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Still I Run Premiere Contest Winner

I race for summer's setting sun as crimson bleed the alder leaves and still I run. And still I run. My rival, time, is yet undone. Past pyramids of flaxen sheaves I race for summer's setting sun across the low unbroken run. Each cow out in the pasture grieves and still I run. And still I run. In late September’s crisp blazon my heart to fragile hope now cleaves. I race for summer's setting sun. With slaughter of the calves begun I fled from 'neath the killing eaves and still I run. And still I run. Our time on earth is under gun. My burning chest now breathless heaves. I race for summer's setting sun and still I run. And still I run.* *I expanded this from my triolet, “Setting Sun”. 10/24/17

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Date: 12/3/2020 12:06:00 PM
Well, Dale Gregory, today I saw that you became a lifetime member and this poem, among so many, is just brilliant! Your poetic gifts are stratospheric..wow! And, I noted that the Rowboat on the Marsh poem was one of the first selected in the PS anthology book, as well! And well deserved, too! A big fave from me! Excellent! :)
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Date: 12/3/2020 1:44:00 PM
Thanks so much, Laura! And your husband is clearly an honorable man!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 12/3/2020 12:07:00 PM
Ps. My husband’s name is Gregory Dale! :)
Date: 2/19/2018 12:14:00 PM
By mistake, I Happened upon a list that shows premiere winners listed individually. No one deserves this more than you with a poem like this. I am having fun seeing who is else is on that list. Greg sure has a lot of the spots!!! anyway, I loved seeing this one again.
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Date: 1/5/2018 4:24:00 PM
Such an outstanding poem, Dale. Congratulations on your fine placement in the contest. Sandra
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Date: 1/5/2018 1:26:00 PM
amazing poem dear Dale, congrats :)-luloo
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 1/5/2018 2:09:00 PM
Thanks, Laura!!
Date: 1/5/2018 12:18:00 AM
Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Dale - blessings and best wishes for a Happy New Year, friend! :-)
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Date: 1/4/2018 12:13:00 AM
Congratulations, Dale on your fine with with such a wonderful poem.
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Date: 1/3/2018 9:06:00 PM
Returning with congratulations, Dale for your excellent win with your gorgeous poem.. ~Susan
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Date: 1/3/2018 11:01:00 AM
I remember this one Dale, congrats on a fine win!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 1/3/2018 11:22:00 AM
Thanks, John!
Date: 11/22/2017 11:28:00 PM
This is one of the most divine Villanelles I have ever seen. You deserve a tangible trophy for this exquisite jewel! I am so impressed with this beauty Dale! Have a lovely Thanksgiving if you live in the USA. Congratulations! : )
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/23/2017 7:46:00 AM
Thanks so much for your beautiful compliment. Yes, I live in the USA; So. Calif, to be exact. You have a nice Thanksgiving, too.
Date: 11/18/2017 5:10:00 PM
Congrats on your fine win, Dale.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/18/2017 7:33:00 PM
Thanks, Line!
Date: 11/17/2017 7:31:00 PM
Congratulations Dale on your awesome trophy win with your enthralling and lyrical write. A very worthy win indeed!! Warmest wishes..
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Date: 11/17/2017 7:57:00 PM
Thanks so much, Susan!
Date: 11/14/2017 3:20:00 AM
From the very first line gripped a hold of me -- then dragged me right in! Riveting stuff, Dale! My best regards. :) john
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/14/2017 7:53:00 AM
Thanks, John!
Date: 11/9/2017 8:26:00 AM
Wow and a double wow, Dale! I've always enjoyed reading villanelles and yours is by far the best one, I have read:) a fave:) congratulations on your worthy win:)
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/9/2017 8:56:00 AM
Thanks so much, Jo!
Date: 11/8/2017 5:19:00 PM
wow, Dale, this is OUTSTANDING work. WAs this in one of Brian's contests. Congrats and a FAVE for me.
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Date: 11/9/2017 8:56:00 AM
Thanks so much, Andrea!
Date: 10/29/2017 5:01:00 PM
A pleasure to read this lovely poem--congrats Dale on your well deserved first place win!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/4/2017 12:39:00 PM
Thanks, Vijay!
Date: 10/29/2017 2:31:00 AM
This is one great write building throughout taking the reader through all the emotions along with it! Congrats on your first place win
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Date: 10/29/2017 7:25:00 AM
Thanks, Brian!
Date: 10/28/2017 6:15:00 PM
an absolute gem of a poem Dale many congrats on your top spot, you have a wonderful way with words:-) hugs jan xx
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 10/28/2017 6:32:00 PM
Aw, Jan, thanks so much.
Date: 10/27/2017 11:52:00 PM
Fantastic poem and quite lyrical. Congrats on your trophy win, Dale
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 10/28/2017 7:46:00 AM
Thanks much, Afzal!
Date: 10/27/2017 10:07:00 PM
Congrats Dale I knew this was a winner!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 10/28/2017 7:46:00 AM
Thanks, John!
Date: 10/27/2017 4:54:00 PM
This is exquisite, Dale, and so full of extraordinary imagery and rich with sublime phrasing and eloquent rhythm ... and I don't use such words lightly. This is one of the best writes I've ever seen on Poetry Soup. Truly. Congrats - this was the right pick for the top spot. Blessings, and keep up the great work!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 10/27/2017 5:00:00 PM
Thanks so much, Greg. I still can't believe it!
Date: 10/27/2017 4:43:00 PM
"And still I run'. Your poem leaves me breathless, Dale. Too much to accomplish before the 'setting sun." Congratulations on your Trophy win in this Premiere Contest. Sandra
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 10/27/2017 4:46:00 PM
Aw, Thanks so much , Sandra.
Date: 10/25/2017 8:41:00 PM
Great job with this villanelle, Dale!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 10/26/2017 7:25:00 AM
Thanks, Agnes!
Date: 10/25/2017 10:00:00 AM
Nicely done, Dale. Enjoyable read.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 10/26/2017 7:26:00 AM
Thanks, Cona.
Date: 10/24/2017 8:20:00 PM
Wow Dale I really enjoyed this Villanelle, has a real melodic feel with the repeated refrain. Kind of reminds me of Maya Angelou's and still I rise!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 10/24/2017 8:47:00 PM
Thanks, John.