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Listing A Personal View Of What Poetry Is

1. Poetry is a stone, turned to expose to searching winds of a once hidden earth.
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2. Poetry is art, mind painted, heart colored and fire risen.
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3. Poetry is a fruit, hanging on a bountiful tree, begging to fall.
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4. Poetry is an ever expanding ocean, begging ever more creatures to swim in its swirling depths.
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5. Poetry is cake on a golden platter, eaten with fork, spoon, butter knife or greedy hands.
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6. Poetry is cherry blossoms, crying for the soft, cool winds to wave their beauty to the awaiting sun and the gasping skies.
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7. Poetry is glistening dewdrops falling upon virgin ground to gift dawn's hope and night's desire to match brilliance of glistening moonbeams.
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8. Poetry is a poet's heart and soul uniting to bless others, while temporarily shielding searching souls against this dark world's poison tipped arrows.
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9. Poetry is brightly sent musical notes that heart sees, mind colors and spirit longs to record.
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10. Poetry is ink blotted, soul driven splashes that cry to be read, beg to be understood and unabashedly sing to give to its dear readers.
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11.Poetry is a colorful bird, in heavenly flight to a paradise that awaits man's sincere pleading heart and desirous spirit.
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12. Poetry is a child happily playing, a mother joyfully singing and a father blessed to have and so very dearly appreciate loving both.
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My biography will be very limited for now.   Here , I can express myself in poetic form but in real life I much rather prefer to be far less forward  I am a 60 year old American citizen , born and raised in the glorious South! A heritage that I am very proud of and thank God for as it is a blessing indeed ~

Currently married to my beautiful young wife(Riza) a lovely filipina  lady and we have a fantastic 7 year old son, Justin ~

I have truly lived a very wild life as a younger man but now find myself finally very happily settled down for the duration of my life~

I decided to rest here and express myself with hopes that it may in some way help others, for I see here a very diverse  and fine gathering of poets, artists, and caring folks~

Quickly finding friends here that amaze me with such great talent~~

I invite any and all to comment on my writes and send me soup mail to discuss

whatever seems important to them ~


Blog, A Hebdomad Of Poetic Thought, Musings And Deep Internal Pain

Blog Posted:5/15/2022 9:20:00 AM

 Blog, A Hebdomad Of Poetic Thought, Musings And Deep Internal Pain

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(1.)

 

A Creature Yearning, Up Into Bright Stars To Reach

 

We are in life's weathering but a speck of dust

Spattering of liquid, a windy little gust

Yet in truth, as soul's inspirations makes us more

Dare we without arrogance strive to reach Heaven's shore?

 

We are in life's weathering but a speck of dust

Bit of iron, that too oft we allow to rust

A soil clod, culmination of imagined dreams

We masquerading in polluted mortal streams.

 

We are in life's weathering but a speck of dust

A bit of earth, too oft a beast we do not trust

A tiny grain of sand upon a windswept beach

A creature yearning, up into the stars to reach.

 

We are in life's weathering but a speck of dust

Spattering of liquid, a windy little gust

Yet in truth, as soul's inspirations makes us more

Dare we without arrogance strive to reach Heaven's shore.

 

Robert J. Lindley,  5-06-2021

Rhyme,

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(2.)

In The Blood, You Must, You Must Write

 

Yes, tis in the blood, in the blood

In the blood, you must, you must write

From within the soul, you must fight

In the morn, as light filters in

Life wavers, world sets forth its din.

 

Yes, tis in the blood, in the blood

In the blood, you must, you must write

Brave the darkness, seek the bright

In the moment, walk about true

Life cries ink for us and for you.

 

Yes, tis in the blood, in the blood

In the blood, you must, you must write

Look up above, beyond the blight

In the sorrow, vow to sling ink

Sweet life, can be gone in a blink.

 

Yes, tis in the blood, in the blood

In the blood, you must, you must write

Accept the truth, look with hindsight

Beauty also comes, from stars at night.

 

Yes, tis in the blood, in the blood

In the blood, you must, you must write

From within the soul, you must fight

In the morn, as light filters in

Life wavers, world sets forth its den.

 

Robert J. Lindley,

Rhyme-

( Dedicated To All Poets Everywhere )

 

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(3.)

 

I Will Not Tread Silent Forest Cold And Afraid

 

I will not tread silent forest cold and afraid

As if lamb cast into a starving lion's den

For with this soul always comes a most trusty blade

To counter machinations of fierce beasts or men

Or battle deep darkness and evil world thus spreads

Upon the innocent with its deep wicked glee

To kids sleeping at safe in comfy beds

Casting poisons from blight and blackest sea.

 

I will not saunter through life within flowing dark

To be another victim to world's wicked winds

Knowledge reveals that sea is full of hungry sharks

And its invisible beasts far too often sends

Lies creating havoc, bringing terrible woes

And all accursed Fate and dark future portends.

 

I will not happily swim in infested pools

As a blind clown, or else a man yielding to Fate

Experience has taught me, such is for those fools

That meekly walk the paths our darken world creates.

 

I will not tread silent forest cold and afraid

As if lamb cast into a starving lion's den

For with this soul always comes a most trusty blade

To counter machinations of fierce beasts or men.

