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Youtube audio link to hear me recite from my PS anthology

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




LATE JUNE STANDARD CONTEST RESULTS now available ,any theme,any form to max of 25 lines

Blog Posted:6/18/2017 11:54:00 PM

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Date: 6/19/2017 4:36:00 PM
Brian, thanks for my placement in your last contest, appreciate ~
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Broken Wings
Date: 6/19/2017 7:07:00 PM
Brian thanks for your kind words, i cannot do much but i can write and enter contests, so that has been a blessing.
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Carrie Richards
Date: 6/19/2017 5:54:00 PM
Hope you are recovering quickly, and getting stronger, Constance :)
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Brian Strand
Date: 6/19/2017 4:43:00 PM
So pleased Constance to see your name in my winners list,and pray you are making a good recovery from your recent heart event and are able to pop into our workshop here
Date: 6/19/2017 2:38:00 PM
Thank you Brian, for your contest challenges, and for giving us a venue to share our poems ! I was so pleased to do well in your last one!! My thanks once again!!
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Brian Strand
Date: 6/19/2017 4:44:00 PM
Carrie what an encouragement it is to receive your support to my contests.

My Past Blog Posts

MARK S a namesake I guess
Date Posted: 8/14/2017 12:04:00 AM
SAMUEL B addenda twenty three
Date Posted: 8/12/2017 12:06:00 AM
WILLIAM S master of the cinquain
Date Posted: 8/11/2017 12:55:00 AM
LANGSTON HUGHES a poet I choose
Date Posted: 8/10/2017 12:33:00 AM
THOMAS W so cool he broke the rule
Date Posted: 8/9/2017 1:05:00 AM
ELIZABETH D syllabics set free
Date Posted: 8/8/2017 12:14:00 AM
G H the master poet
Date Posted: 8/7/2017 9:30:00 AM
ROGER McG from my era you see
Date Posted: 8/6/2017 11:51:00 PM
RB with his reply
Date Posted: 8/6/2017 12:48:00 AM
EbB and her poem of love
Date Posted: 8/5/2017 2:18:00 AM
WB an accent for me
Date Posted: 8/4/2017 2:06:00 AM
EDWARD THOMAS with an as is moment
Date Posted: 8/3/2017 12:22:00 AM
TRUMBULL STICKNEY his name stuck
Date Posted: 8/1/2017 11:25:00 PM
NO WORDS NEEDED just a listening ear WS sonnet 129
Date Posted: 8/1/2017 12:04:00 AM
WILLIAM BLAKE a vocal take
Date Posted: 7/31/2017 12:32:00 AM
JOHN H his call said it all
Date Posted: 7/30/2017 12:14:00 AM
BRONTE which would you say
Date Posted: 7/29/2017 3:44:00 AM
PINSKY says it all for me
Date Posted: 7/28/2017 12:37:00 AM
Date Posted: 7/27/2017 3:35:00 AM
JAMES V EPIGRAMS style for me
Date Posted: 7/26/2017 4:08:00 AM
SEAMUS HEANEY another poet for me ,maybe thee
Date Posted: 7/25/2017 8:07:00 AM
CHRISTINA ROSSETTI a poet for me ,perhaps thee
Date Posted: 7/23/2017 3:34:00 AM
EMILY D the film
Date Posted: 7/22/2017 3:47:00 AM
MARIANNE MOORE a poet for sure
Date Posted: 7/21/2017 1:26:00 AM
Date Posted: 7/18/2017 3:44:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
12/16/2017 STILL POINT 34 Imagismsports,
12/16/2017 THE VISITATION Versecreation,inspiration,
12/15/2017 STILL POINT 33 Imagismnature,
12/15/2017 UNCONSCIOUS IMAGES Imagismdream,
12/14/2017 STILL POINT 33 Imagismimagery,
12/14/2017 FETTERED Versedream,fantasy,
12/13/2017 STILL POINT 31 Imagismimagery,language,
12/13/2017 ICONS Verseart,
12/12/2017 STILL POINT 30 Imagismimagery,
12/12/2017 BELOW ZERO Verseweather,
12/11/2017 STILL POINT 29 Imagismimagery,
12/11/2017 FIRST THINGS FIRST Versehealth,
12/10/2017 STILL POINT 28 Imagismimagery,march,
12/10/2017 DOUBT DESTROYS Verseangst,life,
12/9/2017 STILL POINT 27 Imagismimagery,
12/9/2017 NEW HORIZONS Versesocial,stress,
12/8/2017 STILL POINT 26 Imagismimagery,
12/8/2017 RESTLESS Verseangst,anxiety,
12/7/2017 STILL POINT 25 Imagismimagery,
12/7/2017 LIFE STORY Versechristian,hope,peace,
12/6/2017 STILL POINT 24 Imagismmusic,silence,
12/6/2017 A BREATH OF LIFE Versehope,wind,
