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 I have been a member of Poetry soup since 2011. 


Though my forte is fiction, verse has always appealed to me. There is nothing like a play of words to rattle the ordinary, to tickle away the dust of stagnation. My favourite form is the contemporary sonnet, but I also enjoy free verse. Also, I love the zen experience of haiku, its seizure of a moment, how it can hold a universe in so few syllables. And I admit to a fondness for the Rondeau.




My life is simple, but busy. I’m a writer and stay at home mother. Days are full. 


Currently, I am working on a novel or ... ha ha... should I really say that the novel is working on me? Characters! They have a way of turning a world upside down.


There are some amazing poets on the soup. I am blessed to call many my friends ~~ Cyndi




HAPPY NEW YEAR.... Resolutions? Anyone? Anyone?


Blog Posted:1/1/2014 8:08:00 AM

Dear Poets

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

MAY 2014 be a creatively fulfilling year for you, inspiring and inspired.



My new year?s resolution:




 






Wish me luck? HA!




GOD BLESS

 

xoxox


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  1. Date: 1/18/2014 12:37:00 AM
    Cyndi...reading your bio I can see you are passionate about writing.. Best of luck on your resolution.. I don't make resolutions anymore, I 'm already 2 years behind in posty notes on the wall of my office.. from previous resolutions... I am a humor writer. later kjforce

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  1. Date: 1/2/2014 11:05:00 AM
    My resolution is to quit smoking which I am determined not to keep...Besides, I already quit...I do that at least 20 times a day (Every time I put one out)

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  1. Date: 1/2/2014 2:05:00 AM
    Resolution-More and more time for my daughter.Less chocolate ..and learning more forms..Maybe some more publishing in magazines..Trying to get there : ).Happy New year

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/2/2014 2:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Less blog reading and more poetry reading as well: )
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 9:03:00 PM
    Resolutions? I've already promised to Carrie ... to behave! : D My second resolution ... I'm going to write (and keep learning how to write) poetry! : D

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  1. Date: 1/1/2014 2:46:00 PM
    inhale positive energy, exhale negative energy!.. love ya soul sis..:) huggs

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    Wilson Avatar Deb Wilson Date: 1/3/2014 12:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you definitely have the right idea dear nette! I love this very much!
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 1:25:00 PM
    Happy new year Cyndi. I was never into the drama but I consider many here my friends. Hope you are keeping well Cyndi and thanks again for the article you wrote for me when I first joined last year.

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  1. Date: 1/1/2014 12:56:00 PM
    Hi Cyndi, my resolution is to back you all the way and anyone that wants peace and harmony back on this site xx

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/1/2014 8:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Love your response, Mandy!
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 12:05:00 PM
    On what is best by Sappho Some celebrate the beauty of knights, or infantry, or billowing flotillas at battle on the sea. Warfare has its glory, but I place far above these military splendors the one thing that you love. For proof of this contention examine history: we all remember Helen, who left her family, her child, and royal husband, to take a stranger's hand: her beauty had no equal, but bowed to love's command. As love then is the power that none can disobey, so too my thoughts must follow my darling far away: the sparkle of her laughter would give me greater joy than all the bronze-clad heroes

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  1. Date: 1/1/2014 10:45:00 AM
    I like your resolution... Keep calm and write poems... I think I'll make it my own... If you don't mind... Jolly Poems that is...LOL and Happy New Year!

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  1. Date: 1/1/2014 9:36:00 AM
    Hi and Happy New Year! I am so old there is nothing left to make resolves for. Been there and have done that. Well, perhaps I need to stop wishing for that which I know can never be. Happy New Year

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  1. Date: 1/1/2014 9:29:00 AM
    Hey Sis .. did you all know Dee has had a lot of short stories published! She's helping me. My resolution is to get paid SOMETHING for my writing!

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  1. Date: 1/1/2014 9:00:00 AM
    :D David, I vow to not start an argument, my dear friend, but I can't make promises about finishing one. LOL. I got to much Dorothy Parker in me, what can I say?

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    Williams Avatar David Williams Date: 1/1/2014 9:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    well Cyndi that's a start…
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 8:56:00 AM
    Happy New Year to you Cyndi,,,wonderful blog on poet and poetess...like david i yearn for how it use to be this site....also beware of flattery bearing gifts......

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    Williams Avatar David Williams Date: 1/1/2014 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Harry Happy New Year, if this site gets back to "normal" that is a place to post, read, comment on, then I would happily stay, instead of all the back stabbing, bickering, and any other crap that has nothing to do with poetry, this is a poetry site not an on-line boxing ring, who cares if someone feels superior and has all kinds of degrees coming out of their arse, it what come out of their pen that matters….
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/1/2014 9:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy New Year, Harry. I miss Carolyn Devonshire, Tracie (irrepressible Tracie), Elizabeth... all those real poets with spunk and class...
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 8:26:00 AM
    Cyndi my resolution is to see this site back to a peaceful haven for poets…anyone care to join me?

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    Wilson Avatar Deb Wilson Date: 1/3/2014 12:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes David that would be awesome and would do all of our hearts good I think!!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/1/2014 8:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm in. (I'm going to try LOL). : D I'm in, I'm in!
    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards Date: 1/1/2014 10:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes !!!

My Past Blog Posts

 
I HAVE TO SHARE THIS... BEST ARTICLE ON FIGURATIVE WRITING EVER!!! Worth the read!!!
Date Posted: 8/22/2014 10:47:00 AM
THIS IS POETIC PROSE
Date Posted: 8/20/2014 9:28:00 AM
Death in Family
Date Posted: 7/23/2014 8:30:00 AM
A CHANGE REQUEST FOR MEMBER CONTEST WINNERS PAGE... Me... upsetting another applecart... or a good idea? Thoughts?
Date Posted: 7/22/2014 3:57:00 PM
GARDEN PARTY CONTEST WINNERS... YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!
Date Posted: 7/15/2014 9:57:00 PM
CONTEST JUDGES: A WAY TO FIND AN ABUSER
Date Posted: 7/15/2014 10:32:00 AM
NEW CONTEST: HARD SHELLS: TURTLE INSPIRED FREE VERSE
Date Posted: 7/13/2014 5:19:00 AM
LEATHERBACK BOY, FREE VERSE, CONTEST SOON TO FOLLOW
Date Posted: 7/11/2014 9:53:00 PM
SONNET TITLE FOUND..THANKS TO CHARMAINE... MINDING MANNERS
Date Posted: 6/11/2014 6:17:00 PM
THANK YOU FOR THE SONNET ENTRIES...short short blog
Date Posted: 6/9/2014 3:27:00 PM
TORRENT: A CONTEMPORARY SONNET, example for my contest
Date Posted: 6/7/2014 6:56:00 AM
NEW CONTEST- Garden Party: VERB-alized NOUN-sense with FLORAL accents. Hungry for summer!!!!
Date Posted: 6/4/2014 10:19:00 PM
UPDATE ON THE HELPLESS CONTEST-- My apologies to all. Exhaustion has hit the household- possible heat exhaustion
Date Posted: 5/29/2014 1:40:00 PM
GENITALS in PRINT, AN OPEN DIALOGUE
Date Posted: 5/27/2014 3:20:00 PM
CONTEMPORARY PUBLISHED HAI_KU TO SHARE
Date Posted: 5/21/2014 2:24:00 PM
UPDATE ON THE HELPLESS/KYRIELLE CONTEST - please check your entries
Date Posted: 5/16/2014 8:47:00 PM
A CARD FOR FRANCINE ROBERTS, who is recovering from a car accident!
Date Posted: 5/9/2014 8:10:00 PM
A WORD PAIRING POEM- THE CLEARING, PAIRINGS BY CARRIE, AE RIVENBANK, CALEB, RUBEN & ANDREA
Date Posted: 5/8/2014 10:21:00 PM
PROMPS FOR WORD PAIRINGS 2 - COME AND PLAY
Date Posted: 5/7/2014 8:50:00 PM
********PLAY WITH ORIGINAL WORD PAIRING***POEMS BUILT BY SOUPERS #1, 3 and 4
Date Posted: 5/6/2014 9:04:00 AM
THE BEST HOW TO WRITE POETRY ADVICE I'VE EVER HEARD. WORTH 20 of YOUR MINUTES. FANTASTIC!!!!!!
Date Posted: 5/5/2014 9:13:00 AM
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROSE AND POETRY. One piece of writing, three ways
Date Posted: 5/4/2014 12:50:00 PM
TRADITIONAL POETRY MARKETS FOR EILEEN AND OTHERS WHO LOVE RHYME
Date Posted: 5/3/2014 8:14:00 AM
A LOOK AT A LITERARY JOURNAL CONTEST, RULES and the WINNERS POEMS
Date Posted: 4/29/2014 8:37:00 PM
POP QUIZ HOT SHOTS... C'MON... LOVE 'EM, DISS 'EM, JUDGE 'EM, PLACE 'EM!!!
Date Posted: 4/28/2014 3:47:00 PM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
8/25/2014LIFE WILL BE A HONEYMOONLyricparadise,passion,romantic
8/25/2014HOSTEL, QUEBEC CITY, 1978Free versehistory,places,
8/21/2014DEGREESSonnetbooks,sensual,words,
8/7/2014NEUTRALIZEDSonnetcolor,home,
7/17/2014CRADLEDTrioletbaby,love,
6/9/2014THE RETURNSonnetdepression,giving,life,lo
6/7/2014TORRENTSonnetcelebration,life,women,
4/21/2014LA MARQUISEFree versepsychological,
4/8/2014BUKOWSKI CONTESTFree versemoving on,power,teenage,
4/4/2014GINGHAM AND LACE, A BLITZ POEMVersedaughter,love,
4/4/2014NUDE, THIRTY DOLLARS, A BLITZVerseart,imagination,lost love
3/24/201450 GODSFree versegod,peace,philosophy,
3/15/2014WINTER IN PORTLANDFree versedepression,winter,
3/11/2014FREEDOM BLUESTail-rhymefreedom,
2/28/2014WELCOME TO THE BLUENOSEAcrosticfish,history,journey,sea,
2/25/2014PITY THE PIRANHAFree verseintrospection,people,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY, LINDA MARIE, EASTER WALK, 7th REPOSTRhymefamily,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 6- DEDICATED TO LINDA MARIE, REPOSTRondeaufaith,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 5 - FAMILY TREE, REPOST FOR LINDA MARIEVersefamily,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 4- A REPOST DEDICATED TO LINDA MARIERhymefaith,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 3- EASTER LILY, A REPOST FOR LINDA MARIEVerseeaster,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY 2-- A REPOST AND TRIBUTE TO LINDA MARIESestinaheaven,
2/15/2014HAPPY FAMILY DAY-- A REPOST FOR LINDA MARIE- WE MISS YOUVersefaith,
2/13/2014DOUBLE OH, A BOND CROWN, EXAMPLE FOR CONTESTCrown of Sonnetsfilm,sexy,
2/13/2014DOUBLE OH, A JAMES BOND CROWN OF SONNETS - 6 down 1 to go- SAMPLE FOR CONTESTCrown of Sonnetsadventure,film,sexy,
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Fav Poems

