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The Essence Of Soft Shadows

When sometimes late at night I cannot sleep,
I open wide my eyes so I can see
your face – your tender face! I start to weep.
You’ll always be so beautiful to me.
Man in the Moon, with his round face, peeks through
my window blinds. His eyelashes are streaks
of gold that often come to rest on you,
as if it is your semblance that he seeks.
That old man moon could never shine so bright!
Your glow was so much sweeter, Dear, than his.
How soft was your caress, but now each night
there’s only grief, for all that’s left me is
the essence of soft shadows when they fall
on that one picture of you on my wall.

May 14, 2018  
For Mark Massey's 'Your Finest 2018 Sonnet '
May 1, 2019 entered for Michelle Faulkner's 'Memories of May' Poetry Contest

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Date: 5/11/2019 12:10:00 PM
'Andrea, Congratulations on your placement. Very well written. Captures bittersweet memory beautifully! David:)'
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Date: 5/9/2019 1:28:00 PM
Such a beautiful poem of memory and longing, Andrea. CONGRATS on your win. Janice
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Date: 5/9/2019 11:59:00 AM
Ah thought I recognised this when I read it... it’s in my faves. And no wonder. Scrummy, and the enjambment is DELECTABLE! Love that in a sonnet!
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Date: 5/8/2019 9:09:00 PM
I am so happy to see this wonderful entry high on the winner's list Andrea. I am back to congratulate you! xxoo
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Date: 5/8/2019 6:29:00 PM
Aw, how sad and beautiful--and beautifully expressed. Congrats.
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Date: 5/8/2019 3:51:00 PM
So sadly beautiful, Andrea, congratulations on your placement!
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Date: 6/3/2018 8:41:00 AM
Back with more congrats, Andrea.
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Date: 6/3/2018 7:25:00 AM
Lovely and sad sonnet, you excel at this. Congrats on your placement.
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Date: 6/3/2018 6:12:00 AM
Such a heart wrenching write, Andrea. Many congrats on your win. Elaine
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Date: 5/19/2018 9:20:00 PM
Congrats on your podium finish, Andrea, with this lovely poem.
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Date: 5/19/2018 3:22:00 PM
Be it a required line or two for each contest, I am always amazed that you seem able to write a flawless sonnet to express the subject !! Another beauty, Andrea. Congrats to you!
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Date: 5/19/2018 3:08:00 PM
Congratulations on your win with this tender sonnet. You're such a talented poet, Andrea.
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Date: 5/19/2018 4:37:00 AM
A sonnet is a great place for romance. Past and present. Thanks for sharing............peace!
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Date: 5/19/2018 2:10:00 AM
Ohoho Andrea, you beauty, this is just... wonderful. Wonderful. I was about to post a comment which echoed what John said so... what John said! A fave x
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Date: 5/18/2018 6:18:00 PM
Congrats on your win Andrea..
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Date: 5/18/2018 6:14:00 PM
Superbly woven sonnet Andrea. Leading us gently down a lifetime to a picture on the wall. Loved the metaphoric comparison with the "man in the moon". Thanks for entering the contest
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Date: 5/16/2018 6:56:00 PM
what a lovely sad poem ..yu are the best ..so many vivid images and emotions
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Date: 5/16/2018 3:40:00 AM
Excellent. very romantic and dreamy poem Well penned. Thanks for sharing it.
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Date: 5/15/2018 11:45:00 PM
Andrea, I find this sweetly heart-rending that for a while, this haughty man ( me) is humbled! Carry on!
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Date: 5/15/2018 7:34:00 PM
The same as someone who is a hard ass. I would rather sleep on soft sheets any time. I am trying to learn how to be soft on Trump now. That is a good trick.
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Date: 5/15/2018 6:26:00 PM
Hi Andrea, Is there any form that you don't do well? You are such a gifted and accomplished poet. I found this write to be sad, touching, and romantic. Excellent job. I wish you the best of luck in the contest .Ps, I hope you had an awesome Mother's Day:-) Alexis
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Date: 5/15/2018 3:16:00 PM
I can relate to this beauty Andrea. My beloved God father is on my wall and I greet him daily....though I know this was meant to be romantic, possibly a widow's lament? I see your muse is a busy one still Andrea. I admire your proliferation! Best of luck in the contest. xxoo ; )
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Date: 5/14/2018 9:11:00 PM
Who is this moving poem about? Despite our efforts at verse they are still fighting in he Mid East. Reading and writing verse is quite helpful! Hope you and yours are well! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 5/15/2018 8:37:00 AM
just pure fiction, Matt
Date: 5/14/2018 8:28:00 PM
Very nicely penned Andrea..
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Date: 5/14/2018 6:21:00 PM
nicely done and romantic with its dreamer's thoughts
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