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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

WANTED: Sponsors For Community Contest Chain


Blog Posted:8/7/2013 11:54:00 AM
Here's my idea. I love contests with old artwork themes, such as Edmund Blair Leighton, George Dunlop Leslie, Briton Riviere, etc. There are about a hundred painters just as good as those fellows. I also like competing for a cash prize; I think it sharpens my poetry skills when there is a reward for motivation.
My next contest will feature these things, but I would also be so thrilled to participate in such contests.
Here is what I came up with. I am asking for participants to host a contest similar but not the same as mine. I have hundreds of paintings filed that I can throw at you until you are sufficiently impressed with one or a selection. I could soupmail names of painters or paintings for you to look up. You would have to furnish the prize money yourself. Stop looking at me like that! I think $100 would be sufficient, divided amongst the top winners howsomever you see fit.
Ideally several of these contests would be going at the same time, so those who sponsor contests also have the opportunity to place in other contests and win prizes.
If interested, please send me a soupmail.
Thanks for reading,
Isaiah
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  1. Date: 8/7/2013 9:40:00 PM
    may i clarify?.. are we saying that you just need one sponsor or can lots conrubute to the pot?... interesting!...:) huggs

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    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst Date: 8/8/2013 8:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Several sponsors. The more the better, actually. I would love to have five or six contests going at the same time.
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 6:22:00 PM
    LOL a $100 dollars from the sponsor, well, I can't do it, sorry but Soup barely did that and they're a company, how about a Free PS 1 year membership to #1 much more reasonable.

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    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst Date: 8/8/2013 8:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The object was to be motivating, not cheap. Like I said, this is a community project. I think at least a two year for #1 and 1 for #2. I don't have any issues with people donating to this project. If you are really interested maybe you could ask around for support.
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 5:17:00 PM
    Isaiha, you're the best!! The most talented poet in many ways----will get back to you on the prize you suggest

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Many Thanks For Your Prayers
Date Posted: 4/7/2015 1:47:00 PM
I Bid You All Farewell For But A Time
Date Posted: 2/2/2015 11:26:00 AM
To All the Interlocking Rhymers
Date Posted: 2/2/2015 11:07:00 AM
For the Picture Lovers
Date Posted: 1/7/2015 1:30:00 PM
"My Wish for You" Is Judged!
Date Posted: 1/1/2015 10:58:00 AM
A Little Late, But These Are Worthy
Date Posted: 12/17/2014 10:48:00 AM
Bring on the Ballroom Poems
Date Posted: 11/13/2014 11:11:00 PM
The Titles Are Picked
Date Posted: 11/13/2014 11:06:00 PM
New Contest
Date Posted: 10/21/2014 10:02:00 PM
Cowboys and Cowgirls
Date Posted: 10/21/2014 9:59:00 PM
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

