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Venus Gifts A Yarrow's Kiss

O, weeping willow shed your sorrow on whispering breeze to soothe your grief within whose breath's a healing yarrow to whisk away tears upon your leaf. Sweet rustling zephyr embraced in sway as misty-eyes sigh mournful wind-song, a wistful heart in bosom ballet with shadows dancing as currents throng. Weep not, soulful shimmer 'neath sun’s gold for chartreuse vines fly the west wind's bend, enlightenment seeps in roots to hold as yarrow's pink kisses blown to mend. Susan Ashley August 13, 2018 ~ Second Place ~ Contest: 2019 Poetry Marathon Mile 1 (Premiere) Sponsor: Mark Toney

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Date: 4/21/2019 3:56:00 PM
Congratulations in the overall marathon, and also for the first time you entered this poem into one of Mark's marathon contests . The second place was well deserved !
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Susan Ashley
Date: 4/22/2019 6:33:00 PM
Thank you for the doubled pleasure of your congrats, Andrea. Your comments are a joy to receive. Warmest wishes always my inspiring friend.. ~Susan
Date: 4/20/2019 11:22:00 PM
Back with more congrats on your win, Susan.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 4/22/2019 6:31:00 PM
Thank you for your lovely congrats, Line. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 4/20/2019 4:58:00 PM
Susan, after 122 days, 27 contests, and 945 submitted poems, my 2019 Poetry Marathon Contest has finally come to its end. Congratulations on placing 19th overall in the marathon! There is no provision to denote this in the Standard Contest other than Honorable Mention. Your participation in my contests is much appreciated. ~Mark
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Susan Ashley
Date: 4/20/2019 9:23:00 PM
Thank you, Mark, for the honor of my placement in your challenging poetry marathon contest. It was a pleasure to participate in and I'm thrilled to have made the same list as the many esteemed poets/poetesses that I so admire. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 12/22/2018 3:07:00 PM
Lovely, Susan. Congrats on your podium finish.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 12/22/2018 5:50:00 PM
Thank you, Line, your gracious return visit and kind congrats are truly appreciated. My warmest wishes to you and yours for a wonderful holiday season.. ~Susan
Date: 12/22/2018 9:24:00 AM
Susan congratulations on your win! This a very lovely poem as usual. Have a Merry Christmas my dear friend.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 12/22/2018 5:58:00 PM
Thank you, Wren, for the delight of your heartwarming congrats and lovely comments. Your presence and your kind words are truly appreciated. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, my dear friend.. ~Susan
Date: 12/21/2018 11:36:00 PM
Susan, congrats on your win on Mile 1 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon contest. Your poem is so lovely it makes me instantly happy every time I read it. For me a Fav. ~Mark
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Susan Ashley
Date: 12/22/2018 5:54:00 PM
Mark, your heartwarming comments are truly appreciated, as is your fav. Thank you for sharing your precious thoughts and for the honor of my poem's placement in your contest. Warmest wishes to you and yours for a joyous holiday season.. ~Susan
Date: 12/21/2018 11:25:00 PM
BIG CONGRATS to win. Best Wishes
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Susan Ashley
Date: 12/22/2018 5:52:00 PM
Thank you, Anisha, for your heartwarming congrats and your gracious visit. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 11/30/2018 1:27:00 PM
All your works reflect the amazing talent that you possess, dear poetess! And this piece is yet another reflection of the greatness that flows from your golden pen! I continue to learn from poets of your superb caliber! Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my dear friend! Hugs and love. Pandita
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Susan Ashley
Date: 11/30/2018 3:22:00 PM
My lovely friend, Pandita, your graceful presence here fills me with delight. Thank you for your compliments and comments that gladden my heart and fill me with appreciation for the warmth of your friendship. Your valued sentiments shine and I am honored to receive their lustrous glow from such an esteemed and gifted poetess. Warmest wishes always, my sweet friend.. ~Susan
Date: 9/10/2018 7:33:00 AM
So happy I found this treasure, dear friend.. Your rhyme is a rare gem, shining very brightly.. Beautifully written!! Your amazing talent shines as well.. So Charming and enchanting!! I absolutely enjoyed this treasure, dear Susan.. Many blessings!!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 9/11/2018 4:24:00 PM
Robertina, thank you for the heartfelt beauty of your cherished comments.. they bring joy to my heart and a smile to my face. Warmest wishes always my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/22/2018 3:40:00 PM
This is pure poetry, Susan. Definitely a +Fav. // Barry
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/24/2018 3:29:00 PM
Dear Barry, your beautiful comments and the fav are truly appreciated.. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed my poem. Thank you my friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/20/2018 12:42:00 PM
Susan, my dear, I did not realize that you were such a straight yarrow! … Seriously, this is such an enchanticing, enticing write. Lovely in every way. Blessings, Gershon
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/21/2018 1:00:00 PM
Lol! Your wonderful humor warms my heart, dear friend. Thank you for your lovely comments, Gershon. Your visits are always uplifting and delightful. Warmest wishes my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/19/2018 5:43:00 AM
A stunning beautiful gem this is Susan! I bet it wings its way to the top! I loved it and it is going into my faves! : ) xxoo
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/19/2018 12:03:00 PM
Thank you, Connie for sharing your uplifting and lovely thoughts with me. It pleases me to know that you enjoyed my poem. Your inspiring comments and fave are truly appreciated.. Warmest wishes always my kindhearted friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/17/2018 7:35:00 AM
Beautifully written Susan. Smooth and relaxing to read :)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/17/2018 9:13:00 PM
Thank you, Heidi, for your endearing and lovely comments. Your appreciation for my poem brightens my evening.. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/15/2018 4:45:00 PM
Almost a sonnet.. I always love your choice of words and how your put them together perfectly.. The meter in this is on cue as always... You are a very talented poet..
