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About Heather Ober
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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 Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
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,

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,

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
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Drake Eszes United States Flag United States Read
Jack Jordan United States Flag United States Read