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Bloggers PhotoI'm a 25 year-old Canadian gal living in the nation's capital. I love to paint, draw, sing and write. I've always enjoyed creative writing, but I only started writing poetry last year - and it's becoming my favourite form of creative expression. I have already learned so much from the talented poets here at PS.

Famous Art Contest Judged

Blog Posted:2/8/2013 12:36:00 PM
First of all, congratulations to the winners of my first contest!!! You can check out the winning poems on the Member Contest page.

I have to say, it was NOT easy to judge this contest. I was not prepared for such an onslaught of expertly written and uniquely observant poems. I was introduced to art I had never seen before, and I also got to read really beautiful descriptions of some of my all-time favourite paintings.

Thanks to all who participated! :) 
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  1. Date: 3/5/2013 9:56:00 PM
    It was fun to participate in your contest. I hope you have many more in the near future.

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  1. Date: 2/9/2013 8:12:00 AM
    I'm so glad everyone enjoyed this contest! Like I said, it was SO difficult to judge. Next time I host a contest, can someone please submit a bad poem to make my life easier? :)

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  1. Date: 2/8/2013 3:28:00 PM
    Im so glad you like my entry, Heather! Congratulations to all the winners!

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  1. Date: 2/8/2013 3:19:00 PM
    Heather, I am so happy you liked my poem. thanks for your contest and congrats to all your winners.

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  1. Date: 2/8/2013 2:43:00 PM
    Thanks heather I enjoyed this one and congratulations to all those that placed xx

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  1. Date: 2/8/2013 1:30:00 PM
    Thank you, Heather........I am in such wonderful company, who are artists in poetry! So this is my honor! Andrew Wyeth is one of my favorite would be hard to choose between his paintings. I love the earthy tones, and simplicity of his work Thanks for giving us this opportunity to see other poets favorites! :)

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  1. Date: 2/8/2013 1:18:00 PM
    Thank you, Heather, for my placement in your contest. It's really an honor to be among so many talented poets. Thank you again. Congratulations to all your winners! love and hugs, catie :)

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  1. Date: 2/8/2013 12:56:00 PM
    Thank you for bringing two art forms (poetry and painting) together for me. I enjoyed remembering The Hands from my childhood days. Thank you for my placement in this most enjoyable contest, Heather. Congratulations to all the winners. Love, Su

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  1. Date: 2/8/2013 12:53:00 PM
    Congratulations to all winners...David

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  1. Date: 2/8/2013 12:48:00 PM
    Many congratulations to all your winners Heather--I'm a dope, I wrote a poem The Gulf Stream a couple weeks ago and didn't go the extra step to enter it--darn!! Well, I tried. sorry--great idea for a contest too!

