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Ribbon of Joy

Where shall I find you, ribbon of joy
A sliver of something life cannot destroy
All through my fabric I’ll weave you and wind you
Ribbon of joy, where shall I find you?

Will I unearth you under a tree
Where nature brings sisterly solace to me
And time-honoured harmonies care for no curfew
Under a tree, will I unearth you?

Perhaps you’ll be hiding deep in a smile
Where eternity lights on a face for a while
A path to contentment, never subsiding 
Deep in a smile, perhaps you’ll be hiding .

Just maybe I’ll feel you coiled in a touch
A meeting of bodies that changes so much
Under the surface, a spark will reveal you
Coiled in a touch, just maybe I’ll feel you.

Where shall I find you, ribbon of joy
A sliver of something life cannot destroy
A tether of hope for my future to bind to...
Ribbon of joy, where shall I find you?



- Swap Quatrain -
8 April 2019
For Swap Meet Contest
Sponsored by Carol Connell

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 7/16/2019 3:40:00 PM
I love this one. a ribbon of joy is hiding out there for you, where shall it find you? Nicely penned Nina.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/16/2019 3:43:00 PM
Thank you Jeanne ;-)
Date: 5/18/2019 6:42:00 AM
Lovely poetry, soothing presentation, nice flow. I enjoyed reading it.
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Date: 5/16/2019 3:47:00 PM
Ribbon of joy is a perfect metaphor this verse's wearing across its chest. Hm, scarlet, golden letters. It's... joyful, Nina)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/16/2019 3:57:00 PM
Thank you Kurt!
Date: 5/11/2019 2:09:00 PM
Such a lovely piece Nina, nice rhyme and flow too. Well done!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/11/2019 2:12:00 PM
Thank you very much Gordon!
Date: 5/11/2019 1:34:00 PM
A beautifully penned poem. It stimulates one's imagination. Mpho Kgaswane.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/11/2019 1:44:00 PM
Thank you very much Mpho:-)
Date: 5/9/2019 2:47:00 AM
Very nice poetry dear, keep it up!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/11/2019 1:44:00 PM
Thank you Toopsi :-)
Date: 5/8/2019 11:21:00 AM
A lovely quatrain Nina! Loved the rhythm. Blessings, Susan
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/11/2019 1:45:00 PM
Thank you very much indeed Susan!
Date: 5/7/2019 8:43:00 PM
Such a beautiful singsong! ...a ribbon of joy, a tether of hope. Congrats for your top placement in Best poems!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/8/2019 1:05:00 AM
Thank you Kim!
Date: 5/7/2019 7:36:00 PM
Congratulations for having this beauty at the top of the best new poems list Nina. As you know I think it is gorgeous! : ) xxoo
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/8/2019 1:05:00 AM
Thank you very much Connie!
Date: 5/7/2019 5:14:00 PM
Hello Nina, search hi and low until you find your ribbon of joy. Love this poem. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/8/2019 1:04:00 AM
Thank you Darlene!
Date: 5/7/2019 4:12:00 PM
Oh, Well done, well done Nina. This is wonderful poetry. Truly enjoyed it!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/7/2019 4:15:00 PM
Thank you kindly Dean :-)
Date: 5/7/2019 7:44:00 AM
Every poem you write is a best-seller, Nina. Congrats!!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/7/2019 1:00:00 PM
Thank you Vijay, that’s very kind!
Date: 5/7/2019 6:49:00 AM
Sitting on top of the Top 100 New Poems! Acme Hugs on the way...
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/7/2019 1:00:00 PM
Wow, acme hugs - never had one of those! Thanks Mo!
Date: 5/1/2019 6:44:00 AM
Well Nina, I know where I found a ribbon of joy. It's right here (your poem) :) What a great write and it flows so beautifully. Congratulations on your 3rd place win. Loved this :) Charlie
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/1/2019 6:46:00 AM
Why thank you Charlie, you’re too kind!
Date: 4/30/2019 4:47:00 PM
I'm back with another CONGRATS, Nina! Wonderful poem. Janice
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 4/30/2019 4:49:00 PM
Thank you Janice!
Date: 4/30/2019 4:10:00 PM
Nina this is a FAV! And congratulations on your honors in this contest. This is beautiful!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 4/30/2019 4:19:00 PM
Ah thank you PS, and thank you so much for the fav!
Date: 4/30/2019 1:58:00 PM
You did an outstanding job with this form, Nina, and I love how the search for joy is woven throughout the poem. Thanks for taking the time to enter my contest, and congratulations on your well deserved win!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 4/30/2019 4:19:00 PM
Thank you Carol - I told you I was looking forward to doing a swap quatrain - so glad you liked this one!
Date: 4/28/2019 2:25:00 PM
Rhythmical romance in a ribbon. Tie it up and label it POTD. Belated congrats, Nina! :) gw
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 4/28/2019 2:27:00 PM
Ah thank you very much Gershon!
Date: 4/12/2019 2:55:00 PM
Congrats on being in the top 100 new poems! Also a great choice for POTD. You should enter it into my contest.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 4/28/2019 2:29:00 PM
Thank you Richard! Very kind.
Date: 4/12/2019 11:39:00 AM
Sandra: I read this days ago, before it made POTD and was thoroughly captivated by it. It is so good that it inspired my muse and we left the page quick like a bunny to go write. The creativity, theme is so impressive, an absolute delight that excites. I love your work on this one, LOVE IT. Poetry hugs ... Sandra
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 4/12/2019 11:59:00 AM
Hello Sandra, how nice to hear from you again! Make sure your muse comes back quick like a bunny too. Then you can give it back to CayCay.
Date: 4/12/2019 1:10:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD my friend! This is but another amazing poem! Wow! Great ending also.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 4/12/2019 10:36:00 AM
Thank you gorgeous lady!
Date: 4/10/2019 10:28:00 PM
Perhaps, a Ribbon of Joy is found in simple moments- like the ones you express here, so beautifully. I think so. :) Congratulations Nina, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 4/11/2019 1:37:00 AM
I think so too. Thank you Brandy :-)
Date: 4/10/2019 10:17:00 PM
Just great, Nina. I love it. Congrats on a well-deserved POTD. Faved too!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 4/11/2019 1:36:00 AM
Thank you very much Carole :-)
Date: 4/10/2019 9:45:00 PM
Excellent poetry. Enjoyed. You have well exercised to find out the ribbon of joy. Well done, A 7 from me. With love...... // Manmath//
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 4/10/2019 10:09:00 PM
Thank you very much Manmath!
Date: 4/10/2019 8:10:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD Nina! Well deserved my dear poet!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 4/10/2019 9:37:00 PM
Thank you Wren!
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