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The light chiffon veneers of winter's face Slow-deliquesce as rangy shadows wane Soft gossamer as whitened Guipure lace Melts running to the rills ... with April's rain. ~ 1st Place ~ in the "Quat-Ro Your Four Line" Poetry Cpntest, Brian Strand, Judge & Sponsor. ~ 2nd Place ~ in the "April 2019 Premier 7, Up To A Max Of 5 Lines" Poetry Contest, Brian Strand, Judge & Sponsor. * This is a "Rithimus Divisa", taken from the poem "The Surge, Life", written on March 17, 2019 *

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Date: 11/19/2020 9:52:00 PM
More gorgeous writing, Greg. Excellent choice for the top win ~ John
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Date: 11/19/2020 1:56:00 PM
so very very pretty, Greg. Congrats on the well deserved win.
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Date: 11/19/2020 6:53:00 AM
A big congrats on your win, Greg. Janice
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Date: 11/19/2020 6:25:00 AM
Hi Greg, Congratulations on your top win. It was well deserved:-) Alexis
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Date: 10/11/2020 5:24:00 AM
Hi, Gregory! Nice penning, and I think i understand. Best of Wishes, William
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Date: 10/9/2020 9:43:00 AM
Sweetness
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 10/11/2020 3:09:00 AM
Thank you so much, Christian! :o)
Date: 10/2/2020 9:52:00 AM
This is a masterpiece in creating such a tactile experience while exacting colors, implied movement, texture and narration of scene. It is a fave!
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 10/4/2020 10:45:00 PM
Oh, that's very kind of you to say so, Lonna, and this means a lot to me - those are elements I work very hard on. Blessings, Dear Poet! :o) <3
Date: 9/29/2020 8:44:00 AM
LOVELY. 'll try in my own way. Best Wishes
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 10/4/2020 10:44:00 PM
Thank you so much, Anisha - blessings, my friend! :o) <3
Date: 9/20/2020 9:42:00 AM
Just revisiting this one. It's a very special one, Greg!
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 10/4/2020 10:43:00 PM
Thank you so much, Andrea - I appreciate it! :o) <3
Date: 9/20/2020 7:20:00 AM
Greg, beautiful ! And a great example for your contest, hope I can give you a beauty _Constance
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 10/4/2020 10:43:00 PM
Thank you so much, Constance - you always DO! :o) <3
Date: 9/15/2020 8:21:00 PM
This is lovely. Gives one the feeling of a mild winter flowing into a wet spring
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 9/16/2020 2:40:00 AM
That's very kind of you to say, Lycia, I greatly appreciate the thoughtful comments! Blessings! :-) <3
Date: 4/20/2020 6:28:00 PM
This is a stunning poem. I love the art work with it. A perfect complement. You have such a mastery of imagery. SuZ
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Date: 4/21/2020 1:22:00 AM
Oh, thank you so very much, SuZ, I greatly appreciate the kind words, and I'm so pleased you liked it ... I enjoy creating unusual (but sensible) imagery and word pairings, and it means a lot to me when that effort is recognized. Blessings, Dear Poet! :o) <3
Date: 3/2/2020 8:45:00 PM
A verse that flows and stands on its own.
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 4/21/2020 1:17:00 AM
Thank you so much, Eve - so appreciated!
Date: 3/1/2020 10:29:00 AM
Greg, this is so beautiful, your word choices are divine and the art work is sublime, great example for your contest but it will be hard to top this poem _Constance
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 3/1/2020 3:43:00 PM
Oh that's very kind of you, Constance, and I so appreciate the wonderful comments ... I remember writing the original poem and thinking how this particular verse could stand on its own, that's what gave me the idea for these four-line edit contests. Blessings, my friend! :o) <3
Date: 7/19/2019 9:10:00 AM
So beautiful, Greg. OH my, I just can't decide which poem to use for your contest!!! (I see from this example, imagery is the key)
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 7/19/2019 9:44:00 AM
Thank you SO much, Andrea! Oh, I have no doubt you'll find something wonderful! Yes, I love unusual and effective imagery, but other things, too - your entry for the last one was perfect! :-) <3
Date: 4/24/2019 8:16:00 PM
Simply splendid, Gregory. Delicate yet vividly expressed. Congratulations on your excellent win, my friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 4/24/2019 9:59:00 PM
That's very kind, Susan, thank you so very much - I'm pleased you found this one worthy! Blessings! :-) <3
Date: 4/22/2019 9:15:00 PM
Beautiful penning, Gregory. Congrats on your silver medal.
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 4/24/2019 9:59:00 PM
Many thanks to you, Line, I appreciate it! :-) <3
Date: 4/21/2019 12:12:00 AM
A great idea for a contest Greg. Your choice if words elevates this poem illustrating your creative talent. Have a wonderful Easter. : )
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 4/24/2019 9:58:00 PM
That's very kind of you, Connie, thank you so much - I hope your Easter was a happy one! :-) <3
Date: 4/20/2019 3:02:00 PM
what a fascinating idea for a contest. I was afraid to open the page and see what your contest entails. now I am delighted to know and I love your example. Will be searching through tons of "rhymes" to find my stanza!!
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 4/24/2019 9:58:00 PM
lol - thank you so much, Andrea, I knew you'd have plenty of material to choose from! Blessings! :-) <3
Date: 4/20/2019 8:13:00 AM
Greg, beautiful words and beautiful art work, well just plain BEAUTIFUL, and a great example for your contest and best of luck in the Brian's contest too.
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 4/24/2019 9:57:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Constance, I greatly appreciate the kind words, my friend! :-) <3
Date: 4/19/2019 11:30:00 PM
Wow, Beautiful
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Gregory Richard Barden
Date: 4/24/2019 9:56:00 PM
Thank you, Eve