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 I have been a member of Poetry soup since 2011. 


Though my forte is fiction, verse has always appealed to me. There is nothing like a play of words to rattle the ordinary, to tickle away the dust of stagnation. My favourite form is the contemporary sonnet, but I also enjoy free verse. Also, I love the zen experience of haiku, its seizure of a moment, how it can hold a universe in so few syllables. And I admit to a fondness for the Rondeau.




My life is simple, but busy. I’m a writer and stay at home mother. Days are full. 


Currently, I am working on a novel or ... ha ha... should I really say that the novel is working on me? Characters! They have a way of turning a world upside down.


There are some amazing poets on the soup. I am blessed to call many my friends ~~ Cyndi




DAVID's FOR DAVID, WINNERS AND A MESSAGE FROM DAVID WILLIAMS


Blog Posted:11/12/2012 1:22:00 PM


I wanted to thank all the poets who wrote a David for David Williams.

The entries crossed the spectrum—poignant, funny, spiritual, and historical.

Here are all the winners... and you ARE all winners in my books, to remember a friend who is probably feeling pretty drained right now and in need of a wee bit of a boost.

I’ll email him shortly to know this blog is posted. I’ve included links to make it as easy for David to read the entries. (D’oh, I had no idea how easy it was to copy and paste the winner’s list. I swear I tried this once before and it didn’t work for me.)

David, We know you’re busy being a supportive and loving husband. No need to comment to everyone, but if you’d like to leave a comment on this blog, I’ll make sure one and all receive it.

Hugs, Chums.

Soup is indeed, despite the occasional dust-kicking, a truly warm place.




Contest Winner Medal1Davids for DavidSeren Roberts
Contest Winner Medal1A David for DavidLinda-Marie The Sweetheart of P.S.
Contest Winner Medal1A David for DavidJoyce Johnson
Contest Winner Medal1David Meets GoliathJoy Wellington
Contest Winner Medal1David And King SaulJim Pemberton
Contest Winner Medal1A David for DavidPatricia Ellis
Contest Winner Medal1A David For DavidJoseph May
Contest Winner Medal1A David For a DavidCarol Eastman
Contest Winner Medal1DavidJoann Grisetti
Contest Winner Medal1A David For DavidOwen Yeates
Contest Winner Medal1A David for DavidMaria Paz Samelo
Contest Winner Medal1A DAVID FOR DAVIDSu Crous
Contest Winner Medal1He Will Rock You -The story of David and Goliath to the tune of Queen's We Will Rock YouSharon Bell
Contest Winner Medal1A DAVID FOR DAVIDCecilia Macfarlane
Contest Winner Medal1Three Davids I have KnownAndrea Dietrich
Contest Winner Medal1A David for DavidIsaiah Zerbst
Contest Winner Medal1Davidjeff eklund
Contest Winner Medal1Ode to DavidReason A. Poteet
Contest Winner Medal1A DAVID FOR DAVIDnette onclaud
Contest Winner Medal1A David for DavidGwendolen R.
Contest Winner Medal1DavidJonathan Michael Conlon
Contest Winner Medal1a DAVID FOR DAVID contestVictoria Anderson-Throop
Contest Winner Medal1A David for DavidSabina Nicole
Contest Winner Medal1David for DavidTim Ryerson
Contest Winner Medal1That StoneRollo West
Contest Winner Medal1A DAVID FOR DAVIDAndrew Crisci
Contest Winner Medal1a David for David jack horne
Contest Winner Medal1Statue of DavidRichard Lamoureux
Contest Winner Medal1David for DavidSandyIvy Davis
Contest Winner Medal1Two Davidsharry horsman

Honorable MentionDAVIDS FOR DAVIDCyndi MacMillan

Honorable MentionTill Death Do Us Part by Bob Brauncraig cornish

David Says:

"All of the entrants either had me in stitches or extremely close to tears, could you let everyone know I really do appreciate them all and will re-read them over again, things are going really well at the moment (fingers crossed) and with a little luck I may get five minutes to myself very soon and will dip my toe in!"




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  1. Date: 11/15/2012 5:40:00 AM
    so much thanks friend Cyndi for this contest...I love PS family...to our David..I/We will always included u in my/our prayers. hugs to you, a loving husband and to your beautiful wife. Congrats to all the winners. (^_^)

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  1. Date: 11/13/2012 9:10:00 PM
    Oops! I forgot to finish my Thoreau!! I love you anyways, David!! And I wish you the best! Cyndi, thanks for asking...Im very busy and have no time to Soup-Soup. Congrats to all the winners! Ruben

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  1. Date: 11/13/2012 8:42:00 AM
    Thanks to Cyndi for hosting this contest. Congrats to all of the winners. And best wished to David and his wife.

