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Maui Sunrise

Warm hands seek out each other in 
Maui's gloaming skies atop Haleakala.
Platinum clouds gather, slightly 
shrouding dawn's shy arrival.

Forehead to forehead, soft breaths, 
sharing butterfly kisses as lilac
skies morph into cerise hues 
reflected on blushing cheeks.

Heartbeats increase, anticipating 
dawn's brilliant appearance.
Her back to his chest, cradled in his arms, 
his warm lips on her fragrant neck.

Excitement builds, a sliver of dawn's 
tangerine eye makes a coy emergence 
winking, as if she's aware romance 
is blooming with her divine approach.

Slowly she gathers her satin robes of 
scarlet and gold in an elegant display, 
as enraptured eyes enjoy glorious hues, 
as dawn dances in sparkling irises.

A couple wrapped in colors tenderly 
share love's first kiss in paradise.
As dawn ascends, her light erases charcoal 
shadows on emerald valleys and on 
a cerulean sea mirroring the sky, 
now blooming in symbiotic ivory clouds.

3-11-2016

Colorfication Contest~Third Place~
Sponsor Silent One

Grey- platinum
Yellow- gold
Pink- cerise
Purple- lilac
Orange- tangerine
Red- scarlet
White- Ivory
Black/brown- charcoal
Green- emerald
Blue- cerulean

