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luna moth-dancing with starlight on the petal of a winter rose chrysalis cocoon-butterflies with gilded wings-singing songs in spring 1/1/2020 Placed 1st ku duet Contest Judged: 1/4/2020 Sponsored by: Silent One

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Date: 5/10/2020 12:04:00 PM
Striking imagery!!
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JC Hawkens
Date: 5/10/2020 6:45:00 PM
Paghunda, Thank you for your kind words; they are most appreciative.
Date: 5/9/2020 2:58:00 PM
your imagery is divine JC a joy to read your haiku:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/10/2020 6:43:00 PM
Thank you, Jan for those divine words of encouragment.
Date: 4/27/2020 5:46:00 PM
That's an in and out joint, right there. "Now I see you." "Now I don't".
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Date: 5/9/2020 12:14:00 PM
Thank you, my friend, for your beautiful words my friend.
Date: 4/24/2020 9:14:00 AM
I like rhythm of this poem and image. Lovely moth photograph!
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Date: 4/20/2020 11:02:00 PM
A beautifully written ku duet, JC! It's in my faves. Congratulations on your win. Blessings.
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Date: 4/23/2020 4:17:00 PM
Thank you for the Honor of your Beautiful comment and the Faves. It seems we both love writing Haiku's. Or, in this case, a Ku duet. , Blessings
Date: 4/19/2020 4:17:00 PM
I was 50 before my first book was published. As long as there is breath there is time.
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Date: 4/19/2020 8:57:00 AM
The years are only wasted if you do nothing now. A poet needs to experience struggle before leaving their cocoon. Otherwise their words will not have wings. A mark of a true poet is to be able to say much with few words. You have achieved that with this piece. I hear a bell ringing, it appears Clarence/JC has recieved his wings.
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Date: 4/19/2020 12:08:00 PM
Words of encouragement and wisdom to heed. I keep telling myself that it's never too late to listen to your heart and let it sing. I love your movie reference; it happens to be one of my favorite movies. I love Jimmy Stewart. Again your encouragement is most welcome, my friend. Blessings
Date: 4/18/2020 6:49:00 PM
A very lovely moment of imagery!
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Date: 4/18/2020 6:57:00 PM
Thank you, Kim, for this lovely comment and your most welcome visit to my poetry. I do appreciate this.
Date: 4/18/2020 5:14:00 PM
These haiku are so beautiful JC! My only suggestion is that they are not posted in traditional haiku form. In future you may want to post your haiku in the 5/7/5 syllable lines of three. Such as: luna moth-dancing with starlight on the petal of a winter rose chrysalis cocoon... butterflies with gilded wings singing songs in spring IMHO the latter haiku is a true haiku. I have studied haiku for over twenty years and I only wish to help you. Blessings, Connie xxoo (please see soupmail)
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Date: 4/19/2020 12:14:00 PM
Thank you, Connie, Your comments are most welcome. I do appreciate any wisdom that you would impart. I am new to all this and would like nothing better to improve upon my art. It's what I love about this community; poets are more than willing to share their knowledge. With Gratitude, JC Hawkens
Date: 4/18/2020 4:27:00 PM
Golly what a phenomenal poem with a truly Outsfanding image. Good jub, JC Panagiota cx
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Date: 4/18/2020 6:44:00 PM
Thank you, I try to write from the heart. I've only just now learned to listen.
Date: 4/17/2020 3:16:00 PM
So... for one who claims not to know much about poetry you certainly have a way with words! I see this won some contest. Lovely imagery...a moth dancing with starlight. Blessings
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Date: 4/17/2020 5:48:00 PM
Well, I think this was my seventh poem ever. So far, all I have tried to do is Haiku and Free verse. The only thing that I have learned about Poetry is to listen to my heart. Funny thing to do after all these wasted years. Thank you, Your comment means more to me than you know.
