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    Sonnet Doubles... ( Forty year span )

    ( 1.)

    May I, Each New Dawn Give That Softest Morning Kiss

    May I, look at you with a lover's caring eyes
    as you on this sandy beach, match the rising waves
    beautiful hair, sexy body none can deny
    and those red luscious lips this lover so craves!

    May I, swim with you, in ocean surging so blue
    your true happiness merging in with that of mine
    whilst we together explore sweeter life anew
    and upon our hot nightly love forever dine!

    May I, each new dawn give that softest morning kiss
    watch as my angel rise, to each day truly bless
    as gift, passionate embrace, such I'll not miss
    along with the ecstasy that this soul must confess!

    May I, all of your days, such deep romance hold true?
    May I, gift unto thee all love, that is your due?

    Robert J. Lindley, May 15th, 2019
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    ( 2.)

    Mother Nature, Her Majestic Gifts Holds The Keys

    Alone among beautiful awe inspiring trees,
    soul seeking happiness solitude often brings
    Mother Nature, her majestic gifts holds the keys
    of earthen Life, Love and thus almost Everything

    As dawn its warmth, into this eager soul soon soaks
    this shattered heart wakes and thereby begins to heal
    sitting here musing under this giant red oak
    one sees dear life, finds its truest magnificent feel

    Aware that this true splendor is oft cut to burn
    this old man can not help but to shed falling tears
    as sad sorrows invade to hurt and stomach turn
    at nearby birds singing, suddenly old soul cheers

    Countless times, I must seek refuge in this haven,
    Here beg God, that this paradise is worth savin'.

    R. J. Lindley, May 15th, 1979
    Sonnet, ( I wonder how long this ( my secret) haven will last )


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    Feeling Cold Wind Gauge Every Footfall

    As I ran across the smooth gleaming ice
    beating heart a true miracle thus felt
    would a true love in life serve to suffice
    or drown me in waters where then ice melts?

    Feeling cold wind gauge every footfall
    spirit cried, bow thee to sweet romance
    life oft is chasing that high bouncing ball
    and risking it all on a gambling chance!

    Safe upon firm land and sought after shore
    soul rejoiced with deep sigh of relief
    reminding me of my dark lust for more
    and how I oft abandoned true belief!

    Now I look back at, waters once flowing.
    Realize most of life, was spent not knowing!

    R.J. Lindley, November 24th, 1979
    Sonnet, ( Ten years spent in deep grieving )

    Note: Days of youth, spent fighting the onslaught
    of world's savage blows and Fate's ticking clock.


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    Treasures Given That Will Forever Last

    The red rose, colors that such pure joy brought
    gleaming wet from last night's slow falling dew
    are as divine gifts in darken world caught
    begging Nature's gentle hands to renew,

    Your life, that gave so many a new start
    now has withdrawn into a waiting room
    many born that deep wisdom you did impart
    to ward off hard blows of world's gloom and doom,

    Seeing beauty, its sheen causing a glow
    of memories some bitter, most so sweet
    tho' heaven may be waiting its next show
    to extend its hands to your dear soul greet!

    The red rose, your life, seeing beauty cast.
    Treasures given that will forever last.

    Robert J. Lindley, 12-20-2019
    Sonnet, ( A Poetic Dedication To Our Beloved Mother )
    Manus tuae viae ducem divinus.


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    She Such A Ravishing Sweet Georgia Peach

    I at naked horror of truth laid bare
    loved her, beauty with long raven hair,
    that magnificent grace of her sweet soul
    those long, curly tresses blacker than coal
    yet such a goddess was beyond my reach,
    she such a ravishing sweet Georgia peach!

    I once found the courage to ask her out
    to taker her to the fair, show her about
    sadly she was that day flying abroad
    twas' Fate or else a timing most flawed
    kissing me soft as she walked away
    saying, for thy soul I shall this day pray!

    I at naked horror of truth laid bare.
    Loved her, beauty with long raven hair.

