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5/6/2010 11:22:01 AM
Entering Contest Competitions I agree with you Linda-Marie, especially since there are poets here who say that if they have 'writer's block', looking at the contests helps to inspire a new surge of writing.
There can be a downfall( yes of course, I HAVE to add my own spin lol). I think some people enter too many contests too quickly, and end up quickly patching together a bunch of quantity over quality. Chris.
edited by DeLicht on 5/6/2010
5/6/2010 11:35:52 AM
Entering Contest Competitions Carolyn, your poems are wonderful to read. I was only trying to make a small point. You have made several good points in return. Yes, people run out of time because they are busy, and the contest might be of great interest to them. My own poems can be terrible even if I am not rushing into contests lol. I am not one to talk.
I just notice how sometimes very skilled poets write their worst stuff when trying for a contest....I was just wondering if they are just rushing too quickly, entering too many contests. In the end, the contests are just for fun anyway.
edited by DeLicht on 5/6/2010
5/6/2010 12:45:03 PM
Entering Contest Competitions @Andrea. Ahhhhh, so the truth comes out. Some people enter contests with old poetry! J/K.
Well, I bet some of those 'older' poems are some of the better ones? Hmmmm, I only write 'live' for the contsest, because I thought maybe I would be cheating myself. But if the Mormons do it on occassion, it can't be a sin right! Hahahaha! J/K again. By the way, the Elders who drop by are very fun to talk with....they have given up on our town, so they drop by my place often. Chris.
5/7/2010 9:05:22 AM
Entering Contest Competitions The comment I left in the beginning of the thread was something I could have left unspoken. Many people write poetry on the spur of the moment anyway, so they benefit even more from the contests. I am amazed at the awesome poems entered into the contests. I was referring to poets who I believe are far more talented than I am, who seem to coincedentally write rushed, sub-par pieces when it comes to contests. Who I am to judge this process anyway? I personally really enjoy the contests here....and maybe that is the whole point--to simply enjoy the contests. From now on, I will just keep my big mouth shut on the matter lol. Chris.
5/7/2010 10:49:20 AM
Just saying "hello!" Heya Patty. Welcome to the Soup. I am still a newbie myself here. I read your poem, 'Kool Kats' before I even saw your piece here. I really enjoyed reading it, and think that it is a very unique and fresh write; so don't worry too much about your poetry and just keep writing it. Peace. Chris.
5/8/2010 8:57:00 PM
Fire in the wilderness? I am not a scientist, but I do know that our Sun doesn't burn on oxygen at all. In fact, it is the deep pressure of not having oxygen that actually fuels it's nuclear power in it's core. The pressure at the Sun's core is about 340 billion times that of our planet. This immense pressure causes four special protons to fuse into an alpha particle....at the precise fusion of the protons, the energy expelled is actually a nuclear energy emission, that eventually reaches our planet as sunlight. There is absolutely no oxygen used in this process at all. Thus the Sun is not the culprit, but we unfortuanetly are. Chris.
5/8/2010 9:27:10 PM
Fire in the wilderness? Wait there is some oxygen involved, but the Sun creates it in-house....just a tiny amount. Errrrrr, I love the Sun lol.
5/9/2010 2:41:24 PM
Fire in the wilderness? Ok, I am in a really retarded mood here. The light from the Sun is obviously a major part of the cycle of photosynthesis in all plant life. So, the Sun is actually the largest contributor of oxygen in our solar system. I have some more geek.a.nese, nerdy tidbits here lol. The Sun holds 98% of our entire Solar systems mass, and outputs 99% of all energy released into our solar system....even though we have energy giants like Jupiter. If we launched every single bomb, missle, grenade ( including all of our Nuclear Warheads) at the Sun( this obviously couldn't be done....we would have to somehow teleport them into the Sun)--I mean every single bomb ever created since the beginning of warfare, they would barely even register as a flux on the surface of the Sun. The Sun creates a billion times the energy in one half hour, that mankind has collectively created through weapons and power sources, throughout our entire existence.
5/10/2010 1:03:10 PM
Beach Combing Remember the Haiku debate. Personally, I do not like Haiku/Senryu to rhyme....not because of any rules, just my own weird thing. BUT, this is probably one of my favorite rhyming Haikus that I have read. I like the imagery a lot, and can get a strong personal allegory from it. This is supposed to be a critique section, but I don't really see anything wrong with it. If I wanted to be really anal, and this was my own Haiku, I would drop the capitalization....but since you are trying to write Haiku under the premise of evolving it, you really don't need to even worry about that.
5/10/2010 9:47:52 PM
greetings from chuck keys Well, from one newbie to another, welcome to Poetrysoup!
5/11/2010 11:50:48 AM
Happy home ever Well, please continue being a force to be reckoned with indeed. Welcome to Poetrysoup!
5/11/2010 9:10:05 PM
OVERSOUL MISUNDERSTOOD Well, thank goodness you are a master-poet, because I sure am only an amateur one. Welcome to Poetrysoup. Chris.
5/12/2010 9:07:16 AM
tHe+++faLL==OF%maTH(+) I am guessing that you are part of the contemporary movement of poets who don't want to use capitilazation, commas, periods etc. So as a contemporary, modern-stylized poem it works then. This is supposed to be about critique right? I would be most endeared if you could add a line about vomit into your poem. I actually really like this poem, lots of neat little analogies. Vomiticus.
edited by DeLicht on 5/12/2010
5/13/2010 8:47:27 PM
OVERSOUL MISUNDERSTOOD @Daniel--Are you referring to Ragnarok the online game, or the Band, or Wagner's symphony, or the mythology? The possiblities are endless. Go for it. Chris.
5/14/2010 7:33:14 AM
OVERSOUL MISUNDERSTOOD Yeah, so the mythology. Exactly.
5/16/2010 1:44:26 PM
Beautiful Simplicity? Hello Francine, and a big welcome to the Soup. Your age will not block you from any of the contests. There are some very talented young poets here. Chris.
5/22/2010 9:40:08 AM
Hallo Well, I am still a newbie here, but a warm welcome to the Soup! I am an amatuer, so feel free to critique my work. I won't snap back. Anyone who has critiqued my amateurish poems, I am indebted to for helping me look at things in a different light. I say this, because I just read your little 'back and forth' in the high critique forum lol ha ha ha ha!!......too funny. I will never put a poem there and then become defensive about the criticism....my poems will never feel finished to me, ever. I am a bit beligerent at times, but try to build more bridges than I burn down. Peace. Chris.
edited by DeLicht on 5/22/2010
5/23/2010 10:14:03 PM
Deleting a poem Also, you mentioned having the wrong form, and that is why you ended up re-posting it. Just go to 'my poems' like Frank mentioned, and then simply change the form....but I am sure you realize all this after you saw the 'my poems' function.
5/26/2010 9:48:17 PM
i'm new! A warm welcome to Poetrysoup, Shirley! I have already enjoyed your poetry that I have come across so far. Chris.
5/26/2010 9:49:51 PM
Hi everyone! Heya Emily. Welcome to the Soup!
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