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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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    nawala Avatar wala na nawala 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 5:06:00 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!!

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8/30/2015 HOW COME KIDS CAN'T CUSS Rhymeangst,children,confusion,
8/30/2015 TRICK OR TREAT ON CHRISTMAS Rhymecelebration,christmas,cra
8/29/2015 A PET ELEPHANT Rhymeadventure,animal,anxiety,
8/29/2015 COOL TATTOO Rhymechildren,cool,crazy,desti
8/29/2015 WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE DAY Lyricdeep,fun,inspiration,insp
8/29/2015 GONE ON TO HEAVEN Balladangel,celebration,death,d
8/29/2015 BREAKING WIND Senryufunny,humor,humorous,sens
8/28/2015 YOU'RE WELCOME IN THIS PLACE Lyricinspiration,inspirational
8/28/2015 NATURE IS MY BEST FRIEND Rhymebeautiful,beauty,friendsh
8/27/2015 MR AWKWARD Rhymebusiness,crazy,feelings,f
8/27/2015 TALL, DARK, AND HANDSOME Rhymefunny,humor,humorous,intr
8/27/2015 TED DREWES Rhymeadventure,appreciation,de
8/27/2015 BLENDING IN Rhymeangst,anxiety,how i feel,
8/26/2015 WHAT IF Lyricabuse,anger,angst,betraya
8/26/2015 PROMISE LAND Lyricbeautiful,beauty,desire,d
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8/26/2015 HICKORY, DICKORY, DO Rhymecharacter,children,courag
8/26/2015 WEEPING WILLOW Personificationangel,beautiful,beauty,de
8/25/2015 THAT ONCE FAMOUS EGG Rhymecharacter,deep,fantasy,im
8/25/2015 TODAY I LEARNED TO WHISTLE Rhymebird,deep,emotions,encour
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8/25/2015 EARLY BIRD Rhymebird,death,deep,inspirati
8/24/2015 WISHING AND WANTING Rhymededication,desire,destiny
8/24/2015 I CAN'T SEE YOUR FACE Rhymefunny,
8/23/2015 IN THE PINES Balladabsence,abuse,addiction,a
8/21/2015 ASHLEY MADISON Lyricabuse,addiction,anger,ang
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8/19/2015 OCTOBER BREEZE Lyricdesire,dream,love,nature,
8/18/2015 LUCKY LADY Lyricbeautiful,celebration,des
8/18/2015 UP IN THE TREES Rhymebeautiful,bird,care,fanta
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8/16/2015 YOUR ONE TRUE LOVE Rhymecrazy,funny,funny love,he
8/15/2015 NEW FRONTIERS Lyricbeautiful,desire,destiny,
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8/10/2015 MARCH Acrosticbeautiful,birth,creation,
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8/8/2015 I'M SO ANNOYED Rhymeabuse,anger,angst,anxiety
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8/6/2015 LIKE A LOVER Lyricbeautiful,happiness,light
8/6/2015 I'M MISSING YOU Lyriccrazy,how i feel,i miss y
8/5/2015 BRIGHT COLORED CASTLE Lyricangel,beautiful,desire,de
8/4/2015 STARE DOWN CONTEST WITH THE SUN Rhymeconfusion,crazy,funny,hum
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8/4/2015 MAY WE NEVER BE APART Lyricart,beautiful,heart,longi
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8/2/2015 OUTER LIMITS Balladangst,beautiful,christian
8/1/2015 DIZZY GIRL Lyriccrush,cute love,desire,em
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7/31/2015 SEDUCED Lyricbeauty,desire,environment
7/31/2015 KRYPTONITE Versebeautiful,crush,desire,gr
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7/30/2015 RAW Acrosticcharacter,emotions,feelin
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7/29/2015 AS GOOD AS IT CAN GET Rhymebeautiful,magic,muse,natu
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7/28/2015 PROFESSIONAL SLAVERY Rhymeabuse,anger,angst,bullyin
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7/26/2015 RELATIONSHIPS Lyricanti bullying,destiny,edu
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7/24/2015 VIRGINIA'S FLAG Rhymecharacter,flying,freedom,
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7/23/2015 WHAT YOU DO TO ME Lyricbeautiful,beauty,desire,d
7/23/2015 SOMETIMES Lyricangst,confusion,deep,emot
7/22/2015 IN THE MIDDLE OF MY MESS Lyricappreciation,celebration,
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