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About Brian Strand
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Youtube audio link to hear me recite from my PS anthology

http://www.youtube.com/user/ichthyschiro/

I am English and began writing poetry at the turn of this century.My early interest was in short forms,.I created and promoted quite a few here on PS (perhaps my best known is the Footle).With encouragement from a member here I moved onto to longer forms,publishing my poetry in print,blog ,twitter and kindle ebook form.I came to conclude that all poetry is structured prose and remains a work in progress until recited aloud, (the apex of our art form) when a unique experience 'an as is moment' occurs between voice and ear, much the same as the experience that happens when viewing a work of art

Check out my short forms @strandpoet on twitter and my kindle poetry guides on amazon and some of my artwork to  accompany my youtube clips of my poetry recited aloud

 

 

 


I LIKE POETRY SOUP comment if you do


Blog Posted:2/16/2017 4:35:00 AM

This year is my tenth anniversary here on SOUP , as I'm still here you can tell I will always give it a 'like '.But what is it that has kept me such a long lasting fan.Well first and foremost I have made many constant poetry ' net friends'. Friendships that have survived the ups and downs that have happened here from time to time. It has been a great workshop ( like a night school class for those who remember those pre digital days) Okay we don't show up from time to time but like a good coffe shop many folk drop by to say hi.(Its that kind of place)

In my decade of membership I've found  PS management care and listen, they are open to new ideas and have moved with the changing times.The advertising is discreet and not in the face of the user and suits PS brand image in the poetry digital world.

I use the site as a receptacle  to store my anthology, a kind of poetry autobiography of my development as a poet.

The only downside since I joined is in my early days PS ran  regular prize base contest (as I won one it was a great encouragement to me) but I guess it was a part of the development and promotion  of the site and probably was quite time consuming and having sponsored 265 contests I know  it can be difficult to retain one's freshness and enthusiasm for poetry without a break )Also I miss the personal stats that were part of member area,but that just me and the numbers here probably make it impractical from a storage aspect

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  1. Date: 2/23/2017 12:20:00 AM
    Hi Brian, Congrats on your 10th anniversary! Thanks also for opening this subject. As a relative newcomer, it is very interesting to read others' opinions. This community has inspired me. I never dreamed that writing would become such an important part of who I am when I retired. Having a place where I can share and see what others are writing is invaluable. Thanks to each and every one of you for your contributions!

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    Strand Avatar Brian Strand Date: 2/23/2017 3:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Kathleen
  1. Date: 2/22/2017 4:38:00 PM
    Firstly Congrats..on yr soup anniversary...I do like your poetry..and love poetrysoup too..It is the first site of poetry I joined...Since then I surfed other sites everynow and then,but here remains my favourite site.Its the great work that Tps do,and the kind of people that are here.There is something spiritual about it..Like a deep connection. I love the sense of community, the sense of family,with the crazy uncle ,the angry nonna,and the sweet niece too..I love the way soup is..with its good,and its little controversial issues that occur from time to time.I do miss who stopped being here..Maybe one day,they will return...Hugs.

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    Strand Avatar Brian Strand Date: 2/23/2017 3:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your kind words Charmaine
  1. Date: 2/20/2017 2:35:00 AM
    I love Poetry Soup, I always thank God for having discovered this writing site:) congratulations on your long run here, Brian:) you've been an immense source of encouragement to me:)

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    Strand Avatar Brian Strand Date: 2/20/2017 2:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jo ,sharing and encouraging each other is what has made this the best poetry site on th net.
  1. Date: 2/19/2017 5:14:00 AM
    I'm a newcomer. But I like Poetry Soup already.

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  1. Date: 2/18/2017 6:56:00 PM
    On my first day here, I got 3 free drinks. Totally hooked.

