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Dream-worker delves deeply into my dream; vibrations fondle anticipation foreplay wakes wide-eyed swells of liquid libido quake the rendezvous edge - a primordial being in his prime a masculine ego quest for affaire d’amour; her night-loving body c h a s e d around circular seasons across sky-cycles of solstice and equinox only to lose his bemusing muse in the shadow of the sun betrothed in throes of gravity a calamity for lack of wings the curse and the charm of a mad marriage; that which binds his life-blood to Earth guards her chaste gate to the divine ..tonight he is mine his cresting chants enchant the timpani of this earthy Venus -- consecrating is his spell.. spindrift a magical mist spins a mindscape heady heart balm to soothe an ache a rub of windswept whispers and potent physical prowess e x e r t i o n and e x h a l a t i o n artful is the imagination’s mastery when surfing a rolling ridge of passion baiting and waiting to be the object of his misplaced attraction - ..wander-lust breakers whet my appetite.. I recline in need of a remedy a brunette arched in sultry spread raven tressed but born of the lava flow long ago a molten maiden of the volcano’s sacral chakra.. wild his seismic song! trembling the girlish cilia of this untamed flame-azalea excitement mounts my marrow and seeds my skin unruly is the meter of his rune - the romancer a poetic pyromancer conjures embers of my ancient titian spirit arousing the black pearl luster of my bed erogenous zone glistens; a secluded strand with carnal plans a tryst with the king of tides his majesty comes only with the highest rise unleashed the penetration of his greedy grasp against grains of glossy naked friction - grinding – Indigo Id silver-maned.. a savage romantic nomadic with tantric intentions in salacious supine I suit the urgent roil of his royal surf the weight of El Mar seizes the expanse of my thirst pressing upon stroking soaking my sable sands his yearn meets my cinders’ burn face to face.. I but a taste bud savoring the braise of his brine as he spills the brim with “love the one you're with” secrets a muscular toy doomed in the pull of a magnetic bloom; the moonflower slowly unfurls her coy ploy her face in phases beguile and the fluid sensualist is foiled - the fertile flirtations of a dreamy damsel ..her night-side-negligee slipping from creamy skin bit by bit.. grows a queen fully ripe honeydew nudity flaunted in pearly light as his soulmate-swan bares her heavenly soul – an amorous play a drama in zodiac footlights; a buttery moonglade rides astride the trans-Atlantic pleasure-seeker cosmic copulation fraught with fate and flaw - a slippery wraith with the grace of Aphrodite’s cape.. an artiste as airy as a sparrow’s breath her glittery drape but only fool’s gold — ‘tis just her pale wiles strewn across his lonely miles a ghost of stardust-desires teasing but not pleasing till raven’s wings curtain the stage and a thinned crone wanes in a shroud of meditation I purr -- a black cat ‘neath inherited hands of hedonism his slow-slide spurs my darkened pebbles’ shiver - I become the drum and succumb to thrums of percussive persuasions aquarian conguero performs a turbulent affair of improvisation cross-beats of crazed craves in swollen waves and surrender seductive the groove just before the hard rock gyrate as the devil’s dance splashes a thousand cymbals of the sea I swoon 'neath his unselfish salt of satisfaction the unbridled thrust of his vow-breaking must in a state of continuous sinuous want - lovers binge on wet undulations; libation a liberation a frenzy of force when the moon is new and hidden from view my ebon canvas streaked a white abstract sea spume in shapes of lipping sensations - proof of passion in brushstrokes laid two sides of a triangle embracing the art of eros energy shifts when motion is stilled and inertia sifts when stillness is moved as the maiden goddess ascends playful her invisibility to naked eyes darkness swells undraped imaginations and worldly realities share a wild priority consentaneous simultaneous — momentaneous against the certainty of eternity over the moon onyx sheets ripple as we ripple in symmetry unifying if only briefly peaking peeking at the codex of heaven’s earthly poetry the muse of two fuse as one tryst-talk trololo escalates to a bow-and-violin concerto virtuoso verse created for the ages while we own the world amid twilight’s twirl of a midnight’s hourglass — then — leaving me as I lay a mistress mirroring the Milky Way galaxy’s nightglow consoles my afterglow star-crossed — a sonnet’s couplet uncoupled left to live on the linger of flavor clinging to my palate till another time when the next page is turned he withdraws a coltish Romeo in pursuit of a moonchild sheathed in mini-skirt shine panting for the curve in the re-emerge of her slender crescent his spirit a stallion blind to the altitude of her ambition this theatrical starlet.. the pale rose unattainable — shy yet sly in transform from a wisp to voluptuous before her well-rehearsed disappearance from the sky-stage tethered to the cycle of her mystery, his mania; the hard-drive of a frothy blue roan in full gallop 'til absorbed by the cushion of my ageless comfort - driven-hard by the bite of the bit the bliss of the whip reigns at the end of her feminine reins — a bronc bucking and rearing in relentless unrequited roam; male of magnitude fueled to ravish yet another distant shore I sure as hell envy! Susan Ashley July 16, 2022 *Image by Joe Dudeck; published May24, 2021 *el mar: Spanish; the sea; a masculine noun

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Date: 12/5/2022 6:31:00 PM
Susan, this is incredible. You write in a language that I'm not that familiar with, even so; it is so very beautiful. You are gifted my dear friend. Exceptional poetry...as always. Sending love & hugs ~Charlie
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Date: 12/10/2022 8:48:00 AM
Dear Charlie, my dear friend, the beauty of your comments touch me deeply. Thank you, for exploring the emotions of this very long poem and for having the patience to see it through to the end.. lol! My longest poem ever, whew!! Your uplifting presence is truly appreciated, you've brought a big smile to my heart. Warmest wishes, love and hugs.. ~Susan <3
Date: 9/13/2022 10:38:00 PM
OH, wow wow, a poem to enhance the poetic universe, Such sculptured words from deep within, may the curtain never fall on such beauty.
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Date: 9/15/2022 6:16:00 PM
Dear Harry, your thoughts are as beautiful as they are precious! Thank you for your amazing comments, my friend, I am honored. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 9/6/2022 2:43:00 PM
Your pen never fails us dear Susan! Magnificent and sublime from beginning to end. So uniquely yours. A fave!!
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Date: 9/6/2022 10:06:00 PM
Dear JCB, it's such a pleasure to see you! Thank you for your beautiful response to my poem and for sharing in its emotions with me. I'm so glad you enjoyed this rather long poem. I am honored by your fave and humbled by your precious thoughts. Both are truly appreciated, my sweet friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 9/6/2022 10:49:00 AM
Very passionate work. Way to go. Thank you for sharing and for dropping by my page and leaving such a nice comment. This one borders on raunchy so of don't you think. LOL..Sara
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Date: 9/6/2022 10:02:00 PM
Dear Sara, thank you for your time in reading this long poem and for sharing your wonderful thoughts. Both your visit and your kind words are appreciated. You're welcome for my visit to your lovely haiku. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/20/2022 12:38:00 PM
wow, this is truly amazing, my friend - there are so many wonderful phrases here that I had to read it twice. Your pen never disappoints!
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Date: 8/21/2022 8:03:00 AM
Dear Jack, your gracious visit is received with gratitude. Thank you for spending time with this rather long poem. I appreciated your perseverance in reading till the end lol! I am thrilled to know you read it twice.. your beautiful comments are so very uplifting! You are appreciated, my inspiring friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/12/2022 11:39:00 PM
This is awesome poetry, Susan. You have certainly learnt the tricks of the trade...using every available tool with utmost relish. The subject matter has been dealt with sensually, passionately and yet gracefully. What strikes me as well is that despite its length, the poem never loses its cadence and purpose. You are a natural writer, born to shine and please. [another fav] ~ Warm regards and hugs, my friend. // paul
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Date: 8/13/2022 5:55:00 PM
My dear friend, Paul, I am beyond thrilled by your inspiring response to my poem! It's a pleasure to receive such stunning feedback, especially since you're held in my highest esteem as a wonderful friend, a gifted poet and an uplifting mentor. Thank you for your beautiful thoughts and for the grand honor of your fav. You are cherished always. Warmest wishes and hugs.. ~Susan
Date: 8/5/2022 6:17:00 PM
"A Kept Woman" is an amazing/powerful~~write/picture. Have a great/blessed weekend.............
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Date: 8/7/2022 9:23:00 AM
Dear Paula, thank you for your beautiful comments. You inspire me, my wonderful friend. Warmest wishes and hugs.. ~Susan
Date: 8/1/2022 7:49:00 PM
Some powerful poetry! A sensual powerhouse, Susan!
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Date: 8/5/2022 8:06:00 AM
Dear Kim, it's a delight to receive your wonderful visit and inspiring words! Thank you, my friend, I'm thrilled to know you enjoyed this poem. Your comments are treasured. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/1/2022 4:36:00 PM
Susan, dear friend, dear poet, the creativity and imagination to create this beautiful poem is truly art...it glows like the light from a million comets and flows with the explosive heat of Mt Vesuvius as it smothered Pompey...your passion is hotter than the sun and more profound than the ocean, I'm in awe of your poetry, dear friend, dear poet...Frederic
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Date: 8/7/2022 9:21:00 AM
Frederic, dear poet, dear friend, your heart's imagination is full of passion and your passion paints your uplifting and expressive comments in splendid hues of metaphorical beauty. What a thrill to read your precious thoughts! Your comments are lush and the realm of your poetry is exquisite. I am in awe of your genuine heart, artistry and friendship, thank you, Frederic, dear poet dear friend. You are so very appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/1/2022 8:37:00 AM
wonderful story...
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 8/3/2022 12:13:00 AM
Always my dear Susan...
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Date: 8/1/2022 4:00:00 PM
Dear Pashang, it's so wonderful to see you! Your gracious visit and lovely comment is gratifying to receive.. thank you, my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/31/2022 3:05:00 PM
Susan your sensuality speaks in a unique language that takes the reader into a climatic journey and they are controlled to relish in this sensual experience. Your Poetry is profound to say the least. Your mental creativity reflects the depth of knowledge and creativity that you possess. It is impressive and iconic. It has been a while since I have read you and I for the life of me do not know why. You are an exceptional writer and one that is at the very top of their game. Congratulations...
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Date: 8/1/2022 4:09:00 PM
Dear Michael, it's so wonderful to see you! I am humbled, honored and thrilled by the depth and breadth of your comments. Your rich and generous thoughts take my breath away and touch my heart very deeply. I'm elated to know you enjoyed this poem. Thank you, my friend, for exploring the pathos of this poem with me and for having the patience to see it through to the very end of a very long poem. Your uplifting presence and kind congrats are truly appreciated, you've brought a big smile to my heart. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/31/2022 11:04:00 AM
This cosmic, primal, and erotic episode had me relishing in and yearning with languid eyes in peaked expectancy. Your scholarly words consummated with sultry desires Susan. Hugs ~Anaya
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Date: 8/1/2022 4:14:00 PM
Dear I Am Anaya, I relish your beautiful comments. I'm so pleased to know you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for your precious words, they mean so much coming from a grand poetess of your finesse. Warmest wishes and hugs.. ~Susan
Date: 7/30/2022 12:53:00 PM
Hi Susan Ashley, an arousing primordial delicious delicacy to be savored. A sensual pleasure treasure trove. Fine write, Robert Gorelick
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Date: 7/31/2022 8:06:00 AM
Hello Robert Gorelick, it's so wonderful to receive your delectable comments. You are a poet of finesse even within the confines of this small comment box. Thank you for surfing the ridge of passion and sailing the spindrift of imagination with me. Your beautiful comments are cherished. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/27/2022 4:41:00 PM
Hi Susan, your words still take flight in golden wonder, this is an excellent write, has to be a fave. You take the heart to new levels of understanding, the soul to Heaven's own wonder. Words to set the heart beating in reckless wonderment at your creativity. This is poetry at its best. Your gift of words has indeed grown. The emotions flow down a golden page of sensual pleasure. Have a wonderful evening. Hugs always ..... Mike. XX
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Date: 7/31/2022 7:52:00 AM
Hi Mike! It's so wonderful to see you! What a pleasure it is to have your wonderful poetic presence gracing my poem. It's an immense joy to receive your beautiful and potent comments, they mean the world to me, my friend. I'm so glad our hearts sailed together in the passion and imagination of this poem, I knew you'd be willing and able to fully embrace this rather long poem. Thank you, Mike, for your beautifully uplifting comments and for the high honor of your fave. You inspire me as always! Warmest wishes and hugs.. ~Susan
Date: 7/26/2022 4:01:00 AM
Wow... So magical.. Powerful and romantic.. Loved it... Thanks for sharing Susan. Your poetry is amazing. Blessings!! Paghunda
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Paghunda Zahid
Date: 7/27/2022 3:55:00 PM
Pleasure is all mine
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/27/2022 7:07:00 AM
Dear Paghunda, thank you for your time in reading this long poem and for your beautiful comments. I am uplifted by your wonderful presence and inspired by your lovely thoughts. Your wonderful friendship is held in my gratitude always. Warmest wishes, my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/25/2022 3:46:00 PM
Speechless, still in a state of recovery, heart slowly calming down. Beautiful imagery and vocabulary, Susan. Even at this length, I was egaged from first to last word. My emotions were stirred as the passion went on and on. You are so gifted to stick with this and finish this breathtaking poem. That's it, I'm not able to sanely put my feeling into words here. Great poem, thanks for sharing it with us. Bill
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Date: 7/27/2022 7:04:00 AM
Dear Bill, your beautiful response to my poem takes my breath away, I am humbled and honored. Thank you for sharing in the emotions of this very long poem and for sharing your treasured thoughts with me. Your poetic friendship is held in my gratitude, my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/23/2022 11:13:00 AM
Dearest Susan, Your gifts soar upon the wings of white hawks once again. The power and passion and unbelievable eloquence of your words and emotions embrace me deeply. Your magical mind and lifetimes lived have brought this spiritual Dream Worker expression to life. So glorious are you my friend. You have depth beyond words. Sending love, Susan :)
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Date: 7/27/2022 6:59:00 AM
Dearest Susan, my poetry sister, I rejoice in the power and passion of your breathtaking comments. So grateful am I to have my heart and my poem graced by your beautiful thoughts. Thank you for sharing in the emotions of this piece with me, your rich poetic presence and kinship casts a glorious glow upon my work and my soul as our spirits soar on the wings of white hawks. Warmest wishes and love to you.. ~Susan
Date: 7/23/2022 9:51:00 AM
as Robin said to Batman....methinks all of Gotham be breathless at this moment...i would have loved to see the Cosmic Storm this one somehow survived...to lay the flowers at your feet from the entire garden of the queen would not be worthy and yet, worth to be hanged for
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Date: 7/26/2022 12:44:00 PM
Dear Timothy, I am enchanted. The beauty of your comments take my breath away. What a grand poet you are.. your thoughts are so beautiful and ever so deeply appreciated. Thank you, my inspiring friend, for gracing my poem with the power of your rich poetic presence. The rapture in my heart is priceless.. such is the bliss you bestow. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/23/2022 1:09:00 AM
Susan my dear friend and oft very much appreciated writing partner, this is truly a magnificent and wonderful display of your poetic talents, imho. An image feast and a bright and well composed gleaming gem. A definite fav too. God bless...
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Date: 7/26/2022 12:34:00 PM
My dear friend, Robert, your precious thoughts mean the world to me, as does the wonderful honor of your fav. Thank you for sharing in the emotions of this poem with me. Your poetic heart shines upon my verse. I am ever grateful for the radiant light of your friendship. Thank you, my inspiring friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/17/2022 10:02:00 AM
This was powerful, romantic and moving. Ann
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Date: 7/17/2022 12:32:00 PM
Dear Ann, thank you for your time in reading this long poem and for your beautiful comment. I am uplifted by your wonderful presence and kindness. Warmest wishes, my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/17/2022 3:53:00 AM
wow, I'm sitting here spellbound, Susan. a magical mist spins a mindscape, it does so much more then that. loved it. Your skillful hands can weave magic, anytime they like, what a miracle of love that is from God above. Keep up the great writes, :_
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Date: 7/17/2022 8:21:00 AM
Dear Rose, I am deeply touched and humbled by the kind beauty of your thoughts. Thank you for sharing in the emotions of this very long poem, I relish your patience in reading this. This piece just took on a life of its own and it had so much to say! Indeed, the inspiration is His not mine, I am merely the instrument of connection and I am honored to be so. Both your lovely presence and heartwarming comments are appreciated. Warmest wishes, my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/16/2022 12:09:00 PM
Susan, you have written the most beautiful love story. I absolutely adore it, and the way you use metaphors in this poem helped me feel connected to it from the very first to the very last word. In addition, the superb and well-chosen diction you used added even more mystique to the fantastic poetry. We are grateful that you shared the feelings evoked by this poem, you are such a talented writer.
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Date: 7/16/2022 4:23:00 PM
Dear Lasaad, I relish the depth and breadth of your beautiful comments. What a treasure your words are! I am so pleased to know that you enjoyed this poem, my friend. Thank you for sharing in the emotions of this piece and for sharing your precious thoughts with me. I applaud you for reading this very long poem and I appreciate your wonderful presence here. Warmest wishes, dear poet.. ~Susan
Date: 7/16/2022 10:30:00 AM
Epic! Have never ridden such a rollercoaster of love Susan! Your talent is wildly exhibited!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/16/2022 6:51:00 PM
Ohio Players sizzled for sure, my friend!
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 7/16/2022 5:50:00 PM
With disco on the horizon in '76, I was in college in Wisconsin (unfortunately not studying!) Ohio Players were sizzlin!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/16/2022 4:18:00 PM
You’re so sweet, James! Your thoughts bring a big smile. Btw, “rollercoaster of love” was a favorite song back in 8th grade.. by the Ohio Players I believe. The “bump” was a big dance move back then and my girlfriends and I perfected it to this song and another OP song “fire”! Now I’ve really dated myself! Haha!
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 7/16/2022 10:58:00 AM
Honor is mine Susan, enchanting woman!
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Date: 7/16/2022 10:46:00 AM
Dear James, I applaud your reading of this quite lengthy poem! I cherish your spirited comments. I am elated by your response, my friend. Thank you for sharing in the emotions of this piece with me and for your wonderfully uplifting words, I am honored and humbled. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan