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waves curling over
a shallow barrier reef
wanton overtures
------------------------ Contest: Water Themed Haiku Sponsor: Tania Kitchin Placed 3rd 14th August 2018

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Date: 11/7/2018 11:26:00 PM
Hi Haiku verses fascinate me Paul mainly because I have never tried my hand out at writing such poetry. This one however I enjoyed most of all. Top contest poets, six months running, that says everything! We were at the coast 3 weeks ago (the weekend of black Sunday) and i watched surfers riding these waves, a magnificent sight. Congratulations on this win. Warm wishes, Jennifer.
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Date: 11/8/2018 8:04:00 AM
I agree with you, Jennifer...haiku fascinate with the endless possibilities with which they are capable of delivering so much with so little! Thank you for yet again a most pleasant visit. ~ Warm regards // paul
Date: 10/23/2018 6:26:00 PM
Hi Paul, you really know how to write these Haiku, so well crafted. I love the content. This Haiky goes into my faves. have a wonderful Wednesday. your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 11/8/2018 7:09:00 AM
I am positively sure that I had replied to your comment, Mike, but no problem, your lovely comments and the fav are still much appreciated, my friend. Regards // paul
Date: 8/25/2018 9:21:00 AM
Love and Fave!
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Date: 8/25/2018 9:46:00 AM
Thank you, Kim; your generosity is appreciated! Regards // paul
Date: 8/25/2018 2:05:00 AM
Superb !
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Date: 8/25/2018 5:24:00 AM
"Superb" is more than I merit, Akham:) Thank you. Regards // paul
Date: 8/22/2018 3:49:00 AM
This gave me chills Paul. The picture with the big wave reminded me we have hurricane Lane heading directly for our island. Your haiku always shine Paul because I can tell you truly understand the form. Congratulations on your win! This gem is going into my faves! : )
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Date: 8/23/2018 12:17:00 PM
Thank you for the complimentary comments and fav, Connie. I heard that Hurricane Lane was losing some of its strength, but threatening a direct hit on Oahu. I hope it won't be unkind to you. Regards // paul
Date: 8/20/2018 10:40:00 PM
Paul, do I see a genius double play in that brilliant third (hook) line?? You even create depth in your Haiku’s!!
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Date: 8/21/2018 11:23:00 AM
You are right to ponder on that 3rd line, my friend:) Thank you for your feedback. Regards // paul
Date: 8/20/2018 2:42:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats Paul:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/21/2018 11:24:00 AM
Thank you for coming back with congrats, Jan:) Hugs // paul
Date: 8/19/2018 9:18:00 PM
The contrasting feelings of strength and fragility move with fluid grace through your haiku's lovely lines. Dynamic imagery with a dramatic last line. Powerful poetry Paul. Belated congrats on your well deserved win as well.. Warmest wishes and hugs always my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 8/21/2018 11:35:00 AM
Your interpretation oozes confidence of a seasoned critic, Susan:) Thank you for the insightful, complimentary comments and congrats. ~ Warm regards and hugs, my friend. // paul
Date: 8/18/2018 10:22:00 AM
just love this haiku, Paul - very clever
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Date: 8/21/2018 11:36:00 AM
I rely on your judgment, Jack ... thank you :) Regards // paul
Date: 8/17/2018 3:36:00 PM
Congrats for your well-deserved win, Paul! Congrats are also in order for being named to the Top Contest Poets for the past 6 months list! - Bob
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Date: 8/21/2018 11:39:00 AM
Thank you on both counts, Bob! Lately I have not been very active where contests are concerned, so it surprising that I still figure in the list! Regards // paul
Date: 8/17/2018 12:37:00 PM
How I love your haiku punch lines, Paul! Excellent work once again. Wish you could teach me the knack for doing these, but I think it may be a skill inherent only to a chosen few. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 8/21/2018 11:45:00 AM
Your complimentary words never fail to encourage me, Carolyn. Thank you. I try my best where haiku and other short forms are concerned; reading the masters does help! Love & Hugs // paul
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Date: 8/17/2018 12:38:00 PM
And congratulations on your win too!
