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BIO SKETCHES:

Location: north node of pisces in past lives

Characteristics: moon-angel, summer gypsy

Philosophy: in life and love, don’t settle for less than 100%

Greatest sin: can do nothing for a day and stay in the “ now”

Education: a student of life on earth and outbound

Style: blend of classic and eclectic

Strengths and weaknesses: shadows chasing light; light chasing shadows

Luxuries:  inner spirit dancer, theater actress, educator, painter, poet, interior designer

Addictions: diet coke, rare collections, travels around the world

Unforgettable scene: pathways of Prague in Czechoslovakia around dusk

Claim to fame: the world's worst typist


VEIL OF COMPRESSION LIFTS THE SPOTLIGHT


Blog Posted:10/5/2013 6:13:00 AM


hello, great soupers... did we have a black-out for a day or two here?.. anyway,  you all brought your sharpest quills  on my contest page, making the selection process difficult--- but happily so... thank you for making the compression spree a wonderful ride... since brevity of this form is necessary, each word counted a lot to make a poem weave a  unified thought... syllable count was definitely a requirement ,and i must say TPS’ counter is not accurate though i looked at it for reference... aside from imagery and total content appeal, i had to narrow the list based on how we all fulfilled the rules...

applause to Jack Horne and Sara Kendrick for an extremely good job of describing sad and mysterious voices through their images ...

to  Andrea Dietrich and Carrie Richards: depth of imagery , language and flow of rhymes are  impressive; spiritual for the former; nature-filled for the latter.

Joyce Johnson, Rhonda J. Saunders and Franco Gonza are worthy of their slots with lyrical undercurrents sustained so melodically throughout their works.

The other winners’ portrayal of the veil offer vivid thoughts -–almost flawless and extraordinary.

i am most beguiled by the deadpan wit of Nancy Jones and the light sense of humor Kash Poet ; i never imagined this kind of take—quite creative!

everyone did their best, and for that i’m proud of you! ..congrats to all who participated...

see you in my new contest.. it’s all about  MOOD...

hugggs and love!


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  1. Date: 10/6/2013 7:40:00 AM
    I actually read more than write. This contest somehow got me thinking; it was a long shot and am glad it paid off in a nice way. Thanks and the best to all poets.

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  1. Date: 10/6/2013 7:31:00 AM
    My warm thanks to gail who came by with her fine greetings!.. thank you!

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 11:33:00 PM
    nette, this is a wonderful summary of your winners here. I really enjoyed reading this blog. thanks for the contest and the win; the form was something new for me, and congrats to all!!!

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 9:58:00 PM
    My hearty congratulations to all the deserving winners & to u my dear friend Nette for hosting this awesome contest specifying a special form of poem. I've started trying it but as usual, due to time constraint, although it's short, still haven't finished it ;))))Thank you so much. I've read some of them. AGAIN MY HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE/WINNERS! Cheers & big hugs! love lots, Leonora

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 10:20:00 AM
    Thanks so much Nette.......this newer form was a joy to try, and I loved reading the results taking different avenues with a "veil"...... That is what I love best about contests....the various thoughts that come to each Souper's mind is quite fascinating! Thank you for the challenge!

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 8:52:00 AM
    Thank you Nette you always have a creative and inspiring challenge.

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8/29/2015 SAIL, SAIL ON Dramatic Versedeath,deep,inspirational,
8/28/2015 HEADY CHARMS OF A WIND Light Poetrymagic,wind,
8/27/2015 DELUGE OF ANGST Dramatic Verseangst,dark,rain,
8/26/2015 WISTERIA Personificationbeauty,imagery,tree,
8/25/2015 crisp wind dips low Haikuautumn,october,sky,
8/23/2015 FLORAL SCENES Quintain (English)family,garden,memory,
8/21/2015 RITES OF HARVEST MOON --HexSonnetta Sonnetbeauty,moon,
8/20/2015 BACK TO PURE DELIGHT Free versehome,youth,
8/18/2015 NEW FRONTIERS Rhymeadventure,faith,
8/16/2015 DRAPED BY WINTER Coupletimage,winter,
8/14/2015 FEARLESS Free versedesire,power,self,
8/13/2015 DURING THE HEART OF SUMMER Free versejoy,summer,
8/12/2015 SCENES FROM A LIBRARY Quatrainadventure,books,inspirati
8/11/2015 JANUARY Acrosticdream,happiness,january,
8/10/2015 WAITING FOR UNFINISHED DREAMS---A Poet Destroyer Collaboration Dramatic Verseangst,longing,love,
8/7/2015 EVER-BREATHLESS SUNSET Versebeauty,longing,sunset,
8/6/2015 DELICACY IN PAIN Haibunmemory,recovery from,upli
8/5/2015 MIST OF NIGHT WAFTS--LUNE Verseimage,tree,
8/4/2015 CRADLED BY PETALS Versebeauty,garden,peace,
8/4/2015 IRKED BY HER MOODS Light Poetrychange,confusion,weather,
8/3/2015 WRAPPED IN CANDY LOVE Versecrush,first love,sweet,
8/2/2015 GLOWING PORTRAIT OF SUMMER Rhymeflower,nature,summer,
8/1/2015 QUIETUDE AND BOOM Free versedevotion,mother daughter,
7/31/2015 ABOUT THIS PLACE Epicplaces,sad,
7/31/2015 WITHIN YOUR FACE Free versebeautiful,for him,romance
7/30/2015 BOMBS AWAY Rhymebird,humorous,wedding,
7/28/2015 MIGHTY BANNER RIDES HIGH Light Poetrypeople,places,symbolism,
7/27/2015 NOT ON THE SAME PAGE--FOR CONTEST Light Poetryconfusion,humor,romance,
7/25/2015 TEMPO OF RAINDANCE Free verserain,sweet,
7/24/2015 FAR AWAY THE SAIL Lyriclonging,
7/23/2015 BUNDLE OF PROMISE--G and G Dramatic Versebaby,birth,strength,
7/23/2015 CIRCLE OF AFFINITY Light Poetrycommunity,devotion,friend
7/22/2015 THESE BUTTONS-- SAD Rhymebereavement,clothes,love,
7/21/2015 flight of stars and sun Senryurace,symbolism,
7/20/2015 FEW DIMES FOR A MEAL Rhymefood,poverty,
7/19/2015 GATHERING AUGUST'S FLOWERS Abecedarianchildren,flower,summer,
7/16/2015 TEASINGLY Light Poetrydesire,for her,for him,
7/14/2015 feathers---killing of birds Haikubird,fashion,
7/13/2015 ONE FATEFUL CHANCE Quatraindestiny,longing,romance,
7/12/2015 ALONE Lyricgrief,woman,
7/11/2015 REMNANTS OF TIME Rubaiyatabsence,hope,
7/10/2015 DAYBREAK IN PEACH Versebeauty,morning,
7/8/2015 IN DEFENSE OF THE GUARDIAN Free versedevotion,men,
7/7/2015 ODD COUPLE Footlefunny,marriage,
7/6/2015 LIFTING THE SHADOWS Quatraindark,light,
7/6/2015 PASTEL REFLECTIONS Lyricdevotion,for her,longing,
7/4/2015 DRUNKEN MOON Haikujoy,kiss,moon,
7/3/2015 OUR CHARMED SUNSET Free versedevotion,for her,together
7/3/2015 TAMING A MAN Free versecharacter,men,
7/2/2015 amidst bitter winds Haikubird,seasons,song,
7/1/2015 FLICKERING Senryuintrospection,light,
6/29/2015 FIRE STAR Free verseinspirational,mystery,spa
6/28/2015 FORGETFUL AUNT Limerickage,humor,memory,
6/27/2015 IMAGININGS Quatraindream,star,
6/24/2015 ENCHANTMENT IN FIVE LINES Quintain (English)passion,summer,
6/23/2015 EASY AS SUNDAY MORNING Sonnetcharacter,men,relationshi
6/22/2015 withering leaf Haikuimage,nature,seasons,
6/21/2015 RAMBLINGS INSIDE A DOOR Lyricpeople,places,voice,
6/19/2015 PLAYING OUR SONG Free verseromance,work,
6/19/2015 NEW STUFF OF EARTH Free verseenvironment,nature,
6/17/2015 SWEATS AND SWEETS Free verseheartbreak,life,sweet,
6/16/2015 MY FUSE EXPLODES Dramatic Verseanger,spoken word,
6/13/2015 HOLD ME, NOW Versedesire,relationship,
6/9/2015 SOFT NIGHT Cinquainnight,sleep,work,
6/9/2015 FIVE FUN FOOTLES FOR CONTEST Footlehumor,relationship,
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6/6/2015 SORCERY ONSTAGE Free verseimage,music,
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5/30/2015 HELLO, SUMMER Free versejoy,summer,
5/29/2015 SUNSET RED--VISUAL 2 Trioletsummer,sunset,
5/27/2015 BETTY BOOPER Ottava rimacharacter,woman,
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5/20/2015 FIRST TIME Rhymetime,
5/20/2015 SLEEPLESS Limerickhowl,sleep,
5/18/2015 TEMPEST OF A VOICE Lyricanger,dark,
5/17/2015 CLEAN-UP PROJECT List work,
5/15/2015 I AM A SWALLOW Free versebird,joy,
5/13/2015 BUCKETS WITHOUT SUMMER SAND Coupletfriendship,nostalgia,sea,
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5/6/2015 JOURNEYING WITH SIQ WINDS Free verseappreciation,places,trave
5/3/2015 FESTIVAL IN MAY Quintellacelebration,happiness,may
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4/28/2015 STARDUST'S DREAM Quatraindream,star,
4/26/2015 FREEING HERSELF Lyriccourage,growth,wisdom,
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4/18/2015 BESTOWING A GIFT Rhymejoy,uplifting,
4/16/2015 NETTE ONCLAUD Bioadventure,life,self,
4/15/2015 COSMIC DAUGHTER Blank versepeace,spiritual,uplifting
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