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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 artists....it 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
Update
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 PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
10/23/2014 haiku 13 Haikuhome,
10/16/2014 Immortality Free versefamily,
10/10/2014 Dear Nana Sonnetgrief,hope,
9/17/2013 Waterloo Bridge Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,beauty,
8/26/2013 Doorways to Yesterday Free versememory,
8/3/2013 The Prime Minister Limerickpolitical,
7/29/2013 Into the Gloaming Sonnetpeace,
7/23/2013 haiku 12 Haikuart,nature,
7/21/2013 Evergreen Free versefriendship,
7/18/2013 Ardour's Cloth Sonnetmemory,
7/5/2013 Stardust Versestars,
6/29/2013 A Box of Truth Terzanelleallegory,
6/27/2013 Sending Waves Tankaconfusion,
6/24/2013 Night Driving Free versecity,
6/21/2013 Clocks Free versetime,
6/19/2013 Lunenburg Monorhymenostalgia,
6/17/2013 At the Pawn Shop Rhymememory,
6/17/2013 Love Note Tankalonging,
6/14/2013 A FORMal Evening Light Poetryfun,
6/12/2013 Facebook Haibunlife,
6/11/2013 haiku 11 Haikugrief,
6/9/2013 A Summer Couplet Coupletsummer,
6/7/2013 Arthurian Footles Footlefantasy,
6/7/2013 To the West Coupletangst,
6/5/2013 What is an Artist Clerihewart,
6/5/2013 Manmade Versenature,
5/31/2013 Letter to an Old Friend Free versememory,
5/30/2013 In the Wizard's Garden Quatrainart,fantasy,
5/28/2013 Raindrop Butterflies Haibunnew year,
5/27/2013 Verses for Vivian Lyricdepression,
5/14/2013 Happiness Free versehappiness,
4/30/2013 The Night Market Free verseculture,
4/26/2013 The Philosopher Rhymemetaphor,
4/24/2013 haiku 10 Haikuweather,
4/23/2013 I Just Found Out Free verseevil,
4/19/2013 25 Free verseself,
4/15/2013 Little Langdale Rhymeadventure,mountains,
4/14/2013 haiku 9 Haikupeace,
4/10/2013 Then and Now Free versewrite,love,
4/9/2013 Yellow Roses Tankabeauty,
4/8/2013 Five Stars Quatraindedication,poems,
4/7/2013 Quite a Worry Limerickhumorous,
4/5/2013 Sunflower Summers Alliterationsummer,
4/4/2013 haiku 8 Haikunature,
4/3/2013 Faye Dunaway Sonnetfreedom,
4/2/2013 Fireflies Haibunlove,nature,me,light,ligh
3/27/2013 haiku 7 Haikunature,
3/26/2013 The Colonel Quatraindeath,
3/25/2013 Footprints Ninettenature,
3/25/2013 Selene Villanellemoon,night,moon,night,sky
3/20/2013 haiku 6 Haikunature,
3/19/2013 Three Fates Villanelleimagination,words,
3/14/2013 The Green Bench Rhymesummer,green,
3/14/2013 Early Spring Coupletspring,spring,easter,snow
3/13/2013 Maps Free versefamily,miss you,
3/8/2013 haiku 5 Haikusummer,
3/7/2013 Eclipsed Free verseart,life,
3/4/2013 haiku 4 Haikurain,
3/4/2013 Q is for Quinoa Coupletfood,health,
2/28/2013 haiku 3 Haikuhappiness,
2/28/2013 Sweet Solitude Quatrainart,
2/27/2013 Nightmares Free verseintrospection,
2/25/2013 The Dress Rhymegoodbye,
2/21/2013 Nana's Garden Haibunchildhood,family,house,ga
2/20/2013 Battling Addiction Shapecourage,me,me,
2/19/2013 The Potter's Wheel Sestinaart,life,
2/12/2013 Or So I've Been Told Free versefamily,me,
2/6/2013 haiku 2 Haikunature,
1/30/2013 Betrayal Free verselost,
1/28/2013 Winter's Skin Kimoseasons,
1/27/2013 Careful Cursive Free versefear,hope,write,write,
1/24/2013 More Wine Please Footlefood,people,
1/24/2013 Unbuttoned Free verselife,
1/23/2013 Emeralds Enclosed Rhymefamily,
1/22/2013 In Your Attic Light Poetrysong-lyric,house,wife,cra
1/17/2013 Backward Acrosticlife,
1/15/2013 Snowy Love Haibunlove,seasons,
1/14/2013 Give Me Spring Quatrainseasons,me,me,
1/10/2013 A Bumbling Writer's Valentine Light Poetryvalentines day,words,me,h
1/10/2013 I Burn Rhymelove,sorrow,
1/2/2013 Deceitful Moon Tankanature,
12/31/2012 The Gods Rhymefantasy,earth,
12/28/2012 Walk Softly Villanelledeath,spiritual,
12/24/2012 Caught in the Sun Quintellabeauty,nature,
12/23/2012 Heat Wave Rhymeart,life,
12/20/2012 HEART Acrosticpassion,
12/19/2012 Cassiopeia Terzanellefantasy,night,beauty,beau
12/17/2012 A Letter to My 16 Year-Old Self Light Poetrylife,time,
12/11/2012 Dahlia Tattoo Tankaart,romantic,
12/9/2012 Currency for Kindness Versedevotion,me,me,
12/7/2012 His Hands Quatrainangst,art,
12/5/2012 Sister Seasons Personificationseasons,tribute,heart,cry
12/4/2012 Do You Hear What I Hear Quatrainholiday,seasons,
12/3/2012 Feathers Questionkunature,
12/3/2012 Kindle and Quench Rhymepassion,
12/3/2012 Christmas Morning Free verseholiday,nostalgia,
11/20/2012 Whiteness Acrostictribute,
11/19/2012 Silver Dunes Dodoitsunature,
11/16/2012 The Staring Contest Rhymeangst,heart,heart,
11/13/2012 Widow's Walk Rhymedevotion,loss,

