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POTD 5th Feb 18

Dedicated to Ken, a good friend of mine who had to give up a brilliant ballet, ballroom dancing and stage career when he was injured after a fall while performing a complicated dance routine maneuver on stage. I hope you will enjoy the video too!

Awakened by the sighs of the whispering trees Looking across the vast empty space he sees His winged companion pondering in wisdom Visiting frequently knowing the significance of Freedom Waltzing through his mind she invades once more Intruding reflections oppress thoughts that soar Imprisoned dreams midst fields of unpicked seams Endless chasms of regrets in which no sunlight beams Broken chords strumming tunelessly in solitude Of songs of praises by an adoring multitude Time when they were darlings of virtuosic impression Dancing in wild abandon to a public adoration Truly enamoured in each other their love did blossom Though in Life’s carousel sadly far too often Pursuing perfection whatever may befall One gets absorbed in the fluster of a fall Adorning false crowns in high esteem Ego soars and plummets and shatters the dream Negative energy interrupts Life’s Grand Scheme The fall In the drop of a pin - displeasure he perceives Their past idolising could not now appease The icy cold rejection she projects as she flees Leaving a broken man - who has failed to please For many long years he lays wishing Death’s end Dwelling on memories of his so called friend Friends he thought solid who chose to ignore Even in his whispered words ‘forgive me I implore’ Shunned he was before his knees hit the floor Long years of solitude one day he awakens To find that his dark soulless days have forsaken Terrors of the night have been released - set free False security dismissed by a Heavenly decree From an unsuspecting sky all dark clouds flee Dark night of the soul heralds White light of the self Perceptions of enlightenment an awakening of himself From the corner of his eye a movement he detects A woman of the White Light he strongly suspects In her iridescent persona to her task she ascends His vulnerability she sees and her hand she extends And in a confetti of star showers his heart she mends
POTD 5th Feb 18 Video : Dark Night of the Soul - White Light of the Self Arbre Solaire: Music : Ludovico Einaudi - Nuvole Bianche Video : " Haoma " - ESMA Movies (Mathieu, Melissa, Elodie & Yann) Jan 2018

