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FanStory wrote to lightink: Rain Tonight finished second in the contest "Sonnet Poetry Contest"
December 26, 2020 at 12:13AM
    AJ McCall: Congratssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    December 26, 2020 at 1:58PM

lightink: So sorry for being slow in getting back to everyone's lovely reviews (and reviewing)! I have some heath things going on. Nothing serious but rather annoying and distracting (and a lot of appointments as a result). Hopefully, it will be much better by next week. Thank you for your patience.
October 7, 2020 at 7:47AM
    AJ McCall: We understand lightink! Take your time! Hope you feel better!
    October 7, 2020 at 10:27AM
    Debra White: Hope you are feeling lots better soon... take care xx
    October 7, 2020 at 3:06PM
    Jannypan (Jan) : Of course, You take care of YOU! FS will wait. Respectfully, Jan
    October 7, 2020 at 3:27PM
    lyenochka: Hope you recover quickly! 💞🙏
    October 7, 2020 at 10:31PM
    trimple: Hi there, Jyoti.

    Hope we have you back with us very soon, love

    thinking of you

    October 10, 2020 at 2:55AM
    karenina: Much as we all like to think writing (and reviewing) is of paramount importance, our health is first. Get well, don't worry--we'll all be here when you're up to it!--Karenina
    October 10, 2020 at 12:43PM
    lightink: Thank you, dear friends! I so appreciate your kind thoughts and warm wishes!
    October 10, 2020 at 11:24PM

FanStory wrote to lightink: In and Out of Love finished second in the contest "Love Poem Poetry Contest"
October 7, 2020 at 12:13AM
    AJ McCall: Congrats lightink!
    October 7, 2020 at 10:28AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations! Perfectly crafted poem!

    October 7, 2020 at 10:32PM

FanStory wrote to lightink: Congratulations on your honorable mention finish in the Reviewing Contest!
October 2, 2020 at 10:00AM
    phill doran: A Horrible Mention! Well done...:)
    October 2, 2020 at 10:37AM
    lightink: Phill, it's horribly kind of you! ;) Thank you!
    October 2, 2020 at 3:15PM
    AJ McCall: Congrats lightink! I know I'm a bit late with this, but well done!
    October 2, 2020 at 7:56PM
    rama devi: Congrats!
    October 5, 2020 at 7:16PM

FanStory wrote to lightink: Congratulations! Winner of the Reviewing Contest!
September 1, 2020 at 11:31PM
    Gloria ....: Way to go, J. :))
    September 2, 2020 at 12:28AM
    rspoet: Congratulations!! Well deserved.
    September 2, 2020 at 9:22AM
    Pam (respa): Congratulations on the Reviewing Contest win. It is very much deserved.
    September 2, 2020 at 2:30PM
    karenina: Well heck yeah! Congrats on the Reviewing Contest win!--Karenina
    September 2, 2020 at 6:45PM
    Warren Rodgers: Congrats to you, J !! You have certainly earned it!
    September 2, 2020 at 9:02PM
    lightink: Thank you, Dear Friends! I am moved by all the kindness here.
    September 3, 2020 at 12:23PM
    AJ McCall: Way to go!
    September 5, 2020 at 5:11PM
    AJ McCall: Congrats on second place in the poem of the month!
    September 7, 2020 at 10:07AM
    Dorothy Farrell: Congratulations on the win - well deserved, and I can back that up from recent experience. x
    September 9, 2020 at 11:23AM
    trimple: Congratulations and very well deserved!
    September 25, 2020 at 7:01AM
    rama devi: Congrats! Much deserved. Just saw this now...
    October 5, 2020 at 7:16PM

