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Coffee House Invite Notes

Blog Posted:12/24/2021 8:42:00 AM

Coffee House Invite Notes

In our comments to one another, I’ll read words like, “Thanks  for your time to come read and comment.”  When I followed in such a warm way of replying to comments here on Poetry Soup, I’ve always been reminded, in an imagist way, of our college coffee houses of the 1970’s, where students and local folk-singing alumni would come on week-end nights.  There were also poets occasionally reading their new works.
    The atmosphere in the coffee house I went to,  was warm and inclusive.  The coffee was fresh, rich.  The lighting was dim, from golden, glowing, lantern bulbs spaced along the walls, and candles on a baker’s dozen tables.  Freshmen were quickly brought into the fold, able to find a feeling of home away from home.
    Here on Poetry Soup, when I write in my comments, “Thanks for COMING BY to read and comment,” I carry with the words the pleasant memory (made present tense) of  inviting the reader into my own coffee house, where warmth and friendship are felt even if opinions differ or comments are constructively critical.
    It is with my inviting “coffee house page” of poetry in mind…and the true warmth of the friendships I’ve made here over the past 15 months, that I say again, Thank you for coming by to share.  I wish you the joys of these HOLY-days, with safety, good health, people of love, and your growing spirit.  May trees and stars embrace you with their songs!  May inspiration fill your hours!  Hugs, my poet friends.  Your hearts are precious.

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Date: 12/30/2021 9:35:00 AM
That’s so lovely, makes me feel all warm and cosy, I love how you’ve expressed inclusion within poetry soup, I just love I’ve joined. Which is 2 months ago. Your blog is fab, and sums up a lot x
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Date: 12/29/2021 9:37:00 PM
Hi Sally, Must be really good coffee. One sugar, two creams. Sweet dreams. -Richard
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Date: 12/26/2021 6:56:00 AM
The connection among us all is unmistakable, as we look forward every day to filling voids within by the creative inspirations of the poets here. It has come to this that in contests I host too, I can often guess who the poet is by the structure and content of the poem! Love you all!
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Date: 12/26/2021 6:34:00 AM
Thanks for this blog of inviting, welcoming and sustaining friendship though PS. Thanks for your friendship, Sally. God bless you.
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Date: 12/24/2021 10:28:00 AM
what a wonderful blog Sally I try and respond to and make comments but time and illness has prevented me recently but I am aiming to make up for it as soon as I can:-) Seasons greetings to you and your loved ones:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/24/2021 3:01:00 PM
Jan, wish I knew more about collaborations. sally
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Date: 12/24/2021 2:47:00 PM
Merry , deep Christmas to you too,Jan. And, I do thank you for stopping by with your touching words. Coming to PSP and meeting people like you opened a world for my children (my poems) and me with the inspiration from others. A real present (in both meanings of that word) so I find sharing comments to be friend and writing growth. I understand the illness things. I have severe pain certain days to type on my iPad as both shoulders need replacing. aaargh today not so bad so I type, read, then paint. BIG HUGS
Date: 12/24/2021 9:25:00 AM
Thank you, Sally, for writing this Blog. Yes, we have quite a community here, and sometimes I feel like I am sitting across from the poet when I write a comment. It's such a good feeling to know we are supporting one another not only in our writing efforts but in our life circumstances and situations. Your heart is most precious, Sally!
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Date: 12/24/2021 2:59:00 PM
Milton, dear one, yes, the way you and I have grown close these past few months…as my husband said, “Want to know how Sally is, read her poetry. It’s her journey.” We sit across from each other as we read, traveling along many friends’ paths, sharing by conversing (commenting) or sharing ing silence. Simply to read one another’s work is giving…receiving…poetry desires audience…it’s energy reaches! Christmas blessings touch you, I pray, Milton! xoxo sally
Date: 12/24/2021 10:26:00 AM
I love it when my poems inspire others to write a poem and also LOVE when I am asked to turn one of my silly .limericks into a collaboration, the last one was a HUGE success:-) hugs Jan xx