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Poem TitleFormCategories
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Ten Little ToesRhymedaughter,lifeold,old,,gra
Woodland RhapsodyQuatraininspirational
Contradicting KeatsSonnetintrospection,life
Surrender to LoveRhymeloveme,
A Totum Pole OdeConcretenative american,people,
MORE DREAMS TO ROWRhyme royalinspirational,life,
When the Tab Comes DueFree verseinspirational,introspecti
Lighting My Candle From WithinQuintain (English)caregiving,introspection,
The Kirk by the SeaCoupletnostalgia,religion,love,
Moonlight On The WardChokahealth,life,
Nocturnal PoetryRhymeimagination,life,poetry,
SlumberEpicdedication,epic,slam,
FROSTY NIGHT STROLLCoupletinspirational,seasons,
Our ThanksgivingLight Poetryholiday,
Tomorrow's GraceEthereepeace,
A New Star Shines Above HawaiiRhymededication,music,
Jesus, Our SaviorShapereligion,life,
Monarch of SummerHaibunanimals,devotion,inspirat
UntouchedRhymeforgiveness,me,me,
Midnight PearlsThan-Baukintrospection,love,
Beaucoup BloomsTerza Rimanature,spring,spring,
On Heaven's DoorwayNarrativeinspirational,life,care,c
WALKING ON FAITHVersefaith,for children,
BeachworldFree verseplaces,sea,sun,
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