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I have been a part of Poetry Soup since 2009, and have made wonderful friendships, and been inspired beyond what I had could have ever imagined .  As a novice poet when I first joined up, I have learned so much, thanks to all of you.  Thank you for the many gifts of poetry, challenges, and inspirations.  But especially for the friendship and encouragement offered here. Thank you all, very much !

"How To Eat A Poem"

Blog Posted:10/25/2009 2:32:00 PM
<P>This wonderful description of how to enjoy poetry, was written by Eve Merriam...and is a favorite quote of mine, one I felt&nbsp;worthy to&nbsp;share with my Soup Friends.&nbsp;In other words, she is telling us to dig in, savor&nbsp;a poem, enjoy each word,&nbsp;it's a gift that feeds the soul!&nbsp; </P> <P>"How to Eat a Poem&nbsp;"____ </P> <P>Don't be polite.&nbsp;---- Bite in.&nbsp;----Pick up with your fingers and lick the juice that may run down your chin.&nbsp;----It is ready and ripe now, whenever you are.----You do not need a knife or fork or spoon or plate or napkin or tablecloth.----For there is no core&nbsp;-- or stem-or rind&nbsp;--or pit--or seed&nbsp;--or skin to throw away.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P>
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  1. Date: 11/28/2009 6:34:00 AM
    Hello members of Soupers .. i couldnt agree more yet i wonder if this site brlong to a religious groups? or cause sometimes i feel art free .... so whats the limit as i can see from few comments seems poet should uphold virtue/ and if that so then there is no freedom ... well i just wonder if anyone can tell me directly best regard Isa

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  1. Date: 11/13/2009 4:43:00 PM
    ahhhhhh yummy as you are in your sweet mind! THANKS for all your support! Light & Love

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  1. Date: 11/3/2009 9:39:00 AM
    And NO CARBS!!!!!!!!! That's delicious. God Bless. Vince

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  1. Date: 11/2/2009 6:24:00 PM
    funny poem, Love it!!

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  1. Date: 10/27/2009 1:59:00 PM
    Yes, I agree, some very yummy poems to savour each day on the soup... and what a lovely pic of you and your best friend...

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  1. Date: 10/27/2009 2:18:00 AM
    Som very tasty poetryhere everyday Carrie.Rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 10/26/2009 6:30:00 PM
    what a inspiration to follow by too carrie congrats on your continued sucess here in the soup and thanks for the many kind comments enjoyed the read keep up the great blogs too nice picture also

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  1. Date: 10/26/2009 3:58:00 AM
    Beautiful and delightful blog Carrie. Thank you for sharing a bite with us. Love, Carol

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  1. Date: 10/26/2009 2:55:00 AM
    Dear Carrie i love the way you make us eat all your wonderful poems,i can see how you are inspired so wonderfully,it runs in the family as they say,and Carrie,woderful is the place you re describing,the place where you live,there;s nothing better than being able to enjoy countryside and mountains..,thanks for sharing a bit of you with us,and by the way i cant not say it,that dog is adorable....cont with your marvellous writes so i can eat another poem:)Charma

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  1. Date: 10/25/2009 8:08:00 PM
    I like to go back for seconds and thirds, too. I judge poetry by the number of times I read it. If the first read goes well, I'll read a second, since I got the meter and rhyme acclimated to the mindset. If the second goes well, I read it a third to get into the mind of the author and any reads after that is for the pure pleasure it lends to my day. Carrie (I believe we've crossed trails a few times before) this is really a good analogy and food for thought... he! he! Thanks for this. ~<><

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  1. Date: 10/25/2009 5:55:00 PM
    Hi Carrie. I read your biography and it is amazingly similar to mine. (about Dad, Southern CA, Son, love of horses :) Let's have lunch together and "Eat A Poem". Love, Iolanda

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