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The worldliness within the sphere reflecting morning light as poignant as a single tear idea bright is crystal clear and frames the heavens in her sight though soft the fall through night settled 'pon a leaf flirtation awakens dreamy mist sow the sweetest need sensation clings a kiss in wild elation and though short-lived the earthy tryst a reason to exist But rendezvous a bitter binge though gentle love’s cajole for soon the feel of daystar’s singe O lifting dew from leafy fringe no matter of the kiss they stole the cosmos in her soul Deep the tender-hearted flower whose muse elusive dew look how she shines this golden hour evanescence is her power as rays do make such moments few alas, the mourners coo Susan Ashley June 18, 2022 ~ Fourth Place ~ Premiere Contest: 2022 Poetry Marathon Mile 7 Sponsor: Mark Toney ~ Third Place ~ Premiere Contest: Dewdrops Sponsor: Angel L. Villanueva *Required rhyme scheme: ABAABB CDCCDD EFEEFF GHGGHH Required syllable count: 868886 *rhymes checked: rhymezone syllables checked: howmanysyllables *idea: 3 syllables per howmanysyllables*

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Date: 8/17/2022 5:18:00 AM
Dear Susan, this is another true gem, added to your innumerable collection of precious jewels. Wow, the title is magnificent, the images like "O lifting dew from leafy fringe no matter of the kiss they stole the cosmos in her soul" - are breathtaking! You are an inspiration to me, and probably many others. A Fave for me. Love and blessings, Dear Friend ~ Mala
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Date: 8/17/2022 8:14:00 AM
Dearest Mala, my wonderful friend and sweet poetry sister, both your beautiful comments and the honor of your fave are received with my humble gratitude, as I admire your beautiful heart and elegant poetry immensely. Thank you for the generous glow of your golden words, they warm and enthrall my heart so. Warmest wishes and love, lovely lady.. ~Susan
Date: 8/16/2022 9:19:00 PM
Brilliancy personified! A clear fave, dear Susan. What can I say, I’m left speechless and spellbound by this melodious symphony, weaving the truth of the ephemeral within the womb of existence, eternal.
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Date: 8/17/2022 8:06:00 AM
Dear Unseeking Seeker, I am both honored and humbled by your heartwarming response to my poem. Your precious thoughts touch me deeply with their beautiful eloquence. Thank you for sharing in the emotions of this poem with me. The distinction of your fave and your friendship are both held in my truest appreciation. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/14/2022 8:42:00 PM
A breathtaking write, dear Susan.. I am captivated by the beauty of your masterpiece! I can read this over and over again.. As always your talent shines! Many blessings to you dear Poetess.. This gem is going right into my faves!
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Date: 8/15/2022 4:36:00 PM
Dear Robertina, my wonderful friend, how awesome it is to see you! I’m so humbled by your beautiful comments and so honored by your fave. Your precious thoughts mean the world to me, as does your amazing poetry and inspiring friendship. Thank you, sweet lady. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/10/2022 6:05:00 AM
Hi Susan, judging from the many highly accepting and praiseworthy comments below I'm a day late and a dollar short to this poetic party! Nevertheless, this poem is a giant gem of immeasurable beauty. Plato, Socrates, Shakespear, Keats, Dickinson, Whitman, Frost & others should all be jealous. I'm stupefied, Terry
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Date: 8/14/2022 7:05:00 PM
Dear Terrell, you are neither a day late or a dollar short, your beautiful comments are received with gratitude. I am humbled and honored by your precious thoughts.. I truly appreciate the philosophers and poets mentioned, they are in a transcendent class all their own. I’m thrilled by your gracious visit, my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/3/2022 11:16:00 AM
The way you play with words, the hold and power you have over them, is incredible Susan. Always a delight to read your poem. Blessings... ~Paghunda
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Date: 8/5/2022 7:53:00 AM
Dear Paghunda, I am humbled and honored by your precious thoughts. They are received with gratitude. Thank you for your gracious visit and kindness, my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/18/2022 10:20:00 AM
Dearest Rhyme Time Friend, coming back sweet poetry sis to stand in complete awe at the magnificence of your words and thoughts that raise up our hearts and spirits into a poetic paradise of the world reflected, encased, into a single shining dewdrop! Your magnificent gift, so generously shared, inspires me! Every time I re-read poem, new drops of understanding wash over me! Congratulations!!!! Can't wait to see what you gift us with at the next mile marker! Sending you blessings on flowing rivers!
