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Providence On Behalf Of Love - A collaboration with Robert Lindley



I that have seen such beauty fallen beneath its gleam rejected my life’s duty to wade thus in its stream Saturating me with love bathed in moon’s reflection naught more for me to dream of drown me your affection With our true hearts united stare into love’s abyss night dreams felt unrequited are thus found with first kiss Passion’s torch does scorch the sun red molten flow in veins as we two become as one unbridled, fallen reins Sacrosanct are our love nights life’s sweet joys soar with you without your touch, nothing’s right next tryst now overdue Stoke my love and lustful sate lure me your siren song wooing whirlwind perfect fate where pulse and pleasures throng We shall meet under moonlight join true hearts in one fire kiss in love’s sweet depths all night meld into deep desire We’ll sail ‘cross life’s open seas explore each others’ shores casting caution to the breeze re-writing romance lores Love’s paradise we’ll not miss destiny sends us there living life with blushing bliss heaven for us to share Rapture’s mine, your eyes starshine your light does kiss my soul intervention our’s Divine in ecstasy extol Robert Lindley and Susan Ashley (a collaboration) _______________June 8, 2018______________ *Providence* - a manifestation of divine care or direction - My Poet’s Note: When my talented friend Robert, found and presented to me his lovely poem fragment, from long ago (the first stanza), and asked if I would be interested in writing a collaborative poem with him, I said ‘Yes’! In the moment of reading his tender words, I was inspired.. and honored and humbled, by his generous and kindhearted offer to finish this poem with him through our creative cooperation. It was my great pleasure and a tremendous poetic experience for me to create and write with Robert, a fine poet of such high caliber who just so happens to be my esteemed friend as well. Robert, you made my first collaboration a pure joy and our friendship and partnership in poetry is cherished. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Robert’s Poet’s Note: How our collaboration on this poem came to be. I had this short poem fragment from many decades ago. I saw some merit in it being completed. At first I sat down to write and finished the poem myself. Then I remembered the insight, the quality and beauty of Susan's previous collaboration with me - our sonnet duet and that sealed the deal. I decided to ask her if she would finish that old poem fragment as a collaboration with me. To my great and fortunate delight she agreed to do so. A true blessing it is for me to compose with such a kindhearted and talented poet as my dear friend most assuredly is... As it is always a pleasure to write and discuss poetry with my talented friend..

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 6/18/2018 12:51:00 PM
Aw you two sweetiepies! This is so romantic, I could burst. Flows so seamlessly, I was pleasantly surprised to discover it’s a collaboration... but that only adds to its charm!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/18/2018 2:54:00 PM
Thank you my friend! I'm so pleased you enjoyed our collaboration, Robert is a plethora of kindness, generous talent and brilliant inspiration. Writing with him is a pure joy. I cherish your lovely comments, dear Nina, it's always such a pleasure to hear from you. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/14/2018 8:35:00 AM
Ahh, it do bring many good memories, not of mine but of several beautiful love movies I have seen in the past, these beautiful poem shows that how sometimes the words can be so beautiful, and can make you feel so wonderful another great collaboration by both of you, good luck
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/14/2018 9:08:00 PM
Faraz, your visits are always such a delight. Thank you for your beautiful comments. I'm so happy you enjoyed my collaboration with my admired and talented friend Robert. He was a generous source of wonderful creativity and inspiration. Thank you for sharing your treasured thoughts my wonderful friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/13/2018 7:59:00 PM
And to think that both of you chose such poignant poesy -- when there was a contest with the very same theme which only required a limerick... Tsk, tsk, Susan! (LOL -- just kidding, of course)… Although I am a bit concerned that you now have a 'collaborator' in your orgiastic pantheon of pleasure … (Concerned, as in 'tongue held firmly in cheek'). :) gw
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/13/2018 10:14:00 PM
Lol! oh Gershon, you slay me with your keen wit my wonderful friend! :)) I read your comments here with a growing smile that ensues to outright laughter.. Your mind is a wonderland and I'm so glad I get to visit - or it visits me - either way it's a win win!! Thank you for your endearing comments, Gershon. You've made my evening dear friend :)) Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/13/2018 6:22:00 PM
Just when I thought I'd "lost that loving feeling," I come upon this sensual poem and feel, well, the urge again. I didn't know this was a collaboration until I reached the end. Wow, you surely write well together. Perfection not only in the emotion generated, but the execution of words as well. A fave for me, Ashley and Robert! Hugs, Carolyn
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/13/2018 10:07:00 PM
I truly appreciate the kindness of your generous and lovely comments Carolyn. I'm pleased that the 'loving feeling' wasn't lost for long.. (I love that song by the way..) and that you enjoyed our collaboration. Robert is a creative joy and an inspiration to write with.. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/13/2018 9:45:00 AM
HI Susan: Remnds me of an old classic love story/ Well done and an Italian hug!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/13/2018 11:07:00 AM
Ralph, it is such a delight to hear from you! Thank you for your beautiful comments and for the Italian hug! :) I'm so happy you enjoyed my collaboration with my wonderful and talented friend Robert. He's such a generous source of shining inspiration and it it was a creative joy to write with him. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/12/2018 4:44:00 PM
Hello Dear Susan, You and Robert worked this co-write on "Providence On Behalf Of Love," with an extraordinary level of true brilliance and magnificence!! You are both gifted poets in your own right. The obvious combination of your talents and skills with your mutual collaboration on this theme testifies powerfully to the classic nature of your rhyme here. A real treat and a positive delight to read. I am in awe of your collaborative effort here. Outstanding!! A FAVE TOO!! Best Always, Gary
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/13/2018 11:17:00 AM
Your beautiful appreciation for my collaboration with my wonderful friend Robert touches my heart, Gary. I cherish your elegant comments and I thank you for the fave. It was a creative and inspiring joy to write with Robert. His emotional depth and generous talent made our collaboration a special experience for me. It's such a pleasure to hear from you as it is to read your exceptional poetry my friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/12/2018 9:29:00 AM
A breath of fresh air, even Shakespeare comes to mind, it does really read like a classic,,excellent poetry you two, love it...