 

Robert J. Lindley,

Rhyme,

 (Facing a most dark and menacing world, alone )

 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrrhenian_Sea

 

 

Tyrrhenian Sea

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Tyrrhenian Sea

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Tyrrhenian Sea.

Location        Mediterranean Sea

Coordinates        40°N 12°ECoordinates: 40°N 12°E

Type        Sea

Basin countries        Italy, France

Surface area        275,000 km2 (106,200 sq mi)

Average depth        2,000 m (6,562 ft)

Max. depth        3,785 m (12,418 ft)

The Tyrrhenian Sea (/t?'ri?ni?n/ or /t?'re?ni?n/; Italian: Mar Tirreno [mar tir'r??no], French: Mer Tyrrhénienne [m?? ti?enj?n], Sardinian: Mare Tirrenu, Corsican: Mari Tirrenu, Sicilian: Mari Tirrenu, Neapolitan: Mare Tirreno) is part of the Mediterranean Sea off the western coast of Italy. It is named for the Tyrrhenian people identified with the Etruscans of Italy.

 

 

Geography

The sea is bounded by the islands of Corsica and Sardinia (to the west), the Italian Peninsula (regions of Tuscany, Lazio, Campania, Basilicata, and Calabria) to the north and east, and the island of Sicily (to the south).[1] The Tyrrhenian Sea also includes a number of smaller islands like Capri, Elba, Ischia and Ustica.[2]

 

 

Amalfi Coast, Positano

 

Cala Goloritzé, Baunei, Sardinia

 

In 2012, the Costa Concordia crashed into some rocks, after the captain was driving the ship too close to the coast.

The maximum depth of the sea is 3,785 metres (12,418 ft).

 

The Tyrrhenian Sea is situated near where the African and Eurasian Plates meet; therefore mountain chains and active volcanoes such as Mount Marsili are found in its depths. The eight Aeolian Islands and Ustica are located in the southern part of the sea, north of Sicily.

 

Extent

The International Hydrographic Organization defines the limits of the Tyrrhenian Sea as follows:[3]

 

In the Strait of Messina: A line joining the North extreme of Cape Paci (15°42′E) with the East extreme of the Island of Sicily, Cape Peloro (38°16′N).

On the Southwest: A line running from Cape Lilibeo (West extreme of Sicily) to the South extreme of Cape Teulada (8°38′E) in Sardinia.

In the Strait of Bonifacio: A line joining the West extreme of Cape Testa (41°14′N) in Sardinia with the Southwest extreme of Cape Feno (41°23′N) in Corsica.

On the North: A line joining Cape Corse (Cape Grosso, 9°23′E) in Corsica, with Tinetto Island (44°01′N 9°51′E) and thence through Tino and Palmaria islands to San Pietro Point (44°03′N 9°50′E) on the coast of Italy.

Exits

There are four exits from the Tyrrhenian Sea (north to south):

 

Exit        Location        Width        Connected Sea

Corsica Channel        between Tuscany and Corsica 42°50′N 9°45′E        about 80 kilometres (50 mi)        Ligurian Sea

Strait of Bonifacio        between Corsica and Sardinia        11 kilometres (6.8 mi)        Mediterranean Sea (proper)

no name        between Sardinia and Sicily        about 290 kilometres (180 mi)        Mediterranean Sea (proper)

Strait of Messina        between Sicily and Calabria on the toe of Italy        3 kilometres (1.9 mi)        Ionian Sea

Basins

The Tyrrhenian Basin is divided into two basins (or plains), the Vavilov plain and the Marsili plain. They are separated by the undersea ridge known as the Issel Bridge, after Arturo Issel.[4]

 

Geology

The Tyrrhenian Sea is a back-arc basin that formed due to the rollback of the Calabrian slab towards South-East during the Neogene.[4] Episodes of fast and slow trench retreat formed first the Vavilov basin and, then, the Marsili basin.[5] Submarine volcanoes and the active volcano Mount Stromboli formed because trench retreat produces extension in the overriding plate allowing the mantle to rise below the surface and partially melt. The magmatism here is also affected by the fluids released from the slab.

 

Name

Its name derives from the Greek name for the Etruscans, who were said to be emigrants from Lydia and led by the prince Tyrrhenus.[6] The Etruscans settled along the coast of modern Tuscany and referred to the water as the "Sea of the Etruscans".

 

Islands

 

Lipari, Aeolian Islands, Sicily

Islands of the Tyrrhenian Sea include:

 

Corsica

Sardinia

Sicily

Elba

Ischia

Procida

Capri

Ustica

Aeolian Islands[7] (including Lipari and Stromboli)

Pontine Islands including Ponza

Ports

 

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The main ports of the Tyrrhenian Sea in Italy are: Naples, Palermo, Civitavecchia (Rome), Salerno, Trapani and Gioia Tauro. In Corsica the most important port is Bastia.

 

Note that even though the phrase "port of Rome" is frequently used, there is in fact no port in Rome. Instead, the "port of Rome" refers to the maritime facilities at Civitavecchia, some 68 km (42 miles) to the northwest of Rome, not too far from its airport.

 

Giglio Porto is a small island port in this area. It rose to prominence, when the Costa Concordia ran aground near the coast of Giglio and sank. The ship was later refloated and towed to Genoa for scrapping.

 

Winds

In Greek mythology, it is believed that the cliffs above the Tyrrhenian Sea housed the four winds kept by Aeolus. The winds are the Mistral from the Rhône valley, the Libeccio from the southwest, and the Sirocco and Ostro from the south.

 

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To The Blue-Gleaming Waters Of The Tyrrhenian Sea

 

To the blue-gleaming waters of the Tyrrhenian sea

Into wonderful breezing winds, once dreamed soul of me

Across that majestic ocean lies yet another shore

Upon its soft sands, Mother Nature rich, golden rains pours

Soaking that resplendent beach paradise where she once stood

I'd trade wealth and my all to be there again if I could.

 

To the blue-gleaming waters of the Tyrrhenian sea

There my dear beloved swore her eternal love for me

Under a golden moon, as its bright majestic rays fell

We kissed, falling under love's deep and forever spell

As to we each, the universe sang out, this love is true

We each had gained that treasure so very long overdue.

 

To the blue-gleaming waters of the Tyrrhenian sea.

There my dear beloved swore her eternal love for me.

 

Robert J. Lindley,

Sonnet,

 

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In This Heart, Vanishing Dreams Away Fly

 

Life is a bust, world seems to say cram it

Love flew away,  so far away damn it

I look at it with these fat falling tears

Between black rock and these ever coming fears

Disastrous moon beams its curse overhead

Dawn's promise is laced with hurt and dread

I beg, I plead for rays of missing light

For blessing to restore my former sight.

 

And in my soul, sweet dreams now disappear

Replaced by a darkness, life is not clear

Into that vanishing vapor, long gone

To a sorrowful realm, this heart has flown.

 

Life is a bust, world just seems to stamp it

Beneath ghastly feet, Fate up and ramps it

I look for true relief from stabbing pain

But that dying field grows but poison grain

In this heart, vanishing dreams away fly

Spirit falls and sad echoes are my cry

I pray to that ash clouded darken sky

With these painful spasms asking the why.

 

And in my soul, sweet dreams now disappear

Replaced by a darkness, life is not clear

Into that vanishing vapor, long gone

To a sorrowful realm, this heart has flown.

 

Robert J. Lindley,

Rhyme,

( In the looming darkness and begging for light )

 

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I Will Not Tread Silent Forest Cold And Afraid

 

I will not tread silent forest cold and afraid

As if lamb cast into a starving lion's den

For with this soul always comes a most trusty blade

To counter machinations of fierce beasts or men

Or battle deep darkness and evil world thus spreads

On the innocent with its massive wicked glee

Even to kids sleeping at home in comfy beds

Casting poisons from its abyss and blackest sea.

 

I will not saunter through life within flowing dark

To be another victim to world's wicked winds

Knowledge reveals that sea is full of hungry sharks

And its invisible beasts far too often sends

Lies creating havoc, bringing terrible woes

And all accursed Fate and dark future portends.

 

I will not happily swim in infested pools

As a blind clown, or else a man yielding to Fate

Experience has taught me, such is for those fools

That meekly walk the paths our darken world creates.

 

I will not tread silent forest cold and afraid

As if lamb cast into a starving lion's den

For with this soul always comes a most trusty blade

To counter machinations of fierce beasts or men.

 

Robert J. Lindley,

Rhyme,

 (Facing a most dark and menacing world, alone )

 

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(7.)

 

What Power Remains In Splashing Of Mere Poetic Ink

 

When Fate has set its ill winds to have thus savagely blown

Thorns and thistles into ones garden to have overgrown

And deep darkness dwells to again knocks ones recovery down

This world and life seems to take delight, removing ones crown

What power remains in splashing of mere poetic ink

Can there be, a return from stepping over the dark brink

As night holds force over whatever one hopes and or thinks

Must one yield to that woesome curse, its dreaded poison drink?

 

When Fate with its blackest hands attacks to thus take away

All that brought truest happiness and removed life's gray

Is there to be a wonderful blessing that gifts new path

Into golden rays of light and victory over such wrath

Now that accursed world set about and with it death brought

Traps of misery and pain, when heart has been firmly caught?

 

When Fate bequeathed such a curse is there any reprieve?

Or future relief from a broken soul that now so grieves?

 

Robert J. Lindley,

Rhyme,

( A Sad Query From A Heartbroken And Deeply Lost Soul )



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Date: 6/18/2022 2:40:00 AM
a good write
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Date: 5/30/2022 12:39:00 PM
In this universe we are indeed as mortals "a speck of dust", but so much more as souls. We are channels, for our creativity comes from someplace else through the soul. We have power that we are connected to and we can stand wit"hout giving in to the darkness. "Tyrrhenian Sea" quite a beautiful write. "What Power Remains In Splashing Of Mere Poetic Ink"; this has great depth.
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Date: 6/2/2022 2:34:00 AM
Thank you, my friend. Writing helps in attempting to live again...
Date: 5/20/2022 4:03:00 PM
Robert, your poetry is beautiful, blessings ~Constance
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Date: 5/28/2022 5:13:00 PM
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Date: 5/20/2022 1:01:00 PM
I enjoyed reading and learning about the Tyrrhenian Sea. Your poem about it is my favorite from the group in this blog. I was just thinking of you and your son the other day while driving home from work. Still praying for you both.
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Date: 5/28/2022 5:13:00 PM
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Date: 5/16/2022 7:44:00 PM
From within the soul words bring forth a balm, as we seek a higher understanding, So sorry for your loss Robert
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Date: 5/28/2022 5:12:00 PM
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Date: 5/16/2022 3:37:00 PM
Your writing is the best on this site. Never give into the darkest thought of walking away from your gift Lindley. What is inside you is strong, despite the hardships and loss this year and prior. Leanne Xx
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Date: 5/28/2022 5:12:00 PM
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Date: 5/16/2022 3:37:00 PM
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Date: 5/16/2022 7:10:00 AM
I Too want to add my sorrow of your loss, Robert, also inspired i am with your heartfelt poetry, we need you here, and if it helps being with all of your poetic friend then so let it be. Harry
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Date: 5/28/2022 5:11:00 PM
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Date: 5/16/2022 4:34:00 AM
Robert, your poetry is beautifully penned with much emotion and grief. So sorry for your recent loss. Poetry is a wonderful outlet and tool for coping and finding peace.
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Date: 5/28/2022 5:10:00 PM
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Date: 5/16/2022 12:56:00 AM
To The Blue-Gleaming Waters Of The Tyrrhenian Sea-aww Robert, this one is soo beautiful, and though all of these poems are masterful words of art spoken directly from your heart, this one is my favorite, it’s the light of your love and your tether in the darkness. Keep that light in your heart. God Bless :)
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Date: 5/28/2022 5:10:00 PM
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Date: 5/15/2022 8:10:00 PM
We are but dust, shaped from earth’s crust, yet enlivened by Holy Spirit’s thrust ~ The pain that comes our way, making blue skies seem grey, transmuted to God yearning goes away ~ As such, we are complete, surrendered at God’s feet, with blissful inner peace replete
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Date: 5/28/2022 5:09:00 PM
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Date: 5/15/2022 7:52:00 PM
Dear Robert, your poetry rather dark or light always inspires. You are in my prayers. I can relate to your loss. Many blessings, Love Connie xxoo
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Date: 5/28/2022 5:08:00 PM
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Date: 5/15/2022 7:44:00 PM
You have been so much, my dear friend. I wish I could take your pain away. (I would, if I could). I am sending you (((hugs))) along the wind. Writing is a way to release those emotions of the heart, and you are able to do that. This is so tender and heartfelt. Keep looking up, because God is watching over you. Many wonderful blessings to you. Hugs, Brandy
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Date: 5/28/2022 5:07:00 PM
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Date: 5/15/2022 5:56:00 PM
You are one who overcomes! And more importantly, to me, you shine light into our souls. Do not apologize in the end of this piece to any air headed poet. here. If they don’t like your poetry, there are hundreds of other poets here. I am not an intellectualist. Nor do I put any Poet on a pedestal..that gives people fat egos! We do not need a reason or cause or a justification to write. We just write. That is what poets do. Panagiota
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Date: 5/28/2022 5:06:00 PM
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Date: 5/15/2022 5:16:00 PM
Your current blog was meaningful and helpful to many, I'm sure it was for me. Your poetry, when written from the heart, has a message beyond the words that speaks to those it's meant for. Please continue to express your thoughts through poetry. A poet friend in Texas, Bill P.S. If there's anything I can do to help, please soup mail me and let me know. I'm praying for you my friend.
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Date: 5/28/2022 5:04:00 PM
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Date: 5/15/2022 5:13:00 PM
