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encore presentation: 2012 featured poets ~ Ainsley Allmark

(inter)national poetry month
April 2013

encore presentation
2012 featured poets
at my heart’s love songs

Ainsley Allmark

to celebrate {inter}national poetry month,  i am pleased to be featuring some of  the most creative,  talented,  brilliant  {really!}  poets of  our time.  i have been fortunate over the past three and a half years to meet this amazing group of  people through twitter and their blogs.  not only are they writers who excite and enchant and entrance their readers,  they are,  one and all,  nice people who are supportive of  everyone in our online poetry community.  the “age of  technology”  has,  in fact,  facilitated the spread of  the ARTS! ~  poetry,  photography,  art,  prose,  music…   i have friends i have yet to meet face-to-face from all around the world.  day or night,  you can visit their blogs and be transported to another time or place or frame of  mind with just a few clicks of  a mouse.  i find it thrilling!  and i believe you will find it equally thrilling to discover their words.

just click on the  “Read More”  links on each poem to be taken to a new tab or window to read the rest of  the poem on the author’s blog.  if  you enjoy what you read,  please leave a comment on their blog to let them know.  { you don’t have to say you saw them here. }  i am truly honored that these wonderful people agreed to be featured on my blog ~  my gratitude to them all.

and thank you for coming to our celebration ~  enjoy!

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featured poet:

Ainsley Allmark

Ainsley Allmark  { @DolphinDancer }  is an amazing writer of  prose and poetry, as well as a stunning photographer.  he lives on the western point of Cornwall in the United Kingdom ~ as he describes it,  he is  “living in a wonderful part of the world…  ‘twixt sea and magical circle on the moor…”   he is so prolific that he has multiple  “Dolphin”  blogs.  he tends toward short poetry forms,  but his longer poems are wonderful ~ especially the romantic ones.  in his own words,  Ainsley is  “a spiritual explorer, collector of random things.”

enjoy a small taste of  his talent  ~

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Camelia    by    Ainsley Allmark

Soft

petals…

Cam…..Read More


via   DolphinDancer’s twitpic photo stream

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Webs and Dreams    by   Ainsley Allmark

Spellcaster
Wove
A web of words
About our lives
To trap our dreams
So we could
Live th…..Read More


via   Dolphin Muse   which is my favorite of  all of  Ainsley’s blogs because it is where he posts his breathtaking love poems,  as well as other poetry and prose.

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Patiently   by   Ainsley Allmark

She heard my whisper

with bated b…..Read More

via  Dolphin Visions

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Fanfare”    by    Ainsley Allmark

Announcing

The arrival of

The S…..Read More

via    Dolphin  Posterous

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03:33   by   Ainsley Allmark

Time ~ three : thirty three

Blackbird si…..Read More

via  Dolphin Ainsley

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Perspective    by   Ainsley Allmark

Am I looking

Down

Or a…..Read More

via   dolphinmoon

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Tantalus    by   Ainsley Allmark

She stood
Tantalising
Vision of her beauty
Just out of reach
Tantalus
Taste of her nectar
Almost…
Within my lips
On my tongue

Night visions she conju…..Read More

via  Dolphin Muse

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Ainsley’s additional blogs:

Dolphin’s Muse  ~  poetry

DOLPHIN DANCER  ~ miscellaneous musings

DOLPHIN EXPLORER  ~ miscellaneous musings and photographs

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2012 featured poet at
my heart’s love songs

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SPARK 16 by Ainsley Allmark and dani harris

SPARK 16

Ainsley Allmark

Blackbird

Inspiration piece

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blackbirds

by dani harris

Response
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sun low on the English horizon
silhouetted in a tree
blackbird calling to his Love

here i am,  my Love
waiting patiently
here i am,  my Love
please,  come to me

i hold my breath
to better hear his song
blackbird calling to his Love

here i am,  my Love
and here i will be
here i am,  my Love
until you come to me

i close my eyes…
hear a soft beating of  wings
blackbird calling to her Love

here i am,  my  Beloved
and here i will stay
by your side,  my Beloved
until my very last day

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complete
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by dani harris
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Inspiration piece
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not the light of the sun
nor the dark of the moon
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not the flicker of the stars
nor the tail of a comet
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not the tides of the sea
nor the petals of a flower
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nothing in all the galaxies
can compare to our love
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you are mine
i am yours
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we are complete
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SPARK 16

Ainsley Allmark

Love

Response piece

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this post is to mark the entry of  the collaboration between  Ainsley Allmark   and  i  into   SPARK 16.

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we hope you enjoyed reading this as much as we enjoyed writing and working with the photographs.

see Ainsley’s photographs and poetry at    Dolphin Muse,    Dolphin Visions,    Ainsley’s DolphinDancer twitpic photostream    or  click on any of  the Dolphin links at the bottom of  this page.