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/31/2015 A Child's Wish Monorhymeabsence,adventure,best fr
7/27/2015 The Crosses in Your Eyes Lyricabsence,angel,appreciatio
7/27/2015 When the Sun Shone Rhymeabsence,analogy,best frie
7/17/2015 I'll Love You Just the Same Coupletabsence,analogy,emotions,
7/5/2015 Freedom's Call Acrosticamerica,courage,freedom,s
7/5/2015 Purple Shadows Versebetrayal,confusion,depres
6/21/2015 Cool Mists Villanelleenvironment,metaphor,natu
6/20/2015 Pastel Reflections Lyricbreak up,devotion,i love
6/18/2015 Big-frowned Scarecrow Limerickconflict,funny,military,s
6/14/2015 Waltz of the Waves Versedance,fantasy,ocean,roman
6/8/2015 Five Funny Footles Footleanimal,friendship,funny,g
5/28/2015 You're Always There Monorhymebible,christian,encouragi
5/25/2015 Silent Sunrise- Visual 7 Trioletimagery,light,nature,star
5/17/2015 Elizabeth II Rhyme royalbio,children,dedication,e
4/25/2015 Introspection On Toast Ekphrasisfood,introspection,life,s
4/7/2015 Flying High Quatrainflying,freedom,humor,sky,
3/22/2015 My Dear Friend Sapphic stanzabest friend,flower,hair,s
2/2/2015 For Andrea Dietrich Coupletbio,bird,happiness,inspir
1/31/2015 Lavender Flowers- Visual 6 Sijoanalogy,earth,imagery,par
1/26/2015 Springtime Rose Quatrainart,beauty,crush,flower,g
1/20/2015 Stand By Me Rhymedevotion,forgiveness,frie
1/17/2015 Sound of Danger Verseanger,animal,fear,night,p
1/15/2015 Raindrops Quintain (English)beauty,imagery,light,rain
1/14/2015 A Place In The Sun Rhymeanalogy,bible,christian,i
1/13/2015 Clouded Lake, Visual 6 Cinquainimagery,inspiration,light
1/12/2015 Faith Is A Powerful Thing Acrosticbible,bio,christian,faith
1/11/2015 This Year Quintain (English)change,future,jobs,people
1/6/2015 Celena, Brave Celena- Part 1 Narrativeassonance,bible,christian
1/6/2015 Celena, Brave Celena- Part 2 Narrativeassonance,bible,courage,d
1/6/2015 Elaelana Ekphrasisart,flower,nature,woman,
1/3/2015 Marcell Blank verseconflict,history,holocaus
10/23/2014 Walking Her Home Versehappy,home,relationship,s
10/13/2014 The Maid of Orleans Coupletchristian,conflict,courag
10/9/2014 So Are You Rhymeassonance,muse,people,sim
10/5/2014 A Well-Known Stranger Rhymeabsence,assonance,feeling
9/22/2014 Fondest Memories Lyricfirst love,friend,happine
9/10/2014 I Leave You A Kiss Coupletabsence,farewell,feelings
9/8/2014 A Poem of Ruth Iambic Pentameterbible,bio,devotion,faith,
9/8/2014 The Lighthouse Terza Rimaboat,dedication,rain,sea,
8/25/2014 Faith, Hope, Love Tankabible,christian,jesus,lov
8/24/2014 The Morning Mist Ottava rimahappiness,life,metaphor,t
8/24/2014 Where Frozen Embers Still Burn Rhymeallegory,bible,christian,
8/22/2014 The Lily Maid of Astolat Rhymedevotion,farewell,first l
8/22/2014 I See Your Face in the Ocean Rhymebeach,beauty,christian,mu
8/22/2014 Quote On Life Free verseinspiration,life,upliftin
6/8/2014 The Life I Love Monorhymebeauty,flower,sea,sun,you
6/7/2014 The Forest Beckons Rhymecreation,fairy,fantasy,im
5/16/2014 Without You Rispettoabsence,assonance,break u
5/1/2014 Like Angels' Tears - Quatern Quaternangel,girl,rain,spring,wi
4/29/2014 Complications of Charity Sonnetaddiction,bible,community
3/27/2014 Every Rose Has Its Thorn Rhymeallegory,garden,introspec
3/26/2014 My Old Bucket Limerickholiday,humor,humorous,ir
3/25/2014 Will You Think of Me Once In a While Villanelleabsence,bereavement,daugh
3/25/2014 Lake Louise Sonnetassonance,beauty,creation
3/12/2014 A Sly Teaser Limerickfunny,humorous,life,peopl
3/6/2014 Admiral Lord Nelson Coupletcourage,england,freedom,h
3/6/2014 The Indentured Logger- Swap Quatrain Quatrainabuse,anger,bullying,fare
2/20/2014 Whispers of Light Rhymeangel,child,girl,journey,
2/13/2014 Peaches and Cream Quatrainbeauty,first love,flower,
2/5/2014 My Friesland Sonnetbeach,devotion,flower,hap
1/29/2014 A Stone in the Cold 4 Sonnetanimal,irony,pain,strengt
1/29/2014 My Juliet Sonnetanalogy,innocence,romance
1/24/2014 Emma Rhymefriend,girl,happy,name,sm
1/22/2014 Peter's Prayer-- A Constanza Rhymeangel,child,fear,storm,up
1/4/2014 Folds of White Rhyme royalearth,flower,happiness,sp
12/31/2013 Diamonds In Your Eyes Rhymebereavement,child,girl,he
12/3/2013 Oak Tree Swing Coupletchildren,happy,summer,swe
12/2/2013 A Kiss Under the Mistletoe Rhymechristmas,december,kiss,l
11/29/2013 A Winter Night Quintain (English)children,family,night,win
11/28/2013 Emmanuel Lyricangel,birth,christmas,dea
11/27/2013 The Perfect Christmas Gift Lyricangel,birth,christmas,jes
11/25/2013 The Sad Past Tankaabsence,assonance,bereave
11/18/2013 Christmas Magic Rhymeangel,child,christmas,god
11/15/2013 Forbidding Island Monorhymebeach,bird,boat,lonely,se
10/11/2013 An Angel In Your Eyes Rhymedaughter,loss,prayer,sad
10/10/2013 Without the Dark Quatraindark,inspirational,light,
10/8/2013 A Season's Dance Rhymegrowing up,nostalgia,sea,
10/2/2013 Apple Pickin' Time Lyricautumn,october,people,red
9/20/2013 The Signal Iambic Pentameterabsence,boat,lonely,longi
9/18/2013 Still Night Sapphic stanzacreation,moon,mystery,nig
8/17/2013 Beauty Pastoral - Picture Perfect Rispettobeauty,flower,nature,toge
8/17/2013 Solitude Trioletgirl,introspection,loneli
8/15/2013 Autumn's Breath Quaternautumn,nature,red,seasons
8/15/2013 Skies Reflective - Reverse Rhymeblue,color,feelings,sky,
8/15/2013 Misty Clouds Quintain (English)earth,longing,sky,wind,
7/29/2013 Last Night I Dreamt Quatraindance,dream,lyric,night,s
7/29/2013 Into the Gloaming Sonnetbeauty,child,girl,tree,
7/29/2013 The Tiger In His Glory Quintellaanimal,cat,death,power,
7/20/2013 Kate and Isobel Tail-rhymecharacter,friend,girl,her
7/15/2013 Jogger and Logger Limerickfunny,humor,irony,pain,sl
7/14/2013 Hope Deferred Sonnetabsence,loneliness,longin
7/13/2013 Highland Lassie Lyricgirl,mountains,sea,travel
7/3/2013 Changing Sky Ottava rimaearth,emotions,rain,rainb
7/3/2013 Ancient Footles Footlebible,christian,funny,sil
6/21/2013 Una and the Lion Monorhymeanimal,girl,happiness,inn
6/6/2013 Dance Of The Butterflies Rhymebutterfly,dance,girl,happ
5/31/2013 Dawn of A New Year Free verseadventure,girl,january,ne
5/22/2013 Introduction To Oake of Caemarthen Prosebereavement,books,christi
5/22/2013 Dragons on the Ark Rhymeanimal,bible,boat,pets,we
5/20/2013 Together, At Last Rhymeabsence,day,flower,happin

My Photos


Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
You Took My Place Rhymedevotion,faith,religion,
Help Lord Rhymefaith,inspirational,relig
Summer Comes With Snow Dramatic Versedevotion,love,
haiku 6 Haikunature,
Friendship Light Poetryfriendship
Have You Looked up at The Sky Today Coupletbeautiful,life,uplifting,
A Sonnet For Eduardo Sonnetlost love,
Just a note-Humbleness is a virtue Rhymecaregiving,
Rabbits on the Ark Rhymeanimal,bible,
Butterfly Kisses Rhymebutterfly,kiss,
Changing Sky Pantoumnature,sky,
Meet Me Half Way Lyricabsence,beach,emotions,ro
A Sleepless Night Triolet Trioletsleep,
Not So Long Ago Lyricdevotion,faith,love,
WRITTEN IN THE SAND Heroic Coupletsanalogy,introspection,
Dancing With Daddy Rhymedad,dance,daughter,dream,
Treasure of My Soul Rhymebaby,granddaughter,joy,lo
Autumn's Breath Free verseautumn,beauty,nature,
A Fairy's Fantasy Free versefairy,fantasy,
The Shy Rose Quatrainbeauty,garden,night,rose,
Tale Of A Mermaid Free versefantasy,
Haiku 57 about the rose Haikubeautiful,spring,
Haiku 56 about Love Haikubeauty,love,
See This Girl Free versecharacter,
What Easter Means To Me Rhymefaith,forgiveness,holiday
Where The White Rose Blooms Quatraindeath,funeral,garden,heav
In the Reflection of the Shadows Free versedeep,nature,
Prayer Free verseprayer,
God's Strength, God's Word, God's Love Rhymerepetition,spiritual,
Dear Nana Sonnetgrief,hope,
I AM Free versebio,heart,introspection,j
Faith can Move Mountains Light Poetryfaith,god,miracle,
Snowflakes Melt Our Paper Hearts Lyricblue,life,love,
Little By Little Lyriclife,love,
Give and Take Sonnetjudgement,love,
River Song Quintain (English)nature,river,
Sculpted Shades Of White Rhymebeauty,imagery,nature,win
Love Becomes An Ocean Rhymelove,water,
BEAUTY OF SUMMER Rhymebeauty,seasons,

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