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A stairway of tinted boulders reveals The fable of old gods marking a past, Etched on tall red-stones divinely claimed… And as I ascend to touch a warm glow, My feet quiver among hallowed mounds Of blazing rocks, of sacred pillars. In awe, I listen to Jordan’s songs As one city’s heart flames through Siq winds Humming through early noon’s desert trail Which climb inside my pulsed breath…until Tears stumble into a warm prayer On a rosy frame of blest temples. Journeying to Petra silences me, From tribal gems and inlay jars soaked in moonlit dust To camel rides with Beduoins exploring a grandeur I can only own within my thoughts… For its mystique spreads on life’s essence Where I greet the humble soul within. Foreign Travel Contest For Thvia Shetley Submitted 9/26/2017 -------------------------- City of Petra, Jordan-- one of the 7 wonders of the world *Siq-- the entrance that lies between Petra's red-hued mountains

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Date: 10/13/2017 4:10:00 PM
I am so thrilled to find a poem of this magnitude about the place I love. Congratulations! Saved immediately to my treasure box.
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Date: 10/8/2017 7:37:00 AM
Congratulations,Nette!
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Date: 10/8/2017 3:36:00 AM
One amazing place, isn't it, Nette? Built and carved out of solid stone ... amazing write about an incredible structure - congrats on your win! <3
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Date: 10/8/2017 2:53:00 AM
Congratulations, Nette on your great win with such a wonderful poem.
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Date: 10/7/2017 1:50:00 PM
Well done on this piece and your placement in the Foreign Travel contest! I enjoyed the merging of your introspection with the experience around you.
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Date: 11/15/2016 7:52:00 PM
Just joined this site . too many of you think you are poets...
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Date: 12/6/2016 1:17:00 AM
Where is your poetry?
Date: 11/15/2016 3:11:00 PM
Congratulations! Excellent work as always..Larry
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Date: 11/11/2016 7:58:00 PM
Congratulations, Nette! Lovely images!
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Date: 11/11/2016 6:40:00 PM
Hi Nette, Congratulations on your top win. It was well deserved: -) Alexis
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Date: 11/11/2016 4:27:00 PM
Nette, congratulations on your well-deserved First Place Trophy win for this amazing and beautiful poem about one of our Seven Wonders of the World! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 11/11/2016 3:58:00 PM
Congratulations, nette: I would classify this work as a poetic documentary, Great Write!
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Date: 11/11/2016 3:40:00 PM
Congrats on the 1st spot here Nette, have you been to Petra? good to read today'
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Date: 11/11/2016 6:52:00 AM
Congrats Nette, for your well, deserved first placement!! ;-) I really enjoyed the poem!!
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Date: 11/10/2016 6:30:00 PM
You got the gold! Congrats. Your poem is truly beautiful ... CayCay
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Date: 11/10/2016 5:47:00 PM
Nette congratulations on your win in the contest with this beautiful poem ~
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Date: 11/10/2016 11:47:00 AM
wow! so picturesque ! very informative and fabulously penned Dear Nette, Congrats on your Top Win!!!! love, Anu:)
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Date: 11/10/2016 11:23:00 AM
Great idea using ancient Petra! Unexpected angle for the contest. Congrats! :-)
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Date: 11/10/2016 11:18:00 AM
Congratulations on this mesmerizing, far away feeling that you get from this poem. I love to go there now.
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Date: 7/18/2016 4:58:00 PM
Beautiful and vivid descriptions, Nette! It sounds like an amazing place. Congrats on your 1st place win! Blessings!
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Date: 7/17/2016 12:09:00 PM
Beautifully pictured connecting inner with the outer. Congrats on your win my lovely smiling friend. Loved always, bl
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Date: 7/16/2016 3:45:00 PM
I love your description of this fascinating place. I recently saw again a PBS documentary on this amazing sight !! Congrats once again !!
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Date: 7/16/2016 2:40:00 PM
Congratulations on placing first in this contest, Nette! Lucky me being presented with a chance to read this beautiful poem inspired by your travels in the Middle East. #7 Hugs ~ paul
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Date: 7/16/2016 2:00:00 PM
oh Nette, the second I read this I knew it was a winner...so insightful and informative...congrats on your top placement and thank you for being a part of my contest lady :)-luloo
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Date: 5/10/2015 9:17:00 PM
Nette, I enjoyed reading about your vacation adventures to Petra (a place on my bucket list) in fact, I'm dying to go there since I saw this amazing place in the Indiana Jones movie series.. congrats on your wonderful winning write!
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Date: 5/9/2015 8:31:00 PM
Just a few weeks ago, watched a documentary on this amazing place, and afterwards, had to find it for myself on Google Maps,and I was so fascinated !! I love that you chose to write of it. How fortunate that you were able to see it for yourself!!
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