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Chalice Of Ambrosial Dreams




Bespangled she sashays up the shore from a sequin gowned sea wearing the undulating waves of aquamarine and ambrosial sheen adorned with shimmering and shivering seeds of excitement A thousand beaded fingertips trace her coral curves whispering sweet nothings in the luscious language of brine and blue drizzling down her sea-salted soul-case teasing and tempting her cooled honeyed patina to passionately impearled pertness Enraptured as he is enticed by her dreamscape the yearning senescent sands sigh~ longing for relics of rose-water regrets. Susan Ashley February 8, 2017 ------------------------------ ~ Fourth Place ~ Contest: Premiere Contest #400 Sponsor: Brian Strand

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Date: 11/15/2018 11:26:00 AM
Excellent imagery and wonderful strings of alliteration. I especially liked the "passionately impearled pertness" line. Kind regards, John.
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Date: 11/15/2018 4:17:00 PM
I know that you are highly skilled in the use of alliteration, John, so your wonderful comments are very meaningful to me.. and I especially like the line ‘passionately impearled pertness’ as well.. I’m thrilled you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for your heartwarming comments. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 3/20/2018 3:35:00 AM
Wow, that is awesome. The images painted, washed and salted...And the last line ‘rose water regrets...
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Date: 3/20/2018 8:31:00 PM
Thank you Kai for your heartwarming comments. I'm so happy you enjoyed my poem, that means so much to me.. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 2/26/2018 8:05:00 AM
so stunning, you write with such ease ;) -luloo
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Date: 2/26/2018 7:40:00 PM
Thank you for your lovely comments Luloo, but actually this poem was painstaking.. but I'm glad it comes across with ease :)) Your wonderful visit and heartwarming words are treasured, as always.. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 2/20/2018 3:26:00 PM
My goodness, this is utterly gorgeous, Susan. How did I ever miss it!! And I see it won a contest. Congrats on a very well deserved win.
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Date: 2/20/2018 6:07:00 PM
I truly appreciate your beautiful comments and your heartwarming congrats Andrea. Thank you for the delight of your visit and for sharing your precious thoughts .. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 2/19/2018 11:51:00 PM
What wonderful description and detail, Susan, and an exquisite write! Congratulations on your win, my friend! Gorgeous write! :-) <3
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Date: 2/20/2018 11:18:00 AM
Gregory, your precious thoughts are deeply appreciated. Thank you for your heartwarming sentiments and heartfelt congrats. Your visits are always such a delight, my friend. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 2/19/2018 7:47:00 PM
Very nicely done Susan. It demanded a second reading.....the meter and cadence roll with the breaking surf....congrats on your placement in the contest
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Date: 2/20/2018 9:48:00 AM
John, your lovely comments and heartwarming congrats are deeply appreciated. Thank you for sharing your precious thoughts with me. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 2/19/2018 7:43:00 PM
Amazing imagery, Susan. A magnificent beauty of a poem. Superbly done. Congrats on your well deserved win.
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Date: 2/20/2018 9:47:00 AM
Your beautiful comments and kindhearted congrats mean so much to me, Line. Thank you for sharing your treasured thoughts with me. Warmest wishes my friend. ~Susan
Date: 2/19/2018 7:19:00 PM
So descriptive, Susan! CONGRATS! Janice
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Date: 2/19/2018 7:24:00 PM
Thank you, Janice, for your lovely comments and kindhearted congrats. ~Susan
Date: 2/19/2018 6:42:00 PM
This poem is SO lovely, Susan! What brilliant imagery you weave so skillfully with your words! Congrats on your win :)
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Date: 2/19/2018 7:25:00 PM
Thank you Laura for your beautiful comments and for your delightful visit. Your lovely sentiments and kindhearted congrats are truly appreciated.. ~Susan
Date: 2/19/2018 5:40:00 PM
There is more to read between the lines, and within the beauty, is a sense of loss of youth. Something perhaps we all face with the passing years. Well done !! Congratulations on your win !
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Date: 2/19/2018 7:27:00 PM
You read between the lines very well Carrie. Thank you for your insightful comments and your heartwarming congrats. Your lovely thoughts are truly appreciated. ~Susan
Date: 2/19/2018 12:02:00 AM
Great title and poem Susan, it tenderly teases somehow, dynamite imagery;-)
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Date: 2/19/2018 3:27:00 PM
Keith, your response delights me! I'm so happy you enjoyed my poem and its title and most of all its tenderly teasing imagery.. as it has to do with aging and the sense of loss of one's vanished youth and losing the perks that go along with being young.. Thank you for your insightful thoughts and the pleasure of your visit. Warmest wishes my friend. ~Susan
Date: 2/13/2018 9:22:00 PM
Love Love the beautiful imagery and the title, a wonderfully sensual write from your pen. I love just being able to let these lines sing to my mind, what pictures your words do paint on the canvas of imagination. Bravo Susan if this is for a competition, you've got the crown my dear friend.....Maria xxx
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Date: 2/16/2018 3:11:00 PM
My dear friend Maria, it pleases me to know that you enjoyed my poem and that it brought lovely images to your wonderful mind. This is not for competition but rather for my own pleasure and for practice in the use of imagery. Your sweet words of encouragement and the delight of your visit is deeply appreciated. Thank you my lovely friend and warmest wishes and hugs.. ~Susan
Date: 2/11/2018 8:48:00 PM
Susan, I can virtually taste 'her' as she sashays forth; she is within inches of my yearning fingertips...Such sensual imagery, lingering in each line. Bravo! As always, Gershon
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Date: 2/12/2018 3:01:00 PM
Dear Gershon, thank your for your heartfelt comments full of 'yearning' :)) I'm so glad you enjoyed my poem and that my poetry came alive for you.. I deeply appreciate the lovely thoughts you shared with me, my friend. My warmest wishes always. ~Susan
Date: 2/11/2018 5:15:00 AM
Many lovely images!
