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"If you don't like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes."

-- Mark Twain




F l y i n g a sailing tailwind in cerulean streams through beams colored creamsicle - are wings reflective of turquoise truth and the white purity of Autumn’s ether - he aviates a clear troposphere ..riding an unbridled capricious and combative boreas on the cusp of a new season.. with a plumage infusion of shifting Cape Cod skies the blue jay mixes hues with the Northern azure - that fades to shades of turmoil to the South and East - becoming lost in its milky breadth its lilting light its dimming depths where the edge of rustic rural meets the ridge of conifers - crooked twisted and back-bent from gales of salt-sprayed sorcery bold bluster ..leading the charge of a cold sapphire crest.. is bedeviled by the raw tongue-lashing spin of a brooding onshore flow twirling a brewing brawl - whirling in slate pearlescent space - s w i r l i n g with the dusky feistiness of stormy petrels - mobs of darkening fog fatten on summer’s fainty surrender — leftover tints of tender cornflower and hints of dainty dove there’s a sparkle in the eye of the storm as his mischievous black gaze mirrors the harsh harbinger of commotion - clash and change ~ his piercing ‘jay-jay’ jabs at the maddening mayhem of menacing air with the emerald-needled sharpness of wind-weary pitch pines anchoring the beige of coastal dunes - where his refractive blues take cover in colorful contrast ahead of the bruising October nor’easter Susan Ashley November 2, 2018 _________________________ Poem Of The Day November 4, 2018

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Date: 12/4/2018 6:06:00 PM
Hello Susan, wow! this poem is wow! I love the blue jays a beautiful bird. I like their song they sing in the early morn. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 12/5/2018 1:16:00 PM
My dear friend, Darlene, I relish your lovely comments and your love for the blue jays, they are beautiful and I love them too. Thank you for the kindness of your visit and for your beautiful thoughts. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 11/30/2018 6:10:00 PM
Hello Dear Susan, Congratulations on POTD!! Extraordinary work too on this most compelling and captivating theme!! I must say "ditto" to John Hamilton's comments below as well in reference to your poem. John's a marvelous poet, as you are too Susan, and he knows great poetry when he sees it. I read your verse here several times -- a pleasure and a treat to do so!! I will only add further: A FAVE TOO!! Best Weekend Wishes, Gary
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Date: 11/30/2018 8:28:00 PM
Hello dear Gary, your esteemed presence here on my page delights me immensely. Thank you for your meaningful and treasured comments. Yes, my blue jay flies though changeable skies.. I’m thrilled by your wonderful response to my poem and your shining sentiments and your fave are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes my inspiring friend.. ~Susan
Date: 11/30/2018 12:15:00 PM
Beautiful imagery, Susan. Nicely done.
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Date: 11/30/2018 2:21:00 PM
Your valued comments are precious to me, Dale. Thank you for your gracious visit and kindness. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 11/21/2018 2:10:00 PM
Unbridled, capricious, combative boreas, just wow! Spectacular writing Susan The bluejay has my profound respect after reading this(not the Toronto bluejays they stunk it up this year) Glad I passed by this gilded lexicon of yours today! I picked up a few new words along the way! Congrats on all the well deserved accolades!
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Date: 11/22/2018 12:43:00 PM
I can’t tell you how much I truly treasure your comments, John. Your meaningful, uplifting and insightful feedback is inspiring in the heartwarming and generous spirit in which it is as given. Thank you for your kindness and congrats, my friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 11/16/2018 11:13:00 PM
I'm totally swept away with your amazing masterpiece, dear Susan.. Absolutely beautiful.. Your mega talent shines brightly!! Many blessings, my friend..
