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Lost in the Forties

~Lost are our beautiful starlets in the early forties In full garb, signs of their times, dancing tipping toe prancing their stance Contrasting our times, no cleavage revealed , but legs were bare For: Rick Parise Contest Name: May I Have This Sijo Dance

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Date: 4/14/2011 11:09:00 AM
Wonderful Sijo on the contest photo,john.Best wishes---kashinath
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Date: 4/13/2011 11:48:00 AM
The times they are a changing John, and change they did. Wonderful Sijo - good luck in Rick's contest....:)
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Date: 4/12/2011 11:45:00 PM
Very interesting take on the photo-- enjoyed reading this John :) & thank you as well for the help in judging Carolyn's contest & for my placement there :) enjoy your day!
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Date: 4/12/2011 5:27:00 PM
Great Sijo you created here, dear John! A winner for sure!!! Thank you for your nice comment on my Legend...All the very best to you. Iolanda
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Date: 4/12/2011 10:40:00 AM
Brilliant entry in this contest.Loved the last line.Good luck John..Gautami
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Date: 4/10/2011 8:30:00 PM
again moses you amaze me with your poetry, loved this one and thanks for the kind comments, where have you been my friend? Haven't heard from you in awhile. God bless
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Date: 4/9/2011 5:03:00 PM
I like that....good one!!
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Date: 4/8/2011 9:48:00 PM
Love this Moses.... :)
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Date: 4/7/2011 4:22:00 PM
Good one to go with the picture..Enjoyed reading this one..I got a chuckle when I thought of the picture..Good luck in the contest..Looking forward to finding out which sonnet goes with which person...Trying not to look so that I can judge only on what is there...Sara
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Date: 4/6/2011 4:41:00 AM
Wonderful words to compliment the photo by Rick for the contest Moses my friend.. good luck with this fantastic expression recalling a time gone by in your lines and luv the no cleavage revealed, legs were bare.. awesome as always luv..
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Date: 4/6/2011 12:43:00 AM
Ah!!!!now this is exactly right. Top-notch winner for sure, John. Lainie
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Date: 4/5/2011 10:36:00 PM
Yes, and those legs were stunning. A good tribute to all those past dancers, john.Love the nostalgia of this.
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Date: 4/5/2011 4:13:00 PM
Yes, the focus was most definitely on the legs decades ago. I love the way you describe these "beautiful starlets" of the '40s, "dancing tipping to prancing." Very cool rhythm to your sijo, John and the message is well conveyed too. Wishing you success in the contest! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 4/5/2011 10:38:00 AM
such an enthralling piece that makes me go back to a fave era of mine which my dad loved to talk about... smitten to the hilt, john with winning wishes to you! :) huggs, nette
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Date: 4/5/2011 10:11:00 AM
Very nice descriptions :D
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Date: 4/5/2011 10:09:00 AM
the Forties was a great decade, even though there was a war on, the people were close the music was great, movies some of the best ones were then. i really enjoyed reading this.
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Date: 4/5/2011 9:58:00 AM
Nice peep into the ancient dance, John
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