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To Be with Her

I struggle nobly to describe my love.
Her voice! It calms my soul like peaceful dove.
Desire for her burns deep within my heart. 
Her beauty shames a priceless work of art.

To be with her is much of my life’s joy;
I feel for Greeks who saved Helen from Troy.
I think about what life was like before;
Glad I’ve no other lover to look for. 

Do I compare my love to starry night?
The countless lights that strive to be so bright?
Her grace and elegance cause me to sigh.
I am a better man when she is nigh.

To pass the time away from her is pain,
But worth it all when I see her again.


11/27/17

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Date: 1/15/2019 1:49:00 PM
- A lovely poem, Bartholomew ... love makes us whole :) - We all deserve to experience true love, which makes us happy :) - Love sometimes hurts, but it never causes harm intentionally :) - In other words, to love someone good you must love yourself and be prepared for everything :) - Congratulations on your winning poem ... we all hunt for love :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/26/2018 8:07:00 PM
True love and beautifully conveyed, Bartholomew. Congratulations on your win in the marathon contest! Hugs, Carolyn
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Bartholomew Williams
Date: 12/27/2018 11:34:00 AM
Hi, Carolyn, and thank you very much for stopping by and your consistently encouraging comments. It is always so nice to hear from you! I trust your holidays are going well. May 2019 be wonderful to you in all respects! Many, many blessings to you always, my friend. Hugs, :) Bartholomew
Date: 12/26/2018 3:14:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win! Janice
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Date: 12/27/2018 11:30:00 AM
Thank you very much, Janice, for your kind words and good sportsmanship! Right back at you with your lovely poem, "Flowers and Friends" (please see my comments there), and strong placement in the contest! All my best to you, :) Bartholomew
Date: 12/26/2018 3:08:00 PM
Bartholomew, congrats on your win on mile 3 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon contest. A truly beautiful sonnet. ~Mark
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Date: 12/27/2018 11:24:00 AM
Thank you very much, Mark, for your encouraging and uplifting words! I sincerely appreciate them. Thank you also for your marathon efforts in sponsoring and judging literally hundreds of poems within a month or so. I truly admire your dedication! All my very best to you! :) Bartholomew
Date: 8/5/2018 2:13:00 PM
Romantic sonnets are uplifting to read, Bartholomew and you have a beautiful one here. I have responded to your Soup mail. Please read and reply to my regular email. I will be off the Soup a few days while I get the prizes out and take care of a few other things I've been putting off. Hugs, Carolyn PS-Andrea's right. You should post some more new poetry! People appreciate your work here.
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Date: 8/5/2018 4:47:00 PM
Thank you very much, Carolyn, for your truly thoughtful and considerate comments! I want to thank you, too, for being a genuinely uplifting influence on Soup for the past year-plus. I really appreciate all you do. Thanks for your response, and I will send that email now. You and yours have my continued best wishes always! Hugs, :) Bartholomew
Date: 8/5/2018 1:59:00 PM
wish you had more new poems to share, my friend! Seeing this gem again.
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Date: 8/5/2018 4:40:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Andrea! Those are truly wonderful words, my friend, and ones I sincerely appreciate. :) I am working on getting some more poems out, and you and Carolyn D. will be among the very first on PoetrySoup that I let know, I promise. Thank you for your inspiration and support the past 1.5 years I have been active on PS. It has meant a lot to me. Hugs, :) Bartholomew
Date: 6/22/2018 10:08:00 AM
Ahhhh...Such tender and beautiful expressions of love in this Love Sonnet. Sincerely, Elaine
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Date: 6/25/2018 9:05:00 AM
Thank you very much, Elaine, for your kind and sincere words. I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness. I hope you have a wonderful week! All my very best to you and yours. :) Bartholomew
Date: 6/2/2018 7:31:00 PM
Lovely, Bartholomew. Congrats on your fine win.
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Date: 6/4/2018 8:33:00 AM
Thank you very much, Line, for your very positive and welcome comments! It is always a pleasure to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time and effort to comment - much appreciated. All good things to you! :) Bartholomew
Date: 5/24/2018 9:46:00 PM
Returning once more, my friend, to offer you my congratulations for your wonderful win with this exquisite sonnet. I'm so glad I had the pleasure of reading your poem again, Bartholomew.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Date: 5/25/2018 3:03:00 PM
Susan, thanks so much for returning and posting some more super-positive comments!! I truly appreciate it. Warmest wishes in all things right back to you. Have a great holiday weekend, my friend! :) Bartholomew
Date: 5/19/2018 5:55:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this lovely sonnet.
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Date: 5/19/2018 12:56:00 PM
