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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.

Poetry soup is a friendly forum which enables people from around the world to share their writing. It has some great resources and provides a nice space for people to connect.

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

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***EDIT. ALL FIVE MOSIACS COMPLETE. THANKS FOR PLAYING THE WORD PAIRING GAME. THE PAIRINGS WERE AWESOME!


Blog Posted:4/20/2017 2:06:00 PM

 

LET'S PLAY ... UNCOMMON WORD PAIRINGS...

Some have played this game before and  enjoyed letting their imaginations run wild.  The results were amazing!  I heard such positive feedback about the word pairings blogs that I've decided to give it another go!

Many here have heard me wax on about uncommon word pairings. Basically, it’s just two words not commonly seen side by side.

Word pairings are made with:

1)  a noun and a verb

2) an adjective and a noun

3) an adverb and a verb

(Though all writers are advised by those-in-the-know to avoid adverbs all together,  I have noticed that one or two adverbs in a poem when used for uncommon pairing, can “set-off” a verb,  change its context, make a line pop.)

The easiest way to 'try out/ try on' uncommon word pairings is to use visual prompts.

Remember being a kid in a dark room?

You’d look at the pile of clothes on the floor and suddenly it looked like a snake?  Word pairings make use of the same imagery process.

I’ll share some pictures.  The first picture I will add some uncommon word pairings below it.  Can you see what I’m describing?

I’ll add more pictures.  Give it a try.  What two words can you use to paint a photo in a whole new light?

The last time we played this game, I asked the poets if it was okay for me to use their pairings in a poem-mosai (for soup only.)   The resulting poems were awesome.  

If interested, I’d be happy to do this again. 

So... take a peek...

 

cocooned graffiti                           dayglow kiting          

stuccoed wings                             tigertail crucifixion

walls flutter                                    freedom blues

rebell butterfly                                reaching antenna

flight stonewalled                            hopeful blaze

 

Care to give it a try?

1)

 

LOBSTER MAN

 

Suspicious of land, too stock-still,

too focused on his cartographic

crinkles,*on his white net of beard,

as coarse as his speech.  Shark tales

hide behind scruff-covered scars*—

perfect storms of isolation when a knife

met bone, a lifetime in the trade

shaping the scuffed contours*

of face & character.  His knuckles as

red as the catch of the day.  The oysters

of his shell-like eyes.  Deep pearls

there, bluing an ocean of wisdom.

 

 

Debbie Guzzi  “scruff-covered scars”

Ruben O “cartographic crinkles”

Brian Strand “scuffed contours”

 

2)

 

SECOND STAR OFF BROADWAY

 

The asphault dancefloor barely keeps

a Peter Pan wannabe* by his Wendy

as others roll eyes & traffic blindly creeps

along.  The beat of the city lends

 

them wings; this magic is no act,

but a practiced balance of flying/tethered,**

low gravity/high riser,*** classic/abstract,

Heaven rooted/ life weathered.

 

They have grooved with the Lost Boys,

hooked by pirates, dusted flight into air

with invisible strings**** & a storybook joy.

Hand holding hand, a perfect pairing.

 

 

The Seeker  "Peter Pan, wannabe"

Chris Green  "Flying/tethered"

Debbie Guzzie "low gravity/high-riser"

Ruben O "Heaven rooted"

Brian Strand "Invisible strings"

 

 

 

 

3)

SKY LANTERNS

 

Togetherness lost* after thirty years,

remission proven a delusional hope*, a mirage

that held for three incomparable seasons. 

Tender, the routines of Oolong tea, porch time,

dusks immortalized by reminiscence —

 

unhurried conversations under patio lanterns

lead to talks of no flowers, two hymns

& one eulogy; every ashen word warmed

by a shared wish: light as bright as a citrus

flambé,* ascending.  Togetherness found

 

as they open the box, holding the unlit

paraffin-zeppelins* & regret fades as a face

is cupped between frailest hands. Death

feels less gray, oddly blossoms when they speak

of astral sails*, of a paper-phoenix* faithfully rising.

 

 

 

*Brian Strand  ‘Togetherness Lost’

*The Seeker  ‘Delusional hope’

*Debbie Guzzi  ‘Citrus flambé’

Ruben O  ‘Paraffin-zeppelins ‘

Taai Tekai ‘astral sails’

Chris D. Aechtner ‘Paper-phoenix’

 

 

 

 

4)

 

Picture This

 

Lightning chalks the canyon, etches

sandstone & shale with electric-

calligraphy* carves-out a new story

 

as old as the charcoaled horizon—

once again, a calligram of static

roots have been unearthed by a squall;

 

clouds feverishly ink the terrain

with a threat of hail.  Pale hairlines

strummed by a storm front; lethal cords**

 

strung to genuine rock-stars, leashing

metamorphic layers.  The echo of blue thunder***

jars masked fossils. The camera

 

holds steady.  Wait, wait,

for the down stroke and the downpour

to give that money shot. Lightning

 

will strike a pose. The Dragon’s Tail~ flares

for the stratus paparazzi,**** for storm stalkers

who seek infamy in timeless illumination.

 

 

*Chris D. Aechtner  “Electric-calligraphy”

**Debbie Guzzi   “lethal cords”

***The Seeker  “blue thunder”

****Ruben O  “stratus paparazzi”

 

Note: the dragon’s tail is a calligraphy term. It is the tail end of certain letter strokes created by raising the pen on one edge as the stroke is being completed.  But when I looked at the lightning... it seemed to describe it, too.

5)

DOWNTOWN BOTTLENECK

 

Alone, ghosting* a crowd

fixed on getting somewhere

 

else, a nightlife phantom

stands her ground.  Levis jacket

 

like faded Kevlar, a penumbral-denim,**

holds firm against needling

 

strobes — sharp neon stitching the narrow

onto the packed street.

 

Persistent, the bluejean crush***

against a hesitance

 

to pick up speed, to flash past

this lonesome blue;****

 

the moment won’t give, won’t enter

the city stream.  It resists all

 

push & pull, nestles

deeper into patched pockets,

 

stalls the need

to yield just a minute longer.

 

 

*The Seeker   --- "Alone, ghosting"

**Chris D. Aechtner --- "penumbral-denim"

***Debbie Guzzi -- "bluejean crush"

****Brian Strand --  lonesome blue"

 

 

This can add a little somethin' somethin' to your work.  It can also make it easier to grasp figurative language, make it just a tad less seem like 'goobly gook' :-) 

Cheers, Cyndi

 

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  1. Date: 4/24/2017 12:53:00 PM
    Everything has already been said and written as far as themes and topics go; people simply find different ways of saying and writing wot has already been done. Uncommon word-pairings can help a lot in the venture to be original within unoriginal topics/themes.

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    Seeker Avatar The Seeker Date: 4/24/2017 7:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So true, nothing new under the medium sized star
  1. Date: 4/23/2017 2:41:00 AM
    all such impressive writes! I was having a hard time choosing my fave between Picture This and Sky Lanterns :)

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/23/2017 7:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks again, Taii, for contributing to this blog. I enjoyed piecing all the gems together. Hope you have a great week!
  1. Date: 4/22/2017 1:10:00 PM
    Choreographing orgasm!! : D (foxtrot? Steps? Ballroom?) I know you've already finished it, but I wanted to share it. A giant Wow to you, Cyndi! Dedication, selflesshness ... and too much talent! I hope this workshop (?) help to understand the importance (necessity?) of "aggiornamento" (<-- this word for you, Tom : D) in our poetic endeavor.

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/25/2017 1:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What about "just"? : D
    Seeker Avatar The Seeker Date: 4/24/2017 7:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ehem is spelled ahem. Jus sayin
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/22/2017 8:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :D Now, I'm laughing! I'm so antiquated that I thought gettin' jiggy with it meant "get with the times!" I just looked up what it really means and BLUSHED. Okay.. uh... slapping myself upside the head.
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/22/2017 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ehem ... Yes and no. The Second Vatican Council "coined" this word (I have to google this) but it's an Italian (obviously) word meaning something like "modernization." In my country, we use many italian words (due to immigration) and we usually "transform" them into Spanish: "agiornar" ... actualize or modernize.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/22/2017 6:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    @Tom he just pulled your braids (its a Vatican term! Means "Yo, cardinals, time to get jiggy with it."
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/22/2017 6:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    @Ruben It was fun for everyone, I think. And nobody needs to take this and use it. But maybe they might understand how other poets use it and why, even if just the teeniest bit. Now, stop pulling Tom's braids. Next thing you'll be leaving tacs on his chair.
    Seeker Avatar The Seeker Date: 4/22/2017 4:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Not looking it up. Not looking it up. Not looking...
  1. Date: 4/22/2017 12:12:00 PM
    Well done Cyndi, mission accomplished.For my taste no 3 Sky Lanterns is the masterpiece of the five.May you and your muse relax awhile now over the weekend

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    Strand Avatar Brian Strand Date: 4/23/2017 3:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was the wistfulness of your write Cyndi, it so complimented the wistfulness of that lantern held by the couple which they were about to release and never ever see again.Just like our yesterdays.(I feel a poem coming on,thereon!)
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/22/2017 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Brian (I sensed you'd enjoy that one the most.) I did try to showcase the pairings in different levels of ambiguity and figurative language - from close to prosaic to nearly full scale esoteric. Good for all styles!
  1. Date: 4/22/2017 9:37:00 AM
    The first one I'll be titling "LOBSTER MAN" there will be some nautical terminology added to the word pairings already provided. I see an ocean in him. A lifetime on a boat.

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/22/2017 10:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Done... have a busy weekend. I'll definitely host another of these in the future. I will most like put up a pub on Thursday ... HUGS
  1. Date: 4/22/2017 8:37:00 AM
    Chris... I had to put on my thinking cap about coloured font. Yes, sometimes I've used coloured font to show how assonance and consonance work in a poem (the colours do help as a road map between eye and ear) I figured it out. If I want to do that in the future I will use word, colour the text as I want, use print screen, take it into paint, work on it there to create a JPEG and then post that as a photo on a blog (then I will take three extra strength Tylenol before I bang my head on a desk, muttering pirate curse words under my breath)

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    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/22/2017 9:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ah, post a jpeg. Yup, Pirate might be part of the equation lol.
  1. Date: 4/22/2017 1:51:00 AM
    peering malevolent like a razors breath her eyes blaze cordial a vicious storefront closed against the human tide storming wild her sheen red died suffusing the haloing demise her clock is merely broke clamping gnarled her once aspen smile now distanced as the faces on the moon she masks the acidly imbibed "welcome" and feigns a virgins belch to the weathered cloth this mottled coze now past the fall and ripened fell recalls the coins such sweaty dorcs would pass but now they falter in the deep reluctant sleeve, her playground curves once the fertile incubus are sorely riven ravaged in her worn depleted threads

