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MY PHILOSOPHY OF POETRY.. AND LIFE 

I do not SEEK to better describe what I am seeing but to FIND the feeling in what I am seeing! 

The goal is never greater Clarity.. The goal is always greater Connection! 

The moment you feel it, it becomes living and real.  Living is chasing moments not counting minutes.  Death is not extinguishing existence, but existing without feeling!

Color is simply a magnet that is attracted to emotion. On a color wheel, love and hate are next door neighbors.. It's a short distance to either.

Skill is finding more feeling with less words.  Brilliance is knowing when to quit.

Elaboration should only be done with a thin brush.

If beauty is feeling.. apply art first, not science or math.  If you're still painting inside the lines your soul hasn't discovered it's true voice (boxed in by others)

Children lose their imagination because some fool over valued information.

People will see what they want to see unless you tell them everything.. So stay mysterious?  Or you'll end up will only those who agree with you, finding your work Interesting.

Art is the feeling you create in the spaces between your words!

The goal is NOT a better scene.. It's a different play!

Don't write because your pen has ink.. Write because it has feeling!

Description grows dull with repeated reading.. Feeling is a flirt always appealing.

When I go to write I get excited by what I plan to neglect.  Art is NOT fair!

Make your write so obvious only the ardent seeker will find what you're hiding

  

MY CONTEST-ROUND 2


Blog Posted:7/12/2014 12:55:00 PM

Hi fellow soupers,

I'm in an airport finally getting a chance to read over 50 poems entered for my contest.  Between the house fire (after six weeks we are still not back to normal maybe in a few more weeks) and my travel schedule there's been limited time to post poems, comment, blog, and review poems for my contest.  I've just completed reading all 50.  25 are going on to round 2.  Some that didn't advance were beautiful lyrics but not related to the Soup.  Others were Soup related but not written as a lyric.  And there were a good many that were fine, but I just didn't emotionally connect to.  So now I take 25 I really like and try to narrow to 15 I love.  If your work doesn't make the cut remember its on this travelers opinion.. And the longer I set for this layover the pickier I get.  Best wishes to all!

Dave

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  1. Date: 7/14/2014 4:26:00 PM
    Hey I solved all your problems babe, You can get your tops winners on the list, then blog all the others, it would be neat to see the other poems that didn't make the cut, that way you could give shouts out to the others that were good not soupy related. :-P Are we gonna get to hear ya sing all the winners! oh that would be somethin'!

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  1. Date: 7/13/2014 11:06:00 AM
    Hope you are having a great adventure, I applaud you taking on such a contest as this! 50 great poets to judge and trying to narrow it down to 15! That is a challenge I am sure! A million happy hugs your way, can't wait to see your contest results :) xox

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 7/14/2014 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Cas, I'm having a great adventure, thanks! Life is such a rush. Now here is my issue with round two of my contest. About five songs have distinguished themselves to this writer. So I could go ultra picky and only have five (I refuse to have Honorable Mentions) or be more lax and have 20-25. 8-25 are all similar in their influence on me.
  1. Date: 7/13/2014 5:42:00 AM
    Stay safe, Dave. I wish you every blessing. I'm sorry I didn't join the contest. I have a love/hate relationship with contests and lately it's been tipped to the hate side! ;) I'm not good with lyrics. Wish I were. Maybe next time. Hugs

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    Celeste Avatar Jade Celeste Date: 7/14/2014 10:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes! I'm game! Get in touch.
    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 7/14/2014 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ok Eileen, but I have read far too much of your work to believe you do not have a song.. So, would you be willing to write a lyric together?
  1. Date: 7/12/2014 7:43:00 PM
    I sure hope all is turning out well for you since the fire. Happy traveling. If I made it through your first round, I hope your trip is hastened, so you will be less picky. haha! good luck with that fun contest.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 7/13/2014 1:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Some didn't put names and I actually haven't looked for them. Of those remaining it's kind of two categories.. Those that moved me and those that were nice Soup songs. I'm debating whether to be picky and drop the second group altogether or have lots of winners and include them.
  1. Date: 7/12/2014 4:18:00 PM
    Hope all will get to normal very soon Dave..Buon Voyage and take care - Charma

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 7/13/2014 1:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This is my normal :) high adventure, change, travel, etc. (the house fire was an unexpected bonus)
  1. Date: 7/12/2014 3:37:00 PM
    david, you are living in suitcase!.. hope the house is ready when you get back.. enjoy the judging process.. stay safe!.. huggs

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 7/13/2014 1:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's not that bad and I travel light.. The judging is tough now that I'm down to the good stuff
  1. Date: 7/12/2014 1:52:00 PM
    Good luck David, I couldn't come up with anything but hope I can this time. Sorry about your house situation.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 7/12/2014 3:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Craig. Fortunately no one was hurt. When things finally settle maybe we can get down to resume our lessons. I loved your last contest. It was a very interesting topic as your last several have been. I took a risk walking a different path. Take care my friend..

