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Oh wrap me close dear jungle deep, with fronds and fruits entwined, And hold me to your ancient emerald breast - I long to hear those thrums within, the pulse of thickets vined, And feel your misty essence fill my chest. Oh let your warming whispers brush the tympans of my ears, With sultry songs of woodland mysteries - Face-to-sky I'm pattered with your maze's torrid tears, As heaven weeps your primal histories. Your canopy, breeze-tickled, shakes its tresses high aloft, To daub upon my cheek your orchid breath - Whisp'ring o'er the blooms and dells to shrug their shoulders, soft, Through tragic tangles worthy of Macbeth. Your winding streams and waterfalls, your scents of sweet and spice, Sing songs of wooded wonder, rare and rife - I pray aloud a blessing for this perfect paradise, And all such spots divine, the blooms ... of life. ~ 2nd Place ~ in the "Strand Select 2 Any Form Any Theme" Poetry Contest, Brian Strand, Judge & Sponsor. ~ 1st Place ~ in the "Picturesque" Poetry Contest, Eve Roper, Judge & Sponsor.

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Date: 1/4/2020 9:35:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in Brian Strand’s contest. Hugs Eve
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Date: 1/3/2020 1:23:00 PM
Gregory congratulations on your top win!;)
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Date: 1/3/2020 12:24:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. I was transported by your picture in words to the forests I have loved. Really lovely - beautifully penned.
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Date: 10/18/2019 3:27:00 PM
A winner It is...
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/19/2019 3:43:00 AM
As are YOU, my friend - many thanks and blessings! :o)
Date: 9/28/2019 10:03:00 PM
Imagery intrinsic to the passion that it serves!! Stunning and a fave! Lonna
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/19/2019 3:43:00 AM
Many kind thanks to you, Lonna, I greatly appreciate your comments! Blessings! :o) <3
Date: 9/26/2019 5:30:00 PM
Congratulations for your win Gregory :)
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/19/2019 3:42:00 AM
Thank you very kindly, Heidi - that's very sweet of you! :o) <3
Date: 9/26/2019 5:14:00 PM
such incredible imagery Greg, many congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xx
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/19/2019 3:42:00 AM
Many kind thanks to you, Jan, that's very sweet of you ... as always! Blessings! :o) <3
Date: 9/26/2019 1:15:00 PM
Congrats on another win G, majestic writing!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/19/2019 3:41:00 AM
Very kind of you, Sir John, I thank you so much! :o)
Date: 9/26/2019 7:55:00 AM
- Congratulations on your beautiful top winning poem, Gregory :) - A really beautiful picture Eve chose :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/19/2019 3:41:00 AM
Thank you very much, Anne-Lise, I'm happy you liked my poem! Blessings, my friend! :o) <3
Date: 9/26/2019 1:43:00 AM
A FAVE--congrats on placing first with this gem! ~ Aloha always William
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/19/2019 3:40:00 AM
Thank you so very much, William, that is very kind, my friend! Blessings! :o)
Date: 9/26/2019 12:47:00 AM
This is beautiful... Congratulations and Blessings :)
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/19/2019 3:40:00 AM
Many kind thanks, Regina, I so appreciate it! :o) <3
Date: 9/25/2019 11:50:00 PM
This is exquisite imagery coupled with nature's irresistible allure Greg. It is very deserving of your First Placement! I wish I could write this amazingly! Congratulations my friend! A Fave for me! : ) xxoo
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/19/2019 3:40:00 AM
You are so very kind, Connie, and you CAN and DO write like this! Please don't sell yourself short, you are a wonderful poet, and an even MORE wonderful friend! Blessings! :o) <3
Date: 9/25/2019 11:00:00 PM
Love your imagery , Gregory, congratulations on your win... Hugs Eve
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/19/2019 3:38:00 AM
Thank you so very much, Eve, I was so honored by this placement ... wasn't sure quite where to go with this one, so I just followed that creature inside! Blessings, Dear Poet! :o) <3
Date: 9/23/2019 10:33:00 AM
Beautiful artistry G, loved this the rhyme scheme everything, the personification was impressive, always a satisfying read from you.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 9/24/2019 11:47:00 PM
Many kind thanks, Brother, I'm pleased you enjoyed this one - blessings! :o)
Date: 9/22/2019 7:34:00 PM
Hi Lindsay: Your eloquent poem beckons Nature and beckons it's beautiful cascade!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 9/24/2019 11:46:00 PM
LOL - or Hepsebah!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 9/22/2019 8:24:00 PM
Thank you kindly, Ralph, I appreciate the comment, however my name is GREG, not Lindsay ... no worries, I've been called much worse! ;o)