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Fragile -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 3/20/2019 11:11:27 PM

S.zaynub Kamoonpuri said:



And I'm homing in to delight my senses with this amazing brilliant masterpiece wowww, and the thoughtful compassion for those killed by terror's evil everywhere aww. Ahh yayy the description of aurora horizons in pink n green midnight gown, woww awesomely creative and my favourite, I was smiling coz I do have a pink n green skimpy see through night dress actually.. Your intellectual musing is truly wonderful. Kudos n five stars.. And tell baby n wifey to give u a hug for this...since we can't...

on 3/22/2019 5:50:59 AM

COME SPRING . -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 3/20/2019 9:00:12 PM

Betty Janko said:



Dear Eddie, it seems that so many have experienced record setting winters, but never in Dallas. Just cold and sometimes windy but never snow. Spring for us is rarely long enough for me. We have a freezing cold winter, then overnight everything blooms in a matter of weeks, then Summer comes in blazing hot. I hope you and May have a beautiful Spring and I pray you enjoy it with perfect health! My best to you both. *****, Betty

on 3/22/2019 2:18:18 AM

I Never Write Love Poems -- by Member: Judge Santiago Burdon, Costa Rica -- added: 3/19/2019 3:58:30 AM

Judge Santiago Burdon said:



Gracious Thanks to all for your encouraging statements.

on 3/21/2019 8:52:09 PM

Fragile -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 3/20/2019 11:11:27 PM

Conrad van den Bergh said:



Dear William. Indeed a hard hitting poem. A reflection of a barren world where life started from perhaps, comets crashing into it, creating oceans. Comets which might even have carried the first building blocks of life. And from the the first organisms, oceans, atmosphere, and then a world which is ours today; filled with conflict and strife, cold blooded murder and mayhem. How did it all lead from a barren rock, to a now mostly water covered rock with endless conflicts? Personally I look forward to a time where people can just live in harmony with each other and the world around them. I doubt if we'll see such a scenario even centuries from now, but I really do hope the human race can get there one day. Perhaps we only get there many thousands of years from now. Who will ever know? I love this poem and find it moving at the same time. I find it a deep reflection on the current state we all find ourselves in. And indeed; very tense and scary times we live in. Warm regards dear friend! Conrad

on 3/21/2019 7:51:20 PM

98th Musketeers Challenge- Small Deeds Give Shelter -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 3/20/2019 1:21:17 AM

Conrad van den Bergh said:



Dearest Betty. What a beautiful sonnet! XXX Apologies for the late response on this beautiful contribution to the challenge title! We have rolling electricity blackouts down here in South Africa for the last week or so, and I fell behind in reading some of the newest poems here on the site. This is a beautifully written poem! A great analogy of a mother bird protecting her young who will eventually soar to the skies. And so even these smallest of deeds, where a mother bird raises her young, gives rise to a great event. And though we cannot change accidents or fate, a simple dead can indeed conjure up the most amazing dreams, such as believing one can soar. And the final conclusion: "Small deeds give shelter as great deeds arise." A great poem and a beautiful write! Thank you for a great contribution to the challenge title! Warm regards, from a "now-we-have-electricity-and-now-we-don't" South Africa! XXX

on 3/21/2019 7:28:57 PM

Fires In The Night -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 7/31/2010 11:15:45 AM

Dwayne Rankin said:



thanks so much Frank,

on 3/21/2019 6:48:01 PM

Fragile -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 3/20/2019 11:11:27 PM

Edwin Jepson said:



A hard hitting poem that speaks the truth William, This world has become intolerable . New Zealand and every other country suffering needlessly . the outcome of all this hatred, I have not the slightest idea when it will end , a brilliant poem that makes the mind boggle , 5 star read . William . Best Wishes from me and May ..Eddie .

on 3/21/2019 5:30:03 PM

REFLECTIONS OF SPRING -- by Member: Nancy Crossland, USA -- added: 3/19/2019 12:57:03 AM

Nancy Crossland said:



My dear poet friends: Marcia, Nishu, William, Eddie, Dwayne and Frank I so appreciate your friendship and encouraging and wonderful comments. Wish all of you renewal and hope in every day. Fondest regards and hugs from me.

on 3/21/2019 4:03:08 PM

COME SPRING . -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 3/20/2019 9:00:12 PM

