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Nature Scene-Orphan Sonnet Contest Finalized.

Blog Posted:6/9/2019 11:37:00 AM

 

What a tough contest to judge, so many beautiful poems!  Congratulations to all the winners and a great big THANK YOU to all the awesome poets who entered the contest!  I liked very much what all of you produced with this form.  I think because the first and last lines are the same it redoubles reader's focus on the enclosed thoughts.  I'll have to hold another one in the future!

Contest Winner Medal 1 Obscure Land of Lights Laura Leiser
Contest Winner Medal 2 My therapeutic place Wendy Watson
Contest Winner Medal 3 The Awe Autumn Bestows Lu Loo
  4 The Golden Time of Day Janis Thompson
  5 Nature Boy Stephen Tefft
  6 One April Day Andrea Dietrich
  7 Home Again Gregory R Barden
  8 Memories of a Sapphire Pond John Gondolf
  9 Our Sunshine High Sandra Haight
  10 MOUNTAIN MEMORIES JAN ALLISON
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Date: 6/12/2019 8:39:00 PM
Congratulations to all you winners. My poem didn't make the list but I sure enjoyed writing for this contest and I agree with all the fantastic poems that Dale chose as his winners. : )
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Date: 6/12/2019 8:14:00 AM
Congratulations to all the winners ~
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Date: 6/9/2019 8:19:00 PM
Thank you so very much for my placement, Dale, I greatly appreciate it! I know I took a chance by considering the Universe as "nature", but to me, it is certainly that and more ... thank you for accepting it thus. I blame myself for not remembering to "lose" the italics, lol. Blessings!
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Date: 6/9/2019 5:46:00 PM
Thanks for my win, Dale. I had time to read Laura's, and it is a wonderful sonnet! Congrats, everyone.
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Date: 6/9/2019 3:41:00 PM
Thank you, Dale, for my placement in your amazing contest, and congrats to all of the winners! I truly enjoyed writing in this Sonnet form! :)
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Date: 6/9/2019 3:51:00 PM
Yea laura!
Date: 6/9/2019 3:38:00 PM
I'm also grateful to be on the list, Dale as there were some great entries. I agree that the novel repetition of the first line to conclude the poem added reinforcement to the theme and rounded the sonnet off nicely. Thank you for the time and effort you have taken to read and give feedback. Best wishes Wendy
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Date: 6/9/2019 11:54:00 AM
Thanks so much Dale, I rarely write sonnets as I struggle with the form and am delighted to be on your list. my congrats to the winners:-) hugs Jan xx
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5/3/2019 Lily Bells Trioletcolor,flower,image,
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4/28/2019 A Streamlet Crystallineimage,nature,
4/27/2019 Personification Haikumetaphor,nature,tree,
4/20/2019 Effulgence Rhymeimage,
4/14/2019 A Tarot of Amulets Free versenature,spring,winter,
4/5/2019 Swans Free versebird,flower,nature,spring
3/31/2019 Orange Blossoms Free verseflower,metaphor,spring,
3/28/2019 Bougainvillea Free verseflower,metaphor,spring,
3/26/2019 Desert Bloom Personificationflower,metaphor,spring,
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2/4/2019 A Man with a Passion Limerickhumor,word play,
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1/30/2019 A Man with a Plan Limerickhumor,word play,
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1/26/2019 Late January Sapphic stanzahope,spring,
1/24/2019 Betsy Ross Lied Limerickhumor,satire,
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12/30/2018 A Cold Winter Limerickhumor,
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11/29/2018 Footprints in the Snow Free versehope,nature,winter,
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9/23/2018 I, in My Consternation Free verseimagery,introspection,lif
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ROSES ARE RED - COLLABORATION WITH RALPH SERGI Rhymeflower,nature,romantic,
To Blossom Gold Sonnetpoetry,
Three Year Old - thinking Couplethumor,kid,
It's You - It's Me Free verselove,
A Winter's Dream Sonnetseasons,
Glass Memories Sonnetage,image,memory,
Tears from the Sun Sonnetcharacter,devotion,fear,s
AUTUMN HAIKU Haikuautumn,nature,tree,
Poe and I Rispettolonely,lost love,
Melted Ice Cream Promises Rhymeallusion,metaphor,perspec
TOUCH -Sharon's Acrostic contest Acrosticspiritual,
Briar and the Dragonfly Rhymefantasy,good night,
HEAVENLY BODY - LIMERICK COLLABORATION - BAWDY Limerickbody,humorous,
Take me, oh this soul does plead Rhymelove,poetry,,sweet love,
The Eyes Have It Acrosticlove,memory,
Down Fall Italian Sonnetbeautiful,miracle,nature,
Flip Me Over Rhymecare,courage,friendship,
The Eyes have It Sonnetbeautiful,romance,
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KING ARTHUR - A collaboration with Darren White Coupletart,friend,friendship,
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Two Pair of Killer Heels Pantoumimagery,lust,sexy,
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WHAT'S IN A NAME Limerickhumorous,inspirational,
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Houston Ottava rimarain,storm,
Summer Rain Ottava rimarain,
FLEEING IRMA Prose Poetrycar,people,religious,stor
Knock Knock I do not know?funny,poets,word play,
To Sleep Light Versecool,dream,winter,
Dark Earth Folds In The Heart's Red Bloom Classicismart,creation,deep,humanit
Writing with Weeping Words Sonnetlost love,memory,
Colours of Parisian Nightlife Rhymeromance,summer,
Beautiful Solitude Free versebeauty,
It Is Not Rhymeheart,inspiration,love,
The Wintered Soul Among Wisteria Sonnetgrief,
- Evil Deeds - Alliterationdark,deep,
Cinder Girl Rhyme 
Dillard Mill Iambic Pentameterautumn,
but It's Time Free versefate,
Space Ape Villanellehumanity,longing,space,st
THE MALE MENOPAUSE - please feel free to join in the collaboration Limerickage,body,humorous,men,
Autumnal Days in America Dramatic Verseallusion,autumn,perspecti
Christmas Mourning Rhymesorrow,
Maniac President's Song Rhymefunny,humor,humorous,ment
From Dovecote Hill Rhymehome,memory,youth,
A poet feels Rondeauemotions,joy,poetry,poets

