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Summer Meals

Summertime meals are delicious
sandwiches with sliced tomatoes
green beans cooked with new potatoes

Homegrown, healthy and nutritious
garden vegetables and fruits
a mixture of tubers and roots

Meals are often expeditious
hotdogs and burgers on the grill
homemade ice cream an added thrill

Barbecues can be ambitious
preparation of sauce and meat
could be hours until time to eat

Summer desserts are capricious
peach cobblers or watermelons
freshly cut honeydew melons

Cool drinks can be adventitious
house special mama's ice tea sweet
or lemonade to beat the heat

Summertime meals are delicious
Homegrown, healthy and nutritious
Meals are often expeditious
Barbecues can be ambitious
Summer desserts are capricious
Cool drinks can be adventitious


July 13, 2018

New Constanza Contest by Emile Pinet
Fifth Place


Constanza

The Constanza created by Connie Marcum Wong consists of five or more 3-line stanzas. Each line eight syllables. All the first lines of all the stanzas form an independent poem as the rest of the poem expresses a deeper meaning. The first lines are in mono-rhyme while the second and third lines of each stanza rhyme together. Rhyme scheme: a/b/b a/c/c a/d/d a/e/e a/f/f........etc. And the end verse is made up of the first lines of all the previous verses combined.

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Date: 7/25/2018 5:31:00 PM
I'm SO hungry. Especially the cool drinks. Thank you!
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Susan Gentry
Date: 7/25/2018 10:12:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 7/23/2018 3:49:00 PM
Big congratulations on your win, Susan! My mouth is watering for some of these wonderful summertime delectables! Hugs. Pandita
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Susan Gentry
Date: 7/25/2018 10:11:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 7/23/2018 2:41:00 PM
Congratulations on your win Susan. You already know how much I loved this entry! : )
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Susan Gentry
Date: 7/25/2018 10:11:00 PM
Thank you!!
Date: 7/16/2018 11:14:00 PM
Congratulations, Susan on your win
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Susan Gentry
Date: 7/17/2018 10:56:00 AM
Thank you!
Date: 7/16/2018 12:28:00 PM
You really got my mouth watering with this one. Congratulations!
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Susan Gentry
Date: 7/16/2018 5:48:00 PM
Good to hear! Thank you.
Date: 7/16/2018 12:08:00 PM
Congratulations Susan, your poem earned a distinguished place in my contest, it was a very tough contest to judge, well done my friend, Emile.
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Susan Gentry
Date: 7/16/2018 5:48:00 PM
Thank you so much. Was a fun and educational contest. Thank you for sponsoring. I am honored to be on your list. :)
Date: 7/15/2018 4:34:00 PM
You missed summer cooking?? Heck, this would have been perfect for it!
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Susan Gentry
Date: 7/16/2018 5:45:00 PM
Yes, didn't get it done in time. Sometimes these contests are here today gone tomorrow. :)
Date: 7/14/2018 1:22:00 PM
Sorry, Susan, I couldn't concentrate on the "form" while I was reading this...I was too absorbed in imagining eating all those wonderful food items you "ambitiously" included. Stanzas 5 and 6 would really "beat the heat" here in Missouri.
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Susan Gentry
Date: 7/14/2018 9:36:00 PM
That's okay. I understand. :) Yes, Kentucky too.
Date: 7/14/2018 7:21:00 AM
Excellent write, Susan..the form looks so hard to write...Best for a win!
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Susan Gentry
Date: 7/14/2018 9:34:00 PM
Thank you. :)
Date: 7/14/2018 2:21:00 AM
So when do we eat? Your food poem is making my mouth water, especially there about the homemade ice cream. I don't mind the churnin" lol Fun stuff, Susan.
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Susan Gentry
Date: 7/14/2018 9:33:00 PM
Lol thank you! Drop by anytime. :)
Date: 7/13/2018 11:07:00 PM
A delicate Constanta. Susan.
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Susan Gentry
Date: 7/14/2018 9:33:00 PM
Thank you :)
Date: 7/13/2018 10:25:00 PM
Excellent use of the Constanza form Susan! This flows so smoothly with perfect rhyme. Brava! I am sure it will do well in the contest. : ) A little birdie (Andrea) told me about this marvelous Constanza.
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Susan Gentry
Date: 7/14/2018 9:32:00 PM
Oh thank you so much!! I wasn't real sure I had it right. I am in awe of you and so appreciate this :)
Date: 7/13/2018 9:16:00 PM
A variety of delicious treats and eats..Lovely Constanza Susan..Best wishes
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Susan Gentry
Date: 7/13/2018 9:37:00 PM
Thanks, Joseph. My first one. May try another.
Date: 7/13/2018 8:25:00 PM
Summer deserts are capricious Lovely word and line As 2 is Meals are after expedious Love clever and intellectual witty word play
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Christopher Flaherty
Date: 7/13/2018 9:53:00 PM
Cheers no problem Susan loved this write . Its nice to see someone who is so well versed and makes great use of seldom unused words in the dictionary its visionary and refreshing. Good stuff
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Susan Gentry
Date: 7/13/2018 9:36:00 PM
Thank you! Great comment. :)
Date: 7/13/2018 7:04:00 PM
That brought back such memories. My mom's fried green tomatoes, grandma's sweet tea and grandpa's homemade ice cream and while we waited for the ice cream we would chase fireflies. Thank you for the reminisce!!
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Susan Gentry
Date: 7/13/2018 9:32:00 PM
Oh you're so welcome! Yes, those were great summers. Glad you liked it.
Date: 7/13/2018 6:39:00 PM
oh wow, look at you. You killed two birds with one stone. Why the heck didn't I think of doing that!!! Awesome.
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Susan Gentry
Date: 7/13/2018 9:30:00 PM
My first Constanza so not real positive about it. Might try another one for contest. I missed the summer cooking contest. Thanks, Andrea.
Date: 7/13/2018 6:25:00 PM
I got so much happiness from your poem. Every line is delicious ...
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 7/15/2018 1:17:00 AM
The only problem is that I'm diabetic ...
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Susan Gentry
Date: 7/13/2018 9:28:00 PM
Thank you!