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Providence On Behalf Of Love

Providence On Behalf Of Love

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: 7/5/2018 4:49:00 AM
This lovely collaboration is so romantic. It is wonderful when two can write as one! A splendid mating of the minds! : )
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Date: 6/24/2018 9:05:00 PM
a wonderful collab from two amazing poets;-)
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/25/2018 12:37:00 AM
Thank you my very good friend. I am indeed very blessed to have the great friendship of and a wondrous writing partner in my writing partnership with Susan. For she truly deserves the accolades that her magnificent verses bring..
Date: 6/19/2018 6:10:00 PM
To Robert and Susan, I am very glad that I saw your mutual work here tonight. Superbly done in every respect, and my congratulations to you both on this wondrous rhyme!! Full of beauty, enchantment, and romantic flourishes. A FAVE TOO!! Here's to romance!! Best Wishes, Gary
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/20/2018 12:05:00 PM
Thank you my good friend. Susan is a joy and wonder to compose with and her kindness is a great blessing to me. Thanks for the fav and noting this is mutual work that we both are very blessed to be able to do and present to others!
Date: 6/12/2018 5:34:00 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 from me.... Maria xxx and Hugs
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/13/2018 11:43:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend. my immensely talented writing partner forced me to improve my own writing. Thanks very much for the kind words and the fav..
Date: 6/11/2018 11:03:00 AM
A love divine beyond words...only to be read in the tranquility of the soul...superbly expressed by two great poets...Bravo! and light my friends...^WW^
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/11/2018 11:36:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I know that Susan and I both put our heart and soul into this new creation. She inspired me to exceed my norm and attempt to match her superb writing.
Date: 6/10/2018 5:24:00 AM
When two exceptional poets like you Robert and Susan collaborate the only outcome is an exceptional poem such as this, an absolute pleasure to read my friends and definitely a fav for me. :)))
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/10/2018 7:26:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I am honored and blessed by having such a talented writing partner and great and kind friend. She inspires me to improve my writing.
Date: 6/9/2018 12:47:00 PM
A beautiful poem and story between the both of you. The collaboration between you Robert and Susan, is a perfect fit...Congrats to the both of you for creating this masterpiece! All the Best...Charlie
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/9/2018 6:03:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am truly blessed to have such a beautifully talented writing partner. One that has her own top class style.....
Date: 6/9/2018 10:06:00 AM
Your poetic skill and your sincerity is immense, Robert. It is always a pleasure to read your work. Another beautifully written collaboration with Susan. My compliments to you both. T.J
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/9/2018 10:27:00 AM
Thank you my great and truly talented friend. I have indeed been so blessed to have had so many wonderfully talented writing partners and great friends, such as yourself, Susan and others that have so kindly honored me by composing with me! A blessing all..
Date: 6/9/2018 8:29:00 AM
Rejoicing words in their festival here ... gala festival ... reading this has been a tremendous pleasure ... lovely ...
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/9/2018 10:24:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Very pleased you enjoyed our collaboration. Susan made this one shine bright methinks..
Date: 6/9/2018 4:39:00 AM
You're on a pow wow...a word celebration...Lovely poem Robert...written with a lovely woman too...All the best to both
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/9/2018 10:23:00 AM
Thank you my good friend. Yes, Susan is truly a great and kind soul that has immense poetic talents.
Date: 6/9/2018 3:09:00 AM
This is rather romance in heaven! Only an adept poet, a soul of soaring imagination can carry a passionate reader to unique realms that of the divine! Original write, amazing world of words enfolding the finest and most sacred emotion, Love in all its beauty! A great pleasure to read, a bliss to share a heavenly journey of divine Love. Thank you so much for sharing your beauty. Stay blessed.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/9/2018 10:22:00 AM
Thank you my friend. You are so very kind and your comments reveal a true poet's heart and soul.
Date: 6/8/2018 10:07:00 PM
My dear friend, it was such a thrill for me to collaborate with you and finish this beautiful poem you had started so long ago. Robert, it was my wonderful privilege and a pure joy to be able to join you in presenting this creation. Thank you for a great poetic time.. Warmest wishes my good friend! ~Susan
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/8/2018 10:39:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. A wondrous blessing to find and have such a true and talented friend as you!