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    Seeker Avatar The Seeker Date: 2/19/2017 10:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    they weren't Busch drafts, one hopes ;)
    vaso Avatar arthur vaso Date: 2/18/2017 9:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If there was a reward for best comment of the month! Well you just won!!! :)
  1. Date: 2/18/2017 3:06:00 AM
    happy 10th, brian... i wouldn't have somehow expanded my wings without your inspiration...we are all a work in progress and walking with you is an honor... may you flourish more.. huggs

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    Strand Avatar Brian Strand Date: 2/18/2017 3:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A work in progress indeed Nette.Thanks for your kind words.
  1. Date: 2/17/2017 10:20:00 PM
    Thought I'd stop by Brian! your steadfast support has been a constant here on the soup...thank you! There is a great diversity of membership here...many have been published & found success...yourself included...for personal fullfillment in my case....many here like myself love the acceptance & community we nourish....am always delighted to discover work by veterans & newcomers that blow my mind! Cheers to soup! jimbo

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    Strand Avatar Brian Strand Date: 2/18/2017 3:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jim , your analysis is what I have experienced ,very different concept to the run-of-the mill social media site
  1. Date: 2/17/2017 9:51:00 PM
    Happy 10th Anniversary, Brian. Of course, I love Poetry Soup! Life has taken me away at times, but I always come back.

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    Strand Avatar Brian Strand Date: 2/18/2017 3:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Rhonda
  1. Date: 2/17/2017 5:24:00 PM
    Poetry Soup to me is like school. Sometimes I'm engaged and inspired, sometimes I'm bored out of my gourd, and sometimes I just wanna pull someone's pigtails and shake a few branches from the ego tree!

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    Seeker Avatar The Seeker Date: 2/17/2017 7:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Uh, yeah probably
    Trestrail Avatar Keith Trestrail Date: 2/17/2017 6:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like to think so! But Tommy, I just pull 'em, I don't cut 'em off and roll naked in 'em when I get home - that would be wrong....right!
    Seeker Avatar The Seeker Date: 2/17/2017 6:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I luv pulling girls pigtails! Are we warped or what?
  1. Date: 2/17/2017 4:39:00 PM
    Give me reason to. 8 hrs. ago I reported to the site ADMIN a post that I deemed offensive-I LOVE MUSLIMS, where the writer alludes to the facts of hating UK, Christianity and a love for terrorism stating his poem is satire.I wrote vehemently that this is wrong. No response. It just like saying I LOVE JAPANESE but in my poem attack/hate BLACK. That would be pure racism even if I joke and say this is satire. I just wanted to let people know that in not all cases I would look at this site with rose colored glasses.

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    Johnson-Saunders Avatar Rhonda Johnson-Saunders Date: 2/17/2017 9:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    PS administration is good at handling these problems in my experience, Connie, but I've found it usually takes more than a few hours. Give them time to respond.
    Seeker Avatar The Seeker Date: 2/17/2017 6:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ooh, no zen questions. Feels like a bit of a hissy. I like this comment better
  1. Date: 2/17/2017 12:29:00 PM
    I love Poetry Soup! You could say it changed my life. I was only playing at poetry when I accidently found this site. That was in 2011 and since then I have learned so much and made some wonderful friends. I am proud to be a part of this creative group!

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  1. Date: 2/16/2017 8:19:00 PM
    Happy Anniversary, Brian, my friend! Like you, I have been here a long time Not quite as long as you, but so many years, that it has become such an important part of my day. And in the beginning, no one could have been more surprised than me, to know what I was about find. Friendships that circled the globe, a love of poetry that I had never known, ...PS has opened a window to a world for which I've been always grateful. Although I've decided to ease off a little, taking a break has not been easy! I am drawn to PS like a bee to honey !! Thank you for being one of the first to encourage me in 2008 !! <3

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    Strand Avatar Brian Strand Date: 2/17/2017 3:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Carrie ,one of my long time poet internet friends who have made PS what it has become.I know that feeling of the daily attraction of PS .
  1. Date: 2/16/2017 8:14:00 PM
    I miss the stats too, Brian. It was a nice little extra thing. It did not have a purpose for others but I felt it was nice for my own knowledge. Of course I love Soup!! So i had to come here and comment. Congrats on being here so long.

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    Strand Avatar Brian Strand Date: 2/17/2017 3:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea, one of those constant internet poet friends I mention above
  1. Date: 2/16/2017 3:38:00 PM
    I love the mind behind its creation. Big picture thinking!

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  1. Date: 2/16/2017 1:27:00 PM
    I find that poetrysoup is like a kind of friendly gathering place, like Heathrow airport,...but then fatigue kicks in and things go awry, and it then seems hostile with division....but then again, it's like a place to come and relax, kick of ya shoes and drift away .........

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  1. Date: 2/16/2017 12:53:00 PM
    Like any other site there are pros and cons here. I like that admins want to get bigger, better. To that end new features have been added that make the experience more fulfilling. The aesthetics here are rather bland compared to some others. Navigation is easier here than some. I see the old way of doings things slowly, painfully changing. And that is a good thing. No site should be dominated by a handful of old-timers who resist change. If PoetrySoup is to move forward and get noticed by the professional world, we must allow ourselves to be critiqued by those who ultimately have our best interests at heart. In the end, I like PoetrySoup. Mostly.

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    Papyrus Avatar Keith's Papyrus Date: 2/17/2017 10:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Couldn't have said it better.
  1. Date: 2/16/2017 12:52:00 PM
    The GUI of this site is excellent. It is clean & efficient. I also like the additions admin has added since I joined. Fellow poets, both friend and foe, have inspired me frequently. This is a good place to be.

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  1. Date: 2/16/2017 8:05:00 AM
    I love being here, I am not long enough here to understand the features Soup used to have :) I made great friends here and I intend to stay, my own poetry evolves so greatly by all suggestions, comments and collaborations.

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  1. Date: 2/16/2017 6:30:00 AM
    I have really enjoyed my time here on soup and have made some wonderful and encouraging friends who continue to inspire me daily. I have not been here that long but I have spent many years on several other sites and I can tell you, soup is the best all around poetry site I have found. I plan on being a member here for a long time.

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  1. Date: 2/16/2017 6:06:00 AM
    I joined PS at the end Feb last year after some friends had persuaded me to publish my work. I was extremely nervous as I was not sure people would like it. I really appreciate the welcome I received and the encouragement to continue writing. I do now read the work of new poets and respond positively if I like their poems. I have read so much really good and imaginative poetry here and I really do appreciate comments. One of the biggest positives for me is the dated copyright. Next month I shall renew my membership and I am thinking about a lifetime membership.

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  1. Date: 2/16/2017 4:50:00 AM
    tried other sites and found poetry soup to be the most user friendly, with a great bunch of poets . the comps are great and encourage you to try different forms I had never even heard of . highlight being a place in one of brians comps . stephen

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  1. Date: 2/16/2017 4:49:00 AM
    I would never have flourished as a poet without the support and encouragement from people on the site and have learned so so much in 3 years. I have seen many changes since I joined and we just have to move with the times and I like the new features with the audio and also being able to add a photo is a feature I now love ... although I was adamant at the time I'd never use it lol:-) I will remain on the site as long as the ink continues to flow:-) hugs Jan xx

