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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.


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Blog Posted:5/17/2014 12:40:00 PM

Please read the following verse and


A. tell me what they are

B. tell me why you think they are [x]

C. tell me if you felt they were good [1 - 7]

D. tell me what to say to the person who wrote these to help them


 


After Birth Death #1

Blushing trees shiver
raging against their demise
as after births Falls.

colored leaves
move with the breeze:
grandmother's scarf



Aloft #2

Wailing Winter's wind
raged air lofting sparrow flocks
like angry arrows.

the arrow
misses the target:
lofted sparrow

strong winter wind
lofts the flock of sparrows:
full birdfeeder

Beginnings Without End #3,4,5

Brazen summer leaves
falling on autumnal snow
sliding to Winter.

dry brown leaves
fall upon an early snow:
frozen collards

Rising to Spring sun
blooming to ripest glow
looming to amber

Albino wet wind
welcomes crocus in
blazing sun begins.

sleet hits
the south side of the shed:
green spears the ground

  

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  1. Date: 5/19/2014 10:47:00 PM
    Not only are titles a focal point, and we only want the meat of the poem to be the object of concentration, but they also are a way of extending the number of syllables allowed in a haiku. It is sort of like a cheat sheet. It is fine to title a haiku string (group of similar haiku). Capitalization is not used basically because there are no sentences in haiku, only long and short phrases. The same reasoning applies to why no periods afterward at the ends of the phrases. The cut marker is there to cause one to pause, reflect the previous thought, and move on to the displacement, or expansion of that thought, by the next phrase.

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    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 5/19/2014 10:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The only reason haiku are titled on the soup is because the nature of saving our poems demands a title. So, what I do is copy the first line as the title. That way I gain no use of added syllables.
  1. Date: 5/19/2014 7:38:00 PM
    what shall we tell this poet about why a title is not used & why capitalization is not used? Suz has told them why no adjectives & adverbs & personification or metaphor

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  1. Date: 5/19/2014 5:28:00 PM
    Actually a Haiku is not really a poem is it---but a separate entity of thought. I can more easily accept it that way because poetry should not be this much work!

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/19/2014 7:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    [ discarding the need for a season word - and rebels that we are pretty much all else]
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/19/2014 7:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL it is a poem Craig you are having the normal growth pains of someone just beginning to se that the eastern and western mind sets are very different. Though to some extent you are correct in that tradition haiku came from a Shinto & Zenn Buddidhist root and was often used as a form of meditation 'being in the moment' for shamanic faiths is like being thankful for every nuance of thee life higher power has given, where western thought seeks a goal to achieve, eastern thought of this type says every breath is a feat of wonder, haiku were used with walking meditations & with the act of art as a form of art- westernization has taken that aspect away from the form- maintaining primarily the 2 parts & less than 17 syllables & a tone of respect or reverence
  1. Date: 5/19/2014 2:34:00 PM
    Suzette's and yours make no sense to me--I give up--now the sparrows have arrows that miss the bulls eye? Guess I'm crazy

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/19/2014 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    the sparrows flock/ in the autumn sky ~ winter waits CLOSER?
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/19/2014 3:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So that poem that I like cannot, really be morphed into a Haiku because to create a similar image we have to start from scratch and totally forget the analogies in whatever form? We then have to start with a different approach?
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/19/2014 2:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    no you are not crazy you are astute! the images make no sense in the same frame/moment so they are no good for a haiku! tadah!
  1. Date: 5/19/2014 8:15:00 AM
    sparrows arrow// against the wind// autumn sky darkens

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  1. Date: 5/19/2014 7:38:00 AM
    arrows in the wind/ veer in the autumn sky ~ a flock of sparrows

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/19/2014 10:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lofted sparrows/ fill the autumn sky: missed bulls eye
  1. Date: 5/19/2014 7:04:00 AM
    Craig I agree with you regarding the sparrow verse. Yet we can keep it & make a haiku of it. You want the implied metaphor of the likeness between the flight of arrows and the flock of birds SO I would ask you to start your haiku [have the 2 joined lines be about the flight of arrows try again please] let's see if we can get it to do what you want get the reader to SEE the similarity without telling them.

