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I won't be finalizing my current haiku contest - Chris D. Aechtner's Blog

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I won't be finalizing my current haiku contest


Blog Posted:7/6/2017 12:45:00 PM

On the day of submitting my current haiku contest, I didn't know that I wouldn't be finalizing it.
I was busy, and when I dropped by the Soup last week (or whenever it was), I forgot to mention it/offer a contest update.

The lovely Christine Ueri will finalize the contest instead. She will be busy putting together Switch Poetry/Prose #4, projected to be released on July 31st. But, Christine has begun to peruse through the 59 entries that have been submitted towards the contest so far (still looking for 14 more entries, as it stands for now).
I don't apologize whatsoever (lol) for the belated update. If anyone is bothered (why?) that someone else is judging the contest, simply remove the submission. It's that easy. And, life continues.

With Christine judging the contest instead, I'm now able to put the blame on her, if and when (some always do) people let loose their *waa-waa* waterworks after the contest is finalized.
Kidding aside, when analyzing subjective haiku, it throws off my usual judging process (compared to analyzing objective haiku), so, I'm glad that Christine is judging this contest for me. I love to write subjective haiku, especially since it's a needed break from objective writing, but find it trickier to judge subjective haiku, as I was introduced to objective haiku at a young age and have a lot of experience with it.
Christine's tastes vary from mine, so the winner's list might look different compared to if I finalized the contest. That might be advantageous for some, but, Christine has an astute understanding of language that surpasses my own, and she doesn't like overly-ornamented and superfluous language (for several reasons, one being that it can muddy intent and clarity) in haiku.

Anyway, I hope that Soupers are enjoying the summer—or winter, for those Soupers who live in the southern hemisphere.

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Date: 7/11/2017 11:49:00 PM
Off topic! I seem to be drawn lately to old protest poetry...Daniel Berrigan...Country Joe & the Fish...CSNY...Neruda...Sun Ra...early Robert Bly....for me...tho I still ink documentary poetry...(boring if you're not a family member!) pretty sunsets are outpaced by the threat of nuclear/cyber winter...plenty of room for artful attitude (tho pretty flowers still impress!)
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Date: 7/9/2017 9:58:00 AM
Since I'm me, I'm enjoying neither-- it's actually rainy season over here, but weather here's weird like me, hot then rainy. I think that other people have done that before-- asked others to judge or co-judge contests with them, so there should really be no issue (but yep, good for you for posting this update, since you can never be too sure with some of the "waa-waawaaers"). It is your contest and it is your prerogative how to go about with it, in rules and in judging. I'm sure that Christine will do a great job in judging :)! Ok, have to say I got a bit confused though-- you mentioned something about judging subjective haiku-- this is still anything goes, right? Objective, subjective, combo; old,new?
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/11/2017 10:47:00 PM
I'm a bit surprised that you've replied here so long after the original komment and initial replies were left. If I begin rampaging, it won't change much here on PS (though, I think that you are korrekt about stating that 1% is far too generous). I'm an idealist who believes that poets live poetry, and others, even when writing 'poetry', are writers and/or hobby writers. Anyway, nevermind that ... forget about it. I'm trying to hold my tongue; I've had enough of the Stepford Wives, roses are red, rhymezone, and dishwater free verse. What type/s of poetry do you enjoy the most?
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/11/2017 7:00:00 PM
Kam' on, my dear Nikita Khrish-chev! Don't tell me that you don't enjoy interakting with a person who spend almost ex U$S 40 to post a blog asking how to use the Soupmail! It's didaktik kapitalism! Also, the redundancy of blog topiks through the years helps to neutralize "new" thinking before commenting, while ,at the same time, improves our long-term memory. Regarding percentage and poems, 1% ... You're being too generous. Covfefe!! We must inkrease our cyber-doze of CCCP/URSS rhymed- lullaby indoktrination.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/11/2017 12:15:00 PM
*kont'd* The same goes for blogs. After reading 200 blogs (sure, spread out over the years) about the same author, and the same angles, it doesn't help me in any way whatsoever. It's a bunch of regurgitated notions that involve the same sort of replies and diskussions that have been happening for years. It's akin to eating the same meal every day for years. Eventually, the body asks for, and needs, different nourishment in order to survive.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/11/2017 12:11:00 PM
Komrade Peter, it isn't about quitting. It's about spending less time here, and how beneficial that is for me—not only for basik time management. Since March 2010, I've probably read tens of thousands of poems on PS (if my komment total is an indikator, especially since I don't komment on every piece that I read). There are some excellent writers and poems on PS, but it takes a while to find new poems that are good, especially from new writers/members. It takes too much time for me to find them. When I kontrol my reading away from PS, I might enjoy 20 out of 25 pieces that I read, vs perusing through lists with a ratio of 2 out of 200 (as an example). We are what we ingest, works beyond food. When I rifle through PS lists to find 'good' poems (for me), overall, it's no longer konducive for me on several different levels.
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/10/2017 10:27:00 PM
Our firewall enkryption disables tin foil hats, sorry. However, we're still working on how to deaktivate the tin foil glasses, so far, there's nothing we kan do ... when people wear those tin foil glasses, they kan't read, thus, our cyber-doze lullaby rhymed glitches become obsolete, we kan't rhymed-brain you, not even with our potent set of adds platform. So, you're not completely tin- foil fried yet. I repeat: yet.
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 7/10/2017 11:43:00 AM
Ummm, Komrade Peter N.Y.: thanks for divulging the cyber-doze, should we be skared now? Aren't there any kountermeasures for it? Do tin foil hats work? And gosh, really? If Komrade Kris kwits, covfefe wins?? Kurious me has so many kwestions. Plus why does the mention of "lullaby" makes me think of Tchaikovsky now?? Partikularly the Dance of the Sugar Plum fairy, I'm weird, I know...I better head bakk to my kave...
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/9/2017 8:57:00 PM
Komrades NiKKo and Aechtner! Your komments made me Covfefe out loud! You two are so funny. Please, dont blame this beautifully beautiful website. After our cyber-attack interfering in the elektions, we decided to cyber-doze you increasing the exposure of lullaby rhyming intellekt and glitches. Free verse, free thinkers, free dom of S peach and berries are not allowed: big brother's wishes. Highly intellektual people are not easy to dazzle with new-features and language prohibitions. Remember komrade Aechtner, if you quit, covfefe win.
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 7/9/2017 12:08:00 PM
ok... one more reply before I leave for now, will try to be back later...a konfession? I hardly really read any stuff here anymore. I mostly visit the blogs that interest me, read and engage if I find it that interesting & if I have time. Now, if I still posted blogs, of kourse that would be the most non-boring of all, doiinnks kidding! You hit it right on the nail with it becoming boring (for me as well-- but yes all a matter of taste & preference, no offense to others). I don't even read the artikles... I tried to read a short story earlier, my nose & mouth skrunched up & I gave up (yes, I kan be such a snob). My rebellious self kame klose to writing an even worse one, but yeah decided not to waste my time. Me, my stage in writing is aktually a plateau right now, headed downhill, actually. Urrgh. Ok, enjoy your day again ;)
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Date: 7/9/2017 12:00:00 PM
Whether or not the koding gets ironed out in the future, I shouldn't spend too much time here. There are friends here, and some excellent writers ... aside from that, there is a lot of terrible writing that is a waste of time for me to read. It's not even rude for me to say. We are all at different stages of our lives and writing. Aside from a lot of krappy writing, the social issues and the innuendos of egos have become so boring for me. Even the blogs, for the most part, put me to sleep. Also, the new artikles (again, for the most part) are out-dated in vision and poorly rendered.
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 7/9/2017 11:58:00 AM
I'm off to the antok (sleepy) train... go enjoy your summery Sunday...
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 7/9/2017 11:56:00 AM
No, I didn't mean stikking to just one for accessing soup. I was just referring to the kurrent kontest update. But then, you've wasted too much time on it, so I guess better leave it be. Yes, this site can be a total time devourer...
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/9/2017 11:52:00 AM
Nope. I juggle things by using different platforms (away from home, etc.). I'm not willing to further sacrifice my real life for this site.
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 7/9/2017 11:50:00 AM
ahhh, hmm, well it prolly konfuses the koding and messes it all up. That's kool though how you figured it out. Then try to stik to one platform and see if the changes stikk.
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 7/9/2017 11:48:00 AM
but thennnnn what if it suddenly the koding gets all fixed?? So you'll give in?
