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Hello Friends of the Soup.   I am constantly learning from all of you, and writing is something I love, but never made time for until now. I have always been a California girl, born and raised in the southern part of the state, now living in upper Northern California. Surrounded by mountains, and beautiful scenery, I have great inspiration.   I think I have always loved to create, it comes from my Dad, and his dad, I suppose. Although my mother was the rock of the family, my Dad was the dreamer, and a cowboy at heart. I grew up with horses that he raised, and memories of him singing around a campfire on trips we took. He wrote poetry, and his own songs, and played guitar.  His father did the same thing when my dad was a boy.  My grandfather was a trail guide, in the early l900's in Yosemite Nat'l Park, where my dad lived as a child.  My purpose in life has been family. I am married to my High School sweetheart,  we went to college together, I taught school for awhile, then raised two fine sons (both H.S. teachers) and a beautiful daughter.  Have 5 grandchildren who we adore, and fortunately they all live fairly close by.  I've had a small catering business, but now we are both retired, live in the country on a couple of acres, with rangeland behind us.  We are down to one dog, after a mix of this and that!  No horses, although horses, cattle, coyotes, and all kinds of wildlife live behind our place. Our kids are gifted musicians, and one son writes poetry that blows me away, some which has been published. I love poetry and piano, all music, movies, camping, our little cabin in the mountains, but especially my family.  And I love Poetry Soup..and all the wonderful company here! 


Apologies For Neglecting My Souper Friends!


Blog Posted:10/7/2012 1:48:00 PM
I have been out of touch for much of this past summer for several reasons, first due to being away from home, and then later, we had serious internet problems.  (Internet providers are limited due to our location......and the last one we had, simply abandoned us without notice one morning).  After searching, we found something that works to provide internet again, so I'm hoping to be back on track soon.  In the meantime, I must apologize to friends I've neglected, thank those who have commented or who have placed my poems in a contest during my "black-out" experience.  I'm so grateful for you all, and appreciate so much, the continual support and encouragement.  I have missed out on so much.....I hope you are all well, happy, and filled with inspirational words for new poems!  Thanks very much, one and all!  I can smell apples in the air....hope you will have a wonderful autumn !! Carrie
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  1. Date: 10/8/2012 2:12:00 PM
    You are always missed! That pesky paradise you live in doesn't have good internet GAH!! ;) Glad you figured it out! XXXOOO

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  1. Date: 10/8/2012 7:36:00 AM
    Welcome back, Carrie! Nice to hear from you. hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 10/7/2012 9:14:00 PM
    No apology is needed Carrie. I am glad to see you back, and I'm sure there are many others who feel the same.

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  1. Date: 10/7/2012 7:45:00 PM
    I have missed you a lot, and I am so happy to hear from you, Carrie! Poetry Soup will be in full swing again when you'll return! I wish you a world of joy, and I can't wait to read more of your work. Take care and pick lots of red and yellow apples for us! Have a blessed day. Hugs, Andrew.

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  1. Date: 10/7/2012 7:36:00 PM
    Thank you all so much for your warm welcoming........it always feels like home here!!.......I am learning how addicting the Soup is ... when I couldn't even read the blogs, much less, write a poem or comment....it felt as if I had been left alone on a deserted island!!! Yes...some of us are addicted!!! I will confess!! :)

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  1. Date: 10/7/2012 5:54:00 PM
    Welcome back... you found a way to come back and have always been apart of PS even when silent... because you thought of us.

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  1. Date: 10/7/2012 5:06:00 PM
    Welcome back Carrie!...so glad to see you connected with us again!... Hope your latest internet provider proves to be dependable this time - Tim

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  1. Date: 10/7/2012 2:53:00 PM
    Welcome back,Carrie!:) I normally only get to be on the Soup during the weekends.Usually am looking forward to the weekends and spending some time here:-)

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  1. Date: 10/7/2012 2:38:00 PM
    I TOO am neglecting them! : ) ...but I dont have internet problem! LOL! Welcome back, dear Carrie! Ruben.

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    Grisetti Avatar Joann Grisetti Date: 10/7/2012 2:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yeah, I am still waiting for your next hit poem.
  1. Date: 10/7/2012 2:38:00 PM
    So glad you are able to connect again, and I do hope it will be permanent.

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  1. Date: 10/7/2012 2:00:00 PM
    welcome back Carrie

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  1. Date: 10/7/2012 1:56:00 PM
    Yes, I know what you mean, Carrie - I've been away from Soup for just a week and have missed so much. So glad you've resolved your Internet problems and welcome back x

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Happy Birthday To Andrea !! And A Message From Nikko !! :)
Date Posted: 9/6/2014 9:54:00 AM
Rip It Out
Date Posted: 8/12/2014 10:04:00 AM
Fresh Start
Date Posted: 12/31/2013 4:52:00 PM
In Remembrance --IDES OF NOVEMBER
Date Posted: 11/22/2013 10:47:00 AM
"ODE TO JOY"
Date Posted: 11/17/2013 2:05:00 PM
POSTING NIKKO'S WORDS (Typhoon Aftermath)
Date Posted: 11/11/2013 7:38:00 PM
It's Not About Winning
Date Posted: 11/7/2013 12:08:00 PM
Man vs Nature -- The Rim Fire
Date Posted: 8/28/2013 12:30:00 PM
Summer and Smoke
Date Posted: 7/18/2013 12:22:00 PM
Dragon Slayers Need Better Sense (or Census Takers)
Date Posted: 5/7/2013 3:33:00 PM
Hall of Shame Award....another candidate !
Date Posted: 4/24/2013 4:28:00 PM
A Spring Arrival
Date Posted: 3/29/2013 1:52:00 PM
BEWARE OF THE GREEN !!
Date Posted: 3/14/2013 1:36:00 PM
Romance Is Alive and Well !!
Date Posted: 2/13/2013 4:28:00 PM
In My Absence
Date Posted: 11/16/2012 8:20:00 PM
Apologies For Neglecting My Souper Friends!
Date Posted: 10/7/2012 1:48:00 PM
Thank you all !!
Date Posted: 12/22/2011 2:01:00 PM
Do You Have A Minute?...It's Worth It! enjoy!!
Date Posted: 11/6/2011 1:41:00 PM
Remembering Stanley....:)
Date Posted: 10/24/2010 11:11:00 AM
HAVE YOU EVER SAT ON A VOLCANO??
Date Posted: 7/30/2010 2:22:00 PM
Is It Just Me...Or is it a Computer Glitch???
Date Posted: 7/29/2010 10:32:00 AM
"HUG YOUR KID DAY"
Date Posted: 7/22/2010 10:53:00 AM
LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS
Date Posted: 6/15/2010 6:40:00 PM
TATTERED BIRTHDAY CARD
Date Posted: 5/24/2010 8:29:00 AM
Spring Break from School
Date Posted: 3/23/2010 10:54:00 AM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/25/2014Old WoundsIambic Pentameterfeelings,introspection,sl
9/24/2014The Bakery and a Buttermilk BarFree versenostalgia,teen,
9/23/2014Vixen Of The MistVerseimagination,sea,
9/20/2014Out of the BadlandsFree versecowboy,
9/20/2014Heaven ScentHaikubeauty,flower,grandmother
9/19/2014QuietudeChokanature,
9/18/2014I'm an 8Ottava rimanature,rain,
9/16/2014Good BonesNarrativefamily,home,memory,nostal
9/14/2014Taunting the DragonNarrativelove,lust,senses,words,
9/12/2014Cruelest WindsEthereeautumn,introspection,life
9/10/2014Autumn HarvestRondeauautumn,
9/9/2014The GiftDramatic monologuesun,
9/8/2014Into The SunsetFree verselost love,
9/7/2014My AddictionTerza Rimabooks,happiness,
9/6/2014Dying StarLyriclost love,sad love,
9/5/2014On Halloween NightFree versedark,holiday,horror,scary
9/5/2014InsomniaChastushkafunny,sleep,
9/4/2014Golden ThreadsRhymenature,seasons,
9/1/2014Above the MantelEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,
8/29/2014Breaking the IceTankalost love,sad love,
8/29/2014The Grand CanyonAbecedariannature,places,
8/29/2014A Day In The Shade--ZeugmaTrioletfishing,happy,
8/28/2014A Girl From DarfurProse Poetrydeath,holocaust,horror,sa
8/27/2014Where Frozen Embers Still BurnFree verseautumn,inspirational,intr
8/26/2014Letter to a HeroFree verseloneliness,missing,soldie
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23 warning signs that you are severely addicted to poetrysoup dot comList satire,silly,
EdinburghFree versededication,hope,life,love
Garden PartySonnetgarden,

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