Beautiful Juxtaposition…

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Silence pervades the cold dark night, in this peace…

I think of you.

I gaze at the stars and their associated wonders.

I think of you

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The last email of my day has flown across the ether,

A sense of melancholy at the broken connection.

A new day beckons, I cannot contain myself,

I should sleep, though it seems a waste when you are in my world.

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I sit alone and smile

I think of you.

I dare to dream of realities unrealised

I think of you.

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Sensual beginnings to a day’s end, a beautiful juxtaposition,

A wondrous sense of magic flows in me, ancient and unknowable.

Is this what others understand?

No, not like this…nothing can be like this.

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I think of you.

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102 Replies to “Beautiful Juxtaposition…”

    1. Thanks, I wrote it some months ago and have recently been encouraged to put it out there, believe it or not, it only took me ten minutes to write. The muse was with me that day, methinks.

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  1. Someone is very fortunate to have inspired feelings so gentle and at the same time so powerful. My muse is irking me right now (but then, my muse is only sometimes a real person, and is sometimes just an inspiration that provokes me to write). Keep your hand in at writing poetry; I think it’s good for us all to say things this way, with an added grandeur and awareness of the whole human universe.

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    1. ‘an added grandeur and awareness of the whole human universe’. That is a lovely phrase, proving that your muse (in whichever guise) is still hanging around in the shadows like a subtle ninja. I think I will try my hand occasionally at some poetry and hopefully achieve the same favourable results again. I think I am the fortunate one though to have someone who can inspire such words…

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    1. Cheers mate, I thought I needed to start varying my posts somewhat and this has been floating around on my laptop since March so was a natural choice. I shall get cracking on more post haste-ish.

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  2. “A wondrous sense of magic flows in me, ancient and unknowable…” Exquisite…in a most sublime manner. Oh yes! We respectfully demand more! Please? xxxx

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  3. So you are a romantic poet disguised as eloquent reviewer of literary works! Hmmm… Why does this not surprise me?! Oh… such a “beautiful juxtaposition” indeed dearest ste J! I love the layout and transitions. “I should sleep, though it seems a waste when you are in my world.”
    Wholeheartedly enjoyed. Yes – add my vote for more as well – !!!
    🙂 ~ x RL

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    1. I have many talents…well the two at least that you have mentioned. I had a wonderful poem template with which to pay homage, which you may have noticed… I am most happy that you like it and that I could extract a sigh from you, my magical powers are definitely working at the moment…

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      1. A toast to “magical powers” … many talents- I see, and we are lucky to have this venue to enjoy them! & yes~ i did recognize the template 🙂 ~ it was quite effective here for you too! and now looking forward to sharing in more of your magic… revealed set J!

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        1. An anagram of your name is…yon rebel, mayhap I shall use that as your name from now on, lol. I thought you had noticed but my blatantometer was set to maximum at the time. Interestingly, as you mention ‘a toast’ another anagram of your name is beer only. It’s fate is that!

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          1. uh oh ~ my desktop forgot your name again?! maybe if I use the cap S? so sorry ~ please edit !! yon rebel — oh my that can have some serious connotations! I used to love dark beer ~ gave it up though and settle with organic vodka these days (cucumber infused my favorite)… cleaner spirits! 🙂

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            1. Cleaner spirits, like the unleaded petrol of the alcohol. I like your style. I don’t mind you calling me Set, it gives me that ancient Egyptian vibe.

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              1. ooo that sounds exotic ~ i will continue to try to get this Ste to behave! Do you notice a lack of folks using your name in comments? Perhaps this is the reason!! is Ste Steven/Stephen by any chance – no it could not be that easy! ~ Cheers my friend 🙂

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                1. I have had some random name called me I must admit, perhaps I should just change my name to Ste J that would make things easier. I am a Stephen originally, which eventually evolved into Steve and then due to my love of all things minimalist, finally to Ste J. I’m not really a fan of minimalism i get sad when I don;t get much bacon on my plate.

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                  1. wait thought you were a fan of minimalism?! Is this a test young man? ~ I will keep trying on Ste J (see it just wanted to change to Set) — ugh ! Bacon – yes the little things! 🙂

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                    1. Young man, I like that! Life is a test, which is probably a profound quote from a cheesy sci-fi film…if you are reading this Christina can you shed any light, you seem to have an encyclopedic knowledge of sci-fi quotes. I do like minimalism sometimes but I do need a generous helping of bacon. Perhaps I shopuld just change my name to Ste to make your computer happy?

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                    2. no no – it’s my challenge to remember to correct my stubborn computer. He will learn ~ Life is a test …I agree with that 100%. Maybe Christina will validate with the sci-fi quote! Yes your bacon is my Cadbury Chocolate bars (solid milk) — lol ~ but like you I am a minimalist at heart. All good “young man” 🙂 & a very well-read talented one at that!

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                    3. Talent is as talent does…or something like that. What I mean to say is that you are an awesome talent, one that should be looking to be published, i am sure that has been mentioned to you before?! Cadbury eh? Your chocolate is usually different to ours, taste wise, so I looked up the ingredients: Cadbury Dairy Milk from Bournville, UK
                      Milk, sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, emulsifiers,

                      Cadbury Dairy Milk from Hershey, USA
                      Sugar, milk, chocolate, cocoa butter, lactose, soy lecithin, PGPR, natural and artificial flavor.

