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THIS VIDEO of STING's song FIELDS OF GOLD is so BEAUTIFUL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWOJ1LMwIMg

 

 

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“We’ll forget the sun in his jealous sky as we lie in fields of gold.” - from Sting’s Fields of Gold One day in a museum, my mind on an old flame, I found myself mysteriously being led to a field of gold depicted within a gilded frame. In the picture, pretty flowers beckoned, a brilliant red. In front of it I stopped, thinking of my love and things we’d left unsaid. I blinked, and in an instant, I felt sunlight upon my face; then there escaped from me a cry of surprise and sheer delight! Finding myself engulfed by grassy sea, with myriad poppies, I thought how could this be? I twirled around. Yes, beneath my feet was solid earth! Above was azure sky. Spring was in the air, with fragrance sweet. I was in the painting. I did not question why! Oh, there was such beauty to make a poet sigh. I thought about a song from days of old - a song I used to hear on my car radio about a man, who with his sweetheart, walked in fields of gold, and I felt my bliss dissipating even though I could still feel on my cheek the sun’s warm glow. In the lovely flowered landscape, my time was nearly done. It would not matter even if this were reality! In fields of gold, I would lie with no one, and no jealousy would blue sky have for me, for even in my dreams, alone I’d be. . . Written May 7, 2016 and inspired by the "Within a Gilded Frame" Poetry Contest of Broken Wings Recorded with voice in June 2016 for CT's Audio Poems (Spoken Words)

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Date: 3/28/2021 1:42:00 PM
Beautiful poem, Andrea, just beautiful:-) Nice to finally hear what you sound like, too. I love your speaking voice!
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Date: 5/1/2020 10:36:00 AM
Andrea, I recall this wonderful poem that my contest inspired, and this is why I do contests so this kind of poetry is penned and the audio even makes it better, I love to hear your beautiful voice. Congratulations on all your placement with this poem in Brian's contest _Constance
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Date: 4/30/2020 11:12:00 PM
Sting's Fields of Gold - what a wonderful underpining for your inspiration - you looking back from inside the painting - really inspired! Congratulations!
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Date: 4/30/2020 7:59:00 PM
Three dimensions of enjoyment here - the poetry, the painting, and the audio. Each one is rich with imagery and meaning. Putting yourself in the painting and weaving a tale with a lonely ending is all beautiful. Well done, this is a fav and winner in my book, Andrea!
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Date: 5/16/2016 11:35:00 AM
I perhaps say this a lot, but truthfully ... what a beauty you have here. Being transported into a painting, uncaring about the why. And then that surprise ending that leaves me with a lingering feeling: 'for even in my dreams, alone I'd be' ... the life of poet ... paradoxically like ecstasy, and yet at times lonely, for only a few have the ability to make up a world for themselves, and be content. A FAVE.
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Date: 5/14/2016 2:44:00 PM
I am back to confirm your poem was a top winner! Congratulations on your well deserved first place win Andrea! #7. ; )
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Date: 5/14/2016 10:09:00 AM
I am back to add my congratulations to this wonderful poem !! Well done!!
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Date: 5/14/2016 9:19:00 AM
Beautiful poem of beautiful imagery, well done my lovely. GL. Loved always, bl
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Date: 5/13/2016 11:41:00 AM
Wow this held me captivated as how you went inside the picture frame and wrote from within. Well done. love phyl
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Date: 5/13/2016 10:17:00 AM
Revisiting your lovely write Andrea.
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Date: 5/13/2016 10:00:00 AM
Golden like your field,thanks Andrea!
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Date: 5/13/2016 2:25:00 AM
Andrea, congratulations on your wonderful win. LINDA
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Date: 5/13/2016 1:14:00 AM
This has supernal patterns in its content and flow. Very pleasant to read, contemplate and reflect on. Of course you know I'll always harangue you about forcing myriad to be a noun when it is an adjective, simply choosing then to read it as 'myriad poppies.'
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Date: 5/12/2016 10:31:00 PM
Congrats on a great win Andrea
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Date: 5/12/2016 7:35:00 PM
I can see why you were inclined to see this as one of your best this week. It's a beautiful poem, Andrea! I'm sure it did very well in the contest !! (I can't see the results either...by the way!!??)
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Date: 5/10/2016 5:10:00 PM
This beautiful daydream ends sadly Andrea. You can always keep your dreams alive in memory. You have created a winning entry...I can feel it! #7 ; )
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Date: 5/9/2016 4:36:00 PM
Beautifully penned Andrea..A7...Is there an actual painting and artist?...
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Date: 5/9/2016 4:02:00 PM
Oh Dear, what can one say about this amazing poetry, only i was as you were transported, rowed upon every word so smooth and silky did it flow.
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Date: 5/9/2016 11:03:00 AM
Beautiful, Andrea! Love it! Your poem surely will do very well in the contest! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 5/9/2016 8:51:00 AM
What a nice image! I have been reading about the "Beat" poets. They were a wild bunch! I remember plenty of songs from days of old. My late father was a composer and set 8 of my poems to music. I used to sing them while he played on the piano. "Fields of gold" indeed! Peace & Love Matthew
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Date: 5/9/2016 8:30:00 AM
A masterful piece Andrea. Good luck in the contest although I suspect no luck will be needed.
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Date: 5/9/2016 7:22:00 AM
Painting with words is an art that you possess dear, Andrea! Superb! Good luck and a seven!
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Date: 5/9/2016 4:02:00 AM
Excellent:) I can feel the field:)
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Date: 5/8/2016 9:24:00 PM
Nicely done Andrea. I could see you dancing among the flowers in the golden field. Often when we are mourning some loss we escape our grief in fantasy. Loved this. God Bless, JB
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Date: 5/8/2016 7:57:00 PM
Beautiful write Andrea, happy Mother's Day.
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