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Date: 6/13/2018 11:04:00 AM
It pleases me so that you enjoyed our collaboration, Harry. Your superlative compliments are cherished. Robert's shining and inspiring talents lead the way and it was a pure delight to co-create with my wonderful friend. It such a pleasure to hear from you and to read your amazing poetry my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/12/2018 6:16:00 AM
Beautiful, romantic, sensual and sexy. This is perfection my dear Robert and Susan as only you two wonderfully creative and talented poets can express. A masterpiece, I loved it and a FAVE....Maria xxx
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/13/2018 10:45:00 AM
Maria, your beautiful comments touch my heart. Robert is such a talented poet and a generous source of lovely inspiration. Collaborating with my esteemed friend was a creative joy. I relish your visit and I thank you for the fave. Warmest wishes and hugs my lovely friend! ~Susan
Date: 6/11/2018 11:11:00 AM
An exhilarating write of love between two great poets...beautifully described...Bravo!...love & light...^WW^
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/13/2018 10:35:00 AM
Your wonderful comments are exhilarating my poetic bro..! Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts. My collaboration with my esteemed and inspiring friend, Robert was a splendid creative and poetic experience that I cherish. Warmest wishes to you always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/10/2018 8:28:00 PM
Wow!! What a sultry co-write, Ashley and Robert. You certainly write with a romantic flair. Excellent! Love, carolyn (need a cold shower now.)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/10/2018 9:29:00 PM
Thank you Carolyn, for your delightful visit. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my collaboration with my dear and talented friend, Robert. He is such a joy and an inspiration to compose with. Your beautiful comments are cherished. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/10/2018 9:21:00 AM
I must say this is extrodinary. Many people write for a lifetime and never write something as amazing as this.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/10/2018 3:14:00 PM
Dear Richard, it is always such a pleasure when I hear from you. Your very touching comments are deeply appreciated. How beautiful your kind thoughts are and I'm so pleased you enjoyed our collaboration. Robert is a shining talent and an inspiration! Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/9/2018 11:11:00 PM
Oh my sane twin I am so very impressed my dear! Wow you and Robert were both amazing oh my my!;) You little devil you! So much talent fro. You both and my sane twin you have been holding back woe! Lol! You both are so talented and well worth my speachlessness!;) Great job you two and Sue do you have other collabs I have not seen? Oh my I am going to have to take a stroll down my sane twins Sue's lane and see what I can find from the past my dear!;) Your insane twin;)
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 6/17/2018 2:29:00 PM
lmao Words and many other things it seems of late ! lmao Your insane twin twinster!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/13/2018 11:00:00 AM
Lol! Words fail my confused totem twin of deciphering verbal flair but for me hilarious laughter prevails! :)))) Love ya girl!!!
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 6/11/2018 11:32:00 AM
Ah ok my boarder line sane twin! Well seems my journey will wait a few so I do not step.into something I would not otherwise want to! Ahh see that sounds too sane! Oh my I am nit liking this little get back to my insane side! Whoe! But let us look at the word speachless shall we and decipher the true meaning shall we? This is me trying to use those new super powers hahaha! Ok deci .....means ten and phir means ...ummmmm...ok well I have at least ten words I can say lol! So I go over a bit how do we not know if that isn't what the phir means oh yea lmao! See in my confused state it wasn't even the word we were to decipher! Haha ok I'm officially done for now! Your very much so insane twinster lmao
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/10/2018 3:24:00 PM
My dear speechless and insane totem twin! You always have so much to say - imagine if you weren't so speechless! Lol! :)) You may be a crazy, nutty cougar grandmama but you speak with a true (mad) poet's heart and soul.. haha! But I really meant the true poet's heart and soul part.. :)) Be careful on your stroll down your sane twin's memory lane.. remember the pet dogs, you never know what you may step in.. hahaha! Who's the nutty one now..? Lol! I'll see you at the totem mansion.. dinner in the east wing tonight..? Love and hugs from your 'off the mansion wall' but sane twin.. haha! :))
Date: 6/9/2018 8:18:00 PM
This is quite an accomplishment, Susan--descriptive and romantic. Janice
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/9/2018 11:09:00 PM
Thank you Janice for your lovely comments. It's pleasing to know your enjoyed our collaboration. Robert's beautiful inspiration lead the way for this wonderful creation. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/9/2018 7:57:00 PM
This is so wonderful Susan that you would do this Robert. A wonderful great flowing poem.. Hugs Eve
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/9/2018 11:14:00 PM
Thank you for your wonderful comments Eve. Collaborating with Robert was a pure joy and a great creative and poetic experience. I'm pleased you enjoyed our poem. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/9/2018 12:51:00 PM
Each word a token of both your poetic talent, long may you collaborate. Mick
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/10/2018 3:10:00 PM
Thank you Mick, for your wonderful comments. Robert's shining inspiration was the fire in the heart of our poem. So happy to know you enjoyed our collaboration. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/9/2018 9:23:00 AM
Read with great delight, Susan ... A marvelous collaboration poem ... Words grow wings from your pen ... And the poetry-sky enjoys the flight ...
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/9/2018 12:27:00 PM
The beauty and warmth of your glorious and poetic comments inspire me to no end, my wonderful friend.. Thank you, Probir, for the elation your words bring to my heart. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/9/2018 8:40:00 AM
A joy to read your beautifully composed verse, Susan. My compliments to you and Robert on a fabulous collaboration. T.J
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/10/2018 3:08:00 PM
Thank you, Teppo. Robert's glowing inspiration and talent lead the way in the creation of this wonderful poem. I'm pleased you enjoyed our collaboration. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/9/2018 3:14:00 AM
A great pleasure to read such a beauty dear Susan.. definitely a FAV! Thank you for sharing. Shine and stay blessed.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/10/2018 3:06:00 PM
Your abundant kindness is deeply appreciated, dear Besma, as is the fav. Thank you for being a divine presence on my poetry page. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/9/2018 2:54:00 AM
You have the power to carry an ardent reader to divine realms! Everything is beyond imagination and in profusion! "streams of beauty", "unbridled passionate souls", ignited heavenly love, infinite bliss!.. What shall I add dear Susan! A sacred world of abundance.. a celestial journey.. a unique excitement! Unquenchable crave for beauty in the hearts and pens of two ardent poets to portray a beauty beyond our very world! Thank you for sharing dear Susan. A brilliant Collab! A great pleasure!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/10/2018 3:03:00 PM
Thank you my wonderful and dear friend, Besma. Beauty and warmth emanate for your heavenly comments. Your lush appreciation is cherished and my heart glows with the pleasure of knowing you enjoyed this creation I present with my talented and good friend Robert. His shining inspiration was the fire in the heart of our poem and it was a pleasure to collaborate with him. Many thanks for your blissful words. Warmest wishes and hugs always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/9/2018 12:54:00 AM
This is an amazing collab, I love collabs but this one, is simply magic, is flows so well!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/9/2018 9:54:00 PM
Thank you for your wonderful comments, Arthur. It was a pure joy and an inspired delight to compose with my good friend Robert. It pleases me to know you enjoyed the magic of this love poem. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/8/2018 10:55:00 PM
Susan, I love your duet with Robert. You're both incredibly skilled!!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/9/2018 12:09:00 PM
Thank you for your lovely comments, Chance. I'm so happy you enjoyed our collaboration. Robert's beautiful and shining inspiration lead to the creation of this wonderful poem. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/8/2018 9:50:00 PM
I am honored again my dear friend to write with you and present this creation, that was began decades ago, when a much younger me was smitten by a beautiful lady and romance was in the air. Thank you for this gift you give my friend..
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/10/2018 3:11:00 PM
Thank you dear Richard! :))
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 6/10/2018 9:22:00 AM
An amazing Collaboration!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/9/2018 11:49:00 AM
Thank you dear Robert, for expressing your sweet sentiments so generously.. I truly appreciate the inspiration and joy of having such a sincere and talented friend as you. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/8/2018 7:21:00 PM
The compliment is fantastic...smooth and eloquent in expression...Cheers to Robert and a hug to you...Keep up the good work...Love this one...All the best Susan
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/9/2018 11:57:00 AM
Thank you, my dear friend, Arturo, for your lovely comments. Robert's beautiful inspiration lead to this wonderful creation. He is a poet of immense talent and smooth eloquence and elegance to be sure. Warmest wishes always mon ami.. ~Susan