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My name is James Andrew Fraser, I reside in Inverness. The Capital of the Highlands of Bonnie Scotland. I am married, with four lovely children. Andrew, Steven, Rebekah and Liam.

I work in the sales industry, primarily to Scottish Fish Farms and Processing Plants. I also look after an Engineering Company in my customer portfolio.

I am a big fan of Football/Soccer and I support Glasgow Rangers and Everton. My three sons play the beautiful game, and all the kids support Arsenal.

Poetry is so new to me, I have been writing for just under a year now, but I look forward to writing to well into the future. My preferred topics are fantasy and nature, but I do try to broaden my choices as my poetry to present shows.

My main hobbies apart from poetry are Music and Art. Many years back I used to do copies of Album Covers, especially fantasy ones, as I marvelled at the likes of Roger Dean and Storm Thorgerson. You can find their work on the Albums of Yes and Pink Floyd respectively.

The bands that I like are many, Pink Floyd, Marillion, Wishbone Ash, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Journey, Foreigner, Heart, Allman Bros, Ann Vriend, Amy MacDonald and so many more. And I love writing to music, nothing beats it in my eyes.

I thoroughly enjoy nature, and I do hope much of it is around for my children, and their childrens children. I would hate their legacy to end up a barren planet, because of our inhumanities to life around us.

Much of the poetry on the Soup is on my website and without the Soup, I very much doubt this site would have been created.

My motto in life is, " You don't have to stand on someone to be taller than them "



Happy New Year from Bonnie Scotland

Blog Posted:12/31/2012 1:35:00 PM
A BIG Hello to the wonderful poets on Poetry Soup,

In this year of 2012, and us Poets escaping the Mayan world end prediction. Isn't it a shame that they ran out of numbers, yet we'll never run out of letters.

As many of you know, in 2012, I've very rarely been on this wonderful poetry site for various reasons. So hopefully 2013 will be the start of my new Mayan calender.

Which leaves me to say, have a wonderful, healthy 2013, and may Poetry Soup grow and grow as our poetry grows.

The Highlander, known as James 

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  1. Date: 1/3/2013 4:40:00 PM
    I was wondering where the heck you were!...Looking forward to seeing more of you this year...Here's wishing you a happy and blessed 2013 my friend - Tim

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 1/4/2013 2:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Tim, a Mega Happy New Year to you & yours. I always keep an eye on you through Spotify and your terrific choice of music. Have a lovely 2013 Tim :)
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 11:49:00 PM
    Happy new year my good poet friend.I'm glad you re going to be more often writing poetry here on ps.I definitely miss such good poetry and your past constant support.God blesss youu and those youuu looove

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 1/4/2013 2:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Maltese Maiden, I miss your poetry also. Happy New Year to you and your lovely daughter, always ((( hugs ))) - xx
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 2:55:00 PM
    Happy New Year, James

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 1/1/2013 7:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy New Year Jack, have a koolio 2013 :)
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 11:33:00 PM
    Happy New Year James our paths have crossed a few times, as a felliw celt I wish that 2013 will be a brill year. Best wishes to you and yours.....Seren

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 1/1/2013 7:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Seren, may I wish my fellow Celt a fantastic New Year :)
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 9:26:00 PM
    James, so good to have you back, i hope for more than a visit. Liam, I love that name. Happy new one to ye cuz.

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 1/1/2013 7:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy New Year Charles to you and yours. Have a lovely 2013 :)
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 8:29:00 PM
    James, you are my last comment here at blogs for the day. I am going off to enjoy my warm bed and watch movies. I've never done parties for the New Year and I think they would be fun to do at least once!!! Happy new year to YOU. Hope you come here a lot more as you promised.

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 1/1/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy New Year Utah Babe. You so love your movies. You should be on a TV show talking about them :)
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 7:47:00 PM
    Happy New Years James!! It is nice to see an old friend here!! Best Wishes to you in Scotland!

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 1/1/2013 7:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy New Year Carrie to you and your family :)
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 6:13:00 PM
    Happy New Year, James! hugs, Catie :)

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 12/31/2012 7:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy New Year to you also Catie xx
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 5:28:00 PM
    Happy New Years to you and your family. love phyl

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 12/31/2012 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Back at you from Bonnie Inverness to Sturgis, Saskatchewan, hugs xx
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 3:42:00 PM
    Happy New Year Jamie me boy! Light & Love to you!

