Richard 🍃

Richard 🍃

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From darkness I come, to darkness I return ⁓ my life's but a spark in the night*

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About Me

Songbird by Sacha Smedley

I like to sing... I do dabble with guitar.. enough to accompany myself at home... but not good enough to take public... but I love singing ... and find it a relaxing hobby. I would have love



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"PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO WANDER THROUGH MY WRITING … poetry never grows old."
Read and enjoy anything you wish … and, please, be grateful enough to give thanks by leaving a meaningful review for the generosity in sharing with you some of my most earnest efforts.

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INTRODUCTION
Greetings all! I am a simple man, who is a skilled veteran writer of easy to read and understand 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 like everyone and want all to do their best, so please, take no offense if I try to help 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
I consider it an honor and a pleasure to be here amongst you all, to share and mutually enjoy our writings.
Most of my formative and succeeding 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 those things I consider worthwhile and useful to others and myself.
I am deeply and passionately romantic, loyally discreet, and above all … trustworthy.
I compose poetry for myself and my lady and fellow poetess' and poet's enjoyment and enlightenment. I, also, have created 15 original poetic forms that I will be thrilled to share with anyone who is interested in trying any (or all) of them.
I hope my humble and earnest poetic efforts here will be enjoyed by many; and, if you have well-meant, constructive critique or comments, please, feel free to offer them, because I've 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.

Introduction: "NEED HELP?"
I. *⁓LETTER LACE⁓* (presentation frills)
II. A COMMENTARY ON REVIEWING
III. WELCOMING A NEWCOMER
IV. CRITIQUE VERSUS CRITICISM
V. WHOM DO WE THINK WE'RE KIDDING?
VI. WILL THE REAL POETRY PLEASE STAND UP!
VII. WHAT IN THE HECK IS POETIC VOICE?
VIII. IAMBICS: (what is this and why is it important?)
IX. SYNTAX & POETIC SYNTAX
X. ON FREE VERSE & FREESTYLE POETRY

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

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Posted 3 Months Ago


Hello, Brandie,
How lovely and thoughtful of you to touch today.
I am doing quite well, as I wish, too, the very same for You. : )

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Posted 3 Months Ago


Thought I would say hello, hope that you are doing well.

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Posted 3 Months Ago


Wow, Tahsin!
That is such a lovely thing to say, and with all those beating heats and happy smile, how can my day help but be made sunny and bright.

Thank you, M'Dear Little Poetess … you are sweet, too! 🌼

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Posted 3 Months Ago



Your name's Bonbon for me from now on cause you're SWEEEET! ;)

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Posted 4 Months 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 4 Months Ago


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

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Posted 5 Months Ago


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

Thank you! : )

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Posted 5 Months 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 5 Months 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