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Peaceful Day Dream
by Chanti Niven
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
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A pleasant day dream.

We journey
in a rowing boat
upon a gently moving stream
Without oars to steer our path
- we move with the flow of the current.
A comforting rocking motion
lulls us to semi sleep.
The mischievous sun
flitters over our bare skin
in a game of peek-a-boo
with the overhanging trees.
Peace pervades
as the redolence
of earth-scented air
is sleepily breathed into our lungs.
The greater peace, however,
comes from the embrace
of loving arms
and in listening
to the gentle rhythmic beat
of a lover's heart...


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Reviewed by Pierre Ortega 6/27/2005
We reach out to each other for answers and seldom find them. The most we can hope for is a lonely soul to find us, a warm heart to embrace us,and toleration.
Reviewed by Robin Labenberg 4/16/2005
This is my idea of the perfect day. Well written...Robin
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 4/16/2005
This poem just gushes with romantic inuendo, very beautiful and a wonderful read.
Take care,
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 4/15/2005
Wonderful. I'm surely going to be thinking of this next time I need to escape the middle of a hard day.
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 4/13/2005
"The greater peace, however,
comes from the embrace
of loving arms
and in listening
to the gentle rhythmic beat
of a lover's heart"

I only wish that I was in my lover's arms right now. In his sweet, strong, but gentle embrace, telling me everything is ok. This is a beautiful write Chanti, I enjoyed reading it very much. May the Lord Jesus bless you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, pece on earth, & ((((((((((MANY SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie

"If I have to...Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by J. R. Corbin 4/13/2005
a sweet vision...reminds me of childlike love.
Reviewed by Dale Clark 4/13/2005
This is quite beautiful Chanti! So nice.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/13/2005
Dearest Chanti, This poetic offering is most soothing to my soul. I read a verse, close my eyes and I am where you describe. Thank you for sharing this slice of peace and gentleness. Much love to you.

Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 4/13/2005
What a wonderful place to be ... this is beautiful!

Peace Be With You,
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/13/2005
Both poetry and watercolour are tranquil and oh, so soothing and evocative. I can feel, smell, see and taste every breath of this, Chanti, it is so tactile. This rocks as smooth as love's lullaby and the sense of safety and security is like being swaddled close to the breast - so warm and comforting. Just gorgeous. A blissful and contented Lady Of Shallot-type write. Makes me just want to go do it and to just "go with the flow"... Excellent, TY LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by jude forese 4/12/2005
again, you move the heart and soul with your magnificent poetry!
Reviewed by Aberjhani 4/12/2005
Peaceful indeed. Surrounds the reader with the joyful aura of nature and the gentle promise of shared harmony.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/12/2005
Beautiful yet again Chanti!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 4/12/2005
What an enchanting, dreamy write Chanti....takes me back to summers of long ago...

Peace, Carole
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 4/12/2005
Achingly beautiful, Chanti...
And I LOVE sea pictures done in soft watercolors, as this one is.
Yours? If so, you are a most exceptional artist as well as a poet!!!
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 4/12/2005
Chanti, this is magnificent. I'd love to know how you are able to use such lovely fonts rather than the rather homely ones available to us on AD...Michelle
Reviewed by Paul Williams 4/12/2005
Oh if only? excellent Chanti, this breathes relaxation and a warmth of spirit...I'm all chilled now.

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