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My Past Blog Posts

Make Me Laugh!
Date Posted: 6/25/2013 10:08:00 AM
Moment of Truth Contest - Winners posted!
Date Posted: 6/25/2013 8:07:00 AM
Moment of Truth Contest - REMINDER
Date Posted: 6/10/2013 11:41:00 AM
New Contest: Moment of Truth
Date Posted: 6/3/2013 7:04:00 PM
Love Letter Contest (finally) Finalized!
Date Posted: 5/24/2013 9:08:00 AM
Date Posted: 5/21/2013 5:59:00 PM
REMINDER - Love Letter Contest
Date Posted: 5/3/2013 4:37:00 AM
New Contest: Love Letter
Date Posted: 4/29/2013 9:49:00 AM
Ocean-ku Contest Finalized
Date Posted: 4/23/2013 8:53:00 AM
New Contest: Ocean-ku!
Date Posted: 4/11/2013 1:02:00 PM
Famous Couples Contest Judged!
Date Posted: 4/10/2013 8:59:00 AM
New Contest: Famous Couples/Duos
Date Posted: 3/13/2013 1:48:00 PM
Beatlemania Contest Judged
Date Posted: 3/13/2013 12:05:00 PM
Collaboration - Anyone interested?
Date Posted: 3/4/2013 4:33:00 PM
New Contest: Beatles!
Date Posted: 2/10/2013 6:32:00 PM
Famous Art Contest Judged
Date Posted: 2/8/2013 12:36:00 PM
My First Contest :)
Date Posted: 1/21/2013 5:48:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
10/16/2014ImmortalityFree versefamily,
10/10/2014Dear NanaCoupletgrief,hope,
9/17/2013Waterloo BridgeEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,beauty,
8/26/2013Doorways to YesterdayFree versememory,
8/3/2013The Prime MinisterLimerickpolitical,
7/29/2013Into the GloamingSonnetpeace,
7/23/2013haiku 12Haikuart,nature,
7/21/2013EvergreenFree versefriendship,
7/18/2013Ardour's ClothSonnetmemory,
6/29/2013A Box of TruthTerzanelleallegory,
6/27/2013Sending WavesTankaconfusion,
6/24/2013Night DrivingFree versecity,
6/21/2013ClocksFree versetime,
6/17/2013At the Pawn ShopRhymememory,
6/17/2013Love NoteTankalonging,
6/14/2013A FORMal EveningLight Poetryfun,
6/11/2013haiku 11Haikugrief,
6/9/2013A Summer CoupletCoupletsummer,
6/7/2013Arthurian FootlesFootlefantasy,
6/7/2013To the WestCoupletangst,
6/5/2013What is an ArtistClerihewart,
5/31/2013Letter to an Old FriendFree versememory,
5/30/2013In the Wizard's GardenQuatrainart,fantasy,
5/28/2013Raindrop ButterfliesHaibunnew year,
5/27/2013Verses for VivianLyricdepression,
5/14/2013HappinessFree versehappiness,
4/30/2013The Night MarketFree verseculture,
4/26/2013The PhilosopherRhymemetaphor,
4/24/2013haiku 10Haikuweather,
4/23/2013I Just Found OutFree verseevil,
4/19/201325Free verseself,
4/15/2013Little LangdaleRhymeadventure,mountains,
4/14/2013haiku 9Haikupeace,
4/10/2013Then and NowFree versewrite,love,
4/9/2013Yellow RosesTankabeauty,
4/8/2013Five StarsQuatraindedication,poems,
4/7/2013Quite a WorryLimerickhumorous,
4/5/2013Sunflower SummersAlliterationsummer,
4/4/2013haiku 8Haikunature,
4/3/2013Faye DunawaySonnetfreedom,
3/27/2013haiku 7Haikunature,
3/26/2013The ColonelQuatraindeath,
3/20/2013haiku 6Haikunature,
3/19/2013Three FatesVillanelleimagination,words,
3/14/2013The Green BenchRhymesummer,green,
3/14/2013Early Spring Coupletspring,spring,easter,snow
3/13/2013MapsFree versefamily,miss you,
3/8/2013haiku 5Haikusummer,
3/7/2013EclipsedFree verseart,life,
3/4/2013haiku 4Haikurain,
3/4/2013Q is for QuinoaCoupletfood,health,
2/28/2013haiku 3Haikuhappiness,
2/28/2013Sweet SolitudeQuatrainart,
2/27/2013NightmaresFree verseintrospection,
2/25/2013The DressRhymegoodbye,
2/21/2013Nana's GardenHaibunchildhood,family,house,ga
2/20/2013Battling AddictionShapecourage,me,me,
2/19/2013The Potter's WheelSestinaart,life,
2/12/2013Or So I've Been ToldFree versefamily,me,
2/6/2013haiku 2Haikunature,
1/30/2013BetrayalFree verselost,
1/28/2013Winter's SkinKimoseasons,
1/27/2013Careful CursiveFree versefear,hope,write,write,
1/24/2013More Wine PleaseFootlefood,people,
1/24/2013UnbuttonedFree verselife,
1/23/2013EmeraldsEnclosed Rhymefamily,
1/22/2013In Your AtticLight Poetrysong-lyric,house,wife,cra
1/15/2013Snowy LoveHaibunlove,seasons,
1/14/2013Give Me SpringQuatrainseasons,me,me,
1/10/2013A Bumbling Writer's ValentineLight Poetryvalentines day,words,me,h
1/10/2013I BurnRhymelove,sorrow,
1/2/2013Deceitful MoonTankanature,
12/31/2012The GodsRhymefantasy,earth,
12/28/2012Walk SoftlyVillanelledeath,spiritual,
12/24/2012Caught in the SunQuintellabeauty,nature,
12/23/2012Heat WaveRhymeart,life,
12/17/2012A Letter to My 16 Year-Old SelfLight Poetrylife,time,
12/11/2012Dahlia TattooTankaart,romantic,
12/9/2012Currency for KindnessVersedevotion,me,me,
12/7/2012His HandsQuatrainangst,art,
12/5/2012Sister SeasonsPersonificationseasons,tribute,heart,cry
12/4/2012Do You Hear What I HearQuatrainholiday,seasons,
12/3/2012Kindle and QuenchRhymepassion,
12/3/2012Christmas MorningFree verseholiday,nostalgia,
11/19/2012Silver DunesDodoitsunature,
11/16/2012The Staring ContestRhymeangst,heart,heart,
11/13/2012Widow's WalkRhymedevotion,loss,
11/9/2012Winter's BlanketHaikuseasons,

