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  1. Date: 12/31/2013 9:24:00 PM
    Sorry. I was drunk earlier, but I still meant what I said (if anyone even saw it lol). TEAM CRAIG! What fools these mortals be...*le sigh*

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  1. Date: 12/31/2013 2:39:00 PM
    Okay, one more thing and I'll shut the heck up...On the subject of arrogance vs. humility (which I need a lot more of) here is a quote from my dad's lifelong friend at his funeral: "He was the most humble man I ever knew, but he didn't KNOW he was humble, because if he had known he was humble, then he would not have been humble anymore" Yes indeed...

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  1. Date: 12/31/2013 1:10:00 PM
    Hmmm...Georgio mentioned below that he is encouraging 'true poets' to compose in partial-language...Hey Mr. V, how bout partial-english? My native language by the way...I guess I need poetry lessons like Catie (I assume you will be the instructor?) Come on back Craig...You gonna leave me as the lone political conservative on the Soup?

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  1. Date: 12/30/2013 1:38:00 AM
    it's almost new year.. in times of love and war, shall we call a truce and let this simmer a bit?.. i'm waiting...

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  1. Date: 12/30/2013 12:21:00 AM
    Craig!! This is so unfair, my friend. I'm sending a big hug. You'll be back soon.

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  1. Date: 12/29/2013 5:12:00 PM
    I would like to see this kind of challenge; but no one leave the site! For heaven's sake. Just write! No one is better than anyone else here. Chris D would be the perfect judge.

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  1. Date: 12/29/2013 10:17:00 AM
    It would be a great loss for me too..not for the site only..For any of you to leave..If you two join forces with maybe some others who have great knowledge re certain forms..Maybe we can have a group of tutors instead of moderators..How about a hug for friends?' ) : )

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  1. Date: 12/29/2013 10:04:00 AM
    Craig..If you or Giorgio had to leave..It would be a great loss for this site .So the challenge would be for both of you to shake hands .I can learn so much from both of you..So Happy new year to both and tnks for sharing yr talent here with us.Both you and him!!

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  1. Date: 12/29/2013 9:29:00 AM
    Craig, let the lonely King sit in his aloneness and praise himself. No good ever comes of that. He will learn.... yet, even in your challenge, or acceptance of it... I do see your attempt at friendship and mending the fences. Keep it light guys! Love and hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 12/29/2013 9:04:00 AM
    Craig, I was going to soupmail you, but I will just post a message here. Please, Craig, just let this drop. A person's work SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. Everyone on this site can chose to do what they want with their contests. If we are unhappy, we just don't join...that's all. We can't MAKE them change the way they do things. I have basically stopped joining contests. It's just too competitive and nerve wracking. There are some I might join in the future, but I will NOT set myself up for failure. It is inevitable that some poetry will speak to us more than others. I admire your work. It always speaks to me. No good will come of this. It never has, it never will. Nothing will change. Just let it be XO

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  1. Date: 12/29/2013 1:05:00 AM
    Oooo! A high stakes challenge. This is exciting, a way to keep it real. Enough talk, bring on the action. But who would be the panel of judges? How can the judging be neutral on a site that is rife with favoritism? Just for an example, a knowledgeable, world-class judge, automatically looks beyond meter, beyond forced-rhyme, and searches for cohesive word-choice, for layered substance, for a merging of subjective and concrete imagery, etc, etc.

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  1. Date: 12/28/2013 10:39:00 PM
    *.* I Love A Good Challenge. I Just Have To Find My Slingshot, So 'WE' Can Make It Fair....Haha, Can't Wait To See The Ghost In A Post Accept, Your Consequences (* Love John

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Contest
Date Posted: 7/26/2015 7:11:00 AM
Suliyaki Contest
Date Posted: 7/24/2015 5:50:00 PM
New Contest
Date Posted: 7/22/2015 4:18:00 PM
Gran Torino
Date Posted: 6/25/2015 8:02:00 PM
Name of Horses by Donald Hall
Date Posted: 6/21/2015 7:54:00 AM
New Contest
Date Posted: 6/11/2015 3:14:00 PM
Craig Cornish
Date Posted: 6/3/2015 4:10:00 PM
Passing
Date Posted: 12/15/2014 1:34:00 PM
Birches by Robert Frost
Date Posted: 11/30/2014 12:39:00 PM
Mama's Letter We Need Smiles
Date Posted: 11/12/2014 7:20:00 AM
In Honor of a Lost Poet
Date Posted: 11/9/2014 7:40:00 AM
Chopped I
Date Posted: 11/1/2014 12:31:00 PM
Kevin Kern Responded (Lyrics)
Date Posted: 10/31/2014 9:45:00 AM
For Whom Do We Write
Date Posted: 10/23/2014 4:27:00 PM
A Heads Up
Date Posted: 10/18/2014 1:48:00 PM
Lyrics Contest Judged
Date Posted: 9/27/2014 4:25:00 PM
You Were There
Date Posted: 9/21/2014 12:54:00 PM
Lyric Contest Judged
Date Posted: 9/1/2014 12:48:00 PM
Something Special
Date Posted: 8/27/2014 9:05:00 PM
Special Stuff
Date Posted: 8/18/2014 4:18:00 PM
Lauren Bacall
Date Posted: 8/12/2014 8:10:00 PM
Inspired By Our Rose
Date Posted: 8/10/2014 9:07:00 AM
Contest Edits
Date Posted: 7/13/2014 2:30:00 PM
Goethe Stanza Contest Judged
Date Posted: 7/11/2014 10:41:00 AM
Our Cover Girl !!
Date Posted: 7/7/2014 4:53:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
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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