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About Brian Strand
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Bloggers PhotoI am English,retired from work and am a committed evangelical Christian.My hobbies are art and poetry.Check out my regular short poetry on twitter@strandpoet and my periodic postings  of my art, on Flickr @Poiemapoet and my recent captioned cartoons here on PS as blogs.The poetry forms I've developed +/or promoted for educational purposes together with examples of my art ,et al are to be found,on my numerous pages on blogspot.com.(google ' Brian Strand poet' )  For hard copy,I have two poetry books on Amazon-'Flowers of Life' a selection of William Soutar's cinquains and 'Shorthand of the Heart 'a selection of Poetic form.
I have over forty books published on kindle inc twelve poetic form books ,SOUNDS ALOUD,FOOTLE FUN,MORE FOOTLE FUN,FULTON FRAMEWORK, POIEMA Ekphrasis , PHANEROS lanternes,SEQUENCE(fibonacci),VERSELET- over 80 poetic forms exampled) , A VERSE MISCELLANY,Vignette,ORIENT to occidental ,TIME-to rhyme;  all these twelve are  now available for 
 download on  Kindle together with 8 ebooks in (also available on Kindle) my Christianity Explained series and twelve so far in my Strand Guide on kindle series 'Poesie Pieces' a poetry help ebook & 'Art-a personal view' & 'Prayer-a personal experience'&Worship-a personal practice,Biblical Verse-a poetic perception, Books& Balance Sheets-go figure & Writing Christian Verse- a personal inspiration,Imagism-picture & pen;Strand on Poetry and Strand on Life;Strand on Artists;Strand on Art  plus another twelve in My Choice Strand verse also on kindle- Little Songs- a selection of my longer verse;Little Laughs-a selection of my lighter verse;Little Pictures-a selection of my imagist poems;Little Tags-a selection of my eopigrammatic poems;Little Memories- a selection of my nostalgic poetry;Little Battles-my war poetry;Little Landscapes-my pastoral poetry;Little Kisses-my love poetry;Little Me- my bio poetry;Two liners(monoku and doublets);Cinquains&Cinqku-for you;Four & more
I also edit Wiki pages on poetry/art and have 100+ book reviews on Amazon  and have two of my publications available to purchase here on PoetrySoup store

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Blog Posted:8/13/2012 12:44:00 AM

 its Vermeer, my dear  
           wink..wink..
or so the experts
         like to think

pen picture from my painters series
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  1. Date: 8/13/2012 6:37:00 PM
    The poem really fits the picture. Clever poem.

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  1. Date: 8/13/2012 1:43:00 PM
    A lively poem that brought me asmile.

