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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.


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Lesser Read Poet Fav's of Mine
Blog Posted:6/29/2013 3:59:00 PM

 

More jewels [in my opinion] for the Referential Contest............

Figure Fusion by Robb Kopp


Enchanted sequins move with laser precision
Sensationally choreographed pyrometrics dance
Mystifying wingless flight of earthbound spirits
Steadily intensifying blurred colors streak by
Blades defy gravity suspended on breaths




Fly bu Julia Cheng

May you have wings to delight in lands feared by men
and eyes cut finer than a diamond

Curiosity that remains forever fierce and young
A spirit humble, relentless and strong

and on the bleakest

heart-breaking winter nights

always find
a welcome home
in a freshly warm
mound of dung


I Dream of You by David Smalling




What shall I see when I see a picture of you
Frame against rainbow of eternity?
I dream of you ... upon the canvas of my heart ...
Will your eyes melt the snowflakes, do they
Like the sea glisten with the glow of hidden pearls
Are your ears to be the pomegranates of my tongue
And how shall your lips taste to me?
I have dreamt of sweet pineapples, or mangoes
Or some cool sweet thing red with passion
Inflaming the skin
The first otaheite apple of the season.
When you smile, do your lips move like a palm
Slowly yielding to the joy of the wind
And shall dance from sip to sip a hummingbird
Longing to enter the deep throated flower?
I want to see you delicious as happiness
To hold you in the perfect pear of my heart
Where sunrise lingers long, and night is like a song.
My spirit longs to cuddle you and build my nest
Upon the cushion of your brimming breasts.
O but the night has long, long miles to cross
And spirit glees while flesh counts the distant cost.


Scenery to Paint by Sydney Beck



Every day we  reviewed them in  parade attitude
Along the Snake River in the Tetons’ solitude,
Or at attention on the banks of  the Volga
In  the infinite taiga  -

In neat ranks along river terraces
Warm dark  firs mixed with yellow acer,
All with the wind slowly leaning,
Their branches  across the river-ice signalling

To great endless squadrons of their fellows :     
In spring with  their  full  flowers  - yellows :
An army in a gold and topaz uniform
Ready and waiting for orders  to fall in and conform ;

And in fall with their rich golden foliage
Always polished and  ready for duty with courage. 
In poor soil, in tough climate,  these were heroes
Prepared for all their tomorrows.

Each morning  we watched “Reveille” parade
In the dawn’s early light; and the evening shade
Gave  “taps”  for that  heroic multitude -
The  taiga’s  topaz army,  in  golden solitude.



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  1. Date: 7/24/2013 7:38:00 AM
    What happend to the referential contest Debbie ? I don't see anything up yet ?

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  1. Date: 7/2/2013 9:20:00 AM
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful pieces of poetry with us. Yes I did enjoy these gems. love phyl

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  1. Date: 6/30/2013 8:09:00 PM
    Deb,I am just coming here quickly to tell you that I think it's really cool of you to post faves. it reminds of when I did my fave contest! will try to see these later. I read what you had said back to me in the other blog. The way you put it, yes, the contest is easy that way. I was thinking you had meant us also to at least catch the essence of the poem we were writing about! And that is a more complex thing!

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/1/2013 11:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    write what ever comes to mind after reading verse [x] and just make a note on the bottom what word or line helped bring your verse forth! It can also be a mood in general evoked by the other poet in their verse.
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 3:00:00 PM
    Yup Syd is COOL, he IS a teacher of English!! Nice nice person as well!

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  1. Date: 6/30/2013 2:38:00 PM
    I really liked the one by Sidney, particularly the interesting use of vocabulary, acer for maple for example. He never names what I presume are aspens or poplars.

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  1. Date: 6/30/2013 11:17:00 AM
    I have a lot of fav poems fewer poets who consistently inspire me Craig, and of the LONG list of fav poems I'm trying to pick shorter ones so I can highlight more poets!

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  1. Date: 6/30/2013 11:14:00 AM
    You are a wonderful writer Su, and so skilled on the technical aspects, when I don't even know the grammar rules of when to use a :, or a ;, or a -- I need to study your work!

