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My name is James Andrew Fraser, I reside in Inverness. The Capital of the Highlands of Bonnie Scotland.

Poetry is so new to me, I have been writing for just under a year now, but I look forward to writing to well into the future. My preferred topics are fantasy and nature, but I do try to broaden my choices as my poetry to present shows.

My main hobbies apart from poetry are Music and Art. Many years back I used to do copies of Album Covers, especially fantasy ones, as I marvelled at the likes of Roger Dean and Storm Thorgerson. You can find their work on the Albums of Yes and Pink Floyd respectively.

The bands that I like are many, Pink Floyd, Marillion, Wishbone Ash, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Journey, Foreigner, Heart, Allman Bros, Ann Vriend, Amy MacDonald and so many more. And I love writing to music, nothing beats it in my eyes.

Much of the poetry on the Soup is on my website www.thehighlanderspoems.com and without the Soup, I very much doubt this site would have been created.

My motto in life is, " You don't have to stand on someone to be taller than them "

 

 


Haven't We Been Here Before


Blog Posted:2/25/2012 7:15:00 PM
This morning I closed my eyes
They never stayed closed for long
For I was taken to a different place
It was not where I belonged

Quadrants amidst different worlds
Really opened up my eyes
And allowed me to look down in anger
To a world of transparent lies

Geometric calculations 
Were shown before my eyes
In South American representation
Ley Lines I now despise

Pyramid shapes have taken build
So distant, could they have talked
The reasoning by the scientists
When I questioned, all they did was baulk

Standing Stones so primitive
Yet they appear in many places
Geometrically they are
Yet they wear different faces

In caves images are drawn
Of beasts that seem the same
Yet, before we managed to be
We're amidst the living game

What we do appear to see
Are the Sun, Moon and the rains
Is this because they were there
And our eyesight was never brained

It's now the time for reason
And Earths truth to be much more
No matter what Governments hide
Haven't we been here before


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  1. Date: 3/2/2012 12:07:00 PM
    wow a breath of fresh thinking........

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  1. Date: 3/1/2012 11:26:00 AM
    Many thanks for commenting on my Blog, very much appreciated :)

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  1. Date: 2/27/2012 1:25:00 PM
    Terrific write, James. Man never considers the lessons learned so they repat the same mistakes. God help us when the next nut case gets nuclear. Didn't we see the human damage in Hiroshima? "When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?"-The Kingston Trio.

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  1. Date: 2/26/2012 11:07:00 PM
    James, very beautiful... life what a gift... all kinds of gift... in every way.. nice blog...pd

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  1. Date: 2/26/2012 3:51:00 PM
    Yes, we have been here before, James. Civilizations have been built and destroyed many times. I love the way you described Stonehenge, the pyramids, cave drawings, etc. So nice to see you here, James. Hope life is treating you well. Love always, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 2/26/2012 11:59:00 AM
    Hey James yep we are on life's never ending treadmill, glad you are happy though..David

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  1. Date: 2/26/2012 8:30:00 AM
    Reading your comment below, makes me so happy for you James! It sounds like the romantic side of you has been rewarded with a lovely lass perhaps? I hope you are doing well, and I can see from the poem above, your muse is better than ever! Best Wishes, and glad to see you here!

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  1. Date: 2/26/2012 7:02:00 AM
    As long as there is a world, history will repeat itself. Enjoyed your meditation on world events ....as I read it.

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  1. Date: 2/26/2012 12:24:00 AM
    your poem is kind of surreal. REminds me of the poetry one of my friends enjoys writing. She was really into this kind of stuff and her poetry had this mystical feel to it too. I'm glad that YOU are so HAPPY with your life right now, james. Take care! Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 2/25/2012 8:09:00 PM
    Hiya Ruben, I've been restructuring my life. This past year has been a challenge, but a most lovely one. A most lovely girl from a sunny isle, shall soon become Scottish with her infectious smile. Tomorrows shall be radiant, away from her Hells bliss, upon Glasgow International, shall be a hug and a kiss. Basically, that's my last 12 months. <*> How are you?

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  1. Date: 2/25/2012 7:20:00 PM
    Hey, James! It's so nice to see you posting poetry! How have you been? As usual: a wonderful write! Have a great night. Ruben.

