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Robert J. Lindley, 4-25-2020
Sonnet, ( Looking past the black cloud that storms against us )

Syllables Per Line:0 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 0 14 14
Total # Syllables::196
Total # Words::::::136

In That Magical Moment, Stars Align, Happiness Reigns In that magical inner sanctum where heart truly sees far more than the banks and eddies of the rivers we swim there colors of Life in vibrant idiosyncrasies far exceed and outshine saddest gasps of our fleshly whims. In that magical realm, one's soul may meditate and grasp wake new morn, to mortal breath and Cosmos Fated decrees embrace Hope with knowledge that we need to finally clasp firmly true love of Life in earth's many bountiful seas. In that magical sight, dreams may gift deeper countenance of the many deeply blinded trails we foolishly tread setting us on sweet paths of Light and blessed sustenance wake us to reality, Life ends not when we are dead! In that magical moment, stars align, happiness reigns We can find anew Faith, Light and Love gifts eternal gains! Robert J. Lindley, 4-25-2020 Sonnet, ( Looking past the black cloud that storms against us ) Note: New day, morn says yesterday's footprints are dusty reminders that life continues ever onward, despite our worries and too oft overblown fears. Fate will not be thwarted, and what will be- will be..

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Date: 5/22/2020 10:13:00 AM
So very nice to see you in the "LIST." You so deserve the top.
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Date: 5/19/2020 4:15:00 PM
What a whimsical, lovely piece. I really enjoyed the imagery in this one Robert. Glad to see you are still going strong on the Soup. Take care my friend and happy writings. Jess
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Date: 4/30/2020 12:33:00 AM
I don't know what to say and where to start from. A top-notch sonnet, one area that needs more technicality, creativity and wisdom to herness. Your focus on earthly living is great. Love everybit of this.
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Date: 4/25/2020 11:38:00 PM
Hello Robert~ I thought I responded earlier to this, it seems my comment was Poem-mapped?? This is a sonnet that gives us pause. We all will die from a multitude of causes. So what? Big deal? There is a life after this one where pain, jealousy, ill health, wars and lunatic governments are not in charge. We are accountable for all we do here! Many think we are not. A tragedy for them. Panagiota xx
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/27/2020 7:02:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I like your philosophy on it. Regardless of our thoughts /fears about it- we will each and everyone one day face it. Would be best if we could readily and truly face it with confidence in the salvation that is promised by God.. God bless...
Date: 4/25/2020 10:56:00 PM
Your words ring so true Robert. Only our earthly life ends when we die, our spirit lives on which is of great comfort to those who may fear dying. It is just a transition and I personally look forward to that transition one day. This poem so eloquently expresses that blessing. A Fave for me my friend! xxoo
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Date: 4/27/2020 6:59:00 AM
Thank you my friend. You are so right, passing o is truly just a transition. Yet is a firm constant that death is feared -as the great and mysterious unknown almost always is. God bless.
Date: 4/25/2020 8:46:00 PM
My dear friend, your shining masterwork is full of insight and inspiration, which is especially illuminated in this striking line; 'wake us to reality, Life ends not when we are dead!' - just one of the many glorious verses in this exceptional and beautifully composed piece. A gem of Faith, Light and Love, Robert. Deep and brilliant in its expression and artistry. Warmest wishes always, my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 4/27/2020 6:57:00 AM
Thank you very much my dear and wonderful friend. I do so miss your wonderful poems being posted on a more frequent basis. Looking forward to one day collaborating again with you! As your poems always gave me such great inspiration to compose and delight in their artistic power, finesse and immense beauty. God bless...
Date: 4/25/2020 5:07:00 PM
Beautifully written, but I feel you are seeking more than giving. Bless you.
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Date: 4/27/2020 6:52:00 AM
Thank you. Sometimes in the seeking one finds out that they are also giving. Kind of like - do you ride a horse across a deep river - or do you swim with it- or just hang onto it? Results are the same whether you drown or make it safely to the other side, n'est ce pas .....
Date: 4/25/2020 4:30:00 PM
I love this poem you have written Lindley. Very much. Beautiful. "In that magical sight, dreams may gift deeper countenance of the many deeply blinded trails we foolishly tread setting us on sweet paths of Light and blessed sustenance wake us to reality, Life ends not when we are dead!"
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Date: 4/27/2020 6:47:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Your words are truly appreciated and certainly a very fine blessing to this old tired poet. I marvel at the depths, construction, power, beauty and immense insight revealed in your own very fine poetry. God bless...
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Date: 4/25/2020 4:30:00 PM
but truly loving these four lines, "In that magical inner sanctum where heart truly sees far more than the banks and eddies of the rivers we swim there colors of Life in vibrant idiosyncrasies far exceed and outshine saddest gasps of our fleshly whims...." x Leanne
Date: 4/25/2020 2:10:00 PM
a beautiful uplifting poem Robert, write on!!!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 4/27/2020 6:45:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Hopefully I can continue to write on- but circumstances may arise that such becomes a chore- an unpleasant task, a bridge too far. Time will tell.. God bless...
Date: 4/25/2020 12:46:00 PM
Right on brother! Nicely written my friend. Great poem!
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Date: 4/27/2020 6:43:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Truly was a delight to compose in midst of a well shone light. With a calming sense of peace as the words flowed onto the eager page... God bless...
Date: 4/25/2020 11:42:00 AM
Very profound thoughts to ponder, Robert. Thanks for putting them in poetic form for our reading pleasure - Bob
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Date: 4/27/2020 6:40:00 AM
Thank you my friend. The two closing verses came to me and I wrote to get to that journeyed end. Usually I get opening verses but this time (a rare happenstance occurred) God bless.
Date: 4/25/2020 11:35:00 AM
Robert, it's been too long since I visited your words, my friend. This sonnet is outstanding. It seems, perhaps, a departure from your more familiar dark poetry, and breathes fresh life into the atmosphere. A deft work of art.
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Date: 4/27/2020 6:37:00 AM
Thank you friend. So great to hear from you. Yes this one is a departure and was a much needed break. However since posting this one , I've composed two dark ones.. God bless...
Date: 4/25/2020 10:43:00 AM
Nice Robert...I like it...tell me do you purposely follow a syllable count as you write or it just happen to be...All the best my friend
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Date: 4/25/2020 11:03:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I count syllables as I compose each verse. Continue onward until first draft is finished. Then go back check my count-make needed edits to get the count correct(usually very minor edits are needed). I try to do as little contextual alterations as possible in the editing part. After many decades it just kind of becomes automatic. Thanks- God bless...