12/5/2017 STILL POINT 23 Imagismanxiety,
12/5/2017 SATIE an ekphrasis Ekphrasismusic,people,
12/4/2017 STILL POINT 22 Imagismart,
12/4/2017 LIGHT-DARK Versedark,light,
12/3/2017 STILL POINT 21 Imagismart,
12/3/2017 NEATH THE SKIES Versenature,seasons,weather,
12/2/2017 STILL POINT 20 Imagismimagery,music,
12/2/2017 POWER TO IMAGINE Verseimagination,
12/1/2017 STILL POINT 19 Imagismmusic,
12/1/2017 IN RETREAT Verseanxiety,peace,
11/30/2017 STILL POINT 18 Imagismimagery,people,sleep,
11/30/2017 MINIMAL MEDITATIONS of Satie Ekphrasismusic,people,
11/29/2017 STILL POINT 17 Imagismdance,image,
11/29/2017 STATUS QUO Verselife,sin,
11/28/2017 ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONS Verseart,
11/28/2017 STILL POINT 16 Imagismart,
11/27/2017 STILL POINT 15 Imagismweather,
11/27/2017 THE PROPHETIC Verseconfusion,future,
11/26/2017 STILL POINT 14 Imagisminternet,social,
11/26/2017 DECISIONS Verseheartbreak,
11/26/2017 STILL POINT 13 Imagismanimal,food,
11/25/2017 STILL POINT 12 Imagismlife,tree,
11/25/2017 CREATIVE MOMENTS Verseinspirational,introspecti
11/24/2017 STILL POINT 11 Imagismimage,people,
11/24/2017 ON PAUSE Versesenses,silence,simple,
11/23/2017 STILL POINT 10 Imagismimagery,memory,
11/23/2017 WHY SO Versehate,love,truth,
11/22/2017 STILL POINT 9 Imagismimagery,perspective,
11/22/2017 INSTINCT Versehumanity,nature,
11/21/2017 STILL POINT 8 Imagismcomputer,internet,loss,
11/21/2017 ALMOST THERE Versefantasy,words,
11/19/2017 MY KIND OF POESIE Cinquainbio,poetry,
11/18/2017 A DAY DREAM Imagismdream,life,
11/18/2017 STILL POINT 7 Imagismhumor,imagery,
11/17/2017 NOSTALGIA Versenostalgia,
11/17/2017 STILL POINT 6 Imagismimagery,imagination,
11/16/2017 DESTINYS IRONY Versedesire,destiny,irony,
11/16/2017 STILL POINT 5 Imagismimagery,
11/15/2017 IN SADNESS Versetrust,
11/15/2017 STILL POINT 4 Imagismimagery,
11/14/2017 MAGIC MOMENTS Versesleep,summer,
11/14/2017 STILL POINT 3 Imagismimagery,poetry,
11/13/2017 TENSION RESOLVED Quatrainimagery,
11/13/2017 AUTUMN GLOOM Verseautumn,
11/12/2017 STILL POINT 2 Imagismimagery,imagination,
11/12/2017 RESIDUES Verselife,passion,
11/10/2017 MEMORY BANK Versememory,
11/9/2017 STILL POINT 1 Imagismimagery,life,sound,
11/7/2017 THE STRAND Verseallegory,
11/5/2017 PRE ME Versehistory,
11/4/2017 SILENCE IS GOLDEN Versefriendship,
11/3/2017 THE POEM Verseinspiration,poetry,
11/2/2017 THE MEMORIAL a doxology Versecelebration,christian,
11/1/2017 A MOMENTARY IMPRESSION Imagismart,moving on,
11/1/2017 A LIFE PROCESS Verseage,life,lost,
10/29/2017 A GIVEN Verselove,music,
10/28/2017 BACK TO SQUARE ONE Verselife,relationship,
10/27/2017 TEXTURALIST the form Versepoetry,words,
10/26/2017 LOVE KISS XL1 Ekphrasischristian,people,poetry,
10/24/2017 POLITICAL POSTURING Versepeople,political,
10/22/2017 VANITY OF VANITY Versepeople,sad,
10/22/2017 A PLAY ON WORDS Verseword play,words,
10/21/2017 MISSED OUT Clerihewpeople,poets,
10/21/2017 QUIRINUS Clerihewpeople,tribute,
10/20/2017 PURELY VISUAL Verseart,light,
10/20/2017 CHILDHOOD Versechildhood,nostalgia,
10/19/2017 LOVE WITH A KISS a kulmann form Versechristian,dark,day,god,ki
10/19/2017 ETERNAL VERITIES Versetruth,
10/19/2017 MEDITATIVE MOMENTS Verseimagery,imagination,
10/18/2017 DO NOT ASK BE Verselife,nature,sea,
10/18/2017 CHANGING Versenature,ocean,
10/17/2017 UNSAID Versefeelings,motivation,
10/17/2017 SHAKEN NOT STIRRED Versehope,
10/16/2017 PRIDE Versepride,
10/16/2017 ANECDOTAL ADVICE Didactichope,
10/15/2017 A WHIGMALEERIE for thee Quatrainpeople,poetry,
10/15/2017 POWER IN WEAKNESS Didacticchristian,life,
10/14/2017 THE WRITING ON THE WALL Verselife,truth,

My Photos

Fav Poems

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 
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
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
The Sun Rises--The Moon Sets Acrosticlife,naturemoon,
She Danced Quatrainimagination,inspirational

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