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MAY PREMIER CONTEST now available any theme/form max of 25 lines
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POETRY AS A DIARY
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POETRY AS THERAPY
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WHAT IS YOUR FORM OF FREE VERSE?inc update A,B,C,D
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ARE YOU A PROSODIC POET?
Date Posted: 4/22/2017 4:18:00 AM
ENIGMA pub night - spin-off
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MY EASTER STANDARD RESULTS now available ,any theme,1,2,3,4 line form
Date Posted: 4/19/2017 5:36:00 PM
MID-WEEK PUB NIGHT SPECIAL a poet's eye to conception
Date Posted: 4/19/2017 5:32:00 AM
“What will survive of us is love.”
Date Posted: 4/17/2017 8:51:00 AM
MY EASTER PREMIUM RESULTS now available
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CHEERS
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POETRY CONTESTS WINNERS a confession
Date Posted: 4/15/2017 3:42:00 AM
IS THIS YOU?
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SHORTFORM STANDARD any theme RESULTS now available
Date Posted: 4/13/2017 2:36:00 AM
TO BLOG OR NOT another confession
Date Posted: 4/11/2017 4:28:00 AM
WHY I SPONSOR PS CONTESTS a confession
Date Posted: 4/10/2017 3:27:00 AM
PASCHAL PREMIER any theme/form max of 25 lines RESULTS now available
Date Posted: 4/9/2017 5:20:00 AM
FORMED or FREE which will it be?
Date Posted: 4/6/2017 3:06:00 AM
HOW DID YOU BECOME A POET?
Date Posted: 4/5/2017 2:59:00 AM
IS YOUR POETIC STYLE RECOGNISABLE ?
Date Posted: 4/4/2017 2:28:00 AM
IS YOUR POETRY A CONFESSION?
Date Posted: 4/3/2017 10:21:00 AM
APRIL 2017 STANDARD CONTEST any 5 line form/any theme RESULTS AVAILABLE
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END LINE FORMS AND RHYMES
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
4/28/2017 IN MEMORIUM Versedeath,family,war,
4/28/2017 FANCY FREE a fifties remenisence Quatraindeath,
4/28/2017 IN THE MIDST OF DEATH ---- life Monokudeath,life,nature,
4/25/2017 A POEM sans punctuation marks Free versepoetry,
4/24/2017 cHaoTiC mOTioN POLLOCK at his best Ekphrasisart,
4/24/2017 JOHANNES VERMEER a trio of his girls Ekphrasisart,girl,
4/24/2017 JOHANNES VERMEER more of his girls Ekphrasisart,girl,
4/24/2017 JOHANNES VERMEER and his girls Ekphrasisart,girl,
4/23/2017 WISTERFULLY YOURS Verselost love,memory,
4/22/2017 OLD AGE a perspective Bioage,
4/21/2017 BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING a quatrain Didacticchristian,spiritual,teach
4/21/2017 CONTRAST a tanka phrasis Tankainspiration,poetry,
4/21/2017 MOOD SWINGS Cinquainemotions,inspiration,intr
4/20/2017 IMAGISM the form Imagismimage,imagery,poetry,
4/16/2017 A BLANK VERSE RHYME Blank versepoetry,
4/15/2017 AN EASTER PRIMER Didacticchristian,truth,
4/15/2017 FRIDAY to SUNDAY a crystalline Crystallinechristian,day,
4/13/2017 MARY'S GOOD FRIDAY Balladechristian,death,
4/13/2017 COLLECTIONS in verse List animal,bird,fish,insect,
4/13/2017 MORNING STAR my guide to life Biobio,christian,star,
4/13/2017 ANOTHER CHILDHOOD HERO Versechildhood,hero,
4/13/2017 MY CHILDHOOD HERO Narrativechildhood,hero,
4/12/2017 and then Dramatic monologuefamily,
4/12/2017 A FIRST ON PS for me I GUESS Lanterneimagery,
4/9/2017 ADVERSITY BEGONE a haibun Haibuncancer,christian,
4/9/2017 TANKA awhile Tankaimagery,
4/9/2017 TANKA the form Tankahealth,peace,
4/8/2017 CINQUAIN a didatic Didacticpoetry,teacher,
4/8/2017 POETRY a didatic Didacticimagination,inspiration,p
4/8/2017 A SYLLABIC FREE VERSE Didacticbeauty,
4/7/2017 NAGA-UTA the lyric form Lyricchildhood,dream,lyric,