Lee Emmett said:



Lovely! We're into Autumn ...

on 3/21/2019 3:02:26 PM

GIVE ME A POEM -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 3/21/2019 11:17:31 AM

Denis Barter said:



A timely reminder Nishu, and one which finds me bogged down in the middle of my own poetic composition on the very same topic. Alas I cannot relate mine to a colourful display, for our skies are dull and grey, and more snow is forecast for later today. It certainly is a day all, I repeat All, on VN should seriously think about and write accordingly. Actually when I think about it, it would make for an excellent, one day, Musketeer Challenge subject. Even more important this year perhaps, as it falls on the first full day of Spring. Thanks for the memory jog. All is fairly well, hereabouts. How goes your day? Fondest regards, Pauline and Denis.

on 3/21/2019 2:17:58 PM

DREAMING -- by Member: Marcia Schechinger, USA -- added: 6/15/2011 10:07:07 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Thank you so much Frank and Nishu, again I have forgotten until you bring them back in my life, that I once was a writer :)

on 3/21/2019 1:20:28 PM

COME SPRING . -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 3/20/2019 9:00:12 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Eddie this is a beautiful poem where, I believe, we are all longing for Spring and the beauty it brings! "But I want to see an azure sky and feel the suns warm glow", Spring is truly our magical season. Hugs to you and May!

on 3/21/2019 1:18:23 PM

Fragile -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 3/20/2019 11:11:27 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



William well you have done again that is shown your mastery in the art of poetry. What a poem nurturing our earth when others are out to destroy it. To all who suffer in New Zealand this day to all who are just wasting our earth, I PRAY!

on 3/21/2019 1:15:31 PM

GIVE ME A POEM -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 3/21/2019 11:17:31 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Nishu great movement and joy in this piece, have a wonderful time at the festival!

on 3/21/2019 1:09:48 PM

My Desired Wishes. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 3/20/2019 2:25:22 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



So heart warming and beautiful Rhymer - all that one needs and could ask for. Everything that matters written eloquently and in wonderful rhyme. Fondest to you both.

on 3/21/2019 11:21:38 AM

COME SPRING . -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 3/20/2019 9:00:12 PM

Denis Barter said:



Hear, hear Eddie. I agree 100%. Our winter has been one of the worst in living memory. We're told to expect more - 6 inches at least - snow before the week is out, despite yesterday being the first time we briefly registered 10 C since last year. Flooding is our concern if we have rain on top of all our snow (double the average)! My Daffodils are buried under more than 2 feet of snow, so I doubt I'll see them bloom before late April, at the earliest! I cannot wait to get started out in the garden, but not yet! Keep well. Fondest regards, Pauine and Denis.

on 3/21/2019 11:13:11 AM

DREAMING -- by Member: Marcia Schechinger, USA -- added: 6/15/2011 10:07:07 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



As always, so lovely Marcia. Yes, romantic, whimsical and so captivating. All the images create a beautiful dreamy effect. Fondest always

on 3/21/2019 11:12:02 AM

Madhumalati -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 3/18/2019 11:15:56 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Dear Eddie, Marcia and Rita, looking at these flowers always brings joy to me. Also, lots of memories of childhood associated with them. The creeper is just so full,of them - it’s wonderful. Fondest x

on 3/21/2019 11:09:49 AM

Fragile -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 3/20/2019 11:11:27 PM

Denis Barter said:



Yes William, it is a time we took stock of what is happening and where the world is headed unless saner heads prevail, and common sense brings rational thought and rule to the world. I deplore what I see nightly on the news. I do believe there is more killing, wars and fanaticism in the world today, than there ever was. We elect Leaders and all they do is line their own pockets - or so it seems! Few have the guts to tackle the worldly problems, and the sick minded grow stronger every day - or so it seems, and the 'gun lobbyists' go about their deadly business with little or no concern! Lives are cheap in their eyes - and that seems to include their own! At times such as these, I'm glad to be the age I am, with a short - human - future left for me! As for this great world of ours? It needs a rest from all the man made troubles that beset it today! Just think what we could do with all the money that is spent on conflict and mayhem - everywhere - were it channelled into the proper channels. Starvation and sickness would be no more - or at least reduced - but then, that is too mundane and gets the perpetrators, politicians and other naysayers - no publicity, so nothing or little is done. What a legacy we're leave the 'future' generations@ If they survive that is! A bleak outlook you cover in your poem. Fondest regards, Pauline and Denis.

on 3/21/2019 11:07:06 AM

The Joy That You Give -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 9/11/2015 2:44:27 PM

Frank Davis said:



Words of wisdom, lyrically and lovingly conveyed. You've said it all, Betty---beautifully. Kudos!

on 3/21/2019 10:59:34 AM

Don't Compare -- by Member: Kysia Talibong, Philippines -- added: 3/20/2019 9:29:02 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Wise words Kysia. I find myself agreeing with you. Warmest always

on 3/21/2019 10:58:28 AM

Fragile -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 3/20/2019 11:11:27 PM

Kenneth Clark said:



A stunning portrait William of the beginning and creation of our world, the jewel in a chaotic universe, a home to an abundant diversity of life, a home sadly with a history that betrays the beauty of this jewel, an Eden built on hatred violence intolerance and conflict, a history of saints and sinners, so much good acheived but sadly without contentment, without end to the mindless insanity man inflicts upon man with his intolerance and lack of respect for others. A stunning blockbuster of a poem Wiiliam and a fitting condemnation and mark of respect for those suffering in New Zealand and other parts of this world, a 5***** AWARD WINNER. Fondest to all, Ken

on 3/21/2019 10:58:24 AM

COME SPRING . -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 3/20/2019 9:00:12 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Beautiful dear Eddie. It’s summer for us - some say spring, but for me it’s summer. I hope you experience azure skies, warm sunny days soon - literally and symbolically. Fondest xx five stars forever

on 3/21/2019 10:57:31 AM

In Words Lie Hope (commemorating poetry day) -- by Member: Ifeanyi Nwokeabia, Nigeria -- added: 3/21/2019 6:24:11 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Such a beautiful tribute to the heart of poets and poetry. Indeed, we find solace in this world of words. A lovely expression of poetic thoughts, fondest

on 3/21/2019 10:55:58 AM

DREAMING -- by Member: Marcia Schechinger, USA -- added: 6/15/2011 10:07:07 AM

Frank Davis said:



Prettily put. This whimsical piece is an apt example featuring "the child's heart," so necessary to good poetry. Ya dun good, Marcia!

on 3/21/2019 10:54:02 AM

Fragile -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 3/20/2019 11:11:27 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Such a hard hitting yet beautiful poem, William. It is so so sad to see what we have done to this world, each other and creation. I don’t get it at times and wonder how such people think - warped morality or just lack of compassion, love. It’s overwhelming. This poem is wonderful, with lovely poetic lines that stand out as you talk of the harsh reality of life, of the world and mankind. Bravo, my Scottish friend. A thoughtful tribute to those impacted by the recent massacre. Fondest

on 3/21/2019 10:53:58 AM

My Desired Wishes. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 3/20/2019 2:25:22 PM

Kenneth Clark said:



This maybe an oldie Denis but a stunning poem that transcends time, especially to those of us of advancing years who simply wish to bask and enjoy the simple beauty that surrounds us in abundance, and to share and enjoy this peace and serenity with loved ones and friends, a masterly crafted poem my friend, one that resonates with me and brings joy just to read. Fondest to self and Pauline, hope all is well. Ken

on 3/21/2019 10:21:46 AM

Forever Strong -- by Member: William Williams, USA -- added: 9/27/2008 12:38:37 AM

Frank Davis said:



Intriguing introspection. Love the phrase: "...nothing is truly kind." Written with deep perception and brutal honesty--an enviable duo!

on 3/21/2019 7:29:42 AM

Fires In The Night -- by Member: Dwayne Rankin, USA -- added: 7/31/2010 11:15:45 AM

Frank Davis said:



Stark, disturbing imagery. You set a fire in our minds; it will not soon be forgotten. Poetry with impact, Dwayne!

on 3/21/2019 7:20:37 AM

Clone -- by Member: Melyssa Sprott, USA -- added: 3/20/2019 2:07:12 AM

Melyssa Sprott said:



Thanks for read, William! It was a vivid nightmare, indeed!

on 3/20/2019 11:44:34 PM

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