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My Recent Poems

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5/19/2022 THIS WEEK Free verseencouraging,endurance,ima
5/17/2022 A New World Question Free verseconflict,future,hate,hist
5/14/2022 THE CATS DREAM Imagismbeautiful,cat,dance,histo
5/12/2022 IN THE JOY OF THIS MORNING Free versechristian,encouraging,fly
4/14/2022 ATROCITIES Prose Poetryconflict,evil,god,humanit
4/12/2022 Neither Silent Nor Still Free versechristian,feelings,god,in
4/11/2022 Touching an Audience Thoughts on Creating Prose Poetryappreciation,art,creation
3/26/2022 Into Silence Free verseconflict,feelings,moon,pl
3/26/2022 C A T Imagismanxiety,cat,imagery,metap
3/13/2022 A Psalm in Flight to God Free versebird,christian,heaven,ima
3/13/2022 Devotion Poem VANTAGE POINTS Narrativecharacter,color,feelings,
3/12/2022 WINTERS LAST SURPRISE Imagismblue,flower,imagery,seaso
3/7/2022 Shopping Center Blackbird Free versebird,city,imagery,nature,
2/27/2022 NOMAD Didacticencouraging,identity,imag
2/26/2022 AS THEY FLEE Rhymefamily,humanity,imagery,p
2/26/2022 Against This Insanity of Putin Rhymeanger,christian,conflict,
2/23/2022 From Moon to Clover Prose Poetrydestiny,dream,future,life
2/22/2022 Degas Dancers Free versebeauty,dance,feelings,ima
2/22/2022 Regarding Mirrors, A Short Poem Free verseage,giggle,identity,me,me
2/21/2022 The Gathered Women, a Short poem Free versechristian,devotion,feelin
2/21/2022 PULLING FROM THE MIST, What creating art is about Narrativeart,imagery,inspiration,m
2/20/2022 With the Faith of a Child Free versechristian,devotion,encour
2/17/2022 Devotion Poem Time Free versechristian,faith,husband,i
2/16/2022 Truly Proseculture,humor,irony,polit
2/15/2022 TREES Rhymebeauty,imagery,seasons,se
2/14/2022 Talking with God Free verseage,christian,father daug
2/11/2022 My Day Yesterday Alliterationage,beauty,day,dog,dream,
2/6/2022 SOUL TO SOUL Elegyfriend,grief,hope,imagery
2/5/2022 A Parenting Tale Narrativeangst,boy,family,life,mem
1/26/2022 A Threat of War Alliterationanxiety,conflict,future,i
1/25/2022 POET IDENTITY Prosecharacter,desire,destiny,
1/21/2022 R I V E R Free verseimagery,memory,nature,riv
1/16/2022 A MEANING FOR EACH DAY Free versebird,christian,imagery,jo
1/12/2022 In the August Heat Prose Poetryimagery,imagination,natur
1/5/2022 THE GLORIES NEAR Free versefaith,god,humanity,imager
12/31/2021 Come New Years Eve 2021 Prose Poetrycelebration,encouraging,h
12/31/2021 SpellCeckers, Down Rhymeangst,change,fun,perspect
12/25/2021 What Punctuation Marks Rhymelanguage,poems,teacher,wo
12/24/2021 CHRISTMAS INVITES Free verseangel,christian,heaven,im
12/20/2021 Santa Limerick Limerickchristmas,fun,
12/18/2021 A Forest Dance Imagismdance,earth,joy,nature,tr
12/15/2021 The Weight of Ghosts Narrativeheaven,imagery,me,memory,
12/14/2021 The Bond Free versedestiny,fate,friendship,i
12/12/2021 Lessons Beyond Anger Prose Poetryanalogy,christian,emotion
12/5/2021 ROCKING Imagismanalogy,character,feeling
11/29/2021 I Shall Free versedeath,dream,flower,imager
11/19/2021 Fall Season Haiku Haikuautumn,color,imagery,time
11/14/2021 Winter Haiku Series Haikuangel,bird,imagery,joy,li
11/14/2021 November in Kentucky Free versefeelings,imagery,november
11/13/2021 Global Warming Free verseearth,feelings,hope,image
11/12/2021 Our Soldier Son Narrativefaith,family,fear,feeling
11/11/2021 W A T E R F A L L S Prose Poetrychange,identity,imagery,l
11/7/2021 L O V E Didacticblessing,creation,inspira
11/1/2021 In Time with Autumn Free verseage,christian,how i feel,
10/28/2021 Fully Autumn Free versecolor,dance,imagery,metap
10/15/2021 WHAT GOES UNSEEN Free versefantasy,god,imagery,life,
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10/12/2021 While Listening to Yo Yo Ma Free versefeelings,heart,imagery,li
10/10/2021 My Beloved Flowers Alliterationchristian,feelings,garden
10/9/2021 MEMORIES OF BACH Free versedance,high school,imagery
10/7/2021 Devotion Poem MY PLEAS Free versedevotion,emotions,husband
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10/6/2021 How He Slept through It Free verseday,dream,fish,home,moon,
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9/28/2021 ON TO IRELAND Free versegreen,happiness,ireland,l
9/27/2021 No Conclusions Free versehumor,language,time,words
9/25/2021 NOW AUTUMN Rhymeautumn,christian,day,imag
9/24/2021 EXPRESSIONS Rhymechristian,feelings,joy,mo
9/23/2021 Pondering the Power of God Prose Poetry8th grade,christian,devot
9/23/2021 Sidney Cat Prose Poetryallegory,bird,cat,charact
9/19/2021 TO LIVE AND BREATHE Free verseart,bird,christian,color,
9/15/2021 Awake to God s Touch Free versechristian,encouraging,fai
9/11/2021 COLD TEARS Prose Poetryconflict,deep,emotions,hu
9/10/2021 Abbott Cat Free verseallegory,character,extend
9/10/2021 THERE AND HERE Sept 11 Free versebridal shower,creation,gr
9/9/2021 Carroll Cat Free verseangst,cat,change,imagery,
9/8/2021 Night to Morning Prose Poetrycreation,dance,dream,imag
8/30/2021 The Signaling Moments Prose Poetryencouraging,faith,gospel,
8/28/2021 Each a Portrait Didacticcommunity,earth,love,pers
8/28/2021 CAT TALE Free verseallegory,angst,character,
7/9/2021 Mystic Verse the Soul Free versechristian,journey,love,sp
7/6/2021 D R A G O N S Acrosticfantasy,kiss,passion,roma
7/3/2021 JESUS a poem for our grandkids Free verse1st grade,2nd grade,candy
6/29/2021 Here the Bluejay Imagismbird,blue,flower,nature,p
6/23/2021 WARNING Words Up from My Soul Free versebeauty,death,depression,j
5/31/2021 Requiem Free versechristian,dedication,hist
5/23/2021 The BELLS Free versechristian,dedication,dest
5/22/2021 A Life Hit Prose Poetryart,dog,endurance,health,
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5/16/2021 These Ladies I Draw Free verseart,character,image,imagi
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My Photos

