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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.

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

 
A Bit Of Santa Humor..
Date Posted: 12/20/2014 8:21:00 AM
Clouds Completed..
Date Posted: 8/26/2013 8:12:00 PM
My contest..Im so sad...
Date Posted: 8/25/2013 9:13:00 PM
Look Up! Cloudy Contest...
Date Posted: 8/9/2013 9:06:00 AM
What the heck? WHY?
Date Posted: 6/14/2013 10:21:00 PM
WHY contest finalized.
Date Posted: 6/5/2013 2:34:00 PM
A new contest...Why?
Date Posted: 6/1/2013 9:04:00 AM
Poem
Date Posted: 7/19/2011 6:53:00 PM
River Runs Through It Contest Finalized!
Date Posted: 7/3/2011 8:52:00 PM
New Contest...A River Runs Through It
Date Posted: 6/26/2011 7:51:00 PM
Asking for Your Prayers
Date Posted: 6/12/2011 8:13:00 PM
"Nobody Knows It But Me"
Date Posted: 3/24/2011 3:26:00 PM
I Have A Headache
Date Posted: 2/25/2011 6:07:00 AM
The Dance is Over
Date Posted: 2/12/2011 9:24:00 PM
" DANCE" update
Date Posted: 2/10/2011 10:47:00 AM
TIME TO GET OUT YOUR DANCING SHOES....
Date Posted: 2/3/2011 7:54:00 PM
Apology Contest Results In!!!
Date Posted: 12/30/2010 9:57:00 PM
WOW! That was fast! Apology Contest FIlled
Date Posted: 12/29/2010 4:36:00 PM
New Contest..Apology Accepted
Date Posted: 12/24/2010 8:04:00 AM
TIME contest completed !!!
Date Posted: 12/5/2010 11:11:00 AM
Time Contest
Date Posted: 12/1/2010 11:59:00 PM
WHAT TO DO,,,WHAT TO DO!
Date Posted: 11/27/2010 9:27:00 AM
TIME for a new contest.....
Date Posted: 11/26/2010 9:01:00 PM
Giants..Giants, Giants......!!!!!
Date Posted: 11/1/2010 7:48:00 PM
Max Ehrman
Date Posted: 10/23/2010 5:49:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
12/19/2014 Longing Cinquainloneliness,love,
12/18/2014 One Single Rose Enclosed Rhymeflower,introspection,
12/12/2014 That Christmas Eve Quatrainintrospection,winter,
12/8/2014 Desiderata- Silence Versefeelings,sleep,
12/5/2014 Rudolph Clerihewchristmas,silly,
12/4/2014 Pay It Forward Senryucare,introspection,
12/2/2014 In The Clouds Versefeelings,imagery,
11/29/2014 One Broken Monoku Monokuautumn,blue,
11/27/2014 So What's Up With Santa Limerickchristmas,
11/25/2014 A Brittle Rose Quaternlost love,
11/24/2014 My First Ball Quatraindance,youth,
11/23/2014 Frozen In Crystalline Number 7 Crystallinewinter,
11/18/2014 Oak Trees In The Fall Crystallineseasons,
11/17/2014 Winds of Time Rhymeloss,wind,
11/16/2014 Job Sonnetcareer,girl,teen,
11/13/2014 Sequence Cinqkuholiday,
11/10/2014 Rest In Peace Limerickhumor,
11/10/2014 Little Stones Quatrainchild,happiness,
11/9/2014 Sequence Cinqkuanimal,
11/5/2014 bird calls Haikubird,
11/5/2014 I Am Free verselife,
11/3/2014 rustling in the leaves Haikuseasons,
10/28/2014 Winter Colors Versecolor,winter,
10/27/2014 First Course Epulaeryufood,
10/23/2014 Uncle Jim Quatrainfriend,
10/23/2014 Carpe Diem Monorhymeintrospection,life,
10/21/2014 It Keeps Turning Verseinspiration,
10/17/2014 Promise Tableau Versebeauty,rainbow,
10/14/2014 The Sea Hag And The Funky Monkey Quatrainfantasy,
10/13/2014 Willy Monorhymechildhood,silly,
10/12/2014 Use The Time You're Given Versetime,
10/12/2014 Meet BG Biome,
10/8/2014 Pie Thieves Tetractyschildren,food,
10/6/2014 November Dreams Sijoseasons,
10/5/2014 Candlelight Acrosticlove,together,
10/3/2014 A Native American Song Rispettoculture,earth,
10/2/2014 The Raven Quatrainbird,death,
10/1/2014 Winter Acrosticseasons,
9/29/2014 The Snail Quatrainanimal,
9/28/2014 Possibilities Senryuintrospection,
9/28/2014 Dementia Trioletconfusion,
9/24/2014 God's Kind Of Poetry Quatraingod,inspirational,
9/23/2014 I Am A 4 Clerihewconflict,leadership,
9/23/2014 In A Dark Room Couplethalloween,
9/19/2014 Bridges Haikuintrospection,love,
9/18/2014 Hiding Out In The Badlands Quatraincowboy,
9/17/2014 Trunk Full Of Memories Chokatime,
9/16/2014 Through The Year Terza Rimaseasons,
9/13/2014 Flying South One Autumn Day Free verseseasons,
