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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.


Haibun


Blog Posted:2/11/2014 10:41:00 AM

I've pretty much spend the last three weeks with you here non-stop. Now, I must force myself away and go back to writing outside of soup at least once a day! [sigh] I thought you might enjoy what I have published this month?




 http://contemporaryhaibunonline.com/pages94/Guzzi_Clipped.html







http://contemporaryhaibunonline.com/pages94/Guzzi_Echoes.html





http://contemporaryhaibunonline.com/pages94/Guzzi_School.html


This are all in the January 2014 issue of Contemporary haibun Today.


BOTH JOANN GRISETTI & I CAN BE SEEN IN THE

INWOOD INDIANA REVIEW ISSUE CALLED DITCHUM' YOU CAN GET IT HERE..

new link



I hope you enjoy them?

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  1. Date: 2/24/2014 2:26:00 AM
    I know that you suggested I leave this computer alone. I did, really, I mowed the lawns, I walked the dogs, I wrote stuff, and cooked a BBQ. Then I came to see how long blogs last on the Home Page, and here I am. You're a master of Haibun as well huh? If these examples are anything to go by, you are. I probably should have known. Anyway off to a blog of my own. Have a great day.

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  1. Date: 2/13/2014 6:10:00 PM
    Great job Debbie and congratulations--I read them all, you continue to have a talent for relating a story!

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/13/2014 7:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Craig, I'm really just learning to tell a story, the haibun is not meant to be a complete story more of a scene
  1. Date: 2/13/2014 4:32:00 PM
    Contemporary haibun is a combination of prose and haiku poetry, sometimes described as 'a narrative of epiphany'. a prose poem that uses embedded haiku to enhance the composition’s overall resonance and effect.

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  1. Date: 2/13/2014 3:19:00 PM
    http://www.migrant.net/migrant/publications/Reading/ElementsofFictionDialogue.pdf sorry it got cut off. Anyways. Off I go. I wanted to show you this so you'd understand what the heck Dee is going on (and on and on and on) about. HUGS!

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 2/13/2014 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    NO! I am not objecting about anything!!! Sigh... I am saying that I like haibun. I am saying that writing one will be a struggle for me, cause I've been writing another way for two decades. Your haibun are lovely. Outa here. Night
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/13/2014 4:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ok I looked at it you are objecting to the lack of dialogue?
  1. Date: 2/13/2014 1:20:00 PM
    Debbie big congratulations on all of them , my favourite was 'Echoes of the Past' .....

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/13/2014 2:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ah the romance, he was so romantic! never really spent money but OMG he had moves LOL
  1. Date: 2/13/2014 8:19:00 AM
    Rueben NOPE I haven't this is an entry level venue, the hard haiku/haibun venues have scolded me for my prose being too poetic & my haiku too weak YUP, but as Dee likes to say It's good enjoyable writing no matter what form it is or isn't.. the higher point is ..is it any good?

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 2/13/2014 2:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like them! What is good? I mean, how do we define good? Did you feel good writing them? Do you want to write more? Did others enjoy reading them? Do they resonate in some way? Did they AFFECT someone? All good.
  1. Date: 2/13/2014 8:16:00 AM
    Dee, you know? I have no idea what you are talking about? what is a fiction format? What is an anti-fiction format? and maybe because none of them are fiction?

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 2/13/2014 3:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Take a peek, so you can see why I would have such a hard time... I'd need to keep slapping my hands...http://www.migrant.net/migrant/publications/Reading/ElementsofFictionDialogue.pdf
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 2/13/2014 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL... sigh.. I mean you ARE interested ? Question mark. Checking... I was thinking of doing some blogs (later, lots going on) on elements of fiction for those who also would like to write stories and/or novels.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 2/13/2014 2:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hmmm... I'll see if I can find something for you. You ARE interested in ALSO writing fiction, creative non-fiction (creative non-fiction is true to life accounts that utilize elements ( aka DEVICES) of fiction for interest. LIKE DIALOGUE.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 2/13/2014 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :D It's like a Klingon trying to talk Romulan. AWK... okay, in my world of fiction and creative non-fiction, even say in journalism (factual accounts) dialogue is formatted a certain way. I'd have to keep censoring myself. One person per paragraph, for example
  1. Date: 2/12/2014 8:07:00 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS! You're making a huge name for yourself.. soon they will be approaching you, hon. Just make 'em pay!!! Hey, we were talking about being out of our element.. I read your haibuns.. well, I'd have to keep slapping my wrists. They are anti-fiction formatted. AWK! I would literally have to think backwards to write in that way, I mean the dialogue! It would be very hard for me to format myself that way after twenty years of careful structuring. I should try it... it would be like skating for the first time. Hugs.

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  1. Date: 2/12/2014 6:18:00 PM
    Tnks dear Deborah!! Im going to read them..Congrats.brave sweet mama.I'm proud of you/Hugs

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  1. Date: 2/12/2014 2:59:00 PM
    I agree with Carrie, you're mastering this form. Congratulations, gorgeous!!

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  1. Date: 2/12/2014 1:10:00 PM
    yesss, do did grreat debbie.. congrats!.. can;t see the visuals.. i read yours briefly yesterday and came back to comment.. huggs!

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  1. Date: 2/12/2014 9:17:00 AM
    Okay, I'm back. Deb, those are awesome. They bring up feelings like they should. You're one heck of a writer..and yep, I think you'd be great at short stories.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/12/2014 2:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    in regard to having original content and a unique 'voice' you are every bit as good as me, grammar wise would need an assist but you have so many friends to help with that!
  1. Date: 2/12/2014 9:10:00 AM
    Will have to go check these out...

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  1. Date: 2/12/2014 7:20:00 AM
    Thanks so much Mandy!

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  1. Date: 2/12/2014 4:36:00 AM
    wowser oh cool one these are great xx

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  1. Date: 2/11/2014 3:51:00 PM
    Thanks Andie, what's heartening too is that 2 places accepted School's out & I had to turn down one :).

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  1. Date: 2/11/2014 3:36:00 PM
    Debs, big congrats for all your success with these publications. I chose the last one to read as I am rushing here today and I really liked it. reminded me of the old school days when I had crushes on the little boys at my school and the wonderful playing in the snow. Awesome blog.

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  1. Date: 2/11/2014 2:49:00 PM
    I've been meeting monthly with a writers agent & she said I should start writing more short story because they do sell better and she said she thought I could do it! So I am working on haibun & Flash Fiction, glad you two like them. This is a very nice editor to work with.

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 2/11/2014 3:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    good idea! going where the market is.
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 2:43:00 PM
    Oh wow, Deb.!! These are amazing.....I can't help but think Haibun poetry is your true calling! The best of your works!!

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  1. Date: 2/11/2014 1:03:00 PM
    These are all wonderful. I felt like I was right there reading every one.

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11/23/2014 A Supreme Summer Free versework,
11/23/2014 Frozen in Crystalline - Number 7 Crystallinefaith,
11/17/2014 illusion amid artistry Blitzabsence,beauty,bereavemen
11/14/2014 Tyree Gits the Boot Limerickcowboy,
11/8/2014 Clue II Haibunmystery,
11/7/2014 A Heart of Gold Versebeauty,father,friendship,
11/6/2014 Pie Eyed Sonnetfood,
11/2/2014 Boxers Versesports,
10/30/2014 Astral Ash Biofarewell,
10/29/2014 ashes fall from the joss stick: finger bone Prose Poetrydeath,
10/22/2014 Blessed Outcomes Alexandrinedesire,devotion,love,myth
10/21/2014 Above the Broad Versemen,woman,
10/21/2014 The Oracle's Descent Rispettomythology,
10/20/2014 The Party's Over Versebetrayal,
10/20/2014 Fall's Bounty Sonnetbeauty,
10/15/2014 Dark Angels of Highgate Sestinadeath,
10/3/2014 Destiny Number 5 Limerickfunny,
9/30/2014 Forever Blowing Bubbles Limerickhumor,
9/29/2014 Autumn Acrosticautumn,
9/28/2014 Free Form Verselife,
9/23/2014 Eccentric Eyes Sonnetpain,
9/23/2014 Hiding Places Haibunabuse,
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9/16/2014 Holy is the Lamb Free versepeople,philosophy,
9/3/2014 The Devil Made Me Do It Haibunanger,feelings,relationsh
9/2/2014 Watching the Shadows Grow Trioletnature,
8/29/2014 Petty-Cured Abecedarianfunny,
8/26/2014 Love Froze the Flame Ghazallost love,love,
8/21/2014 Mist Rise Ottava rimabeauty,
8/19/2014 Bewitching Power Rhymemen,power,
8/15/2014 Unknown Innocence Sonnetfaith,
8/13/2014 Mi Corazon Lyricromance,
8/12/2014 What Ever Gets You Through the Night Versefaith,
8/10/2014 A Different Fear Verseabuse,
8/7/2014 Prayer for Harvest Versesky,
8/4/2014 Black Ships Sail Tail-rhymeabsence,
7/31/2014 The Sky Larked Moon Versemoon,
7/31/2014 White Shoulder Dreams Free versemissing you,
7/31/2014 Masked at Midnight Blitzmurder,mystery,
7/28/2014 Velvet as Laughter - Blitz Versejoy,
7/24/2014 Soar Among Stars Versegrowth,
7/22/2014 Peek A Boo Versebaby,
7/19/2014 Ride Sally Ride Balladsexy,
7/19/2014 sun shower Haikucelebration,
7/19/2014 Turtle Bridge Free versemythology,
7/17/2014 The Scent of Water Verselife,
7/15/2014 The Great Turtle and Sky Woman Rhymemythology,
7/12/2014 The Clarity of Eye Sonnetuplifting,visionary,
7/11/2014 Shattered Stages Verseloss,
7/4/2014 Debbie's Rhyme Schema Versefun,
7/1/2014 Moonlight Kisses Ghazalsea,
6/25/2014 Somnabulant Sijonature,
6/24/2014 Going Down Limericklust,
6/24/2014 Dick's Pick Limerickgirlfriend,
6/24/2014 Penance Versefaith,
6/17/2014 Lord Harry's Front Limerickfunny,gender,
6/13/2014 Sea Saw Versesea,
6/10/2014 Dream Catchers Sijoappreciation,change,
6/9/2014 Glass Bells Free versebeauty,
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6/2/2014 Munch's Moon Verselonely,longing,
5/18/2014 Smiling Charmed Versetime,
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4/12/2014 Crest Fallen Versecolor,
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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
God Free verselife,mystery,
Hard Times Cowboycowboy-western,family,fun
For Things Once Counted Rhymeintrospection,loss,uplift
Petal Verselove,
Defender of the Wastes Free verseart,life,parody,world,
Birth Imagismchildhood,life
this is why i woo words Verseart,inspirational,philoso
Forbear Free versesad,
Belongings Rhymeloss,love,mother,peacewor
Gold Fever Free versefaithfaith,political,
Splattered I do not know?life
Echo Quatrainlost lovewords,love,
Bells (after Poe) Lyricpassion
Respectfully, Emily Dickinson Lyricintrospection
Give the End Back to the Beginning Free versededication,faithme,
The Bruised and Rotting Pear Coupletfaith,hope
fly Free verseanimals
ABC's for a Young Captain ABClife
Not Entirely About Living In New York Free verselifeworld,light,light,
Woodcutter I do not know?warold,old,
Dreams Free versefaith,forgiveness
A Feed of Chips Narrativefunny
Weep O Willows Versedeath
Harlem Blues Free verseblack-african amerchildre
Summers Everlasting Free versenostalgia
EASTER IVY Narrativefriendshipeaster,,cousin,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
End of days Rhymeinspirational,lifeme,war,
Past-Life Nightmare Narrativemystery,autumn,
I dream of you (to JEW) Free verseimagination,lovenight,swe
jellyfish back strophe Imagismallegory,nature,on writin
Disposable Wisdom Rhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
Loneliness Rhymeintrospection,life
Remission (In Memory of William Watt). Elegybrother,death,nostalgiawo
The Day That Died Forever Free verseadventure,angst,art,confu
Heritage Quatrainadventure,cowboy-western,
Summer Matinee Narrativebrother,me,
The Moon and I I do not know?hope,life,love,nature,pea
Seeking, Searching Free verseimaginationlove,
BEFORE SPRING CAME Narrativeadventure,animals,childho
Pledge Sonnetdevotion
Wild Cherry Tree Free versechildhood,devotion,nature
Words from the Oracle Layallegory,philosophy
Science Free verse 
Mona Lisa resembles Chokaart
AND WITH MERRIEST SPIRIT Quintain (English)faith,father,holiday,insp
Cotton-Pickin' Paradise Versechildhood,life,nostalgia,
Where The Sycamore Grew Free verseautumn,family,house,life,
Larks Free versedeath,devotion,imaginatio
Big Bang Limerickfunny,science
winter (do not forget among the loss of flowers) me Free verse 
Let I do not know?loveme,me,
He Was Smoking Hot I do not know?funny
Alabaster Night Free versenature,sea,
Haunted Orb Haikufantasy,nature
This Night Sonnet 
Tombstones & Teacups Rhymeallegory,childhood,death,
Today Not Tomorrow Free versededication,depression,gir
Years Of The Rose Free verselost love,loveday,
The Joy that Sweetly Stays Free versehappinessjoy,
Cinder Girl Rhymelovelove,
Biography (Thesis Statement) Versehistory,life,philosophyli
Figure Fusion Verseart,sports
Dancing Bird - with video link Free verseanimals,introspection,nat
Poem for a sensuous poet Free versefantasy,on writing and wo
The Road Walked Down Through the Years Rhymelife,on writing and words
The Iceman Cometh! Rhymenostalgia
He says/ She says Narrativelife
I've seen so many Sonnetintrospectionnight,night,
Searching for Michelangelo Free verseart,hope,life,people,imag
When Madness Rides on Moonlight Sestinalovegod,light,god,life,li
Falling Stars Free versehopestar,star,
Before the City Wakes Sonnet 
realisation of self (War Child) Free verseme,me,
Reporting Live On The Soup (Colorado) Rhymefunnyme,me,
Late at night Lyricimaginationme,fear,me,
Reverencing Nature Balladfaith,naturenature,heart,
Dreams Coupletimagination
Simple Pleasures Rhymehappinesssummer,summer,
I Exist Pantoumintrospectionlife,me,
Leaving Madrid Blank versenostalgia,travel
Magnolia Song Free verselove,romance,
yellow bus roars through Haikuallegory,nature,places
Ethel's Remedies Rhymefunny,people
A Dream In The Mist Narrativefantasy,imagination,natur
volga 1 - 3 Prose Poetryfantasy
Mama's Cleaning Quatrainintrospection,life,mother
UPROOTING THE HEART VEINS Free verseangst,hope,mysteryme,
Revelation Free verseimagination,lifesong,epic
Sports Limerick Limerickfunny
Don't Come Free versedeath,lost love,me,
The Snowflake Italian Sonnetgirlfriend-boyfriend,roma
Love Beyond the Pale Quatraindevotion,lost love,
Jack Lyricintrospectionlife,
Night Visions Free verselost love,passion,
The Ghost That Travels Far Personificationnature
Kite Flying - Test Free verseallegory,art,imagination,
Dining with Crow Rhymeanimals
Beauty, yes Sijohope,imagination,philosop
Smart and Final Prose Prose Poetrypeoplepeople,red,city,peo

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nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
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