My Past Blog Posts

 
TRIP
Date Posted: 9/21/2014 3:16:00 PM
6-Month Anniversary!
Date Posted: 8/12/2014 9:43:00 PM
What Is Your POEM Most Like?
Date Posted: 8/9/2014 9:46:00 PM
Contest Of My Dreams Finalized
Date Posted: 7/15/2014 9:02:00 AM
MY CONTEST-ROUND 2
Date Posted: 7/12/2014 12:55:00 PM
SOUPMAIL
Date Posted: 6/24/2014 5:36:00 PM
TRIP
Date Posted: 6/18/2014 5:22:00 AM
FIRE update
Date Posted: 6/8/2014 6:27:00 PM
FIRE!
Date Posted: 6/4/2014 9:02:00 AM
Contest Of My Dreams Update
Date Posted: 6/2/2014 5:45:00 PM
DAVE's CRUSH!
Date Posted: 5/29/2014 8:01:00 PM
IMAGINATION Winners Posted
Date Posted: 5/27/2014 9:23:00 PM
IMAGINATION Update
Date Posted: 5/26/2014 1:28:00 PM
I TOOK A CHANCE (explained)
Date Posted: 5/19/2014 10:49:00 AM
Anniversary
Date Posted: 5/12/2014 6:09:00 PM
RED MOON CONTEST FINALIZED
Date Posted: 5/6/2014 5:39:00 PM
HELP!!!
Date Posted: 5/3/2014 9:40:00 PM
RED MOON CONTEST
Date Posted: 5/1/2014 11:37:00 PM
FOR THE CONTEST-A-HOLICS
Date Posted: 4/26/2014 8:49:00 PM
I WANTED TO READ YOUR POEM
Date Posted: 4/25/2014 11:03:00 PM
EASTER IS COMING
Date Posted: 4/20/2014 9:40:00 AM
QUESTIONS
Date Posted: 4/19/2014 11:43:00 AM
HACKED?!?
Date Posted: 4/16/2014 1:22:00 PM
MODERN FAIRY TALE
Date Posted: 3/29/2014 12:37:00 AM
MY PHILOSOPHY OF POETRY
Date Posted: 3/28/2014 1:25:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
4/11/2015 GOODBYE Balladangst,crazy,depression,de
4/7/2015 NOTHING SEEMS ENOUGH Lyricangst,anxiety,betrayal,bo
4/7/2015 HOW SHE TURNS UP THE HEAT Lyricadventure,beautiful,desir
4/7/2015 YOUR LOVE THAT LASTS Lyriclove,
4/5/2015 EASTER Acrosticbeautiful,bible,christian
4/4/2015 I FORGET THE WORLD'S GONE MAD Lyricadventure,angst,beauty,co
4/1/2015 I'M COMING HOME Balladbeautiful,emotions,feelin
4/1/2015 APRIL FOOL Balladangst,break up,depression
3/29/2015 THE MUSIC BEGINS TO PLAY Lyricintrospection,life,longin
3/28/2015 ITS HELL TO BE APART Lyricbreak up,emotions,feeling
3/27/2015 GIRL CRUSH TOO Lyriclove,
3/26/2015 I GOT EMPTY POCKETS Lyricbreak up,emotions,feeling
3/26/2015 JUST ANOTHER POET Lyricblessing,feelings,inspira
3/25/2015 WELCOME TO THE SOUP BOWL Lyricinspiration,inspirational
3/25/2015 I HOPE YOU DON'T MIND Lyriclife,lonely,longing,love,
3/24/2015 GREEN Lyricdepression,emotions,feeli
3/24/2015 THIS STARRY NIGHT Lyricflying,heart,hope,longing
3/22/2015 BEHIND THE SMILE Balladangst,betrayal,break up,c
3/19/2015 NATURE'S CONFETTI Lyricappreciation,beautiful,be
3/16/2015 FAITH TO BE AN ATHEIST Rhymebible,conflict,crazy,fait
3/15/2015 GOOD STUFF Free verseblessing,
3/15/2015 I CAN READ A WOMAN'S EYES Rhymeangst,courage,desire,hear
3/15/2015 ROOM 204 Rhymeabsence,angst,anxiety,cry
3/15/2015 FREE FALLING RABBIT Senryuangst,anxiety,death,depre
3/14/2015 NEON LIGHTS Senryuangst,corruption,cry,dark
3/14/2015 I READ MY WORDS TODAY Lyricangst,anxiety,crazy,depre
3/14/2015 MEMORIES Rhymeangst,emotions,feelings,l
3/13/2015 DOING THE WILLY NELSON Lyriclonely,longing,love,
3/13/2015 MAKE ME SING Balladbeautiful,desire,feelings
3/8/2015 YIKES Haikufunny,
3/8/2015 AMAZED IN YOUR WONDER Lyriclove,wife,
3/8/2015 IN THE DARKNESS Rhymeangst,deep,depression,hur
3/8/2015 SPRING'S LOVELY PRIZE Rhymelove,spring,
3/8/2015 FLOWER SONG Rhymelove,spring,
3/7/2015 I'LL NEVER LOVE YOU Balladbeautiful,feelings,heart,
3/7/2015 SO IN LOVE WITH YOU Lyriclove,
3/7/2015 I'VE FOUND MERCY Lyricabsence,angst,beautiful,c