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Date: 9/8/2019 5:49:00 AM
as enraptured eyes enjoy glorious hues, dawn dances in sparkling irises./ A couple wrapped in colors tenderly share love's first kiss in paradise....../// beautifully penned; like it
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/8/2019 2:15:00 PM
Thank you very much Mahtab. : )
Date: 9/7/2019 5:57:00 PM
Ah Maui, physically close, financially toast, --nonetheless, everything said there, I've longingly cared, for the Sun rises, so too, is the spirit in you Connie--FAVE! ~ Aloha always William
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/7/2019 11:24:00 PM
Thank you very much William. I really appreciate the nice comment and Fave. xxoo
Date: 9/3/2019 8:41:00 PM
Intoxicating, beautiful. Panagiota Romios
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/7/2019 11:25:00 PM
Thank you Panagiota. All the islands have their unique beauty. xxoo
Date: 9/1/2019 2:33:00 PM
This is stunning. I met someone very special in Maui, and this poem brings me back. I miss Maui, and Haleakala. Take me back <3 Wonderfully written Connie, I will follow you.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/1/2019 6:47:00 PM
Thank you very much Victoria. It is very nice to meet you. Aloha, Connie : )
Date: 8/11/2016 4:13:00 PM
Wow! A stunning write with such gorgeous imagery, your words really come to life. There is so much love and tenderness skillfully penned in an explosion of such brilliant colour, I am in awe of the scope of your talent and creative mind. That this is set in Maui just amplifies the stunning vista of emotions your pen deftly evokes. Beautiful writing! blessings lynn p.s. My first ever read of "Romanticism" and also of "Colorfication". I really appreciate your note of explanation..thank you :-)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/11/2016 4:25:00 PM
Thank you so very much for your lovely comment Lynn.. Colorfication is a made up word by the contest sponsor, Silent One. This is my first Romanticism poem. There are so many forms here that are still new to me and that is one reason I enjoy trying to write for the contests. It forces me to learn something new. I appreciate you dropping by. Aloha, Connie : )
Date: 3/28/2016 6:33:00 AM
I had a lovely Easter, thank you for asking.... Connie. Linda
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Date: 3/28/2016 12:07:00 AM
Connie, Congratulations on your awesome "Colourfication Win." ~LINDA~
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/28/2016 4:42:00 AM
Thank you very much Linda. I love working with colors so I have enjoyed the color contests. I hope you had alovely Easter. ; )
Date: 3/22/2016 7:06:00 PM
Hi Connie, once more you set such a visual treat before our eyes. You let a day spring to life in your colours Connie. What a wonder this canvas would be to see. Beauty in which you live inspires words to dwell within the Soul and give the reader such peace. A well written poem in a kaleidoscope of colour, coming alive with incredible image does make an excellent write. A seven wings its way to you and this jewel goes into my faves....Vlad.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/22/2016 7:13:00 PM
What a lovely compliment you have given me Vlad. I is truly appreciated. Thank you so very much for the fave! ; )
Date: 3/17/2016 12:15:00 PM
Love the way you tiptoe through all the beauty and imagery .... "slightly shrouding dawn's arrival" "tangerine eyes make a coy emergence" ... Mr. Silent is going to have a difficult time judging, as I've read a lot of beauties thus far ... best of luck, Connie! "charcoal shadows on emerald valleys" < is it odd that this part reminded of me of mint chocolate ice cream ... ? Can you just imagine .. CHOCOLATE shadows ? Okay ... I'll stop rambling now. Delightful!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/21/2016 12:54:00 AM
You are making me crave some chocolate mint icecream now Timothy! Thank you for such a nice comment my friend! ; )
Date: 3/13/2016 5:02:00 PM
This is truely incredibly written... I feel wrapped in warmth and color from both the couple and the beautiful morning.. One would never know this was a contest in which you had to use so many colors.. Many of those uaualy read like reading the back od a crayon box...Dawn erasing charcoal shadows!! Aced this one dear friend.. Hugs.. Arlene
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/13/2016 7:34:00 PM
Thank you so much Arlene. After reading your fantastic poem 'Oh Beautiful Gypsy' I really appreciate your lovely comment coming from such a great talented poet as yourself. Hugs, Connie
Date: 3/12/2016 8:12:00 PM
I think I did mine right, Connie. So ONLY ten different color names can appear in the entire poem? that is the part I hope is right.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/12/2016 9:57:00 PM
That is right Andrea. Scroll down, I mention that when you questioned me below. GL ;)
Date: 3/12/2016 1:45:00 PM
This is so gorgeous, and I know that you don't take for granted your good fortune to live in such magnificent surroundings to inspire such a romantic and beautiful poem!! How can this not be on the top of the list???? Good luck, Connie!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/12/2016 4:49:00 PM
You are right Carrie,I know how blessed I am to live in paradise. I appreciate your praise for this poem because I know how talented you are and I respect your opinion. Thank you so much for such a lovely comment my friend. Hugs, Connie ; )
Date: 3/11/2016 9:07:00 PM
wow, this one is SPLENDID. and NOW, can you explain to me how to do this??I have read his rules but I just don't get it. I guess I need to print them out and really study them or something. Why am I so dense sometimes??? (truly, though, I expect to see this one top shelf!!)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/11/2016 9:41:00 PM
Free verse or romanticism form, then I just listed all the colors and next to red blue etc. I chose one of his colors I wanted to use to make sure I didnt forget a color. You can even choose to use the plain colors but the whole idea is to pick one and only one from each color group. When you have used all your selected colors your poem is complete. Hope that helps. Thanks for your great feed back on this poem, it kept me up last night writing it. Here are my colors,for Grey I used platinum, then Yellow gold Pink cerise Purple lilac Orange tangerine Red scarlet White Ivory Black/brown charcoal Green emerald Blue cerulean
Date: 3/11/2016 8:31:00 PM
What beautiful imagery you've spun in your colorful poem of love, Connie! Very lovely, indeed. Good luck in the contest :)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/12/2016 12:21:00 AM
Thank you very much Laura. These color contests sure have kept me busy.. ; )
Date: 3/11/2016 7:59:00 PM
Beautiful effort, best wishes, a pleasure to read your work...
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Date: 3/11/2016 7:47:00 PM
Very beautiful, Connie - oh boy, do I like this poem! 7 ... CayCay
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Date: 3/11/2016 6:12:00 PM
That's it, Connie. Just keep throwing it in our face. LOL Stunning photograph! Very romantic description. Good luck. Peace and Mahalo:)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 3/11/2016 8:31:00 PM
Well don't they always say write what you know? Thought I would share my daughter's trip to see the sunrise. It was on her honeymoon. Her husband took a photo of her after sunrise and she had sunglasses on. You can clearly see a Hawaiian King in red robes reflected in her sunglasses but there was no one there but the two of them. Spirits are strong on the islands. Thank you Daniel. ; )
Date: 3/11/2016 5:20:00 PM
absolutely stunning imagery Connie this is delightful good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/11/2016 5:19:00 PM
Connie, this is truly lovely, wonderfully penned for the contest and I am loving it 7 ~
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Date: 3/11/2016 4:38:00 PM
Very beautiful Connie...love the picture
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Date: 3/11/2016 4:32:00 PM
Thanks for brightening up the days of those who live in smoke filled cities and sage brush country. Love, daver
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