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/22/2014LISTEN SHAREVersechristian,
8/11/2014NOW MUST ART recited structured proseVerseart,
8/5/2014ECLECTIC ENIGMA part 1Verseart,
8/5/2014ECLECTIC ENIGMA part 2Verseart,
8/5/2014ECLECTIC ENIGMA part 3Verseart,
8/5/2014ECLECTIC ENIGMA part 4Verseart,
8/5/2014ECLECTIC ENIGMA part 5Verseart,
8/1/2014RETROSPECTIVE BLOG PHRASIS part 1Versepoetry,
8/1/2014RETROSPECTIVE BLOG PHRASIS part 2Versepoetry,
8/1/2014RETROSPECTIVE BLOG PHRASIS part 3Versepoetry,
8/1/2014RETROSPECTIVE BLOG PHRASIS part 4Versepoetry,
7/31/2014THE TIME IS NOW a structured proseVersechristian,
7/21/2014PERSONAL AND PRAYERFULLY part 1Versechristian,
7/21/2014PERSONAL AND PRAYERFULLY part 2Versechristian,
7/21/2014PERSONAL AND PRAYERFUL part 3Versechristian,
7/21/2014PERSONAL AND PRAYERFUL part 4Versechristian,
7/15/2014ENCHAINED UNFREE recited structured proseVersechristian,
7/14/2014AN ECLECTIC SUMMERS DAY recited structured proseVersesummer,
7/10/2014CHARIS structured proseVersechristian,life,
7/8/2014SAVING GRACE structured proseVersechristian,jesus,
7/6/2014AS THE FATHER structured proseVersechristian,life,
7/5/2014CONFESSIONVersechristian,life,
7/3/2014WORSHIPVersechristian,life,
7/2/2014GRACE GIFTS structured proseVersechristian,life,
7/1/2014IN CHRIST ALONE structured prose recitedVersechristian,life,
6/29/2014HEAR THISVersechristian,
6/28/2014TRUTH OR FICTION-structured proseVerseidentity,life,
6/25/2014LISTEN UP open verse recitedVersechristian,peace,
6/19/2014WHAT IS THE POINT structured prose recitedVerselife,
6/17/2014SHOOTING STAR -structured proseVerseyouth,
6/15/2014WOMEN OF AUTHORITYVersebible,christian,
6/14/2014DISCRETE AND REPLETEVersechristian,poetry,
6/10/2014A LIVING VOICE recitedVersepoetry,voice,
6/5/2014FREE 4 ALL-A CODAVersepolitical,society,
5/26/2014AN ELEGY FOR ENGLAND recitedElegypolitical,social,
5/21/2014A LOVE PHRASISVerselove,
4/29/2014FREE 4 ALL part 2 structured prose- recitedVerseeducation,health,social,
4/29/2014FREE 4 ALL part 1- structured prose recitedVerseeducation,health,social,
4/26/2014ART EKPHRASIS 1 Wols and Palmer -recitedEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,people,
4/26/2014ART EKPHRASIS 2 Suerat and Macke -recitedEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,people,
4/26/2014ART EKPHRASIS 3-Klimt and Chagall-recitedEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,people,
4/21/2014LOVE'S MEMORIES a structured prose trilogy-recited-part 1Verselove,marriage,
4/21/2014LOVE'S MEMORIES a structured prose trilogy -recited-part 2Verselove,marriage,
4/21/2014LOVE'S MEMORIES- a structured prose trilogy-recited-part 3Verselove,marriage,
4/19/2014MATISSE CUT-OUT an Ekphrasis-recitedEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,people,
4/13/2014A DOMESTIQUE structured prose-recitedVersemarriage,
4/13/2014ART EKPHRASIS-Action Painting-recitedVerseart,
4/13/2014ART EKPHRASIS -expressionism -recitedVerseart,
