Poems by Cyndi Macmillan

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11/24/2016 LOVE TRUMPS HATE: A SHORT STORY 451 Prose
11/19/2016 VANILLA NAZIS 264 Free verse
11/18/2016 WE, NASTY WOMEN 798 Ekphrasis
11/14/2016 THE GHOSTS OF RIGHTS PAST 320 Free verse
09/29/2016 PYRO CRUSH 254 Free verse
06/13/2016 PITY THE DULLARD 453 Free verse
05/31/2016 A BETTER VIEW 331 Free verse
05/31/2016 ON GUARD 541 Free verse
05/30/2016 RIPENING 313 Free verse
05/27/2016 SECRETS OF THE GLASS MENAGERIE 312 Free verse
05/22/2016 THE CHRONICLES OF A PHONOPHOBIC 545 Free verse
05/07/2016 KISS - ABLE 440 Free verse
05/03/2016 HOW TO BE A GOOD SOUP POET---SATIRE 924 Prose
04/21/2016 HISSY 560 Free verse
12/23/2015 SYMBOLOGY IN DA HOUSE 795 Ekphrasis
06/18/2015 Cabinet Card, 1884 1039 Sonnet
05/25/2015 MY POEM, MY CHILD 1384 Light Poetry
05/06/2015 TAIL SPIN, REVISED 1595 Free verse
04/25/2015 PIXIE MARAUDERS 1090 Free verse
04/13/2015 PUCKISH 1152 Verse
03/28/2015 MOOSE IN HEADLIGHTS 1061 Free verse
11/10/2014 CHAN 1495 Free verse
08/25/2014 HOSTEL, 1978 1598 Free verse
06/07/2014 TORRENT 1194 Sonnet
04/08/2014 ROOTS 1457 Free verse
04/04/2014 GINGHAM AND LACE 1432 Verse
03/24/2014 50 GODS 1506 Free verse
03/15/2014 WINTER IN PORTLAND 1391 Free verse
02/25/2014 PITY THE PIRANHA 1588 Free verse
02/02/2014 WORD ON THE STREET, 2009 1380 Sonnet
01/29/2014 DIVINE STEEPLES 1312 Sonnet
01/26/2014 MUSE 1526 Sonnet
01/14/2014 MY HEART BELONGS TO MONTREAL 1457 Iambic Pentameter
01/13/2014 EDUCATED 3587 Free verse
01/06/2014 THE STAND 1302 Prose
12/19/2013 EXPLORING THE BASEMENT 1120 Free verse
12/12/2013 THE POET'S PRAYER 1253 Verse
12/10/2013 UNHOLY 1256 Verse
12/03/2013 LA VIE EN ROSE 1488 Light Poetry
11/29/2013 RIPPLES 1155 Free verse
09/28/2013 EMILY DICKINSON 1528 Sonnet
08/06/2013 THE OTHER-WISE 1330 Free verse
07/24/2013 PIMPED 1225 Free verse
06/05/2013 BAIT, 1986 1307 Free verse
06/03/2013 COME AND PLAY ME 1529 Lyric
05/31/2013 haiku 6 1315 Haiku
05/28/2013 BLAMELESS 2011 Personification
05/22/2013 ALL FALL DOWN 2844 Sestina
05/05/2013 SUNDAY SOJOURN 1355 Haibun
04/28/2013 WOMEN 1389 Free verse
04/26/2013 SYLVIA 1636 Crown of Sonnets
04/20/2013 THE POET'S CREED 1783 Free verse
04/18/2013 THE TYPESET OF ANAIS 1694 Free verse
03/21/2013 PALADIN 1215 Free verse
03/12/2013 ALLUSIVE PEARL 1426 Free verse
03/11/2013 ELIZABETH'S DIARY 1358 Prose Poetry
03/06/2013 HIS-STORY 1517 Free verse
02/22/2013 haiku 3 1279 Haiku
02/17/2013 BIDALSANA 1573 Free verse
02/12/2013 GURO, MAHAL KITA 1462 Sonnet
02/07/2013 haiku 1 1250 Haiku
02/03/2013 ALCHEMY 1592 Verse
01/08/2013 HIGHWAY OF TEARS 1889 Rhyme
12/20/2012 THIS BLEAK HEREAFTER 1336 Terzanelle
12/06/2012 CASTING HIS LINE 1788 Rondeau
11/20/2012 HOMER'S HUES 1280 Free verse
11/14/2012 happy haiku 2 1106 Haiku
11/05/2012 THE SONG OF DEBORAH 1148 Sonnet
11/04/2012 SHADOWLANDS 1192 Free verse
10/30/2012 RIBBON TIED 1380 Sonnet
10/29/2012 LADY LIBERTY 1190 Sonnet
10/29/2012 THIS TIME 1115 Sonnet
10/23/2012 THREE QUILLS 1131 Rhyme
10/18/2012 DAVID 1190 Sonnet
10/13/2012 POETIC TART 970 Light Poetry
08/28/2012 VERS LIBRE, A CONSTANZA 1376 Rhyme
08/27/2012 BLUE NOTES 987 Sonnet
08/24/2012 INSENSED 1092 Sonnet
08/19/2012 haiku 202 809 Haiku
08/15/2012 PEOPLE OF AUTUMN 992 Sonnet
08/15/2012 AUTUMN COLOURS 982 Acrostic
08/12/2012 DARFUR 1053 Sonnet
08/07/2012 A VISIT TO THE NURSING HOME 1073 Ballad
08/06/2012 JE PRIE, I PRAY 964 Free verse
07/31/2012 A TAPESTRY WOMAN 1189 Acrostic
07/25/2012 WINDOWS 3110 Shape
07/18/2012 A MINER'S PRAYER 1271 Kyrielle
06/06/2012 A TRIP TO EGO 999 Free verse
05/25/2012 IMMIGRANT 933 Sonnet
05/23/2012 BURY ME IN BRAMBLE 972 Free verse
05/01/2012 SISTERHOOD OF SIGHS 1082 Free verse
04/22/2012 ODE TO FIREFIGHTERS 1643 Ode
03/02/2012 PERFECT BLEND 1355 Sapphic stanza
02/06/2012 BOUNDLESS 997 Free verse
01/12/2012 CYANIDE 1183 Villanelle