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Date: 11/17/2018 6:51:00 PM
My dear friend, I am humbled and honored by your generous appraisal of my poetry. I am so happy you enjoyed my poem and your gracious visit and precious comments fill me with delight. Thank you for your very wonderful kindness, Robertina. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 11/13/2018 1:10:00 PM
Well dear sister how can i return the love you for me on my piece Of soup if you do not have a new poem for me to comment on? Lmao! So i comment again! Lol as i said below iove it my sane sissy!;) Hugs Dragon fire The crazy;)
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Date: 11/13/2018 8:45:00 PM
You can traipse across my page anytime and as many times as you like, my dear crazy twin sis :)) Your return visit to return some love is completely appreciated and I relish your insanity as alway, my dear Dragon Fire the Crazy.. lol! Love and hugs always.. Your twinster, Illuminatra the Sane ;)
Date: 11/9/2018 3:26:00 PM
a wonderful write, as always, from you, my friend x
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Date: 11/10/2018 8:17:00 PM
Thank you, Jack, for your gracious visit and beautiful comment. It is so wonderful to hear from you. Warmest wishes my dear friend... ~Susan
Date: 11/9/2018 4:57:00 AM
You are one of the best poets here on soup. Its always a sure pleasure each time I read your poetry. Have a great day dear Susan.
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Date: 11/10/2018 8:15:00 PM
Pixie, your gracious visit is a joy and I'm honored and humbled to receive such generous and heartwarming words from a beautifully talented poetess such as yourself. Thank you for your lovely comments and I'm so glad that you enjoyed my poem. Warmest wishes my dear friend.. ~Susan
Date: 11/7/2018 6:47:00 PM
Wow, magnificent imagery
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Date: 11/8/2018 10:04:00 AM
Thank you, Eve for your gracious visit and beautiful comment. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 11/6/2018 6:34:00 PM
wow, Potd. THis is most well deserved, Susan . Congratulations.
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Date: 11/8/2018 10:05:00 AM
Thank you, Andrea, for your wonderful comments and warm congrats. Your kindness is appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 11/6/2018 4:28:00 PM
POTD...and deservedly so, Susan! Your poems always seem to have a aura of creativity surrounding them. I love the imagery, movement, and the musicality which your alliteration provides so effortlessly. ~ Warm regards & Hugs my friend // paul
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Date: 11/8/2018 10:15:00 AM
I relish your heartwarming and lovely thoughts, my dear friend. It is always an uplifting pleasure to hear from you and feel your wonderful presence here, Paul. Your generous comments fill me with appreciation for their beauty and for your kind friendship that never fails to touch my heart. Warmest wishes and hugs always.. ~Susan
Date: 11/6/2018 10:01:00 AM
Congratulations! It is a well deserved POTD, as this is one of the most beautiful things I've ever read. Had to "fav" it right away. The imagery here blew me away; I can see the birds, the color, the sky; everything is so well described. A perfect pen if there ever was one.
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Date: 11/8/2018 10:09:00 AM
I am humbled and honored by the generous beauty of your comments and kind congrats, M.L. Such lovely words are a privilege to receive and I hold your lovely thoughts and your fav in my truest appreciation. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 11/5/2018 1:31:00 PM
I am so happy your exquisite poem was chosen for POTD Susan. You know how highly I regarded this poem and faved it! Congratulations my friend! : ) xxoo
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Date: 11/5/2018 1:59:00 PM
Thank you, Connie, for the delight of your return visit to share your precious thoughts and kind congrats with me. You, my friend, are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 11/5/2018 6:40:00 AM
Susan, I love the imagery in this wonderfully written verse. I could feel the fury of the storm. Congrats on POTD. best wishes. John
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Date: 11/5/2018 2:04:00 PM
John, it's always a pleasure to hear from you. Thank you for your heartwarming comments and your very kind congrats. Your lovely thoughts are appreciated, my friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 11/5/2018 3:54:00 AM
Congratulations Andrea...I must try a six word couplet...you did it so well...All the best always my friend...
