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Once Upon a Purple Sunrise

Once Upon a Purple Sunrise

Pretty as a Periwinkle,
in your frilly summer frock,
the one with purple polka dots
that matched the cool of early dawn.

Haloed in hazy lavender hue,
I'll always remember you;
running bare-foot through
the corn fields still wet
with translucent drops
of fragrant morning dew.

The scent of damp, fresh grass
lingering on your waist-length, 
ebony braids, that wrestled free
of their crimson satin ribbons,
floating away in the pale blaze 
of a new day, riding on a gentle breeze.

Your childish giggles drifted
through rows of raspberries bushes,
a look of total wonder reflected
in your bright smiling hazel eyes,
innocent as the wispy grey clouds,
that awake with the surprise
of a transient glowing sunrise.

Where did you come from, 
Little Sprite, with your 
mischievous deep dimples,
cherry-stained cheeks and lips?
Even gazelles would be jealous
of your long, lithe brown legs, 
graceful as a swan's,
gliding in casual slow motion.

Carefree as a hummingbird, 
hovering in suspended animation,
you were lost in the beauty
of your own song. 
Did you forget me,
waiting for you with 
finger sandwiches and sweet tea?

But that was okay –
it was your time to wander
in an ocean of wild yellow daisies
that needed to sprout
in your youthful heart…
take root and grow
in your memory forever.


02-17-2018

Best New Poem - 2/20/18
Poem of the Week 2/25/18 

Sponsor:     Silent One
Contest:      Sunrise and Sunset
Placement:  1st 

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Date: 12/29/2019 8:41:00 AM
Beautifully written, Pandita! A cheerful and uplifting piece.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 1/17/2020 4:05:00 PM
Hi Franci, I am so happy you enjoyed this piece - it means a lot to me! Thank you my friend! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 6/25/2018 9:46:00 AM
"Your free verse is absolutely wonderful, Pandita.. So uplifting!! Literally uplifts me.. A stellar writing!! A Belated congratulations on your win.. Blessings to you! "
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Date: 6/25/2018 10:03:00 AM
Hi Robertina, thank you so much for your kind congratulations and lovely compliments! Warmest regards and hugs. Pandita
Date: 5/4/2018 9:24:00 AM
I loved this. Thank you for sharing, Pandita. ,??
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Date: 5/4/2018 1:18:00 PM
Hey John, I am so happy you enjoyed this piece - it means a lot to me! Thank you my friend! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 4/9/2018 2:20:00 PM
Back with most deserving congrats, Pandita. Lovely. Still a FAVE.
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Date: 4/11/2018 10:46:00 AM
Hi Line, thank you so much for returning with your kind congratulatory words and compliments which I so appreciate! Hope your day is full of beauty!
Date: 4/1/2018 2:19:00 PM
Truly, bright, uplifting and inspired poetry my friend! A great pleasure to read this fine morn. A fav..
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Date: 4/1/2018 4:28:00 PM
Dear Friend, it is such a pleasure to receive your kind praises! Thank you so much! Pandita
Date: 3/22/2018 10:58:00 PM
Beautiful as springtime, will visit your other poems bbn
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Date: 3/23/2018 11:51:00 AM
Dear Barbara, you're so sweet to leave me your kind message and compliments! Thank you so much and have an enjoyable weekend, my friend! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 3/14/2018 11:40:00 AM
This makes me smile.
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Date: 3/14/2018 12:18:00 PM
Awwww! I am so glad you enjoyed this piece, dear Olive! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful day! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 3/8/2018 4:29:00 PM
This is full of enchantment Pandita..Beautifully written....
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Date: 3/14/2018 12:19:00 PM
Thank you - thank you, my friend Joseph! Wishing you a wonderful day! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 3/7/2018 2:24:00 PM
- A pleasure to read this beautiful poem, Pandita - Congratulations :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/7/2018 2:30:00 PM
Hello Sunshine, thank you for visiting and leaving me your wonderful words which I appreciate! Hugs and best regards. Pandita
Date: 3/4/2018 10:15:00 PM
Your poem is very lovely Pandita! Congratulations on having it honored for POTW! I had to hunt to find it. I wish they would put the names on the POTW as they do not have past POTW listed. I am happy I didn't miss reading this beauty!
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Date: 3/7/2018 2:29:00 PM
Hi Connie, it is so good to hear from you as always! Thank you for your lovely compliments and continued support! Hugs and best wishes. Pandita
Date: 3/2/2018 10:47:00 PM
Hi Pandita, it is wonderful to see your excellent poetry as Poem Of The Week. Such a lovely poem that sings so gently as one does peruse the work. Your images are so crystal clear. This one has to go into my faves. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 3/3/2018 11:51:00 PM
My dear Mike, it is such a pleasure to hear from you! My friend, I always appreciate your lovely supportive compliments and encouragement! Hope you are doing well and enjoying the weekend! Best regards and hugs! Pandita
Date: 3/2/2018 11:45:00 AM
Hi Pandita! Enjoyed your lovely poem. Congratulations for POTW!
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Date: 3/2/2018 12:13:00 PM
Dear Shefali, you're so sweet to leave me your kind message and compliments! Thank you so much and have an enjoyable weekend, my friend! Pandita
Date: 3/2/2018 4:43:00 AM
Lately, I've had lots of lovely visits with you, dear friend, and I have the pleasure of a revisit once more, dear Pandita.. Returning with congratulations for your well deserved POTW honors with you silky smooth and endearing poem. Warmest wishes and hugs. ~Susan
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Date: 3/2/2018 9:55:00 AM
Susan, you are just a wonderful person and poet! I treasure our reciprocity! Wishing you a beautiful weekend, my friend! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 2/28/2018 5:51:00 PM
Hello Pandita, this is a beautifully written poem. I can see everything happening in your poetry. Congratulationsn on POTw. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 3/1/2018 12:43:00 PM
Hi Darlene, thank you so much for your kind congratulatory words and compliments which I so appreciate! Hope your day is full of love and sunshine! Pandita
Date: 2/27/2018 1:16:00 PM
Colorful words that paint a little girl whom I can see, and with whom I relate. Well-done. Wonderful imagery.
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Date: 2/27/2018 2:25:00 PM
Hi Caren, it is such a pleasure to receive your wonderful compliments! Thank you for your kind words! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful day! Best regards. Pandita
Date: 2/26/2018 9:44:00 PM
Spectacular piece Pandita! Good to see it being honoured so. Congratulations :) xomo!
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Date: 2/27/2018 10:15:00 AM
Hi Maureen, it is so good to hear from you as always! Thank you for your kind compliments and continued support! Hugs and best wishes. Pandita
Date: 2/26/2018 12:34:00 PM
Congrats on potw...
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Date: 2/26/2018 12:41:00 PM
Awwww! My friend, your contest really inspired me to write this piece - thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to put thoughts into words. Hugs and best wishes. Pandita
Date: 2/25/2018 11:40:00 AM
What a beauty Pandita so many wo derful lines, congratulations on your POTW:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 2/25/2018 1:25:00 PM
Dear Jan, your complimentary words mean so much to me. Many thanks, my friend! Love and hugs. Pandita
Date: 2/25/2018 11:08:00 AM
"In an ocean of wild yellow daisies that needed to sprout," and many other beautiful lines. Congratulations!
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Date: 2/25/2018 1:24:00 PM
Thank you, thank you, Sunlite! I truly appreciate your thoughtful congratulations and compliments! Best regards and hugs. Pandita
Date: 2/25/2018 7:30:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTW Pandita, on this descriptive and creative poem. Absolutely stunning the imagery. A further congratulations on being top of the list of best poems....Maria
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Date: 2/25/2018 1:22:00 PM
Hi Maria, thank you so much for your kind congratulatory words and compliments which I appreciate! Have a wonderful week ahead! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 2/23/2018 5:55:00 PM
Pandita, I could visualize the child with her cherry stained cheeks and her long, lithe brown legs. Once again, I'm impressed.
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Date: 2/24/2018 1:53:00 PM
Dear Lara, you're so sweet to leave me your kind message and compliments! Thank you so much and have an enjoyable weekend, my friend! Pandita
Date: 2/23/2018 5:30:00 PM
I enjoyed the effortless feel you created with this splendid piece.
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Date: 2/24/2018 1:51:00 PM
Hi Richard, hope you're doing well. I am so happy to hear from you! Thank you, my friend for your sweet compliments! Best regards and hugs. Pandita
Date: 2/23/2018 10:25:00 AM
Poignant and heart-warming, Pandita...it really is all rather lovely. My warmest regards as always! :) john
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Date: 2/23/2018 12:16:00 PM
Dear John, it is such a pleasure to receive your lovely complimentary words. Thank you my dear! Best regards and hugs. Pandita
Date: 2/22/2018 9:16:00 PM
Congratulations my dear friend, Pandita. A wonderful write and very deserving of the top spot. Regardless of our age, the child will always remain in our heart and in our mind. No one can take that away from us.
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Date: 2/23/2018 9:37:00 AM
Hi Daniel, it is always a pleasure to hear from you and to receive your wonderful, kind, complimentary words that are so supportive and inspiring! Thank you, my friend! Have a beautiful weekend! Love and hugs. Pandita
Date: 2/21/2018 2:48:00 PM
Dear Pandita, I'm returning with congratulations! This time for attaining the #1 spot on the Best New Poems list with your beautiful write. Warmest wishes and hugs my friend. ~Susan
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Date: 2/23/2018 9:36:00 AM
Awwww! You are so kind and sweet! Thank you very much, my friend! Love and hugs. Pandita
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