Visitor - A collaboration with July Morning

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Prologue:
A beautiful extra-terrestrial female researcher is sent down to a remote island to observe earth and beam her findings back to her planet. She’s strictly forbidden to make any human contact. She detests everything about earth.

A research scientist, in a small boat fitted out with equipment is dispatched to investigate monitored, unusual signal activity emanating from this island.

Alas, a storm causes his boat to be shattered on rocks with loss of all equipment. His life is ebbing away as he is washed ashore.

And so the saga begins…  
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In a palette of shimmering shades I dreamed Of moons circling moons within a celestial frame And scintillating stars that flickered through the day As melodious echoes sweetly called my name My thoughts of home are just nostalgic images that tarry Oh Earthling how I detest your Earth and its sustenance Through parted shrubs with bated breath your progress I observe To beings of my planet so dissimilar your semblance Undertaking this mission I realized a challenge it would be In truth your species to my world kindles an obsessive passion To secretly observe - make no association – my strict instruction Till finding you fading fast evoked these feelings of compassion Our paths were linked when I discovered you washed ashore Have you not wondered how you survived your sunken craft? Sensations of when our lips first touched cavort through my mind Breathing my life into you else it slipped forever aft Your countenance paler than before - will you arise today? Oh beating heart - my bond to you grows stronger by the days Natheless your harsh world would to me be a misplaced acceptance Despite my ‘ought’ to transmit a recall cue forestalls and strays
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Strange visions overwhelmed me in deepest slumber Could this be heaven? Yet all is familiar, I've seen this before Blue sky o'er head, chimerical cumulus clouds without number Sandy beach below, the sound of gentle waves crashing, crashing My head, my head! Was I but for a moment dead? Throbbing, aching as though caught in some cosmic vise Real or unreal? Fantasy or truth? What ethereal dreams bled Into my brain in my hour of demise? And yet... Eyes of lemon-jade staring into my own. Translucent skin of topaz blue Against my battered and naked torso, tenderly caressing me, stroking my hair A face, a face not like my own, her teardrops as the morning dew Yet the vision keeps phasing, like daylight into dusk and then back again Soft lips of hyacinth pressing gently against my own, The sweet taste of honey as a healing zephyr fills my lungs In and out - in and out - flesh of my flesh bone of my bone O saviour, soul mate from the stars, from whence have thou come... Wait! A stirring in amongst the trees - footfall sounds I can't dismiss Am I being watched? - Who's there? I rise to my feet, unsteadily And turn to face my benefactor - Or is he/she/it my nemesis? Am I standing in a holy place, or my own private purgatory? Head spinning, body feeling heavy – a sudden need to rest, to sleep Darkness encroaches like malevolent shadows greedy to overtake Crescent moon appears in southern sky - my soul to keep, my soul to keep As dim fades to black a face suddenly hovers, a tender kiss upon my cheek My Celestial Angel returns …
We hope you enjoyed this episode. The story continues in 'Visitor Part 2'… Acknowledgement: Many thanks to you July Morning. It was a great pleasure putting this arrangement together with a talented poet such as yourself. It’s strange how quite by coincidence we were thinking along the same theme and how our thoughts came together so easily to produce this story. I shouldn’t be amazed at the speed with which you scripted your verses. I’m looking forward to working with you on the next episode. Maria POTW 28 January 2018
A Maria Williams and July Morning collaboration 22nd January 2018

