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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 2:54:00 PM
    i wonder what happened to cyndi's zoo b;og; was it deleted.. why?

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 8:49:00 AM
    Craig, I came to check out your blog that you mentioned to me. I don't feel like I know enough to say very much on this topic. I think you were very diplomatic in this blog and I enjoyed seeing the comments people left. I never went to this zoo place to see it. I got one response from a poet who saw my poem there and who told me he liked it. That seems ok to me. I do not choose who sees my poems here either. All my poems are scattered online because of Google so it does not concern me if someone reads my stuff at a zoo site. But if some people were ousted unfairly for some reason, I don't understand what that is all about. anyway, I like the comment of Becca's directly below mine.

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 5:08:00 AM
    One last point,I have been publishing poetry on line for a decade or more and in my humble opinion PS is undoubtedly the 'best' poetry site on the web and I offer my thanks and give honour to the proprietor of PS for my development as poet here for the past 6+ years.Rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 5:03:00 AM
    By the by in regard to exposure of our poetry PS has a relative 'little known' but useful place for Poetry publications 'Poetry Store' (see link in the left hand column).I am sure it has resulted in a few sales for me and it is free as well.Rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 4:55:00 AM
    Thinking more about why we write verse.Vernon Scannell an English poet(from my home town) puts it this way 'The poet's need to try to find his own voice , a recognizable individual voice that carries the signature of his voice in almost every line . . . the unique tone being the consequence of the poet's rigorous search for truth ( his truth(, his absolute fidelity to the nature of the experience he was exploring.' This is perhaps for me more important than being paid a few cents.Rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 4:36:00 AM
    I am happy that PoemZoo might bring some more exposure to my poetry.(That's the reason I joined PS in the first place).If PS makes a few pennies from it, so be it. Yes I've sold a few of my 100+ publications on kindle but let's face it poetry just does not sell.Sadly we all pursue a 'minority' art form and if just one other reads our efforts and perhaps another is encouraged to pick up a pen to write that's about all we can ask .Rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 1:07:00 AM
    Come on tps stop hiding behind your greed, you have broken, the common law of decency. A poet stands up to you, and just happens not to be of financial benefit to you, and you then make an example of the poet..with removal....Mmmmmmmm as Debbie would say, you have left yourself wide open to more than just debate!

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 10:15:00 PM
    I really think that PS thought they were creating a site (Poem Zoo) that would please us with more exposure. The thing about that is...we are a private bunch, as poets, sharing our poems only with whom we choose. Exposure has never been something we (collectively) have sought or desired. Publishing served our needs for that. But I think, to their disappointment, that it just was not received how they hoped it would be, and sad...because websites cost a lot of money. Unless...the guru behind the soup is building his own, (I think he is) it can be very costly to put up a new site. If it does not succeed, they suffer losses. That is sad.

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:35:00 PM
    Very interesting points, Craig. I feel that TPS created a quite unpleasant "situation" and later on, when her/ his fingers were burning, she/he couldn't find a proper way to fix it ... losing credibility and respect. The issue was poorly ... badly handled and she/he knows it.

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:28:00 PM
    Very interesting points, Craig. I feel that TPS created a quite unpleasant "situation" and later on, when her/ his fingers were burning, she/he couldn't find a proper way to fix it ... losing credibility and respect. The issue was poorly ... badly handled and she/he knows it.

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 5:42:00 PM
    So the monkeys want to take over the Zoo, or is it Poetrysoup, or is it both lol. Sorry Craig, couldn’t resist. You could do this yourselves, organise a body of interested soupers, elect a representative, who would email PST with their collective thoughts or blog them if wider views were sought, but an official panel is never going to happen.

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
10/7/2015 Await The Breeze Sonnetage,life,
10/6/2015 The Rose Rhymelove,
10/3/2015 Ambrosia Narrativefood,
10/3/2015 Tumbling Home Rhymehalloween,
10/2/2015 Making Music Free versenostalgia,old,
10/2/2015 My Sister's Collage Free verseremember,
10/1/2015 Period Personificationfunny,
9/30/2015 My Sleeping Child Free versechild,mother daughter,
9/29/2015 Culinary Sonnet Sonnetfood,
9/27/2015 Twilight Zone Free verselife,
9/26/2015 Sofonisba Sonnetfaith,love,
9/25/2015 If I Was the Rain Free verselife,
9/25/2015 Mystic Castle Free verselife,
9/24/2015 Jane Eyre Crown of Sonnetslife,love,
9/19/2015 D Day Italian Sonnetwar,
9/19/2015 A Daydream Sonnetlove,
9/19/2015 Two Bits Free verselife,
9/18/2015 Garden Party Sonnetgarden,
9/18/2015 Excalibur Sonnetinspiration,
9/16/2015 The Fads of Fools Quatrainhistory,life,
9/15/2015 Moonlight Sail Free verseboat,life,
9/15/2015 Love Sonnetlove,
9/14/2015 L is for Love Yourself Sonnetbullying,life,
9/14/2015 A Feather's Fate Rhymenature,
9/14/2015 Eternal Spring Collaboration Sonnetlife,
9/13/2015 Aurora Borealis Sonnetcolor,sky,
9/13/2015 Tramp Narrativepets,
9/10/2015 Another Special Day Free verselife,
9/8/2015 Five Minutes More Free verseinspirational,
9/6/2015 The Peach Orchard Rhymewar,
9/5/2015 For You Italian Sonnetlove,
9/4/2015 A Perfect Storm Iambic Pentameterhistory,
9/4/2015 Crimson Passion Rhymelust,
9/3/2015 Faces of Beauty Sijolife,
8/31/2015 Night Free verseintrospection,
8/31/2015 Pyotr's Synesthesia Free versemusic,
8/23/2015 Old Red Maple Personificationlife,old,
8/20/2015 Smeared Trust Rhymelost love,

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Fav Poems

Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
Evening Walk Free verseintrospection,life,nature
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Why I Weep Italian Sonnetnatureme,
An Invitation to Dance Sonnetmusic,nature,
Secrets of the Stream Free verseintrospection,nature
Grandpa Coupletchildhood,loss,sadold,chi
Double Phantasy Free versebaby,loss,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,
The Jaded Eye Sonnetdeath,love,heart,heart,
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,
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
Doorways to Yesterday Free versememory,
Mother and Child Narrativeangel,baby,beautiful,birt
Mending life Free verseanalogy,
You Caught The Wind Free versedeath of a friend,nostalg
Cinder Girl Rhyme 
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,
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,
remembrance Free versememory,
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,

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