Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

James Fraser's Blog

About James Fraser
(Show Details...)
Bloggers Photo

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 "

 

 


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 :)








Please Login
 
  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

    Login to Reply
  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

    Login to Reply
  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

    Login to Reply
  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

    Login to Reply
  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

    Login to Reply
  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 :)

    Login to Reply
  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..

    Login to Reply
  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

    Login to Reply
  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!

    Login to Reply
  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

    Login to Reply
  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 :)

    Login to Reply
  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 :)

    Login to Reply
  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!

    Login to Reply
  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 :)

    Login to Reply
  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

    Login to Reply

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
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,
9/28/2014 Petite Poetess Acrosticblessing,friendship,peopl
9/24/2014 My Fallen Brother Rhymeangst,brother,history,los
9/24/2014 Solitary Helmet Rhymeangst,lost,soldier,war,
9/24/2014 Why the Rose Bled Rhymeafrica,angst,bereavement,
9/24/2014 Cave of Carnal Capture Rhymelust,passion,
9/24/2014 Nebula Seeker Rhymespace,
9/24/2014 Blar Chuil Lodair - The Battle Of Culloden Rhymeanger,depression,desire,p
9/20/2014 If Only One Saltire Flies Coupletpride,
9/13/2014 She Exits the Shower, again Rhymedesire,passion,
9/13/2014 Tsunami Sunset Verseimagery,poetry,
9/13/2014 Where now a Butterfly Sits Tankadaughter,loss,sad,
9/12/2014 Alba Rises Coupletfuture,people,political,t
9/10/2014 Down the Glen I Look by, Olive Eloisa Guillermo and James Fraser Sonnetbeauty,inspirational,natu
9/9/2014 Scattered Disc Haikuspace,
9/9/2014 I'm Just a Little Particle Coupletspace,time,
9/9/2014 Adventures In Neverland Rhymeangst,fantasy,lost,people
9/9/2014 She Craved Ethereedark,fantasy,love,lust,pa
9/8/2014 Barren Scene Seen Haikuautumn,inspirational,loss
9/8/2014 Autumns Gentle Outcome Haikunature,seasons,tree,
9/7/2014 When Ones Heart Flutters Tankabeautiful,beauty,woman,
9/6/2014 Belt of no Faith Rhymeloss,murder,religion,war,
9/6/2014 We Bow in Remembrance Rhymehusband,loss,war,wife,
9/6/2014 We Came Upon A Clearing Coupletloss,people,war,
9/5/2014 These Dreams Quatrainmusic,
9/5/2014 When the Red Butterflies Fly Coupletdark,death,people,places,
9/5/2014 The Little Girls Abyss Quatrainlyric,music,poetry,
9/5/2014 That White Building Quatrainangst,emotions,family,los
9/5/2014 The Sky is Crying Rhymeloss,music,
9/5/2014 My Daughter Reborn Coupletangel,dark,loss,
9/5/2014 The Concert that never Ends Versemusic,
9/5/2014 Being Born Coupletlife,
9/5/2014 My Master, He Rhymeangst,dark,grief,loss,los
9/5/2014 To Where Unknown Rhymechild,horror,loss,lost,pl
9/4/2014 Through Hidden Dreamed Doors Diminished Hexaversedark,lost,
9/4/2014 I Tripped, I Slipped Coupletcrazy,dream,imagery,
8/30/2014 Doodle the Footle 2 Tootle Limerickfun,humor,
8/30/2014 Erection, selection Footlebeauty,women,
8/30/2014 War worn, World torn Footlehistory,war,world,
8/30/2014 Future Worlds Footlefuture,world,
8/30/2014 Future Words Footlefuture,words,

My Photos


ps_IMAGE_031.jpg

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 Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,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

Fav Poets

PoetCountry 
Broken Wings Canada Flag Canada Read
Deborah Moe United States Flag United States Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Barbara Gorelick United States Flag United States Read
Raul Moreno United States Flag United States Read
Ruben O. Argentina Flag Argentina Read
James Peranteau United States Flag United States Read
James Marshall Goff United States Flag United States Read
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen United States Flag United States Read
Kristy De La Keur Scoveille United States Flag United States Read
Jayne Eggins Australia Flag Australia Read
Linda-Marie SweetHeart Italy Flag Italy Read
Francine Roberts Canada Flag Canada Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
Scarlett Sepulvado Anderson United States Flag United States Read
Michael J. Falotico United States Flag United States Read
Sharon Ruebel United States Flag United States Read
Chris D. Aechtner Canada Flag Canada Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Joe Flach United States Flag United States Read
Wilma Neels South Africa Flag South Africa Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Thvia Stein United States Flag United States Read
elizabeth wesley Canada Flag Canada Read
Bob Quigley United States Flag United States Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Vince Suzadail Jr. United States Flag United States Read
sharon Winter United States Flag United States Read
Annalise a.k.a. Audrey Haick United States Flag United States Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Donna Jones United States Flag United States Read
Black Eyed Susan United States Flag United States Read
Olive Eloisa Guillermo Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Tim Smith United States Flag United States Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read