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The Raindrop

One solitary raindrop lay
caressing beauty with its grace.
Just fallen from the sky one day,
one solitary raindrop lay.
How long, I wondered, could it stay
upon the rose’s blushing face?
One soliltary raindrop lay
caressing beauty with its grace.

The raindrop lingered on the rose
as delicately as a kiss.
So virgin-fresh, in sweet repose,
the raindrop lingered on the rose.
It vanished when strong wind arose.
The rose had known a while its bliss.
The raindrop lingered on the rose
as delicately as a kiss.

How like that single drop of rain
was first love when it came to me!
I long to be that rose again.
How like that single drop of rain
was first love’s kiss and first love’s pain.
Rain droplets fall, then cease to be.
How like that single drop of rain
was first love when it came to me!

Nov. 22, 2018 for The Raindrop Poetry Contest of Craig Cornish

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Date: 2/19/2019 10:20:00 AM
This one blew me away! I have total Triolet envy! Lol! Three, and this little raindrop, the star. I loved every delightfully delicious word, of all three. Thank you for smiles aplenty! Awesomeness........Sherilynn
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Date: 1/12/2019 11:57:00 PM
A fav for me...the beauty of nature beats in magical rhythm with gem. Best to you! :)
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Date: 12/2/2018 1:15:00 AM
Andrea...you took Nature and wrapped it in emotion that moved me deeply. I could feel the bliss...and the pain! This is simply outstanding and I hope Craig appreciates it for what it is...a little masterpiece! I am Faving this beauty! : ) xxoo
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/2/2018 4:12:00 PM
Oh, I bet that is why it didn't make rhe list Andrea. He was being strict to his rules of twenty lines. I couldn't imagine this beauty not being on his winning list. As you know Triolets are a big challenge for me and another reason this gem is so impressive. Sorry Andrea. I hope many get to read it regardless. Hugs, Connie xxoo ; )
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 12/2/2018 8:59:00 AM
I appreciate that, connie. The sponsor had said 20 lines or "approximately" I thought since I used three triolets with several lines repeated , it would be no big deal to be off by four lines. Well, it mattered. Either that, or he simply did not like my poem. Anyway, I am so glad you liked it. It was one of my personal favorites of the ones I wrote last month, so at least his contest inspired me to write something I could feel proud of. That does not always happen with all the contests!
Date: 11/25/2018 7:11:00 AM
Reads like a good contender. Raindrops on roses are beautiful reflecting their surroundings. Thanks for the visit to my page. Sara
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Date: 11/24/2018 7:34:00 PM
Beautiful, Andrea. Thanks for sharing this wonderful triolet. I enjoyed it. Reads like a winner.
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Date: 11/24/2018 3:09:00 PM
Beautiful write Andrea..I especially liked the third stanza..winning wishes..hugs
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Date: 11/24/2018 2:10:00 PM
Oh, so very lovely and emotional. You worked the triolet to do wonders with a single raindrop and love, that's mighty excellent. (have bronchitis, I think, been on quiet side - didn't have it in me to do turkey day. no worries, just didn't want u to wonder about my ok) Love this, Andrea ... CayCay
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Date: 11/23/2018 7:48:00 PM
So elegantly expressed!! This is absolutely stunning, Andrea! ;)
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Date: 11/23/2018 5:58:00 PM
Hi Andrea: You have created the significance a single raindrop. I entered this contest as well but I covet yours!
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Date: 11/23/2018 4:45:00 PM
Exquisite emotions so beautifully and tenderly expressed, Andrea. Best wishes for win and warmest wishes for you... ~Susan
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Date: 11/23/2018 3:10:00 PM
this is a real beauty, my friend. Just had a go at the Andaree for a contest - really enjoyed that form
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Date: 11/23/2018 2:47:00 PM
Absolutely beautiful Andrea. Well Done. God Bless and good luck in the contest. JB
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Date: 11/23/2018 12:39:00 PM
Wow wow wow! Love this Andrea! So exquisitely beautiful! It made me jiggle a little with glee. An absolute definite FAVE!
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Date: 11/23/2018 12:06:00 PM
Wow, Andrea, this is so beautiful. Not many write this form, you did this so wonderfully. Best of luck in the contest, it’s a winner with me. John
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Date: 11/23/2018 9:36:00 AM
Very Beautiful, Andrea! Good Luck in the contest...Charlie
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Date: 11/23/2018 8:46:00 AM
This was beautiful Andrea, so nicely done. Best of luck in the contest
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Date: 11/23/2018 6:52:00 AM
There is beauty and poise in a raindrop sitting on the rose..more so when it reminds of first love..well done, Andrea.
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Date: 11/23/2018 2:19:00 AM
Beautiful verse Andrea, good luck. Tom
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Date: 11/23/2018 2:17:00 AM
- Beautiful poem, Andrea :) - GL in the contest - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/23/2018 12:07:00 AM
Absolutely awesome as always, Andrea! "So virgin-fresh, in sweet repose, the raindrop lingered on the rose" was a particularly strong moment for me. Great write
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Date: 11/22/2018 9:48:00 PM
A gorgeous triolet; the imagery is terrifically beautiful. I was thinking of Paul Newman's Movie with Kate Hepburn and the song "Raindrops keep Falling on My head," as I remember that in a romantic way.
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Date: 11/22/2018 9:45:00 PM
Do you know the song by Fleetwood Mac with the lyric "When the rain washes you clean you will know" Your poem reminded me of it. I want the rain to fall on me again. Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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