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Why I loved CDs poem Autumn Wedding Dream

Why I loved C.D.’s poem: Autumn Wedding Dream To pay tribute to Carolyn Devonshire, I chose the following poem. Carolyn says so much in a few lines. Autumn is my favorite season. She carefully chooses the wedding day “before the ground was frozen.” Perhaps this relates to the groom-to-be as he would come back to her in one piece, though having dealt with the coldness of war. The woman plans their “wedding feast,” as her “freedom fighter struggled in the Mideast.” Especially poignant, today, with the news of Afghanistan falling into the hands of the Taliban! The third verse is my favorite. It is rich in imagery. I can hear the “lively” music in the colorful barn. Perhaps the barn has a new coat of red paint. “Magenta chrysanthemums” - what a beautiful bouquet! This woman plans with fervor her wedding day, showing great faith and hope and the foretelling of a happy marriage. The poem ends with a poignant note. The couple must celebrate their love, their freedom, all the colors of bliss, living for those who were not as fortunate.This poem was written 10 years ago. It is happy yet sad. What would dear Carolyn write today, I wonder. I feel blessed to pay tribute to a golden star poet! Rest in peace, Carolyn <3
Autumn Wedding Dream The wedding they’d dreamed of was carefully chosen For brisk mid-autumn before the ground was frozen As her freedom fighter struggled in the Mideast She was absorbed in planning a fall wedding feast A lively country band in the red barn would play Magenta chrysanthemums would be her bouquet Though many of his comrades never made it home He returned to be wed ‘neath fall’s colorful dome Carolyn Devonshire © 2011
Andrea Dietrich’s Celebrating Carolyn's Poetry: An Uncontest

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Date: 9/21/2021 1:27:00 AM
Ah yes Kim,Fall a topic for true poets,like Carolyn
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Date: 9/19/2021 10:17:00 AM
Kim, my list is posted now. I do believe i got all completely different poems chosen for the list!! And I actually have already read almost all the "winners" in this uncontest!!!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/19/2021 7:30:00 PM
Nice tribute for you to post! Bless you, sweet friend! Honored to lift up Carolyn!
Date: 9/11/2021 3:33:00 PM
I will start looking for Carolyn tribute poems today so I can post the list quickly when my "uncontest" closes out by next weekend. This was a delight to find today, Kim.I thought I had read many of Carolyn's poems, but I guess this is one that got past me. A full ten years ago! I really like what you chose and how well you analyzed it. Thanks so much for participating, Kim!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/11/2021 6:56:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea. Honored to pay tribute to one of our own. We surely get to know each other as the years go by. Though we don’t know each other personally, we care for each other. Thank you for doing this tribute.
Date: 8/19/2021 2:47:00 PM
Wonderful penning, I think you did her proud with this one. Beautiful. Good luck in the contest and may Carolyn's soul fly high.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 8/19/2021 3:17:00 PM
May her soul fly high! Thank you, M.L.!
Date: 8/19/2021 1:54:00 AM
You chose one of her best poems. Your write up is wonderful. I still can't get over her death. I find it hard to write anything relating to Carolyn. Hugs.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 8/19/2021 3:45:00 AM
Hugs ~ Kim
Date: 8/18/2021 6:53:00 AM
You chose a poem, filled with emotions to honor Carolyn, Kim. I really liked your analysis of her poem in the thoughtful introduction you wrote. She was special. RIP, Carolyn.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 8/18/2021 3:26:00 PM
Thank you, Vijay.