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mountainwriter49
Location: Staunton, VA
Gender: Male
Born: December
Interests: Travel, photography, genealogy, music, cycling and of course, writing.
Member: Standard
Joined: September 2009
INFORMATION
I am recently retired and reside in the most beautiful area of Virginia--the Shenandoah Valley. I find beauty and inspiration in the mountains every day--it is one of my most faithful muses.

I love to write poetry and have been writing for about 40 years; however, it was not until I joined FanStory in 2009 that I began in earnest to develop and refine my writing skills. For that, I am most grateful to the Site and to the many wonderful writers and poets who have mentored me.

My preferred writing styles are more formal than free verse. I love to read and write in the Shakespearean Sonnet, blank verse, tanka, haiku and quartet forms. I am fortunate to have been published in the on-line magazine Prune Juice.

I currently serve on the FanStory faculty and teach blank verse poetry classes.
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FanStory wrote to mountainwriter49: Congratulations! tanka (wind-blown leaves) won the contest "Tanka Poetry Contest"
February 21, 2017 at 12:13AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!! Whoo Hoo!!!
    February 21, 2017 at 12:16AM
    rama devi: Congrats! Much deserved :-)
    February 21, 2017 at 2:13PM
    MissMerri: What a beautiful poem! I'm so pleased to see this take first place in the contest. Keep it up! ;p
    February 21, 2017 at 4:04PM
    IndianaIrish: Congratulations for the win in this contest, Ray! It's an awesome tanka.
    February 21, 2017 at 4:50PM
    TheWriteTeach: Congrats, Ray, on a well deserved win. Your Tanka, 'wind blown leaves,' was excellent.
    February 21, 2017 at 7:45PM
    Gloria ....: Way to go, Ray! :))
    February 21, 2017 at 9:27PM