FanStory wrote to lightink: Inspired finished second in the contest "Rhyming Poetry Contest"
August 28, 2020 at 12:13AM
    phill doran: Fantastic! I am really pleased for you!
    August 28, 2020 at 12:41AM
    The Death: Congratulations, J! Loved this poem. :)
    August 28, 2020 at 2:18AM
    MissMerri: Congratulations Jyoti! Such a wonderful poem this was! I'm glad it won a ribbon.
    August 28, 2020 at 4:27PM
    Spangle: Way to surprise at all :-)
    August 28, 2020 at 10:10PM
    Dorothy Farrell: Congratulations Jyoti on being placed in the contest x
    September 1, 2020 at 2:19PM
    catch22: Congratulations J! Well deserved:)
    September 1, 2020 at 7:04PM
    lightink: Thank you all for the kind words!
    September 4, 2020 at 12:19PM
    Eternal Muse: Congratulations, Joyti! A well deserved win.
    September 8, 2020 at 12:18AM

FanStory wrote to lightink: Congratulations! Second Place Finish in the Reviewing Contest!
August 1, 2020 at 10:28AM
    The Death: Congratulations, J! Well-deserved. :)
    August 1, 2020 at 1:07PM
    rama devi: Congrats, dear Jyoti. Much deserved!
    August 1, 2020 at 5:41PM
    lightink: Thank you, Rama Devi and Anupam! :)
    August 1, 2020 at 9:50PM
    MissMerri: No surprise to this delighted recipient of your frequent and beautiful reviews. Congratulations!
    August 18, 2020 at 7:34PM
    Mary Kay Bonfante : I'm not surprised to read that you were recognized in the Reviewing Contest. I tried to nominate you this month, but apparently, I have already done so before, and didn't remember doing it. You must have an excellent habit of giving very attentive reviews. Thank you so much!
    August 19, 2020 at 5:54PM
    lightink: Awww! Thank you MissMerri and Mary! It's been my pleasure! I'm so glad you found my reviews meaningful!
    August 22, 2020 at 12:35AM

FanStory wrote to lightink: Accounting Error finished third in the contest "5-7-5 Poem"
July 15, 2020 at 12:13AM
    The Death: Congratulations!
    July 15, 2020 at 4:02AM

FanStory wrote to lightink: Congratulations! Who Mothers the Mother? is the new Poem of the Month!
June 14, 2016 at 12:13AM
    mfowler: Congratulations, Jyoti. A very fine poem deseving of this recognition by your peers.
    June 14, 2016 at 2:45AM
    Eric1: Hi Jyoti, a massive congratulations on winning, by far the best poem my friend and well deserved.
    June 14, 2016 at 5:11AM
    BeasPeas: Congratulations, Jyoti, for winning the contest. :) Marilyn
    June 14, 2016 at 6:27AM
    mountainwriter49: Congratulations, Jyoti, for this superb win for this exceptional Sonnet Sequence. Well done!
    June 14, 2016 at 7:27AM
    I am Cat: I'm so happy for you, Jyoti!
    June 14, 2016 at 9:07AM
    rama devi: Yay! Congrats, dear Jyoti! :)
    June 14, 2016 at 11:02AM
    Jannypan (Jan) : CONGRATULATIONS on your win & amazing poem. Jan
    June 14, 2016 at 11:09AM
    TAB_that's me: Congrats and well deserved!
    June 14, 2016 at 12:03PM
    boxergirl: Congrats, my friend!
    June 14, 2016 at 6:31PM
    Judvan2: Wonderful poem. Congrats!
    June 14, 2016 at 9:56PM
    Selina Stambi: Beautiful poem. Congratulations!
    June 14, 2016 at 10:17PM
    RGstar: Well done, my friend. hard work and thought pays off. Bravo
    June 15, 2016 at 7:22AM
    Just2Write: Hey Jyoti - Congrats on your win with Who Mothers the Mother? A fantastic write, well worthy of this recognition.
    June 25, 2016 at 1:28PM
    Willie P. Smith: Congratulations and thank you for the reviewing
    June 4, 2020 at 1:53AM

