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Above the Clouds

Love lifted me into the clouds so high I could not see the world beneath my feet. We sailed away into a sunset sky. I felt so sure my life was then complete! We soared through galaxies, collecting dust from shining stars that made our faces glow. Life felt so sweet; the earth beneath us must have been illusion. . . . but what did I know? Reality, I learned, was not above those fluffs of clouds, for passion dies so soon, you’re pulled down to the ground. And what of love? It’s just a glimmer up there on the moon. Yet mortals can’t stop wishing for that flight above the clouds into the star-filled night. For the Both Sides Now Poetry Contest of Alfred Vassallo

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  1. Date: 10/23/2014 4:51:00 PM
    Boy so true on this one Andrea. It is looking at both sides and an excellent write. love phyl

  1. Date: 10/7/2014 8:54:00 PM
    A great argument against monogamy. Of course that is the lean I put on it. I guess because I am not sure we were ever meant to be monogamous. Nature certainly doesn't encourage it. We are after all wired to reproduce. That aside amazing sonnet and God Bless you and your family.

  1. Date: 8/8/2014 8:55:00 AM
    Hi Andrea: Congratulations on your win! Great Prose!

  1. Date: 8/5/2014 6:37:00 PM
    this is a most potently romantic write Andrea love does uplift one hugs

  1. Date: 8/4/2014 7:58:00 PM
    Great! I love it, you took me high! Look how high you could fly, what a winner!

  1. Date: 8/4/2014 11:03:00 AM
    Congrats on your sonnet, a well deserved win.

  1. Date: 8/4/2014 8:23:00 AM
    Hi Andrea, sorry for getting to this poem so late. I can see why Freddie chose it, exceptional piece as I would expect from your talented self. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 8/4/2014 1:29:00 AM
    Lovely fantasy, Andrea. congrats

  1. Date: 8/3/2014 7:47:00 PM
    Congrats on a great win Andrea

  1. Date: 8/3/2014 7:27:00 AM
    dropping back with my congratulations Andrea :-) Hugs jan xxx

  1. Date: 8/3/2014 7:15:00 AM
    Sweet linda

  1. Date: 8/2/2014 4:57:00 PM
    Wow, creative genius Andrea.. I'll be in a long muse over this winner!

  1. Date: 8/2/2014 3:42:00 PM
    A lovely take on the contest, and the song, Andrea!! We are excited that Joni Mitchell is going to have a concert here next month, and tickets are selling fast. I would love to hear her do this song in person, wouldn't she be proud to know it inspired so many poems?

  1. Date: 8/2/2014 2:27:00 PM
    This is a lovely sonnet that shows Both Sides of love...the initial splendor followed, so often, by stark reality. But the dream of love rekindled still crosses the mind! Congrats Andrea on a deserved win. // paul

  1. Date: 8/2/2014 11:42:00 AM
    Just so exquisitely beautiful, lifting me "above the clouds." Congratulations on your wonderful win!

  1. Date: 8/2/2014 11:32:00 AM
    You make this mere mortal wish for a piece of your dream my dear, congrats on your win luv xxx

  1. Date: 8/2/2014 11:15:00 AM
    And back again wid big congrats on this winning superb write Andrea!

  1. Date: 7/30/2014 9:32:00 AM
    Very nice write. I've only been above the clouds once but it was amazing. You captured that feeling.

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 2:08:00 PM
    nice. I'll keep reading. God bless you and happy writing.

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 9:51:00 AM
    This makes me think of dreams where you can's a dreamy know what I mean? It should do well in the contest...