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About Janette Fisher
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My family, especially my daughters Libby and Mandy
My job
being by the sea
walking in the country
dancing in the rain
music
reading
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

Hates
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

Most Recent Blog Post


Absence of mind
Blog Posted:10/4/2010 5:13:00 AM

 

I would just like to say a big thank you for the comments on the two pieces of work I have posted over the last week. I have been away from the soup for a while - as many of you know I lost my husband in february and it has been a rough six months, and your comments have been so encouraging. 

I have found it hard to write - I used to bounce so many ideas off Billy so lost my muse for a while - where before words and thoughts seemed to come easily, at present writing seems to be a bit of a slog - but at least I'm still writing.

We scattered Billy's ashes at his favourite fishing place two weeks ago, where I used to write as he fished, and I think this has been the catalyst for me to now move forward with my life.  I have started to compile my anthology of poetry to see if a publisher will take it on and have had two pieces of work accepted for a national magazine that is notoriously hard to get into so all in all - things seem to be on the up.

I hope that everyone is fit and healthy and that life is going well for you all. It is nice to know that in a world that is constantly changing - the soup family is still there to come back to and is always so welcoming no matter how long you have been away and that is something I cherish very much.


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  1. Date: 10/5/2010 7:37:00 AM
    Nice to see you posting again on the soup Janette. I know it has been a hard year. Good luck on getting your poems published. Thanks for thinking of us here on the soup. Love Phyl

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  1. Date: 10/5/2010 3:41:00 AM
    Thank you all for your heartwarming comments - they are most appreciated luv Janette

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  1. Date: 10/4/2010 8:24:00 PM
    HI, Jeanette. I am sorry for your loss. And how wonderful you had the catalyst to begin writing again by going back to the lake with the scattering of his ashes in that favorite spot for you. Take care. I'll have to check out one of your poems. Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 10/4/2010 3:36:00 PM
    It's so nice to see you here again Janette. Very best wishes, and hope that each day gets a bit easier. Love, Carrie

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  1. Date: 10/4/2010 7:27:00 AM
    Hello Janette ! Welcome back to the soup; although I find no need to sense a loss from your lack of attendance ! The very fact that you are inspired to enlighten us here on the soup with your gift of words is a fantastic bequest all of us truly admire indeed ! much love, james

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  1. Date: 10/4/2010 6:44:00 AM
    Congrats Janette on your success and on the memories of your dear husband u now have new goals to achieve in his honor luv... life must go on when a loved ones passes away ..we must find new strength to continue to share your precious gift ... u can do it and keep us posted on the forward motion which Billy is guiding u to..luv.. blessings with luv my friend..always with luv..

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  1. Date: 10/4/2010 5:44:00 AM
    Janette, it is wonderful to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by and letting us know how you are doing. I hope a publisher picks you up quickly as you are an amazing poet. Have a wonderful day and the best to you and yours always my friend. Love and blessings, Carol

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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
Date Posted: 10/6/2012 4:10:00 AM
When Fate Decides Contest Judged
Date Posted: 9/30/2012 12:51:00 PM
AWARD WINNER POSTED
Date Posted: 9/25/2012 12:55:00 PM
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
Date Posted: 4/9/2010 9:04:00 AM
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

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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,
11/6/2011SunsetHaikunature,
10/31/2011Confession to a BartenderRhymehusband,love,world,day,
10/31/2011UFORhymelife,space,
8/26/2011GhostsHaikufamily,nostalgia,
8/16/2011In My WorldRhymelife,world,day,
8/16/2011AngelsRhymechildhood,family,nostalgi
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
5/14/2010DemonAcrosticfantasy,imagination
5/14/2010LibraryAcrosticon writing and words
5/14/2010Boat RaceHaikusports
5/8/2010Through the Looking GlassAcrosticangst,lost love
4/17/2010Speck in the UniverseHaikunature
123

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Fav Poems

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Devil's IslandRhymeadventureold,old,
POETS DREAM TEAMABCsports,
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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