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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.
               
    

     


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

 
Expanding Deb's Blog
Date Posted: 5/19/2014 11:44:00 PM
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
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Date Posted: 1/13/2013 3:21:00 PM
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Date Posted: 1/12/2013 7:23:00 PM
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Date Posted: 12/26/2012 2:25:00 PM
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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

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