    R.J. Lindley, Sept 9th. 1979
    Sonnet, ( She of majestic beauty, kindness and grace )

    Old Note:
    (Fate continues its war upon this struggling soul)

    New Note:
    Fate and I have fiercely battled for well over 50 years
    All through those years, I've suffered heartaches and tears
    Yet a blessed and deserved recompense finally at last came
    Now aged and a bit wiser, this declawed lion 'tis truly tame.
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    Rhyme For Rhyme, Sail Lights Of Deepest Sublime, A set of double rhyming sonnets

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    R. J. Lindley, 8-26- 1975, edited 10/12/2014,
    edited again 12-09-2019
    Sonnet, 100 words
    ( Why Poetry Stirs Mortal Hearts, Oft So Soothes The Soul )

    Note: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/esquisse
    "esquisse"...
    esquisse noun
    es·?quisse | \ (')e¦skes \
    plural -s
    Definition of esquisse
    : a first usually rough sketch (as of a picture or model of a statue)

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    Total # Words::::::100

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    R.J. Lindley, June 6th, 1973, edited 10/12/2014,
    edited again 12-09-2019
    Sonnet, 100 words ( Oft Fleeting Are Joys Of Misspent Youth )

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    Double Rhyming Sonnets, Each A Perfect One Hundred Words
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    (1.)
    Rhyme For Rhyme, Sail Lights Of Deepest Sublime,
    (A set of double rhyming sonnets)

    Rhyme for rhyme, poetry's seeking heart yearns
    to bring beauty, setting this world ablaze
    raging fires- eternity's breath burns
    man and soul, to defeat world's morbid grey-

    And often like dawn's refreshing new breath
    gifting unto Love's bounty, deepest kiss
    such treasures that survive past mortal death
    in Art's true glow, far beyond life's esquisse.*

    Yet poetic depths in hearts must be taught
    to stir imagination to well span
    far, far beyond what normal life has brought
    into wicked world created by man.

    Rhyme for rhyme, sail lights of deepest sublime.
    Some born in glory to stop Hands of Time.

    R. J. Lindley, 8-26- 1975, edited 10/12/2014,
    edited again 12-09-2019
    Sonnet, 100 words
    ( Why Poetry Stirs Mortal Hearts, Oft So Soothes The Soul )


    (2.)
    When Mercy Is Ghost Within Dying Mists

    When Fated curse decreed loving a bust
    into tormenting abyss life did slip,
    dearest treasure with its glow born from lust
    now a barnacle on a sunken ship-
    Alas! Truth can be such a tragic blow
    as heart deeply crushed often never mends
    tho' in false pride one may put forth a show
    reality states ills future portends!
    To taste yet again her honey-sweet lips
    and dwell yet again in her silken bed
    behold her buxom charms and sexy hips
    I would drink again, agonies I've bled.

    When mercy is ghost within dying mists,
    Torn are memories of romantic trysts.

    R.J. Lindley, June 6th, 1973, edited 10/12/2014,
    edited again 12-09-2019
    Sonnet, 100 words ( Oft Fleeting Are Joys Of Misspent Youth )


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    Robert J. Lindley, January 01-2020
    "Lind-Sonnet and One".. (my first finished poem of this new year), " New Year, New Dawn As Life Gasps In Sweet Awe"
    (For first Dawn of New Year, May God bless poets in order to encourage- that they may write- to enrich the lives of others)

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    New Year, New Dawn As Life Gasps In Sweet Awe
    (Lind-Sonnet and One)


    That awakening, brain gasps and shouts- Rise(!)
    dawn, bright welcoming rays, crying out- See(!)
    Heaven, Nature- a stupendous surprise
    earth, golden treasures given unto thee!

    Morn wafting breeze a beseeching heart- Stirs(!)
    one's soul, deeper set, in brightest born- Lights(!
    winds of true love, romantic spirit spurs
    lips of her, the delights of moonlit nights!

    A New Year, as Fate and Hope may gifts- Give(!)
    as dark, spinning world, births its many- Paths(!)
    For within sweetest joys, life we must live
    trying not to bring dark gods's evil wrath!