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  1. Date: 11/13/2012 2:13:00 AM
    Thank you, Cyndi, for affording us this opportunity to express our love to a fellow poet in the language we know best - poetry. Love, Su

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  1. Date: 11/12/2012 10:29:00 PM
    how about my poem...LOL...kidding... congrats to all your winners...pd

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  1. Date: 11/12/2012 8:04:00 PM
    You are a sweet one. I was shocked when I clicked over to the my member contest entries and I was allowed to remove my poemlol after all the clicking I figured I finally got through and accomplished removing my poem from your contest. It was a surprise to see you reopen the contest for me. I'm happy thank you. SandyIvy D.

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    Ivy D Avatar Sandy Ivy D Date: 11/12/2012 10:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you are sweet. TY
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 11/12/2012 8:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Okay, now that is weird. Harry sent me his last. I was waiting for that last one, because my 35 went to 34 and I had just one to close. Now, the order that is posted up there? That goes by when I get them. According to that, you did give me yours just before Harry's at hmmm... 2ish today? Odd! Soup is wacky sometimes. Now, Off to put up my next.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 11/12/2012 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Soup didn't mail me, so ? LOL... between you and me we must have fixed this. I will copy and paste the new list now, so David can get to it easier. HUGS!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 11/12/2012 8:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I contacted soup! I think they had a hand in this! You're on the list now. Going to check my email. HUGS!
  1. Date: 11/12/2012 5:29:00 PM
    Soup mail

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    Ivy D Avatar Sandy Ivy D Date: 11/12/2012 7:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 11/12/2012 6:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Left you comments on your lovely poem for David. What a fiasco! Please respond wherever it is easiest for you! I need to know so I can contact Soup Admin! HUGS!
  1. Date: 11/12/2012 3:13:00 PM
    Thank you for a 1st, am chuffed to bits. Well done to all the others as well. I wish Dafydd (david) and his wife everything that can help them. If in any small way I can assist, please ask...Seren

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  1. Date: 11/12/2012 2:10:00 PM
    A big thank you for your generous winners list and congrats for us all!! I sure hope our David gets a kick out of them and that all is going well in his life for him and his dear wife. Luv, andrea

