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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

  

6-Month Anniversary!


Blog Posted:8/12/2014 9:43:00 PM

Hey Soupers, 

I know that it's no big fanfare but I'm happy to be celebrating 6 months on the Soup tonight.  I've written lots of poems, placed in a few contest, learned a lot about forms, read so many awesome writes.. But the highlight has been you.  For so many I feel like I know you and we share a special part of our lives.. I'm so grateful!   God bless you all..

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  1. Date: 8/20/2014 8:35:00 AM
    It is great reading you, and knowing that you are reading my works too! Sharing inspiration is our creativity's food. Great to know you Dave! Regards, Teddy.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/21/2014 7:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Teddy, yes.. I love to read others poetry and I have definitely found inspiration in your works.. Keep up your excellent writes!
  1. Date: 8/18/2014 2:12:00 PM
    9 months for me Dave, I have to say what you given to this site is impressive and says a lot about you and your poetry, well done and keep writing my friend for you are a poet with something to say

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/19/2014 3:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Frederic, such words coming from someone I respect so deeply means the world to me.. Thank you sir!
  1. Date: 8/15/2014 5:44:00 PM
    Only six months! You shine so amazingly and are such a blessing to the soup. I guess it wasn't too much after you that I joined, I think I am on month 5. And wow I have learned A LOT in that little amount of time, and really I have you to thank for much of my lyrics, you are such a good muse and a good friend. I can't wait to celebrate your year anniversary with you, I am looking forward to every day with you here.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/17/2014 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cas, you rock and I dig your works.. Most of them anyways ;). You bring life and fire to our little bowl of soup and you give us rookies hope!
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 9:37:00 PM
    6 months is that all you have been here, seems a lot longer. Your work is outstanding, I so enjoyed writing with you, was an easy thing to do. Keep up the good work, no that's not right, keep improving at this rate and I will be reading them in book form next.....Happy Anniversary ....Seren

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/15/2014 12:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Seren, you are too sweet to me. Yeah, I've enjoyed writing with you too.. Effortless! Enjoying your works :)
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 8:57:00 PM
    I have been here three months and I am so very far behind! Please send me some of your rough drafts my friend. I'll pepper them up for you and sign off on my work too. lol All joking aside , you do marvelous work my friend, a gifted soul wielding a gifted pen!

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/15/2014 12:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Robert, you've been such a solid addition to the Soup. Your writes and comments are fantastic!
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 3:54:00 PM
    Gosh its 6 months for me too Dave and I echo your sentiment - I feel like I've been here all my life and one day i hope to write a lyric as good as yours! :-) hugs jan xxx

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/17/2014 10:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Always here for you my friend
    Allison Avatar Jan Allison Date: 8/15/2014 7:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are too kind Dave - I really value your support and your friendship:-) Hugs Jan xxx
    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Jan, you're such a special lady and we came to Soup at the same time. We've got that special connection that I cherish. Don't down play your incredible lyrics sister!
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 3:42:00 PM
    Congrats. On your sixth month anniversary..Its been my sixth year anniversary last february,and looking back ,the first six months were so good,so I know how you feel.In the firsr six months it was infatuation for this special site,all seemed so perfect.Six years after I tasted both the good and bad feeling of the site,but its still the best site.After six years its not infatuation anymore,Guess its more like love now..and that's what I wish for you along the way,plenty of love for poetry and poetrysoup site which has that family feeling,almost like home.Happt Anniversary and tnks for sharing your heart and soul through words-Charma

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    na Avatar wala na Date: 8/15/2014 11:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello back to you sweet Charma :)! and happy 6th year to you, wow you are old, haha, kidding! Me? I am 5 years and give or take a few months old....
    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Charms.. Thank you and I appreciate your perspective. My infatuation faded after a month when I had a first place finish moved to fifth and then off the winners list altogether. It was so good for me. Infatuation out of the way love took root. It's been sweet sailing since!
  1. Date: 8/14/2014 11:00:00 AM
    Happy 6 months to you, Lyric Man-- by the looks of it, you inspire so many here, and that's just been for half a year... I wish you continued inspiration for your poetry!