FanStory wrote to mountainwriter49: Congratulations the 2016 Recognized Writer of the Year
January 25, 2017 at 10:33PM
    humpwhistle: Congratulations, Ray. I think this is the most meaningful award this site offers!
    January 25, 2017 at 8:49AM
    MissMerri: My heartfelt congratulations to a most deserving recipient of this outstanding award. What a delight! A giant bouquet of roses to you, Teach! MM
    January 25, 2017 at 9:04AM
    judiverse: Congratulations on this wonderful achievement. judiverse
    January 25, 2017 at 9:04AM
    Margaret Snowdon: Congratulations, my friend - so well deserved. Margarer
    January 25, 2017 at 9:05AM
    IndianaIrish: Congratulations, Ray, on this exciting and prestigious honor. It's wonderful to have you receive this highest of recognition. :-)
    January 25, 2017 at 9:13AM
    Jannypan (Jan) : You are so deserving. CONGRATULATIONS
    January 25, 2017 at 9:26AM
    robyn corum: WOW! Way to go, Ray!
    January 25, 2017 at 10:34AM
    Writingfundimension: Hearty congratulations, Ray, for this well-deserved recognition of your talent. :) Bev
    January 25, 2017 at 11:10AM
    TAB_that's me: Congratulations Ray!
    January 25, 2017 at 11:30AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations Mr. Ray!!!!
    January 25, 2017 at 11:45AM
    Mystic Angel 7777: Congratulations, Ray! I cannot think of a single person here that deserves it more than you. Bravo!
    January 25, 2017 at 11:55AM
    starkat: A hearty Congrats, Ray. Wow - Writer of the Year! This is fantastic recognition. I'm thrilled you received this award - like getting the Oscar for Best Picture. Way to go. Cheers .. ;o)
    January 25, 2017 at 12:29PM
    Linda Engel: Well done, Ray, and well deserved.
    January 25, 2017 at 5:08PM
    mountainwriter49: Thanks so much, everyone, for your very kind comments and congratulations, and thanks to the Committee for this very high honor. This has taken me by surprise and I am most humbled, yet quite excited, about receiving this award. :-)
    January 25, 2017 at 5:45PM
    I am Cat: This couldn't make me happier! Congratulations, A! Very well deserved!
    January 25, 2017 at 6:21PM
    giraffmang: Nice one Ray.
    January 25, 2017 at 6:51PM
    Warren Rodgers: Ray, Congratulations on being named 2016 Writer of the year! Great news for a very talented and deserving writer. I'm very happy for you! Rodger
    January 25, 2017 at 7:52PM
    Unspoken94: Congratulations, Ray, for this much deserved award. -Bill
    January 25, 2017 at 8:24PM
    pome lover: congratulations, Ray. Good for you!
    Pome lover
    PS - I went to school in Staunton - beautiful country!
    January 25, 2017 at 8:31PM
    judester: Bravo and congratulations on receiving recognized writer award, cheers, j
    January 25, 2017 at 11:07PM
    Dorothy Farrell: Congratulations Ray - a worthy winner of a great award.
    January 26, 2017 at 5:43AM
    Ulla: Congratulations on this wonderful achievement, Ray. So well deserved.!!!
    January 26, 2017 at 11:58AM
    RGstar: Go, Go, Go Ray. So happy. Well done, well deserved.
    January 26, 2017 at 1:05PM
    Ideasaregems-Dawn: Congratulations, Ray - couldn't have been a better choice! Woot, woot!!!
    January 26, 2017 at 2:25PM
    tfawcus: An honour well deserved my friend. Congratulations!
    January 26, 2017 at 3:22PM
    Drew Delaney: It is nice to read that you have achieved this great honour from FanStory. Congratulations, my writing friend. Cheers!
    January 26, 2017 at 3:38PM
    ~Dovey: Congrats, Ray! This is a richly deserved award! :)
    January 26, 2017 at 5:25PM
    LateBloomer: Congratulations, Ray, on being the 2016 Recognized Writer of the Year. A most deserving award.
    January 26, 2017 at 6:51PM
    Selina Stambi: Congratulations, Ray. A well deserved honour. Your poetry is a delight to read.
    January 26, 2017 at 7:27PM
    Ric Myworld: Congratulations, Ray! Living in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and now Writer of the Year, it couldn't get much better!
    January 26, 2017 at 10:36PM
    Xylok: totally awesome and long overdue!
    January 26, 2017 at 10:39PM
    Just2Write: YAY RAY ... How wonderful for you, my friend. How wonderful for us that you are on this site to guide and inspire us with your skill and natural talent. I'm thrilled for you. Heather Rose
    January 27, 2017 at 12:41PM
    Lovinia: C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S Ray. A great honour and a recipient of highest merit! Well deserved my friend, I'm thrilled for you. Enjoy! Hugs and chocolates - Lovi xoxoxox
    January 27, 2017 at 4:34PM
    boxergirl: Congrats Ray!!
    January 27, 2017 at 7:19PM
    pit viper: I really enjoy your work. Thanks for sharing it. :) best wishes!
    January 28, 2017 at 10:14PM
    Rasmine : Congratulations!!
    January 31, 2017 at 3:12PM
    Jmf4119: Congratulations Ray! I am so pleased that you received this very deceiving honor.
    Bravo!!!
    January 31, 2017 at 7:24PM

FanStory wrote to mountainwriter49: Congratulations! Brothers won the contest "Blank Verse Poetry Contest"
December 9, 2016 at 12:13AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!!
    December 9, 2016 at 12:46AM
    Jannypan (Jan) : No doubt about it. This was an extraordinary winner. Congratulations! Jan
    December 9, 2016 at 12:59AM
    MissMerri: I KNEW it!!! A happy congratulations to our amazing teacher for your beautiful blue ribbon! I'm thrilled and proud.
    December 9, 2016 at 5:23AM
    Ulla: Congratulations!!!
    December 9, 2016 at 9:28AM
    Dean Kuch: Congrats.
    December 9, 2016 at 12:24PM
    Ideasaregems-Dawn: Congratulations, Ray! I owe you a huge debt of thanks for all your help with this form, too. It's an honor to be second to work such as yours!
    December 9, 2016 at 2:46PM
    I am Cat: Absolutely one of the most beautiful poems I've ever had the pleasure to read. Take care of yourself, A!
    -Katze
    December 9, 2016 at 4:21PM
    rama devi: Congrats! Deserved! :-)))
    December 9, 2016 at 6:48PM
    BeasPeas: Congratulations, Ray.
    December 9, 2016 at 10:42PM
    mountainwriter49: Thanks, everyone, for your wonderful and kind remarks!
    December 10, 2016 at 8:27AM
    RGstar: Wewll done, Ray. You are set a good level and example.
    Best wishes
    December 10, 2016 at 9:24AM
    MissMerri:
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE GREATEST TEACHER!

