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About Isaiah Zerbst
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Bloggers Photo       I started writing poetry in February of 2012; getting started by writing poems for a story I was writing, and I have been writing them ever since. I enjoy learning more about the intricacies of poetry, and watching as my poetic skills gradually increase. I have been having a blast trying out some of the different forms here on The Soup and chatting with many people that share a common interest.

        I wrote my first real short story when I was twelve; quickly finding out that I enjoyed writing, although I was not very good at it. I attended a writing class for a year, which drastically improved my writing skills and helped me to more accurately transfer my thoughts to the page. Of course, this helps a lot with poetry too.
        One of my favorite authors is G. A. Henty; if someone said that my work was nearly as good as his, then I would consider myself a successful author, (although it is not there yet). I have also been influenced somewhat by the writings of Gilbert Morris and Howard Pyle.
        My goal in writing is to provide wholesome Christian stories and poems that will be helpful to whoever reads them; stories that promote Christian character, virtue, and reliance upon God. This is the reason that I often include scripture passages and prayers in my work.
        I am very thankful that I have been raised in a Christian home, and that Jesus  is the Lord of my life. This may come as a surprise to some, but I would not be  the author that I am today without Jesus, as He has provided a whole new perspective to my life.
        I also enjoy playing and writing music (many times for poems that I or a friend have written); I play mostly piano, acoustic guitar, and fiddle. 

        Thank you for reading! I hope my poems can be a source of blessing and encouragement.
        Isaiah Zerbst

Irish Poems Blog

Blog Posted:1/18/2013 5:17:00 PM
Hi folks,
Here is a new contest I have created. Hopefully the guidelines get your wheels spinning and a great poem begins to form. You can enter the contest at the contest page. I am looking forward to reading your entries. Have a great day!

SponsorIsaiah Zerbst
Contest NameIrish Poems                   
Deadline2/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Note From SponsorNo updates yet...
Contest Description

What to Submit:      

        1 original, poem on the theme of Ireland, or Green Beans, or the Colour green; since Saint Patrick's Day is coming up soon, and many of you seem to be anxious for spring to arrive. You are only required to mention one of the three above in your entry, but you may use all of them if you so desire. This move would get you extra points, but if it seems like they were crammed in without art, you just blew it!    Smoke.

        You get extra points for humour too, but only if it is clean. Minimum of three verses. Any form is acceptable. No names on entries please. Have fun!


First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory

4th- 10th
Honorable Mentions

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  1. Date: 1/21/2013 12:28:00 PM
    Welcome to our soup family.Hope yoy have nany entries full of evergreen Irish land..peas in a pod..guinness and leprachauns B-)

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  1. Date: 1/19/2013 2:42:00 AM
    I will be meeting up with a lot of Irish folk next week , I hope I can get some inspiration from them xx

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    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst Date: 1/20/2013 5:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, I'm fairly sure Irish folk are inspiring.
  1. Date: 1/19/2013 12:50:00 AM
    I love your idea! and hey, you sure have a nice cowboy look going on!

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    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst Date: 1/20/2013 5:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you and thank you. I suppose I am sort of a real cowboy, since I have owned and cared for cattle for years now. I even wear jeans and western shirts a lot. Hardly ever wear the hat though.
  1. Date: 1/18/2013 8:59:00 PM
    well I'm intrigued, will see if the inspiration is with me

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    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst Date: 1/20/2013 5:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Intrigued is a good place to be. I think inspiration actually comes from it in some cases.
  1. Date: 1/18/2013 7:58:00 PM
    From what I've seen Isaiah you're among the best new talents here and your flexibility in many forms is awesome---fun to have you and thanks for joining the fam!! Don't know what it is (yes I do ) but poets with country roots have a great take on life!

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    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst Date: 1/20/2013 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow Craig! Thanks so much for taking the time to write this meaningful comment. I appreciate it very much that you went out of your way to be a blessing. Blessings in return.
  1. Date: 1/18/2013 6:51:00 PM
    Nice to meet you, Isaiah! Im not writing but perhaps Saint Patrick "can" unblock me! : ) Good idea. Ruben.

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    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst Date: 1/20/2013 5:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks. Hopefully it does work.
  1. Date: 1/18/2013 6:09:00 PM
    Roger that! I love Ireland! You look so handsome full face and so young! ;)

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    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst Date: 1/20/2013 5:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Haha! Thanks Debbie!

