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7/22/2014 4:07:08 AM
Topic:
How do I delete the avatar on my main profile?

Lynne Cordero
Posts: 1
It seems like there is currently no option to delete the avatar I uploaded a while ago on my main profile. I can't understand why poetrysoup does not offer this option. If I am missing something I would greatly appreciate it if someone told me. There is nothing in the FAQ about it, and I searched the homepage for links, and couldn't find any.

Thanks
7/21/2014 9:00:39 AM
Topic:
Watch Tammy Online

sapanach
Posts: 1
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7/20/2014 10:37:50 PM
Topic:
Good evening

Gry Christensen
Posts: 1
Hello,

and yes, I am new.
Very happy to be here in this word haven, I am very excited to be around so many talented people and read your work.
I've been writing for as long as I can remember, ever since the alphabet made sense to me and I realized I could use pens for something better than drawing on my grandparents walls.

I'm very unfaithful when it comes to form and style, I like to experiment and there is nothing more exciting than playing around with words and shape. I like details and realism, and I try to see and find beauty in even the most mundane thing.

And I'm originally from Norway, I suppose I should add that in case my English sometimes seem eccentric. Because it's only my third language. So each write is an exercise for me, in more than one way.

I can't wait to get to know you and your poetry!
7/20/2014 11:33:40 AM
Topic:
trampled soul

tim tippins
Posts: 1
my thoughts are sad, my wishes are for hope but my spoken words are anger. only in poetry can I hope to convey my feelings and show their true want for peace without offense. in the life-span of a poet I am an infant and will remain so I'm sure. so please, help with my structure, it will be appreciated, but at this point I feel the need to know if I'm offensive. the world seems so wrong to me and I feel like the current whipping boy. I'm just trying to understand my own perspective.
7/18/2014 7:15:40 AM
Topic:
Watch Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Movie Online

shoniyar
Posts: 1
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long-time fan of this series. My soft spot for these films began when I was a kid - mesmerized by the 1968 original, while watching from the back seat of the car, as the clunky metal speaker hung on the window and my parents sat in the front. Oh, and yes, I was wearing my pajamas!
7/17/2014 12:54:29 PM
Topic:
The Fisherman

Matt Fergoda
Posts: 3
Never once have I been enclosed in exhaustion

Until now - like a black woolen blanket, drenched.

I've looked and crawled and even found unceasingly

Before screaming from the riverbank: "This Is What It's For."

But now I can hardly whisper,

Sensing, maybe, a changing tide that sends the fish away

Or remembering past moons that moved them to more fertile feasts.




Yes - both it must be.

For now the water's meandering isn't hopeful wanderlust;

It only serves to annoy me.

And is it me or has its flow slowed?

Although now more than ever I note its swiftness

In comparison with the glassy new-born lake

Or the black curmudgeonly seas.




The gulls still call but no longer in triumph.

It seems it's morphed into a dirge

Though their wings still hang a crisp angel white in the sky.

Gliding, though again more slowly,

Before snatching a fish with ease;

Now it's mockery in their squawking.




Continuing along,

Trudging through muddy waters,

I feel more akin to washed up wood

And the log floating on

Than to the younger fishermen than I

Across the river.

I sit and listen to their songs

Carried by the soft wind,

Encompassing the gull and my own fragile breath

(A song of a son lost at sea and I can't find where to put my hands).

I taste their hope in the sand and the sun

And it oozes from my tears.




***This is not in any way autobiographical. Thanks for reading
7/15/2014 12:02:53 PM
Topic:
Hello

mrmarlowe
Posts: 1
I am Marlowe, a new poet. Just thought I should drop by here. Big Grin
7/14/2014 10:07:02 AM
Topic:
www.nurownwords.com - my new poetry website

Latosha Mitchell
Posts: 1
Hey guys! I will like to share with you my new poetry website, www.nurownwords.com. It is a free to use website where you can upload and share your original poetry. There is also a blog page and a forum page included on the site. The site is constantly being updated. Please visit and feel free to comment or offer any suggestions. There is also a link to my poetry book, Places of the Mind, available at Amazon and Createspace, in the My Books section of the website. I hope you like it!
7/13/2014 4:31:05 PM
Topic:
JUST NEED CLARIFICATION

HINA NASIR
Posts: 2
could somebody tell me the process and steps you people encounter in contests ..contests by member particularly i need to ask about ..i m just a little bit confused. .thanks
7/12/2014 11:45:32 AM
Topic:
New Poet