FanStory wrote to lightink: Faces of Love finished first in the contest "NaPoWriMo 2016 (30 Poems in April)"
May 4, 2016 at 12:13AM
    michaelcahill: Congrats. Richly deserved. You've invented something that will be around for the ages I believe.
    May 4, 2016 at 12:27AM
    CD Richards: Well earned, it's a fantastic collection!
    May 4, 2016 at 12:34AM
    I am Cat: Congratulations Jyoti! ;)
    May 4, 2016 at 12:39AM
    ~Dovey: Congrats, Jyoti!
    May 4, 2016 at 4:10AM
    judiverse: Congratulations on winning the NaPoWriMo. Great work throughout the challenging month. judiverse
    May 4, 2016 at 8:10AM
    Linda Engel: YES!!! well done. congratulations
    May 4, 2016 at 11:29AM
    Joy Graham: Congratulations!
    May 4, 2016 at 3:26PM
    BeasPeas: Congratulations, Jyoti, for winning the NaPoWriMo contest. You did a wonderful job. Marilyn
    May 4, 2016 at 4:48PM
    Stacia Ann: Congratulations on the win, Jyoti! Wow!
    May 4, 2016 at 8:34PM
    lightink: Thank you, Friends! I am so grateful for this experience we shared! We are all winners in the NaPoWriMo - creating 30 poems in 30 days! :)
    May 5, 2016 at 2:44PM

FanStory wrote to lightink: Congratulations! Moon and Sun won the contest "Acrostic Poetry Contest"
April 29, 2016 at 12:13AM
    I am Cat: Well... yeah, of course! Awesome and amazing entry and yes, it absolutely deserved the win Jyoti! ;)
    Great job!
    April 29, 2016 at 1:03AM
    Dean Kuch: HUGE congrats are in order it would seem, Jyoti.
    CONGRATS!font color=red><-------
    (see how HUGE that is?)
    Good job! ;)
    April 29, 2016 at 2:33AM
    kiwisteveh: Congrats, Jyoti - wonderful creativity!
    April 29, 2016 at 3:27AM
    ~Dovey: Congrats, Jyoti!
    April 29, 2016 at 4:13AM
    mountainwriter49: Congratulations, Jyoti, for winning the Blue Ribbon. Well deserved for a unique, creative and delightful acrostic. It's the best I've yet to read.
    April 29, 2016 at 8:08AM
    Dorothy Farrell: Congratulations Jyoti - how could you not win with an entry like this - pretty amazing. x
    April 29, 2016 at 9:24AM
    Gloria ....: Yay! Jyoti congratulations to you. Beautiful acrostic. :))
    April 29, 2016 at 10:42AM
    RGstar: I called it, loved it, and how happy to see good work paying off. Great,my friend.
    Best wishes
    April 29, 2016 at 11:38AM
    boxergirl: Congrats, Jyoti!! :-)
    April 29, 2016 at 1:22PM
    Eternal Muse: Magnificent entry, Jyoti, worth all the accolades, congratulations on your win!
    April 29, 2016 at 5:06PM
    lightink: Wow! Thank you, Dear Friends! I appreciate the kind words :)!
    May 4, 2016 at 12:47AM

FanStory wrote to lightink: Congratulations! Third place finish in the reviewing contest!
March 1, 2016 at 11:28PM
    rama devi: Yay! Congrats! Much deserved, dear Jyoti.
    March 1, 2016 at 9:25PM
    I am Cat: Congratulations, Jyoti! ;)
    March 1, 2016 at 11:16PM
    PoemsOfDD: You certainly deserved to place in the reviewing nominations. Congratulations to you :-) ~ DD
    March 2, 2016 at 12:51AM
    michaelcahill: Yeah! What's goin' on here. They rewarding quality now? :))
    March 2, 2016 at 1:43AM
    giraffmang: Nice one. congratulations.
    March 2, 2016 at 2:17AM
    --Turtle.: Congrats to you too!
    March 2, 2016 at 6:08AM
    lightink: Thank you everyone! :)
    I was rather surprised about this...
    March 2, 2016 at 2:15PM

