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Post  TrueFan on Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:27 am

Finally sat down and wrote my sonnet:

When I saw Dal upon the glossy page
I said who is this doll with charming pout?
Although she is but thirteen years of age
She seems to know what life is all about.

I glimpsed her in the magazine Haute Doll
And knew at once I had to bring her home
I never thought I would collect them all
But sure enough that is what I have done.

To me there is no fairer doll than she
Her gaze is wide, her lips are sad but still
There’s something there that so appeals to me
I’ll pay whatever price or cost or bill.

She fills my house from highest point to floor
Yet always, always there is room for more.

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Post  KiraKira on Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:33 am

I love all the poems in this thread!  Such variety from haiku to limericks to cinquains to visual poems and now a sonnet!

Your sonnet is beautiful, True!

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Post  Alliecat on Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:22 am

I wanted to have a last hurrah, but alas... too late and no idea.
Great sonnet, True.  And I always like how so many haikus seem to carry more "story" than their few words.  
It was fun reading everyone's poems and I thought it was a great idea to start the anniversary activities.
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Post  Chyntia on Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:25 pm

Wauw True, I love your Sonnet! It's so true and very very good! Smile
Well done every one! Very Happy I love how creative everyone is!
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Post  TrueFan on Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:42 pm

Thank you, KiraKira, Alliecat, and Chyntia!

I think we can declare this event celebrating Dal a complete success! Thank you to everyone who wrote poems and who commented on the efforts of others.

Sometime this week I will draw a name as the winner of the calendar and start a spreadsheet of total entries for each person for the drawing at the end of the year.

I will leave this thread open, so people can add poems later if they want.
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Post  Marsian on Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:11 pm

That realy is a lovely poem True!

It's been fusn and inspiring to see everyones creativity, great first event!
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Post  TrueFan on Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:03 pm

So, we had 25 poems - go us - and 10 poets. Thank you to everyone who participated!
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Post  TrueFan on Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:07 pm

And the winner of the Dal calendar is dargosmydaddy! Send me your address and I will get it in the mail to you.


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Post  dargosmydaddy on Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:21 pm

Awesome! Thank you!
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Post  CornflowerBlue on Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:57 am

Congrats, dargosmydaddy!

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Post  Alliecat on Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:48 am

Congratulations, dargosmydaddy. It was fun reading everyone's poems.
True, you should post some photos of your calendar -- I bet some others would like to see what it looks like too.
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Post  Marsian on Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:47 am

Congrats Dargos!!
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Post  TrueFan on Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:17 pm

Alliecat wrote:Congratulations, dargosmydaddy.  It was fun reading everyone's poems.
True, you should post some photos of your calendar -- I bet some others would like to see what it looks like too.
I will do so. I've been making a wall calendar almost every year since I started collecting Dal. It gives me a chance to enjoy some of my best photos from the previous year. One year I even made doll-sized versions for the PUDDLE gift bags!
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Post  Marsian on Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:50 pm

TrueFan wrote:
I will do so. I've been making a wall calendar almost every year since I started collecting Dal. It gives me a chance to enjoy some of my best photos from the previous year. One year I even made doll-sized versions for the PUDDLE gift bags!

I'm very curious too! Also what a fun idea to make a doll sized version!!
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Post  Chyntia on Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:57 pm

congrats Dargos!! Very Happy
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Post  dargosmydaddy on Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:57 pm

I received the calendar today, and it is very professional-looking. Wow! Thank you, TrueFan!
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Post  TrueFan on Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:56 am

You are welcome! I hope you enjoy it.
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