My Quotes

Quote Left As a fiction writer, I allow jerks to think they have the last word. Eventually, aspects of their vapid personalities are sprinkled into my work... my villains sound more true to life, thanks to them. I have deep gratitude to the petty, mean and ugly people I've met. They have allowed me to develop petty, mean and ugly antagonists. I get the last word in every story I write and have published. Success always speaks louder than angry babble. Quote Right
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Quote Left Sentiment is NOT a synonym for poetry; though a short piece of writing may tug at the heart, poetry requires figurative language, ambiguity, wordplay or a unique perspective of the very familiar. Quote Right
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Quote Left The difference between a poet and a published poet is just one revision. A single word can change an entire verse. Never discourage any poet who says, 'I want to do better.' Telling a poet to stay status quo is to tell them to stop growing. It is sabotage. Quote Right
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Quote Left Careful, there. If you cheese off a fiction writer, she just may immortalize you. And then you'd be a jerk for all time. Quote Right
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Cyndi MacMillan's current projects include three children's book series. Her "life as a writer' blogs can be read at  https://cyndimacmillan.wordpress.com/  Three of her poems have been published in Room magazine, issue 49.4, This Body's Maps, https://roommagazine.com/issues/bodys-map  Two poems have been published in the Prairie Journal ( Issue 67)http://www.prairiejournal.org/subscribe.html   Other poems can be found in Fieldstone Review, Issue 2015 http://www.fieldstonereview.usask.ca/article.php?article=167, Grain Magazine, issue 42.4, Summer 2015, Passed Signs/New Fields http://www.grainmagazine.ca/424  , The Steel Chisel, April 2016, http://www.thesteelchisel.ca/april2016_07.html.  The Centrifugal Eye, Spring 2016, the Unformed issue  http://www.centrifugaleye.com/ . She participated in the 20 Poem Challenge at The Ekphrastic Review: Writing and Art on Art and Writing, and twelve of her poems have been published by the journal.http://www.ekphrastic.net/apps/search?q=Cyndi+MacMillan.

Her fiction has appeared in local newspapers and has won contests. Her short story, Missed Steps, is forthcoming in the Windsor Review. She enjoys reading literary journals, and she is actively pursuing further publication within their glossy covers while writing chapter books and early middle readers.

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Cyndi lives in a small town in Ontario with her husband, young daughter and far too many books.