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I stand upon the sands of lovers, past,

          Surveying, bleak, the misty metaphors ...

                    A crimson blush of hope, so setting fast,

                              Its wake left by a tempest on this shore.



Seems only yesterday I found this place,

          The grace of youth and yearning underfoot ...

                    A pulse of passion, showing love its face,

                              And leaving but an ash of desire's soot.



A shadow of my longing leaves me cold -

          These seas of love are all I cared to sail,

                    Yet now my course's harvest finds me old,

                              As all my moonlight drizzles, wan and pale.


               And so ...


I'll lay my joys upon these sands to stay ...

                    Forgotten, not, 'til time is washed away.




~ 3rd Place ~  in the "Any Rhyming Poem In April" Poetry Contest, Laura Loo, Sponsor.

~ 5th Place ~  in the "Mid April 2018 Any Form" Poetry Contest, Brian Strand, Sponsor.

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Date: 4/30/2018 10:10:00 PM
Congratulations Greg for a poem that moves the heart to feel loves sadness and joy. Lovely.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 5/29/2018 1:41:00 AM
That's so sweet of you, Sian, thank you so much, Dear Poet! :-) <3
Date: 4/30/2018 7:25:00 PM
Gregory, congratulations on your excellent win with your exquisite and captivating sonnet. Warmest wishes..
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 5/29/2018 1:40:00 AM
Thank you very much, Susan, I greatly appreciate it! :-) <3
Date: 4/30/2018 4:19:00 PM
Back with more congrats, Gregory. Well done.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 5/29/2018 1:40:00 AM
Thank you very much, Line! :-) <3
Date: 4/30/2018 3:58:00 PM
Congrats on another top win for this beautiful Sonnet, Gregory! Sandra :)
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Date: 5/29/2018 1:39:00 AM
Very sweet of you, Sandra, thanks so much! :-) <3
Date: 4/30/2018 9:42:00 AM
Beautiful! :)
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 5/29/2018 1:39:00 AM
Thank you, Natasha! :-) <3
Date: 4/30/2018 6:17:00 AM
A super sonnet my friend...congrats on the win...stay in the light...^WW^
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 5/29/2018 1:38:00 AM
That's very kind of you, ^WW^ - many kind thanks, friend! :-)
Date: 4/30/2018 6:17:00 AM
Back for another congratulations, this time a #3 win, for this beautiful but sad poem. Well done! :)
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 5/29/2018 1:38:00 AM
Many kind thanks, Line - so appreciated! :-)
Date: 4/30/2018 6:14:00 AM
What a beautifully written sonnet, Gregory, congrats on your win. John
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 5/29/2018 1:37:00 AM
What a very nice comment, John - thank you so very much! :-)
Date: 4/30/2018 5:54:00 AM
oh my dear Gregory, beautiful beautiful beautiful...all I can say. You never cease to amaze me! thank you and congratulations on your placement :)-luloo
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 5/29/2018 1:33:00 AM
Thank you so very much, Luloo - I am so honored to have placed so highly - and pleased you enjoyed it! Blessings! :-) <3
Date: 4/19/2018 11:17:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. Another beautiful compelling write.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 4/22/2018 7:15:00 AM
hank you very, very much, Susan - you are always so kind! Blessings! :-) <3
Date: 4/19/2018 8:07:00 AM
Congrats Greg-- you've written a lot of good stuff, but this is one of my favorites--that last line is a killer!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 4/22/2018 7:14:00 AM
Thank you SO much, LJ, I'm pleased you enjoyed this one - t is special to me. Blessings! :-)
Date: 4/18/2018 8:46:00 PM
Can't say much more than your poem is exquisitely beautiful, Gregory. The sadness in looking back...Congrats on another fine win. Sandra :)<3
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 4/22/2018 7:13:00 AM
Many thanks to you, Sandra, for your kindness and comments! :-) <3
Date: 4/18/2018 5:24:00 PM
beautifully penned Greg, I especially like the end couplet:-) congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xx
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 4/22/2018 7:13:00 AM
Thank you very much, Dear Jan! :-) <3
Date: 4/18/2018 10:10:00 AM
So beautiful Gregory !! Wow......this beauty could easily be number 1 !! Lovely work !!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 4/22/2018 7:13:00 AM
Very kind of you, Carrie - thank you so much! :-) <3
Date: 4/18/2018 9:13:00 AM
A beauty, Gregory. Congrats on your well deserved win.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 4/22/2018 7:10:00 AM
Thank you very much, Line! :-)
Date: 4/18/2018 7:47:00 AM
I love this poem...especially the line...These seas are all I care to sail. Beautiful, beautiful poem, Gregory. Many congrats on your win. Elaine
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 4/22/2018 7:10:00 AM
Many kind thanks to you, Elaine, this is such a nice comment, and I'm so pleased you enjoyed my poem! :-) <3
Date: 4/15/2018 9:29:00 PM
Echoing Maureen's perfectly put comment---only softer, if possible... I was intrigued by the title as well. 'Ardor' doubles as a place name quite well, doesn't it? Bottom line: Another Barden beauty!!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 4/15/2018 9:43:00 PM
Indeed it does, my friend ... so pleased you enjoyed my Sonnet! I put off writing my first Sonnet for a long time, and then, like many of us, fell in love with the form. Or maybe it's the Iambic Pentameter - that perfect musical rhythm. Thanks, Buddy! :-)
Date: 4/14/2018 8:26:00 AM
Fine piece Greg, soft as a whisper. Gorgeous.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 4/15/2018 9:40:00 PM
Thank you, my whispering friend ... so pleased you like this one! :-) <3
Date: 4/13/2018 10:36:00 PM
Well done, Gregory. Beautiful.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 4/15/2018 9:38:00 PM
Thank you so much, Line! :-) <3