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Against The Light

Facing the silent sea,
he sits in silhouette
against the light
of the scarlet sunset.

In stillness
of stolen gazes,
at seagulls taking flight
he hums~
geriatric euphony.

His languid voice
soars like a delicate dandelion~
and finally finds me.


8 July, 2020

1st place 
STRAND COMPLETELY NEW(6),any form,any theme
Contest Judged:  7/8/2020 2:38:00 AM
Sponsored by: Brian Strand |




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Quatrain Trial

You came like rain I waited since twilight;
How would I deeply say with tenderness?
the way you filled my life with cool delight,
Like a touch of raindrops in the wilderness.

You gaze like ivory clouds at noontime;
How would I deeply say with so much glee?
the way you touch my heart with love sublime,
like a kiss of cloud's silhouette in me.

You smile like crescent moon in summer nights,
How would I deeply say with hopeful heart?
the way you soothe my soul in soaring heights 
like a soft moonglow that shall not depart.
  











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Your Eyes

After all the passing years
when your skin sagged
and your hair turned to gray
I noticed something 
that didn't change 
despite the long journey.

Your eyes,
your eyes...
still as deep as the ocean;
still as bright as the starlight
and yes,
still mine,
and mine 
alone.

                                    


1st PLACE 
BRIAN'S CHOICE W, any form, any theme Poetry Contest  
5/25/2020 2:28:00 AM
Sponsored by: Brian Strand 
              

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Treasure Hunting

Hunting for treasure poems;
Midst summer morn~
I am adrift in the wilderness.


All of a sudden~
a European euphony soars
like a midnight sonata
in pianissimo and decrescendo.

I run to chase the symphony~
and to my delight,
a lilac light leads 
a perfumed path
to a wondrous woodland.

And there I find 
a precious poem~
written in the purple petal
of a wildflower.



12 July 2020

Hon. Mention
STRAND COMPLETELY NEW (8)any theme any form
Contest Judged:  7/12/2020 9:20:00 AM




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Fascination

                                       I see you...
                                  above my porch;
                                        Roses...
                                pink, red and white
                                 dancing in delight
                                    like my heart
                                        beating
                               when your face turns
                                         aglow.
                                      I feel you...
                                   'neath my skin...
                                 warm as an ember
                                in the coldest winter;
                                         YOU...
                                 turn it to summer.


1ST PLACE 
BRIAN'S SELECT B, any form, any theme
Contest Judged:  6/11/2020 1:45:00 AM
Sponsored by: Brian Strand

3RD PLACE
Edward Ibeh's Pick-A-Title, Vol 18 - Yalto 2 - Poetry Contest






                                      

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Motherhood

By giving birth you've lost much loveliness,
but thou art lovelier now in fullness.


Edited: From hugeness to fullness accdng to sir A.

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The Last Petal

Walking barefooted
along the shoreline,
in one purple sunset;
The tepid seawater
like summer kisses
on my weary feet.

I sighed...
As I took the scarlet hyacinth 
attached to my rosy ears
and began to pluck each petal
One by one...

He loves me, 
He loves me not; 
He loves me...

The last one...
I couldn't pluck, 
So closed my eyes
like a clamshell in distress;
When I opened my eyes
the last petal
vanished in my hand.

3RD PLACE
BRIAN'S SELECT J, any form, any theme
Contest Judged:  6/16/2020 7:32:00 AM

4th PLACE
N-A re-run 7
Contest Judged:  6/15/2020 9:24:00 AM
Sponsored by: John Hamilton | 

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Castles

How many sands have you counted
building castles near the shoreline
which the sea washes away
before the day is done?

Alas, you build them 
again ad again
unmindful of the winds
raging around you:
The waves roaring over the sands
blasting away your dream castles

Before your hands could shape
the towers in your mind;
as if there were no winds 
and rushing waves that blast
your hopes away, poor man.


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SEA

                       SEA
                    sapphire
                  translucent

             untold deep longings
           gently swept by the ebb
     into the cliffs where love hushed

"in thy deep bosom wounds shall heal "





             18 September 2020

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Sands in My Hand

Sands
in my
hand
trickle
as I
close
my
palm
to
grip
them.

I
release
the
remaining
grains
and
clinch
the last
ones
that
hold
the 
traces
of
your
promise.

28 July 2020

1st place
STRAND completely new (14)any theme any form
Contest Judged:  7/28/2020 12:00:
Sponsored by: Brian Strand 

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