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Date: 7/23/2022 8:02:00 AM
My Dearest Rhyme Time Friend, the joy of your inspiring friendship and kinship lifts me to beyond the clouds. Your return visit is truly treasured as are your beautiful, cherished thoughts. Thank you, my sweet poetry sis, for sharing in the emotions of this poem with me, our adventurous hearts' imaginations truly sail along together through our poetic pages. What a wonderful way to see the world! Warmest wishes sent on golden hours of endless dawns.. ~Susan
Date: 7/17/2022 9:10:00 PM
wonderful write
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Date: 7/23/2022 7:22:00 AM
Thank you, Yolanda, for both your wonderful visit and heartwarming comment. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/17/2022 6:04:00 AM
Hi Susan. As well as a winning position in Mark's contest I note your poem is high on 'The Best Poems' list too. Congratulations. The humble dew drop is brought to life in a beautifully constructed rhyme. Your poem with its theme of transience - be it of the dewdrop, time or life is such a worthy winner and certainly merits more than just one read. Cheers - Gary
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Date: 7/23/2022 7:26:00 AM
Dear Gary, thank you for your lovely comments and for sharing in the emotions of this poem with me. The transience of life and love and dewdrops makes appreciating each moment of it even more valuable. I relish your uplifting presence here and your heartwarming congrats, my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/17/2022 5:53:00 AM
Susan, a hugh CONGRATS on your well-deserved win! You have made excellent use of moving imagery and symbolism. Janice
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Date: 7/23/2022 7:21:00 AM
Dear Janice, your beautiful thoughts touch me deeply. Thank you for sharing in the emotions of this poem with me and for your heartwarming congrats. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/16/2022 12:46:00 PM
Susan dear friend, dear poet, I sometimes come in and out of poetry soup so quickly I can miss such a beautiful poem as this, with a romantic heart I felt your poetry as the majesty of this poem gave me pause to know I have far to go to write such poetry, beautiful creation, dear poet, dear friend...Frederic
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Date: 7/23/2022 7:19:00 AM
Frederic, dear poet dear friend, I relish your precious presence and treasure your beautiful thoughts. Thank you for sharing in the emotions of this poem with me. My friend, you don't have far to go, you have long since arrived.. your romantic heart knows no bounds and your gifted pen reflects the majesty of your heart's imagination with breathtaking finesse. But, I understand the yearning to always go further. We inspire each other, dear poet dear friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/16/2022 7:22:00 AM
Susan, one of my college professors (Charlotte Renk, published poet) has a style such as yours. She was a major influence and inspiration in my life. Its a reminder every time I read your work. Congrats on the placement as well.
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Date: 7/16/2022 10:15:00 AM
Dear Mark, I am deeply humbled by your extraordinary comments. I googled Charlotte Renk and she is so very accomplished; a woman of astounding poetic talent and scholarly achievements. I can see why she was a major influence and inspiration in your life. How fortunate for you to have been a student of hers. Thank you, my wonderful friend, for introducing me to Charlotte Renk, this most gifted woman and poet, now she influences and inspires me as well. Your kind congrats and precious words are treasured! Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/15/2022 11:22:00 PM
Susan, dear PS-PS, you have so carefully crafted a heartrending love story seen through the tiny magnifying lens of a forlorn dewdrop. I trace its "soft fall through the night" (a lovely phrase, btw), framing the heavens in her sight, her kiss in wild elation, her short-lived tryst, cut short by the feel of daystar's singe (another brilliant stroke), and I shed a single tear for the unrequited love as mourners coo. How dazzlingly you utilize the elements of nature to weave a tale of human longing and separation. My amazement never ceases when soaking in your glorious talent with words. Hearty congratulations for your two wins for this diamond, may you continue to run strong in the marathon ~ your PoBro
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Date: 7/16/2022 10:36:00 AM
My dearest PoBro, how I love to linger in the enthralling splendor of your precious thoughts! I adore how you read ever so deeply into this poem and feel ever so sweetly the bittersweet fate of star crossed love. Our poor tiny dew drop cannot linger upon the leaf as I upon your every word, my inspiring friend. Thank you, John, for sharing in the emotions of this piece with me. Your beautiful response to my poem bares a soulful heart beating with the passion of poetry. I am ever so humbled by your elating presence and ever so honored to share in uplifting friendship with you! My gratitude spills the brim of the glass I raise to you! Warmest wishes and hugs.. your PS-PS
Date: 7/15/2022 12:54:00 PM
I am so happy to see this Fave high on the winner’s list Susan. Congratulations on your deserving win! You know how much I loved this poem. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 7/16/2022 10:59:00 AM
Dearest Connie, I relish your return visit and cherish your heartwarming congrats. Your wonderful friendship is treasured in the depths of my heart. Thank you, my sweet friend. Warmest wishes and hugs always.. ~Susan
Date: 7/15/2022 8:39:00 AM
Back with "Congratulations" on your New win. Beautiful. Have a blessed day writing away....................
