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Midsummer Breeze How may I extol a midsummer breeze? As soft as rose petals in cooling wind That flutters leaves upon the verdant trees, And endeavors to make the blossoms blend From blooming boughs whose wistful petals drift In a mélange of hues that blankets grounds In vivid masterpiece of summer's gift, Sharing red rose’s splendor that abounds. Ten summers have passed since we said good-bye. The son you never knew still causes tears As evening shadows fill this twilight sky, Through him I've loved you more all of these years. Soon all is hushed in shadow's silhouette When moonrise turns blue skies to violet 7-29-18 Not Just Any Old Rose Poetry Contest. ~Poem of the Day Jul 31, 2018~ Sponsor: Mark Massey ~7th placement premier contest~

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Date: 9/10/2020 7:49:00 AM
Such a gorgeous collection of summer images, Connie. "In a mélange of hues", and "vivid masterpiece" take a saddening turn towards shadows, silhouettes, and sadness. The day ends, the moon rises, and the sky turns violet. Stunning poetry, my friend, I can see why it was honored with POTD.
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Date: 1/6/2019 9:37:00 PM
Connie, this is a beautiful sonnet with an interesting surprise at the end. And the picture and gif you chose are very appropriate. Congrats on your win on mile 9 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon contest. By continuing to place in the contest you are accumulating points toward the final. ~Mark
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/8/2019 4:30:00 PM
Thank you very much Mark. I am delighted to get on your list! I know the talent and competition for this contest is running very high. I know the winning poem will be an awe inspiring! I am so glad you enjoyed this. Blessings for a wonderful new year. : )
Date: 11/10/2018 2:02:00 PM
Hi Connie, this is an excellent sonnet. The gentle flow through your words is exemplary. Romance seems to drip from your pen. Such strong images painted upon your canvas. The heart is touched bu your beautiful song Connie. A definite fave. Have a wonderful Sunday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
Thank you so much Mike. I've had a lot of luck and wonderful comments on this poem. I am happy you like it well enough to fave! Hugs, Connie : )
Date: 9/1/2018 1:42:00 PM
Wow, Connie! How beautiful is this wonderfully romantic and poignant poem. Just fantastic and a big FAV for me. Congrats on your placement in the contest too. I can certainly see why.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/1/2018 6:21:00 PM
Thank you very much for the fave and your lovely comment Carole. I truly appreciate it. : ) xxoo
Date: 8/30/2018 8:56:00 AM
Gorgeous sonnet, Connie! Congratulations! ...Fran
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Date: 8/29/2018 9:50:00 PM
This well-written WINNING poem has a moving surprise for the reader, Connie! Janice
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Date: 8/25/2018 10:57:00 PM
Whoa - this stole my breathe! Exquisite writing and grabbing content, this sonnet has it all and I'm glad Mark was smart enough to place it. Your talented pen created masterstrokes for this poem. Love ... CayCay
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/25/2018 11:05:00 PM
Thank you CayCay.I was happy to get on the short list. I don't often write sonnets. Hugs, Connie : )
Date: 8/14/2018 1:13:00 AM
Ahh hearty CONGRATS on this exquisite poem, awesome in imagery and poetic and soulful touches. Flows delicately like the gentle breeze it talks of. Sory if it sounds too personal, why u say a son u never knew?. It's ok if u don't answer though. Warmest wishes.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/14/2018 2:43:00 AM
I had a friend who left his girlfriend before he knew she was expecting his baby and she never told him he had a son because he had moved on with another. Thank you very much. : )
Date: 8/13/2018 3:11:00 PM
Yayyy, Congrats for the win!!
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Date: 8/11/2018 9:15:00 AM
Congrats on your win, Connie. Well penned.
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Date: 8/8/2018 6:56:00 PM
Congratulation on your win! :)
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Date: 8/8/2018 12:26:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD! Beautiful romantic sonnet. :)
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Date: 8/7/2018 7:51:00 AM
Congrats on your win Connie
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Date: 8/6/2018 4:13:00 PM
Beautiful imagery of nature intertwined with the passion of the heart, Connie. Congratulations on your fine placement on the winner's list. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 8/6/2018 2:28:00 PM
Congratulations Constance on a lovely, well written sonnet. It sings like breeze. Blessings, Sian.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/6/2018 4:16:00 PM
Please call me Connie as Brokenwing is called by Constance. My friends all call me Connie. Thank you Sian. That means a lot because I rarely write sonnets. ;-)
Date: 8/6/2018 12:36:00 PM
Congratulations again, the honors just keep coming...
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/6/2018 4:18:00 PM
For you too my friend. I adore your writing style. Thank you! ;-)
Date: 8/6/2018 11:42:00 AM
Just lovely, Connie. Congrats.
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Date: 8/6/2018 8:34:00 AM
So well expressed and congrats on your win as well as POTD.
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Date: 8/5/2018 6:46:00 PM
Back with a big congratulations on your win !Hugs Eve
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Date: 8/5/2018 6:15:00 PM
What a beautiful romantic write Connie - you always do so well naturally
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Date: 8/5/2018 6:07:00 PM
Connie, congrats on your placement for this beautiful sonnet. John
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Date: 8/4/2018 4:42:00 AM
Hello Connie, Belated Congratulations on POTD here!! A wondrously beautiful sonnet in every respect!! Best Weekend Wishes, Gary
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Date: 8/2/2018 5:06:00 PM
Oh, so beautiful, Connie! Each line is filled with amazing imagery and the poem takes a more personal tone when speaking of your son. That couplet at the end is brilliant. Congratulations on your POTD, my friend. You could have entered this in the "Summer Breeze" contest as well. Surely, a fave for me! Love, Carolyn
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/2/2018 10:13:00 PM
The part about the son is fictional Carolyn. I hope it makes it on the list. My Dawn poem got an N/A. There were just too many outstanding entries. Poor Emile...I bet he really struggled picking his winners. Thank you so much for the fave. xxoo : )
Date: 8/2/2018 7:07:00 AM
This is soft, sad and lovely at the same time, Connie:) congratulations on your POTD:)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/2/2018 10:14:00 PM
Thank you very much Jo. I rarely write a sonnet. I was very pleased by the honor. : )
Date: 8/1/2018 3:07:00 PM
- Congratulations on your beautiful p.o.t.d., Connie :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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