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I retired from a nursing career to live a simple life in the country and write. I self
published my first book of poetry, The River of Liquid Dreams. Small presses published two more, In The Presence of Shadows, and Faith Like A Dandelion. I had the honor of having one of my poems recited in a documentary produced by the Canadian Institute on Child Health, The Healing Journey. I give poetry readings and judge performance poetry competitions.

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The Sound of Color Judged


Blog Posted:12/10/2013 8:58:00 AM

I received some absolutely amazing poetry on the sounds of color! All of the entries were stunning and it was hard to narrow it down. Even though it was hard to judge, I received such pleasure from the contest, Thank you to all who entered, (please excuse all the commas, my period doesn't seem to be working), I was hoping to have names for all the poems at the finish to thank everyone personally for their poems, but I guess the way I judged didn't allow it, I will learn as I go on,

I am so glad to be a part of this creative and loving community here at the soup

Hugs and kudos to all

Monterey

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:04:00 PM
    Thank you so very much for my placement in you contest Monterey... To be honest I was a little worried that you might be offended because I didn't take the serious angle but it just popped into my brain (what little is left) so I entered...Once again, thanks and congrats to all the other winners!

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    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak Date: 12/15/2013 7:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Of course I didn't take offense. I love this poem. I laughed out loud.
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 9:39:00 AM
    Thank you very much Monterey! A great contest, and you received some amazing entries! Oh.....I'm hoping to hear you on Drake's next radio blog show.......good luck with being his guest next time!!

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    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak Date: 12/12/2013 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you. I am eager to be on it. I think the show will be such fun. I really enjoyed listening to Richard and Drake last Sunday
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 11:46:00 PM
    Thanks, Monterey. for my placement in your contest,

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    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak Date: 12/11/2013 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are very welcome
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 4:35:00 PM
    It was really fun Monterey...thanks!

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    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak Date: 12/11/2013 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I will have to look at your page to see which one was yours. I guess I had an oops moment while judging, and at the end I couldn't get all the names. Glad you enjoyed it. It was all for the fun of creating.
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 3:10:00 PM
    you had a great array of poems that really made this contest a success, monterey... i have to hand it to you; challenguinf theme!.. thank you so much and best wishes to all who joined... huggs!

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    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak Date: 12/11/2013 7:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, my brain is churning along trying to think up a new contest. The poets here are so creative and talented. You all took my idea and flew away with it, creating magic I never imagined.
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 9:51:00 AM
    dern I hadn't come up with one yet LOL GOOD concept! Congrad's all!

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    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak Date: 12/10/2013 10:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh, too bad. Maybe the next one? This was such fun I will have to do it again.
  1. Date: 12/10/2013 9:11:00 AM
    Monterey, as I was seeing some of the entries to your contest being displayed at Soup, I felt jealous of you having such an awesome contest.It must have been pure pleasure to be seeing those kinds of poems in your judging area! thanks for my placement. I got inspired when I was reading some of the poetry being written for this unique contest of yours. Congrats to them all. I am looking forward to reading the winners' list.

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    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak Date: 12/10/2013 10:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Reading the entries was pure joy for me. I may have to listen closer to the grandkids, since my grandson's remark inspired the contest. (out of the mouths of babes!)

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