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I Alone am Witness

One lovely moth is flying through the night with satin wings lined white in their design. He hovers over innocence by moonshine. A fragrant bloom has stopped him in his flight, and on a petal he will soon alight. He ceases fluttering so he might dine upon sweet nectar of his valentine, and I alone am witness to this sight. Most fascinating is this sight to me, for what I've found, though simple it may be, has purpose and is nothing short of grand. I keep on watching, frozen where I stand. Now captured by the beauty that I see, I let my net slip gently from my hand. Submitted Oct. 10, 2022 for Julia Ward's Captivation Poetry Contest

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Date: 12/26/2022 1:17:00 AM
A fascinating and well-crafted poem my dear friend Andrea. I enjoyed this a lot. Congratulations on your well-deserved top win! Thanks for sharing! Hugs
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Date: 12/23/2022 10:49:00 AM
Oh, I love this! Absolutely beautiful. Love it. Congrats and God bless you sweet friend. Love, Gina
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Date: 12/23/2022 9:12:00 AM
Just found this poem. It is so lovely, Andrea, and so true. "All creatures great and small, the Lord God made us all..." I don't know if you ever read those books. I love that you chose the tiny moth. your last line grabbed my heart. Congratulations on first. I'm faving.
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Date: 12/23/2022 8:43:00 AM
Excellent!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 12/23/2022 9:23:00 AM
Thanks so much, Julia
Date: 10/21/2022 11:59:00 AM
Hello Andrea. This is lovely. I love the imagery and moment in time. Your words are vivid and we are in the scene with you. I can see you see beauty in life and what is in front of you by letting go. Thank you for sharing. May this day find you well.
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Date: 10/19/2022 8:49:00 PM
A passing moment and a fleeting sight are caught magnificently and made powerful to capture our attention. well done, Andrea !
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Date: 10/18/2022 3:36:00 PM
Captivating ... check creative and the show of your empathic heart ... check enjoyable read ... check. Thanks for sharing, good luck in the contest, Andrea. A poet friend in Texas, Bill
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Date: 10/17/2022 2:36:00 PM
Oh my goodness, this is so lovely Andrea. I love the ending too, when you let the net slip gently from your hand. The empathy we encounter when we see the beautiful life of others in creation is a precious gift. This is truly precious <3
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Date: 10/17/2022 12:54:00 PM
Andrea, This is an astonishing work you have written. Poetry of the highest magnitude. Thanks for your review of Close Quarter Riddle. Much appreciated. Howard
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Date: 10/14/2022 12:27:00 PM
A grand awakening to observe previously overlooked grandeur all about us! Love the lyricism. Robert
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Date: 10/13/2022 7:09:00 AM
Love your imagery and what a clever ending to a beautiful poem.
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Date: 10/12/2022 5:22:00 PM
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Date: 10/12/2022 11:48:00 AM
Very nicely done, Andrea; you are a very gifted writer: Inspiring! As the veil slips from my enchanted eyes, wings of rapture also enfolding me.
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Date: 10/12/2022 11:29:00 AM
What a beautiful site, I envy you... In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.
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Date: 10/12/2022 10:56:00 AM
Well done! Andrea, have you read any of my more recent poems on Poetry Soup? I also have a blog, just Google "Poetry by Alex Roth" and you'll find it.
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Date: 10/12/2022 6:41:00 AM
love the last line especially - love this, my friend. Thanks for the win in your contest - so glad you liked my poem
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Date: 10/11/2022 8:08:00 PM
A mesmerizing scene, Wonderful write Andrea
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Date: 10/11/2022 6:12:00 PM
Awe-struck by your skill, Andrea. Truly a beauty. Elizabeth
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Date: 10/11/2022 12:34:00 PM
No one is truly alone Andrea, I Am.. Was before And will always be' yet we know what you mean The stillness of night, creatures softly living The gift of seeing the Grand in normal living.'
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Date: 10/11/2022 7:36:00 AM
Like me when reading your poetry, all these years, the poetry still that ray of light, that gather the passing moment. Good luck in contest.
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Date: 10/11/2022 5:37:00 AM
AH, captivated by the essence and beauty of nature....beautifully written Andrea it is in itself a captivating poem.
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Date: 10/11/2022 12:53:00 AM
One has to admire the seemingly ease with which you rhyme your poetry. Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 10/10/2022 5:12:00 PM
How cute, my friend. they flutter around my lamps outside my porch and lamp streets. Crazy they don't hurt themselves. Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 10/10/2022 4:25:00 PM
Andrea this was wonderful to read. I have felt this exact way you have perfectly described, love it a Favorite...
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