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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

George D. Leslie Contest Finalized!


Blog Posted:6/17/2013 8:53:00 PM
Thank you, all poets who wrote amazing poems for this contest! Any and all please check out the winning poems and see for yourself what a great job they did! I was pleased to see that these poems were based on such a wide selection of George's paintings that there were barely any duplicates. Everyone did a fantastic job of finding their own unique painting, and creating their own unique poem. It does not matter what placement you got; you are all winners! Please take some time to view your fellow participants' poems and leave meaningful comments. I think the work that went into this contest merits more than a mere congratulatory note.
Thank you again,
Isaiah

Medal1Sweetpeas- George Dunlop Leslie;Barbara Gorelick

Medal1In the Wizard's Garden;Joseph May

Medal1The Young Gardener;SuZ - D

Medal1Ten Minutes To Decide;Mandy Tams The Golden Girl

Medal2Potpourri;Leonora Galinta

Medal2Willow, Willow from 'Hamlet' by William Shakespeare 1564-1616;Carrie Richards

Medal2Her Woodland Charms;nette onclaud

Medal2The Fairest of All the Roses;Andrea Dietrich

Medal2George Dunlop Leslie-1400th Poem;Robert Pettit

Medal2Sun and Moon Flowers;Ronald E. Hignite

Medal2Alice in Wonderland;Luann Pfost

Medal3Frozen Out;Al Parry

Medal3 The Proposal;Richard Goss

Medal3A Shepherd Girl;Vandana Sharma

Medal3A Viking Funeral;Ralph Sergi

Medal3Nausikaa;Danielle Deason

410 Minutes to Decide;Russell Sivey

4Her First Place;Cyndi MacMillan

4In the Wizard's Garden;Heather Ober

4In Silence I Stood;craig cornish

5Roses- For George Dunlop Leslie contest;Shadow Hamilton

5Apple Dumplings: George Dunlop Leslie;Seren Roberts

5Sun and Moon Flowers, 1890;Reason A. Poteet

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  1. Date: 6/19/2013 10:56:00 AM
    Thank you so much for my win my dear friend Isaiah. Big congratulations to my fellow winners & to you as well for hosting this very inspiring contest. Thank you so much for introducing this fine painter. I love art as well, & George's paintings are gorgeous that's why I was inspired to write a poem tribute to him. Again thank you so much. Love and hugs, Leonora

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    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst Date: 6/21/2013 8:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're welcome! Glad you liked the experience.
  1. Date: 6/18/2013 8:35:00 AM
    congrats to all your winners... xox~ Linda

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  1. Date: 6/18/2013 12:30:00 AM
    Thanks for my place Isaiah, I enjoyed searching through his paintings to choose one and congratulations to everybody. xx

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    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst Date: 6/21/2013 8:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Quite welcome. Thanks for the comment!
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 11:56:00 PM
    wow, thanks so much, Isaiah. I remember reading many well written poems entered in your contest and am honored to be among these winners. It was interesting to see the paintings of this artist too!

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    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst Date: 6/21/2013 8:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for participating! I am happy that you had a good time.
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 10:01:00 PM
    Thank you so much Isaiah : .....for your giving my poem such a high placement. I really enjoyed finding this painting and imagining the story for it. I look forward to reading all the poems. SuZ

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    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst Date: 6/21/2013 8:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Like I said, your poem was certainly deserving of it!

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My Poems

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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
1/29/2014A Stone in the Cold 4Sonnetanimal,irony,pain,strengt
1/29/2014My JulietSonnetanalogy,innocence,romance
1/24/2014EmmaRhymefriend,girl,happy,name,sm
1/22/2014Peter's Prayer-- A ConstanzaRhymeangel,child,fear,storm,up
1/4/2014Folds of WhiteRhyme royalearth,flower,happiness,sp
12/31/2013Diamonds In Your EyesRhymebereavement,child,girl,he
12/3/2013Oak Tree SwingCoupletchildren,happy,summer,swe
12/2/2013A Kiss Under the MistletoeRhymechristmas,december,kiss,l
11/29/2013A Winter NightQuintain (English)children,family,night,win
11/28/2013EmmanuelLyricangel,birth,christmas,dea
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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
What Easter Means To MeRhymefaith,forgiveness,holiday
A Fairy's FantasyFree versefairy,fantasy,
Autumn's BreathFree verseautumn,beauty,nature,
The Shy RoseQuatrainbeauty,garden,night,rose,
Tale Of A MermaidFree versefantasy,
The Sounds of WhiteFree versecolor,
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