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Kiss the Rain

I stand here by the lakeshore, and I smell
fresh honeysuckle as I kiss the rain.
A memory that I cannot curtail
wafts bitter sweetly to me, and again
it’s May. . . the night you came by the moon's light.
The air was permeated by perfume
from blossoms colored innocently white.
But now it’s summer; yellow is each bloom.
When plump upon the vines, sweet berries, red,
will be swooped up by birds - carried away.
I stoop to touch a stem.  How soon has fled
my flowered youth, and now this day chilled grey,
I bow in downpour like the vines bent low
while raindrops - glistening with my own tears - flow.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 2/20/2018 11:15:00 AM
Lovely work Andrea, congratulations...
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Date: 2/20/2018 10:11:00 AM
Gorgeous. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 2/20/2018 5:57:00 AM
You had me at fresh honeysuckle! LovelY, Congratulations, Andrea!
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Date: 2/20/2018 12:35:00 AM
How beautifully touching Andrea. Congratulations! x
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Date: 2/19/2018 11:49:00 PM
Oh, so tender and sweet and melancholy ... my favorite stuff. Just gorgeous penning, Buddy, and a well-deserved win! Congrats! :-) <3
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Date: 2/19/2018 10:26:00 PM
Congratulations Andrea, well deserved win. Tom
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Date: 2/19/2018 7:39:00 PM
OH, a metaphoric Sonnet beautifully done Andrea. Really like the gentle "shift"(can't remember the big word) in tone and substance....congrats on your placement
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Date: 2/19/2018 7:38:00 PM
Touching. What a beautiful poem. Congrats on your most deserving win, Andrea.
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Date: 2/19/2018 7:13:00 PM
Absolutely beautiful--so deserving of the win, Andrea! Janice
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Date: 2/19/2018 6:44:00 PM
Oh such a beautiful sonnet Andrea, with emotional imagery of bittersweet memories. Congratulations on your fantastic win! ~Susan
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Date: 2/19/2018 6:43:00 PM
Beautiful imagery in your poem, Andrea! Congrats on your win :)
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Date: 2/19/2018 6:24:00 PM
Lovely imagery in your well crafted sonnet. So glad you entered this in the contest. Congrats on your win, Andrea.
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Date: 2/19/2018 5:36:00 PM
Lovely this is, Andrea! It could be put to music! But then you always write with a special gift to bring each poem. This one was fragrant with memory and flowers :) Congrats!
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Date: 10/18/2016 11:14:00 PM
I wanted to check out the first sonnet you posted. Awesome Andrea, you are very inspiring, and not only to myself I can assure you. Great stuff /|\
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Date: 3/10/2013 11:00:00 AM
Nice romantic sonnet. Congrats on your win. love phyl
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Date: 3/2/2013 2:36:00 PM
Congratulations Andrea, on your seventh place win with this wonderful poem. I enjoyed the read~ Caryl
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Date: 3/1/2013 7:25:00 PM
Ingriuing sonnet. and this seven line verse is a new challenge. Cheers!
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Date: 3/1/2013 6:41:00 AM
U drew me into two romantic seasonal moments...I don't know which one I like more, the scent of honeysuckle with moonlight, or being swept away by birds at summer...G R E A T S C E N E S! Good luck with this contest.
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Date: 3/1/2013 6:42:00 AM
ooops....congrats on this contest! Hey! :)
Date: 2/28/2013 8:33:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. Gail liked this one, and so do I.
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Date: 2/28/2013 4:23:00 PM
Very much enjoyed your words
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Date: 2/28/2013 3:06:00 PM
love this awesome sonnet, my friend - you're Soup's queen of sonnets for sure : )
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Date: 2/28/2013 6:01:00 AM
Congrats on the placement, Andrea...though I thought it would be ranked higher...it's really good
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Date: 2/27/2013 10:16:00 PM
Andrea, congratulations in Gail's "Kiss The Rain" contest. always~ PD
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Date: 2/27/2013 9:09:00 PM
I love the imagery you brought me there! Congrats
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Date: 2/27/2013 5:47:00 PM
congrats on your win Andrea
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