Thursday, April 9, 2015

Special Feature Collaborative Poem--By Sheri Stanley--United States and Jack Horne--England

In A Natural High

By Sheri Stanley and Jack Horne

I feel the night belongs to me
The evening soft and peaceful

Alone, with no one there to see
As night embraces the warm lull

Deep silence fills me like a prayer
Sitting by the running stream

In this moment lingering there
I smile a cherished, secret dream

My eyes look up toward the sky
Soaking in the glorious moon

Basking in this natural high
Glorious moonbeams play their tune

Meanwhile:

    The hooting owls and flapping bats
    Disturb my blissful, dreamlike state

    A howling dog and fighting cats
    I’m going home, it’s getting late!

31 comments:

  1. Sheri and Jack,
    A great poem with a good sense of humor which I know you both possess!
    Your friend,
    David Fox
    Sheri, If you still want to submit a poem for The Poet's Art,, the cost is now $7. I prefer "snail mail" submissions. My address is in the ad on this site.

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    1. Aw, David, thank you. Yes, of course on the submission thing. Let me get back to you on that, okay? Sounds like another "fun" venture! Sheri

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  2. An amazing poem! This is as good as it gets for me...

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    1. Thank you, Michael. You say the sweetest things........ smile...... Sheri

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  3. AD Nielsen, thank you so much for your gentle and much appreciated comments! Sheri

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  4. Nothing like reality to upset a lovely, peaceful moment! Very nice collaborative poem Sheri & Jack....Enjoyable read. Best Wishes, Chris~

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  5. Aw, thank you, Chris. On behalf of Jack, I would like to say thank you to you and to all who have commented. It is always so much fun to get comments on a posting and I do so look forward to reading all the poems on Whispers. I try to comment on each and every one of your poems. Again, thank you, Chris and everyone who takes a moment to comment on these all special and unique writings as posted on Whispers. Thanks also to Karen for all her endeavors on this great site. Sheri

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  6. Yes, absolutely! Thanks so much Joan! Sheri

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  7. Hello to both Sheri and Jack! You two have done a lovely collaboration; soft and peaceful...till those animals decide to join in the fun! Well done! Have a lovely weekend. // paul

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    1. Thank you, Paul. These collaborations are fun trying meld two minds from two different parts of the world. It is amazing, though, how much alike we all are...... thanks again for a lovely review....... Sheri

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  8. Wonderful. ;Love the visuals and atmosphere. Well done to the both of you. take care. best wishes. Pete.

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  9. Peter, reading your fine comments just made my day! Thank you so much for always being there......... Sheri

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  10. Beautiful collaboration Jack and Sheri. Terrific talent shining through. Bob

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  11. Thank you so much, Bob. I am so pleased to see your name. So happy to see you! Sheri

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  12. Really enjoyed this piece, loved the rhythm and flow...

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    1. Thanks, it is good to not be too serious and have a tad of humor in one's life - thanks you Peggy! Sheri

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  13. Wonderful imagery and thanks for sharing. Enjoyed the "fun" at the end!

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    1. Puts a bit of "reality" in there, eh? Thanks much, Marlene! Sheri

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  14. Thank you, Beth Winchcombe, for the following--

    This poem takes one to a world of calm and peace, inviting us ( the reader) to join them. Very well written both of you.

    Love from Beth.

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    1. Thanks much, Beth. So happy to read you much appreciated comments! Always! Sheri

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  15. Sheri and Jack, what can I say....You two make a great writing and poetic team. Nice work. I enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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  16. Ah, Maurice, I am so thrilled you appeared herein. What a blessing that is! Thank you from both of us! Sheri

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    1. Thanks much, Elizabeth - beautiful name, beautiful words! Sheri

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  18. As I first begin to read this delightful poem by you Sheri and Jack it captures my thoughts and transforms them to the secret garden I so loved reading to my grandchildren. Thank you for the wonderful memory, I did enjoy the ending very much, it made me smile. A great co-write both of you. Blessings always. Leokadia

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    1. Thank you, my friend. It is pure joy to read your comments! Sheri

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  19. Thanks to you all for your lovely comments. It was great fun writing with Sheri

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  20. I loved the way you ended this poem, returning from peaceful dreams surrounded by nature to reality of life, accepting it as time to end the night. A wonderful read Sheri!
    Thank you for always being so kind as to comment on my poetry. I always enjoy reading yours even if I dont get the time to comment. Cheers, Connie

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  21. I forgot to mention Jack, and you two make a wonderful writing team. Sorry Jack. That is what happens when you rush to comment. Smile. Aloha, Connie

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