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About Thvia Stein
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Bloggers PhotoI am a divorced, 43 year old woman of Scottish parentage with 5 amazing kids and 2 precious grandchildren. Currently I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

I'm not an expert on anything in particular but have the ridiculous ability of total subject recall to see me through most any single-serving conversation I happen to stumble into.

I love writing poetry because there is something awe inspiring about the creative and skillful structure of a thought or idea.  It is not just what you say, but how you say it.  Poetry is simply the artistry of language. 

Anyway, off we go to write great things and move great minds!  Thank you for indulging my foolhardy ramblings and for taking a moment to get to know me.



Forgive me Soupers, for I have sinned...


Blog Posted:1/10/2013 8:48:00 PM


It has been 26 months since my last submission.





Hello all you wonderful writers, how I have missed you so.


Well, I thought I'd make a quiet comeback yesterday with "Ode to an impostor" but, due to the many questions in my comments and soup mail, I figured a blog is probably in order.

First, a big thank you goes out to those who have welcomed me back so enthusiastically.  I appreciate your warm sincerity more than you know.  I have lurked around from time to time over the past two years to check on everyone in secret and respond to emails asking after me and offering encouragement.  

My hiatus was primarily due to the unpleasantries of ongoing issues with my health and the resulting physical and emotional down time.  I simply didn't have any poetry in me for awhile.  Everything seems to be under control for now with the help of steroid and chemotherapy treatments.  I do not have cancer, so no worries there.  These treatments are used on me to weaken my hyperactive immune system so it stops attacking me.  The good news is, it seems to be working well and I have not lost any of my awesome bright red hair.


Considering all of the above, I thought it appropriate to write my comeback poem around some of the feelings and experiences I've had throughout the ordeal but since I am not a gloom and doom writer by any stretch, it should make for a good smile.

Thanks again everyone, it's good to be back with you and I look forward to getting to know the new talent brought in during my absence, looks pretty good so far.



 
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  1. Date: 2/24/2013 8:44:00 AM
    Hello Thvia, I hope you are well, just like to say I love you're work...sorry I never had the chance to say farewell..take care...Bry x

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  1. Date: 1/14/2013 3:31:00 PM
    Welcome back. Everyone will forgive you. God bless. Lucilla

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  1. Date: 1/11/2013 8:41:00 PM
    You are forgiven...LOL...kidding... nice to see you here...now I do not have to search for you every now and then... xox~LINDA

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    Stein Avatar Thvia Stein Date: 1/13/2013 11:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm so happy to be back, working on something new now but it's going slow this time. Thank you for being awesome!
  1. Date: 1/11/2013 12:37:00 PM
    yes, I was one of those enthusiastic to see you back!! I sure do remember you and am very happy to welcome you here again.Your hair looks awesome in that avatar!!! and I hope you are feeling so much healthier now and can start to post many poems for us. Luv, andrea

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    Stein Avatar Thvia Stein Date: 1/11/2013 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea, just updated all my photos with recent ones. Settling down to brainstorm something to write at the moment, we'll see where that goes!
  1. Date: 1/11/2013 12:08:00 PM
    Hullo, Thvia, welcome back to the Soup -- It's great to 'hear' that your illness is under control! How's Oklahoma treating the Scots blood?(I apologize to any Oklahomians....I just can't resist. I am sure there are many nice areas there lol). I'll check-out your latest posts.

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    Stein Avatar Thvia Stein Date: 1/11/2013 12:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Chris! Oklahoma is treating me fine, lots of Scottish influence here for sure. The summer heat is flipping brutal though. Not sure how Michael is going to handle that once immigration gives us the go ahead for him to come across.... the stifling heat isn't something Scots are accustomed to for sure.
  1. Date: 1/11/2013 11:25:00 AM
    well, it is nice to meet you as I am newer. Love your avatar photo.

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    Stein Avatar Thvia Stein Date: 1/11/2013 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    likewise Joann and thanks!
  1. Date: 1/11/2013 11:02:00 AM
    Hello there. We all seem to have our own Waterloo of sorts. If it ain't one thing its another. Life would really be a bore if nothing ever happened. Anyway, welcome back. Take care a be careful'

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  1. Date: 1/11/2013 9:26:00 AM
    Hi !! Nice to meet you and your poetry. Welcome back !! Blessings for health and an active muse !!

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    Stein Avatar Thvia Stein Date: 1/11/2013 9:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'll drink to that! Coffee, that is... or tequila later when it's more socially acceptable, of course.
  1. Date: 1/11/2013 9:13:00 AM
    thanks so much everyone, going to try to write something today but right now. Need. Coffee.

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  1. Date: 1/11/2013 6:34:00 AM
    A hearty welcome home!

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    Stein Avatar Thvia Stein Date: 1/11/2013 1:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Also, your encouraging soupmails were key to me getting of my behind with this. Credit where credit is due....
    Stein Avatar Thvia Stein Date: 1/11/2013 12:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Missed you and your poetry Deb!
  1. Date: 1/11/2013 2:56:00 AM
    Thvia a big welcome back...David

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  1. Date: 1/11/2013 1:07:00 AM
    I haven't been here 26 months so did not miss you love but I am pleased you are back. So gad you are getting you problems under control and lets hope they stay that way. xx

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    Stein Avatar Thvia Stein Date: 1/11/2013 9:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    welcome then! I don't have to ask how you are liking this place because who wouldn't love it?
  1. Date: 1/11/2013 12:23:00 AM
    welcome back Thvia, I will go check out your newest poem now. So glad your health issues are finally under control

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  1. Date: 1/10/2013 11:02:00 PM
    Yeah....had forgiven u...lol

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  1. Date: 1/10/2013 9:20:00 PM
    thanks to you both ruben and deb!

