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The morning sky looks down through baby blues Hydrating raindrops from oak leaves still drip Ephemeral the morning petrichor Lovely plumeria form garden's lei A hummingbird pursuing nectar's zen Resplendent morning glories wakening Kwee-tu-whit the lark warbles, with soft lilt Songs praising April's floral potpourri It sings of May's perfume as roses bloom Now June's romance as lovers coalesce Growing silkworm devours mulberry leaf Soft breeze conducts the leafy orchestra Our maker's paintbrush casts aside ennui Fair springtime floods our senses with each hour

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Date: 6/6/2020 10:50:00 AM
Belated congrats on your win, every syllable is worth it!
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John Watt
Date: 8/11/2020 11:21:00 PM
Thank you, my dear poetry friend!
Date: 6/4/2020 4:23:00 AM
The lark sings of a splendid win dear friend. Back to congratulate you for the splendid win for this beautiful verse :)
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John Watt
Date: 6/4/2020 10:58:00 AM
It's no surprise spring inspires so many artists, it is the season of hope, renewal, and life reborn. Thank you for the much appreciated words ~ John
Date: 6/3/2020 8:46:00 PM
Lovely write, John, congratulations.
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John Watt
Date: 6/4/2020 10:57:00 AM
Thank you, my friend ~ John
Date: 6/3/2020 5:23:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. A great write with great pictures. I am right there. Enjoy your win and day..........
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John Watt
Date: 6/3/2020 5:58:00 PM
Thank you Paula, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Appreciate your stopping by with congrats. Have a great day! ~ John
Date: 6/3/2020 3:22:00 PM
I knew this beauty would do well John. Congratulations on your most deserved First Placement! I did mine wrong and couldn't fix it. I will post it later on anyway. Blessings xxoo
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John Watt
Date: 6/3/2020 5:58:00 PM
Aw, I'm sorry yours didn't work out, but I will look forward to seeing it when you do post. Thanks for coming by a second time, my friend ~ John
Date: 6/3/2020 9:57:00 AM
Wow, I was transported to another world while reading this. The nature imageries are so rich and vibrant that it could be sensed and lastly the use of the vertical alphabets to create the title it's a very innovative idea I must admit. I am in love with this poem which also reminds me of John Keats' Ode to a Nightingale.
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John Watt
Date: 6/3/2020 11:33:00 AM
Awesome comment, Jhinuk. I am no Keats, but I am humbled that my poem has reminded you of his ode. I opened my Keats book and saw the last poem I had read was the Ode you mentioned! So maybe his influence was subliminal. Thank you for your kind reading and your thoughtful and supportive comment. The acrostic was due to a recent contest; have you entered any contests yet? I hope you try it ~ John
Date: 6/2/2020 11:41:00 PM
Lovely images of spring and summertime enhanced by lark's lilting melodies. Congrats. Mohan
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John Watt
Date: 6/2/2020 11:56:00 PM
Thanks for the uplifting words, Mohan. Now I'm off to read your #1 entry ~ John
Date: 6/2/2020 11:35:00 PM
"Resplendent" images, John. So many just jump off the page. Couldn't resist the "orchestra" - huh? I really love this - deserving of your winning placement! Congratulations and kudos for this double acrostic! Blessings dear friend.
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John Watt
Date: 6/2/2020 11:58:00 PM
Nope, couldn't resist, lol! Trying to sneak a music reference past Sam Kauffman is like trying to sneak a fastball past Henry Aaron (to paraphrase Vin Sculley). Thank you for the continuing encouragement, my good friend... it means so much to me. God bless you ~ John
Date: 6/2/2020 11:13:00 PM
Wonderful double acrostic, John - love the rhythm and story - like a song. Blessings and congrats. my friend! :o)
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John Watt
Date: 6/2/2020 11:50:00 PM
Thank you, Bard. That means a lot. Once again, you set the bar pretty high; nice job on your win as well ~ John
Date: 6/2/2020 10:28:00 PM
Beautifully penned John, Congrats on your win
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John Watt
Date: 6/2/2020 11:49:00 PM
Joseph, thank you for hosting another intriguing (and challenging) contest and for your generous placement. Looking forward to reading the other entries! ~ John
Date: 5/31/2020 2:24:00 PM
You did this so well... It flows perfectly...
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John Watt
Date: 5/31/2020 10:41:00 PM
Thank you SO. I find your input so encouraging ~ John
Date: 5/31/2020 8:26:00 AM
Lots of imagery with color...I like the feel...
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John Watt
Date: 5/31/2020 10:40:00 PM
Thank you for all the wonderful comments today, Arturo.
Date: 5/30/2020 6:26:00 PM
Wow John, this is fantastic! Your imagery is off the charts! I love your entry. I hope to see it at the top! Blessings xxoo
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John Watt
Date: 5/31/2020 10:39:00 PM
Appreciate the kind words, Connie. Hope to see you there too!
Date: 5/30/2020 9:25:00 AM
You painted a beautiful picture of spring in this poem loaded with such wonderful imagery, John. It was an enjoyment to read. Best of luck in the contest. John
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John Watt
Date: 5/31/2020 10:38:00 PM
Thank you John. Spring is so full of options to write about. ~ John
Date: 5/30/2020 7:14:00 AM
What an amazing acrostic indeed John, never seen one that did both sides of a poem. Superb indeed! Trust all's well in California, take care my good friend, Blessings always,Gordon
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John Watt
Date: 5/31/2020 10:36:00 PM
Dear friend, thank you for visiting my page. Once the Double Double contest is judged, you be able to read a number of these double acrostic poems. Appreciate your kind words regarding my first effort!
Date: 5/29/2020 8:58:00 PM
You are hitting all the high notes with this one - love your word choices, especially 'petrichor', 'plumeria' and 'ennui' - your talent just shines through, it is simply beautiful!
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John Watt
Date: 5/30/2020 12:38:00 AM
This comment meant a lot to me today, Michelle. Thank you for filling my cup. I'm glad you enjoyed it ~ John
Date: 5/29/2020 5:22:00 PM
OH MY GOODNESS, you went ALL OUT for this one, John. With the lyrical flow, the many lines you used. This is so difficult to do and here you have done it beyond what probably hardly anybody else has even attempted. I want to do this one so bad, but the grandgirls are coming. OH MY. put off comments even LONGER??? I'll never catch up here!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 5/30/2020 2:57:00 PM
guess what? My magnetic bed pad came today. I have some dreams pinned on it, that maybe it will put my body normal again and help joe with chronic pain. I see Natalyn's poetry page is gone. I need to call and let her know. Will talk to you later with news about the freezer and the bed pad! Gonna hit the gym now that Fed Ex finally came!
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John Watt
Date: 5/29/2020 5:30:00 PM
Oh, have a great time with your grandkids Andrea. Say hi to Natalyn for me and tell her I miss her and her poetry. Thank you for the wonderful comment here. I hope you do one, and I don't think the contest is going to close real soon. Hugs ~ John
Date: 5/29/2020 1:55:00 PM
You know I read this poem of yours while it is drizzling on a summer night here and I can feel myself getting drenched in the beautiful imagery you have used. Such is the picturesque brilliance of your words that always leave me in a blissful temper my friend. God bless you John :)
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John Watt
Date: 5/29/2020 4:10:00 PM
Aditi, I always am deeply blessed by your comments, they have a poetry of their own and they fill my heart with acknowledgement that my words are appreciated and not just going into a dark void (as I felt for years before I started at Poetry Soup). May your day be filled with blessings, my friend.