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Just a big thank you.
Date Posted: 7/20/2014 2:08:00 PM
MH17-298
Date Posted: 7/19/2014 9:17:00 PM
Happy New Year from Bonnie Scotland
Date Posted: 12/31/2012 1:35:00 PM
Into The Valley - of the Tornado
Date Posted: 3/3/2012 11:00:00 PM
Haven't We Been Here Before
Date Posted: 2/25/2012 7:15:00 PM
Breach of Personal Information on the Soup.
Date Posted: 1/7/2012 9:01:00 AM
Honestly, I am trying to comment!!
Date Posted: 8/9/2011 3:56:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
4/25/2015 Only the Seer Says Quatrainfriendship,lonely,mystery
4/25/2015 I Remember His Words Quatrainage,anger,angst,people,pl
4/25/2015 Bitching and Crying Limerickculture,inspiration,inspi
4/25/2015 Too Much Jerking Limerickcomputer,people,places,
4/25/2015 To the Norm, Truck It Limerickcommunity,conflict,crazy,
4/25/2015 My Wife went Shopping Yesterday Limerickanxiety,car,grief,humor,h
4/23/2015 Speak to me with Kisses Ottava rimabeauty,desire,i love you,
4/23/2015 Soon Ottava rimachildren,family,journey,p
4/19/2015 When She Walks Tankabeauty,cute love,desire,l
4/18/2015 Kiss me Quiet Ottava rimabeauty,holiday,i miss you
4/17/2015 Consumed Haikubeautiful,beauty,butterfl
4/17/2015 Am I Senryuabsence,addiction,anger,a
4/17/2015 I Tried Senryuangst,dark,death,depressi
4/17/2015 That's Life Senryuangst,anxiety,change,deat
4/16/2015 Advice Adviser Limerickappreciation,for her,funn
4/14/2015 Two Souls Drawn Together Quatrainbeauty,holiday,journey,jo
4/12/2015 Scars on the Heart Tankabeauty,future,love,people
4/11/2015 On Maydays Day Sonnetbeauty,class,fear,history
4/9/2015 Our Loving Thirst Senryubeautiful,beauty,holiday,
4/9/2015 Lathered to Leathered Limerickfunny,girl,humor,imagery,
4/7/2015 Out Pops - a collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Limerickfun,funny love,giggle,hum
4/7/2015 When She Limerickbeauty,for her,for him,hu
4/6/2015 Roses Scents Limerickbeauty,holiday,husband,lo
4/6/2015 One Wink, They Sync Limerickholiday,i love you,joy,li
4/6/2015 Hey James, what do you see Limerickbeautiful,beauty,future,h
4/4/2015 She Lanternechildren,family,future,hu
4/4/2015 You Obviously Haven't Been Listening Limerickanimal,creation,fun,giggl
4/4/2015 What a Time for a Neighbour to Call Limerickanxiety,home,life,music,r
4/4/2015 HUGE ONE, little one - collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Romanticismchildren,husband,life,lov
4/3/2015 Contest Footlecommunity,people,places,p
4/2/2015 Stairway to Above Footlehusband,joy,kiss,love,mar
3/31/2015 Loving Kiss Tankabeautiful,beauty,husband,
3/30/2015 Two Become One Footlebeautiful,beauty,journey,
3/27/2015 Let it Burn Haikudivorce,joy,life,people,p
3/27/2015 When all's Lost Haikudivorce,freedom,goodbye,l
3/27/2015 Amidst the Kids Haikufun,holiday,love,people,p
3/27/2015 Walled City Haikubeauty,love,people,places
3/27/2015 Through Arrivals Haikubeauty,flower,people,plac
3/25/2015 Tanka 3 Tankacareer,conflict,death,los
3/25/2015 BLOSSOMS and BUBBLES - a collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Sonnetbeautiful,beauty,children
3/20/2015 Flanders Screams Haikuanger,angst,horror,life,l
3/20/2015 Reflected Beauty Haikuappreciation,beauty,dark,
3/20/2015 Seek Paths Haikuangst,hope,imagination,li
3/20/2015 Even Roses Do Haikuallegory,angst,cry,depres
3/20/2015 Life's Tempest Haikuangst,beach,life,rain,wat
3/18/2015 Springing Sea of Green Sonnetbeautiful,green,places,ra
3/16/2015 Succumbing to Time Tankaage,green,house,ireland,s
3/14/2015 Having Witnessed Tankabeauty,desire,feelings,ki
3/12/2015 With Unknown Aplomb Fibonaccifreedom,lust,passion,sens
3/7/2015 Apalachee - The True American - RePost Rhymeabuse,america,anger,hurt,
3/7/2015 The Indigenous - the True American Abecedarianjoy,
3/7/2015 Maybe I'll Be Verseangel,angst,confusion,dar
3/7/2015 In Ballerina Stance - RePost Coupletart,beauty,imagination,in
3/6/2015 Drifting in Decaying Grey Tankaangst,anxiety,dark,death,
3/6/2015 Carrion Watchers Tankabird,body,death,flying,ho
3/4/2015 Angelic She Tankaangel,beautiful,beauty,bl
3/3/2015 When Rains Flow Tankaassonance,kiss,love,passi
2/28/2015 Mirrored Actions - a collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Verseheart,kiss,life,love,miss
2/26/2015 She Does Verseappreciation,best friend,
2/23/2015 No Barriers Rhymebeautiful,kiss,love,passi
2/5/2015 Greened Ley Lines Visual 2 Sijoculture,earth,farm,green,
2/5/2015 When Nature Speaks Haikubeautiful,beauty,love,pas
2/5/2015 Breath of Love Rhymefaith,future,god,heart,ho
2/4/2015 Amidst Silky Sheets Versebeautiful,desire,happines
1/29/2015 To Grace a Pink Rose Limerickbeautiful,beauty,creation
1/29/2015 Gentle Strokes Tankabeautiful,beauty,dream,fe
1/26/2015 Pacific Valentine Quatrainbeautiful,beauty,love,mus
1/19/2015 Through the Condensation Tankabeautiful,beauty,love,sen
1/18/2015 Dorsiventrally Flattened Leaf Ekphrasisart,beautiful,beauty,gree
1/18/2015 Coyote Ugly we're not Verseanimal,beautiful,identity
1/10/2015 Somewhere near Taal Versebeauty,birth,body,creatio
1/8/2015 This Moonlit Night Coupletbeauty,happy,love,moon,ni
1/7/2015 Touched by an Angel Haikuangel,faith,heaven,
1/6/2015 Loving Angel Diminished Hexaverseangel,faith,heaven,love,t
1/6/2015 Give me Hope Diminished Hexaversehope,life,
1/6/2015 Thinking About You Rhymedream,life,people,places,
1/4/2015 HEAVEN THROUGH THE EYES - - a collab with Olive E, Guillermo Enclosed Rhymeappreciation,beautiful,be
1/3/2015 Helium Orbs Versebirth,dream,earth,earth d
12/27/2014 When Bubbles Dissipate Tankabeautiful,beauty,i love y
12/18/2014 Thundersnow Haikuseasons,snow,storm,weathe
12/18/2014 My Missing Quilt Limerickbody,food,giggle,innocenc
12/17/2014 Their Meeting Tankaage,best friend,bible,fri
12/7/2014 Tree Lined Avenue Tankabeautiful,earth,imagery,n
12/7/2014 Pinky Bloom Delights Haikubeautiful,beauty,flower,g
12/7/2014 Stem to the Rose Tankabeautiful,beauty,flower,i
12/7/2014 Translucent Waves Tankaimagery,moon,ocean,sea,wa
12/6/2014 Miss You Acrosticbeautiful,beauty,i love y
12/6/2014 Life of an Ice Cube Tankadream,imagery,innocence,l
12/4/2014 SINLESS EYES - a collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Balladeabuse,angst,child,family,
12/1/2014 When Love Creates Tankababy,kiss,life,love,passi
11/29/2014 Sometimes Sijofaith,hope,life,moving on
11/29/2014 Blessed I Am Dodoitsufaith,for her,for him,fri
11/28/2014 A Christmas Snow Rhymebeautiful,christmas,color
11/27/2014 The East End, Ends Limerickangst,bereavement,dark,de
11/27/2014 Our Fantasy Tankadesire,dream,fantasy,feel
11/27/2014 Read Bed Footlebeauty,desire,emotions,fa
11/25/2014 Ibiza Boys Footleadventure,drink,fun,girl,
11/25/2014 Ones Wish Crystallinebeautiful,beauty,desire,h
11/23/2014 Soon To Join Two Quatrainbeautiful,i love you,kiss
11/22/2014 Jasmine Candles Glow Tankabody,desire,love,people,r

