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The Age of Summer Love Was Kismet Kissed - A tribute with Robert Lindley

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My Note: On May 17,2018, after I posted my Sonnet 'The Age of Summer Love', I received a lovely soup mail from my esteemed and kindhearted friend, Robert Lindley saying; 'Your poem so inspired me today!'  Robert had composed a beautiful Sonnet in which each of his stanzas and closing couplet was in response to each of mine. His poem was yet to be titled so he bestowed upon me this awesome honor of naming his poem, which I then titled; 'Our Ageless Love Was Kismet Kissed', posted on May 19, 2018. As you can imagine, I was moved and elated by his message and generous gesture.  I then suggested to Robert that I thought it would be wonderful to combine both poems into a 'Sonnet duet' format and repost our poems together under a combined title. To my great delight and appreciation, Robert agreed.  Thank you, my dear friend, Robert. I'm both honored and humbled by your talent and kindness. It is truly a blessing to share a friendship with you.

Here, I present our special tribute...  A tribute to inspiration and friendship!

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Robert's Note:  I read Susan's wonderful creation and immediately sat down to write this sonnet in reply. I then sent it to her and told her how much her fine sonnet had inspired me and this creation was the result of that inspiration. Together, we discussed combining the two sonnets, as in the new poem, now re-titled and given a new life. A truly sincere act, was met by yet another - that of my friend suggesting that perhaps we present these two sonnets together, showing the second sonnet as the reply that it is.. We worked out the details and this is the resulting collaboration. Hope you may enjoy this and see that friendship/fellowship in poetry is far, far better than competition/envy. Here, presented is our special tribute... A tribute to inspiration and friendship!

 

The Age Of Summer Love Was Kismet Kissed (a Sonnet duet) Our summer love began in Gemini with sultry eves of wooing escapades, and as the moon did swoon as it drew nigh my lust you stirred with strumming serenades. Romance as rich as black queen tulip skies adorned with precious gems of bijou light, before they’d lose their lustre to sunrise you’d shower me with diamonds of the night. Impassioned kisses filled my sails with love, a rhumba full of rapture neath the stars with rhythmic teasing, undulations of unbridled flame of Venus and my Mars. The time of Libra brings a cool to days ~ still, autumn love sets aging leaves ablaze. ~~~ Yes my love, our joining was truly Fate for immediately we both just knew, hope had bellowed it is never to late my destiny was love and life with you! Love, ours glistening rubies and pearls hot-love feasts served upon long golden trays, memories, night love bathes in heated swirls greatest treasure my soul embraces today! In paradise my heart sought your soft touch sweet embrace and curves of your luscious lips, non-stop, crescendo was almost to much on this earth, we took such heavenly trips! Our fated romance proves that true love stays~ through it all, thick and thin, sorrowful grays _____________________________ 'The Age of Summer Love' Susan Ashley May 15, 2018 (and in an inspired response) 'Our Ageless Love Was Kismet Kissed' Robert Lindley May 19, 2018 _____________________________ *(Black)Queen of Night Tulip: a velvety deep maroon-black tulip*

