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Myth

The old ones talk 
of a mythical creature
that dwells behind the grey curtain.
They call it “sun”
and speak of it as if
they had seen it
with their own eyes.

What an impossible fable!
A white ball
that can breathe fire
and dry out
the soggy soil,
and that shines light,
brighter than this gloomy glow?

Shivering, we huddle
close to the speakers
as if their fairy tale
could warm us.

3/29/2018

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Date: 4/3/2018 11:03:00 PM
Lovely, Agnes. Very timely poem. Congrats for your well deserved win.
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Date: 4/2/2018 11:15:00 AM
Hi Agnes , well done gongrats::)))Hugs~~Niall
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Date: 4/2/2018 9:17:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Agnes. This is a lovely write.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/2/2018 10:57:00 AM
Thank you for your visit and kind words, Samuel.
Date: 4/1/2018 4:46:00 PM
wow, great sci fi. But what will replace the sun? All will die!!! I see you got a win with this gem. Congrats to you, Agnes.
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Date: 4/1/2018 5:05:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea. It wasn't meant to be sci fi, but it simply felt like the sun would never come back - it has been raining for days.
Date: 3/31/2018 9:04:00 PM
Congratulations on your win! Reminded me Twilight Zone. Good write.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/1/2018 5:05:00 PM
Thank you, Susan.
Date: 3/31/2018 6:22:00 PM
Agnes, a lovely metaphorical poem which sings to my heart. Congratulations on your top placement. It certainly is well-deserved. Have a happy Easter. Sonia
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Date: 4/1/2018 5:05:00 PM
Thank you, Sonia.
Date: 3/31/2018 4:59:00 PM
Well deserved win Agnes. Congratulations!
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Date: 4/1/2018 5:06:00 PM
Thank you, Nina.
Date: 3/30/2018 6:33:00 PM
What a unique write, Agnes. Short but full of enticing imagery. Folk tales are so much fun to read. I wonder if this one could even be true in light of the way people used to worship the sun.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/1/2018 5:06:00 PM
Thanks, Carole - it simply felt like the sun would never ever appear again with these endless rains we've been having.
Date: 3/30/2018 8:05:00 AM
an enticing read, agnes... the mystery of it all depends on our perception...huggs
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/1/2018 5:07:00 PM
Thank you, Nette.
Date: 3/30/2018 7:53:00 AM
Agnes, this is so clever. Chilling too. And so much is said by what is unsaid. Brilliant. Fave for me x
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/1/2018 5:07:00 PM
Thanks so much, Nina.
Date: 3/29/2018 10:08:00 PM
Ooh I love this one Agnes! A fave. Fabulous poetic take on that feeling I have known well, and so expertly executed. I wrote on the subject, the only post I just couldn't edit out the "B" word without losing something. I wish you sunshine! :) xomo!
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/1/2018 5:07:00 PM
Thanks, Maureen. We got one lovely day of sunshine, and now it's back to rain again.