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  1. Date: 10/5/2012 9:18:00 PM
    Uh?

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  1. Date: 10/5/2012 3:19:00 PM
    Chris, I'm new... don't mean to complain, but poetry is about the art of expression. If one is in the throes of love gone wrong, that is what one thinks about and writes about. If one hates..write about hate...I have never believed in popular poetry..but I do believe one should communicate, but not to please, but to enlighten..call me old fashioned...or elitist...but would rather be an ee cummings than Rod McKuen.

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  1. Date: 10/5/2012 2:09:00 PM
    Let's just show off our tanka skills anyway. Whoopee!...Give ourselves a good pat on the back for being such clever (at least we are trying to be) poets! (Who really cares about the rest, anyway?) -- Excellent blog as always, my Love...Thank you for highlighting a few pressing issues in other parts of the world too...I'll be grabbing a kleenex on my way out...

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  1. Date: 10/5/2012 2:03:00 PM
    Wait a minute... excuse me... I need to go cry... Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. Date: 10/5/2012 8:31:00 AM
    Congrats to Ruben who got the three parts of a tanka, in Japanese, no less.

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  1. Date: 10/5/2012 7:57:00 AM
    Excellent blog Chris!

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  1. Date: 10/5/2012 7:27:00 AM
    and happy thanksgiving!

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  1. Date: 10/5/2012 7:25:00 AM
    hahaha, what a way to put it in perspective, Chris. Don't worry. I'm not gonna whine about the backclicking anymore. I always adjust. It's just so FUN to whine from time to time!!!

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  1. Date: 10/5/2012 7:05:00 AM
    You Rock Chris !!!! Love, Carol XXXX

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  1. Date: 10/5/2012 5:52:00 AM
    Chris, no whining here....wonderful sentiments to remind others of wasting precious time and energy over poetry ethics while other more significant and life-shattering events happen all over the globe!! Nice reminder!...Just read and reread your blog on punctuation...or not to punctuate!! Love it, man! Nice work! Peace to u and your writing sword!! Een Nae ~ gwendolen

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  1. Date: 10/5/2012 5:18:00 AM
    I'm Catholic....therefore, I am guilty of the above and anything else anybody might think up.....the good news is....I just forgave myself.....whew! better already! honestly ....gotta work harder on tanka......I'm an 8th. grade dropout.....educationally challenged.....yimbo

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  1. Date: 10/4/2012 9:29:00 PM
    Chris I tried with a tanka please do advise me Ruben you too, see if it's to form..I tried. The online diffinition are very weak or illusive.

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  1. Date: 10/4/2012 8:12:00 PM
    Kaminoku Shimonoku Kakekotoba

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  1. Date: 10/4/2012 8:11:00 PM
    You always offer the otherside...thank you for that. Like this blog post Chris......

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  1. Date: 10/4/2012 7:45:00 PM
    Chris - I posted a comment that I deleted because some my good friends here on the soup may have taken offense...my point was that the greatest racial injustice committed by the settlers was against Native Americans...they were conned and then robbed by the white boys...I'm sure I'm just repeating facts that everyone already knows but am commenting nonetheless...Okay, that's all...

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  1. Date: 10/4/2012 7:25:00 PM
    Happy Thanksgiving Chris. I am sorry you are so angry about people whining, I just take it as concerns about changes and no big deal, however I am naive and maybe I don't know the full scoop. I however know lots about HIV in Africa, unrest in the middle east, and I am truly grateful for Canada and my friends at Poetry Soup. I truly hope you find some peace this weekend and enjoy the blessings we have. While I hate what is happening elsewhere, I do what I can to help here and while I don't condone all actions you've outlined above, I try to make a difference and make what I can, better. take care, Blessings to you Chris. Lee

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  1. Date: 10/4/2012 6:17:00 PM
    Yup yup can I vote for you???