3/1/2015 I'M COMING FOR YOU Lyricdesire,devotion,dream,ins
2/28/2015 I'LL LOVE YOU Lyricabsence,abuse,angst,anxie
2/28/2015 UNDER THE MOON Lyricbeautiful,care,emotions,f
2/28/2015 LOST Rhymecrazy,heartbreak,how i fe
2/28/2015 VELVET VOICE Lyricart,beautiful,beauty,deep
2/27/2015 OUR LOVE IS TRUE Lyricdesire,feelings,how i fee
2/26/2015 WE LIGHT THE NIGHT Lyricbeautiful,longing,love,pa
2/26/2015 IT'S MY BIRTHDAY Rhymeabuse,anger,angst,betraya
2/24/2015 DISCOVERY Senryuart,emotions,feelings,ima
2/22/2015 YOU'RE MY LYRIC Lyriclove,
2/21/2015 MORNING LOVE Lyricbeauty,desire,love,
2/19/2015 OH RIVER Lyricfeelings,longing,love hur
2/18/2015 ON THE ROAD AGAIN Free versefeelings,
2/15/2015 SAVING DAYLIGHT Balladangst,emotions,feelings,h
2/15/2015 FIELDS OF LOVE Kimobeautiful,celebration,dan
2/15/2015 I FELT THE SPIRIT FLOW Dodoitsucute love,innocence,longi
2/14/2015 VALENTINE ROULETTE Lyriclonging,loss,love,
2/14/2015 STRONG DESIRE Rhymedesire,
2/10/2015 LIFE IS LIKE A MAYPOLE Lyricadventure,desire,dream,lo
2/9/2015 YOU ARE MY MUSIC Questionkuheart,inspirational,longi
2/8/2015 BREATH OF LOVE Rhymelove,
2/8/2015 SO CLOSE I CAN FEEL THE BEAT Lyricheart,how i feel,longing,
2/7/2015 IT FEELS LIKE HEAVEN Balladcrazy,desire,longing,love
2/7/2015 JUST A ONE GIRL MAN Lyriclove,poetry,
2/3/2015 HEART TO BELIEVE Lyricbeautiful,love,magic,roma
2/2/2015 SUPER BOWL Lyricfun,games,philosophy,poet
2/2/2015 HEARTBREAKER - IG Limerickart,dream,fantasy,farewel
2/1/2015 DREAMS COME TRUE Balladbeautiful,boyfriend,longi
1/31/2015 BEAUTY WINS Lyricbeauty,bullying,emotions,
1/31/2015 LET'S GET REAL Lyricbeautiful,crazy,desire,ho
1/31/2015 WHEN DREAMS WERE REAL Lyricangst,beautiful,desire,dr
1/31/2015 I THINK OF YOU Lyricdesire,dream,longing,love
1/30/2015 THAT'S LIFE Lyriccrazy,emotions,feelings,l
1/28/2015 I'M NOT A GIMMICK I'M A GROUNDHOG Free verseabuse,angst,
1/28/2015 THIS CRAZY WORLD Lyricdesire,longing,love,
1/26/2015 WHEN I WAS YOUNG Lyricbeautiful,best friend,god
1/25/2015 WHAT CAN I DO Lyricabsence,abuse,break up,co
1/24/2015 I BELIEVE Balladlove,magic,valentines day
1/24/2015 A PERFECT MOON Rhymelove,
1/22/2015 LOVE WILL FIND YOU Balladdesire,dream,hope,longing
1/21/2015 LETS START OVER Lyricdesire,longing,
1/21/2015 CAN'T GET ENOUGH Lyricdesire,
1/19/2015 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Clerihewdream,freedom,
1/19/2015 CHICK-FIL-A Senryuhumorous,
1/19/2015 GOD'S AND THE DEVIL'S Senryudevotion,evil,god,lost,lo
1/18/2015 CRICKETS AND COWBOYS Haikucowboy,
1/18/2015 CIRCLES Balladart,beautiful,feelings,fl
1/17/2015 FEEL THE HEAT Lyricbeautiful,desire,
1/17/2015 NIGHT SHADOW Lyricbeautiful,desire,
1/17/2015 JEALOUS OF YOUR SHADOW Lyricdesire,longing,love,
1/15/2015 MY DOCTOR POET Rhymeangst,feelings,poetry,
1/14/2015 FALSE RELIGION Versedeath,evil,god,murder,
1/13/2015 BEAUTIFUL Versebeautiful,
1/11/2015 MORE WILL RISE Rhymeanger,angst,feelings,reli
1/11/2015 FAITH IS A POWERFUL THING 2 Acrosticblessing,faith,god,life,
1/11/2015 FAITH IS A POWERFUL THING 1 Acrosticfaith,god,life,power,
1/10/2015 YOU'LL BRING SPRING TO ME Balladbreak up,hope,longing,lov
1/9/2015 PARADISE Free versebeautiful,nature,paradise
1/9/2015 MAGIC BEANS Free versebreak up,cute love,desire
1/9/2015 CAST A LONG SHADOW Rhymehow i feel,inspirational,
1/8/2015 SEASONS Versebeautiful,seasons,
1/6/2015 LOVE, IT LEAVES ME Verseart,beautiful,emotions,fe
1/5/2015 STICKS AND STONES Rhymeabuse,angst,betrayal,evil

