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soft shadows on the snow mound— feathers flutter 1-11-22 A STRAND (1052) Poetry Contest~1st Place~ Sponsor Brian Strand Whispering Wings Poetry Contest ~Premier Contest 4th Place~ Sponsored by: Chantelle Anne Cooke

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Date: 7/24/2022 11:07:00 AM
An exceptionally fine Haiku, Connie! That 3rd line is most original. Congratulations on your top win. Sincerest regards, Brian
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Date: 1/19/2022 8:10:00 AM
Dear Connie, Such a creative Haiku - the image soothes my mind. I am feeling inspired to try more of this special poetic form - you can say so much in few words. Yours is a brilliant one. Love ~ Mala
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/8/2022 1:13:00 PM
Thank you so much for your lovely comment Mala. I am a fan of your poetry and will look forward reading your work. Blessings xxoo
Date: 1/18/2022 10:11:00 AM
Aw what a splendid imagery you created dear Connie...with this beautiful Haiku, after reading this, I wish to try writing more Haikus...Hugs...~ Ani
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/8/2022 1:11:00 PM
Thank you dear Anitha. I learned the plural for haiku is haiku sans the s. It is a challenging form but reading lots of haiku will make it much easier to create one. Not that I am an expert. I still have much to learn. Blessings xxoo
Date: 1/18/2022 9:21:00 AM
Connie, you excel in this form that is my achilles heel. Love your condensation of a moment into such a compact space, with alliteration as well. Nicely done and congrats on the win.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/8/2022 1:05:00 PM
Thank you very much John. It takes a lot of practice because haiku is a challenge. I have studied it for over twenty years. I believe when writing haiku less is more. I still have a lot to learn. I appreciate your lovely comment. Blessings xxoo
Date: 1/17/2022 4:40:00 PM
Oh quite beautiful imagery in this Haiku; Congratulations, well done.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/8/2022 1:07:00 PM
Thank you very much M.L. I feel honored to have gotten on her short list. Blessings xxoo
Date: 1/17/2022 4:12:00 PM
Love the poem Connie, Congrats on your win. Blessings ~ Debra
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/8/2022 1:07:00 PM
Thank you very much Debra. Blessings xxoo
Date: 1/17/2022 2:45:00 PM
A lovely haiku, Connie! Congrats on your win in Brian's contest! Blessings, Kim M
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/17/2022 3:51:00 PM
Thank you Kim. It has been some time since I have written a haiku. I am happy it was received well. Aloha xxoo
Date: 1/17/2022 2:42:00 PM
Thank you for your kind comment, Connie. I love this Haiku written with the perception that sees beauty in the dusk... as wings begin to flutter! I have done what science has suggested. I wear the mask when going places, but I have seen sadness and anger all around me. My hope for a return to normality never fades. Be happy, stay safe and enjoy your Monday.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/17/2022 3:49:00 PM
I see less and less workers worried about the mask. Mechanics, delivery guys etc. often are not wearing them unless you ask. I never would. Thank you. xxoo
Date: 1/17/2022 5:31:00 AM
- Beautiful written, Connie :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/17/2022 4:15:00 AM
I liked this winner. Congrats on it being on the winners' list. Way to go. Sara
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Date: 1/17/2022 3:32:00 AM
Back to you Connie with congratulations on your great win. Enjoy your day !
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Date: 1/16/2022 11:52:00 PM
I’ve never written a haiku but if I did I would try to capture your grace.
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Date: 1/16/2022 6:33:00 PM
oh wow you got a GREAT placement with Chantelle. SO well deserved. Splendid haiku indeed. Congrats.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/16/2022 7:09:00 PM
Thanks a lot Andrea. I was glad to make it on the premiere list. xxoo
Date: 1/16/2022 5:49:00 PM
oh wow I hope this wins in at least one of the contests. It's REALLy good haiku, my friend.
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Date: 1/16/2022 11:27:00 AM
A grand Haiku that is truly worthy of a top win in contests, + in our imaginations. Best wishes, Brian
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/16/2022 1:48:00 PM
I appreciate your lovely comment Brian. Haiku is a challenging form that needs to be studied. I have been a student of the form for 22 years yet still I feel I am lacking in knowledge. Most poets feel it is a short form and easy to write. They will include two or more kigo (the seasonal word) which is unnecessary. I notice that all the time when reading haiku here at Soup. I spend more time on a haiku than I do on a sonnet which is also a challenging form in my opinion. Thank you very much. Aloha, Connie xxoo
Date: 1/16/2022 7:02:00 AM
A great Haiku. Beautiful imagery. Congratulations!
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Date: 1/15/2022 8:31:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. A "Wonderful" Haiku write. Few words telling a story. Have a blessed day/weekend..........................
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Date: 1/15/2022 7:26:00 AM
Excellent Connie, simplicity and substance in a moment.....
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/16/2022 7:10:00 PM
Thank you very much John. : )
Date: 1/15/2022 3:02:00 AM
this is a lovely little haiku, very deserving of the win..thanks for your visit and comment on my poem, new year blessings to you too.:)
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Date: 1/14/2022 6:08:00 PM
I knew this was a winner the first time I read it. You encourage the reader to imagine the great potential of a Divine Whisper, amazing, congrats and God bless you xo
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Date: 1/14/2022 5:43:00 PM
In this exquisite winning Haiku, the kindly, serene feeling of your utterances bursts through brightly. Congratulations on your significant win! Blessings,
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/14/2022 5:52:00 PM
I was pretty surprised to make this short list Lasaad. I appreciate your kind comment. Thank you. Blessings xxoo
Date: 1/14/2022 3:48:00 PM
Back with Congratulations! :)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/14/2022 5:47:00 PM
Thank you very much P.S. I adore haiku and have studied it many years, like over twenty. It is a challenging form to master. Blessings xxoo
Date: 1/14/2022 1:22:00 PM
Oh Connie, beautiful. I love the sweetness you've painted in this poem with your precious gift of poetic imagery. ~ <3 ~
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/14/2022 5:45:00 PM
Thank you B.J. With haiku all you need is a hint of imagery and the mind pictures the rest. Blessings xxoo
Date: 1/14/2022 10:20:00 AM
Best enjoyed on Mauna Kea . . . .Aloha!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/14/2022 10:32:00 AM
So true my friend, I have yet to frolic in the snow of Mauna Kea. But I have been close enough to enjoy its beauty last year on my visit. Mahalo, Aloha xxoo
Date: 1/14/2022 9:50:00 AM
Well, nothing too shadowy about this write...texturally appealing and enchanting. Love it!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 1/14/2022 5:49:00 PM
Thank you much Joe. Haiku like all other forms of poetry is art. You honor me with this lovely comment. Blessings xxoo
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