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/14/2016 Autobahn Free verseamerica,history,words,
9/13/2015 when the words dissolve upon our tongues Free versewords,
3/15/2015 instead of haiku Tankaappreciation,
4/5/2014 -- and there are proverbs Free verseallegory,philosophy,
12/10/2013 SWITCH magazine Free versededication,hope,life,love
12/8/2013 M Free versecelebration,hope,life,lov
9/18/2013 A Reminder: To Be Free versetruth,writing,
8/1/2013 Live the Cliches Free versedream,hope,love,poetry,
12/17/2012 Isle of Bast Free versefather daughter,love,me,m
10/20/2012 shine Tankalove,mystery,passion,roma
8/30/2012 Cornflower Blue Free versehope,life,love,mystery,dr
6/2/2012 Afterglow Free verselove,passion,words,me,me,
5/24/2012 Closer Free versehope,life,love,peace,blue
4/30/2012 Motherland's Funeral Free versededication,funeral,lost,m
4/6/2012 Love Poem 29 Free verselife,love,passion,peace,p
3/1/2012 Slowly Turning Japanese Free versegiggle,life,love,passion,
3/1/2012 ripples Tankalife,love,philosophy,than
2/24/2012 Yamazakura Tankawar,
2/18/2012 kids use toy guns Haikuwar,
1/28/2012 Big Poo, Small Poo, Yellow Poo, Blue Poo Light Poetryfor children,blue,yellow,
9/29/2010 honking recedes Haikunature,seasons,
8/5/2010 actions Tankanature,passion,
3/25/2010 An Ode to Ezra Pound - musical accompaniment performed by audio-visual hallucinations Free versededication,imagery,inspir
3/25/2010 rows of wet saplings Haikuallegory,nature,
3/7/2010 Updrafts Free verseintrospection,peace,dark,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Ripping Christ Verseallegory,history,social,t
Pulp Rhymeallegory,death,history,li
A Deeper Divide Versepassion,people,philosophy
The Devil's Tide Narrativeadventure,angel,june,life
Psychedelic Verselife,love,mystery,nostalg
Recording/Re-playing/Recording/Re-playing Free verselife,people,philosophy,ti
The Skipping of Stones Chokanature,sea
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Free verseinspirational,uplifting
This Night Sonnet 
Day of Reckoning Chokanature
Go Ask Alice Quatrainallegory,devotion,fantasy
the farm boy Tankachildhood,nature
A. Long Learned Tale. I do not know?epic,space,
Socialites Free verselifenight,night,
Priorities Viewed by a Dying Man Villanelledeath,introspectionnature
Answered Prayer Sijolife,nature
Haiku for Hidden Habitats Haikunature
Raindrops I do not know?adventure,angst,art,imagi
Pretentious Collaboration Written During Conversation (Credit to Emmily Rosa) Free versepeople,love,may,time,
I Remember When I Could Fly Lyricsong-lyricme,me,
Anxious Dissolution Free verseallegory,depression,intro
Is this a Grook or Not? (Nothing) Grookconfusion
Let me write you something. Free verseloveme,write,epic,me,writ
Under the Same Moon -3-Way-Collaboration- Coupletfriendship,lifeworld,life
Breaking Free verselost love,
Sunlit Yearnings Free verselifelife,life,
Cardinal at the feeder Rhymenature,upliftingwinter,wi
Mona Lisa Free verseartme,
Aspects Of Winter Free verseseasonsme,world,old,light
Suncatcher --recited Free verseinspirational,introspecti
'Water' Cinquainnature
Interwoven Free versefamily,friendship,life,lo
IN THE DENTIST'S CHAIR Free verseadventurefootball,me,
Canadian Chris Limerickon writing and words,peop
Double Phantasy Free versebaby,loss,mystery,sad,
In Perfect Equilibrium: A Collaboration with Chris :D Aechtner Free versefaith,hope,introspection,
A Hummerous Life Burlesquefunny,political,satire,
Attention: WORD NERDS--------- The Eight Parts of Speech Dramatic Verseart,education,family,for
Whispers of Moogsmoorwood Free verseadventure,fantasy,words,m
If you name a poem something cheesy like--- Venus --- it Will only get twenty reads Free versefriendship,girlfriend-boy
bloody men Free versedeath,fear,introspection,
GRABBING COLORS WITH VINCENT Free verseart,dream,poetry,
her silent seams Free versewords,
TOUCH Rhymelove,me,
A Solstice Free versedeath,faith,religion,
ThE DrUnkeN BuMMMM Free verselife,
Withdrawal in a dream Free verseangst,depression,me,
Phobia Free verseangst,world,light,light,
Let Me Float Free verseintrospection,me,body,me,
Sing Solitude-Play Soltude-Confetti's Song Lyriclovedream,dream,love,
Cassiopeia Terzanellefantasy,night,beauty,beau
Watching Him Watching Her Free versepassion,
If Shoelaces Sang Little Rich Town Blues Free versehome,old,lost,lost,old,
ONE FALCON FEATHER Free versefreedom,
Always Free versededication,friend,life,li
Seen Through A Half Glass Free verseintrospection,
MILDEWED EXPECTATIONS Free verseheartbroken,son,
CAPTCHA's Cruelty Free verseabsence,abuse,addiction,a
Dear Lucifer Odeabsence,analogy,character
Reservoir of Dreams Free versehistory,mystery,places,
haiku 5 Haikunature,
Madiba, Madiba Free versebereavement,
Chris D Aechtner Haikuabsence
The Flight of Tempest Reigned Balladanalogy,deep,devotion,fee
Write a Song of Freedom Free versesatire,
EDUCATED Free verseeducation,life,truth,wisd
A Lion Looms Listless Epiccharacter,
Tanka 1 about Smudged Roses Tankaabsence,books,break up,de
O Raintree of Steel Tankaenvironment,
First Date Tankabird,
The Passion Of Christ Free versejesus,passion,sensual,
Elicit Illicit Lucid Dreams -contains nudity- Carpe Diemallegory,allusion,appreci
Oh Goddess Moon Versemoon,
Green Dahlia Free versecreation,
Like Zephyr Breeze Free verseabsence,
Raven Free versedark,i miss you,love hurt
THE CHRONICLES OF A PHONOPHOBIC Free versefear,life,people,
Untitled Free versebooks,
Silence Ascending Free verseemotions,pain,romance,rom

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christopher higgins Jamaica Flag Jamaica Read
daver austin United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Izzy Gumbo United States Flag United States Read
Ruben O. Argentina Flag Argentina Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
James Marshall Goff United States Flag United States Read
kabuteng P.iNk k. Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Linda-Marie SweetHeart Italy Flag Italy Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
John Trusty United States Flag United States Read
Juan Paolo Galua Philippines Flag Philippines Read
harry horsman United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Wilma Neels South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Kristen Varwig United States Flag United States Read
Thvia Shetley United States Flag United States Read
Gwendolen Rix United States Flag United States Read
Christine Ueri South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
iolanda Scripca United States Flag United States Read
Monterey Sirak United States Flag United States Read
Cyndi MacMillan Canada Flag Canada Read
Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
Laura Breidenthal United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
kathryn collins United States Flag United States Read
Charles Henderson United States Flag United States Read
Krystal Cochrane Canada Flag Canada Read