    Happiness oft arrives by our having free- Choice(!)
    Dawn's awakening, life's loving we must- Rejoice(!)

    Rise to see, stirs light, gives paths, of choice and rejoice.

    Robert J. Lindley, January 01-2020
    "Lind-Sonnet and One".. (my first finished poem of this new year)
    (For first Dawn of New Year, May God bless poets in order to encourage- that they may write- to enrich the lives of others)


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    From Wisdom Born, Decades Fighting Fate's Cursed Hand

    In youth, a young lad roars for much needed applause
    in old age, wisely remains silent with just cause,
    seeing the end near, some shed bitterest of tears
    thinking such splashing supplications, angels hear;
    whereas this old, callous world neither sees nor cares
    what sorrow one displays or how much heart one shares
    for savage the measure world uses to reward
    dying lover or a talented, humble bard.

    On pages offering up their softest virgin whites
    are invisible castles beyond mortal sights,
    each one begging for its wailing walls to withstand
    massive cannon shots or a victor's crushing hand!

    Poets, be they young or old, should a full pen hold true
    to life, as spilling of ink- its treasures accrues!

    Robert J. Lindley, 1-01-2020
    Sonnet, ( Why All We Think We See, May Be An Illusion )
    ( So Spoke The Raven, After Master Poe Demanded Silence )
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    Total # Syllables::168
    Total # Words:::::120

    Note:
    Muse demanded I write this second poem on this first day
    and it be dark. Raven agreed and Master Poe abstained.
    Paper sang a blackened tune and pen danced a raging jig
    as evil clouds rumbled while gathering in the far west
    echoes drifted through broken window, and Hades jingled
    a billion unbreakable chains. A older and wiser poet yielded
    to avoid the usual headaches and aching pains!


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    QUOTE:
    “The moon is a loyal companion.
    It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast,
    knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever
    just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself.
    Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light.
    The moon understands what it means to be human.
    Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.”
    ― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

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    Walk I, Naked Under Pallid New Moons

    I that crieth with dawn's falling dew
    Accuser of this dark world and its hate
    Walk I, naked under pallid new moons
    With lingering hunger, nothing can sate
    As warrior, as a lover now stone-blind
    A dying soul, bleeding with ink and pen
    Dreams, myself in imaginative realms
    Away from this world full of darkest sin
    This heart and soul, each crying out for more
    And knowing Time will soon end this decay
    A ship never finding a safe harbor
    A ghost of dead dreams, now morbidly gray
    Pay heed, if thy soul seeketh Love's pure kiss....
    For tis' Light and Truth that bringeth sweet bliss....

    Robert J. Lindley, 1-15-2020
    Sonnet, ( As Whispering Wind Swirls About, To Speak )
    ( A pen allowed to such deep truth sing )


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    From Sea, Earth And Sky, All The In Betweens

    So sweet, splashing waves of Spring's fawning crest
    beauty dear sent at Nature's kind behest,
    vivid sprouting colors, its brilliant sheen
    fresh dawn's soft-born glows, its peacock like preen!

    Invigorating as earth, wakes to live
    splendorous as Mother Nature yet gives,
    a'plenty, its fields of flowering greens
    from sea, earth and sky, all the in betweens!

    Inspiring hues, as poets so oft describe
    Hope awarded to all, with nary a bribe,
    plenitude of rainbow colors, a feast
    giftings of life, with Love never the least!

    Wherein, mankind sees Nature at its best.
    So sweet, splashing waves of Spring's fawning crest!

    Robert J. Lindley, 1-25-2020
    Sonnet, ( As seen in the mind's eye from Spring of '73 )


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    Total # Words:::::100


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    Robert J. Lindley,
    Sonnet- Triples, ( From Magnificent Book of Fate and Life As Was Once Lived )

    Notes- I after having been ill these last several days,
    decided to compose a bit during my recuperative break.
    At first, I wrote a long and dark poem that yet again honors
    Edgar Allan Poe. Still revising that one. Halted. Then
    decided to do a Sonnet Triple as a challenge to myself.
    Having fine tuned it, decided to post it before the dark,
    and still in progress- Poe-like tribute poem.

