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Words From The Heart - a collaboration with Frederic Parker

These words of love I give to you, my dear to have comfort in the stillness of time and meld two souls to keep love's wishes near when the length of the years and age will climb I will be your knight and loving sentry to chase away the darkness that appears and protect our days from evil's entry to guard these hearts against all shadowed fears this love will give us passions crystal clear found within the truthfulness of desire as the world will succumb then disappear we'll dance the dance of love's passionate fire the silence between heartbeats will enthrall to echo through our love's enchanting call To echo through our love's enchanting call whether in a passion's day, passion's night we'll hold these moments close to save them all as they become memories to invite we'll kiss the lips of love without regret and know the touch of lover's arms will stay as all the love shared is finally met I am yours until my life fades away I'll promise no more than your heart can hold and ask of you to be my ladylove share a bouquet of years as we grow old reveal dreams from life and what they're made of this heart of love we'll wantonly consume love's fragrance will linger, blossom and bloom Love's fragrance will linger, blossom and bloom as years become love's flowery display in our garden with its scented perfume when passion's kiss from dreamers came to stay and tender lover's fingers interlaced to snuggle our souls as to float away and gather wondrous fervor we embraced when we molded new hearts from lover's clay to form a nobler heartbeat both possess and spend this life with an unselfish soul we'll stay inside the heartbeat of caress and become romantic love's final goal as two silhouettes bask in afterglow we'll lay in shaded realms where lovers go We'll lay in shaded realms where lovers go and dream the dreams of dreamers evermore when love turns a breathless kiss we bestow the words become whispers the ears explore I came unto you with a longing gaze and offered beauty in the love you'd find my journey now ends, my past is ablaze I found in you a jewel, love so kind to hold in my palms your innocence kept you hold my honor as your trusted knight as love has found us worthy to accept we will smile to welcome dawn's amber light I climbed the farthest hills to find true love beneath the star-lit sky lovers dream of Beneath the star-lit sky lovers dream of a fantasy my passion does pursue emotions swell to fill the heights above and if I could I’d give the dawn to you a gift for you in shades of heraldry adorning you the blush of morning’s glow to drape upon you all its majesty as stars recede with skies of indigo yet, Venus bright could leave the sunrise east alas, the jealous sun would hide its shine for they could not abide my passion’s feast too sumptuous for entities divine affection meek knows not the Milky Way the galaxy outplays the light of day The galaxy outplays the light of day in love we lie beneath the starry swirl the arc of bijoux takes our breath away and woos the pearly luster from the pearl but rich am I, behold the silver gleam your gaze a tender trance of moon-full depth seductive misty gems in midnight dream and sweet the sighs, my name upon your breath but fiend the day such luster fades from eyes to steal the fiery love beneath the stars and loathed if flame’s extinguished with goodbyes I’d melt away like candles in the jars I’ll ever shape the clay of ardent feel devoted hands upon the potter’s wheel Devoted hands upon the potter’s wheel with fervor makes a vessel that will hold a promise told, a knight before you kneels O, temptress queen, my words a band of gold my goddess, how I love your siren song arresting and attracting from the start allure the magnet with you I belong a lure adored and never we shall part enchanted as I am I need you so as sepals hold the petals in their green I vow to hold you never to let go nor ever let a deed come in between below the heaven’s spiral chandelier these words of love I give to you, my dear Frederic Parker and Susan Ashley (a collaboration) January 7, 2022 (originally posted to Frederic’s page on 1/3/22) ~Poem of The Day~ Sunday, January 9, 2022 ~Poem Of The Week~ Sunday, January 9, 2022 (celebrated on Frederic's page) Special Note: It is a tremendous honor for me to share in the wonderful recognition of both Poem Of The Day and Poem Of The Week with my gifted and wonderfully inspiring collaborator, Frederic Parker. Frederic, thank you, for initiating this beautiful piece and for inviting me to create poetry with you.. it is truly a pleasure to share in the artistry of poetic unity that shimmers ever more brightly in the light of our friendship. Congratulations, dear poet dear friend. Poet’s note: Frederic, dear poet, dear friend, thank you for your gracious invitation to share in this all-embracing promise of undying love. It was wonderful to join with your romantic muse to stargaze into infinite night skies where inspired artistry can't help but spill tender emotions from enchanted hearts. Indeed, as you so eloquently stated in your own poet’s note; the quest to express emotional beauty and wishes for an evergreen love are inspired and fulfilled where the creative gaze of poets see the same sunset from different horizons. You truly are a poet’s poet. Thank you, Frederic, for yet another beautiful experience where dreamy pens with stardust wings soar sentimental heights of ardent wonder and imagination.

