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Previous Challenge Entry (EDITOR'S CHOICE)
Topic: "Splash" 4-11-13 Deadline (04/04/13)

TITLE: Splash into Poetry
By Verna Cole Mitchell
~9th Place


Splash into a sea of poetry.
Let iridescent drops of words
Penetrate to your heart
And warm you like the coziest fire
On the coldest of days.
Delight in waves of verse.

Splatter stories indiscriminately
To entertain and amuse,
To excite and amaze,
To take you long ago and faraway
To places you have never been before.
Rev up your imagination.

Sprinkle gleams of wisdom,
Sparkles of comfort,
Dewdrops of inspiration,
Spatters of challenge,
Liquid particles of faith.
Revitalize your soul.

Dash headfirst into billows of sound,
Sweet syllables on your tongue.
Delight in reverberations.
Thrill to timbre and tone,
Rich resonance of music.
Satisfy your senses.

Jump into currents of emotion,
Teased by sun-sparked spray
Of love and tenderness
Or dampened by melancholy,
Fear, and anger.
Bathe in sensations.

Plunge into images of beauty,
Spattering majesty of mountains,
Enchantment of sunrises and sunsets,
The charm, the elegance, and the grace
Of all God’s great creation.
Feed your aesthetic hunger.

Splash into a sea of poetry—
Delight in waves of verse.

Accept Jesus as Your Savior Right Now and be Certain of Eternal Life.

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/11/13
I think that this is super creative. I really enjoyed all the different verbs that you used to start each stanza. The words flow and are a work of art. Very descriptive!
Bonnie Bowden 04/12/13
Very creative poem.
Linda Goergen04/12/13
Loved this...and as delightful as it was contemplating the scenes and places and worlds a poem could take you to—it took me even beyond that—into pondering...
what if we could witness God creating, it would be like splashing into a sea of poetry...God’s poetry coming to life.
I enjoyed the read and where it took my thoughts!
Laura Hawbaker04/15/13
Words are so fun and you did a excellent job using some great ones in this verse.
Leola Ogle 04/15/13
Love the flow of this. I kept picking out lines that were my favorite, only to discover another line I liked better. Good job! God bless!
Carolyn Ancell04/15/13
This piece just dazzles, it is so full of light and movement.
C D Swanson 04/17/13
Great piece...the entire entry was a joy to read.

God bless~
Sarah Elisabeth 04/18/13
You must have overheard my conversations with friends of late of how I should dive into reading and writing more poetry. I shall refer back to this inspiration often.

Congrats on your well deserved EC, Verna!
Beth LaBuff 04/18/13
Each element of poetry (stories, words, wisdom, sounds, emotions, images)has its own stanza and is beautifully paralleled with the ocean. (And each element of poetry was flawlessly incorporated into the structure of this!) This is perfect for April--poetry month! Super congrats, dear friend!
Yvonne Blake 04/18/13
LOVE IT! I felt like a kid stomping and splashing in puddles as I read it. You are the best poet I know!
Christina Banks 04/19/13
This is excellent! Congratulations on your well deserved EC.
Bea Edwards 04/20/13
Wow! I just commented on the EC entry before yours how I was amazed at yet another entry in unique and lovely prose.
I am bowled over by all your descriptions of 'delightful waves of verse'. I am without words, in awe at your crafting ability!!
Judith Gayle Smith04/20/13
Exquisite. Congratulations!
Claudia Thomason04/22/13
This piece sparkles with descriptions that jump off the page. Loved it. Congratulations on your EC.