    December 11, 2016 at 11:27AM
    I am Cat: Happy Birthday, A!
    Long may you wave, you elegant man!
    ❤️Katze
    December 11, 2016 at 4:58PM
    Gloria ....: Congratulations to you and a happy birthday too, Ray. :))
    December 11, 2016 at 7:09PM
    Jannypan (Jan) : Enjoy your birthday. Happy Birthday. Jan
    December 11, 2016 at 11:46PM
    Dean Kuch:
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    Happy birthday, Teach!
    One-hundred-years-old today.
    What an amazing accomplishment.
    Heh-heh-heh...
    Take care not to fall down. You might not be able to get back up.
    ~Dean
    December 11, 2016 at 11:55PM
    robyn corum: A HAPPY DAY to that COOL RAY!
    Thanks for teaching me stuff and all that junk. heehee I hope your day is merry and bright!!
    December 12, 2016 at 10:40AM

FanStory wrote to mountainwriter49: Tropopause finished second in the contest "Love Poem Poetry Contest"
July 11, 2016 at 12:13AM
    tfawcus: This was a superb poem, Ray. A winner all the way in my book.
    July 11, 2016 at 12:37AM
    Gloria ....: Way to go, Ray. :))
    July 11, 2016 at 1:18AM
    Taffspride: Congratulations Ray, It was well deserved.
    July 11, 2016 at 7:58AM
    rama devi: Congrats! Much deserved! Wonderful crown. Bravo.
    July 11, 2016 at 9:33AM
    I am Cat: Beautiful poem, A
    August 17, 2016 at 1:13AM
    Dean Kuch: Congrats, Teach.
    I voted for your entry. I felt it was the best by far.
    Well done.
    ~Dean
    September 9, 2016 at 2:46PM
    RGstar: Well done, Ray. Good work there.
    RG
    September 10, 2016 at 8:16AM
    MissMerri: Congratulations for this second place finish Teach! Hooray!
    September 10, 2016 at 11:29AM
    poetbear: Very proud to have known you. Need to improve my writing more so .
    December 2, 2016 at 8:59PM

FanStory wrote to mountainwriter49: Congratulations! Kindred Spirits won the contest "Blank Verse Poetry Contest"
June 26, 2016 at 12:13AM
    Jannypan (Jan) : You are an amazing writer. CONGRATULATIONS on a well-deserved win. I am proud to know you. Jan
    June 26, 2016 at 12:40AM
    Gloria ....: Congratulations to you, Ray. Super Blank Verse. :))
    June 26, 2016 at 1:36AM
    mfowler: A classic piece. Congratulations on this big win, Ray. Much deserved.
    June 26, 2016 at 5:44AM
    MissMerri: I couldn't possibly be more thrilled! This is wonderful news my friend. ;")
    June 26, 2016 at 5:56AM
    starkat: A Hearty Congrats, Ray! This is a brilliantly written blank verse. Loved it. Well deserved win. Cheers ... ;o) Art
    June 26, 2016 at 9:35AM
    Dean Kuch: Congrats, Teach...
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    June 26, 2016 at 11:38AM
    IndianaIrish: Congratulations on this wonderful honor, Ray! Your Blank Verse poetry is always inspiring and is the template for this challenging form. Congrats!
    June 26, 2016 at 2:50PM
    rama devi: Congrats! Much deserved, dear Ray
    June 26, 2016 at 4:54PM
    Eternal Muse: Congratulations, Ray. Your poetry is always exquisite.
    June 27, 2016 at 6:47AM
    mountainwriter49: Thanks so much, everyone, for the warm congratulations. I am thrilled by winning this contest. :-)
    June 27, 2016 at 8:41AM
    Ulla: Congratulation on this well deserved win. Ulla:)
    June 27, 2016 at 5:26PM
    Writingfundimension: Congratulations, Ray. My, you have really come a long way with this form. Great job!
    June 28, 2016 at 9:52PM
    I am Cat: Lovely Poem, A
    August 17, 2016 at 1:13AM

FanStory wrote to mountainwriter49: haiku (doe and fawn forage) finished first in the contest "Write a Haiku"
June 17, 2016 at 8:10PM
    nancyjam: Congratulations Ray. Well deserved. Nancy
    June 17, 2016 at 8:34PM
    Galactia: *.*.*.*.*Congratulations*.*.*.*.* :)
    June 17, 2016 at 10:54PM
    Gloria ....: You write them up good, Ray. Congratulations!
    June 18, 2016 at 1:40AM
    IndianaIrish: Congratulations to you, PoetryMan!
    June 18, 2016 at 2:18AM
    Ulla: Congratulations Ray. Ulla
    June 18, 2016 at 7:37AM
    Taffspride: Congratulations Ray, well deserved.