4/7/2017 LIST the form List sound,
4/7/2017 LANTERNE as a quaternion Lanterneseasons,
4/7/2017 LANTERNE in three forms Lanterneart,
4/5/2017 OUR POETIC dna Quatrainlife,poetry,
4/5/2017 AN EASTER dna Versechristian,easter,
4/4/2017 SONG LYRIC INSPIRED a quatrain Quatraintrue love,
4/3/2017 AN AFRICAN vignette Quintain (English)adventure,animal,film,
4/2/2017 BRAVE NEW WORLD OF PC Political Versepolitical,
4/1/2017 SENIOR MOMENTS two poems in one Rhymeage,humorous,
4/1/2017 A KYRIELLE the form Kyrielledeath,wife,
4/1/2017 A KIMO FOR YOU ten seven six Kimodeath,life,
3/30/2017 APRIL VAUDEVILLE Monokudaffodils,dance,flower,sp
3/29/2017 LITTLE PIECES OF HEAVEN Sonnetcreation,flower,
3/29/2017 FLOWERY WORDS Verseflower,nature,
3/29/2017 SILENCE IS GOLDEN Pastoralflower,nature,
3/29/2017 A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS Cinquainbeauty,flower,
3/29/2017 AN ODE TO FIELDS OF MY YOUTH Crystallinechildhood,nature,
3/28/2017 A MYTHOLOGICAL TALE Fibonacciireland,mythology,
3/27/2017 A BOOK OF LOVE MEMORIES Verselove,memory,
3/27/2017 THE BOOK OF LOVE Versebooks,christian,love,
3/24/2017 UNSHACKLED conception awakened Verseimagination,inspiration,
3/23/2017 LOVE IS BLIND 2 Lanternelove,
3/23/2017 WITH EYES BLIND a sonnet Sonnethope,imagination,
3/23/2017 LOVE IS BLIND Cinquainbio,imagery,inspiration,p
3/22/2017 PARTY DAMP SQUIBS a fibonacci Fibonaccipolitical,religion,
3/21/2017 MESSAGE IN AN IMAGE Quatrainchristian,imagery,
3/21/2017 MARCH MONOKU Monokubirth,seasons,
3/21/2017 A MARCH MARVEL Pastoralseasons,
3/21/2017 A MIDDLE OF MARCH cinqku Cinqkubird,seasons,
3/21/2017 MALE FEELINGS Biofeelings,men,
3/20/2017 FEELINGS WITHELD Kyriellefeelings,
3/20/2017 A Fabulous Fun Footle GAME OF THE IMMATURE Footlechildhood,games,
3/20/2017 CORNER STONES of haiku Fibonaccipeople,poetry,
3/20/2017 AROUND THE CORNER 2 Cinquainlife,
3/20/2017 CORNERS OF THE MIND Epigramlife,
3/20/2017 AROUND THE CORNER Pastoralseasons,
3/20/2017 A DUSTY SENYRU Senryudeath,memory,
3/20/2017 DONE AND DUSTED a tetractys Tetractysforgiveness,
3/20/2017 DUSTY MEMORIES Lanternechildhood,memory,
3/19/2017 A FIFTIES FABULOUS FOOTLE Footlemusic,teen,
3/18/2017 A COUPLET GROUPING Coupletanimal,
3/18/2017 AMERICAN DOUBLET the form Coupletnature,
3/18/2017 EPYLLION the form Cinquainmythology,poetry,
3/17/2017 AS ONE love story Biobio,love,
3/17/2017 SPRING as a tetractys Tetractysseasons,spring,
3/17/2017 A BACKWARD ACROSTIC Acrosticpoetry,
3/17/2017 ACROSTIC BIO Acrosticbio,poetry,
3/17/2017 A REVERSE ACROSTIC Acrosticart,christian,poetry,
3/16/2017 NEW DAY DAWNING Carpe Diemgames,life,
3/15/2017 TRUE LOVE without definition Biobio,love,
3/15/2017 TRUE LOVE a testimony Coupletlove,marriage,
3/15/2017 TRUE LOVE a question Coupletlife,love,
3/15/2017 TRUE LOVE an experiential view Romanticismbio,love,
3/15/2017 FREE VERSE an explanation Free versepoetry,
3/15/2017 I GOT A RHYME Rhymepoetry,
3/15/2017 A DIVINE RHYME Rhymechristian,poetry,
3/15/2017 AN ENGLYN RHYME Quatrainpoetry,
3/14/2017 CHANCE an observation Cinquainlife,
3/13/2017 DEATH IN NATURE a normal cycle Dramatic monologuebird,death,nature,
3/13/2017 NATURE IN HEDGEROWS Pastoralnature,seasons,
3/13/2017 A NATURE MEMORY Biobio,childhood,nature,
3/13/2017 NATURE precious moments Cinquainnature,summer,
3/12/2017 GOOD NEWS in a Twitter verse Versechristian,poems,
3/12/2017 TWEET TWEET a Twitter poem Versecomputer,poetry,
3/12/2017 A 17 th CENTURY expression of love Versehistory,love,
3/12/2017 RUTH expression of love Epichistory,love,
3/12/2017 MARRIAGE an expression of love Fibonaccichristian,love,
3/12/2017 SHE LOVES ME yeah yeah Romanticismlove,
3/10/2017 BIRTHDAY POEM from 2009 Biobio,christian,

My Photos


Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
The Nose Concreteart,life,on writing and w
Sailing Leaf Haikunature
The Rain Haikunature
Reflections Free verseon writing and wordswords
Hippocratic Oath Rhymelost love,son,sympathywor
Ever After Cinquainlove
Mortal Season Free versesea,seasonssummer,day,sum
A Whisper on the Wind Personificationnature,
There Will Be Mountains Coupletfaith,lifemountains,
Tender Moments Quatrainlovesweet,sweet,
Blush of the Roses Couplethope,nature
Haiku/Limerick number twenty Haikunature
Time Machine Coupletnostalgiamom,me,night,can
I AM THE ONE Free verseinspirationalme,
Finally Quatrainlove,passion
The Gift Coupletintrospection,nature
footle .. Footle !! Light Poetryfunny
Believe! Coupletdevotion,faith,inspiratio
Lavender Soap Narrativefamily,happinesseaster,
The Love Letter Quatrainlovelove,passion,
cream seeps from the sun Haikuseasons
Yesterday's Rain~ Coupletforgiveness,hope,inspirat
Winter Pond Free versenatureautumn,
Restoration Free versenatureme,me,
requiem to my hero Elegyloss
Bed of Roses Rictameterlove
Spring Tango Haikunature,seasons
Farewell, alas Free versedeath,i love you,
An Idyll of the Past Versehistoryme,child,me,
Unconditioonal Love - the short version Rhymeloveme,me,
The Old Homestead Lyricfamily,history,introspect
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,
When Violins Weep Verselost love,love
Where are you so soon, my love Quatrainlove,i love you,
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
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
Autumn's Breeze Coupletnature,peace,sea,seasons,
Destination Tetractyslife
The Power Tail-rhymeallegory,love
Hopscotch 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
Brighter Senryufaith,inspirational
Causalities of War Elegydeath,war,
Snails Pace Shapelife,nature
Sweetly Fragrant Sonnetdevotion,faith,father,ins
It is Written in a Star Concretehistory,love,peace
To VC Free versehope,love,mysteryheart,he
Transition Kimonature
Christmas Eve of Old Couplethappiness,holidaymusic,mu
Baby Girl (For Asante Indira) Free versedaughter,education,intros
Ode to Winter Odefaith,happiness,hope,natu
Wisdom (An Emily dedicated to Brian Strand) Epigramdedicationmay,
Buried Rhymeangst,death,imagination
Glare Ice Haikunature

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