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MY PHILOSOPHY OF POETRY.. AND LIFE 

I do not SEEK to better describe what I am seeing but to FIND the feeling in what I am seeing! 

The goal is never greater Clarity.. The goal is always greater Connection! 

The moment you feel it, it becomes living and real.  Living is chasing moments not counting minutes.  Death is not extinguishing existence, but existing without feeling!

Color is simply a magnet that is attracted to emotion. On a color wheel, love and hate are next door neighbors.. It's a short distance to either.

Skill is finding more feeling with less words.  Brilliance is knowing when to quit.

Elaboration should only be done with a thin brush.

If beauty is feeling.. apply art first, not science or math.  If you're still painting inside the lines your soul hasn't discovered it's true voice (boxed in by others)

Children lose their imagination because some fool over valued information.

People will see what they want to see unless you tell them everything.. So stay mysterious?  Or you'll end up will only those who agree with you, finding your work Interesting.

Art is the feeling you create in the spaces between your words!

The goal is NOT a better scene.. It's a different play!

Don't write because your pen has ink.. Write because it has feeling!

Description grows dull with repeated reading.. Feeling is a flirt always appealing.

When I go to write I get excited by what I plan to neglect.  Art is NOT fair!

Make your write so obvious only the ardent seeker will find what you're hiding

  

6-Month Anniversary!


Blog Posted:8/12/2014 9:43:00 PM

Hey Soupers, 

I know that it's no big fanfare but I'm happy to be celebrating 6 months on the Soup tonight.  I've written lots of poems, placed in a few contest, learned a lot about forms, read so many awesome writes.. But the highlight has been you.  For so many I feel like I know you and we share a special part of our lives.. I'm so grateful!   God bless you all..

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  1. Date: 8/20/2014 8:35:00 AM
    It is great reading you, and knowing that you are reading my works too! Sharing inspiration is our creativity's food. Great to know you Dave! Regards, Teddy.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/21/2014 7:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Teddy, yes.. I love to read others poetry and I have definitely found inspiration in your works.. Keep up your excellent writes!
  1. Date: 8/18/2014 2:12:00 PM
    9 months for me Dave, I have to say what you given to this site is impressive and says a lot about you and your poetry, well done and keep writing my friend for you are a poet with something to say

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/19/2014 3:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Frederic, such words coming from someone I respect so deeply means the world to me.. Thank you sir!
  1. Date: 8/15/2014 5:44:00 PM
    Only six months! You shine so amazingly and are such a blessing to the soup. I guess it wasn't too much after you that I joined, I think I am on month 5. And wow I have learned A LOT in that little amount of time, and really I have you to thank for much of my lyrics, you are such a good muse and a good friend. I can't wait to celebrate your year anniversary with you, I am looking forward to every day with you here.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/17/2014 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cas, you rock and I dig your works.. Most of them anyways ;). You bring life and fire to our little bowl of soup and you give us rookies hope!
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 9:37:00 PM
    6 months is that all you have been here, seems a lot longer. Your work is outstanding, I so enjoyed writing with you, was an easy thing to do. Keep up the good work, no that's not right, keep improving at this rate and I will be reading them in book form next.....Happy Anniversary ....Seren

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/15/2014 12:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Seren, you are too sweet to me. Yeah, I've enjoyed writing with you too.. Effortless! Enjoying your works :)
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 8:57:00 PM
    I have been here three months and I am so very far behind! Please send me some of your rough drafts my friend. I'll pepper them up for you and sign off on my work too. lol All joking aside , you do marvelous work my friend, a gifted soul wielding a gifted pen!

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/15/2014 12:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Robert, you've been such a solid addition to the Soup. Your writes and comments are fantastic!
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 3:54:00 PM
    Gosh its 6 months for me too Dave and I echo your sentiment - I feel like I've been here all my life and one day i hope to write a lyric as good as yours! :-) hugs jan xxx

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/17/2014 10:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Always here for you my friend
    Allison Avatar Jan Allison Date: 8/15/2014 7:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are too kind Dave - I really value your support and your friendship:-) Hugs Jan xxx
    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Jan, you're such a special lady and we came to Soup at the same time. We've got that special connection that I cherish. Don't down play your incredible lyrics sister!
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 3:42:00 PM
    Congrats. On your sixth month anniversary..Its been my sixth year anniversary last february,and looking back ,the first six months were so good,so I know how you feel.In the firsr six months it was infatuation for this special site,all seemed so perfect.Six years after I tasted both the good and bad feeling of the site,but its still the best site.After six years its not infatuation anymore,Guess its more like love now..and that's what I wish for you along the way,plenty of love for poetry and poetrysoup site which has that family feeling,almost like home.Happt Anniversary and tnks for sharing your heart and soul through words-Charma

