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Life is an infinite continuum, feeding on its own death. Our mortality, real and imagined, lives within. We can always see these truths with a discerning eye. The mirrored images that seem like two, are but one, a parallel universe whose paths cross like a wisp of wind, we are all of one time, like prose and poems written in separate centuries, but of the same struggle. There, always there, truth never hides, except for those who don’t seek it  for fear of what they might find. From light to dark we fly in different directions though toward the same destination. What matters is what we do on our flight. Do we see the paths of leaves as they float on the pond, the reflection of the sky beyond, and the trees, who have now shed their leaves but will reflect full in the spring; beneath the leaves, the roots of the lily pads  and the stare of a wary carp who looks from his world as we do from ours? We must find time on our journey to read, play a game, or simply sit and wonder at the marvels around us, for death will come in its own time…

Contest Edits


Blog Posted:7/13/2014 2:30:00 PM

Is any other contest writer having issues with editing in the all poems stage. I used to do it all the time but now it won't allow me to. If I make a mistake and check I've read instead of move to round 2 it won't let me correct that.

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  1. Date: 8/6/2014 12:08:00 PM
    TPS does a good job and doing repairs and helping if one just contacts them..Glad that they did that for you and others..Thanks for stopping by my blog..Sara

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  1. Date: 7/14/2014 4:19:00 PM
    It is fixed, thanks TPS so you can go to all poems and move them if you want now

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  1. Date: 7/14/2014 7:12:00 AM
    Andrea, when I judge I don't use the all poems page to judge. BUT, as long as the poet has followed some guideline and/or I feel the write is worthy of a HM, even if it broke every rule (too good a poem to ignore) then I move it all to the third round .... I do almost 95% of my judging in the third round ... NONE in the second. I like the format better, readability. As I make notes, study, reread poems over and over, I change placements... sometimes a dozen times. Now, once or twice, I have missed a poem because of how I do this (thought I'd moved it over and DIDN/T) so I use the edit all to get it over to the third round. I have used it for this purpose... hmm.. maybe twice? It is handy!

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 7/15/2014 12:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I take a long time for the process too, Cyndi, I just need to figure out what you guys are talking about in that final column!! Of course, I too do most of my judging in the third round. when you say third round, you are not talking about that editing column then, are you? Usually the poets who pay attention to details are my favorites. it's rare that I find one that amazes me which also has a lot of technical problems. You can bypass second round then?? I thought Soup made that impossible to do.
  1. Date: 7/13/2014 8:23:00 PM
    craig, I went to that Edit section you are talking about just now, to see what you are using it for. it brings up server error, a big yellow page of scribbles!!!

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    Cornish Avatar Craig Cornish Date: 7/13/2014 9:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Exactly what I mean
  1. Date: 7/13/2014 8:07:00 PM
    hmmmm - all I've noticed is it's printing all new poem submissions in double spaced grrrrrrrrrrr

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 7/13/2014 8:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Deb's what are you talking about? Am I on a different system than you and Craig??
  1. Date: 7/13/2014 3:24:00 PM
    Craig, you never do anything over at the page that says ALL poem. That final column, right? They told us never to work in that one. I am always ok if I just start with Round one from the very beginning, moving everyone except the really bad ones who did not follow rules at all. Then I narrow down from round two.

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    Cornish Avatar Craig Cornish Date: 7/13/2014 9:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No, it's not editing the poem because you can not--it is editing your decision and moving on
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 7/13/2014 8:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    also, I heard several months ago never to move from the last column to round two. It's in my mind that we always were to start with round one, no matter what. What am I missing?
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 7/13/2014 8:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    what do you mean edit, though? Why would I be editing anyone's poem. That is for them to do, not me. I never got why they had that page for us. I like to just do short poetry contests and print everything out!!
    Cornish Avatar Craig Cornish Date: 7/13/2014 5:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Not true Andrea--You can't judge from that page but you were always able to edit and move to page 2--I've done it since I came

