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One April Day

One April day when spring was in the air,
I stepped outside so I might relish it.
I came upon a cherry tree so fair,
beneath its limbs I was enticed to sit.

I fell to sleep inhaling fragrant bliss -
the vision of the tree still in my brain.
I dreamed one sweet, pink petal, like a kiss,
fell on my cheek, and soon there was a rain. . . 

A rain of lovely silken blossoms! Then
they softly made a pile upon the ground.
Warm wind embraced me; that’s the moment when 
I woke to pink resplendence all around!

I gleefully shook blossoms from my hair
one April day when spring was in the air.

May 16, 2019 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 3/31/2020 5:20:00 PM
Great job winning #1 with this jewel (my longer comment is below)!
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Date: 3/31/2020 4:38:00 PM
I love the way this poem flows. And what a beautiful dream to have. Gorgeous imagery in your poem Andrea. Congratulations on your win. JC Hawkens
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Date: 3/31/2020 4:30:00 PM
Such a beautiful picture in your sonnet. The magic of your words drew me in and I could feel the rain of "pink resplendence." In college on warm spring days I would sit under a favorite cherry tree on campus. Congratulations on your top win!
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Date: 3/31/2020 3:14:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. As sweet as the pink blossoms from the tree. Wish I was under the tree. Enjoy your win and day...................
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Date: 3/31/2020 2:46:00 PM
This is masterful Andrea. Usually not moved by goopy stuff. This is so well done, it rises above in my mind, to national level love poetry. Intertwining the pedal action with the rain and the sheer romance of the piece is magnificent. Not a pedestrian word or phrase felt by me as I was enthralled throughout. I guess it sounds like I liked it real good, eh?
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Date: 2/28/2020 2:22:00 PM
So gorgeous in your Spring descriptions. You don't do this often in your sonnets, but I love how you used the first line as a refrain in line 14, kind of a wink to your love of kyrielles, quaterns, and such? My favorite line is "I fell to sleep inhaling fragrant bliss". A fav for this terrific sonnet ~ John
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Date: 2/28/2020 7:35:00 PM
thanks so much for another fave, my friend!!
Date: 7/12/2019 4:01:00 AM
I loved how you showed your imagery through this sonnet. Adding this to my faves. Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 7/11/2019 6:27:00 PM
This is wonderful, Andrea, simply wonderful! Charming imagery and sublime rhythm and meter, and the story paints such a sweet, poignant picture ... this is going into my favs, my friend - excellent work! :o) <3
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Date: 7/10/2019 5:14:00 PM
Nice one Andrea congrats!
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Date: 6/12/2019 1:16:00 PM
Lovely poem! -Smita
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Date: 6/9/2019 6:07:00 PM
Andrea; I see that you are still producing so very find work and richly deserve your win once again.
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Date: 6/9/2019 4:15:00 PM
Beautifully written Sonnet, Andrea! Congrats on your win! :)
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Date: 6/9/2019 12:47:00 PM
I'm so happy to see this made the winning list Andrea. His contest had both you and Jan being honored with POTD! Congratulations on your most deserving win with this fave of mine! : ) xx
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Date: 6/9/2019 11:56:00 AM
Andrea, back with congrats on your win. I enjoyed revisiting your sweet reverie. John
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Date: 6/9/2019 11:39:00 AM
Lovely and delightful, Andrea. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 6/9/2019 11:26:00 AM
Congratulations on your 6th Place win! This was a VERY tough contest to judge. Thank you so much for taking the time to enter.
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Date: 6/9/2019 8:54:00 AM
Very nicely quilled.
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Date: 6/5/2019 5:17:00 PM
Hello Andrea, oh, such a beautiful poem you created. It made me feel like the petals were falling upon me as well. A lovely picture you painted with your words. have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 6/5/2019 1:53:00 AM
Great season related poem.
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Date: 6/4/2019 8:37:00 PM
Beautiful vision Angela. Congrats! Susan
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Date: 6/4/2019 6:21:00 PM
Beautiful, flowing and lyrical.
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Date: 6/4/2019 2:33:00 PM
A winsome verse. Lovely imagery. You capture the essence of a special moment.
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Date: 6/4/2019 9:09:00 AM
A real cool write...a dance of the breeze...Congratulations Andrea...All the best
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Date: 5/28/2019 6:53:00 PM
It is a good thing I love you so much because right now I hate you for being so very and amazingly talented. Now go away!, don't look at me, don't read my entry, g'way. Seriously, I felt/feel a tang of jealousy but is the good kind because my jealousy is comprised of the neverending rainbow of marvelous 'feels' your writes are capable of provoking in the reader, in me. This poem is amazing, a FAV. Love/hate you ... CayCay
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Date: 5/24/2019 9:27:00 PM
I love everything about this beautiful sonnet. It has perfect rhythm, stunning imagery with an elated feeling that inspires. This gorgeous gem is going into my Faves! I see why it was honored for poem of the day! Congratulations my friend! : ) xxoo
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