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Youtube audio link to hear me recite from my PS anthology

I am English and began writing poetry at the turn of this century.My early interest was in short forms,.I created and promoted quite a few here on PS (perhaps my best known is the Footle).With encouragement from a member here I moved onto to longer forms,publishing my poetry in print,blog ,twitter and kindle ebook form.I came to conclude that all poetry is structured prose and remains a work in progress until recited aloud, (the apex of our art form) when a unique experience 'an as is moment' occurs between voice and ear, much the same as the experience that happens when viewing a work of art

Check out my short forms @strandpoet on twitter and my kindle poetry guides on amazon and some of my artwork to  accompany my youtube clips of my poetry recited aloud




CONTEST 262 RESULTS now available ...any theme/form max 6 lines

Blog Posted:1/10/2017 4:09:00 PM

WHAT TO SUBMIT: Any form/any theme max of 6 lines

You are  welcome to submit winning , placed (or unplaced for that matter)poems from your back catalogue and especially  ( from earlier PS contests) before PS introduced their premiere trophy arrangement AND 4-10 placed poems in these premier contests of ?mine



Just your plain text poem to preserve complete ANONYMITY. 

 ( Some folks poetry postings here on PS can be identified as they add small marks at the end of their poem or they consistently using emboldened type.It becomes their 'house style' so to speak.Please amend as per my blog conditions for purposes of complete anonymity in my 'premieres')




First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
& 7 placings

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  1. Date: 1/10/2017 6:13:00 PM
    Brian, thank you very much for my placement in Contest 261, so honored and congrats to all your winners ~

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    Strand Avatar Brian Strand Date: 1/11/2017 3:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Constance ,your talent covers such a variety of forms.Thanks for your support of my premieres.

