Poetry of the Soul

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. ~Thomas Gray

Artic Chill December 23, 2010

Filed under: Awards!,poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 3:42 am

Stepping into my room is like entering Antarctica
A lone island separated and cold
The temperature drops from the rest of the house
And I wonder if I wouldn’t rather have the smaller, warmer place.

After all, Hawaii attracts more people than Antarctica ever did.

But in the daytime the polar ice caps create
There are mountainous regions to explore
With frozen tundra of which I am the lone inhabitant
Surrounded by a sea-filled multitude of ideas.

I watch the blue whales frolic in the corkscrew crest of foam.

(c) Lauren Otheim – 2010
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Thank you Jingle for the Perfect Poet award of week 35!

For week 36 I would like to nominate The Fool’s Back Pocket.  A wonderful poet with a fresh sense of the world, please visit!


Wonderful Awards! May 30, 2010

Filed under: Awards!,poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 1:02 pm

Jingle has been ever so kind to me and all the other poetry bloggers out there! She always knows just what to do to keep us all involved and motivated! She has a kind word for everyone and if you are not already involved in her poetry rally, I strongly encourage it! Recently Jingle has so kindly bestowed the following award on me and some of my fellow bloggers!

The Cutest Blogger Award

Also Jingle awarded this wonderful award which also originated from Adam!

Then from week 19 of the Poetry Rally, Jingle also sent me these awards!

The Most Charming Poet Award

The Most Inspiring Poet Award

Another award by way of Jingle’s site and one I am particularly proud to accept as it was voted on!  I appreciate the votes I received!

And last, but certainly not least, two more awards from Jingle.

I Love You Tag

Thank you once again, Jingle!  I truly appreciate all you do for us and how much time and commitment you put into allowing our blogging community to grow!


The limerick award and more! April 9, 2010

Filed under: Awards! — laurenmichelleotheim @ 9:45 am

Wow!  Thank you so much Jingle!  I really appreciate how much time

you put into promoting others and encouraging

their blogs and poetry!  Please keep

it up!


The Spotlight Award!

Filed under: Awards! — laurenmichelleotheim @ 9:35 am

The spotlight award from noha!

Thank you so much!  It has taken me a while to get around to posting this

and for that I apologize!  Thank you so very much for

the award!

Rules, simple pass it to three (3) cute or beautiful blogger and let them know by commenting.

I pass the award to (3) cute new bloggers from me:





~I hope you enjoy this award~


Insert name here February 25, 2010

Filed under: Awards!,poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 12:18 pm

One, two, three glimpses into another life.

Often times that’s all we’ll ever get

Before the door is closed.

One hello

Two names

Three sentences.

One, two, three steps

And they’re gone,

Never to be seen again.

(c) Lauren Otheim – 2010

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Thank you so much for this award Jingle!!!  I am delighted and honored to receive it!


I would also like to nominate kseverny for perfect poet!



The Circle of Friends Award! February 19, 2010

Filed under: Awards!,poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 3:48 pm

I want to thank Ishabelle for nominating me for this award!  I am very honored to be receiving it!  I would like to pass it on to bloggers whose sites I have greatly enjoyed!  And please don’t forget to check out Ishabelle’s wonderful site, Chocolate High, at  http://ishabellemanalo.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/circle-of-friends-award/

My Five nominees are:

1) Brian Miller at  http://www.waystationone.com/

2) Jingle at http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/

3) Kseverny at http://kseverny.wordpress.com/

4) Jennifer at http://dragonflypoet.wordpress.com/

5) Michele Spector atartiste7.wordpress.com


Sunshine Award! February 18, 2010

Filed under: Awards!,poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 8:34 pm

I greatly appreciate this honor!  Thank you to Jingle for nominating me for the Sunshine Award!


Rules to Accept the Award:

  • Put the logo on your blog in the post
  • Pass the award onto 12 bloggers
  • Link the nominees within your post
  • Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blogs.
  • Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

My nominees are:

1) http://postcardsfromdoggerland.wordpress.com/



4) http://justmeshakirack.blogspot.com




8 )http://ishabellemanalo.wordpress.com/