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In Search of Nature

         fleeing urban smog

seeking chance to breathe again

         nature’s kiss of life 


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         31st January, 2016
         Contest: Haiku 101
         Sponsor: Nathan D.
              Placed 2nd

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Date: 2/14/2016 8:39:00 AM
Extinction, pollution - 2 poems dealing with major issues read in a row, by me, on this brand new day. So glad you are meeting these issues head-on in your writings as I try to wake everyone up about litter. We must deal with these issues w/o letting depression take us. So glad of all like-minded people and their presence on our shared planet. All this to say, I like your Haiku and Congratulate you on your win ... CayCay
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Date: 2/14/2016 12:28:00 PM
We cannot close our eyes to world problems, CayCay; the situation is already bad enough. Politically we have little say, but at least we can raise awareness through our poetry. Thank you for liking and commenting! ~ Regards // paul
Date: 2/10/2016 5:36:00 PM
awesome win, my friend. BIG congrats
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Date: 2/10/2016 5:42:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea; your twilight eruption kept us looking in awe at that top first place:) // paul
Date: 2/10/2016 1:33:00 PM
Well done Paul, congrats on the placement in the contest
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Date: 2/10/2016 2:44:00 PM
Thank you John. There were many worthy winners in this contest, yours amongst them! // paul
Date: 2/10/2016 1:12:00 PM
truly a nature lover, paul.. sweet congrats on your award!..huggs
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Date: 2/10/2016 2:43:00 PM
Thank you, Nette; you did well yourself:) hugs // paul
Date: 2/10/2016 8:21:00 AM
Paul, congratulations on your fine 2nd Place win! Nice Haiku. Sandra
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Date: 2/10/2016 2:45:00 PM
Thank you Sandra; both visit and congrats are appreciated. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 2/10/2016 4:08:00 AM
Great haiku n win Paul.. big congrats!! I hv missed reading ur work!!
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Date: 2/10/2016 2:41:00 PM
Many thanks, Upma. Hope you are keeping well:) Take care. // paul
Date: 2/10/2016 12:22:00 AM
That's some serious smog. Well done.
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Date: 2/10/2016 2:04:00 PM
Thank you Keith. Not long ago my sister went to China, and on her return said what a great holiday it was, but smog was something on the negative side which impressed her a lot. // paul
Date: 2/10/2016 12:09:00 AM
Paul, Congrats on your "Haiku 101" win. LINDA
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Date: 2/10/2016 2:32:00 PM
Thank you, Linda; always welcome to stop by:) // paul
Date: 2/9/2016 11:45:00 PM
Congratulations on this awesome haiku!
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Date: 2/10/2016 2:01:00 PM
Thank you Susan. I also enjoyed your entry for this contest. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 2/9/2016 9:05:00 PM
Thanks Paul
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Date: 2/10/2016 1:49:00 PM
Thank you Nathan; I'm truly pleased to feature highly on your winners' list. Your contest has inspired many beautiful entries; I enjoyed reading all the winning ones. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 2/9/2016 8:44:00 PM
big congrats to you on this beauty Paul...mine was lost in the amber clouds :)
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Date: 2/10/2016 1:47:00 PM
Thank you, David! Sorry about your entry...both your recent haiku have been of a high level. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 2/9/2016 11:23:00 AM
Quite imaginative win.
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Date: 2/9/2016 12:06:00 PM
Thank you Iris; glad you liked it, and pleased to have you visiting. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 2/5/2016 6:51:00 AM
A wonderful Haiku, Paul. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Date: 2/5/2016 12:54:00 PM
Thank you Teppo! I think we're going to see many lovely entries in this contest! ~ Regards // paul
Date: 2/4/2016 6:36:00 PM
Excellent take on the prompt, Paul. Glad to see your entries to several contests...hugs!
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Date: 2/5/2016 12:58:00 PM
I am pleased that you like it, Kim. The picture prompted some inspiring ideas, but none were easy to express in just 3 lines. Have not had much time for writing, too many other priorities! Thank you for the encouragement:) hugs // paul
Date: 2/3/2016 11:12:00 PM
This picture somehow reminds me of Africa. This beautiful haiku you have created was inspired by this stunning photo Paul. Best of luck in the contest. I was too late to enter so posted my attempt at pft. Cheers, Connie
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Date: 2/4/2016 9:46:00 AM
It's a pity you failed to enter the contest, Connie; I read your lovely haiku on pft, and it would have done very well. I'm pleased that you enjoyed my offering ... thank you. Regards // paul
Date: 2/3/2016 5:52:00 PM
wonderfully written, i like where you went with this image! Good luck in the contest!
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Date: 2/4/2016 8:25:00 AM
Thank you Sandra; pleased with both your comments and visit! Regards // paul
Date: 2/2/2016 4:38:00 PM
I'm holding my breath you'll grace the winner's list with this beauty Paul...love the theme
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Date: 2/3/2016 2:34:00 PM
Many thanks, David. Have read your entry, and it's way better than this one! ~ Regards // paul
Date: 2/2/2016 7:56:00 AM
this 'ku is alive, paul.. lovely rendition!.. huggs
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Date: 2/2/2016 1:43:00 PM
Thank you Nette. I read your entry and in my eyes it's a winner! hugs // paul
Date: 2/1/2016 11:57:00 PM
A three line breath of fresh air, much needed today. Thanks for that, Paul, a #7. Regards, Viv
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Date: 2/2/2016 1:42:00 PM
Breathe in...breathe out...ahhhh feels good:) Thank you for the nice visit, my friend! ~ Regards // paul
Date: 2/1/2016 7:25:00 PM
Dear Paul Bravo perfection in pic and in words, simply delightful and utterly moving, jusit a splended piece of poetic art of poetry, loved every line, keep up this magnificent work my dear friend, and I'm flattered by your comments on mine, thanks for the pat on the back I needed it my friend, cheri
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Date: 2/2/2016 2:28:00 PM
Thank you Cherl:) You are a generous critic and most welcome visitor:) Hope you are keeping well. ~ Warm regards // paul
Date: 2/1/2016 5:54:00 PM
This is very well penned with deep thoughts. The strength of your words and thoughts comes out well in this poem. Emile.
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Date: 2/2/2016 1:40:00 PM
So pleased that you look at this 3 liner with positive eyes, Emile! Thank you! // paul
Date: 2/1/2016 3:08:00 PM
Paul, love the ending line. The best of luck in the contest. SKAT
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Date: 2/1/2016 3:10:00 PM
Thank you Skat. Perhaps it should be me wishing you the best of luck:) Take care. ~ Hugs // paul
Date: 1/31/2016 5:56:00 PM
This is excellent but I am disappointed that you did not come out in the Rice Fields to look for the sliced cabbage with me!
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Date: 2/1/2016 4:20:00 PM
Glad you like it, Judy. But I did stop at your rice fields! You have to look harder:) As for cabbages....have you ever cooked stuffed cabbages, with eggs, cheese and bacon?...delicious!! // paul
Date: 1/31/2016 5:05:00 PM
Excellent Haiku, Paul. A very difficult form to do well...but you certainly have.
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Date: 2/1/2016 3:46:00 PM
Thank you Elaine. It was not easy, for in reality, the picture makes me think of devastation. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 1/31/2016 4:53:00 PM
- Lovely - Good luck in contest, Paul - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/1/2016 3:40:00 PM
Thank you for reading and liking, Anne Lise! ~ Hugs // paul