Sunday, March 19, 2017

Partners in Poetry--By Annie Jenkin--England & Michael Escoubas--United States

About Moonlight . . .
By Annie Jenkin--England & Michael Escoubas--United States

if on your journey
the sun dims over one path
you will find it again
lighting the way
along a different path

the receding sun
signals night’s purple curtain
full of chandelier shine—
an illuminating presence
as if by destiny sent

may the wind always
blow gently against your back
to fill billowing sails
suffused with dreams
toward your new horizons

the journey engaged—
moonlight with a billion
silver sequins shows the way
by points of light dancing
on a moonlit stage

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  3. Dear Annie & Michael, you picked a exquisite subject
    to write about. My grand mother, a song lyric writer,
    wrote, "Moonlight becomes you", which she called
    my baby song. Little did she know it would wind
    Up a famous love song. I have no doubt your
    Awesome words building to moonlit stage
    will do wonders as well. Great chosen
    words and flow.
    Yancy

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  4. Dear Yancy,
    It is quite the honor to publish in Whispers' Partners in Poetry feature. Annie and I feel honored to do so and felt all along that the idea contained within the poem was strong enough to explore. The beauty of night and the imaginative possibilities for poetry seem endless.
    So appreciate your taking the time to read and comment.
    Michael

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    1. Michael perhaps I haven't said enough about you two's
      word art work, as signals night’s purple curtain, of chandelier shine—an illuminating presence as if by destiny sent all because receding sun draws a purple curtain. Very real imaginative beauty. I loved reading these words.
      Yancy

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    2. Thank you Yancy, your comments pull out the richness of the joint activity with style. Best wishes

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    3. Sure thing Annie, you scribe good stuff, I look forward
      to reading more of your words, in partners with
      whoever or and your own separate work.
      Yancy

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  5. Aloha Annie and Michael,
    Thank you for gracing us with your beautiful imagery. Reading it is like entering a peaceful flower garden - a soothing balm in today's frenetic world.

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    1. Thank you Molly, We are pleased to have taken you to a place where you can relax. Best wishes

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    2. Greetings Molly,
      I echo Annie's response!
      Blessings to you,
      Michael

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  6. The message that is clear to me in this poem is, never stop believing when times are difficult and you can't see a way​ out of your sorrow, a new bright day is waiting for you
    Very well written

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    1. Yes, that is what we are saying, times change and the sunshine will come about again. Thank you for your comments, best wishes from us both.

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    2. Hi Inge,
      Thank you Inge; we worked on a "journey" them through the imagery of moonlight--so pleased that you received our positive message.
      Michael

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  7. Annie and Michael,
    The Moon is beautiful and so is your poem.
    Yours truly,
    David Fox

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    1. Thank you very much David, you few words speak volumes to us both, take good care

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    2. Dear David,
      So pleased that you took the time to read and comment--this is what makes Whispers the uplifting community that it is.
      Michael

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  8. You write very well together - love your poem with its heartfelt & uplifting message

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    1. Dear Jack,
      Thank you for your comment which means so much to us given your expertise in poetry.
      Michael

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    2. Thank you Jack - pleased it resonated with you. Take care

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  9. Lovely piece, thank you both for sharing it with us!

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    1. Thank you Peggy,
      Pleased to hear from you about a poem which grew in meaning as we worked our way through it.
      Blessings,
      Michael

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    2. Yes, I echo Michael's response - Take Good Care

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  10. Annie and Michael Your beautifully written poem makes an important statement about different paths with new horizons and a moonlit stage. Thank You Both

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    1. Dear J T,
      So gratifying to read your comment.
      Thank you,
      Michael

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    2. Thank you JT - we hope the image keeps you going until something else makes you smile. Best wishes

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    3. Enjoyed it reading your cowrite, Annie and Michael! Just lovely and beautifully written!

      All the best,

      Love,

      Gert

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    4. Greetings Gert,
      This was a fun project for both of us -- appreciate your gracious comment.
      With high regard,
      Michael

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  11. Annie and Michael, this poem is a sunshine of artistry, collaboration and hope.

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  12. Congratulations on this seamless collaboration, Annie & Michael! This poem is lovely, but it mainly shines through its positivity. Regards // paul

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