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Pictured here with my younger sister Sarah, who is currently working on her first novel. We are very close and I love her to bits! I've been writing ever since I first picked up a pen, and have had poems published in various magazines and anthologies. My passion is contemporary free verse, and I read a lot, because I do believe that the more you read, the more it enhances your own work. Aside from writing and literature, my other main interests are music/singing, ballet and theatre. I also have an interest in make up and vintage fashion.

Irritate Me! Contest Judged

Blog Posted:5/16/2014 5:17:00 PM
Well, you did your worst (or best!) but I survived the reading and judging process without tearing out too much hair or frothing at the mouth! In fact, what was more irritating was the large number of entries I received that weren't repetitive form poems - including one labelled 'blank verse', which was exactly that: blank beneath the title! lol This contest has been quite a learning experience for me, too; I have never written a repetitive form poem and hardly ever read them, so I had to read up on the various forms. So has this contest changed my mind about repetitive poetry? Well, let me put it this way: I don't think I shall be writing a repetitive form poem any time in the near future! lol But big congratulations to my twelve winners, and thanks to everybody who participated! :)
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  1. Date: 5/20/2014 3:34:00 AM
    Hope I irritated you enough to earn a placement. Thank you, Charlotte!!

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  1. Date: 5/17/2014 1:38:00 PM
    Pretty sure the blank verse was a joke. Pretty good one, actually... (No, it wasn't me.)

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  1. Date: 5/17/2014 9:40:00 AM
    Thanks so much Charlotte!! Now you must try Andrea's challenge--LOL

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  1. Date: 5/16/2014 8:09:00 PM
    Please try a rondeau. Maybe I will do a contest on them!!!

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  1. Date: 5/16/2014 8:08:00 PM
    wowowow, this is a contest I wanted very badly to win. Thanks so much, Charlotte. I am very happy you enjoyed my poem. Rondeau are not quite as irritating as other kinds of repetitive poetry because only a partial line is repeated. I can't wait to see your other winners. congrats to them.

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  1. Date: 5/16/2014 6:47:00 PM
    A big thank you, is my honor to be part of your line-up, considering I'm a free-verse kinda girl ! Forms aren't usually my forte', but thanks so much for the challenge, and hope we didn't irritate you tooooo much !! LOL !