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 12/31/2012 3:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy New Year to you 'Head Mistress' have a fantastic 2013 xx
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 2:34:00 PM
    Happy new year James and it will be nice to see more of you in 2013 xx

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 12/31/2012 2:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy New Year Mandy, have a fantastic word laden 2013 xx
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 2:26:00 PM
    Happy New Years James, I missed your poetry, hopefully we'll see more of you in the New Year xxx

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 12/31/2012 2:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Mystic Rose, have a most wonderful 2013, and may all your words bloom :) xx
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 1:55:00 PM
    good one, James, happy new year to you...

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 12/31/2012 2:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Geordie Boy, have a fantastic 2013. I'll keep watching the Newcastle when I can, as long as they don't beat the toffee's :)
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 1:52:00 PM
    Happy New Year James, all the best in 2013

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 12/31/2012 2:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A koolio Happy New Year to you Miss Nanaimo, have a lovely 2013 :)
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 1:50:00 PM
    I hope you had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year. Most of my poems are fantasy story poems. Jack Ellison is funny...more of a limmerick... sort of a thing. Come visit us for a touch of a laugh...

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 12/31/2012 2:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Carol, I'll certainly look you up as Fantasy is my forte <*> HNY :)

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
10/26/2014If Only I Was YoungerRhymechildren,desire,devotion,
10/23/2014The Fonder of YouRhymepeople,places,
10/23/2014Decaying GownHaikuabsence,autumn,death,depr
10/23/2014InsertFootlefor her,for him,romantic,
10/23/2014Alluring DropletTankabody,imagery,sensual,sexy
10/23/2014Tease for TwoFootleboyfriend,cute love,emoti
10/23/2014Orchestral SighsTankabeauty,desire,emotions,lo
10/20/2014Why There's No Baby PlanesLimerickfun,funny,silly,
10/19/2014Urging ApproachSenryukiss,love,lust,people,pla
10/19/2014Rain DanceSenryujoy,love,nature,people,pl
10/18/2014I Woke up in a DreamCoupletfriend,friendship,love,pe
10/17/2014Lunar BeautyHaikubeauty,space,
10/17/2014RAVENOUS ELDRITCH WRATH a collab with Olive Eloisa GuillermoVerseangst,dance,dark,death,go
10/15/2014Elegance via QuillRhymefriend,people,places,poem
10/11/2014Rwanda's WhyProse Poetryafrica,death,people,place
10/3/2014We Met to Write, then We MetRhymefriendship,people,places,
10/3/2014We Met to WriteRhymefriendship,people,places,
10/2/2014What Resting Poets DoFootledream,people,places,sleep
9/28/2014She, Lunar OrbFootleinspiration,space,
9/28/2014Petite PoetessAcrosticblessing,friendship,peopl
9/24/2014My Fallen BrotherRhymeangst,brother,history,los
9/24/2014Solitary HelmetRhymeangst,lost,soldier,war,
9/24/2014Why the Rose BledRhymeafrica,angst,bereavement,
9/24/2014Cave of Carnal CaptureRhymelust,passion,
9/24/2014Nebula SeekerRhymespace,
9/24/2014Blar Chuil Lodair - The Battle Of CullodenRhymeanger,depression,desire,p
9/20/2014If Only One Saltire FliesCoupletpride,
9/13/2014She Exits the Shower, againRhymedesire,passion,
