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A poet enters a private sanctuary, A sacred place where the imagination Dwells with a mélange of emotions Conceived by aesthetic beauty, Often divine and esoteric in nature; That comprehensive longing to Express through common language That which is so vitally uncommon. Words that seek to form a bridge Between intellectual abstract thought And the world of the inarticulate. A way to express the depth of sorrow While having it become a cathartic Release, thereby relating to others In commiseration and heartfelt empathy. Poetry has the ability to help, to heal. To reach souls enduring that same pain May be a blessed gift poetry genuinely Offers in a nonintrusive manner, helping Lonely souls know they are not alone. No-one escapes the loving light poetry sheds. It dwells inside each of us, realized or not. It teaches with simplicity, expands the mind, Ingratiates itself without any effort when Expressed with forethought and integrity. It may stir emotions from the most stoic. Speech itself, lives and breathes, and is poetic. Acquiesce to that silent voice inside which prevails upon the heart to be released in verse. Poetry may elevate our spirit with such intensity To generate a feeling akin to euphoric bliss. Poets, honored in past glory with the status of Kings, Now dwell in a world often misunderstood by the Masses too busy to take the time to regard its worth. How fortunate for the insightful who appreciate and Embrace the ageless, immortal soul poetry provides. They are blessed and will give birth to future poets. © Connie Marcum Wong

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 12/15/2015 8:42:00 PM
An excellent poem. Words that come deep from the soul are expressed as poetry. Regards, Nayda.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/20/2015 5:28:00 AM
Thank you Nayda. Mele Kalikimaka! Aloha, Connie
Date: 7/5/2015 3:19:00 PM
May it always be true, Connie. May Poetry live on indefinitely. There is no more beautiful language on earth than in the poems I read. They cause me to think, and then to pull out gems of truth to feed my soul.
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Date: 6/12/2015 8:23:00 AM
This is a magnificent write. Your thought and consideration really show through this piece. Fabulous read.
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Date: 6/18/2015 11:11:00 PM
Thank you very much Scott. I appreciate your wonderful comment! Cheers, Connie
Date: 6/10/2015 7:58:00 PM
Connie, this is beautifully penned with so much depth, a winner 7 and thanks for visiting my poem I felt you
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Date: 6/11/2015 12:37:00 AM
You are welcome Constance. Thank you for your high rating and for commenting on my poem. I appreciate it very much. Aloha, Connie
Date: 6/10/2015 11:11:00 AM
Wow! You covered the many facets of poetry, some complimentary, and others contradictory. I loved every word. A FAV for me!
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Date: 6/11/2015 12:39:00 AM
I really appreciate that Monterey, as I am a fan of your talented work! Thanks so much for fav'ing it and leaving such a nice comment. Aloha, Connie
Date: 6/9/2015 12:36:00 PM
This is beautiful and expressive, Connie. Any poet reading this will surely be inspired to fly higher. [I'm very busy at the moment. Hope you are keeping well:)] hugs // paul
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Date: 6/11/2015 11:59:00 PM
Thank you for taking time to comment on this poem Paul. You are a dear. I know how quickly time slips away when you are busy. I appreciate your wonderful comment. Hugs, Connie XXXOOO
Date: 6/9/2015 1:23:00 AM
A good effort here Connie, ( well put out ) keep well Joe..'
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Date: 6/12/2015 12:00:00 AM
Thank you Joe. You have been writing some really cool poems. Cheers, Connie
Date: 6/7/2015 1:51:00 PM
I have placed it as my favorite Poem dear friend. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra K Kapoor
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Date: 6/18/2015 11:15:00 PM
You are such a sweetheart Ravindra. Thank you for fav'ing my poem. Blessings, Connie
Date: 6/7/2015 1:36:00 PM
Inspiring, Impressive, emotional and touching lines sketching the Beauty of Poetry, which often get lost in a society which is getting more and more non poetic dear friend. Your last Para confirms very beautifully the same. Full 7 for this brilliant write dearfriend Connie but I must an apology for coming back very late but your Poem goes as my favorite one and thank you once again for your kind words on my Nepal Poem. Hope your eye problem is ok now. Please get well soon. Love & best wishes..rkk
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Date: 6/18/2015 11:17:00 PM
What a wonderful comment you have given me Ravindra. Thank you so very much my friend. I hope your weather is cooling down. Blessings, Connie
Date: 6/7/2015 12:38:00 PM
I just got home from a coffee shop, where as I was sitting on a terrace enjoying the warm summer weather, I also was enjoying your poem again!
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Date: 6/18/2015 11:19:00 PM
That makes me feel so happy Arthur. Thank you for letting me know and for making me smile. Hugs, Connie
Date: 6/4/2015 3:12:00 PM
A wonderful insight in to your mind Connie,,this is amazing poetry..
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Date: 6/18/2015 11:22:00 PM
Thank you very much Harry. I usually prefer shorter pieces but I got carried away with this one. Hugs, Connie
Date: 6/3/2015 9:53:00 PM
connie, are you going to put your beautiful haiku over here?