    Poem I
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    Poem II
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    Total # Words::::::106
    Poem III
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    Total # Words::::::106

    Crimson Waves Flow, As From A Red Rose,
    (From Sonnet Triples)


    In Time, its eternally winding winds
    therein flows a grace not to be denied
    Earth, Mother Nature, oft man's truest of friends
    are tears of joy when in purest Love cried!

    Crimson waves flowing as from a red rose
    as a brave seeker his true love thus finds
    she, rare beauty from head to dainty toes
    loving in return sets Love chains that bind!

    Together, bonded as romantic pair
    soon days and nights become one joyous blur
    she a graceful goddess with Raven hair
    he handsome prince, sworn to never leave her!

    Mother Nature, Spring's new to all given
    weds in bliss, true-love and happy livin'!

    Robert J. Lindley,
    Sonnet- Triples, ( From Magnificent Book of Fate and Life
    )

    ~~~ ~~~ ~~~

    Eternity, Its Scope, Life Its Great Game

    Consider the Vessel of Hope, its Flame
    Eternity, its scope, Life its great game
    Imagination, fairies dancing, trees
    Love, sweet romancing, the birds and the bees.

    Consider the Season, Spring- Life's new rains
    Sensuality, its breath, birth- its pains
    Youth, its brevity, Time its flowing winds
    Passion, deep longings, what future portends.

    Consider the End, darkness, all thats gone
    Mere Words, written on slab of cold, hard stone
    Sorrow and Loss, finality- the Grave
    Truth and Light, mercy, faith that truly Saves.

    Consider the Vessel of Hope, its Flame.
    Eternity, its scope, Life its great game.

    Robert J. Lindley,
    Sonnet- Triples, ( From Magnificent Book of Fate and Life )


    ~~~ ~~~ ~~~

    Alas, Such Is Mystery That Awaits

    Beneath the rainbow, its treasures so hide
    for most of life is a great and wild ride
    yet within dashing days, some loss awaits
    little is gained, if one too oft tempts Fate.

    In our daily walks, temptation abides
    from darken traps, we must close seeking eyes
    with illuminated truth, search for more
    dare to sail, land on paradise sweet shores.

    When adversity, both heart and soul breaks
    could it be a testing, that our tree shakes
    shall we, in despair- curse this given life
    or courage, battle world's usual strife?

    Alas! Such is mystery that awaits
    As we but dwell firm, within Hands of Fate.

    Robert J. Lindley,
    Sonnet- Triples, ( From Magnificent Book of Fate and Life As Was Once Lived )


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    At The Knife Edge Of That Deep, Dark Abyss

    I that was born on a dark, stormy night
    So gifted at young age, deeper insight,
    Lead to safety of ever brighter Light
    Freed from darkest of dark, began to write.

    A child begging Nature to my pleas hear
    Oft with whimpering words and falling tears,
    Imaginative child, whispers one hears
    Tempting shadows to hit me with more fears.

    A teen, mourning a death that my soul broke
    Farther into books my heart sat to soak,
    Awaiting each, as black the ill wind blows
    Felt such abhorrent fears, as such oft goes.

    By birth, sponge set to seek out Master Poe.
    Living, pen and paper, writing to grow.

    Robert J. Lindley, 1-26-2020
    Sonnet, ( Echoes Heard As Old Rooster Rose To Crow )


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    New poem, composed today for new contest....--Tyr


    Compassion Within Us, Placed By Divine Hands

    Compassion, weakness or a curse
    or expression of mercy's heart,
    I denying Love, which is worse
    than savagery this world imparts
    became blind in my silent pains
    an enigma, lost, out of touch
    treasuring my ill-gotten gains
    my lies held firm, my needed crutch.
    In ignorance racing along
    my repentant soul yet cried out
    I running from world's teeming throngs
    destiny's hand, life turned about
    compassion's touch, came not too late
    *I am the master of my fate.*

    Robert J. Lindley
    Written 3rd February 5th, 2020
    For famous poetic lines 2 poetry contest sponsored by Silent One.

