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When Nature's Beauty and Sky's Heart Became One



Emerald glen, I first saw angel’s wings come down one of Nature's bright treasures outside our small town; as brilliant glows entered sad heart and seeing eyes, I heard voices from Heaven, soothing joyful cries, turning I saw an angel dance on golden ground that is when our heart both became forever bound. Yours shining with the kindness of joy and sweet glee, gifting deepest romance ever to engulf me. I saw your transformation into flesh and bone, Nature's power, did your face and beauty there hone; with forest's golden hues in your shining bright hair, never was Nature so great nor lady so fair, your eyes took vivid color of that meadow span found greatest of loves ever born in heart of man. Then your first gaze found me transfixed and in rapture, thus you knew this heart and soul was yours to capture. Blessed sepals gifted me winsome petals pure, the essence of your presence was this being’s cure. Dreams adrift with promise in your buds of sunrise, adorning glory generous in summer eyes; hazel green with flecks inlaid gilded amber light letting me behold your rose of unblemished white. In virgin air our vibrant love a twining vine, amorous scrolling glowing in euphoric shine. In everlasting soul’s light rays of sunshine paled, inhaling want of evergreen love you exhaled, music filled my heart’s stage - our romantic ballet, breezy ballerina took zephyrs’ breath away. Honeydew eves in summertime rhythms we did seize, intoxicating lust sipped with mint julep ease, ecstasy’s teardrops fell from ethereal swoon, our heartstrings strummed with beads from old melting moon… Thoughts of you tickle musing windchimes in my mind, memories stirring of your magic unconfined. You came to me, beloved, carried on the wind, from rapturous beginning our kindred souls’ twinned. In your eyes I saw the skies where your rose called home but with you I shared paradise ‘neath Heaven’s dome. You kindled passion’s flames, angel of astral planes when natural beauty and light flowed through your veins. Robert Lindley and Susan Ashley (a collaboration) June 19, 2018 My poet’s note: I just want to thank you, my dear friend Robert, for your generous spirit and exquisite inspiration. There is a magical quality in your verses that energizes a special imaginative current in my being. Creating with you leads to a beautiful epiphany each time we collaborate and many heartfelt thanks are showered upon you for sharing your lustrous talents with me. I relish our wondrous friendship and the creative joy we shared during this lovely poetic and artistic experience. Robert’s poet’s note: My dear friend, yet again I have had the great blessing and immense pleasure of writing with you my dear and magnificently talented co-author. With each new set of verses you send me, I find poetic beauty and fantastic artistry weaved into the spinning threads of the tapestry we weave! And that top class artistry stirs me to improve my own writings. A true delight to write and discuss poetry with you! Your sincere friendship and great kindness are gifts I treasure and so greatly appreciate...

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Date: 7/21/2018 6:52:00 PM
Two kindred souls of the same poetic spirit Susan and Robert. A divine collaboration! : )
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/21/2018 8:06:00 PM
Indeed, Connie. Robert and I do seem to share one poetic voice and it is something that amazes us as well. Robert is an exceptional poet and his inspiration is golden. Thank you for your lovely comments that bring me joy. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/9/2018 12:00:00 PM
Love it my dear excellent
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/9/2018 10:18:00 PM
Thank you Al, for your wonderful visit and your lovely comments, it pleases me to know that you enjoyed our collaboration. My dear friend Robert, is a joy to write with and his golden verses are uplifting and inspiring. Your kindness is held in my deepest appreciation, my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/4/2018 2:57:00 PM
Hi Susan, this is such an excellent collaboration by yourself and Robert. You both breathe heart and soul into what you write. This is a seamless collaboration, two wonderful poets truly become one in this amazing write. Once again you both take us on a journey that touches the heart. You have both found poetic harmony in each other. May your collabs grow from strength to strength. That will be hard considering the awesomeness of this write. Truly beautiful Susan. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/6/2018 11:36:00 AM
Your shining comments brighten my heart, Mike. My dear friend Robert is indeed a fount of glowing inspiration and beautiful poetic talents that make our every collaboration a pure joy and a wonderful artistic experience. It please me to know how much you enjoyed our poem. Thank you for your precious thoughts my wonderful friend.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/24/2018 6:09:00 AM
Wow, this is awesome, love the amazing journey reading this gem takes one on, wonderful poetry both of you..