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
The Bald Eagle Verseanimals
ANOTHER LEADER EMERGES Rhymehistory,people,social,peo
Kilted Warrior Prose Poetrydeath,imagination,loss,pl
All On A Summers Eve Rhymenature,sea,seasons,uplift
Take Time Rhymeinspirationaltime,time,
If I Knew Picasso ekphrasisart,education
Mysterious Ways: A True Christmas Story Rhymedevotion,faith,holiday,in
The Choice of Bonny Aileas Narrativeadventure,history,love,pa
Seashore Flowers Rhymenature
The Wild, Wild West Narrativecowboy-western,life,peace
Buds Haikunature,sea,seasons
Manslaughter First Degree Verseimagination,lifeme,
I Lost a Whole Weekend (Please Pardon My Rant) Narrativeconfusion,dedication,devo
Stolen Youth Rhymeangst,childhoodchild,abus
Past-Life Nightmare Narrativemystery,autumn,
The Holocaust I do not know?history
Buildings Go Up Rhymeinspirational
Soup of Friends Tetractysdedication,friendshipme,
Don't Let Right Become Wrong Versefamily,husband,life,love,
Carried by the Wind Chokanature
She says Free verselove
In Her Fathers Arms Free versechildhood,confusion,daugh
A Memorable Person Narrativelife,peoplelife,me,time,l
Happy Mother's Day Quatrainmother
White Chariots Haikunature
The Breed Coupletconfusion,introspection,n
Belly Time Rhymefamily,happiness,love,son
Disposable Wisdom Rhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
Stupid Fights Rhymeforgiveness
My Friend Rhymefriendshipfriend,
Just...be Coupletangst,confusion,depressio
First Love Rhymelost love,love,nostalgial
When God Calls Me Home Quatrainforgivenessgod,sorry,god,
Naked shades Free versedevotion,love
A "Hopeless" Diamond (in the Rough) Quatrainhistory,mysterylost,hope,
California Highway # 1 Free verseinspirational,nature
Mackenzie Trail Quatrainadventure,cowboy-western,
Mother Earth Rhymenative american,natureear
Stunning Revelations from Ancient Maps Quatrainhistory,science,urbanlost
Reaching for Peaks Free versehappiness,inspirational,n
Red Line Free verseloss,lost love,lovelost,l
The River Rhymeinspirationalwater,life,r
Gentle Dove Rhymeloveme,me,
Pterodactyls Thriving Coupletanimals,imagination,myste
Borrowed Sweetness Senryugirlfriend-boyfriend
By Any Other Name Blank versenature
Soft kisses Free verselove
Holes in my Shoes Rhymeon writing and wordspoets
Ashes to Ashes Rhymefantasy
He does resurrect Lyricfaithlonging,friend,
Rose and Rose Marie Personificationheart,jealousy,love,me,oc
The love of James Elegybrotherme,
POSSUM JUGGLING Coupletanimals,fantasypoets,
Mo Nighean Donn Haikupeace
Ballad of Love Free verselove
THE AGING PROCESS Rhymeage,childhood,children,da
' The Power of A Poet ... ' 32nd Senryu Senryuinspirational,introspecti
Scattered memories of lovers'flowers Tankapassion
The Flowering Almond Haikunature
Ship Of Imagination On The Scottish Coast Rhymeimagination,places,seanig
Liquid Lullaby Haikunature
Generations Senryulife
Atacama / English Version Free versehistorywater,history,wate
HONEY SUCKLE CANDY KISS Rhymelove
A Tribute to The Highlander Free versededication,on writing and
Acid Rain Chokamusic,nostalgia
December's Melting Passion Tankapassion
A Winter Rose - A Sonnet Sonnetrose,winter,
PICTURE THIS Lyricfaith,placesmay,
Summer Song I do not know?naturesweet,sweet,
25th October 1854 Part 2 Epicepiclight,prayer,light,
Blood Born Free verseadventure,allegory,animal
A Picture's Story Haikunature
Peaceful Dreams Free versepeace,visionary,wardeath,
The Bealach Haikufantasy,imagination,natur
Day of Reckoning Chokanature
Atlantis Lives Narrativeinspirational
Marshmallowy Senryudedication,love,
CONJOINED DREAMS Narrativelost love,on writing and
As Far As I Can Quatraindeath,family,father,husba
Where She Stands Quatraindepression,friendship,ima
The Loner Terza Rimaallegory,animals,lifebird
A Single Rose Sonnetintrospection,love,season
A Midsummer Dream Shapeseasons
Lover's Love Lesson Narrativefriendship,lifeme,fear,me
The Peony Quatrainlove,natureflower,flower,
Regeneration Quatrainintrospection,life
No Fear Rhymeadventure,death,dedicatio
No dark shadows block what dreams may come... Lyricdedication,life,love,pass
Bonny Scotland Limerickhappiness,love,wife
Remembering Willow Pond Quatrainlove,naturelove,
2012 Rhymevisionaryworld,
the first thanksgiving Senryuholiday,native american,
The Old Red Barn and I Coupletnostalgiaold,time,old,red
Happy Birthday Highlander I do not know?dedicationbirthday,birthd
Popcorn anyone Monokuimagination,nature
In Dreams Tankaimagination,romance,
'When we meet, this is what I want to say' Light Poetryfunny,imagination
He Wrote a Perfect POEM Coupletfriendship,life,lovedream
Superman Rhymeanniversary,health,loss

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