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nikko, thank you so much for your thoughtful words. Hope the next six months is just as fun!!
    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 8/14/2014 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi sweet Nikko : )
  1. Date: 8/13/2014 5:09:00 PM
    Happy 6 month anniversary Dave. You are a great addition to the soup. oxox Gail

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Gail, I'm so glad your back. Your beautiful poems and faith inspire me!
  1. Date: 8/13/2014 5:06:00 PM
    It sure has been a short time, but in this short time...you've accomplished more than I have tried to in the almost two years since I've been here. Some people just have that Midas touch. Glad to have you around.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wait.. Hot Velvet is humble too! I've read too much of your works to believe that..
  1. Date: 8/13/2014 4:20:00 PM
    Congratulations, Lyric man! You found your home.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andrea, it does feel good in this bowl of soup.. Thanks!
  1. Date: 8/13/2014 3:12:00 PM
    Craig's comment is great. He beat me to it, so I will mynah-bird his comment except for the "3" part, because I will be nearly 5 in December.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Chris, have patience with thus of us still in diapers ;)
  1. Date: 8/13/2014 2:57:00 PM
    David, only 6 months old and you're walking already!! I think your parents should be proud! Happy 1/2 birthday! I'll be 3 in December and I'm still stumbling LOL

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Craig, your the smartest toddler I've ever know. I'm loving the lyrics people are submitting for your current contest.
  1. Date: 8/13/2014 7:43:00 AM
    Thanks too Dave for sharing us yours..:) nice that we get all these poems to be read for free..:) God bless you..:)

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Olive, you're always so sweet and make me feel like a million dollars.. Thank you!
  1. Date: 8/13/2014 12:18:00 AM
    Congratulations! I hope the next 6 months will be just as good, as you continue to be a part of our Poetry Soup family. I have enjoyed reading your wonderful poems and writing for your contests. I know how happy you must feel to be celebrating an anniversary, Dave. On Thursday I posted a poem titled, "One Year Ago", just to celebrate my one year anniversary on the Soup.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Kelly, I read and commented on your amazing poem.. Loved it!
  1. Date: 8/12/2014 9:55:00 PM
    Congrats Dave. Glad you are on here and got to know you. You have become a good friend to me, always leaving nice comments and messages. Hope you stay on here for a long time.

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    Man Avatar Lyric Man Date: 8/14/2014 8:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Robin, you're such an encourager.. I'm glad we are friends!!