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Date: 6/24/2018 7:36:00 PM
Your awesome comments touch my heart, dear Harry. Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts with me. Collaborating with Robert is an inspired and magical poetic experience.. His generous talents and creativity knows no bounds and it is a pure pleasure for me to be able to write with him. Your lovely sentiments are truly treasured my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/22/2018 7:53:00 PM
Oh my my my my You two are great together Sane one you little devil you! Yes if one only has one true poet thats words compliment the others so well I would say you and Robert are it, because lmao...speachless once again but not the normal speachless but a new kinda speachless my dear (you devil) twisted twinster you two are truly magical together and I love it! Ding ding (damn what was that butlers name lol) he needs to come hang this above the main hall mantel don't you agree?
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 6/24/2018 9:27:00 AM
Ah my sanely almost insane twin twinster....blah. ..blah...we need to shorten out names I believe! Lmao! Yes I believe that damn. Butler stays hid since you've landed him in to that wheel chair! Wow! But so excited to be celebrating (whatever it is we celebrate) with my dearest sister! And that speachless was almost but not qiluite our usual kind! Phew say that twice real fast! Lmao! No really as I can't and it might mean something Your twisted insane twin
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/23/2018 10:35:00 PM
Thank you for your precious comments my dear twisted, mad but always lovable twin. On behalf of Robert and I, it would be an honor for our poem to hang above the totem's main hall mantel.. now where's that damn butler with a hammer and a nail..lol.. and that bottle of champagne.. We need to celebrate!! Celebrate what..? you may ask.. Idk.. we just need to celebrate.. haha! Love and hugs, your sane, but jonesing for champage, twin.. lol! :))
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/23/2018 10:28:00 PM
My insane crazy twinster, your speechless comments speak volumes of just how speechless you are - not the old speechless either - but this new kind of speechlessness that even has me speechless.. haha! But as you know my twin, our dear friend Robert is an absolute joy to write with. His creative energy, talent and kindness knows no bounds! Our collabs are always a wonderful poetic experience.. jumping to a new box..
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 6/22/2018 7:53:00 PM
And a jump Yes you do lol no time to question insanity my dear just go with this flow! Hahaha! But seriously my dear sister! You two write amazingly together and this piece if no e else did this would prove it!;) Love ya sis Your twisted totally insane (but lovin it) twinster Me!;)
Date: 6/22/2018 3:10:00 PM
You and Robert write very well together, Susan. Sometimes collaborators' styles just seem to blend perfectly and that is the case for you two. Together, you create "art." Beautifully penned! Hugs, Carolyn
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/24/2018 7:05:00 PM
Thank you, Carolyn, for your wonderful comments. It is always such a delight to have a visit from you. Robert is a poet of generous talent, heart and spirit and his style and creative energy seems to flow smoothly with mine. Our mutual inspiration is uplifting! Warmest wishes always my lovely friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/22/2018 12:41:00 PM
You are constantly challenging your knowledgeable mind and digging deep into your poetic heart to shape in an unprecedented way a beauty of your own.. I cannot but wow your work and endeavour.. I cannot but accord you a standing ovation for your wonderful write and your outshining amazement with words and heavenly imageries.. Definitely a FAV for me.. Thank you so much for sharing your beauties dear Susan.. hugs from the depths of my heart. Keep shining.. Stay safe and blessed.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/24/2018 7:31:00 PM
Many thanks for seeing the beauty in our collaboration as well.. Robert is a poet of grand talent, a glowing heart and a generous and kind spirit. His poetic style and creative energy seems to flow smoothly with my creative energy and our mutual inspiration is so uplifting and magical. Your fav is deeply appreciated as is your shining friendship.. Warmest wishes, love and hugs always, dearest Besma.. ~Susan
Date: 6/22/2018 12:30:00 PM
Heavenly beautiful and celestial love is flowing through your words! Love, with its so many facets, is an everlasting sigh, rose, ecstasy, loss, pain, bliss.. So many a poet have fashioned portrays of their own pouring what is in hearts and minds to render it's beauty, complexities and mysteries.. What marks your masterpiece in collaboration with Robert is the unique wit and adept! You write in delicacy of a poetess who does respect herself and her ardent reader..
