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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 "

 

 


Honestly, I am trying to comment!!


Blog Posted:8/9/2011 3:56:00 PM
Hiya Souper's,

Just to let the lovely poets know who comment on my poetry. I am endeavouring to return the compliment. I get on for two comments, then the message of which I have grown so fond of returns.

I am thinking of getting T-Shirts printed with "Server Error in '/' Application" then I shall sell them and retire to the Canary Islands.

Honestly though, I wish to give a big thanks to the Soups Admin for their massive behind the scenes work to get the server change over addressed. Also to combat the intrusion of the site by undesirables.

By far, this is the best Poetry Site on the net. Since I joined, yes we have lost a few. But we have gained so many. Something must be working correctly.

Have a lovely day, evening - where ever you are on this wonderful planet.


James :)








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  1. Date: 11/26/2011 7:02:00 AM
    I always look forward to the feed back and think the site is a great place to express your thoughts and feelings. cory

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  1. Date: 10/15/2011 10:18:00 AM
    Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work..I appreciate you taking the time to do so..I found one of my pictures and one of my poems on the internet at large..The poem "The Pale Pink Rose At Dawn"..I am wondering how it got there..Sara

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  1. Date: 9/18/2011 10:43:00 PM
    Hi James, I think I will take two T shirts. One with your life's motto-you don't have to stand on someone to be taller than them...and server error. I will be glad to get a hammock for OUR new Poetry Soup RESORT in the Canary Islands. Everyone can visit you! Gwendolen

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  1. Date: 8/19/2011 7:39:00 PM
    Not been easy with the problems with the site..Maybe in a few days all will be well with our favorite site..Have a great week end..Sara

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  1. Date: 8/10/2011 7:04:00 AM
    I will work on the marketing side of your venture James!! Only payment I want is to retire as well.. I'll take another destination if that is okay with you :-) xx

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  1. Date: 8/10/2011 1:41:00 AM
    where do I order that shirt, James??? Sure would love to have one! Have a wonderful day as well, and I sure do appreciate your comments, thank you-- haha then I sure am lucky I got comments from you :D- yup such a bummer that Soup keeps on fizzling out, but yup hopefully the kinks will be ironed out :)

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 11:56:00 PM
    well James I have a tank top that I bought down the beach with this saying on it already as a gimmick never thinking I would utilize it and here comes the day luv.. kudos to TPS for the upgrade thus far.. looking for more in the future luv..

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 10:30:00 PM
    Hi James, I am having the same problem, I will find just the right thing to say, maybe even eloquent then I go to send it after entering the code and it freezes then goes to error... very, very frustrating. i use to enjoy evenings reading poems and commenting, but I can only do about two comments before being locked out. Lee

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 10:12:00 PM
    Sorry you can't comment like you want, james. I know your frustration. it's happened to me here recently too. But it's up and down and mostly it's ok. I just hope others can get the kinks ironed out. I think we all have different computers or servers that gives us different types of problems!

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 7:46:00 PM
    Ill take one Tee in a medium cheers James lol...I keep losing my comments or blog posts too :( boohoo xxx

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 6:56:00 PM
    Thank you Constance. Over the past few months I have changed quite a lot. The Soups Admin are GEMS, so much that they are precious to us. It's not easy running a site at the best of times. When you get MORONS out to upset the apple cart. It's they who have to pick up the pieces. We get on with our lives, I dare say the Admin have their own lives, but probably other jobs as well :)

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 5:08:00 PM
    Going by the lovely responses, that's three T-Shirts sold, YIPPEE. A Highland stroll with my Princess, Och aye the noo. A little patience shall see this marvellous site singing and dancing again :)

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 5:03:00 PM
    sigh, james .. i get service errors/ error 500/ error 503, etc.. i mailed TPS as our free time for writing is bogged down... when i log in, i go as far as just that; then a line goes " you are prohibited to enter( or something to this effect)... breathe, my king...but...but, awwwh! will a highland stroll do?? :) huggs!

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 4:44:00 PM
    Carolyn Devonshire, you are going nowhere, and that's an order. Blimey, I'm so butch at times. In this instance, we have to give Admin a bit of breathing space :)

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 4:03:00 PM
    I'm getting the same errors, James. Luckily I was able to comment on your poem about the riots in the UK, but I've been thrown off several times trying to comment and am ready to quit until this site is repaired. I do think they are working on it, but heaven knows we have been having these problems for a long time and it is frustrating. Love, Carolyn

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Just a big thank you.
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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
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
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
11/21/2014 Arrogance Simply Astounds Limerickfun,funny,humor,humorous,
11/21/2014 Magical Toilet Paper Limerickfun,funny,humor,humorous,
11/21/2014 Firm Test Footlewords,
11/19/2014 Sometimes in Life Coupletencouraging,hope,life,lon
11/17/2014 Joyously We Be, a collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Versecute love,fun,funny love,
11/15/2014 Balcony I Glimpse Tankabeautiful,beauty,image,ki
11/15/2014 Seismic We Are Tankaemotions,friendship,joy,k
11/11/2014 Cascading Black, Down Her Back Haikubeautiful,beauty,smile,wo
11/11/2014 Stem of Growth Tankabeautiful,desire,i love y
11/11/2014 Her Hungering Demands Tankabirth,child,desire,devoti
11/6/2014 The Blond's Blinds Limerickfun,funny,
11/6/2014 Palawan Pleasure Versebeach,beautiful,best frie
11/6/2014 When Tears Touch II a collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Versefriend,friendship,people,
11/3/2014 Stargazer Tankabeautiful,color,flower,na
11/1/2014 She Knows How To Use Them Senryugirl,people,places,woman,
11/1/2014 The Ride of my Life Coupletlust,people,places,space,
10/31/2014 Black Cascade Tankadesire,emotions,love,peop
10/30/2014 Eyes Tell No Lies Rhymedesire,love,passion,sense
10/30/2014 WHEN TEARS TOUCH--a collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Rhymepeople,places,
10/26/2014 If Only I Was Younger Rhymechildren,desire,devotion,
10/23/2014 The Fonder of You Rhymepeople,places,
10/23/2014 Decaying Gown Haikuabsence,autumn,death,depr
10/23/2014 Insert Footlefor her,for him,romantic,
10/23/2014 Alluring Droplet Tankabody,imagery,sensual,sexy
10/23/2014 Tease for Two Footleboyfriend,cute love,emoti
10/23/2014 Orchestral Sighs Tankabeauty,desire,emotions,lo
10/20/2014 Why There's No Baby Planes Limerickfun,funny,silly,
10/19/2014 Urging Approach Senryukiss,love,lust,people,pla
10/19/2014 Rain Dance Senryujoy,love,nature,people,pl
10/18/2014 I Woke up in a Dream Coupletfriend,friendship,love,pe
10/17/2014 Lunar Beauty Haikubeauty,space,
10/17/2014 RAVENOUS ELDRITCH WRATH a collab with Olive Eloisa Guillermo Verseangst,dance,dark,death,go
10/15/2014 Elegance via Quill Rhymefriend,people,places,poem
10/11/2014 Rwanda's Why Prose Poetryafrica,death,people,place
10/3/2014 We Met to Write, then We Met Rhymefriendship,people,places,
10/3/2014 We Met to Write Rhymefriendship,people,places,
10/2/2014 What Resting Poets Do Footledream,people,places,sleep
9/28/2014 She, Lunar Orb Footleinspiration,space,

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Fav Poems

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The Bald Eagle Verseanimals
ANOTHER LEADER EMERGES Rhymehistory,people,social,peo
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If I Knew Picasso ekphrasisart,education
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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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