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Date: 5/22/2022 3:21:00 PM
Oh my, and OH MY!! Where does one begin to comment on such an epic display of poetic mastery?! Such sustained romantic intensity? Wow, what incredible talents you two are blessed with, not the least of which is the melding of your thoughts and voices into one seamless masterpiece. Like any true love, "I know not where you end and I begin". Too many breathtaking and exquisite lines to single out, but these are simply sublime: "share a bouquet of years as we grow old", "the arc of bijoux takes our breath away / and woos the pearly luster from the pearl", "when we molded new hearts from lover's clay / to form a nobler heartbeat both possess". I am in classic romantic poetry heaven! Going in my faves; I thank you both, my hat is off to you in deepest admiration for this remarkable achievement and for the appropriate dual acknowledgements of POTD & POTW ~ John
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/31/2022 10:27:00 AM
Oh my dearest PoBro! The depth and breadth of your rich, lush comments take my breath away! How exhilarating your thoughts are! Your words brought me to beyond the clouds, a thrill ride indeed! I am both humbled and honored by your thoughtful, elegant response to this collaboration with my wonderful friend and stellar poet, Frederic Parker. Frederic's dreamy passion inspires romance from my admiring pen and I salute my creative friend for initiating this intimate duet of our muses. His sparkling pen lights the poetic path I so willingly follow. Thank you, John, for the gift of your beautiful friendship and for the honor of your fave. Your kind congrats for the dual honors bestowed upon this collaborative poem (..and what a surprise that was!!) are held in my truest appreciation. Warmest wishes to you, John. I am so fortunate to know you as a grand poet and as my amazing friend as well.. ~your PS-PS
Date: 3/25/2022 10:44:00 PM
This poem took my breath away. Your collaboration is sublimely in tune. A fav for me.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 3/27/2022 10:21:00 AM
Dear JCB, your beautiful comments and the honor of your fav takes my breath away. I am so pleased you enjoyed this collaboration. I salute, Frederic, my wonderful friend and grand poet for initiating this intimate duet of our muses, his golden poetic gift never fails to inspire my pen with romance. Thank you for your gracious visit, my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 1/22/2022 5:58:00 AM
WOW, WOW, WOW! With lines such as these my breath is stolen and my head may remain in the clouds never to return. This needs POTW…Year even. “when the length of the years and age will climb I will be your knight and loving sentry“ “ we'll lay in shaded realms where lovers go” “ and if I could I’d give the dawn to you” the arc of bijoux takes our breath away”. My heart is enchanted. A Fave! Congratulations to you both on this collaborative masterpiece! I am inspired to reach for new heights. xxoo
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Susan Ashley
Date: 3/21/2022 5:43:00 AM
Dearest Connie, there is a special magic when one can create poetry with another poet, and I am so fortunate to be able the share the creative page with such a talented poet as my inspiring friend, Frederic. Your beautiful thoughts and heartwarming congrats are received with gratitude and the honor of your fave is cherished. Thank you, my lovely friend. Please accept my apologies for my late reply. Warmest wishes and hugs.. ~Susan
Date: 1/17/2022 11:07:00 AM
WOW Susan and Frederic, such talent I have never experienced or read, you are amongst the greatest of the great poets - you have made 'Poetry Soup' so proud, I feel truly humbled to be part of this awesome group, and extend my heartfelt congratulations for POTD and POTW, which you both so richly deserved, so honorably awarded Bravo - I applaud you. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 3/21/2022 5:50:00 AM
