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being by the sea
walking in the country
dancing in the rain
writing (wouldn't be here if I didn't)
being with friends
dark nights by the fire with a good book and wine
long soaks in the bath
the wind through a windchime
the sun on my face
all wildlife

nothing but a few things irritate not worth mentioning

Has had to re-invent myself following the death of my husband 2 years ago and I've learned that I am a stronger person than I thought and that true friends stand by you when others walk away.

I have had to learn to do things by myself and I've made solo journeys, surprised how happy and content I can be with my own company.

My philosophy - CARPA DEUM (seize the day) - for there may never be a tomorrow

Frost bitten

Blog Posted:7/6/2010 2:44:00 PM
As an englishwoman, when I was at school - all those many moons ago - I was taught the works of Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Keats, Masefield and so on and was never introduced to the poetry of American poets or those from other parts of the world.

I was having a meal out tonight with a very close friend who has been so supportive of my work and we were discussing our favourite poets/poems when she mentioned 'The Vale' by Robert Frost - a well known American Poet.  I must admit I was ignorant of Mr Frost and his work and made it my mission on returning home to look him up on 'google' and was surprised and delighted by the poetry I was reading - what an accomplished and erradite poet Robert Frost was. I can sincerely say that I have been well and truly 'Frost' bitten and 'The Vale' will now go into my list of favourites too.

On reading Deborah Guzzi's blog tonight about Beatrix Potter - one of Englands most famous author's - I noticed that some soupers didn't know of her work, again, probably because they were never introduced during school years or because they have so many well known and famous authors in their own parts of the world, others fall by the wayside.

It seems such a shame that we can tend to concentrate on 'home grown' authors and poets rather than extend our knowledge of other countries writers.

I feel that as I writer, I can only grow by reading from the vast material that is out there in the world and I am now going to make a point of looking up famous writers from other countries to broaden my horizons.
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  1. Date: 7/6/2010 7:53:00 PM
    Frost is an amazing poet who will always be one of my favorites! The number one spot is taken, of course, by Edgar Allan Poe! He is the one that made me want to start writing and exploring the poetry world!~Tirzah~

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  1. Date: 7/6/2010 5:20:00 PM
    Nice blog, Janette. I am glad you finally discovered the awesome poet Frost. I did all my studies many moons ago in high school and college,a time when I read many famous novelists and poets, so I can not really place names with favorite poems after all those years, but i know I USED to know a lot. haha.I can't even seem to recall anthors i learned about a few years ago.(I just now posted a poem about Ms Potter, who I actually DID know about). Nowadays I am happy just to read the modern poets that are part of poetrysoup. There are too many amazing poets right under our very noses whose works will never see the light of a bookstore! Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 7/6/2010 4:52:00 PM
    I am only beginning to explore the poetry world on a global level. I think it is a great idea to explore poetry far from 'home.' In my ignorance, I once thought that Frost, E.Pound and T.S Eliot were actually English poets....but found out that they were actually American. Recently I have been exploring poets from S.America, Africa and India. Some super fantastic poets here! And a lot of them aren't even the famous ones! If you have time, you can even just 'google' a general list of poets from these continents. Some very fresh, touching poetry is coming from out of the southern hemisphere~Chris

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  1. Date: 7/6/2010 4:44:00 PM
    Kudos Janette a great point both u and Debbie have made today to enlighten and broaden our scope of knowledge... a wonderful blog my friend.. with luv from the "Sweetheart" ... AlohA... I also wrote a children's book entitle "Children's Charms" in our local libraries in the tri state area where I reside... luv..

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  1. Date: 7/6/2010 4:41:00 PM
    Frost achieved fame for good reason, Janette, and his poems are required reading for US school children. Glad you are enjoying his art! If you haven't read Emily Dickinson or Edwin Arlington Robinson, I highly recomment them. Two of my faves! Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 7/6/2010 4:09:00 PM
    Robert Frost has long been one of my favorite poets. You will enjoy. I am afraid I have been more familar with Beatrix Potter pottery than with her poetry. I shall enjoy reading her also. Love, Joyce

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My Past Blog Posts

'Season's Contest' Judged - At Last
Date Posted: 11/30/2012 3:04:00 AM
Seasons of Mist contest
Date Posted: 11/14/2012 8:04:00 AM
New comp 'Seasons of Mist' posted
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When Fate Decides Contest Judged
Date Posted: 9/30/2012 12:51:00 PM
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New Contest "When Fate Decides" posted
Date Posted: 9/4/2012 11:45:00 AM
WOW!!!! What a Weekend
Date Posted: 9/4/2012 11:24:00 AM
I'm Going to the Oscars!!!!
Date Posted: 8/30/2012 3:02:00 PM
Holding Out for a Hero Competition
Date Posted: 4/8/2012 7:46:00 AM
Hope 'Springs' Eternal
Date Posted: 4/8/2012 7:14:00 AM
Books a mile high
Date Posted: 11/7/2011 11:21:00 AM
The Seasons they are a'changing
Date Posted: 8/19/2011 3:16:00 PM
Lost muse and short fuse
Date Posted: 8/17/2011 2:50:00 PM
Long Time No See
Date Posted: 4/13/2011 11:41:00 AM
Happy Holidays
Date Posted: 11/22/2010 12:36:00 PM
Absence of mind
Date Posted: 10/4/2010 5:13:00 AM
Frost bitten
Date Posted: 7/6/2010 2:44:00 PM
Soup members leaving
Date Posted: 6/16/2010 9:44:00 AM
Sounds Familiar Contest Judged
Date Posted: 5/9/2010 7:52:00 AM
Thank you Constance
Date Posted: 5/2/2010 8:18:00 AM
What a busy bee!!!
Date Posted: 4/26/2010 11:34:00 AM
I can't see blogs either
Date Posted: 4/10/2010 3:04:00 AM
Sounds Familiar Comp
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Sounds familiar???
Date Posted: 4/8/2010 8:43:00 AM
Small glimmer of light
Date Posted: 3/1/2010 2:15:00 AM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/25/2012Music and MemoriesFree verselost love,music,me,song,m
9/25/2012It's About TimeLight Poetryfunny,growing up,life,tim
4/17/2012Loves BouquetRhymelove,romance,me,beauty,be
4/7/2012Unforgetttable MomentsRhymenostalgia,time,beauty,bea
4/1/2012The Day Before You CameLyrichusband,loss,love,day,lif
3/4/2012The Road Not TakenRhymelife,
11/14/2011A Clock Strikes ThirteenRhymefantasy,mystery,
10/31/2011Confession to a BartenderRhymehusband,love,world,day,
8/16/2011In My WorldRhymelife,world,day,
10/8/2010Autumn DayRhymenature,seasonsautumn,
10/2/2010Forbidden FuitFree versepassion,sensual,
9/25/2010A Kiss So SweetRhymeangst,death,husband,lost
7/23/2010She's LeavingRhymelife,lost lovelife,love,
6/29/2010FestivalLight Poetrysocial
5/26/2010A 'Twisted' Sense of PrideRhymepolitical,sportsworld,eng
5/19/2010Hear Me O LordAcrosticdeath,husband,loss
5/14/2010LibraryAcrosticon writing and words
5/14/2010Boat RaceHaikusports
5/8/2010Through the Looking GlassAcrosticangst,lost love
4/17/2010Speck in the UniverseHaikunature

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Devil's IslandRhymeadventureold,old,
Twelve MonthsCoupletnaturemay,
Moonlight On The BayRhymelove,passion,seawater,wat
WordsRhymeintrospection,on writing
A Well-appointed CowpokeRhymecowboy-western
Final DaysFree verseangst,death,loss,sadday,
In Strangler's WoodRhymedeath,
Summer Sounds Surround MeFree versenature,seasonsdaughter,su
Soul of a Poet Life of a ChildRhymesadlife,
Blazing With Heat and PassionFree verselove,teen,
Last CallRhymedeath,
Whenever A Poet CriesRhymeimagination,life,on writi
Share NotRhymefood,me,

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