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I was born under the star sign 'Pisces' and as the saying goes "You can't get over that". I have life-long interests in water, fish, the sea, sailing and everything wet and aquatic. I have a scientific background in the environment and fisheries. I have written extensively on many topics. I have created and manage a gaggle of websites. I have now retired and live in the 'Shark Shack' by the sea near Jervis Bay, on the South Eastern coast of Australia. I sail, fish, walk, dive and swim as much as I can with the motto: 'Diving for Pearls'. My main focus is on didactic poems. I love the poems of Dylan Thomas and my favorite movie is 'Under Milk Wood' (a radio play, made into a film). I also like Les Murray. My website is Poetry Community http://www.poetrycommunity.com.  Cheers! 


Short Poetry Online


Blog Posted:7/14/2017 1:22:00 AM

Want a quick shot of short poetry over your morning cup of espresso, while you devour your museli, croissant or toast? Well you are likely to be disappointed as apart from the soup there are very few options. The Shot Glass Journal (http://www.musepiepress.com/shotglass/) is an on-line poetry journal devoted to short poetry, published quarterly - few of hundreds of poems submitted are published. Noon Poetry (https://noonpoetry.com/) is similar. There is Twitter using various tags #poetry, #poems, but it is a mammoth mishmash and jumble. A new kid off the block is Poem Snap (http://poems.poemsnap.com/) which uses a forum format, form categories and includes images. Well worth a look if you like a double short shot. Do you know of any others? How do you get your short fix?

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Date: 7/14/2017 3:11:00 PM
Thanks John! Quatrain Fish & they pay! Also Concis, they pay also.
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Date: 7/14/2017 3:20:00 PM
Thanks, These look good. Readers see http://concis.io/stream/ and http://quatrain.fish/ Cheers

My Past Blog Posts

 
I can't like what I don't understand
Date Posted: 8/12/2017 3:08:00 PM
Phrase vs Line as Poem's Quanta
Date Posted: 8/10/2017 5:20:00 PM
Does Poetry Soup Need a SPOON?
Date Posted: 7/29/2017 1:18:00 AM
Grook Poems Worth a Try!
Date Posted: 7/28/2017 7:32:00 PM
Two-Voice Tanka, Thrice Contest Judged
Date Posted: 7/28/2017 5:13:00 PM
New Experimental Form - Tree Poems for Counterpoints
Date Posted: 7/26/2017 12:44:00 AM
What is the Difference Beween Poetry and Prose?
Date Posted: 7/24/2017 6:25:00 PM
Short Poetry Online
Date Posted: 7/14/2017 1:22:00 AM
New Contest Idea - Two-Voice Tanka, Thrice
Date Posted: 6/28/2017 2:25:00 PM
New Form - The BELL
Date Posted: 6/3/2017 2:32:00 PM
Cinquain Express Train Contest Finalized, Toot Toot!
Date Posted: 5/31/2017 1:03:00 AM
Thoughts on Contemporary Poetry, Free Verse Debate
Date Posted: 5/25/2017 4:18:00 PM
Give The Cinquain Form a Try!
Date Posted: 5/24/2017 4:03:00 PM
Be Didactic - Contest Completed
Date Posted: 4/24/2017 9:35:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
4/19/2018 Starfish Wink Free verseocean,star,stars,
4/19/2018 Implicit Objectivity Free verseprejudice,self,
4/18/2018 Dawn Dusk Blush Sijoearth,sky,sun,sunset,suns
4/18/2018 haiku Haikufish,
4/16/2018 Funnelled Vision Free verseself,visionary,
4/16/2018 UNTITLED Haikuocean,sea,water,wind,
4/14/2018 Seahorses on See-Saws Sashay Free verseanimal,fish,nature,ocean,
4/13/2018 Tread Lightly, Cover Your Cough Didacticearth,environment,
4/12/2018 Shadows Reborn Each Morn Free versedark,life,light,mystery,
4/6/2018 COMMON Sense Succinctly Stated Rhymepoetry,poets,words,
4/6/2018 Lickety Split Acrosticsports,
4/6/2018 Handcuffed Heart Monokulove,
4/5/2018 Entropy the Arrow of Time Aligned Epigramspace,stars,
4/5/2018 Half-Fraction Infraction Alliterationmotivation,
4/5/2018 Footprints - Indelible Stamps Free versenature,sea,
4/4/2018 Snowball Thaws Shapesnow,
3/30/2018 Lanky Laconic Alliterationabuse,betrayal,
3/28/2018 Quaint Quirks and Fancy Foibles Free versecharacter,clothes,
3/28/2018 A Dithery Tizz Alliterationangst,life,
3/28/2018 Lifeboat to Mars Free versedestiny,
3/28/2018 Goodly Contamination Free versenature,pollution,
3/25/2018 Entropy's Hourglass Concretetime,
3/23/2018 Inane Inaction Alliterationcourage,
3/22/2018 Rook takes Pawn Haikugames,
3/22/2018 Warp Free versenature,
3/22/2018 Facebook - an Album of Tarnished Reflections Free versesocial,
3/21/2018 Seep Free versenature,
3/6/2018 Sunshine - Much Maligned Sonnetsun,sunshine,
3/6/2018 Dark Matter Haikuuniverse,
3/5/2018 Three Forms of Water - H2O Haikuwater,
3/5/2018 Brain Transplants to Robots, 2024 Free versescience fiction,
3/4/2018 Fistful of Memories Tankamemory,
3/4/2018 Footfalls of Fate Sidestepped Shunned Free versefate,
3/2/2018 Contemplation Tankapsychological,
3/2/2018 Spring is in the Air, Done Free versespring,
1/5/2018 Empty Can Dented Defiled Tankadrink,wisdom,
1/5/2018 Embers and Snowflakes - Red and White Emblems Free versefire,snow,
1/4/2018 Loose Threads Run - In Time Unpick Monokufate,
1/4/2018 Nessie Camouflaged by Subterfuge Con Free versemyth,
12/31/2017 Mood Swings Flotsam Jetsam Tankarelationship,
9/13/2017 The Ents Personificationnature,
9/10/2017 Silhouette Begets Facets Free verseidentity,image,longing,lo
9/10/2017 Big Blow Haikustorm,
9/1/2017 Half n Half Free verserelationship,
8/29/2017 Mater and Medium Free versebest friend,inspiration,
8/28/2017 Seashore Resilient Sure Free verserelationship,
8/28/2017 IOU One Free verseforgiveness,
8/23/2017 Amid Free versehope,
8/23/2017 Soldiers Play Cards Night and Day Free versesoldier,war,
8/22/2017 Wind Begone Stand Easy Free versewind,
8/21/2017 Full Stop Free versewriting,
8/21/2017 Straddling the Threshold Tankastress,
8/20/2017 In the Dead of Night Rhymenight,
8/19/2017 Lamb Brains for Breakfast Free verseold,
8/18/2017 Tight Lines Free versefishing,poetry,
8/15/2017 Sun Rose at Night, Dawned Twice Free versemoon,sun,
8/12/2017 The War of Words Free versewar,
8/11/2017 Nobody Came Free verseloneliness,lost,
8/9/2017 Really, Understand My face Free versegoodbye,social,
8/9/2017 Now in 3 Minute Grabs Free versetime,
8/7/2017 Stood Up by Standbys Free versefriend,
8/7/2017 How Long Does Now Last Free versetime,
8/6/2017 Pandemonium, On Fire Free versefire,sea,
8/1/2017 Parents and Child Reunion as Adults Free versechildren,parents,relation
8/1/2017 Leave It Be Well Enough Alone tristichself,social,
7/31/2017 Writers Ache To See and Be Seen Grookpoetry,
7/30/2017 The Cool Jester Sad Within Grookfunny,
7/29/2017 The Distracted Walking Law Grookself,social,
7/29/2017 Talk in Small Doses, Small Talk, Safe Grookabuse,celebration,family,
7/27/2017 Hug a Plant, Cuddle a Tree Haibunnature,
7/27/2017 Heads Down, Engaged to Screen, Remote Free verseinternet,social,
7/26/2017 Love's Id Kid Monokulove,lust,
7/26/2017 Touch Touche Acrosticlove,love hurts,
7/26/2017 The Wordsmiths Muse a Craft Free versetree,
7/25/2017 Livid That My Id Pallid Cinquainpsychological,
7/25/2017 Big Fella Cod Haibunfish,nature,
7/25/2017 Tell-Tail Plume of Doom Cinquainwar,world war ii,
7/24/2017 The High Road, Less Traveled Cinquainendurance,hope,
7/24/2017 Can't Admire What Not Understood Cinquainpoetry,poets,self,
7/24/2017 Early Riser, No Cows to Milk Quintain (English)peace,solitude,
7/24/2017 You Can't Stop Progress Cinquaineducation,environment,
7/23/2017 Gigil - So Cute, I Quiver Cinquaincute love,
7/23/2017 Implosion - Bursting Inward Cinquainsenses,
7/23/2017 Why Does This Candle Flicker Free verselight,
7/23/2017 Remiss Reminisce Quintain (English)education,emotions,encour
7/23/2017 Compliant Compromise Cinquainnostalgia,
7/22/2017 Potential Made Potent Portent Tankahope,
7/22/2017 Tenuous Gossamer Tankasenses,
7/21/2017 Lighthouse Beacon Beckoning Free verseocean,sea,
7/20/2017 Obsessed with Words Free versepoetry,
7/20/2017 Beg to Differ, Strut Your Stuff Free verseself,
7/20/2017 Storm Comes Goes Sedokastorm,
7/4/2017 Portions in Proportion Cinquainfood,self,
7/3/2017 Thought Without Language Cinquainimage,imagery,imagination
7/3/2017 Blood Read Cinquainheart,ocean,sea,
7/3/2017 Platitudes Cinquainpride,psychological,relat
7/3/2017 What Gives Cinquainangst,cheer up,uplifting,
7/3/2017 Leaning in Cinquainconfidence,dedication,
7/3/2017 Defenestrate Begone Cinquainendurance,farewell,
7/2/2017 Portholes Plugged Snug Cinquaintravel,

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