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About Karen Ruff
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Bloggers PhotoTraveler: Born in PA, have lived, worked or just visited every state on the east coast plus Arizona, Arkansas, Canada, and Great Britain.
Hat fancier: No, not that kind of hat. Have worked in manufacturing industries--textile and fire arms, education, newspaper, entertainment, plastercraft giftware and insurance.
Gardener and "wanna-be" gourmet cook. Should have been married to a professional taster.
Writer: The only thing I ever wanted to make my living at, but I've been stuck with editing for others and writing work for hire instead of becoming the next Stephen King...or whoever. Oh well, at least some of my students have gone on to success.
Grandma: Four grown children and 10 grandchildren. (My sanity--most of the time)

Winning Poems


Blog Posted:3/7/2014 2:14:00 PM
Here is the list of the winning poems for the Sonnet Competition.  Thanks to all who submitted and Congratulations to those who struck my fancy.


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  1. Date: 3/10/2014 10:57:00 AM
    This was such a wonderful contest to write for, with emphasis on the structure and form, which many here overlook or do not place much importance in.

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  1. Date: 3/7/2014 5:57:00 PM
    Thanks, Karen! I have so many sonnets and thought butterflies might be nice for children. congrats to all your winners!!

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  1. Date: 3/7/2014 3:26:00 PM
    Thanks so much Karen and kudos to all.

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  1. Date: 3/7/2014 3:18:00 PM
    Thanks very miuch - glad you liked my sonnet. Congrats to everyone : )

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Winning Poems
Date Posted: 3/7/2014 2:14:00 PM
Sonnet competition finished.
Date Posted: 3/7/2014 8:42:00 AM
Seven favorite sonnets
Date Posted: 2/27/2014 6:36:00 PM
How to advice needed
Date Posted: 2/23/2014 1:55:00 PM
Sonnet competition
Date Posted: 2/14/2014 8:53:00 AM
Wonderful Magical Words
Date Posted: 1/13/2014 9:14:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
4/15/2014 Antiques not for Sale Blank versegrandparents,memory,nosta
4/15/2014 Eliza's Escape Narrativeblack african american,fr
3/22/2014 Left Behind Sonnetnature,
3/20/2014 Just a Soldier Free versemissing you,patriotic,sol
2/17/2014 We Will Not Comply Sonnetcourage,freedom,future,go
2/9/2014 The Child and the Flower Rhymecare,children,flower,spri
2/7/2014 Lives, Fortunes, and Sacred Honor Free versecorruption,freedom,judgem
2/1/2014 The Adirondacks Free versemountains,nature,
1/31/2014 Upon Watching Children in a TireSwing Free versechildhood,lost love,remem
1/27/2014 Bundles Rhymeemotions,husband,kiss,lov
1/26/2014 Someone Lives, Greater than Ourselves Sonnetfaith,god,religious,truth
1/21/2014 Cocoon Sonnetbutterfly,nature,
1/18/2014 Connections Free versefriendship,relationship,
1/17/2014 Love's Fashion Model Free versehusband,love,romance,
1/14/2014 The Violation of a Secret Place Free versechildhood,children,nature
1/13/2014 Negative Poles Concretegoodbye,heartbroken,lost
1/12/2014 Growing Pains Concrete 
1/12/2014 Concrete poem--No title Concretefarewell,friend,
1/11/2014 Abalone Song Free verseabsence,bereavement,care,
1/10/2014 Relief of the Autistic Child Blank versechild,death,
1/9/2014 The Rocking Chair Rhymechild,christmas,sister,
1/8/2014 Seasonal Sigh Free versenature,seasons,weather,wi
1/7/2014 A Sweetheart for Duck Rhymeanimal,children,farm,for
1/6/2014 The Green Pepper Free verseimagery,imagination,natur
1/5/2014 Rainbows Lyricfriendship,imagery,nature
1/5/2014 Inside my Computer Free versecomputer,friendship,roman
1/4/2014 The Cedar Tree Blank versecreation,nature,tree,visi
1/4/2014 Butterflies Sonnetbutterfly,inspiration,lov
1/2/2014 Searching Profiles Free verseencouraging,friend,friend
1/1/2014 To An Online Friend Free versefriendship,life,
1/1/2014 Coloring Book Free versechildren,grandmother,gran
12/31/2013 In Memory of Jim Cooney Free versebrother,eulogy,father dau
12/31/2013 Improvements Free versecreation,environment,moun

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