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In Dreams, Her Spirit Sallied Forth: with Lin Lane

In Dreams, Her Spirit Sallied Forth: with Lin Lane

Through frigid months, she waited for Spring rains
to give relief and ease heartbroken pains,
Nature will award that which Life commands
placing her true love, in its gentle hands.
O'sweet promise of passion's fine delights,
candlelight dinners and intimate nights.

With eager dreams her spirit sallied forth.
Away from winter's chill, in the far North.

Countless, were the eventides spent in dread
Praying he'd stay safe 'fore lying abed
She wished on stars in darkened Winter skies
as tears pooled in her melancholy eyes
Arctic winds blustered; through tall pines they'd blow,
layers of oceans, in white waves of snow

In Wintry dreams, her spirit sallied forth.
Away from winter's chill, of the far North.

Pictures sent from her beau, her Southern man
whose dashing looks, deep blue eyes and bronzed tan,
had her heart remembering their first kiss
Without regret, love said, "Hold onto this!"
To wake with dawn's sweet warmth, upon her face
would ease her sorrow and heartache erase.

In ardent dreams, her spirit sallied forth.
Beyond the frosty chill of the far North.

She brushed her hair, raven tresses fell
Her firelight shadow evidenced the swell
Softly, she hummed, cradling her unborn child
A motherly instinct that brought forth a smile
Having a babe, they had both long revered
That he'd be back in time, she deeply feared.

With anxious dreams, her spirit sallied forth.
Further from winter's chill of the far North.

She was haunted by his voice in a dream
and awoke with the sound of her own scream
Rain, her companion, on an April morn
Pains let her know their child would soon be born
Alone, she prayed that she'd know what to do
In the door strode a man; eyes of deep blue.

No longer a dream, her man had come forth
To deliver their child in the far North.

11-01- 2018

Thank you for writing with me yet again after such a long break my friend. Your invitation to do another collaboration was a great gift and a blessing given to me. I sincerely appreciate such great kindness as well as your great advice given on poetry/editing. As such shows great talent and true poetic heart. You magnificent verses makes this a truly golden poem.
God bless always..

