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'There is no silence in poetry.' As I swing back and forth, surrounded by an abundance of petals, I still remember being a stranger, in a foreign land. Sun shone so strong that day, as I traveled through the 'hustle and bustle,' of pastry shops and fruit stalls, until the path became narrow and dusty. Soldiers stood guard in tall towers, as pious ones prepared for prayers - but my footsteps of fate, were only devoted to you. As I entered through an iron gate, anxiously anticipating our first glance. I admired fragrant blossoms - until your scent drifted past, like a sweet refreshing tepid breeze. Innocence of your soul reflected, through those almond brown eyes. Shyness of your sleek smile, created an angelic visage - pious ones supplicated in service, but it felt like I was the one in heaven. So many poetic thoughts came to mind, yet I could not find a metaphor to justify it - yet poetry can never remain silent. As your eyes told me a story, that has yet to be told - I saw you hiding in trenches, dug deep into your heart - so I spoke to you in a language, only you would understand. Promising to take you away, from all the trials and tribulations, plaguing your mind. One day when our hands lock, we will gaze towards horizon's hued tones, lost in the delight of twilight's twinkling stars, till sunrise illuminates through our eyes. Together life will become beautiful, as we venture from Giza's pyramid, to the temple of Artemis. Watch as our footsteps wash away, along white sands of Boracay beach, as we bathe in its calm 'crystal clear' sea. Yet nothing will be as beautiful as you. 'Poets are patient, but their pens are not.' Simple Musing Silent One 25 May 2020

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Date: 6/22/2020 7:03:00 PM
Nothing as beautiful as your words
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Date: 6/15/2020 4:26:00 PM
Your simple musings are breathtakingly beautiful. What a magnificent writer you are my friend. Sincerely~Elaine
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Date: 6/8/2020 8:37:00 PM
Your poems always have life. In a world full of hustling and bubbling, you need to stick to your love and create a world that will isolate you two in ultimate fantasy, that is where heaven begins. I love this poem so much, it's been a while silent one. Nice reading your piece, yet again.
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Date: 6/7/2020 10:20:00 AM
This is no ordinary romantic poem, S-1. It speaks to both heart and soul...beautiful and touching. ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 6/7/2020 8:38:00 AM
I love your title 'There is no silence in poetry.' which is particularly apt at the moment. All the best Dave
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Date: 6/5/2020 3:11:00 PM
A marketplace and garden of abundant images SO. This is a poem of delicate beauty with vision for a romantic future that carries us away in it. Congratulations on your POTD. Hope you are well and enjoying this honor.
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Date: 6/2/2020 10:38:00 AM
Oh, Silent One, you write more suburbly(?) every time I read your work. Just exquisite! Congratulations!!!!!!!
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Silent One
Date: 6/5/2020 12:02:00 PM
Thank you sunlite..
Date: 6/1/2020 7:11:00 PM
Still- I am breathless. Beautiful in every way, are these words. Congratulations Silent One, on Poem of the Week. :) Brandy
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Silent One
Date: 6/5/2020 12:02:00 PM
Still breathless? Thank you..
Date: 6/1/2020 2:55:00 PM
Congratulations on having this lovely poem honored with POTW Silent. I wish we could have our country posted on our page because of the different holidays that are only celebrated in America like Memorial day honoring our fallen soldiers. I am assuming you are from England then? Blessings xxoo
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Silent One
Date: 6/5/2020 12:03:00 PM
Thank you.. We could have our country next to our profile, or Americans could stop assuming everyone is American lol.. I am from the UK..
Date: 6/1/2020 12:42:00 PM
So happy to share the beauty of recognition! Congratulations on your POTW honour, Silent One! Deepest regards and blessings.
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Silent One
Date: 6/1/2020 2:08:00 PM
Thank you...
Date: 6/1/2020 6:30:00 AM
A super Congrats!! my Silent friend...keep safe and best wishes...^WW^ :o)
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Silent One
Date: 6/1/2020 2:08:00 PM
Thank you..
