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Where

You

Feel

Near

Beneath the gilded clouds, there is a place
Where day’s first rays light up a sea of gold
Surrounded by slim stalks that bow in grace
To worship as the gentle winds unfold 

And on this canvas there’s also a boat
Its bottom covered by the last night’s rain
So full that it can barely stay afloat
Upon green wetland shores it will remain

Just as the love we shared made full our hearts
Sweet memories of smitten teens live here
Their movie spun in nature’s finest arts
I wait, I watch and sometimes you appear

Each day while you’re away, I journey here
For it’s the only place that you feel near

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 1/11/2020 5:20:00 PM
Carolyn a beautiful win! Congratulations!;)
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Date: 1/10/2020 8:51:00 PM
this is simply beautiful in content and form... congratulations on your top win :) hugs
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Date: 1/10/2020 8:30:00 PM
Congratulations on your win again sweet lady. Hugs Eve
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Date: 1/2/2020 11:13:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in John Hamilton, Best Sonnet Contest. Hugs Eve
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Date: 1/1/2020 1:19:00 PM
Thanks Carolyn for this wonderful sonnet, you know how much I loved it. Congrats on a shared second place best sonnet 2019!
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Date: 10/23/2019 8:14:00 AM
love this beautiful but sad write
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Date: 9/21/2019 7:35:00 PM
I can't find a poem of yours to comment to. I think maybe I have seen them all? But I was wondering, didn't this one win the contest? I can't even see any congrats here. I really like it! well, I am ready at last to do my dishes piling up. Wish me luck.
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Date: 8/1/2019 6:19:00 AM
Very beautiful, Carolyn. Filled with longing and poignancy, this sonnet evokes tender memories of youth when life was fresh and dreams unsullied. It’s good to be back on the Soup and reading some of my favorite poets’ works. My best to you. Deb
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Date: 6/18/2019 5:38:00 AM
Beautiful and heartfelt my friend. Sometimes we go back to special places just to feel close to those we are not able to see at the moment. Great job. God Bless, JB
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Date: 6/16/2019 3:32:00 PM
Beautiful poem, Carolyn. Reliving the past of your youth in the shape of an old boat. May compliments!
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Date: 6/8/2019 3:09:00 PM
Hello Carolyn Devonshire,if you feel close in that area then you should go there often. Have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 6/6/2019 2:54:00 PM
oh, this is beautiful, hon - a sure winner
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Date: 6/3/2019 3:45:00 PM
Wow, got a lump in my throat, this is so lovely, and the sincerity, oozes through every word, I felt i was there too, wrapped within as i read it over and over again...
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 6/3/2019 4:58:00 PM
Thank you, Harry. I guess most people can relate to the feelings of missing someone they love and waiting for their return.
Date: 6/3/2019 1:19:00 PM
A beautifully written sonnet, Carolyn. Imagery is so vivid. Good luck!
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Date: 6/2/2019 8:09:00 PM
Beautiful, Carolyn. A graceful sonnet indeed. Good Luck!
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 6/3/2019 5:00:00 PM
It would be hard to top your beautiful sonnet, Dale. Thanks for reading.
Date: 6/2/2019 7:54:00 AM
What a wonderful flowing sonnet with such great imagery ... very well written..
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Date: 6/1/2019 7:18:00 PM
This scene certainly inspired you Carolyn. I love the way you intertwined nature with love. Your ending is superb! I am sure this beauty will do really well in Sara's contest. : ) xxoo
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 6/2/2019 5:35:00 PM
Thanks, Connie. I appreciate the nice comment.
Date: 5/30/2019 10:18:00 PM
Hello Carolyn … a truly fine sonnet touching on the topic that only a sonnet appears to bring out. You've done a great job here - thank you Caroline - Lindsay
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 6/1/2019 12:26:00 PM
Thanks, Lindsay. I'll check your page.
Date: 5/30/2019 7:11:00 PM
This is ew, la, la gorgeous writing, its poetic impact is strong and the flow and imagery are divine! Just love it, I do. A wow poem, Carolyn. Good luck in the contest and all else. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Date: 5/30/2019 2:28:00 PM
You captured every detail from the photo in your excellent write..and setting the stage in the first two stanzas, you turned the theme to love of life..so elegantly depicted, Carolyn..much enjoyed the read.
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 6/1/2019 12:18:00 PM
Thank you, Vijay. I hope you are doing well!
Date: 5/30/2019 7:18:00 AM
So beautiful, Carolyn. A great sonnet for the contest. I also did one with pic#3 So glad to see you back my dear friend. Good luck in the contest...love & hugs ~Charlie :)
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 5/30/2019 12:31:00 PM
Thank you, Charlie. Let me see if I can find your entry.
Date: 5/29/2019 9:14:00 PM
This is a beautiful sonnet Carolyn! You have painted a lovely scene with your words! A fav for me!
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 5/30/2019 12:32:00 PM
You're so kind. Thank you, Wren.
Date: 5/28/2019 11:56:00 AM
Hi Carolyn - your imagery soars as high as the clouds in your pic. A poem with longing and emotions and love - touching and sentimental. Best wishes and hugs Carolyn. Jennifer.
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Date: 5/26/2019 10:13:00 AM
How glad to see you back. And what a wonderful sonnet. You paint a fabulous picture of that boat and with great emotions of a loved one waiting for his return. Best for a win.
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Date: 5/23/2019 8:21:00 PM
Hi Carolyn: I was really smitten by your choice poem. I also entered that contest.
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 5/24/2019 2:35:00 PM
All of Sara's photos are great. I just read your latest naughty Limerick. Enjoyed! Hugs, Carolyn
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