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
11/26/2014 I'M STILL LOOKING Lyricabuse,anger,angst,betraya
11/25/2014 Senryu Medley Senryulife,
11/12/2014 MESMERIZED Lyricadventure,angel,death,des
11/12/2014 SEQUENCE Cinqkuabsence,christmas,family,
11/12/2014 ORPHANED Diamanteabsence,anger,angst,death
11/11/2014 ROUTE 66 Lyricadventure,celebration,coo
11/11/2014 BEAUTIFUL SILHOUETTE Versebeautiful,muse,night,roma
11/11/2014 I LOVE YOU Lyricbeauty,desire,longing,lov
11/11/2014 LOVE IS A PERFECT PRESENT Lyricfeelings,magic,moon,muse,
11/11/2014 WE'RE STILL WE Lyricabsence,death,heart,love,
11/9/2014 YOU LIGHT ME UP Lyricdesire,emotions,feelings,
11/8/2014 YOU CAN PAINT Lyricart,blue,emotions,feeling
11/8/2014 ETERNAL SUMMER Lyricangst,beautiful,dark,feel
11/8/2014 SUPERMAN Lyricbeautiful,beauty,desire,e
11/8/2014 THANKSGIVING FEAST Epulaeryudesire,dream,fantasy,feel
11/8/2014 CARLY CATERPILLAR Rhymeabuse,angst,beautiful,bea
11/7/2014 MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE Lyricdesire,i miss you,introsp
11/4/2014 IM GOING CRAZY Lyricbreak up,life,lonely,love
11/2/2014 SOUP COMMENTS Rhymeabuse,beautiful,emotions,
11/2/2014 LIVING ON THE SAME STREET Versebetrayal,conflict,confusi
11/1/2014 TWO LOVES Lyricabsence,angst,beauty,brea
10/28/2014 TOMORROW Carpe Diemabuse,care,child,life,lig
10/27/2014 CLICHE Blank versehumor,humorous,poems,poet
10/27/2014 NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS Limerickdark,fear,feelings,hallow
10/26/2014 CRACKER BARREL ANGEL Quatraincare,drink,how i feel,int
10/25/2014 WHITE LINE FEVER Lyricbeautiful,emotions,feelin
10/19/2014 RELUCTANT ATHEIST Rhymegod,jesus,religion,religi
10/18/2014 AROUND THE CORNER Lyricdance,desire,emotions,fee
10/16/2014 BIO - LyricMan Lyricbeauty,bio,christian,emot
10/16/2014 THE LONE SOUP IDIOT Lyricbeautiful,crazy,lyric,poe
10/14/2014 COOKIE MONSTER Lyricchild,childhood,cute love
10/12/2014 MORE Lyricbeautiful,beauty,devotion
10/12/2014 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK Verseculture,desire,imagery,lo
10/10/2014 IM READY Lyricgod,hope,introspection,je
10/8/2014 YESTERDAY'S JOYS Quatrainangst,blue,break up,desir
10/7/2014 EVENING CHARMS Lyricdream,emotions,eve,feelin
10/6/2014 BREATHLESS Acrosticdesire,dream,emotions,fee
10/5/2014 ECCENTRIC EYES Rhymecry,death,death of a frie
10/5/2014 CRAZY FOOL Lyriccrazy,desire,emotions,fan
10/4/2014 SPRING Acrosticspring,
10/1/2014 HOLY IS THE LAMB Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)desire,faith,feelings,god
10/1/2014 POEM OF PRAISE-OLD TESTAMENT Rhymeblessing,god,trust,truth,
10/1/2014 DEVINE INTERVENTION Lyricfuture,god,inspiration,in
9/30/2014 WHERE YOU ARE Lyricangel,beautiful,desire,dr
9/30/2014 FOR YOU MY LOVE IS TRUE Lyricemotions,feelings,forgive
9/30/2014 HOW TO GET TO YOU Lyricappreciation,emotions,fee
9/30/2014 FLYING HOME TO YOU Lyricemotions,feelings,how i f
9/30/2014 SO LONG AS PEOPLE LIKE TO CHEW Lyricadventure,africa,allusion
9/29/2014 DOG NAMED BLUE Lyricdesire,dog,dream,feelings
9/29/2014 FOR THE LOVE OF WORDS Lyricbooks,emotions,feelings,l
9/26/2014 I'M A 3 Senryuadventure,caregiving,chan
9/26/2014 SILENT HERO Free versedesire,emotions,future,gr