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/22/2017 8:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I wrote something and then deleted it letter by letter. :DDD I'll let Ian comment. Actually, lol, I'm kinda interested WHAT he'll say.
    Seeker Avatar The Seeker Date: 4/22/2017 7:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Do virgins belch differently than the rest of us? So... confused
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/22/2017 6:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    @Tom it would take me several hours to analyze Ian's poem. But in plainest terms the girl is cheesed off by how she's been manhandled and keeps what she values most hidden away. It's a kind of automatic writing. Even he doesn't know what he just wrote in under three minutes.
    Seeker Avatar The Seeker Date: 4/22/2017 4:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I understood every word. Not
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/22/2017 7:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good morning, Ian. I see you are in fine fugue form! You captured our denim girl right down to her threads! Her clock is merely broke... really like that. Cheers, matey... X
  1. Date: 4/21/2017 10:10:00 PM
    Fourth done. Whew. This pirate is pooped. Goodnight. Chat later

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/22/2017 7:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yours and taai's work so well together! They needed to be on that last line, one growing into the other... and yes, the sounds do throb/sob. I had thought of revising the "f" which is so cacophonic... but in the end the mashup of pleasant/harsh works, I think...
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/21/2017 10:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Re-reading. The sounds and assonance in the last stanza are rock & roll.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/21/2017 10:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I apologize for using "Nicely" in a response. I don't want to slip too far :P
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/21/2017 10:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nicely rendered, Cyndi. The fourth one expresses heaviness more lightly and softer than some of the other pieces. "...two hymns / & one eulogy; every ashen word warmed / by a shared wish: light as bright as a citrus / flambé,* ascending." — those words stand out for me.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/21/2017 10:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Reply jumped. Ok, gnight Canuck.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/21/2017 10:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ta-tanka, Buds. I joked around that it's reached the point were I could let my daughter write the poems for me lol.
  1. Date: 4/21/2017 8:41:00 PM
    People are coming up with some neat word-pairings. Recently got back from a poetry reading. My daughter won one of the top child/youth placements in the regional poetry competition, for the fourth year in a row. That's a new record for the child/youth categories. This year, the winner's ceremony was held in a church (because the old spot is too small for the growing crowd). One of the organizers knew someone to be able to pull off using the Sanctuary. The poets read their winning poems to the right of the pulpit. Ha! The living word lol. My daughter's judge for this year, was a feminist-lesbian-Asian-Spoken Word event organizer from Kitchener. The pews were filled with every standing, creed and colour. Good times.

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    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/22/2017 9:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nope. A Presbyterian church. The organizers, poetry winners, and guests, aren't members of the congregation. It isn't about the church's denomination, that way. The Reverend was asked for use of the Sanctuary. He passed it along to council, who granted permission, even if some of the members might disagree with certain leanings, because they think that promoting poetry and literature is a positive venture, especially in this day and age. They were gracious and kind about the entire venture, and the poets involved, including their families, are grateful to the church for granting the favour. Some of the council members (in this case, mainly elderly) watched over the proceedings, and appeared to enjoy themselves. Afterwards, they mingled, and surprised some people who might not have believed that elderly Christians can be super cool and open-minded.
    Seeker Avatar The Seeker Date: 4/22/2017 4:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nevermind, I didn't read through to the end. Probably Unitarian
    Seeker Avatar The Seeker Date: 4/22/2017 4:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Was it a kingdom Hall? hehe
    tekai Avatar taai tekai Date: 4/21/2017 11:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lol...admittedly..truly! it seems to be a scary word in the circles I've ridden :)
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/21/2017 10:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ta-tanka, taai. I might be the first male lesbian that you've met? (hahahaaaa!).
    tekai Avatar taai tekai Date: 4/21/2017 10:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    kudos to dad for daughter's victory - very nice to hear of kids doing well in better than good ways. I've had lesbian and gay friends but you will be my first lesbo-gay poetry pal/LGPP/ if that's okay?! hehe :)
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/21/2017 10:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    How do I do this "show all"? It should work for me because I am a lesbian.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/21/2017 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ta-tanka, Buds. I joked around that it's reached the point were I could let my daughter write the poems for me lol.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/21/2017 10:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Chris? Check out the names! Hit "show all." One of these ladies was MY DOULA. www.facebook.com/events/1279770358764856/
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/21/2017 9:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    WOW!!! WONDERFUL... so wonderful for your daughter to experience that! I may know someone form that group... it sounds like literature but starts with a hard c? Good times INDEED! I'm thrilled for her!!!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/21/2017 9:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So nice that you've instilled the love for poetry to your daughter. Now we know who's your source of great poetry. : DD! Be proud!
  1. Date: 4/21/2017 5:20:00 PM
    Number 3, so far: citrus flambé, paraffin-zeppelins, paper phoenix, togetherness lost and delusional hope... I'll check back around 9... if no other poets have tried a pairing for that one.. I'm good to go! Some awesome pairings!

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    tekai Avatar taai tekai Date: 4/22/2017 10:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes, I see how that works now. Thanks for the learning tips; looking forward to your Lobster Man write. All the best with the serious work :)
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/22/2017 7:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    As far as the poems above, I fed off all the pairings! The pairings are what made the poetry and are what make them pop! Cheers! (I won't be on Soup much. But I will finish the last mosaic.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/22/2017 7:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Life this week was too full for my fiction (though I did fill out my full outline, am finally content with the storyline and character development.) I get back to serious work on Monday. Poetry is such an addiction. I totally get that!
    tekai Avatar taai tekai Date: 4/21/2017 10:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    okay, your writes are just fantastic! was gone for a while and come back to your poem. Love the very human element of togetherness there. I hate to admit but I had to look up words to check if they were nouns, verbs etc. If I'm on your blog, means I'm game, no need to ask. I'm having such a good time with this exercise, chores are getting totally neglected; a good thing in my view, and I wrote a few other poems inspired by it and all my dictionary work :)
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/21/2017 5:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    astral sails!!! Love that... can I use it for a poem only on this blog? Like the others? Awesome.
    tekai Avatar taai tekai Date: 4/21/2017 5:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    slowness here: I added a noun/noun like Chris did as my first pairing: balloon spinnakers/light ascending/ astral sails/ airily departing...
  1. Date: 4/21/2017 4:38:00 PM
    3- vagrant pyres or arsonist zeppelins or ablaze bestowal ... Torching saucer <-- : DD!

