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Where poppies grow in brilliant bursts of red and bumble bees go searching with intent, she often goes; there sits with dreamy eyes suspending time, quiescent moments spent. The wind intrudes on chain of mellow thoughts; it sifts through youthful zest deprived of guile. With gaze serene, she twirls a lock of hair as lips betray a fleeting wistful smile. Though far away, his presence lingers near; his kiss like sunlight’s warmth on shoulders bare. It seems to her, he whispers in her ear. She breathes the fragrance of his tender care. A sigh escapes her lips as she recalls his body close to hers in moonlit night. The promise that he made before goodbye now makes her quiver with a strange delight. For she has yet to know the fervent thrill that overtakes the soul in love's embrace. On his return, he’ll claim her for his own, but now each nymph of nature wears his face. A Callman Collaboration Paul Callus and Eileen Manassian

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Date: 4/3/2020 8:32:00 PM
Eileen, I was swept up and away by the tender beauty and romance of your collaboration with Paul. Rapture rides your dreamy poetic lines with rhythmic grace and your enchanted pens fuse seamlessly to bewitch my passionate imagination. Your muses combine in artistic radiance to light up my heart. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Date: 3/28/2020 8:21:00 AM
WoW! Eileen, You and Paul have penned a lovely collaboration. I found it to be sensual and passionate. You and Paul write well together, I’m a fan of you both. I hope all is well with you. Stay safe my friend:-) Alexis
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Date: 3/24/2020 1:37:00 PM
Oh, I enjoyed this thoroughly, Eileen - rhythm/metre, phrasing, word choice, metaphor and imagery, story, romantic crimping - all the elements that pique my imagination and satisfy my spirit! Very well-done, you and Paul should be very proud of this write - going into my faves. Blessings! :o) <3
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Date: 3/23/2020 10:18:00 AM
Finally I have found the time to stop by and reread our (14th) collaboration, and the comments that accompany it! Thank you for being such a wonderful friend and partner to write with. Hugs // paul
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Date: 3/23/2020 8:32:00 AM
Thanks for your visit Eileen. Hugs Rick.
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Date: 3/22/2020 11:53:00 AM
Hi Eileen, this is an awesome collaboration you have both written. Within the gentle words, such peaceful emotions displayed. The visions that fill my mind are indeed wondrous. This is romance at its best. This is the gentle poetry that touches my heart. This has to be a fav. Stay blessed, Eileen. Your friend always....Mike.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/23/2020 8:00:00 AM
What a lovely comment! Thank you, Mike. Very kind of you. I'll visit your work soon.
Date: 3/22/2020 9:42:00 AM
What a marvelous collaboration and what a glorious result dearest, Eileen and dearest Paul. I have just visited the fields and took a lot of pictures some of which I have posted however, your poem surpasses in beauty any picture of mine! Congratulations to both!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/23/2020 7:59:00 AM
Thank you, dear esteemed poet. Your praise is in itself a glorious flower. Blessings :)
Date: 3/22/2020 12:39:00 AM
Beautiful... A great collaboration
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/23/2020 7:58:00 AM
Thanks for visiting, dear. :)
Date: 3/21/2020 5:05:00 PM
Bravo for this wonderful poem you wrote, Eileen. I love the connection of the woman's thoughts with nature and the beauty of the poppies!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/23/2020 7:57:00 AM
Thanks!! I have Paul to thank for the idea. He started with nature and I got romantic. That's the magic of poetry...
Date: 3/21/2020 8:33:00 AM
It’s good to read a passionate piece about poppies. For once no blood or personal loss. When I read the title, this was not what I expected. Hugs Rick.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/23/2020 7:56:00 AM
Thanks, Richard. I'm glad you liked this piece. Paul and I do write well together. He usually gives me a starting point and let's me continue. Very gentlemanly of him. It seems pretty seamless. I'm glad you agree. :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/21/2020 8:34:00 AM
You two do write well together.;0)
Date: 3/20/2020 12:51:00 PM
beautifully written, eileen - a superb collaboration! kudos to you both...
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/21/2020 3:48:00 AM
Thanks, dear. I enjoy writing with Paul. He is an amazing poet. Hope all is well with you and your family during these trying times. Hugs
Date: 3/19/2020 6:28:00 PM
You and Paul collaborate well together, beautifully written. Hope you're well Eileen. Tom
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/21/2020 3:44:00 AM
Thanks for the visit, Tom. We've done several collaborations together. Things flow smoothly. Please keep well...
Date: 3/19/2020 2:58:00 PM
- So beautiful and romantic ... a wonderful collaboration between you and Paul :) - Take care and stay healthy, Eileen :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/21/2020 3:37:00 AM
Thank you, dear. It is always a pleasure to collaborate with Paul Please keep yourself safe