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The Wishful Wink

Self-seeking combined with appetite unsettles our global foundations. Arrogant malice yields agony as volatile as dynamite. Diplomats dream up celebrations portraying worldwide euphony. Dazzling garlands line the street winking past the gluttony. Roses from all nations scintillate, incomplete harmony. March 9, 2020 The last three lines are a quote: 'Roses from all nations scintillate in complete harmony' from A Rose by any other Name - by Maria Williams. My apologies, Maria, for altering the essence of your line. Scintillate may also mean a flickering, wavering, bewitching light. The form is new to me, the curtal sonnet, created by Gerard Manley Hopkins

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Date: 3/25/2020 11:12:00 PM
Reason, congratulations on your win in Silent One's contest-Stay safe and healthy my friend. Hugs Eve
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Date: 3/25/2020 11:42:00 PM
Thanks, Eve, we are both well and praying for my son and his wife both who work for hospitals in the Louisville area. God will get us through this mess.
Date: 3/25/2020 2:17:00 PM
- ... and now the streets are almost empty - A great write, R.A.P. - Congratulations on your win :) - Stay healthy and safe :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/25/2020 11:44:00 PM
thank you, Anne-Lise, and so they are. There are many in New Orleans that wish that Mardi-Gras had had empty streets just for this one year. Stay safe, hugs back to you.
Date: 3/25/2020 6:06:00 AM
Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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Date: 3/25/2020 2:06:00 PM
I thank you, Silent One, written before the Coronavirus scare, it seems so long ago. I welcome the honor of a third placement, you are too kind.