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Sophia's ABC Masquerade Ball

Sophia's ABC Masquerade Ball A masquerade ball of wisdom’s wisdom in a wink and a smile Blessings in disguise –uncovered - not hidden in plain sight Costume ball for aha moments comfortable in their own skin Dancing discernments so light on their feet – dancing on air - Elegant eloquence self-evident - no charades behind masks or eyes filled with stars Festive fundamentals of sweet understanding trip the light fantastic - Getting into the groove – give it a whirl - no two left feet for Humble agreement unifying two dancer’s cotillion Intuition’s insights of infinite wisdom unmasked in understanding Jump and jive when discovered quite by surprise Kissed by sheer delight and laughter or caressed in consolation Lifetimes of proverbs accept the invitation to fill their dance cards, live and learn, Maxims and mottos – mothers of invention – chaperone this carnival - Nods of recognition in nuggets of wisdom cross finite dance floors - Over the moon when asked to dance - little words speaking volumes - Perspective and simplicity slow dance to shower pennies from Heaven, Quick as a wink, on the masquerade queen for a day; Ribbons of common threads rendezvous in a boogie-woogie Silver linings revealed by the star struck song and a dance; Transparent masks of second sight glimpse into common ground Unveiling tigers of truth not pouncing but purring softly in waltzes - Vanish the shadows of disagreement – not cutting in on virtuous patience Whirling in a dance joined by the rhythm of deep agreement where X marks the spot as inspired ideas rejoice in shared understanding Yielding precious pearls – treasure of the tender memo received - read and acknowledged - Zeroing in on Sophia’s masquerade ball. N/A 6-12-20

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Date: 6/17/2020 1:56:00 AM
Double wow for this masterpiece Sam! What an articulate use of lyrical style and alliteration with gorgeous imagery. Also, this brings back memories of playfulness from a vintage love story. Congratulations on your win :)
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Date: 6/16/2020 12:33:00 PM
Glad to see all your work paid off with a win for you, Sam! Another clutch hit in the bottom of the ninth... Congratulations
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Date: 6/15/2020 5:05:00 PM
This has such intriguing metaphors, especially love 'Lifetimes of proverbs accept the invitation to fill their dance cards' - throwback to a cotillion, maybe? Congratulations on your win!
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 6/16/2020 7:03:00 PM
Per usual, you nailed it Michelle. Cotillion, masquerade balls at Mardi Gras and New Year's Eve. It was so much fun to craft. I am delighted it was a winner. Thank you for your congratulations. Most appreciated!
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John Watt
Date: 6/16/2020 12:34:00 PM
My two kids were both involved in cotillion, a word I rarely hear used. They enjoyed it very much!
Date: 6/15/2020 9:44:00 AM
This is a wonderful write Sam, I don't think I could match the quality of this write, evidence of your talent. Hard to believe this was not recognized before! Well now you have a win!
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 6/16/2020 7:00:00 PM
Thank you again, John. Once again your words have honored me and Sophia! Your messages have been so encouraging. I cannot tell you how much they are appreciated along with your placements! Thank you for the opportunity to re-enter some N/A's. Stay well!
Date: 5/10/2020 3:28:00 PM
I loved to “trip the light fantastic“ with your wondrous words Sam. This was delightful and beautifully penned! It is sure to be a top winner. Happy Mother’s Day! xxoo
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/10/2020 6:45:00 PM
First and foremost - Happy Mother's Day again! Special day. Thank you for your message - like getting a Mother's Day card from a good friend! Have been working on this concept for a while. Finally had time to finish it. So glad you liked it!
Date: 5/10/2020 2:33:00 PM
wow, you left no stone unturned,sam!.. thanks for coming around my page..huggs
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/10/2020 6:49:00 PM
Hi Nette, so glad to see you are back on the "soup" again! You have been missed. Thank you for your lovely words of encouragement! This was so fun to develop. Took some time to flesh out the concept. Hope all is well with you!
Date: 5/9/2020 11:03:00 PM
Part 2: wonderful use of alliteration, excellent rendering of the tricky abecedarian form, and wonderful layering of multiple elements. Love it! Thank you for writing and sharing ~ John
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/11/2020 12:19:00 PM
Extra innings post script. I really like your interpretation of the two lovers unmasking a growing relationship. One other way to look at this piece is discovering the grains of truth and wisdom in our every day idioms - communication through verbal shorthand! Stay well! Grace and peace to you.
Date: 5/9/2020 11:01:00 PM
Wow, Sam! This is a poetic peanut M&M of several layers to unveil, each one tasty! On the outside, a candy coating of carefully considered cleverness, i.e. alliterative awesomeness. Next, the chocolate context of the dance, ball, waltz. Under that, the masquerade, costume, disguise and masks. Then finally , the peanut of wisdom, maxims, patience, and understanding. My take: two people in a relationship (dance) seeking to unmask the silver linings within, pursuing unity with truth and wisdom?
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/11/2020 12:14:00 PM
OMGoodness, John. Thank you. This poem has been in the back of my mind for a while - took some time to develop - a challenge to integrate all of the different elements. So glad you liked it! The abecedarian form is like an acrostic to me and I love acrostics. Hope your family had a wonderful Mother's Day. Blessings dear friend.