Robert, my friend, your poetry is a blessing to those that have the awareness to see without seeing, to sense the authenticity your soul offers through the words you share with us. The pain is real, the loss soul wrenching, but your poetry is your lifeline right now. Everything in this world comes into form and then out of form, we have to be thankful for each moment we have with those we love. When it is time, they leave in the physical sense, but they are still with us in the spirit. The soul is eternal, therefore being authentic is all we can hope to know for eternity. Cling to and be thankful for your gift of poetry, Robert. It may be your greatest form of hope at the moment. Love
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Date: 5/28/2022 5:03:00 PM
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Date: 5/15/2022 4:55:00 PM
Robert , We are here for you in heart and soul and with open arms and mind to read your beautiful words . Please write …. For you and for us as you have a gift and messages that we all want to hear . There is healing in the writing . It is in your blood and soul. Big hugs and blessings to you on your journey, Susan :)
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Date: 5/28/2022 5:03:00 PM
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Date: 5/15/2022 3:32:00 PM
"I'd trade wealth and my all to be there again if I could" Robert, stunning line...relatable, makes one's mind replay precious moments as your lines delight!
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Date: 5/28/2022 5:02:00 PM
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Date: 5/15/2022 1:38:00 PM
Again you amaze us with an informative blog Robert, there is indeed darkness in our world and we all step into the darkness from time to time, but there is light too and we have to let that light in to our lives if we are to succeed and try and move on. I know your dear wife encouraged you to write because she knew it was your passion. Tom
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Date: 5/15/2022 12:32:00 PM
Robert, you are a consummate poet, your feelings, thoughts and words resonate; life isn’t always kind, but you my friend have a gift….write on….it will be a healing place. Blessings, Paulette
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Date: 5/15/2022 11:39:00 AM
Incredible imagery, emotions and sad Tiruth. I watched my father whiter away after he lost his Soulmate to criminal cancer. Your beautiful writing MUST continue...for I believe our soup has you as SOUL SOUP. I agree with Andrea...you are a poet. Now and forever. Your poetry touches all here at the soup. Prayers always for you my dear friend. Love Chantelle hugs
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Date: 5/28/2022 5:01:00 PM
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Date: 5/15/2022 11:10:00 AM
You have said that you do not feel like a poet these days. you ARE a poet, Robert, and these kinds of heart-felt poems prove it. Your life has been a horrible struggle these past several years. i pray you can carry on and stay strong for your son. wow, that first poem is so profound.
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Date: 5/15/2022 3:34:00 PM
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Date: 5/15/2022 9:25:00 AM
This is a compilation born from a continuing struggle. A constant battle from within, as to whether I must write or else sacrifice that deep and lifelong passion to the epic pains of deepest loss that I now suffer. Forgive me, if it bores or proves to be insufficient to either entertain, inform or measure up to a level that its depths of true poetic heart has thus sought to express..
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New Blog on, Ekphrasis And Its Spurring Quest For Greater Imagery In Verse
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/2/2022 Hold On Tightly, When Life Takes Its Great Leaps And Bounds Rhymeart,deep,humanity,life,ph
6/27/2022 Awakened At Last, Newborn Soul Sails New Seas Rhymeart,god,gospel,life,light
6/24/2022 As This Heart Wakes To Your Soft Touch Romanticismangel,art,love,passion,ro
6/13/2022 Shall We Recall Gems Reaped From Our Love's Tree Rhymeart,deep,growth,life,love
6/8/2022 Imagination Says, A New Vagabond I Shall Be Rhymeart,beauty,color,creation
6/8/2022 Life Now Cries Out, This Truth, There Is No Holy Grail Rhymeart,creation,deep,destiny
6/7/2022 And Remember Me In This New Heavenly Flight Romanticismangel,art,dedication,deep
6/6/2022 To Be With Her That Gave My Life Such Bliss Rhymeart,emotions,loss,memory,
6/4/2022 Life Is So Precious And For It One Must Fight Rhymedeath,deep,heartbroken,lo
6/3/2022 Amidst Swirls Of Twinkling Stars, Love Yet Flies Romanticismdream,heaven,imagination,
6/3/2022 Let Dawn Its Sweet Embrace, Fit Me Like A Warm Glove Rhymecourage,deep,emotions,gri
6/2/2022 Refusing Diligence, To Do Even Basic Math Sonnetdeep,growing up,humanity,
5/31/2022 Again, Her In These Waiting Arms Romanticismangel,art,beautiful,dream
5/28/2022 Please, Raise High The Bar For Love's Gifts Rhymeappreciation,celebration,
5/20/2022 He Bled, For Life's Gleaming, Golden Treasures Now Forever Lost Rhymeart,deep,introspection,lo
5/4/2022 I Saw The Great And Mighty Wave Rhymeart,deep,emotions,humanit
5/1/2022 As Length'ning Shadows, Filter Thru These Aching Hours Rhymeart,hope,how i feel,journ
4/27/2022 You Brought Love's Truth, The Brightest Light To Me Romanticismlove,
4/25/2022 Once Submerged Beneath The Dark, Accursed Sea Rhymeart,death,deep,fate,light
4/24/2022 Sad At Twilight Hour Love's Paradise Can Be Lost, With Sunday Quote Rhymeart,beauty,destiny,life,l
4/21/2022 But Time Came To Your Side, Saying, Now I Insist Rhymeart,assonance,creation,de
4/20/2022 You Walk Into Stonewalls, Just To Feel The Hard Knocks Rhymeart,deep,lonely,longing,l
4/16/2022 Angel That Has Flown Far Away Sonnetangel,appreciation,beauty
4/12/2022 From A Dream, Three Quatrains Gifted Rhymeart,assonance,deep,dream,
4/8/2022 Truth, Poetry, The Pen A Sword, The Heart A Shield Rhymeart,blessing,dedication,h
4/7/2022 Much As Love And Hope Defeats Blackest Blight Rhymeart,deep,encouraging,hope
4/6/2022 Aye, Tis Light And Love That Again Sets To So Be Rhymebeauty,feelings,imagery,l
4/3/2022 Words Wrought Within Dark Depths Of Deepest Grief Rhymedark,death,deep,heartbrea
4/3/2022 Heartbreakingly Beautiful, The Angel That Saved Me Romanticismangel,art,beautiful,bless
3/27/2022 Hold Fast, Wake Not From Such Imaginative Dreams Rhymeassonance,color,deep,drea
3/25/2022 Waking, Her Pretty Smile, Her Presence- Both Lives Uplifted Romanticismbeautiful,deep,desire,dev
3/18/2022 The Pitiful Reality Of Time And Infinite Sorrows Haikufeelings,heartbreak,lonel
3/16/2022 Waking To New Dawn, Its Deafening Roar Of Silence Rhymebereavement,emotions,grie
3/8/2022 Angelic Message Sent In Last Night's Loving Dream Rhymeangel,art,blessing,creati
3/7/2022 When Death Has Stolen Both Life And Love , from my new Blog Rhymeart,bereavement,feelings,
1/23/2022 To Be A Poet, Oft Strong Commands Come At Night Rhymeaddiction,art,creation,im
1/22/2022 Back To That Beauty, In World's Dear Blue Sky Sonnetappreciation,art,beauty,f
1/21/2022 I Wish, I Wish Upon Shattered Star Sonnetcreation,depression,desir
1/20/2022 Triple Scenes On Life, Love, Powers And Faith Rhymeart,blessing,creation,dev
1/15/2022 Memories Of Youth And Nature, Were A True Blast, In collaboration with Riabi Dziri, Besma Rhymeart,family,farm,home,life
1/11/2022 An Ode, Verses Born From A Friendly Dare Odeart,assonance,creation,de
1/8/2022 A Search, A Quest For A Lost Paradise - a collaboration with Susan Ashley Rhymeart,beauty,color,dream,gr
1/7/2022 When A Beautiful Morning, Song-Bird Sings Rhymeart,beautiful,bird,blessi
12/29/2021 Crossing That Siberian Desert Of Lost Souls Rhymeappreciation,creation,dar
12/24/2021 Christmas Eve Morning And Sweet Memories Haikuappreciation,childhood,ch
12/23/2021 Childhood, Rising Early On Christmas Morn Quatrainchildhood,christmas,joy,m
12/20/2021 I Looked To Heaven That Christmas Night Rhymechristmas,devotion,faith,
12/19/2021 Tis Your Dream, Stop Wallowing In Your Bed Rhymeage,creation,dream,fantas
12/18/2021 I That Expose Heaving Breast To Harrowing Night Rhymeconflict,faith,fate,hope,
12/18/2021 Out In The Cold Dark-Lit Street Slow Trembling Raindrops, Part Two Narrativeart,creation,dark,death,f
12/15/2021 Out In The Cold Dark-Lit Street Slow Trembling Raindrops, Part One Narrativeart,sad,
12/14/2021 When Truly, Deeply Lost And One Has Faith One Is About To Die Rhymeart,death,faith,heaven,mi
12/14/2021 In It, I Saw Prometheus Chained And Bound Rhymeart,imagination,inspirati
12/13/2021 Of The Greeks, Olympus, Blindness Of Modern Man Rhymeart,creation,deep,writing
12/4/2021 With Eternal Sent Bliss Two Hearts Reborn - a collaboration with Susan Ashley Rhymeart,creation,destiny,devo
11/30/2021 Long Ago, Memories Of A Cold Winter Night Conversation Narrativeart,best friend,imaginati
11/30/2021 Deep In Newly Disturbed Soil, Lies My True Love Elegydeath,deep,depression,hea
11/28/2021 From Seed A Promise, Treasures To Flourish On Earth Rhymeart,creation,dark,deep,li
11/23/2021 Writing, Healing After True Love Lost Romanticismart,emotions,heartbreak,l
11/21/2021 Seven Revelations Born From Early Morn's Poetic Thoughts Haikuart,assonance,creation,de
11/20/2021 From Isolation Into Contemplation Of A Better Tomorrow Part Two Narrativeappreciation,art,life,lon
11/18/2021 Cherished Moments Locked In Like Flint Romanticismappreciation,art,beautifu
11/16/2021 Of Nature, Desert, Sand And Western Skies Imagismart,beauty,imagery,innoce
11/15/2021 New Life, Inspiration From A Gifted Revelation Narrativeangel,art,blessing,creati
11/13/2021 From Isolation Into Contemplation Of A Better Tomorrow, Part One Narrativeart,character,creation,de
11/7/2021 PALLIATIVE Romanticismbeautiful,blessing,happin
10/18/2021 From A Sad Book, A Poet's Deep, Heartfelt Lament Sonnetart,dark,death,future,gri
10/13/2021 When Deep Darkness And Shadows Race To Fore Rhymedark,depression,heartbrea
10/2/2021 Over The Horizon, Dedicated To Andrea Rhymeappreciation,art,dedicati
9/24/2021 From Poetic Thoughts On Mankind And Its Accursed Fate Rhymeart,creation,history,huma
9/21/2021 But Honey, Such Sweet Lies That We Both Told Rhymeart,lost love,poetry,wisd
9/18/2021 As I Sit Here Chilling On My Front Porch, From My New Blog Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
9/16/2021 And In Rhapsody And Colors Life Flows Romanticismappreciation,beauty,deep,
9/12/2021 Tragic, When Innocence Was Lost And Love Fled Romanticismart,creation,deep,symboli
9/2/2021 Yet Pushed, Ever Onward, I Dare Tread Sonnetdark,faith,god,journey,li
8/29/2021 New Life Given And Glows Of A Golden Crown Romanticismappreciation,art,blessing
8/27/2021 Defiance, The Old Gods Fall, And Dark Mortal Reign Begins Rhymeart,change,creation,human
8/27/2021 I Swear A Sincere Oath Each Arriving New Morn Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
8/24/2021 Of Poetic Verse, A Heavenly Illumination Quatrainart,beauty,faith,god,heav
8/21/2021 As We Stroll Along Lanes Of Truth, Lies Or Convenient Illusions Free verseart,deep,humanity,philoso
8/20/2021 Often When I Must Take A Sad Look Back Sonnetart,deep,fate,loss,meanin
8/17/2021 The Great Promise, The Sweet Hope Rhymeart,beauty,moon,poetry,su
8/16/2021 Of Night Ascendant, Soft Capricious Moon Rhymeart,faith,god,inspiration
8/13/2021 The Banquet At Cajamarca, Atahualpa, Peru Rhymeart,history,truth,
8/12/2021 Even Dawn Cried About Death Of The Poet Rhymeart,
