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Ripples Raced (poem)

Updated on October 6, 2013

The ripples raced across the pond of gold

Soft memories returning to the shore

To carry hearts across the times before

When dreams had wings which lovers could unfold


With wondrous waves of passion to explore

What blossoms of forever they would mold

The stars upon the waters could behold

As ripples raced across the pond of old


Behold the flow which wishes brought to be

A wave apart to bask in a refrain

That not a single heartbeat would we miss


Did ever pulse so perfect fantasy

As splendors of the Joy which we sustain

While ripples raced across the pond to kiss


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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Wonderful material, Martin. It says so much.

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      A poem with music to move the heart several beats!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Your poems leave gentle ripples rolling through our souls. Thank you!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Just love the passion that comes through your poems.

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      Max Havlick 4 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      As you would expect, Martin, I particularly notice your nice experimenting with sonnet format.

      In case some readers might not notice, three examples: (a) the title and key words "ripples raced" in both first and last lines, but with the sudden, unexpected "kiss" ending line 14; (b) both stanza organization and rhyme scheme (abba, baaa, cde, cde) innovative for sonnets; and (c) key word "across" used four times.

      Continuing encouragement from me, that's for sure.


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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      Martin, you bring out the passion of a much younger heart, from long ago. A time when a lover's touch was never far away.

      You stir the memory with imagination while the music seduces the mind.

      You are the master poet, my friend.

      Thank you for bringing memories close enough to almost touch.


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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant as always Martin.

      Voted up.


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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Beautiful, Martin. I love your passion.

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      Laura L Scotty 4 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

      You are holding true to your abilities. Good one.

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      W1totalk 4 years ago

      Beautiful poem. Thank you for the extended passion to draw from.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Ripples Raced (poem)a romantic and most beautifully written pome

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Mh, love this and from the title ensues much passion, likewise the Spanish kiss! You are always the romantic/passionate one.

      Splendid ... up and more and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper