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Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and three grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry, and also, entering poetry contests herself.

Ms. Dietrich has won numerous awards, as well as the title Poet of the Year 2008, from the Yahoo group, Poetry For Thought. In addition, she has won prizes from the magazines Lucidity, Bell's Letters, Art with Words, Poets at Work and SP Quill, the magazine for which she wrote grammar and poetry articles as well as movie reviews and for which she acted as poetry editor for the head editor Marie Summers for six years. Many of her poems have appeared in Shadows Ink, a yearly published series of chapbooks of award winning poetry as well as in numerous other anthologies. Her short stories appeared in many issues of SP Quill and much of her poetry is published in eight chapbooks (the most recent one soon to be published is called Prosies), which can be purchased at Shadowpoetry.com.


Sad News about Linda-Sweetheart


Blog Posted:1/22/2014 8:49:00 PM
Tonight I was wondering again..... what ever happened to Linda, who called herself the Sweetheart of Poetry Soup? She was one of the first people I met here and she was always so sweet to us all.  The last I think that any of us heard from her was over a year ago when she posted the poem about her near death experience in the hospital. (She'd had complications from diabetes and dehydration). If you have not seen this last post of hers, please go see it!

I finally decided just to google her name. For a long time now, I have had a feeling the worst may have happened to her because nothing could ever keep Linda away from Soup for long. I was very saddened to find an obituary. After studying it, I am very sure it must be our dear Linda. There are very few people with the name Linda-Marie Bariana and this is from a New Jersey obituary and as I recall, she had family members named Eric and Anthony. Also, the article lists her as a poet.  (I went back just now and saw that it IS her because they have posted my words in the book for her there)

Many people have been asking me what happened to her. Finally we have our answer. Maybe some of you can go to this link and sign the guest book with your condolences to the family. Here is the info and a link is at the bottom. Rest in peace, Sweetheart. This is such very sad news:

Linda-Marie Bariana
Obituary
Guest Book
"Rest in peace Linda, until you hear his voice. John 5:28"
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Linda-Marie Bariana

AGE: 70 • Bellmawr

On December 31, 2013, Linda-Marie (nee Pilla) passed away at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Linda-Marie worked for many years for the insurance division of the Sons of Italy until her retirement. In addition to her employment, she was an accomplished and published poet.

She is lovingly survived by her two sons, Edward and Anthony; her three grandchildren, Eric, Shelby-Marie and Samantha-Jean; her daughter-in-law, Stephanie; her brother, Charles Fanelli and her sister, Sally Fanelli.

Funeral services and interment will be held privately at the con
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpostonline/obituary.aspx?pid=169006078#sthash.0kHxI6Vv.dpuf
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  1. Date: 1/26/2014 4:56:00 PM
    May Linda's Soul rest in the eternal Spirit of Her Father's remembrance as the Love that she was, to be called into loving service of the King. Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 1/26/2014 4:52:00 PM
    sad news about Linda, "Sorry" Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 1/26/2014 2:26:00 PM
    My heart is utterly shattered . . .thanks for finding out what happened, I have always wondered. Constance

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  1. Date: 1/25/2014 12:40:00 PM
    So sorry to hear this.She was such a great poet. She was really a sweetheart.I will always remember her inspiring words at my poems. Will miss her.R I P Linda Marie the Sweetheart of Poetrysoup.

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  1. Date: 1/25/2014 10:29:00 AM
    OMG wondered what happened to this sweetheart of a lady. My deepest sympathy to the family. May she rest in peace. A wonderful poetess and lady and many fond memories of her wonderful poetry. She will be missed.

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  1. Date: 1/24/2014 3:58:00 PM
    With deepest sympathy, My Sweet Linda-Marie.............. :(........ You will remain in our minds and in our hearts. Love forever from your BFF-team.................. ~SKAT~

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  1. Date: 1/24/2014 2:52:00 PM
    Hi Andrea so sad to hear this news, all the best Poetowen

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 11:53:00 PM
    HI EVERYONE... I know TPS is busy, working on all those behind the scene things, answering emails, ironing out problems. I think sometimes TPS is left out of the loop. I sent them an email, letting them know we believe Linda Marie has passed away. I'm sure that they have a protocol for such occurrences. I also suggested a few ways for there to be a full-on community tribute to her with help from TPS. Just a thought. She gave so much of herself here. YES, she was one of the first to welcome me, encourage me, leave lovely, warm comments... People like you, Andrea, like so many others, keep the soup warm. I hope TPS can find a way to say, she will be missed, with the panache she deserves. oxox

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 9:47:00 PM
    Very sad, Andrea....I stopped by her legacy page...thanks for info....we lost a real treasure here, jimbo

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 6:39:00 PM
    I am still not sure this is our Linda-Marie. Maybe it's just wishful thinking but where are her other boys? She told me once that she had borne 5 but one died young. She used to write poems about him. She surely doesn't look 70 in the pictures taken when she married Ron a few years ago and where is he? This is very strange. If it is true I am very sad about it. Joyce

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 5:58:00 PM
    I am still in shock .... and in tears

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 4:08:00 PM
    I read this blog as soon as you told me the sad news, my friend - I know we'd probably all feared the worst, but I kept hoping to see a new post by her

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 2:30:00 PM
    A sad turn of events for us. But she was in bad health and is now free of that burden... and with her beloved Ron... Rest in Peace... Linda Marie Sweetheart of PoetrySoup. I'm sure her family will retain many, many great memories... I'm sorry for their loss... and ours.

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 1:08:00 PM
    Sad to hear about Linda-Marie's passing. I won my Lifetime Membership in one of her contest... She is one of the main reasons I am still on the Soup. Thank you for letting us know Andrea. RIP Linda-Marie, I will never forget you --

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 12:42:00 PM
    - R.I.P. Linda Marie - Anne-Lise -

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 12:37:00 PM
    Thanks for letting us know, Andrea. When I first found PS, I hesitatingly posted a few poems - Linda-Marie was quick with her welcoming responses and positive comments. She was always the first to post comments on my poems and encouraged me to write more. Then, in a typical Linda-Marie way, she bought a Premium Membership for me as a 1st place winner in one of her many contests. Linda-Marie, is the reason why I got addicted to PS and is the reason why I have gotten to know so many of you. I will never forget her, her generosity and her tireless efforts in encouraging others to find their poetic-side. I shed a tear reading this blogs. Rest in peace Sweetheart.

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 10:30:00 AM
    So many things I am remembering,..sweetheart left us a legacy of poems, photos,& posts..She will always remain alive & happy in our memories.I think she wouldn't want us to be so sad, instead would want us to think of her as she was,.standing along the shore on her wedding day with her big guy, Ron.The love of her life, who came perhaps, late in life, but filled her days with love and devotion until the end. I remember how he took over her blogs, to type for her and keep us updated on her recovery from surgery,when she could no longer type for herself.As difficult as it is to lose someone who was the sweetheart of the soup, she will live on in our hearts.RIP to both Linda Marie, and Ron.

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 9:55:00 AM
    Sorry to hear of the death..I wonder why they did not mention her husband, Ron?..I tried to copy and paste and it did not go there..Sara

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    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick Date: 1/23/2014 10:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I managed in a round about way to get to her orbituary and left a message ..I found that many people from here had been in there..Sara
  1. Date: 1/23/2014 9:32:00 AM
    I'm just still in my denial bubble here... she has been on my mind as well and I did my search for her a few weeks back, not sure I think last wk of Dec or 1st wk January? But I guess the obituary wasn't up back then, I was hoping she was fine, I had my fears and didn't see any obits so I guess I got a bit complacent...the most I got were 2 other phone #s, which sad to say I never was able to contact, I am such a scatterbrain; the Christmas card that I sent her in 2012 came back, and I didn't have her current address...remember Andrea how I asked you to try contacting her with the other number I found before and it was a disconnect? I am just deeply sighing right now, just wondering what happened to her, wishing I could have done more to try to contact her? Now how she livened up the Soup is just going through me, and of how she wrote her comments (remembering how she called people 'Luv' and how she loved to use 'oh'), and all her updates about her life (remember her blogs and contests?) -- ahh, I am smiling with memories of her and just feeling so sad, this loss at the same time, hard to explain. Just stuff going through me now. Sweetheart, you are missed, she was one of the first ones who welcomed me here, and I will never forget her. Rest in peace, luv, and write with the angels <3

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 9:07:00 AM
    I do not think it is the same Linda, the one from here, according to her facebook page was born may 21, 1959 that would make her 54, the one that passed was 70...unless Linda was much older and didn't want people to know...i am not sure where the Soup Linda was from but this Linda was from philadelphia and new jersey area...not far from me!