My Photos


Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
In wine Free versehope,love
Cinder Girl Rhymelovelove,
Early mourning Free versedeath,friendship,funeral,
Time Before Winter Narrativeintrospectionautumn,time,
Night Owls Haikuanimals,nature,religion,
Beauty in my Palm Free versedevotion,fantasy,friendsh
CAMPFIRE Free verseanimals
Autumn's Season Personificationnature,
Velcro Heart Rhymelove,heart,heart,love,me,
Cornflakes, Crosswords and Coffee Free versechildhood,family,morning,
Poucha Dass Meditation Free verseintrospection,life,music,
The Story of Joshua Bell Free verseart,introspection,life,mu
Pursuing the Comet Sonnetfantasy,
gunmetal clouds Tankaholiday,nature,war,
An Acrostic Reflection Acrosticintrospection,life,
The Face of the Earth Rhymedeath,epic,earth,me,
HANDS THAT DIPPED ME Free versefathers day,inspiration,m
In The Corners Senryuimagination,peace,
Without Hope's Gleam Terzanellehope,flower,flower,joy,pa
Pink Ribbon List sad,
I Remove All My Clothing Yet I Am Not Naked I do not know?introspection,passion,lon
Table for One Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis)artautumn,lonely,morning,
Civilians-Guernica Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,history,peace,warwoma
Light Pockets Verseart,confusion,devotion,im
A Summer Remembered --- trois par huit Rhymehappiness,
Pulse Personificationcaregiving,childhood,daug
Autumn Gold Rhymeautumn,beauty,
Closer Than a Kiss Quintain (English)lost love
A Starfish In Her Hair Versedeath,loss,nature,peace,s
Pulse Free verselove,mystery,passion,roma
Nightmare of a Beautiful Dream Coupletfear,life,loss,mother,mot
An Empty Mind Free verseintrospection,life,
I AM ABLE I do not know?faith,brother,brother,me,
A Tale of Fire and Ice Rhymedream,fire,love,lust,
Office Concerto Quintain (English)life,music,work,
Be a Flame Than-Baukallegory,inspirational,
Mystic Castle Free verselife,pets,
Eating Grits Kyrielleinspirational,introspecti
The Artist Free verseart,love,memory,
Night Has Come Terzanellegrief,lonely,loss,war,lif
On Watching Innocence Sonnetdedication,
On the Edge of a Dream Versedream,
History Lesson Quatraindeath,grief,history,loss,
The Flame Rhymelife,light,
Testing Times Sijodark,faith,epic,
Old Excuses Free versechildhood,rain,childhood,
Silently She Weeps Rhymedaughter,family,grandmoth
Lost Free versededication,devotion,me,
Where Fools Rush In Free verseintrospection,war,war,wor
Oh Uhura - To Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah Lyricadventure,funny,humorous,
peace from dead skinned fingers Free verseintrospection,peace,praye
Layers of the onion Free verseintrospection,life,on wri
Your Ocean Free verseintrospection,
A Dryad's Tale Rhymeday,fantasy,me,tree,
Within a Storm Sonnetinspirational,
A Missed Poem Free versenature,
haiku 32 Haikunature,
We Can Dream On Lyricpolitical,dream,dream,
Two-faced Tempest Sonnetnature,
WILD ROSE Sonnetart,passion,
Nearby Dale's Grave Ethereefamily,loss
From the Balcony Free versedepressionlife,
Admissions of a Sloth Quatrainfunny,workme,
Summer's Interlude Free versenatureautumn,
His Life, His Love: Sailor's Moon Sonnetlife,love
Thank you, Photoshop Free verseintrospection,life,social
Star Sugar Trioletnature,
Moonlight Sewing Night Tankaimagination,nature,
Adrift Free versepassion,sea,
Summer Morning Coupletlife,nature,
Forever Free verselove,
Submerged Cathedral Free verseart,confusion,introspecti
Dynamic Autumn Acrosticautumn,halloween,nature,s
Looks Can Be Deceiving Limerickmetaphor,
Dying Young Coupletdeath,
The Kiss Free verseart,child,childhood,girl,
The Angel Inside Rhymeallegory,angel,art,beauti
Cottage in the Wood Free verseloss,
Natures Forest Sestinaflower,nature,blue,
Kindred Spirits Haibunhope,life,love,mystery,bi
Moth Haikudream,
The Stone Balladbody,death,fantasy,kiss,l
Haiku 34 Haikunature,snow,
Kiss the Rain Sonnetlost love,
Beautiful Muse Free verseart,beautiful,beauty,
The Fool Free verselife,music,
Across the Universe Quatrainmusic,change,
Emerald Memories Sonnetfantasy,love,
The Pearl Free versebeauty,night,sea,blue,lov
Pieces of Me Free versenostalgia,old,autumn,old,
The Cowboy Life I Love Free verseanimal,cowboy-western,hor
Diner Girl Quatraindream,
Sunday Morning, 1891 - Edmund Blair Leighton Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,autumn,autumn,morning
Why do You Write Rhymeon writing and words,writ
In Strangler's Wood - tanka version Tankamystery,rain,autumn,rain,
Click, Click, Huh Verseloss,
Inscriptions Free versemetaphor,
Mirror Mirror Free versefantasy,fear,
Tone Down the Intensity Free versemetaphor,passion,
Along Cherry Blossom Lane Haikunature,

Fav Poets

PoetCountry 
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 _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
Painted Hunter 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