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/19/2014 7:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you are a persistent little devil!! lol
  1. Date: 5/19/2014 4:39:00 AM
    It does help to sleep on it - somehow the examples rang a bell. I would "classify" them as elliptical poetry (see comments re "red" below: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliptical_poetry

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/19/2014 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Suz!
  1. Date: 5/19/2014 2:26:00 AM
    As an aside: I have posted an article here on PS today which might give some insight into metaphors, simile, idioms, etc. Love, Su

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  1. Date: 5/19/2014 2:19:00 AM
    http://simplyhaikujournal.com/summer-2013/features/toward-bashos-zen-poetics.html on a bare branch/a crow has stopped/autumn dusk: IF you used gerunds, adjectives, adverbs, etc, it would not have the same simplistic impact than this haiku by Basho – the choice of words and the sequence makes the world of difference. Eg:- a crow is alighting on a bare branch – dusk is settling in

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  1. Date: 5/19/2014 12:19:00 AM
    murmuration of sparrows overhead - full bird feeder [Having fun with no 2]

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/19/2014 5:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Come Suzette, Debbie and I will host you!
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 5/19/2014 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have seen swallows and terns behave in that way. I would love to see your skies in autumn - not to mention the forests! :-)
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/19/2014 7:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Aren't those flocks a wonderment! Also starlings. Amazing that multiple species of sparrows join together starting in the fall to perform almost ritualistic dances in the sky. Also, in studies, each flock sings it's own separate song in coordination with their flight!
  1. Date: 5/18/2014 5:48:00 PM
    Okay, I don't know crap compared to you Haiku guys (Chas where are you?? and Suz, stay in the fray! Love to hear you doubt yourself on occasion though. But okay, why not? Just for Haiku reasons?? And I do truly though reluctantly want to learn (where's Chris?)////// winter wind////among lofting sparrow flocks~ angry arrows............. but then what do I know--It's okay if it's nothing!

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/19/2014 6:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    but the arrows are the birds themselves. I think the bottom line here is that you cannot improve this poem or even equal this poem or come close to it by trying to make a Haiku out of it--not everything works out, some are lost in translation and this, I think is a perfect example. If you've ever viewed a flock of sparrows in the fall you would know that they look like angry arrows.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/18/2014 8:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    all's good EXcept making the arrows angry OR a winter wind/lofts a flock of sparrows - [what you are trying to do is an implied metaphor but it doesn't work be cause you would not see a flock of birds and a flight of arrows in the same moment, all that occurs must occur within the visual / or sensory/ frame of a moment
  1. Date: 5/18/2014 4:08:00 PM
    First answer this, why can't the present progressive be used (gerunds) if a Haiku is relating a moment. Present progressive beats past tense?

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/18/2014 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yup yup show us what you thinks works Craig, regarding verse #2 the revision is using lofted as a type of sparrow so that would be an adjective? man I hate that verb tense stuff - you sound FINE
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/18/2014 4:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Love ya BTW---we're hopefully discussing here--sorry if I sound combative--kick back at me!!!
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/18/2014 4:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lofting is happening, like lifting, lofted has already happened---are we in the moment or? HUGS BTW
  1. Date: 5/18/2014 3:47:00 PM
    Hmmm, perhaps that's why I'm not a big Haiku fan--because it can turn a very good poem into a very forgettable one.

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/18/2014 4:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We've turned a beautiful scene into someone trying to kill the bird on the one hand and redirecting it entirely to an unrelated feeder (in my opinion) because it's a stretch to make it more "Haiku".
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/18/2014 4:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ok so be more specific Craig ...
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/18/2014 4:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    BTW, Please tell the poet to save #2 as free verse separately and if not I would love to steal her fabulous simile comparing the sparrows to angry arrows--magnifique!! As a matter of fact expand that thought into a longer free verse this fall especially. What ever they do don't dump it!!
  1. Date: 5/18/2014 12:27:00 PM
    The first one breaks after line one. I don't agree with the two capitalizations. (meaningless!!) Would be much more powerful to break after line 2, and leave out the word "as". The second one breaks after line 2 and does contain two parts. The third breaks after line 2 and does have two parts. Is also good haiku. The capitals and periods are clouding the issue and not letting the mind flow to haiku style. If left out, the poems could be understood better. Graceguts does a good job of featuring fine haiku and these seem to be no exception. but I would have had exception because of the capitals and periods.