My dearest Jennifer, Frederic and I are both humbled and honored by your heartwarming words. We were so surprised to receive the dual honors of POTD and POTW! I salute, Frederic, my wonderful friend and grand poet for initiating this intimate duet of our muses, his golden poetic gift never fails to inspire my pen with romance. Please accept my apologies, my lovely soul sister, for my late reply to your beautiful comments and heartwarming congrats. Life is keeping me too busy these days, there's not enough hours in the day! I hope all is well with you and yours. Warmest wishes, love and hugs sent to you on a sea breeze.. ~Susan
Date: 1/15/2022 10:16:00 PM
Oh my my my sissy you are in roll with your collaborations I see! You do write beautifully and again you both have done an amazing job! ;)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 3/21/2022 5:15:00 AM
My dear insane sis, when on a roll, one just keeps on rolling.. lol! I'm so glad to see you and I appreciate your wonderful words. Frederic's dreamy passion inspires romance from my admiring pen and I salute my wonderful friend and grand poet for initiating this intimate duet of our muses. I miss you dear sister, my apologies for this late reply, the East wing has been crazy! (but not as crazy as you! ;) Love and hugs, your sane but crazy-busy sissy :))
Date: 1/15/2022 2:46:00 PM
This is such an excellent and exquisite collaboration, Susan & Frederic! Here is a declaration of LOVE which not many can emulate. It's as if both poets were saying these words while looking lovingly in each others eyes! ~ Congratulations on a truly deserved POTD. ~ Warm regards & Hugs Susan. // paul
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Susan Ashley
Date: 3/21/2022 5:05:00 AM
Dear Paul, thank you. I relish the beautiful expression of your thoughts about this poetic collaboration.. Frederic's dreamy passion inspires romance from my admiring pen and I salute my wonderful friend and grand poet for initiating this intimate duet of our muses. Please accept my apologies for my late reply to your lovely comments and heartwarming congrats. Warmest wishes and hugs to you, my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 1/11/2022 1:11:00 AM
My internet was down. My belated congrats to both of you.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 3/12/2022 6:20:00 AM
Dear Victor, your heartwarming congrats are truly appreciated. Many thanks to my wonderful friend, and grand poet, Frederic, for initiating this romantic duet of our muses. Please accept my apologies for my late reply to your kind words Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 1/10/2022 12:05:00 AM
Congrats Frederic and Susan. Wonderful work.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 3/12/2022 6:18:00 AM
Dear Anil, thank you for your lovely visit and heartwarming congrats. Both are truly appreciated. I am so fortunate to have such a dear friend and gifted collaborator in Frederic. His shining pen lights the poetic path. Please accept my apologies for my late reply to your kind words. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 1/9/2022 8:22:00 PM
Congratulations to you both on your POTD win. Blessings ~ Debra
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Date: 3/12/2022 6:17:00 AM
Dear Debra, thank you for your lovely visit and heartwarming congrats. Both are truly appreciated. I am so fortunate to have such a dear friend and gifted collaborator in Frederic. His shining pen lights the poetic path. Please accept my apologies for my late reply to your kind words. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 1/9/2022 7:52:00 PM
beautiful poetry, Susan & Frederic. Congratulations on Poem of the day.
