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Oh goldenrod how bright your blaze though blooming sunrays bittersweet — your tint the hint of crisper days when dusk arrives on hastened feet amidst the green tall grass you gleam oh goldenrod how bright your blaze! gold dust the stuff of Nature’s dream rich sprays of flame the monarchs praise a beacon’s beam in humid haze a rocket flare in atmosphere oh goldenrod how bright your blaze — a torch for summer love to bear as solstice fades no longer spry and sun-dried skies brown manes of maize beneath the aging daystar’s sigh oh goldenrod how bright your blaze! Susan Ashley August 17, 2022 ~ First Place ~ Writing Challenge - X'd Poems Second Chance Poetry Contest Sponsor: Constance La France *N/A (X'd) *Contest: Hint of Autumn *Date judged: September 3, 2022 Rhymes verified: Rhymezone Syllables verified: howmanysyllables; 8 per line Photo: Gardenia.net

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Date: 12/10/2022 5:33:00 PM
Susan, such a lovely nature poem. Congratulations on your win in my Writing Challenge- x'd poem - Second Chance, well done, I love the image too, blessings
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Date: 12/14/2022 10:05:00 AM
Dear Constance, thank you for your heartwarming comments and kind congrats. I relish the honor of my poem's placement in your esteemed contest. I'm so pleased to know you enjoyed my poem and found it worthy to share the podium with the gifted poets on your list. Warmest wishes for a happy and healthy Holiday season.. ~Susan
Date: 9/25/2022 2:12:00 AM
How satisfying it is to see a Quatern written so eloquently, carrying the reader along its smooth flowing path, Susan! You definitely nailed the first line, one which fits comfortably in every successive stanza. Also, the musicality of alliteration enriches the whole poem. ~ Warm regards and hugs, dear friend. // paul
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Date: 10/4/2022 2:00:00 PM
Dearest Paul, oh how I relish your expressive and elating comments! Since I’ve never written a Quatern before, it’s so reassuring and encouraging to receive your wonderful critique. Thank you for sharing your precious thoughts with me, I cherish every word. Warmest wishes and hugs, my inspiring friend.. ~Susan
Date: 9/22/2022 8:33:00 PM
I love both poem and picture, Susan. This is magnificent! :)
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Date: 9/23/2022 4:23:00 PM
Dear Evelyn, thank you very much. I am honored to receive your gracious visit and precious comments. I’m so pleased to know you enjoyed my poem and accompanying picture. Warmest wishes, my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/24/2022 7:00:00 PM
A beautiful write! Loving all the yellow!
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Date: 8/24/2022 7:30:00 PM
Thank you, Kim, for your wonderful visit and heartwarming comments. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/22/2022 2:11:00 PM
Susan Your poetic writing is of the highest caliber. Both the metaphors and the thoughts are communicated with such an effortless approach. It is really a great privilege to look over your recent insights. They are really realistic and distinctly crafted. Blessings dear friend.
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Date: 8/23/2022 11:00:00 AM
Dear Lasaad, I am both humbled and honored by the depth and breadth of your comments. Their beauty touches my heart very deeply. Thank you, my wonderful friend, for your inspiring kindness. Your poetic friendship is truly treasured. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/20/2022 2:41:00 PM
Well written poem Susan. I like to see the Goldenrod too. I enjoyed this very much :)
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Date: 8/21/2022 7:54:00 AM
Dear Heidi, it's wonderful to see you! Thank you for your beautiful comments. Indeed, goldenrods are special and I just love seeing them growing in my front garden this year.. such a sunny surprise! All is well here and I hope all is well with you and yours. Warmest wishes, my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/20/2022 9:06:00 AM
I enjoyed reading your contest entry. Reads like a good contender. Way to go. Aren't those golden rods beautiful. Your work has good rhythm, rhyme and flow. Thank you for sharing and visiting my blog. Our son still has some paralysis and numbness. He is somewhat depressed at times. I have only talked to him on the phone. Our daughter went to be with him when he was flown to the hospital, and she stayed through the surgery. She has been back once, and she and my husband are there now. Sara K
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Date: 8/21/2022 7:51:00 AM
Thank you, Sara, for your gracious visit and wonderful comments. Indeed, goldenrods are beautiful! You're welcome for my visit to your blog. Thank you for the update on your son's condition. I can't imagine the depth of his struggles right now nor the depth of your heartache.. May his recovery be speedy and complete. I will continue to keep him, you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/19/2022 8:19:00 PM
I really enjoyed reading your beautiful Quatern Susan, Splendid write
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Date: 8/20/2022 12:09:00 PM
Dear Joseph, I’m so happy to know you enjoyed this poem. Your wonderful visit and lovely comments are deeply appreciated. Thank you, my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/19/2022 6:16:00 PM
Hi Susan, I'm so glad you visited me earlier which brings me here to your garden full of goldenrod and other poetic gifts. The first and last lines are pristinely and perfectly placed. Kudos Kiddo
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Date: 8/20/2022 12:08:00 PM
Dear Terrell, your gracious visit to my garden full of goldenrod is truly appreciated. Your comments are as filled with warmth and beauty as the flower we speak of. Thank you for sharing your inspiring thoughts with me, my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/19/2022 1:30:00 PM
Blazes! This is poesy as it's meant to be. Rich with imagery and sensual appeal. Bravo, Susan! Keep smiling, Gershon
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Date: 8/19/2022 9:12:00 PM
Dear Gershon, it’s so wonderful to see you! Thank you for sharing your precious thoughts with me. Your beautiful comments are indeed treasured. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/19/2022 8:25:00 AM
Your free verse writes are outstanding, but you clearly have a deft touch with metered rhyme as well, love 'when dusk arrives on hastened feet' and 'a beacon's beam in humid haze' - I also like the 8 syllable beat of this - should be another win for you :)
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Date: 8/19/2022 9:04:00 PM
Dear Michelle, I am humbled by your kindness. Thank you for your generous and beautiful comments, they mean so much to me, my lovely friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/17/2022 8:56:00 PM
Never heard of a 'goldenrod' Susan, yet here a wonderful way to discovery one, the poetry one amazing blaze..Love it. Thanks also for your comments, So poetic and warm...
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Date: 8/18/2022 5:37:00 PM
Dear Harry, goldenrod is such a beautiful flower of late summer and early fall and lives up to its name as it is as golden as sunshine! Thank you for sharing your precious thoughts with me, indeed, they are treasured. Warmest wishes, my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/17/2022 8:27:00 PM
Susan your poetry is wonderfully written. The imagery and theme are conveyed in such a flowing manner. It is always a delight to read your thoughts. They are precise and uniquely composed only by you.
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Date: 8/18/2022 5:32:00 PM
Dear Michael, kindness radiates from your beautiful comments. Thank you for sharing your precious thoughts with me, they are a joy to receive. Warmest wishes, my inspiring friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/17/2022 10:27:00 AM
Although I'm not familiar with the goldenrod I am seeing autumnal signs here and there. An enjoyable read Susan, I hope you are keeping well. Best of luck in the contest. Tom
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Date: 8/18/2022 5:27:00 PM
Dear Tom, I'm so glad you enjoyed my poem. Your wonderful comments are a joy to receive. Goldenrod is beautiful and recently I found some growing wild in my front garden amongst the tall ornamental grasses. The goldenrod is about 5 feet tall already and the bees and the monarch butterflies love its pollen. It'll bloom now till October. I know you enjoy long poems so maybe you'd like to read my poem A Kept Woman when you have a chance. Thank you for your gracious visit, my friend. Enjoy your weekend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/17/2022 9:54:00 AM
Brilliant as the golden rod that is your pen Love it and great to see you again, #1 Susan :)
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Date: 8/18/2022 5:19:00 PM
Dear Susan, numero uno, it's so wonderful to see you and share the same page with you once again.. Thank you for your beautiful and clever comment, you inspire me, my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/17/2022 9:20:00 AM
A delightful look at the allergy-provoking goldenrod, its blaze certainly signifying the soon coming of autumn. Beautifully-written, Susan. I see this one in the winner's circle!
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Date: 8/17/2022 9:27:00 AM
Dear Milt, your encouraging comments are a joy to receive. Actually, it’s the wind-blown pollen of ragweed (goldenrod’s lookalike) that brings Fall allergies. Goldenrod’s pollen is not wind-blown and is spread by pollinators (butterflies, such as monarchs, and bees) but it still gets a bad rap. Thank you for your gracious visit and kindness, my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan