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  1. Date: 12/15/2012 6:18:00 PM
    Merry Chris-mas!! : D All the best to you and your family, Chris!

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  1. Date: 12/13/2012 7:04:00 PM
    Happy wishes to you and your clan, young gun :) We do two trees here. One is a wee tree and is exclusively for my daughter, who redecorates it throughout the day. The other is a family tree (for looking only) and I bought it from Generations Thrift store for twenty dollars. It opens in an umbrella type of way and saves me about an hour of wrestling with branches. I do like real trees (which now get turned into mulch) but I find it isn't practical in an apartment. I too wrote a PC blog, my hanukkah blog. I miss Montreal... sigh... you're right. Kindness and PC are not the same thing. I like where I live. We are courteous of our differences, a real community. I mean my building! I feel blessed to be surrounded by folk from a variety of backgrounds, ages and cultures. Many in our building have immigrated from around the world. On my floor alone, I have a couple from Italy, a widow from Mexico, a family from Shri Lanka and a Newfi. (really, lol, Newfi's are kinda new Canadians ;-) PS My stepmom was a Newfi... so I'm an adopted Newfi, in a way...) I attended my daughter's Christmas party at her preschool where she and about 45 other preschool/toddlers performed a few songs. Because it is preschool, and one which is set up in a church, we got to celebrate Christmas, but I know that next year, Kindgergarten, will mean the whole Holiday Tree Shmeal. Ugh. Yet, I would like my girl to learn about all the holy-days, Yuletide, Divali... Enjoyed your blog/rant. Reminded me of one of my fave holiday flicks, Christmas Vacation, where Chevy Chase lets it all out and then says, "WHERE'S THE TYLENOL?" LOL. Anyway, going to go scope for gems in the new poets list. It DAZZLES me that the good poetry keeps coming in! I've never failed to find something stellar. Happy New Year, Chris. Hugs, from Cyndi

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  1. Date: 12/13/2012 4:48:00 PM
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2013. love phyl

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  1. Date: 12/13/2012 2:26:00 PM
    It seems as though we are the endangered ones--those who wish to remain free to be just who we are without worry of offending some gooblygloper somewhere everytime we open our mouths or share a kindness. As Su said-was sorry to see the post end. Wishing you and yours days filled with delights and love that warms you through winter's nights. :) Tanya

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  1. Date: 12/13/2012 1:41:00 PM
    Well i think you r wishing/getting out a Merry Ch Ch Christmas in your post Chris....well done to you lol. Children definitiely trigger the excitment of the Christmas tree etc......I actually dont get into the whole pre-Christmas rant and rave. By the clock it would be about 24 hrs to Christmas when i then go about getting into it......its then about the preparation of food for people in my family to come together and just spend some time on that day. Christmas night is for friends who dont have other places to be or aren't close to home etc.....thats it in a nutshell for me....glad your daughter loves the Christmas Tree...thats cute. :)

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  1. Date: 12/13/2012 1:24:00 PM
    Thanks for a lovely read... not often that I get to the end of a piece and regret that there is no more to scroll down to.... Wishing you and your family a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year. Love, Su (PS I think that it is a good idea regarding arranging the poems: An option as far as sorting per poetry form does exist, but then it defaults to date order again once you leave the page....)

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  1. Date: 12/13/2012 11:03:00 AM
    Your tree sounds lovely.. Merry Christmas Chris to you and your daughter xxx xxx 3 each :)

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Some wildlife photos of mine
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After reading this blog, you will never again have to claim that you don't know how to write haiku :P
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For many of you, this is just another boring blog concerning thoughts about haiku(any Japanese short-forms)
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tanka (a long blog for a short form) **edits / updates**
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My 2014 Contest Disclaimer
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/14/2016 Autobahn Free verseamerica,history,words,
6/8/2016 Dropping Mushrooms with Jesus Free versechange,growth,imagination
9/13/2015 when the words dissolve upon our tongues Free versewords,
3/15/2015 instead of haiku Tankaappreciation,
4/5/2014 -- and there are proverbs Free verseallegory,philosophy,
12/10/2013 Edinburgh Free versededication,hope,life,love
12/8/2013 M Free versecelebration,hope,life,lov
9/18/2013 A Reminder: To Be Free versetruth,writing,
8/1/2013 Live The Cliches Free versedream,hope,love,poetry,
12/17/2012 Isle of Bast Free versefather daughter,love,me,m
10/20/2012 shine Tankalove,mystery,passion,roma
8/30/2012 Cornflower Blue Free versehope,life,love,mystery,dr
6/2/2012 Afterglow Free verselove,passion,words,me,me,
5/24/2012 Closer Free versehope,life,love,peace,blue
4/30/2012 Motherland's Funeral Free versededication,funeral,lost,m
4/6/2012 Love Poem 29 Free verselife,love,passion,peace,p
3/1/2012 Slowly Turning Japanese Free versegiggle,life,love,passion,
3/1/2012 ripples Tankalife,love,philosophy,than
2/24/2012 Yamazakura Tankawar,
2/18/2012 kids use toy guns Haikuwar,
1/28/2012 Big Poo, Small Poo, Yellow Poo, Blue Poo Light Poetryfor children,blue,yellow,
1/27/2012 Bill Clinton Clerihewdedication,funny,
9/29/2010 honking recedes Haikunature,seasons,
8/5/2010 in calm silence Tankanature,passion,
3/25/2010 An Ode to Ezra Pound - Musical accompaniment performed by audio-visual hallucinations Free versededication,imagery,inspir
3/25/2010 rows of wet saplings Haikuallegory,nature,
3/7/2010 Updrafts Free verseintrospection,peace,dark,