My Past Blog Posts

Cowboys- Aint that Excitin'?
Date Posted: 9/14/2014 9:53:00 PM
The Modern Tennysons
Date Posted: 9/14/2014 9:47:00 PM
The Scrolls are Filled!
Date Posted: 8/16/2014 1:43:00 PM
The Lady of Shalott
Date Posted: 8/16/2014 1:42:00 PM
Fill up a Scroll!
Date Posted: 7/28/2014 6:43:00 PM
Poems from Paradise - Really!
Date Posted: 7/22/2014 11:58:00 PM
The Patriotic Poems Are Here!
Date Posted: 7/13/2014 10:34:00 PM
A Poem in Paradise
Date Posted: 7/13/2014 10:29:00 PM
To My Happy Legionaires
Date Posted: 6/30/2014 10:16:00 PM
Send them Marching!
Date Posted: 5/31/2014 8:51:00 PM
Here Are the Distant Thoughts!
Date Posted: 5/31/2014 8:05:00 PM
Many, Many Dreams
Date Posted: 5/26/2014 12:31:00 AM
You're Invited! Distant Thoughts
Date Posted: 5/26/2014 12:28:00 AM
Beginning "A Dream" Contest
Date Posted: 5/11/2014 12:33:00 AM
A Daydream- Finalists!
Date Posted: 5/10/2014 11:39:00 PM
A Daydream- Update
Date Posted: 4/30/2014 10:30:00 AM
Invitation to "A Daydream"
Date Posted: 4/24/2014 6:01:00 PM
Announcing... Robin Hood!
Date Posted: 3/21/2014 3:06:00 PM
New Competition- Ruth
Date Posted: 2/19/2014 10:50:00 AM
Juliet In Verse - Concluded
Date Posted: 2/17/2014 6:35:00 PM
Date Posted: 1/28/2014 2:46:00 PM
"Let It Snow" Contest Has Been Judged!
Date Posted: 1/28/2014 12:23:00 PM
Let It Snow 2
Date Posted: 12/27/2013 1:39:00 PM
Let It Snow 1
Date Posted: 12/27/2013 1:29:00 PM
Pharaohs and Pharaohesses
Date Posted: 12/26/2013 12:19:00 PM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/22/2014Fondest MemoriesLyricfirst love,friend,happine
9/10/2014I Leave You A KissCoupletabsence,farewell,feelings
9/8/2014A Poem of RuthIambic Pentameterbible,bio,devotion,faith,
9/8/2014The LighthouseTerza Rimaboat,dedication,rain,sea,
8/25/2014Faith, Hope, LoveTankabible,christian,jesus,lov
8/24/2014The Morning MistOttava rimahappiness,life,metaphor,t
8/24/2014Where Frozen Embers Still BurnRhymeallegory,bible,christian,
8/22/2014The Lily Maid of AstolatRhymedevotion,farewell,first l
8/22/2014I See Your Face in the OceanRhymebeach,beauty,christian,mu
8/22/2014Quote On LifeFree verseinspiration,life,upliftin
6/8/2014The Life I LoveMonorhymebeauty,flower,sea,sun,you
6/7/2014The Forest BeckonsRhymecreation,fairy,fantasy,im
5/16/2014Without YouRispettoabsence,assonance,break u
5/1/2014Like Angels' Tears - QuaternQuaternangel,girl,rain,spring,wi
4/29/2014Complications of CharitySonnetaddiction,bible,community
3/27/2014Every Rose Has Its ThornRhymeallegory,garden,introspec
3/26/2014My Old BucketLimerickholiday,humor,humorous,ir
3/25/2014Will You Think of Me Once In a WhileVillanelleabsence,bereavement,daugh
3/25/2014Lake LouiseSonnetassonance,beauty,creation
3/12/2014A Sly TeaserLimerickfunny,humorous,life,peopl
3/6/2014Admiral Lord NelsonCoupletcourage,england,freedom,h
3/6/2014The Indentured Logger- Swap QuatrainQuatrainabuse,anger,bullying,fare
2/20/2014Whispers of LightRhymeangel,child,girl,journey,
2/13/2014Peaches and CreamQuatrainbeauty,first love,flower,
2/5/2014My FrieslandSonnetbeach,devotion,flower,hap

My Photos

Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
You Took My PlaceRhymedevotion,faith,religion,
Help LordRhymefaith,inspirational,relig
Summer Comes With SnowDramatic Verse (Verse Drama)devotion,love,
haiku 6Haikunature,
FriendshipLight Poetryfriendship
Have You Looked up at The Sky TodayCoupletbeautiful,life,uplifting,
A Sonnet For EduardoSonnetlost love,
Just a note-Humbleness is a virtueRhymecaregiving,
The Garden of Adonis LyricsRhymelyric,song,
Rabbits on the ArkRhymeanimal,bible,
Butterfly KissesRhymebutterfly,kiss,
Changing SkyPantoumnature,sky,
Meet Me Half WayLyricabsence,beach,emotions,ro
A Sleepless Night TrioletTrioletsleep,
Not So Long AgoLyricdevotion,faith,love,
WRITTEN IN THE SANDHeroic Coupletsanalogy,introspection,
Dancing With DaddyRhymedad,dance,daughter,dream,
Summer CloudsQuintain (English)sky,
Treasures of My SoulRhymebaby,granddaughter,joy,lo
Autumn's BreathFree verseautumn,beauty,nature,
What Easter Means To MeRhymefaith,forgiveness,holiday
A Fairy's FantasyFree versefairy,fantasy,
The Shy RoseQuatrainbeauty,garden,night,rose,
Tale Of A MermaidFree versefantasy,
The Sounds of WhiteFree versecolor,

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