Regina Riddle
Posts: 1
I wanted to introduce myself and congratulate the many poets I've read who provided so many wonderful poems. I love to write poetry and will keep posting poems even though I definitely have a lot to learn. I write what I'm familiar with so I hope others will relate. I'm content with what I write, yet I really want to learn how to write in new forms. Any tips are welcome. God bless everyone and happy writing.
7/12/2014 9:59:28 AM
Topic:
Stilhaus Kitchens ReviewsStilhaus Kitchens Reviews

lakindra harley
Posts: 2
Can Someone Please Read My Poems, This Is My Life And Something I Want As A Career . Someone Who Knows What They Are Doing PLEASE !!
7/12/2014 9:58:40 AM
Topic:
The Loneliness does end

lakindra harley
Posts: 2
Can Someone Please Read My Poems, This Is My Life And Something I Want As A Career . Someone Who Knows What They Are Doing PLEASE !!
7/10/2014 1:20:48 AM
Topic:
Stilhaus Kitchens ReviewsStilhaus Kitchens Reviews

ramaberkah
Posts: 1
Stilhaus Kitchens gave me a high class job fora working class mans price.

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7/9/2014 10:15:08 PM
Topic:
The Loneliness does end

Gabe Shelly
Posts: 73
I don't like using a word more than once unless it is an article as 'a', 'an', or 'the'. Lonely sounds too much like loneliness, though sometimes I will use words that sound like other words in poems. Yet, that doesn't happen very often.
As for L3, you're right I didn't need it, but what is art without the artist trying to put their own little signature on a piece. I like my poems to rhyme-- it helps me to remember them better. This is so I can call up a sick verse in my head at the crack of a whip, or woo a pretty girl with a sweet little 'Lady' poem that I wrote. I have a head injury so memorizing and reading are two very difficult things for me-- rhyming helps me to overcome that.
7/9/2014 3:27:27 PM
Topic:
The Loneliness does end

John Diamond
Posts: 4
I rather like this Gabe, but it could be tightened up some.
I think that L3 could go, and the "those" in last line.
Perhaps write the last line as -
Lonely only hurts the living not those that rot

Of course there is a subtle distinction between lonely and loneliness, but that may not be pertinent here.
7/9/2014 2:39:34 PM
Topic:
Snapdragons

John Diamond
Posts: 4
One is a serpent on the wing, the other a butterfly.
Each belongs to species created from
tissue paper, water and light.

Red and yellow have been known
to pour from their mouths;
moth wings lift from honey-coated stems.

I once had a bicycle made of snapdragons,
it rattled and shook with a thin brittle fire,
it bounced over the earth shedding sparks,
green, yellow and red oscillations
that cooled as they spun themselves
into soft focus.

When half awake and drifting,
you can hear the droning
of their nocturnal flights,
amber engines
rattle cut-glass hangers.

Some are more wolf than dragon,
they form packs of loup-garou,
and snap at the heavy-handed.

Those not employed in directing
the prayers of the earthbound,
retire to flower in urban cul-de-sacs,
chiffon wings and origami faces
masking much peppery passions.


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edited by John Diamond on 7/9/2014
7/9/2014 10:42:56 AM
Topic:
The ivy and the oak

Nancy Zapf
Posts: 1
I read a poem about and ivy plant that depended on an oak tree for most everything. It thought it couldn't survive without the oak tree. It needed it's strenght, support, protection, etc. Then you read how the oak tree felt about the ivy. It was the same, it depended totally on the ivy and felt the ivy was the stronger and the tree depended on it more. In the end, we were left to decide which was the stronger and more stable, if either. It was quite long, but beautiful.

I read this not long before the love of my life passed away. I would love to find a copy of it now. I depended on him so. I beleive maybe he felt the same about me.
7/8/2014 9:49:46 PM
Topic:
poetry forms

Bob Atkinson
Posts: 2
Form is irrelevant Wesley. Does the writing have emotional content? If yes, it's poetry, if no, it's prose.
7/8/2014 9:45:57 PM
Topic:
What do you consider "Not a poem" ?

Bob Atkinson
Posts: 2
Mr Hsu, Poetry was sung thousands of years before it was spoken. Form is irrelevant. I've defined Poetry as "the Emotional Content of Literature." If it's emotional, it's Poetry. If it's informative only, it's Prose. Bob
7/8/2014 4:09:49 PM
Topic:
a second thought" read and critique.

John Diamond
Posts: 4
Hi Hani, I'm new to this forum, and new to 'high' critiquing, so hope my remarks don't seem offensive!

I think there's quite a good poem here, but it's partly hidden by some verbiage. It also needs some visuals
to let the reader see or feel it. My edit would be-

You buy her a rose.

Make your way downtown only to find out through a text she wants to see other people.

You go to throw away your rose......but before you do, it hits you.

The flower is no less beautiful.

The world still turns.

What a lucky girl she must be they think.

...................who are "they"?
What a lucky guy I am I think.
...........................you/I/he?


.............I might write that last line as -

He leaves it on a train.

Hope this helps
edited by John Diamond on 7/8/2014
edited by John Diamond on 7/8/2014




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