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Eisa
post Oct 17 13, 15:03
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I would like to nominate Sergio's poem 'Then the Stillness' which can be found in Seren's here.

It is a series of beautifully crafted tankas filled with exquisite imagery.


Then the Stillness by Sergio Ortiz


our bodies,
seagulls surrendering
to the wind
time brings us into bloom,
is it for miracles we live?


why do you hesitate
what do you see in my face
if not the pulse
of the earth, a bed
of golden saffron


a swarm of bees
awakens the stars
in this long night
homesickness
takes me by the throat


my mouth
closes behind a sigh. . .
I walk
through Shangri-la
in spring showers


moonflowers
surprise me,
shining in the night
to soften
their mournful cry


soft I go
to gather sun and wind,
my speech
the speed of darkness—
I am the tree that trembles


watching
you on the bed
I mine each moment
for the ore that holds
an antidote for endings


so fearfully pale,
a white rose bends to the breath
of the gale
and stands aimless
in the ruins of her honor.


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Psyche
post Oct 20 13, 00:19
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I second Eisa's choice, everybody!

I really love Sergio's poem.

Cheers,
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"There is no life higher than the grasstops
Or the hearts of sheep, and the wind
Pours by like destiny, bending
Everything in one direction."

Sylvia Plath, Crossing the Water, Wuthering Heights.



Nominate a poem for the InterBoard Poetry Competition by taking into careful consideration those poems you feel would best represent Mosaic Musings. For details, click into the IBPC nomination forum. Did that poem just captivate you? Nominate it for the Faery award today! If perfection of form allured your muse, propose the Crown Jewels award. For more information, click here!

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Cleo_Serapis
post Oct 20 13, 10:12
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Oh just FAB! Let me send Sergio a message that his poem is nominated! cheer.gif

Stay tuned!
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saore
post Oct 20 13, 10:25
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Thank you Eisa, Sylvia, Cleo. I am thrilled.

Sergio


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Cleo_Serapis
post Oct 27 13, 09:42
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Hi Sergio,

Do you accept the nomination for this coming competition? please let me know by Wednesday.

Cheers,
~Cleo galadriel.gif


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"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~ J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Collaboration feeds innovation. In the spirit of workshopping, please revisit those threads you've critiqued to see if the author has incorporated your ideas, or requests further feedback from you. In addition, reciprocate with those who've responded to you in kind.

"I believe it is the act of remembrance, long after our bones have turned to dust, to be the true essence of an afterlife." ~ Lorraine M. Kanter

Nominate a poem for the InterBoard Poetry Competition by taking into careful consideration those poems you feel would best represent Mosaic Musings. For details, click into the IBPC nomination forum. Did that poem just captivate you? Nominate it for the Faery award today! If perfection of form allured your muse, propose the Crown Jewels award. For more information, click here!

"Worry looks around, Sorry looks back, Faith looks up." ~ Early detection can save your life.

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Cleo_Serapis
post Oct 27 13, 09:49
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Hello,

I would like to nominate Sylvia's poem, Prince in Disguise for the November IBPC competition.

I was moved by its alliterative simplicity and soft rhythm. This poem is a personal and emotional tribute to a loving husband, and I was moved reading it.

Cheers,
~Cleo galadriel.gif

Prince in Disguise by Sylvia Maclagan


I love you

in your ludicrous underwear,

diapers and socks notwithstanding;

half-moon specs

awry on tip of your nose,

add just the right touch

to that bib with blue bears in rows.


I love

your mortal guise

-or the Prince in a Beast’s disguise-

and wince with compassion

for my elderly nurseling.


Perhaps

each Rose that turned to gall

blossomed from a paradox of parts.

Crimson petals

soft as Indian silk

fade

and dart away . . .


Beauty also unrobed the Beast.
The charm was broken and a handsome Prince
stood before her.



Except, you’re a clumsy prince

who subsists

only

in my desolate heart.


© Sylvia Evelyn, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2013


This post has been edited by Psyche: Nov 3 13, 01:05
Reason for edit: Revision Update


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"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~ J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Collaboration feeds innovation. In the spirit of workshopping, please revisit those threads you've critiqued to see if the author has incorporated your ideas, or requests further feedback from you. In addition, reciprocate with those who've responded to you in kind.

"I believe it is the act of remembrance, long after our bones have turned to dust, to be the true essence of an afterlife." ~ Lorraine M. Kanter

Nominate a poem for the InterBoard Poetry Competition by taking into careful consideration those poems you feel would best represent Mosaic Musings. For details, click into the IBPC nomination forum. Did that poem just captivate you? Nominate it for the Faery award today! If perfection of form allured your muse, propose the Crown Jewels award. For more information, click here!

"Worry looks around, Sorry looks back, Faith looks up." ~ Early detection can save your life.

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Eisa
post Oct 28 13, 17:50
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I second this nomination for a tremendously moving and expertly written poem. Good Luck Syl.

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Live one day at a time -it's simpler that way.
Laugh loud & often - it's medicinal.
Write from the heart - it's therapeutic.
Beauty comes from within - the outer is just skin!

Nominate a poem for the InterBoard Poetry Competition by taking into careful consideration those poems you feel would best represent Mosaic Musings. For details, click into the IBPC nomination forum. Did that poem just captivate you? Nominate it for the Faery award today! If perfection of form allured your muse, propose the Crown Jewels award. For more details, click here!

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Psyche
post Oct 30 13, 02:35
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So pleased with this nomination, thank you very much, Lori! cloud9.gif

And also thank you to Eisa for seconding it.

Accepted! dove.gif

Hugs, Syl***


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Mis temas favoritos



"There is no life higher than the grasstops
Or the hearts of sheep, and the wind
Pours by like destiny, bending
Everything in one direction."

Sylvia Plath, Crossing the Water, Wuthering Heights.



Nominate a poem for the InterBoard Poetry Competition by taking into careful consideration those poems you feel would best represent Mosaic Musings. For details, click into the IBPC nomination forum. Did that poem just captivate you? Nominate it for the Faery award today! If perfection of form allured your muse, propose the Crown Jewels award. For more information, click here!

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