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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




RUMOUR CONTROL: I REMOVED MY OWN BLOGS and a THANK YOU TO TPS


Blog Posted:1/8/2014 8:16:00 PM

Hi all,

As some blogs have recently just disappeared, some quite lovely and community based, I thought I'd better quell any concerns about my own

I chose to remove the blogs, for good will, a fresh start. Onward and upward my friends! Also, I was doing to some tidying up of my account-- lol-- late fall cleaning!

In addition, I removed all my haiku blogs

Sorry if your comments were deleted

And I am so sorry if some of the Poetry Soup Poets who visit the Haikupoemsandpoets.com website find that they can not access my blogs there and get that weird coding message

For some reason, when I delete them here on soup they do not delete on that site

Anyways, I just wanted to say that I've cleaned house === nobody else did! JUST ME!!!!

LOVE TO ALL SOUPERS AND

ESPECIALLY TO TPS

WHO IS GIVING SOME OF US

A SECOND & THIRD CHANCE!!!

SOUP ROCKS!!!


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  1. Date: 1/9/2014 7:48:00 PM
    good thing you are staying, sis... it's okay to stir things up when needed.. this helps in the check- and- balance process of blogs... clean away and have fun!.. huggs

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/9/2014 8:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey, you are the sunshine on the soup. Has anyone told you that lately? So very good to hear you're doing better. I was thinking of taking some pics of the snow here, posting them for inspiration for other soupers. Share some Canada :D
  1. Date: 1/9/2014 12:10:00 PM
    Yes, I think TPS does an excellent job considering they have to put up with all of us...;)

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/9/2014 1:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ... lol... sounds like we're the relatives ... worthy of a Motrin moment ;)
  1. Date: 1/9/2014 8:05:00 AM
    Phewwwwwwwwwwww LOL what would I do without you!

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/9/2014 1:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOVE YA BET!
  1. Date: 1/9/2014 2:35:00 AM
    Cyndi nice to know you are staying and although you have removed your blogs do not forget that the bear needs a gentle poke now and again, purely on the basis of it would be cruel to let it sleep for too long, I'm sure you understand...David

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/9/2014 1:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A time and a place, chum... yes, understood. Hey, what kind of wicked new form are you going to spin next? :D We're starting to recover from your last one! Anything planned?
  1. Date: 1/8/2014 9:56:00 PM
    How dare you! : D ... you deleted my comments!! Im thinking about this blog ... sooner or later ... this blog will be in "RumorsControlPoemsAndPoets.com : D Ok, ok ...I know ... to my room --->

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/9/2014 1:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Eileen, you belong EVERYWHERE on soup, hon. Listen, I want you to know that it is because of soupers like you, those who never wear the dunce cap like those like ME, who are inspiring me for the better. You're a sweetie! And much appreciated!! and !!!!!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/9/2014 1:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    F.J.... being bad can feel soooooo good. LOL. But, I'm trying to be good. LOL... gentle prodding always appreciated.
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 1/9/2014 1:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Pardon my manners, Cyndi....I just jumped in here where I don't belong. Hope it's ok!
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 1/9/2014 1:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I love Ruben's comments....He does make me smile...Yes, FJ...he's sure come up with something....hmmmmmmm.....let's just say...interesting...and play it safe! HA HA!
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/9/2014 10:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ummm Cyndi Ruben would have given an answer to that "spanking" question that we all would have expected but would have made us blush anyway!! lol HI RUBEN!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/8/2014 10:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    : D!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/8/2014 10:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'd say something like do you want a spanking, but then, lol, that would be starting rumours and I don't think my hubs would approve :D
  1. Date: 1/8/2014 8:54:00 PM
    Big ditto's to my dear Cyndi---same here!!

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 1/9/2014 1:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    <3
  1. Date: 1/8/2014 8:30:00 PM
    I received my reminder to renew my membership this week... and after some deliberation, I've chosen to do so. I can't imagine my days without my warm bowl of Soup... and this morning, all those helpful comments on my Mommy blog! Special thanks to our David for encouraging me to make a new start. I'll do my best to make you proud, my friend!

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 1/9/2014 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Glad you're staying Cyndi : )
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/8/2014 9:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    : )
  1. Date: 1/8/2014 8:18:00 PM
    Thanks to TPS for bearing with us and allowing us to move forwards. You guys do work hard!

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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
SOMETHING FOR EILEEN... and OTHERS WHO TAKE RISKS
Date Posted: 4/26/2014 5:54:00 AM
HELPLESS, A KYRIELLE. NEW CONTEST WITH TIM RYERSON AS CO PILOT! WAHOO!
Date Posted: 4/14/2014 9:24:00 PM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
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,
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,
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Fav Poems

123
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The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Ten Little ToesRhymedaughter,lifeold,old,,gra
Woodland RhapsodyQuatraininspirational
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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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