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Date: 2/18/2018 8:29:00 AM
It s a really nice and beautifully written poem, the Imagenary you put into it and the way you explained everything, it s really beautiful, congrats on your poem being choosen as the POTD, I ll definately read the other two parts as well as I m anxious to know that what happens after, especially when she wasn t allowed to interact with any human, yet she do it, it s a great collaboration by both of you, good luck
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Date: 2/19/2018 4:54:00 AM
Thank you so much Faraz for taking the time to read the Part 1 of the series. I promise it will be worth the journey, do carry on....Maria
Date: 2/2/2018 5:17:00 PM
Hi Maria, I already commented on Tom's page. You two have penned such an epic tale. Science fiction writes it's not my cup tea but a good write is a good write. I have a soft spot for a good romance story and this is such a captivating love write. Congratulations to you both for getting the poem of the week. It was well deserved:-) Alexis
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Date: 2/3/2018 11:46:00 PM
Thank you so much Alexis. Hang in there for the Finale, with Tommy at the helm,its bound to soar....Maria
Date: 2/2/2018 8:27:00 AM
A great collab, Maria and JM:) congratulations on POTW:) going to read the sequel...
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Date: 2/3/2018 11:47:00 PM
Thanks so much Jo, so glad that you enjoyed it so far....Maria
Date: 1/31/2018 8:17:00 PM
Wow! Maria my dear friend, this is just a fantastic collaboration with July Morning! I was held spellbound with fascination and in awe of your sensuous and compelling romantic poem. Your poetic prowess knows no bounds my lovely friend. Also, congratulations for well deserved POTW honors - I'm so happy for you! Warmest wishes always ~Susan
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Date: 2/2/2018 5:21:00 AM
Thank you so much Susan, I'm absolutely thrilled that this went down so well. I really appreciate and respect your wonderful comments my friend, Thank You from the bottom of my heart....Maria xxx
Date: 1/31/2018 3:55:00 PM
Wow! Kudos to both of you. Congratulations on having this outstanding collaboration honored with POTW! : )
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Date: 2/2/2018 5:18:00 AM
Thanks so much Connie, so glad that you think so my dear friend....Maria xxx
Date: 1/30/2018 6:57:00 PM
Maria, Darling, congratulations on POTW :) it sure is a fantastic read. You and Tommy are just amazing... hugs and smiles :)
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Date: 1/30/2018 8:41:00 PM
Akkina my dearest friend, thank you so much. So lovely of you, thanks always for all the support you have shown me....Maria xxx
Date: 1/30/2018 8:02:00 AM
I just watched Avatar last night. Great movie. I’ll see you tomorrow.
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Date: 1/30/2018 8:44:00 PM
Thanks Richard yes isn't it ever? I loved that movie enough to watch it three times. lol We have posted Part 2 now. I really hope you enjoy it. The Grand Finale is going to be a thriller. Tommy the expert story teller, and Master of suspense will make it brilliant....Maria
Date: 1/29/2018 5:57:00 PM
More than liked it! You should be very proud of this collaboration.
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Date: 1/29/2018 10:58:00 PM
We are Richard, thank you for coming back. I hope you will visit for Part 2, which will be posted tomorrow. See you on your page....Maria
Date: 1/29/2018 5:38:00 PM
Hey! Great poem by two outstanding poets...All the best my friends
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Date: 1/29/2018 10:59:00 PM
Thank you Arturo, so nice to see you.....Maria
Date: 1/29/2018 4:53:00 PM
Wow, Maria, what a great collaboration between you and JM, I was captivated by your story; can't wait to read the next episode. Congrats an a well deserved POTW! John
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Date: 1/29/2018 11:05:00 PM
Thanks so much John, collaborating with one of the best poets and fiction writers July Morning its captivating indeed. Part 2 will be posted tomorrow night better and stronger. Hope to see you there dear friend....Maria
Date: 1/29/2018 6:57:00 AM
Very romantic collaboration dear, with light sensual overtones. Alien and human love match...Avatar overtones...sweet.
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Date: 1/29/2018 11:07:00 PM
Thanks so much Eileen my dear, always such a pleasure to see you, and as always I really appreciate your support....Maria xxx
Date: 1/28/2018 11:31:00 PM
Congratulations to you both for a great SF poem chosen as poem of the week. Very well done. Still waiting for part two though.
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Date: 1/28/2018 11:40:00 PM
