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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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    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian 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

 
Sing Me.. A JINGLE!
Date Posted: 5/25/2015 4:51:00 PM
WHATS THE BIG IDEA WINNERS ARE POSTED
Date Posted: 5/25/2015 8:42:00 AM
THANK YOU TPS
Date Posted: 5/24/2015 4:58:00 PM
WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA
Date Posted: 5/17/2015 2:09:00 PM
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

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
6/30/2015 YOU'RE MY EXISTENCE Senryubeautiful,feelings,intros
6/29/2015 TOUCHING YOU SOFTLY Lyricbeautiful,dance,desire,de
6/28/2015 TWO LOVERS WHO Lyricbeautiful,desire,destiny,
6/27/2015 YOU'RE THE ONE Lyricbeauty,desire,heart,how i
6/27/2015 THE LAST BREATH Lyricdepression,suicide,
6/25/2015 CHASING A SINKING SUN Lyriccareer,confusion,crazy,de
6/21/2015 RED BULL Rhymedrink,
6/20/2015 DREAMING I WAS YOU Lyricabsence,cancer,death,deep
6/20/2015 COME AND GET ME Lyricbeach,beautiful,desire,su
6/19/2015 CHARLESTON - WE ALL BLEED RED Lyricabuse,addiction,bereaveme
6/16/2015 ONLY YOU AND ME Lyricadventure,feelings,heart,
6/13/2015 LIVE IN THE MOMENT Lyricadventure,art,beautiful,e
6/12/2015 YOUR DANGEROUS SO BEAUTIFUL Lyricbeach,beautiful,feelings,
6/10/2015 I HAD TO BELIEVE Lyricbeauty,desire,destiny,dre
6/10/2015 SAND CASTLE DREAMS Lyricadventure,beach,beautiful
6/10/2015 THE WONDER OF YOU I do not know?beautiful,blessing,desire
6/9/2015 LOVE SONGS Cinquainart,beautiful,heart,love,
6/8/2015 SITTING ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY Lyricbeach,beautiful,desire,dr
6/8/2015 FIVE FABULOUS FUNNY FOOTLES Footleabuse,angst,bullying,conf
6/8/2015 TALK ABOUT REALITY Limerickabsence,angst,anxiety,bus
6/7/2015 COMMENT SOON Lyricbeautiful,desire,destiny,
6/6/2015 IN OUR DREAMS WE ARE Balladbeautiful,desire,destiny,
6/4/2015 JAN, YOU QUEEN OF HELL Limerickabuse,anger,anxiety,betra
6/4/2015 HEY GENIUS Lyricabuse,anger,anti bullying
6/3/2015 CLEVER LYRIC Limerickhumorous,lyric,music,poet
6/3/2015 GAMBLING GIRL Lyricbreak up,desire,destiny,m
6/2/2015 YOU CALLED ME A NINNY Lyricbeautiful,crush,destiny,d
6/1/2015 THAT IRRESISTIBLE LOOK Lyricbeautiful,desire,introspe
6/1/2015 WILLY NELSON Free versecelebrity,death,farewell,
5/31/2015 WROTE A NEW SONG TONIGHT Lyricbeautiful,longing,love,mu
5/31/2015 JAMES DEAN Clerihewadventure,character,myth,
5/31/2015 PABLO PICASSO Clerihewart,beautiful,passion,phi
5/30/2015 WE'RE JUST FRIENDS Lyriccrush,depression,desire,d
5/30/2015 THE FRAGRANCE OF MORNING Lyricgarden,good morning,
5/29/2015 HOLIDAY Rhymeabsence,change,holiday,ho
5/28/2015 YOU BEST GET OFF MY CLOUD Lyricbullying,philosophy,poetr
5/28/2015 THE FIRST NIGHT I HAD SOUP Lyricbullying,celebration,hero
5/25/2015 THIS POET - A POET'S WORTH Bioart,beautiful,how i feel,
5/25/2015 NATURE'S FLIRT Haikuappreciation,beauty,dark,
5/25/2015 CAPTIVATING INK Senryuart,beautiful,emotions,fe
5/25/2015 MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE Rhymeamerica,celebration,death
5/25/2015 THE MYSTERY OF ART Lyricart,dance,feelings,heart,
