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Reflected in the pellucid ripples That thither upon the welcoming shore; The majestic angel oak unruffled beauty tickles The water's edge draped in orange honey ore. Whose boughs dost bend like elbows on its shore, To all who wilt hark to its chants and tales, Of ghosts of former slaves Appearing as angels around its feet. Like gossamer threads dulcet whispers Waver trailing off on the back of the wind as it meets. 2/29/2020 Gif #1
Under Free Verse since all words do not rhyme https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_Oak The oak derives its name from the estate of Justus Angel and his wife, Martha Waight Tucker Angel.[6] Local folklore tells stories of ghosts of former slaves appearing as angels around the tree.

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Date: 3/19/2020 10:25:00 PM
Now that’s poetry! Good one
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Date: 3/17/2020 3:32:00 PM
Beautiful imagery, and I like the way you strengthen the feeling of old age and the long passage of time by using old English. ~ Congratulations on placint first. Hugs // paul
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Date: 3/14/2020 3:58:00 PM
A wonderful write, Eve, notable personal touches throughout--beautifully crafted, much enjoyed this well-worthy piece as being 1st place, my thanks for your participation, Aloha, William
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Date: 3/10/2020 8:55:00 PM
Eve, exquisite lines with a haunting quality flow throughout your poem. ~ Sonia
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Date: 3/10/2020 1:40:00 PM
Terrific musical informative you present. Touching chords as always. Kudos.
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Date: 2/29/2020 11:18:00 PM
Beautifully penned.. Great entry in the contest Eve.. Good luck..
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Date: 2/29/2020 11:01:00 PM
Eve, your poem has such vivid imagery. Exquisitely done! Evelyn
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Date: 2/29/2020 6:37:00 AM
lovely imagery and choice of words Eve...
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Date: 2/29/2020 1:06:00 AM
Love your interpretation of the gif Eve. Good luck Tom
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Date: 2/29/2020 12:46:00 AM
Your exquisite use of words make your poem even more delicate and delightful than the photo which is wonderful Eve.
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