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TO A LIGHTHOUSE

Sentinel of water’s beauty and breadth, grand messenger of danger so statuesque around an ocean's expanse-- O beaming guardian of light Moon and waves crest upon dark of eve, it’s time for you to flame! Circle on for voyager’s harborage illuminate this ferocious brine; In quiet comfort, in nightfall’s embrace whisper of vigilance... point out the shore as your noble wardship rules , when stardust pales away… Till boats drift across the horizon And tower bells hum a soothing lullaby-- Allowing men the cuddle of your grace. Lighthouse Contest of Eve Roper 12/23/2018

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Date: 1/21/2019 9:45:00 AM
You and I, Nette, may be among the few who still practice the ode form-- and you wrote a beautiful ode here, powerful and lyrical-- and that final line is perfection itself!
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Date: 1/10/2019 2:34:00 AM
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Date: 1/9/2019 9:52:00 AM
to mine faves..."time for you to flame!"...exults the essence you so gracefully exhibit Every, line!
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Date: 1/5/2019 2:13:00 PM
Hello Nette, as I read this poem..I felt myself being near this lighthouse. Being near this lighthouse watching the water. I like the lighthouses a.Have a nice day my friend.nd the water.
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Date: 1/3/2019 10:36:00 AM
when stardust pales away…— such a serene picture all because of the lighthouse’s watch. Well done.
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Date: 12/30/2018 9:55:00 AM
Congratulations for #19 on the Best New Poems List :)
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Date: 12/26/2018 8:11:00 PM
Back with congrats on your win in the contest, nette. The lighthouse is still beaming! Best wishes, gw
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Date: 12/26/2018 2:27:00 PM
Congrats nette on your win. It is a lovely tribute to our lighthouses.
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Date: 12/26/2018 10:10:00 AM
Congratulations on you win Nette!
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Date: 12/26/2018 9:58:00 AM
Congrats on your win with the lovely poem.
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Date: 12/25/2018 11:54:00 PM
I am so happy to see this on the winner's list Nette. As you know it is a fave of mine. Congratulations! Merry Christmas! xxoo : )
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Date: 12/25/2018 11:25:00 PM
Nette, a wonderful Ode you've written. I love the imagery You created. Thank you for entering my contest; congratulations on your third-place win. Wishing a very Merry Christmas to one and all. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 12/23/2018 10:47:00 PM
I admire poems on unique topics, and this was awesome on the lighthouse. Such a creative tribute to the unsung hero of the seas. I have two unposted poems on my fav lighthouses so I enjoyed your superb version. Kudos . And merry Xmas.
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Date: 12/23/2018 5:27:00 PM
Every line a gem. Truly an inspiring ode. A poem to make a lighthouse beam! Season's best, Gershon
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Date: 12/23/2018 3:28:00 PM
This is poetry at its best Nette. A truly inspired poem that inspires others! Just magnificent! This is going into my Faves! xxoo
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Date: 12/23/2018 9:30:00 AM
I so enjoy getting lost in the beauty and imagination of your soulful poem, Nette. Endlessly poetic and I especially love the exquisite essence of your last line. Your poetry takes my breath away. Best wishes for a win and warmest holiday wishes for you.. ~Susan
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Date: 12/22/2018 5:57:00 PM
You do have a way with words Nette they blend as if your were on a cloud my friend. Hope you win looks like a winner to me.
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Date: 12/22/2018 3:34:00 PM
- A beautiful writing, Nette :) - Luck in the contest :) - Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/22/2018 3:26:00 PM
Nicely done, nette--a lovely song for the lighthouse.
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Date: 12/22/2018 2:02:00 PM
Eloquent work of art! I can picture this light-tower guiding the ships in the fiercest of weather. Thank you for your cheers as well.
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Date: 12/22/2018 1:09:00 PM
What an amazing powerful, meaningful poem! I love the last line " allowing men the cuddle of your grace" - awesome. Best wishes and hugs, Jennifer.
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Date: 12/22/2018 11:58:00 AM
It is a really nice poem, a beauty and certainly a fav for me. Since it is 22 December so I wish you a merry Christmas and a really happy new year, good luck and have a really nice day
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Date: 12/22/2018 11:42:00 AM
There's a guiding light in the distance...nice write...Merry Christmas...It's like an Angel on a tree....rather sea
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Date: 12/22/2018 11:38:00 AM
Hello Dear Nette!! A beautifully and brilliantly-done Ode. Both very creative and descriptive. Superb Work!! A FAVE!! Merry Christmas Wishes, Gary
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