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negativity peel away layers behold emptiness ~~~~~~~***~~~~~~~ © Joseph, May 15, 2009 © All Rights Reserved ~~~~~~~***~~~~~~~ Joseph S. Spence, Sr., is the author of "The Awakened One Poetics" (2009), which is published in seven different languages. He invented the Epulaeryu poetry form, which focuses on succulent cuisines and drinks. He is published in various forums, including the World Haiku Association; Poetinis Druskininku, Milwaukee Area College, Phoenix Magazine; Möbius Poetry, and Taj Mahal Review to name a few. Joseph is a Goodwill Ambassador for the state of Arkansas, USA, a college faculty, and a military veteran. ~~~~~~~***~~~~~~~

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  1. Date: 8/17/2011 11:55:00 AM

    Today dear poet, I am visiting some of the poetry I have favorited, and I am once again thrilled to read your incisive sway, to our; "Internal Image" sir! Such a gift you have Mr. Spence, Sr. ! And, 'it is' an honor to read a poet of such prominence ! Your guidance and scrutiny of my writes, (if ever you had the leisure to do so), would be of great importance to me, because I do revere not only your writes, yet too, your deftnesss, and credentials! TY, and have a great week...much love, james

  1. Date: 6/23/2010 6:08:00 PM

    Very strong, good write!

  1. Date: 6/1/2010 2:32:00 PM

    Very strong words on our under layer. "The Awakened One Poetics" sounds like it made it way thru the world. Nice on the Didactic, have a nice one,..p.d.

  1. Date: 7/10/2009 9:35:00 AM

    Congratulations on being featured this week! A deserved recognition, Joseph!! Excellent message. Ruben.

  1. Date: 7/10/2009 12:24:00 AM

    Joseph, congrats on your feature...Raul

  1. Date: 7/9/2009 5:31:00 PM

    I battle negativity every day. Seems like good things happen more often whenwe stay positive. Vince

  1. Date: 7/8/2009 3:54:00 AM

    Very Good

  1. Date: 7/8/2009 3:53:00 AM

    That's good

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 3:08:00 PM

    Well done in so few words. Congratulations on a wonderful little poem!!

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 1:26:00 PM

    Congratulations on having this gem featured. very wisely spoken and very well written. Love Heidie

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 12:31:00 PM

    Well Mr Joseph Spence well said with so few words! Congratulations on your featured poem! Laura :)

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 11:03:00 AM

    Congratulations on your featured poem>>James

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 7:32:00 AM

    Mr. Joseph, I have noted prior,..wonderful poem,..and well deserved feature this week !!! james

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 6:32:00 AM

    Oh so true. Outstanding writing as usual Joseph. Congratulations on your featured poem this week. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/5/2009 11:30:00 PM

    Congrats on your feature poem this week Joseph.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 7/5/2009 11:06:00 PM

    Congratulations on this well deserved poem to be displayed. God bless and more success. Ernilando

  1. Date: 5/24/2009 2:53:00 PM

    There truly is nothing to gain from being negative

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 11:32:00 AM

    I like your thoughts on negativity. I have never thought of it in that way but I believe that is a correct thought.

  1. Date: 5/18/2009 2:44:00 PM

    Thanks everyone for the comments and questions. Regarding the title of the haiku poem, I normally write the haiku then think of an appropriate title. There are times when I write the poem in the opposite manner; however 90% of the time, I write the poem first. Hopefully this helps. ~Joseph

  1. Date: 5/17/2009 11:39:00 AM

    I just have to read this poem again. This is so packed with truth. I don't know what else to say:)! Sam

  1. Date: 5/17/2009 12:22:00 AM

    It does indeed Joseph.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 9:20:00 PM

    Hey Joseph! A cleverly thought out piece that holds much truth. This gives something to ponder on..."peel away layers" of "negativity", only to "behold emptiness". Very inspiring write! God bless you and yours, Joseph! Thank you for sharing this with us! Best to you...Mikki

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 7:41:00 PM

    I agree. Man this is deep. Sam

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 6:18:00 PM

    Wow! This is deep! I love this. Very good job! Thanks for the comment also. Nate

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 12:20:00 PM

    Power statement with this interesing form. Thank you for the kind comments on my work, always appreciated. check your mail

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 6:41:00 AM

    Wow. You are so wise in this concise form. Extremely well written! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 4:04:00 AM

    not familiar with this form "didactic" but must read up on same. You certainly give a very strong mesage through this poem. Thank you for noting my haiku, am passionately interested in haiku and want to do more and more of them. Heartiest congratulations to yourself and family on publications. Kind regards: Déirdre Ó Maidin

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 3:21:00 AM

    I love this didactic Joseph,...more than just plain sence here,..this poem leaves an open pit to fill with what one desires after the layers of negativity are peeled away,..I love it,...going in my favs ! ty james

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 1:39:00 PM

    Joseph Oh boy such truth in this Haiku well done my friend! Laura :)

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 1:24:00 PM

    yes...a tome of shallow discovery...well penned! Joseph!! Jim