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Bloggers PhotoThere really isn't much to tell that hasn't been covered in my poetry. Love this site, love the new friends I've made. I am a single woman, work full time, family grown and on their own. When I was in highschool all I wanted to do was write. Life got in the way. Now I have all the time I need to indulge my passion.

new tanka contest

Blog Posted:11/1/2013 12:31:00 PM
My new contest is posted. Please read carefully. One tanka only. New poem. Date written on entry
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  1. Date: 11/1/2013 11:00:00 PM
    I love this form. hoping you get a lot of good ones!!

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My Past Blog Posts

autumn colours contest finally judged, new contest up
Date Posted: 10/9/2014 12:04:00 AM
Bring on the fall colours
Date Posted: 8/31/2014 9:58:00 PM
Moon contest finalized
Date Posted: 8/30/2014 12:40:00 PM
Summer Acrostic contest judged
Date Posted: 8/10/2014 11:06:00 PM
Jack Horne's Book
Date Posted: 6/26/2014 11:31:00 PM
Summer Acrostic contest posted
Date Posted: 6/14/2014 8:15:00 PM
Springtime Quintain contest finalized
Date Posted: 5/30/2014 2:32:00 PM
tickle my funny bone contest finalized
Date Posted: 3/21/2014 5:23:00 PM
Seriously people read the contest rules
Date Posted: 3/19/2014 12:01:00 AM
No Date No placement
Date Posted: 3/8/2014 7:06:00 PM
the yellowest of yellow
Date Posted: 3/1/2014 4:37:00 PM
Here Comes the Sun contest
Date Posted: 2/1/2014 3:49:00 PM
Winners in the White contest posted
Date Posted: 1/27/2014 8:29:00 PM
check out this new poet
Date Posted: 12/30/2013 10:10:00 PM
Merry Christmas
Date Posted: 12/24/2013 9:05:00 PM
Winter Night in English Quintain finalized
Date Posted: 12/20/2013 11:33:00 PM
only 8 days left
Date Posted: 12/8/2013 10:23:00 PM
new contest posted
Date Posted: 11/16/2013 10:49:00 AM
Fall Winter Tanka contest is finalized
Date Posted: 11/13/2013 10:26:00 PM
new tanka contest
Date Posted: 11/1/2013 12:31:00 PM
Summer's End contest finally ended
Date Posted: 10/26/2013 11:58:00 PM
Summer's End contest posted
Date Posted: 8/24/2013 9:34:00 AM
congrats to winners of the last Night I Dreamt contest
Date Posted: 8/5/2013 7:58:00 PM
Please Read the Rules in the "last night I dreamt " contest
Date Posted: 8/1/2013 11:55:00 PM
New contest posted
Date Posted: 7/25/2013 11:28:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/6/2014Honey CatCoupletcat,
9/3/2014Writer's BlockRhymewriting,
9/1/2014autumn leavesQuintain (English)autumn,
8/22/2014For Barbie - at Qualicum BeachRhymechildhood,places,remember
8/11/2014Oh Captain, My CaptainRhymedeath,
6/15/2014Summer SunsetAcrosticromance,
6/14/2014Summer RainAcrosticrain,summer,
5/28/2014Unbearable Beauty in ScarlettSonnetbaby,death,grief,
4/1/2014colours of morningQuintain (English)beautiful,morning,
3/21/2014Spring Day OneQuintain (English)spring,
3/19/2014Her Birthday PresentRhymedeath,dedication,love,
3/10/2014beckoning sunTankaspring,
1/27/2014Goodbye Linda MarieSonnetdeath,friendship,
12/17/2013The Reason for the SeasonCoupletchristmas,
11/2/2013a windy dayRhymeautumn,wind,
11/1/2013a fall dayTankaautumn,
9/19/2013Harmony - acrosticAcrosticbird,joy,music,
8/29/2013lightning cracksTankastorm,
8/3/2013on the impending demolishment of the Harewood DamsCoupletsad,water,
7/26/2013Last Night I DreamtRhymelost love,
7/24/2013soul's meditationTankapeace,senses,
7/23/2013Mr PicklesRhymecat,
7/23/2013footprintsFree versebeach,
7/19/2013inner animalTankafeelings,
7/13/2013discretion : not for public consumptionRhymebetrayal,feelings,writing
7/9/2013Worst Morning AfterCoupletdrink,humorous,
5/30/2013coldness lingersTankaweather,
5/18/2013Ode to the Scotch BroomRhymeenvironment,garden,
5/11/2013the rainRhymerain,
5/9/2013For Richard on His FiftiethRhymebirthday,friend,funny,
5/7/2013Sweet MelodyRhymebird,music,
5/6/2013Calla LiliesTankaflower,morning,
5/4/2013Memories Beyond the DoorCoupletdeath,grief,
4/24/2013morning sunTankabird,morning,sun,
4/19/2013a painting in motionTankabird,nature,
4/19/2013just a tingeTankasky,
4/15/2013cherry blossomsHaikuflower,seasons,
4/10/2013The Dart ChalkerRhymehumorous,sports,
4/6/2013orange rosesTankaflower,sad,
4/4/2013Skittles the Escape ArtistCouplethumorous,pets,cat,me,
4/2/2013Fairies of the FieldQuintain (English)fantasy,
4/2/2013Golf NutLimerickhumorous,sports,
4/2/2013brown eyesTankalost love,sad,
4/2/2013tears fallTankadeath,
3/31/2013in timeTankapets,seasons,
3/31/2013Easter egg huntTankachildhood,holiday,easter,
3/30/2013Contagious SingingVillanellepets,song,song,song,
3/25/2013For BrendaQuintain (English)death,friendship,sad,ange
3/24/2013spring snowHaikuseasons,
3/24/2013life goes onTankadeath,sad,
3/23/2013beyond the glassTankapets,bird,bird,
3/23/2013sadness dispelledTankaanimal,sad,
3/16/2013on the benchTankaanimal,lonely,
3/15/2013like diamondsTankanature,
3/14/2013even on cloudy daysTankahappiness,pets,
3/12/2013behind glass panesTankanostalgia,
3/12/2013A Tree In DarknessRhymeconfusion,imagination,
3/10/2013only a dreamTankadream,loss,sad,
3/10/2013last daysTankaflower,
3/10/2013the deerTankaanimal,
2/24/2013green boughsHaikunature,
2/18/2013skittering leavesHaikuanimal,nature,
2/9/2013A Shaft of LightCoupletnature,light,light,
2/7/2013on a frozen lakeKimonature,
2/7/2013a symbol of loveHaikunature,romance,
2/7/2013A Forgotten ValentineRhymechild,death,sad,
2/2/2013Whimsey vs AngstRhymeon writing and words,word
2/1/2013your wordsFree versedepression,sad,
1/19/2013the thawRhymeseasons,beautiful,beautif
1/13/2013Winter BegoneRhymeseasons,
1/12/2013Tonight's SunsetLight Poetrynature,
1/9/2013We Are As OneSonnetromance,
1/9/2013If the Box Fits --- Wear ItCoupletcat,humorous,
1/3/2013Winnie the Pooh and Mickey MouseRhymebaby,death,grief,sad,
12/31/2012A Toast to 2013Rhymeholiday,nostalgia,me,new
12/28/2012Tasting BlissQuintain (English)romance,
12/28/2012A New Year's PrayerAcrosticholiday,introspection,pra
12/14/2012If I Could Go BackCoupletintrospection,life,
11/29/2012Holiday BakingRhymeholiday,time,
11/18/2012yellow lightHaikunature,
11/17/2012Unemployment - Day FiveRhymefunny,on work and working
11/14/2012the FishermanRhymefunny,
11/13/2012Blanket of WhiteRhymenature,
11/3/2012Thank YouRhymefunny,girlfriend-boyfrien
11/3/2012The FogRhymenature,
11/3/2012Fairies DancePantoumfantasy,dance,dance,garde

