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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29 1:16:34 EDT 2010    Post subject: WINNER OF THE QUARTERLY GOTPOETRY CONTEST Reply with quote

ANNOUNCING THE WINNER of our quarterly GotPoetry Contest held in July 2010.

The staff and curators of GotPoetry thank all the participants for making this contest a huge success. We look forward to your participation again in our future contests.

Thank you to all the participants. The karma points have been transferred to all the participants and to the winners.

Thank you to our judges - Loisseau, fogglethorpe Huberjack and wordsmithwannabe.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29 1:19:21 EDT 2010    Post subject: Re: WINNER OF THE QUARTERLY GOTPOETRY CONTEST Reply with quote

Symphony


by tomlop


I am seated facing a wooden frame with white and black keys, contrasting the silhouettes of changing tones and harmonic vibrations. I am playing along with a phantom symphony, a ghost ensemble featuring the uncanny, but undeniable, justice of a marching trumpet. The rhythmic snap of a cymbal and the low chime of the saxophone blend together sleepily, catching one another on down beats and up beats, a fanciful waltz of sorts, dancing around the piano’s voice box. I am smiling, and I can feel the cracks in my mind are filling with the sweet sounds of a phantom symphony.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29 1:23:34 EDT 2010    Post subject: Re: WINNER OF THE QUARTERLY GOTPOETRY CONTEST Reply with quote

Congratulations tomlop!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29 1:29:45 EDT 2010    Post subject: Re: WINNER OF THE QUARTERLY GOTPOETRY CONTEST Reply with quote

I have loisseau's comment for this poem.

a fine musical vignette in the right structure and within 100 words
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29 4:51:13 EDT 2010    Post subject: Re: WINNER OF THE QUARTERLY GOTPOETRY CONTEST Reply with quote

Congratulations tomlop, this is truly
a magnificent piece of writing,

best regards
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29 9:35:06 EDT 2010    Post subject: Re: WINNER OF THE QUARTERLY GOTPOETRY CONTEST Reply with quote

This was one of my favorites..an elevated piece of writing.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29 11:11:33 EDT 2010    Post subject: Re: WINNER OF THE QUARTERLY GOTPOETRY CONTEST Reply with quote

congratulations Dylan, you've written a haunting piece of poetry that stays with the reader long after the words have been digested. well done!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29 12:53:35 EDT 2010    Post subject: Re: WINNER OF THE QUARTERLY GOTPOETRY CONTEST Reply with quote

Congrats, Tomlop. This piece was also one of leaders on my scoresheet. Your poem proves that one does not need to use 50-cent words or abstract concepts to write excellent prose.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29 20:03:02 EDT 2010    Post subject: Re: WINNER OF THE QUARTERLY GOTPOETRY CONTEST Reply with quote

Hurray for music expressed in words, Nice poem, well said. Warm Wishes, Tasha

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29 21:45:47 EDT 2010    Post subject: Re: WINNER OF THE QUARTERLY GOTPOETRY CONTEST Reply with quote

wow, great write tomlop, beautiful imagry throughout.

best wishes

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30 6:43:57 EDT 2010    Post subject: Re: WINNER OF THE QUARTERLY GOTPOETRY CONTEST Reply with quote

Just lovely!
Congratulalations!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30 7:37:14 EDT 2010    Post subject: Re: WINNER OF THE QUARTERLY GOTPOETRY CONTEST Reply with quote

Fantastic poem - well-deserved

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30 9:52:47 EDT 2010    Post subject: Re: WINNER OF THE QUARTERLY GOTPOETRY CONTEST Reply with quote

My honorable mention is by maryanns. This short character study reveals just enough, and allows to the reader to jump off from there. Is is full of empathy and grace:

Patience

Patience paints portraits
at the beach on sunny days.

Brief watercolor renditions
of features blown in the wind
awaken to bold strokes
splashed casually, effortlessly
even absentmindedly
from under her wide brimmed
straw hat like magic.

Thin fingers dab here and there
pink pigments of sunburn
grace pasty, freckled cheeks
of children with hot sandy feet
who stood in the long line
impatiently awaiting Patience.

Though when the weather turns
she sometimes returns home
with wet sand in her sneakers
and nothing in her pockets
but several old handkerchiefs
covered in peach colored paint.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30 10:52:19 EDT 2010    Post subject: Re: WINNER OF THE QUARTERLY GOTPOETRY CONTEST Reply with quote

yes, i enjoyed that poem as well, H. there were some wonderful pieces of prose submitted, it was an honor and a privilege to be part of the judging process.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30 19:44:19 EDT 2010    Post subject: Re: WINNER OF THE QUARTERLY GOTPOETRY CONTEST Reply with quote

Holy Crap! I come home from a camping trip to such a wonderful surprise! Thank you to all the judges and to everyone on this site!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30 20:05:50 EDT 2010    Post subject: Re: WINNER OF THE QUARTERLY GOTPOETRY CONTEST Reply with quote

Tomlop: Congratulations!!!

mamta: how cool the badge looks, thanks for letting me design it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30 20:51:30 EDT 2010    Post subject: Re: WINNER OF THE QUARTERLY GOTPOETRY CONTEST Reply with quote

i normally mention who did the badge for the contest. i am sorry that i forgot to mention it.

thanks a lot saul. it does look cool.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 1 13:18:33 EDT 2010    Post subject: Re: WINNER OF THE QUARTERLY GOTPOETRY CONTEST Reply with quote

congratulations tomlop.

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