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    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson Date: 5/19/2014 1:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Titles are used as a focal point and haiku concentrates on words and phrases which demand all the readers attention. That, I am told is why poetic devices sometimes distract from the main focal of a haiku. A title preconceives expectation which may or may not be present. The haiku should stand on it's own merit by only its presentation.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/18/2014 3:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    what about the titles Chas
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/18/2014 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    the poet said the topic was the trees birth and death Chas - the proposed rewrite is above
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/18/2014 1:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good to see you out and about Chas!
  1. Date: 5/18/2014 7:47:00 AM
    You are correct Debbie about sparrows flocking but they are solitary for most of the year except for their immediate family. In the fall, however, they swarm by the hundreds almost carelessly and are beautiful to watch. That is one of the reasons that I like #2 the best because angry arrows is a perfect analogy for their behavior at that time of year and creates a magnificent scene. So I might say leave it as a very descriptive free verse. BTW, Suz, google flocking sparrow images, there is also a youtube video. Here in New England in the fall they can frighten you on occasion they get so wound up they dive near highways etc. and they'll hit cars.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 5/19/2014 12:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I remember now. I even wrote a poem about murmuration, after seeing a post on fb where sparrows did an intricate "dance". Must be getting old and forgetful... ;-)
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/18/2014 12:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Also, in such a short poem it is full of alliteration--wailing, winter's wind--sparrow, angry arrows----and full of personification--winter's wind/raged air/angry arrows--DAMN, I'm liking this one more all the time!!!!
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/18/2014 12:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Interesting that lofting is the correct aeronautical term for what an updraft does to a plane or a kite or a bird. So either this person knows their stuff or they backed into it!
  1. Date: 5/18/2014 7:02:00 AM
    IF it was intended as free verse, I would reword no 1 (the only one that grabs my attention out of the ones posted here) – chop it up anyway you see fit: Blushing trees shiver, raging against the loss of their crowns, red like afterbirths in the Fall.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 5/19/2014 12:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It also dawned on me that it is not necessary to mention "red"- after I posted this comment. "Raging" also = red. [I have limited Internet time and only sign in when time permits.]
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/18/2014 3:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes it is a better free verse than a haiku in its present form in my opinion
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/18/2014 10:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Not sure about that Suz because I think a short poem should leave more to the imagination. First, blushing implies reddish, second, most deciduous trees lose their leaves equally, and because of line one and afterbirth in line three. the adjective "red" becomes redundant.
  1. Date: 5/18/2014 6:52:00 AM
    Interesting Suz I have just written a triptych [ a verse in 3 columns] but I would not thing of a haiku that way I must go read it!

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 5/18/2014 6:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :-)
  1. Date: 5/18/2014 6:32:00 AM
    #3, 4 and 5: same as below> With your permission, I will share a post which I recently wrote on Let's Talk Poetry & Prose. Maybe it will be of some aid to someone. Luv, Su

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 5/18/2014 6:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have posted it under Articles here on PS for all to read: HAIKU IS LIKE TRIPTYCH. It is currently "pending" and will be available soon.
  1. Date: 5/18/2014 6:29:00 AM
    No 2: Sparrows do not flock, to my knowledge. They are at most found in small groups of two or three. Again, drop the gerunds and do not lead the reader by using simile and adjectives. State it as it is: just the bare bones of WHAT, WHERE, WHEN. This is a start. Punctuation and capital letters are not used. The juxtaposition of the two phrases are self-evident and, therefore, no mark is necessary to distinguish it. sparrows circle/ the single tree/ feathers ruffle in wind/

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 5/18/2014 6:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    "-ing" is called a gerund.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/18/2014 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ohhh explain what a GERUND is please [I often see flocks of sparrows] BUT you make a GREAT point if haiku they [for me & to be traditional should be FACTUAL - something factual is OBJECTIVE. Folks are having as I did lots of trouble TELLING what they THINK things LOOK like? haiku is not about analyticall thought or your SUBJECTIVE/opinion
  1. Date: 5/18/2014 6:19:00 AM
    No 1: As it stands, it does not conform to the myriad haiku-like forms which I am aware of. Drop adjectives and gerunds from the verse and you are well on your way to writing an interesting haiku. Personification does not make for good haiku, unless you equate nature to human emotions and symbolism is subtle. Also, it is not advisable to lead the reader as to what he must make of the scene. Acer trees shake/ off the last of their leaves - / drenched leaves pile up/

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/18/2014 6:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    they have received the Graceguts checklist Suz & yes I do believe you are right on the money IF the poet wishes them to be haiku IF free verse is the intent they are fine just without the capitals & make sure the rest of the punctuation is correct. IF haiku I would always advice using a cur marker [:, ... , & -- emdash are most common]
  1. Date: 5/18/2014 3:19:00 AM
    #1 stands out Debbie,full of enigma a good imagist verse.I would delete the word 'as' & 's' in 'births' and make 'Falls' lower case in the the last line.Neverless it is a great imagist example, which is why it pleases me most I guess.Rgds Brian

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/18/2014 3:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Blushing trees shiver, raging against their demise after birth falls. hmmm pretty vivid!
  1. Date: 5/18/2014 2:40:00 AM
    I concur with some of the comments but disagree with the content, they are trying to be haiku but lacking thought on capitals and image i.e. 5, in UK crocus are spring flowers so no blazing sun, 4, spring sun does not bring ripest glow and it has rhyme, 3, makes no sense 2, I like, 1, good image of winter but none of them have a 'stand alone' in them...

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/18/2014 6:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes the author thought it looked pretty to capitalize and yes I agree David they would be 'ok so what?' haiku no surprises here
  1. Date: 5/17/2014 11:26:00 PM
    the first two are great ideas. The people who wrote them need to just make them into short free verse poems and not try to do limiting haiku with them.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/18/2014 6:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    [nod] I too believe them to be more free verse than haiku
  1. Date: 5/17/2014 11:25:00 PM
    Thinking about Poem 5 , it just needs to lose the word "in" and replace with "as" But to make it more like a haiku, I'd say: wet wind/ welcomes crocus/ sun begins to blaze. Haiku is not supposed to make assumptions , like saying wind welcomes anything, but I see some modern haiku poets writing this way and I rather like it.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/18/2014 6:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ahhhh that's good input
  1. Date: 5/17/2014 11:21:00 PM
    To be frank, I find only one that is like a haiku for me , but it's the unconventional type haiku, which I don't mind, because I enjoy that kind. It uses a descriptive word "brazen" (which is ok in my book) and personification, sliding to Winter. I really like what the poet is "saying" with that poem. Maybe it is not "true" haiku, but whatever it is, I love it. Last two are not bad, but they are not haiku for me. they are nice descriptions of nature. I would call them short poems. I don't know why any of them are using capital letters if they are trying to be haiku. But if they are short poems, then it's ok to do that way.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/18/2014 6:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes Andie the poets thought they were writing haiku :)
  1. Date: 5/17/2014 10:06:00 PM
    Hey Jimbo but you didn't answer the questions?

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  1. Date: 5/17/2014 8:44:00 PM
    First one flows...but strange premise....others have too many sharp-edged nouns and verbs....no magic....but lovya Deb!

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  1. Date: 5/17/2014 5:04:00 PM
    I'll be back later but I like the second version because it leads me to a fire and also an animal being born that might die too perhaps??--Like those California fires?

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/17/2014 6:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lol, to answer your question, I have no idea what form it is?
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/17/2014 5:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Also, I don't know about devices other than just writing what feels good and reading what I like. Which is why the oriental forms give me the most issues. I am a great cook with anything but baking because baking has specific rules that cannot be compromised easily so speaking of devices in these forms is out of my league LOL--which is why you've helped me with my baking!!
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/17/2014 5:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    what form would you label this?
  1. Date: 5/17/2014 4:07:00 PM
    Thanks Craig what if #1 had been laid out in 1 line [Blushing trees shiver raging against their demise as after births Falls.] hmmm or [Blushing trees shiver raging against their death as after birth falls.] then what would you think it was? Are poet devices being used? if so to show us what?

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  1. Date: 5/17/2014 2:49:00 PM
    I'm not good at these forms except to say that even though they have season words I don't think they are Haiku. My favorite is #2--could it be Haiku without like in line 3--also I don't understand the capitalized words that make no sense to capitalize? Not crazy about 3-4-5. Like #1 as well but again the capitals? Also, I could understand #1 more but it's ambiguous, are the trees going to die in a fire or because of winter? Is the afterbirth because an animal just gave birth??? Too many questions but potential. That's my thoughts?

