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This is about the summer I was working in Glacier National Park in Montana-

Summer, Montana - I was twenty-one
Cloaked in gray thoughts, far vision concealed
Until I walked beneath your healing sun
Your magical, lush mountains revealed

In trees, symphonies of birdsong merry
Your trails of daisies led me to streams
Sprinkled with sweet pops of huckleberry
Your lodges - open, soaring antique beams

There, he found me - in silence, music heard
Held me close in his arms in moonlit dance
I loved that he loved my wellspring of words
Then, September - and he- gone in a glance

It is his unicorn charm I still feel
Alluring, spellbinding - but it's not real.

5/8/18

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/28/2018 9:04:00 AM
Wonderful writing. I've been reading some of your poetry this morning and you are a great writer. This is beautifully evocative of Montana and lost love all at once. The silence and the grandeur. "I loved that he loved my wellspring of words" attesting to that certain way we fall in love. Well done. My best. Deb
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 11/28/2018 3:28:00 PM
Thank you again for the wonderful compliments, much Appreciate your visit!
Date: 9/6/2018 8:01:00 AM
Beautifully crafted romantic sonnet my friend. Love the Nature references, colorful images and the message within... A fav.. a true gem...
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 9/6/2018 1:51:00 PM
So grateful for your kind words!
Date: 6/2/2018 8:07:00 PM
Lovely, Michelle. Well done.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 9/6/2018 1:51:00 PM
Thank you so much, Line!
Date: 5/24/2018 9:35:00 PM
Michelle, your sonnet enthralled me from the very first line.. 'Summer, Montana - I was twenty-one' - hooked! Gorgeous imagery was enhanced by your wondrous rhymes and beautifully expressed emotion 'I loved that he loved my wellspring of words Then, September - and he - gone in a glance'. Your closing couplet offers lovely introspection as well. Congratulations on your wonderful win with your splendid sonnet. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/30/2018 2:26:00 PM
Much appreciate your thoughtful comments, thank you, Susan!
Date: 5/19/2018 6:00:00 AM
Awww... :) Congratulations on your win.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/20/2018 11:20:00 AM
Thank you, Susan-
Date: 5/18/2018 1:37:00 PM
Beautiful summer sonnet, congrats Michelle on a fine placement!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/18/2018 4:07:00 PM
Thank you, much appreciate it, John-
Date: 5/18/2018 7:09:00 AM
Congratulations for your win Michelle :)
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/18/2018 8:21:00 AM
Appreciate that, thank you, Heidi-
Date: 5/17/2018 7:48:00 PM
Very beautiful, creative, unique love sonnet. I would have placed it near the top of the winners list. Sincerely, Elaine
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/18/2018 8:21:00 AM
Thank you for your kind words, Elaine!
Date: 5/11/2018 10:11:00 AM
Lovely, Michelle!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/20/2018 11:21:00 AM
Thanks, glad you like it!
Date: 5/9/2018 8:44:00 PM
Michelle, this is wonderful poetry. I was with you every step of the way. Totally identified. (and I'm a guy, for cryin' out loud). Super sonnet! Kudos! ~ gershon
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/11/2018 9:06:00 AM
Thanks, glad you liked it!
Date: 5/8/2018 5:59:00 PM
Love this, Michelle! Those last two sentences...
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/11/2018 9:06:00 AM
Appreciate that, thank you Kim!
Date: 5/8/2018 5:44:00 PM
I have never been to Montana but your beautiful poem gave me a glimpse of it's natural beauty. My compliments!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/11/2018 9:07:00 AM
Thank you for your visit and kind comment, Ralph!
Date: 5/8/2018 10:40:00 AM
Your trails of daisies led me to streams Sprinkled with sweet pops of huckleberry made me want to jump in my car and head to Montana and I mean right now. A very enthusiastic poem about Montana, and a true love that got away?
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/8/2018 12:00:00 PM
Thank you, yes that was the most magical summer of my life - but no, he was not my "true" love, since I am sadly wiser now and know it would not have lasted in the Real World - take care, Caren!
Date: 5/8/2018 9:21:00 AM
Wow very nice Michelle! I enjoyed this :)
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/8/2018 9:51:00 AM
Thank you, Heidi, glad to hear it!