    June 18, 2016 at 8:13AM
    MissMerri: Not a surprise to me, but I'm proud of my teach anyway. A first place win is a beautiful thing!
    Congratulations!
    June 18, 2016 at 8:42AM

FanStory wrote to mountainwriter49: Congratulations! You won the reviewing contest!
July 13, 2015 at 12:28AM
    IndianaIrish: Congratulations, Ray. Your reviews are always helpful, kind, and knowledgeable. Well done!
    July 13, 2015 at 12:43AM
    giraffmang: Nice one. Congratulations
    July 13, 2015 at 1:09AM
    dejohnsrld (Debbie): Congrats, Ray. You truly deserve this. You are so good to help others grow as writers.~Debbie
    July 13, 2015 at 1:14AM
    Ideasaregems-Dawn: Congratulations! A well-deserved win if ever there was one.!
    July 13, 2015 at 1:21AM
    Gloria ....: Congratulations, Ray!
    July 13, 2015 at 3:00AM
    Debbie Noland: Congratulations on this great and well deserved win, Ray!
    July 13, 2015 at 7:43AM
    Taffspride: Congratulations Ray. Well done
    July 13, 2015 at 7:48AM
    Eric1: About time this happened Ray, congratulations my friend.
    July 13, 2015 at 9:23AM
    mountainwriter49: Thanks everyone for your kind compliments and congratulations. I'm thrilled with this honor.
    Ray
    July 13, 2015 at 11:33PM
    MissMerri: I'm a bit slow arriving, but couldn't possibly feel more gratified. How long have I been telling you, you deserve this award? Congratulations!! You do deserve it.
    July 14, 2015 at 12:37AM
    Dorothy Farrell: Well done Ray. Well deserved judging by the excellent way you have reviewed my work. Congratulations - Dorothy
    July 14, 2015 at 7:16AM
    mfowler: Well done, Ray. We all like a good reviewer.
    July 14, 2015 at 8:46AM
    Showboat: Congrats, Ray. You're the best. Gayle
    July 14, 2015 at 9:10AM
    Lovinia: Hi Ray

    Congratulations on your win ... I just found out. Well done and so well deserved ... you've 'saved my bacon' many times with your suggestions and pick-up of nits. Enjoy the glory and the dollars. LOL btw ... if you buy chocolates don't forget to share. :)) Hugs - Lovi xoxo
    July 14, 2015 at 12:37PM
    Writingfundimension: Congratulations, Ray. One hundred dollars can buy some mighty fine wine. :)
    July 14, 2015 at 9:40PM
    rama devi: Congrats! Proud of you! :)
    July 15, 2015 at 11:49AM
    TAB_that's me: As I have told you before, you are the best reviewer on the sight as far as I am concerned. At last, you reap the rewards! congrats.
    July 15, 2015 at 2:50PM
    springrain: Congratulations Ray on winning the reviewing contest, much deserved!
    Olof
    July 15, 2015 at 3:37PM
    Jean Lutz: Congratulations! Well deserved.
    July 16, 2015 at 6:59PM
    Ginnygray: Congratulations to a new acquaintance for me on fanstory and to find out you were a NCSU student at one time.
    August 2, 2015 at 1:23AM
    misscookie: Hello
    Thank you very much for taking the time to correct all my errors . That was very kind of you.
    Yes I would like for you to look at my write again and I pray you will change my rating.
    Cookie
    January 26, 2016 at 11:44PM
    mfowler: A knowlegeable and generous reviewer. Great choice. Congratulations.
    February 27, 2016 at 4:12AM
    Lovinia: Congratulations on third placement in POM. A beautiful poem and well deserved to be recognised. Now if I had just thought to give a sleeping potion to Dean ... (love you Dean).