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Date: 11/5/2018 2:02:00 PM
Hi Arturo, your kind message to Andrea for her POTD honors showed up my page instead.. the wonders of technology.. ;) Always a pleasure to see you though and warmest wishes, mon ami.. ~Susan
Date: 11/5/2018 3:38:00 AM
Love the beginning and all the colorful imagery! An intelligent write! And I see you got POTD! Congratulations on a very creative write, Susan! <3 Kim
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Date: 11/5/2018 2:05:00 PM
Kim, it’s always a pleasure to see you on my page. I’m so happy you enjoyed my poem, thank you, for your heartwarming comments and congrats. Your kindness is truly appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 11/5/2018 3:13:00 AM
Nice one Andrea, Congrats on being POTD, Blessings, Gordon
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Date: 11/5/2018 2:01:00 PM
Hi Gordon, your kind message to Andrea for her POTD honors showed up my page instead.. the wonders of technology.. ;) Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 11/5/2018 1:30:00 AM
Congrats sister dear! See your sanity is what shines bright! Ahh see we three have the best of both worlds and our bro bro will rule the heavens! What an insane family we are none can compare!;) Your insane sissy;)
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Date: 11/5/2018 4:24:00 PM
Lol.. so true, my dear sissy, we do have the best of both sane/insane worlds and our bro bro and the Unicorns do rule the heavens.., haha.. our insane family really is incomparable, isn't it, and I couldn't be prouder :) Thank you, my twisted twin for the awesomeness you bring.. Love and hugs, my mad sis.. Your twinski of brightly shining sanity..lol! :))
Date: 11/4/2018 9:26:00 PM
If I could only be in your mind for one day...lol Such an amazing write my dear friend, Susan. It seems your fingers grow stronger with every delightful poem it creates. Absolutely stunning...As always, warmest wishes to you my very talented and wonderful friend...Congratulations on your well deserved POTD Love & hugs ~Charlieku
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Date: 11/5/2018 4:46:00 PM
Lol.. I think it would scar you for life if you were in my mind for one day.. haha! Thank you my dear friend, Charlieku, for your heartwarming congrats and your inspiring comments, that speak from your heart and touches mine. I find your presence always uplifting, my kind friend. Warmest wishes, love and hugs.. ~Susan
Date: 11/4/2018 8:30:00 PM
Wow, what a fantastic poem. I really loved it. Congrats on your POTD!
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Date: 11/5/2018 2:07:00 PM
Thank you, Marilyn, for your wonderfully inspiring comments and kindhearted congrats. Your visit is so appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 11/4/2018 6:46:00 PM
Susan, congratulations on POTD with this beauty ~
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Date: 11/4/2018 10:05:00 PM
Dear Heart, I truly appreciate your lovely comment and heartwarming congrats. Thank you for your visit. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 11/4/2018 6:35:00 PM
Your thoughts took me there, with the blue jay- on his journey. I felt every moment, the winds chill- the thrill of it all, and then- the destination of where he needed to be. Where he wanted to be. This is beautiful in every way. Congratulations Susan, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Date: 11/5/2018 4:28:00 PM
That you could lose yourself in the verses of my poem touches my heart and thrills me to no end, Brandy. Thank you for giving yourself to this journey with my blue jay, and thank you for sharing your beautiful comments and heartwarming congrats with me. I cherish your precious thoughts. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 11/4/2018 6:07:00 PM
This enchanted flight took us on a great poetic journey Susan..Congrats on POTD..
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Date: 11/5/2018 4:31:00 PM
Thank you, Joseph, for your delightful sentiments. I am inspired by your wonderful comments and kind congrats, both are deeply appreciated. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 11/4/2018 3:21:00 PM
I love the detailed description of your majestic Blue Jay in this magical poem.
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Date: 11/5/2018 4:47:00 PM
Quoth, I relish your beautiful comment. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts with me. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 11/4/2018 10:58:00 AM
Beautiful, what a wonderful, colorful fantasy you've taken us on, congratulations Susan for your honor, well done...
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Date: 11/5/2018 4:09:00 PM
Charlie, it is an honor for me to receive your inspiring words and kind congrats. Thank you for your lovely comments that speak from your wonderful heart, you are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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