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Date: 7/9/2017 11:48:00 AM
Hmmmm, I've koncluded that the problems also stem from using different platforms. As in, if I post a kontest deskription using whatever platform (i.e. laptop or phone or tablet), and then go in with a different platform than the one used to initially post, there are more glitches after submitting changes with sekondary and tertiary platforms.
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 7/9/2017 11:47:00 AM
Ha! I was supposed to say something along those lines- you beat me to it-- the universe has a way of korekting us in some ways, doesn't it?
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/9/2017 11:44:00 AM
Aktually, the glitches will stop me from running kontests and uber-blogging, and that will stop me from wasting too much time on the site. In a way, the glitches are doing me a favour for my real life lol. It's better for me if the koding remains grandfathered and mixed up.
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 7/9/2017 11:41:00 AM
That really sukks. So even the workaround won't work, like with the image files.
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Date: 7/9/2017 11:39:00 AM
It shows up as being ok for a while. Then it eventually reverts. After checking that it was ok, I left my member area, then went back in, reloaded contest page, and the glitches reappeared. So, I deleted the kontest update.
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 7/9/2017 11:39:00 AM
That sure is just Weirdsville, What is TPS doing??It just seems so messed up? Everything was ok a few years back? Even just a year ago? I don't rekall enkountering these issues a year ago? Soo weird, though. Hopefully they kan iron out the glitches, asap.
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 7/9/2017 11:37:00 AM
huh? But when I tseked it, it was holding up? I saw it without those butty letters-- or were my eyes deceiving me? I tried re-loading it methinks. But ei, that's sad if you won't be sponsoring kontests anymore.... but yes, I do understand how it's also not worth the frustration & time.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/9/2017 11:34:00 AM
Image files will kause the kontest to krash. It literally disappears. Same with blogs. Initially, this blog, though it showed up on my blog list in member area, disappeared from the publik blog list. I had to edit out certain things for the blog to show up on the publik list.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/9/2017 11:32:00 AM
No, apostrophes change into whatever koding, and the HTML koding that was used to denote spaces, also skrambles. After reloading the page, the glitches reappeared even without spacing. So, I deleted the kontest update. No more sponsoring kontests for me if I'm not able to post a simple kontest update without it skrambling.
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 7/9/2017 11:30:00 AM
But what's worse and even kinda even more frustrating to think about is I am not even sure if that many people even read the updates/deskriptions? Konvert it to an image file-png/jpg then Boom! Post it. Might be less time konsuming & frustrating that way.
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 7/9/2017 11:28:00 AM
Ah, I was wondering about those other letters, so those were for the spaces... but it's better now, at least those butty (sorry my brain's all fuzzy, can't think of a better word) letters aren't there now. Hopefully the korrektion stays though. Maybe they're having issues with the koding or something? I have enkountered those koming up before kan't remember where though
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/9/2017 11:25:00 AM
Aktually, it's become so ridikulous and time konsuming, I don't even like posting kontest descriptions, updates, blogs (etc.) anymore.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/9/2017 11:22:00 AM
When I remove the spacing from the kontest update, the issue goes away. When I add spaces between paragraphs again, the whatever it is, re-appears. So silly. When I initially posted the update, everything appeared to be normal.
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 7/9/2017 11:15:00 AM
When I am I not serious when it comes to typos/errors? yep, sad to say. It's kinda frustrating to read, actually. Sorry about that and I hope TPS fixes these types of glitches, so weird how these are popping up when it seems things were ok from before? This is getting longer-- just like that "Dealine" <-- always gets to me. I've reported that to TPS before, nah they don't bother.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/9/2017 11:11:00 AM
Sigh. Seriously?
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 7/9/2017 11:06:00 AM
Okkk, thanks for the klarification. Kome to think of it, in your previous objektive kontest, you errrmm most likely got a lot of subjektive ones, so all the more with this anything goes one. I get how it kan be a kkkompulsion. See, like this K thing :p .... ei btw-- have you tseked out your kontest page note? There's some krazy translation (intrusion?invasion?) going on over there with the apostrophes, transforming into wonky letters O_o! Hopefully people still read it despite those aliens...Not sure how you're gonna override those, though??
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/9/2017 10:51:00 AM
About the possible konfusion, I was in a rush and didn't want to give a detailed explanation/analysis—as in, "Of the however many entries, 96.4% are subjektive and/or 'telling, 2.2% of the entries are objektive, blah blah." Basikally, nearly all the entries are subjektive and/or telling and/or short free verse, etc. You get the point, right. Allow Soupers to enter subjektive/telling 'haiku' in an anything goes type of kontest, and most (not all)—as in 96 - 99%—of the entries will end up being subjektive/telling. LOL! They just kan't help themselves, I swear.
Date: 7/6/2017 5:40:00 PM
Outrageous! Im in shock! ... and why you're not going to judge your contest? You didnt explain your reasons. Please, let's know why you refuse to judge this contest.
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 7/10/2017 11:45:00 AM
perhaps cocovfefe(ntanyl) for our version :p
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/9/2017 8:19:00 PM
Oh, dear Nikko! Your actual president ... Covfefe too!!! : D! I answered your email.
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 7/9/2017 10:07:00 AM
Where's your avatar, Peter NY? Are you also Spidey? And woww, so many k's below, I feel kinda bad I wasn't able to join you & Kris, I would've felt right at home, with all the k's in my name (it's a fave letter of mine), not to mention how my country's ties with Russia (& China!) are getting tighter.
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/8/2017 7:46:00 AM
Indulge me anyways.
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connie pachecho
Date: 7/8/2017 3:41:00 AM
would send you a soup but something tells me others would get it before you do
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/7/2017 5:36:00 PM
Cooked? My goose? Nah, not at all! He's fine, his neck still upright and throbbing. So nice to see you, honey.
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connie pachecho
Date: 7/7/2017 3:07:00 PM
its that you, s? your goose got cooked? that was so funny.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 11:33:00 PM
Kris Kross Kreme du Lin from Socialist Kanada. Please, I would like to work for KGB. No Gulag kamps for me, thank you.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 11:29:00 PM
You did the KGB thing with my komment again.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 11:29:00 PM
I might change the spellingk of my name with a K. Kris Kremlin.
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/6/2017 11:28:00 PM
That was my komment!
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 11:21:00 PM
Komrade Komitet, do you think that my Kanadian Socialist affiliation can help to keep me out of Gulag kamps when the Great Bear takes over North Amerika?
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 11:15:00 PM
Covhahafefe!
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/6/2017 11:13:00 PM
Elektion was easy. Haiku is harder than Elektions.
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/6/2017 11:07:00 PM
Im not editing. It Agent HW.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 11:06:00 PM
You Russians think that you kan just waltz around anywhere that you please and fix elektions and komments.
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/6/2017 11:05:00 PM
Agent HW is watching. This konversation is no longer safe.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 11:03:00 PM
You did it again. Stop abusing your Komitet klearance with editing my komments.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 11:02:00 PM
Yes, 5+7+5 Japenese morae = 14 English syllables (please stop overiding and editing my komments with your KGB klearance).
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/6/2017 11:02:00 PM
Yes, 5+7+5 Japenese morae = 14 English syllables (please stop over-riding and editing my komments with your KGB klearance).
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/6/2017 11:00:00 PM
5+7+5= 14? Are you sure?
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 10:58:00 PM
I've never been a vodka kind of guy, but, I figure that I better learn to like it. It might help me to stay out of a Gulag kamp. It's kold enough in Kanada, as is, I sure don't want to hang out in Siberia with a bunch of konnards.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 10:55:00 PM
I kount them so quickly, I usually end up with 10 - 14.
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/6/2017 10:54:00 PM
Waaaaa: cov , haha: fefe! Covfefe!
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/6/2017 10:54:00 PM
Dont put on such airs, komrade Aechtner. It's not so easy. How fast kan you kount 17 syllables?
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 10:49:00 PM
How does one type out a Russian laugh? Is it also a "haha!" or "bwahahaha!" or "ohohohoho!"? Do the Russians also type "lol"?
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/6/2017 10:46:00 PM
I konkur.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 10:44:00 PM
Well, Komitet Kontroller Peter From New York City, I didn't view the haiku form as one of the most komplex forms of poetry when I opened this kurrent kontest. I understand now, that this short-sightedness might have transpired from my ease and komfortability with the haiku form.
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/6/2017 10:43:00 PM
Give me a first line- prompt, Ill make a haiku (out of rekords).
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/6/2017 10:38:00 PM
The whole kolony, I mean kountry, is being rekorded.
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/6/2017 10:36:00 PM
Why did you choose one of the most komplex forms of poetry for this kontest? Remember, clear and slow.
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/6/2017 10:34:00 PM
Speak slowly, you're being rekorded, my Stolichnaya-friend
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 10:26:00 PM
What, do you work for the Russians already? Are you KGB now? Have you konnected the wires to the kar battery?
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/6/2017 10:21:00 PM
Tell me about your contest and the triggering motives for your decision.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 9:09:00 PM
Where art thou, Peter!?
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/6/2017 7:38:00 PM
Ill be back in an hour to discuss your contest and its judging.
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/6/2017 7:20:00 PM
Yes, in Brooklyn. The Tramp T can be seen from my bedroom. On the streets, covfefe. In the metro, covfefe. Through the revolving doors, revolving covfefe. Its just too much.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 7:08:00 PM
Ok, in NYC, but are you still in Brooklyn? Covfefe, tell me about it. I can't see Russia (yet lol) from where I'm located, but when the wind blows up from the south, I can smell the Great Bear, as its territory in the U.S. continues to expand.
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Peter N. Y.
Date: 7/6/2017 7:01:00 PM
Hi, my friend! Yes, im still in New York but thinking of moving. Lately, there's too much Covfefe here ... imagine: I can see Russia from my bedroom window!
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 6:13:00 PM
Wahahahaha! Peter from New York! Wow, I've missed you, man! Are you still hanging around the dives in Brooklyn, or have you moved to a different borough?
Date: 7/6/2017 3:46:00 PM
Thanks for the update Chris. I'm still working on my poem and hope to have it finished so I can enter the contest.I love the line about the waa waa waterworks lol, we enter at our own risk and with the premier contests there are limited placements anyway. Enjoy your summer ... i think our few good days have come and gone now lol:-) hugs Jan xx
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 3:58:00 PM
Yup, four seasons in one day. When I lived on islands in the Pacific Northwest, we had a saying: "Four seasons in one hour!" (lol!).
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/6/2017 3:56:00 PM
My son is enduring a heatwave in London he said it was almost too hot to go outdoors yet here on our Island it was sunny in the south and dull and overcast the further north we went. We can have 4 seasons in one day it can be very strange the weather here!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 3:52:00 PM
*waa-waa* waterworks ha ha! Glad you enjoyed that part, Jan. Summer is still heating up here in Kanada. The weather has been strange here all year so far. Right on, write on, get that entry completed.
Date: 7/6/2017 3:40:00 PM
No problem. ??
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Catie Lindsey
Date: 7/6/2017 5:18:00 PM
LOL :-)
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 4:18:00 PM
Oh, of course, those are the eyes, =) ... how silly and out-dated of me. Yup, 8-) definitely look like eyes lol.
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Catie Lindsey
Date: 7/6/2017 4:11:00 PM
Darn. I feel cheated. Jan has an edit button, and obviously so do you. Darn! btw that's not a nose, Those ARE the eyes. 8-) how's that, better? Ha!
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 4:02:00 PM
Duh, I just noticed the representation of the intended smiley in your reply. I can be a bit slow at times. Catie, it doesn't have eyes! Please, add some eyes! ---> : =)
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 4:00:00 PM
The Twil-eye-ght Zone.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/6/2017 3:57:00 PM
Hey that's odd Catie I have an edit button by my 'eye' yet yours and Chris's have gone! hugs Jan xx
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 3:56:00 PM
Weird. I'm able to edit my replies to your comment: Chris D. Aechtner Date: 7/6/2017 3:49:00 PM Edit Delete (<------ see, right there) There's no edit button for you? What type of smiley? :D or :) or :=) or ? Oh wait, maybe the smiley was smiling in the other direction, like so, ( :
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Catie Lindsey
Date: 7/6/2017 3:54:00 PM
So funny, Chris, but no, no edit button, just that eye for blocking..... Hmm
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 3:53:00 PM
:D!
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 3:49:00 PM
There's no edit button for you? What type of smiley? :D or :) or :=) or ? Oh wait, maybe the smiley was smiling in the other direction, like so, ( :
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Catie Lindsey
Date: 7/6/2017 3:42:00 PM
What happened to the edit button? Those question marks was a smiley face. =)
Date: 7/6/2017 3:32:00 PM
Perfect, no one should live nor die by these anyway. It is a learning experience to carry on to more important pursuits and Christine is certainly a more than capable judge.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 7/6/2017 3:46:00 PM
Hey Bud. Christine's ability wasn't in question, or I wouldn't have asked her/let her judge the contest. Yes, there should be more important pursuits than PS contests.