Date: 4/15/2020 11:09:00 AM
A delightful couplet with captivating imagery and a sprinkling of alliteration plus an equally beautiful picture to go with it, JC. ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 4/17/2020 5:44:00 PM
Thank you, Paul, For your kind words, my friend. I had just discovered the Photo features. It adds a whole new aspect to the presentation. I hope all is well
Date: 4/13/2020 6:45:00 AM
Beautiful. Kind wishes, Kai
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Date: 4/14/2020 4:02:00 PM
Thank you for the wonderful comments and kind wishes. Stay safe and I hope all is well. warm regards, JC Hawkens
Date: 4/13/2020 12:23:00 AM
Nicely penned with nice photo.
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Date: 4/13/2020 3:19:00 AM
Thank you for the kind words and wonderful comments they are most welcome. Stay safe. JC Hawkens.
Date: 4/12/2020 8:02:00 PM
Wonderful poem well-complimented by a Spellbinding photograph. Stay safe.
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Date: 4/12/2020 8:43:00 PM
JCB, thank you for your lovely comment, and I'm so glad that you had the chance to read my poem. You are wonderfully gifted poet. Welcome to Poetry Soup. I hope all is well. JC Hawkens
Date: 4/12/2020 4:57:00 PM
Delightfully descriptive and beautifully written Haiku.
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Date: 4/12/2020 8:31:00 PM
Thank you for your beautiful comment. I am so glad that you were able to read my poem. I Hope all is well. JC Hawkens
Date: 4/12/2020 9:03:00 AM
Beautiful poem as well as the photo!
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Date: 4/12/2020 8:22:00 PM
Ralph, Thank you for these beautiful words, my friend. I do appreciate you taking the time to read my poem. I hope all is well. JC Hawkens
Date: 4/9/2020 11:00:00 PM
An enjoyable read, with your pen to paper haiku. Best of Wishes, William
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Date: 4/11/2020 3:21:00 PM
William, I do love the Haiku. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my poem. And I am so happy that you enjoyed it. Stay safe JC Hawkens
Date: 4/9/2020 4:02:00 PM
Beautifully made poem! Thanks for sharing :)
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Date: 4/11/2020 3:19:00 PM
J.W. Earnings, thank you for the lovely words and encouragement. It is much appreciated. thank you very much. Stay safe, my friend. JC Hawkens
Date: 4/8/2020 5:47:00 AM
Hi JC. Love the combination of words describing the laughing Butterfly. Can't stop smiling as I feel like dancing with the laughing Butterfly. Well done.
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Date: 4/11/2020 3:16:00 PM
Much gratitude for the wonderful comment. I am so glad it put a smile on your face. Thank you so much for reading my poem, and for the beautiful comment. Stay safe JC Hawkens
Date: 4/5/2020 9:47:00 AM
Hi, JC, this is such an excellent pair of Haiku. I love the content, such descriptive beauty. Belated congratulations on your win in the contest. Have a wonderful Sunday. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 4/11/2020 3:10:00 PM
Vladislav Raven, thank you for this beautiful comment. I am so glad that you read my poem and enjoyed it. Thank you so much. Stay well My friend JC Hawkens
Date: 3/29/2020 1:51:00 PM
very pretty and I see it won tops in a contest. Congratulations
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Date: 3/29/2020 5:47:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea. Always a pleasure to hear from you. Thank you for the wonderful comment.
Date: 3/9/2020 2:09:00 AM
For can't wait for summer, JC, to experience the results of this wonderful poem....
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Date: 3/29/2020 5:46:00 PM
Neither can I. I hope all is well with you till then. Thank you for the kind words.
Date: 1/11/2020 6:13:00 AM
Wow! Congratulations. Thanks so much for sharing this; and yes, for sharing your talent. God bless you.
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Date: 3/29/2020 5:45:00 PM
Thank you very much Beata. I hope all is well with you. Stay safe.
Date: 1/8/2020 7:15:00 PM
Back with congrats on your top win, JC. And Happy New Year to you!
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JC Hawkens
Date: 3/29/2020 5:44:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words. Stay safe.
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