The Official Writing Challenge
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08/13/15
This beautiful poem brought to life the pictures painted with your words. How stirring a sight those flowers must have been.
08/14/15
Very powerful and compelling reading. What a sobering picture you have described.
08/14/15
Very powerful and compelling reading. What a sobering picture you have described.
08/14/15
I loved everything about this poem--your descriptions, the repetition of certain verses, the subject. This is a beautiful, creative entry.
08/15/15
This is a beautiful and creative poem, perfect for this week's topic. I saw the poppies on TV but it must have been an amazing and sobering experience to have been at the tower and seen them for real. You described the scene in such detail that I felt I was there. Great job!
08/15/15
Wow, well done. A very unusual and striking style of poetry, that kept me reading. Very vivid descriptions and word pictures that were not all "in your face", but subtly eloquent.
08/15/15
What a sight those 888,246 ceramic poppies must have been. A beautiful commemorative of a tragic war.
08/15/15
Your poem is lovely, and very moving. To see those poppies must have been amazing. What an impacting way to commemorate those lost in the war. Great writing!
I saw the pictures on TV, so I can only imagine what must have been like to walk around it. Your poem shows how profoundly moving experience that must have been. Awesome job!
08/16/15
This is masterfully crafted, both in its rhyme and cadence. A thing of beauty you have here:) This will do well:)
08/18/15
Hauntingly beautiful written about the Tower of London. It sent shivers down my spine at the eloquently written words.
08/20/15
Congrats! Such a beautiful piece:) First place suits it well:)
Congratulations, dear friend, for being at the very top with this beautiful poem!
08/20/15
I knew you'd be up top with this poem. Yet another masterpiece and very worthy of the win. Congratulations Margaret.
08/20/15
Your poetry is always exceptional Margaret! This one became even more stunning when I googled images of the scene.

The old castle juxtaposed with the modern skyline added to the poppy filled mote in an inexplicable moment of delight.

I simply MUST get to London one day.
08/20/15
Congratulations on your 1st place EC award, Margaret. Your poetry brilliantly tells a historical story. It makes the reader want to learn more about London.
08/20/15
Brilliant writing that draws us way past its graphic descriptions, on into our own hearts and minds. A well-deserved win!
08/20/15
Congratulations, Margaret! This win doesn't surprise me. Your poem is beautiful and based on such a moving tribute. Well done!!
08/21/15
Your masterpiece exudes a sobering, poignant image. I've never been to the Tower, but I was caught away in your moment as I viewed your Flowing Sea of Red. (My Grandfather served during WWI). Congrats, Margaret! I love this!
This is a poem to print out and keep.So very beautiful and poignant, vividly portrayed. I so wanted to see the poppies but never made it. Congratulations on a well deserved win.