lightink: Good news! We have filled up all the spots for the co-created Wreath of Sonnets on the topic of climate change.
I welcome suggestion regarding the contest for the master sonnet.
October 23, 2015 at 2:08AM
    The Death: It's a great idea to have a contest for it, so that all of us can decide which one is the best. About the contest specifications, you can limit the number of contestants to 16 or 12 - depending on the number of team members willing to participate - so that not many non-team members can participate. Also, you can restrict the right to vote only to the ones who review every entry. That way, quality voting can be least to some extent, as not everyone will be interested in reviewing every entry. Otherwise, we can also have a team-exclusive voting, separate from the booth, as only the fellow writers will be able to understand which sonnet's lines are strong enough to be used effectively for other sonnets.
    October 23, 2015 at 2:47AM
    lightink: Thank you, Anupam! I love your ideas! Thank you for taking the time to think it through with me. Let's see what the other's say!
    October 23, 2015 at 2:55AM
    michaelcahill: The problem with the restrictions is that the entrants can't vote. It's best to leave it open. Input is input, yes? Take it all in and the team is still the team.
    October 23, 2015 at 2:38PM
    lightink: Michael, if I put a voting-after-reviewing-all -entries restriction on the contest, it means that those who enter the contest can't vote?
    (For they cant review themselves?)
    October 23, 2015 at 10:47PM
    Mystic Angel 7777: I think you are handling it well, Jyoti! You have some very good writers in the group (I exclude myself) and I think it will work to the benefit of the overall finished product to have them judge internally what they wish to work from .... I am thinking it will be wonderful.
    November 6, 2015 at 2:32PM
    lightink: Dear Angel, I am very pleased to have all these wonderful poets on the team. Please don't exclude yourself! Your sweet, sensitive and inspirational words are perfect addition to the team. Also, having people from all over the world is such a beautiful symbol of the international cooperation that should happen to address climate change!
    November 7, 2015 at 12:42PM

lightink: Sonnet Lovers!

I would love to brainstorm about an ambitious idea I have.
I would like collaborate with another 14 poets to create a crown of sonnets about
climate change.

Real Shakespearian crown of sonnets - iambic pentameter, turn and rhymes.

Each sonnet starts with the last line of the previous one - and the first lines add up an extra sonnet called "master sonnet".

First of all, the Master sonnet would have to be written -
then, the first and last lines of the sonnets to write could be distributed to those who are interested in joining.

I have quite a few questions about how to possibly make this happen:

1 Who would like to join me?
2, How would we chose the Master Sonnet writer?
- creating a regular contest and let Fanstory people pick...
-making it into a challenge and only the ones participating in the collaboration would vote
-just picking one really trustworthy member to write it (no competition) -but how?
3, would we come up with a series of subtopics regarding climate change to make sure we don't have 12 draught poems? Any suggestions for subtopics?
4, Here's a big one - how would we use the final product?
-creating a book, print it... etc

Please let me know if you have any ideas and if you would like to join me...
I already have one lovely and trustworthy volunteer :)...

If we end up with 30 volunteers, we could create even two of those (maybe one on climate change and one on some humanistic thing...) I might be overly optimistic here...

Anyways, thank you in advance!
October 1, 2015 at 2:34AM
    I am Cat: I'd love to join! ❤️
    October 1, 2015 at 1:13PM
    tfawcus: Count me in.
    October 2, 2015 at 5:14AM
    Dorothy Farrell: OMG - what have I just done (only joking) - I don't mind slogging my guts out - it's still 'And me' Dorothy x
    October 18, 2015 at 12:24PM
    RGstar: And me, if I have time :)
    October 20, 2015 at 6:13PM
    lightink: Wow! Thank you for all these gracious offers! We finally reached a full house for the sonnet section. I am heartbroken that I can only put Dorothy and RG Star on the waitlist. However, I would love some other structured poetry from you guys into the climate change book. If you are interested, I am more than happy to send updates.
    Thank you everyone who showed interest and joined the brainstorming!
    October 22, 2015 at 11:45PM

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