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Land of Lights Premiere Contest Winner

A sweep of milky waves flood onyx sands converging under endless summer skies of northern lights in iridescent bands Icelandic talismans of tales sublime. A glassy sea of crystalline degrees sustain a mass of icebergs in its pews that lift their icy eyes in melting pleas to wrest the dying of their waning hues. Aurora beams reflect unearthly lights against tall umber cliffs that stand below the vivid landscape raises to grand heights a trippy, tie dyed phosphorescent show. In seldom witnessed, lonely obscure lands a sweep of milky waves flood onyx sands. Written on 5/21/2019

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Date: 1/13/2021 8:33:00 AM
Laura, I love your Sonnet poem and congratulations on having it included in PS : It's Poetry 2020 Anthology _Constance
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Date: 1/13/2021 8:29:00 AM
What beautiful imagery, Laura. This poem is awesome and very fitting that it should lead the parade of PS poetry in the 2020 PS Anthology.
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Date: 1/12/2021 1:13:00 PM
A wonderful write Laura, I have yet to see the northern lights, but your descriptive words sustain me for now. Congrats on being in the all-time top 100, quite a feat!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 1/12/2021 5:01:00 PM
Thank you so much for your kind comments, John. I would love to see the northern lights someday, as well...so glad there are many wonderful photos of those awesome skies! :)
Date: 11/18/2020 11:24:00 AM
Wow. Your talent leaps from the page. Sich wonderful visuals and use of language. love it. will be back for more. thank you.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 11/18/2020 1:39:00 PM
Thank you, Peter. I’m so glad that you liked this one! Will look forward to reading your poetry! :)
Date: 9/15/2020 11:10:00 AM
Laura, this has a double WOW factor: 1) from the amazing phenomenon of northern lights you describe, and 2) from the perfection with which you describe it. Such delightful words you piece together in spotless meter, rhyme, and flow: "iridescent", "talismans", "phosphorescent". The "mass of icebergs in its pews", paints your observation as a spiritual moment, while "Aurora beams reflect unearthly lights" depicts the awe and wonder of the moment. Good choice for Anthology. Just superb, and a fave!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 9/15/2020 12:06:00 PM
Thanks so very much for your high compliments, John! I am so happy that you liked this poem and are faving it! I hope it gets into the anthology book, and wish this for your amazing poem, as well! :)
Date: 9/4/2020 4:09:00 AM
Wow. Every word is just beautiful. Plus sonnets are so hard. You have to read it out loud for the full effect of just how gorgeous it sounds
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Laura Leiser
Date: 9/4/2020 6:27:00 AM
Thanks so much, Tandy. I learned how to write sonnets from a fellow PS poet, Craig Cornish. He is a great teacher!
Date: 9/3/2020 7:23:00 PM
A true gem, a pearl, a diamond sparkling with brilliant words! I so love this, dear friend. God bless you and I'm glad you won first place with this:)
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Laura Leiser
Date: 9/3/2020 9:48:00 PM
Thanks so much, Regina! I was pretty happy with how this sonnet came together, as well. :)
Date: 7/23/2020 7:40:00 PM
This is great, Laura. And brings back fond memories of photographing the aurora in Iceland. What a beautiful poem and place.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 7/23/2020 8:15:00 PM
Thank you, Eric! My sons have traveled to Iceland and loved it! I hope to see this beautiful place someday, as well! :)
Date: 7/28/2019 3:27:00 PM
Beautiful Laura
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Laura Leiser
Date: 7/28/2019 10:16:00 PM
Thank you, James! :)
Date: 7/19/2019 12:33:00 PM
I see it was also POTD!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 7/19/2019 6:24:00 PM
:)
Date: 7/19/2019 12:32:00 PM
Way to go, congrats on a deserved win. Hugs Rick.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 7/19/2019 6:24:00 PM
Thank you, Richard!
Date: 6/10/2019 9:15:00 AM
Lovely images Laura of a striking land. Congratulations on your trophy win. Janis.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 6/10/2019 11:26:00 AM
Thank you, Janis! :)
Date: 6/10/2019 6:27:00 AM
Lovely images and fun wording! Congrats on first place!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 6/10/2019 8:09:00 AM
Thanks so much, Kim! :)
Date: 6/9/2019 9:42:00 PM
I'm so happy to return, not only to partake of your poem's beauty again, but to extend my congratulations to you, Laura, for an excellent trophy win with this breathtaking piece. A fav! Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Laura Leiser
Date: 6/9/2019 10:22:00 PM
Thank you so much, Susan! I am thrilled, of course! I absolutely love your poetry, as well! Thanks for the fave! :)
Date: 6/9/2019 7:23:00 PM
wow! Congratulations. So vividly expressed... God bless you.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 6/9/2019 8:26:00 PM
Thank you, Beata! And God bless you, as well! :)
Date: 6/9/2019 6:20:00 PM
Excellent win Laura...beautiful poetry my friend...^WW^...{*J*}
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Laura Leiser
Date: 6/9/2019 8:25:00 PM
Thank you, WW! :)
Date: 6/9/2019 3:42:00 PM
What a beautifully flowing, powerfully descriptive scene you have depicted,Laura. I really enjoyed reading your sonnet. Wendy
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Laura Leiser
Date: 6/9/2019 4:07:00 PM
Thank you, Wendy! :)
Date: 6/9/2019 2:08:00 PM
so beautiful. Congratulations!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 6/9/2019 3:31:00 PM
Thanks so much, Andrea! I’m thrilled for the top honor, of course! :)
Date: 6/9/2019 1:44:00 PM
Back with congrats on a well deserved win!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 6/9/2019 3:30:00 PM
Thanks so much, John! :)
Date: 6/9/2019 12:00:00 PM
Laura, back with congrats on your trophy win for this beautiful sonnet. John
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Laura Leiser
Date: 6/9/2019 3:29:00 PM
Thank you so much, John! :)
Date: 6/9/2019 12:00:00 PM
Wonderfully composed of virtuous words, most worthy for First Place indeed--thanks for this now to be my FAVE Laura! Aloha William
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Laura Leiser
Date: 6/9/2019 3:29:00 PM
Thank you so much, William! :)
Date: 6/9/2019 11:57:00 AM
Yay! I am so happy to see this favorite poem win the Trophy Laura. It is one of your best and so deserving of the honor. Congratulations my friend! : ) xxoo
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Laura Leiser
Date: 6/9/2019 3:28:00 PM
Thanks so much, sweet Connie! You have always been so kind and supportive! And I love your beautiful poetry, as well! :)
Date: 6/9/2019 11:48:00 AM
Bravo, Laura. Awesome imagery. Congrats on your gold medal with this beauty.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 6/9/2019 3:27:00 PM
Thanks so much, Line! I’m thrilled, of course! :)
Date: 6/9/2019 11:39:00 AM
Spectacular piece Laura! Congratulations on your first place win. A fave for me :) xomo
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Laura Leiser
Date: 6/9/2019 3:26:00 PM
Thank you, Maureen. I’m thrilled, of course! :)
Date: 6/9/2019 11:23:00 AM
Congratulations on your 1st Place win! This was a VERY tough contest to judge. Thank you so much for taking the time to enter.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 6/9/2019 3:25:00 PM
Thanks am so honored that you picked my poem for top spot, Dale! Thank you so very much! :)
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