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Gentle ripples of clear water trace the banks Where there are stones washed perfectly smooth By the silent waves caressing their sleek veneer And whispering echoes of tenderest serenity Through the air that is so very fresh and clean Bright, hot embers burn inside the circle Where coals have turned the wood to heat Warming the chilliness with breaths of hope Brought on by the knowledge that everyone Who visits this place will feel the grace here Smoke drifts up toward a dark, evening sky Stars surfacing in the distance, twinkling, dancing Laughing at the moon who is lighting the night With the assurance that there is true love living Inside the hearts of those who share their feelings Scents of grilling and insect repellant and night Sooth the spirit with a sigh of contentment that is Like peace freeing the soul to move toward insight Into inspiration, elation, a haunting mystery growing In honesty and praise, worshiping the One who saves Enlivening and exciting, reflections of dreams invite me To share my heart and soul, my inner faith and hope Everything that gives and knows that real love unfolds Among the ones who are willing to let go of their inhibitions And fulfill their destiny with prayers for strength and wisdom Nocturnal creatures lift their voices to sing through the dusk Owl, opossum and raccoon make their presence known Capturing their prey without creating any fuss or protest With only their senses and purpose aroused, they whisper Revelations of insights that only the wild creation experiences God’s wisdom comes alive in the brilliant ebony of nightfall Reminding hearts just why there is nature’s beauty to enchant And delight, inspire the hope for tomorrow’s insight into The future – where wisdom grows and freedom flows with A sigh of whimsical pleasure at sharing in God’s creativity STRAND COMPLETELY NEW (10),any form,any theme Poetry Contest Sponsor: Brian Strand July 16, 2020

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Date: 7/19/2020 7:14:00 PM
A splendid write, Regina:-) I thoroughly enjoyed and faved it! I just wrote a haiku called "Night Camping." Good luck in Brian's contest!
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Date: 7/19/2020 3:43:00 PM
The imagery in your words is just brilliant... Love the journey your poem took me on...
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Date: 7/17/2020 7:49:00 PM
Gina, I loved the sights, sounds, and scents of the summer campsite. Brings back wonderful memories of many wonderful camping experiences I've enjoyed. Congrats on your top win ~ John
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Date: 7/17/2020 8:34:00 AM
Such a very inspiring piece dear Regina... I imagine myself stress debriefing in that -polace..Great camping! Congratulations on your TOP WIN!
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Date: 7/17/2020 3:08:00 AM
Gina, this part alone is a brilliant poem. "Nocturnal creatures lift their voices to sing through the dusk Owl, opossum and raccoon make their presence known Capturing their prey without creating any fuss or protest With only their senses and purpose aroused, they whisper Revelations of insights that only the wild creation experiences" Brilliant imagery!
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