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...and so, with joy, she smiles; Older (Audio poetry)

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Comment from tfawcus
Exceptional
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I'm sorry to have missed this on posting. Congratulations on your third placing in the Poem of the Month contest. I think you probably deserved better recognition than that though. Beautiful modulated throughout and some fine reflections on the way in which Nature so often leaves the best until last. I particularly liked:
"Though bright the sun's glow,
is not the sunset saved for last?"
and there is wonderful lyricism in:
"The sinking of the sun
in waltz with the waking of the dawn;"
As always with your poems, a great pleasure to read.
Best wishes,
Tony

 Comment Written 08-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 09-Feb-2018
    Thank you Tony. Always a pleasure to hear from you.
    Hope all is well. Thank you for the six stars.
    My best wishes.
    RG
Comment from Jean Lutz
Exceptional
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Didn't think I had a six star left to crown this piece with -- like life I was surprised to find one treasure tucked away. Both timely and timeless, as I approached my 78th birthday I felt pieces of my own life poured out in the splendor of verse.

 Comment Written 04-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 04-Feb-2018
    Thank you, dearest, Jean, and what more could I hope for, regarding the underlined meaning of this write.
    Thank you so much, as well for the six stars.
    My very best wishes.
    RG
reply by Jean Lutz on 04-Feb-2018
    Still finding my way around the site. I just realized since this is Sunday my empty star cup has been refilled -- so happy to share that first sip with you.
Comment from brenda bickers
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Hi Roy,
I have been away for a while but stumbled across this poem today. What a beautifully crafted poem. I always know when I see a poem of yours as it is written in a way that no other can write. Your choice of words and the meaning behind them is fascinating to read. I always find your poems a comfort to read, and I always learn something new from you.
Keep up the good work, you are the best.
Brenda:))x

 Comment Written 04-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 04-Feb-2018
    Wow, Brenda...what a pleasure, I wondered long about where you were, so glad my dear friend to see you back. I was away a few months last year also thinking of options. So good to see those I cherish returning.
    Thank you so much, looking forward to reading from you again, with much anticipation. Thanks for the six, but cannot match your appearance.
    Have a beautiful day.
    RG
Comment from Tier V. King
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Good monring, RG: I finally found a little time to review this poem. My lap top is acting up so I will return to it in about an hour.

As for this poem. I love the way you present the questions that really answer themselves or are used as proof or in comparison to what gets older or what it is like. ( especially the first stanza)

Is a rose less a rose if mature be--
or the lawn less green, after rain has been?
She is said, abalone orange-- the cherry in red.
So why imbue, or stray, to colours grey?
Yes, youth may fade...like the ending of a song,
but, is a kiss, too, lost; its purpose gone?
...as if would say;
to yesterday belong.
-------<@ (what a beginning and the strength continues on throughout this poem till the end - It ends with the one word that titles it - "older."

What a brilliant and powerful way to end a poem. I really enjoyed it all.

I did learn so much from you in the short time that we were in communication. I especially learned to take my time with my poetry, never rush it. When each poem is perfect I will know it by my total satisfaction with it. I thank you so much for this and I will reach out to you as time goes on. I love your updated profile and photo, very impressive.



 Comment Written 04-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 04-Feb-2018
    We learn from each other, dear T....and you'll never be gone, for you are right here where it matters.
    Just see it as a holiday.
    More important, be well, and stay well, all will be what will be, just stay healthy and realize this is life as we know it, whatever comes after is a bonus, so you make sure you live for now, NOT for what may come after you are gone.

    My best.
    RG
Comment from reconciled
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I read this earlier with my vote.
didnt have time to review then. this, probably the best rendition of the aging process thats ever been or will be written. the truth of the pearl or person is always found inside. such a graceful conformation of the perfectly natural. you teach me every time I read...there's more. See you Poet. always Michael

 Comment Written 04-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 04-Feb-2018
    My brother, funny enough I thought about you, this morning as it is in the early hours of. I remembered a work in your mailbox that I had seen very late and saved it for a review, completely forgetting it, so when I thought it so beautifully written. I will be going back to it after slept. I thank you so much my brother, you are one of the most important to me on this site, we have a bond that can never be broken, and whatever the stars, though I thank you for this six,. It always makes my work double its importance when your name is added. Thank you Michael. Always my best.

    RG
Comment from YNWA
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Just wish I had a six left my friend...alas no.
The more I read your words, the more I appreciate the true artistry of the written hand.
The creative and originality that flows as the ink drains from your pen is an inspiration for the rest of us to strive towards.
Superb RG
Mitchell

 Comment Written 03-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 03-Feb-2018
    Sixes are nothing between us my friend. Thanks for going to this. You have inbuilt inspiration, my friend, as I inspire, you certainly inspire. Your pieces always worth reading. I have just logged on to see you are in POM. Good luck my friend, and remember, don't need the dashes and hyphens. Just feel, and if it sounds right with a pause, it usually is.

    My best wishes.
    RG
Comment from Dorothy Fennell
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Hello Roy, what a beautiful poem and I only found it by trolling back through the listing. A very well written piece about the ageing process. The words speak such truths - a kiss will always be a kiss at whatever age. Hearing you speak such moving words is a treat. Always nice to see your posting and hearing your voice. Regards Dorothy

"Though bright the sun's glow,
is not the sunset saved for last?
The tree that flourishes,
is it not with aging of the bark?
The sweet scent of pods;
hushed in quiet repose.
The aging of wine,
as seasoned
as the rose." .......... Absolutely lovely!

 Comment Written 03-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 03-Feb-2018
    Hi, Dorothy. Thank you so much, my friend. Always good to hear from you. Thank you so much for this.
    Hope all is well with family.
    My very best to you...and thank you for the lovely words and six stars.

    Best wishes.
    RG
Comment from Gert sherwood
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Hello RGStar
Well I like you way with describing how if feels like when one ages on, like ex, this line
youth may fade...like the ending of a song,
but, is a kiss, too, lost; its purpose gone?
Not Stan and me our love has been the same for sixty three years, and each time we kiss it's like a new day to desire to sing a new song.
Gert

 Comment Written 01-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 01-Feb-2018
    Good to hear that, Gert...as it should be. A kiss should be worth every emotion if real.
    Thank you.
    Have a good day.
    RGstar
Comment from sandramitchell
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When a couple grow old together, they don't notice it. They only see what they fell in love with. It's only when I look at old photos that I see how we've aged, and then it's a bit of a shock! I enjoyed this poem, RG, it was a beautiful, loving story in a poem and a pleasure to read. :) Sandra xxx

 Comment Written 01-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 01-Feb-2018
    Best Wishes, Sandra. Yes, it does shock, as can seem like two different persons, and as soon as we learn to have a better connection, as well those who see from the outside, the happier we become, for no one ages alone.
    My best wishes.
    RGstar
Comment from Bill Schott
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This poem, Older, covers many instances in nature where the passing through from youth to elder progresses in an ordered and understood evolution. Beauty awaits through each gate.

 Comment Written 01-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 01-Feb-2018
    Thank you, Bill. Good to have your support.
    My best wishes.
    RGstar