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Oh! How like you, I long to be a singing lark Who in the blue firmament like a tiny speck Remains invisible, drowning the air in music sweet Rising higher and darting up with movements slick In our ears, your song falls like peals of chiming bells In clear crystalline notes on this radiant day so bright Why do you stay unseen in the far fringes of heaven? Oh! Come out from the heights that blur you from our sight! Are you warbling of love in inextricable lays Or chanting hymns to the God of greater heights Diving up and down like a mysterious sprite Are you trilling of the charms of enchanting sights Soaring and swaying like a flitting dot of light You ascend higher and higher to dizzier heights I guess your wings brush against the sailing clouds As you reel round and round in ecstatic flights Have you bidden farewell to the verdant groves beneath? Have you flown for good from your woody nest? Why do you dwell in the heights, solitary and alone? Are you cruising into the wide blue yonder to seek a haven for rest? Hovering over unseen, you pour out melodies sweet That fills our gloomy hearts with euphoric delight Sweeping away from weary minds all sullen thoughts And flaming our souls as blazing beacons of light! June.14. 2022 Placed Second Poetry Marathon Mile.1.Poetry Contest Sponsor- Mark Tony

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Date: 8/12/2022 4:33:00 AM
Valsa, your tribute the the singing lark is enchanting! Your words and images soar in and out to make us feel as though we are flying ourselves!!. No wonder it is a winner! Happy Friday!!
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Date: 7/12/2022 4:42:00 PM
what a lovely picture your words have painted. It's so spiritual and well penned.
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Date: 7/8/2022 9:07:00 AM
Belated congrats for your win on this beautiful poetry, Valsa. A very well deserved win in the marathon!
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Date: 6/24/2022 8:14:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in the contest. Your poem, like all your poetry resonates such beauty and truth! :)Paulette
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Date: 6/21/2022 11:58:00 AM
"Wings that brush against sailing clouds" just one of a litany of beautiful pictures in words Valsa. Congratulations on your win in the Marathon and being one of the top three BNP's. Your poems always take flight into the clear azure skies of creativity. They always leave me with a sense of amazement and wonder! I feel so blessed to have you as a flying partner! Blessings of poetic flight to you dear friend!
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Date: 6/20/2022 3:03:00 AM
euphoric delight with gloomy hearts! Yes, I love this one. Thank you, Valsa.
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Date: 6/19/2022 7:18:00 AM
Valsa, Your eulogy to the lark was really enjoyable to me. Your poem's tone is captivated by the charming conversation that you included in it. A personal FAVORITE of mine.
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Date: 6/16/2022 6:07:00 AM
Just so beautiful Valsa ! I agree with the comments below that this is definitely a fav ! You have brought us here to witness the wondrous energy of the lark and experience your dance with its beauty and grace . Belated congratulations on your win . Hugs to you , Susan :)
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Date: 6/15/2022 11:27:00 PM
Congratulations on your wonderful win Valsa. This poem is exquisite in every detail. I felt like I was soaring with the lark in an angelic way. I am Faving this gorgeous uplifting poem. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 6/15/2022 12:20:00 PM
Dearest Valsa, your amazing artistry captures the essence of the lark and inspires my imagination. The metaphorical beauty of this piece delights my senses as well as my heart and brings me to the center of this moment as you muse about the singing lark. I am swept up and away on the soaring wings of your poem. Exquisite and a fav! Congratulations for your excellent win in Mark's contest. I'm so glad to share the podium with you. Warmest wishes and hug, my sweet friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 6/15/2022 10:28:00 AM
I love the examples of alliteration in this poem! Congratulations on your high placement; may you continue to soar! Linda
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Date: 6/15/2022 9:20:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. What a wonderful write/picture. To be a bird and to be free to fly would be great. Have a blessed day writing away.................
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Date: 6/14/2022 11:55:00 PM
I missed this gem, congratulations Valsa, 25 to go. Tom
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Date: 6/14/2022 9:52:00 PM
Congratulations, Valsa, on your second place win on Mile 1 of my 2022 Poetry Marathon contest. What a beautiful ode "To the Singing Lark!" Mile 2 is up and running!
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Date: 6/14/2022 10:16:00 PM
I never expected.... ! Feel greatly enthused and encouraged. Thanks a lot Mark for the idea of a wonderful Poetry Marathon Contest . Also for selecting my poem for a win....
Date: 6/14/2022 2:10:00 PM
Your fantasy in your poetry shines your imagination soars and your love for poetry contagious! You are an amazing poetess and a great inspiration this poem I could never present as you do absolutely awesome . Hugs and blessings Jennifer.
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Date: 6/14/2022 1:15:00 PM
Loved the imagery and your thoughts on how the Lark must think, Valsa. I enjoyed rising higher and higher with the Lark, even aware that solitude and loneliness or above the horizon. Good luck in the contest my friend! \ Smiles ~ Blessings Bill
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Date: 6/14/2022 11:49:00 AM
Enjoyed, Valsa! Aloha!
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Date: 6/14/2022 10:37:00 AM
Verse 4 was my favorite! Love the imagery!
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Date: 6/14/2022 6:30:00 AM
So beautiful and again ever so visual your poetry, Valsa.
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Date: 6/14/2022 6:20:00 AM
Much enjoyed this ode to lark, Valsa. Lovely dialogue enchants the voice of your poem. A FAVE from me for this winning write.
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Date: 6/13/2022 10:16:00 PM
I consider this an ode more than plain verse. Your poetry soars to great heights. You describe a lark in its highest glory. A fave is in order.
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Date: 6/13/2022 10:54:00 PM
So glad, a veteran poet like you have made my poem one of his Faves. Thanks a lot dear friend....
Date: 6/13/2022 10:15:00 PM
Wow!!! This is a beautiful ode to the singing lark... Loved the metaphors and wonderful imagery throughout... Enjoyed reading this... A winner for sure...
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Date: 6/13/2022 10:52:00 PM
Hi Supraja, your passionate appreciation has delighted me so much. Thanks a lot dear!
Date: 6/13/2022 8:38:00 PM
Your portrait of the lark certainly contains many picture-perfect sparks, Valsa. A write both soaring and sublime. FAVE! :) gw
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Date: 6/13/2022 10:49:00 PM
I feel honored on your FAV. Thanks a lot Gershon.