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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.
Unbroke.,though alone 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.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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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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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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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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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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Date: 1/18/2020 2:03:00 AM
Lin, Thank you for that wonderful comment on the simple words. -Richard
Date: 1/3/2020 2:43:00 AM
A beautifully written sonnet, Richard. I enjoyed reading this. T.J
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Date: 1/3/2020 1:12:00 PM
Teppo, So good to hear from you today. Happy New Year to you and your family. Thank you for this comment. You've always been a source for learning to write better poetry and you've been missed. -Richard
Date: 12/31/2019 1:02:00 PM
So romantic. I love this!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Date: 12/27/2019 11:44:00 PM
Yes, I can so relate except my purple car was a TransAm.
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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 11:49:00 PM
Stunning sonnet. Merry Christmas, Richard.
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Date: 12/25/2019 6:06:00 PM
Very Merry Christmas to you Victor. 'To the Victor belong the spoils'. An apt quote for the season? -Richard
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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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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Date: 12/24/2019 8:56:00 PM
Merry Christmas Andrea. -Richard
Date: 12/24/2019 5:12:00 PM
Pretty sonnet richard. Nothing like seeing peace in the eyes of a faithful lover
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Date: 12/24/2019 8:56:00 PM
Merry Christmas Son of Spock. -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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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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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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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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Date: 12/24/2019 8:52:00 PM
Merry Christmas Sandra. -Richard
Date: 12/23/2019 3:10:00 PM
This is absolutely fantastic. Such a smooth and creative piece of writing. Kept me engage to the ending. Bravo my friend.
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Date: 12/24/2019 8:51:00 PM
Merry Christmas Chris. -Richard
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