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Date: 4/6/2019 8:10:00 AM
An extraordinary write for KEN, this is didactic. enjoyd Ma.
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Date: 3/1/2018 6:49:00 PM
The video was great and i also enjoyed the poem.Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 2/18/2018 8:45:00 PM
Masterful! Poignant Rich in Meaning and Meaningfulness!...I could fill this box with accolades and nowhere near exhaust all the praise that you deserve for this inspirational write. Bravo!! Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 2/17/2018 3:48:00 PM
So well written. I must learn from the master. Congrats on POTD.
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Date: 2/17/2018 3:44:00 PM
Maria: Well deserved recognition. A deep yet lovely piece. Thank you for sharing with all of us on the soup. Keep them coming. oldbuck
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Date: 2/9/2018 10:35:00 AM
Beautiful poem which articulates the redemptive power of love, Maria. Kudos on POTD. Stellar bright write. Love and joy always.
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Date: 2/9/2018 10:04:00 PM
Thank you so much Freddie my dear friend. So glad you enjoyed it, and as always I do so appreciate your sparkling comments....Love Maria
Date: 2/9/2018 7:05:00 AM
Enamored with your verses the Muse is my friend, Maria! Congratulations once more for POTD! XXX
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Date: 2/9/2018 10:08:00 PM
So that's where she has been. Lol Demetrios my dearest friend thank you for your visits and support always, you know I do appreciate you....Maria xxx
Date: 2/8/2018 1:44:00 PM
A worthy recipient of POTD, Maria...belated congratulations! An excellent poem accompanied by an equally good video. Life can be so heartless at times, but with faith and help one can fix the pieces together again. You merit all the accolades you have received. Regards // paul
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Date: 2/9/2018 10:10:00 PM
Thank you so much Paul. Where have you been? Holidaying again? Thank you so much Paul always for the wonderful comments and support that you've shown me my dear friend.... Love.Maria
Date: 2/8/2018 9:04:00 AM
Beautiful and SO moving, Maria! Belated congrats on well-deserved POTD! Janice
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Date: 2/9/2018 10:11:00 PM
Thank you so much Janice. Very much appreciated ....Maria
Date: 2/8/2018 7:21:00 AM
What a beautiful tribute for your friend, Maria! And well-deserving of potd.
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Date: 2/9/2018 10:13:00 PM
Becca lovely to see you my dear. So glad that you liked it. Thank you for the support always....Maria xxx
Date: 2/7/2018 10:02:00 PM
Congrats, Maria, on POTD
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Date: 2/8/2018 1:01:00 AM
Thank you Kim....Maria
Date: 2/6/2018 4:53:00 PM
Your poem is incredibly beautiful Maria! I am sure this brought much joy to your friend. Congratulations on having it honored with POTD! : ) xxoo
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Date: 2/8/2018 1:01:00 AM
Thanks so much Connie, so glad that you liked it....Maria xxx
Date: 2/6/2018 4:49:00 PM
How could I have missed this yesterday? Congrats on POTD - this is a brilliant poem, Maria!
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Date: 2/8/2018 1:03:00 AM
Thanks so much Agnes, so glad that you liked it....Maria
Date: 2/6/2018 1:41:00 AM
This speaks to my heart and is beautifully crafted and the meaning is well composed. On a side note, I like that you do not (like me) use punctuation. It may add some puzzlement and ambivalence and that is what life gives us. Wishes, Kai
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Date: 2/8/2018 1:18:00 AM
Yes personally I don't feel the need to use punctuations, its how the reader interprets and reads it I guess. Thanks Kai for the visit and lovely comment. Appreciate it....Maria
Date: 2/5/2018 9:40:00 PM
A TRUE MASTERPIECE MY FRIEND. I FELT EVERY WORD AND WALKED IN THAT PATH AS A LOST SOUL ONCE CENTURIES AGO.. A fav my friend AND CONGRATS ON A WELL DESERVED POTD.
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Date: 2/8/2018 1:30:00 AM
Yes I'm sure we have all experienced a life lesson like this at some stage or other Robert, dear friend. Some rise up stronger and some sink in despair. The choice is always there....Maria
Date: 2/5/2018 4:57:00 PM
Returning with congrats on POTD Maria.
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Date: 2/8/2018 1:19:00 AM
Thanks so much Vijay....Maria
Date: 2/5/2018 4:12:00 PM
Wow!! congratulations on POTD
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Date: 2/8/2018 1:20:00 AM
Thanks so much Eve....Maria
Date: 2/5/2018 2:08:00 PM
Yes, amazing indeed.
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Date: 2/8/2018 1:21:00 AM
Thanks so much Richard....Maria
Date: 2/5/2018 1:43:00 PM
A well-deserved favorite
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Date: 2/8/2018 1:21:00 AM
Thanks so much Donna...Maria xx
Date: 2/5/2018 1:33:00 PM
Lovely video, and the poetry amazing, but i do see so much of the real world here Maria.
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Date: 2/8/2018 1:23:00 AM
Yes indeed Harry. Thanks so much for your visit and comment....Maria
Date: 2/5/2018 11:53:00 AM
Brilliant Maria, congratulations For POTD honors...
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Date: 2/8/2018 1:24:00 AM
Thanks so much Charlie for your visit and comment....Maria
Date: 2/5/2018 8:16:00 AM
Congratulations on potd Maria with this beautiful penning. Your talent is undeniable <3 xomo
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Date: 2/8/2018 1:25:00 AM
Thanks so much for your visit and lovely comment Maureen...Maria xxx
Date: 2/5/2018 8:04:00 AM
- Nobody knows when life turns upside down ... a fantastic video ... and this story is deeply touching, Maria - An impressive poem as always - Congratulations with p.o.t.d. :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/8/2018 1:26:00 AM
Thanks so much for your visit and lovely comment Anne - Lise...Maria xxx
Date: 2/5/2018 5:45:00 AM
Absolutely deserving on POTD, congratulations Maria..
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Date: 2/5/2018 5:49:00 AM
Thank you Si, glad that you think so ....Maria
Date: 2/5/2018 4:52:00 AM
Poetry beyond the stars..."Broken chords strumming tunelessly in solitude" Lovely...All the best Maria...Nice to see you posting...Congrats...POTD
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Date: 2/5/2018 5:36:00 AM
So glad that you liked it Arturo. Thank you for dropping by and your lovely comments are always appreciated....Maria
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