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/21/2017 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Paraffin-zeppelins! Please, please with a cherry on top? Me. LIKE!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/21/2017 4:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Paraffin- driven gondolas/ kites/stars?
  1. Date: 4/21/2017 3:23:00 PM
    sis, am enjoying this and will do just that... got back from turkey and my brain is still in the suitcase... greeat blog.. love and huggs

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/21/2017 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello YOU! So lovely to see your smile and read your big hug... did you enjoy Turkey? Ease into your routine... it can be hard to get back to reality. Love you back!
  1. Date: 4/21/2017 1:14:00 PM
    Third up... I went for something with rhyme. Sometimes we may believe that unusual word pairings ONLY belong in free verse, when they can add something different to any form.

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    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/21/2017 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    1 & 3 (2 is completed) -- ok, I am off with the kiddo.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/21/2017 3:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's how the photo speaks to me. All the hopes for rebirth/renewal that can be so integral to lantern rituals. To let go of the losses, and purify them in the flame as it rises into potential for renewal. Blahblah (lol).
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/21/2017 3:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, there's the obvious cliché "rise/rises/risen" when it comes to the phoenix. But, rising, is integral to the entire photo.
    tekai Avatar taai tekai Date: 4/21/2017 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    very nice! love how it starts off and ends especially.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/21/2017 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    but I like paper-phoenix.. made it a triple. Can you give me a verb after phoenix? And Then? KABOOM... I'll probably be off to the races (later tonight)
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/21/2017 2:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Do you have enough pairings for the last two? I have some ideas for those, but they might not pop like the flashbulbs of paparazzi and electric-calligraphy. #2: the alliteration of a noun/noun (I know, noun/noun, too boring) with paper-phoenix. Or, lanterned phoenix. #1: trenched azure / wrinkled windows
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/21/2017 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cool, some rhyme. Ha! You incorporated the Lost Boys. Kudos.
  1. Date: 4/21/2017 10:18:00 AM
    Drudgery time! Be back later! Much to do!

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  1. Date: 4/21/2017 9:16:00 AM
    I like it. And i like what you did with mine, setting the tone for what comes next. I'll have to try it sometime

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/21/2017 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) More to come! Working on something right now!
  1. Date: 4/21/2017 8:07:00 AM
    Cyndi using your butterfly picture word pairings to create a 'phrasis' tanka CONTRASTS (a tanka phrasis) flight flutter/ on stuccoed wings/a butterfly blaze-/on graffiti walls-/freedom calls.With your permission I would like to post it on PS ( with a phrasis credit to you and this blog?

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/21/2017 10:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    YES! I love what you did with the words, Chum. I'm glad to have sparked the tanka. :D
  1. Date: 4/21/2017 7:21:00 AM
    Cyndi made my pairs into a cinquain /MOOD SWINGS heavens alive/ contours scuffed/ togetherness lost-/ on invisible strings/ my lonesome blues/

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    tekai Avatar taai tekai Date: 4/21/2017 10:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    darn comment jump...addressed to Cyndi... I do like your tank too Brian tho' it is a little depressing :)
    tekai Avatar taai tekai Date: 4/21/2017 10:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you are flashing 'thunderbolts of lightning, very, very, enlightening, mama mia!'...and I'm singing a tune 'curiously' (yea, I had to check first!) touched by your feverish writing..I like it even better than the first one :)
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/21/2017 7:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :D Mood swings, indeed! Cool effect!
  1. Date: 4/21/2017 1:10:00 AM
    wow... impressive write you turned out with the word combos..if I play this kind of tag I will always end up 'it' cos the parts of speech breakdown puts me into a panic blanking of the mind! I even had to look up 'adverb' again.. Anyhow, going with picture one, my word combos were 'gravity enfolding'; livelong striations; and 'facially gauging'...which got me writing a little poem called 'facial measure'. I shall see if I eventually manage all the pics and in the process find more adverbs. Parts of speech just give me the shivers...great blog! :)

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    tekai Avatar taai tekai Date: 4/21/2017 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    now it's double wow!! for that second write.. my reply jumped to a the slot above..thanks, my adverb collection is coming along :)
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/21/2017 10:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I just posted another ... 'feverishly' is the adverb I chose for this one. Cheers!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/21/2017 7:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cool! Years ago, a soup poet named Tracie did a month of picture prompts for haiku. It was awesome to read all the different takes. The photos were a lovely way to start the day, and many were so beautiful...
  1. Date: 4/20/2017 10:26:00 PM
    I dig wot you did with it. The Kevlar simile is cool. Yeah, the neon hoodies obviously stood out in the photo. There's something ambiguous about it all, eh. Love how you go from the fabric, to "needling" and "stitched"—and the word-play between "needling" and "sharp". Good stuff, Cyndi.