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see Ainsley and my entries into
SPARK 15   HERE   and   HERE
SPARK 14   HERE   and   HERE
SPARK 13   HERE   and   HERE
SPARK 12   HERE   and   HERE
SPARK 11   HERE   and   HERE

see my additional entries into
SPARK 10  HERE   and   HERE
SPARK 9    HERE   and   HERE

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i am participating in ~

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NaBloPoMoSoup

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•Ꮱ•Ꮿ•• hidden woods ••Ꮿ•Ꮱ• { revisted }

the Hidden Woods
exist today

but i’ll not tell you where.

only elves,  faeries
and the pure of  heart

dare to venture there.

the Wind always blows warm from the south.
the Moon drops in
when she’s new.

the Sun comes for tea every third Wednesday,
 but you’ll never find a human there
for none has a heart that is true.

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  “Sad Song of  the Woods”   Wyrd

first  posted  15 September 2011
{ rewritten slightly }

i would like to thank    Ainsley Allmark     {  @DolphinDancer  }  for so generously allowing me to use his beautiful   photograph.  please click on any of  the   Dolphin   links in the blogrolls at the bottom of  the page to see more of his stunning photographs and amazing poetry.

this was originally submitted to and inspired by ~

through the eye of a poet   at   POETRY JAM
prompt:   Ainsley Allmark  generously allowed the use of  five of  his stunning photographs as prompts.

i am participating in ~

NaBloPoMoSoup

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SPARK 15 by Ainsley Allmark and dani harris

SPARK 15

Ainsley Allmark

Inspiration piece

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heart of stone

dani harris

Response
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a heart set in stone
once broken asunder ~

what loss
could have caused it
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o shatter so?

the pieces carefully
put back together
…..with hope? 

a heart set in stone
…still vulnerable
…still exposed
…still yearning for someone
to reach out and touch it?

a heart set in stone
waiting for Love
ready to become whole once more

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together
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dani harris
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Inspiration piece
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gentle
the breeze
dancing round us
warm the sunlight
caressing our
faces
soft
the feel
of your lips
sweet the taste
of your
kiss
tender
the touch
of your fingertips
love and desire
flowing back
and
forth
between us
our hearts merge
love shines out
of sparkling
eyes
joy
the song
of our souls
as we journey
through life
together
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SPARK 15

Ainsley Allmark

Look Deep

Response piece

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this post is to mark the entry of  the collaboration between  Ainsley Allmark   and  i  into   SPARK 15.

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we hope you enjoyed reading this as much as we enjoyed writing and working with the photographs.

see Ainsley’s photographs and poetry at    Dolphin Muse,    Dolphin Visions,    Ainsley’s DolphinDancer twitpic photostream    or click on any of  the Dolphin links at the bottom of  this page.

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see Ainsley and my entries into
SPARK 14    HERE   and   HERE
SPARK 13    HERE   and   HERE
SPARK 12    HERE   and   HERE
SPARK 11    HERE   and   HERE

see my additional entries into
SPARK 10   HERE   and   HERE
SPARK 9    HERE   and   HERE

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i am participating in ~

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NaBloPoMoSoup

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SPARK 14 by Ainsley Allmark and dani harris

SPARK 14

Ainsley Allmark

Inspiration piece

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moon dance

by dani harris

Response
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if  not for the Moon

would there be no tides?

no gentle surf to wade in

or raging seas to fear?

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if  not for the Moon

dancing with the Sea

would She retreat

or unleash Her greatest fury?

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the Moon will always be

companion to the Sea

pulling Her closer to Him

if  ever She tries to break free

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the magic of a day
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by dani harris
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Inspiration piece
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the sun came up
shining her love upon the world
warming hearts and souls
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clouds passed by for a very short while
shedding tears of joy upon the green earth
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a rainbow smiled
spreading her beauty
far and wide from hill to hill
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the morning wind danced
with the trees in the forest
to sweet melodies sung by the birds
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bees snuck kisses from flowers
while butterflies tickled their leaves
and fat furry catapillars giggled in delight
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the sea waved hello to the rivers
as they rushed to greet her
happy to be coming home
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the fish did as fish do
and swam in circles
playing tag or hide-and-seek
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after a long day
the sun warmed the oceans with her parting rays
as she settled down to rest
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the evening breeze hummed a faint tune
while the night was busy
wrapping the world in his safe embrace
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the moon just smiled
when the stars peeked out
and began to twinkle one-by-one
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then it all started over again…
the sun came up
shining her love upon the world
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the entire time
i thought about you
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SPARK 14

Ainsley Allmark

Thoughts

Response piece

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this post is to mark the entry of  the collaboration between  Ainsley Allmark   and  i  into   SPARK 14.

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we hope you enjoyed reading this as much as we enjoyed writing and working with the photographs.

see Ainsley’s photographs and poetry at    Dolphin Muse    Dolphin Visions    Ainsley’s DolphinDancer twitpic photostream    or click on any of  the Dolphin links at the bottom of  this page.

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see Ainsley and my entries into
SPARK 13    HERE   and   HERE
SPARK 12    HERE   and   HERE
SPARK 11      HERE   and   HERE

see my additional entries into
SPARK 10      HERE   and   HERE
SPARK 9    HERE   and   HERE

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i am participating in ~

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NaBloPoMoSoup

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