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Arthur Vaso is a Canadian poet, born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. He has had his works published in local papers/magazines as well as on many Web sites. He has traveled extensively around the world, and writes about a wide variety of topics.


Blog Posted:7/8/2017 2:58:00 PM

It has been 18 months since PoetrySoup Chat was started by the BAFFIN GROUP LLC, and one year since arthurvaso.com took over the chat. As BaffinGroup closed, I thought it would be a shame to lose such a great social media site.

We now have over 100 registered users and people coming from all different venues, not only poetry but also artistic and photography sites. It has been a great way to showcase the poets of PoetrySoup, and a great way for people of different talents to hook up, meet, interact, and collaborate.

Many may not know but there are different rooms for different topics, and we have even included a News Feed channel. The Chat rooms are moderated by three IRC moderators who are not from soup, but help

ensure the rooms are always pleasant and basically a soft place to land and feel safe.


Starting in July 2017, we have added a new feature, POEM OF THE DAY! Yes we shall be selecting a poem of the day, ( although maybe not every day ) from the vast collection of amazing poets and poems on poetrysoup.com. Our selections will be from both current and older poetry, to expose some of PoetrySoup’s older postings.

The poem of the day will basically be a link in the chat room title to a PoetrySoup poem, whereas below, like Soup, you shall see a list of past selections with links to Poetrysoup!

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Date: 7/14/2017 11:08:00 PM
Haven't seen you around lately. I hope all is well,..cheers
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Date: 7/12/2017 5:55:00 AM
And thank you Arthur for featuring my haiku on your page!
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Date: 7/11/2017 4:24:00 AM
Excellent, Arthur! It's a wonderful place to unwind!
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Date: 7/10/2017 8:58:00 AM
Congrats Arthur---truly, you contribute many valuable venues.
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Date: 7/9/2017 6:58:00 PM
Sure do wish I had the time to take part in this, ARthur. It's all I can do to keep up with the ordinary stuff of writing and Poetrysoup. This is a lovely blog.
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Date: 7/9/2017 12:40:00 AM
Thank you, dear, for featuring my poem as POTD there :) You are too good to me. I wish you every success in this endeavor. Hugs!
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Date: 7/8/2017 5:03:00 PM
Congrats on the venture Arthur.
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Date: 7/8/2017 3:32:00 PM
Your efforts to make the site a place where everyone can find something of interest is time consuming, I'm sure. It's nice to know we can make a safe landing there.
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Date: 7/8/2017 3:30:00 PM
goodness is it a year already, as you say plenty of different rooms. all are welcome, please come and join in the fun sometime....Seren
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Date: 7/8/2017 3:15:00 PM
wow congrats on your anniversary Arthur I have seen your web site go from strength to strength and chat is such fun:-) hugs Jan xx
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My Past Blog Posts

Date Posted: 7/8/2017 2:58:00 PM
UPDATE update update update yes an Update Darrens Garden
Date Posted: 7/3/2017 12:38:00 AM
UPDATE DARRENS GARDEN, additions by Chris Geen Eve Roper Lin Lane
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How to build a better world with MARGARET ATWOOD
Date Posted: 4/22/2017 10:32:00 PM
I am Canadian
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Save the Penguins’ - A blog for Darren White
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Collaboration by Seren Roberts and Tim Smith
Date Posted: 10/5/2016 10:34:00 PM
Featured poem by CASARAH NANCE
Date Posted: 9/24/2016 11:21:00 PM
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Date Posted: 6/28/2016 9:26:00 PM
ROBERT LINDLEY Guest poet of the week!
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Date Posted: 6/5/2016 9:48:00 PM
TIM SMITH guest poet of the week!!!!!!!
Date Posted: 5/28/2016 11:46:00 PM
Date Posted: 5/24/2016 11:09:00 PM
Notes for the poems The DEVIL and The ANGEL
Date Posted: 5/22/2016 10:05:00 PM
Arthur Vaso’s GUEST POET of the week, Emile Pinet
Date Posted: 5/11/2016 11:10:00 PM
How to Become a Professional Muppet
Date Posted: 5/7/2016 8:38:00 PM
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Arthur Vaso’s GUEST POET of the week, Andrea Dietrich
Date Posted: 4/25/2016 10:13:00 PM

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7/7/2017 Silence Felled Free verseart,dark,evil,integrity,m
7/4/2017 Samba Noir Free verseangel,art,beautiful,dark,
6/25/2017 At The Footbridge Free verseart,gothic,philosophy,rel
6/24/2017 Unfinished Songs Free verseart,death,evil,introspect
6/21/2017 Mohammad al-Hah Ali Free verseangst,character,community
6/19/2017 Darrens Garden of Eden Free verseangel,art,beautiful,butte
6/11/2017 Try Free verseappreciation,art,inspirat
6/8/2017 Silence is Golden Free verseamerica,art,creation,fune
6/1/2017 Repose Free verseart,death,gothic,introspe
5/31/2017 The Race Free verseadventure,beauty,friendsh
5/31/2017 Tour de France Free verseadventure,brother,inspira
5/28/2017 The Forest Free verseallegory,angel,appreciati
5/28/2017 Dancing on the Wall Free versebeautiful,children,dance,
5/27/2017 A Life of Commentary Light Poetryallegory,allusion,analogy
5/23/2017 I Have to Kill Him Free verseangst,art,death,fantasy,g
5/22/2017 Billy Don t Lose my Number Free verseangst,animal,confusion,de
5/21/2017 Do you hear what I hear Free verseangel,children,christmas,
5/19/2017 Poet's Gold Free versebeauty,history,humanity,i
5/15/2017 ConKu In Progress Coupletart,england,evil,history,
5/3/2017 Waterdrops for sweet Eileen Free versebeauty,death,feelings,los
4/30/2017 Tomorrow Free verseangst,art,death,introspec
4/30/2017 Falklands Free verseangst,christian,destiny,g
4/28/2017 Mob Mentality Sonnetcharacter,community,deep,
4/22/2017 Poetic Rejoice Free verseart,beautiful,emotions,fr
4/21/2017 Poetic Cyanide Free verseintegrity,irony,philosoph
4/20/2017 The New One or The Great One Free verseart,butterfly,character,c
4/19/2017 Lacking Eloquence Free verseart,beautiful,bullying,de
4/17/2017 There Lies Art Free verseart,death,drink,lonely,ph
4/16/2017 You Can See Coupletallah,angel,anti bullying
4/16/2017 Egg Slut 3 Free verseart,bird,death,eulogy,
4/13/2017 I am Canadian Free verseallah,angel,beautiful,chi
4/10/2017 Someone Like You Lyricbeauty,celebration,lyric,
4/9/2017 Affections Free verseabuse,allah,angel,butterf
4/9/2017 Chemical Affections Free verseallah,angel,anger,angst,a
4/6/2017 Lake Vaso Lanterneart,french,imagination,lo
4/5/2017 Crime of the Century Free verseart,child,funny,humorous,
4/3/2017 Coward am I Free versebeauty,introspection,poet
4/1/2017 Enemy of Humanity Free verseabuse,allah,evil,religion
4/1/2017 The Naked Truth Free verseart,crazy,fishing,funny,p
3/29/2017 Why Free versechild,introspection,obitu
3/27/2017 Dancing with Darren Free versefaith,friendship,heart,he
3/27/2017 Take Me Free verseintrospection,poetry,roma
3/26/2017 Cornish Hen Free verseallegory,allusion,deep,ev
3/25/2017 The Final Tear Free verseallegory,art,french,intro
3/22/2017 Saint Harif Coupletangel,creation,deep,human
3/19/2017 55 Free verseanimal,art,bible,daffodil
3/19/2017 I Jumped Free verseabuse,anti bullying,bully
3/18/2017 The Walk Ver4 Free verseart,death,deep,depression
3/18/2017 The Walk Ver3 Free verseart,dark,death,deep,funny
3/18/2017 The Walk Ver2 Free verseart,character,dark,deep,d
3/17/2017 The Walk Free verseart,character,deep,destin
3/14/2017 Kites Free versechildren,hope,sad,war,
3/13/2017 Wave Goodbye Dear Lena Free verseart,beauty,depression,hur
3/12/2017 GOD Free verseallah,allusion,angel,chri
3/12/2017 How Do I See You Free verseangel,art,bible,friendshi
3/11/2017 The Poets Duel Free versechristian,deep,fairy,humo
3/11/2017 Fairy Toad Free verseanti bullying,bible,chris
3/5/2017 A Toad Free verseallegory,animal,bible,dee
3/4/2017 Obama is in my Shower Free verseangst,evil,fairy,wisdom,w
2/28/2017 The Butterfly of Fortaleza Free verseart,beautiful,butterfly,g
2/25/2017 Sorrow, dedicated to Victor Buhagiar Free versedeath,loss,
2/20/2017 Disco Inferno Blitzamerica,dance,humanity,hu
2/20/2017 Medieval Flutes Free verseart,lost love,love,philos
2/18/2017 I Am Broken Free verseart,daffodils,death,eulog
2/17/2017 Little Free verseart,death,humanity,loneli
2/12/2017 Tricks Free versearabic,endurance,humor,im
2/12/2017 Harif and the Lion Free versebible,character,courage,d
2/11/2017 Tainted Love Free versedeep,hate,humanity,immigr
2/10/2017 Trump Defeats Terrorism Free verseabuse,angst,child,evil,fr
2/8/2017 The Light Within Free verseappreciation,dedication,h
2/2/2017 The Theft of Ones Self Free verseart,humor,paris,
2/1/2017 The Blind Painter Free verseanalogy,art,beautiful,dre
1/27/2017 Lift the Knife Lyricdeath,emotions,heartbreak
1/22/2017 Decomposing Poetry Coupletangel,art,death,destiny,g
1/21/2017 Lady of Paris Coupletgothic,imagery,introspect
1/13/2017 Thousands Free versehistory,obituary,tribute,
1/11/2017 Holy Light Free verseangel,birthday,inspiratio
1/7/2017 The Hacker Free verseart,crazy,love,paradise,w
1/2/2017 Deceptions Epiphany Free verseangel,beauty,dark,evil,fa
12/31/2016 Arms Of An Angel Free verseangel,war,
12/27/2016 One Day Free verseangst,betrayal,dark,death
12/26/2016 Raven Dreams Free verseangel,beautiful,funeral,g
12/24/2016 Do not Speak Free verseangel,art,heart,joy,love,
12/21/2016 Tunnel Vision Free versecharacter,death,deep,depr
12/21/2016 Crumbling Grey Skies Collab with Wardha Malik Coupletangel,art,beauty,deep,dep
12/18/2016 Silent Holy Night Free verseallah,angel,christian,chr
12/17/2016 Mother Mary Free verseallah,angel,bible,christi
12/17/2016 Gospels Forgotten Free versechild,christian,christmas
12/14/2016 The Pink Elephant Free verseanimal,color,crazy,funny,
12/13/2016 I Wish I was an Elephant Free verseangel,animal,children,coo
12/11/2016 Animal Farm Free verseanimal,children,christmas
12/4/2016 The Three Little Pigs Free verseallah,animal,change,chris
12/3/2016 The Blonde in the Library Free versebeautiful,books,god,heart
12/2/2016 Russian Dreams Light Poetryabuse,freedom,racism,wint
11/29/2016 No Words Free verseart,culture,history,poetr
11/28/2016 The Paper Clip Free verseappreciation,beauty,birth
11/27/2016 Abu Nuwas Free verseallah,arabic,inspirationa
11/27/2016 Predictions of poetic dribble drabble Free verseangst,
11/27/2016 The Wall ver2 Free versemusic,symbolism,tribute,u
11/27/2016 ThanksGiving Free verseanimal,death,imagination,

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Love Me Amor Free verselove,me,me,
Candle Whispers Free verseimagination,
The Lover Couplethumorous,
as the vultures gather to suck beautiful Venezuela dry Free verselife,
Broken soul Light Poetryconfusion,life,lost love,
I Know I am Going to Die Quatraindark,death,body,life,
Enemies of the Peace Free versepeace,violence,war,
Tears in my Garden Questionkulife,
Paradise Lost Sonnetchange,dark,fruit,
DARK AND MYSTICAL Imagismdark,imagery,mystery,nigh
Chronos Rhymeage,time,
In Life's Garden - Dans le jardin de la vie Free versededication,discrimination
IN CRISIS THE VILLAGE Imagismabsence,computer,society,
Firm Land Kimoheart,inspiration,
Stop Eyeing My Candy Versefunny,silly,
November Dreams Sedokalove,seasons,
LIFE'S STORIES Rhymejourney,life,
C'est La Vie Narrativelost love,love hurts,
Autumn on my page Free verseautumn,bird,sky,space,win
Longing Cinquainhope,longing,
Loneliness Verseloneliness,
Loved and lost - Verselost love,love,
On Nature's Stance Blank versebeautiful,conflict,fear,h
BOREALIS Light Poetrylight,morning,
The Old Prospector, The Crazy Old Fool Rhymecrazy,discrimination,funn
Love Is Free Senryufreedom,love,
FREEDOM'S CALL Acrosticamerica,
'Still' Free verseinspirational,spoken word
Of Widows and Hearts Haikuirony,
Nothing to write about Rhymehistory,philosophy,silly,
My Rose Was Not Seasonal Free verseabsence,
You are in my blood Pantoumpassion,
Pledge Sonnetlove,
Stay A Little Longer Free verselove,
No Peeking Rhymechildren,
Tell It To The Rain Rhymehurt,rain,sad,
I Hope This Gives You A Good Hearty Laugh Rhymefunny,funny love,
The Last Beat Of A Homeless Heart Free verseloneliness,lost love,
Temptress- A Collab with PC Free versepassion,woman,
JUST ONE MORE DAY Coupletfriend,i miss you,tribute
THE LAST LONELY LEAF Personificationdeath,tree,weather,wind,w
MIRROR OF MEMORIES Free verseemotions,how i feel,sad,
GONE WITH THE WIND Coupletbeach,father daughter,fun
Under The Moon Versemoon,
Sacrificial Lamb Ekphrasisabortion,anxiety,betrayal
Versions Versephilosophy,universe,
Valentine Ellip Verselove,
Of Children There Are Three-My Lovely Children Coupletchildren,
The New Robbin Hood Coupletcorruption,drug,
My Poems Are Children To Me Free versepoems,
The Power of Words Rhymeon writing and words
Pierre Rhymenature,
Joie de Vivre - Isn't Life Sweet Rondeaufood,sweet,joy,life,sweet
Broken Heart, For Sale Coupletfunny,life,old,rain,
If I Speak with the Tongue of Men and of Angels Rhymelove,spiritual,angel,ange
Leaf Sonnetmemory,nature,
King Vlad Free versebetrayal,corruption,emoti
THE REAL GODS OF WIND Rhymehumorous,
In Another Time Quatrainchildhood,
THORNS Rhymelife,rose,
Silent Hunter Rhymebird,nature,
MAGICAL MOONLIGHT - A PANTOUM Pantoummoon,nature,sea,sky,
At Spring Equinox Ethereespring,
Me on the inside Rhymedark,depression,self,
Tranquil Dreams Of Sorrow Love Like There Is No Tomorrow Quatrainanalogy,love,
Alone I Write To The Moon Free verselove,
Leave You, I Must Rhymeanxiety,betrayal,love,lov
Whisper To Me Verselost love,
A Soldiers Oath Rhymecourage,soldier,war,
Come Close Rhymeangst,desire,dream,love,
When They Tire, Give Them A Songbird's Sweetest Glee Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
Dual Pleasure Quatrainemotions,feelings,heart,i
At the speed of life Free versebeauty,death,desire,forgi
The Wall Quatrainintrospection,
When Heaven and Earth Wept Trioletangel,war,
LET ME BELONG Free versehumanity,racism,
My Crystal Blue Rhymeangst,beauty,fantasy,roma
PACING ALONG GRAVEYARDS Dramatic Verseangel,bereavement,grave,
Light Suspended Lyricbeauty,bible,celebration,
Wisdom Found In Looking Back Sonnetart,dedication,deep,inspi
She Gazes Back At Her Path Of Destruction Sonnetevil,grief,life,loss,rela
MY GARDEN Villanellebeauty,butterfly,flower,g
The Bluest Rose Villanelleblue,rose,
You are lovely Versebeautiful,color,conflict,
Came To Me In A Dream Rhymeart,creation,dream,humani
TRUST ME - I'M A LIAR Free versebetrayal,hurt,life,trust,
Love's Alchemy is Eternal Sonnetdream,emotions,god,heaven
Joyous Day At The Train Station Coupletcat,love,
Moonbathing Free versemoon,
In Each Dark Battle Are Gems Still Hiding Sonnethistory,introspection,jou
TREATED LIKE GARBAGE Free verseabuse,identity,longing,me
- Falsehood - Coupletconfusion,deep,metaphor,
Like Zephyr Breeze Free versefeelings,
My Heart in Prison Verseforgiveness,prison,
Cave Crazy Rhymeidentity,irony,mental ill
Inevitable Withering Dramatic Versebetrayal,corruption,farew
Limerick Limerickhumor,
SILENT SIGHS Sonnetlonging,lust,passion,sens
Each Little Drop of Rain I See Quaternrain,

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