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Blog Posted:10/23/2012 2:57:00 AM
Hi folks I have not 'left' PS although I am not renewing my PM when it expires this week ,as I feel after running 200 contests and posting 800 blogs  over 5 years or so, that it is probably enough for anyone, both to read and to write.I will be posting my poetry (when I start to write creatively again) and commenting on blogs here but for the foreseeable few weeks upto Christmas I anticipate being occupied domestically with caring for my wife who is scheduled for major surgery this weekend.PS is an excellent poetry site (which is why I have tried,as best I can) since 2007 ,to  contribute to and encourage its development as the leading''net' poetry site and it remains the reason I continue store all my poetic library here.Best wishes to all my many poetic peers here on PS with your creative poetic endeavours.Rgds Brian
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  1. Date: 10/27/2012 10:49:00 PM! It seems many are getting hit with personal struggles right now...U and your wife are on my prayer list too...your poetry contributions are too numerous to are appreciated immensely, poet! All my best to u and your family. gwendolen

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  1. Date: 10/27/2012 8:56:00 AM
    I am new here but I will add my voice to praying for you and your wife.

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  1. Date: 10/24/2012 5:39:00 PM
    My prayers are for your wife as she faces surgery, I'm so sorry that she has to go through anything of this kind, but she is quite fortunate that she has you to give her the support and care she will need. Best of wishes Brian, Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 10/24/2012 12:07:00 PM
    do visit every now and then, brian... you are missed.. i send you life's many graces!..;) huggs

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 7:11:00 PM
    My prayers go out to you and your dear wife, Brain...I will miss your blogs and your contests...Tim

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 6:32:00 PM
    Sending healing prayers your way, you take care of you, please..Light & Love

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 12:47:00 PM
    Prayers for you and your wife. Thank you for the contests and for letting us know you are ok. Best wishes for you and yours!

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 10:57:00 AM
    Brian, you are secretly missed by many of us here on the soup. Thank you for thinking of us and sharing what you are going through. I will keep your wife and your return in my thoughts... God Bless you...LINDA

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 10:18:00 AM
    Hugs and prayers for you and your wife in this time of special need. I am so glad you took the time to update us, we do miss you.

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 9:29:00 AM
    Your wife is in my prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery and I am so glad you posted this blog to keep us up to date, looking forward to your poetic return when you are ready

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 8:58:00 AM
    Thank you Guys for your kind words,thoughts and prayers this stress filled time.Your friendship now and over the years is appreciated.PS has its 'ups and downs' because words 'written' appear colder than those 'said' but our passion for poetry is what binds us together and PS still remains one of the best places on the net to share our artistic temperaments.rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 8:53:00 AM
    Brian, you have always been a fine example of knowledge, talent and kindness, and it has been my pleasure to learn from you. My prayers for your wife as she faces surgery, I'm so sorry that she has to go through anything of that kind, but how fortunate that she has you to lend her the support and care she will need. I hope you will keep us updated on her recovery. Thank you for always being the one blog I could count on....never an unkind word, never a inuendo or caustic remark... just a wealth of knowledge and dignity and good manners. You have been a good example of what some of us came to Poetry Soup to find. Thank you, and God Bless......Wishing your wife a full recovery.

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    Strand Avatar Brian Strand Date: 10/23/2012 9:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Carrie .As these blogs are 'on the world-wide web' accessible to all ,not just we 'soupers' ! Those interested in updates are most welcome to soupmail me over the coming days.rgds Brian
  1. Date: 10/23/2012 8:26:00 AM
    Our prayers are with you on your wife's speedy recovery... Glad to see your not gone... yours truly.

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 7:20:00 AM
    So glad to hear from you..My best wishes to your wife and to you. will keep good thoughts for you bnoth. BG

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 7:00:00 AM
    Brian, I am still remembering you and your wife and family in those prayers..I purchased the book that you mentioned..I have only read bits and pieces of it but it is very interesting..I hope that your wife will soon be back to full strength and looking after home and family..Sara

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 6:58:00 AM
    Thank you for letting know you're fine, Brian. My best wishes to you and your wife. Ruben.

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 6:35:00 AM
    and waiting for your burst of creativity with new poems as well.

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 6:34:00 AM
    What a wonderful blog, Brian. Just the other day a soup member mentioned you and missing you. Very nice words about PS and I want to thank you for the many contests you have sponsored. it would sure be great to see you commenting on blogs in the future! My best to your wife on her upcoming surgery!