5/24/2015 DAVID LETTERMAN Clerihewappreciation,celebrity,fa
5/24/2015 CONCERT OF THE AGES Balladadventure,crush,dance,des
5/24/2015 LOVE and HATE Limerickcrazy,desire,destiny,firs
5/24/2015 LONGING TO BE FREE Balladabuse,dark,future,heartbr
5/21/2015 PLAY BALL Lyricadventure,baseball,childh
5/21/2015 ONE HIT WONDER Rhymeadventure,feelings,inspir
5/17/2015 TONIGHT YOU WON'T MISS ME Lyricangst,beautiful,cowboy,de
5/17/2015 VANESSA'S LIP Rhymeadventure,beautiful,beaut
5/16/2015 I'M A GOOSE Rhymebeautiful,bird,
5/16/2015 I'M NOT DOING ANYTHING List emotions,feelings,freedom
5/16/2015 WHAT WOULD JESUS DO Rhymeblessing,christian,faith,
5/16/2015 LOOK WITHIN Rhymeangst,beautiful,emotions,
5/16/2015 CHOCOLATE BANDIT Limerickaddiction,chocolate,funny
5/14/2015 THE CAPTAIN AND HIS GIRL Lyricbeautiful,dance,feelings,
5/14/2015 NUMB Senryuangst,crazy,death,feeling
5/12/2015 ONLY ONE LIFE Lyricdeath,destiny,graduation,
5/11/2015 LITTLE RABBIT Rhymebeautiful,feelings,nature
5/10/2015 MOMMA BIRD Haikubird,blessing,children,fo
5/9/2015 PRAY vs PREY Verseangel,death,health,
5/7/2015 THE BADGE Rhymeabuse,anger,angst,death,d
5/7/2015 BALTIMORE'S ON FIRE TONIGHT Balladabuse,america,anger,angst
5/3/2015 FALLING HARD AND I CAN'T HIDE Lyricbeautiful,beauty,desire,d
5/2/2015 PAINTED DANCES Lyricbeautiful,dance,desire,de
5/2/2015 MAKE MUSIC Versebeautiful,cute love,desir
5/2/2015 PREMIUM MEMBER Senryublessing,emotions,encoura
4/28/2015 BEAUTY AND BIGFOOT Limerickbeautiful,beauty,desire,f
4/27/2015 IMAGINATION Limerickimagination,inspiration,i
4/26/2015 JUST BEING FRIENDS Balladangst,break up,confusion,
4/25/2015 WHILE I SLEPT Lyricabsence,angst,depression,
4/23/2015 EARTH DAY Blank verseconfusion,crazy,earth day
4/22/2015 YOU'RE ALWAYS ON MY MIND Lyricabsence,angst,break up,em
4/21/2015 BREATHE AGAIN Balladangst,break up,confusion,
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 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

My Photos


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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,
The Day I Saw the Earth Move Chokanature,
Measure for Measure Quatraincorruption,earth,eulogy,p
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,
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
Beyond The Blue Free verseabsence,
By the river Rhymebeauty,bird,mystery,natur
Who Is The Poet Free versebeauty,
TRUE LOVE Free versechild,children,heartbreak
First Love Rhymefirst love,hilarious,humo
Marry Me Haikucute love,love,
Father Free verseabsence,addiction,betraya
Passion Tail-rhymeanalogy,pain,religious,sp
Broken People Free versepeople,
What A Name Limerickfunny,
Sketches Haikunature,
LIFE OF AN ORPHAN Elegyanger,emotions,loneliness
The Call of the Alpha Male Light Poetryfunny,hero,humorous,lyric

Fav Poets

PoetCountry 
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
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
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta 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
M. L. Kiser United States Flag United States Read
Alexis Young United States Flag United States Read
Christina Rose United States Flag United States Read
Lyric Man United States Flag United States Read