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A poet writes to share a secret depth Of feelings within their soulful breast. They write to grasp onto immortality, To be remembered beyond their death. 8-16-19 ARBITRIUM DIVISA Contest Sponsor Gregory Barden Taken from my poem titled "A Poet's Gift A Poet's Gift A poet writes to share a secret depth  of feeling within their soulful breast. They write to grasp onto immortality, To be remembered beyond their death. A poet shares emotions inked upon the Page that cannot verbally be conveyed. They dwell in a world of dreams, of dark And light, of imagination, of metaphors, Where heartbreak heaves and love believes. Poets dwell where nature inspires, and Longing desires may elevate or decimate. They feel compelled to write day or night From their innate state of expressiveness. Music, dance, and art entwined, are all a part Of creating that sonnet, free verse or rhyme Which may capture hearts in belaboured sigh, Cause tears to well, the heart to swell, joy to Bloom, cause lovers to swoon in blissful reverie. Poetry...the greatest gift a poet yearns to share With sensitivity, with naked open heart laid bare. 7-23-19

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Date: 9/15/2019 7:42:00 PM
So happy you made the winner list . It is so well deserved, my friend. Congratulations
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/16/2019 12:10:00 AM
Thank you Andrea. I need to go check out the winner's list. xxoo
Date: 9/14/2019 8:30:00 PM
Connie, you've captured the essence of a poet's heart so elegantly with your exquisite pen. Congratulations on your excellent win, dear poetess. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/16/2019 12:08:00 AM
Thank you very much Susan. I am a bit behind on comments and reading poetry. I have been very busy past few days. Have a great week! : ) xxoo
Date: 9/14/2019 8:18:00 AM
told you it was a good one, congrats on your win....hugs :)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/16/2019 12:04:00 AM
Thank you Sandra. I have been cleaning out my closest to give clothes away that are too large. I am so tired after trying on clothes past two days I am not up to much else. xxoo
Date: 9/3/2019 6:48:00 PM
I can go with that. Sounds plausible. Beautifully written. Ann
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/16/2019 12:06:00 AM
Thank you very much Ann. : ) xxoo
Date: 8/29/2019 11:25:00 AM
Hi Connie, loved the content of this one, It is a joy to be back reading your wonderful work. I have just went to read, "A Poets Gift." What can I say. an excellent piece, Connie. You have caught the essence of the poet. This piece does exactly the same, it can stand alone as a wonderful piece of poetry. A fave. Have a wonderfulm Thursday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/29/2019 2:21:00 PM
I agree Mike. I feel so many poets feel the same way about poetry. I appreciate you reading A Poet's Gift and the Fave for this stanza from it. Thank you very much. xxoo
Date: 8/28/2019 3:44:00 PM
Oh, I remember "A Poet's Gift" that took my heart away. Good luck in the cotest, Connie)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/28/2019 4:13:00 PM
Thank you very much Kurt, for remembering my poem. I feel most poets who are kindred spirits will relate to this. xxoo
Date: 8/23/2019 11:37:00 AM
Loved this Connie! Best of luck in the contest! Looks as if you have a winner!;)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/25/2019 1:46:00 AM
Thank you Brenda. I think all poets feel this way somewhat. ; ) xxoo
Date: 8/22/2019 1:13:00 AM
Hello Connie … its a way to share our thoughts; our feelings; our highs and lows with like minded people. You have explained this very well Connie - Lindsay
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/25/2019 1:47:00 AM
Thank you very much Lindsay. This is the first stanza from my poem A Poet's Gift. Hard to choose just one stanza. xxoo : )
Date: 8/21/2019 5:25:00 PM
Nicely written, Connie. One of the reasons I started writing was because I wanted to leave something behind for my descendants so that they would know the person that I was and not be just a name on ancestry.com. I have done a lot of research on my family and I wish I knew more about the people they were. All the best to you. Hugs, John
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/21/2019 6:54:00 PM
Poetry leaves a legacy for our ancestors that becomes invaluable to the descendants who never got to know us. I agree, and my reason for writing too. Thank you John. xxoo
Date: 8/21/2019 5:14:00 PM
Woody Allan said "I don't want to become immortal through my work - I want to become immortal by not dying". Still there is such a thing as posterity. In a hundred years after we are gone some graduate student might do a paper on our work! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/21/2019 6:56:00 PM
I agree Matthew. I have some of my poetry in English books for students that I gladly gave permission for them to use. Thank you Matthew. xxoo
Date: 8/21/2019 2:19:00 AM
Four perfect lines expressed exquisitely.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/21/2019 6:57:00 PM
Thank you Elizabeth. I think most poets feel this way. xxoo
Date: 8/21/2019 12:29:00 AM
"They write to grasp onto immortality" - this is so true, and the closer I get to the end, the more I realize it. Thank you for the honesty in this beauty, Connie.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/21/2019 6:57:00 PM
Your are very welcome Caren. Thank you for your lovely comment! xxoo
Date: 8/20/2019 4:43:00 PM
Isn't it wonderful to read the poems of history's famous writers and know that this verse has stood the test of time? Perhaps centuries from now, people will be reading your poetry, wishing they could have known you. An insightful, introspective poem. Best wishes in Greg's contest! Hugs, carolyn
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/21/2019 6:58:00 PM
To know a poet is but to read their poetry Carolyn, as they usually leave blood, sweat, and tears on the page. Thank you very much. xxoo
Date: 8/19/2019 7:53:00 PM
the muse always digs deep within the soul's depths...beautiful choice for the contest... :) hugs
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/21/2019 7:00:00 PM
Thank you Sandra. It is difficult to find just one short stanza that can stand alone as a short poem. I appreciate your encouragement.
Date: 8/19/2019 3:48:00 PM
you chose a fantastic little part to use for his contest. Did he start a new one?? Great job, my friend.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/21/2019 7:00:00 PM
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Date: 8/19/2019 12:45:00 PM
They certainly do. Really nice Connie. I love this little offering of a look into the world of a poet's mind. Best wishes in the contest
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/19/2019 2:55:00 PM
I am so happy to see you again Chris. I hope you are well? Thank you very much my friend. : ) xxoo
Date: 8/19/2019 10:16:00 AM
Wonderful words Connie...
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/19/2019 2:54:00 PM
Thank you Jeanne. ; ) xxoo
Date: 8/19/2019 6:52:00 AM
Well said.. from the heart of a great poetess.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/19/2019 2:53:00 PM
I feel honored when anyone calls me a poetess Vijay. Thank you very much my friend! : ) xxoo
Date: 8/19/2019 6:03:00 AM
- Excellent, Connie - Best wishes in the contest - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/19/2019 2:51:00 PM
Thank you my friend! : ) xxoo
Date: 8/19/2019 3:28:00 AM
A poem in it's own right Connie. Good luck in the contest. Tom
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/19/2019 2:50:00 PM
Thank you Tom. I will place the poem it came from below after the winner's are announced, even if my poem doesn't make the list. : ) xxoo