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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




 

Most Recent Blog Post


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

 
HELPLESS, A KYRIELLE. NEW CONTEST WITH TIM RYERSON AS CO PILOT! WAHOO!
Date Posted: 4/14/2014 9:24:00 PM
ROLL CALL.... HERE, KINDA HERE, NEVER HERE, LEAVING HERE, RETURNING HERE?
Date Posted: 4/14/2014 6:16:00 PM
LIKE THE BEATLES SAID, LET IT BE... A NICE QUOTE I FOUND
Date Posted: 4/14/2014 9:00:00 AM
ROBERT KEIM, BLITZ INVENTOR, LEFT COMMENTS ON SOUP! Please read what positive energy can do...
Date Posted: 4/7/2014 10:11:00 AM
WE STAND WITH YOU, A RONDEAU FOR FLO AND ILYEZA, PLEASE STAY
Date Posted: 4/6/2014 7:48:00 PM
PHOTOS TO INSPIRE HAIKU.. Haiku prompt
Date Posted: 4/5/2014 10:43:00 PM
GINGHAM AND LACE, ANOTHER BLITZ... GUYS TRY THIS FORM. IT IS FUN AND FAST
Date Posted: 4/4/2014 9:32:00 PM
NUDE, THIRTY DOLLARS, A BLITZ ... THANK YOU TO VICKI.. COOL FORM!
Date Posted: 4/4/2014 4:26:00 PM
A CLOSER LOOK AT FOUND POETRY, How to collage a poem and a sad tribute
Date Posted: 3/27/2014 9:09:00 PM
HOW I SEE FLO AND HER GUY... FUNNY!
Date Posted: 3/14/2014 5:28:00 PM
YURT CAMPING
Date Posted: 3/14/2014 7:46:00 AM
A THANK YOU CARD FOR OUR ANGEL, GAIL. PLEASE SIGN!
Date Posted: 3/11/2014 5:05:00 PM
DANE ANN, CRAIG AND NETTE... AND SOUPERS...LOOKIE LOOKIE...
Date Posted: 3/10/2014 8:35:00 PM
HOW TO WRITE DIALOGUE: BEATS, TAGS, POINTERS FOR STORYTELLERS
Date Posted: 3/6/2014 10:20:00 PM
I DARE YOU TO READ THIS, POETS. IT MAY MAKE YOU UNCOMFORTABLE. GOOD.
Date Posted: 3/4/2014 9:29:00 PM
STEPHANIE DESHPANDE WINNERS-- HER BLOG IS UP -- THIS IS AWESOME
Date Posted: 2/26/2014 8:29:00 PM
ZOE THE CLOWN, FOR FLO, PICTURES, and a CUTE CLOWN
Date Posted: 2/24/2014 5:40:00 PM
MY NEW FOCUS, MY NEW TOY: SCRIVENER. I AM HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE!
Date Posted: 2/24/2014 12:54:00 PM
WERE ANY OF YOU 12- 17 in 1954? WOULD YOU BE AVAILABLE FOR OCCASIONAL QUESTIONS?
Date Posted: 2/19/2014 9:28:00 AM
BALLET AND SENSEI... PROUD MOM BLOG WITH PICTURES ...
Date Posted: 2/15/2014 5:42:00 AM
AN EXAMPLE FOR MY MOV(I)E ME WITH A CROWN CONTEST. PHOTOS, NOTES, HELPFUL HINTS
Date Posted: 2/13/2014 10:22:00 PM
HOW A CROWN CAN BE WRITTEN. YOU'RE GONNA LIKE THIS! NOT MINE!
Date Posted: 2/12/2014 9:55:00 AM
WINNERS OF THE STEPHANIE DESHPANDE / CONTEMPORARY FREE RHYME
Date Posted: 2/10/2014 9:47:00 PM
WHY ARE MY POEMS STILL ON SISTER SITES THOUGH I OPTED OUT?
Date Posted: 2/10/2014 6:07:00 PM
GUILTY PLEASURES....A WEEKEND BLOG.... SHOW ME YOURS AND I'LL SHOW YOU MINE
Date Posted: 2/8/2014 7:25:00 AM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
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,
2/11/2014ORION: A PERSPECTIVE for third to tenthSonnetmythology,star,
2/10/2014TARTANS, A SONNET FOR FRANCINESonnetfriend,patriotic,places,p
2/9/2014TESTIMONIALS, A SONNET FOR BRIANSonnetfaith,friend,nature,
2/7/2014Double Oh-- A JAMES BOND CROWN, BUILDING IT UP SECOND SONNET POSTED--Crown of Sonnetsgames,passion,
2/5/2014ON THE FRINGE, A SONNET FOR MARLONSonnetafrica,allegory,culture,f
2/4/2014FOR CALEB'S CROWN - ORIONSonnetstars,
2/3/2014SUMMERLAND, A SONNET FOR CARRIE RICHARDSSonnetfriend,music,places,poetr
2/2/2014WORD ON THE STREET, 2009, A SONNET FOR DAVIDSonnetbooks,friend,places,poetr
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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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