                      I know I need to get out more, I just find it interesting to compare, I thought….

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                    4. I am driving … But had to pull over to tell you that I have my Cadbury imported from the UK!!! 🙉 Yes I do!…. More later 🌻

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                  2. So yes — I notice a distinct difference between the US Cadbury bars and the UK Cadbury bars! It is easy to purchase the UK product through Amazon – though I understand from my daughter who travelled to England last year that there are so many more coveted chocolates than this there – and CB is merely commonplace (like Hersey is here). To be honest though — i like CB better than lots of more upscale US chocolates I’ve had. How funny – I did exactly what you did (compared the ingredients) long time back. Amazing to see UK produces a more pure product (cleaner)… 🙂

                    Ok ~ now on the other lovely reply re: my talent – you are way too kind– I am just “playing” on my blog – you know … art therapy and all that.. I don’t expect to publish, though you and several others have succeeded at causing me a ‘big head’ on this mention! Very touched at the warm reception I have received by everyone here at WP. It’s a nice place to be for me!!!
                    Thank you Ste J!! 🙂 Love to you ~ 🙂 RL

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                    1. Cadbury is a very popular name and everywhere stocks them, they are a staple of life here I guess, Never thought to much about it but yes it is just an average bar. Interestingly the Swiss have a more pure product than we do, so perhaps that may tempt your palate….

                      You should think about it though, even if it self publishing, you do write fantastically well and it is always exciting to see a new post, everyone is doing it these days, join the crowd and get yourself out there. I demand it, please.

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                  3. Thank you most kindly for your ‘demanding it please’ 🙂 will think about – promise ~ but probably not for a bit. It would be nice I think – even just as a way to make material what is otherwise virtual. As for the more pure Swiss product — you must tell me which brand to try – do you have a favorite?

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                    1. I confess that I don’t go in for much chocolate these days, although there is a stash, was a stash, I left over in the US. I think publishing woyld go beyond just making virtual material into something physically substantial, your words have the power to change a person’s thought processes and perspectives on the things and people around them. It is a gift indeed. Your readers are right (and writers!) you have muchos talent and you deserve to be more recognised.

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                    2. Ok then ~ will research the Swiss variety soon -and let you know! I’m staying away a bit too – it’s summer here ya know – and I live in beach community.

                      You are super generous with your compliments … but you know, I had not written creatively since college (decades ago) ~ so this is all just play … and exploration for me. I confess, I am a bit of a deep and sensitive soul – and do like the psyche stuff… in addition the pain and what I live daily has made me highly intuitive in many senses – so perhaps that has enhanced my writing and photography some… I often think I am a little big of an alien. Well – I’ll stop there – with: Thank You !! I will consider for sure – and sooo appreciate — x RL

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        1. I shall take your fine advice and crank up the portable thinking machine, otherwise known as my imagination and see what else I can come up with….just for you.

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  4. I’m back and was surprised to see this side of you, Steve. I know it’s not for me even though you are my male lady-in-waiting, but I am happy to whoever your muse is. Keep it going. Let’s be inspired! (and I will be wishing someone will write a beautiful poem like this for me)

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    1. Welcome back Nica! No it’s not for you because you should never bring romance into the work place, or the royal court in this instance. we really do need a more manly job description for me as well lol. Sometimes when the inspiration hits, words become easy. Keep your chin up there are words out there floating around for you, I’m sure the right person will pluck them from the air and arrange them in a way that is pleasurable to your eye and ear.

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        1. When the winds of whimsy deposit me in poetry writing city, I shall pen some musings and post them hastily and with confidence…just for you!

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    1. Believe it or not, this only took me ten minutes to write. I didn’t think it would be something worth blogging until I got some encouragement. I’m glad you liked it. Thank you.

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        1. Thank you, I really need to get back into Twitter and start sharing the love myself. When it comes to Sunday night poems, you are in a steamy class of your own there hehe.

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        1. It’s rubbish, whingeing old people, always someone who coughs and they are the agreeable people. Open top bus rides around the sea front in Summer are always great though!

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          1. Forgive my giggles but the old people and coughing sound pretty much like what’s on a bus here, too. I prefer my car. The sights and smells are much more pleasing to my eyes and ears. Hehe

            The sea, yep, sounds like heaven.

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                    1. I was on my way back from seeing Christina in WA, I ended up on a flight to Heathrow convincing a girl to go back to San Francisco as soon as possible lol.

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                    2. Yup, a really long one! When you meet on a blog it makes things slightly more unorthadox. I always thought i would go meet some bloggers but never how it’s turned out, lol.

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            1. There was a philosopher, I forget which one who did a journey around his bedroom and I hear it was really good, so go for it. I’s always nice to see into someone else’s world. it’s not messy, it has character lol!

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                    1. I had no idea you had another blog I am not very observant though. I hear keeping covered is the new stripping off.

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                    2. My stories were on my gabrielsfury blog, but I removed them and started a new blog for them because they took away from the poetry.
                      Yes, I’m too shy to strip for all. A select few, or people who deal with me on twitter, in pics, maybe haha

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                    3. It makes sense to split them, you are right it would be a difficult balance to keep fans of one or the other happy and balance your work out equally. I wouldn’t be one for taking my clothes off either lol

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