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Pondering your National Poetry Competition entry? Every year the judges, and the staff in the office, feel a palpable excitement; last year saw over 11, poems submitted and the winners and commendations reflected the thrill of new discoveries. How do you help your poem put its best foot forward in such company? When I found a poem I liked I read it aloud several times as well as rereading it mentally many more times. I suspect most judges do this, so entrants may well want to bear this in mind and do the same with their poems before sending them off. So read your poem aloud — to yourself, to someone else.
Kendall. Age: 23. My skin is softer than silk, my velvet hands will make you plunge into the world of magic and bliss, you will feel like a real sultan, like in the fairy tale 1001 nights ...), you will feel and feel that I am a sorceress.
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Tamsin Egerton. Age: 29. I am sweet, fragrant, soft and very gentle. When you find yourself in my arms, you truly realize all my beauty. So affordable and so relaxed! I am not prone to shyness, I like to do what I like, and even more I like to give pleasure!
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