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The Universe of You

I have never seen a flower blush when I took it's hue and held it there a prisoner captive to my view. I have always heard the song that's in the autumn breeze playing taps in harmony with the forest leaves. I love the smell of rain that brings the springtime into bud and swells my love of nature into a teeming flood. I celebrate the cycle of the daytime into night and find an equal blessing in the shadow and the light. I've always felt affinity for all created things and surrender to the pleasure that their beauty brings. And though I could spent a lifetime sailing drops of dew I've never seen a universe as beautiful as you. I've often sat myself by gentle mountain streams and overflowed the dams that were holding back my dreams. I've breathed the scented forest on the mountainside and washed away my sorrows in an evening ocean tide. I've laid down in a meadow and debated with the moon and spent some quiet moments on the surface of Neptune. I got married to a zodiac with one of Saturn's rings then spied a super nova and went on a cosmic fling. I've run away to nebulae in galaxy brochures and bathed in scenes of wonders on distant planet shores. Every cosmos in creation could parade before my view but I've never seen a universe as beautiful as you. I've never seen a tree once withdraw it's shade and deny a creature the comfort of its aid. I've never seen any anger in the sun at noon when it burns relentlessly on the desert dune. At sunrise I take an oath to live with all my might and reinforce my gratitude each and every night. I could spend some hours riding on a crystal flake drifting wildly in a gale mindless of my fate. Many times I've been through trials of wind and rain and snow then sentenced to the splendors that the seasons show. And though I've searched throughout creation, I must say this is true I've never seen a universe as beautiful as you.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 2/24/2019 5:24:00 PM
Hello John Wilowski, yes the universe is a beautiful sight. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 2/19/2019 4:52:00 AM
Hello John, Poetry Soup just emailed a link to the greatest 100 poems of all time. Your poem The Universe of you sneaked in at number 100. Well John if you are number 100, the others must all be masterpieces because your poem if fantastic, I loved it from the first line to the last, kindest regards, Kevin
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Gerald Dillenbeck
Date: 2/19/2019 10:50:00 AM
Kevin and John, I was going to send the same message Kevin sent, until I read Kevin's response, so now I need only say ditto from me as well to you, two. Gerald
Date: 4/28/2018 5:30:00 PM
Very very cool, clever, entertaining and true!
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John Wilowski
Date: 4/28/2018 6:11:00 PM
Jerry, I'm glad you liked it.
Date: 3/21/2018 8:23:00 AM
well,i simply cried,enough said.
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John Wilowski
Date: 3/21/2018 9:05:00 AM
Lam, I'm glad you liked it.
Date: 2/18/2015 10:01:00 AM
Absolutely beautiful I'm speechless thank you for such a inspiring poem or song.
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Date: 5/20/2012 6:38:00 PM
WOW! John this is so beautiful, I'm left without words. It is breath taking. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla
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Date: 5/20/2012 4:25:00 PM
wonderful poem, so gently written. I enjoy each stanza, line and word. Excellent work. Ronny
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John Wilowski
Date: 5/20/2012 4:42:00 PM
Thank you Ronny I'm glad you enjoyed it. John
Date: 5/20/2012 5:59:00 AM
A beautiful and imaginative poem. I like this
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John Wilowski
Date: 5/20/2012 10:03:00 AM
Thank you very much Steven.
Date: 5/20/2012 1:38:00 AM
John, this is very beautiful... from beginning to end... wow! never have i Favorited 2 poems in one day... super enjoyed.. thank you for sharing and expressing your poem with us. Take care~ Linda
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John Wilowski
Date: 5/20/2012 5:44:00 AM
Thank you Linda.
Date: 5/19/2012 1:24:00 PM
Woow John....so beautiful poem today, thank you for sharing. - Have a lovely weekend. - hug from Anne-Lise
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Date: 5/19/2012 8:58:00 AM
Stunning imagery you have here John... A beautiful dedication..
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John Wilowski
Date: 5/19/2012 9:50:00 AM
Wilma, thank you very much.