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
1/19/2017 FINE WORDS just metaphor signals Free versemetaphor,
1/18/2017 ABSTRACT ekphrasis an eg Ekphrasisart,people,
1/18/2017 EKPHRASIS a description Ekphrasisart,
1/18/2017 EKPHRASIS thevstyle Ekphrasisart,baseball,people,
1/18/2017 EKPHRASIS the form again Ekphrasisart,
1/18/2017 EKPHRASIS the form Ekphrasisart,people,
1/17/2017 A LOVE STORY Verselost love,
1/17/2017 OLD LOVE Versebio,love,
1/17/2017 LOST LOVE Verselost love,
1/17/2017 A COMMUNAL SUPPER Epulaeryufood,
1/17/2017 THE LAST SUPPER Epulaeryuchristian,food,
1/17/2017 A PASSOVER SUPPER Epulaeryufood,
1/14/2017 GLEEDAH an acrostic Acrosticfamily,name,
1/14/2017 SERENITY the acrostic Acrosticblessing,self,
1/14/2017 WHATS IN MY NAME Acrosticbio,
1/14/2017 DAYDREAMS a spatial reality Verseabuse,africa,dream,
1/14/2017 DAYDREAM OF YESTERDAY Versedream,
1/12/2017 WHAT'S IN A NAME Alexandrinepoetry,
1/12/2017 MY LONELY MONORHYME Monorhymepoetry,
1/10/2017 FREEDOM a life force Cinquainfreedom,life,
1/10/2017 NATURE HAIKU Haikunature,
1/10/2017 PEOPLE HAIKU Haikudeath,people,
1/10/2017 LOVE HAIKU Haikubird,love,nature,
1/9/2017 BUTTERFLY BEAUTIES Versebutterfly,nature,
1/9/2017 DIADACTIC the form Didacticchristian,truth,
1/9/2017 PROSE OR POETRY the dramatic form Dramatic monologueboy,family,
1/9/2017 DIALECT the form Dramatic monologuechildhood,language,
1/9/2017 DIM HEX the form Diminished Hexaverselove,marriage,
1/9/2017 DODOITSU the form Dodoitsuassonance,death,
1/7/2017 EPHEMERAL FAME rhymes my name Quatraincelebrity,fashion,people,
1/7/2017 A POET MUST WRITE Free verseangst,destiny,poets,
1/7/2017 WITHOUT, RHYME Free versepoetry,
1/7/2017 TO RHYME OR NOT Rhymepoetry,repetition,
1/7/2017 DISMISSING INHERENT SIN why we kill Kyriellehumanity,sin,
1/7/2017 MISSING THE MARK why we kill Versemurder,sin,
1/5/2017 AT THE END OF THE ROAD Free versedream,hope,places,
1/5/2017 FRIENDLY ADVICE lost love Versefriendship,lost love,
1/4/2017 ROOTS a vignette Versechildhood,history,
1/1/2017 A COUPLET QUATERNION Coupletlife,loss,love,youth,
12/31/2016 AN ASPIRATION FOR 2017 Crystallinehope,poetry,
12/31/2016 THIS BLEAK DECEMBER DAY a poet remembered Ekphrasispoetess,remember,
12/30/2016 QUATRAIN with a clerihew name Quatrainhumorous,poetry,
12/30/2016 DOUBLET the American couplet Coupletamerica,poetry,
12/30/2016 CRYSTALLINE the form Crystallineamerica,poetry,
12/30/2016 CARPE DIEM Carpe Diemday,poetry,
12/30/2016 CHOKA FORM as an ekphasis Chokapoetry,
12/30/2016 CINQKU the form Cinqkuamerica,poetry,
12/30/2016 AMERICAN CINQUAIN the form Cinquainamerica,poetry,
12/29/2016 NARRATIVE VIGNETTE 3,2,1 form Narrativeinspiration,poetry,
12/28/2016 ENGLAND , my england Versebio,patriotic,places,
12/28/2016 ENGLAND the real story Free versehistory,patriotic,places,
12/28/2016 TICK-TOCK its 2017 on sunday Kyrielletime,travel,
12/28/2016 GIVE IT A GO why not Verseadventure,encouraging,ima
12/28/2016 OUTSIDE THE BOX why not Verseadventure,encouraging,
12/26/2016 WHAT IS BEAUTY Tankabeauty,eulogy,
12/26/2016 BEAUTY a definition Free versebeauty,
12/26/2016 EYE OF THE BEHOLDER Haibunbeauty,
12/24/2016 SIGN OF A CHRISTIAN Shapechristian,fish,
12/24/2016 A POETIC LIGHT FORM Shapepassion,poetry,
12/24/2016 A TRUE CHRISTMAS LANTERN Lanternechristian,christmas,
12/24/2016 A CONCRETE REALITY Concretechristian,christmas,
12/23/2016 MISELTOED IN WINTER FRIEZE Verseweather,winter,
12/23/2016 WINTER '47 a retrospective Biobio,weather,winter,
12/23/2016 WINTER MOMENTS Verseseasons,winter,
12/23/2016 WINTER FULTON QUATERNION Shapeseasons,
12/22/2016 MY LITERARY INSPIRATION Verseinspirational,writing,
12/22/2016 MY SPORTING INSPIRATION Balladeinspirational,sports,
12/22/2016 MY GRANMA S LOVE my family life inspiration Biofamily,grandmother,inspir
12/22/2016 BARNABAS inspiration of my Christian walk Coupletchristian,inspiration,
12/22/2016 ADELAIDE CRAPSEY- my poetic inspiration Quintellainspirational,poets,
12/21/2016 CHRIST COMES FIRST IN CHRISTMAS Kyriellechristian,christmas,
12/21/2016 ITS CHRISTMAS ON SUNDAY Sonnetchristian,christmas,
12/20/2016 REJOICE THIS NOEL Lyricchristian,christmas,
12/18/2016 TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE Versepolitical,words,
12/18/2016 CARTOON CAPERS Ekphrasisart,
12/18/2016 A PAPER MOVIE Fibonacciart,
12/16/2016 EVERYDAY CHALLENGE Fibonaccilife,philosophy,
12/16/2016 KEEP ON OR STOP Verselife,perspective,
12/16/2016 BIBLE EPIC Epicbible,epic,
12/15/2016 NIGHT FANTASY Biodream,night,
12/15/2016 DANIEL'S ANGEL Balladangel,bible,
12/14/2016 I WAS JUST THINKING NO 3 Versediscrimination,race,
12/14/2016 ONE OF MY ABSOLUTE BEST Free versepoetry,voice,
12/13/2016 MY BALLAD FORM Balladsong,war,
12/13/2016 A CHRISTMAS BIO Biobio,christian,christmas,
12/13/2016 A BLANK VERSE Blank verselife,
12/13/2016 BLANK VERSE the form Versepoetry,
12/12/2016 MONOSTICH the form Monokupoetry,word play,
12/12/2016 TRISTICH the form tristichemotions,poetry,word play
12/11/2016 In Troika style Haikukiss,passion,
12/11/2016 A COURAGEOUS QUEST Versecourage,
12/11/2016 IN MY HEAD Versepoetry,
12/10/2016 CHRISTMAS PAST Biobio,childhood,
12/9/2016 AMERGIN FORM Versesky,
12/9/2016 THE,QUATORZAIN FORM Quatorzaindeath,remember,
12/7/2016 an ACROSTIC BIO Acrosticbio,poetry,
12/7/2016 an ALEXANDRINE BIO Alexandrinebio,poetry,
12/7/2016 a CHRISTIAN ALLITERATION Alliterationchristian,poetry,
12/7/2016 MY FONDEST MEMORY Cinquainbio,love,
12/6/2016 a TOXIC STATE Bioemotions,family,farewell,