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 10:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good night... I'm beat.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 10:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We've done this before, Chum... I bounce between the pairing given me. I have had several people say that suddenly they get figurative language. When they are 'hands-on' and directly involved it can spark something. Not quite a 'Rosetta stone' but definitely a bridge...
  1. Date: 4/20/2017 9:18:00 PM
    5- Around inside or unattached absence or empty crowd or unfit blue or informal punctuality ( : P ) or delayed tardiness or dilatory date <-- : D

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 10:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We shared a brainstorm... the idea of punctuality .. tardiness! I'll use the stratus paparazzi.
  1. Date: 4/20/2017 8:52:00 PM
    Okay... I'm starting with no. 5... I'm here, but not here... poetry! Come to momma. I've missed you so...

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  1. Date: 4/20/2017 8:26:00 PM
    I am coming up with pretentious words right now for some reason. 5. penumbral-denim (*penumbra: a partial shadow; space of partial illumination; the limits of a shadow; a juxtaposition of shadowy limits with illumination - *there's also a breath root of the word) ---- second and third choices for 5: alienated denim/alienated illumination.

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    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/20/2017 10:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Too bad. The highlight option (as you know) was helpful, especially when analyzing a poem, or for visual instructions (for a contest blog, as an example).
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 9:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes. And if you pick anything but 'normal' you end up with bolded font. Argh!
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/20/2017 8:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh, those font options are gone now?
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 8:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm going to see what I can do with about ten lines (I really dislike this new blog... I can't bold properly or add colour to font.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/20/2017 8:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Great! My ideas are silly for the other pics.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 8:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like the alienated denim, but that juicy word penumbral... magic mouthful that one... and how it moves 'into' denium umm ummm ... num... ummm mmmmmmmm LOVE IT
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 8:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    K.. K.... LLLL... LLLL ... EEEE... EEE... yup!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 8:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    back... more kisses needed for bedtime... another hug. I always say yes.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/20/2017 8:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Right on. There are neat combinations of sounds between electric and calligraphy.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 8:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like both, but like electric better. I see roots.
  1. Date: 4/20/2017 8:05:00 PM
    4. electrostatic-calligraphy

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 8:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Like a camera flash??? Ya... I like it and can play off that image.
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/20/2017 8:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Stratus paparazzi!!! : D
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 8:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    static roots! Bubbling bubbling!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 8:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes. Maybe static... somewhere else... thinking...
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/20/2017 8:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I thought of Promethean-calligraphy. You know, lightning strike/fire=Prometheus. A God writing with lightning.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/20/2017 8:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    electric-calligraphy instead?
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 8:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like that better, too... ooooh good... may I plop it into the mosaic? I'll treat it kindly... promise. Only for Soup and on this blog.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/20/2017 8:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Too many syllables and sounds? I like the concept of electric calligraphy.
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/20/2017 8:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I found electrotastic while looking out "thunder" but I couldn't find "its pair" : D Calligraphy works!
  1. Date: 4/20/2017 6:53:00 PM
    2- germinating clouds or heaven's roots or celestial epilepsy or Earth's selfie ... Ill be back later.

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 8:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :D Buccaneers blog, too. HEE HEE.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/20/2017 8:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha! Tom, quick on your feet with that one.
    Seeker Avatar The Seeker Date: 4/20/2017 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Quith Aye Aye Aechtner. Sounds about right
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/20/2017 8:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cumulus bullying!!!
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/20/2017 8:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Pirates are better than trolls lol.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 8:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Behave ya pirate. I now go by pirate. The under the bridge beast was never me. I rollick on an ocean of free verse... I roll eyes a lot. I like funky earrings. I make BS walk the plank. I dig up buried treasures written by golden poets. I argh whenever the heck I want. Pirates we be.
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/20/2017 8:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    : DD! I couldnt fixed the mispell, you got me. Bulling s--ting! LOL!
  1. Date: 4/20/2017 6:36:00 PM
    Okay, now for my serious entry: 1. White, Holocaust 2. Peter Pan, wannabe 3. Hope, delusion 4. Blue, thunder 5. Alone, ghost Sorry, I'm not very good at this

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/20/2017 8:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    : D My reply jumped : D
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 8:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am not really sure if I want to know what bulling is... sounds rather down home on the farm, if ya ask me :DDDD
    Seeker Avatar The Seeker Date: 4/20/2017 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What's bulling? Is that another hard word I gotta look up?
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/20/2017 7:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cyndi, you're ruining my bulling to Tom! : D!
    Seeker Avatar The Seeker Date: 4/20/2017 7:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    of course
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 7:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) Hi! May I take these and add them to a poem mosaic? (I will acknowledge all contributors and will write and post the poem on this blog, only to be used on Soup? ) I may change some tenses... but you do have some good ideas! "Alone, ghosting" works!!! So would "delusional hope"
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 4/20/2017 6:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I just realized it.
  1. Date: 4/20/2017 6:35:00 PM
    1- (You're using the same picture? : D) Nazca dermis or bagged glyphs or cartographic crinkles or tears trenches ... Too much fun!

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 8:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    (Pirate Dee arches a brow, watches a landlubber run for the hills.)
    Seeker Avatar The Seeker Date: 4/20/2017 8:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Alright I'ma grabbing a dictionary. Heh, let's see what Daddy pirate can come up with that'll knock your mustache off!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 7:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I did have an older gent in the last pic prompts! LOL! You remembered? I like faces, faces with character and what life etches on them ... Is it seriously the exact same picture??? I found it TWICE??? WOW!
  1. Date: 4/20/2017 6:29:00 PM
    1. Bug, eyes 2. Bug, flight 3. Bug, light 4. Bug, zap 5. Bug, off I luv bugz!

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  1. Date: 4/20/2017 5:33:00 PM
    1. scuffed contours 2. invisible strings 3. togetherness lost 4.heavens alive 5.lonesome blues

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 7:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    OOOH! YES!
  1. Date: 4/20/2017 3:03:00 PM
    1.scruff-covered scars 2. low gravity -highriser 3. citrus flambe 4. lethal chords 5. bluejean crush [not sure I did this right Dee YOU are the best at these!]

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 8:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ya Scallywag! Not your feelings...
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 4/20/2017 8:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cyndi, I give you permission to hurt my feelings.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 7:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's my knickname, Tom. Cyn-di (Dee) Long story and I just rather not say why so I don't hurt feelings.
    Seeker Avatar The Seeker Date: 4/20/2017 6:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Who's Dee?
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 4:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :DD Awesome! I now have 2 for the dancers. If I get one more for the dancers, I'll ask for permission from you and Chris to write a short verse using your two uncommon pairings (I'll throw in a fourth.) Just for Soup! Hugs!
  1. Date: 4/20/2017 2:33:00 PM
    #2 Flying - Tethered

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    Thomas Avatar FJ Thomas Date: 4/20/2017 2:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh good one!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 4/20/2017 2:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) Right on!

My Past Blog Posts

 
YOUR WRITING TOOLS OF THE PAST AND PRESENT. (And what are your writing quirks?)
Date Posted: 4/27/2017 7:12:00 PM
MARGARET ATWOOD: FEMINIST, CRITIC & BELOVED HOTHEAD
Date Posted: 4/23/2017 12:34:00 PM
***EDIT. ALL FIVE MOSIACS COMPLETE. THANKS FOR PLAYING THE WORD PAIRING GAME. THE PAIRINGS WERE AWESOME!
Date Posted: 4/20/2017 2:06:00 PM
Never say Never :) A look back at feedback on Soup, the value of Constructive Criticism and the true art of Revision
Date Posted: 4/16/2017 8:40:00 PM
THE EAST AFRICAN FAMINE: WHAT WE CAN DO
Date Posted: 4/12/2017 9:49:00 PM
BLOOD RUSH POETRY CONTEST (WHICH IS NOT A SOUP CONTEST) IS A SCAM.
Date Posted: 4/3/2017 11:30:00 AM
POETRY PUB: EMOTIVE. READ AND BLEED.****EDIT*****MORE ON THE POEM GRIEF!
Date Posted: 3/20/2017 11:32:00 PM
POET PUB: LET THERE BE LIGHT... (and poetics, friendly disagreements, shared observations and hot apple cider...)
Date Posted: 1/15/2017 9:11:00 AM
THIS THANKSGIVING STAND WITH STANDING ROCK... links and YOUR imput will be added
Date Posted: 11/23/2016 10:22:00 PM
***EDIT****SO, WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ABOUT PLAGIARIZED COMMENTS?
Date Posted: 11/20/2016 12:18:00 PM
TAKE A VOTE OR DOES THE VOTE TAKE YOU?
Date Posted: 9/21/2016 10:04:00 PM
POETRY PUB TWO FOR ONE ****EDIT****COREEN BOUCHER HAS LEFT COMMENTS ABOUT HER FEATURED POEM!
Date Posted: 6/16/2016 10:16:00 PM
VIGIL FOR ORLANDO & SUPPORT FOR SOUP'S LGBTQI COMMUNITY
Date Posted: 6/13/2016 12:26:00 PM
TEAM POETRY SOUP AND SOUPERS... THANK YOU FOR THIS.
Date Posted: 6/12/2016 10:55:00 AM
HEROIC CROWN RESULTS: A CRAIG CORNISH BLOG
Date Posted: 6/9/2016 2:38:00 PM
PARTY POOPER. A FUNNY MOM BLOG :)
Date Posted: 5/31/2016 9:38:00 PM
I DON'T TELL PEOPLE TO BE ANYTHING
Date Posted: 5/25/2016 5:23:00 PM
DOUBLE DOG DARE FOR ALL SOUPERS
Date Posted: 5/8/2016 8:48:00 AM
POETRY PUB-- TEXAS STYLE, FEATURING LOCAL POET PD
Date Posted: 5/5/2016 10:10:00 PM
A PETITION TO BRING BACK PD!!! LOVE FOR LINDA!!!!
Date Posted: 5/4/2016 1:53:00 PM
HOW TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL POET (Canadian version.)
Date Posted: 4/19/2016 12:54:00 PM
NEW CONTEST: OWN IT! (some inspirational links, too)
Date Posted: 4/14/2016 9:18:00 PM
POETRY PUB, TONIGHT: SOUL FOOD
Date Posted: 3/24/2016 6:48:00 PM
FOR CATIE
Date Posted: 2/28/2016 8:06:00 PM
5 PROOF BLOG. IF YOU ENTERED A POEM, PLEASE READ THIS. JOIN IN ON THE DISCUSSION.
Date Posted: 2/25/2016 11:16:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
4/20/2017 SCREWED UP Proseanti bullying,dedication,
4/13/2017 EASTER, THIS SUNDAY Prose Poetryafrica,humanity,religion,
4/4/2017 ELECTION: A TRUE LOVE STORY --- A PICK-ONNET Hybronnetpolitical,romance,satire,
3/22/2017 BEAUTY, UNEXPECTED Free versechildren,love,society,
11/25/2016 FREE SPEECH VS HATE SPEECH: A CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE Prosefreedom,hate,internationa
11/24/2016 LOVE TRUMPS HATE: A SHORT STORY Prosecharacter,courage,racism,
11/19/2016 VANILLA NAZIS Free verseirony,political,racism,
11/18/2016 WE, NASTY WOMEN Ekphrasisallegory,history,politica
