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Life is an infinite continuum, feeding on its own death. Our mortality, real and imagined, lives within. We can always see these truths with a discerning eye. The mirrored images that seem like two, are but one, a parallel universe whose paths cross like a wisp of wind, we are all of one time, like prose and poems written in separate centuries, but of the same struggle. There, always there, truth never hides, except for those who don’t seek it  for fear of what they might find. From light to dark we fly in different directions though toward the same destination. What matters is what we do on our flight. Do we see the paths of leaves as they float on the pond, the reflection of the sky beyond, and the trees, who have now shed their leaves but will reflect full in the spring; beneath the leaves, the roots of the lily pads  and the stare of a wary carp who looks from his world as we do from ours? We must find time on our journey to read, play a game, or simply sit and wonder at the marvels around us, for death will come in its own time…

New Contest--The Typewriter


Blog Posted:4/17/2013 3:38:00 PM
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  1. Date: 4/21/2013 5:16:00 PM
    by now, you know that my only claim to fame is being the world's worst typist... but, but, i'll try this... if you see an entry full of typos , who could that be?.. geeez, lol..:) huggs!

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  1. Date: 4/19/2013 7:01:00 AM
    You and your theme may tickle a crown of sonnets out of me. If so, oh Heavens, the work the work, lol, I will dedicate it to you, okay? The sonnets will seem so at odd with the poet that is calling to me: PLATH! She, free verser-- I will have to be careful, use the loosest of rhyme, imagery that startles and it must read as confessional, mind to hand without sensor or hesitance. In sonnet form? What the hell am I thinking. Oh, but its there there there, a gnat, buzzing, thanks to you. LOL. Plath had a portable typewriter, was mad for it. I understand. I can barely write on a page, scribble, stop and then cross out each line. But when I TYPE? Oh, its like the keyboard is a prosthetic... xox

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    Cornish Avatar Craig Cornish Date: 4/19/2013 11:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're a riot!! There are people here I would love to have a "beer" with and you're one of them!!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/19/2013 7:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    OOPS, I thought I had said that this wouldn't be FOR your contest, but written BECAUSE of it. But I didn't. Now, lol, I have.
  1. Date: 4/18/2013 6:12:00 PM
    I'll be waiting to see if you like that guy's as much as I did!

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  1. Date: 4/18/2013 6:12:00 PM
    i just saw a really fantastic entry someone did for you!!

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    Cornish Avatar Craig Cornish Date: 4/19/2013 6:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your right AD
  1. Date: 4/18/2013 9:30:00 AM
    Nice photo of you in the boat, Craig. Hope you had some luck fishing. I'll check out the contest. Thanks, Carolyn

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    Cornish Avatar Craig Cornish Date: 4/19/2013 4:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Carolyn, where have you been, we have been on the same waters as Hemingway you and I--hope you're back--btw I'm a sailor not a fisher, although I have fished off of the keys.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/18/2013 4:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    MELLY! OH, so gooood to see you! Did those prayers reach you? What a fantastic week (okay, home-wise crappy, another story) on soup. Nette returned and your face smiling on the blogs! Yeah! Damn, lol, I forgot what I was going to say to Craig...lol... just so happy to see you. Big hug, Cyndi. Craig, lol, will try to get my brain back!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/18/2013 4:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    PS LOVE SCARLET
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 11:15:00 PM
    will have to check it out, Craig!

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  1. Date: 4/17/2013 9:47:00 PM
    ok

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  1. Date: 4/17/2013 9:33:00 PM
    Im going to check it out while crossing my fingers ... (no rhyme, no rhyme, no rhyme ... )

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/17/2013 9:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yay!!! I'm in!!!
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 6:58:00 PM
    Craig, I'm glad my poem inspired this contest! I can't wait to see what entries you end up with :)

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  1. Date: 4/17/2013 5:57:00 PM
    I was just commenting to a friend about how the electronic typewriter came in the year I was finishing high school. Now we have computers. Will check out the contest. love phyl

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Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/4/2015 Forever Free verselove,
6/26/2015 House on Fire Free verselife,
6/25/2015 The Forgotten Marionette Free verselife,
6/24/2015 Perfect Free verselife,
6/24/2015 Eden Sonnethate,war,
6/23/2015 the stage Free verselife,
6/22/2015 The Saddest Landscape Sonnethate,
6/22/2015 shelter Tankagrandmother,nature,
6/21/2015 if there are shadows Haikufaith,
6/16/2015 The Field Free verselife,
6/14/2015 Shooting Star Quintain (English)lost love,
6/12/2015 Song Forever Sung Free verselove,