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Date: 6/11/2018 1:16:00 PM
Another collaboration that proves co-operation through shared inspiration is so much better than competition. Robert's write as a reply is also deserving of accolades...off to his page!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/13/2018 10:30:00 AM
Indeed! John, you said it so eloquently.. Thank you for sharing your precious thoughts, your comments are truly appreciated. It was my privilege and honor me for to share in this inspired poetic experience with my good friend Robert. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/10/2018 9:43:00 AM
My sane twin your talent abounds all! And Robert oh my you two together are even that much more amazing my dear twin! Loved it and of course another fav!;) Hugs Your insane twin
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 6/11/2018 11:43:00 AM
Lol oh I do like that twisted twinster thing yea I could rock that title with ease! Lol!oh I forgot to tank you on your comment regarding my avitar...thank my sane half ya know we gotta keep it fresh up in here never know whose watching lmao! Like if they were they would bypass us because with the sane twin comes the insane too! Hahshah! Love sis your insanely twisted(haha love that) twinster
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/10/2018 3:38:00 PM
Bren, my crazy cougar grandmama, awesome totem twinster, living in the east wing west wing mansion, insane friend! That just about sums thing up so far doesn't it..?! Lol!! Your beautiful comments come from your beautiful heart and I cherish your lovely thoughts! Thank you my dear mad insane - but keeping me sane - twisted twinster.. Warmest wishes and love, your sane - got it together for the two of us - twinster :))
Date: 6/7/2018 2:39:00 PM
Two great poets, I can see the inspiration really payed off here... Two great sonnets and kismet's kiss, a wonderful term.. So many wonderful lines here, that flow and rhyme so well...
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/7/2018 9:17:00 PM
The warmth and beauty of your comments are embraced and appreciated, Silent One. It was such a pleasure to share this wonderful poetic experience with our friend Robert. Warmest wishes always my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/6/2018 3:40:00 PM
I've just commented on Roberts page so have pasted my comment for you Susan. absolutely outstanding Robert and Susan i do love reading poems inspired by another poet and this is an absolute gem. I used to have black tulips in my garden in the UK (we got them on a visit to Keukenhof gardens in Holland) adding this gem to my faves:-) hugs Jan xx
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/7/2018 9:21:00 PM
Thank you, Jan, for the kindness of your lovely comments. It truly was a joy and an honor for me to share this wonderful poetic experience with our friend Robert. He such a great talent with a great big heart.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/4/2018 3:35:00 AM
Two brilliant sonnets by two brilliant writers. I have often been inspired by Robert's fabulous poetry. A lovely sonnet duet, Susan. T.J
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/4/2018 9:16:00 PM
Yes, Teppo, I agree that our good friend Robert is an inspiration and a very talented poet. It was an honor and a privilege for me, when Robert agreed to join our poetry in this way. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts and for the delight of your visit.. Warmest wishes ~Susan
Date: 6/3/2018 8:51:00 PM
A splendid, poetic beauty!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/3/2018 9:43:00 PM
Thank you, Chance, for the delight of your visit and for the beauty of your comments. It was my immense pleasure to share in this poetic experience with Robert, my wonderful friend and a very, very talented poet. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/3/2018 6:01:00 PM
such a beautiful blending of poetic thoughts, I love to see collaborations inspired by the work of another poet on soup and Robert is an awesome sonneteer-) hugs Jan xx
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/4/2018 4:16:00 PM
Indeed, Jan. Robert is not only an awesome sonneteer but his giving and kind spirit knows no bounds. It was an honor and privilege to work with Robert and a joy to join our poetry in this way. Thank you for your beautiful comments. It's always such a pleasure to hear from you. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/3/2018 3:59:00 PM
It has been a pleasure to reread your Age Of Summer Love, Susan, and Robert's follow-up to it is no less pleasing. True love is here to stay!! Sending my regards to my friend Robert and warm hugs to you dear Susan. // paul
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/4/2018 9:27:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend Paul, for the pleasure of your return visit and your beautiful comments. Your wonderful kindness and inspiring presence here thrills me to no end. It's been an honor and a privilege for me to be able to post my good friend Robert's response sonnet with mine. Inspiration and friendship rule the day!! Warmest wishes and hugs always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/2/2018 8:20:00 PM
A very nice read from both sonnets...a dance between poets made my evening's read enjoyable...
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/4/2018 4:23:00 PM
There's nothing like a poetic rhumba between poets to make one's day or evening. It was an honor and a complete joy to join my sonnet with my good friend Robert's sonnet of impassioned response. His talent and generosity knows no bounds. Thank you for the wonderful delight of your visit and for your charming comments, Frederic. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/2/2018 7:08:00 PM
I like it Susan...it's refreshing to read two wonderful poets...I suppose you rhumba a stanza...great combination... All the best to both...
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/4/2018 3:30:00 PM
Thank you, Arturo, for you wonderful comments. Always a pleasure to hear from you my friend. Robert, in his generous kindness and talent, honored me with an impassioned response to my sonnet and it was truly a lovely pleasure to share a poetic rhumba and combine our two poems together. Warmest wishes mon ami.. ~Susan
Date: 6/2/2018 5:15:00 PM
Susan / Robert, A superb effort by two mutually gifted & warmhearted poets. Sumptuous sonnets indeed. Enjoyed...george
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/4/2018 3:17:00 PM
I relish your beautiful comments, George. My good friend Robert, is as generous and kind as he is talented. I was deeply honored by his impassioned response to my sonnet. It was a wonderful pleasure for us to combine our two sonnets in this way as a tribute to inspiration and friendship. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/2/2018 4:35:00 PM
I want to thank you my good friend for this great honor and your friendship. Your original poetic gem inspired me to write in reply to its romantic depths, beauty and brilliant creation. From that start this second creation was thus born. Your words and poetic talent are inspiring and your great kindness truly appreciated.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/4/2018 3:07:00 PM
Thank you dear Robert, for agreeing to present your beautiful sonnet, in a new creation with mine, as a sonnet duet. Your generous spirit and wonderful talent is so uplifting. I was deeply honored by your impassioned response to my poem and it was a joy to join our poetic works together. I will always cherish this memorable time as our tribute to 'inspiration and friendship'.. invaluable! Warmest wishes always my dear friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/2/2018 4:18:00 PM
Shades of Elizabeth and Robert Browning! Ought to be in a favorite poetry book of classics.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/4/2018 2:55:00 PM
I relish your endearing and lovely thoughts, Sunlite. My wonderful and talented friend, Robert, wrote his beautiful sonnet in response to mine. It was a complete joy for us to join our poetry together in this sonnet duet. His generous kindness is matched by his wonderful talent. Thank you for your wonderful comments. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/2/2018 4:07:00 PM
"Such a beautiful sonnet, Susan.. Your sonnet can leave someone breathless! As it left me breathless while reading.. Absolutely stellar writing, Susan.. Many blessings to you.."
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/4/2018 2:50:00 PM
Thank you, Robertina, for your beautiful comments. My good friend, Robert, added his wondrous sonnet in response to mine for a lovely poetic duet..our tribute to inspiration and friendship. He is a very generous, talented and kindhearted soul and a wonderful pleasure to work with. Your precious visit is truly appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan