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When In Love's Immense Depths, You Are Truly Cherished



Mystical web spun memories of our sweet nights, love began under stars and brightest of moonlights. Hold onto that image, its joyous dreaming dreams; fiery echoes, night trysts and pleasurable screams! Love's greatest truth rests in thy bosom and kind heart, destined to meet that night and our souls never part! Fate fulfilled as we were thrilled, luscious love’s first blush, time together, had forever, no need to rush. Aroused desires stirred passions’ afire to burn like pulsing embers in joined flames of wanton yearn, till what was left, spent afterglow like cooling coal our hot bed then our sanctuary soul to soul. From passion's soul to soul, came steaming heart to heart, delicious love made each night glowing as fine art. Waking wrapped in love-joined joy, within Cupid's shot, giving you my all and all I have ever got. Days spent in loving arms that held our love so true, knowing your soft heart lives in me and all I do. From that day, when angels’ wings whispered you away, tears I cry are sweet relief when my mind does stray. Bleeding heart still blooms for you vibrant on the vine, though seeking tendrils ache without you to entwine. Oh the wish to taste your kiss, nectar ‘pon my lips, your thrilling touch still lingers since your life’s eclipse. Yet Fate had its saddest call, that none can deny, ours was to live its love-feast and not reason why. Now so alone, precious memories to sustain, moments of mirth that alleviate the great pain, feed my desires for your tender nightly embrace, know, no power ever known, can our love erase. Upon dawn's breaking, wake knowing you were once here, another memory lessens days flow of tears. Future promise of being joined in nightly bliss and in that moment having all I now so miss; your heart the flower, I the honey seeking bee, our love entwined in paradise under love's tree. Come take me to your Heaven's home of pearly light, my sombre soul now needs you like the stars need night. I look to skies bittersweet shades of twilight blue and daydream of your denim eyes of darkest hue. For a time imagining I’m held in your gaze your magic’s purest charms still don’t fail to amaze. Please find my kiss I’ve blown to you upon the breeze, I send to you my love with prayers while on my knees. Praying to be with you rather sooner than late, memories move to close the circle of our fate. Gather my soul, lift me to you like a feather, with spun gossamer of sacred ties that tether. Robert Lindley and Susan Ashley (a collaboration) _______________June 13, 2018_______________ My poet’s note: Thank you my friend, for sharing your friendship and the joy of this write with me! Again, you lead the way with your splendid talent and abundant inspiration you so freely give. Your generous gifts light up my imagination and your beautiful lead stanza set the stage for a creative and poetic experience that made our collaboration most satisfying. Sharing concepts and creating our work together feels quite natural to me. I truly appreciate your deep and tender artistry, Robert, and also your patience for the delays caused by my busy-ness in these hectic days... Robert’s poet’s note: My dear friend, again I have been honored and blessed to have the gift of composing this tale of love and its magnificent blessings with you! My short poem fragment(first stanza)based upon a relationship I had over four decades ago, has been beautifully completed in our collaboration, because of your wonderful verses, inspiration, and immense talent. Even beyond our friendship, you have further honored me with your great kindness and your truly generous gift of writing with me... For all of that my dear friend, I am so deeply indebted...

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 12/15/2018 6:42:00 PM
Hi Susan, the emotions sing from two pens to become one in another seamless collaboration by Robert and yourself. In Robert, you have found the one who makes your heart able to sing in poetic grace. Together, you both create beauty in words. This is excellent poetry. Together you both bring out the emotions of the reader. This is a gift in itself. It is always an honour to read your collaborations, for they are so special. A fave. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 12/15/2018 7:23:00 PM
Thank you for your lovely appreciation for our collaboration and for the fave, my dear friend.. Your lovely and wonderful comments are heartwarming and always cherished, Mike. Writing with Robert is a pure joy and his inspiration and talent is generous. Warmest wishes always my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/10/2018 7:01:00 PM
Dear oh dear this is so long it will take me a week to read so I read a part that lovely, very very loving and your pain. I dont like pain it makes me cry Love you my dear
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Date: 7/11/2018 9:26:00 AM
Oh Al, the last thing i would ever want would be for you to to cry, unless it was tears of joy. Your comments touch my heart and I relish your heartfelt emotions. Thank you for your visit and your lovely kindness, my friend.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/19/2018 10:53:00 AM
I'm speechless!
