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Withered memories

Summer’s warmth breezed upon the verdant hills Quivering golden twilight’s zesty marigold appeal Scintillating rustling leaves in resplendent prairies While eventide’s glaring aura emulated your zeal When leisurely you strolled on tranquil sandy beach As sun’s amber beams glimmered your footprints. Delighted by your visit, thrilled in your company, Reveling your mystique I unfolded your dreams, Enchanted I revered the pulse of your heartbeats When every hug blushed the face of your fantasy As slowly you revealed to me what true love means Sprinkling hints boldly in flirtatious fervid kisses. Virgin aspirations soon titillated beats of romance Inducing seduction in every touch, every glance, Embracing moonlit desires, gazing twinkling stars Cuddling dreamy nights through melodies of dawns As lyrics of sensual reveries wrote our love story Extolling virtuous yearnings in blazing hearts’ music. I remember you left amidst autumn’s ruby winds As ocher themes dazzled, whirling russet leaves; We treasured those longings, cherishing love sublime, But the allure of its sensuous vows faded over time When we grew apart trading ambivalent feelings And promises, once idyllic, altered their meaning… Yet, passions still ignite, doting withered memories. July 6, 2020 Placed 2nd: One that got away poetry contest Sponsor: Silent One

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Date: 10/16/2020 8:27:00 AM
The imagery within along with the flow of your poetry always makes for pleasurable reading, Vijay :) ~Angie
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Date: 7/8/2020 8:03:00 PM
Moments and memories linger- they never leave a heart. This is beautiful, sensual and tender- all at the same time. A touch of sadness curls around your thoughts as well. There are so many emotions within. Again, you have won in this contest. Of course you have. Congratulations Vijay. ~ Brandy
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 7/9/2020 6:22:00 AM
Thank you my friend--always a joy to read your lovely comments, Brandy.
Date: 7/7/2020 6:01:00 PM
So glad to be back to salute your great work of beauty! Congratulations dear Vijay on your outshining placement! Your poetry deserves the honour and recognition of your fellow poets and friends.. Best regards and blessings.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 7/8/2020 7:16:00 AM
Thanks for the return visit, Besma--much appreciate--many thanks. Regards.
Date: 7/7/2020 2:58:00 PM
This is such a gorgeous muse Vijay! An absolute fave for me! I am completely lost in the mesmerizing imagery and deep nostalgic emotions my friend. Congratulations on your win! :)
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 7/8/2020 7:15:00 AM
So very kind of you my friend--appreciate, as always, your valued remarks. Many thanks, Aditi.
Date: 7/7/2020 12:21:00 PM
Vijay, an excellent dreamy poem of love and longing and memories that never fade away... my favorite line is "As lyrics of sensual reveries wrote our love story". Congratulations on your win ~ John
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 7/8/2020 7:14:00 AM
Much appreciate John--many thanks.
Date: 7/7/2020 10:54:00 AM
Amazing write, full of passion and great imagery, Vijay! Congrats...Rhonda :)
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 7/8/2020 7:13:00 AM
Much appreciate your kind remarks--many thanks, Rhonda.
Date: 7/7/2020 9:25:00 AM
Another poem full of great lines with vivid imagery... Those withering memories, never completely wither away... Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 7/8/2020 7:13:00 AM
Thank you, SO--much appreciate, as always.
Date: 7/7/2020 3:58:00 AM
Sprinkling hints boldly in flirtatious fervid kisses..lovely crafted lines.. Great entry.. Good luck Vijay..
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 7/7/2020 6:57:00 AM
Thank you Jenish--much appreciate.
Date: 7/6/2020 3:47:00 PM
Wow, this is powerful and special. I also like the part...yearnings in blazing hearts' music. Very well written Vijay :)
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 7/7/2020 6:57:00 AM
Thank you Heidi--much appreciate your kind remarks.
Date: 7/6/2020 2:40:00 PM
- Cuddling dreamy, Vijay :) ... I love it ... and congratulations in advance :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 7/6/2020 2:49:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Lise--much appreciate the vote of approval.
Date: 7/6/2020 11:54:00 AM
The flame of such a beautiful love wouldn't wane! There would be a safe layer in the heart where such a beauty would be cherished and dormant! A highly talented poet in your grandeur, dear Vijay, would give life and vibrance to so sweet connection of loving hearts! An enthralling entry! a stunning poetry worthy of a brilliant win! Great the delight to read your wonderful poetry! My deepest regards and blessings.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 7/6/2020 2:48:00 PM
That is so nice to read--always a joy to read your feedback, Besma. Much appreciate--many thanks. Regards.
Date: 7/6/2020 7:10:00 AM
Your poetry makes not only the heart but the whole of nature sing , my friend Vijay. A Fave. Blessings
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 7/6/2020 2:47:00 PM
Thank you my friend--much appreciate the kind remarks. And a very special thank you for the FAVE, Demetrios.
Date: 7/6/2020 6:54:00 AM
A love lost that surfaces in painful memories from time to time, excellent write Vijay Tom
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 7/6/2020 2:45:00 PM
Many thanks, Tom--much appreciate, as always.
Date: 7/6/2020 6:47:00 AM
Your writing with this poem is flawless. This is abundant with poetic words which flow through the veins of my heart and touch my core with musical notes of delight. So insightful and pure and powerful. Your muse holds perfection in it’s grasp. I so love this, my friend. I feel inspired to write by reading such a gem. God bless you
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 7/6/2020 2:45:00 PM
That is so nice to hear, Gina--you are very kind my friend--much appreciate your compliments. many thanks.