    Huge hugs - Lovi xoxo
    February 29, 2016 at 5:51PM

FanStory wrote to mountainwriter49: Congratulations! tanka (astral light glistens) won the contest "Tanka Poetry Contest"
May 12, 2015 at 12:13AM
    flamingstar: Love it! I appreciate your detailed explanation of all the tanka elements and can't wait to try again! Congratulations.
    May 12, 2015 at 2:23AM
    Debbie Noland: Congratulations, Ray, on your big win for this beautifully written tanka.
    May 12, 2015 at 11:17AM
    Margaret Snowdon: Congratulations, Ray - so well deserved.
    May 12, 2015 at 11:51AM
    Gloria ....: Way to go, Ray! Well deserved recognition.
    May 12, 2015 at 11:59AM
    Lovinia: congratulations ray. superb entry ... love the tanka form
    and how well accomplished you are ... love it. hugs - lovi xoxo
    May 12, 2015 at 12:17PM
    Taffspride: congratulations Ray, well deserved.
    May 12, 2015 at 3:39PM
    springrain: Congratulations Ray on a beautiful tanka and a well-deserved win. Olof
    May 12, 2015 at 4:16PM
    IndianaIrish: Congratulations, Ray, on winning the contest with your awesome tanka. You rock!
    May 12, 2015 at 7:31PM
    mountainwriter49: Thanks, everyone, for your kind remarks!
    May 13, 2015 at 8:10AM
    words: Congratulations!!!! A well deserved win. .Hugs, your fan, d
    May 13, 2015 at 7:48PM
    MissMerri: I can't let you not hear from your Cali friend regarding this, yet another blue for you, a most deserved accomplishment, and now I believe you do have enough blue ribbons to paper your den. Congratulations! I'm so pleased. ;")
    May 23, 2015 at 7:50PM

mountainwriter49: Congratulations to Blank Verse Contest Winner:

Tony (tfawcus) has won the member sponsored Blank Verse Contest with his resplendent poem entitled "The Dream." Congratulations to Tony for winning the Blue Ribbon in this most challenging contest.

Ten poets participated in this contest and presented the most wonderful blank verse poetry I've read in quite some time. The entries included blank verse sonnets, quatrains and epic narratives. All are distinctive, creative and worthy of the winners' circle.

Thanks to all who participated and to those in the FanStory community who took the time to read and review all ten entries and participate in the voting.

I wold encourage anyone interested in reading superb verse to read the entries.

-Ray
contest sponsor
March 30, 2015 at 12:34AM
    IndianaIrish: Congratulations, Tony! Your BV poem is truly deserving of the win.
    March 30, 2015 at 2:39AM
    michaelcahill: Oh, oh. Indy, "your" and "truly" are a slant rhyme!! Someone please help me!!!

    Seriously, what an amazing piece. To be of that length without a single end rhyme is beyond comprehension.
    March 30, 2015 at 2:59AM

FanStory wrote to mountainwriter49: Congratulations! My Lover's Kiss won the contest "Love Poem Poetry Contest"
March 20, 2015 at 12:13AM
    adewpearl: Congratulations, Ray :-) LOTS of people entered that contest, so you edged out some really good work with your talented writing :-)
    March 20, 2015 at 10:10AM
    Showboat: Way to go! Excellent poem!
    March 20, 2015 at 10:35AM
    Just2Write: Congratulations, Ray! This competition had some excellent entries, and yours came out on top. I'm thrilled for you, my talented friend. A most deserving win. I hope you buy yourself something wonderful! Rose.
    March 20, 2015 at 11:46AM
    IndianaIrish: Congratulations, PoetryMan! You rock :-) enough said.
    March 20, 2015 at 12:12PM
    TAB_that's me: It was an excellent entry. Congratulations Ray!
    March 20, 2015 at 1:58PM
    boxergirl: Congrats on a great creation!
    March 20, 2015 at 5:03PM
    Warren Rodgers: Superb piece, Ray! Congratulations!
    March 20, 2015 at 8:37PM
    Ridley Williams: Great job Ray, you deserve the ribbon my friend!
    March 21, 2015 at 2:21AM
    springrain: Congratulations Ray, excellent write and very well deserved! Olof
    March 21, 2015 at 7:59AM
    Margaret Snowdon: Congratulations, Ray - so well deserved.
    March 21, 2015 at 9:33AM
    Jacob Collins : Congratulations on a well deserved win!!
    March 22, 2015 at 8:06AM
    Dorothy Farrell: Congratulations Ray - a worthy winner. Lovely poem.
    March 22, 2015 at 8:11AM