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Date: 3/12/2022 6:15:00 AM
Dear Eve, thank you for your lovely comment and heartwarming congrats. Both are truly appreciated. I am so fortunate to have such a dear friend and gifted collaborator in Frederic. His shining pen lights the poetic path. Please accept my apologies for my late reply to your kind words. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 1/9/2022 5:40:00 PM
Dear Susan, you and Frederic leave me breathless. This is magical, beautiful and dreamy, all at the same time. Once again, your words take my heart to the sky. I am smiling and floating. Congratulations to you both, on receiving Poem of the Day. Many wonderful blessings to you, my dear sweet friend. :) Hugs, Brandy
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Date: 3/21/2022 5:40:00 AM
My dearest Brandy, thank you for your amazing comments and heartwarming congrats. Receiving both honors was quite a surprise! I am so fortunate to have such a wonderful friend and gifted collaborator in Frederic. His golden pen shines, I simply follow the poetic path he lights. Please accept my apologies for my late reply to your kind words. Your beautiful presence here is a truly appreciated, my sweet friend. Warmest wishes and hugs.. ~Susan
Date: 1/9/2022 3:21:00 PM
Susan and Frederic, congratulations on Poem of the Day! The most romantic poem I have ever read, and with lots of lovely imagery. Molly
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Date: 3/12/2022 6:16:00 AM
Dear Molly, thank you for your lovely comments and heartwarming congrats. Both are truly appreciated. I am so fortunate to have such a dear friend and gifted collaborator in Frederic. Indeed, his romantic pen sparkles. Please accept my apologies for my late reply to your kind words. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 1/9/2022 2:54:00 PM
Susan and Frederic, a wonderful collaboration resulting in a magnificent poem. Wow! Congratulations on POTD~ Warren
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Date: 3/12/2022 6:15:00 AM
Dear Warren, thank you for your lovely comments and heartwarming congrats. Both are truly appreciated. I am so fortunate to have such a dear friend and gifted collaborator in Frederic. His shining pen lights the poetic path. Please accept my apologies for my late reply to your kind words. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 1/9/2022 12:27:00 PM
Susan and Frederic, such a beautiful collaboration, excellent writing to both of you and congratulations on receiving the POEM OF THE DAY honor and the POEM OF THE WEEK honor, WOW, that is incredible ~ friendship and poetry _Constance
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Susan Ashley
Date: 3/12/2022 6:22:00 AM
Dear Constance, your lovely comments and heartwarming congrats are truly appreciated. Being awarded both honors were a complete surprise! Many thanks to my wonderful friend, and grand poet, Frederic, for initiating this romantic duet of our muses. Please accept my apologies for my late reply to your kind words Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 1/9/2022 9:23:00 AM
An immense pleasure to see such a great work of Art and Poetry highly valued and recognized! Congratulations on your POTD and POTW Honour, dearest poetess and soul sister Susan! Due respect and admiration to both of you, Susan and Frederic for a so amazing collaboration ! My deepest regards and blessings.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 3/21/2022 5:36:00 AM
My dearest Besma, your gracious return visit fills me with elation. Both Frederic and I were so surprised with the dual honors. I salute, Frederic, my wonderful friend and grand poet for initiating this intimate duet of our muses, his golden poetic gift never fails to inspire my pen with romance. Please accept my apologies, sweet soul sister, for my late reply to your beautiful words and heartwarming congrats. Life is keeping me too busy these days, there's not enough hours in the day! Warmest wishes, love and hugs sent to you across the many miles.. ~Susan
Date: 1/9/2022 9:10:00 AM
Susan and Frederic, so so so very beautiful! Poetic sighs over your intricately woven delicately phrased lines! Thank you both for sharing with us. Many congratulations on POTD and POTW!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 3/12/2022 6:14:00 AM
Dear P.S., thank you for your lovely comments and heartwarming congrats. Both are truly appreciated. I am so fortunate to have such a dear friend and gifted collaborator in Frederic. His golden pen sparkles. Please accept my apologies for my late reply to your kind words. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 1/9/2022 8:46:00 AM
You both have "kissed the lips of love", in this write, Congrats to you both on POTD..