Date: 8/17/2018 8:02:00 AM
A well-deserved win. Congratulations, Paul.
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Date: 8/21/2018 11:45:00 AM
Thank you MF :) A pleasure to have you visiting. Regards // paul
Date: 8/17/2018 6:59:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. Paul, this is a wonderful haiku! Thought-provoking. :)
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Date: 8/21/2018 11:48:00 AM
Thank you, Susan. Best regards // paul
Date: 8/17/2018 5:26:00 AM
Wonderful and well-written! Refreshing poem ~~ I write a lot about waves ~~ hence, the swirleys xD -JWE
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Date: 8/21/2018 11:50:00 AM
Glad you found this refreshing, JW. I like swirleys, too:) Regards // paul
Date: 8/16/2018 9:58:00 AM
Well done Paul, congratulations...
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Date: 8/21/2018 11:51:00 AM
Thank you, Charlie. All the best // paul
Date: 8/16/2018 4:10:00 AM
Hi Paul, another exceptional Haiku from your pen. Your wonderful words paint such a powerful image in the mind. The living water at its best Paul. This Haiku joins the others in my faves. Good luck in the contest my friend. Have a wonderful Thursday. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 8/21/2018 11:52:00 AM
Always a pleasure to read your comments, Mike, and the fave is much appreciated, my friend. Regards // paul
Date: 8/15/2018 9:38:00 PM
nice thoughts, Paul, powerful imagery in the pic and haiku. Kudos for the piece and the poet.
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Date: 8/21/2018 11:53:00 AM
You are very kind, Reason...thank you! Regards // paul
Date: 8/15/2018 4:56:00 PM
A captivating capture of beauty in its wildest display! I can hear the roaring sounds of the lofty waves! A brilliant write Paul. Be blessed.
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Date: 8/21/2018 11:54:00 AM
Yours are beautiful comments, Besma...they are truly cherished! Regards & blessings // paul
Date: 8/15/2018 1:47:00 PM
As one who grew up on the coast, this is a beauty on every side. I felt hugged by the curling wave as it crests in glory. shalom, shalom & GOD luck in the contest. Anil
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Date: 8/21/2018 11:58:00 AM
Many thanks Anil. Like you, I have been blessed with living in the country within a short distance from the sea; nature and I have been good friends for many years! Shalom ~ paul
Date: 8/15/2018 1:05:00 PM
Lovely, Paul. Congrats on your podium finish.
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Date: 8/21/2018 12:00:00 PM
Thank you for liking, and for the congrats, Line. Regards // paul
Date: 8/15/2018 9:41:00 AM
Paul, the imagery is fantastic , congratulations on your fantastic win. Eve~`*
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Date: 8/21/2018 12:01:00 PM
A double dose of fantastic is much appreciated, Eve:) Thank you...hugs // paul
Date: 8/15/2018 7:05:00 AM
Congrats Paul on your win..wonderful imagery.
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Date: 8/21/2018 12:02:00 PM
Thank you, Vijay. Regards // paul
Date: 8/15/2018 5:12:00 AM
Nice imagery in your poem, congratulations on your win in the contest!
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Date: 8/21/2018 12:03:00 PM
Thank you for my high placement, Tania. It was a pleasure taking part in your contest. Regards // paul
Date: 8/14/2018 10:34:00 PM
An action filled haiku, Paul:)
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Date: 8/21/2018 12:04:00 PM
Thank you, Jo; I'm glad you found it to your liking. Regards // paul
Date: 8/14/2018 5:20:00 PM
very dramatic haiku Paul:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/21/2018 12:06:00 PM
Thank you, Jan. I'm trying to catch up on comments and replies; I don't know where my time goes to nowadays!! Hugs // paul
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