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Bloggers PhotoI began writing.poetry in the early 90s. It has been an on again/off again endeavor because I suffer from depression. My new hope is that my poetic endeavors will be on again/on again.

I previously published poetry on Poetry Soup under the user name DebbySue Guenther (my maiden name). DebbySue

I was gone from poetry soup for about a year and a half. When I decided to come back I had forgotten my user name and login information and created a this new account. Later I recovered my previous login information and began posting poems to that previous account. I will probably repost that new poetry to this account and delete it from that account.

I currently live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with myself and my 5 dogs--a Minnie Aussie and four Chiwienies. I find that most days they are all the company need.


Blog Posted:2/12/2018 3:40:00 PM
I have a fondness for short forms of poetry. This morning I was doing an internet search to find out more about the KIMO. (The information about this form at Poetry Soup did not seem comprehensive)

During my research I happened to find an article about new post-Haiku forms. Some of the forms I have heard about, some not. I plan to investigate this article further later.
Haiku Wannabes

In the meantime, what I discovered about the KIMO is:
* A post-Haiku poetic form
* 3 lines of 10, 7, and 6 syllables
* Invented in Israel because the language requires more syllables
* There is NO movement in the imagery.
* The poem is focused on a single frozen moment, like a snapshot


The rosebud engraved on their girl's tombstone
won't bloom nor droop nor transform-
both frozen just before.
-Nurit Israeli

A white dove perches on the temple bell
finally I find the peace
that I've been searching for
-Tracy Davidson

Source: Writers Digest
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Date: 2/13/2018 3:58:00 PM
Keep finding out about all the short forms. They are fascinating, Deborah. I just wish I were better at writing them!!
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Deborah Guenther Beachboard
Date: 2/13/2018 5:51:00 PM
Bettering ones self is that keeps us writing!
Date: 2/13/2018 3:56:00 PM
i like the form simply because we can say more than with a haiku, but even haiku require less than shown at Soup. Modern haiku are smaller than 5/7/5 and I do not know why some judges require us to stick with traditional outdated form.
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Deborah Guenther Beachboard
Date: 2/13/2018 5:48:00 PM
I also prefer the modern haiku, but then I have a hard time staying within the constraints of any form.
Date: 2/13/2018 4:50:00 AM
Yes Deborah,a haiku plus so speak ,the extra and descending syllables,help with the poetics.
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Date: 2/12/2018 4:26:00 PM
I was reading about you, and then, suddenly, there it was! I too have a Chiweenie. Even factoring out bias, I say one of the best crosses in the world.
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rob carmack
Date: 2/14/2018 11:10:00 AM
Keith, that reminds me - Chimichangas - another great thing.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/14/2018 1:07:00 AM
Chim chiweenie, chim chiweenie, chim chim cher-we!
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rob carmack
Date: 2/13/2018 8:08:00 PM
Deb - yes, they are full of character and features. The one thing I like about Boo (my Chiweenie), is that even though he is about 80% Dachshund, he has the legs of a Chihuahua, so he is able to jump on & off the bed.
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rob carmack
Date: 2/13/2018 8:05:00 PM
Andrea - Happy Valentines to you & Snickers.
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Deborah Guenther Beachboard
Date: 2/13/2018 5:50:00 PM
I do Chiwienies. Each is a character with his own unique personality! They are.a lot of company.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 2/13/2018 3:57:00 PM
Happy Valentines Day to you and your chiweenie, Rob. (I just enjoyed saying that word!!)

My Past Blog Posts

Are you serious about haiku?
Date Posted: 4/17/2018 8:21:00 PM
Epigram contest finalized
Date Posted: 4/16/2018 12:30:00 PM
Date Posted: 4/13/2018 2:50:00 PM
It's a Shorty contest has been finalized
Date Posted: 4/3/2018 1:52:00 PM
Fantasy Contest has been finalized
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Science Fiction Poetry Contest Finalized
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Speculative Poetry
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Book Recommendation: The Haiku Handbook
Date Posted: 3/2/2018 6:23:00 PM
Online Recommendation: Tiny Words & Other Small Poems
Date Posted: 3/2/2018 12:23:00 PM
Haiku Contest Finalized
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Haiku: Traditional vs Modern
Date Posted: 2/28/2018 3:15:00 PM
What I do when I don't know the form of a poem
Date Posted: 2/24/2018 7:27:00 PM
I recommend you read the poetry by this Poetry Soup poet
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Date Posted: 2/12/2018 3:40:00 PM

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