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Date: 2/11/2018 8:41:00 AM
Thank you Kim :) ~Susan
Date: 2/10/2018 9:12:00 PM
BRAVO! Magnifico! I have to agree with Mr Morning, Ursula Undress. I'm envisaging Daniel Craig - forget the Rose Water regrets - he's handing her a chilled flute of violet scented Dom Perignon Rose...to be followed by desert.
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Date: 2/10/2018 10:32:00 PM
Lol! Leanne, your precious comments are magnifico! Thank you for the captivating delight of your visit.. Warmest wishes my talented friend. ~Susan
Date: 2/9/2018 3:54:00 PM
Simply beautiful, Susan, both the title and the content! I am lucky to drink from this chalice's sensual and sensuous ambrosia! I can picture you writing this poem...unhurried, concentrated...sitting back and rereading to your heart's content. ~ Warm regards // paul
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Date: 2/9/2018 7:08:00 PM
Paul, you know me so well, that's exactly how I write my poetry. I like to baby it, take my time with it and I don't post it till I feel like its ready to fledge, lol! (even then, I still pamper with edits lol!) Your beautiful response to my poem is a thrill for me. Please feel free to partake from the chalice as often as desired :)) Thank you for your lovely thoughts my friend. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 2/9/2018 3:44:00 PM
Just lovely Susan, beautiful words...
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Date: 2/9/2018 6:58:00 PM
Thank you Charlie for your kindness and the delight of your wonderful comments. ~Susan
Date: 2/9/2018 11:57:00 AM
your shimmering mermaid is blinding me! side effect of your great imagery ... love your ending line esp. :)
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Date: 2/9/2018 6:57:00 PM
Taai, I didn't mean to blind your mind's eye lol! Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you liked my poem esp the last line - I'm quite proud of that little gem :) Your comments are always a joy that I look forward to my friend. ~Susan
Date: 2/9/2018 9:39:00 AM
So sensual but done with class, good alliteration as always and great imagery created in this wonderful poem.. You really know how to describe things without saying it and that is a sign of a good poet and poem..
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Date: 2/9/2018 6:51:00 PM
Silent One, thank you for your insightful comments. Through better use of imagery, I am trying to put into practice the second part of your comment - to describe things without saying them.. I truly appreciate your encouraging words. Your visits are always such a joy! Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 2/9/2018 7:05:00 AM
Expertly written, as always. Your poem shines with lovely words..a tender depiction, Susan.
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Date: 2/9/2018 6:41:00 PM
Vijay, your precious thoughts are such a joy for me to read. Thank you for your always uplifting comments that encourage and inspire me when I have my doubts. Your kindness and friendship is deeply appreciated. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 2/9/2018 6:09:00 AM
I can only but concur with what has already been said, a fantastic poem! Best wishes... Mick PS I will add 'inspirational', you will see :-)
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Date: 2/9/2018 6:38:00 PM
Mick, your visits are such a joy! Thank you for stopping by and sharing your treasured thoughts with me. I'm glad you enjoyed my poem, your comments are deeply appreciated. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 2/9/2018 4:59:00 AM
A beautiful poem as usual... this line reminds me of something..." she sashays up the shore" I can't put my finger on it...but have a lovely day Susan...There's a touch of class to all your poems...A big hug
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Date: 2/9/2018 6:36:00 PM
Good evening my friend Arturo. Your wonderful thoughts are a joy to read. Thank you for the pleasure of your visit, your wonderful comments are deeply appreciated. I haven't been as active here lately because of my work schedule and keeping up with the family but hopefully this weekend I can catch up on reading your beautiful poetry mon ami. Warmest wishes and big hugs to you!! ~Susan
Date: 2/8/2018 6:57:00 PM
Though the shore is three miles from my house your poem took me there tonight a beautiful poem dear poet
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Date: 2/9/2018 3:37:00 PM
Thank you Frederic for your heartwarming comments. Your wonderful thoughts are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 2/8/2018 6:34:00 PM
My dear Susan!!! Just ... WOW!!!! You are an amaaazing poetess my friend. What a lovely write. I love the alliteration and everything about the way you craft your poems with your incredible vocabulary. I am in complete awe of your skill. ~ Judy
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Date: 2/9/2018 3:35:00 PM
My dear Judy, I'm just thrilled that you enjoyed my poem and your delightful response truly made my day. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts with me. Your kindhearted words are deeply appreciated.. Warmest wishes my NE friend!! ~Susan