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Painting by Buddy Mccue used with his permission.

Lotus

Lotus petals soft with shadows
Drinking from your shallow pond,
Blossoms that compete with heaven,
With the twilight hour you bond.

Aquatic in your very nature,
Deemed fit to float at Buddha's feet,
Your peaceful beauty calls awareness
Where such enlightened beings meet.

Sacred plant known through the ages
Your spirit dwells within my heart
And centered there, your spark of light
Assures me that we'll never part.

11-14-18 rev. 

Zen Poetry Contest~First Place~
Sponsored by: Line Gauthier 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 12/26/2018 8:26:00 AM
This is a lovely tranquilizing poem ... a tribute to a delightful flowering aquatic plant which we often match with enlightenment. ~ Belated congratulations on your recent win. Regards // paul
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Date: 11/19/2018 11:45:00 PM
This is soothing in its simple clarity - the skill of composition combining the elements of poetry to pleasing effect. As Jan says - ‘A gem’.
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Date: 11/19/2018 6:19:00 PM
Your lovely Zen-inspired words brought deep calm to me as I read your beautiful poem, Connie! Lovely...and congratulations on your First Place win. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 11/17/2018 1:39:00 PM
so lovely to read this gem again Connie, many congratulations on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/16/2018 6:53:00 PM
Beautiful write Connie...Congrats on your win..
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Date: 11/16/2018 9:58:00 AM
Connie, this is so beautiful and I definitely feel the calm !! Congrats for you well deserved top win xxoo
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Date: 11/16/2018 9:06:00 AM
Very beautiful poem. A well deserved win!
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Date: 11/16/2018 8:33:00 AM
Gorgeous ethereal piece Connie! Congratulations on your top win :) xomo!
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Date: 11/15/2018 9:31:00 PM
Enlightened. Deserves recognition. Namaste.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/16/2018 12:10:00 AM
Namaste Greg and thank you for your kind response. : )
Date: 11/15/2018 8:23:00 PM
Lovely, Connie. A charming take on the challenge. Superbly done. Congrats on your top win.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/15/2018 10:26:00 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you Line! I so appreciate you giving me a First Placement along with Agnes in your contest. I know that Buddy's beautiful painting enhances my words. So I am grateful to him as well. Hugs, Connie xxoo : )
Date: 4/18/2018 6:07:00 PM
Connie how lovely! So peaceful and somehow spiritual. It is the perfect flower for your beautiful heart :)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 10/5/2018 2:41:00 AM
This is a beautiful comment I missed F.J. Lotus is my pseudonym. I love the flower and what it represents. Thank you very much! : ) xxoo
Date: 11/20/2014 10:04:00 PM
I see your comment to me below now and how you got this one in the contest right at last minute. good for you. congratulations, sweet connie.
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Date: 11/17/2014 11:40:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this fine write.
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Date: 11/17/2014 11:39:00 AM
Just stunning, Connie. So many great writes in this challenge. It must of been a tough judge. I know some people hate a lot of poems tied but I see this equal to many of the poems. I loved, loved, loved it. I am adding this to my favs.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/17/2014 7:22:00 PM
Thank you so much Maurice. It makes me very happy to know you are fav'ing this poem. You never know what people will like. This made my day! Hugs, Connie
Date: 11/17/2014 10:13:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Connie with this beautiful poem.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/19/2014 12:47:00 PM
Enjoy her while you can!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/17/2014 7:26:00 PM
Thank you Brenda. I need to make some comments, tomorrow when my granddaughter isn't here. Hugs, Connie
Date: 11/17/2014 2:00:00 AM
wonderful write about such a delicate beautiful flower. Great tribute. Congrats
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/17/2014 7:27:00 PM
Thank you very much Ronald. I will check out your work too. Blessings, Connie
Date: 11/17/2014 1:25:00 AM
an absolute stunner - many congrats:-) Hugs jan xx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/18/2014 12:58:00 AM
Thanks Connie - its amazing to see how far I have come since starting writing in February! Hugs Jan xx
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/17/2014 7:24:00 PM
You are having a banner month Jan! My congrats to you on your many wins. Thank you. Hugs, Connie
Date: 11/16/2014 9:17:00 PM
Congrats on a great win Connie
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/17/2014 7:23:00 PM
Thank you very much Joseph!
Date: 11/16/2014 7:27:00 PM
Lovely verse, art & concept! Light & Love
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/16/2014 8:03:00 PM
Thank you very much Debbie!
Date: 11/16/2014 7:26:00 PM
Beautiful Picture and Personal Connection. I Truly Enjoyed!!!!CONGRATS TO YOU!!!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/16/2014 8:05:00 PM
I feel very honored to come in 4th in this contest Rick. Thank you very much!
Date: 11/16/2014 7:04:00 PM
I am glad you entered this one. Congrats on the win.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/16/2014 8:07:00 PM
Thank you very much Rob!
Date: 5/7/2012 9:51:00 AM
I would rather call it a Gem my friend. Great and beautiful. Love and best wishes...Ravindra...Connie Marcum Wong
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/16/2014 8:06:00 PM
How kind of you to give me such a lovely comment Ravindra. Thank you and Blessings, Connie
Date: 4/13/2010 7:45:00 PM
very gentle and good visualization.
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Date: 1/24/2010 10:12:00 PM
ok, I finally found one to POST a message , a poem of yours I had not read yet. This was a good one to post and I hope more people will come and see it, how lovely it is. Connie, I think people are not "getting" my winter rondeau. It was not about the winter of my life, but of the WORLD (the end of the world) Guess it was not one of my more "lucid" writes! Luv, andrea
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/3/2014 5:07:00 PM
I entered this in Rick's contest that closed very quickly. He said it was okay to enter an older poem restricted to 12 lines or under. Hope he likes it as I have added a painting of an artist I have been in contact with and have his permission to post his painting with my poem. It goes so perfectly with my poem. I need to get off here and get some house work done. Thanks... hugs, Connie
Date: 1/21/2010 3:39:00 PM
Another gem Connie, i must remember to check back at your poetry >> James
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