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Deborah Guzzi is a healing facilitator specializing in Japanese Shiatsu and Reiki. She writes for Massage and Aromatherapy publications. She travels the world to expand her knowledge of healing and seeking writing inspiration. She has walked the Great Wall of China and visited Nepal (during the civil war), Japan, Egypt (two weeks before “The Arab Spring”), Peru, and France (during December’s terrorist attacks).

Her poetry appears in Magazines: here/there: poetry in the UK, Existere - Journal of Arts and Literature in Canada, Tincture in Australia, Cha: Asian Literary Review, Hong Hong, China, Latchkey Tales in New Zealand, Vine Leaves Literary Journal in Greece, mgv2>publishing in France, and Travel by the Book, Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal, Emerge Literary Journal, and others in the USA. 


Five MONTHLY Poetry Magazine

Blog Posted:2/26/2014 2:21:00 PM
Hi every one!

I wanted to make you aware of this new start up Magazine, because IT PAYS ROYALTIES!

It has also come up with what appears to me to be a new concept WHICH IS VERY GOOD FOR WE POETS [Yo! Scott! Chan!] Each issue contains only 5 poets & is made for

PDF [computer or tablets]

EPUB [Nook & Sony Reader]

MOBI [Amazon Kindle]

To get a copy of this months issue is only $3.99

new link

I was chosen as one of five poets to appear in this MONTHS addition, I was thrilled because they chose my Crown Sonnet [which is 3 pages long in itself!] and three other poems. So if you are interested in my work and would like to get a copy I think you'd really enjoy the poems and the exposure to four other first class poets. [And a few bucks of potential royalties would help with the electric bills!]

Please DO think about submitting your own work here

Don't you think SOUP could do something like this for us?

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  1. Date: 3/2/2014 11:07:00 AM
    YEAH! One of the editors there puzzled about my problem for a whole day, and then fixed it! I have no idea if it was just a "Canadian thang" or what, but anyways, got it! Lovely! Nice layout and some other good poets in there. Neat concept. I do (cannot lie) prefer a bound book, real paper... but it is more economical (and environmental, I suppose) to go digital. The day I buy a Kindle is the day that books become illegal. Hugs ... Cyndi... horrible thing happened yesterday. Just down the street, there is a railroad... plenty of trains, took some time to get used to... well, yesterday a man jumped in front of one. We missed witnessing it by five minutes, thank goodness, Verity was in the car

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/2/2014 11:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was all so upsetting.. his boots... his boots were there... not myself, today, obviously... there has been so much going on here in just three months. Last week, a shooting! the town has 8,000! What the??
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/2/2014 11:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    All she saw was like a dozen police cars, lights flashing, a forensic crew and Daddy turning the car around as quick as he could. Our street was blocked. We had to leave town, go down a back highway. We'd been, LITERALLY, 1 min from home. We could see home, couldn't get to it...
  1. Date: 3/1/2014 6:30:00 PM
    Congratulations, Debbie!

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 3/1/2014 6:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Roy!
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 8:22:00 PM
    Yaba dabba doo!!! Congratulations, dear Deborah!! I'll check the link.

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  1. Date: 2/27/2014 4:34:00 PM
    Did you click on the NEW LINK word above in my blog hon? Flo got through alright?

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 2/28/2014 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, for $35 she will get your edition, as well. The editors contacted me and apologized. They let me know that I can purchase the KINDLE EDITION via amazon. Sorry, hon, really really really tried to buy your edition. :( The magazine is looking into the problem. Let me know if anyone can buy JUST Vol 8 (I believe, yours) Could it be some problem with me being in Canada? Maybe, hope so!
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/27/2014 9:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    But she will get my addition too yes?
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 2/27/2014 5:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I tried that way, yes. They sent me email confirming that I have an account. I can only fill out the billing information. Flo did not buy YOUR edition, she subscribed for the whole year (nice, but I can't swing that right now) I contacted the editors. hopefully they can help
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 4:08:00 PM
    ARRRRGH! I spent 45 minutes trying to make it work. It won't move off the billing section! I have no idea why! It shows the order area "grayed out" there is no next button. Gotta make dinner. Really wanted to buy this! When I went to Amazon as they said it wasn't for Five magazine!

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  1. Date: 2/27/2014 3:59:00 PM
    Thanks nette & Teddy I wish you both luck too!

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  1. Date: 2/27/2014 1:44:00 PM
    clap, clap debie... i wish i could get a copy but you know how it is over here... wishing you more success!.. huggs

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  1. Date: 2/27/2014 9:25:00 AM
    Showers of applause to you Debbie! :-)

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  1. Date: 2/27/2014 7:46:00 AM
    That's a marvelous idea... A PoetrySoup Magazine! And we have everyone assembled who can add to it! Let winning a PoetrySoup Contest get them in it!... That would increase our readership, too. Bravo! Congratulations on being featured!

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/27/2014 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    PS doesn't want to run Contests any more they have never judged the last one they wrote, we have to think of another way
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 7:37:00 AM
    Congrats Deb, this is great news. Will check it out when I have time. You go girl! BG

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/27/2014 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Barbara nice to hear from you!
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 7:05:00 AM
    Congrats cher...Not surprised at all and yes, ditto to the last sentence of your blog. Gonna check them out as soon as I finish this comment...

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/27/2014 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes you should cher you definitely have a unique voice!
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 10:18:00 PM
    This is great news Debbie! It's always so awesome to hear about the success and recognition one of our soup family it!

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 10:11:00 PM
    Thanks Catie if you need help let me know! Thanks Andie! Craig, Chris! Flo!

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 7:46:00 PM
    Congratulations, Debbie! Awesome news. I still have the link you sent to my email, but didn't see how to do a submission...hmmm...or maybe i have just forgotten. I think I shall give it another look, and Yes, I will subscribe too. :)

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 7:20:00 PM
    big congrats to you. That is so cool, Debs. Yeah, that would be awesome if Soup did it for us.

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 4:25:00 PM
    Awesome Debbie!!

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 4:20:00 PM
    Hey everyone this is a real HELP take a read?

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 4:01:00 PM
    Congratulations, Doobie! I like the "five" concept and title of this magazine.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/26/2014 4:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes IF you get picked [I bet YOU would Chris] you really get some room to show your stuff, much more intimate than an anthology! And inexpensive! So more folks can read your work!
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 3:52:00 PM
    Like it on facebook too

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 3:49:00 PM
    Thank you David & Becca! and of course Flo! [she's very modern she has one of those things right Flo?]

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    Thomas Avatar FJ Thomas Date: 2/26/2014 4:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL I have several different ones BUT...only to keep up with my daughters! lol
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 3:12:00 PM
    Just set up my yearly subscription!! woohoo!

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    Thomas Avatar FJ Thomas Date: 2/26/2014 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You would think they could. But several phones are compatible with the reading formats Five offers so others could always download it that way. I know I know... you don't use yours. lol
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 2/26/2014 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    awwww really SO COOL! I don't have one of those things? Kindle? BUT it does seem most folks do now & if Soup didn't have to put out an actual product and could work with a mere say 6 poets a months it seems like we should be more able to handle something like this?
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 2:50:00 PM
    CONGRATS DEBBIE!! And thank you for sharing the info ;)

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 2:34:00 PM
    Debbie very well done, David

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 2:28:00 PM
    Good deal. Will check this out, Debbie.

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My Past Blog Posts

Why Not Give Haibun Today a TRY
Date Posted: 11/27/2015 5:08:00 PM
Amazon Contest
Date Posted: 11/25/2015 3:19:00 PM
Wonderful, Wonderful Verses in the Retourne Contest
Date Posted: 11/21/2015 7:33:00 PM
Get By with a Little News from Your Friends
Date Posted: 11/16/2015 7:55:00 PM
Free Give Away
Date Posted: 9/30/2015 8:11:00 AM
Hello SOUPers!
Date Posted: 9/24/2015 8:44:00 AM
I Need Advice-Help Me Learn to TWEET
Date Posted: 8/30/2015 4:20:00 PM
Editors Recommendations
Date Posted: 8/17/2015 5:24:00 PM
Just another Clapper
Date Posted: 7/31/2015 2:47:00 PM
The Burnside Review - enjoy!
Date Posted: 7/12/2015 4:38:00 PM
How Many of These Have You Read
Date Posted: 6/28/2015 6:17:00 PM
Zero percent Acceptance Rate - This POET was ACCEPTED
Date Posted: 6/15/2015 3:54:00 PM
FRESH, uncommon use of VERBS and metaphor _ Try it You'll Like iT
Date Posted: 6/12/2015 11:53:00 AM
Audio Advertising
Date Posted: 5/31/2015 7:59:00 PM
Newly Published HARDCOVER BOOK including "famous Soupers"
Date Posted: 5/28/2015 4:16:00 PM
Wield your Words like a Sword
Date Posted: 5/13/2015 5:02:00 PM
Stretch, Grow, think OUTSIDE the Box
Date Posted: 4/30/2015 5:57:00 PM
Mslexia Magazine
Date Posted: 4/17/2015 4:23:00 PM
Prose Poetry
Date Posted: 4/15/2015 8:14:00 AM
Oh Those Pesky WORDS!
Date Posted: 4/7/2015 9:43:00 AM
Self Editing
Date Posted: 4/1/2015 4:46:00 PM
Date Posted: 3/31/2015 5:43:00 PM
A Guide to Free Verse
Date Posted: 3/29/2015 4:31:00 PM
Traditional haiku CONTEST Results
Date Posted: 3/12/2015 4:41:00 PM
Spring haiku Lessons for the Interested
Date Posted: 3/9/2015 4:50:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/17/2015 Golden Disks and Whale Clicks Free versespace,
11/9/2015 Spare Change Coupletseasons,
10/29/2015 Cymbals of Winter Free verseurban,wind,winter,
10/28/2015 fingertips Haikusilence,
10/28/2015 a branch scrapes Haikufear,
10/28/2015 Death Undignified, Fort Laramie 1860 Sestinamemory,
10/27/2015 A Kneaded Life Haibunage,dream,love,
10/23/2015 The Sowing Free verseirony,violence,women,
10/21/2015 When Madness Rides on Moonlight Sestinaanxiety,art,depression,su
10/19/2015 St Brigids Well Sonnetchildren,spiritual,women,
10/13/2015 Lurkers at the Threshold Lovecraft Credited Verseanalogy,
10/12/2015 Gobsmacked Gams Terzanelleallegory,art,childhood,
10/12/2015 To Dumb to Lay Down Free verseallegory,
9/20/2015 verbous and obscure Blitzallusion,
9/11/2015 Put the Past Aside - The Dark Side of the Moon Versedepression,
9/4/2015 Deaamos Passage Prose Poetryage,death,god,
8/23/2015 The Melting Pot Prosechildhood,
8/8/2015 howl beyond reason Blitzanalogy,crazy,word play,
8/7/2015 under and over Blitzfear,
8/5/2015 Vive la Liberte Free verseviolence,visionary,war,
8/3/2015 Underground Art Montmartre Free verseart,
7/23/2015 Maudlin Mary Ekphrasisallusion,symbolism,woman,
7/20/2015 Fire-Crackers Acrosticdeath,war,
7/20/2015 Mary's Shrift Free versedevotion,discrimination,
7/20/2015 Stoned Free verseanger,
7/20/2015 Top Dressing Free versespring,
7/13/2015 Just Desserts and Appetizers Haibunboat,fun,summer,
7/7/2015 Brooding Rooted Free versebeauty,blessing,
6/26/2015 Summer Stews Sijofun,
6/19/2015 False Love Quintain (English)lost love,
6/14/2015 Risen from the Foam Ottava rimaallegory,beauty,love,
6/4/2015 Cling Sijoadventure,
5/14/2015 The Mirage Free versebeauty,family,
4/29/2015 A Day in the Life of a Bag of Potatoes Free versechange,
4/28/2015 Spider Robinson's Plug In Sijoaddiction,
4/27/2015 The Sandy Shoal Free versedeath,
4/26/2015 A Stream of Laughter Free versechildren,nature,
4/25/2015 Boxed In Free verseabsence,beauty,love,
4/21/2015 Pick Your Poison Acrosticabuse,death,
4/20/2015 The Tall Ships Burn Villanelleart,
4/19/2015 I, ICON Acrosticself,
4/17/2015 The Song of Deborah Bioallegory,
4/15/2015 Barred Camp Sonnetfunny,
4/15/2015 Cross Pollination Versefaith,nature,
4/14/2015 Catatonic Free verseanxiety,
4/13/2015 The Wayward Child Pantoumfairy,
4/12/2015 Straw Men Free verseallusion,planet,
4/5/2015 Elemental Answers to Being Verselife,
4/3/2015 Mother's Days Acrosticmother,
4/3/2015 A Crown of Thorns Crown of Sonnetsbeauty,betrayal,identity,
4/2/2015 Sun and Life Painting by Frida Kahlo 1947 Free verseart,
3/31/2015 AFI 9th Art Wave Tankaart,
3/31/2015 AFI TAG ART Tankaart,
3/28/2015 Van Gogh sans une Oreille Free verseart,
3/27/2015 School's Out Haibunkiss,snow,
3/21/2015 The Teetotaler Terzanellememory,
3/20/2015 The Sin and God Within Verseallusion,faith,forgivenes
3/20/2015 A Penny for My Thoughts Sonnetcreation,
3/18/2015 What Dreams Are Made Of Versefear,night,
3/15/2015 Steamers Free versesummer,
3/10/2015 A Mother Drawn Free versebeauty,birth,earth,faith,
3/9/2015 The Precipice Free verseart,
3/5/2015 The Score Free verseloneliness,night,
3/3/2015 Moonlight Serenade Haibunsensual,
3/1/2015 Trumpets of the Dawn Sonnetflower,
3/1/2015 Femme Fatales Balladbirth,mythology,woman,
2/28/2015 The Doldrums of March Free verseloneliness,
2/26/2015 Death Tolls Free versebeach,beauty,bird,ocean,
2/24/2015 Forgotten Valentine Haibunsad,
2/21/2015 Ice Castings Pantoumbeauty,
2/20/2015 Amusing Free versemuse,
2/17/2015 Spring Forward Yowzzah Limerickfunny,
2/16/2015 Spring Forward Limerickhumorous,
2/14/2015 Sheet-Seeking Missiles Free verseabuse,
2/13/2015 The Bitter End of the Road Free versenature,
2/12/2015 Upon the Edges Shadows Fall Free verseart,
2/11/2015 Stygian Doubts-The Catacombs of Saint Francis, Lima, Peru Prose Poetryadventure,allusion,faith,
2/10/2015 Clipped Crops and Croquet Mallets Haibunbeauty,
2/9/2015 Walled In Free versememory,men,
2/8/2015 Blessed Be Balladeprincess,spring,symbolism
2/7/2015 Zakaria Free versefarm,men,
2/5/2015 Love's Lonely Song Dodoitsulove,
2/5/2015 Welcome to the Bijou Free verseage,
2/3/2015 Jewel Chunhau Rhymelove,
1/31/2015 The Tower Versemetaphor,
1/30/2015 Transformation Rhymebeauty,
1/29/2015 A Fugue of Passing Fancies Free versenature,night,
1/28/2015 A Look of Revelation Haibunbetrayal,
1/26/2015 Ice Castings Pantoumbeautiful,
1/25/2015 Thunder Rolls Free versenature,
1/24/2015 Honeymoon on the Flying Scotsman Terza Rimatravel,vacation,
1/20/2015 The Year of the Goat 2015 Free verseholiday,
1/20/2015 Astigmatism Free versebirth,
1/16/2015 Still Fires Burning Free verseage,faith,life,
1/13/2015 Hope Diminished Hexaversehope,
1/13/2015 Love Songs Versenature,
1/11/2015 Let Me Come In Versechildhood,
1/10/2015 A Blooded Virgin Night Free versepain,
1/4/2015 Awash Terzanelleseasons,
1/1/2015 December Magic Quintain (English)nature,

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Fav Poems

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,me,mother,
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,world
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 Cherries 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,planet,
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 Rhyme 
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,
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
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
WAKING HEART'S VEINS Free verseangst,hope,
Revelation Free verseimagination,lifesong,epic
Sports Limerick Limerickfunny
Don't Come Free versedeath,lost love,me,
The Snowflake Italian Sonnetromance,
Love Beyond the Pale Quatrainabuse,devotion,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

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Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
Chris D. Aechtner Canada Flag Canada Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Sidney Beck Russian Federation Flag Russian Federation Read
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