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Sonnet 28 'I Think I Know the Name of Purity'

I think I know the Name of Purity,
It is Your Name -- it holds clear water well!
A Chalice carved almost to shattering,
A white rose, that alone, grows in the dell
With drops of ice adorning its still face
The warmth of heart that comes with falling snow
The few flakes that adorn your lashes, by grace
Delightful cold that creeps up from below
Loquacity that speaks only the Truth,
Amazed by every small, delightful thing
Ubiquitous praise and unbroken Youth
Right Trust, that gave your finger to the Ring
Inevitable Joy, and whispered Love
E'er faithful, that this all is from Above.

2/11/2019

Submitted for:  Standard Poetry Contest 175

Sponsored by:  Brian Strand

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 3/4/2019 5:48:00 PM
Hello Andrew, congrate, for POD. A lovely poem. I like the way you wrote about purity,and the way you described the water. Have a a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 2/25/2019 7:50:00 AM
My friend, so many exceptional verses that bring the reader in with the excellent flow, depths, beauty and inspiring aura of this gem! Congratulations on POTD being awarded this fantastic piece! A fav.. - a true gem..
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/25/2019 8:13:00 AM
Thank You, Sir!
Date: 2/14/2019 1:18:00 PM
Great sonnet and congrats on POTD
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/15/2019 12:59:00 AM
That you very much!
Date: 2/13/2019 11:16:00 PM
Congratulations Andrew on being bestowed HOTD with this beautiful poem, very well done. Poetry Hugs, Jennifer.
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/14/2019 12:28:00 AM
Thank You! I am really pleasantly surprised!
Date: 2/13/2019 10:56:00 PM
Your thoughts caress the page with such elegance and grace. This is beautiful in so many ways. "Purity" truly speaks for itself. Indeed!! Congratulations Andrew, on Poem of the Day. :) Brandy
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/14/2019 12:27:00 AM
Thank You! I appreciate your reading it!
Date: 2/13/2019 6:49:00 PM
Very lovely sonnet. Speaks of a snow queen who is beautiful and blessed.
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/13/2019 9:16:00 PM
And she had a heart of warm liquid diamond! Thanks so much! Glad you like it!
Date: 2/13/2019 6:05:00 PM
Andrew, congratulations on having your wonderful poem selected as POTD, enjoy the honor~
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/13/2019 9:15:00 PM
Thanks so very much! It IS an honor!
Date: 2/13/2019 4:38:00 PM
A very wonderfully penned poem!
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/13/2019 9:14:00 PM
Thank You :-)
Date: 2/13/2019 3:11:00 PM
Andrew your poem of the day came just as I expected it. Your poem is warmly adorable to the eyes of readers. I love this lines.... I think I know the Name of Purity, It is Your Name -- it holds clear water well! A Chalice carved almost to shattering, A white rose, that alone, grows in the dell With drops of ice adorning its still face The warmth of heart that comes with falling snow..... Congratulations.
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/13/2019 4:45:00 PM
How kind of you to say you expected it! Thank you so very much. I am a great admirer of your own work!
Date: 2/13/2019 2:41:00 PM
I thought I had commented on this beauty previously... This has a classical feel and a sacredness about it. So happy to see it honored as POTD!
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/13/2019 4:46:00 PM
Thank you so much! I always value your opinion and support!
Date: 2/13/2019 2:31:00 PM
what a sweet sonnet, many congrats on POTD and have a happy valentine's day tomorrow:-) hugs Jan xx
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/13/2019 9:16:00 PM
Thanks so much!
Date: 2/13/2019 12:38:00 PM
Quite lovely, Andrew. I absolutely love Line 3.
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/13/2019 9:17:00 PM
Thank You! :-)
Date: 2/13/2019 12:18:00 PM
- A lovely and sweet poem, Andrew :) - Congratulations on your p.o.d.t. :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/13/2019 12:21:00 PM
That's very kind! Thanks!
Date: 2/13/2019 10:05:00 AM
Pure Poetry!...Congrats!!! on POTD!! Andrew...love & light...^WW^
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/13/2019 11:24:00 AM
Thank You!
Date: 2/13/2019 9:52:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD Andrew! xomo :)
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/13/2019 11:23:00 AM
Thank You!
Date: 2/13/2019 9:44:00 AM
A pure love sonnet the day before Valentine's! Congratulations!
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/13/2019 11:22:00 AM
Aw. That's very nice! Thank You! She was my Joy!
Date: 2/13/2019 9:29:00 AM
Well done Andrew congratulations on POTD!
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/13/2019 11:21:00 AM
Thank You!
Date: 2/13/2019 8:58:00 AM
Congratulations for POTD :)
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/13/2019 11:20:00 AM
Thanks for taking the time to say so!
Date: 2/13/2019 7:23:00 AM
The beauty of your sonnet touches me deeply, Andrew, with lustrous loving imagery that shines in every verse. Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved recognition with POTD honors. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/13/2019 11:20:00 AM
How very grateful I am, that it spoke to you. Thank You!
Date: 2/13/2019 6:39:00 AM
Terrific Andrew, congratulations for POTD honors, well deserved...
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/13/2019 6:40:00 AM
Thank you so much. I'm still surprised and pleased!
Date: 2/13/2019 6:11:00 AM
Hearty congratulations Andrew on a refreshing POTD . . .
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/13/2019 6:17:00 AM
Thank You very kindly! I didn't know they'd made it POTD!
Date: 2/13/2019 4:11:00 AM
P.S. This one goes to my fav list. Elaine
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/13/2019 4:17:00 AM
That's really wonderful! Thank you very much!
Date: 2/12/2019 12:58:00 PM
Andrew, Congratulations on our win! Thanks for the credit to Above! David
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/12/2019 1:02:00 PM
Thank You! Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow!
Date: 2/11/2019 7:34:00 AM
Andrew, elevating poetry! Beautiful tribute to your beloved. So many inspiring verses. "The few flakes that adorn your lashes, by grace" Brilliant imagery! A FAV!!!! Have a great day!
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/11/2019 10:21:00 AM
Thanks! Your enthusiasm is much appreciated! Have a great day too!
Date: 2/11/2019 7:27:00 AM
Lovely rhythm, Andrew.
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Andrew Fairchild
Date: 2/11/2019 10:22:00 AM
Thanks, Line!