My Photos

Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
In wineFree versehope,love
Cinder GirlRhymelovelove,
Early mourningFree versedeath,friendship,funeral,
Time Before WinterNarrativeintrospectionautumn,time,
Night OwlsHaikuanimals,nature,religion,
Beauty in my PalmFree versedevotion,fantasy,friendsh
CAMPFIRE Free verseanimals
Autumn's SeasonPersonificationnature,
Velcro HeartRhymelove,heart,heart,love,me,
Cornflakes, Crosswords and CoffeeFree versechildhood,family,morning,
Poucha Dass MeditationFree verseintrospection,life,music,
The Story of Joshua BellFree verseart,introspection,life,mu
Pursuing the CometSonnetfantasy,
gunmetal cloudsTankaholiday,nature,war,
An Acrostic ReflectionAcrosticintrospection,life,
The Face of the EarthRhymedeath,epic,earth,me,
HANDS THAT DIPPED MEFree versefathers day,inspiration,m
In The CornersSenryuimagination,peace,
Without Hope's GleamTerzanellehope,flower,flower,joy,pa
Pink RibbonList sad,
I Remove All My Clothing Yet I Am Not NakedI do not know?introspection,passion,lon
Table for OneEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)artautumn,lonely,morning,
Civilians-Guernica Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,history,peace,warwoma
Light PocketsVerseart,confusion,devotion,im
A Summer Remembered --- trois par huitRhymehappiness,
Autumn GoldRhymeautumn,beauty,
Closer Than a KissQuintain (English)lost love
A Starfish In Her HairVersedeath,loss,nature,peace,s
PulseFree verselove,mystery,passion,roma
Nightmare of a Beautiful DreamCoupletfear,life,loss,mother,mot
An Empty MindFree verseintrospection,life,
I AM ABLEI do not know?faith,brother,brother,me,
A Tale of Fire and IceRhymedream,fire,love,lust,
Office ConcertoQuintain (English)life,music,work,
Be a FlameThan-Baukallegory,inspirational,
Mystic CastleFree verselife,pets,
Eating GritsKyrielleinspirational,introspecti
The ArtistFree verseart,love,memory,
Night Has ComeTerzanellegrief,lonely,loss,war,lif
Through The HollowRhymelife,
On Watching InnocenceSonnetdedication,
On the Edge of a DreamVersedream,
History LessonQuatraindeath,grief,history,loss,
The FlameRhymelife,light,
Testing TimesSijodark,faith,epic,
Old ExcusesFree versechildhood,rain,childhood,
Silently She WeepsRhymedaughter,family,grandmoth
LostFree versededication,devotion,me,
Where Fools Rush InFree verseintrospection,war,war,wor
Oh Uhura - To Leonard Cohen's HallelujahLyricadventure,funny,humorous,
peace from dead skinned fingersFree verseintrospection,peace,praye
Layers of the onionFree verseintrospection,life,on wri
Your OceanFree verseintrospection,
A Dryad's TaleRhymeday,fantasy,me,tree,
Within a StormSonnetinspirational,
A Missed PoemFree versenature,
haiku 32Haikunature,
We Can Dream OnLyricpolitical,dream,dream,
Two-faced TempestSonnetnature,
Nearby Dale's GraveEthereefamily,loss
From the BalconyFree versedepressionlife,
Admissions of a SlothQuatrainfunny,workme,
Summer's InterludeFree versenatureautumn,
His Life, His Love: Sailor's MoonSonnetlife,love
Star SugarTrioletnature,
Moonlight Sewing NightTankaimagination,nature,
Farewell, GoodbyeBlank verselost love,me,me,
Dead Buffaloes RoamingRhymenature,
Here I AmBlank verselife,
Painted HillHaikunature,
AdriftFree versepassion,sea,
Duck and CoverFree verseon writing and words,
Summer MorningCoupletlife,nature,
ForeverFree verselove,
Submerged CathedralFree verseart,confusion,introspecti
Dynamic AutumnAcrosticautumn,halloween,nature,s
Looks Can Be DeceivingLimerickmetaphor,
Dying YoungCoupletdeath,
The KissFree verseart,child,childhood,girl,
The Angel InsideRhymeallegory,angel,art,beauti
Darkness Rides AgainBlank versedark,
WILD ROSESonnetart,passion,
NORWEGIAN WOOD--- close but no cigarFree verseart,imagination,passion,
Hell's AlcoholRhymedepression,anger,
Cottage in the Wood Free verseloss,
Natures Forest Sestinaflower,nature,blue,
Kindred SpiritsHaibunhope,life,love,mystery,bi
The StoneBalladbody,death,fantasy,kiss,l
Kiss the RainSonnetlost love,
Beautiful MuseFree verseart,beautiful,beauty,
Stepping Over StonesFree verselife,
The FoolFree verselife,music,
Across the UniverseQuatrainmusic,change,
Emerald MemoriesSonnetfantasy,love,
The PearlFree versebeauty,night,sea,blue,lov
Pieces of MeFree versenostalgia,old,autumn,old,
The Cowboy Life I LoveFree verseanimal,cowboy-western,hor
Diner GirlQuatraindream,

Fav Poets

Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Brittany Reynolds United States Flag United States Read
Krystal Cochrane Canada Flag Canada Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Isaiah Zerbst United States Flag United States Read
David Williams United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
craig cornish United States Flag United States Read
Anne Currin United States Flag United States Read
even flow United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Tim Ryerson United States Flag United States Read
Kim Merryman United States Flag United States Read
Eileen Manassian Lebanon Flag Lebanon Read
Caleb Smith United States Flag United States Read
Terry O'Leary France Flag France Read
Jeremy Martin United States Flag United States Read
Charlotte Puddifoot United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Drake Eszes United States Flag United States Read
Jack Jordan United States Flag United States Read