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2/9/2016 1:57 PM - stephen pennell
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2/3/2016 2:03 PM - Peggy Yusko
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2/9/2016 8:15 AM - Jimmy Anderson
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1/31/2016 10:44 AM - Daniel Turner
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2/10/2016 5:28:06 AM
Topic:
Poe makes an impact wherever he goes!

Michael Spangle
Posts: 97
I prefer to avoid clichés like the plague
2/10/2016 5:09:35 AM
Topic:
Pagan Poets?

Michael Spangle
Posts: 97
Not a Pagan, but a Christian with reasonably well developed listening skills.
2/9/2016 3:17:21 PM
Topic:
Pagan Poets?

October Mist
Posts: 1
Hello! Any fellow Pagan poets out there?
2/9/2016 1:57:13 PM
Topic:
I post a poem and the website changes the words

stephen pennell
Posts: 1
Greetings poetry buffs , stephen the name : example would be simply the besst turns into most unexceptional that does not rhyme lol can i stop it doing this thank you. see the owl and the wizard the spelling mistakes are to stop it changing the words cheerss ha just done it on here as well lol
edited by smp on 2/9/2016
edited by smp on 2/9/2016
2/9/2016 8:15:38 AM
Topic:
dark collaboration

Jimmy Anderson
Posts: 1
What cha got in mind?
2/7/2016 11:53:19 PM
Topic:
Snowball a poetic form

Taimoor Rasheed
Posts: 3
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2/7/2016 11:50:52 PM
Topic:
Snowball a poetic form

Taimoor Rasheed
Posts: 3
http://independencedayproject.blogspot.com/2008/08/cte-divoire.html
2/7/2016 11:50:40 PM
Topic:
Snowball a poetic form

Taimoor Rasheed
Posts: 3
Can some one help me regarding question answers of the poem leaf in the wind>?
2/6/2016 7:38:20 AM
Topic:
Snowball a poetic form

Zoe Pashley
Posts: 2
I was searching the internet and came across a poetic form called a snowball. It increases in size ie. 1 word 1st line 2nd line 2 words and so on. It can also decrease in size too. Is that the actually name of the poetic form? I found this link http://www2.bgsu.edu/departments/english/cconline/rieder/2i.html which was quiet interesting to read.
edited by Zoe Pashley on 2/6/2016
2/6/2016 6:16:07 AM
Topic:
Thanks to the members of Poetrysoup

Michael Spangle
Posts: 97
Welcome, Charles, to the Soup.All of us had to start somewhere, and many of us use our writing as some form of release of what is in our hearts and minds.
2/6/2016 1:21:40 AM
Topic:
Dawn of a Creation

Michael Spangle
Posts: 97
It is indeed that, Raphael. Welcome.
2/6/2016 1:05:05 AM
Topic:
Simple Introduction

Michael Spangle
Posts: 97
Welcome, all of you, to the Soup. I have every confidence that each of you will add some unique flavor to the Soup Bowl. As opportunity permits, I will visit each of your pages.
2/6/2016 1:01:19 AM
Topic:
Narrowboats, addictions and failed love affairs

Michael Spangle
Posts: 97
Peggy; Welcome to the Soup. It sounds like you have quite a 'flavorful' background. I am not sure which is the best route for you to go, but I would suspect that blogging, if nothing else, should be a part of the mix.
2/5/2016 9:09:44 PM
Topic:
Bathed In The Anguish Of Golgotha

Helen Murray
Posts: 2
Loved the Title, 'Bathed in the Anguish of Golgotha,' which truly summarised the emotion. 'Impaling me to your cross deeply describes the loyalty given the crucified One. 'No longer cowed by man and his craven destructions' brought me joy. Some beautiful language is here.
2/5/2016 9:02:36 PM
Topic:
Bathed In The Anguish Of Golgotha

Helen Murray
Posts: 2
trobbo44 wrote:
I am a dog of Caanan. Protector of Israels settlements,
and scavenger of the deserts. Cowed in movement and
strangled with inhuman voice, I feed upon the waste
of the crowds that gather about your lingering soul

Traipsing around the anguish of the Golgotha crucified, I
smell their vapours departing. Yet, each step around
your fading ruin ignites a crucifixion within me.
Impaling me to your cross.

I hang upon your sorrow like a broken scarecrow, and
linger at your feet, hoping to be remembered in the
land to come. But, all I see is a simple man, pained to

the end of his tether. Shedding tears that fall from pain
filled eyes, as desperate for earthly release, as he is for
heavenly deliverance. Tears that nourish the dirt where
they fall and bless the heads of those who stand close

Loping between the legs of your faithful, I nip the ankles of
your accusers, a rightful dispenser of their pennance. Final
miracles demanded but no longer heard, the weak of faith
tumble away like brittle leaves, blown by the frailest of winds.

Evoking akward glances that feed my empathy, and soul
wrenching moments drained by your despair. And no
longer cowed by man and his craven destructions, I sit at
the foot of your cross, resolutely guarding your ascendency.
2/5/2016 8:56:39 AM
Topic:
Bite

Peggy Yusko
Posts: 12
Please note I'm a total amateur. You have a lot of strong words and imagery, but I found the poem difficult to understand as a whole. Maybe someone with more experience can give you specifics.
2/5/2016 8:11:19 AM
Topic:
Under Cover

Peggy Yusko
Posts: 12
When you are not here
I love you.
I touch the image of you with awed fingertips;
Search your lonely fear with yearning;
Reach out and join soul to soul.
And then we are here together
Like two carefully wrapped packages
In a touch not, weep not world.
"Do not open; Death to those who open."
You so near, so far, so under-over, nowhere-anywhere...
I love you.
You inside you—I think.
How rare, how exqusite a gift, there for the opening.
Yet who would dare
Disturb the careful cover?
(A stronger, tenderer, surer lover than I.)
I know you…I think…
When I am alone.
2/5/2016 6:08:48 AM
Topic:
Dawn of a Creation

Raphael Chukwu
Posts: 1
I just feel I am in the right place. This Site is a huge hub for education; poetry and Literature.
2/5/2016 5:41:49 AM
Topic:
Bite

Aa Harvey
Posts: 3
Bite


Money too much, children’s laughter;
Fall apart beneath the moonlight.
Make me cry tears of blood, ever after;
I think I want to die tonight.


Dog bite scar puts pain to skin;
Leave it out and let me in.
Kiss my soul with teeth of barbwire.
Let me remember you within the fire.


Whisper words of wisdom and lets all jump across to hear them;
Another dead singer living on the edge of oblivion.
Wasting away in a puddle of blood;
Never been in love, because loves no good.


Whispers scream through echoes of violence,
In the cold dark silence I see them cry.
Smother me with love, because love is blinding.
Drift away into the clouds up above in the sky.


Want it too much to earn it, or find it;
Give it to me easy, but it’s never enough.
Flew into the sun in search of new sights;
Laying here blinded by God and his version of love.


Money too much to bring pleasure to me,
Set me free with poetry in poverty.


Howl at the moon to release the endorphins,
Scream at her now she will listen to you.
Give me anything, but let it be broken,
I have nothing left to give to you.


Fire raging along the border,
Corner me and I will bite you back.
You want me to be something smarter.
I can’t do that. Creativity I lack.



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2/4/2016 3:56:00 PM
Topic:
Poe makes an impact wherever he goes!

The Seeker
Posts: 1
The sad thing is if you had been reading the Bible others may have assumed you were a Jehovah's Witness and avoided you like the plague.




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