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 8/15/2014 11:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello back to you sweet Charma :)! and happy 6th year to you, wow you are old, haha, kidding! Me? I am 5 years and give or take a few months old....
    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Charms.. Thank you and I appreciate your perspective. My infatuation faded after a month when I had a first place finish moved to fifth and then off the winners list altogether. It was so good for me. Infatuation out of the way love took root. It's been sweet sailing since!
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 11:00:00 AM
    Happy 6 months to you, Lyric Man-- by the looks of it, you inspire so many here, and that's just been for half a year... I wish you continued inspiration for your poetry!

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nikko, thank you so much for your thoughtful words. Hope the next six months is just as fun!!
    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 8/14/2014 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi sweet Nikko : )
  1. Date: 8/13/2014 5:09:00 PM
    Happy 6 month anniversary Dave. You are a great addition to the soup. oxox Gail

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Gail, I'm so glad your back. Your beautiful poems and faith inspire me!
  1. Date: 8/13/2014 5:06:00 PM
    It sure has been a short time, but in this short time...you've accomplished more than I have tried to in the almost two years since I've been here. Some people just have that Midas touch. Glad to have you around.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wait.. Hot Velvet is humble too! I've read too much of your works to believe that..
  1. Date: 8/13/2014 4:20:00 PM
    Congratulations, Lyric man! You found your home.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andrea, it does feel good in this bowl of soup.. Thanks!
  1. Date: 8/13/2014 3:12:00 PM
    Craig's comment is great. He beat me to it, so I will mynah-bird his comment except for the "3" part, because I will be nearly 5 in December.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Chris, have patience with thus of us still in diapers ;)
  1. Date: 8/13/2014 2:57:00 PM
    David, only 6 months old and you're walking already!! I think your parents should be proud! Happy 1/2 birthday! I'll be 3 in December and I'm still stumbling LOL

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Craig, your the smartest toddler I've ever know. I'm loving the lyrics people are submitting for your current contest.
  1. Date: 8/13/2014 7:43:00 AM
    Thanks too Dave for sharing us yours..:) nice that we get all these poems to be read for free..:) God bless you..:)

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Olive, you're always so sweet and make me feel like a million dollars.. Thank you!
  1. Date: 8/13/2014 12:18:00 AM
    Congratulations! I hope the next 6 months will be just as good, as you continue to be a part of our Poetry Soup family. I have enjoyed reading your wonderful poems and writing for your contests. I know how happy you must feel to be celebrating an anniversary, Dave. On Thursday I posted a poem titled, "One Year Ago", just to celebrate my one year anniversary on the Soup.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Kelly, I read and commented on your amazing poem.. Loved it!
  1. Date: 8/12/2014 9:55:00 PM
    Congrats Dave. Glad you are on here and got to know you. You have become a good friend to me, always leaving nice comments and messages. Hope you stay on here for a long time.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Robin, you're such an encourager.. I'm glad we are friends!!

My Past Blog Posts

 
TRIP
Date Posted: 9/21/2014 3:16:00 PM
6-Month Anniversary!
Date Posted: 8/12/2014 9:43:00 PM
What Is Your POEM Most Like?
Date Posted: 8/9/2014 9:46:00 PM
Contest Of My Dreams Finalized
Date Posted: 7/15/2014 9:02:00 AM
MY CONTEST-ROUND 2
Date Posted: 7/12/2014 12:55:00 PM
SOUPMAIL
Date Posted: 6/24/2014 5:36:00 PM
TRIP
Date Posted: 6/18/2014 5:22:00 AM
FIRE update
Date Posted: 6/8/2014 6:27:00 PM
FIRE!
Date Posted: 6/4/2014 9:02:00 AM
Contest Of My Dreams Update
Date Posted: 6/2/2014 5:45:00 PM
DAVE's CRUSH!
Date Posted: 5/29/2014 8:01:00 PM
IMAGINATION Winners Posted
Date Posted: 5/27/2014 9:23:00 PM
IMAGINATION Update
Date Posted: 5/26/2014 1:28:00 PM
I TOOK A CHANCE (explained)
Date Posted: 5/19/2014 10:49:00 AM
Anniversary
Date Posted: 5/12/2014 6:09:00 PM
RED MOON CONTEST FINALIZED
Date Posted: 5/6/2014 5:39:00 PM
HELP!!!
Date Posted: 5/3/2014 9:40:00 PM
RED MOON CONTEST
Date Posted: 5/1/2014 11:37:00 PM
FOR THE CONTEST-A-HOLICS
Date Posted: 4/26/2014 8:49:00 PM
I WANTED TO READ YOUR POEM
Date Posted: 4/25/2014 11:03:00 PM
EASTER IS COMING
Date Posted: 4/20/2014 9:40:00 AM
QUESTIONS
Date Posted: 4/19/2014 11:43:00 AM
HACKED?!?
Date Posted: 4/16/2014 1:22:00 PM
MODERN FAIRY TALE
Date Posted: 3/29/2014 12:37:00 AM
MY PHILOSOPHY OF POETRY
Date Posted: 3/28/2014 1:25:00 AM

