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Below is the poem entitled RETROSPECTIVE ILUMINATION which was written by poet John Trusty. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Sparks fly from water.
This cauldron boils forever!
Fire, water does mix.

For "guiding light" contest

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  1. Date: 7/17/2015 5:07:00 PM
    Hi JOHN.. Your fabulous write is featured this week on the Soup homepage.. Huge congrats and the tip of my hat! -LYRIC

  1. Date: 7/15/2015 1:33:00 PM
    A description of inner fire I would guess. If not, illuminate. Congrats on the selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 7/13/2015 12:49:00 AM
    JOHN, Congratulations on having your poem featured this coming week. **SKAT**

  1. Date: 4/23/2010 6:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Raul's Guiding Light contest JT. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/22/2010 6:24:00 PM
    Cngratulations john on a fine poem and your success in Raul's contest. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/22/2010 2:09:00 PM
    I appreciate your words "sparks fly from water" to cleverly describe the spewing and splattering water, as in a boiling pot over fire. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 4/22/2010 2:03:00 PM
    Congrats John on your winning poem in Raul's contest... amazing words and a perfect portrait with your words of the photo.. enjoy ..luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 4/22/2010 1:52:00 PM
    Thankxxx John for your sweet comments on my entry and Raul is also an artist and I am quite certain he has lots of access to paintings and portraits and some might even be his own but I don't know for sure... lets give our Haiku entries positive vibes for his contest... luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 4/22/2010 1:48:00 PM
    Congrats!!!~~~Nice job~Rick

  1. Date: 4/22/2010 1:45:00 PM
    I have already commented on your unique imagery used in this excellent Haiku. Congratulations! Chris.

  1. Date: 4/22/2010 1:35:00 PM
    The vivid imagery works well in this poem. Congratulations on being one of the winners in Raul's contest. Enjoy your honor. Wishing you continued success. Karen

  1. Date: 4/22/2010 12:50:00 PM
    John, congratulations on your success in my contest...Raul

  1. Date: 4/22/2010 9:26:00 AM
    Very interesting and unique interpretation of Raul's posted photo-image. Really fresh Haiku. Chris.

  1. Date: 4/22/2010 9:18:00 AM
    Good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 4/22/2010 8:14:00 AM
    Love cauldrens my friend..Nicely done...God Bless...Taz

  1. Date: 4/22/2010 8:11:00 AM
    Wonderful depiction of the photo and good luck in Raul;s contest... my entry is "Enlightened" and this photo was entirely awesome..luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 4/22/2010 8:07:00 AM
    This is an interesting and clever approach to the contest, John. Good luck with your creative entry! Love, Carolyn