9/13/2014Tsunami SunsetVerseimagery,poetry,
9/13/2014Where now a Butterfly SitsTankadaughter,loss,sad,
9/12/2014Alba RisesCoupletfuture,people,political,t
9/10/2014Down the Glen I Look by, Olive Eloisa Giullermo and James FraserSonnetbeauty,inspirational,natu
9/9/2014Scattered DiscHaikuspace,
9/9/2014I'm Just a Little ParticleCoupletspace,time,
9/9/2014Adventures In NeverlandRhymeangst,fantasy,lost,people
9/9/2014She CravedEthereedark,fantasy,love,lust,pa
9/8/2014Barren Scene SeenHaikuautumn,inspirational,loss
9/8/2014Autumns Gentle OutcomeHaikunature,seasons,tree,
9/7/2014When Ones Heart FluttersTankabeautiful,beauty,woman,
9/6/2014Belt of no FaithRhymeloss,murder,religion,war,
9/6/2014We Bow in RemembranceRhymehusband,loss,war,wife,
9/6/2014We Came Upon A ClearingCoupletloss,people,war,
9/5/2014These DreamsQuatrainmusic,
9/5/2014When the Red Butterflies FlyCoupletdark,death,people,places,
9/5/2014The Little Girls AbyssQuatrainlyric,music,poetry,
9/5/2014That White BuildingQuatrainangst,emotions,family,los
9/5/2014The Sky is CryingRhymeloss,music,
9/5/2014My Daughter RebornCoupletangel,dark,loss,
9/5/2014The Concert that never EndsVersemusic,
9/5/2014Being BornCoupletlife,
9/5/2014My Master, HeRhymeangst,dark,grief,loss,los
9/5/2014To Where UnknownRhymechild,horror,loss,lost,pl
9/4/2014Through Hidden Dreamed DoorsDiminished Hexaversedark,lost,
9/4/2014I Tripped, I SlippedCoupletcrazy,dream,imagery,
8/30/2014Doodle the Footle 2 TootleLimerickfun,humor,
8/30/2014Erection, selectionFootlebeauty,women,
8/30/2014War worn, World tornFootlehistory,war,world,
8/30/2014Future WorldsFootlefuture,world,
8/30/2014Future WordsFootlefuture,words,
8/27/2014Do WeCoupletlife,
8/23/2014Contest, Name and DateRhymeconfusion,
8/23/2014More Than a Handfuls a Waste - FootleFootlefun,
8/23/2014Perky CheeksFootlefun,
8/23/2014Hands On - FootleFootledesire,longing,
8/22/2014Coach, CoachedLimerickhumorous,soccer,sports,
8/22/2014Riding Crop - FootleFootleadventure,lust,passion,se
8/19/2014When Shadows FallRhymelife,music,nature,seasons
8/19/2014The House Of MadameRhymeconfusion,life,
8/19/2014Oh to be That Towel, AgainRhymelove,lust,romance,sexy,
8/19/2014Porcelain Passion, AgainSenryulove,lust,passion,romance
8/19/2014Manacled in Black Lace, AgainRhymeemotions,love,lust,passio
8/19/2014Wanting Discuss - FootleFootlebody,deep,people,sexy,
8/14/2014High Hopes AgainRhymefreedom,hope,life,people,
8/9/2014Little Guy Dwarves AgainLimerickhumor,
8/9/2014There were NineCoupletangst,dark,death,for him,
8/9/2014Caressing Her BeautyLimerickhumor,relationship,
8/9/2014This Flight TonightLimerickhumor,
8/8/2014As I Lay On My PillowCoupletearth,hurt,
8/2/2014Vertical ChallengeHaikumath,science,
8/1/2014In Translucent TransparencyVersepeople,
8/1/2014When the Particles SpunRhymepeople,
8/1/2014angels with Dirty FacesSenryuabuse,father,kid,religion
7/30/2014Hiroshima, Theodore Van Kirk, RIPRhymeamerica,angst,death,judge
7/26/2014Undulating Porcelain SkinRhymejoy,lust,sensual,
7/26/2014To Her Heaven, I SighRhymei love you,love,romantic,
7/25/2014Probably, the Best Castle in the WorldHaikubeauty,character,places,
7/25/2014The Cowboy and BeelzebubLimerickheaven,humor,religion,
7/18/2014Fortunes of WarVerseanger,angst,pain,war,
7/18/2014We've Kissed Her RainHaikunature,pride,weather,
7/18/2014Blank PageRhymedeath,sad,
7/12/2014Vacation, Duration, Frustration, grrrLimerickanger,holiday,humor,money
7/8/2014Goethe's PathVersebeautiful,color,environme
7/7/2014Dicks PrickLimerickgarden,nature,pain,silly,
7/5/2014Jock with his CockLimerickanimal,food,giggle,nature
7/4/2014Before the FogRhymeapril,
7/4/2014Lifting the FogRhymeangst,war,

