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among green foliage and slender twigs, perched a graceful mellifluous Nightingale. Chickadees, Robins, Orioles stopped their synchronised cadence of rhythmic tweets, in anticipation.. a tranquil silence fell in the forest, a quiet trance around... tall majestic trees stopped swaying their aspiring  branches, plants and shrubs and bushes softly emanated saffron scent, rustling fragrant  breeze whispered lilac mystery, chartreuse clouds stooped and gently touched the treetops, tangerine twilight moon flickered ribbons of love, ravishing flowers opened their petite petals blazing red blush in awe! Nightingale  sang the most melodious song, sprinkling amber passion, It sang a symphony pouring its heart, weaving the story of eternal love and loss, mesmerizing the audience with lavender dreams and hopes a dazed forest stood still ... All hushed ! Written May 6, 2021 POTW May 9, 2021 All Yours - June 22, 2021 -Brian Strand FIRST PLACE Submitted For 2022 Marathon Mile 3 Poetry Contest Sponsor: Mark Toney

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Date: 8/1/2021 10:30:00 AM
I can see why this placed first! It is so full of imagery and forms such lovely pictures in one's mind. It is really a tribute to the nightingale! Very creative!
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Date: 6/24/2021 9:18:00 AM
Another gorgeous poem! Your words painted with an artist's brush!
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Date: 6/23/2021 12:26:00 PM
What a wonderful build up of anticipation and yearning Mala. Beautiful use of color flowing through "lavender dreams and hopes," "amber passion" and "saffron scent" that carries your verses to the nightingale's full song in conclusion and the sunset! I so enjoyed these wonderfully creative lines. Congratulations dear friend. :) Blessings and a hug!
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Date: 6/22/2021 10:11:00 AM
I am coming back to congratulate you. Your works are really great. Congratulations!
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Date: 5/15/2021 9:10:00 AM
Beautiful imagery, Mala! Congrats on POTW! Blessings, Kim M
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Date: 5/15/2021 9:18:00 AM
Thank you, Kim. Really appreciate you inspiring words.
Date: 5/14/2021 4:16:00 PM
Great poem.. Pamgie xx
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Date: 5/15/2021 9:18:00 AM
Thanks, Pamgie. Really appreciate.
Date: 5/14/2021 10:58:00 AM
Coming back to say- congrats on POTW!! Yes, I am glad this poem won! Keep up the good work!!
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Date: 5/14/2021 1:46:00 PM
Thank you, Krish. Really appreciate your inspiring words - so kind of you. I am trying to learn from this community of talented poets. Warm wishes ~ Mala
Date: 5/13/2021 11:36:00 AM
Beautiful poem, Mala. Truly worthy of POTW. Congratulations!
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Date: 5/13/2021 3:41:00 PM
Thank you, Milton. Really appreciate your inspiring words.
Date: 5/12/2021 6:55:00 PM
My dear Mala, your golden pen spills poetic rapture in this exquisite piece. Your use of color stirs my imagination with the magical dreamy quality imbued and your Nightingale stole my heart with her "story of eternal love and loss". Indeed, I was mesmerized by the lush, luscious imagery and the "lavender dreams and hopes". Absolutely stunning, my sweet friend, your gifted pen is fully appreciated. Congratulations for the worthy and well-deserved honor of POTW. Warmest wishes and hugs.. ~Susan
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Date: 5/13/2021 3:50:00 PM
Dear Susan, Really appreciate your kindest words..and coming from a gifted poetess like you.. I am truly fortunate to have you as a friend. Your comments are so valuable in my journey! I get inspired by every brilliant poem you write, and my goal willl be learning from all the talented poets in this site. Love and hugs, Susan, You are a great Poet!
Date: 5/11/2021 11:52:00 PM
So Sweet!