    The ending line in this new sonnet: **I am the master of my fate.**
    is in reference to the line chosen:
    "I am the master of my fate" - written by William Ernest Henley
    Credit given to William Ernest Henley for his fine verse and the poetry
    and gift of power and imaginative verse it inspired.


    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2020

    2-16- 2020 edit------------------------------ this poem took 2nd place in contest it was entered..-Tyr
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    In The Stir Of Twilight's Emerging Gasp,
    Sonnet Doubles


    In the stir of twilight's emerging gasp
    before the blur of Life's sad, final grasp
    resides truth and Love, destiny's decree
    from Heaven above, Life given you and me.

    Desperation, born within our first breath
    its dark, raging seas, flowing unto death
    and the fruitless dreams of innocent youth
    mirage of wishful lies and sadden truths.

    Yet in living, romance its bounty gifts
    Love's first tender touch, that truly uplifts
    ones soul, with kisses sweet as honeyed wine
    fruits of paradise, feasts on which we dine.

    In the stir of twilight's emerging gasp.
    Before the blur of Life's sad, final grasp.

    R.J. Lindley, March 12th, 1979
    Sonnet, ( Bounty of divine gifts given each dawn )


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    When Love Vanished Into A Dying Mist

    Sun died when your romantic touch left
    Alas! Crying alone I am bereft
    Can you now see, I fell as a dead tree
    Because our love could never be three!

    Time stalls and eight days never make a week
    Life is paradise 'til the more you seek
    Yes, it was darken fruits of sated greed
    Within you, darkness grew its wicked seed!

    Now dawn, its beautiful new light denies
    Once golden sun, from empty weeping skies
    Sweet love vanished like, early Spring snow
    Moon shines paler, romance lost its bright glow.

    Sun died when your romantic touch left!
    Alas! Crying alone, I am bereft!

    R.J. Lindley, Aug 9-1977
    (Sad) Sonnet, ( Death of true love and a life cast adrift )
    Fate- Its long black hand and savage pursuits.



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    Within Borders Of A Dark Midnight Realm

    When dark stillness, brings its low, eerie hush
    soft echoing whimpers, the night then parades
    as clock is ticking, minutes seem to rush
    midnight shadows dance in silent charades.

    Beyond open window, breeze stirs moon's glow
    Nature chants into dreamlike melodies
    Then comes the monster that so mighty grows
    As it steps crush, even tallest oak trees.

    Graveyard releases its new buried guests
    and through the air fly wickedness on wings
    hell's abyss, gifts sent at dark Lord's behest
    as fear its immense powers of dark sings.

    When dark stillness, spits its black-venom out.
    Monsters, horrors and nightmares roam about.

    R.J. Lindley, 10-09- 1973
    Dark Sonnet, ( Looking Into That Darkest Of Evil Abyss )



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    She That Time And Fate Can Never Erase

    BEHOLD- she that a torn heart can repair,
    a Venus that bright stars envy and praise
    she that reflects morn's firstborn golden rays
    sumptuous love, beyond mortal compare!

    Soft as silk glistening as fallen dew
    blithe spirit, born of Aphrodite's gifts
    she of dreams, radiant hope sent so swift
    treasured kisses that sets my world anew!

    State of resplendent royal purple glow
    siren serenading sweetest of songs
    awarding respite from world's teeming throngs
    sweet as honey, pure as fresh fallen snow!

    "O, but for that end true love reunites,
    may destiny's arrows fly swift and right!

    Darling, my beloved- of beauty's grace
    She that Time and Fate can never erase!

    Robert J. Lindley, 2-25-2020
    Sonnet, plus two( Lind-Sonnet And Two )
    ( Born of a summer of love in 1973 )
    Yet now, thrives as a dream that was
    once lived and now tis' deeply treasured!

    Dedicated to the inspiration that Byron
    and his magnificent poetry has gifted
    to this too oft dark and sad world....


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