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Hear the sound of Winter's retreat trickling away beneath your feet. And gush into a swollen creek, where surging waters swiftly peak. See shifting ice packs crack and break as they shiver, quiver and quake. And watch waves wash ashore once more while wind and ice play tug-of-war. Taste the sweetness of April-rain dilute Winter's bittersweet reign. And savor the flavors of Spring subtly clinging to everything. Feel hope hitched to a tepid breeze, for Spring’s start has no guarantees. And the tactile nature of Spring makes that an enjoyable thing. (Lay) 03/31/2022 Form L - Lay - New Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Constance La France "Nature"

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Date: 4/15/2022 7:06:00 AM
Emile, sorry I missed that your poem had been selected as P.O.T.W. Congratulations to you because it is certainly deserving of this special award. Hope you are feeling better today!
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Date: 4/20/2022 9:41:00 AM
Thanks, Milt, I appreciate your encouraging comments, my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/12/2022 2:22:00 AM
Love this one, Emile.
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Date: 4/12/2022 9:44:00 AM
Thanks, Andrew, I appreciate your comments, my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/8/2022 1:16:00 PM
Emile, congratulations on your win in my Lay Contest with your wonderful poem and congratulations also on receiving the POEM OF THE WEEK honor ~Constance
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Date: 4/8/2022 4:35:00 PM
Thanks, Constance, your contests always inspire me, my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/8/2022 10:24:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Emile. The sound of water breaking free from the grip of winter ice is such an integral part of spring. You have put me right by a stream breaking free. Blessings for your spring!
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Date: 4/8/2022 10:29:00 AM
Thanks, Sam, you've brought a smile to my day, my friend, have a good day, Emile.
Date: 4/7/2022 5:57:00 PM
Emile, always a joy to read your poetic prowess, like a textbook to study and emulate. Enjoyed the thought of winter retreating and spring filling the void. Congratulations for your POTW, very deserving ~ John
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Date: 4/8/2022 6:21:00 AM
Thanks, John, you honor me with your words my friend, have a good day, Emile.
Date: 4/6/2022 12:44:00 PM
really enjoyed this one and brings back Winter's in the frozen North....as i read this that hunger to see the first Robin bouncing across the lawn returned ...great job, loved this romp
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Date: 4/7/2022 6:47:00 AM
Thanks, Timothy, I appreciate your comments, my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/6/2022 10:55:00 AM
Well done on POTW. A lovely poem.
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Date: 4/6/2022 12:19:00 PM
Thanks, Jeanette, I appreciate your comments, my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/6/2022 3:42:00 AM
Back to congratulate you on POTW! Happy spring! :)Paulette
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Date: 4/6/2022 7:13:00 AM
Thanks, Paulette, I appreciate it my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/5/2022 2:51:00 PM
Hi Emile. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your "Winters Retreat" Saving this to my favs. Congratulations on the POTW. It's a beautiful piece and a well deserved win. Cheers Anne :-)
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Date: 4/5/2022 3:12:00 PM
Thanks, Anne, I appreciate your comments, my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/5/2022 4:32:00 AM
I have quickly read your winning entry in Constance's contest and found it worthy of its honor. Congrats. Sara
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Date: 4/5/2022 7:19:00 AM
Thanks, Sara, I appreciate your comments, my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/5/2022 1:57:00 AM
This wonderful poem is so brilliantly expressed Emile. A visual delight! It is so deserving of the honor of Poem of the Week. Congratulations my friend. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 4/5/2022 7:19:00 AM
Thanks, Connie, I appreciate your comments. How is your book going my friend? Emile.
Date: 4/4/2022 5:49:00 PM
Outstanding poem Emile, you painted an excellent picture. Congratulations on the POTW. Blessings ~ Debra
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Date: 4/5/2022 7:17:00 AM
Thanks, Debra, I appreciate your comments, my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/4/2022 9:01:00 AM
Your poem is so lovely, Emile. I especially loved, "taste the sweetness of April-rain, dilute Winter's bittersweet reign..." Congratulations on First Place! And thank you for your beautiful comments on my poem :)
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Date: 4/4/2022 10:53:00 AM
Thanks, Ann, I appreciate your comments, my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/4/2022 8:53:00 AM
Congratulations on your winning poem. Delightful with artistic imagery that paints a memorable picture. :)Paulette
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Date: 4/4/2022 10:53:00 AM
Thanks, Paulette, I appreciate your comments, my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/4/2022 6:04:00 AM
Beautifully written. The picture is very beautiful. Congratulations!
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Date: 4/4/2022 6:29:00 AM
Thanks, Christuraj, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/4/2022 3:07:00 AM
Where wind and ice play tug of war. Great line, Emile. There is beauty to be found in all seasons.
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Date: 4/4/2022 6:30:00 AM
Thanks, Jenna, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/3/2022 4:58:00 PM
A picture *is* worth a thousand words, and this graphic says it all. I'm embracing all "the flavors of Spring." This is beautiful in every way, Emile. Congratulations my dear friend, on Poem of the Week. Many wonderful blessings to you. :) Hugs, Brandy
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Date: 4/4/2022 6:31:00 AM
Thanks, Brandy, I appreciate your wonderful comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/3/2022 11:34:00 AM
Taste the sweetness of April-rain dilute Winter's bittersweet reign. Your descriptions are captivating... Well written obviously... but so much more. Ann
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Date: 4/3/2022 1:15:00 PM
Thanks, Ann, you honor me, my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/3/2022 8:28:00 AM
Absolutely magnificent poetry Emile, the rhyme and rhythm, the picture you paint is wonderful. Congratulations on poem of the week… Belle
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Date: 4/3/2022 9:41:00 AM
Thanks so much, Belle, you have brought a day of sunshine to my day, my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/3/2022 7:38:00 AM
Congratulations on your Poem Of The Week, Emile. This should do well in the contest. Your description of the struggle between winter and spring was engaging. Both had things they had to do and things they had to endure. An enjoyable read. Thanks for sharing your poetry with us, Bill
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Date: 4/3/2022 7:54:00 AM
Thanks, Bill, I appreciate your comments, my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/3/2022 7:36:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTW win. Your "Winter's Retreat" is a beautiful write. Winter is gone and spring is here. Hooray!!! Have a blessed day writing away....................
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Date: 4/3/2022 7:53:00 AM
Thanks, Paula, I appreciate your comments, my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/3/2022 7:03:00 AM
Emile, a beautiful poem with gorgeous imagery, congratulations on POTW!
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Date: 4/3/2022 7:53:00 AM
Thanks, Tania, I appreciate your comments, my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/3/2022 6:56:00 AM
Beautiful Emile … I love Feel hope hitched to a tepid breeze …. So wonderfully descriptive! Congratulations on POTW! All the best to you , Susan :)
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Date: 4/3/2022 7:53:00 AM
Thanks, Susan, I appreciate your comments, my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/3/2022 4:57:00 AM
Stunning imagery Emile, winter just doesn't want to let go. Congratulations on POTW. Enjoy your weekend. Tom
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Date: 4/3/2022 7:52:00 AM
Thanks, Tom, I appreciate your comments, my friend, Emile.
Date: 4/1/2022 7:06:00 AM
This is beautiful Emile.
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Date: 4/1/2022 7:09:00 AM
Thanks, Terry, I appreciate your comments, my friend, Emile.
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