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Date: 3/12/2022 6:11:00 AM
Dear Joseph, thank you for your lovely comments and heartwarming congrats. Both are truly appreciated. I am so fortunate to have such a dear friend and gifted collaborator in Frederic. His shining pen lights the poetic path. Please accept my apologies for my late reply to your kind words. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 1/9/2022 8:13:00 AM
A big wow resounds through the deafening applause! Congrats on POTD + POTW, Susan & Fredric! An immensely enjoyable read :)
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Date: 3/12/2022 6:12:00 AM
Dear US, thank you for your lovely comments and heartwarming congrats. Receiving both honors was quite a surprise! I am so fortunate to have such a dear friend and gifted collaborator in Frederic. His golden pen sparkles. Please accept my apologies for my late reply to your kind words. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 1/9/2022 7:18:00 AM
I want to congratulate you, first and foremost, on POTD, my dear friend... Now, as for actually reading this poem, I have penciled in February 19 on my schedule, as I have a three-hour block of time available that day, to properly consider each word, each line, each stanza, each nuance, each metaphor... By the way, my latest book, 'Why Gershon Takes Forever to Read a Poem,' is now available at bookstores everywhere. ~ Literacy Coach
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Susan Ashley
Date: 3/21/2022 5:25:00 AM
Lol! Dear Literacy Coach, I hope that Feb 19th date worked out for you! Your wonderful and light-hearted presence always leaves me with a smile and a giggle! :) Frederic's poetic passion inspires romance from my admiring pen and I salute my wonderful friend and grand poet for initiating this intimate duet of our muses. Please accept my apologies for my late reply to your amusing comments and heartwarming congrats. Warmest wishes, Coach! ~Susan
Date: 1/9/2022 6:33:00 AM
Congratulations to you both on your POTD win. WOW!!! A "Beautiful" love story/write. Your pens were working overtimes with poetic talent. I love your line, "I vow to hold you never to let go." That is true love. Have a blessed day with your win...................
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Susan Ashley
Date: 1/9/2022 1:18:00 PM
Thank you for your beautiful comments and heartwarming congrats, Paula. I am so fortunate to have such a dear friend and gifted collaborator in Frederic. His poetry sparkles. Your kindness is ever appreciated as are your precious thoughts. Warmest wishes, my sweet friend.. ~Susan
Date: 1/9/2022 6:02:00 AM
(All you need is love) if the Beatles did not express it enough, your fantastic collaboration certainly does, congratulations Fred/Susan on your brilliant potd and potw, cheers David
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Susan Ashley
Date: 1/9/2022 1:11:00 PM
Indeed, David, love conquers all! Thank you for your wonderful comments and heartwarming congrats. My dear friend and gifted collaborator, Frederic, deserves the accolades for extending the poetic invitation to join him in this lovely romantic duet. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 1/9/2022 4:27:00 AM
Congratulations to you both on your POTD honors for this remarkable poem!!
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Date: 1/9/2022 1:01:00 PM
Dear Mike, thank you for your gracious visit and heartwarming congrats. Many thanks to my wonderful friend, and grand poet, Frederic, for initiating this romantic duet of our muses. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 1/9/2022 3:05:00 AM
- Congratulations with this wonderful co write Susan and Frederic :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/9/2022 1:01:00 PM
Dear Anne-Lise, thank you for your gracious visit and heartwarming congrats. Many thanks to my wonderful friend, and grand poet, Frederic, for initiating this romantic duet of our muses. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 1/9/2022 1:55:00 AM
It's so wonderful to see two poets collaborate and share the same thoughts, it's even more beautiful when you see the finished product read so exquisite and romantic as this piece. Congratulations Susan and Frederick for both POTD and this lovely love story. My warmest blessings. Charlie
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Susan Ashley
Date: 1/9/2022 12:58:00 PM
Indeed, Charlie, there is a special magic when you can create poetry with another poet, and I am so fortunate to be able the share the creative page with such a talented and inspiring poet as my dear friend, Frederic. Both your beautiful thoughts and your kind congrats are received with gratitude. Thank you, my charming friend.. ~Susan
Date: 1/9/2022 1:18:00 AM
Such a lovely and well written tribute to love. An Inspirational poem, beautifully collaborated by you two. Congradulations to Susan and Frederic for POTD honor. Your sharing of a poem of poets is much appreciated. A poet friend, Bill My newest Fav! Thanks
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Susan Ashley
Date: 1/9/2022 12:53:00 PM
Dear Bill, your beautiful comments and congrats are held in my truest appreciation. I give praise to my dear friend and talented poet, Frederic, for initiating this romantic duet of our muses. His rich inspiration is priceless and I relish the opportunity to share the creative page with him. Thank you for both your friendship and for the honor of your fav, Bill. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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