11/14/2016 THE GHOSTS OF RIGHTS PAST Free versefreedom,hate,history,voic
9/29/2016 PYRO CRUSH Free verselife,passion,perspective,
6/13/2016 PITY THE DULLARD Free verseallegory,people,writing,
5/31/2016 A BETTER VIEW Free versecourage,psychological,
5/31/2016 ON GUARD Free versepeople,racism,truth,
5/30/2016 RIPENING Free versegrowth,sensual,teen,
5/27/2016 SECRETS OF THE GLASS MENAGERIE Free verseallusion,passion,visionar
5/22/2016 THE CHRONICLES OF A PHONOPHOBIC Free versefear,life,people,
5/7/2016 KISS - ABLE Free versekiss,life,philosophy,
5/3/2016 HOW TO BE A GOOD SOUP POET---SATIRE Prosesatire,writing,
4/21/2016 HISSY Free versecharacter,courage,
4/14/2016 SOMEONE HAS HUNG A CLOCK ON A TREE IN THE PARK Free verselife,philosophy,time,
12/23/2015 SYMBOLOGY IN DA HOUSE Ekphrasisart,
6/18/2015 Cabinet Card, 1884 Sonnetchildren,death,history,
5/25/2015 MY POEM, MY CHILD Light Poetryencouraging,hope,writing,
5/6/2015 TAIL SPIN, REVISED Free versecourage,fear,love hurts,
4/25/2015 PIXIE MARAUDERS Free versebirthday,celebration,chil
4/13/2015 PUCKISH Versecharacter,games,wisdom,
3/28/2015 MOOSE IN HEADLIGHTS Free verseanimal,environment,
11/10/2014 CHAN Free versefriend,goodbye,
8/25/2014 HOSTEL, 1978 Free versehistory,places,
6/7/2014 TORRENT Sonnetcelebration,life,women,
4/8/2014 ROOTS Free versemoving on,power,teenage,
4/4/2014 GINGHAM AND LACE Versedaughter,love,
3/24/2014 50 GODS Free versegod,peace,philosophy,
3/15/2014 WINTER IN PORTLAND Free versedepression,winter,
2/25/2014 PITY THE PIRANHA Free verseintrospection,people,prej
2/2/2014 WORD ON THE STREET, 2009 Sonnetbooks,friend,places,poetr
1/31/2014 JOURNEY COMPANIONS: THE FRIEND SONNETS PART II Sonnetfriend,hero,places,poetry
1/29/2014 DIVINE STEEPLES Sonnetfriend,love,places,poetry
1/26/2014 MUSE Sonnetfriend,love,places,poetry
1/14/2014 MY HEART BELONGS TO MONTREAL Iambic Pentameterheart,places,
1/13/2014 EDUCATED Free verseeducation,life,truth,wisd
1/6/2014 THE STAND Prosetruth,
12/19/2013 EXPLORING THE BASEMENT Free verseabuse,childhood,courage,
12/12/2013 THE POET'S PRAYER Versepassion,poetry,
12/10/2013 UNHOLY Versewinter,
12/3/2013 LA VIE EN ROSE Light Poetrycharacter,imagination,
11/29/2013 RIPPLES Free versesad,writing,
9/28/2013 EMILY DICKINSON Sonnetpoetess,
8/6/2013 THE OTHER-WISE Free verseart,introspection,
7/24/2013 PIMPED Free versechildren,lust,society,
6/5/2013 BAIT, 1986 Free versegrowing up,lust,men,
6/3/2013 COME AND PLAY ME Lyricmuse,music,passion,romant
5/31/2013 haiku 6 Haikuchildren,summer,
5/28/2013 BLAMELESS Personificationrain,
5/22/2013 ALL FALL DOWN Sestinadeath,history,london,
5/5/2013 SUNDAY SOJOURN Haibungarden,morning,time,
4/28/2013 WOMEN Free versefriendship,gender,
4/26/2013 SYLVIA Crown of Sonnetslife,poets,writing,univer
4/20/2013 THE POET'S CREED Free versepoetry,world,writing,
4/18/2013 THE TYPESET OF ANAIS Free verselust,writing,
3/21/2013 PALADIN Free versepeople,sympathy,
3/12/2013 ALLUSIVE PEARL Free verseart,imagination,
3/11/2013 ELIZABETH'S DIARY Prose Poetryimagination,love,
3/6/2013 HIS-STORY Free verseimagination,night,
2/22/2013 haiku 3 Haikufunny,seasons,
2/17/2013 BIDALSANA Free verseme,passion,
2/12/2013 GURO, MAHAL KITA Sonnetfriendship,on writing and
2/7/2013 haiku 1 Haikuchild,seasons,metaphor,
2/3/2013 ALCHEMY Versefood,seasons,time,februar
1/8/2013 HIGHWAY OF TEARS Rhymemystery,women,women,
12/20/2012 THIS BLEAK HEREAFTER Terzanellechild,death,grief,night,m
12/6/2012 CASTING HIS LINE Rondeaudad,nostalgia,sports,
11/20/2012 HOMER'S HUES Free verseart,introspection,perspec
11/14/2012 happy haiku 2 Haikudaughter,introspection,li
11/5/2012 THE SONG OF DEBORAH Sonnetdevotion,friendship,
11/4/2012 SHADOWLANDS Free versedeath,faith,grief,history
10/30/2012 RIBBON TIED Sonnethealth,hope,life,
10/29/2012 LADY LIBERTY Sonnetinspirational,
10/29/2012 THIS TIME Sonnetintrospection,on writing
10/23/2012 THREE QUILLS Rhymeage,history,people,
10/18/2012 DAVID Sonnetfriendship,people,
10/13/2012 POETIC TART Light Poetryfunny,giggle,me,passion,
8/28/2012 VERS LIBRE, A CONSTANZA Rhymeon writing and words,word
8/27/2012 BLUE NOTES Sonnetart,blue,imagination,musi
8/24/2012 INSENSED Sonnetsad,sister,
8/19/2012 haiku 202 Haikudaughter,nature,
8/15/2012 PEOPLE OF AUTUMN Sonnetfaith,longing,people,seas
8/15/2012 AUTUMN COLOURS Acrosticlife,seasons,autumn,thank
8/12/2012 DARFUR Sonneteducation,people,war,
8/7/2012 A VISIT TO THE NURSING HOME Balladdaughter,family,places,
8/6/2012 JE PRIE, I PRAY Free versehope,loss,places,words,he
7/31/2012 A TAPESTRY WOMAN Acrosticintrospection,life,
7/25/2012 WINDOWS Shapedeath,life,people,urban,
7/18/2012 A MINER'S PRAYER Kyriellehistory,life,people,
6/6/2012 A TRIP TO EGO Free verse 
5/25/2012 IMMIGRANT Sonnetpeople,places,
5/23/2012 BURY ME IN BRAMBLE Free versedeath,introspection,snow,
5/1/2012 SISTERHOOD OF SIGHS Free versefriendship,
4/22/2012 ODE TO FIREFIGHTERS Odededication,old,people,
3/2/2012 PERFECT BLEND Sapphic stanzahappiness,holiday,