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Date: 7/16/2022 10:48:00 AM
Dear Paula, your return visit and heartwarming congrats are a joy to receive. Thank you, my sweet friend. Warmest wishes and hugs.. ~Susan
Date: 7/15/2022 7:54:00 AM
Susan, your breath-taking poetry is a delight to read. Your picture choice is perfect. This is a fave for me. Congratulations on your win on Mile 7 of my 2022 Poetry Marathon Contest. Keep your running shoes on, because Mile 8 has already started!
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Date: 7/15/2022 8:14:00 AM
Dear Mark, I am so pleased to know you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for your uplifting comments and for your fave. It is an honor to place in your esteemed contest and to share the podium with such gifted poets whom I greatly admire. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/11/2022 8:12:00 PM
Beautiful wisdom my friend ~
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Date: 7/12/2022 9:41:00 AM
Dear P.M., thank you for sharing in the emotions of this poem with me. The transience of life and love makes appreciating each moment of it even more valuable. I relish your wonderful presence here, my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 7/10/2022 3:09:00 AM
Oh my goodness Susan, I was enthralled by every line of this magnificent poem! Poems like this are the reason I keep coming back to read, hoping to come across something as inspiring and captivating as your poem. I bow to your gracious talent that surpasses the best of the best my friend. Brava! A Fave! Blessings xxoo
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Date: 7/11/2022 10:44:00 AM
It's so wonderful to see you, Connie! I hope you are feeling stronger by the day, my dear friend. Your precious comments are gems to be treasured and held close to my heart! I am both humbled and elated by your uplifting response to my poem, as I hold your poetic talent up so very high. Thank you for your beautiful thoughts and for the grand honor of your fave, both are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes and hugs, sweet lady.. ~Susan
Date: 7/7/2022 10:44:00 AM
Hello Susan, I enjoye3d this poem. As I was reading this poem I felt I could vision the scene. Hugs.
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Date: 7/10/2022 11:17:00 AM
Hello Susan, you are welcome. Hugs.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 7/9/2022 5:28:00 PM
Dear Darlene, I’m so pleased to know you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for your beautiful comments. Warmest wishes, my sweet friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/7/2022 12:39:00 AM
A dewdrop's life is so short-lived, and yet you make sure that it will not be quickly forgotten once it passes away. The same kiss of sunlight that gives her life snatches it away in no time at all....so bittersweet life is!! ~ Congratulations on yet another merited win, Susan! Warm regards & Hugs // paul
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Date: 7/9/2022 5:52:00 PM
Oh how I relish your wonderful poetic thoughts, Paul. Indeed, life is bittersweet! But hopefully a bit more sweet than bitter. It’s wonderful to see you, Paul, I’ve missed your inspiring presence. Thank you for your beautiful comments and heartwarming congrats. You are ever appreciated, my dear friend. Warmest wishes and hugs.. ~Susan
Date: 7/6/2022 9:04:00 AM
She shines this golden hour... wonderful words. I enjoyed this poem. You are truly a lovely poetess. Ann
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Date: 7/9/2022 5:26:00 PM
Thank you, Ann. It’s an honor and a pleasure to receive your beautiful comments. You warm my heart, sweet poetess. Warmest wishes, my dear friend.. ~Susan
Date: 7/4/2022 3:31:00 PM
Eloquently written poetry, Susan. Your imagery and rhyming are exquisite, and I enjoyed the sprinkling of alliteration on occassion. Excellent entry for the contest, you need no luck. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us through your lovely poetry. A poet friend in Texas, Bill
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Date: 7/4/2022 7:36:00 PM
Dear Bill, I am honored to receive your beautiful and heartwarming comments. Thank you for sharing your precious thoughts with me. Both your gracious visit and kindness are truly appreciated, my poet friend. Warmest wishes from your poet friend in Massachusetts.. ~Susan
Date: 7/3/2022 4:36:00 PM
Beautiful and brilliant... Love it and Congrats too. God bless you always, With much love, Gina
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Date: 7/3/2022 8:38:00 PM
Dear Gina, I relish your inspiring comments and heartwarming congrats. Thank you, my sweet friend. Warmest wishes, love and hugs.. ~Susan
Date: 7/1/2022 10:42:00 AM
YAYYY. A well deserved win this is indeed.
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Date: 7/3/2022 11:55:00 AM
Your return visit and uplifting words are truly appreciated. Thank you, Andrea, for your thoughtful kindness. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/30/2022 5:45:00 AM
Back with BIG congrats on your podium win, Susan. So well deserved!
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Date: 7/3/2022 11:58:00 AM
Both your return visit and heartwarming congrats are deeply appreciated. Thank you, Vijay, for your thoughtful kindness. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 6/29/2022 10:59:00 PM
"leaf flirtation", "evanescence is her power" - Beautiful writing. Congratulations!
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Date: 7/3/2022 12:00:00 PM
Dear Christuraj, both your lovely comments and kind congrats are truly appreciated. Thank you, dear poet, for your kindness. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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