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Date: 6/18/2015 11:24:00 PM
I will. I am becoming more and more critical of my poetry and guess I didn't think it was good enough. Thanks for the encouragement. Hugs, Connie
Date: 6/1/2015 9:13:00 PM
I have to say, with you is also the gift of the poet, you are a wonderful spirit!!
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Date: 6/18/2015 11:26:00 PM
Thank you Arthur for such a lovely comment. My eyes have needed rest after having a stroke in my right eye, so that is why I haven't been here at Soup that much. Doc said to stay off the computer which is pretty hard for me. Blessings, Connie
Date: 6/1/2015 3:43:00 PM
connie, you are getting lots of comments. Awesome!! And thanks always for visiting my poetry!
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Date: 6/18/2015 11:28:00 PM
Thanks Andrea. I am happy this poem is being read by so many as it was a labor of love. You know my passion for poetry because you have it too. hugs, Connie
Date: 5/30/2015 10:45:00 AM
What a fabulous write, it enjoyable as always, all is true, you expressed poetry with emotion and vivid imagery. Excellent piece Connie....you are a genius.........A M.
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Date: 6/18/2015 11:30:00 PM
Afolabi, you are too kind. What a generous and truly wonderful comment you have given me. It warms my heart. Thank you so much. Blessings, Connie
Date: 5/29/2015 6:29:00 PM
"Words that seek to form a bridge between intellectual abstract thought and the world of the inarticulate"...Brilliant!! It would be impossible to state this one immutable truism concerning poetic form and substance any more clearly than this. If any individual aspires to be a poet then they have to instinctively understand this one all important fact. Its as simple as that...end of! My very best regards, Connie. :-) john.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/18/2015 11:14:00 PM
John, you understood the essence of what I was trying to share perfectly. Thank you so much for your insightful generous comment. It really means a lot coming from someone with your kind of talent! Blessings, Connie
Date: 5/29/2015 3:13:00 PM
A wonderful verse, Connie, and every line is special! I wish more people took the time to read and really enjoy poetry like they did years ago. Poetry Soup is a blessing for all of us where we can share our common love. Hugs, Rhonda
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Date: 6/18/2015 11:33:00 PM
Thank you very much Rhonda. I agree with you. I wish poetry had a larger role in our schools, to impress upon the young the importance of words. Poetry Soup is truly a blessing to gather Poets from all over to share the gift of poetry. Hugs, Connie
Date: 5/29/2015 12:23:00 PM
This is so beautiful as is that photo!!!! hugs
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Date: 6/18/2015 11:34:00 PM
Thank you very much Etienne. I appreciate your comment. Hugs, Connie
Date: 5/29/2015 8:15:00 AM
- A pleasure to read, dear Connie :) - A wonderful poem ! (7) - I wish you good luck in the contest ... and a lovely weekend :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 6/18/2015 11:36:00 PM
Thank you Anne Lise. This poem is much too long for the contest even though she did raise it to 20 lines. But it doesn't matter. I appreciate your lovely comment. Hugs, Connie
Date: 5/28/2015 12:45:00 PM
Very descriptive work that would be a winner for sure...Thanks for stopping by..I appreciate you reading my work..Sara
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Date: 6/18/2015 11:39:00 PM
Thank you Sara...it is much too long for the contest but it doesn't matter. I just couldn't shorten it. Hugs, Connie
Date: 5/28/2015 8:29:00 AM
Fantastic poem and says so much. I just wrote a new poem about poetry myself but had no knowledge of this contest. I think this poem you inked will do very well. A7
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Date: 5/27/2015 10:33:00 PM
So true, so true, Connie , especially that last part about the fortunate ones who are the insightful ones. This is a real gem. and I understand where you are coming from Sometimes a contest theme so inspires us that it just kills us to have to stick inside the line limits. maybe this one will get Poem of the day!!
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Date: 5/27/2015 7:37:00 PM
Connie, I agree with those below who commented. But I am concerned about this contest entry. If it specified 16 lines, I hope this will not disqualify you. Is there any way you can check and find out. I would not want to see you disqualified. ..Darlene
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/27/2015 7:44:00 PM
Oh, thank you Darlene, but it was much too long to enter in her contest. But I do thank her for the inspiration that compelled me to write it. hugs, Connie
Date: 5/27/2015 6:14:00 PM
Connie, thank you for sharing, every word here you embrace is a gift. Thank you for sharing. HUGS....SKAT
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Date: 5/27/2015 6:32:00 PM
Thank you very much SKAT. I appreciate your comment very much. hugs Connie
Date: 5/27/2015 5:58:00 PM
i'm glad you didn't cut this poem, connie - it's wonderful and i'd hate to lose even one line. bravo!
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Date: 5/27/2015 7:30:00 PM
Thank you very much Melody. I appreciate your comment. Blessings, Connie
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Date: 5/27/2015 7:28:00 PM
Thank you very much Melody. I appreciate your comment. Blessings, Connie
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Date: 5/27/2015 6:33:00 PM
How sweet of you Ilene. I tried to pare it down but just couldn't make it fit into 16 lines. Guess I got a bit carried away. Thank you very much for your lovely comment. Hugs, Connie
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