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/7/2018 8:32:00 PM
Hello Robert, this is a beautiful poem a story told in poetry form. I have enjoyed it. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 11/9/2018 6:05:00 PM
Well all i can say is Lin and you did a great job on this poem.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/8/2018 9:18:00 AM
Thank you dear friend. Lin and I joined pens to give an inspiring story that shows reality, depths of love in marriage and a positive and inspiring message about life. That even in great adversity, sometimes such true love wins out..
Date: 11/5/2018 6:35:00 PM
this is so beautiful and I love that title line and how it repeats throughout the poem. a wonderfully descriptive collab from you both!
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/6/2018 4:33:00 PM
Andrea, my dear friend, thank you for reading our poem and commenting. Your words are truly appreciated and may you be blessed for your great kindness my friend.
Date: 11/5/2018 8:59:00 AM
That's a beautiful loving, touching rhyme;a thoroughly wonderful read. You've both done very well.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/6/2018 4:31:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend for reading and commenting on this collaboration. I had the great pleasure of joining to create this poem with my dear friend Lin and benefiting from her great poetic knowledge, editing and insight.
Date: 11/4/2018 11:02:00 AM
I wrote a note to Lin, of course the same was meant for you, my friend, wonderful collaboration, my sincere congratulations...
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/4/2018 12:01:00 PM
Thank you dear friend, always a sincere pleasure to read your comments and your exceptional poetry both. Lin and I wrote this our 2nd collaboration and are both quite proud of the finished piece...
Date: 11/3/2018 12:44:00 PM
Such a beautiful write. Great imagery. It really moved me.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/4/2018 8:56:00 AM
Thank you my friend, I appreciate greatly, you kind comment on behalf of Lin and myself. We united pens and just let the ink flow...
Date: 11/3/2018 1:18:00 AM
WOW! This magnificent work of art truly deserves POTD Lin and Robert! You are a dream team! This moved me to tears! A huge FAVE from me! Congratulations to both of you!
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/3/2018 9:07:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend on behalf of Lin and myself. Your congratulations are gladly accepted and most appreciated.
Date: 11/2/2018 6:55:00 PM
Many congrats to you both on POTD:-) An outstanding collaboration my friends:-) hugs Jan xx
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 9:48:00 PM
Thanking you my dear friend for Lin and myself. We did our best and are proud of this finished piece. Lin amazes me with her knowledge, insight and depths of emotions in poetry.
Date: 11/2/2018 1:57:00 PM
"No longer a dream, her man had come forth, To deliver their child in the far North." This certainly brings all the words together, and touches my heart so deeply. This is beautiful in every way. A wonderful collaboration. Congratulations Robert and Lin, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 2:10:00 PM
Thank you very much Brandy, it is a great honor for me to have been gifted the blessing to compose with my friend Lin. She is truly a brilliant poet and generous person. A true pleasure to write with....
Date: 11/2/2018 12:34:00 PM
My dear friend, Robert, such lush love and beauty is expressed in this captivating and graceful collaboration with Lin Lane. I was enraptured by the exquisite emotions revealed in the silky rhythm of your shining verses. Soft, romantic and a work of art that I truly lost myself in. Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved recognition with POTD honors for this magnificent poem. A fav! Warmest wishes my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 2:08:00 PM
Susan my very dear friend, so wonderful to see your comment, congratulations and be able to thank you for such kind words and generous praise bestowed upon Lin and I , our second collaboration.. As always, I am eagerly awaiting Teppo's finish to our own fourth three-way collaboration. As you and he both bring each one to a fine finish with such brilliant and meaningful verses!
Date: 11/2/2018 11:58:00 AM
Robert and Lin, I truly enjoyed this wonderful story of the great far North, so beautifully written. Congrats on POTD. John
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 12:09:00 PM
Thanking you my good friend on behalf of Lin and myself for your very welcomed congratulations...
Date: 11/2/2018 11:45:00 AM
Congratulations to you both for your marvelous POTD!!
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 12:07:00 PM
Thanking you Mike on behalf of Lin and myself for hearty congratulations my friend..
Date: 11/2/2018 9:54:00 AM
A wonderful poetic story like "reading" a ballet. Congratulations to both of you!
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 10:43:00 AM
Sunlite my dear friend, thanking you on behalf of both Lin and myself for your reading, commenting and congratulations thus given on this our second collaboration. I appreciate your kind words and must say greater credit goes to my wonderful writing partner. God bless.
Date: 11/2/2018 9:49:00 AM
A great pleasure to read this masterpiece of art and beauty well crafted by a highly talented poet in collaboration with Lin Lane, whom I haven't read her beauties yet, but the rereads have given me a tremendous pleasure for which I thank you both Robert and Lin. A gem to behold and fave. Congratulations on your POTD! An honour well deserved. My deepest regards.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 10:42:00 AM
Besma my dear friend, thanking you on behalf of both Lin and myself for your reading, commenting and congratulations thus given on this our second collaboration. I appreciate your kind words and must say greater credit goes to my wonderful writing partner. God bless.