My Recent Poems

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10/19/2014RELUCTANT ATHEISTRhymegod,jesus,religion,religi
10/18/2014AROUND THE CORNERLyricdance,desire,emotions,fee
10/18/2014RIDEI do not know?beautiful,beauty,feelings
10/17/2014CHECK OUT THOSE BOOBSLyricbeautiful,beauty,cancer,g
10/16/2014BIO - LyricManLyricbeauty,bio,christian,emot
10/16/2014THE LONE SOUP IDIOTLyricbeautiful,crazy,lyric,poe
10/14/2014COOKIE MONSTERLyricchild,childhood,cute love
10/12/2014SEDUCTIONVerseart,beauty,emotions,feeli
10/12/2014MORELyricbeautiful,beauty,devotion
10/12/2014ROCK AROUND THE CLOCKVerseculture,desire,imagery,lo
10/11/2014FAR FROM DONELyricconflict,desire,emotions,
10/10/2014IM READYLyricgod,hope,introspection,je
10/8/2014I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU TODAYLyricangst,blue,break up,desir
10/7/2014OUR SECRET LOVELyriclove,remember,romance,sad
10/7/2014EVENING CHARMSLyricdream,emotions,eve,feelin
10/6/2014BREATHLESSAcrosticdesire,dream,emotions,fee
10/5/2014ECCENTRIC EYESRhymecry,death,death of a frie
10/5/2014CRAZY FOOLLyriccrazy,desire,emotions,fan
10/4/2014SPRINGAcrosticspring,
10/3/2014WHERE THE RIVER HAS BEENLyricdesire,love,river,romance
10/1/2014HOLY IS THE LAMBDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)desire,faith,feelings,god
10/1/2014POEM OF PRAISE-OLD TESTAMENTRhymeblessing,god,trust,truth,
10/1/2014DEVINE INTERVENTIONLyricfuture,god,inspiration,in
9/30/2014WHERE YOU ARELyricangel,beautiful,desire,dr
9/30/2014FOR YOU MY LOVE IS TRUELyricemotions,feelings,forgive
9/30/2014HOW TO GET TO YOULyricappreciation,emotions,fee
9/30/2014FLYING HOME TO YOULyricemotions,feelings,how i f
9/30/2014SO LONG AS PEOPLE LIKE TO CHEWLyricadventure,africa,allusion
9/29/2014DOG NAMED BLUELyricdesire,dog,dream,feelings
9/29/2014FOR THE LOVE OF WORDSLyricbooks,emotions,feelings,l
9/26/2014I'M A 3Senryuadventure,caregiving,chan
9/26/2014SILENT HEROFree versedesire,emotions,future,gr
9/26/2014BEAUTIFUL BROKENESSEthereeabsence,angst,beautiful,d
9/25/2014WILL YOU MARRY MERhymelife,loneliness,lonely,lo
9/24/2014THE LIGHTHOUSEVerseboat,nature,night,ocean,s
9/24/2014JAPANESE MAPLEChokabeautiful,creation,emotio
9/21/2014GOD'S GOING TO SET YOU FREEBalladabsence,angst,bereavement
9/20/2014WORTH THE LONGLyricbeauty,desire,dream,emoti
9/20/2014CRUEL FATERhymeangst,betrayal,conflict,c
9/19/2014A SINGLE PUZZLE PIECERhymeintrospection,life,light,
9/17/2014I REMEMBERLyricdance,desire,mystery,reme
9/16/2014THE PEN KNOWSLyricemotions,feelings,heart,i
9/16/2014DRESSED IN TONIGHT'S MOONLIGHTLyricbeautiful,beauty,dance,em
9/16/2014JUST FORGIVE MERhymeanger,angst,break up,desi
9/13/2014YOU CALL THIS POETRYRhymeangst,funny,introspection
9/12/2014BARBARALyricemotions,feelings,first l
9/12/2014SOME KIND OF LUCKLyricangst,blessing,crazy,desi
9/12/2014THE NEIGHBORHOOD NEXT TO MINERhymeangst,confusion,culture,d
9/12/2014TIME TO REAPRhymeabsence,age,dark,emotions
9/12/2014ANNABEL LEEBalladbeauty,bereavement,death,
9/11/2014ONLY MINELyricangst,emotions,feelings,l
9/11/2014I KEPT IT REALRhymebeautiful,introspection,l
9/11/2014ONE AUTUMN DAYRhymeangel,beautiful,blessing,
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9/10/2014I ALREADY HAVELyricbreak up,emotions,faith,f
9/9/2014SWEET ISLAND GIRLLyricfantasy,how i feel,intros
9/8/2014ON HALLOWEEN NIGHTRhymeabsence,angst,childhood,e
9/8/2014RAINY DAYSRhymeangel,feelings,love,magic
9/7/2014I NEED YOUR MONEYChastushkahumorous,money,nonsense,s
9/7/2014ONE AUTUMN NIGHTRhymeautumn,beautiful,first lo
9/7/2014SEE YOU SOMEWHERERhymeabsence,angst,beauty,blue
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9/2/2014MY BUICK SKYLARK-ALOUETTEVersebeauty,car,cool,desire,fe
9/2/2014SHY GUYLyricdepression,desire,dream,f
9/2/2014MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION Verseemotions,love,magic,myste
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8/31/2014A PERFECT TENSonnetappreciation,christian,de
8/31/2014TRIBUTE TO WAGAbecedarianadventure,blessing,dog,em
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8/31/2014COME HOMERhymedepression,desire,dream,f
8/27/2014RIVER WALKSenryublessing,blue,boat,celebr
8/27/2014HEAVEN'S GIFTSTankafaith,god,heaven,hope,lov
8/27/2014COMMENTSLyricabuse,anger,angst,emotion
8/25/2014WALK TO NOWHEREBalladbereavement,break up,deat
8/24/2014ONLY YOU AND MELyricdesire,emotions,feelings,
8/24/2014HOCUS POCUSLyricemotions,feelings,imagina
8/24/2014WHERE FROZEN EMBERS STILL BURNCoupletbest friend,christian,for
8/23/2014ChaosVerseabsence,anger,angst,berea
8/22/2014LETTER TO WARLyricemotions,feelings,love,ro
8/22/2014TOTALLY ADDICTEDRhymeemotions,feelings,passion
8/22/2014QUOTEFree verseart,philosophy,poetry,poe
8/22/2014I WISH I WERE HIMLyricdesire,dream,girl,i miss
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8/19/2014WIND AND LOVEBalladfeelings,love,nature,rain
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Fav Poems