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Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Jonathan French United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Keith O.J. Hunt Canada Flag Canada Read
Sunlite Wanter United States Flag United States Read
Agnes Krampe United States Flag United States Read
Gary Bateman Germany Flag Germany Read
Joseph May United States Flag United States Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
Daniel Turner United States Flag United States Read
Dean Wood United States Flag United States Read
Heidi Sands United States Flag United States Read
Sunshine Smile Norway Flag Norway Read
lim'rik flats US Minor Outlying Islands Flag US Minor Outlying Islands Read
Janis Thompson United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Keith Trestrail Trinidad and Tobago Flag Trinidad and Tobago Read
JEAN MURRAY Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Freddie Robinson Jr. United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Vladislav Raven United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
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Jo Daniel India Flag India Read
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PAT Adams United States Flag United States Read
M. L. Kiser United States Flag United States Read
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Maureen McGreavy Canada Flag Canada Read
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Larry Bradfield United States Flag United States Read
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Justin Clason United States Flag United States Read
Gary Smith United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Vee Bdosa United States Flag United States Read
Mike Gentile United States Flag United States Read
Vijay Pandit United States Flag United States Read
PATRICIA CRESSWELL Canada Flag Canada Read
Jake A. United States Flag United States Read
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Rick Parise United States Flag United States Read
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White Wolf Australia Flag Australia Read
Jackie Elston United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
Teppo Gren Finland Flag Finland Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
John lawless United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Son of Spock United States Flag United States Read
Kurt Ravidas Russian Federation Flag Russian Federation Read
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Nina Parmenter United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
William Kekaula United States Flag United States Read