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Where Has Love Gone : Visual 7


 hand in hand, where clustered flowers gently swayed in splendid hues,

    they strolled along the lake towards their favourite wooden bench;

    now, empty, it waits in vain for their return; where has love gone?


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 Visual 7 ~ 7th February, 2015
 Contest: Glorious Sijo Fields
 Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich
 Placed: 4th

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 2/15/2015 10:49:00 PM
Paul, Awesome take, Congrats in Andrea's Sijo contest. -- SKAT
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Paul Callus
Date: 2/16/2015 3:01:00 PM
Many thanks Skat; appreciate your visit and support. // paul
Date: 2/14/2015 9:27:00 AM
Paul.. Your emotive beauty is a treasure, congrats on perfect winner!
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Date: 2/16/2015 3:00:00 PM
Thank you Dave; love your compliments and congrats. // paul
Date: 2/13/2015 7:48:00 AM
Aww... Where has love gone indeed...? A truly emotional write :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 2/13/2015 8:34:00 AM
Thank you for reading, Angie. I have just read your 'loneliness' poem; it's hard to get over lost love, but life does not stop there! Take care:) // paul
Date: 2/11/2015 7:56:00 AM
Love it! Full of emotion. I would like to think love moved to another lake and they found another bench on which to rest. Just call me a hopeless romantic.
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Date: 2/11/2015 3:10:00 PM
Hi Monterey! Why not? Nothing wrong by looking at the positive side! After all the sijo finished with a '?' We have the option of giving our own answers:) Thank you for visiting...and liking! // paul
Date: 2/11/2015 1:32:00 AM
Wonderfully penned expressions,, so deeply emotive Paul,, loved ur write much,, congrats on big win!
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Date: 2/11/2015 3:06:00 PM
Glad you like it Upma. Love and sadness always go well together! Thank you for stopping by. // paul
Date: 2/10/2015 7:52:00 AM
Beautifully sad! The empty bench followed the destiny of the empty from love hearts! Superb and deep writing, dear Paul! Good luck on the contest and a seven!
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Date: 2/10/2015 12:32:00 PM
You read the poem well, Demi! Thank you for stopping by and commenting...and for the high rating. // paul
Date: 2/9/2015 4:48:00 PM
Hey Paul glad you enjoyed my dream sweeper you know I wrote this while I was half awake, and almost forgot to post this one, wow I'm glad I did it the next day, thanks for all the flattering comments they do mean alot to me, I've been working alot so I wanted to catch up with everyone here on the soup, take care cheri
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Date: 2/10/2015 4:32:00 AM
Hi Cherl! It's always a pleasure to read your poetry; you have a style of your own...inimitable. I look forward to see your poems published in book form, one of these days! Take care and all the best. // paul
Date: 2/9/2015 4:45:00 PM
Thanks for the seven my friend, I think I'm done with space poems for awhile though, I ready to write something different for a while, Just have to figure out what that will be though, cheri
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Date: 2/9/2015 7:54:00 AM
what a pretty picture you ve painted with these words, enjoyed .. congrats on the win Paul.. nad
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Date: 2/9/2015 9:46:00 AM
Thank you for the nice comments, Nadiya; your visits are appreciated. All the best. // paul
Date: 2/8/2015 5:10:00 PM
Paul, congratulations on your nice win in the Sijo contest. I missed reading this before, but now I see why it is on the winner's list. Very lovely imagery for that visual...I love the unexpected twist in the last line! #7, Sandra
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Date: 2/9/2015 9:23:00 AM
This poem was missed by many, Sandra, since the contest was adjudged a short while after I managed to get the last slot! I am pleased that you find it to your liking...thank you!
Date: 2/8/2015 2:15:00 PM
Love this the first time I read it Paul - many congrats:-) Hugs jan xx
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Date: 2/9/2015 9:20:00 AM
You were the first to read and like, Jan, and you predicted its success:) Thank you! hugs // paul