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 6:21:00 AM
    All the best to you both Brian xx

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 5:25:00 AM
    thoughts are with you, buddy....jimbo...oh....I proudly admire my framed winning certificate from a contest couple yrs. ago of yours that kindled my spirit....thanks, Brian...

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    Strand Avatar Brian Strand Date: 10/23/2012 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Those were the days Jim! Hopefully we all can keep the 'workshop' atmosphere of mutual encouragement to our poetic development.Best wishes with your writing.rgds Brian
  1. Date: 10/23/2012 5:10:00 AM
    BRIAN! Thank you for letting us know how you are and I will pray for your wife and her surgery... there are so many here who are going through trials right now... surgery is at the top of the list. I'm so sorry that health concerns have touched your family. You are missed, not just your contests, but you, your art, you wise guidance at times it was needed. But you are where you should be, with your loved one....glad you won't completely disappear. PLEASE if you have a close friend here at soup or if/when you have time, please just even one line to say how your wife fared in her surgery? Thank you for all you brought soup. Your poetry artful, blogs thoughtful, your illustrations delightful.

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 4:42:00 AM
    thank you Brian, i do enjoy your poetry and read your blogs with interest.. a prayer for your wife also...

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Ever After Cinquainlove
Mortal Season Free versesea,seasonssummer,day,sum
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Finally Quatrainlove,passion
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As Night Descends... Sonnetlove,mystery,passion
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The Love Letter Quatrainlovelove,passion,
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Yesterday's Rain~ Coupletforgiveness,hope,inspirat
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Restoration Free versenatureme,me,
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requiem to my hero Elegyloss
Bed of Roses Rictameterlove
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The Red Rabbit I do not know?life,
Perspective Coupletintrospection,natureheart
God's Orchard Senryuimagination
Ode to a rose on a sunset Quatraincaregiving,dedication,dev
The Beauty of Peace Chokanature,seablue,
In Your Kiss... Free verselove,timelove,
When Violins Weep Verselost love,love
Where are you so soon, my love Quatrainlove,i love you,
Within The Clouds Free versechildhood,life,sadheart,d
Basho Senryudedication
Maxine Free verselove
Weather Observations Free versenature
Lovers Utopia Quatrainfantasy,happiness,imagina
Melancholy Mists Free versephilosophy,sad
Nightfall Free verseimagination,naturebird,bi
Cricket Free versepoliticalred,
The Reader Free verselove,on writing and words
Coiled Spring External Narrativelife,mystery,placesblue,b
The Conciliator's Cry Free versecaregiving,devotion,inspi
My heart Quatrainfriendship,hope,loveheart
Haste! Personificationallegory,confusion,life,l
Whispers Free verseintrospection,life,passio
Masterpiece Senryupeace
The Ambiance Free verseeducation,happiness,passi
Movements of Beginnings Free versehistory,philosophy,politi
Poetic Waters Haikunature,sea
A Bit of Joy Senryuhappiness,life,nature
Before & After the Lull Verseseasea,sea,
Diamond in the Bud Lanternenature
NIGHT IS NOT LIKE DAY Terza Rimamusic,mystery,nature,sea,
Ghetto Summer (redo) Fibonacciplaces
Night's sentry Free versecaregiving,imagination,my
Rain Free verseintrospection,peopleday,d
Dreamtime: flowers never bloom Quintain (Sicilian)imagination
Grandfather's Arbour (revised) Sonnet 
It was on June Tankaloss,lost love
Awaiting Dawn Chokanaturenight,night,
Cubic Romance Senryuart,imagination,love
Symbiosis Rhymeadventure,nature,peace
Falling in Love Haikulove,nature
Eternal Witness Haikuadventure,inspirational
Autumn's Breeze Coupletnature,peace,sea,seasons,
Destination Tetractyslife
The Power Tail-rhymeallegory,love
Hopscotch-Losing Balance Concretelife
The Walk We Take Crystallinehappiness,hope,inspiratio
Winters buds Free versepassion
Solace of Nature Haikunature,peace
The Old Painter Couplettime,
A Change of Season - A Haiku Haikunature
Morning Baptism Haikunature
Reflection Monokuintrospection,naturemay,
Evening Grace Free versepeaceme,
Haiku - Mirror Reflection Haikunature
Quiet Comfort Parts 1, 2 and 3 Crystallineintrospection,life
Flying My Kite of Prose Free verseon writing and words
Winter Footprints Quatrainseasons
Sienna Eyes Narrativeanimals
Eye of the storm Free versefaith
Uncaring Wind Free versenature
Stillness Of Love Senryuhope
Brighter Senryufaith,inspirational
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Snails Pace Shapelife,nature
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