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Summer's Boil

Those days of prime 'neath skies of apple wine, transformed infatuation into hope, while nights of Spring, beneath the stars divine, inspired two vernal lovers to elope. When fervor waned and solstice peaked the sky, those days were singed and weathered in the broil, their days of Spring soon seared and withered dry as ruddy skies were bleached in Summer's boil. But as the fervid pace began to slow and swelter chilled beneath an Autumn glaze, their golden embers kindled to a glow as tempered hearts redeemed their youthful ways. The rage of Summer simmers to a hush when Autumn paints the sky a golden blush. 6-15-22

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Date: 7/8/2022 9:11:00 AM
Love this sonnet here. Just noticing it got a big win. AWEsome!
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Date: 7/3/2022 10:48:00 PM
The birth and growth of teenage love through the seasons is beautifully delineated. How the romantic love in spring got withered in summer boil, later to be kindled into a golden glow....in Autumn ! Love can bloom, wither and still can be revived ! A lovely sonnet with amazing depth ....! Congratulations Mark on reaching each Marathon race at the finishing point with a clear lead.....
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Date: 6/18/2022 2:58:00 PM
Gorgeous sonnet, Mark. I love your story arc of vernal lovers enduring the summer sear and resting in the golden blush of autumn. So exquisitely worded, rhymed, and metered... reminiscent of Shakespeare's #73, but equally enjoyable to read. A Fav for me, congratulations are in order for your podium win in mile 2 ~ John
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Date: 6/18/2022 9:24:00 AM
Dear Mark, your precious pen has spilled a sonnet beauty rich in imagery and metaphor. Love your rhymes as always. Congratulations for your excellent win in Mark's contest. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 6/17/2022 12:20:00 PM
Mark, this is a breath-taking sonnet. Each line is amazing. Congratulations on your podium finish on Mile 2 of my 2022 Poetry Marathon contest. Mile 3 has already started!
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