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Burning Embers

The dawn of love, so magical and new, Two bodies set aflame with burning kiss. Enchanted world and only for the two. No other pair has ever loved like this. Young love, a wonder while its passions last Must change its form if it’s to long endure. Too soon the thrill of love, once new, is past. It should condense to essence now more pure. At time love’s embers start a blazing flame, Soon cooling down to just a lovely glow. No need for these to play a youthful game, Their dreams fulfilled, as both of them now know. For though the young and foolish long for fire, The glowing embers, wiser hearts desire. Entered in Gayle's Burning Embers contest.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 2/25/2019 8:51:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Joyce, with this lovely poem.
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Date: 2/22/2019 4:36:00 PM
Such a beautiful poem, Joyce! And such wisdom in the contrast of your two stanzas! I can identify so well...my husband and I celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary in June 2018. My heartfelt congratulations to you for your well-deserved podium win! A Fave for me! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 2/22/2019 6:32:00 AM
Congrats! Thanks for sharing your talent. God bless you.
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Date: 2/21/2019 4:16:00 PM
Wow Joyce, love this, brilliant metaphor of the burning embers! Congratulations!
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Date: 2/21/2019 3:58:00 PM
Joyce, it's unfair to have to compete with someone with as much experience as yourself--you're amazing!
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Date: 2/21/2019 3:38:00 PM
Beautiful poem AND win, Joyce. Congratulations.
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Date: 2/21/2019 3:18:00 PM
Joyce, this is a very lovely sonnet. A Fav for me, especially since I happily find myself in the second stanza! Congratulations on your third-place win on Mile 19 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon Contest! Thank you so much for supporting my contests. By continuing to place in the contests you are accumulating points toward the final. ~Mark
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Date: 10/2/2016 7:18:00 PM
Joyce, a beautiful sonnet. I love your metaphor of embers describing mature love. Lovely use of language - I enjoy the line, "It should condense to essence now more pure". A 7 and a Fave ~ John
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Date: 10/2/2016 10:24:00 AM
oh how I love this Joyce!Congratulations on your placement :)-luloo
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Date: 2/22/2013 12:43:00 AM
Hi congratulations Joyce luv, a lovely write and well deserving of a winning spot... hoping for more time next week for more reading and commenting xx
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Date: 2/21/2013 6:17:00 PM
Congratulations on your winning poem...
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Date: 2/21/2013 5:21:00 PM
I do really like this...and how true !! Wiser hearts keep the embers glowing!! Love it !! Congrats on your win !!
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Date: 2/21/2013 5:10:00 PM
Hi Joyce once again, congratulations! in Gail's "Burning Embers " contest.. a delightful burring poem.. always~ PD
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Date: 9/28/2011 7:38:00 PM
Just beautiful..ah, the journey, the journey.. Thanks for the write, Joyce, and congrats! ~N
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Date: 9/28/2011 4:35:00 PM
Fantastic wrap up there and the last 2 lines are very Shakespearian, Congrad's Light & Love
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Date: 9/28/2011 12:04:00 AM
I just love the message you ended with. Congratulations, Joyce. a GEM!
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Date: 9/27/2011 6:30:00 PM
Congrats Joyce on your wonderful win with this fantastic entry of superb words.. enjoy my friend..luv..
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Date: 9/27/2011 1:07:00 PM
What a great win you have here in Nette's "Soft Sensuality" contest, congratulations Joyce. Love, Carol
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Date: 9/27/2011 12:36:00 PM
Congratulations on the win in the contest of nette, Joyce
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Date: 9/25/2011 12:05:00 AM
Beautiful Joyce! I have fought with this subject matter in vain; you nailed it! Great! Wayne
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Date: 9/24/2011 8:40:00 PM
So skillfuly dealt with, you blend youth with age and decorate love with fire. Beautifully done JOYCE, I enjoy depth like this in a poem.
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