My Photos


Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Ten Little Toes Rhymedaughter,lifeold,old,gran
Woodland Rhapsody Quatraininspirational,
Contradicting Keats Sonnetintrospection,life
Surrender to Love Rhymeloveme,
A Totum Pole Ode Concretenative american,people,
MORE DREAMS TO ROW Rhyme royalinspirational,life,
When the Tab Comes Due Free verseinspirational,introspecti
Lighting My Candle From Within Quintain (English)caregiving,introspection,
The Kirk by the Sea Coupletnostalgia,religion,love,
Moonlight on the Ward Chokahealth,life,
Nocturnal Poetry Rhymeimagination,life,poetry,
Slumber Epicdedication,epic,slam,
FROSTY NIGHT STROLL Coupletinspirational,seasons,
Our Thanksgiving Light Poetryholiday,
Tomorrow's Grace Ethereepeace,
A New Star Shines Above Hawaii Rhymededication,music,
Jesus, Our Savior Shapelife,religion,
Monarch of Summer Haibunanimals,devotion,inspirat
Untouched Rhymeforgiveness,me,me,
Midnight Pearls Than-Baukintrospection,love,
Beaucoup Blooms Terza Rimanature,spring,spring,
On Heaven's Doorway Narrativeinspirational,life,care,c
WALKING ON FAITH Versefaith,for children,
Beachworld Free verseplaces,sea,sun,
Sleepless Nights Narrativeangst,imagination,mystery
Another Face Rhymelost love,
Paired Parings Balladchildhood,
AUTUMN'S SPLENDOROUS BEAUTY Quatrainnature,autumn,autumn,
friend to friend Haikupeople,philosophy,
Calligraphy Verseon writing and words,
Cyndi Sonnetdedication,
Night Comes Rhymetime,
Without Hope's Gleam Terzanellehope,flower,flower,joy,pa
When Your Dead YOUR Dead Rhymefriendship,love,wife,
after my prayer Haikuinspirational,
Chamber Music Chopped Blank versemusic,
Down Fall Italian Sonnetbeautiful,miracle,nature,
God Forbid Coupletangst,devotion,write,life
To Kashinath and Cyndi Rhymededication,devotion,frien
CHERISHED Sonnetlove,peace,
Anticipation Free verseautumn,death,life,
Live the Cliches Free versedream,hope,love,poetry,in
Bliss State Quatrainfaith,
A tribute to Leonora G Dramatic Versedeath,deep,epic,evil,sorr
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis Epicabuse,analogy,corruption,
A Reminder: To Be Free versetruth,writing,
IN THE MOOD Light Poetryadventure,woman,
SWITCH magazine Free versededication,hope,life,love
The Byway Rhymecare,
To Love Myself Sonnetlove,new year,self,
Westward Movement Free versedevotion,love,peace,
The Rocking Chair Rhymechild,christmas,sister,
To the Rescue Rhymesnow,
Onward Christian Soldiers Rhyme 
BEYOND TEARS Rhymechild,encouraging,hope,
Dewberry Cobbler Haibungrowing up,
Release Free verseencouraging,grief,hope,st
IN STILLNESS Free versechange,life,
Within Reason- Maurice Yvonne and Seren Roberts Verselife,
The Skeletons And Songs Of Samsara - 1 Crown of Sonnetsbirth,death,life,
Softly Sonnetpoetry,
CANDLES OF YOUR FINGERS Light Poetrydeath,memory,missing you,

Fav Poets

PoetCountry 
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Caryl Muzzey United States Flag United States Read
Joe Flach United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Drake Eszes United States Flag United States Read
Mystic Rose Canada Flag Canada Read
elizabeth wesley Canada Flag Canada Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Ruben O. Argentina Flag Argentina Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
kathryn collins United States Flag United States Read
David Williams United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
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