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Love's Silence

~ To count the ways, I dare to comprehend such finite love defined in written line, for quantity shall never find an end to love that lets infinity define. A Summer’s day, to love shall not compare, though shines to bathe your beauty in its light, and as it wanes, waits breathlessly to share the passion of a sultry Summer’s night. To laureates and bards of metaphor, each scribbled phrase, I bid them credit due, but all their words and phrases heretofore can ne'er describe this love I have for you. When words fall short and poetry departs, love's silence fills the cockles of our hearts. Host: Mark Toney Marathon Contest mile 4 5-16-21

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Date: 11/24/2022 9:16:00 AM
i can see your arms reaching for the borders of the Le Bon Ton of poetry...you go beyong the write what you know, the proverbial hall pass for the imagination-impaired....keep at it
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Date: 11/23/2022 1:36:00 PM
A lovely and beautifully written poem, Mark.
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Date: 11/23/2022 8:36:00 AM
Alternate rhymed and Shakespearian is Love's Silence as a sonnet. But the bigger point lies in its assertion of Love's ability to promote self.
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Date: 11/22/2022 8:10:00 AM
Lovely poem. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.
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Date: 11/22/2022 2:17:00 AM
A beautiful poem Mark and a pleasure to read. Regards Les.
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Date: 11/22/2022 2:17:00 AM
A beautiful poem Mark and a pleasure to read. Regards Les.
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Date: 2/11/2022 5:57:00 PM
Mark, Since I have your book and know of your exquisite talent I expected something great from you and you certainly didn’t disappoint! What a magnificent love Sonnet this is. I loved every line. Poetry like this is the reason I belong to Poetry Soup. This romantic gem is going into my Faves. This would be a contender with the Bard himself….. Shakespeare! Congratulations on your very deserving First Place win my friend. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 2/8/2022 11:51:00 PM
Oh my goodness, talk about poetry; this is stunningly BEAUTIFUL. Congratulations on your very well deserved First-Place win Mark. This is an incredible work of absolute brilliant beauty! Happy Valentine's Day to you and your beloved! ~BJ
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Date: 1/5/2022 9:31:00 PM
Such love language in sonnet form, Mark, and you do it so well! A fave! :)
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Mark Massey
Date: 1/7/2022 6:26:00 AM
Thanks Laura!
Date: 1/5/2022 7:16:00 PM
If one can't learn about how to join form and art from your sonnets, they are unlikely to learn anywhere.
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Mark Massey
Date: 1/5/2022 8:11:00 PM
Craig, I've gotta say, that's the best comment I've ever received...hmm.
Date: 5/24/2021 8:27:00 AM
Brilliance shines through every line, Mark, congratulations on your win:)
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Mark Massey
Date: 5/26/2021 2:56:00 PM
Thanks Jo
Date: 5/24/2021 8:11:00 AM
Eloquence at it’s best! Congrats on your win, Mark!
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Mark Massey
Date: 5/26/2021 2:56:00 PM
Thanks for the comment
Date: 5/24/2021 7:58:00 AM
Thanks for your excellent sonnet Mark. Such interesting phraseology, congrats on a nice win!
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Mark Massey
Date: 5/26/2021 2:57:00 PM
Thank you John. I always enjoy your contests.
Date: 5/16/2021 7:13:00 AM
Stellar sonnet, Mark. Content and meter both exceptional (IMO)
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Mark Massey
Date: 5/16/2021 6:15:00 PM
Thanks Daniel