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10/16/08
This was beautifully poetic, and I love the format.
10/16/08
Nice touch, composing the lines to create the half-outline of a tree. Very creative.
10/16/08
I liked how you tied the Christmas tree to the cross of Christ. I also liked how you made it into a half-shape of a tree.
Your poem did what a good poem does. I am still pondering the feelings that your words evoked. Thanks
10/16/08
my first thought was "wow." I'm still pondering the images your words put in my mind. Loved the "blood brother to the tinseled tree . . ."
10/16/08
my first thought was "wow." I'm still pondering the images your words put in my mind. Loved the "blood brother to the tinseled tree . . ."
10/16/08
I liked the format and analogy in this poem.
10/20/08
I'm not normally a great fan of poem entries but this one speaks to me - even without the clever outline. Thought provoking
10/23/08
The poetic craftsmanship is excellent in this piece. Just the right words to make the perfect point. Nice work!
What a lovely, thought provoking poem. I love the vivid images it provokes.
10/23/08
Congrats, Keith!!

This was my pick to win!
10/23/08
Wow! Love this. Congratulations on your first place writing!
10/23/08
What an utterly beautiful and creative poem. SO deserving of a win! Congrats!
10/23/08
Powerful, even the half tree visual reminds us of the "brother" tree mentioned...Congrats
10/23/08
Congratulations on your 1st place. Beautiful job with the topic.
Congratulations on being awarded first place! Wonderful piece
10/23/08
Congrats on your well-deserved win! I knew this piece had excellence the moment I read it!
This is so eloquently stated. COngratulations on your 1st place win!
10/24/08
Beautiful! I liked how the flow of the poem matched with the extension of the branches. Well-deserved honor.
Good to see someone from the UK placing s highly; loved the poetry and pics on your blog.
Anne Isle of Wight.
10/24/08
Hi- congratulations, I liked your format and writing style.
I really enjoyed this! Great job portraying the gift of Christ's sacrifice to a dark and sinful world. Thank God for Jesus- the best gift of all!