Thursday, August 18, 2011

Friday, Poetry Blog Review - Soul Speak

As most would call this a new era, how blogging has multiplied over the years. So many bloggers are out there waiting to be discovered. As I have been given this chance by Jingle moving to our new community, The Gooseberry Garden, and I have the opportunity to be the reviewing the first blog.

"Coming together is a beginning,
staying together is progress,
and working together is success."
~Henry Ford~
The introduction of this weeks poetry blog is one that I was introduced by a fellow poet and former official of Jingle Poetry, none other then Leo.

Doubt that the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move, Doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt love. ~ William Shakespeare

DayDreamertoo , also going by the name of Soul Speak.

About The Poet/Blogger

I’ve kept an online journal for the past 11 years but, decided it was time I joined the blogging world. I’m a lover, a writer, a poet, a computer tech and gadget freak. 
At 17…. I voluntarily enlisted in the Women’s Royal Army Corps (W.R.A.C.)  I’ve driven a red, Double decker bus and worked for the Police Force.
10 years ago I moved across the Atlantic to be with my partner. She passed away in October 2005 and now I raise my late life-partners child. It’s not at all easy, being a single parent.
I am spiritual but, do not follow any organised religion.

Her Work/Poetry
I searched daydreamertoo/SoulSpeaks blog, but it was one particular entry and this is one of her personal favorites, its where she grew her strength from. Sometimes in life we go through obsticales we try to get through them, trying hard to just push through those events when life blows us over. I gather that she is a really spiritual person.
In her words what this poem means to her.

I wrote this piece of prose many, many years ago. It seems to sum me up in just those few lines. When I feel that I’ve reached my lowest point, I seem to find the strength from somewhere deep within to pull myself back up and reach, once more.

The Phoenix

The phoenix has risen from the ashes!
With the sun on my back
And the wind in my hair
Where no-one can catch me
Except those who’d dare
To come fly with me
Glide along at my side
Flying forever
What a glorious Ride!

© Daydreamer Too

Click on the underlined Title for the full poem.


somewhat immune
but a harbour can be a prison, too.
Although safe and sound
solitary confinement
can lead to living fantasy
and harsh realities not willing to be met
still radiate ‘neath truth’s unrelenting gaze.

The Blog
When we think we’ve had enough and can’t go any further, we really, can. You just have to believe!

I went to do some research on what the phoenix meant (mythology)
The Phoenix's ability to be reborn from its own ashes implies that it is immortal, though in some stories the new Phoenix is merely the offspring of the older one. In very few stories they are able to change into people.

It symbolises what daydreamertoo experience in her life, the phoenix symbolises her faith, strength also being courageous.
Its also tells us about her chosen names for her Blog, SoulSpeak & Daydreamertoo.
I find it quite interesting, I am sure many of you have went and read some of her poetry. I will just take short excerpts on the poems that is really deep and soulful.
Journey To Now

In the wake of the wind
I watch the past receding.
A gentle breeze catching my thoughts
with salted-sweet embrace.

Being recommended by her work was a great honour to do some soul searching of myself, and to also rise above the ashes. If you need an escape to a place combind such amazing faith and strength from her through her words she reaches within your soul. That is the amazing part of being a writer sometimes you don't know how your words get perceived, but it does because someone can pull from your experiences. she's a single mother raising her daughter and yet she has this strong armour no matter what our religion or our faith is..
'You may say I'm a Dreamer, but I'm not the only one' ~ John Lennon

I am Chimnese and I am wishing you all a great week ahead, I will leave you with one last message. never give up your dreams nor give up on love because as Daydreamers's opening quote says: Doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt love.


Jingle Poetry At Olive Garden said...

This is so thoughtful, Chimnese,

well done.

loved her work ever since she was in.

Chim's World of Literature said...

Thank i read her work and in her words you can draw strength from it knowing u not teh only person going thru adversaries.....she sounds like an amazing person..

Daydreamertoo said...

Thank you so much.
When I logged in and saw this ..this morning I was almost flabberghasted. What a wonderful honour for me to be featured.
I can't tell you how touched I am that you chose to feature me as your first blog.
Again, thank you so much.

Unknown said...

awesome job....


well deserved honor, Daydreamertoo!

Chim's World of Literature said...

@ Daydreamertoo its a great honor to have u as my first. I wish you all the best in ur future endeavors.

@Ji Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

It's always a joy to visit D. as she is one of the few writers whom I love to read who writes from her soul. I totally dig her page and I hope you guys do as well :)

Anonymous said...

wow chim.. an honor to see you belting out your skills.. they are incredible to say the least and what a wonderful choice of review this is! keep it up! special wishes to daydreamertoo..