My Past Blog Posts

 
I won't be finalizing my current haiku contest
Date Posted: 7/6/2017 12:45:00 PM
Premiere haiku contest is finalized: an explanation of my choices (and more)
Date Posted: 6/20/2017 11:26:00 PM
At The Footbridge: A Reminder
Date Posted: 6/16/2017 3:31:00 PM
Premiere haiku contest (this blog has been updated)
Date Posted: 6/7/2017 6:27:00 PM
A publication that some of you might be interested in submitting towards
Date Posted: 6/3/2017 5:07:00 PM
We: Capture The Moment
Date Posted: 6/1/2017 3:01:00 PM
Happy Birthday !
Date Posted: 7/6/2015 11:05:00 PM
For many people here, this is a long, boring blog: The Cetacean Brain and Hominid Perceptions of Cetacean Intelligence
Date Posted: 8/28/2014 6:10:00 PM
Corn dogs **edited**
Date Posted: 8/22/2014 6:17:00 PM
Some wildlife photos of mine
Date Posted: 8/13/2014 2:36:00 PM
Media News is bad for you, and not watching/reading it will make you more happy and healthy
Date Posted: 5/7/2014 10:44:00 AM
Random Thoughts #126: 7 Gold Stars
Date Posted: 3/11/2014 10:45:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
5/18/2017 Break This Rusty Cage: Tribute To Chris Cornell Free verseabsence,dedication,love,
5/16/2017 Breeder Concreteanti bullying,faith,hope,
5/9/2017 concrete haiku 001: a swarm of fruit flies Haikuart,flying,sensual,wife,w
4/25/2017 A Degree in Phantasmology Free versehope,life,words,
3/23/2017 Until Light Bleeds Through Free versegrowth,
3/16/2017 The Java Bean Cult Free versepassion,satire,
7/14/2016 Autobahn Free verseamerica,history,words,
9/13/2015 when the words dissolve upon our tongues Free versewords,
3/15/2015 instead of haiku Tankaappreciation,
4/5/2014 -- and there are proverbs Free verseallegory,philosophy,
12/10/2013 SWITCH magazine Free versededication,hope,life,love
12/8/2013 M Free versecelebration,hope,life,lov
9/18/2013 A Reminder: To Be Free versetruth,writing,
8/1/2013 Live the Cliches Free versedream,hope,love,poetry,in
12/17/2012 Isle of Bast Free versefather daughter,love,me,m
10/20/2012 shine Tankalove,mystery,passion,roma
8/30/2012 Cornflower Blue Free versehope,life,love,mystery,dr
6/2/2012 Afterglow Free verselove,passion,words,me,me,
5/24/2012 Closer Free versehope,life,love,peace,blue
4/30/2012 Motherland's Funeral Free versededication,funeral,lost,m
4/6/2012 Love Poem 29 Free versedaffodils,life,love,passi
3/1/2012 Slowly Turning Japanese Free versegiggle,life,love,passion,
3/1/2012 ripples Tankalife,love,philosophy,than
2/24/2012 Yamazakura Tankawar,
2/18/2012 kids use toy guns Haikuwar,
9/29/2010 honking recedes Haikunature,seasons,
8/5/2010 actions Tankanature,passion,
3/25/2010 An Ode to Ezra Pound - musical accompaniment performed by audio-visual hallucinations Free versededication,imagery,inspir
3/25/2010 rows of wet saplings Haikuallegory,nature,
3/7/2010 Updrafts Free versedark,introspection,peace,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Ripping Christ Verseallegory,history,social,t
Pulp Rhymeallegory,death,history,li
A Deeper Divide Versepassion,people,philosophy
The Devil's Tide Narrativeadventure,angel,june,life
Psychedelic Verselife,love,mystery,nostalg
Recording/Re-playing/Recording/Re-playing Free verselife,people,philosophy,ti
The Skipping of Stones Chokanature,sea
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Free verseinspirational,uplifting
This Night Sonnet 
Day of Reckoning Chokanature
Go Ask Alice Quatrainallegory,devotion,fantasy
the farm boy Tankachildhood,nature
A. Long Learned Tale. I do not know?epic,space,
Socialites Free verselifenight,night,
Priorities Viewed by a Dying Man Villanelledeath,introspectionnature
Answered Prayer Sijolife,nature
Haiku for Hidden Habitats Haikunature
Raindrops I do not know?adventure,angst,art,imagi
Pretentious Collaboration Written During Conversation (Credit to Emmily Rosa) Free versepeople,love,may,time,
I Remember When I Could Fly Lyricsong-lyricme,me,
Anxious Dissolution Free verseallegory,depression,intro
Is this a Grook or Not? (Nothing) Grookconfusion
Let me write you something. Free verseloveme,write,epic,me,writ
Under the Same Moon -3-Way-Collaboration- Coupletfriendship,lifeworld,life
Breaking Free verselost love,
Sunlit Yearnings Free verselifelife,life,
Cardinal at the feeder Rhymenature,upliftingwinter,wi
Mona Lisa Free verseartme,
Suncatcher --recited Free verseinspirational,introspecti
'Water' Cinquainnature
Interwoven Free versefamily,friendship,life,lo
IN THE DENTIST'S CHAIR Free verseadventurefootball,me,
Canadian Chris Limerickon writing and words,peop
In Perfect Equilibrium: A Collaboration with Chris :D Aechtner Free versefaith,hope,introspection,
A Hummerous Life Burlesquefunny,political,satire,
Attention: WORD NERDS--------- The Eight Parts of Speech Dramatic Verseart,education,family,for
If you name a poem something cheesy like--- Venus --- it Will only get twenty reads Free versefriendship,girlfriend-boy
bloody men Free versedeath,fear,introspection,
GRABBING COLORS WITH VINCENT Free verseart,dream,poetry,
her silent seams Free versewords,
ThE DrUnkeN BuMMMM Free verselife,
Withdrawal in a dream Free verseangst,depression,me,
Phobia Free verseangst,world,light,light,
Sing Solitude-Play Soltude-Confetti's Song Lyriclovedream,dream,love,
Watching Him Watching Her Free versepassion,
If Shoelaces Sang Little Rich Town Blues Free versehome,old,lost,lost,old,
Cassiopeia Terzanellefantasy,night,beauty,beau
ONE FALCON FEATHER Free versefreedom,
MILDEWED EXPECTATIONS Free verseheartbroken,son,
CAPTCHA's Cruelty Free verseabsence,abuse,addiction,a
TOUCH Rhymelove,me,
Let Me Float Free verseintrospection,me,body,me,
Always Free versededication,friend,life,li
Seen Through A Half Glass Free verseintrospection,
Dear Lucifer Odeabsence,analogy,character
Reservoir of Dreams Free versehistory,mystery,places,
The Flight of Tempest Reigned Balladanalogy,deep,devotion,fee
A Lion Looms Listless Epiccharacter,
Tanka 1 about Smudged Roses Tankaabsence,books,break up,de
O Raintree of Steel Tankaenvironment,
Elicit Illicit Lucid Dreams -contains nudity- Carpe Diemallegory,allusion,appreci
shake spear Free verseword play,
Oh Goddess Moon Versemoon,
Green Dahlia Free versecreation,
Like Zephyr Breeze Free verseabsence,
Raven Free versedark,i miss you,love hurt
THE CHRONICLES OF A PHONOPHOBIC Free versefear,life,people,
Silence Ascending Free verseemotions,pain,romance,rom
A Stream Of UnConsciousness Dramatic monologueemotions,introspection,li
Shhh Concretegrowth,loss,

Fav Poets

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christopher higgins Jamaica Flag Jamaica Read
daver austin United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Izzy Gumbo United States Flag United States Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
James Marshall Goff United States Flag United States Read
kabuteng P.iNk k. Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Linda-Marie SweetHeart Italy Flag Italy Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
John Trusty United States Flag United States Read
Juan Paolo Galua Philippines Flag Philippines Read
harry horsman United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Wilma Neels South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Kristen Varwig United States Flag United States Read
Thvia Shetley United States Flag United States Read
Gwendolen Song United States Flag United States Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
iolanda Scripca United States Flag United States Read
Monterey Sirak United States Flag United States Read
Cyndi MacMillan Canada Flag Canada Read
Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
Laura Breidenthal United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
kathryn collins United States Flag United States Read
Charles Henderson United States Flag United States Read
Krystal Cochrane Canada Flag Canada Read
Fatima Ammar United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
J-Mag Guthrie United States Flag United States Read
sarah hales United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Elle Kilma United States Flag United States Read