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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Date Posted: 7/15/2014 9:57:00 PM
CONTEST JUDGES: A WAY TO FIND AN ABUSER
Date Posted: 7/15/2014 10:32:00 AM
NEW CONTEST: HARD SHELLS: TURTLE INSPIRED FREE VERSE
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Date Posted: 7/11/2014 9:53:00 PM
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Date Posted: 6/11/2014 6:17:00 PM
THANK YOU FOR THE SONNET ENTRIES...short short blog
Date Posted: 6/9/2014 3:27:00 PM
TORRENT: A CONTEMPORARY SONNET, example for my contest
Date Posted: 6/7/2014 6:56:00 AM
NEW CONTEST- Garden Party: VERB-alized NOUN-sense with FLORAL accents. Hungry for summer!!!!
Date Posted: 6/4/2014 10:19:00 PM
UPDATE ON THE HELPLESS CONTEST-- My apologies to all. Exhaustion has hit the household- possible heat exhaustion
Date Posted: 5/29/2014 1:40:00 PM
GENITALS in PRINT, AN OPEN DIALOGUE
Date Posted: 5/27/2014 3:20:00 PM
CONTEMPORARY PUBLISHED HAI_KU TO SHARE
Date Posted: 5/21/2014 2:24:00 PM
UPDATE ON THE HELPLESS/KYRIELLE CONTEST - please check your entries
Date Posted: 5/16/2014 8:47:00 PM
A CARD FOR FRANCINE ROBERTS, who is recovering from a car accident!
Date Posted: 5/9/2014 8:10:00 PM
A WORD PAIRING POEM- THE CLEARING, PAIRINGS BY CARRIE, AE RIVENBANK, CALEB, RUBEN & ANDREA
Date Posted: 5/8/2014 10:21:00 PM
PROMPS FOR WORD PAIRINGS 2 - COME AND PLAY
Date Posted: 5/7/2014 8:50:00 PM
********PLAY WITH ORIGINAL WORD PAIRING***POEMS BUILT BY SOUPERS #1, 3 and 4
Date Posted: 5/6/2014 9:04:00 AM
THE BEST HOW TO WRITE POETRY ADVICE I'VE EVER HEARD. WORTH 20 of YOUR MINUTES. FANTASTIC!!!!!!
Date Posted: 5/5/2014 9:13:00 AM
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROSE AND POETRY. One piece of writing, three ways
Date Posted: 5/4/2014 12:50:00 PM
TRADITIONAL POETRY MARKETS FOR EILEEN AND OTHERS WHO LOVE RHYME
Date Posted: 5/3/2014 8:14:00 AM
A LOOK AT A LITERARY JOURNAL CONTEST, RULES and the WINNERS POEMS
Date Posted: 4/29/2014 8:37:00 PM
POP QUIZ HOT SHOTS... C'MON... LOVE 'EM, DISS 'EM, JUDGE 'EM, PLACE 'EM!!!
Date Posted: 4/28/2014 3:47:00 PM
SOMETHING FOR EILEEN... and OTHERS WHO TAKE RISKS
Date Posted: 4/26/2014 5:54:00 AM
HELPLESS, A KYRIELLE. NEW CONTEST WITH TIM RYERSON AS CO PILOT! WAHOO!
Date Posted: 4/14/2014 9:24:00 PM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
7/17/2014CRADLEDTrioletbaby,love,
6/9/2014THE RETURNSonnetdepression,giving,life,lo
6/7/2014TORRENTSonnetcelebration,life,women,
4/21/2014LA MARQUISEFree versepsychological,
4/8/2014BUKOWSKI CONTESTFree versemoving on,power,teenage,
4/4/2014GINGHAM AND LACE, A BLITZ POEMVersedaughter,love,
4/4/2014NUDE, THIRTY DOLLARS, A BLITZVerseart,imagination,lost love
3/24/201450 GODSFree versegod,peace,philosophy,
3/15/2014WINTER IN PORTLANDFree versedepression,winter,
3/11/2014FREEDOM BLUESTail-rhymefreedom,
2/28/2014WELCOME TO THE BLUENOSEAcrosticfish,history,journey,sea,
2/25/2014PITY THE PIRANHAFree verseintrospection,people,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY, LINDA MARIE, EASTER WALK, 7th REPOSTRhymefamily,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 6- DEDICATED TO LINDA MARIE, REPOSTRondeaufaith,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 5 - FAMILY TREE, REPOST FOR LINDA MARIEVersefamily,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 4- A REPOST DEDICATED TO LINDA MARIERhymefaith,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 3- EASTER LILY, A REPOST FOR LINDA MARIEVerseeaster,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 2-- A REPOST AND TRIBUTE TO LINDA MARIESestinaheaven,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY-- A REPOST FOR LINDA MARIE- WE MISS YOUVersefaith,
2/13/2014DOUBLE OH, A BOND CROWN, EXAMPLE FOR CONTESTCrown of Sonnetsfilm,sexy,
2/13/2014DOUBLE OH, A JAMES BOND CROWN OF SONNETS - 6 down 1 to go- SAMPLE FOR CONTESTCrown of Sonnetsadventure,film,sexy,
2/11/2014ORION: A PERSPECTIVE for third to tenthSonnetmythology,star,
2/10/2014TARTANS, A SONNET FOR FRANCINESonnetfriend,patriotic,places,p
2/9/2014TESTIMONIALS, A SONNET FOR BRIANSonnetfaith,friend,nature,
2/7/2014Double Oh-- A JAMES BOND CROWN, BUILDING IT UP SECOND SONNET POSTED--Crown of Sonnetsgames,passion,
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My Photos


Fav Poems

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Poem TitleFormCategories
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Ten Little ToesRhymedaughter,lifeold,old,,gra
Woodland RhapsodyQuatraininspirational
Contradicting KeatsSonnetintrospection,life
Surrender to LoveRhymeloveme,
A Totum Pole OdeConcretenative american,people,
MORE DREAMS TO ROWRhyme royalinspirational,life,
When the Tab Comes DueFree verseinspirational,introspecti
Lighting My Candle From WithinQuintain (English)caregiving,introspection,
The Kirk by the SeaCoupletnostalgia,religion,love,
Moonlight On The WardChokahealth,life,
Nocturnal PoetryRhymeimagination,life,poetry,
SlumberEpicdedication,epic,slam,
FROSTY NIGHT STROLLCoupletinspirational,seasons,
Our ThanksgivingLight Poetryholiday,
Tomorrow's GraceEthereepeace,
A New Star Shines Above HawaiiRhymededication,music,
Jesus, Our SaviorShapereligion,life,
Monarch of SummerHaibunanimals,devotion,inspirat
UntouchedRhymeforgiveness,me,me,
Midnight PearlsThan-Baukintrospection,love,
Beaucoup BloomsTerza Rimanature,spring,spring,
On Heaven's DoorwayNarrativeinspirational,life,care,c
WALKING ON FAITHVersefaith,for children,
BeachworldFree verseplaces,sea,sun,
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Caryl Muzzey United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Joe Flach United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Drake Eszes United States Flag United States Read
Mystic Rose Canada Flag Canada Read
mourning mist France Flag France Read
elizabeth wesley Canada Flag Canada Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Ruben O. Argentina Flag Argentina Read
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kathryn collins United States Flag United States Read
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