9/11/2014 My Oak Tree Ethereetree,
9/10/2014 Rainy Days Coupletrain,
9/7/2014 One Autumn Night Tankaautumn,
9/5/2014 Goodbye Quatraingoodbye,
9/4/2014 Breathe Verseinspiration,today,
9/2/2014 The Mirror Rhymefamily,imagination,
9/2/2014 Autumn Colors Sijoseasons,
9/1/2014 Hummingbird Alouette Versebird,
8/29/2014 Summer's End Pantoumseasons,
8/29/2014 Riding A Unicorn Senryuadventure,mythology,
8/28/2014 Advice Tankaangst,introspection,
8/27/2014 Together Trioletlife,love,
8/27/2014 Homeless Acrosticangst,hope,
8/26/2014 river walk Senryubeauty,inspiration,
8/24/2014 A Used Book Store Versepoetry,time,
8/22/2014 Seasonal Woes Senryuseasons,
8/21/2014 Morning Mist Ottava rimanature,
8/19/2014 Yesterday and Today Rhymeemotions,introspection,
8/18/2014 Anonymous -Footle Footlehumorous,
8/15/2014 Depression Quatraindepression,
8/13/2014 Enlightenment - haiku Haikuemotions,introspection,
8/13/2014 The Moon Rhymenature,night,
8/11/2014 Ladies Of The Evening-Footle Footlehumor,
8/9/2014 Solitude Free verseintrospection,
8/3/2014 aha haiku Haikuadventure,sea,
8/2/2014 An Afternoon Of Music Quatrainemotions,music,
8/2/2014 You Kimolove,
7/30/2014 A Special Needs Hero Sonnetcaregiving,child,inspirat
7/29/2014 The Spotted Owl Quatrainbird,environment,
7/27/2014 The Yellow Rose Verseemotions,
7/26/2014 In The Clouds Senryuallusion,imagination,
7/25/2014 The Passion Of A Jue JU Versedesire,
7/20/2014 Slim Verseanimal,humorous,
7/19/2014 Probably Haikufood,senses,
7/19/2014 In The Orangery Rhymebeauty,words,
7/18/2014 A Sleeping Child Versechild,future,
7/17/2014 Message In A Bottle Senryuhope,lost love,
7/16/2014 His Door Verseemotions,introspection,lo
7/16/2014 The Skylark Verseangst,bird,
7/15/2014 Afternoon Nap Acrosticage,happiness,sleep,
7/13/2014 My Bluejay Free versebird,
7/12/2014 You're Invited Coupletfantasy,funny,
7/11/2014 Hiding Out At The Rotgut Soloon Rhymecousin,cowboy,emotions,
7/10/2014 Aurora Borealis Senryubeautiful,light,
7/9/2014 On The Pier Versebeauty,feelings,
7/8/2014 Pretty Patty Alliterationcare,feelings,inspiration
7/5/2014 Inhaling The Sea Acrosticemotions,
7/3/2014 Low Riders Quatrainclothes,funny,
7/2/2014 Communing With Nature Sonnetnature,
6/28/2014 Storms Quatrainimagery,sky,
6/23/2014 Perhaps A Past Life Quatrainimagination,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Ice Cream Haikufood,husband,love,nature,
Grove Tankanature
The Laundromat Tankalife
APPLES - MULTIPLE HAIKU Haikufood,funny
No Heaven Without You Coupletfaith,friendship,hope,lov
Creation Rhymenaturenight,beauty,beauty
No Guarantee Rhymelife,people
Roads Rhymedevotion,faith,hope,inspi
Portrait in Watercolour Shapefriendship,love
Tribute Shapededication,inspirational
Midnight feast Haikunature
PINGS Haikuchildhood,holiday
Baboon (At The Zoo) Haikuanimals,funny
Tanka Poetic Tankalife
November pearls Crystallinenature,seasons
I am being drowned Romanticismfantasyvoice,voice,
What is Orchestra? Prose Poetrylife
Man's folly Haikuwar
crosswise-MY FRIENDS Shapefriendship,on writing and
Eve's Apple Pie Light Poetryphilosophy
Heart Song Nonetfriendship,life,love
Blue-eyed Cat Quintain (English)dedication,friendship,lov
Tailored words Quintain (English)introspection,love,on wri
SunshineThunder Coupletimagination,naturesun,
Broken Branch Haikuhope,life,nature
YOU are my Everything Free verselove,time,upliftinglove,i
Just for fun Light Poetryfunny
A Moment in Death Free versedeath,life,love,wife
Barbara Jean Free versefriendship,girlfriend-boy
Apple Blossoms Verselife
Murmuring Softly Senryuanimals
Night Bird Rhymelost love,romance,sadnigh
Bordeaux Rouge Limerickhumorous,
FORGOTTEN NORTH Free verse 
Dead Poets Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)poets,

Fav Poets

PoetCountry 
POETESS DARKLY United States Flag United States Read
Joe Maverick United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Mario DE PAZ Italy Flag Italy Read