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I  am a writer.  My poetry is sad, I write death, but I can write happy if I want to. I love art, classical music, reading, nature, meditation, dancing. I collect books, vintage clothes and  jewelry.   I adore the old building where I live with Snuggles Kitty. The avatar statue you see is in memory of my elderly cat Smudges who died at 20 years old. She loved the garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Let's Write Lento Writing Prompt

Blog Posted:2/7/2020 10:11:00 AM

Thank you to everyone who entered my Lento Writing Challenge.  It was not the hardest challenge but neither was it easy.  Many struggled with that first word rhyming requirement.  I want you to know that whether you placed or not, whether you were first place or lower-  all the poets are wonderful and never give up entering my contests, please.  So, in ending congratulations to all who did place, great work and I will be visiting each of your poems when I have the time. (time is just not on my side these days).  Constance   

 

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Date: 2/10/2020 8:28:00 PM
Thank you kindly for my placement, Constance, I so appreciate it. Congratulations to all who placed.
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Dear Heart
Date: 2/11/2020 10:13:00 AM
Greg, thanks so much for taking part in my challenge, appreciate _Constance
Date: 2/10/2020 5:49:00 PM
After learning this form I wrote one on another site (giving full credit to Constance in my notes), and the beauty is not what I wrote. No. The beauty is lighting up someone else's day for a reader left a comment saying they were grateful for learning a new form today. That made me feel good, thank you.
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Dear Heart
Date: 2/11/2020 10:14:00 AM
Connie, I am so happy the form inspired you to use it and thanks for the credit although I am not the creator of it. Yes, the beauty of poetry is having it read _Constance
Date: 2/9/2020 1:23:00 PM
I sure do understand your problem with time. It really hurt me last week not having internet and being so slow on my cell phone with comments, etc. I just read the winner list. Wonderful poems you inspire with your many contests. Thanks so much, Constance
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Dear Heart
Date: 2/11/2020 10:16:00 AM
Andrea, it must have been terrible without your internet, I am thinking it is fixed now, yes, the poems were truly wonderful, yours was the sweetest though_Constance
Date: 2/8/2020 8:26:00 AM
Constance thank you for all your wonderful contests...I like learning and attempting new forms when time and my muse allow...I would never have written a lento if not for your contest...it was fun and I was pleased with my poem and thrilled with my placement :) hugs
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Dear Heart
Date: 2/8/2020 11:12:00 PM
Sandra, happy you liked writing a Lento, it is fun to try new forms and happy that I inspired you to give it a try _Constance
Date: 2/8/2020 7:49:00 AM
Hello Constance, It was also my first Lento form, it was not as easy for me I was tickled that I did do it. Thank you for my placement, but also for the challenge. Hugs eve
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Date: 2/8/2020 11:11:00 PM
Eve, thank you for writing lento for me, it was not the easiest challenge that is for sure _Constance
Date: 2/8/2020 5:15:00 AM
Thank you Constance for a challenging contest. It inspired me to write not just one lento poem but two! Thanks for my placement as well!
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Dear Heart
Date: 2/8/2020 11:10:00 PM
Tania, you are very welcome, so happy you were inspired and thanks for taking part in my contest _Constance
Date: 2/7/2020 12:47:00 PM
Hey Constance, I wrote for your Lento contest but decided not to enter or publish it because I wasn't satisfied with it. This form is as interesting as it is frustrating, teeheehee:-) I need to work on mastering it! Heartiest congratulations to all your winners!
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Dear Heart
Date: 2/7/2020 1:07:00 PM
Edward, oh so sorry you did not enter, could it have been so bad? But, I understand how you must feel good about it also. Yes, it could be called a frustrating form! Hope you enter my next contest _Constance
Date: 2/7/2020 11:37:00 AM
Hi Constance, It was my first attempt at a lento form and I loved the additional challenge using the rhyme. I am so delighted with my win and also that I was awarded POTW for my poem. Thanks for inspiring me to write!:-) hugs jan xx
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 2/9/2020 1:24:00 PM
congrats on that POTW If I did not say it!
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Dear Heart
Date: 2/7/2020 1:04:00 PM
Jan, WOW and wow, POTW, that is amazing! I am so happy that my contest inspired that honor for you and thank you so much for always supporting my challenges and congrats to you _Constance

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Writing Prompt - English Quintain
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Writing Challenge, October - Butterfly -
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Writing Challenge 2, September 2019 - The Photograph -
Date Posted: 10/1/2019 12:36:00 AM
Writing Challenge 2, September 2019 - The Photograph Reminder
Date Posted: 9/21/2019 1:14:00 PM
Writing Challenge 2, September, The Photograph Reminder
Date Posted: 9/14/2019 11:13:00 AM
Writing Challenge 1, September 2019 - Eight Line Form -
Date Posted: 9/11/2019 12:13:00 PM
Writing Challenge 4, August 2019 - Six Lines
Date Posted: 9/2/2019 8:39:00 AM
Writing Challenge 3, August 2019- Five Lines
Date Posted: 8/28/2019 3:15:00 PM
Problem submitting poems
Date Posted: 8/26/2019 2:19:00 PM
Writing Challenge 2, August 2019 - Enclosed Rhyme
Date Posted: 8/22/2019 6:13:00 PM
Writing Challenge 1, August 2019
Date Posted: 8/12/2019 5:58:00 PM
Writing Challenge 3, July 2019 - List
Date Posted: 8/8/2019 4:34:00 PM
Writing Challenge 2, July 2109- Melancholy
Date Posted: 7/24/2019 8:34:00 AM
Writing Challenge 1, July 2019, Repeating Refrain
Date Posted: 7/16/2019 5:28:00 PM
Writing Challenge 2, June 2019- Flowers
Date Posted: 7/7/2019 11:32:00 AM
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Date Posted: 6/24/2019 4:18:00 PM
Writing Challenge, June 2019, Crumbling Rhyme
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