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Lithesome lines of rapturous rhymes and torrid truths, Written with piteous pleas and tantalized tease; Left to others' wits to be interpretive sleuths Of our loves, lusts, confessional musts and envies. Rhythm ripping or cadence caressing penned words, Weeping a caustic choice or singing a heart's rejoice; Gathered in silken sentiments or stampeding herds Inkwell of traipsing thoughts etched in poetic voice. Susan Ashley 10/16/17 *'The Love Letter' - Painting by Samuel Luke Fildes*

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Date: 2/24/2018 9:18:00 PM
I can't imagine anyone feeling deeply and not wanting to write about it. When I read letters from the Victorian era, the beautiful penmanship and thought, I wish for a time machine. Thank God for Poetry Soup! Marvelous writing, Susan!
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Date: 2/25/2018 11:47:00 AM
I'm in complete agreement with you Joe. Letter writing, especially from the Victorian era, and penmanship are lost arts. Thank God the art of poetry still lives and breathes.. Thank you Joe, for your enjoyable and thoughtful comments and for the delight of your lovely visit. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Date: 12/2/2017 3:48:00 AM
Such beautiful strokes from your creative and eager mind. I am impressed with your poem and, on a side note, frustrated that I can't find my 'bookmark' as placed within your poem list for my reading. I think this poem is 'my spot.' You set a high bar, yepper. I find myself longing for old fashioned, mailed, love letters, both scented and aged. Hugs ... CayCay
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Date: 12/2/2017 6:46:00 PM
CayCay, your beautiful comment uplifts and warms my heart and brightens the smile on my face. To know that you enjoyed my poem pleases me immensely and I thank you for sharing you precious thoughts with me. Funny, I was thinking about the same thing the other day; letter writing - I remember the feelings of anticipation and excitement of getting a letter in the mail from a love far away. Oh the good ole days. Hugs and warm wishes.~Susan
Date: 11/22/2017 10:53:00 AM
Idle thoughts written down in beautiful poetic fashion, Susan. Your choice of words/phrases, together with the sprinkling of alliteration and internal rhyme contribute to your usual high standards. ~ Warm regards // paul
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Date: 11/22/2017 1:41:00 PM
Thank you Paul for your kindhearted attention to my poetry, we are kindred spirits of mutual admiration for each other's poetic art.. I consider myself fortunate to have such a poetry friend as you. Thank you, and I relish your wonderful visit and beautiful comment.. ~warmest wishes ~Susan
Date: 11/2/2017 7:32:00 PM
this is so cool, love your imagery and that title Traipsing thoughts!!! Awesome pen.
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Date: 11/2/2017 9:26:00 PM
Thank you Andrea, I'm so happy you enjoyed it! I just love the word 'traipsing' it's such a lovely and expressive word. I appreciate your visit and sharing your wonderful and always welcomed thoughts with me.. ~Susan
Date: 11/2/2017 9:53:00 AM
A lovely poem ... an enchanting read ... the last stanza desires to stay etched in my memory ...
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Date: 11/2/2017 6:54:00 PM
Probir, the loveliness of your kind words desires to stay etched in my memory as well.. Thank you for your beautiful comment and your wondrous thoughts my poetic friend... ~Susan
Date: 11/2/2017 5:51:00 AM
What an excellent poem Susan.. The rhymes are very good as is the alliteration. i love the far away look in the young womans eyes. Beautiful image, beautiful poem. You excel...Maria xx
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Date: 11/2/2017 9:30:00 PM
Maria, thank you for your lovely appreciation of my poem. I receive your beautiful and uplifting comment with joy and I appreciate the kindness and support you show me. I love the far away look in the young woman's eyes too... Many thanks and my warmest regards my friend..~Susan xo
Date: 10/27/2017 5:39:00 PM
such wonderful alliteration and rhyme Susan, there is such a lovely flow to your words and I particularly like the final two lines:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 10/27/2017 10:05:00 PM
Thank you Jan for your treasured thoughts. I am so happy you enjoyed my poem and your lovely comment was a joy to receive. With much appreciation, my warmest regards to you always.. ~Susan
Date: 10/25/2017 7:14:00 AM
Susan, such a beautifully written poem. I love your use of alliteration and internal rhyme. Enjoyed it very much. John
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Date: 10/26/2017 6:08:00 PM
Thank you John for your lovely appreciation of my poem. I am truly happy you enjoyed it. Your beautiful comment was a joy to receive... ~Susan
Date: 10/23/2017 11:32:00 AM
Exceptional poetry, Susan, loved the painting you chose too:)
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Date: 10/23/2017 7:12:00 PM
Thank you so much Jo for stopping by to read my poem and leaving such a lovely comment. I really appreciate your kind and heartwarming words about my poem and the picture Ichose. I'm so happy you liked both. :) ~Susan
Date: 10/18/2017 2:41:00 PM
WoW! Susan, You have penned such a well written piece. I enjoyed the rhythm and flow of this piece. The rhymes are top notch. Did I mention that it's poetic as well? I amazed by the talent on this site. Excellent job:-) Alexis
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Date: 10/18/2017 8:35:00 PM
Thank you Alexis. Your kind words mean so very much to me. I appreciate your time to read my poem and share your thoughts with me. ~Susan
Date: 10/18/2017 2:18:00 PM
This is an excellent short poem Susan.. The rhymes are very good as it the alliteration.. Great last line to finish it off..
