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My name is James Andrew Fraser, I reside in Inverness. The Capital of the Highlands of Bonnie Scotland. I am married, with four lovely children. Andrew, Steven, Rebekah and Liam.

I work in the sales industry, primarily to Scottish Fish Farms and Processing Plants. I also look after an Engineering Company in my customer portfolio.

I am a big fan of Football/Soccer and I support Glasgow Rangers and Everton. My three sons play the beautiful game, and all the kids support Arsenal.

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.

I thoroughly enjoy nature, and I do hope much of it is around for my children, and their childrens children. I would hate their legacy to end up a barren planet, because of our inhumanities to life around us.

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 "

 

 


Just a big thank you.


Blog Posted:7/20/2014 2:08:00 PM

Blimey,

Two Blogs in two days by me, now that is a record.

This one is purely to say a very big thank you for the most wonderful comments on

my Poem 'Arikara Born

Never would I have thought that a few words by me would reach number one on the Soups,

Top 100 Poems - Past Month (Hot!)

Thank you kindly for your comments, and to whomever read it.

 

James.

 

 

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  1. Date: 7/22/2014 12:44:00 PM
    Thank YOU for sharing it, James!! So glad it was well-received by all. Love, Carolyn

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 7/23/2014 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Carolyn, I'm so glad I wrote it. I trust the vacation is going is going splendidly :)
  1. Date: 7/21/2014 4:19:00 PM
    Yes, I have seen that one. Congrats on the popularity of your poem. The topic of native americans is a great one to write about. I'm glad to see you back at soup again.

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 7/23/2014 3:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Andrea, James :)
  1. Date: 7/21/2014 7:34:00 AM
    I have always enjoyed your poems I am not surprised by the outcome my fellow poet, keeping that pen of fire flowing, and we'll keep enjoying your words inmortal xxx

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 7/21/2014 1:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Vie, James......
  1. Date: 7/21/2014 12:39:00 AM
    I have been absent from here for far too long ( car accident, death in family, etc) but I will make sure I spend more time here starting now and I will go read this poem of yours that I am sure is deserving of all its accolades ,as all your work is wonderful.

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 7/21/2014 1:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Francine, I'm saddened to read of your losses, and it would be a buzz to see you back with your lovely poetry on the Soup, James xx
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 11:44:00 PM
    That was a brilliant write! I fail to see how anybody could read it and not come to that same conclusion!! Was a pleasure to read, much like a tall, cold glass of iced tea on a Hot, Southern , August day!

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 7/21/2014 1:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you kindly Robert, James.....
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 8:24:00 PM
    HELLO JAMES, A MIGHTY CONGRATULATIONS..... YOU HAVE AND WILL ALWAYS BE ONE OF MY FAVORITES... I AM HAPPY AND PROUD OF YOU AND THIS PLACE ALWAYS....LINDA A FAN

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 7/21/2014 1:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Many thanks Linda, much appreciated, James.....
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 7:48:00 PM
    :) wow!!! i like your motto in life.. :) speaks of meekness and gentleness.. :) I am glad that I have added you as my friend. :) I have read only few of your poems and I can say that they are worthwhile reads.. :) from the ones I read, yes the one you mention up is indeed exceptional.. :0 as well as the one with the cherubs.. :) they are so cute and so soft.. :) which let the readers know and feel how you are.. :) Keep writing!! :) God bless you always and I am one of you in making this earth a better place.. :)

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 7/21/2014 1:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Olive, James......
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 4:21:00 PM
    You're on my top ten list,recent and permanent.Congrats. James

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    Fraser Avatar James Fraser Date: 7/21/2014 1:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Charmaine, James.......

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 PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
10/20/2014Why There's No Baby PlanesLimerickfun,funny,silly,
10/19/2014Urging ApproachSenryukiss,love,lust,people,pla
10/19/2014Rain DanceSenryujoy,love,nature,people,pl
10/18/2014I Woke up in a DreamCoupletfriend,friendship,love,pe
10/17/2014Lunar BeautyHaikubeauty,space,
10/17/2014RAVENOUS ELDRITCH WRATH a collab with Olive Eloisa GuillermoVerseangst,dance,dark,death,go
10/15/2014Elegance via QuillRhymefriend,people,places,poem
10/11/2014Rwanda's WhyProse Poetryafrica,death,people,place
10/3/2014We Met to Write, then We MetRhymefriendship,people,places,
10/3/2014We Met to WriteRhymefriendship,people,places,
10/2/2014What Resting Poets DoFootledream,people,places,sleep
9/28/2014She, Lunar OrbFootleinspiration,space,
9/28/2014Petite PoetessAcrosticblessing,friendship,peopl
9/24/2014My Fallen BrotherRhymeangst,brother,history,los
9/24/2014Solitary HelmetRhymeangst,lost,soldier,war,
9/24/2014Why the Rose BledRhymeafrica,angst,bereavement,
9/24/2014Cave of Carnal CaptureRhymelust,passion,
9/24/2014Nebula SeekerRhymespace,
9/24/2014Blar Chuil Lodair - The Battle Of CullodenRhymeanger,depression,desire,p
9/20/2014If Only One Saltire FliesCoupletpride,
9/13/2014She Exits the Shower, againRhymedesire,passion,
9/13/2014Tsunami SunsetVerseimagery,poetry,
9/13/2014Where now a Butterfly SitsTankadaughter,loss,sad,
9/12/2014Alba RisesCoupletfuture,people,political,t
9/10/2014Down the Glen I Look by, Olive Eloisa Giullermo and James FraserSonnetbeauty,inspirational,natu
9/9/2014Scattered DiscHaikuspace,
9/9/2014I'm Just a Little ParticleCoupletspace,time,
9/9/2014Adventures In NeverlandRhymeangst,fantasy,lost,people
9/9/2014She CravedEthereedark,fantasy,love,lust,pa
9/8/2014Barren Scene SeenHaikuautumn,inspirational,loss
9/8/2014Autumns Gentle OutcomeHaikunature,seasons,tree,
9/7/2014When Ones Heart FluttersTankabeautiful,beauty,woman,
9/6/2014Belt of no FaithRhymeloss,murder,religion,war,
9/6/2014We Bow in RemembranceRhymehusband,loss,war,wife,
9/6/2014We Came Upon A ClearingCoupletloss,people,war,
9/5/2014These DreamsQuatrainmusic,
9/5/2014When the Red Butterflies FlyCoupletdark,death,people,places,
9/5/2014The Little Girls AbyssQuatrainlyric,music,poetry,
9/5/2014That White BuildingQuatrainangst,emotions,family,los
9/5/2014The Sky is CryingRhymeloss,music,
9/5/2014My Daughter RebornCoupletangel,dark,loss,
9/5/2014The Concert that never EndsVersemusic,
9/5/2014Being BornCoupletlife,
9/5/2014My Master, HeRhymeangst,dark,grief,loss,los
9/5/2014To Where UnknownRhymechild,horror,loss,lost,pl
9/4/2014Through Hidden Dreamed DoorsDiminished Hexaversedark,lost,
9/4/2014I Tripped, I SlippedCoupletcrazy,dream,imagery,
8/30/2014Doodle the Footle 2 TootleLimerickfun,humor,
8/30/2014Erection, selectionFootlebeauty,women,
8/30/2014War worn, World tornFootlehistory,war,world,
8/30/2014Future WorldsFootlefuture,world,
8/30/2014Future WordsFootlefuture,words,
8/27/2014Do WeCoupletlife,
8/23/2014Contest, Name and DateRhymeconfusion,
8/23/2014More Than a Handfuls a Waste - FootleFootlefun,
8/23/2014Perky CheeksFootlefun,
8/23/2014Hands On - FootleFootledesire,longing,
8/22/2014Coach, CoachedLimerickhumorous,soccer,sports,
8/22/2014Riding Crop - FootleFootleadventure,lust,passion,se
8/19/2014When Shadows FallRhymelife,music,nature,seasons
8/19/2014The House Of MadameRhymeconfusion,life,
8/19/2014Oh to be That Towel, AgainRhymelove,lust,romance,sexy,
8/19/2014Porcelain Passion, AgainSenryulove,lust,passion,romance
8/19/2014Manacled in Black Lace, AgainRhymeemotions,love,lust,passio
8/19/2014Wanting Discuss - FootleFootlebody,deep,people,sexy,
8/14/2014High Hopes AgainRhymefreedom,hope,life,people,
8/9/2014Little Guy Dwarves AgainLimerickhumor,
8/9/2014There were NineCoupletangst,dark,death,for him,
8/9/2014Caressing Her BeautyLimerickhumor,relationship,
8/9/2014This Flight TonightLimerickhumor,
8/8/2014As I Lay On My PillowCoupletearth,hurt,
8/2/2014BouncebackabilityRhymeage,brother,childhood,dea
8/2/2014Vertical ChallengeHaikumath,science,
8/1/2014In Translucent TransparencyVersepeople,
8/1/2014When the Particles SpunRhymepeople,
8/1/2014angels with Dirty FacesSenryuabuse,father,kid,religion
7/30/2014Hiroshima, Theodore Van Kirk, RIPRhymeamerica,angst,death,judge
7/26/2014Undulating Porcelain SkinRhymejoy,lust,sensual,
7/26/2014To Her Heaven, I SighRhymei love you,love,romantic,
7/25/2014Probably, the Best Castle in the WorldHaikubeauty,character,places,
7/25/2014The Cowboy and BeelzebubLimerickheaven,humor,religion,
7/18/2014Fortunes of WarVerseanger,angst,pain,war,
7/18/2014holokaustonRhymedeath,
7/18/2014We've Kissed Her RainHaikunature,pride,weather,
7/18/2014Blank PageRhymedeath,sad,
7/18/2014MH17-298Rhymeanger,death,murder,people
7/12/2014Vacation, Duration, Frustration, grrrLimerickanger,holiday,humor,money
7/8/2014Goethe's PathVersebeautiful,color,environme
7/7/2014Dicks PrickLimerickgarden,nature,pain,silly,
7/5/2014Jock with his CockLimerickanimal,food,giggle,nature
7/4/2014Before the FogRhymeapril,
7/4/2014Lifting the FogRhymeangst,war,
6/29/2014StormsRhymeangst,mountains,nature,po
6/23/2014Arikara BornRhymeamerica,childhood,name,pl
6/7/2014Clawed BranchHaikudeath,life,nature,
6/7/2014On Calvary HillCoupletloss,religion,time,
6/7/2014ClaudiaSenryubeautiful,beauty,
6/6/2014Where Darkness EndsCoupletlife,
6/6/2014She, AtargatisCoupletmystery,mythology,sea,
6/6/2014DestinyHaikuspace,

