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The broad picture viewed..)

Showed deep.." (many faults)

To look longer with.." close eyes..?

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  1. Date: 11/12/2013 7:15:00 PM
    Very clever, Joe! I like your 557 rhythm and your excellent word use. Keith

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 7:01:00 AM
    Thanks for looking in on me, Joe. I especially like this one. It goes along with my latest post. With eyes closed is most often a good guide. Love, daver

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 2:54:00 PM
    Hi Joe, sorry, to see my comments all over this page... he he he... stopping by to say hi, and to ask you when will you have a new poem... maybe before the year ends... please... :-)... I will be back before the year ends... can't exit this year without saying goodbye... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 9:54:00 AM
    this sets the mind in motion, this,

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 8:01:00 PM
    tomorrow looks a little grim, 4 you ole Joe an me an him, dunno:)

  1. Date: 12/16/2012 3:46:00 PM
    I close my eyes to the things of the world that are abrasive to my spirit and draw closer to God...This is such a thot-provoking senryu, friend! Your wisdom shines thru! All the best to you this Sunday! gwendolen

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 12:58:00 AM
    Nicely penned Joe! Our vision can be obscured even when we look deeply. Well written poem!

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 5:35:00 PM
    with eyes so unskewed, saw sheep, (while drifting away) no longer viewed. (eyeballs were shut on this day) interesting quotes, yours here mate....

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 8:03:00 PM
    :-).. Hi Joe... stopping by to say hi,,, and good night... xox~pd

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 8:08:00 PM
    JoeStopping by to greet you and every other soup poet, with a special thank you comment, during this wonderful Thanksgiving season. Hope you do not mind the time I am taking to express my sincere appreciation for any support you have offered during the years, or time you have been here on the soup. I am deeply thankful and extend to you my best wishes for a happy and healthy Poetic Magical Thanksgiving Day. *Always & Forever, the Poet Destroyer; -*

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 5:02:00 AM
    Joe, you manage to say a lot with just a few words. :) How are you doing?

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 2:37:00 AM
    an intense deduction Joe my friend .. makes one think deeply luv .. ah shades of those proverbial rose colored glasses.. yes Sandy hot us very hard but home still standing with two trees damaged and down .. all family safe .. my hubby was a hero helping two neighbors who lost more ..but we all thank God ..could have been so much worse luv .. we live 30 minutes from NYC many still suffering there power r u?? will try to enter your contest if I can luv ..thankxx

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 1:16:00 PM
    How long do we have to look at the picture to see what we desire to see? Intresting write! Thanks for your comments and support! Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 5:30:00 PM
    Hello Joe, stopping by to say hi,, and leave more smiles on your wall....xox~pd

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 5:14:00 AM
    Interesting thoughts penned..Ahhh! Haaa~ moment..A man trying not to look at a pretty lady because is wife, finance', or girlfriend is with him???Sara

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 5:27:00 PM
    I try to close my eyes too; so much that's hard to look at, I get renewed away from crowds of people. Nice one Joe, a profound meaning in this! Love, Lizzie

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 7:43:00 PM
    Hello Joe, stopping by to say good night ...always~pd

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 2:08:00 PM
    Yes! Go into your closet, HE said. I like it. LOve, daver

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 3:12:00 PM
    Hey, joe, thanks for your several comments on my poems today. Always appreciated.

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 3:10:00 PM
    Hello Joe, nice to see you, stopping by to wish you a Happy Halloween ;-).~hugs xox hugs~ Please have a happy, fun and safe Halloween. Trick or treat~ Love:-) PD