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    Sonnet Poetry Contest Contest Winner 
 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: May 20, 2020      Views: 245

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Tony Fawcus, ex-RAF Navigator and Junior School teacher, now living on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula where he runs a small farm and a B&B cottage.

He is an accomplished novelist and is currently at the #9 spot on the rankings.

He is an accomplished poet and is currently at the #24 spot on this years rankings.

The Seal of Quality committee has rewarded him with 1 seals. He is also an active reviewer and is holding the #51 spot on the top ranked reviewer list.

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This work has reached the exceptional level
Kubla Khan revisited
"The Thief of Dreams" by tfawcus
Each day that dawns is but the thief of dreams,
the tattered veils of thought that drift through
They make good sense in sleep, though now the seams
are split, unable to withstand the light.

The weaving comes adrift like swirls of mist
dissipate in rays of morning sun;
the mantle disappears, though strands persist
with which to build the domes of Kubla Khan.

For poets can, at times, rework remains
with careful, stitched-up words to form a quilt,
a patchwork made of fragments from their brains -
a Xanadu of pleasures that's rebuilt.

Though daylight looms, a poet still may weave
a weft of dreams from silk the
moths reprieve.
Sonnet Poetry Contest
Contest Winner


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Image credit: Xanadu, by Philip Firsov, reproduced under Creative Commons Attribution licence.
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