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Before The Touch


If you've been there, you know...

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l.raven
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HI Karenina, you should've contested this one...
has a beautiful feel to it...quiet and calming...
two lovers reminiscing in coated covers...
I love your poem my sweet friend...and love the stunning picture sweet girl...very nicely written...
so good to see you...and hope you are doing well...
love you...Linda xxoo


 Comment Written 12-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 12-Oct-2020
    Thanks Linda! I thought, briefly, about saving it for a sonnet contest--but it's been a long time between posting for me and I wanted to break the long silence!--Karenina

reply by l.raven on 12-Oct-2020
    I haven't been on much myself...have been pretty busy...but hope to post soon...your so welcome my sweet friend...it had a great chase to win...xxoo love
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A beautiful, romantic and nostalgic poem Karenina. So many lovely lines that touch the heart and spirit of love.
I especially liked these profound lines..

Life's treasures do not come to us in youth,
perhaps we'll find them now, before the touch?

Well done.
Blessings
Janet


 Comment Written 12-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 12-Oct-2020
    Thank you Janet... I was having a dialogue with someone who used the phrase "before the touch" and immediately mentioned that it sounded like a poem in the making. He kindly gave me permission to run with it and weeks later it finally took shape! --Karenina
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I enjoyed this read. It is rhythmic and peaceful and pleasant to read. I feel like I could discover something new each time I re-read it.


 Comment Written 12-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 12-Oct-2020
    Thanks for that! So pleased you enjoyed my little effort here! I always appreciate when someone takes time from their day to read me.--Karenina
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I think this is a lovely verse. I especially like the last 2 lines. They paint a lovely picture for the future.
The artwork is amazing and the perfect match for this verse.
Well done and thank you for sharing this with us.
Sharon


 Comment Written 12-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 12-Oct-2020
    Thanks so much Sharon. Funny thing...I kept working on this and was not quite satisfied... Then I woke up and literally had the idea of the last two lines to bring it home and make it more personal... The muse is quite an imp!--Karenina
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This is a very romantic and beautifully written sonnet. It has superb creative imagery and visuals. The sonnet is done flawlessly as far as form, and creates a myriad images in a reader's mind.

Thank you for sharing your artistry and talent with us once again.


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reply by the author on 12-Oct-2020
    Thank you my dear friend! That envoi underwent a lot of approaches before I settled on an image I thought would personalize the theme a bit. It was a pleasure to be encouraged (by you) to write something new already and promote it! (smile)--Karenina

reply by Eternal Muse on 12-Oct-2020
    You should write more often, K, we love your posts!

reply by Eternal Muse on 12-Oct-2020
    The only suggestion I have is to preserve the iambic in this line:

    But rather, let's enjoy the time we've got...

reply by the author on 12-Oct-2020
    Done! Rama Devi also mentioned it and although I got sidetracked I have edited now to heed your advice and hers. Good eye! Thanks--K

reply by the author on 12-Oct-2020
    I agree...now can you bribe the muse to come visit me more frequently? :)

    --K

reply by Eternal Muse on 13-Oct-2020
    Ask Alvin. He told me he had a good connection between this world and the next (lol).

reply by the author on 13-Oct-2020
    If Alvin said it, I believe it. God bless his soul!--K

reply by Eternal Muse on 13-Oct-2020
    He possessed some dark powers, that man! A warlock? (lol)
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'In silence we exist, in blindness, see...' (What a grand first line.)

'If fate brought us together, let us not waste moments ... let us enjoy the time we've got...' (That is a sound plan!)

'A cabin, autumn leaves, a rustic porch? Two rocking chairs, ...' ( A great sunset to one's life!)

Enjoyed!


 Comment Written 12-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 12-Oct-2020
    Thank the elusive muse for the opening line. I stared at a blank screen for a long time before THOSE words descended from wherever opening lines go to hide! Thrilled you enjoyed it. It's been awhile between postings, for me and so this felt liberating!--Karenina
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Your very first opening line spoke to me: "in blindness we see..." You say, words of your heart., they apply to me; I lost eyesight in my left e, I see half view of everything, but I think I can thinkbetter, hear better, love life more, the touch of a leaf how it melts in the warm of my hand. .


 Comment Written 12-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 12-Oct-2020
    I am very moved that those opening lines meant something to personal to you. God doesn't allow for coincidences--I was meant to write this and you were meant to happen upon it. Blessings to you and thank-you so much!--Karenina
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This is a very inspirational poem. I have enjoyed reading your piece of poetry. It is well written. Nice job. Excellent work! No grammatical errors. I like your poem. Thanks for sharing!


 Comment Written 12-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 12-Oct-2020
    Thank you for sharing time from your day to read and comment on this poem. So very pleased you found it inspiring!--Karenina
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You don't post enough, Karenina. This is some pretty amazing writing, my friend. From start to finish you paint wonderful images with your words.

Iliked these lines particularly well:

"We learn with age that intimacy's truth.
It's far afield from passion's throes and such.
Life's treasures do not come to us in youth,
perhaps we'll find them now, before the touch."

Bless


 Comment Written 12-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 12-Oct-2020
    You are correct that I don't post often enough. I devote most of my time reviewing... However, when a theme comes to me that I cannot resist I am delighted to work and rework it and post it here. It's rather like letting a child walk to school the first time, isn't it? We let our writing go and pray it will be understood and reach its' destination without too much bullying! (smile). This one seems to have resonated...and that makes me happy! Thank you Bob--Karenina

reply by Mastery on 12-Oct-2020
    Good stuff, my friend. : ) Bob

reply by Mastery on 12-Oct-2020
    Good stuff, my friend. : ) Bob

reply by the author on 12-Oct-2020
    Aw, yer not so bad yerself! (grin)---K

reply by Mastery on 13-Oct-2020
    Bless you, my friend ) Bob

reply by Mastery on 13-Oct-2020
    Bless you, my friend ) Bob

reply by the author on 13-Oct-2020
    Blessings to you as well! --K
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What a beautiful poetry offering. I can especially relate to this in the autumn of my life where I refuse to waste a precious moment or gift.
Sending you my best today as always, and b,essings for your day,
Sal XOs....


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reply by the author on 12-Oct-2020
    Thank you! Autumn as always been my favorite season, and I also am in the AUTUMN OF MY LIFE where I have discovered the beauty and comfort of being best friends and soul mates is infinitely more exciting than the frenzied passion of youth. I truly appreciate your review!--Karenina
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