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QUIETUDE AND BOOM



I decorate a grotto for you, Mama where orchids and holy images embellish this special place and day, that saintly icons guard you there as if they beg me to be released from years of guilty devotion… Yet I polish their laced clothes; then end the night waiting for wind chimes to knell,’ Magnificat.’ Scenes from younger days resound, while you, Mama, gift me with love and hate flickering through my confused mind : And sharpened bells ring in my ears; the gong of your voice banging across the hall... yet I still recall, mouth so tender, droning lullabies in the soft of window sills, ‘Magnificat’… How can I reconcile quietude and boom, when the little girl in me longs for your timber here beside this special place-- till holy statues listen to my own chimes and finally, understand this adoration. I Cannot Believe I Wrote That Poetry For Nina Parmenter Written 8/1/2015 Re-post 12/5/2018

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Date: 10/11/2017 8:37:00 PM
A wonderful Mom! I have one as well!
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Date: 9/20/2017 7:46:00 AM
How you can pick a poem from your incredible work to represent your 'best' is beyond me Nette. Everything you write impresses me. This is deeply touching.
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Date: 12/26/2016 7:53:00 PM
This is very beautiful Nette. It has a flow like a song, yet it is free verse. I love it. A fav for me. Congratulations. Sorry it took me so long to find this gem.
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Date: 12/20/2016 7:38:00 AM
A beautiful poem to read, Nette. Congratulations! ...Fran
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Date: 12/19/2016 9:05:00 AM
Beautifully written poem, Nette! Congrats on your win :)
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Date: 12/17/2016 4:07:00 PM
Both moving and haunting - excellent poem! Congrats! :-)
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Date: 12/17/2016 8:40:00 AM
Beautiful Nette, just wonderful
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Date: 12/17/2016 8:18:00 AM
Beautiful, Nette:) congratulations on your win:)
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Date: 12/17/2016 4:19:00 AM
Nette, that is a wonderful poem, and it so deserves to the placement :) THIS in particular: "How can I reconcile quietude and boom,// when the little girl in me longs for your// lithe timber within that special place," Beautiful
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Date: 12/16/2016 9:04:00 PM
a truly WOW poem you entered, Nette. BIG congrats It truly is one of your best!
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Date: 12/16/2016 11:29:00 AM
Beautiful opening verses. Sings with sounds of sinner and saint! Congrats, Nette! Love it!
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Date: 12/16/2016 11:11:00 AM
nette you made me cry , anyone who as lost a loved one knows the pain congrats on your win stephen
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Date: 12/16/2016 10:27:00 AM
Congratulations Nette :)
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Date: 12/16/2016 9:50:00 AM
Nette, this is so very heartfelt and so moving <3 congratulations on your very best, but I do know you have s-o m-a-n-y more Hugs Eve
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Date: 4/25/2016 7:46:00 AM
Hi Nette. Congrats for your placement with this wonderful piece of work!!! ;-)
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Date: 4/21/2016 2:34:00 PM
Congratulations, outstanding win Nette...
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Date: 4/20/2016 10:59:00 PM
Congrats on ur awesome winning write nette..l
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Date: 4/20/2016 8:49:00 PM
this must be third time for me to see this. LOVE it again, Nette, and big congrats for your well deserved win.
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Date: 4/20/2016 7:18:00 PM
Hi Nette, Congrats on your win with this touching poem about devotion to your mother. Beautifully written. Cheers, Brian
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Date: 4/20/2016 2:33:00 PM
Beautiful write with a heartfelt sentiment...Congrats on your top win...
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Date: 4/20/2016 12:33:00 PM
Beautiful win with beautiful poem my lovely friend. A great congrats. Loved always, bl
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Date: 4/20/2016 11:52:00 AM
Nette, beautiful!!congrats on your top placement!-luloo
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Date: 4/20/2016 2:15:00 AM
Dropping back again with my congrats Nette:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 9/7/2015 2:02:00 AM
I think I saw this before. and really loved it. Well, Nette, I feel silly. the other day I asked about your contest and now i realize what you are wanting from us. I confused taste and touch. I was thinking you were asking people who had not won with their "touch" poems to resubmit them. I was SO OFF. NOw I totally get what your contest is. Sorry I bothered you about that.
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Date: 8/17/2015 9:24:00 PM
A spirit filled beauty.. I applaud your much deserved honor as POTW!
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