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 6/30/2013 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Maybe it is the mood I am in today, but "Fly" is the one that tickled me pink...;-) Thanks for the accolades, Debbie. You have taught me a lot as well.
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 6/30/2013 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I ma far from perfect. It is just a legacy from my late Dad. I nearly failed English as a subject and all I got for Christmas that year was a dictionary ..... Do you think that he wished to tell me something :-). If I were a rich women, I would install spell check and grammar check (both UK and USA) for English and Afrikaans... Love, Su
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 9:49:00 AM
    <3 every one you have posted thus far, Debbie, it makes me feel small in my efforts to compose a poem of these magnitude - a daunting task indeed. Love, Su

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 6/30/2013 3:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Still hovering.... lol. I see that you have not lost your touch, Ruben. O ;-)
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 6/30/2013 11:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello, Suzette!! How are you? : )
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 6:16:00 AM
    Thanks for sharing these talented writes!

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  1. Date: 6/30/2013 5:57:00 AM
    David Smalling is [I believe] L'nass Shango, Shango is the orisha of force and war in the Santeria faith symbolized by the 2 headed ax. ;) [Done my research I have, just as I am Aleezabet to many David is Shango, I'm not sure what the L'nass part meants but L, le, la is usually "the']

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 9:32:00 PM
    I feel "guilty" for my "subjective" comment on your previous blog ... So, Im not going to say that these examples are superb!! : D Im still working on my poem...

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 6/30/2013 5:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL now don't you be shy, keep working!
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 7:03:00 PM
    All of these works are outstanding. David Smalling, is a wordsmith to say the least. He penned a series of poems called "Letters written in fetters" to his son, all 7 are brilliant and rich in language!

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 6:54:00 PM
    I want all of us to think about the gifts EACH of us is giving by sharing their poetry with us! Thanks Carrie for appreciating the intent!

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 6:44:00 PM
    I'll say it again,....there is such talent among Poetry Soup, so many are gifted beyond description. Each person is drawn to a different style, a different poem, a different poet, for their own personal reasons. There is something special to draw inspiration from every day, ....the hardest task you have given us is choosing just one to refer to.

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 6:14:00 PM
    Nope Cher but I will go make myself familiar with her work! ;) You are a 'becoming!' who knows Shakespeare may take a back seat to YOU!

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 4:37:00 PM
    My itty-bitty poem is quickly beginning to pale in this company...

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 6/30/2013 8:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    the one about crickets? that itty bitty poem remains one of my favorites of them all!!!
    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 6/29/2013 4:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cher...Do you remember Moonbee Canady?...She is back on the soup and I have posted a blog welcoming her