My Photos


Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Ripping Christ Verseallegory,history,social,t
Pulp Rhymeallegory,death,history,li
A Deeper Divide Versepassion,people,philosophy
The Devil's Tide Narrativeadventure,angel,june,life
Psychedelic Verselife,love,mystery,nostalg
Recording/Re-playing/Recording/Re-playing Free verselife,people,philosophy,ti
The Skipping of Stones Chokanature,sea
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Free verseinspirational,uplifting
This Night Sonnet 
Day of Reckoning Chokanature
Go Ask Alice Quatrainallegory,devotion,fantasy
the farm boy Tankachildhood,nature
A. Long Learned Tale. I do not know?epic,space,
Socialites Free verselifenight,night,
Priorities Viewed by a Dying Man Villanelledeath,introspectionnature
Answered Prayer Sijolife,nature
Haiku for Hidden Habitats Haikunature
Raindrops I do not know?adventure,angst,art,imagi
Pretentious Collaboration Written During Conversation (Credit to Emmily Rosa) Free versepeople,love,may,time,
I Remember When I Could Fly Lyricsong-lyricme,me,
Anxious Dissolution Free verseallegory,depression,intro
Is this a Grook or Not? (Nothing) Grookconfusion
Let me write you something. Free verseloveme,write,epic,me,writ
Under the Same Moon -3-Way-Collaboration- Coupletfriendship,lifeworld,life
Breaking Free verselost love,
Sunlit Yearnings Free verselifelife,life,
Cardinal at the feeder Rhymenature,upliftingwinter,wi
Mona Lisa Free verseartme,
Aspects Of Winter Free verseseasonsme,world,old,light
Suncatcher --recited Free verseinspirational,introspecti
'Water' Cinquainnature
Interwoven Free versefamily,friendship,life,lo
IN THE DENTIST'S CHAIR Free verseadventurefootball,me,
Canadian Chris Limerickon writing and words,peop
Double Phantasy Free versebaby,loss,mystery,sad,
In Perfect Equilibrium: A Collaboration with Chris :D Aechtner Free versefaith,hope,introspection,
A Hummerous Life Burlesquefunny,political,satire,
Attention: WORD NERDS--------- The Eight Parts of Speech Dramatic Verseart,education,family,for
Whispers of Moogsmoorwood Free verseadventure,fantasy,words,m
If you name a poem something cheesy like--- Venus --- it Will only get twenty reads Free versefriendship,girlfriend-boy
bloody men Free versedeath,fear,introspection,
GRABBING COLORS WITH VINCENT Free verseart,dream,poetry,
Why He Beams Diminished Hexaverseimagination,love,
TOUCH Rhymelove,me,
A Solstice Free versedeath,faith,religion,
ThE DrUnkeN BuMMMM Free verselife,
Withdrawal in a dream Free verseangst,depression,me,
Phobia Free verseangst,world,light,light,
Let Me Float Free verseintrospection,me,body,me,
Sing Solitude-Play Soltude-Confetti's Song Lyriclovedream,dream,love,
Cassiopeia Terzanellefantasy,night,beauty,beau
Watching Him Watching Her Free versepassion,
If Shoelaces Sang Little Rich Town Blues Free versehome,old,lost,lost,old,
ONE FALCON FEATHER Free versefreedom,
Always Free versededication,friend,life,li
Seen Through A Half Glass Free verseintrospection,
MILDEWED EXPECTATIONS Free verseheartbroken,son,
CAPTCHA's Cruelty Free verseabsence,abuse,addiction,a
Dear Lucifer Odeabsence,analogy,character
Reservoir of Dreams Free versehistory,mystery,places,
haiku 5 Haikunature,
Madiba, Madiba Free versebereavement,
Chris D Aechtner Haikuabsence
The Flight of Tempest Reigned Balladanalogy,deep,devotion,fee
Write a Song of Freedom Free versesatire,
EDUCATED Free verseeducation,life,truth,wisd
A Lion Looms Listless Epiccharacter,
Tanka 1 about Smudged Roses Tankaabsence,books,break up,de
O Raintree of Steel Tankaenvironment,
First Date Tankabird,
The Passion Of Christ Free versejesus,passion,sensual,
Elicit Illicit Lucid Dreams -contains nudity- Carpe Diemallegory,allusion,appreci
Oh Goddess Moon Versemoon,
Green Dahlia Free versecreation,
Like Zephyr Breeze Free verseabsence,
Raven Free versedark,i miss you,love hurt
THE CHRONICLES OF A PHONOPHOBIC Free versefear,life,people,
Untitled Free versebooks,
Silence Ascending Free verseemotions,pain,romance,rom

Fav Poets

PoetCountry 
christopher higgins Jamaica Flag Jamaica Read
daver austin United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Izzy Gumbo United States Flag United States Read
Ruben O. Argentina Flag Argentina Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
James Marshall Goff United States Flag United States Read
binibining P.iNk Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Linda-Marie SweetHeart Italy Flag Italy Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
John Trusty United States Flag United States Read
Juan Paolo Galua Philippines Flag Philippines Read
harry horsman United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Wilma Neels South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Kristen Varwig United States Flag United States Read
Thvia Shetley United States Flag United States Read
Gwendolen Rix United States Flag United States Read
Christine Ueri South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
iolanda Scripca United States Flag United States Read
Monterey Sirak United States Flag United States Read
Cyndi MacMillan Canada Flag Canada Read
Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
Laura Breidenthal United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
kathryn collins United States Flag United States Read
Charles Henderson United States Flag United States Read
Krystal Cochrane Canada Flag Canada Read