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Sunset

a 15-syllable contest entry

20 total reviews 
Comment from Cindy Decker
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Beautiful poem, Rod, using just 15 syllables. The photo you chose illuminates the poem. I'm not sure why your novels are unpublished, but I hope you pursue your writing dreams. I'm just a novice writer, but I want to keep trying until I realize my writing dreams. I am 62, but I keep thinking of Grandma Moses...lol. and how she started painting in her 80's. Good like with your dreams.

 Comment Written 27-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 27-Mar-2020
    Many thanks for your kind praise of this short poem, Cindy. I used to teach Creative Writing to adults and many in my classes were in their 60s just learning how to write poetry. I had fun SHOWING them how to write different kinds of poems. I usually began with the HAIKU so they would think metaphorically and conjure original images. Then I taught them how to write metered poetry with rhyme. I urged them--and you--to READ a lot of poetry. There are sites on the Internet that have the POEM OF THE DAY. Good luck. Rod
reply by Cindy Decker on 27-Mar-2020
    Thank you, Rod. P.S. I also love the lightheartedness of the limerick. I don?t see much of its genre on fanstory. Have a nice weekend.
Comment from LisaMay
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Life and death, endings and beginnings - it is still a beautiful world, especially in sunsets and sunrises. Your poem alludes to this and is a worthy winner of the contest. Congratulations!

 Comment Written 26-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 26-Mar-2020
    Many thanks for your kind praise, Lisa. Indeed, even though we are in lock-down where I live, I can still enjoy sunsets. Rod
reply by LisaMay on 26-Mar-2020
    We're in lockdown here in NZ also. My favourite spot at home is at the table in the bay window where I can observe the neighbourhood and the hill opposite, over which the sun sets.
    Stay safe, be well.
reply by the author on 26-Mar-2020
    I will and you take care, too. Rod
Comment from Jeffrey L. Michaux
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I really like this. It's really beautiful, clever, and very well thought out. I love the beautiful accompanying artwork. It compliments your work well. Thanks for sharing this well written work. Well done!

 Comment Written 26-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 27-Mar-2020
    Hi, Jeffrey. I truly enjoyed writing this very short poem and I am delighted you like it. Yes, the artwork inspired the poem. Rod
Comment from Y. M. Roger
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Aaaah, but you get to rejoice again in the morning! ;) :) A great offering for the contest that give the smile we all need right now! ;) Best of luck at the polls! ;)

 Comment Written 26-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 27-Mar-2020
    I am so pleased I could make you smile with this short poem, Yvette. Thank you so much for sharing. Rod
Comment from zanya
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Beautiful sunsets never fail to capture our hearts and minds - they seem to be especially beautiful at this critical time in our world !! short format poems have a way of sending out the right message - lovely pic

 Comment Written 26-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 27-Mar-2020
    I am delighted you enjoyed this short poem, zanya. And wherever you are locked in (like me), I hope you are able to enjoy the sunset. Rod
Comment from Dolly'sPoems
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There is nothing like a sunset to quell our fears and give us a sense of peace and tranquillity, you brought both those feelings in your words here, much enjoyed, love Dolly x

 Comment Written 26-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 27-Mar-2020
    Yes, indeed sunsets bring peace into this troubled world. Though I am locked in like so many others, I am able to look out my windows and enjoy the end of each day. Thank you for sharing. Rod
Comment from thaities, Rebecca V.
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This is a lovely poem with the perfect picture to put your words into a visual. When you look at a sunset, you are looking at God's handiwork.

 Comment Written 26-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 27-Mar-2020
    Yes, indeed, sunsets are God's handiwork and though I am currently in lock-down, I can still enjoy them. Many thanks for your kind praise. Rod
Comment from Minglement
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Ahhhh. I so relate to the beauty of the simple entry for the 15 syllable writing prompt. It speaks thoughts I feel, but couldn't have expressed in so few words. Well done. Good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 26-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 27-Mar-2020
    I am so pleased you could relate to my short poem. Thank you for your kind praise. Rod
reply by Minglement on 27-Mar-2020
    You are most welcome, Rod. Beautifully done ;)
Comment from Gypsy Blue Rose
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Hello my friend

Sunset is a beautiful poem and an awesome presentation. I love it. I think you will do well in the contest. Good syllable count. Good luck.

Gypsy ???

 Comment Written 25-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 25-Mar-2020
    Thank you so much, Gypsy, for your encouraging review of SUNSET.
Comment from BeasPeas
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This is a lovely 15-syllable short piece touting the wonderful sunsets we enjoy at the end of the day. Best of luck in the contest with this fine entry. Marilyn

 Comment Written 25-Mar-2020


reply by the author on 25-Mar-2020
    Thank you, Marilyn, for sharing my short poem and your kind praise. Though we are mandated to stay home, we can truly enjoy God?s sunsets.
reply by BeasPeas on 25-Mar-2020
    Nowadays we focus on the simple things we may have missed before. :)