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A Search, A Quest For A Lost Paradise - a collaboration with Susan Ashley

A Search, A Quest For A Lost Paradise - a collaboration with Susan Ashley I will take flight, into another zone how far off to wander 'tis now not known no regret, as dear point is to be free beyond sadness, into a joyful sea to a purple land, a paradise realm I hopeful master, captain at the helm with love and hope as true and faithful guides resting sweet upon easy flowing tides all dream weaving into strong palisades pursuit, avoidance of world's many blades! A search, a quest for a lost paradise lost in youth, to find again would be nice In my flight, rainbow colors gifting glee a fine blessing -a gifting unto me as I travel beyond life's purple veil ship in flight, horizon beyond the rail anticipation, of great mystery left far behind, woes and deep misery gazing down from white-clouds far, far above spirit glowing in search of truth in love this night my dear old friend, youth rejoins me as I reject blindness, to again see! A search, a quest for a lost paradise lost in youth, to find again would be nice In buoyant dream beyond the blue and gold through rainbow layers fluid to behold a vision bold the gleam of evergreen a region watered lush the vivid scene where age is not a weakening device forever bloom not lost on throw of dice I find my place my soft cocoon and soon beneath the moon a lass to rise in June I find the soul mate of my very soul the influence of Nature time had stole A search, a quest for a lost paradise lost in youth, to find again would be nice Awakened just in time to fill my vase I pluck the distant summer flower place where inspiration grew from blossoms wild as whimsy seized the day a shy wish smiled and reaching back across the miles of pain to find the inner child who once did reign again to see the dawning light and find bouquets of violets abloom behind the stony brow the wall between the weeds and fantasy imagination seeds.. A search, a quest for a lost paradise lost in youth, to find again would be nice Robert Lindley and Susan Ashley (a collaboration) January 8, 2021 Quotes On Poets: “A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.” ~W. H. Auden “Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.” ~Plato “Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.” ~Samuel Beckett “Everything you invent is true: you can be sure of that. Poetry is a subject as precise as geometry.” ~Julian Barnes “Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.” ~Khalil Gibran Poet's Note: My dear friend, it is with the upmost respect and veneration that I say, truly a great honor to compose with a poet of your stature, immense creativity and depths of poetic heart! I am always indebted to you for the increased levels to which you bring to our past and present united works. May God bless us to be able to gift more in the future, as both our muses may deem worthy to present to this too oft darkset world. Whether they be dark or romantic creations, I have full faith you shall immensely and always increase the magnitude of the offering. God bless..

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Date: 1/15/2022 10:57:00 AM
This collaboration is just gorgeous. I love how your imagery inspires causing the soul to soar amidst the clouds. Thank you both for this gift of poetry. Blessings xxoo
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Robert Lindley
Date: 1/15/2022 7:08:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. I am truly blessed to have such a dear and wonderful friend, that also agrees to write with me. One that gifts such magnificent verses and exhibits such kindness and true friendship. God bless.
Date: 1/9/2022 9:37:00 AM
Ditto to Besma's comment. Nicely done.
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 1/12/2022 10:25:00 AM
Yes, she is... you are not bad yourself... A word of advice from an old man is that the thing you lost you will never find. Search for a new horizon.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 1/10/2022 3:20:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Our dear friend Besma has the insight and knowledge of a keen and enlightened poet. As a teacher and a poet such is indeed a great blessing improving the character, quality and depths of ones work. God bless..
Date: 1/9/2022 8:12:00 AM
So sacred is the mission of poets.. So deep the knowledge and joy they instill into souls.. Poets are Nature Lovers.. cosmos explorers.. truth seekers.. avid writers.. word carvers.. Art creators.. Poets nurture avid readers' minds and hearts.. Great poets of genuine sensitivity and belief in your mission of imparting deeper understanding and awareness of what lies inside to be able to relish in what is outside and around.. In a so majestic poetry and eloquent verses you both, dear Robert and soul sister Susan, awaken our heart to the beauty of age when "seizing the day", getting empowered by Love and reaching out to the inner youth.. no room for hindering weakness.. crippling blindness.. beyond measure is your gain dear poets! Congratulations on such a masterpiece! My deepest regards and blessings.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 1/10/2022 3:17:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Your very descriptive words on the amazing and wonderful attributes of poets are absolutely correct. To strive for an ever greater increase iin those positive attributes is the goal we as poets should be ever seeking to improve and/or maintain. God bless..
Date: 1/9/2022 7:35:00 AM
Robert you two have crafted a beautiful poem of such glorious reflection, a collaboration with two poetic souls to invite us in...
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Robert Lindley
Date: 1/10/2022 3:14:00 AM
Thank you my friend. As you know Susan is a tremendous poet that gives one hundred percent to her work. And it always shows to great effect once the collaboration is presented. God bless...
Date: 1/8/2022 6:32:00 PM
My dear friend, I am humbled by your kind words and they are received with gratitude. It is indeed a treasured experience when our muses join together in poetic realms of imagination, wonder, emotion and expression. Your artistry flows from a poet's soul that shines with an inspiration so radiant, I simply follow in the light you cast upon the creative page. The gift of our poetic fellowship is held in my deepest appreciated, Robert. Thank you for the honor of your invitation to share in the pleasure of this collaborative creation. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Robert Lindley
Date: 1/10/2022 3:10:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend. Poetic fellowship and friendship working together to stir the soul into creativity is a net positive for achieving higher results. Inspiration and the resulting feeling of accomplishment are one of the blessings we as poets desire. Always a pleasure... God bless