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Date: 6/19/2018 12:35:00 PM
Thank you Chuck for your awesomeness! It is always delightful when you visit. I'm so pleased you enjoyed our collaboration... Robert is a generous source of shining inspiration and a pure joy to write with. Your friendship is truly appreciated my wonderful friend. ~Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/17/2018 10:41:00 PM
A collaboration for the ages, a collaborative effort for eternity - this! Shades of Antony and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet, Tony and Maria, … Ashley and Lindley! Bravo!! Oncor! ... Warmest wishes, always, Gershon
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Date: 6/17/2018 11:02:00 PM
Aww! A Gershon Wolf comment cocktail recipe: mix together your (Gershon's) following qualities; thoughtful, endearing, heartwarming, special, unique, with a splash of humor, a pinch of panache and a dash of spice, stir gently and post to an Ashley poem.. Voila! My instantly glowing heart and ensuing smiles radiating forth after reading your heartfelt and inspiring comments my wonderful friend. Robert and I thank you for your awesomeness! Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/17/2018 2:37:00 PM
Ah my sane twinster! If only i could write as you(well i may not be so crazy lol) But my dear twinster your write is beyond beautiful.in fact i think you may have truly this time struck me as speachless! I am in awe of your talent you hold and the poetic heart that it shines from ( ok maybe not totally speachless but) your heart ! You are a very great poetress indeed my dear sister and i am so proud to be able to say that i know you! Your crazy but still knows talents when i see it insane twin
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Date: 6/17/2018 4:26:00 PM
Ahh but my insane twinster! You write with the heart of a lioness and the soul of an angel through the eyes of a temptress with a twist of crazy 'twisted sister' twinster love! Lol! Nobody but nobody can write with the raw yet silky eloquent style and emotion like you can my gifted, if not totally off the totem pole wall, beloved twin :))) Thank you for your awesomeness and your heartwarming comments. Robert is a complete joy and a beautiful inspiration to compose with. Love and hugs, your touched (and not just in the head,.. lol) and appreciative (to have you for a crazy twisted twin), sane sister twin :)))
Date: 6/16/2018 1:09:00 PM
Memories of true, passionate love stay with us long after one partner has left this lifetime for the next. I know the feelings you describe so beautifully all too well and commend you on another incredible collaboration. Well done, Susan and Robert! Your poetic styles combine seamlessly and this poem generates much emotion. Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 6/17/2018 4:14:00 PM
Thank you Carolyn, for sharing your intimate and beautiful thoughts with me.. I'm so sorry for the loss of someone special that you loved so much.. Your lovely and heartfelt comments are truly treasured and are held in my dearest appreciation. I'm deeply moved that our collaboration connected with you in such a deep and meaningful way. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/15/2018 7:36:00 PM
I will have to track Robert down to tell him how great you two worked together on this lovely poem. Whose line was "denim eyes"? I loved that image!!!
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Date: 6/16/2018 11:42:00 AM
Thank you Andrea for your wonderful comments. I'm proud to say that was my line but arrived at it through Robert's romantic inspiration.. His generous talent and beaming inspiration was the heartbeat of this pleasurable and satisfying collaboration. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/14/2018 10:20:00 PM
Susan.. This romantic write was a wonderful delight to read this evening!
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Date: 6/16/2018 11:37:00 AM
Thank you for your lovely comments Chance. It's always wonderful to hear from you. I'm pleased you enjoyed our collaboration. Robert is a generous and talented poet who is a pure pleasure to create with. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/14/2018 1:40:00 PM
What an excellent collaboration, Susan & Robert! Your words combine to show the depth of true love which can never be erased, even after death. Full marks to both of you...and warm regards to you, Susan. // paul
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Date: 6/16/2018 11:34:00 AM
Thank you for your lovely appreciation for our collaboration, Paul. Your insightful and wonderful comments are heartwarming and cherished. Writing with Robert was a pure joy and I relish his shining and abundant inspiration and talent. Warmest wishes and hug always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/14/2018 11:41:00 AM
Wow.. What an absolutely fantastic collaboration by both of you.. So many amazing lines and flow to this great poem..
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Date: 6/16/2018 11:28:00 AM
Thank you Silent One, writing with Robert was a pure joy. His lovely inspiration and generous talent knows no bounds. Thank you for your heartwarming comments my wonderful friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/14/2018 9:34:00 AM
Beautifully done, you two!
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Date: 6/15/2018 8:57:00 PM
Thank you Dale for your lovely comment. It's always a pleasure to hear from you. I'm so fortunate to have a creative and inspired writing partner in Robert. He's such a generous soul. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/14/2018 8:32:00 AM
A beautiful piece of poetry this is, a joy to read, you both have done a really good collaboration, good luck
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Date: 6/15/2018 8:54:00 PM
Thank you Faraz. I'm so pleased you enjoyed our collaboration. Robert's wonderful talents and generous spirit makes it a joy for me to write with him. Your lovely thoughts are appreciated. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/14/2018 6:43:00 AM
Beautifully written. Congratulations to the both of you for this outstanding poem :)
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Date: 6/15/2018 8:51:00 PM
Thank you Heidi for your wonderful comments. I'm pleased you enjoyed our collaboration. Robert is a joy to write and a generous source of shining inspiration. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/14/2018 1:22:00 AM
Epic, that is a fact, a privilege to read, thank you! Mick
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Date: 6/15/2018 8:47:00 PM
Thank you Mick for your lovely visit and beautiful comments. I'm pleased you enjoyed our collaboration. Robert is an endless source of inspiration and a joy to write with. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/13/2018 11:24:00 PM
A beautifully written epic poem, Susan and Robert. Your collaboration is outstanding to create a gem of a poem with depth and pure love. A fav. T.J
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Date: 6/15/2018 8:45:00 PM
Thank you Teppo for your beautiful comments and for the fav. I am so fortunate to have such a generous, wonderful and talented writing partner in Robert and I'm pleased you enjoyed our collaboration. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/13/2018 8:31:00 PM
Yet again my dear friend I must thank you for your friendship and truly spectacular writing. Always a true pleasure composing with you and finding the gems you add as we create our collaboration. You yourself are a true gem...and such a kindhearted and generous soul!
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Date: 6/13/2018 8:45:00 PM
Thank you for your heartwarming words of friendship dear Robert. You make it so easy to co-create with you with the splendid gifts, of your generous kind spirit, limitless inspiration and immense talent, that you bring to our writing. It is a delight, a privilege and an honor to be your writing partner. Your poetic heart and soul are held in my highest esteem my wonderful friend..