everywhere time inscribes his indelible marks
there remains one untainted corner
beneath a thousand wounds
of boiling sensitivities
our hearts are a lab
creating poetic alchemy
a lonely place where the unloved
transform melancholy into poetry

194 thoughts on “alchemy

    1. You won’t believe this. I though of you when that line came to me.
      I read your poetry. At that moment I thought, that is exactly what you do.
      Turn melancholy into poetry.
      Hope I haven’t offended you with my reply. That was not my intention.
      Sorry, if I did.

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  1. My Lonely Author,

    Perfectly beautiful, relatable and true.
    We all need a place to share our hearts and souls.
    You’ve connected to everyone with this poem of creative, magical imagery and from the melting pot of loneliness, love and expression, you made gold.

    See what I did there.


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    1. Smiling and half blushing. Takes a lot for a full blush, but you know that already.

      melting pot of loneliness You won’t believe this. I was playing with a line somewhat similar to this in this very poem.
      I just thought it would go well, but it never materialized.

      Yes, I see what you did there. lol

      Thank you for your beautiful appreciation. It means so much to me.

      Lonely Author xo

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      1. A full blush…damn, as you Americans say.

        Actually I DO believe that you considered a line like that! I’ve given up questioning this poetic connection. lol. I just let it run around freely and be magical and stuff.

        My pleasure always.
        You’re kind of my fave, but don’t tell anyone.




          1. To answer your question..we say bloody hell, f*** me, cor blimey…okay that last one is a bit chimney sweep in Mary Poppins but you get the picture.
            I personally tend to say damn a lot. And way worse things, too!
            I have no control over my mouth most days

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  2. Most lovely,dear dew!!amazing alchemy of love in lab of heart.a new experiment in poetry is gorgeous.all scientists are failed here.😊amazing lines are”creating poetry alchemy a lonely place where the unloved transform melancholy into poetry”.awesome,dear.but great thing is “boiling sensitivities in lab of your heart.funny but having a touch of melancholy. Weldon my dear friend!!

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                  1. I am laughing on myself but no worriesπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚really i am a silly type woman.hey dew!! If you allow me to sleep.can i sleep now?because i am most tired.

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                    1. Some drops of prankishness are melting in beauty after then some drops of wine;that is love…dear dew !! It is my is it?dear !! Plz reply.


  3. Hey there Drew,

    Fascinating poem.

    “a lonely place where the unloved
    transform melancholy into poetry”

    Aren’t you sweet today? The unloved; the transformation of melancholy into poetry. Beautiful.

    May you have an afternoon as beautiful as your poem.


    1. Smiling. Hola G,

      You are very kind. I struggled with tis piece for some reason. Didn’t come out the way I truly wanted.
      Thank you for your beautiful words of appreciation. Your wonderful support, motivation, and praise encourages
      me to reach deeper into my soul for the next time.

      Always touched by your comments.

      Thank you for being you. Always appreciated. Thank you.

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        1. Oh, G. RThis week I have caught up with my backlog of messages. I never imagined I wouold find your sweet
          comment here. Thank you for your beautiful comment. It always means so much to me.
          Thank you.


  4. Our hearts are a lab my friend and you are a marvelous mad scientist when it comes to poetic creations because you put your blood ink into it and it comes out alive! You’re wonderful and so is this piece my friend🌹


      1. You are the Professor X of poetry dear friend, we read it and you read your readers thoughts…you relate so well and you bring such heart with it.🌹
        You are welcome my friend and I too thank you.

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  5. “a lonely place where the unloved transform melancholy into poetry” short line, but it sure struck so many emotion chords… ❀️😌


  6. Powerfully and artistically written felt over the miles. Absolutely just swept me away, Andrew.. I also found out I became unfollowed here …. GRRRRRR >>>> So I refollowed! Darn WP!


  7. A lonely place where the unloved transform melancholy into poetry…yes, you nailed that line beautifully. I wish, with every poem we write, that the pain could be washed away. But unfortunately, that’s not the case in my life. But the pain makes for some great imagery 😁 I hope, one day soon, that I can start writing with a lighter heart. I hope the same for you. Somehow, we both have to find a way to let love back through that door. Maybe you already have, but for me, I fear, it will be very difficult to do so. Seems impossible to find that wonderful someone. But I will keep dreaming. Sending hugs and kisses xoxo


    1. Smiling at this gorgeous comment. Melissa, I release a little bit of pain with everything poem I write.
      Writing has always been my healing process. Much cheaper than a therapist.

      Isn’t turning melancholy into poetry, isn’t that what we romantics and poets do?

      You will write with a light heart. With an abundance of light and love. Until then,
      write through your pain. Let it inspire you. Release your pain as your pen releases ink.
      It works for me.

      Keep dreaming. Love and happiness may be around just the corner. Be ready for its arrival.
      Again thank you for yur thoughts. Always treasure. xoxo

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  8. Very true!
    You turn melancholy into poetry.
    I turn it into Art Gowns.
    BTW, I just finished my new Art Gown. Will be shooting it on my Judy (not a real model) over the next several days. If you like, I can mail you a preview, and background to the melancholy. We had talked about you possibly penning a few lines for the post. However, you are a busy poet, and it was just an idea. A “No thank you” is just fine. I’m good to go with anything! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


    1. Resas, please accept my apologies for my late response. Because of my vision, I have limited my blogging
      time to rest. This week, I have worked on getting to 300+ messages that had accumulated. So, today I came
      across this one.

      Resa, I would be honored to work with you on a futute post. I adored the post you and Holly collaborated on.
      Two talented ladies created a masterpiece.

      But let me tell you, I am not on the level of poet as Holly. I would need two weeks to create something
      NEAR worthy of the gowns you create. Thank you for even thinkling of working with me.
      Flattered and grateful.
      And again, apologies for my late response.


  9. Beautiful and lovely alchemy🌹🌺🍁🍁🍁new word creation like vulnerable gem in the world of love by my amazing friend dew!!


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