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Deborah Guzzi is a healing facilitator specializing in Japanese Shiatsu and Reiki. She writes for Massage and Aromatherapy publications. She travels the world to expand her knowledge of healing and seeking writing inspiration. She has walked the Great Wall of China and visited Nepal (during the civil war), Japan, Egypt (two weeks before “The Arab Spring”), Peru, and France (during December’s terrorist attacks).

Her poetry appears in Magazines: here/there: poetry in the UK, Existere - Journal of Arts and Literature in Canada, Tincture in Australia, Cha: Asian Literary Review, Hong Hong, China, Latchkey Tales in New Zealand, Vine Leaves Literary Journal in Greece, mgv2>publishing in France, and Travel by the Book, Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal, Emerge Literary Journal, and others in the USA. 

 


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 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

 
Mslexia Magazine
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Prose Poetry
Date Posted: 4/15/2015 8:14:00 AM
Oh Those Pesky WORDS!
Date Posted: 4/7/2015 9:43:00 AM
Self Editing
Date Posted: 4/1/2015 4:46:00 PM
POETRY in FREE VERSE
Date Posted: 3/31/2015 5:43:00 PM
A Guide to Free Verse
Date Posted: 3/29/2015 4:31:00 PM
Traditional haiku CONTEST Results
Date Posted: 3/12/2015 4:41:00 PM
Spring haiku Lessons for the Interested
Date Posted: 3/9/2015 4:50:00 PM
Clockwise Cat
Date Posted: 3/4/2015 10:23:00 AM
The Limerick Funny for Today
Date Posted: 2/22/2015 10:15:00 AM
Limericks Rock!
Date Posted: 2/17/2015 12:01:00 PM
Really UNHAPPY
Date Posted: 1/23/2015 2:10:00 PM
Global Secret Santas
Date Posted: 12/4/2014 2:31:00 PM
What Does the X in Xmas Stand For?
Date Posted: 12/2/2014 11:56:00 AM
Peace Through Understanding Using Poetry & Art
Date Posted: 11/12/2014 3:54:00 PM
Chan Hurst
Date Posted: 11/8/2014 9:07:00 AM
The World is FULL of Good Books
Date Posted: 11/6/2014 8:44:00 AM
Things That Make You Go Hmmm
Date Posted: 10/11/2014 10:48:00 PM
The Power and Peril of Punctuation
Date Posted: 10/9/2014 8:49:00 AM
Aiming for Poetry as an ART
Date Posted: 10/4/2014 2:19:00 PM
More, More, More
Date Posted: 9/30/2014 5:22:00 PM
Published Poetry of the 21st Century [not mine]
Date Posted: 9/28/2014 2:41:00 PM
HELP the Meow Meow Pussycats!!!
Date Posted: 9/8/2014 3:54:00 PM
What Does Debbie Sound Like???
Date Posted: 8/29/2014 11:53:00 AM
Eunoia Review
Date Posted: 8/23/2014 7:58:00 AM

