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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! 


 

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"How To Eat A Poem"
Blog Posted:10/25/2009 2:32:00 PM

 

<P>This wonderful description of how to enjoy poetry, was written by Eve Merriam...and is a favorite quote of mine, one I felt&nbsp;worthy to&nbsp;share with my Soup Friends.&nbsp;In other words, she is telling us to dig in, savor&nbsp;a poem, enjoy each word,&nbsp;it's a gift that feeds the soul!&nbsp; </P> <P>"How to Eat a Poem&nbsp;"____ </P> <P>Don't be polite.&nbsp;---- Bite in.&nbsp;----Pick up with your fingers and lick the juice that may run down your chin.&nbsp;----It is ready and ripe now, whenever you are.----You do not need a knife or fork or spoon or plate or napkin or tablecloth.----For there is no core&nbsp;-- or stem-or rind&nbsp;--or pit--or seed&nbsp;--or skin to throw away.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P>
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  1. Date: 11/28/2009 6:34:00 AM
    Hello members of Soupers .. i couldnt agree more yet i wonder if this site brlong to a religious groups? or cause sometimes i feel art free .... so whats the limit as i can see from few comments seems poet should uphold virtue/ and if that so then there is no freedom ... well i just wonder if anyone can tell me directly best regard Isa

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  1. Date: 11/13/2009 4:43:00 PM
    ahhhhhh yummy as you are in your sweet mind! THANKS for all your support! Light & Love

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  1. Date: 11/3/2009 9:39:00 AM
    And NO CARBS!!!!!!!!! That's delicious. God Bless. Vince

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  1. Date: 11/2/2009 6:24:00 PM
    funny poem, Love it!!

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  1. Date: 10/27/2009 1:59:00 PM
    Yes, I agree, some very yummy poems to savour each day on the soup... and what a lovely pic of you and your best friend...

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  1. Date: 10/27/2009 2:18:00 AM
    Som very tasty poetryhere everyday Carrie.Rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 10/26/2009 6:30:00 PM
    what a inspiration to follow by too carrie congrats on your continued sucess here in the soup and thanks for the many kind comments enjoyed the read keep up the great blogs too nice picture also

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  1. Date: 10/26/2009 3:58:00 AM
    Beautiful and delightful blog Carrie. Thank you for sharing a bite with us. Love, Carol

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  1. Date: 10/26/2009 2:55:00 AM
    Dear Carrie i love the way you make us eat all your wonderful poems,i can see how you are inspired so wonderfully,it runs in the family as they say,and Carrie,woderful is the place you re describing,the place where you live,there;s nothing better than being able to enjoy countryside and mountains..,thanks for sharing a bit of you with us,and by the way i cant not say it,that dog is adorable....cont with your marvellous writes so i can eat another poem:)Charma

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  1. Date: 10/25/2009 8:08:00 PM
    I like to go back for seconds and thirds, too. I judge poetry by the number of times I read it. If the first read goes well, I'll read a second, since I got the meter and rhyme acclimated to the mindset. If the second goes well, I read it a third to get into the mind of the author and any reads after that is for the pure pleasure it lends to my day. Carrie (I believe we've crossed trails a few times before) this is really a good analogy and food for thought... he! he! Thanks for this. ~<><

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  1. Date: 10/25/2009 5:55:00 PM
    Hi Carrie. I read your biography and it is amazingly similar to mine. (about Dad, Southern CA, Son, love of horses :) Let's have lunch together and "Eat A Poem". Love, Iolanda

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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
Spring Reminder!!
Date Posted: 3/13/2010 1:32:00 PM
Earthquakes
Date Posted: 1/13/2010 7:10:00 AM

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
4/16/2014Tilted Dahlias --The ArtistFree verseart,
4/15/2014Itty-Bitty AggravationTrioletnature,sun,
4/13/2014Grand Canyon SuiteFree versebeautiful,beauty,music,na
4/11/2014Who Has AttitudeRhymefunny,writing,
4/9/2014Your Not So Funny FaceRhymefunny,humorous,husband,
4/7/2014Bukowski ContestFree versededication,poets,tribute,
4/7/2014I Was Right --- To Order A PizzaFree versefun,work,
4/7/2014California, I Love YouAcrostichome,places,
4/6/2014FanfareVerselove,
4/6/2014Hiroshima --- for Itty Bitty ContestSedokawar,
4/5/2014For Cyndi - a Blitz poem-- NEWS OF REVOLUTIONRhymepeace,war,
4/3/2014When Forever ComesCoupletcourage,faith,love,
3/30/2014Origami StarsFree verseintrospection,love,relati
3/30/2014Dream KeeperSonnetdream,moon,night,star,
3/27/2014Splash DanceFree versechildhood,children,rain,
3/26/2014ImmortalityFree versecharacter,courage,film,
3/26/2014Nuclear WeaponLimerickfunny,
3/25/2014Trail MarkerTankabird,lonely,longing,loss,
3/21/2014Beneath The Copper TreesTerzanellebeauty,nature,spiritual,
3/14/2014Life Is What You Make ItNarrativebaby,birth,death,mother,n
3/13/2014Where's The BeefLimerickfood,holiday,
3/12/2014Crystal MorningFree versebeauty,garden,nature,
3/7/2014MuseFree versewords,writing,
3/7/2014Memories On BranchesRhymelove,seasons,
3/4/2014A spec of ashTail-rhymedepression,sad,
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