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A poetrySoup convention was once a fantasy
But this forthcoming June it will be a reality.

Ottawa, Canada is the chosen location
For all you poets it’s an open invitation
On your booking form use code 423
And get a discount on the entrance fee.

Poets will travel from countries afar
By trains, planes boats and motor cars.
Converging on Canada for this event
In line's garden in a super deluxe tent.

Poetry readings with dancing and singing
A full sized bar for chatting and drinking
Line is looking for best poet of all time
So enter your sonnet, haiku or rhyme.

So do come and join us for three days of fun
Long range forecast is good with plenty of sun
On the very last night and just after dinner
Our host will speak and announce the winner.

Start making arrangements and book your seat
It's a golden opportunity for all of us to meet
And if it's successful and I am sure it will be
So same time next year so keep early June free.




Written on 7th March 2019

For The First Annual PoetrySoup Convention poetry contest.

Sponsored by Line Gauthier.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 3/15/2019 1:43:00 PM
;) Wonder if Line is prepared to provide food and beverages for a few thousand Soupers. A very creative entry, Tom! I think it would be fun to gather this way and maybe one day we will. Best wishes in Line's contest! Hugs, carolyn
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Date: 3/15/2019 2:31:00 PM
Thank you Carolyn, I think Line may have to take out a massive loan to pay for the catering lol. Be great if if it ever happened though, many have said the idea has been raised but nothing ever came of it. Tom.
Date: 3/14/2019 4:18:00 PM
This sounds so fun! A great poem Tom! :)
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Date: 3/15/2019 4:26:00 AM
Thank you Heidi, would be good if it ever happened. Three days of drinking , oh and poetry lol. Tom.
Date: 3/12/2019 1:44:00 AM
G'day Tom … my gosh, I can see a huge swapping of ideas, stories, and humour before the winner is announced - well written again Tom - Lindsay
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Date: 3/12/2019 3:58:00 AM
Thanks Lindsay, it would be an unforgettable experience for sure. Tom.
Date: 3/11/2019 4:18:00 PM
Love it, Tom!
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Date: 3/11/2019 4:59:00 PM
Thank you Kim, happy you liked it. Tom.
Date: 3/11/2019 2:47:00 PM
Well advertised...I'll be there...
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Date: 3/11/2019 2:54:00 PM
Promises to be a great event, don't forget to use the code lol.
Date: 3/11/2019 1:33:00 PM
Can I attend via Skype? Lol. This is nicely put together, Tom.
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Date: 3/11/2019 2:10:00 PM
That is a great idea Carol, a video link up, we'd all save on airfares lol
Date: 3/10/2019 8:52:00 PM
I'd 'book' my reservations now, but the most I can come up with is a poem... ~ Sad in Chicago.
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Date: 3/11/2019 6:37:00 AM
That's fine, don't forget to use the booking code lol. Tom.
Date: 3/10/2019 3:33:00 PM
actually, years ago i planned a soup safari but due to time constraints, this was shelved... keeping my fingers crossed, tom... huggs
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Date: 3/10/2019 5:16:00 PM
Thanks Nette, It would be great if it happened, it would certainly be a memorable occasion. Tom.
Date: 3/10/2019 11:25:00 AM
Surely it has to be in England! Great poem for the contest Tom..
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Date: 3/10/2019 12:52:00 PM
Good point S.O., perhaps in Stratford on Avon, home of the bard. About 25 mins from me lol.
Date: 3/10/2019 10:08:00 AM
A rather super write Tom, A PS convention would be really fab!
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Date: 3/10/2019 12:50:00 PM
Thanks very much Gordon, it would be great if it happened. Tom
Date: 3/10/2019 3:03:00 AM
Sounds like a golden opportunity and grand party too. Best of luck in the contest.
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Date: 3/10/2019 3:45:00 AM
Thank you Ravi, its often been talked about, who knows one day it might happen. Tom.
Date: 3/9/2019 6:40:00 PM
Early June! We were supposed to get out of school on May 22nd. Now were way back to June 6th. If this weather holds, we might have to get out in Mid-June. This will not work for teachers, my friend. I will have to skip this one. Nicely done, of course, Tom.
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Date: 3/9/2019 11:58:00 PM
Thanks Caren, I'm sure we could get the organisers to shift the dates forward. Tom.
Date: 3/9/2019 3:14:00 PM
WoW! Sounds like so much fun but though I live in Alberta it's a bit far for me to go right now. Sorry I'm going to miss such a great time and chance to meet so many great poets. Great job here. God Bless, JB
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Date: 3/9/2019 11:56:00 PM
Thank you Judy, it would be fantastic to actually meet up with folk on here. Tom.
Date: 3/9/2019 2:34:00 PM
Sounds like a grand party! Best of luck in the contest!
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Date: 3/9/2019 11:55:00 PM
Thank you very much Michelle, it certainly would be. Tom.
Date: 3/9/2019 1:52:00 PM
- It would be a long journey, my friend .... but an experience I would never forget - An golden opportunity :) - Good luck in the contest, Tom :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/9/2019 11:54:00 PM
Thank you Sunshine, it would be an unforgettable experience for sure. Tom.
Date: 3/8/2019 9:34:00 PM
After I go to my convention Ill come to yours! :)
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Date: 3/9/2019 6:47:00 AM
Deal Timothy, but with all the different locations planned we'll have severe jetlag lol.
Date: 3/8/2019 7:42:00 PM
A really nice job describing it, Tom. How wonderful it would be to all get together!
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Date: 3/9/2019 6:46:00 AM
I know Andrea, but as the saying goes, never say never. Tom.
Date: 3/8/2019 6:04:00 PM
you should work in an advertising firm, tom... very nicely done! it would be a dream fulfilled should we all get together!..huggs
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Date: 3/9/2019 6:45:00 AM
Thanks nette, it would be a fantastic event if it did. Tom.
Date: 3/8/2019 10:53:00 AM
You rock! ..This is a winner for sure. BTW, I'll try to make it. BG
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Date: 3/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Thank you very much Barbara, such an event would be unforgettable for sure. Tom.
Date: 3/8/2019 10:28:00 AM
Sounds like it will be a real thrill. Although, I'm not able to make it there; I hope it's all everyone wishes.
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Date: 3/8/2019 10:57:00 AM
Thanks M.L., would be fantastic if it happened though, to actually meet the people behind the poems. Tom.
Date: 3/8/2019 9:35:00 AM
WoW! Tom, Sounds like we are going to have so much fun. I like how you incorporated all the fun festivities! You make your reader so excited to attend such an event. Got to go, got to get my plane ticket ! Best wishes in the contest:-) Alexis
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Date: 3/8/2019 10:55:00 AM
Thanks Alexis, don't forget code 423 lol. Tom.
Date: 3/8/2019 9:31:00 AM
About five years ago I had suggested something like that to take place . It was just an idea . The reply was , Yes, it could be a lots of fun! Finally takes place in my second country: Canada! Marvelous news announced in a wonderful poem by a beloved poet: You my friend, Tom! Unfortunately I will miss the event but wish all success . Would like to wish LOVE TO REIGN...!
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Date: 3/8/2019 10:54:00 AM
Thank you Demetrios, it would be such a memorable event if it ever took place. If you suggested Greece I would be up for it. Share a bottle of wine too. Tom.
Date: 3/8/2019 8:39:00 AM
Sounds like a fun event but its major exam time so I'm busy Tom but if we get to the UK maybe we could have a convention there lol:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/8/2019 8:55:00 AM
Thanks Jan, be a lot cheaper for us lol.
Date: 3/8/2019 7:52:00 AM
What a great opportunity for those who can travel and attend this convention. Pity I'll have to stay put.
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Date: 3/8/2019 8:20:00 AM
Thanks Victor, A video link will be set up so everyone can join in lol.
Date: 3/8/2019 7:47:00 AM
Kudos for that photo and this charming invitation..your poem reads like a celebration..enjoyed reading your poem, Tom.
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Date: 3/8/2019 8:19:00 AM
Thanks Vijay, don't forget to book early.lol.