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
Once Willows Wept Not Balladdeath,epic,fantasy,lost l
Mystic Tampering.Rhymefantasy
a touch of frostElegydeath
The Unfinished PoemRhymeon writing and wordswords
The TeacupRhymesad
Dark ShadowsPersonificationdark,death,loss,lost love
The Last PoetKimointrospection,loss,philos
TOFINO MOMENTSFree verselovelife,
I'm Wrong...Rhymehusband,wife
Mr. Truly AmazingRhymeanimals,inspirationalfami
Tattered Jeans and Old T-shirtsNarrativelost love,love,nostalgiad
Chris Had To PissLimerickfunny
For Francine RobertsRhymeadventure
Bad NewsLimerickfunny
The OfferRhymelovelove,
The Day The Dog DiedCoupletanimals,love,day,husband,
What Heart?Rhymesadheart,heart,
By the Stream Beside the MeadowCoupletlove,naturebody,love,
Noise in the SilenceRhymelost love,sadme,
Cardinal at the feederRhymenature,upliftingwinter,wi
One Night StandLimerickfunny,lost love,love,
Knight in shining armourRhymedevotion,happiness,hope,l
The Six - My Heart Sings OutKyriellehappiness,love,heart,hear
Playstation bluesRhymechildhoodday,day,mother,
Think It OverLimerickfunny
Pass It FowardRhymeinspirational,lifeme,time
A Special Poem For OlderFolks Light Poetryfunnyme,me,
Poe's DiaryRhymeimaginationtime,
In the Light of the MoonRhymelife,love,passion
The Poet's LullabyRhymeon writing and wordswords
Re-found Visiting Qualicum BeachCoupletlove,passion,people,place
White LaceSonnetlife,seasons
Take Me to Your LeaderRhymefunnywife,green,me,
Things You TouchedRhymesad
OPPOSITES ATTRACT # 1I do not know?funny
Scaredy CatRhymefunny
Egg ShellsRhymerecovery from...
Second Hand LoveRhymesadme,me,
A Million ThanksRhymededication,friendship,tha
Glass SlippersRhymelovemay,
You Ain't No Boss of MeRhymefunny
The Paper and the TearsRhymelife,on writing and words
The lady of the Lake part IDramatic monologuefantasyheart,heart,senses
The lady of the Lake Part IIDramatic monologuefantasyme,me,
Here Kitty KittyRhymefunnyme,
Passions heatRhymelove
The Death of Robin HoodRhyme royalimaginationgreen,me,
Gathering of the Golden Girls - Soup ConventionLimerickfriendship,funnytime,
LOVE HAS HAD ENOUGHSonnetallegory,life,lovelove,
Sulu, Lock Phasers and Await My Command 1I do not know?philosophy,spaceme,me,
Sulu, Lock Phasers and Await My Command 2I do not know?philosophy,spacefaith,fea
Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of TumsLight Poetryfood,funny,me,me,
THE WAR BRIDEAcrosticlove,travel,war,war,grand
This laundry never endsCoupletfunny,life,
Cleaning SolutionMonorhymefunny,life,
The RiverRhymelife,boat,journey,river,
You Flew The KiteFree versechildhood,nostalgiasound,
Stardust in Our BonesFree verseon writing and words,word

Fav Poets

Broken Wings Canada Flag Canada Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
James Marshall Goff United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Dean Masciarelli United States Flag United States Read
Tim Ryerson United States Flag United States Read
Robert A. Dufresne United States Flag United States Read
Linda-Marie SweetHeart Italy Flag Italy Read
Michael Poyntz Canada Flag Canada Read
David Byrne Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Robb A. Kopp United States Flag United States Read
Larry Belt United States Flag United States Read
RALPH TAYLOR United States Flag United States Read
Rob Metcalf United States Flag United States Read
Joe Flach United States Flag United States Read
Travis Tapley United States Flag United States Read
Timothy Brumley United States Flag United States Read
Caribbean SeaWolf United States Flag United States Read
lewis scott United States Flag United States Read
DON JOHNSON Australia Flag Australia Read
Cyndi MacMillan Canada Flag Canada Read
elizabeth wesley Canada Flag Canada Read
Carol Sunshine Brown United States Flag United States Read
John Rhinem United States Flag United States Read
Mary Duhart United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read