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/23/2014 4:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    sAndy, some women do not tell the truth about their age!! My own mother was one of them!! (but she only put her age a few years off!!)
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 1/23/2014 10:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Sandra, I do think it was our Linda Marie. the Census only list 2 families in the US with that surname. Many women on the soup choose to post a photo of themselves when they were in their youth...I guess it's only natural....
    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams Date: 1/23/2014 9:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am not sure Linda...i went on her facebook and now i did write the one relative from their to try and find out if it is the same... the one who passed was 70...so either she made herself younger on here and facebook or it's not her...will update you if i find anything out!
    na Avatar wala na Date: 1/23/2014 9:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    although sad to say, from Dec2012 when I tried, the mail got returned to me,...so I am assuming that it is the same Linda, and she just didn't divulge her real age here in Soup. And yes, she was in NJ...
    na Avatar wala na Date: 1/23/2014 9:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Based from the address that I saw from the records available online, it says the Linda-Marie that is listed is 70...it's the same address that I had from her before, I was able to send her mail to that address, received mail from that address,cont'd
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 1/23/2014 9:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sandra, I hope you are right... I recall the bombblond shell. Was in her fifties.
  1. Date: 1/23/2014 7:33:00 AM
    Thank you Andrea, this is so very sad. No one could write poems about love better than Linda-Marie and she persisted as long as she could with Ron typing her poems as she dictated them to him since her hands were so impaired. That is truly love and she was and always will be a Sweetheart!

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 7:31:00 AM
    Oh, no. That's very sad news. I think anyone who ever had the pleasure of talking with her here on the soup really loved her. I did. She really was a sweetheart. Rest in peace, Linda.

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 7:12:00 AM
    Sooooo Sad....Its her dear...It is her

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 7:04:00 AM
    So sad to hear this news Andrea, she was a kind and loving soul..

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 6:56:00 AM
    I am sending my sincere condolences to her family. May God offer her tranquility and rest as well as psychological endurance to her relatives. I am so sorry for their loss. G.

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 6:18:00 AM
    In autumn 2012 Linda sent me a poem she d written for my baby girl.I posted it on the soup last august when Christina turned one.She eve paid franciscian s friars in where Christina was gifted a year of prayers.I remember sendin Linda a xmas card in 2012..remained unanswered..During the year 2013 i sent her a get well sn card..Still ananswered and this december..A xmas card unanswered..I tried googling her name ..but never managed to find her name on the orbituary list..but im so glad you did.At least I can pray for her soul and not to get better.She was so dear to me..Still is and Im gonna miss her more knowing she wonr be coming here again. Tnks so much andrea..Hugs

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/23/2014 8:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes i realized now..when i visited the gueat book..Ron s surname was rinaldi not rosetti sorry.. I think :(..Hugs andrea,,I have no words dear
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/23/2014 7:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You never saw about her before because her death is quite recent. The last day of this last year, Charma. She hung on until the very end of the year. She was always a trooper.
  1. Date: 1/23/2014 6:14:00 AM
    thanks for letting us know, andrea...poor linda-marie, this is awfully sad news and such a shock...

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 3:20:00 AM
    i have thinking about linda for few days now when i saw drafts of poems for her former contests, and asked myself where she could be.. this is a painful day for me.. londa was one of those who greeted me on soup.. i felt good having a friend and sharing meaningful bits of life up close... may the Light guide you to etrenal bliss, my sweet linda... prayers continue for you... WHERE IS RON in the obit, andie?

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/23/2014 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Some here think he passed away before she did, Nette. She had told a few people that he had fallen ill. I just have no clue what happened there. She is someone that will be remembered forever by those of us who knew her.
  1. Date: 1/23/2014 2:59:00 AM
    Linda was a lovely lady who participated in many of my contests.Hopefully her poetry is preserved for her family and others to enjoy.rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 2:37:00 AM
    Andrea this is very sad news, she was such a fine poet and a lovely person. She will be forever a part of this site...

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 12:20:00 AM
    Andrea, you're right, there cannot be many Linda Marie Bariana.It is so painful to know. Never knew anyone to be so full of life, and a very kind soul. Without Ron she must've died of a broken heart. Will always remember her when I see orchids, when I think of colors vibrant..How she touched our lives! Linda Marie, you'll always be in my thoughts.. in my heart..

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 11:54:00 PM
    Oh my this deeply saddens me...she was such a kind and joyous spirit and she still is with us as such I am sure.She was always so encouraging and kind-hearted...she will be so greatly missed.

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 11:44:00 PM
    Thanks, Andrea, for the information. Continuously I was inquiring about her to some of our common friends on PS and one in Ramsey, NJ. Oh, Linda, may God rest you in peace. I visited her twice in 2011 when she was active on the soup.