4/7/2014IF ONLY a prose poem -recitedVersefilm,poetry,
4/4/2014RECITED EKPHRASISEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)poetry,spoken word,
4/4/2014IMAGIST EKPHRASIS-recitedEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)image,poetry,
4/4/2014HAIKU EKPHRAS-recitedEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)poetry,
3/27/2014ODYSSEY a structured prose -verse-recitedVersechristian,life,
3/25/2014BEETHOVEN PHRASIS recitedVersemusic,poetry,
3/18/2014WHO,WHAT,WHERE a structured verse -recitedVersechristian,poetry,
3/14/2014LANTERNE PHRASIS 1 recitedVersepoetry,
3/14/2014LANTERNE PHRASIS 2 recitedVersepoetry,
3/14/2014LANTERNE 3Versepoetry,
3/14/2014LANTERNE PHRASIS 4 recitedVersepoetry,
3/14/2014LANTERNE PHRASIS 5Versepoetry,
3/14/2014LANTERNE PHRASIS 6 rectiedVersepoetry,
3/14/2014LANTERNE PHRASIS 7 recitedVersepoetry,
3/8/2014PHRASIS STREAMS part 1 recitedVersepoems,poetry,
3/8/2014PHRASIS STREAMS part 2 recitedVersepoems,poetry,
3/8/2014PHRASIS STREAMS part 3 recitedVersepoems,poetry,
3/8/2014PHRASIS STREAMS part 4 recitedVersepoems,poetry,
3/8/2014PHRASIS STREAMS part 5 recitedVersepoems,poetry,
3/7/2014A POETRY PHRASIS FOR TODAY recitedVersepoetry,
2/28/2014SEQUENCE PHRASIS part 1 recitedVersepoetry,
2/28/2014SEQUENCE PHRASIS part 2 recitedVersepoetry,poverty,
2/28/2014SEQUENCE PHRASIS part 3 recitedVersepoetry,
2/27/2014IMAGIST PHRASIS part 1 recitedVerseimagery,
2/27/2014IMAGIST PHRASIS part 2 recitedVerseimagery,
2/27/2014IMAGE PHRASIS part 3 recitedVerseimagery,
2/23/2014LOVE PHRASIS part 1 recitedVerselove,
2/23/2014LOVE PHRASIS part 2 recitedVerselove,
2/22/2014CHRISTIAN PHRASIS part 1 recitedVersechristian,
2/22/2014CHRISTIAN PHRASIS part 2 recitedVersechristian,
2/22/2014CHRISTIAN PHRASIS part 3 recitedVersechristian,
2/22/2014CHRISTIAN PHRASIS part 4 recitedVersechristian,
2/22/2014CHRISTIAN PHRASIS part 5 recitedVersechristian,
2/19/2014FLIGHTS OF FANCY PHRASIS part 1 recitedVersefantasy,
2/19/2014FLIGHTS OF FANCY PHRASIS part 2 recitedVersefantasy,
2/19/2014FLIGHTS OF FANCY PHRASIS part 3 recitedVersefantasy,
2/19/2014FLIGHTS OF FANCY PHRASIS part 4 recitedVersefantasy,
2/17/2014RETROSPECTIVE PHRASIS part 1 recitedBiopoetry,
2/17/2014RETROSPECTIVE PHRASIS part 2 recitedBiopoetry,
2/16/2014RETROSPECTIVE PHRASIS part 3 recitedBiopoetry,
2/16/2014RETROSPECTIVE PHRASIS part 4 recitedBiopoetry,
2/16/2014RETROSPECTIVE PHRASIS part 5 recitedBiopoetry,
2/16/2014RETROSPECTIVE PHRASIS part 6 recitedBiopoetry,
2/16/2014RETROSPECTIVE PHRASIS part 7 recitedBiopoetry,
2/16/2014RETROSPECTIVE PHRASIS part 8 recitedBiopoetry,
2/16/2014RETROSPECTIVE PHRASIS part 9 recitedBiopoetry,
2/16/2014RETROSPECTIVE PHRASIS part 10 recitedBiopoetry,
2/16/2014RETROSPECTIVE PHRASIS part11 recitedBiopoetry,
2/16/2014RETROSPECTIVE PHRASIS part12 recitedBiopoetry,
2/14/2014VIVALDI PHRASIS recitedVersemusic,people,
2/13/2014CHOPIN PHRASIS recitedVersemusic,people,
2/11/2014TWAIN PHRASIS recitedVersewriting,