Thank you very much, Susan, for your encouraging words. I am happy you enjoyed my poem. All my very best to you and yours! :) Bartholomew
Date: 5/18/2018 1:32:00 PM
Beautiful summer sonnet Bartholomew, congrats on a fine placement!
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Date: 5/19/2018 4:23:00 AM
John, thank you so much for your kind, encouraging words! Thanks, too, for sponsoring this contest. I also wanted to express my gratitude to you for being the first to see the potential in my piece, "Looking to Sea" (it went on to earn a 'trophy'). I appreciate you, John. All my best! :) Bartholomew
Date: 5/17/2018 7:39:00 PM
Beautiful love sonnet, Bartholomew. Many congrats on your win. Elaine
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Date: 5/19/2018 4:25:00 AM
Elaine, thank you very much for your gracious words of encouragement. Congratulations right back to you on your strong placement with "Summer Love"! All my very best to you and yours! :) Bartholomew
Date: 3/2/2018 12:12:00 PM
What a beautiful poem, Bartholomew! Janice
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Date: 3/2/2018 8:47:00 PM
Janice, thank you very much for your nice comment and for visiting to read my poem. All my best! :) Bartholomew
Date: 2/13/2018 11:07:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Bartholomew ! Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 2/14/2018 9:40:00 AM
Thank you very much, Eve, for your gracious words. I appreciate it. I enjoyed your poem, too. Please see my comments there. Hugs right back to you! :) Bartholomew
Date: 2/13/2018 3:20:00 AM
- What's more beautiful than a poem of love, Bartholomew :) - Congratulations on your wonderful poem - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/13/2018 4:14:00 PM
Thank you very much, Anne-Lise (Sunshine Smile - love that "handle!"), for your warm and thoughtful wishes! It is truly nice to hear from you again. I hope all is well. Blessings to you! :) Bartholomew
Date: 2/12/2018 5:22:00 PM
Some lovely romantic lines Bartholomew.. Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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Date: 2/13/2018 4:10:00 PM
Thank you very much, Silent One, not only for your kind and gracious words but also for sponsoring this contest. I sincerely appreciate it. All my very best to you! :) Bartholomew
Date: 1/5/2018 2:46:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Bartholomew.
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Date: 1/6/2018 1:22:00 PM
Thank you very much for your kind comment, Line. Right back at you with congratulations on you podium win with "Photography Meraki"! - Best wishes. :) Bartholomew
Date: 1/5/2018 1:32:00 PM
beautiful poem dear Bart, congrats :)-luloo
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Date: 1/6/2018 1:20:00 PM
Thank you very much, Luloo. I appreciate you stopping by to revisit this one, and I greatly enjoy your poetry, too. All my very best to you and yours! :) Bart
Date: 1/5/2018 12:20:00 AM
Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Bartholomew - blessings and best wishes for a Happy New Year, friend! :-)
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Date: 1/5/2018 9:49:00 AM
Thank you very much for your gracious comments, my friend. It seems each of us is off to decent start in 2018. I hope we both have a great year and celebrate it throughout! Abundant blessings to you as well, Greg. :) Bartholomew
Date: 1/3/2018 9:24:00 PM
Returning with congratulations Bartholomew for your tremendous win with your beautiful poem of romantic appreciation.. Warmest wishes ~Susan
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Date: 1/4/2018 9:31:00 AM
Thank you very much, Susan! It's always so nice to hear from you, my friend. I wish you peace, joy, happiness, and all good things throughout this year. Thanks for stopping by! :) Bartholomew
Date: 1/3/2018 11:08:00 AM
Bartholomew congrats on your win!
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Date: 1/3/2018 12:35:00 PM
Brenda, thank you very much for stopping by and for your gracious words! It is very nice to hear from you. I hope your 2018 is going well so far. You have my very best wishes! :) Bartholomew
Date: 1/3/2018 11:06:00 AM
Enjoyed this write Bartholomew congrats on a fine placement!
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Date: 1/3/2018 12:33:00 PM
Thank you very much, John, for your kind words and for sponsoring this contest. You had a lot of fine entries and winners!! All my best to you. :) Bartholomew
Date: 12/5/2017 11:08:00 AM
Congratulations on winning again with this fine poem, Bartholomew!
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Date: 12/5/2017 11:52:00 AM
Thank you very much, Carol. I appreciate it. Congratulations on your #1 win with "A Love Divine" in Laura's most recent contest! Nicely done!! :) Bartholomew
Date: 12/2/2017 7:46:00 PM
Just read your note down here. Thanks so much!
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Bartholomew Williams
Date: 12/3/2017 9:19:00 AM
You are most welcome, Andrea.
Date: 12/1/2017 10:52:00 PM
Bartholomew, it is worth the wait when a person is gone for a while and a pleasing feeling when they come back home. Congratulations on a well deserved win. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 12/2/2017 3:30:00 PM
Eve, thank you for your lovely sentiment! I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my poem. Thank you very much for your kind encouragement! All my best ~ :) Bartholomew
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