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Searching for You

As I made my way through the shadowy forest of doubt,
I had the most unusual dreamlike thoughts.
I stared trancelike when a herd of unicorns approached,
led by a surreal Mad Hatter seeking Alice.
In the hazy early morning light on a trail we’d traveled often,
I paused to blink, knowing the visions were ethereal.
Unicorns?  Please, this herd looked like something from a fairytale,
and I wondered if they could be anything but imaginary.
Then a familiar voice I heard.  It was yours, my love.
You reminded me to enjoy the moment, not to think so hard.
Real or unreal, it was a vision brewed by an active imagination,
one that will not rest until I find my way back to you.




*May 24, 2021
For Constance La France’s “Dreamlike” Contest 

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2021

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Date: 9/1/2021 1:27:00 PM

Dear Carolyn, My friend, my mentor...you will remain in my heart forever. Love you so dearly.
Date: 9/1/2021 12:28:00 PM

Miss you
Date: 8/17/2021 10:52:00 AM

I've never not believed in unicorns, ever since I was a kid :)
Date: 8/10/2021 10:26:00 PM

I was so sad to learn of your demise Carolyn. I write this as if you can read it, your comments on my work over the years were so heartwarming and encouraging. I am saddened by your departure but also gladdened to have been privileged to have known and interacted with you. You made this world a more wonderful place to be while you were here in it. RIP dear Carolyn :)
Date: 8/9/2021 6:59:00 AM

Rip my dear writer and community friend. May your words echoe in our heart to appreciate all the beauty that surrounds. Look down and smile to see how dearly missed you are amongst us all at PoetrySoup.
Date: 8/8/2021 9:16:00 PM

Rest in peace. May God always bless you up above; as you journey through the high land set out for you. May the unicorns walk gracefully with you upon your heavenly journey.
Date: 8/8/2021 6:58:00 PM

Rest in peace Carolyn.
Date: 8/8/2021 2:06:00 PM

Dear Carolyn, I am just now enjoying your tremendous talent and rich poetic legacy. Just like your recent acrostic poem Sunflowers, you have "left a lasting impression". May you rest in peace and know that you were well loved and appreciated. Thank you, Nancy Kaufman
Date: 8/8/2021 1:16:00 PM

We Rise like the moon.We Shine like the sun.We Die like the Star. This is the poet's life.For you My friend.Peace and eternity in heaven.Hamid's
Date: 8/8/2021 10:31:00 AM

Rest in Peace dear Carolyn. May your lovely poetry be eternal.
Date: 8/8/2021 9:11:00 AM

Rest in Peace to a Beautiful Poetess.. Your stellar poetry will live on .. As you will live in the Eternal Life..
Date: 8/8/2021 6:55:00 AM

Rest In Peace Carolyn. I got to know your poem here. It touched my heart. Thank you.
Date: 8/8/2021 4:01:00 AM

Good night, Caro Go forth to the Sea, Sis In fulfillment of thy request To flow with divers, seagulls, your Sea dreams Envy shall sailors see, Sis, You and this dancing sea, Sis, Your poems, now in war of man and flowing Sea In joy of your arrival with its waves Secrets of the past now shared with mermaids But this Soup now sour, your absence In envy of Sea that took your last essence When fiends you have none to share our Soup This PoetrySoup, poets in pains Of your melody, the missing lines O, Carolyn, why hath thou chose new friends of the water world?! Go forth to the Sea, Sis Good night, Caro, dive safely, your water world
Date: 8/8/2021 3:36:00 AM

RIP may you be in the total oneness of love for eternity.
Date: 8/8/2021 2:01:00 AM

Rest in Peace my dear...May your poetry always fly high...
Date: 8/8/2021 1:30:00 AM

Rest in peace great poetess.you will be missed dear carolyn
Date: 8/7/2021 7:53:00 PM

Searching such a wonderful poet like you... Your poems speak of you... May thy soul rest in peace
Date: 8/7/2021 7:14:00 PM

REST IN PEACE. Although I didn't know you I will now. I will read your works and learn of the wonderful poet you must have been.
Date: 8/7/2021 6:57:00 PM

Farewell, dear Carolyn. May you rest in eternal peace!
Date: 8/7/2021 6:14:00 PM

may your after life shine bright.
Date: 8/7/2021 5:55:00 PM

Love this Carolyn, i will also miss you, Rest in Peace,
Date: 8/7/2021 5:50:00 PM

You'll be missed, Carolyn. I appreciate your kindness and support over the years! Rest In Peace
Date: 8/7/2021 5:08:00 PM

So hard to deal with loss. A great one missing from our ranks. Time hangs heavy, as muses grieve. Wherever you are, may it be bright and soothing. For now I'll have to think of that and let it brighten my world, which suddenly grew dim today, as you are no longer her to light it with your grace.
Date: 8/7/2021 4:54:00 PM

Rest In Peace Carolyn! We will miss you and your poems will live on.
Date: 8/7/2021 4:16:00 PM

Ha, One of our own! It hurts a little more, You miss a little more, You pray a little more: Rest in Peace, Carolyne, God Bless You.
Date: 8/7/2021 3:42:00 PM

A sad loss for all, especially the family, as a gifted woman, poet of distinction leaves us. Rest in peace dear lady as we rediscover your verses that inspire us still.
Date: 8/7/2021 3:41:00 PM

Rest in Peace, Carolyne!
Date: 8/7/2021 3:36:00 PM

Carolyn Devonshire may God bless her soul and bestow upon her His Grace and mercy. May she rest in peace. A beautiful soul so much loved and venerated.. So much a pity I was not honoured by her acquaintance.. She would be cherished and remembered by those who loved and valued her..
Date: 8/7/2021 1:57:00 AM

Rest in Peace dear Carolyn... You will forever live in your loved ones' heart... and your poetry will LIVE FOREVER... ~ Ani
Date: 8/5/2021 4:50:00 PM

Miss you friend!
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