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 11:05:00 PM
    Rest in peace, my dear friend.

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 9:37:00 PM
    But our Linda Marie was married?

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    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/23/2014 6:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    She had a son eric and an anthony.Ron s surname was rosetti or rosetto i think
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/22/2014 10:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes, Eric is mentioned in the obituary and wasn't there also an Anthony? I went back to her poems and saw the one she wrote about her grandson. well, I have to call it a night. I was trying to find out what happened to Ron but I can find no way to learn of him by google.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/22/2014 9:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Grandson named Eric... he was supposed to be a girl born in 2012... she wrote a poem about'/for him
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 1/22/2014 9:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    she has a son name Eric
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/22/2014 9:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    no comment there, Debs.
  1. Date: 1/22/2014 9:34:00 PM
    Very, very sad to hear this. She was a deeply kind soul.

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 9:31:00 PM
    Sorry, this is extremely sad and hard for me. for it was Linda, who took me in and made me Her BFF... I'm in tears I want you to know Andrea, it is and always will be an honor, to mention her in all my soup dedications. You saw how she broke us into tears the first time she left the soup. There was a lot going on, I know. Linda thought me to be strong here, and never let anyone break me. Andrea, I felt a big part of the soup, part with her. She's in heaven now. now I know she's finally looking out for us again. . LINDA MARIE- B..... you will forever be in my heart. Best friends forever, Right! I will cherish all you E-mails... Andrea, i was afraid of this.... Linda

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/22/2014 9:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I was so afraid of it too, PD. What a wild ride with Linda here at Soup we had!!
  1. Date: 1/22/2014 9:20:00 PM
    no...This can't be. .:(

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 9:06:00 PM
    Crying... I just left a message on her poem yesterday, for I felt this may be the case... my worry had been that Ron had passed away, I remember him being very sick all of a sudden, and if that was the case, with all that Linda-Marie had struggled with, I thought she'd die of a broken heart... all so upsetting.... and yet, look at her poem... crying again... her poem about the near death experience... would it be okay for me to post this..... I want to so bad, put up her lovely poem about her view of heaven, how she is not afraid... I'm rambling... so upset so upset.... and this should be a wake up call for everyone. WE ARE REAL FRIENDS HERE. Something could happen to us at anytime. Be kind.

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/22/2014 9:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ron had been very ill, as well. I'm going to add that link to the condolences book on the blog with her poem... to make it easier for soupers.. thanks for letting us know. I'd just left a message for her I thought yesterday, but 2 days ago.. I'd already thought this.. I already knew in my heart
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/22/2014 9:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I was thinking of posting it too, Cyndi. You go ahead and do it!! It is such a precious poem for her last post. All I can think is that Ron died because he was not mentioned in those that survived her.
  1. Date: 1/22/2014 8:57:00 PM
    It's just so hard to believe that I never got to say parting words to Linda, and that nobody ever informed us! I was hoping one day that I would hear that she was ok. Oh my, I really hate having my fears confirmed about her.

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/22/2014 9:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes I know. Soupmail for you.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/22/2014 9:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hon, read it closer... no surviving HUSBAND... Ron too ron too... oh, so sad...