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
The Bald EagleVerseanimals
ANOTHER LEADER EMERGESRhymehistory,people,social,peo
Kilted WarriorProse Poetrydeath,imagination,loss,pl
All On A Summers EveRhymenature,sea,seasons,uplift
Take TimeRhymeinspirationaltime,time,
If I Knew PicassoEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,education
Mysterious Ways: A True Christmas StoryRhymedevotion,faith,holiday,in
The Choice of Bonny AileasNarrativeadventure,history,love,pa
Seashore FlowersRhymenature
The Wild, Wild WestNarrativecowboy-western,life,peace
Manslaughter First DegreeVerseimagination,lifeme,
I Lost a Whole Weekend (Please Pardon My Rant)Narrativeconfusion,dedication,devo
Stolen YouthRhymeangst,childhoodchild,abus
Past-Life NightmareNarrativemystery,autumn,
The HolocaustI do not know?history
Buildings Go UpRhymeinspirational
Soup of FriendsTetractysdedication,friendshipme,
Don’t Let Right Become WrongVersefamily,husband,life,love,
Carried by the WindChokanature
She saysFree verselove
In Her Fathers ArmsFree versechildhood,confusion,daugh
A Memorable PersonNarrativelife,peoplelife,me,time,l
Happy Mother’s DayQuatrainmother
White ChariotsHaikunature
The BreedCoupletconfusion,introspection,n
Belly TimeRhymefamily,happiness,love,son
Disposable WisdomRhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
Stupid FightsRhymeforgiveness
My FriendRhymefriendshipfriend,
First LoveRhymelost love,love,nostalgial
When God Calls Me HomeQuatrainforgivenessgod,sorry,god,
Naked shadesFree versedevotion,love
A "Hopeless" Diamond (in the Rough)Quatrainhistory,mysterylost,hope,
California Highway # 1Free verseinspirational,nature
Mackenzie TrailQuatrainadventure,cowboy-western,
Mother EarthRhymenative american,natureear
Stunning Revelations from Ancient MapsQuatrainhistory,science,urbanlost
Reaching for PeaksFree versehappiness,inspirational,n
Red LineFree verseloss,lost love,lovelost,l
The RiverRhymeinspirationalwater,life,r
Gentle DoveRhymeloveme,me,
Pterodactyls ThrivingCoupletanimals,imagination,myste
Borrowed SweetnessSenryugirlfriend-boyfriend
By Any Other NameBlank versenature
Soft kissesFree verselove
Holes in my Shoes Rhymeon writing and wordspoets
Ashes to AshesRhymefantasy
He does resurrect Lyricfaithlonging,friend,
Rose and Rose MariePersonificationheart,jealousy,love,me,oc
The love of JamesElegybrotherme,
POSSUM JUGGLINGCoupletanimals,fantasypoets,
Mo Nighean DonnHaikupeace
Ballad of LoveFree verselove
THE AGING PROCESSRhymeage,childhood,children,da
' The Power of A Poet ... ' 32nd SenryuSenryuinspirational,introspecti
Scattered memories of lovers'flowersTankapassion
The Flowering AlmondHaikunature
Ship Of Imagination On The Scottish CoastRhymeimagination,places,seanig
Liquid LullabyHaikunature
Generations Senryulife
Atacama / English VersionFree versehistorywater,history,wate
A Tribute to The HighlanderFree versededication,on writing and
Acid RainChokamusic,nostalgia
December's Melting PassionTankapassion
A Winter Rose - A SonnetSonnetrose,winter,
PICTURE THISLyricfaith,placesmay,
Summer SongI do not know?naturesweet,sweet,
25th October 1854 Part 2Epicepiclight,prayer,light,
Blood BornFree verseadventure,allegory,animal
A Picture's StoryHaikunature
Peaceful DreamsFree versepeace,visionary,wardeath,
The BealachHaikufantasy,imagination,natur
Day of ReckoningChokanature
Atlantis LivesNarrativeinspirational
CONJOINED DREAMSNarrativelost love,on writing and
As Far As I CanQuatraindeath,family,father,husba
Where She StandsQuatraindepression,friendship,ima
The LonerTerza Rimaallegory,animals,lifebird
A Single Rose Sonnetintrospection,love,season
A Midsummer DreamShapeseasons
Lover's Love LessonNarrativefriendship,lifeme,fear,me
The PeonyQuatrainlove,natureflower,flower,
No FearRhymeadventure,death,dedicatio
No dark shadows block what dreams may come...Lyricdedication,life,love,pass
Bonny ScotlandLimerickhappiness,love,wife
Remembering Willow PondQuatrainlove,naturelove,
the first thanksgivingSenryuholiday,native american,
The Old Red Barn and ICoupletnostalgiaold,time,old,red
Happy Birthday HighlanderI do not know?dedicationbirthday,birthd
Popcorn anyoneMonokuimagination,nature
In DreamsTankaimagination,romance
'When we meet, this is what I want to say'Light Poetryfunny,imagination
He Wrote a Perfect POEMCoupletfriendship,life,lovedream

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