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The Dove in Your Eyes

How fast to wiles I fell my damask rose, awake from slumber slept untold ages. To gaze so deep in ocean eyes repose, and print whispered prayer on mind's pages. Your soul in gleaming shadow found complete, a thirst no other want or wish contrived. Nor cherry grown upon the branch so sweet, without cold and dark of Winter survived. What heart loved without a madness looming, secure from injury sure to tarnish. Unbroken, though lone in sadness' glooming, and held away from love's fruited garnish. How true the dove devoted in flight still, that lasted in love, more than ever will.

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Date: 6/9/2021 4:51:00 PM
Very nice poem. Like juicy ape or a bowl of cherries on a hot summer day.
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Richard Breese
Date: 6/9/2021 4:52:00 PM
Juicy apple:)
Date: 10/24/2020 5:12:00 PM
My goodness, what a gem, this reminds me so much of a sonnet like Shakespere himself would have written. I was so lucky to find another poem of yours I have missed!
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Date: 5/6/2020 6:29:00 PM
"What heart loved without a madness looming" ... not any love worth keeping, I'd say. Bring on the insanity :) An eye-catching title that brings wings to vision. Certainly a sonnet that brings to mind the olden days of classical poetry - I'm still quite the fan of your Scarecrow/Moon poem, myself. Keep 'em coming, my friend.
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Date: 4/25/2020 10:58:00 PM
Don't know how I missed this one. It is stunning in such an exquisite delicate way. Love it.
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Date: 2/16/2020 10:06:00 PM
Richard, I very much enjoyed the hauntingly beautiful lines of this amazing sonnet. :)
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Date: 2/3/2020 10:09:00 PM
This is a lovely sonnet Quothy, full of rich lines, ended so well, enjoyed . . . : )
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Date: 1/17/2020 5:33:00 PM
Loved the rhyming and the smooth, flowing lines throughout this beautiful poem... So well done Richard!
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 1/18/2020 1:58:00 AM
Kelly, Can I thank the wonderful poet, can I show appreciation of the white rose? -Richard
Date: 1/15/2020 8:46:00 PM
A truly magnificent sonnet my friend. Every verse golden and the entire piece awes me! *As of old, the verses that sing very well. *As was in romantic beauty oft told. *Casting a great and awe inspiring spell. * Art covered in bright yellow gold. * Delicious as freshest red rose smells. A fav-- a true gem...
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 1/18/2020 1:59:00 AM
Robert, Thank you for the comment. -Richard
Date: 1/15/2020 6:22:00 AM
This is lovely; a wonderful sonnet.
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 1/18/2020 2:01:00 AM
Thank you for that truly M.L. -Richard
Date: 1/9/2020 5:55:00 AM
I think sonnet form is best used for romantic lines and this one leaves nothing left to desire. It's made sweeter with thought that doves mate for life. My favorite line..."What heart loved without a madness looming..." Love is a madness in a caliber of its own. Wonderfully scribed, Richard.
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 1/18/2020 2:03:00 AM
Lin, Thank you for that wonderful comment on the simple words. -Richard
Date: 12/31/2019 1:02:00 PM
So romantic. I love this!
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 1/3/2020 12:12:00 PM
Juliet, Thank you for that comment. Happy New Year. -Richard
Date: 12/31/2019 12:29:00 AM
This is an absolute gem, Quoth.. A definite piece of exquisite art.. Flowed so beautiful and smoothly!! A fave for me, my friend.. Have a Wonderful New Year!! Blessings..
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 1/3/2020 12:15:00 PM
Robertina, Thank you for stopping by and that comment. Happy New Year to you and your family! -Richard
Date: 12/27/2019 7:07:00 PM
So beautiful!! Absolutely love!!
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 12/29/2019 9:14:00 PM
Thank you to my adored niece! -Richard
Date: 12/27/2019 4:46:00 PM
A beautiful Sonnet Richard. Saving as a FAV. This is so nice :)
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 12/30/2019 11:58:00 AM
Heidi, Thank you for that comment and compliment. “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” A quote from Margaret Wolfe Hungerford from her book 'Molly Bawn' (1878). -Richard
Date: 12/27/2019 4:27:00 PM
~~sigh~~ I love sonnets, and you have created a beauty here.
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 12/30/2019 12:01:00 PM
Becca, Thank you for your appreciation. I've still so much to learn if writing poems can be learned. -Richard
Date: 12/27/2019 9:06:00 AM
Very lovely--vividly descriptive, Richard. Janice
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 12/30/2019 12:06:00 PM
Janice, Thank you for this comment. The theme - 'once bitten, twice shy'. -Richard
Date: 12/27/2019 6:52:00 AM
A masterpiece without fail dearest, Richard! A fav.
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 12/30/2019 12:21:00 PM
Demetrios, Thank you for commenting. Still so much room for improvement.,and hopefully enough time. I enjoyed the message for life in your wonderful poem 'ACCEPTING LIFE V'. There is much to learn from your writes. The wisdom gleaned in a life time shared is the best gift anyone can hope for. -Richard
Date: 12/25/2019 7:26:00 AM
WOW! Amazing write, Richard. I am saving this in my FAVES.
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 12/25/2019 6:45:00 PM
Thank you for that comment and kindness Vijay. And let me thank you for recognizing the true heroes in your poem by the same name. This is an incredible gift you've shown the world. Truly enriched the Soup in so many fine days. https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/heroes_963932
Date: 12/25/2019 5:47:00 AM
Beautifully done! Merry Christmas Richard.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 12/27/2019 11:44:00 PM
Yes, I can so relate except my purple car was a TransAm.
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 12/25/2019 6:03:00 PM
'A Merry Christmas to us all; God bless us, every one' Quote from Dicken's Tiny Tim of course! I hope you have a holiday graced by Fairies and dragons driving purple Camaros.
Date: 12/24/2019 8:18:00 PM
Gosh, Richard, this is just awesome. Words fail me. Wonderful sonnet!! Warmest wishes, Gershon
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 12/24/2019 8:59:00 PM
Merry Christmas Gershon, a happy Hanukkah too. -Richard
Date: 12/24/2019 6:30:00 PM
a very classy sounding sonnet this is, my friend. Also came here to wish you a very merry Christmas.
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 12/24/2019 8:56:00 PM
Merry Christmas Andrea. -Richard
Date: 12/24/2019 11:20:00 AM
Richard, your poem is so beautiful, with so many awesome words, phrases and lines !
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 12/24/2019 8:55:00 PM
Merry Christmas Dear Heart - Wiishkobi Ode. -Richard
Date: 12/24/2019 5:12:00 AM
Great poetry and sonnet, Richard. Happy Holidays to you and your family. Charlie
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 12/24/2019 8:53:00 PM
Merry Christmas Charles. -Richard
Date: 12/23/2019 11:00:00 PM
I love the poem, Richard, I love the sentence, "To gaze so deep in ocean eyes repose, and print whispered prayer on mind's pages". A stunning verse,,, Merry Christmas.
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 12/24/2019 8:52:00 PM
Merry Christmas Eve. -Richard
Date: 12/23/2019 8:08:00 PM
this is GORGEOUS Richard...so masterfully written that it just float across the page...i love this...wow...a fave for me :) hugs
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Quoth TheRaven
Date: 12/24/2019 8:52:00 PM
Merry Christmas Sandra. -Richard
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