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About Barbara Gorelick
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Bloggers Photo I was born and raised in northern California in the land of the glorious redwoods. My father worked in the lumber industry and my brother and I had a simple but wonderful childhood. Off to the big city to become a nurse and all these years later I still am. I was married for many years, have 2 grown boys and 2 young grandsons..Jordan and Elliot. Me proud? You betcha..it truly is the best thing about growing older. On my own now and enjoying all that I can cram into my life. I love music.. am a life long member of The Friends of Jose Carreras..poetry and music are my loves.I am a technaphobe..so bear with me while I figure this all out.

 

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WHAT TO DO,,,WHAT TO DO!
Blog Posted:11/27/2010 9:27:00 AM

 

   My contest has just opened , but already I have 3 poems that are not "Enclosed Rhyme"..they are VERY nice poems, but dont fit the requirements. I think they could easily be fixed...SO..PLEASE CHECK AND SEE IF YOU GOOFED..I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO GIVE ANYONE A PASS...
THANKS..BG
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  1. Date: 11/28/2010 12:31:00 PM
    Some folks are confused by the term "enclosed rhyme," Barbara. One member told me they though it meant rhyme within a single line and that was my initial thought as well. Then I checked the enclosed rhyme form definition here on the Soup and learned it was a quatrain with ABBA rhyme scheme. I've read some entries that appear to be done properly. Love and blessings, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 11/27/2010 11:56:00 PM
    oh, boy, Barbara, just like what John Heck was saying in HIS blog. And to Linda below here: I always give examples and I know many contest sponsors do that too, but often it does not help all that much. Always we can expect at least a few people to not follow all the rules. I know we all mess up once in a while, but I truly do not understand why it happens so often in the contests. Good luck, Barbara, and an example could not hurt. LUv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 11/27/2010 2:11:00 PM
    BG I usually post an EXAMPLE poem for my contests.. it helps the poets see what I am looking for.. maybe u could do that for your contest luv..

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  1. Date: 11/27/2010 9:32:00 AM
    It's kind of you to offer this reminder, Barbara. I haven't seen your contest yet, but hope to find some time to enter. Enclosed rhyme may be difficult for some of us, but I'm sure you'll get some terrific entries that meet the requirements. Love, Carolyn

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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The Dance is Over
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" DANCE" update
Date Posted: 2/10/2011 10:47:00 AM
TIME TO GET OUT YOUR DANCING SHOES....
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Apology Contest Results In!!!
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WOW! That was fast! Apology Contest FIlled
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New Contest..Apology Accepted
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TIME contest completed !!!
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WHAT TO DO,,,WHAT TO DO!
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TIME for a new contest.....
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My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
4/15/2014Kite DreamingVersedream,wind,
4/13/2014Someday It Seems So FutileCoupletangst,words,
4/11/2014Masked Bandit-CritterTankaanimal,
4/9/2014Browsing In An Antique ShopQuatrainplaces,time,
4/7/2014The EnvironmentalistVersenature,
4/5/2014Drop To Roar - itty bittySenryuwater,
4/3/2014TruthFree versedepression,
4/3/2014Wishing To RideMonorhymeintrospection,
4/1/2014If I Could Paint The SkyMonorhymesky,
3/31/2014A Kid And His UmbrellaChokachildhood,
3/30/2014SorrowQuatrainfeelings,
3/29/2014 Humboldt Co, CaliforniaAcrosticplaces,
3/28/2014How Sweet It IsVerselife,
3/28/2014Life Goes OnTankaintrospection,
3/26/2014 Here Comes SpringQuintain (English)spring,
3/22/2014ProcrastinatingVerseintrospection,
3/21/2014Spring GreenRhymecolor,
3/19/2014warm tears on cold stoneHaikugrief,
3/19/2014Fire's LandscapeQuatrainfeelings,heartbroken,sorr
3/17/2014Dressed In GreenLimerickclothes,humor,
3/17/2014Face In The Mirror- RepostTail-rhymeintrospection,
3/17/2014Water PortraitsCrystallineimage,nature,
3/15/2014What Does The Fox SayHaikuanimal,image,
3/15/2014First DateQuatrainfeelings,friendship,
3/13/2014Whats The PointCoupletintrospection,
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Fav Poems

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Ice CreamHaikufood,husband,love,nature,
GroveTankanature
The LaundromatTankalife
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No Heaven Without YouCoupletfaith,friendship,hope,lov
CreationRhymenaturenight,beauty,beauty
No GuaranteeRhymelife,people
RoadsRhymedevotion,faith,hope,inspi
Portrait in WatercolourShapefriendship,love
TributeShapededication,inspirational
Midnight feastHaikunature
PINGSHaikuchildhood,holiday
Baboon (At The Zoo)Haikuanimals,funny
Tanka PoeticTankalife
November pearlsCrystallinenature,seasons
I am being drownedRomanticismfantasyvoice,voice,
What is Orchestra? Prose Poetrylife
Man's follyHaikuwar
crosswise-MY FRIENDSShapefriendship,on writing and
Eve's Apple PieLight Poetryphilosophy
Heart SongNonetfriendship,life,love
Blue-eyed CatQuintain (English)dedication,friendship,lov
Tailored wordsQuintain (English)introspection,love,on wri
SunshineThunderCoupletimagination,naturesun,
Broken BranchHaikuhope,life,nature
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