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/17/2014 4:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have permission to do this so no worries help was asked for

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5/18/2014Smiling CharmedVersetime,
5/17/2014The Day's MourningTerzanellebereavement,
5/16/2014blonde bombshellSenryudeath,
5/16/2014I See Your ShellTerza Rimaabuse,introspection,sad l
5/15/2014AwashTerzanellenature,sad,
5/15/2014Picture PerfectVersebeauty,
5/15/2014Sunset ComplimentDizainbeauty,
5/7/2014MacCool's ToolLimerickallusion,humor,
5/2/2014The Red TideKyriellechildhood,violence,war,wi
4/30/2014Antique KnightsGhazalcar,cool,
4/22/2014Blood MoonCoupletchange,death,eulogy,
4/22/2014-drainpipes rattle on - TankaTankaspring,
4/21/2014Thunder DomeSonnetlife,
4/17/2014Wolf PactsSonnetpolitical,pollution,pover
4/17/2014Thread TimeVerseuplifting,
4/16/2014Itty Bitty SpringTankanature,
4/16/2014Wind BornFree versedream,
4/12/2014Crest FallenVersecolor,
4/8/2014Skin DeepFree versemagic,
4/7/2014Dark And Mystical Versenight,
4/5/2014Tick Tock - Itty BittyFree verseage,funny,
4/4/2014Sweety PeepsVersecandy,child,
4/2/2014Trash Talkin'Free versepoems,
4/1/2014The Handy ManLimerickfunny,funny love,
3/28/2014 March GoosebumpsSonnetspring,wind,
3/23/2014St Catherine's WheelFree versesky,
3/19/2014He Crowed the NightFree versenight,
3/15/2014Memories on the BranchRhymeseasons,
3/14/2014Crotches and ScotchesLimerickfunny,
3/13/2014Pushing the EnvelopeFree versespring,
3/13/2014TruthLimerickfunny,
3/7/2014Life is What You Make ItSonnetloss,
2/28/2014Dewberry CobblerHaibungrowing up,
2/24/2014Remember Kent StateFree versewar,
2/22/2014What's White Got to Do With ItRhymenostalgia,parody,
2/21/2014The Naughty BoyQuatraincare,
2/21/2014Dumb BroadAcrosticlost love,
2/9/2014Corpus delictiCrown of Sonnetsaddiction,family,grief,lo
2/8/2014For Get Me KnotsRhyme royaldeath,eulogy,funeral,lost
2/7/2014A Stone in the Cold 7th VerseSonnetnature,
2/2/2014Cafe MusingsFree verselove,
1/28/2014Be Not JulietItalian Sonnetchildhood,death,love,love
1/22/2014Death's Courting - ConstanzaVerse 
1/19/2014Snap ShotsAcrosticcute love,emotions,film,f
1/17/2014The Inside GirlKimochild,rain,
1/8/2014Westward MovementFree versedevotion,love,peace,
1/5/2014Eternities MawFree verseabsence,visionary,
1/4/2014Comin' Hame - Coming Home -Scottish DialectTerza Rimaabsence,culture,faith,far
1/3/2014Diamonds in the SnowCoupletnature,

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
GodFree verselife,mystery,
Hard TimesCowboycowboy-western,family,fun
For Things Once CountedRhymeintrospection,loss,uplift
PetalVerselove,
Defender of the WastesFree verseart,life,parody,world,
BirthImagismchildhood,life
this is why i woo wordsVerseart,inspirational,philoso
ForbearFree versesad,
BelongingsRhymeloss,love,mother,peacewor
Gold FeverFree versefaithfaith,political,
SplatteredI do not know?life
EchoQuatrainlost lovewords,love,
Bells (after Poe)Lyricpassion
Respectfully, Emily DickinsonLyricintrospection
Give the End Back to the BeginningFree versededication,faithme,
The Bruised and Rotting PearCoupletfaith,hope
flyFree verseanimals
ABC's for a Young CaptainABClife
Not Entirely About Living In New YorkFree verselifeworld,light,light,
WoodcutterI do not know?warold,old,
DreamsFree versefaith,forgiveness
A Feed of ChipsNarrativefunny
Weep O WillowsVersedeath
Harlem BluesFree verseblack-african amerchildre
Summers EverlastingFree versenostalgia
EASTER IVYNarrativefriendshipeaster,,cousin,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
End of daysRhymeinspirational,lifeme,war,
Past-Life NightmareNarrativemystery,autumn,
I dream of you (to JEW)Free verseimagination,lovenight,swe
jellyfish back stropheImagismallegory,nature,on writin
Disposable WisdomRhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
LonelinessRhymeintrospection,life
Remission (In Memory of William Watt).Elegybrother,death,nostalgiawo
The Day That Died ForeverFree verseadventure,angst,art,confu
HeritageQuatrainadventure,cowboy-western,
Summer MatineeNarrativebrother,me,
The Moon and II do not know?hope,life,love,nature,pea
Seeking, SearchingFree verseimaginationlove,
BEFORE SPRING CAMENarrativeadventure,animals,childho
PledgeSonnetdevotion
Wild Cherry TreeFree versechildhood,devotion,nature
Words from the OracleLayallegory,philosophy
ScienceFree verse 
Mona Lisa resemblesChokaart
AND WITH MERRIEST SPIRITQuintain (English)faith,father,holiday,insp
Cotton-Pickin' ParadiseVersechildhood,life,nostalgia,
Where The Sycamore GrewFree verseautumn,family,house,life,
LarksFree versedeath,devotion,imaginatio
Big BangLimerickfunny,science
winter (do not forget among the loss of flowers) meFree verse 
LetI do not know?loveme,me,
He Was Smoking HotI do not know?funny
Alabaster NightFree versenature,sea,
Haunted OrbHaikufantasy,nature
This Night Sonnet 
Tombstones & TeacupsRhymeallegory,childhood,death,
Today Not TomorrowFree versededication,depression,gir
Years Of The RoseFree verselost love,loveday,
The Joy that Sweetly StaysFree versehappinessjoy,
Cinder GirlRhymelovelove,
Biography (Thesis Statement)Versehistory,life,philosophyli
Figure FusionVerseart,sports
Dancing Bird - with video linkFree verseanimals,introspection,nat
Poem for a sensuous poetFree versefantasy,on writing and wo
The Road Walked Down Through the YearsRhymelife,on writing and words
The Iceman Cometh!Rhymenostalgia
He says/ She saysNarrativelife
I've seen so manySonnetintrospectionnight,night,
Searching for MichelangeloFree verseart,hope,life,people,imag
When Madness Rides on MoonlightSestinalovegod,light,god,life,li
Falling StarsFree versehopestar,star,
Before the City WakesSonnet 
realisation of self (War Child)Free verseme,me,
Reporting Live On The Soup (Colorado)Rhymefunnyme,me,
Late at nightLyricimaginationme,fear,me,
Reverencing NatureBalladfaith,naturenature,heart,
DreamsCoupletimagination
Simple PleasuresRhymehappinesssummer,summer,
I ExistPantoumintrospectionlife,me,
Leaving Madrid Blank versenostalgia,travel
Magnolia SongFree verselove,romance,
yellow bus roars throughHaikuallegory,nature,places
Ethel's RemediesRhymefunny,people
A Dream In The MistNarrativefantasy,imagination,natur
volga 1 - 3Prose Poetryfantasy
Mama's CleaningQuatrainintrospection,life,mother
UPROOTING THE HEART VEINSFree verseangst,hope,mysteryme,
Revelation Free verseimagination,lifesong,epic
Sports LimerickLimerickfunny
Don't Come Free versedeath,lost love,me,
The SnowflakeItalian Sonnetgirlfriend-boyfriend,roma
Love Beyond the PaleQuatraindevotion,lost love,
JackLyricintrospectionlife,
Night VisionsFree verselost love,passion,
The Ghost That Travels FarPersonificationnature
Kite Flying - TestFree verseallegory,art,imagination,
Dining with CrowRhymeanimals
Beauty, yesSijohope,imagination,philosop
Smart and Final ProseProse Poetrypeoplepeople,red,city,peo

Fav Poets

PoetCountry 
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Deirdre Omaidin Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Andrew Crisci United States Flag United States Read
Jim Fish United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Nigel Fawcett Italy Flag Italy Read
L'nass Shango United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
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
Sami Al-khalili Canada Flag Canada Read
Charlotte Puddifoot United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Cyndi MacMillan Canada Flag Canada Read
T Wignesan _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
sharon Winter United States Flag United States Read
Michael Smith United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read