Fav Poems

Beausoleil Light Versehistory,philosophy,
Flow Lyricemotions,endurance,retire
our flowers Free verseflower,
rivers bank Monokumemory,river,
Drowsy Imagismbeautiful,color,green,sea
Balmy Dawn Haikunature,
A Free Spirit Free verselove,
Whisper Me a Song, My Love Versesong,
A drug called Love Free verselove,
- Time for Truth - Free verseemotions,goodbye,truth,
January Sky Haikunature,silver,tree,
Grace Free versechildhood,faith,family,fo
Super, Awesome, and Grand Sonnetdaughter,death,pets,
He Sits Astride a Horse Free versecelebration,dark,hero,his
In Soft Glowing Mistress Flame Of The Beauty's Breath - a collaboration with Susan Ashley Rhymeart,beautiful,desire,love
Three Trees Verseautumn,color,nature,
Turtle Verseanimal,beauty,flower,natu
Appreciate Me Free verseappreciation,blessing,tre
Loved Ones Verselost love,
Super Power Me Free verseappreciation,birth,blessi
a farewell, frozen Free verseanalogy,goodbye,
I Can't Write Lyricanti bullying,funny,humor
Wintertime Lyricholiday,nature,snow,song,
The Spaces Between Free versecreation,imagination,insp
The Empty Academy Schoolhouse Free versehistory,nostalgia,school,
One day in a life Sonnetamerica,day,dream,heart,i
Transcendence Tankabeach,death,destiny,fathe
The Hunter And His Prey Free verseintrospection,perspective
Nocturnal Reverie Rhymesea,
The Fervent Wish And The Sincere Prayer Haikuappreciation,art,assonanc
Missing, the Magic Rhymeangel,love,magic,nature,
After The Flood Rhymebible,god,inspiration,
Edge of Silence Free verseanalogy,love,
That's Poetry Free versepoems,poetess,poetry,poet
Rest Free versedeath,freedom,heaven,jour
THE SACRED DROPS Romanticismjourney,nature,philosophy
STITCHES Free versefather,mother,
Reality Senryulife,
Tragic, When Innocence Was Lost And Love Fled Romanticismart,creation,deep,symboli
After I Write Free verseliterature,meaningful,per
Shifting Plates of Time Narrativeage,
Lavender Skies 1 Rhymelove,romantic love,sky,so
Poem of November 19th Verseage,autumn,earth,loss,los
Auction of Emotions Free verseangst,emotions,philosophy
haiku No 15 Haiku9th grade,
Pruning Free versechange,death,garden,growt
Wounded Sanctity Pantoumanalogy,appreciation,beau
the gardener - a note to self Free verseanalogy,angst,

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Caren Krutsinger United States Flag United States Read
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L MILTON HANKINS United States Flag United States Read
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