Will be ready for posting on Wednesday this week Victor. I'm still looking for the right images. Promises to be worth the wait my dear friend. Thank you for the lovely comments as always....Maria
Date: 1/28/2018 11:44:00 AM
You two make magic together! I loved the concept and look forward to your next collaboration! Congratulations on your deserving POTW!
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Date: 1/28/2018 10:32:00 PM
Thanks Connie, we aim to please. LOL I hope you will enjoy the next segment which will go on our Wednesday, your Tuesday, I believe. Thanks for the support and lovely comments always...Maria xxx
Date: 1/28/2018 11:17:00 AM
Well well well... awesome choice for POTW...You amd Tommy really deserve it...Look forward to part two!
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Date: 1/28/2018 10:29:00 PM
I think we'll post that on wednesday, still looking for the right images. Thanks Si for all the support.....Maria
Date: 1/28/2018 8:57:00 AM
Congratulations on POTW. A truly epic piece!
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Date: 1/28/2018 10:33:00 PM
Thanks Richard, glad you liked it....Maria
Date: 1/22/2018 1:55:00 PM
What a trip this story is! Wonderful imagination you two! Looking forward to the sequel with baited breath. Love those blue aliens. lol P.S. And...I learned a new word: "natheless". Love that.
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Date: 1/23/2018 12:21:00 AM
I hope you have fun using it Carole lol. Thank you my dear friend for dropping by and commenting, I really appreciate it....Maria xxx
Date: 1/22/2018 11:36:00 AM
Maria/Tommy, It is amazing that two poets can share the same visionary theme and express it so exquisitely. Super collaboration By both of you. Regards...g
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Date: 1/23/2018 12:12:00 AM
Thank you so much George my dear friend, both for your visit and such positive comments always.....Maria
Date: 1/22/2018 10:31:00 AM
Congratulations Maria & Tommy for a compelling poetic narrative which is worthy of a fav and definitely requires a follow up. Regards // paul
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Date: 1/23/2018 12:13:00 AM
Oh thank you Paul, over the moon that you think so. You know how I value your opinion. Kind regards ...Maria
Date: 1/22/2018 9:54:00 AM
Love the imagery you both have created, congratulations on your poem.. Hugs Eve
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Date: 1/23/2018 12:15:00 AM
Thanks you so much Eve, so glad that it came through.....Maria xxx
Date: 1/22/2018 6:31:00 AM
This is so creative Maria...love is not so alien after all!...very nicely done...
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Date: 1/23/2018 12:16:00 AM
Yes perhaps they are all around us Joseph, and we are not even aware. Thanks so much for visiting....Maria
Date: 1/22/2018 5:58:00 AM
- A masterpiece write from both of you ... congratulations, with a wonderful poem - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/23/2018 12:17:00 AM
Oh wow, Anne-Lise, I am thrilled that you think so my friend. Thank you for the visit and lovely comment.....Maria xxx
Date: 1/22/2018 4:27:00 AM
Wow!! Such an engrossing tale. Deftly mixes exotica, disaster, adventure, suspense and intergalactic romance! Beautiful collaboration, gorgeous craftsmanship, fascinating read :)
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Date: 1/22/2018 5:18:00 AM
Thank you so much Bernard, I really appreciate your words of praise, and you dropping by my friend.....Maria
Date: 1/22/2018 4:16:00 AM
WOW!!! A Fabulous collaboration you two! I am simply in love with this love story. Just as I love the Movie Avatar :) Absolutely beautiful I enjoyed every line. A fave of course. Kudos to you both my amazing friends... hugs, smile and love :)
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Date: 1/22/2018 5:21:00 AM
Yes I loved Avatar so much too Akkina. So glad that you liked this my dearest friend. It was awesome working with Tommy, he really is such a great poet as you know. Thanks for dropping by always a pleasure seeing you....Maria xxx
Date: 1/22/2018 3:43:00 AM
A fascinating, entertaining and inventive tale! Both writers deserve credit here! I have just returned from London, where I saw the stage play "The Twilight Zone" at Islington's Almeida Theatre. This poem is almost a companion piece to that play! I enjoyed the read! I'll be back for the sequel when it gets posted!
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Date: 1/22/2018 5:25:00 AM
Oh I love stage plays, and that must have been a great extravaganza. Twilight Zone would have been a hard one to do on stage though?Thanks so much Robert for dropping by, always appreciate your wonderful comments dear friend....Maria
Date: 1/22/2018 12:37:00 AM
Well penned.. nice collaboration
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Date: 1/22/2018 3:06:00 AM
Thank you Pashang...Maria
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