My Past Blog Posts

 
I got 'splaining to Do!
Date Posted: 7/7/2014 11:03:00 AM
Sijo
Date Posted: 6/14/2014 3:42:00 PM
Tincture - A Fine Magazine
Date Posted: 6/5/2014 3:22:00 PM
Smart and Small, Yet Says it All
Date Posted: 6/1/2014 5:42:00 PM
I'm Waiting!!
Date Posted: 5/27/2014 8:22:00 PM
Help Me
Date Posted: 5/17/2014 12:40:00 PM
Last Call Anyone Else want help? Spring haiku Contest
Date Posted: 5/13/2014 11:37:00 AM
Some Good Advise
Date Posted: 5/9/2014 3:21:00 PM
Andrea Dietrich, Joanne Grisetti, Susan Burch
Date Posted: 4/14/2014 9:17:00 AM
A Ghost Hunt by Jack Horne
Date Posted: 4/9/2014 5:32:00 PM
Intro to a VERY Friendly Publisher
Date Posted: 4/6/2014 5:17:00 PM
Thoughts on Faith
Date Posted: 3/29/2014 7:07:00 PM
God, Spring, Resurrection & Reincarnation
Date Posted: 3/21/2014 7:49:00 PM
What did you look like at Five?
Date Posted: 3/12/2014 9:00:00 PM
Writing, Writing, Writing
Date Posted: 3/6/2014 2:02:00 PM
Susan Burch [Black Eyed Susan]
Date Posted: 2/28/2014 12:24:00 PM
Five MONTHLY Poetry Magazine
Date Posted: 2/26/2014 2:21:00 PM
Haibun
Date Posted: 2/11/2014 10:41:00 AM
The Crown Polished
Date Posted: 2/6/2014 6:24:00 PM
The LAST Jewel in the Crown the 7th Sonnet
Date Posted: 2/5/2014 10:16:00 AM
6th Jewel in the Crown
Date Posted: 2/4/2014 9:14:00 AM
6 th Sonnet Crown
Date Posted: 1/31/2014 3:45:00 PM
Onward to the Fourth Jewel in the Crown
Date Posted: 1/28/2014 3:23:00 PM
Contest by Invitation Only
Date Posted: 1/21/2014 8:50:00 PM
How BIG Do I Have to Put IT
Date Posted: 1/20/2014 6:34:00 PM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
7/12/2014The Clarity of EyeSonnetuplifting,visionary,
7/11/2014Shattered StagesVerseloss,
7/4/2014Debbie's Rhyme SchemaVersefun,
7/1/2014Moonlight KissesGhazalsea,
6/25/2014SomnabulantSijonature,
6/24/2014Going DownLimericklust,
6/24/2014Dick's PickLimerickgirlfriend,
6/24/2014PenanceVersefaith,
6/17/2014Lord Harry's FrontLimerickfunny,gender,
6/13/2014Sea SawVersesea,
6/10/2014Dream CatchersSijoappreciation,change,
6/9/2014Glass BellsFree versebeauty,
6/7/2014The Virgin, the Villian and the Black DogSonnetlost love,
6/2/2014Munch's Moon Verselonely,longing,
5/18/2014Smiling CharmedVersetime,
5/17/2014The Day's MourningTerzanellebereavement,
5/16/2014blonde bombshellSenryudeath,
5/16/2014I See Your ShellTerza Rimaabuse,introspection,sad l
5/15/2014AwashTerzanellenature,sad,
5/15/2014Picture PerfectVersebeauty,
5/15/2014Sunset ComplimentDizainbeauty,
5/7/2014MacCool's ToolLimerickallusion,humor,
5/2/2014The Red TideKyriellechildhood,violence,war,wi
4/30/2014Antique KnightsGhazalcar,cool,
4/22/2014Blood MoonCoupletchange,death,eulogy,
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My Photos


Fav Poems

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Poem TitleFormCategories
GodFree verselife,mystery,
Hard TimesCowboycowboy-western,family,fun
For Things Once CountedRhymeintrospection,loss,uplift
PetalVerselove,
Defender of the WastesFree verseart,life,parody,world,
BirthImagismchildhood,life
this is why i woo wordsVerseart,inspirational,philoso
ForbearFree versesad,
BelongingsRhymeloss,love,mother,peacewor
Gold FeverFree versefaithfaith,political,
SplatteredI do not know?life
EchoQuatrainlost lovewords,love,
Bells (after Poe)Lyricpassion
Respectfully, Emily DickinsonLyricintrospection
Give the End Back to the BeginningFree versededication,faithme,
The Bruised and Rotting PearCoupletfaith,hope
flyFree verseanimals
ABC's for a Young CaptainABClife
Not Entirely About Living In New YorkFree verselifeworld,light,light,
WoodcutterI do not know?warold,old,
DreamsFree versefaith,forgiveness
A Feed of ChipsNarrativefunny
Weep O WillowsVersedeath
Harlem BluesFree verseblack-african amerchildre
Summers EverlastingFree versenostalgia
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Fav Poets

PoetCountry 
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Deirdre Omaidin Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Andrew Crisci United States Flag United States Read
Jim Fish United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Nigel Fawcett Italy Flag Italy Read
L'nass Shango United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
Chris D. Aechtner Canada Flag Canada Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Sidney Beck Russian Federation Flag Russian Federation Read
Sami Al-khalili Canada Flag Canada Read
Charlotte Puddifoot United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Cyndi MacMillan Canada Flag Canada Read
T Wignesan _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
sharon Winter United States Flag United States Read
Michael Smith United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read