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Keola – Free Verse Crossroads Converge Robert Frost TWO ROADS crossed paths – DIVERGED IN A crossroads YELLOW WOOD AND I felt the binding turning points Bound up on fiery indecision of whispering bellows Take the smooth byway that beckoned – The easy thoroughfare of compromising positions – Or A narrower way, a dusty avenue of overgrown ambivalence, A rough path cobbled with pacing anxiety Tread this indolent valley’s vacillation Slightly overgrown with luring curiosity begging for attention. I TOOK this invitation THE ONE with scattered isolated footprints LESS TRAVELED BY hasty choices AND the one THAT sang In baritone vibrations of either or – That HAS promises of reconciliation in quiet meditations MADE upon this parallel path – ALL OF THE DIFFERENCE beneath the serenity of arching boughs And songbirds cooing in cool glens, scented leaves fluttering, Resting in consolation’s life - The consummation of white fire. 1-21-22 Contest: Keola Secret Sponsor: William Kekaula

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Date: 1/22/2022 8:01:00 PM
This is so inspiring, that Robert Frost quote has long been one of my favorites, also like the contrast between 'hasty choices and the one that sang' - many layers here, should be a top winner!
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Date: 1/21/2022 5:50:00 PM
I don't understand the contest, Sam, good luck in the contest. Blessings to you for a new year with all your expectations.
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 1/21/2022 6:49:00 PM
Hi Eve, thank you for your positive thoughts and blessings. I so appreciate them! As I understand it you take a well known quote or saying, like "good things come to he who waits,' and write a poem around the theme imbedding it into the lines using the theme of the quote as your overarching theme. I looked at Emile's entry and finally understood the concept - I think! I think that William used his son's name, Keola, as a title for the poem in memoriam. Had to spend time ferreting out the details. Took a while! Hope this is helpful. Sending you blessings of joy and gladness.