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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.

Safe and sound back on the ground.

Blog Posted:9/30/2010 3:53:00 PM
I'm back from my sibling reunion and now I need a holiday to recover from my holiday!  My oldest sister hosted the event and I tell ya, she is a regular drill sergeant!  She had so many things planned no one had time to take a breath.  But oh it did my heart good to see them.  And wow, the nieces and nephews and their children too.  My oldest nephew is 29 and holy cow he is the spitting image of my dad, right down to his sense of humor and mannerisms!  I felt so rude for staring at him but it was just uncanny.  Time is a crazy thing... certainly it waits for no one. 

Anyway, I'm back on the soup today and posted a poem I wrote at the urging of my fiance'.  He watched his friend victoriously kill a wasp today and somehow he found it poetic so asked me to write about it after describing the experience.  I so enjoy this man... only Michael could find poetry in the senseless slaughter of an insect!  I hope I did his vision justice.

Also, I came back to find my poem 'defamation' was featured this week!  What a wonderful surprise!  Thank you to all who congratulated me, I appreciate your sentiments.

That's all for now, I have much catching up to do reading all the new poems here on the soup! 

Love and hugs!
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  1. Date: 10/5/2010 11:35:00 AM

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  1. Date: 10/1/2010 3:55:00 PM
    Those drill sergeants are important characters to a family. My family lost ours a while back, and we found out that she organized almost all the reunions, events, and holiday gatherings; so be sure to show u'r sis' some luv. (8^P

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  1. Date: 10/1/2010 11:27:00 AM
    Welcome back my friend Thvia.. happy u had a fabulous trip and time with your family... take your time..u will catch up.. it happens to us all when we take breaks.. happy to see your smiling face again..with luv..

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  1. Date: 10/1/2010 10:46:00 AM
    Glad you had a great family reunion. Nice to see the family and makes you realize how fast time goes. Will have to read the poem on wasps. God Bless Phyl

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  1. Date: 10/1/2010 8:54:00 AM
    Welcome back. It was noticed that you left ... I thank Michael for lending you to us, he knows what I know about the death of a wasp and your muse to tell. Light and blessings

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  1. Date: 10/1/2010 8:26:00 AM
    Hi Thvia :) really happy for you that you had a wonderful time at your family reunion! It sure was a wonderful surprise to see your comments today (thank you!)-- and I really enjoyed that wasp poem--& aha so that's the story behind it! Congrats as well to your featured poem :) Enjoy your upcoming weekend! hugs to you-- nikko :)

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  1. Date: 10/1/2010 7:46:00 AM
    Oh yes, congratulations on having your poem featured this week. My bad for not acknowledging it earlier. I'm taking off on the road today and have been busy getting ready for my trip.

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  1. Date: 10/1/2010 7:45:00 AM
    It's nice to have you back, Thvia! I'll bet your sibling reunion was a lot of fun. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 9/30/2010 6:57:00 PM
    Hello there Thvia, nice to see you here on the blog side. LOL, I thought we women should never give our age's out loud. By the way you look younger. Glad all things are safe. Later ,..p.d.

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  1. Date: 9/30/2010 6:03:00 PM
    Welcome back. Reunions can be so exhausting. I loved the wasp poem. :) Catie

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  1. Date: 9/30/2010 5:19:00 PM
    Welcome back home Thvia, and give yourself some time to rejuvenate. Like Andrea mentioned below, reunions can be very fun, even though some people find them too stressful~Chris

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  1. Date: 9/30/2010 5:06:00 PM
    Reunions are so cool. I've only been able to see my ENTIRE family all together maybe three times in my whole adult life until this age of 55!! Enjoyed the wasp poem. LUv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 9/30/2010 4:35:00 PM
    Welcome back, Thvia. I'm glad you had fun at your reunion and congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Best to you, Diane

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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
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

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
10/6/2010Sawney 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,

My Photos


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

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
C. L. Thornton 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