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/28/2015 Stay Sonnetstrength,
7/27/2015 Lyrics to Sukiyaki-Happy Tears Rhymesong,
7/27/2015 Faces of Loneliness Free verseloneliness,love,
7/26/2015 Essence of Barnyard Rhymefunny,
7/25/2015 Shizumanu Taiyo -Never setting Sun Free verseeulogy,
7/22/2015 No Regrets Free verselife,
7/15/2015 Trembling Hearts Sonnetlove,
7/13/2015 Two Bits Free versegames,life,
7/7/2015 Once Broken Free verselove,
7/4/2015 Menina que Passa for Eileen Free versefriendship,love,
7/4/2015 Forever Free verselove,
6/26/2015 House on Fire Free verselife,
6/25/2015 The Forgotten Marionette Free verselife,
6/24/2015 Perfect Free verselife,
6/24/2015 Eden Sonnethate,war,
6/23/2015 the stage Free verselife,
6/22/2015 The Saddest Landscape Sonnethate,
6/22/2015 shelter Tankagrandmother,nature,
6/21/2015 if there are shadows Haikufaith,
6/16/2015 The Field Free verselife,
6/14/2015 Shooting Star Quintain (English)lost love,
6/12/2015 Song Forever Sung Free verselove,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
Evening Walk Free verseintrospection,life,nature
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Why I Weep Italian Sonnetnatureme,
LONG DISTANT DREAM Rhymenature,
An Invitation to Dance Sonnetmusic,nature,
Secrets of the Stream Free verseintrospection,nature
Grandpa Coupletchildhood,loss,sadold,chi
Double Phantasy Free verseloss,mystery,sad,
Something of a Dreamer Free verselife,
Silver Strands Biolove,mother,me,silver,
Montage Poetry Lyrichappiness,history,uplifti
A Mutual passion Blank verseromance,longing,longing,l
Spring Returned Rondeauhappiness,love,people,sou
Her Name Is January Personificationimagination,nature,new ye
Wind Power Rhymenature,
Gold Star Narrativechildhood,war,war,star,bl
Circle of Life Rhymedeath,introspection,life,
If Ever Sonnetfaith,hope,inspirational,
EULOGY FOR THE ELDON GALLERY, WATERLOO Free verseart,grandmother,life,plac
Conquering Rainbows Free versefantasy,for children,me,r
The Missing Sonnetdeath,loss,
AT THE BUS DEPOT Verseallegory,
Immersion Free verseintrospection,life,me,
In Strangler's Wood Rhymedeath,
THE OLD OAK TREE Free verseautumn,life,spring,summer
Bewitched Villanellelove,passion
FIRST CHERUBIC CHANCE Lyricmystery,uplifting
Wait Raven,I am coming Free versedeath
Grandpa's Study Free versefamily,life,loss,peace,
Passing Trains in Winter Rain Rhymedepression,
The Jaded Eye Sonnetdeath,love,heart,heart,
Amongst the Dross Sonnetdepression,introspection,
Closer Free versehope,life,love,peace,blue
A Solstice Free versedeath,faith,religion,
Sunlit Ambrosia Free versedaughter,father,happiness
Tanglaw -- Light Free versededication,life,love,moth
One More Time Curtal Sonnetfamily,
Black Diamond Night Free verseintrospection,life,nature
Haste Quintain (Sicilian)faith,fear,introspection,
Cornflower Blue Free versehope,life,love,mystery,dr
Bastard Sun Personificationnature,parody,
Ballet is Poetry Free verseart,music,
SHADOWLANDS Free versedeath,faith,grief,history
SO Many Questions Quatrainromance,moon,
FLEETING VISUALS Free verseadventure,art,
LONELY Free verselife,lonely,me,people,swe
POETRY IS AN ECHO Rispettoon writing and words,me,
Poe and I Rispettolonely,lost love,
Spring's Sweet Reality Free versedream,nature,spring,dream
The Angel Inside Rhymeallegory,angel,art,beauti
Back to Lost Rhymehistory,
Kiss the Rain Quatraingirl,people,rain,romantic
A Sepia Recollection Free versefamily,grandfather,
The Old Wooden Bench Sonnetimagination,old,old,
Every now and then Lyriclove,miss you,
SYLVIA Crown of Sonnetslife,poets,writing,
Her Requiem Rhymedeath,faith,mother,
O' Middle Child Free versei love you,love,son,
And Luke Williams Has Gone Celibate Free verselove,
BOTH ACHE AND JOY Free versefarewell,how i feel,life,
Verses for Vivian Lyricdepression,
The Pooka Sonnetanimal,horror,mythology,
The Swan Free versebeautiful,romantic,wife,
Una and the Lion Monorhymeanimal,girl,happiness,inn
Sleepless Night Dramatic Verseanger,death,farewell,memo
AS FATHER IS TO HIS DAUGHTER Free versefather,introspection,word
Midsummer dance on parchment paper Free verseabsence,allegory,
Into the Gloaming Sonnetpeace,
THE OTHER-WISE Free verseart,introspection,
-----night train------ -reverse poem- Rhymegoodbye,lost love,sad lov
Mother and Child Narrativeangel,baby,beautiful,birt
Cinder Girl Rhymelovelove,
Love Poem - 29 Free verselife,love,passion,peace,w
The Universe of You Coupletautumn,beautiful,love,rai
A Tale of Fire and Ice Rhymedream,fire,love,lust,
The Soup Reich Free versesatire,slam,
Hold Back The Sun Free verselove,morning,passion,
Doorways to Yesterday Free versememory,
Mending life Free verseanalogy,
You Caught The Wind Free versedeath of a friend,nostalg
Sheol Dramatic Verseabuse,dark,evil,fantasy,f
Aftermath Free versebaby,loss,winter,
Waterloo Bridge ekphrasisart,beauty,
Facets Of Loneliness Free verseloneliness,
Love never fades Rhymelonging,love,
Recalling Her Free versegrandmother,memory,
Small Gifts Quilted with Love Ghazal 
just like juliet Free verselove,
Christmas Magic Rhymeangel,child,christmas,god
Somber Days Free verseday,november,tree,
IN THE MOOD Light Poetryadventure,woman,
Footfalls Versechildhood,farewell,
M Free versecelebration,hope,life,lov
Edinburgh Free versededication,hope,life,love
As the dust settles Free verselife,people,
In the Snowy Brightness of that Moonless Night Quintain (English)moon,new year,snow,
Queen Eileen Remembers Rhymefriendship,remember,thank
Hands Across Time Narrativeintrospection,
shades of life Free versecolor,life,

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