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  1. Date: 1/10/2013 9:05:00 PM
    Welcome back Thvia ! I also just recently returned after some personal setbacks in life.So I can relate to not having any poetry in you for awhile..so very glad you are doing better now...

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  1. Date: 1/10/2013 9:04:00 PM
    Im sorry to hear about your health problems, Thvia. I'll check your new poem. Welcome back and Happy New Year!! Ruben.

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Supporting a fellow writer!
Date Posted: 2/20/2013 5:28:00 PM
Forgive me Soupers, for I have sinned...
Date Posted: 1/10/2013 8:48:00 PM
Indulge me Scottish style contest FINALLY judged!
Date Posted: 8/2/2011 7:55:00 AM
Indulge me Scottish style!
Date Posted: 4/2/2011 12:04:00 AM
The one who got away *contest judged*
Date Posted: 4/1/2011 8:32:00 PM
New contest up!
Date Posted: 3/27/2011 7:47:00 PM
Still alive
Date Posted: 3/27/2011 5:05:00 PM
Contest winners for "Clever Analogies if you please!"
Date Posted: 11/30/2010 6:23:00 PM
Just sharing some potentially controversial thoughts....
Date Posted: 11/21/2010 3:50:00 PM
Clever Analogies contest update*
Date Posted: 11/13/2010 7:45:00 PM
New contest!
Date Posted: 11/8/2010 7:04:00 PM
The devil made me do it, finalized earlier than I thought!
Date Posted: 11/8/2010 6:15:00 PM
Struggling
Date Posted: 11/7/2010 4:35:00 PM
Still alive, and preparing to judge The Devil Made Me Do It contest!
Date Posted: 10/29/2010 6:04:00 AM
come-a come-a down dooby doo down down..
Date Posted: 10/12/2010 7:53:00 PM
Update on "The Devil Made Me Do It" contest
Date Posted: 10/12/2010 11:36:00 AM
New contest, The Devil made me do it!
Date Posted: 10/6/2010 7:42:00 PM
Safe and sound back on the ground.
Date Posted: 9/30/2010 3:53:00 PM
A sibling reunion
Date Posted: 9/22/2010 9:06:00 AM
New pictures
Date Posted: 9/20/2010 12:22:00 PM
My first blog on PS
Date Posted: 9/20/2010 4:13:00 AM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/13/2014Amber days of AutumnRhymeautumn,
1/17/2013Peat-whisky dreamsRhymelove,
1/9/2013Ode to an impostorRhymedeath,life,me,time,
11/14/2010The truth about womenRhymedaughter,mother,people,sc
10/29/2010The fall of MacbethLimerickhistory
10/28/2010The eye of The Graeae WitchesLimerickfunny
10/12/2010A Halloween birthday TankaTankaholiday,nostalgia,time,ha
10/12/2010Epitaph of a run-away brideLimerickfunny,
10/8/2010A golf limerickLimerickfuneral,funny,sports,
10/7/2010Merry Queen of SquashEpulaeryufood,funny,history,,cousi
10/6/2010KelpieQuatrainfantasymen,slavery,
10/6/2010Sawney Bean, legend of a cannibal - written in broad Scots dialectQuatrainhistory,
9/30/2010To a waspFree verseanimals
9/20/2010A message from across the pondFree verselove,romance,time,night,m
9/14/2010A jaded manFree verseangst,depression,people,
9/13/2010A scorned womanFree verseangst,life,people,
9/12/2010Beholden to HinnomHaikureligion
9/11/2010Address to the DevilQuatrainfaith
9/9/2010GorbalsFree versepeople,places,travel,urba
9/8/2010A glimpse of harakiriFree verselife
9/8/2010Banter in the bedroomFree versehusband,love,romance,wife
9/8/2010Awa' aff the river shoreLyriclove,places,song-lyric,ri
9/8/2010A trite and whimsical rhymeRhymeromancelove,
9/7/2010A curious choiceFree verseanimals,life,nature,socia
9/7/2010Unfit and ill-equippedDidacticpeople,philosophy,
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My Photos


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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
Cinder GirlRhymelovelove,
......Helter Skelter.......I do not know?historyhalloween,
The LeashRhymenature,places,uplifting
MentoFree versehistory,music,politicallo
LucilaProse Poetryadventure,confusion,depre
Smoke RingsLyriclost lovewords,night,love
Simpler DaysIambic Pentameterallegory,romance,
The FlameRhymelife,light,
The PoetRhymeepic,life,words,
San Francisco Fete - Co-authored with Thvia ShetleySonnetplaces,romance,urban,city

Fav Poets

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PoetCountry 
Broken Wings Canada Flag Canada Read
Dr.Ram Mehta India Flag India Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Ruben O. Argentina Flag Argentina Read
David Smalling Jamaica Flag Jamaica Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
binibining p.iNk Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Doris Culverhouse United States Flag United States Read
Linda-Marie SweetHeart Italy Flag Italy Read
Maurice Rigoler United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
Larry Belt United States Flag United States Read
Charles Henderson 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
Cas Davis United States Flag United States Read
Amanda Stephens United States Flag United States Read
Audonus Taylor United States Flag United States Read
Drake Eszes United States Flag United States Read
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