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
The Bald EagleVerseanimals
ANOTHER LEADER EMERGESRhymehistory,people,social,peo
Kilted WarriorProse Poetrydeath,imagination,loss,pl
All On A Summers EveRhymenature,sea,seasons,uplift
Take TimeRhymeinspirationaltime,time,
If I Knew PicassoEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,education
Mysterious Ways: A True Christmas StoryRhymedevotion,faith,holiday,in
The Choice of Bonny AileasNarrativeadventure,history,love,pa
Seashore FlowersRhymenature
The Wild, Wild WestNarrativecowboy-western,life,peace
BudsHaikunature,sea,seasons
Manslaughter First DegreeVerseimagination,lifeme,
I Lost a Whole Weekend (Please Pardon My Rant)Narrativeconfusion,dedication,devo
Stolen YouthRhymeangst,childhoodchild,abus
Past-Life NightmareNarrativemystery,autumn,
The HolocaustI do not know?history
Buildings Go UpRhymeinspirational
Soup of FriendsTetractysdedication,friendshipme,
Don’t Let Right Become WrongVersefamily,husband,life,love,
Carried by the WindChokanature
She saysFree verselove
In Her Fathers ArmsFree versechildhood,confusion,daugh
A Memorable PersonNarrativelife,peoplelife,me,time,l
Happy Mother’s DayQuatrainmother
White ChariotsHaikunature
The BreedCoupletconfusion,introspection,n
Belly TimeRhymefamily,happiness,love,son
Disposable WisdomRhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
Stupid FightsRhymeforgiveness
My FriendRhymefriendshipfriend,
Just...beCoupletangst,confusion,depressio
First LoveRhymelost love,love,nostalgial
When God Calls Me HomeQuatrainforgivenessgod,sorry,god,
Naked shadesFree versedevotion,love
A "Hopeless" Diamond (in the Rough)Quatrainhistory,mysterylost,hope,
California Highway # 1Free verseinspirational,nature
Mackenzie TrailQuatrainadventure,cowboy-western,
Mother EarthRhymenative american,natureear
Stunning Revelations from Ancient MapsQuatrainhistory,science,urbanlost
Reaching for PeaksFree versehappiness,inspirational,n
Red LineFree verseloss,lost love,lovelost,l
The RiverRhymeinspirationalwater,life,r
Gentle DoveRhymeloveme,me,
Pterodactyls ThrivingCoupletanimals,imagination,myste
Borrowed SweetnessSenryugirlfriend-boyfriend
By Any Other NameBlank versenature
Soft kissesFree verselove
Holes in my Shoes Rhymeon writing and wordspoets
Ashes to AshesRhymefantasy
He does resurrect Lyricfaithlonging,friend,
Rose and Rose MariePersonificationheart,jealousy,love,me,oc
The love of JamesElegybrotherme,
POSSUM JUGGLINGCoupletanimals,fantasypoets,
Mo Nighean DonnHaikupeace
Ballad of LoveFree verselove
THE AGING PROCESSRhymeage,childhood,children,da
' The Power of A Poet ... ' 32nd SenryuSenryuinspirational,introspecti
Scattered memories of lovers'flowersTankapassion
The Flowering AlmondHaikunature
Ship Of Imagination On The Scottish CoastRhymeimagination,places,seanig
Liquid LullabyHaikunature
Generations Senryulife
Atacama / English VersionFree versehistorywater,history,wate
HONEY SUCKLE CANDY KISSRhymelove
A Tribute to The HighlanderFree versededication,on writing and
Acid RainChokamusic,nostalgia
December's Melting PassionTankapassion
A Winter Rose - A SonnetSonnetrose,winter,
PICTURE THISLyricfaith,placesmay,
Summer SongI do not know?naturesweet,sweet,
25th October 1854 Part 2Epicepiclight,prayer,light,
Blood BornFree verseadventure,allegory,animal
A Picture's StoryHaikunature
Peaceful DreamsFree versepeace,visionary,wardeath,
The BealachHaikufantasy,imagination,natur
Day of ReckoningChokanature
Atlantis LivesNarrativeinspirational
MarshmallowySenryudedication,love,
CONJOINED DREAMSNarrativelost love,on writing and
As Far As I CanQuatraindeath,family,father,husba
Where She StandsQuatraindepression,friendship,ima
The LonerTerza Rimaallegory,animals,lifebird
A Single Rose Sonnetintrospection,love,season
A Midsummer DreamShapeseasons
Lover's Love LessonNarrativefriendship,lifeme,fear,me
The PeonyQuatrainlove,natureflower,flower,
RegenerationQuatrainintrospection,life
No FearRhymeadventure,death,dedicatio
No dark shadows block what dreams may come...Lyricdedication,life,love,pass
Bonny ScotlandLimerickhappiness,love,wife
Remembering Willow PondQuatrainlove,naturelove,
2012Rhymevisionaryworld,
the first thanksgivingSenryuholiday,native american,
The Old Red Barn and ICoupletnostalgiaold,time,old,red
Happy Birthday HighlanderI do not know?dedicationbirthday,birthd
Popcorn anyoneMonokuimagination,nature
In DreamsTankaimagination,romance
'When we meet, this is what I want to say'Light Poetryfunny,imagination
He Wrote a Perfect POEMCoupletfriendship,life,lovedream
SupermanRhymeanniversary,health,loss

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