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Misled

Nor thunder in the dark, nor flash, nor fire, nor other pyrotechnics that, they say, accompany all such events, nor dire phantasmagorias, going astray in the unconsciousness. I’m all alone down by the river which impassive face turns gold with dusk. The other side is grown with willows. A bit cloudy; a quick trace of water striders, playing tag; a heron, hiding among the reeds; a leaky boat; an empty planked footway. But where is Charon? The obol I have brought for him to float me far away lies on the riverbed: the tricky death as usual misled. 05/14/2019 Favourite Poem from May, 2019 Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Julia Ward

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Date: 7/8/2019 3:30:00 PM
I have been misled. It happens very easily. Excellent write. I love the style. Ann
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 7/8/2019 3:55:00 PM
Twice) Thanks, Ann.
Date: 6/7/2019 5:38:00 PM
Hello Kurt Ravidas, yes this a poem of being misled. have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 5/17/2019 8:04:00 AM
- Congratulations on your great p.o.t.d. ... and good luck in the contest, Kurt :) - // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 5/17/2019 3:25:00 PM
Thank you, SS. You're sunshine)
Date: 5/16/2019 11:01:00 PM
But where is Charon? "The operator of the ferry that brings the newly dead over the River Acheron into Hades" Within your words I can see this moment. The graphic used around your thoughts helps create the mood. Congratulations Kurt, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Date: 5/17/2019 3:26:00 PM
Thank you, Brandy)
Date: 5/16/2019 8:44:00 PM
I guess I had a little premonition about just how good this one is. Hey,moy tovarich: Ya pozdravla'yu teb-ye. Molodets!! ~ Gospodin Volkov
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Date: 5/17/2019 3:29:00 PM
You're definitely a prophet, tavarisch volk. Spasiba)
Date: 5/16/2019 6:12:00 PM
Kurt, I’m so pleased to return with a big congratulations for your wonderful and well deserved recognition with POTD honors for your deep and magnificent sonnet. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Date: 5/17/2019 3:31:00 PM
Thank you very much, Susan. I'm very glad to hear your beautiful words)
Date: 5/16/2019 3:26:00 PM
Nice penning deserving the POTD Kurt, so very well done!
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Date: 5/16/2019 5:08:00 PM
Thanks for your encouraging words, Gordon. And for reading too)
Date: 5/16/2019 1:18:00 PM
I’ll confess I’m not 100 percent sure what’s going on here but it sounds literally fantastic. I’m not sure it even matters.The flow and language in this is mesmerising. First time I’ve seen the word “phantasmagorias” in a poem too :c)
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Date: 5/16/2019 2:44:00 PM
Thank you, Nina. Hoping, the visit of the merciful goddess testifies to the fact that the author is not hopeless for English poetry)
Date: 5/16/2019 9:51:00 AM
Congrat on winning the contest. You have written truth and been celebrated. Although I know not all the words, I find I like your turn of phrase.
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Date: 5/16/2019 1:05:00 PM
Thank you, Marilyn. Warm rays of hospitality)
Date: 5/16/2019 9:24:00 AM
Looked up a few vague words and the references open a deep and wondrous insight and provide magnificent imagery. A fantastic take on the contest themes.
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Date: 5/16/2019 9:46:00 AM
Thank you very much, John. It's nice to see you here)
Date: 5/16/2019 8:00:00 AM
You put on pyrotechnics with thunder & lightning in this dramatic poetic verse...Congrats!! on POTD!! my friend...^WW^
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Date: 5/16/2019 9:39:00 AM
Thank you for your congrats, WW. And for friend too)
Date: 5/16/2019 7:39:00 AM
Great imagery and so nicely written. Congratulations Kurt, on having this wonderful poem honored POTD. Way to go! Charlie
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Date: 5/16/2019 9:35:00 AM
Thank you very much for you kind words, Charles. I have no idea how comes)
Date: 5/16/2019 7:17:00 AM
Nicely penned...Congrats on POTD..
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Date: 5/16/2019 9:32:00 AM
Thank you, Joseph. Rays of respect)
Date: 5/16/2019 7:10:00 AM
I love what you've done with this contest prompt. Your rich imagery floats without the photo. The water striders my favourite bit. Congratulations on POTD!
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Date: 5/16/2019 9:29:00 AM
Thank you very much, Maureen. It's an honor to know you reading me)
Date: 5/16/2019 6:44:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD Kurt. Intriguing write. Good luck in the contest...Maria
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Date: 5/16/2019 9:29:00 AM
Thank you, Maria. Glad to see you here)
Date: 5/16/2019 6:34:00 AM
Wonderfully deep in imagination, shades of mythology, death and inner consciousness. Huge congratulations on a very well deserved POTD award given this fine sonnet, my friend...
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Date: 5/16/2019 9:24:00 AM
Dear Robert, your wonderful words sound very encouraging. Thank you very much. P.S.: I wonder how POTD works)
Date: 5/16/2019 6:18:00 AM
A wonderfully written sonnet, Kurt, congrats on POTD, John
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Date: 5/16/2019 9:25:00 AM
Thank you very much, John. I'm very glad you reading me)
Date: 5/16/2019 4:38:00 AM
I am so happy to see this poem being honored with POTD Kurt! Big Congrats! It is very deserving. I bet it does great in the contest too! : ) xxoo
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Date: 5/16/2019 5:32:00 AM
Thank you, Connie. What's POTD? Oh, I got it. One million rays of love)
Date: 5/15/2019 6:36:00 PM
This is really, really expertly done, O Classical Poet. Bravo! I fully expect to see it place at or very near the top. ~ In awe, Gershon (soup mail please)
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Date: 5/16/2019 5:30:00 AM
Thank you very much, Wolf) Checked and replied.
Date: 5/14/2019 9:31:00 PM
The dark beauty of your sonnet is captivating, Kurt. Your deep and wondrous imagery is exquisitely expressed. Loved it and a fav! Best wishes for a win and warmest wishes for you.. ~Susan
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Date: 5/15/2019 5:07:00 PM
Thank you, Susan. Rays of love)
Date: 5/14/2019 9:14:00 PM
A magnificent sonnet Kurt, with the foreign flavors of the world! I hope this is a top winner! I adored it! : ) xxoo
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Date: 5/15/2019 5:06:00 PM
Thank you very much, Connie. Hoping you win)
Date: 5/14/2019 11:50:00 AM
A great picture to go with a superbly crafted sonnet my friend! Every verse a gem too.. A fav.. a true beauty...
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Date: 5/14/2019 11:57:00 AM
Dear Robert, I'm going to hold this comment under my tongue when death comes for me. This is my obol to float away) Thank you very much.