Date: 2/8/2015 1:57:00 PM
My dear Paul, what an excellent Sijo - enthralling and romantic! Congratulations on a wonderful well-deserved win! Warmest regards. Pandita
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Date: 2/9/2015 9:18:00 AM
Many thanks Pandita; your complimentary adjectives are delightful! Pleased that you enjoyed. Have a lovely week. // paul
Date: 2/8/2015 1:43:00 PM
Paul, congratulations on your win in the contest, your poem is deep with emotion and I agree there is something about the visual that tugs at the heart, well done, and thanks for visiting my poetry ~
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Date: 2/9/2015 9:13:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by to read mine, Constance....and for the lovely comments. Take care. // paul
Date: 2/8/2015 12:18:00 PM
Wonderful Paul..God bless. Congratulations
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Date: 2/9/2015 9:10:00 AM
Thank you Rajat. Have a blessed day! // paul
Date: 2/8/2015 11:04:00 AM
Powerful poem Paul, I would have placed it higher..favorite, wooden bench, now empty..what a picture..congratulations
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Date: 2/8/2015 11:30:00 AM
Thank you Frederic. I am pleased that you found beauty in my humble sijo. I, too enjoyed your write on the way home. All the best. // paul
Date: 2/8/2015 10:55:00 AM
This visual was a favorite..I enjoyed your take on it..congrats Paul..Barbara
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Date: 2/8/2015 11:03:00 AM
Thank you Barbara; I enjoyed your winning entry, too. All the best. // paul
Date: 2/8/2015 8:31:00 AM
Impressive, congratulations!
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Date: 2/8/2015 8:49:00 AM
I'm glad you liked it, Richard. Thank you! // paul
Date: 2/8/2015 7:39:00 AM
Congrats on your winning work as well..Way to go ..Love is still there it is us who have departed..Sara
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Date: 2/8/2015 9:34:00 AM
Thank you Sara; I have read many excellent entries for this contest, yours included. Have a nice day. // paul
Date: 2/8/2015 6:02:00 AM
Paul, amazing write to create a mood of romance and then loss so quickly.. This is the best I've read for the contest and I'm deeply impressed by the skill displayed here!
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Date: 2/8/2015 9:37:00 AM
Thank you Dave...you are as kind as ever! Appreciate both visit and lovely comments. All the best my friend. // paul
Date: 2/8/2015 5:36:00 AM
They have gone and so has love. I adored this melancholy sijo Paul. The empty bench says it all! Congrats on your win!
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Date: 2/8/2015 9:32:00 AM
Thank you for coming back with congrats and more lovely comments, Connie! I found your winning entry a delight to read. All the best. // paul
Date: 2/8/2015 4:52:00 AM
Paul, I think we all have one of those benches somewhere in our lives. Congrats on the placement.
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Date: 2/8/2015 9:43:00 AM
I suppose most of us can relate to that, John. Life swings along on a pivot called love. Thank you for stopping by with congrats. You did extremely well yourself! // paul
Date: 2/8/2015 4:50:00 AM
flowers, bench, lost love: gone with the wind. congrats for fine win Paul. Mohan
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Paul Callus
Date: 2/8/2015 9:55:00 AM
You sum it all in a few words, Mohan! Thank you!! All the best. // paul
Date: 2/8/2015 4:42:00 AM
congrats to you Paul the imagery is amazing...
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Date: 2/8/2015 9:54:00 AM
Thank you Harry; your entry is a very deserving winner, too. // paul
Date: 2/8/2015 12:53:00 AM
One to bring a sigh. You wrote a sweet and poignant one. that picture was one of the most popular ones in the contest. Congrats.
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Paul Callus
Date: 2/8/2015 10:00:00 AM
Thank you, Andrea! I'm honoured to find myself once again on your winners' list; rather a surprise since I hardly made it to the qualifying round:) ...managed to slip in before the door closed! That empty bench came to the rescue! // paul
Date: 2/7/2015 9:29:00 PM
Ohh that was a great sijo!
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Date: 2/8/2015 9:29:00 AM
Glad you enjoyed...thank you Casarah! // paul
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