8/9/2021 Will You Help Me See The Green, Green Grass Again Rhymeart,
8/8/2021 Does Love Thrive Only In Its Soft Gasping Return Sonnetart,creation,humanity,lif
8/7/2021 Sprinkled Stardust In Her Long Flowing Hair Rhymeart,love,romance,
8/7/2021 Was There Ever True Splendor In The Grass Rhymeart,
8/6/2021 At Home, Resting After A Sweet Morning Trek Free verseappreciation,art,nature,t
8/5/2021 One Whose Devilish Heart Comes From The Fridge Rhymeart,heart,meaningful,memo
7/24/2021 Verses From The Remnants Of Broken Chains, Series Conclusion Quatrainart,assonance,creation,de
7/21/2021 Verses From The Remnants Of Broken Chains, A Short Series Quatrainart,creation,deep,meaning
7/19/2021 From The Saddest Depths Of Bitter Despair Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 Time And Fate Have This Grievous Lesson Taught Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 Companion Of Peaceful Things Classicismart,
7/19/2021 I Wept, And My Tears Were A Waste Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 I Was Grieving All This Damn Falling Rain Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 From The Tree Of Evil Into Earth Its Broken Bough Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 The Stark Reality, The Sad And Tragic Prediction Rhymeart,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Diamond in the Sky Sonnetstar,
MoUNTAIN DRoP Rhymedeath,depression,
In One Fell Swoop Free verselost love,
Beauty Exposed Rhymelife,
Beautiful Day Free verseseasons,
A Shade From The Past Sonnetart,nostalgia,people,
What the Angels Whisper Free versegod,hope,youth,
Invitation Rhymelost love,
To a Despondent Friend Quatraindepression,
Amidst the Fallen Petals Free verselonging,love,
Stairway to the Stars Free versefarewell,kiss,
Black Diamond Night Epicbody,death,history,lonely
His Song and Mine I do not know?bird,life,poems,prison,,L
Midnight Poet Free verseaddiction,character,devot
The Evil Eye Rhymeevil,
If Walls Could Speak Narrativefeelings,for him,joy,toge
A Letter to Emily Dickinson Rhymepoetess,
Spring on the Wind Rhymechange,nature,spring,
A New Love Found Free verseinspirational,
White Lace Sonnetlife,seasons
In An Old Cathedral Rhymeloneliness,love,
My Fallen Brother Rhymeangst,brother,history,los
Autumn's Gown Rhymecolor,inspiration,
Crying River Balladbeautiful,cry,deep,freedo
Eccentric Eyes Sonnetpain,
Echoes in the Stone Epicadventure,death,hero,hist
Colours in our lives Rhymebeauty,color,
Sweet Memories Rhymelost love,
Kresge's Five And Dime Stores Rhymenostalgia,
The tree of life Rhymeage,child,death,mystery,t
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Daddy Free verseblue,dad,depression,fathe
Our little Haven Rhymecousin,fairy,fantasy,gree
Oak Rhymetree,
Indian Ink Dramatic Verseabuse,autumn,death,deep,f
Her Hidden Gem Rhymemother,voice,
Eyes of Blue Rhymefreedom,hero,memorial day
Wild pure and free love Free versebeautiful,love,romance,
A New Bird Rhymebirth,
Intolerable Rhymeabuse,betrayal,racism,
Eccentricity In Love Sonnetlove,universe,
MY DAY IS COMING Rhymefriendship,journey,life,
Contest Consternation Free versecommunity,poetry,words,
When Love Found Me Rhymeblessing,love,
SOMETIMES Rhymeblessing,thanks,
THE LORDS SWEET MORNING Rhymemusic,nature,
Write you OUT Free versegoodbye,how i feel,
Letting Go Rhymeson,
Mist Song Rhymebeauty,music,nature,
Hey you Free verseanger,conflict,forgivenes
Sunset Tableau Versepain,
Bobcat Moon Rhymeautumn,friendship,loss,mo
Wild Love Narrativegarden,love,rose,sweet,
Starstruck in your deep Beauty Free versebeautiful,beauty,flower,l
The Clock it Mocks Free versebreak up,heartbroken,jeal
I Walk on Water Free verseintrospection,life,
What is Love Sonnetlove,
Aquarius Coupletimagery,water,
Releasing Me Sonnethappiness,peace,
The Blackberry and The Rose Personificationimagination
Mother's Garden Rhymeflower,garden,nature,
Ancient Warrior Iambic Pentameterangst,culture,native amer
Strong Point Sonnetlove,
As we walk hand in hand Rhymehappiness,how i feel,love
Neverland Narrativechildhood,nostalgia,place
I Hate You All Light Versedark,death,philosophy,sad
Small Passerene Birds Rhymebeautiful,romantic,season
Angel Tears Light Verseangel,
O The Grieving Free versedeath,funeral,grief,
So She Broke your Heart Free verseanalogy,betrayal,hope,lov
Put Your Head on My Shoulder Light Versedance,romantic,
The Ripping Free verseabuse,addiction,anger,ang
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Light Versesoldier,violence,war,
Holding a wilting red rose Versedeath,mother,mothers day,
I Am The Mighty Mountain Personificationearth,mountains,
Heaven or Hell Free versedark,heaven,light,love,
Fragment Trioletlight
Rain over Vietnam Quaternrain,war,
December Magic Quintain (English)nature,
It's Only Through Jesus Rhymechristian,faith,god,inspi
Simply time to go, a little brother's lamentation Rhymebrother,conflict,confusio
A Long Loud Sigh Free verseintrospection,drug,
The Perfect Painting Rhymeart,beauty,
Approaching storm Rhymeweather,
Long Distance Dreamer Light Versebeautiful,i miss you,long
Autumn's Dreams Of A Country Road Rhymenature,seasons,
New World Order Rhymedrug,society,
When Shadows Fall Rhymelife,music,nature,seasons
Whilst walking through the woods Sonnetanimal,beauty,bird,nature
Fortitude Ye Old Hero Rhymedevotion,faith,strength,
To Him who Loves Me Sonnetlove,relationship,romanti
Tear Drops Free verseallegory,desire,devotion,
Yellow Shoes in the Darkness Quatrainme,metaphor,places,yellow
What Use Have I for Words Sonnetwords,
Seat of kings Free versebeautiful,green,inspirati
For Nineteen Years Lyricbereavement,
Broken People Free versepeople,
A Lady in Red Light Versebeauty,heart,life,love,
But I Must Stay Villanellesad,
Through The Dust Pantoumchildhood,memory,

Fav Poets

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SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Audrey Haick United States Flag United States Read
Keith O.J. Hunt Canada Flag Canada Read
Sunshine Smile Norway Flag Norway Read
Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Jake Ponce Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Vera Duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Robert Nehls United States Flag United States Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
lisa duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Barbara Gorelick United States Flag United States Read
Gary Bateman Germany Flag Germany Read
liam mcdaid Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Gry Christensen United States Flag United States Read
arthur vaso Canada Flag Canada Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Roy Jerden United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
Miss Sassy United States Flag United States Read
cherl dunn United States Flag United States Read
KP Nunez Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Peter Lewis Holmes Viet Nam Flag Viet Nam Read
David O'Haolin Whalen United States Flag United States Read
Keith Bickerstaffe United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Lu Loo United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Lin Lane United States Flag United States Read
Vladislav Raven United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Gail Foster United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Pandita SieteSantos United States Flag United States Read
Danetta Barney United States Flag United States Read
Tom Quigley United States Flag United States Read
jill spagnola United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Avis Bailey United States Flag United States Read
Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
Len Gasun Thailand Flag Thailand Read
Feli Elizab United States Flag United States Read
Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
Edlynn Nau United States Flag United States Read
Leslie Philibert Germany Flag Germany Read
Miraj Raha India Flag India Read
Sarai Virden United States Flag United States Read
C T United States Flag United States Read
JT Nyx United States Flag United States Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Timothy Hicks United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
Tim Smith United States Flag United States Read
Suzanne Delaney United States Flag United States Read
Joseph May United States Flag United States Read
Constance La France Canada Flag Canada Read
Daniel Turner United States Flag United States Read
Manmath Dalei India Flag India Read
kabuteng P.iNk k. Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
Red Fiery Singapore Flag Singapore Read
Brian Davey United States Flag United States Read
Keith Trestrail Trinidad and Tobago Flag Trinidad and Tobago Read
Walter T. Ashe United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Anisha Dutta India Flag India Read
CayCay Jennings United States Flag United States Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Teddy Kimathi Kenya Flag Kenya Read
Julia Ward France Flag France Read
Frederic Parker United States Flag United States Read
Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Laura Leiser United States Flag United States Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Robert Stoner Jr United States Flag United States Read
Faye Gibson United States Flag United States Read
michael tor United States Flag United States Read
Carol Eastman United States Flag United States Read
Charlie Smith United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Bob Quigley United States Flag United States Read
Shadow Hamilton United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Charles Henderson United States Flag United States Read
Robert Pettit United States Flag United States Read
Francine Roberts Canada Flag Canada Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Andrew Crisci United States Flag United States Read
kash poet India Flag India Read
Janice Canerdy United States Flag United States Read
Judy Konos United States Flag United States Read
BL DEVNATH India Flag India Read
Susan Gentry United States Flag United States Read
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