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8/26/2014 The Superb Comment Limerickhumorous,
8/25/2014 Where Once We Played Kyrielleplaces,
8/24/2014 Through the Mist Ottava rimanature,
8/22/2014 Do I Have to Say It Free versewrite,
8/21/2014 Summer Reveries - More than Dreams Rhymesummer,
8/21/2014 The Mark Triolettrust,
8/18/2014 Tale of a Witch - Modern Day Quatrainwoman,
8/17/2014 Ah, Wanderlust Rondeautravel,youth,
8/15/2014 Sweet Pea Footlefood,
8/14/2014 Oh Goddess Moon Versemoon,
8/12/2014 Balancing the Load Rhymeclothes,
8/12/2014 The Wife with Flavored Eyes Sonnetwife,
8/11/2014 Sweet Sonnet Bird Sonnetwriting,
8/10/2014 In the Reflection of the Shadows Free versedeep,nature,
8/9/2014 Trucker Joe's Lament Kyrielleloneliness,
8/7/2014 Now Vanished Verseyouth,
8/5/2014 The Lovely Cruise Lyriclife,love,
8/2/2014 The Aha Moment Haikudeath,
7/31/2014 The Sky Lark Versebird,
7/30/2014 And Then Are Times - Verselove,
7/29/2014 In the Clouds entry Haikunature,wind,
7/27/2014 Thinking of Turtles Free verseanalogy,boyfriend,
7/26/2014 Passion's Flower Verseflower,passion,
7/26/2014 Kind Haven Rondeauhome,
7/25/2014 Above the Clouds Sonnetlife,love,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
The Stone Elegydeath,love,
A Winter Night Lyricimagination,nature,
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
Just wait and see Free versenature,science,space,
My White Lace Tablecloth Narrativefamily,forgiveness,friend
A LIMERICK CHRISTMAS THREE (3) . Limerickfunny,seasons,thank you,c
ALWAYS MOTHERS DAY Rhymefunny,mother,thank you,me
A Pirate Jay Light Poetryanimals,
Divine Splendor Blank verseintrospection,nature,scie
BROTHER - BILLY Narrativebrother,childhood,family,
Umbrella Personificationconfusion,devotion,life,l
You played me Personificationconfusion,imagination,mus
Concept of Time Free versenature
JINGLE Free versefunny,life,music
AN EVER-CHANGING UNIVERSE Narrativemysterylight,light,
TRANSCENDENCE Tankafantasy,imagination,natur
My Partner, my Life Free versehusband,loveme,
Spaces .... The Earth Moved ..... Imagismlove
December Sun . Rhymenaturewinter,sun,winter,
A Whisper on the Wind Free versenature
Footsteps Free versefatherme,me,
If ever Free verselove
Dreams like Light-Waves Prose Poetryimaginationautumn,
A fantsy world Haiku 
Borrowed Sweetness Senryugirlfriend-boyfriend
SEPTEMBER SONG (triple tanka) Tankanature
Aquatic Mood Senryudepression
Where The Sycamore Grew Free verseautumn,family,house,life,
Perfect Nature Haikunature
Wild Love Narrativelovesweet,garden,love,ros
Positive Perspective Tankainspirational
My Pilot Light Verseinspirational,introspecti
Love's Echos Free verselovevoice,love,me,voice,
Fading Grandeur Haikuloss,nature
For Wifey Rhymeloveme,love,me,i love you
Alabaster Night Free versenature,sea,
Causalities of War Elegydeath,war,
" Ike and Jane "- sequence 2 Light Poetryfunny,love,wifeme,me,time
Pretty orchids Free versecaregiving,happiness,hope
Even a Sparrow Soars Free verseanimals
My Piano Knows Versedevotion,happiness,holida
Dancing with the Stars Free versenature,scienceblue,
The Unrequited Mantra Free versedevotion,hope,lost love,l
Dreaming for Reality Free verseintrospection,lifeme,me,s
FIG TREE, NEW YEAR'S DAY Narrativenaturewinter,winter,new y
Poets At-Large Free verselife,
to know you Free versedevotion,husband
Moved to Tears by Josh Groban Versemusic,on writing and word
sequence-SONNET Lanternelife,love,on writing and
Reflections Free versehappiness,life,lovesun,
Memoriver Free versehope,life,loss,nature
Somber Is the Color of The Day Free verseday,light,me,winter,words
A Winter Rose - A Sonnet Sonnetrose,winter,
The Word Weaver Free verseintrospection,lifeme,
Each Day a Gift Free verseinspirational,introspecti
Contrary Kisses Free verseinspirational,introspecti
She Waits... Free verseart,hopelonging,
Blue Heaven Haikunature
A DEATH IN THE SUN Free versehope,seasons
My Reason For Living Free versehusband
Terra Firma Haikunature,science,time
How Could I have Known Free versehusband,love,mystery
True Poetry in Motion? Free verseinspirationalmay,
Frozen in Time Free verseseasonssnow,snow,
FORGOTTEN TREASURE Light Poetryadventure,art,beauty,enco
Putting on Makeup Rhymeintrospection,sad,
Desire Light Poetrylife,lost love,love,
Love? Bah! Rhymelost love,lovelove,
Real Life Shoe Fable Clerihewhusband
BLACK and BLUE Rhymeabuse,funny,husband,me,
More Than A Dream Free versededication,holiday,intros
Foreboding Haikumystery,nature
A Song at Sunrise Coupletfaithsong,song,
BEAT OUT THE RHYTHM Rhymefunny
WHAT DO THE STARS TELL A LOVER'S HEART? Free verseadventure,fantasy,girlfri
The green checkered face Free versefood,happinessheart,heart
Play It Free verseinspirational,love,music,
Twilight's Fading Light Free verselife,nature
Marble in Columns on Green Coupletbrother,daughter,father,h
I Will Be Strong Free verseangst,husband,lossme,
The Beauty of Yore Free versenostalgia
Wandering Soul Free versehappiness,inspirational,n
Sunset on Galway Bay (Haiku No. 34) Haikuinspirational
TRANSFORMATION I do not know?allegory
If You Are Lonely Free verseinspirational,introspecti
Time Out Free versedepression,devotion,fanta
Winter Promise Free versenature
The Man on Brunswick Drive Free verseintrospection,people
the grass Haikunature
I Am..(Tagged by raul, now i'm tagging Elaine george). Free verseintrospectionbeautiful,be
Brown Sands Lyricintrospection,lifemystery
Dancing at a Temple Rhymedevotion,
DAYBREAK UP HIGH Free verseinspirational
Tea For Two Free verseintrospectionme,me,
Peak District United Kingdom Prose Poetryinspirational
PAPER I do not know?allegoryme,
A Letter to Lord Byron I do not know?dedication,inspiration,in
NINE O'CLOCK Limerickfunny
Frozen Memories Tankaart
Summer's Voice Free verseseasons

