...glad you liked! Hugs // paul
Date: 1/4/2015 9:58:00 PM
Congrats on the win Paul, it summed up the celebration
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Date: 1/5/2015 9:31:00 AM
Thank you John. I went for a happy occasion and it went down well with our judge! All the best. // paul
Date: 1/4/2015 5:35:00 PM
Paul, Congratulations on your win. Luv ~LINDA~
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Date: 1/5/2015 9:35:00 AM
Thank you Linda! It's good to see you so active once again!! :) // paul
Date: 1/4/2015 4:14:00 PM
Beautiful New Year write that excellently captures that time of year. You wrapped up the old and brought in the new with a sparkling gold ribbon! Bravo, dear friend for a wonderful well-deserved win! Warmest regards. Pandita.
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Date: 1/4/2015 4:20:00 PM
A warm thank you Pandita! I always enjoy your lovely comments. Pleased for your high placing, too. // paul
Date: 1/4/2015 4:06:00 PM
New Years always makes me tear up.....either for the memories and the singing of "Auld Lang Syne"
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Date: 1/4/2015 4:17:00 PM
I wrote two poems for this contest, then opted for this one; Auld Lang Syne was mentioned in the other which I omitted (was not too happy with the meter). Thanks for stopping by. // paul
Date: 1/4/2015 4:00:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats Paul:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/4/2015 4:12:00 PM
Thank you Jan; lovely to be on the same winning rung with you! Hugs // paul
Date: 1/4/2015 3:51:00 PM
Oh Paul I just love your Quintain. It emotes, it is touching, it speaks of love and family well written and charming. Anything in the top three is as good as a number one. Congratulations on your well deserved win.
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Date: 1/4/2015 4:10:00 PM
Thank you Armand. Your words are always encouraging/insightful. Take care. // paul
Date: 1/4/2015 3:38:00 PM
well done Paul enjoyed your poem,congratulations
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Date: 1/4/2015 4:18:00 PM
Thank you Robert; so nice of you to visit with congrats! // paul
Date: 1/4/2015 3:16:00 PM
Congratulations, Paul, on your great win! You painted a wonderful 'Happy New Year' image for sure! Sandra
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Date: 1/4/2015 4:09:00 PM
Thank you Sandra; always try to do my best, whatever the results! Take care. // paul
Date: 1/4/2015 2:26:00 PM
YOu were the only one who did one like this, Paul, and not only that, you did it REALLY WELL. Congrats in my contest.
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Date: 1/4/2015 2:44:00 PM
Many thanks Andrea!! Your comments are music to my ears! Thank you for having me on your winners' list. I'll go have a look; had not realized the results were out. You merit a lovely :) and a hug. // paul
Date: 12/31/2014 7:08:00 PM
Lovely ..May God bless you in this New Year ahead.Tnks for sharing your outstanding poetry with us.
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Date: 1/1/2015 8:34:00 AM
Thank you for everything Charm. You have been very supportive from day one, and that is something that I will always remember. Both you and your lovely poetry were missed during the while you were away. May the new year provide you with inspiration, joy and love. // paul
Date: 12/31/2014 4:23:00 PM
That's tonight! Happy new year to you.
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Date: 12/31/2014 5:24:00 PM
Thank you!! All the best to you! Happy new year! // paul
Date: 12/31/2014 12:22:00 AM
Everyone should experience this joyous kind of ringing in the New Year at least once in their lifetime. I had one new year like this, and I will remember it forever. Thank you for causing that sweet memory to return Paul. Have a wonderful New year!6
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Date: 1/1/2015 10:34:00 PM
I really get irritated with the Captcha....that is why you have a 6 after my comment on your poem Paul. Often when replying on my kindle it will start printing the message code after my remarks. I thought I erased it and put it in the right box but the 6 was left over. That happens all the time. Your poem is a #7 Hugs, Connie
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Date: 12/31/2014 1:52:00 PM
Hi Connie...am trying to catch up with all my friends before the end of the year! I'm glad this poem brought you back sweet memories! I wish you all the best for 2015, especially happiness, love and peace. Take care and God bless. // paul
Date: 12/30/2014 2:03:00 AM
simply beautiful!! :)! wwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :D! hugs and hugs.. :)! .olive eloisa.. :)!
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Date: 12/30/2014 12:43:00 PM
Thank you Olive_eloi!:) Glad you liked it. I will send you some special hugs tomorrow at midnight to celebrate the new year's arrival:) hugs // paul
Date: 12/29/2014 3:08:00 PM
Perfect, it sounds like a great way to bring in the New Year! Happy New Year to you Paul.
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Date: 12/30/2014 12:46:00 PM
Thank you Richard; may 2015 bring joy, good health, peace and a busy muse! // paul
Date: 12/29/2014 8:03:00 AM
And...may this one be your best ever, dear Paul. Lovely Quintain. Also, thank you for your comments on 'Swan Lake'. Much appreciated. Your friend in poetry, Elaine
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Date: 12/29/2014 10:11:00 AM
Thank you Elaine. You are a gifted writer. All the best for the new year...may it be lovely and positive in every way...and may your muse keep you close company! // paul
Date: 12/29/2014 6:31:00 AM
All this plus the fact that our hearts are now filled with the greatest joy: To be healthy and close to God! A marvelous Quintain dear, Paul! Uplifts the soul! Good luck on the contest!
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Date: 12/29/2014 6:53:00 AM
Hi Demi! The crossing over from one year to another is adequately based on the arrival of Christ in our hearts. May his presence fill us with hope and strength that will guide us through the days to come. May yours be happy and fruitful. // paul
Date: 12/28/2014 12:56:00 PM
- Beautiful, Paul! - I wish you and your family a peaceful and happy new year - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/28/2014 3:26:00 PM
Many thanks Anne Lise; you too are in our prayers. May the new year offer you all you wish for. hugs /x/ paul
Date: 12/28/2014 9:48:00 AM
lovely write here, Paul. Hope you had a great Xmas and wishing you a very happy New Year
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Date: 12/28/2014 3:24:00 PM
Hi Jack; thank you for the visit and lovely wishes. Hope you and yours will have a positive new year. // paul
Date: 12/28/2014 6:18:00 AM
Ahh!! Reads like a winner to me..Way to go..Thanks for stopping by with congrats and the honor of being fav..Sara
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/28/2014 6:36:00 AM
Thank you Sara. It was my pleasure to read your poem...fully merited the fav. Have a nice day. // paul
Date: 12/27/2014 8:39:00 PM
Beautiful pen Paul ! Truly enjoyed it dear friend. Can you believe it? Another year gone hope that 2015 is very good to you . A solid 7 for you! I wish you a very Happy New Year and your family too! Have a lovely day! :) Love and hugs! xxx D.
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/28/2014 8:32:00 AM
Thank you Dorian. Your wishes are truly appreciated. Hope that the new year will be kind and fruitful to you and all those close to your heart. Hugs // paul
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