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/15/2018 7:52:00 PM
Yes, almost a sonnet, Silent One.. I thought about writing this poem in sonnet form but I wanted to experiment with a nine syllable count (something different) to see if it could still be as smooth and rhythmic - it was a challenge but I loved the end result so I left it as is.. It's so nice to hear from you.. you've been missed my talented friend and I thank you for your precious thoughts.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/15/2018 3:37:00 PM
this is utterly gorgeous, Susan. If it's for a contest, it deserves a win!!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/15/2018 7:55:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea, for your vote of confidence and for your uplifting comments. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my poem. I wrote this for my own pleasure but I'm sure it will end up in some contest someday.. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/15/2018 1:18:00 AM
Wonderful use of imagery in a deep write, Susan:)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/15/2018 7:57:00 PM
Thank you, Jo, for the delight of your visit and your lovely comments. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/14/2018 10:31:00 AM
Maybe your best yet Susan, bravo...
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/16/2018 8:51:00 PM
Thank you Charlie, for your inspiring and uplifting coments. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/14/2018 7:52:00 AM
Exceptional with an old world feel.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/16/2018 8:52:00 PM
Your comments are touching and beautiful, Richard. Thank you for your inspiring words.. Warmest wishes always my dear friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/14/2018 7:50:00 AM
The first line drew me in - beautiful romantic poem.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/16/2018 8:50:00 PM
Thank you, Agnes for sharing your lovely thoughts with me. Your wonderful comments are truly appreciated.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/14/2018 7:32:00 AM
wonderfully educational poem on HEART MATTERS (I loved Myths as a kid, but my Church warned against it. I see why, but keep an open heart) The myhths yield so many surrealistic ways of speaking. Great post, Susan. shalom, Anil Deo
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/18/2018 8:03:00 PM
Thank you, dear Anil, for sharing your precious thoughts with me. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my poem, my friend. Thank you for your lovely and appreciated comments.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/13/2018 10:59:00 PM
You are a poet whose gift reminds me of Coleridge, and other romantics, and it is a gift that is far beyond my stretch. I strive toward it, but do not expect to reach it for many years. One of my favorite poems,Susan. Well scripted. And appreciated.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/18/2018 2:00:00 PM
That is high praise indeed, Caren, I am deeply humbled and honored by your touching comments. I’m so pleased you enjoyed my poem. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/13/2018 8:35:00 PM
Wow!-Wow!-Wow!...Susan is that you writing such beautiful and elegant words...you must have a ghost writer...that's it...I'm reporting you to the Poetic Society LOL...You-Go-Girl...my retirement is coming soon...love & light...^WW^
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/17/2018 9:36:00 PM
Yup! That be me, Winged Warrior.. no ghost writer here, just lil ole me.. lol! Your wonderful comments never fail to bring a smile to my heart and to my face. Thank you for sharing your precious thoughts and for bringing the joy! Oh, and there's no retirement from poetry for you! :)) Warmest wishes always my poetic bro.. ~Susan
Date: 8/13/2018 5:14:00 PM
This beautiful poem unveils the goodness of your kind soul, Susan. You soothe the pain and sorrow of heart-broken ones with words of encouragement and hope. It would be definitely beneficial to have you around when life is giving me a hard time:) Also enjoyed the lovely rhyme and the right amount of alliteration. ~ Warm regards my friend. // paul
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/17/2018 9:30:00 PM
The beauty of your heartwarming comments overwhelm me, dear Paul. Your gracious and uplifting insight inspires me to no end and I would relish being able to do the same for you, my wonderful friend. Thank you for sharing your much appreciated thoughts with me. Warmest wishes and hugs always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/13/2018 12:47:00 PM
Lovely, Susan. Well penned.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/15/2018 8:01:00 PM
Thank you, Line. Your lovely comments are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/13/2018 11:09:00 AM
This is Susan gift to her avid reader! Reading your piece of heart fills me with cheer, wonder, and enchantment! I'm carried to your very world of beauty satisfying my senses with unique reads that elevates the mind and soul and floods the heart with sweet unfathomed feelings! A great pen in the hands of a poetess of grandeur! Always a great joy and pleasure reading your beauties dear Susan. A FAV. My respect, love and hugs. Be blessed.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/17/2018 9:24:00 PM
Dearest Besma, please forgive me for the lateness of my response to your passionate and elating comments and your fav. Your fill my being with joy with the wondrous emotions that flows from your beautiful soul, from your loving heart and from your brilliant intellect in appreciation for my poem. That you allow me to bask in the gift of your light is inspiring and uplifting to me in every way. I'm in awe of having an avid reader of your high level of artistic and poetic insight and finesse.. Warmest wishes, love and hugs.. your ardent reader, Susan
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