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Night Mares

The ceiling's dark is swivelling to stars, but something stirs the sea, turns skies tidal: the nightly mares who call from moon and Mars and shake the shackle of daylight's bridle. They plunder each planet with hooves of hell and dream-stampede across black plains of night, past Jupiter, silent as a dead bell, while midnight milk-mists swirl, shining whey-white. Moonlight churns pale curds from the Milky Way, snarls clouds around gnarled trees' peridot knots. The mares will maraud until break of day, pulverize Pluto to an ink-black blot, scrape shadows to scar Venus's fair face, gallop to the outer limits of space. 2 May 2017

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Date: 5/30/2017 6:22:00 AM
Love your mind, such an imagination , well done!
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Date: 5/27/2017 6:14:00 PM
This is a great poem.
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Date: 5/20/2017 9:29:00 AM
Great play on words and tremendous imagery!
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Date: 5/17/2017 7:44:00 AM
Oh I wish I could write so beautifully. I love your imagery and everything about this is so perfect!
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Date: 5/16/2017 6:37:00 PM
Beautiful theme and the use of the words, Charlotte.
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Date: 5/15/2017 7:46:00 PM
Very, very nice. No wonder I sleep at night, I would hate to be awake and witness this first hand. Congratulations on POTD.
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Date: 5/15/2017 6:19:00 PM
wow, BEST one I have seen in this category You made this sonnet so unique and wonderful. Wish I could think up this kind of imagery. If it were my contest it would be top of the list.
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Date: 5/15/2017 6:19:00 PM
oh and a POTD? WOW< Congrats.
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Date: 5/14/2017 9:02:00 AM
Excellent use of imagery and personification, Charlotte! Your imagination has served you well. #7 Congrats on p.o.t.d. ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 5/13/2017 5:27:00 PM
Wonderfully composed Charlotte! Congratulations on having your poem honored with POTD! 7 ; )
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Date: 5/13/2017 3:51:00 PM
I love this poem for its imagery, Good write!
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Date: 5/13/2017 12:42:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD Charlotte and good luck in contest:)
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Date: 5/13/2017 10:27:00 AM
Back to say Congratulations and a 7.
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Date: 5/13/2017 8:47:00 AM
Wow, wow, wow! A brilliant write. A fav! Your images are unmatched.
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Date: 5/13/2017 8:29:00 AM
"Moonlight churns pale curds from the Milky Way,"...great write..Congrats on POTD
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Date: 5/13/2017 7:15:00 AM
POTD won't be the last honor received for this piece Charlotte, congratulations...
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Date: 5/13/2017 6:58:00 AM
Coming back with congrats on your POTD - happy to begin my day by revisiting your poem.
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Date: 5/13/2017 6:32:00 AM
Congrats Charlotte, on potd... beautiful :)
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Date: 5/13/2017 6:10:00 AM
A most original poem, Charlotte. The interspersed theme of planets and horses is penned together very well. Kudos on POTD. Well deserved 7+! Love and more love to you and yours.
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Date: 5/13/2017 6:09:00 AM
Back for congratulations Charlotte! ;D
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Date: 5/13/2017 5:50:00 AM
What a rich and nightmarishly woven stampede in this poem that gallops 'to the outer limits of space'. Congratulations! Amitiés
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Date: 5/13/2017 3:26:00 AM
Great imagery and imagination in this lovely sonnet Jade, I enjoyed it very much. Congratulations on the well deserved POTD
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Date: 5/11/2017 9:33:00 PM
What a great use of obligatory words didn't sound forced at all. I love your use of wordplay and alliteration, should do well in the contest!
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Date: 5/11/2017 8:54:00 PM
I love the world play with the night mares, the imagery, the sounds, the alliterations. A 7 and fave.
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Date: 5/11/2017 6:49:00 PM
A good muse for a Van Gogh painting? Such exciting writing.
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