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Bridge over troubled water Acrosticchange,courage,lost love,
Cinder Girl Rhymelovelove,
Irony Abounds Balladehumor,irony,sad,
To Heal a Heart- Ilyezas Two for One Rhymecourage,
NAMESAKE Acrostictribute,
My love for you Free verseheart,i love you,
Forgotten By Tomorrow Free verseblue,cry,dark,deep,loneli
The Mood of Her Rhymerelationship,romance,
AMUSE PURSUITS 3 Haikuconflict,
Never Hopeless Kyriellefaith,hope,
The Day I Saw the Earth Move Chokanature,
Measure for Measure Quatraincorruption,earth,eulogy,p
Where Free versefaith,
NOT ENOUGH Lyricangst,faith,family,fire,l
DESTINY Haikuart,beauty,butterfly,
To Whom it may Concern Rhymewriting,
tap dance Haikunature,
TOLERANCE Prose Poetrybetrayal,freedom,
Friday Light Poetrydeep,dog,humor,humorous,
MY DAY IS COMING Rhymefriendship,journey,life,
NEVER FELT SO RIGHT Lyricbeautiful,longing,love,ly
Sanctuary Found Acrostictime,
THE GIFT Free verseart,beauty,imagery,imagin
Soar Among Stars Versegrowth,
ODE TO CHANGE Odechange,
A Damsel Or A Camel Rhymeadventure,life,success,sy
Paradise Leaving Not A Trace Rhymegrowth,heartbroken,lost l
Tears Free versedark,
Beyond The Blue Free verseabsence,
Poetry Is Born Free versemother,
By the river Rhymebeauty,bird,mystery,natur
WORTH THE LONG Lyricbeauty,desire,dream,emoti
Who Is The Poet Free versebeauty,
YOUR FACE FINDS ME Balladbeauty,care,how i feel,i
TRUE LOVE Free versechild,children,heartbreak
First Love Rhymefirst love,hilarious,humo
Marry Me Haikucute love,love,
I FELT THE SPIRIT FLOW Dodoitsucute love,innocence,longi
NEON LIGHTS Senryuangst,corruption,cry,dark

Fav Poets

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Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Donna Jones United States Flag United States Read
SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Dr.Ram Mehta India Flag India Read
Verlena S. Walker United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
Leon Enriquez Singapore Flag Singapore Read
Peter Duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Jade Celeste Lebanon Flag Lebanon Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Lyric Man United States Flag United States Read
Olivia Struthers United States Flag United States Read
Edwin Hofert United States Flag United States Read
Julia Ward France Flag France Read
BURT HEACOCK Canada Flag Canada Read
Marty King United States Flag United States Read
Logan Holliday United States Flag United States Read
njeri hunjeri Kenya Flag Kenya Read