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PoemTitleFormCategories
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
Evening Walk Free verseintrospection,life,nature
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Why I Weep Italian Sonnetnatureme,
LONG DISTANT DREAM Rhymenature,
An Invitation to Dance Sonnetmusic,nature,
Secrets of the Stream Free verseintrospection,nature
Grandpa Coupletchildhood,loss,sadold,chi
Double Phantasy Free verseloss,mystery,sad,
Something of a Dreamer Free verselife,
Silver Strands Biolove,mother,me,silver,
Montage Poetry Lyrichappiness,history,uplifti
A Mutual passion Blank verseromance,longing,longing,l
Spring Returned Rondeauhappiness,love,people,sou
Her Name Is January Personificationimagination,nature,new ye
Wind Power Rhymenature,
Gold Star Narrativechildhood,war,war,star,bl
Circle of Life Rhymedeath,introspection,life,
If Ever Sonnetfaith,hope,inspirational,
EULOGY FOR THE ELDON GALLERY, WATERLOO Free verseart,grandmother,life,plac
Conquering Rainbows Free versefantasy,for children,me,r
The Missing Sonnetdeath,loss,
AT THE BUS DEPOT Verseallegory,
Immersion Free verseintrospection,life,me,
In Strangler's Wood Rhymedeath,
THE OLD OAK TREE Free verseautumn,life,spring,summer
Bewitched Villanellelove,passion
FIRST CHERUBIC CHANCE Lyricmystery,uplifting
Wait Raven,I am coming Free versedeath
Grandpa's Study Free versefamily,life,loss,peace,
Passing Trains in Winter Rain Rhymedepression,
The Jaded Eye Sonnetdeath,love,heart,heart,
Amongst the Dross Sonnetdepression,introspection,
Closer Free versehope,life,love,peace,blue
A Solstice Free versedeath,faith,religion,
Sunlit Ambrosia Free versedaughter,father,happiness
Tanglaw -- Light Free versededication,life,love,moth
One More Time Curtal Sonnetfamily,
Black Diamond Night Free verseintrospection,life,nature
Haste Quintain (Sicilian)faith,fear,introspection,
Cornflower Blue Free versehope,life,love,mystery,dr
Bastard Sun Personificationnature,parody,
Ballet is Poetry Free verseart,music,
SHADOWLANDS Free versedeath,faith,grief,history
SO Many Questions Quatrainromance,moon,
FLEETING VISUALS Free verseadventure,art,
LONELY Free verselife,lonely,me,people,swe
POETRY IS AN ECHO Rispettoon writing and words,me,
Poe and I Rispettolonely,lost love,
Spring's Sweet Reality Free versedream,nature,spring,dream
The Angel Inside Rhymeallegory,angel,art,beauti
Back to Lost Rhymehistory,
Kiss the Rain Quatraingirl,people,rain,romantic
A Sepia Recollection Free versefamily,grandfather,
The Old Wooden Bench Sonnetimagination,old,old,
Every now and then Lyriclove,miss you,
SYLVIA Crown of Sonnetslife,poets,writing,
Her Requiem Rhymedeath,faith,mother,
O' Middle Child Free versei love you,love,son,
And Luke Williams Has Gone Celibate Free verselove,
BOTH ACHE AND JOY Free versefarewell,how i feel,life,
Verses for Vivian Lyricdepression,
The Pooka Sonnetanimal,horror,mythology,
The Swan Free versebeautiful,romantic,wife,
Una and the Lion Monorhymeanimal,girl,happiness,inn
Sleepless Night Dramatic Verseanger,death,farewell,memo
AS FATHER IS TO HIS DAUGHTER Free versefather,introspection,word
Midsummer dance on parchment paper Free verseabsence,allegory,
Into the Gloaming Sonnetpeace,
THE OTHER-WISE Free verseart,introspection,
-----night train------ -reverse poem- Rhymegoodbye,lost love,sad lov
Mother and Child Narrativeangel,baby,beautiful,birt
Cinder Girl Rhymelovelove,
Love Poem - 29 Free verselife,love,passion,peace,w
The Universe of You Coupletautumn,beautiful,love,rai
A Tale of Fire and Ice Rhymedream,fire,love,lust,
The Soup Reich Free versesatire,slam,
Hold Back The Sun Free verselove,morning,passion,
Doorways to Yesterday Free versememory,
Mending life Free verseanalogy,
You Caught The Wind Free versedeath of a friend,nostalg
Sheol Dramatic Verseabuse,dark,evil,fantasy,f
Aftermath Free versebaby,loss,winter,
Waterloo Bridge ekphrasisart,beauty,
Facets Of Loneliness Free verseloneliness,
Love never fades Rhymelonging,love,
Recalling Her Free versegrandmother,memory,
Small Gifts Quilted with Love Ghazal 
just like juliet Free verselove,
Christmas Magic Rhymeangel,child,christmas,god
Somber Days Free verseday,november,tree,
IN THE MOOD Light Poetryadventure,woman,
Footfalls Versechildhood,farewell,
M Free versecelebration,hope,life,lov
Edinburgh Free versededication,hope,life,love
As the dust settles Free verselife,people,
In the Snowy Brightness of that Moonless Night Quintain (English)moon,new year,snow,
Queen Eileen Remembers Rhymefriendship,remember,thank
Hands Across Time Narrativeintrospection,
shades of life Free versecolor,life,

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