Date: 11/2/2018 8:55:00 AM
Congratulations x2! xomo <3
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 10:41:00 AM
Maureen my dear friend, thanking you on behalf of both Lin and myself for your reading, commenting and congratulations thus given on this our second collaboration. I appreciate your kind words and must say greater credit goes to my wonderful writing partner. God bless.
Date: 11/2/2018 8:01:00 AM
- Congratulations to you both ... a beautiful poem :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 10:40:00 AM
Sunshine, my dear friend, thanking you on behalf of both Lin and myself for your reading, commenting and congratulations thus given on this our second collaboration. I appreciate your kind words and must say greater credit goes to my wonderful writing partner. God bless.
Date: 11/2/2018 7:59:00 AM
Lin and Robert, congratulations on POTD. So well deserved. All the best~Warren
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 10:40:00 AM
Warren, my good friend, thanking you on behalf of both Lin and myself for your reading, commenting and congratulations thus given on this our second collaboration. I appreciate your kind words and must say greater credit goes to my wonderful writing partner. God bless.
Date: 11/2/2018 6:37:00 AM
A lovely penned piece Lin and Robert, Congrats on being the POTD, excellent penning. Blessings, Gordon
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 10:39:00 AM
Gordon my friend, thanking you on behalf of both Lin and myself for your reading, commenting and congratulations thus given on this our second collaboration. I appreciate your kind words and must say greater credit goes to my wonderful writing partner. God bless.
Date: 11/2/2018 6:09:00 AM
You write so eloquently together, knitting words that create a perfect story . Magnificent
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 10:38:00 AM
Pixie Dust, my good friend, thanking you on behalf of both Lin and myself for your reading, commenting and congratulations thus given on this our second collaboration. I appreciate your kind words and must say greater credit goes to my wonderful writing partner. God bless.
Date: 11/2/2018 6:05:00 AM
Congrats!!! on your POTD! dear poets...what a magnificent write...poetry at its best...love & light...^WW^
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 10:37:00 AM
Winged Warrior, my great friend, thanking you on behalf of both Lin and myself for your reading, commenting and congratulations thus given on this our second collaboration. I appreciate your kind words and must say greater credit goes to my wonderful writing partner. God bless.
Date: 11/2/2018 5:42:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD, a lovely collaboration with two amazing poets coming together....Maria
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 10:37:00 AM
Maria my dear friend, thanking you on behalf of both Lin and myself for your reading, commenting and congratulations thus given on this our second collaboration. I appreciate your kind words and must say greater credit goes to my wonderful writing partner. God bless.
Date: 11/2/2018 5:25:00 AM
Nicely put together...A lovely combination indeed...these blessed partnerships in poetry add love to the mix...Congratulations Robert...All the best
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 10:36:00 AM
Arturo my good friend, thanking you on behalf of both Lin and myself for your reading, commenting and congratulations thus given on this our second collaboration. I appreciate your kind words and must say greater credit goes to my wonderful writing partner. God bless.
Date: 11/2/2018 4:46:00 AM
Wow, what a beautiful poem, congratulations on POTD!
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 10:35:00 AM
Tania my friend, thanking you on behalf of both Lin and myself for your reading, commenting and congratulations thus given on this our second collaboration. I appreciate your kind words and must say greater credit goes to my wonderful writing partner. God bless.
Date: 11/2/2018 4:40:00 AM
Hi Robert, congratulations on this excellent Collaboration being honored as poem of the day. Lin and yourself have written a poetic jewel, each segment seamlessly fits into the next. Your talents shine in this collaboration so creatively and lovingly sculpted by such gentle words. Two talented poets create a gem. A definite fave my friend. Have a wonderful Friday. Your friend always....Mike.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 10:34:00 AM
Mike my dear friend, thanking you on behalf of both Lin and myself for your reading, commenting and congratulations thus given on this our second collaboration. I appreciate your kind words and must say greater credit goes to my wonderful writing partner. God bless.
Date: 11/2/2018 2:40:00 AM
Back to say congratulations to both you and Lin for this beautiful collaboration. Well deserved POTD honours. Tom.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 10:34:00 AM
Tom my good friend, thanking you on behalf of both Lin and myself for your reading, commenting and congratulations thus given on this our second collaboration. I appreciate your kind words and must say greater credit goes to my wonderful writing partner. God bless.
Date: 11/1/2018 11:46:00 PM
Like Jan, I don't know who wrote which lines/verses, it's really quite seamless. A very skillfully composed collaboration, very well crafted.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 11/2/2018 10:33:00 AM
Lawrence my dear friend, thanking you on behalf of both Lin and myself for your reading, commenting and congratulations thus given on this our second collaboration. I appreciate your kind words and must say greater credit goes to my wonderful writing partner. God bless.
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