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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




HOW I SEE FLO AND HER GUY... FUNNY!


Blog Posted:3/14/2014 5:28:00 PM


Just watch it past the first minute at about 1:08 it really begins!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3lMOld-Ivs


Thanks for the beautiful blog!


Now give us some wedding shots! PLLLLLEAAAASSSEEE!

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  1. Date: 3/17/2014 9:15:00 AM
    Tell you what, I've been trying to figure out how to post pics in the blog. When i get it figured out, I'll post some of us when we were first married. I'll also post one of me when I was little...i think I've got one of me when I was two and five somewhere on this computer.

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  1. Date: 3/17/2014 9:12:00 AM
    At the daddy/daughter dance every year, though....I cut up. The kids get a kick out of it. I learned to swing once for a play, so my daughter and i usually do that for at least one song. Before the night's over I'll bust a move with my wife too, but once a year is about it for me...haha

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    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 3/17/2014 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Okay you're the daddy; you're supposed to cut up!!
  1. Date: 3/17/2014 9:03:00 AM
    Ok, I checked the video out...that WAS funny. Me?...sadly, I didn't have a wedding dance. We were 19 when we got married. My family pretty much freaked out when I told them i was getting married. I eventually got pissed off and cancelled the ceremony. We were married by my grandfather(a pastor) in front of only a few people. There was no cake, no dance, no reception. We were too poor to go on a honeymoon but my dad bought us a room at a nice little inn for a couple of days. We've danced since then, though. I don't mind dancing, but yes Cyndi you nailed me pretty close with your description. If I were dancing in front of a crowd, I probably wouldn't cut up too much.

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    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith Date: 3/18/2014 9:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh she'd love this idea...if she gets wind of this then I won't be able to wiggle my way out for sure..lol.
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 3/18/2014 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So how about a compromise Caleb? Tell everyone it is a formal anniversary party but you, your wife, and your children wear what your wife dreamt you would at her weeding ;) This way you can enjoy the walk, the cake, and the first dance without a full ceremony ;)
    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith Date: 3/18/2014 7:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lol...me too, Debbie...And Fj, have you ever thought about having another ceremony? My wife wants to but I'm not up for it...I'd do it for her, but.....
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 3/17/2014 8:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hey at least your wife didn't get stoned with her brother & your mother beat you out of the first dance & then get locked out of your room in the hotel before you ever got in!!! LOL [I don't get hints, you have to really hit me over the head for me to get ALOT of things!]
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 3/17/2014 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hm...sounds like we had the same wedding! ;)
  1. Date: 3/15/2014 4:29:00 PM
    : ) : ) : )

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  1. Date: 3/15/2014 8:27:00 AM
    : D !

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  1. Date: 3/15/2014 8:04:00 AM
    so observant! I don't think I'm there yet Dee, I simply put myself into a created character [mostly aspects of myself] you have a wonderfully unique ability to write characters I think at this point my strong suit is setting.

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/15/2014 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Okay, my first DOZEN or so stories, I kept being told by teachers, classmates (we had to read our work out loud, each class) Too much description, too much exposition. I had to wean myself off narrative. It was sooo hard. I LOVE it! You will get there Bet.. YES small steps can go far!
  1. Date: 3/15/2014 7:24:00 AM
    DEBBIE, MORE... Now Caleb? Yes, he is a card (as my Dad would have said) but, BUT, I see him as cutting loose on the everyday, but the BIG events, marriages, funerals, serious celebrations, I see him as being a bit more traditional... if I close my eyes, I see him UNUSUALLY shy that first dance, eyes only on her, almost waltzing. While some might relive a scene from the Big Chill for a funeral (remember they played the stones?) I see him in black, shiny shoes, quiet.. contemplative. At his own wedding, I picture him sentimental, almost misty eyed, a bit shell shocked and dazed, too. Me? Here, he might be thinking. I even picture him DIPPING her on the dance floor, kissing her hand..

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    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith Date: 3/17/2014 8:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm goin' to watch the video now...been gone all weekend..
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 3/15/2014 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow....like him too! ;)
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/15/2014 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    CALEB, please watch the video (quite funny) and then fill us in...
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/15/2014 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I let Caleb know... oh, I hope he pops onto my blog today. This could get quite interesting! ;) Hugs guys... I'm about to tackle a Saturday... they are WILD!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/15/2014 7:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'll tap Caleb on the shoulder... see what he thinks... I might be miles off the mark (did I actually use a hunting term ;-)) Now, I'm curious...
  1. Date: 3/15/2014 6:47:00 AM
    DEBBIE AND FLO, Debbie is working on fiction and I'd like to expand on something.. I see a teaching opportunity (I'll erase this comment, Bet, if you are not comfortable--but not til 5 pm... whata day comin') So why FLO? Well, Flo can surprise... she can write and be serious, but we know she has a great sense of humour. She can take serious and spin it around. She lives by her own rules, has her own style. There is a joy, to her, a bounce. When she does something, she puts her all into it. No half attempts, it feels like she is a "Do it, do it BIG," type person (like me) She isn't afraid of being different, turning heads. She isn't afraid of putting herself out there. She loves wildly..

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    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 3/15/2014 10:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ohhh I like her....can I meet her?!!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/15/2014 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It must have taken that couple hours to come up with all that, can you imagine how many times THEY cracked up at each other... the writer in me sees the laugher leading to an embrace, the embrace to kisses, the kisses... well, that lead to kids! LOL...
  1. Date: 3/14/2014 8:24:00 PM
    LOL that was great Dee, made me want to dance I haven't gone dancing in years! But that looked like Caleb & his wife why'd you think of Flo?

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/15/2014 7:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Too much to say :D Can't fit here!
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 3/14/2014 8:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lol probably because of the blog I just did about my husband.
  1. Date: 3/14/2014 7:17:00 PM
    whoot, i finished the whole feature, cyn... what a lovely ending!.. love the white motif, dance steps, and the natural charm of the couple.. mmm, i'll keep this in mind, lol!

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/14/2014 8:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Glad you liked it, Soul sis! Yes, I saw that natural charm. And MIRTH, an old fashioned term, but it somehow applies. xoxox how are YOU?
  1. Date: 3/14/2014 7:00:00 PM
    What no dropping it like its hot?!!! Cyndi that was toooo cute! Aaaand that is actually something we would pull!!! LOL Thanks for the laugh Lady; I can't wait to show him ;)

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    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 3/14/2014 9:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I think it's a good blog take over in the making!!! The Marriage Series!!!! Lol
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 3/14/2014 8:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Glad you liked it. I got that you too are different but in synch .. if that makes sense. NOW .. who can I encourage to put up some wedding photos (Cyndi's eyes squint, her lips purse as she wonders who she will hound next.) I want more romance! Maybe I should write a short story... there is a market.
    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 3/14/2014 7:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh you sooo know it!! ;)
    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 3/14/2014 7:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you can do it better, flo... that was 6 minutes! :)

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
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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
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********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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