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Never would I have thought I would start
writing at 73 years of age. I have thoroughly enjoyed my voyage into the written spirituality of poetry and am thankful for the opportunity.  In my four years here I have met many new and wonderful persons. Having them accept me as a friend has been a moving experience.
               
    

     


 

Most Recent Blog Post


Contest Winners and Bear String
Blog Posted:5/3/2013 11:47:00 PM

 

Again, I want to thank all who participated in my haiku contest.  As promised, this blog has a string comprised of the poems of the winners, plus a few more.  Forgive me but I tweaked a couple to make the string be more coherent.

Along the Appalachian Trail 


walking the Blue Ridge
along the Appalachian –
a hundred mile trek (Ray Dillard)

a dusty mountain --
around the trail’s sharp turn
a sea of treetops (Joann Grisetti)

as we walk
pots clink against canteens –
squirrels chatter (Deb Guzzi)

creaking wood
the thinned forest reclaims
log Cabins (Cyndi Macmillan)

old cabins among
trees gnarled by wailing winds --
the sound of a bear (Isaiah Zerbst)

trails of yesteryear,
a reflection of our youth --
now welcome water (Judy Konos)

long after midnight
he points out the big dipper...
grass for our pillows (Carrie Richards)

a torn sleeping bag
lies empty near the shelter. . .
the rank scent of bear (Andrea Dietrich)









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  1. Date: 5/11/2013 5:44:00 PM
    Great job everyone.! J

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  1. Date: 5/4/2013 3:08:00 PM
    Charles, What a fun contest. Thanks for letting me have a spot with these fine friends. RAY

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  1. Date: 5/4/2013 11:19:00 AM
    Well Chas I must say that's pretty dern GOOD!! Makes me want to try one! for contest too!EVERYONE notice how each haiku CAN stand alone! BUT works with the GROUP HUZZAH everyone!

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  1. Date: 5/4/2013 8:44:00 AM
    This makes for great story telling! A fun contest....it would be fun to do something like this again !! Great idea, Charles!!

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  1. Date: 5/4/2013 12:06:00 AM
    This was a delightful haiku string (tweaks and all). Loved the last one by Andrea, which came first.... Love, Su

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  1. Date: 5/3/2013 11:49:00 PM
    OH Wow, this was really cool to read tonight. And I got to be the tie up at the end!! I loved all of these, Charles!! Thanks for showing them in a storytelling frame!!

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Possum Branch Road
Date Posted: 3/31/2014 11:22:00 PM
Calling All, Want To Be, Haiku Writers
Date Posted: 2/20/2014 3:46:00 PM
My Bear Story Retold
Date Posted: 2/5/2014 2:35:00 PM
Poetry Soup Imbeded Ads
Date Posted: 11/4/2013 7:31:00 PM
The Elusive Monoku
Date Posted: 7/27/2013 11:20:00 PM
Computer Games
Date Posted: 7/12/2013 9:08:00 AM
Contest Winners and Bear String
Date Posted: 5/3/2013 11:47:00 PM
My Contest
Date Posted: 5/2/2013 2:01:00 PM
The Bear III
Date Posted: 4/1/2013 5:23:00 PM
Another Bear Story
Date Posted: 3/31/2013 10:23:00 PM
The no contest Contest
Date Posted: 3/30/2013 2:51:00 AM
Hanging Ten
Date Posted: 3/22/2013 10:59:00 AM
Feedback Wanted
Date Posted: 1/27/2013 1:06:00 PM
Wise Guys
Date Posted: 1/22/2013 9:28:00 AM
Mathematics of Success
Date Posted: 1/21/2013 7:36:00 PM
New Soup Rule
Date Posted: 1/20/2013 7:34:00 PM
Soup Problem Update
Date Posted: 1/20/2013 5:20:00 PM
More on the Gullah People (wikipedia)
Date Posted: 1/13/2013 3:21:00 PM
The Gullah People of South Carolina
Date Posted: 1/12/2013 7:23:00 PM
emergency email
Date Posted: 12/26/2012 2:25:00 PM
new law in Michigan
Date Posted: 12/11/2012 1:23:00 PM
A Nice Verse
Date Posted: 11/27/2012 7:30:00 PM
Mauve cotton Fields
Date Posted: 11/26/2012 10:15:00 PM
Results of the 101 haiku Contest
Date Posted: 11/23/2012 12:58:00 PM
Space Heater Safety and Cost of Operation
Date Posted: 11/19/2012 10:34:00 PM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
2/26/2014Ode to the Formulation of a PoemSonnetwriting,
2/24/2014the waning moonHaikunature,
2/23/2014he led herHaikureligion,
2/12/2014Can Someone Take My PlaceFree versereligious,
2/9/2014The Life of the HunterSonnetnature,
2/9/2014small aspirationsFree verseuplifting,
1/25/2014Virgin's LamentSonnetmarriage,
1/23/2014The Pursuit of TruthSonnetlife,
1/15/2014twinkleFree verse 
1/13/2014the souper starFree verseslam,
1/10/2014my catsTankapets,
1/3/2014Linsey-WoolseyFree versegrowing up,
1/3/2014shoestringsHaikunature,
12/15/2013grandpa jogsSenryu 
12/8/2013Dear Mrs ClauseLimerickholiday,
12/8/2013the windHaikunature,
12/8/2013the good lifeHaibunlife,
12/6/2013my skin pricklesHaikubody,psychological,
12/5/2013moon faceMonokusenses,
12/5/2013shadows moveHaikuchildhood,
10/13/2013truthTrioletphilosophy,
10/12/2013on the cocoonHaikunature,
10/12/2013bird of paradiseHaikunature,
10/12/2013crooked arrowsHaikupolitical,
10/6/2013He touchesHaikufaith,
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Fav Poems

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Poem TitleFormCategories
Hard TimesCowboycowboy-western,family,fun
PetalVerselove,
ViolinPersonificationdeath,love,rose,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Disposable WisdomRhymelife,socialday,war,cat,ca
FootprintsFree verseinspirational,introspecti
Alabaster NightFree versenature,sea,
Forgotten Heroes of the SommeRhymebrother,death,history,lif
A List: I'm the Poet -To CarrieList dedication,
Don't Come Free versedeath,lost love,me,
Mona LisaFree verseartme,
Love Beyond the PaleQuatraindevotion,lost love,lovelo
HumanityCoupletlife,peoplechild,lost,chi
HUNTING SEVENSRhymefunny
Frosted Panes - re-postQuatraingirl,life,me,sea,time,win
When Madness Rides on Moonlight Sestinagod,life,
-Unlatched-Rhymechildhood,family,mother,s
Missing MotherVersedepression,devotion,me,mi
Why He BeamsDiminished Hexaverseimagination,love,
A Gentle DeathSonnetabsence,death,faith,love,
KUKU HAIKU FOR YOUHaikulife,
Wet but WiserQuatrainadventure,funny,pets,
FacedownHaikufunny,religion,
CloserFree versehope,life,love,peace,blue
Love Passing ByRhymelove,love,pride,
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Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
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dakarai cobb United States Flag United States Read
Cyndi MacMillan Canada Flag Canada Read
Tracie Edwards Australia Flag Australia Read
craig cornish United States Flag United States Read
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