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Bloggers PhotoHi it is time i introduced myself, I was born in Skipton Yorkshire, England, and still have a accent belonging to my birth place. in 1966 my wife Elaine and i and our two sons moved to New Zealand, where the boys were raised. then we  moved on to the city of Perth  in Western Australia.
After 45 years away we both decided to have a move back to the yorkshire dales where we were raised. leaving our children and grandchildren in what i consider the best places on the planet. (NZ-OZ)
Our reason for the move back to the uk was to be able to discover our back yard so to speak, and we have a desire to go to europe, especially scandinavia and germany.
 I would like to say how much i'm enjoying my trip here on soup, and really loved the poems posted, my bigest problem being time, i always seem to be catching up, being able only to spend two to three days on here, even then with limited hours, so please forgive me if my comments seem later than most.  I also love football (soccer) Newcastle United in England being my team, then music, all kinds but mainly Rock 'n' Roll, i'm  a avid record collector, especially old vinyl LP's of the Fifties. my favourite poet is W. H Davies, along with a few on soup here, I do not get a lot of time to read these days, but my favourite Author is Dennis Wheatley, also i love  the the Bronte Sisters, being raised only 10 miles from Haworth, one gets a real feel for their literature, when one visits the area.   Harry


Blog Posted:2/18/2013 6:10:00 AM
Hi everyone,, just lately i've been forunate to be able to spend a lot of time here, and in doing so, have read many wonderful poems,, and made new friends, but alas time is now at a premium. with another project i really want to get into, and also personal reasons...
i will  hopefully still be able to check in once a day,, but my comments on yours poems will be very limited.. this blog being written mainly to advise you all that i'm not ignoring anyone, and will at least still try and read your poem, and even endeavour to comment but as i said eariler, only very limited....I also would like to take this opportunity, to thank you all for the comments on my poems,, which i hold dear to my heart!
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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 11:27:00 AM
    Hi Harry hope all is well....David

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  1. Date: 2/23/2013 1:50:00 PM
    I don't usually read Blogs but happen on this. Thank you for reading my poems and the kind comments, and also for sharing your awesome work too, Harry. Good luck with all your endeavors, my friend. x Annalise

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  1. Date: 2/20/2013 11:40:00 AM
    I'm in the same boat Hrry but never thought to say so here; that's a good idea so people don't think you got killed or something. I've sure enjoyed your generous comments at my site, they are such "feel good words" that brighten my day and make me feel appreciated. I'll be around too, just not as much as life does get complicated at times. Take care, stay well and enjoy all you do. Love, Elizabeth

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  1. Date: 2/19/2013 11:59:00 AM
    Family comes first Harry! - P-S "family" is here when you have time. - Take care - oxox / / Anne-Lise :))

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  1. Date: 2/18/2013 9:24:00 PM
    Harry, I am not sure wot is going on aside from the project you mention in this blog. Hopefully you will still spend some time on the Soup. I understand though, I have been spending less time on the Soup. Thank you kindly for your constant encouragement over the last(nearly)3 years. Don't be a stranger. And remember, once a Babylon Kid, always a Babylon Kid, no matter how much you might want to change this....once you are in, you are always in lol.

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  1. Date: 2/18/2013 8:11:00 PM
    This looks like a farewell, and I hate farewells....Be back soon!

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  1. Date: 2/18/2013 5:10:00 PM
    Harry, I'm glad you will still read many poems, while taking care of the new. I think I will join you for a bit. I will only be on the soup every other day. my vacation is over. Today was my first day at work... LOL... I almost took 2 weeks off... by the way, I'm glad you are not avoiding us... xox~PD

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  1. Date: 2/18/2013 4:05:00 PM
    Dear Harry, firstly thank you for all the support you gave me throughout the years, and secondly, you'll be missed dearly, your comments always had a personal touch to them that went straight to the seat of my soul, go safe, God speed, and don't forget, you will remain with fondness in my heart, xxx

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  1. Date: 2/18/2013 1:43:00 PM
    Oh Larry, you will be missed i swear, your poems have become part of our everyday..God Bless You Terry xoxo

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  1. Date: 2/18/2013 1:01:00 PM
    Will miss you Harry, glad your not going to be a stranger. Good Luck in all that you do...Seren

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  1. Date: 2/18/2013 11:20:00 AM
    Good luck with whatever is happening, Harry. We all have a life outside the Soup that needs our attention. Sometimes it has to be our priority......and everyone knows that. So best wishes, and we hope you can check in as time allows. Best wishes! :)

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  1. Date: 2/18/2013 10:10:00 AM
    Harry, may this time feed you with new inspirations you can share when you inevitably return.

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  1. Date: 2/18/2013 8:39:00 AM
    How will I cope without your comments harry you kept me going for a long time and I appreciate them so much. I wish you the very best in your new project and I am sure with you behind the wheel it will be successful. But don't forget us altogether will you promise. xx

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    horsman Avatar harry horsman Date: 2/18/2013 9:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mandy you especially will be one i will miss, your poetry and your humour are so special, as are you.. no i will not forget you altogether, i promise
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 8:16:00 AM
    Im glad you have a new project; and dont worry about the best wishes. Ruben.

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    horsman Avatar harry horsman Date: 2/18/2013 9:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    even you my friend, mysterious as you are, i count as one of my dear friends
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 7:45:00 AM
    Harry, good luck on your other project and I totally understand. It gets that way for me sometimes and I feel guilty when I can't be here as much at those times. You are someone I always love getting comments from, but you can only do what you can do. thanks for your concern for others! Luv, Andrea

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    horsman Avatar harry horsman Date: 2/18/2013 9:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dear Andrea, you have supported me since i came here in 2010, i can never thank you enough, and when i will look in, you will be hopefully have a poem to comment on..
  1. Date: 2/18/2013 6:16:00 AM
    Hi Harry you take all the time you need and thanks for all of your previous comments....David

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    Williams Avatar David Williams Date: 2/18/2013 10:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Harry great we could choose a middle venue and all get together, I would love it...David
    horsman Avatar harry horsman Date: 2/18/2013 10:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you being not a million miles away from myself,, one day leaves me a desire to meet you in person, David, along with others from the uk that grace poetry soup... a kind of poetry conference of uk soupers....

