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When Hope Shines Out

When hope shines out from a blue canopy, there's something magical about the day! My soul is filled with sweet felicity when hope shines out from a blue canopy. The world seems brighter. Look about; you’ll see the birds and bees and butterflies at play! When hope shines out from a blue canopy, there's something magical about the day! A sapphire sheet becomes the sky at night as magic of this happy day extends. A canopy adorned with flecks of light - a sapphire sheet becomes the sky at night. Bright stars: I wish I may, I wish I might have all my dreams come true before night ends! A sapphire sheet becomes the sky at night as magic of this happy day extends. HM for a contest at Soup back in 2011 Now used May 4, 2019 for Richard Lamoureux's the 'Honourable Mentions worth mentioning. ' Poetry Contest Background story: As I looked through my HM's to find one to enter in this contest, I found several that I felt were some of my best poems; however, they had won a placement at least in one other contest here at Soup, so I wanted to find a poem I really liked that had never placed with anything other than HM. Of all my HM's that were re-entered in other contests, this one stood out to me. It got not only an HM, but also two NA's. I believe the other contests I entered it in were standard contests not asking for new poems. I had worked hard to make each stanza bright and uplifting to fit the original theme of "hope." None of the contests it had been entered into required strict rules about form, etc., so I have felt puzzled as to why it has not fared better. I will let you, Richard, be the judge if it is worthy of recognition better than HM or NA from you.

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Date: 5/13/2019 4:44:00 AM
You have .mastered the triolet form to perfection Andrea. Congratulations on your Third place win with this lovely poem! : )
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Date: 5/12/2019 11:29:00 AM
Congrats Andrea.
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Date: 5/12/2019 9:27:00 AM
A thoughtful piece and description. Congrats on your placement Andrea.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 5/12/2019 11:24:00 AM
wow, thanks so much for my poem now having a numbered placement in a contest!
Date: 10/28/2012 7:23:00 AM
love the imagery here Andrea, such a lovely poem....
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Date: 7/5/2011 5:14:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Andrea in Francine's "Blue on blue on blue" contest. Love, Carol
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Date: 7/4/2011 8:54:00 AM
Wow! the end rhyme, and alliteration and beautiful language, makes this poem sort of a blue magic.
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Date: 7/3/2011 7:05:00 PM
Congratulations on your win :)
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Date: 7/3/2011 11:24:00 AM
Great!
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Date: 7/3/2011 11:23:00 AM
Great!
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Date: 7/2/2011 11:49:00 AM
Beautiful description of the "blue canopy" and the creatures that play beneath it, Andrea. Congratulations on your success in Francine's contest. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 7/2/2011 9:53:00 AM
I like the last stanza the most! Nicely written! Congrats, Andrea! :)
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Date: 7/2/2011 2:09:00 AM
this piece deserves more than an HM andie... satisfaction suarnteed! sweet congrats with all my huggs! :)
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Date: 7/1/2011 10:33:00 PM
love it like it, congratulations on your placing, a story told, blue n bold, incite the education, lovely poem babe, xo, Don
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Date: 7/1/2011 8:28:00 PM
Congrats Andrea on your HM with this lovely and imagery filled entry my friend.. enjoy special honor..luv..hope u are feeling super again..
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Date: 7/1/2011 4:35:00 PM
A lovely triolet Andrea. congratulations on your win. Lvoe, Joyce
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Date: 7/1/2011 4:16:00 PM
lovely piece Andrea, congrats on your HM in the contest
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Date: 7/1/2011 12:33:00 PM
Enjoyed the read poet friend, and wishing you a result worthy of the write..!
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Date: 7/1/2011 9:52:00 AM
Hope you are feeling better and yes I read your note, i liked this creative write on blue as it is my favorite color. love phyl
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Date: 6/30/2011 8:24:00 PM
guess this means u are all done with surgery my friend and so happy to see u back again at 'home'.. missing u much and praying for healing touch and speedy recovery luv..yes I did the zoo animal contest but so did another sponsor too.. thinking on a photo..I always have trouble downloading them..but may give it a try.. thankxx for blog comment ..keep me posted ..ok...
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Date: 6/30/2011 1:56:00 PM
a beautifully and well written piece of poetry, good luck in contest.
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Date: 6/30/2011 1:14:00 PM
What a magnificent write my dear friend! Your poems flow with beauty, rhythm and creativity. First 2 lines and last 2 lines complete this beautiful triolet Andrea!
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Date: 6/30/2011 1:03:00 PM
Hello Andrea...see, I have no need to write works as this, we have souls as yourself who can with mastery, form these writes! Wonderful write dear poet, and happy I am that I peeked in ! Have a splendid weekend dear friend ! Much love, james
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Date: 6/30/2011 1:02:00 PM
When sky above is a blue canopy, and there are those lovely birds and bees and butterflies around everywhere... I want to go on a picnic. A poem that is such a joy to read!!! Good luck Andrea,,love, gautami
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Date: 6/30/2011 8:30:00 AM
Extremely beautiful sketch of the blue sky. It contains a wonderful flow like a Song. I was a joy to read this beautiful poem. Great write my friend. My good wishes for your entry in the Blue on Blue contest. Sorry that I am still not very regular but I have placed something, which I hope you would relish. Love and best wishes always....Ravindra...Andrea Dietrich
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Date: 6/30/2011 7:56:00 AM
Perfect contrast! We all need to take a few minutes to LOOK UP more often. The words seem to flow like rushing rivers when we look to the sky above for answers! NICE!
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