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Date: 5/10/2021 6:50:00 PM
Congratulations on poem of the week Malabika, a wonderful picture you’ve painted with words and a nightingale sang too, how beautiful… Belle
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Date: 5/10/2021 6:55:00 PM
Dear Belle, Your comments are so inspiring! Really appreciate your lovely comment. Hugs ~ Mala
Date: 5/10/2021 12:16:00 PM
I have posted my poem - Melodious sunset from my balcony. Thanks for the inspiration. Take care
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Date: 5/10/2021 6:54:00 PM
Glad to know you posted your sunset poem. Look forward to reading it. Love ~ Mala
Date: 5/10/2021 10:16:00 AM
Aha...what a beauty... symphony of words creating music of silence
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Date: 5/10/2021 6:53:00 PM
Thank you, Debjani. I am inspired with your lovely comments. Love ~ Mala
Date: 5/9/2021 7:35:00 PM
"a dazed forest stood still ... All hushed !" Such a beautiful moment to behold. The images you paint are simply breathtaking. I feel at peace. Congratulations Malabika, on Poem of the Week. :) Brandy
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Date: 5/10/2021 6:52:00 PM
Thank you, Brandy. Really appreciate your lovely inspiring words. Love ~ Mala
Date: 5/9/2021 2:26:00 PM
Mala, This beautiful poem is very deserving of poem of the week! Congratulations. You share the divine beauty of nature in this outstanding piece. I am saving it to my Faves my friend. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 5/9/2021 2:52:00 PM
Thank you so much, Dear Poet. I am honoured and humbled. In your faves? That's so exciting, Connie! Love and hugs ~ Mala
Date: 5/9/2021 10:58:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTW win. A "Beautiful" bird write. I can hear them singing. Have a blessed day..................
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Date: 5/9/2021 2:53:00 PM
Thank you so much, Paula. I love watching birds and listening to their songs - sounds like you too. Love and hugs ~ Mala
Date: 5/9/2021 9:12:00 AM
I feel like am in the middle of the forest... in silence... listening to the soulful melody of the nightingale.. a symphony so sweet...to its story of eternal love... So amazing my friend... Back here with congratulations on your POTW... Hugs... ~ Ani
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Date: 5/9/2021 9:52:00 AM
Thank you so much, Ani. I am delighted to know you enjoyed the tranquil moment of the poem. The theme inspires many beautiful moments of joy and serenity. Love and hugs ~ Mala
Date: 5/9/2021 8:17:00 AM
This is simply awesome. A beautiful take on the prompt. Was wondering what to write, your poem inspired me. Now I will write about sunset I watch daily. Before sunset all birds chirp, after sunset there is silence. Thanks for the inspiration. May God bless you with many more such wonderful writes. Take care, Also congratulations, enjoy the honour.
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Date: 5/9/2021 9:50:00 AM
Oh Rama, how sweet of you! You are a talented poet yourself - I read your poems often. But I am delighted to know that this poem has inspired you. I will be looking forward to seeing your poem on sunset. You are right - that is a lovely quiet moment to capture! Love and hugs ~ Mala
Date: 5/9/2021 7:45:00 AM
What a superb choice for POTW! Congrats!
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Date: 5/9/2021 9:47:00 AM
Thank you so much, Richard. Appreciate your inspiring comment.
Date: 5/9/2021 6:50:00 AM
Love the imagery in your well written verse Malabika. Congrats on POTW, enjoy the honour. Tom
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Date: 5/9/2021 6:53:00 AM
Thank you so much, Tom, for your kind words. I am honoured and humbled. BW ~ Mala
Date: 5/9/2021 6:12:00 AM
Back with BIG CONGRATULATIONS for this honour ( POEM OF THE WEEK). This magical poem deserves this accolade. Keep coming.
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Date: 5/9/2021 6:38:00 AM
Thank you so much, Dear JCB. I am honoured and humbled! Love and hugs ~ Mala
Date: 5/9/2021 6:06:00 AM
Mala, so beautifully penned and magical, congratulations on receiving POEM OF THE WEEK enjoy the honor, a Fav, love _Constance
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Date: 5/9/2021 6:25:00 AM
Thanks, Constance. Yes, such an honour - I am humbled! Love and hugs ~ Mala
Date: 5/9/2021 5:55:00 AM
a delight to read Malabika, many congrats on POTW:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 5/9/2021 6:23:00 AM
Thanks, Jan. True - such an honour! Love and hugs ~ Mala
Date: 5/9/2021 5:36:00 AM
Beautiful imagery, I love birds, Congratulations on POTW Malabika!
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Date: 5/9/2021 5:48:00 AM
Thanks, Tania. I wouldn't know unless you told me - it's an honour. Love ~ Mala
Date: 5/8/2021 4:33:00 PM
Beautiful composition on Nature.
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Date: 5/9/2021 5:51:00 AM
Thank you so much, Dear Poet. Appreciate your inspiring comment. BW ~ Mala
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