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The Infinite Grace Of Light And Love



Although gone from this sad earthly plane, love may yet embrace,
for within Light's truest of gifts, Love brings its infinite grace...

Weeping tears falling into her coffee she mourned his death
vanished were the promising future dreams they both had made;
tho' some nights upon her cheek, she could feel his loving breath
she knows in a Blossom Hill grave his remains had been laid. 

Dawn gave to her inspired colors, its soothing golden light 
sending anew, memories of love in heavenly flight;
comforting -  as she held onto his sweet words from last night,
fleeting moments when his dream kiss made everything alright.

When afternoon sun was about to hide its brilliant glow
she walked to their favorite spot, their love's hidden place;
read his words of love cut into their tree to always show,
as mystical dusk comes, through veiled mists sees his handsome face.     

By her side his presence felt in whispering breezy sighs,
she longed to run her fingers through his loosely curly hair
like she did when she would gaze into cerulean eyes
and ride the skies in rapturous highs feeling light as air.

Twilight blues hugged the silky hues of softly starlit thoughts
as she recalled the thrilling tangle of their tender vines,
memories’ of bittersweet pain now twist in lost love knots,
bathed in eve’s maize moonbeams her heartache throbs and sorrow shines.

She offers up her evening prayers with precious tears upon 
as she surrenders to her loss awaiting her sweet dreams; 
with luscious lips theirs will kiss, its essence airy chiffon,
quickening pulse runs through her veins their ruby love still streams.

Although gone from this sad earthly plane, love may yet embrace,
for within Light's truest of gifts, Love brings its infinite grace.



Robert J. Lindley and Susan Ashley

(a collaboration)

July 22, 2018
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Poet’s note:  Many many thanks to you, Robert, for your lovely invitation to collaborate with you on this special spiritual piece of eternal love, on both the Earthly and Heavenly planes.. I believe that love, like energy, is never lost, it transforms. Your immense imagination and golden poetic talents are a source of inspiration and that never ceases to amaze me. With heartfelt appreciation, I am touched and delighted to unite with you in this vision as our two voices become one in poetry. Thank you for this tremendous joy dear poet and my wonderful friend.


Robert’s poet's note:  Thank you yet again my dear friend, immensely talented writing partner for your wonderful and deeply insightful verses in this our (hopefully) enlightening creation. That I have been so very blessed with your friendship and collaborating with me to present these poems is to me a very great gift. So true, love is the greatest of blessings for those that find it true and long lasting. Even when it fails, the lesson learned helps us grow and face the other hardships in life with greater resolve and courage. This vision presented in poetic form, bears such bountiful fruit because of the verses and depth of your heart my dear friend. Always an honor to compose with you!


Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/10/2018 8:39:00 AM
Hi Susan, this is an elegant, beautiful creation by two talented poets who share ink as one pen, a seamless collaboration that does touch the heart with its emotional pulse. The heart sings with such poetic grace in this beautiful work. Poetry at its beat. I drown within such wonderful words. You are both very special. Have a wonderful Saturday. Hugs.,..Mike. XX. This gem has to be a fave.
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Date: 11/10/2018 8:19:00 PM
Thank you, Mike, for your wonderful appreciation for our collaboration. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. Robert's lovely talent and golden inspiration knows no bounds and I'm so fortunate to be able to write with him. Your precious comments and your kindness are cherished, my dear friend, as is your fave.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/25/2018 8:58:00 PM
Beautiful, profound, a seamless collaboration... The sadness and love reaches out through you words
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Date: 7/25/2018 9:04:00 PM
Thank you Alesia, your precious comments and kindness are held in my truest appreciation. I'm glad that the sadness and the love in this poem reached out to you.. writing with Robert is a sheer joy and his golden inspiration is ever shining. Warmest wishes my lovely friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/25/2018 4:26:00 AM
Awesome guys. So heartfelt and so poetic. "cerulean eyes" is a standout. Thanks for sharing..............peace!
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Date: 7/25/2018 8:47:00 PM
Thank you Richard, for your wonderful comment. I'm happy you enjoyed our collaboration. Robert is a terrifically talented poet and it is such a blessing and a delight to write with him. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/24/2018 11:23:00 AM
Your poems have danced upon the page and created a master piece, . Thank you for sharing, Both writers, did amazing here.
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Date: 7/25/2018 8:49:00 PM
Thank you Pixie, for sharing your precious thoughts. Robert's shining talent is inspiring and he is a sheer joy to write with. Both your kindness and your lovely comments are deeply appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/24/2018 9:28:00 AM
Wow! What can I say! Only when I came to the end did I realize that this was a co-write! "The thrilling tangle of their tender vines" applies not only to the subjects of this poem, but also to the writing styles and abilities of both writers. Love is like a bottomless well...always available for those who search for it and make good use of it. ~ Sending warm wishes to both, and a special hug to my dear friend Susan. // paul
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Date: 7/25/2018 9:00:00 PM
Dear Paul, your wellspring of insight delights me and I relish your lovely thoughts. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed our collaboration. Robert's lovely poetic talents continue to inspire me and he is a complete joy to write with.. Thank you for your beautiful comments and for the special hug :) Warmest wishes and hugs to you always my dear friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/24/2018 8:47:00 AM
The imagery in this poem is spectacular! Beautifully done, and appreciated.
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Date: 7/24/2018 11:46:00 AM
Thank you Caren for your warm appreciation of our collaboration. Robert is an exceptional and talented poet and I truly relish writing with him. Your beautiful comments and kindness are both treasured.. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/24/2018 7:23:00 AM
Another magical collaboration, Susan and Robert. I love the depth and feeling of this beautifully written piece of art. T.J
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Date: 7/25/2018 2:49:00 PM
Thank you dear Teppo, for your wonderful appreciation for our collaboration. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. Robert's lovely talent and golden inspiration knows no bounds and I'm so fortunate to be able to write with him. Your precious comments and your kindness are cherished my dear friend.. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/24/2018 5:40:00 AM
Unity is love and love is God! When two souls unite God embrace these souls and uplifts them to heavenly bliss! Your collaboration has divine results that inspire! Congratulations to you both dear, Susan and dear Mark! Heavenly write!
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Date: 7/25/2018 2:46:00 PM
Indeed! I relish your deep and thoughtful comments dear Demetrios. Yes, writing with my dear friend Robert is a heavenly experience, his inspiration and creative soul knows no bounds. Your precious thoughts and your kindness are cherished my wonderful friend.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/23/2018 12:50:00 PM
Poetry in motion flows through your lovely poem...together there's magic in your pens... I am always amazed at what you both accomplish... All the best to both, Susan and Robert
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Date: 7/25/2018 2:41:00 PM
Thank you dear Arturo, for your warm appreciation of our collaboration. Robert is an exceptional and talented poet and I truly relish writing with him. Your beautiful comments and kindness are both treasured.. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/23/2018 11:49:00 AM
impressive teamwork musing of deep love, susan and robert... a keep this is!.. huggs
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Date: 7/25/2018 2:40:00 PM
Thank you Nette, for sharing your precious thoughts. Robert's talent is indeed impressive and he is a sheer joy to write with. Both your kindness and your lovely comments are deeply appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/23/2018 9:52:00 AM
Beautifully written Collaboration. Congratulations :)
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Date: 7/24/2018 11:49:00 AM
Thank you Heidi, for your warm appreciation of our collaboration. Robert is an exceptional and talented poet and I truly relish writing with him. Your beautiful comments and kindness are both treasured.. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/23/2018 8:54:00 AM
Infinite grace has fallen upon both of you...an eternal collab my dear friends...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 7/25/2018 2:38:00 PM
Thank you Winged Warrior, the beauty of your comments bring a smile to my heart. I'm so happy you enjoyed our collaboration as Robert is an exceptional poet and I relish writing with him. Your lovely thoughts and your kindness are both truly appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/23/2018 2:46:00 AM
Love lives on just changes form. This collaboration is simply amazing Susan and Robert. A real masterpiece! : )
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Date: 7/25/2018 2:37:00 PM
Thank you Connie, the beauty of your comments bring a smile to my heart. I'm so happy you enjoyed our collaboration as Robert is an exceptional poet and I relish writing with him. Your lovely thoughts and your kindness are both truly appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/22/2018 11:42:00 PM
Susan, you and Robert have drawn from each other's strengths to create something very special. Your brand of love is a perfect love!
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Date: 7/24/2018 11:51:00 AM
Thank you Lyric Man, the beauty of your comments bring a smile to my heart. I'm so happy you enjoyed our collaboration as Robert is an exceptional poet and I relish writing with him. Your lovely thoughts and your kindness are both truly appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/22/2018 10:35:00 PM
You both put a lot of thought into this piece and it shows. What a wonderful creation.
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Date: 7/24/2018 11:43:00 AM
Richard, both your beautiful comments and lovely kindness are truly appreciated. I'm so happy you enjoyed our collaboration, Robert is a poet of great talent and he is a complete joy to write with. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/22/2018 10:08:00 PM
Love is an emotion that will always be. Your thoughts blend beautifully together. Many wonderful blessings to you both. ~ Brandy
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Date: 7/24/2018 11:39:00 AM
Thank you Brandy, the beauty of your comments bring a smile to my heart. I'm so happy you enjoyed our collaboration as Robert is an exceptional poet and I relish writing with him. Your lovely thoughts and your kindness are both truly appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/22/2018 9:38:00 PM
You are both a wonderful collaborating duo...Your styles blend together beautifully as they could be one. I hope you'll continue to share your amazing works of art with us all. Warmest wishes to both...Charlie
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Date: 7/24/2018 11:30:00 AM
Thank you Charlie, for your wonderful appreciation of our collaboration. I'm sure there will be more collaborations as Robert is such a creative poet and a sheer pleasure to write with. Your lovely comments and your kind heart are held in my deepest gratitude my dear friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/22/2018 7:46:00 PM
My dear friend Susan, each and every time we have united our poetic voices to create such as this, the honor and feeling of joyous accomplishment has been awarded me because of your talent, sincere friendship, creativity and deep insights. Always a true pleasure to write with and discuss poetry with you my dear friend!
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Date: 7/24/2018 11:26:00 AM
Thank you Robert, for your lovely comments. I so enjoy our exceptional and creative writing experiences through which we have forged a wonderful and poetically fruitful friendship. Your immense talent, creativity and inspiration continues to amaze me and I look forward to more poetic discussions and collaborations with you my dear friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/22/2018 3:21:00 PM
Such an inspiring and glorious rhyme, Susan.. I really devoured it.. Touches the soul completely!! Blessings to you, my Dear friend..
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Date: 7/24/2018 11:20:00 AM
Dear Robertina, I'm so happy that our collaboration touched your soul. Robert is such a talented poet and such a dear friend, it's always a creative delight to write with him. Thank you for your beautiful comments that touch my heart. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/22/2018 2:50:00 PM
Susan / Robert, A consummate poetic pairing indeed. Enjoyed the deeply rich spiritual essence of this lovely poem. All the best to you both...g
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Date: 7/24/2018 11:18:00 AM
Thank you George, for your inspiring comments that touch my heart. I relish hearing from you as much as I relish your beautiful poetry. I'm so pleased you enjoyed our collaboration.. which for me, was another exceptional creative undertaking with an immensely talented poet and my dear friend Robert. Warmest wishes my wonderful friend.. ~Susan