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/24/2018 7:17:00 PM
Thank you, Besma, for being an ardent reader and for your beautiful comments that pour forth so poetically from your abundantly shining and inspiring heart. Your lovely and endearing thoughts collect upon the pages of my mind and in the cup of my heart where they stay safely stored and are forever cherished. Robert and I relish the glowing praise and generous kindness you bestow upon us, my amazing friend..
Date: 6/21/2018 7:56:00 PM
Such luscious imagery between the two of you. Beautiful, both of you!!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/21/2018 9:46:00 PM
Thank you Andrea for your gracious comments. It's such a joy and a privilege to write with Robert and I'm pleased you enjoyed the imagery. Our creative energies' seem to be kindred spirits :) Your kindness is truly appreciated.. Warmest wishes always ~Susan
Date: 6/21/2018 3:36:00 PM
a wonderful write... really creative...together you achieve a beautiful poem... all the best Susan...
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/21/2018 3:43:00 PM
Dear Arturo, your beautiful comments fill my heart with gladness. I'm so pleased you enjoyed our collaboration. Robert's a generous and kind poet whose verses are inspiring and creative. He is a true pleasure to write with. Your visit is uplifting and delightful mon ami. Warmest wishes always my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 6/20/2018 2:28:00 PM
Wow two of the most talented poets on the soup once again collaborating to write words of romantic musings... A collaboration is always better when you cannot tell who wrote which part.... Amazing..
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/21/2018 2:09:00 PM
Thank you Silent One for sharing your beautiful thoughts.. Robert is a generous and talented poet whose inspiration stirs my imagination that seems to blend perfectly with his. He is a joy to write with! Your wonderful comments are sincerely appreciated my friend.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/20/2018 5:44:00 AM
My friend, always a great and true pleasure to write with you and be inspired by your wondrous verses. You have such creative talent and vocabulary that this old tired soul has to consult both my muse and her sister just to keep up! Thank you for writing and discussing poetry with me my dear friend...
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/20/2018 10:47:00 AM
My dear friend Robert, thank you for sharing the lovely kindness of your gentle, generous soul with me, and the universe, through your beautiful and touching verse. It is indeed a privilege to share an artistic vision with you and see it come alive through our poetry. I hold your inspiring creative talent and your precious thoughts in my highest esteem and deepest appreciation always.. your humbled and honored friend in poetry.. ~Susan
Date: 6/20/2018 1:13:00 AM
A beautiful collaboration Susan and Robert. A stunning verse created by two talented poets. Good luck in the contest. Tom
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Susan Ashley
Date: 6/20/2018 11:01:00 AM
Tom, your precious comments are cherished. I'm so pleased you enjoyed our collaboration. Robert is an endless source of beautiful inspiration and generous talent. It is truly a privilege to co-write with him. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 6/19/2018 11:32:00 PM
Another beautifully penned collaborative poem, Susan and Robert. The topic of the poem in itself is inspiring and cathes the reader to enjoy the verse written with depth and beauty. By best wishes to you both. T.J
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Date: 6/20/2018 10:58:00 AM
T.J, thank you for your appreciation of our collaboration. Robert's tender verse inspires me to new heights and to no end. Every co-creation with him is pure magic and joy! Your lovely comments are treasured my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan