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Touch the words in Braille

Awake through afternoons and ageless nights, the poet waits for a muse to sneak. His brumous mind reminisces, frantically exploring a galaxy of words. He looks for a lofty mountain hiding in the fog. He looks for a crimson fireball hiding in the ember. Wriggles out of the cocoon, in swirls of slow steps, tiptoeing in twirls, shriveled and fragile, the butterfly beau. He looks at it in passion...with lover's eyes.... Oh!, the poem is still in a grey stupor state. He sews embroidered thoughts... Stroked in color, the canvas now veiled, scrambled cryptic, his emotions corralled. The enslaved bird in his heart, was now a fugitive, singing a pellucid song of sweet somber notes. A virgin music now played in the air, Thrumming hearts rhyming in bewitched rhythm. Invisible wind nestled the hair, he could see the poem smiling. Silent wind rustled the tree, he could hear the poem whispering. Like a blind man enlightened in a dark room, he could feel the poem coming alive. He could touch the words in Braille, the cradle of blind love, caressed the poet's tale. Resubmited on April 1st 2019/ 2019 Poetry Marathon Final Placement / Sponsor: Mark Toney Written on 9th January 2019 Placed 8th in Chantelle Anne Cookes Favorite Free Verse Contest Placed 6th in Mark Toney2019 Poetry Marathon Mile 13 Contesy

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Date: 6/13/2020 6:07:00 PM
This is really a masterpiece! So glad I got to read it because of this contest. You have created another world with this outstanding and magical muse. Congratulations on your win :)
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Date: 6/13/2020 6:25:00 AM
Wow! Congrats! Thanks for sharing this. God bless you.
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Date: 6/12/2020 3:41:00 PM
Amazing concept. I loved your poem.. Very touching. Congrats on your most deserving win.
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Date: 6/7/2019 9:02:00 AM
Nicely done, congrats!
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Date: 6/5/2019 1:52:00 PM
Beautiful imagery, Debjani. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 4/21/2019 3:52:00 PM
what an outstanding poem this is, Debjani. FAVE. And congrats in the marathon.
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Date: 4/20/2019 11:10:00 PM
Pleased to be back to offer more congrats on your well deserved win, Debjani.
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Date: 4/20/2019 5:37:00 PM
Debjani, after 122 days, 27 contests, and 945 submitted poems, my 2019 Poetry Marathon Contest has finally come to its end. Congratulations on placing 26th overall in the marathon! There is no provision to denote this in the Standard Contest other than Honorable Mention. Your participation in my contests is much appreciated. ~Mark
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Date: 2/11/2019 9:46:00 PM
Back with congrats on your well deserved win, Debjani. Your imagery is awesome.
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Date: 2/9/2019 6:54:00 PM
My heart was deeply touched by the beauty and passion of your poem. Such stirring and captivating imagery. Congratulations, Debjani, for your wonderful win.. ~Susan
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Date: 2/5/2019 11:33:00 PM
Bravo for your win, Debjani.
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Date: 2/5/2019 11:32:00 PM
Masterful, indeed! I love the line 'he could see the poem smiling' -- it made me smile, myself! So complex, and truly a magnificent, embroidered tapestry of images! Thank You!
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Date: 2/5/2019 10:21:00 PM
Hello Dejani, Congratulations on your win in my contest. This poem is compelling in so many ways. The imagery is outstanding. Well done!
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Date: 1/31/2019 1:42:00 AM
A very beautifully expressed poem,Debjani. Congratulations on your success in this contest.
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Date: 1/30/2019 10:14:00 PM
Debjani, this is outstanding, and a Fav for me! I will follow you so I can read more of your poetry. Congratulations on your win on mile 13 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon contest! Thank you so much for supporting my contests. By continuing to place in the contests you are accumulating points toward the final. ~Mark
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Date: 1/11/2019 3:43:00 PM
Wow Debjani, I am sure Emile will appreciate your impressive free verse eluding to the poet's heart of why they write! Splendid my friend! : ) xxoo
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