FanStory wrote to mountainwriter49: Congratulations! I Contemplate won the contest "Faith Poetry Contest"
June 30, 2014 at 12:13AM
    Quire's Gal: Congratulations Ray!
    June 30, 2014 at 12:26AM
    rama devi: Congrats! :)
    June 30, 2014 at 2:18AM
    adewpearl: Congratulations, Ray :-)
    June 30, 2014 at 6:44AM
    Ritsal: Congratulations! The cream rises to the top. :)
    June 30, 2014 at 8:53AM
    Andrewajgblue: Congratulations on your 1st place, a worthy winner :)
    June 30, 2014 at 10:31AM
    TAB_that's me: Congrats Ray on first place. It was well deserved!
    June 30, 2014 at 11:00AM
    Ben Colder : Well done, poet.
    June 30, 2014 at 12:03PM
    Just2Write: Congratulations, my fine friend. I'm thrilled for you. Blow the money on something wonderful. Rose.
    June 30, 2014 at 12:57PM
    juliaSjames: Warm congratulations, Ray!
    June 30, 2014 at 1:02PM
    Dorothy Farrell: Congratulations Ray - you wrote an absolutely beautiful Faith poem. Regards Dorothy
    June 30, 2014 at 4:12PM
    IndianaIrish: Warmest congratulations to the PoetryMan! Your poem is exceptional.
    June 30, 2014 at 5:09PM
    boxergirl: Congratulations Ray!
    June 30, 2014 at 5:57PM
    mountainwriter49: Thanks to everyone for the congratulations and best wishes for my poem taking the Blue in the contest. :)
    July 2, 2014 at 4:55PM
    Lena Borghi: Congratulations, Ray! I just read "I Contemplate" and it is a gem. Well deserved win!!
    July 12, 2014 at 9:23AM
    MissMerri: It always gives me joy when your wonderful poetry is recognized. Congratulations! So deserved.
    August 27, 2014 at 2:16PM

FanStory wrote to mountainwriter49: Congratulations! Afton's Ridge won the contest "Love Poem Poetry Contest"
April 30, 2014 at 12:10AM
    rama devi: Congratulations, Ray! :)
    April 30, 2014 at 12:23AM
    The Death: Congratulations! :)
    Your crown of sonnets certainly deserves this crown.
    April 30, 2014 at 2:52AM
    adewpearl: Congratulations, my most talented friend!!! :-)
    April 30, 2014 at 5:38AM
    IndianaIrish: Congratulations on your win, Ray. How about a wine party?
    April 30, 2014 at 6:17AM
    Lena Borghi: Congratulations, Ray!!!!!!! A most deserving win for this gem of a poem. Happy for you, my friend!
    April 30, 2014 at 9:12AM
    Writingfundimension: Congratulations on winning first place with your stunningly beautiful poem, Ray.
    April 30, 2014 at 9:14AM
    Marillion: Congrats, Ron!
    April 30, 2014 at 9:54AM
    juliaSjames: Congratulations, Ray. So pleased for you, my friend. Cheryl
    April 30, 2014 at 10:48AM
    Selina Stambi: Well done - again, Ray!
    April 30, 2014 at 11:03AM
    rouskin: Congratulations !
    April 30, 2014 at 11:11AM
    Quire's Gal: Congratulations Ray!
    April 30, 2014 at 11:25AM
    Just2Write: Yay! Ray! So wonderful. Glad to see you in the winner's circle on this one!
    April 30, 2014 at 12:12PM
    donaldww: Congratulations!
    April 30, 2014 at 2:23PM
    MissMerri: Yay!!! I am so happy to see this wonderful poem receive the top prize! This is so deserved! ;D Congratulations!!!
    April 30, 2014 at 7:49PM
    mountainwriter49: Good Morning, everyone, and thank you so much for your warm comments and congratulations! I am thrilled with this award :-) -ray
    May 1, 2014 at 8:12AM
    dejohnsrld (Debbie): Congratulations, Ray. A well deserved award~Debbie
    May 1, 2014 at 10:46AM
    springrain: Congratulations Ray, on the win! Olof
    May 1, 2014 at 2:32PM
    Dorothy Farrell: Congratulations Ray - no doubt the drinks will celebrate the occasion. Dorothy
    May 2, 2014 at 1:03PM
    Dom G Robles: This is a beauty in its its structure and construction. Though this is an entry that won several years back, I suppose it is still one of the best that has not been overshadowed by time. It is very elegant. It covered pretty well the fanstorians elegant works which portrayed the feelings and observation of what was supposed to be best writers during the time covered, with some of the writers already gone.

    The shape of the poem like a Christmas Tree was artful--a work of an Artistic mind. It is one of a beauty and excellence. And the names reflect the best writers during the period. I love the way it is written, the structure, the sentiments in there. Though it is somewhat late to comment, I give my greatest admiration to the creator of this art. I hope to have it this way to honor even those who had passed away. Dom
    September 29, 2014 at 10:54PM

 
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