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YESRhymepoetry,thank you,
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To Heal a Heart- Ilyezas Two for OneRhymecourage,
NAMESAKEAcrostictribute,
My love for youFree verseheart,i love you,
Forgotten By TomorrowFree verseblue,cry,dark,deep,loneli
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Never HopelessKyriellefaith,hope,
The Day I Saw the Earth MoveChokanature,
Measure for MeasureQuatraincorruption,earth,eulogy,p
WhereFree versefaith,
NOT ENOUGHLyricangst,faith,family,fire,l
DESTINYHaikuart,beauty,butterfly,
To Whom it may ConcernRhymewriting,
tap danceHaikunature,
TOLERANCEProse Poetrybetrayal,freedom,
FridayLight Poetrydeep,dog,humor,humorous,
MY DAY IS COMINGRhymefriendship,journey,life,
NEVER FELT SO RIGHTLyricbeautiful,longing,love,ly
Sanctuary FoundAcrostictime,
THE GIFTFree verseart,beauty,imagery,imagin
Soar Among StarsVersegrowth,
ODE TO CHANGEOde change,
A Damsel Or A CamelRhymeadventure,life,success,sy
Paradise Leaving Not A TraceRhymegrowth,heartbroken,lost l
TearsFree versedark,
Beyond The BlueFree verseabsence,
By the riverRhymebeauty,bird,mystery,natur
WORTH THE LONGLyricbeauty,desire,dream,emoti
Who Is The PoetFree versebeauty,

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