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(Paul Callus & Eileen Manassian ~ March 2020) 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~ March 2020

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Date: 5/8/2020 7:34:00 PM
Tremendous combination of two poets creating a gem of beauty for eternity. Panagiota xx
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Date: 5/9/2020 3:04:00 AM
Many thanks, Panagiota. Such beautiful compliments are truly appreciated. Have a lovely weekend. Regards // paul
Date: 4/15/2020 10:10:00 AM
What beauties of romance with a wonderful imaginary both of you have weaved in this brilliantly composed poem dear friends. One feels like getting lost in the fragrance of its scenic beauty and your skilful romantic description. Beautiful....
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Date: 4/15/2020 1:03:00 PM
Thank you Ravindra. You too have weaved some beautiful feedback...much appreciated. Regards // paul
Date: 4/15/2020 1:27:00 AM
Vivid imagery that flows like silk in harmony with fine imagination. Truly a refreshing piece!
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Date: 4/15/2020 11:11:00 AM
So pleased that you found it to your liking, JCB...thank you! Regards // paul
Date: 4/14/2020 5:51:00 PM
Wonderful collaboration. I cannot spy with my little eye where your words start, and hers end. Seamlessly merging of poetic musings. JC Hawkens
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Date: 4/15/2020 11:10:00 AM
Thank you, JC. Your insightful feedback is awesome! Regards // paul
Date: 4/4/2020 12:48:00 PM
Paul, Oh the promise of poppies...What a Moondance embrace with each smiling 'nymph of nature's face..Wonderful collaboration from you and Eileen. -Richard
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Date: 4/4/2020 4:35:00 PM
Thank you, Richard. I am sure that like me, Eileen too will relish your lovely comments. Regards // paul
Date: 4/3/2020 8:24:00 PM
Dear Paul, I was swept up and away by the beauty and romance of your collaboration with Eileen. 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 and hugs always, my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 4/4/2020 12:11:00 PM
Thank you, Susan. Your feedback is awesome. With Eileen passion is a guaranteed winner! She always delivers. Hope you are keeping well and safe. Warm regards & Hugs // paul
Date: 3/29/2020 4:47:00 PM
You sparkle of a romantic dream, two talented people creating a beautiful verse.
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Date: 4/4/2020 12:20:00 PM
Thank you Eve. So pleased you found this beautiful and romantic. Hugs // paul
Date: 3/28/2020 11:50:00 AM
Dear Paul this here is my comment on Eileen 's post of your poem: 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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Date: 4/4/2020 12:34:00 PM
You are a true gentleman, Demi:) You made sure that you gave merit to both writers...much appreciated...so are the beautiful comments. I can assure you that I always look forward to your pictures (both here and elsewhere). Regards // paul
Date: 3/28/2020 8:35:00 AM
WoW! Paul, You and Eileen have penned a lovely collaboration . I like how you two used nature to write such a sensual and passionate write. You and Eileen write well together, I am a fan of you both. Have a wonderful weekend my friend:-) Alexis
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Date: 4/4/2020 12:43:00 PM
Your lovely spontaneous reaction and feedback says it all, Alexis! Thank you for your continuous support; it is much appreciated, mt friend. ~ Warm regards // paul
Date: 3/26/2020 4:45:00 PM
Lovely romantic poem of longing in all its youthful innocence and wonder. "It sifts through youthful zest deprived of guile", so tender. Beautiful collab, you two, a fav!
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Date: 4/4/2020 2:51:00 PM
Thank you for the beautiful insightful comments, John...and for the fav! Best regards // paul
Date: 3/25/2020 5:13:00 AM
Dear collaborator... came to visit. This is our 14th collaboration! I look forward to many more with you... blessings :) Thanks, everyone for all the lovely comments.
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Date: 4/4/2020 2:55:00 PM
Thank you, dear Eileen. Excuse my belated reply. Looking forward to more collaborations, but I'll have to discuss that with my muse first:) Have a lovely weekend...take care...blessings. Hugs // paul
Date: 3/24/2020 1:35:00 PM
Oh, I enjoyed this thoroughly, Paul - 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 Eileen should be very proud of this write - going into my faves. Blessings! :o)
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Date: 4/4/2020 3:48:00 PM
Thank you ever so much, Greg! Your critique is awesome; this kind of insightful feedback is what I (and several others) look out for. Also, thank you for the fav, truly appreciated. ~ Regards & Blessings // paul
Date: 3/24/2020 10:18:00 AM
A beautiful collaboration. Well done :)
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Date: 4/4/2020 4:00:00 PM
Pleased that you enjoyed it, Heidi...thank you:) Regards // paul
Date: 3/24/2020 8:40:00 AM
Such a cute poetry ... loved it totally. Great job, Paul and Eillen...
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Date: 4/4/2020 4:22:00 PM
Thank you, Supraja. Lovely of you to stop by. Regards // paul
Date: 3/24/2020 1:35:00 AM
"On his return He'll claim her for his own," may be among the most faithful & romantic words. Well apostle of love, you did it again-- congrats. shalom, shalom Paul
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Date: 4/3/2020 2:17:00 PM
Those words were penned by Eileen, Anil....she can be both faithful & romantic:) ... and an excellent collaborator! Thank you for reading and commenting. Regards & Peace // paul
Date: 3/22/2020 4:38:00 PM
That's what it represents...the nature of love...A nice romantic one...full of tenderness...
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Date: 3/23/2020 10:05:00 AM
Thank you, Arturo. Pleased we managed to get our main points across. Regards // paul
Date: 3/22/2020 3:38:00 PM
this is the best type of collaaboration, paul - it is absolutely seamless and not at all obvious who wrote what. bravo!
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Date: 3/23/2020 10:02:00 AM
Your comments are music to the ears, Ilene:) Thank you! Regards // paul
Date: 3/22/2020 3:20:00 PM
Brilliant collaboration with vivid imagery..
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Date: 3/23/2020 10:01:00 AM
Thank you from us both, S-1. Your complimentary remarks are a source of encouragement. Regards // paul
Date: 3/22/2020 1:34:00 PM
Beautiful verses of tender, romantic tones--enjoyed the write from start to finish. Kudos to you both, Paul and Eileen on this masterful piece.
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Date: 3/23/2020 9:59:00 AM
Thank you for liking and posting such lovely comments, Vijay....much appreciated. Regards // paul
Date: 3/22/2020 12:46:00 PM
Uplifting and gorgeous. Giving hope on a week the world can use some.
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Date: 3/23/2020 9:58:00 AM
Thank you, Caren. Fortunately, as the world falls prey to the virus, we can find solace in poetry! Best regards // paul
Date: 3/22/2020 11:46:00 AM
Hi Paul, I agree with Jennifer, 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, Paul. Stay blessed, my friend. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 3/23/2020 9:56:00 AM
Your insightful feedback is a pleasure to read, Mike. I am sure Eileen will be delighted by it. Thank you, and stay safe in these troubled times, my friend // paul
Date: 3/22/2020 11:37:00 AM
This is an awesome collaboration that you and Eileen crafted Paul - an innocent romance looked forward to through the eyes of nature - he will soon come to claim his love. Blessings Paul warm regards and hugs, Jennifer
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Date: 3/23/2020 9:53:00 AM
Thank you so much, Jenny. So pleased that you enjoyed our romantic co-write. Eileen and I always seem to be on the same wavelength! ~ Warm regards & Hugs // paul