My Photos

Fav Poems

The Nose Concreteart,life,on writing and w
Sailing Leaf Haikunature
The Rain Haikunature
Reflections Free verseon writing and wordswords
Hippocratic Oath Rhymelost love,son,sympathywor
Ever After Cinquainlove
Mortal Season Free versesea,seasonssummer,day,sum
A Whisper on the Wind Personificationnature,
There Will Be Mountains Coupletfaith,lifemountains,
Tender Moments Quatrainlovesweet,sweet,
Blush of the Roses Couplethope,nature
Haiku/Limerick number twenty Haikunature
Time Machine Coupletnostalgiamom,me,night,can
I AM THE ONE Free verseinspirationalme,
Finally Quatrainlove,passion
The Gift Coupletintrospection,nature
footle .. Footle !! Light Poetryfunny
Believe! Coupletdevotion,faith,inspiratio
Lavender Soap Narrativefamily,happinesseaster,
The Love Letter Quatrainlovelove,passion,
cream seeps from the sun Haikuseasons
Yesterday's Rain~ Coupletforgiveness,hope,inspirat
Winter Pond Free versenatureautumn,
Restoration Free versenatureme,me,
requiem to my hero Elegyloss
Bed of Roses Rictameterlove
Spring Tango Haikunature,seasons
Farewell, alas Free versedeath,i love you,
An Idyll of the Past Versehistoryme,child,me,
Unconditioonal Love - the short version Rhymeloveme,me,
The Old Homestead Lyricfamily,history,introspect
The Red Rabbit I do not know?life,
Perspective Coupletintrospection,natureheart
God's Orchard Senryuimagination
Ode to a rose on a sunset Quatraincaregiving,dedication,dev
The Beauty of Peace Chokanature,seablue,
When Violins Weep Verselost love,love
Where are you so soon, my love Quatrainlove,i love you,
Basho Senryudedication
Maxine Free verselove
Weather Observations Free versenature
Lovers Utopia Quatrainfantasy,happiness,imagina
Melancholy Mists Free versephilosophy,sad
Nightfall Free verseimagination,naturebird,bi
Cricket Free versepoliticalred,
The Reader Free verselove,on writing and words
The Conciliator's Cry Free versecaregiving,devotion,inspi
My heart Quatrainfriendship,hope,loveheart
Haste! Personificationallegory,confusion,life,l
Whispers Free verseintrospection,life,passio
Masterpiece Senryupeace
The Ambiance Free verseeducation,happiness,passi
Movements of Beginnings Free versehistory,philosophy,politi
Poetic Waters Haikunature,sea
A Bit of Joy Senryuhappiness,life,nature
Before & After the Lull Verseseasea,sea,
Diamond in the Bud Lanternenature
NIGHT IS NOT LIKE DAY Terza Rimamusic,mystery,nature,sea,
Ghetto Summer (redo) Fibonacciplaces
Night's sentry Free versecaregiving,imagination,my
Rain Free verseintrospection,peopleday,d
Dreamtime: flowers never bloom Quintain (Sicilian)imagination
Grandfather's Arbour (revised) Sonnet 
It was on June Tankaloss,lost love
Awaiting Dawn Chokanaturenight,night,
Cubic Romance Senryuart,imagination,love
Symbiosis Rhymeadventure,nature,peace
Falling in Love Haikulove,nature
Autumn's Breeze Coupletnature,peace,sea,seasons,
Destination Tetractyslife
The Power Tail-rhymeallegory,love
Hopscotch Concretelife,
The Walk We Take Crystallinehappiness,hope,inspiratio
Winters buds Free versepassion
Solace of Nature Haikunature,peace
The Old Painter Couplettime,
A Change of Season - A Haiku Haikunature
Morning Baptism Haikunature
Reflection Monokuintrospection,naturemay,
Evening Grace Free versepeaceme,
Haiku - Mirror Reflection Haikunature
Quiet Comfort Parts 1, 2 and 3 Crystallineintrospection,life
Flying My Kite of Prose Free verseon writing and words
Winter Footprints Quatrainseasons
Sienna Eyes Narrativeanimals
Eye of the storm Free versefaith
Uncaring Wind Free versenature
Brighter Senryufaith,inspirational
Causalities of War Elegydeath,war,
Snails Pace Shapelife,nature
Sweetly Fragrant Sonnetdevotion,faith,father,ins
It is Written in a Star Concretehistory,love,peace
To VC Free versehope,love,mysteryheart,he
Transition Kimonature
Christmas Eve of Old Couplethappiness,holidaymusic,mu
Baby Girl (For Asante Indira) Free versedaughter,education,intros
Ode to Winter Odefaith,happiness,hope,natu
Wisdom (An Emily dedicated to Brian Strand) Epigramdedicationmay,
Buried Rhymeangst,death,imagination
Glare Ice Haikunature

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