Here are the three main winning works of this Edition:
"A Life of Roots and Leaves"
"RAIN ON THE DESERT"
Here the winning poem:
1 "Ocean Odyssey" by Amy Pacini (USA)
Traversing the barren beach
I search for solitude and tranquility
Eager to escape from the cacophony of life
I discover my aquatic sanctuary.
The cascading turquoise waves ebb and flow to joyfully greet the serene seashore
Cackling seagulls soar the cerulean sky
Before swooping down and landing on their familiar surfing ground.
I can feel the silky sensation of ivory pearl sand
As it gently caresses my sun-dappled skin.
The rising sunset reflects its pinkish-red hues along the hopeful horizon
As I saunter along the balmy beach
Awesomely amazed at the tantalizing tidal treasures
Embedded in the soft ribboned and rippled sand.
Intricately designed seashells and sand dollars
Smoothly textured stones and shiny sea glass enchantingly emerge.
I watch beach critters in utter fascination
As they collectively creep along the coastal carpet
Farther down the shore, I spot sea horses, urchins, and crabs galore.
Later I nautically nap in my teal lounge chair floppily topped with a flamingo pink straw hat
As beaming sunlit rays radiantly warm my reposeful soul
When I awake, it's time for a refreshing blueberry swirl ice cream cone and game of Frisbee.
Oh how I wish to stay permanently nestled in such breathtakingly beautiful beach bliss
It has become my lifelong song to be in a paradisial place where I belovedly belong
I have discovered sublime serendipity on this mesmerizing maritime ocean odyssey.
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