9/26/2014 BEAUTIFUL BROKENESS Ethereeabsence,angst,beautiful,d
9/25/2014 WILL YOU MARRY ME Rhymelife,loneliness,lonely,lo
9/24/2014 THE LIGHTHOUSE Verseboat,nature,night,ocean,s
9/24/2014 JAPANESE MAPLE Chokabeautiful,creation,emotio
9/21/2014 GOD'S GOING TO SET YOU FREE Balladabsence,angst,bereavement
9/20/2014 WORTH THE LONG Lyricbeauty,desire,dream,emoti
9/20/2014 CRUEL FATE Rhymeangst,betrayal,conflict,c
9/19/2014 A SINGLE PUZZLE PIECE Rhymeintrospection,life,light,
9/17/2014 I REMEMBER Lyricdance,desire,mystery,reme
9/16/2014 THE PEN KNOWS Lyricemotions,feelings,heart,i
9/16/2014 DRESSED IN TONIGHT'S MOONLIGHT Lyricbeautiful,beauty,dance,em
9/16/2014 JUST FORGIVE ME Rhymeanger,angst,break up,desi
9/13/2014 YOU CALL THIS POETRY Rhymeangst,funny,introspection
9/12/2014 BARBARA Lyricemotions,feelings,first l
9/12/2014 THE NEIGHBORHOOD NEXT TO MINE Rhymeangst,confusion,culture,d
9/12/2014 TIME TO REAP Rhymeabsence,age,dark,emotions
9/12/2014 ANNABEL LEE Balladbeauty,bereavement,death,
9/11/2014 ONLY MINE Lyricangst,emotions,feelings,l
9/11/2014 I KEPT IT REAL Rhymebeautiful,introspection,l
9/11/2014 ONE AUTUMN DAY Rhymeangel,beautiful,blessing,
9/11/2014 AUTUMN DAY Lyricart,beauty,emotions,feeli
9/10/2014 I ALREADY HAVE Lyricbreak up,emotions,faith,f
9/9/2014 SWEET ISLAND GIRL Lyricfantasy,how i feel,intros
9/8/2014 ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT Rhymeabsence,angst,childhood,e
9/8/2014 RAINY DAYS Rhymeangel,feelings,love,magic
9/7/2014 I NEED YOUR MONEY Chastushkahumorous,money,nonsense,s
9/7/2014 ONE AUTUMN NIGHT Rhymeautumn,beautiful,first lo
9/7/2014 SEE YOU SOMEWHERE Rhymeabsence,angst,beauty,blue
9/3/2014 THE GIFT Balladblessing,change,courage,f
9/2/2014 MY BUICK SKYLARK-ALOUETTE Versebeauty,car,cool,desire,fe
9/2/2014 MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION Verseemotions,love,magic,myste
9/2/2014 HERE WE ARE AGAIN Lyricdesire,emotions,feelings,
9/1/2014 NOT ASHAMED Lyricangel,art,beauty,dream,fa
8/31/2014 A PERFECT TEN Sonnetappreciation,christian,de
8/31/2014 TRIBUTE TO WAG Abecedarianadventure,blessing,dog,em
8/31/2014 SCENT OF SUMMER MEMORIES Lyricfeelings,flower,muse,rose
8/31/2014 COME HOME Rhymedepression,desire,dream,f
8/27/2014 RIVER WALK Senryublessing,blue,boat,celebr
8/27/2014 HEAVEN'S GIFTS Tankafaith,god,heaven,hope,lov
8/27/2014 COMMENTS Lyricabuse,anger,angst,emotion
8/25/2014 WALK TO NOWHERE Balladbereavement,break up,deat
8/24/2014 ONLY YOU AND ME Lyricdesire,emotions,feelings,
8/24/2014 HOCUS POCUS-WORDS, THE HEART OF IMAGINATION Lyricemotions,feelings,imagina
8/24/2014 WHERE FROZEN EMBERS STILL BURN Coupletbest friend,christian,for
8/23/2014 Chaos Verseabsence,anger,angst,berea
8/22/2014 LETTER TO WAR Lyricemotions,feelings,love,ro
8/22/2014 QUOTE Free verseart,philosophy,poetry,poe
8/22/2014 I WISH I WERE HIM Lyricdesire,dream,girl,i miss

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
YES Rhymepoetry,thank you,
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 Ode change,
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,
By the river Rhymebeauty,bird,mystery,natur
WORTH THE LONG Lyricbeauty,desire,dream,emoti
Who Is The Poet Free versebeauty,

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