Richard

Richard

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From the unknown I come and return ... my life's but a spark in the night!

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"PLEASE, FEEL FEEE TO WANDER THROUGH MY POEMS … poetry never grows old."
Read and enjoy anything you wish … and, please, have enough class to thank me by leaving a meaningful review for my efforts and generosity in sharing my craft.

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INTRODUCTION
Greetings all! I am a simple man, who is a skilled veteran writer of simple poetry.
I enjoy studying, reading, composing, and sharing poetry in many forms and genre.
My works can be found in published hardback and soft-cover books, in numerous anthologies, and on over a dozen international writing sites. 🌸

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AS A WRITER'S CAFE MEMBER
"I enjoy making friends; and, if you are new to The Writers' Cafe, I welcome you.
If you wish to be my friend, I ask that you introduce yourself by reading and reviewing my work beforehand … I will do the same. If you send a friend request without doing so, I will not oblige you.
I am serious about poetry and give meaningful, constructive reviews, and if you do not comment on my reviews and review me in return, I will not review you again, because I am here to enjoy, share, and learn from others' works and critique."
NOTE: I rarely critique books or stories … as a common poet, I don't possess the adequate eloquence or proper skills to do so, but there certainly are many excellent writers on here who have them and do.

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ABOUT THE POET
It is an honor and a pleasure to be here amongst you all, to share and enjoy our writings.
Most of my formative years have been spent reading, studying, composing, and teaching poetry, playing guitar/singing, building/architecture, martial arts, and so forth … learning and becoming, at least, proficient at things I consider worthwhile and useful to others and myself.
I am deeply and passionately romantic, loyally discreet, and above all … trustworthy.
I am credited with having created 15 original poetic forms, that I would be proud to share with anyone who is interested in composing in them, and I hope my humble, earnest poetic efforts will be enjoyed by many; and, if you have well-meant, constructive critique or comments, please, feel free to offer them, because I never learned much of anything new from myself.
Keep a cool head, don't be afraid to give, live, and love; I think it's the only real way to deserve receiving and enjoying ⁓ much love to one and all. 🍃

FAVORITE NOTED POETS
Rod McKuen, Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Pablo Neruda, Walt Whitman, Rudyard Kipling, John Keats, Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Kahlil Gibran, etc; too many to easily recall.

A FEW EXCELLENT AND INTERESTING ONSITE POETS
Ahnjolie McKenna, barleygirl, Beccy, Colton Warr, Crowley, David Lewis Paget, DIVYA, Dr. YumnaKay, emipoemi, Einstein Noodle, emmajoy, h d e rushin, Kathryn Smith, 
Kathy Van Kurin, Kelly Scheppers, Light, Linda Marie Van Tassell, Lyn Anderson, mattavelli, MsJewel, Relic, Sammi, Susan Capozzi, Tate Morgan, William Liston, etc; this is, by no means, a complete list … just a few to get you started until you meet more of the excellent poets on the Café. Enjoy! : )

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MY BLOGS
Click on "Blog" to the right of my avatar, to share, learn, and interact
on the following poetically enlightening and helpful topics of interest.

1. A COMMENTARY ON REVIEWING (Instructional Series)
II. WELCOMING A NEWCOMER
III. CRITIQUE vs CRITICISM
IV. WHOM DO WE THINK WE'RE KIDDING?
V. WILL THE REAL POETRY PLEASE STAND UP!
VI. WHAT IN THE HECK IS POETIC VOICE? (Instruction)
VII. IAMBICS: A Lesson (Instruction)
VIII. SYNTAX & POETIC SYNTAX (Instruction)
IX. ON FREE VERSE & FREESTYLE POETRY (Instruction)

You may find something useful or enlightening, even enjoyable in any or all of my blogs, and feel free to comment, add to, debate, agree, or disagree with anything I said in them.
Remember, I'm just another poet, sharing in a world of poetesses and poets … so, please, be respectful; and, leave a comment, feedback, critique, etc. : )
These took time and considerable effort to write, format, and share with you, and I want your reactions … what you feel and/or think.

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Posted 3 Days Ago


Greetings, Susan! : )
Yes, Allison is one of my all-time favorites … beautiful in sooo many ways to the eye, heart, ear, soul, and spirit.
I thought Shawn Colvin paired nicely with her in this performance of The Boxer, too.

Thank you, M'Dear … happy hugs! ⁓ Richard

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Posted 3 Days Ago


Alison Krauss! Love A Living Prayer... amazing voice.

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Posted 1 Month Ago


Of writing, indeed, Dear Gh,
A most lovely illustration in homage to our wondrous art.

Thank you! : )

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Posted 1 Month Ago


Oh gosh, Divya!
Such a cherished blessing You are, and have always been, to an olde bard's ever-grateful heart and soul.
Thank you ever-so warmly for your gracious touch of loveliness and hope across this holiday season, on into the new year.

What a fine and thoughtful array of beautifully presented and expressed sentiments to a dear friend from an endearing friend ⁓ I wish exactly the same for You.

My happiest, most grateful hug! ⁓ Richard : )

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Posted 1 Month Ago


Dear Richard,

Wishing You Happy Holidays & A Wonderful Festive Season! 🌟✨⭐️
May your poetry scale new heights of splendour and magnificence in 2019! 💥💫⚡️

Wishing you all great & wonderful things, dear friend. 💐

Many Regards,
DIVYA

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Posted 1 Month Ago


Thank you, Dear Tahsin,
The very same sweet, caring sentiments to You! : )

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Posted 1 Month Ago


Merry Christmas dear friend!! Almighty’s grace be upon you :)

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Posted 3 Months Ago


Ah, Lady Tahsin!
Those almonds look sooo yummy, healthy, and gifted with such a bounty of love from a very sweet, caring poetess.

Thank you ever-so warmly and gratefully! ⁓ Richard : )

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Posted 4 Months Ago


Good Day dear Friend!!😊

Thought of wishing every friends here so did it!