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My Past Blog Posts

My Last Contest: 'Free For All'
Date Posted: 10/24/2014 7:37:00 PM
Seasonal Acrostics Contest Judged
Date Posted: 10/11/2014 3:34:00 PM
Creative Haiku Contest Judged
Date Posted: 9/27/2014 4:31:00 PM
Heart And Soul Confessionalism Contest Judged
Date Posted: 9/6/2014 2:47:00 PM
Brief (I promise!) Contest Update - Hints & Tips
Date Posted: 8/31/2014 6:50:00 AM
'Poems About Places' Judged and New Contest Posted
Date Posted: 8/29/2014 5:26:00 PM
Dark Poetry Contest Judged
Date Posted: 8/15/2014 5:01:00 AM
Vibrant Verse 2 Contest Judged
Date Posted: 8/7/2014 3:02:00 AM
Vibrant Verse Contest Judged & New Contest Posted
Date Posted: 8/1/2014 4:23:00 PM
Update On Vibrant Verse Contest
Date Posted: 7/29/2014 6:13:00 AM
Open Free Verse Contest Judged
Date Posted: 7/19/2014 3:58:00 PM
Irritate Me! Contest Judged
Date Posted: 5/16/2014 5:17:00 PM
Colourful Verse Contest Judged
Date Posted: 4/25/2014 3:15:00 PM
Random Mix Contest Judged & New Contest Posted
Date Posted: 4/11/2014 3:22:00 PM
What Attracts YOU To Poetry?
Date Posted: 3/30/2014 5:45:00 AM
Cut-Up Contest Judged
Date Posted: 3/25/2014 5:13:00 PM
And Now For Something Completely Different...
Date Posted: 2/21/2014 3:00:00 PM
Feeling The Love Contest Judged
Date Posted: 2/19/2014 5:03:00 PM
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Poems Judged & New Contest Posted
Date Posted: 2/11/2014 3:20:00 PM
New Contest '1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Poems'
Date Posted: 2/7/2014 5:11:00 PM
A Favourite Poem Contest Judged
Date Posted: 2/3/2014 4:51:00 PM
New Contest 'A Favourite Poem'
Date Posted: 2/1/2014 3:34:00 PM
'First Poem On Soup' Contest Judged
Date Posted: 1/28/2014 4:39:00 PM
Love And Loss Contest Judged - New Contest 'First Poem On Soup' Posted
Date Posted: 1/25/2014 2:54:00 PM
New Contest
Date Posted: 1/14/2014 4:05:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/23/2014I'm a 5Tankadeath,spiritual,
8/29/2014The Hunger GameFree versehealth,psychological,
8/6/2014Precious ShellFree versebaby,metaphor,sea,
7/25/2014Butterfly BabyVersebaby,
7/18/2014Les LandesFree verseplaces,
5/31/2014Springtime LovingNonetsensual,spring,
4/10/2014Lucy Westenra's DiaryFree versedark,gothic,
4/5/2014The Passion Of ChristFree versejesus,passion,sensual,
2/17/2014My Secret GardenFree versegarden,metaphor,sensual,
2/7/2014Confessions Of A Baby-Snatcher - uncutFree versebaby,dark,
12/7/2013winter burialMonokusad,winter,
11/25/2013The Morning AfterFree versepassion,sensual,
11/12/2013Blood TestCouplethealth,
11/3/2013Recalling HerFree versegrandmother,memory,
10/16/2013Facets Of LonelinessFree verseloneliness,
10/13/2013TitanicFree versehistory,sea,
9/18/2013Love Will TriumphDramatic monologuelove,passion,
9/11/2013AftermathFree versebaby,loss,winter,
9/5/2013Summer's EndFree verseseasons,september,summer,
8/16/2013Her Muse SaysCoupletmuse,poetry,writing,
7/28/2013Picasso's Last ThoughtsFree verseart,introspection,night,
6/14/2013Reposing Roses - A Summer CoupletCoupletnature,summer,
5/21/2013Court GreenFree verseplaces,
5/10/2013a touch of silkSenryupassion,sensual,
4/12/2013Orange RosesTankapassion,rose,
3/14/2013Cut Up Without YouFree verselost love,visionary,
2/13/2013In A Hotel RoomFree verseangst,confusion,places,ti
1/3/2013On The Edge Of A DreamTankadream,fantasy,
12/4/2012under toxic skiesHaikufear,mystery,
11/12/2012copper beech leavesHaikunature,seasons,
11/9/2012haiku fanaticsHaikuon writing and words,sati
9/3/2012Moors MurderousFree versedeath,me,people,
8/31/2012Cradle Of CloudsVersefantasy,imagination,
6/25/2012BeachworldFree verseplaces,sea,sun,
6/10/2012Hillsborough 1989Nonetdeath,history,sports,
5/15/2012Fire Opal ForestTankanature,
3/18/2012Sea ChangeDodoitsuloss,sad,
3/16/2012Arctic JewelsABCnature,
3/14/2012Black SwanFree verseart,dark,fantasy,imaginat
3/9/2012Elm 2Kimonature,sad,
2/10/2012The AwakeningEthereenature,passion,
2/6/2012Tea For TwoFree versepassion,romance,
2/5/2012Colours 2 YouTankadedication,love,
1/29/2012En PointeSijoart,
1/22/2012sun and moonHaikunature,
1/18/2012Diamond Birthed DayFree verseapril,baby,birthday,dedic
1/6/2012XO's To The WorldHaikunature,seasons,
12/16/2011Season Of StrangenessFree verseintrospection,seasons,
12/4/2011garden of verseHaiku 
12/3/2011Silver StrandsNonetlove,passion,
11/29/2011Moonlight Sewing NightTankaimagination,nature,
11/21/2011Snow Storming UsCoupletlife,nature,seasons,
11/9/2011crystal conifers - frosted firsHaikunature,seasons,
11/5/2011evening's infernoHaikunature,
10/30/2011soft peach blossom cloudsHaikunature,
10/29/2011Describing AutumnVerseon writing and words,seas
10/28/2011Mocha IndulgenceQuintain (English)food,
10/26/2011Crimson Tide TimeFree versepassion,red,sea,
10/23/2011Moonlight On The WardChokahealth,life,
10/11/2011fruit crushSenryupassion,
10/5/2011RemnantsChokahusband,lost love,sad,
9/26/2011Late-Flowering LoveCoupletlove,romance,seasons,
9/21/2011Aqua ArcticVersenature,
9/9/2011Sea SongCinquainmusic,sea,
9/7/2011Winter's ReturnDizainhope,love,seasons,
9/6/2011Bleak HouseLanternedepression,places,
9/3/2011Autumn AlightCrystallinenature,seasons,
9/2/2011snow blossomHaikunature,
9/1/2011November NightfallAcrosticdepression,seasons,
8/27/2011Living With ItFree versehealth,life,
8/22/2011blue eveningSenryudepression,introspection,
8/3/2011Twin SoulFree versepeople,
7/29/2011Life BeginsVerselife,passion,visionary,
7/26/2011Labour Of The Reluctant MuseTetractyson writing and words,
7/20/2011English Country BoilEpulaeryufood
7/19/2011nature's loveHaikunature
7/19/2011The InquestFree versemystery
7/16/2011Hearts, Minds And Souls EntwinedRhymededication,love,sensual,
7/13/2011Dusk's PerfumeTankanature,seasons
7/13/2011let us praySenryureligion

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