Date: 6/1/2020 4:26:00 AM
So glad to see this beauty also honoured with POTW. Congratulations Si....Maria Hugs
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Silent One
Date: 6/1/2020 2:12:00 PM
Thank you Maria..
Date: 5/31/2020 1:27:00 PM
Back with congrats S. O. on POTW, Tom
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 5/31/2020 3:26:00 PM
All OK, been busy of late, helping my son in law with fencing.
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Silent One
Date: 5/31/2020 1:30:00 PM
Thanks Tom.. you've not posted for a while ..I hope you are well
Date: 5/31/2020 1:17:00 PM
Silent One, there are so many exotic images to describe a foreign scene: fruit stalls, soldiers in towers, the faithful in prayer, setting the scene so well for this loving rendezvous. I love the line "but my footsteps of fate, / were only devoted to you." The sweet fragrances wafting and the feeling of being in heaven depicting the first meeting. I felt like I was in a Pre-Raphaelite painting of the Orient. Beautiful through and through and well-deserving of POTW. Congratulations ~ John
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Silent One
Date: 5/31/2020 1:34:00 PM
So glad you liked this one John...I wrote a second part to it today...
Date: 5/31/2020 10:47:00 AM
Such beautiful imagery takes us away to this beautiful paradise. Congrats on POTW, I enjoyed the read. John
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Silent One
Date: 5/31/2020 10:48:00 AM
Thanks John, I wrote part two to this today
Date: 5/31/2020 8:59:00 AM
Congrats on POTW! Exceptional.
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Silent One
Date: 5/31/2020 10:49:00 AM
Thanks, I wrote part two today
Date: 5/31/2020 8:46:00 AM
Back with congrats, SO, on poem of the week.
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Silent One
Date: 5/31/2020 1:34:00 PM
Thanks
Date: 5/31/2020 8:29:00 AM
ThanX a ton! Absolutely heart-wrenching in beauty, pathos, and promise. I survived beyond 60 years by valuing good intentions - the Universe THRIVES, in part, upon good intentions.
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Silent One
Date: 5/31/2020 1:34:00 PM
Thanks. .
Date: 5/30/2020 10:26:00 PM
Well written romantic write. love phyl
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Silent One
Date: 6/1/2020 2:16:00 PM
Thank you..
Date: 5/30/2020 7:30:00 PM
wonderfully crafted dear poet filled with life and expectations of truth lived and yet to be lived...a fav
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Silent One
Date: 6/1/2020 2:24:00 PM
Thank you Frederic
Date: 5/30/2020 1:22:00 PM
This is brilliant poetry at an outstanding level! So many threads of nostalgia, love, thoughts, conflicts blended together in a single melody. Love reading it again and again :)
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Silent One
Date: 6/1/2020 2:25:00 PM
Thank you Aditi..
Date: 5/30/2020 11:31:00 AM
This is what I call a wowser. Thank you~ gifted one! Panagiota xoxo
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Silent One
Date: 6/1/2020 2:25:00 PM
Thank you Panagiota..
Date: 5/30/2020 11:00:00 AM
You have created beautiful, vivid images in your romantic lines, Silent. With a promise like that, I think I'd run off with someone, too. Im sure with inspiration like this, you'll get some wonderful entries in your contest. Have a blessed weekend, Rhonda:)
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Silent One
Date: 6/1/2020 2:27:00 PM
Thank you.. i hope it does inspire some for the contest..
Date: 5/29/2020 9:27:00 AM
Your simple musings are always so deep, SO, wonderful and captivating:)
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Silent One
Date: 6/1/2020 2:27:00 PM
Thank you Jo..
Date: 5/28/2020 5:52:00 PM
This as always is truly a work of art. The imagery is captivating, This story line grabs the reader and won't let go. Excellent. God Bless and stay well my friend. JB
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Silent One
Date: 6/1/2020 2:27:00 PM
Thank you Judy..
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