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From dead sands a step was birthed of stone ... a carved staircase leading down ... and deep. Shovels bit, whisks brushed, cartouches led on ... November twenty-six, nineteen-twenty-two, chisels breached an entrance and ... The Boy King arose! Written and submitted on September 13, 2019 For the "Yalto Poems Only" Poetry Contest Emile Pinet, Sponsor. ( A "Yalto" is a form created by Edward Ibeh, consisting of a strict syllable count of 3, 4, 2, 4, 5, 3, 2, 3, 2, 3, 3, 5, 6, 1, 5 syllables-per-line. Verified at HowManySyllables.com ) * This speaks of the re-discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb by British Egyptologist Howard Carter, for George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon. *

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Date: 10/1/2019 11:33:00 AM
I think I could hear a drum roll and clashing cymbals. Very dramatic. Congratulations! :)
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Date: 9/30/2019 6:59:00 PM
the magic of the dig shines through your words. Congrats Greg.
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Date: 9/30/2019 1:11:00 PM
Back with congrats on a deserving win, Greg!:-)
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Date: 9/30/2019 10:33:00 AM
Congratulations Gregory, your poem earned a distinguished place in my contest, it was a very tough contest to judge, well done my friend, Emile.
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Date: 9/15/2019 6:45:00 PM
fantastic, Greg!! NOW i want to try this Yalto because your entry is so inspiring!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 9/16/2019 10:40:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Andrea, I'm happy you liked it - my first Yalto - it was fun! Best wishes in the contest, Dear Poet! :o) <3
Date: 9/13/2019 7:37:00 AM
Aw yeah. I was an art student and captivated by the ancient Egyptians. Splendid piece my dear! Good luck in the contest. xomo
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 9/16/2019 10:39:00 PM
Oh, thank you so much, Mo - I took Art History in prep school and Egyptology was my favorite period, (even more so than the Impressionists or the Renaissance, and that's saying something!) ... really happy you enjoyed this one! :o) <3
Date: 9/13/2019 5:57:00 AM
An interesting locale for this wonderful rending -- Edward's right for methinks a winner this is -- just to note of his time, nay 1922, a fabled tale is in the making of another true Pharoah -- I hope to expose ~ Aloha always William
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 9/16/2019 10:36:00 PM
Many kind thanks for the comments, William ... I'm happy you found it worthwhile, My Friend! Blessings! :o)
Date: 9/13/2019 5:34:00 AM
This is a brilliant Yalto, Greg:-) It sure looks like a winner! A fave for me.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 9/16/2019 10:35:00 PM
Many thanks, My Good Man - so pleased you like it! :o)