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Date PostedPoemTitle# ViewsForm  
10/17/2020 Itinerant in Space 190 Quatrain
12/26/2017 The Loch Ness Monster 885 Quatrain
08/18/2017 Snail, Stretch of Time 603 Quatrain
08/18/2017 Life is Fragile as is Poetry 371 Sonnet
12/05/2016 River Romance 555 Verse
11/25/2016 A Castle in the Sky 811 Quatrain
11/21/2016 Music that my Grandchildren Play 453 Light Verse
11/11/2016 House Mouse and Titmouse Quarrel 905 Quatrain
10/03/2016 Rhythms of Literary Art 514 Narrative
10/02/2016 Diagnosis Blubber 772 Rhyme
09/30/2016 From the Grave 511 Quatrain
06/12/2016 Hello, Jesus, it's me, Jim 1751 Rhyme
06/11/2016 Same Dirty Dishes 923 Free verse
05/27/2016 Haiku Glass objects 779 Haiku
05/24/2016 Hieroglyphs and Holograms 472 Quatrain
05/22/2016 Purple and Red Hat 696 Quatrain
03/08/2016 Wolfgang Mozart Paints in Tones 511 Rhyme
03/02/2016 Tiger Cat 1274 Quatrain
03/02/2016 Cyber Family Poetry Soup 533 Quatrain
01/27/2016 Imagination 820 Quatrain
12/26/2015 What Mom likes about Christmas: The Day After 524 Quatrain
12/22/2015 A Star is Born 1015 Quatrain
11/27/2015 Smiling Kingfish 637 Quatrain
11/21/2015 Scarred Hands 654 Quatrain
08/03/2015 The Little Train That Could 1388 Rhyme
07/31/2015 Ringing Bells of Love 463 Rhyme
07/29/2015 The Little Red Devil 884 Quatrain
07/06/2015 Donut Hole 2032 Quatrain
07/03/2015 Laughter in School 1388 Limerick
06/30/2015 A Poetry Souper on Planet Mars 776 Quatrain
06/28/2015 Hit me with your best shot 637 Rhyme
06/28/2015 Altar and Rose Short Version 464 Quatrain
06/23/2015 Lion Without a Mane 925 Rhyme
06/17/2015 My Precious Stuff 613 Rhyme
06/16/2015 Wolfgang Mozart in Five Lines 558 Quintain (English)
06/12/2015 His All Seeing Eye 569 Quatrain
06/08/2015 Einstein's Relatives 744 Rhyme
06/08/2015 Advice for new Poets 688 Quatrain
06/05/2015 Multi-task Joe 631 Quatrain
08/21/2014 Hypotenuse Cooked My Goose 1324 Quatrain
08/21/2014 For Lack of a Smile 1827 Narrative
08/21/2014 Spiked Heels 1241 Pastoral
04/04/2014 Etatsemaj format 642 Shape
04/04/2014 Etatsemaj format 639 Shape
03/16/2014 Grandfather's Clock Original Part Two 801 Dramatic Verse
03/16/2014 Grandfather's Clock original Part One 855 Dramatic Verse
09/29/2013 My Soul 792 Free verse
12/02/2012 Light's Effusion 872 Rhyme
10/28/2012 Autumn Daunting Goes 859 Quatrain
10/05/2012 Partly Cloudy pastiche, Catie 1945 Diamante
10/05/2012 Bio James 864 Bio
10/04/2012 The drunken pen 870 Free verse
08/19/2012 The Shovel 753 Quatrain
08/10/2012 Hey Kid, Who did you say was Old 1012 Quatrain
07/31/2012 Priceless Treasure 949 Quatrain
07/31/2012 Family Heirlooms 3322 Quatrain
07/31/2012 On the Ocean Waves 896 Free verse
03/19/2012 Soaring Around Heaven 918 Sonnet
03/11/2012 Last Night While Asleep 793 Quatrain
03/09/2012 Mellow Years 618 Quatrain
01/19/2012 Candidates 629 Rhyme
08/22/2011 Salty Sentinels 991 Couplet
08/04/2011 Riddle 838 Quatrain
08/03/2011 Garish Galapagos Turtles 1394 Quatrain
08/02/2011 Now, I Lay Me Down to Sleep 1196 Narrative
04/16/2011 Carefree Etheree 698 Etheree
03/09/2011 My Soul 1033 Free verse
03/09/2011 Empty Chairs - Oklahoma City Bombing 3857 Free verse
03/08/2011 A Child Jabbers Spondees 1845 Quatrain
03/02/2011 Super Bowl 1346 Haiku
02/25/2011 Three Blind Men and a Horse 1352 Quatrain
02/25/2011 Grandfathers Clock Revisited 1060 Prose Poetry
02/23/2011 Stream of Life 832 Dodoitsu
02/20/2011 The Name is James 1188 Enclosed Rhyme
02/16/2011 Magnetic Force 1774 Couplet
02/16/2011 Flicker of the Mind 911 Rhyme
02/10/2011 Granddads Confounded Clock - Poe Style - Second Part 938 Narrative
02/10/2011 Granddads Confounded Clock - Poe Style - First Part 750 Narrative
02/10/2011 Websteristic 733 Light Verse
02/10/2011 Humpty Dumpty Smoked Out 1011 Clerihew
02/08/2011 Tale of Tails 758 Quatrain
02/07/2011 The French General 1006 Clerihew
02/06/2011 Architects Warning 846 Rhyme
02/04/2011 Four Fabulous Years in the Key of F 818 Couplet
02/03/2011 Valentine's Legend - Adaptable 841 Quatrain
02/02/2011 The Dandelion and my Wife Strike Again 802 Couplet
02/01/2011 An Altar and A Rose 742 Quatrain
02/01/2011 Taxes 1216 Limerick
01/26/2011 EVE OF PURPLE LEAVES IN DEEP SPACE 864 Rhyme
01/26/2011 Crystal Treasure 707 Narrative
01/25/2011 Finding Jesus 984 Free verse
01/24/2011 Historic Creature From Jurassic Park 1135 Narrative
01/22/2011 Pluto Downgraded 803 Narrative
01/22/2011 Have you Seen My Lovely Miss 820 Ballad
01/21/2011 My Dog Spot 1565 Light Verse
01/21/2011 Dog Prodigy 865 Quatrain
01/20/2011 A Sunbeam Journey 939 Quatrain
01/20/2011 A Rooster Crows 1001 Rhyme
01/11/2011 Poet's Narcissus 650 Quatrain
01/10/2011 Mystery of the Shoe 921 Didactic
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Quotes

Quote Left Better to whet your appetite than whet your pants. Quote Right
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Quote Left Having gray hair doesn't matter, but having gray-matter matters. Quote Right
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