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
The NoseConcreteart,life,on writing and w
Sailing LeafHaikunature
ShadowsHaikuangst
The RainHaikunature
ReflectionsFree verseon writing and wordswords
Lament Of The HeartFree verselife,love,passionwords,
Hippocratic OathRhymelost love,son,sympathywor
Ever AfterCinquainlove
Mortal SeasonFree versesea,seasonssummer,day,sum
A Whisper on the WindFree versenature
There Will Be MountainsCoupletfaith,lifemountains,
Tender MomentsQuatrainlovesweet,sweet,
Blush of the RosesCouplethope,nature
Haiku/Limerick number twentyHaikunature
Time MachineCoupletnostalgiamom,me,night,can
I AM THE ONEFree verseinspirationalme,
FinallyQuatrainlove,passion
The GiftCoupletintrospection,nature
footle .. Footle !!Light Poetryfunny
Believe!Coupletdevotion,faith,inspiratio
As Night Descends...Sonnetlove,mystery,passion
Lavender SoapNarrativefamily,happinesseaster,
The Love LetterQuatrainlovelove,passion,
cream seeps from the sunHaikuseasons
Yesterday's Rain~Coupletforgiveness,hope,inspirat
Lasting ImpressionSenryupassion,people
Winter PondFree versenatureautumn,
RestorationFree versenatureme,me,
In Reverence to Vivaldi's "Storm"Free versededication,love,musiclove
In Like a LionFree versenature,sea,seasons
requiem to my heroElegyloss
Bed of RosesRictameterlove
Spring Tango Haikunature,seasons
Farewell, alasFree versedeath,i love you,
An Idyll of the PastVersehistoryme,child,me,
Unconditioonal Love - the short versionRhymeloveme,me,
The Old HomesteadLyricfamily,history,introspect
The Red RabbitI do not know?life,
PerspectiveCoupletintrospection,natureheart
God’s OrchardSenryuimagination
Ode to a rose on a sunsetQuatraincaregiving,dedication,dev
The Beauty of PeaceChokanature,seablue,
In Your Kiss...Free verselove,timelove,
When Violins WeepVerselost love,love
Where are you so soon, my loveQuatrainlove,i love you,
Within The CloudsFree versechildhood,life,sadheart,d
BashoSenryudedication
MaxineFree verselove
Weather ObservationsFree versenature
Lovers UtopiaQuatrainfantasy,happiness,imagina
Melancholy Mists Free versephilosophy,sad
NightfallFree verseimagination,naturebird,bi
CricketFree versepoliticalred,
The ReaderFree verselove,on writing and words
Coiled Spring ExternalNarrativelife,mystery,placesblue,b
The Conciliator's CryFree versecaregiving,devotion,inspi
My heartQuatrainfriendship,hope,loveheart
Haste!Personificationallegory,confusion,life,l
WhispersFree verseintrospection,life,passio
MasterpieceSenryupeace
The AmbianceFree verseeducation,happiness,passi
Movements of BeginningsFree versehistory,philosophy,politi
Laying in waitFree verselove
Poetic WatersHaikunature,sea
A Bit of JoySenryuhappiness,life,nature
Before & After the LullVerseseasea,sea,
Diamond in the BudLanternenature
NIGHT IS NOT LIKE DAYTerza Rimamusic,mystery,nature,sea,
Ghetto Summer (redo)Fibonacciplaces
Night's sentryFree versecaregiving,imagination,my
RainFree verseintrospection,peopleday,d
Dreamtime: flowers never bloomQuintain (Sicilian)imagination
Grandfather's Arbour (revised)Sonnet 
It was on JuneTankaloss,lost love
Awaiting DawnChokanaturenight,night,
Cubic RomanceSenryuart,imagination,love
SymbiosisRhymeadventure,nature,peace
“Fall”ing in LoveHaikulove,nature
Eternal WitnessHaikuadventure,inspirational
Autumn's BreezeCoupletnature,peace,sea,seasons,
DestinationTetractyslife
The PowerTail-rhymeallegory,love
Hopscotch-Losing BalanceConcretelife
The Walk We TakeCrystallinehappiness,hope,inspiratio
Winters budsFree versepassion
Solace of Nature Haikunature,peace
The Old PainterCouplettime,
A Change of Season - A HaikuHaikunature
Morning BaptismHaikunature
ReflectionMonokuintrospection,naturemay,
Evening GraceFree versepeaceme,
Haiku - Mirror ReflectionHaikunature
Quiet Comfort Parts 1, 2 and 3Crystallineintrospection,life
Flying My Kite of ProseFree verseon writing and words
Winter FootprintsQuatrainseasons
Sienna EyesNarrativeanimals
Eye of the stormFree versefaith
Uncaring WindFree versenature
Stillness Of LoveSenryuhope
BrighterSenryufaith,inspirational

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