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Date: 10/18/2017 8:34:00 PM
Silent One, thank you for your wonderful visit and lovely comment. It thrills me that you enjoyed my poem. I appreciate you sharing your lovely thoughts with me. ~Susan
Date: 10/18/2017 9:54:00 AM
I think this just about sums up what it is all about, Susan - nicely thought out! Cheers! :) john P.s Love that first line: "Lithesome lines of rapturous rhymes and torrid truths". Marvelous! :)
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Date: 10/18/2017 1:22:00 PM
John, it is with much appreciation that I read your kind words. Thank you so much for your comment, taking the time to read my poem and share your lovely thoughts with me. ~Susan
Date: 10/17/2017 7:58:00 PM
Such smooth cadence and flowing rhymes! Strewn with well-turned phrases like "cadence caressing penned words", "silken sentiments" and, my favorite, "stampeding herds". A textured, delightful ode to poetry, Susan :)
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Date: 10/18/2017 1:19:00 PM
Hi Bernard, thank you so very much for your lovely and thoughtful comment. I always appreciate your beautiful words of encouragement and look forward to your insightful feedback. Many many thanks and much appreciation for your time to share your thoughts... ~Susan
Date: 10/17/2017 3:46:00 PM
This is very poetic, Susan. Lovely poem.
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Date: 10/17/2017 7:24:00 PM
Thank you so much Andrea for your lovely comment. I appreciate your visit and kinds words. ~Susan
Date: 10/17/2017 2:49:00 PM
The rhymes and flow in this poem are great, Susan! Well done. :-)
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Date: 10/17/2017 7:26:00 PM
Carol, I appreciate your very kind words and I'm so happy you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for your lovely visit and comment. ~Susan
Date: 10/16/2017 11:15:00 PM
Oh I liked this, and so true!! :)
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Date: 10/17/2017 7:35:00 PM
I appreciate you sharing your thoughts about my poem Arthur. Thank you so very much for your wonderful visit and lovely comment. ~Susan
Date: 10/16/2017 10:52:00 PM
Quite rhythmic--so well written!
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Date: 10/17/2017 7:31:00 PM
Vijay, thank you so very much for your wonderful and encouraging comment. I appreciate you sharing your kind thoughts with me. ~Susan
Date: 10/16/2017 8:45:00 PM
A beauty Susan! You have a wonderful gift!
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Date: 10/17/2017 7:30:00 PM
Suzanne, thank you for your appreciation for my poem and your warmhearted compliment. I so appreciate your visit and your lovely comment. ~Susan
Date: 10/16/2017 6:58:00 PM
This is beautiful..."Inkwell of traipsing thoughts etched in poetic voice."But I identify with," Lithesome lines of rapturous rhymes and torrid truths," I can hear it...Have a wonderful evening Susan...
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Date: 10/16/2017 7:59:00 PM
Thank you so much my friend for sharing your thoughts with me. It's such a joy for me to know that you enjoyed my poem. I so appreciate your lovely and heartfelt comment. I hope you're having a pleasing evening Arturo... :) ~Susan
Date: 10/16/2017 5:56:00 PM
Beautiful write Susan...best wishes
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Date: 10/16/2017 7:50:00 PM
It's always such a pleasure to read your lovely comments Joseph. Thank you for the kind visit and for sharing your thoughts with me. Warmest regards. ~Susan