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Summer has Begun: Concert in Yellow

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This is my first sonnet.

The distant brass haystacks tune on shorn ground. Vanilla fence posts chime in saffron sun. Adjacent jonquils trumpet lemon sound as amber goldenrod and china mums in stil de grain complete a trio 'round high jasmine shrubs, which in the octaves run aureolin to beige. Nearby is found a vegetable garden where blond onions, squash and carrots in harmony abound with notes of maize and amber. Faun melons grace a clef of trellis where ecru-crowned warblers and the sunglow-breasted Hutton's Vireo twitter in tune with corn-downed, bumblebees and drone: summer has begun.

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Date: 6/19/2017 11:48:00 AM
This was very cool Dale and I always had a fondness for poems with the word beige in them. Really wildly abstract and so well written, this should do well in the contest.
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Date: 6/19/2017 12:05:00 PM
Thanks, Chris. I wasn't so sure since it was my first try at this form. Very rigorous process, at least for me.