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4/3/2015 Mother's Days Acrosticmother,
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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
God Free verselife,mystery,
Hard Times Cowboycowboy-western,family,fun
For Things Once Counted Rhymeintrospection,loss,uplift
Petal Verselove,
Defender of the Wastes Free verseart,life,parody,world,
Birth Imagismchildhood,life
this is why i woo words Verseart,inspirational,philoso
Forbear Free versesad,
Belongings Rhymeloss,love,me,mother,
Gold Fever Free versefaithfaith,political,
Splattered I do not know?life
Echo Quatrainlost lovewords,love,
Bells (after Poe) Lyricpassion
Respectfully, Emily Dickinson Lyricintrospection
Give the End Back to the Beginning Free versededication,faithme,
The Bruised and Rotting Pear Coupletfaith,hope
fly Free verseanimals
ABC's for a Young Captain ABClife
Not Entirely About Living In New York Free verselifeworld,light,light,
Woodcutter I do not know?warold,old,
Dreams Free versefaith,forgiveness
A Feed of Chips Narrativefunny
Weep O Willows Versedeath
Harlem Blues Free verseblack-african amerchildre
Summers Everlasting Free versenostalgia
EASTER IVY Narrativefriendshipeaster,,cousin,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
End of days Rhymeinspirational,lifeme,war,
Past-Life Nightmare Narrativemystery,autumn,
I dream of you (to JEW) Free verseimagination,lovenight,swe
jellyfish back strophe Imagismallegory,nature,on writin
Disposable Wisdom Rhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
Loneliness Rhymeintrospection,life
Remission (In Memory of William Watt). Elegybrother,death,nostalgiawo
The Day That Died Forever Free verseadventure,angst,art,confu
Heritage Quatrainadventure,cowboy-western,
Summer Matinee Narrativebrother,me,
The Moon and I I do not know?hope,life,love,nature,pea
Seeking, Searching Free verseimaginationlove,
BEFORE SPRING CAME Narrativeadventure,animals,childho
Pledge Sonnetdevotion
Wild Cherries Free versechildhood,devotion,nature
Words from the Oracle Layallegory,philosophy
Science Free verse 
Mona Lisa resembles Chokaart
AND WITH MERRIEST SPIRIT Quintain (English)faith,father,holiday,insp
Cotton-Pickin' Paradise Versechildhood,life,nostalgia,
Where The Sycamore Grew Free verseautumn,family,house,life,
Larks Free versedeath,devotion,imaginatio
Big Bang Limerickfunny,science,
winter (do not forget among the loss of flowers) me Free verse 
Let I do not know?loveme,me,
He Was Smoking Hot I do not know?funny
Alabaster Night Free versenature,sea,
Haunted Orb Haikufantasy,nature
This Night Sonnet 
Tombstones & Teacups Rhymeallegory,childhood,death,
Today Not Tomorrow Free versededication,depression,gir
Years Of The Rose Free verselost love,loveday,
The Joy that Sweetly Stays Free versehappinessjoy,
Cinder Girl Rhymelovelove,
Biography (Thesis Statement) Versehistory,life,philosophyli
Figure Fusion Verseart,sports
Dancing Bird - with video link Free verseanimals,introspection,nat
Poem for a sensuous poet Free versefantasy,on writing and wo
The Road Walked Down Through the Years Rhymelife,on writing and words
The Iceman Cometh! Rhymenostalgia
He says/ She says Narrativelife
I've seen so many Sonnetintrospectionnight,night,
Searching for Michelangelo Free verseart,hope,life,people,imag
When Madness Rides on Moonlight Sestinalovegod,light,god,life,li
Falling Stars Free versehopestar,star,
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
Before the City Wakes Sonnet 
realisation of self (War Child) Free verseme,me,
Reporting Live On The Soup (Colorado) Rhymefunnyme,me,
Late at night Lyricimaginationme,fear,me,
Reverencing Nature Balladfaith,naturenature,heart,
Dreams Coupletimagination
Simple Pleasures Rhymehappinesssummer,summer,
I Exist Pantoumintrospectionlife,me,
Leaving Madrid Blank versenostalgia,travel
Magnolia Song Free verselove,romance,
yellow bus roars through Haikuallegory,nature,places
Ethel's Remedies Rhymefunny,people
A Dream In The Mist Narrativefantasy,imagination,natur
volga 1 - 3 Prose Poetryfantasy
Mama's Cleaning Quatrainintrospection,life,mother
UPROOTING THE HEART VEINS Free verseangst,hope,mysteryme,
Revelation Free verseimagination,lifesong,epic
Sports Limerick Limerickfunny
Don't Come Free versedeath,lost love,me,
The Snowflake Italian Sonnetgirlfriend-boyfriend,roma
Love Beyond the Pale Quatraindevotion,lost love,
Jack Lyricintrospectionlife,
Night Visions Free verselost love,passion,
The Ghost That Travels Far Personificationnature
Kite Flying - Test Free verseallegory,art,imagination,
Dining with Crow Rhymeanimals
Beauty, yes Sijohope,imagination,philosop

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