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
3/1/2015 My Debut at Cricket Limerickfun,
3/1/2015 Love In The Snow Tankalove,
2/21/2015 Towards The Light Rhymeangst,visionary,
2/7/2015 To Dance The Night Away Sijodance,
1/30/2015 Two Pathways Destined Sonnetlife,love,
1/19/2015 Magic Beans Haikunature,
1/14/2015 Hope Diminished Hexaversehope,world,
1/14/2015 This Year Quintain (English)hope,
1/11/2015 Building A Wall Free verselost love,
1/9/2015 Flying Scotsman 1939 Rhymenostalgia,
1/7/2015 Weaver's Gate Quatrainbetrayal,work,
1/6/2015 The Way It Use To Be Free versenostalgia,
1/3/2015 A Letter Too Late Sonnetwar,
1/3/2015 Luminous Time Senryuscience,
12/14/2014 Last Flight Free verseangst,death of a friend,
12/2/2014 One Broken Monoku Monokulife,
10/15/2014 Leader Of The Pack Tankapower,
10/11/2014 One Day To Last Forever Rispettorelationship,
10/10/2014 November Dreams Sijodream,
10/8/2014 Reminiscing First Love Sonnetremember,
10/3/2014 Eccentricity In Love Sonnetlove,
9/29/2014 Locked Into A Dream Trioletfriendship,
9/29/2014 UseByDate Senryuemotions,
9/27/2014 Guess My Name Free verseconfusion,
9/18/2014 Remembrance in Poetry Free verseremember,
9/7/2014 Poetry Alouette Rhymepoetry,
9/3/2014 Old Tea Bag Rhymehumor,political,
8/27/2014 Scroll Of Life Sonnethope,lost,
8/13/2014 Dearest Dawn Sonnetintrospection,
7/28/2014 Evening Song Verselove,
7/27/2014 The Church is Alien Tankaanger,angst,
7/26/2014 Affray of Democracy Free versephilosophy,world,
7/5/2014 Just Do It Limerickfun,funny,
6/13/2014 Deluge Tankainspiration,
6/10/2014 The Rake of Nature Haikudeep,
6/6/2014 No Black Out 1940 Tankaremember,war,
6/5/2014 The Big Picture Free versewar,
4/23/2014 A Treasure in Stone Tankaintrospection,
4/14/2014 Secrets Quatorzainlove hurts,
4/12/2014 Light Haikuhow i feel,
4/10/2014 Dual Citizen Tankahow i feel,
4/9/2014 Oh If only Tankanostalgia,
4/7/2014 Face Value Tankaemotions,
2/16/2014 From The Brink Sonnetlove,recovery from,
2/15/2014 I Hate My Computer Free verseangst,
2/2/2014 Yesterday Acrosticmemory,
1/29/2014 In This Poem Sonnetlove,
1/28/2014 Beauty and the Beast Tankasociety,
1/8/2014 Kintsugi Haikuart,
1/7/2014 Platonic Relationships Tankafriendship,
1/4/2014 Purse For Her Free versetogether,
1/3/2014 Achilles Heel Tankaemotions,
1/2/2014 A Child's Christmas Free verseremember,
12/29/2013 Laying The Foundations Tankaconflict,
12/29/2013 The Twilight of Memory Tankamemory,
12/24/2013 The Very Thought Of You Tankalove,
12/12/2013 The Fallen Tankaremember,
11/25/2013 Never Forgotten Free versenostalgia,
11/12/2013 The Cut Free verseinspirational,
11/12/2013 Beyond Emotion Sijoconfusion,
11/2/2013 Falling Leaves Tankanature,
11/2/2013 Changing Face Winter Tankanature,winter,
11/2/2013 Changing Face Autumn Tankaautumn,nature,
10/25/2013 What Would I Take Sedokamemory,
10/24/2013 At Deaths Door Free verseangst,love,
10/16/2013 The Straight Road Sijotruth,
10/16/2013 Nature At Work Haikunature,
10/16/2013 In Memories Of You Free versenostalgia,sad,
10/16/2013 Confinement Haikufeelings,nature,
10/16/2013 A Child Laments Free versefun,
10/15/2013 A Simple Story Free versenostalgia,
10/14/2013 Silver Wings Quatraincare,
10/12/2013 Out Of Time Nonetage,
10/8/2013 Leaving On A Jet Plane Sonnetmiss you,
9/25/2013 A Girl Called Fate Free verseangst,
9/18/2013 At A Glance Tankalonging,love,
9/18/2013 Grief Of Betrayal Tankaangst,
9/16/2013 Conflict Tankawar,
9/8/2013 Light Of Love Tankalove,
9/8/2013 Love Found Me Tankalove,
9/6/2013 A Green Silk Dress She Once Did Espy Nonetsad,
9/5/2013 Long To Be Sonnettree,
8/27/2013 In So Many Ways Sonnetlove,thank you,
8/24/2013 Diminishing Minds Free verseangst,memory,
8/23/2013 Tree Free verselove,nature,
8/21/2013 Standing Stone On Rombalds Moor Free verselonging,lost,
8/21/2013 End Of Days Senryulife,
8/12/2013 Catch the Wind Tankalove,
8/5/2013 Nothing the Same Anymore Free versenostalgia,
8/3/2013 Some Here Unloved Tankalife,lost,
7/31/2013 Ode to Ellen Tankainspiration,love,
7/10/2013 The Feel of Dawn Tankalove,nature,
7/10/2013 The Face of Dawn Tankalove,nature,
7/6/2013 You May Not Agree Senryulife,
6/27/2013 Prisoner Of Love Tankalove,
6/22/2013 Skype Tankalove,
6/22/2013 Steps in Time Tankalove,
6/22/2013 Amelia Earhart's Leather Jacket Tankamemory,
6/19/2013 At the Pawn Shop Tankalife,
6/19/2013 Summer Sunrise On Mount Manaia Free verseday,nature,

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Fav Poems

how do I say good-bye? I do not know?death,father,loss,sad,hou
The War's Over! Free verseallegory,introspection,li
Senior Moments Rhymefunnycar,
My Poems Are Children To Me Free verseon writing and wordschild
Modern Marketing, A sonnet Sonnetangst,men,
Falling Stars Free versehopestar,star,
THE PUPPET MASTER Dramatic monologueintrospection,
Woman's Work Sonnetallegory,caregiving,dedic
Broken Eyes Rhymelife,sad
Leadership Rhymeon work and workingpeople
Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie Brain Lyricfunny,political
Thursday Tea With Lucifer *Part II* (Born again Luciferian) Free verseintrospectionfaith,me,
Sphinx Head on Mars Free versefunny
Honking Recedes Haikuanimals,nature,seasons
Henry the Eighth Narrativehistoryme,age,age,body,me
Skin Deep Rhymeintrospectionmen,
White Lace Sonnetlife,seasons
No Greater Hero Free versededication,father,inspira
Devils Deadly Dime Dramatic monologueabuse,day,epic,irony,judg
Love Scattered Free verselove,sadlove,me,
Summer Restored Haikunature
Time Unwinding Free verseimagination,inspirational
wind mutters softly Haikunature
What Easter Means to Me Rhymefaith,holidayheart,easter
How A Blue Rose Came to Be Rhymedeath,imagination,love,ro
Yesterdays People Free verselife,peopleautumn,
A Question of Faith Ethereefaith,
Snowdrops Rhymenature,winter,winter,
Greed and Deceit Free verseangst,family,
Dementia Rhymelife,sympathy,life,life,
Samurai Song: Singing Blade Chokadeath,hope,life,
Peer Pressure of the Worst Coupletfear,life,loss,war,
Modern Life Rhymefunny,life,car,me,work,wa
Bethlehem's Star Free versefaith,holiday,
Morning Has Broken - 1 Quatrainday,fantasy,fear,me,
Morning Has Broken - 2 Quatrainfantasy,
Autumn Reverie Rhymenostalgia,autumn,flying,
A New Year Rhymeholiday,peace,peace,
And Now For Something Completely Different Free versemystery,funeral,old,funer
'Uniquely You' Free verseintrospection,life,
Plockton - Wester Ross Rhymeadventure,angst,death,epi
Virgin America Free verseadventure,allegory,animal
To me True Love is Verselove,romance,
Gold Star Narrativechildhood,war,war,star,bl
The Warp and The Weft Coupletinspirational,
A Golden Journey Coupletanniversary,love,
Simple Words for Simple People Free verselove,on writing and words
Barricaded Babies Free versechildhood,family,fear,foo
Unconfined Quintain (English)lost love,
Thirtieth High School Reunion Rhymefunny,school,me,me,
Sentinel of Strength Rhymededication,mother,women,
Wisdom I do not know?life,
In the Sun's Last Glow Quintain (English)lost love,heart,heart,may
'Memories' Free verseconfusion,life,love,
A Great Unease Rondeaulife,me,me,
Dark Angel Sonnetangst,
THE DEVIL IN A BOTTLE Verselife,happy,dad,work,praye
TAPESTRY Acrosticlife,
'Blowing A Kiss To You' Tankafriendship,love,
Harridan in a Housecoat Quaternpeople,children,father,da
Missing Mom Rhymedaughter,loss,love,mother
Morning in the Conway House Coupletlife,me,morning,
The Green Eyed Lad Quatrainfriendship,fun,green,long
Contract Balladadventure,
5 W's Quintain (English)friendship,
An Eagle's Prayer Rhymefaith,inspirational,visio
Prince Harry Rhymepeople,
911 Aftermath Misguided Haters Versefear,on work and working,
Poet Free verseart,tribute,
I Pine Free versenature,
Pain Balladadventure,
Eleven Words Free verselifeold,tree,old,tree,
Wishes and Dreams Coupletday,deep,dream,health,lif
Gift Exchange To Brian From Mandy Coupletfriendship,poets,
Woodland Path Coupletfriendship,inspirational,
Poets Quatrainconfusion,funny,art,art,p
Natural Born Dreamers Dramatic Versedeath,loss,sad,baby,baby,
taliban Acrosticangst,people,places,war,
Occupy My Home Dramatic Verseintrospection,
Once Upon A Car Ride Free verseconfusion,depression,fear
Poetry Tankaon writing and words,
Ruby Lips Light Poetrylove,passion,romance,love
Babylon-Kids Prose Poetryhope,life,love,mystery,wo
Just Too Much Rhymeintrospection,
As Lovers Go Personificationnature,summer,sun,
A Road Still Driven Quatraininspirational,love,
Our Christmas Eve Dinner Coupletdad,humorous,mom,prayer,
The Flame Rhymelife,light,
Save The Last Dance For Me Coupletlove,romantic,dance,night
Down for the Count Rhymehealth,
Do You Remember Sonnetfriendship,
Lest we forget Light Poetrygoodbye,
Jungle War Quatrainhistory,war,home,home,
Taken Rhymefear,grief,
Guns Coupletdeath,life,nice,nice,
Broadway Airs Free verseintrospection,life,city,
No Tickee, No Washee Quatrainjourney,life,old,old,
One Second Delay Free verseintrospection,me,me,
wishful Dramatic monologueinspirational,journey,lif

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