Fav Poets

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Grace EunSong Lee Korea (South) Flag Korea (South) Read
Broken Wings Canada Flag Canada Read
daver austin United States Flag United States Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
James Foulk United States Flag United States Read
Rick Parise United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Barbara Gorelick United States Flag United States Read
Michelle Mac Donald Canada Flag Canada Read
Ruben O. Argentina Flag Argentina Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Jayne Eggins Australia Flag Australia Read
wala na Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
Robert A. Dufresne United States Flag United States Read
Linda-Marie SweetHeart Italy Flag Italy Read
Maurice Rigoler United States Flag United States Read
Samir Georges Canada Flag Canada Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Margaret Foster Australia Flag Australia Read
Nick Bagnall United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
Edwin Baldwin United States Flag United States Read
linda milgate United States Flag United States Read
Kris Walters United States Flag United States Read
Chris D. Aechtner Canada Flag Canada Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
harry horsman United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Travis Tapley United States Flag United States Read
Timothy Brumley United States Flag United States Read
Wilma Neels South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Rauwolfia van Raaij South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Sharon Tideswell United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Tahera Mannan India Flag India Read
Carol Fillmore Canada Flag Canada Read
Jerri Ward United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Sidney Beck Russian Federation Flag Russian Federation Read
kash poet India Flag India Read
Mystic Rose Canada Flag Canada Read
Gwendolen Rix United States Flag United States Read
Tony Lane United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
gautami phookan India Flag India Read
Black Eyed Susan United States Flag United States Read
Cyndi MacMillan Canada Flag Canada Read
ilene bauer United States Flag United States Read
Matt Hunt United States Flag United States Read
David Williams United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Yesha Shah India Flag India Read
elizabeth wesley Canada Flag Canada Read
Judy Ball Canada Flag Canada Read
Matthew Anish United States Flag United States Read
Mandy Tams The Golden Girl United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Lizzie Treetop Australia Flag Australia Read
Robert Ludden United States Flag United States Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Heather Ober Canada Flag Canada Read
Christine Ueri South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Leonora Galinta Thailand Flag Thailand Read
Joann Grisetti United States Flag United States Read
Painted Hunter United States Flag United States Read
Victoria Anderson-Throop United States Flag United States Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Keith Bickerstaffe United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Phyllis Babcock Canada Flag Canada Read
sharon Winter United States Flag United States Read
Sue Mason United States Flag United States Read
Gert W. Knop Germany Flag Germany Read
Sean Kelly Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Steven Mossburg United States Flag United States Read
iolanda Scripca United States Flag United States Read
Rollo West United States Flag United States Read
Therese Bacha Canada Flag Canada Read
Laura Breidenthal United States Flag United States Read
Jeremy Martin United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Leo Larry Amadore United States Flag United States Read
Red OMara Australia Flag Australia Read
Monterey Sirak United States Flag United States Read
manel gunatillake Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka Read
richard ferry United States Flag United States Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
Jon A Cavanaugh United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Adams United States Flag United States Read
Bindu Vijayan India Flag India Read
Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
Michael Ainsley United States Flag United States Read
LINDA JACKSON United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Peter Duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Roger Horsch United States Flag United States Read
Mark Peterson United States Flag United States Read
Stephen Kilmer United States Flag United States Read
DARREN WATSON United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Faye Gibson United States Flag United States Read
Aiyah de Torres Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
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