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I'm a late babyboomer Canadian born in the beautiful Eastern Townships of Quebec, raised in Northern Ontario, now living in Ottawa, I'm finding out that oncoming golden years offer a very rich perspective on life. 

Please visit often my growing collection of poems and I hope you find many will resonate with you. I'd love to hear your comments.

I am a member of Haiku Canada and have had haiku published.

By the way, my avatar is an ink painting I created on rice paper years ago. The symbol means PLAY - something I have finally learn how to do in later years and poetry is definitely my favourite form of play.

P.S. My name is pronounced Lynn.

 

 

 

 


CALL FOR COLLABORATIVE BOOK PROJECT- WELCOMING COMMENTS & SUGGESTIONS


Blog Posted:5/10/2018 6:12:00 PM

PROJECT PROPOSAL:

My next PS contest will be a call for contributors towards a collaborative printed book (and ebook). The theme will be TIPS FOR MODERN POETRY with a target audience of BUDDING POETS OF ALL AGES.

I was inspired by a little book entitled SEEING THE BLUE BETWEEN: ADVICE AND INSPIRATION FOR YOUNG POETS.

Please provide your suggestions here on this blog or, if you prefer more privately, by SoupMail. 

Here is the general plan, pending tweaking as comments come in…

Winners of my upcoming contest will be published as contributing poets:

CONTEST (DRAFT): MAX 60 entries (of course NO NAMES, as per PS rule)

PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO: have their submission printed in the said anthology with 1) their prior knowledge of which of their poems are selected, and 2) their consent if their text needs to be modified in any way.

SUBMISSION is a NOT A POEM but a multi-part contest entry (a sample entry follows further below):

1)  A short letter to novice poets e.g. “Dear budding poet, …” Tone should be personal, friendly and informal:

·   1st paragraph: your view of what modern poetry is (MAX 3 lines)

·   2nd paragraph, etc: offer your 10 tips (be clear, specific and original), (MAX 25 lines)

·   Last paragraph: describe what poetry has brought to your life, (MAX 3 lines)

2)  “My favorite THEMES are: …” - MAX 8 themes or MAX 2 lines

3)  ”My favorite REFERENCE sources are: …” -  MAX 5 (enumeration only)

4)  “Ten TITLES of favorite poems I’ve written (in order of preference):” - MAX 10 TITLES of poems no longer than 20 lines each (preferably different forms): – PREFERABLY AT LEAST ONE WITH: humor, shape, punch, uplifting, different… NO HAIKUS (Will be a separate contest because haiku have very particular rules) !! Judges will find your ten poems and make their selection. WORD OF ADVICE IN POEM SELECTION: avoid vulgarity, explicitly erotic imagery, hardcore political rants.

5)  “My literary BACKGROUND:” (mini bio: background, awards, writings, personal history when you started writing, etc) MAX 5 lines

6)  SUGGESTION for book title: MAX 2 titles

7)  Title your entry as if it was a poem

8)  Send a private soup mail if interested in being the 3RD collaborator for editing (more info below)

 

EXAMPLE OF FICTITIOUS ENTRY (just babble for the sake of illustration):

TITLE:  SPEAK FROM THE HEART

Dear budding poet,

To me, modern poetry is the expression of the soul in this cold, complex world of chaos and uncertainty. Modern poetry is often more raw and speaks from the heart and is meant to be direct and understood.

If I were to give advice to a novice of any age, I would say to pick up a pen and write in the unique way you see the world. Describe those personal ways you interpret what goes on in your universe. Write about what you find strange with respect to human relationships.  Jot down your thoughts about the strange things that happen around you. Share your reactions to injustices in the world. Fill a page with words as you sit in introspection.

Poetry has been a blessing in my life. I started writing in my teenage years and it helped sort out feelings, and I just fell in love with the satisfaction of turning sad feelings into ‘works of art’.

My favorite themes: mythology, whimsy, humor, spirituality, introspection, afterlife.

My favorite reference sources : www.shadowpoetry.com, www.howmanysyllables.com, synonym dictionary.

My TITLES of favorite poems I’ve written (in order of preference): Ocean blue. Kindness was her name. Johnny King. I love the blues. Longing for you. When I was young. Skylark. Starry night.

My literary background : I’m a homemaker, mother of 4, grand-mother of 6, with a love for expressing myself in poetry since the age of 12. (Please elaborate more than this)

Suggestion for book title:  ‘Modern Poetry Tips for Budding Poets’

May 10, 2018

P.S. Of course, the headings are for ease of judging and consistency – the book will read more seamlessly.

P.P.S. By the way, a succinct FORMS SECTION as well as a succinct TYPES OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE will also be incorporated at the end of the book.

P.P.S. To make it easy on yourself, copy and paste my whole blog (especially the contest rules and sample) into a blank document so you can then manipulate it at will. KEEP IN MIND THOUGH THAT THE CONTEST RULES WILLL HAVE BEEN UPDATED ONCE THE CONTEST IS LAUNCHED.

 

WINNING ENTRIES:

-  No pre-determined number of winners: targeting a minimum of 25 or 30.

-  May be asked to tweak or abbreviate for purposes of the book’s overview, to avoid repetition etc.

-  Only 3-5 poems will be selected for publication per contributor from the list provided (again, variety will be taken into account for the overall effect of the book)

-  For each non-winner, we will consider printing 1-2 poems.

 

GENERAL INFO:

CreateSpace will be used as the publisher, targeting a listed price of $20 per book. I will be creating the lay-out of the book with: 1) consultation from our esteemed colleague Emile Pinet who is far from a novice with CreateSpace, as well as  2) a third collaborating reviewer YET TO BE DETERMINED (must have editorial skills). The three collaborators will agree on the poem selections, intro, dedication, conclusion, editing, title of book, front and back covers.

 

PLEASE provide your comments, concerns and suggestions here on this blog or, if you prefer more privately, by SoupMail.

LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.

HAVE A SOUPER DAY !!

Line xx

 

 

 

 

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Date: 5/21/2018 9:12:00 PM
I've been asked "Why a 20-line maximum for poems?" My reason is that I have a visual of how I want this publication to look. I don't want any poem to fill an entire page (even less go onto two pages). That's because the audience is novice poets and I want to entice them to write. Short poems will be less intimidating for them and more likely to get a "I can do that too" reaction.
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Date: 5/19/2018 6:29:00 PM
Hello lin,I am not ready for anything like that yet. i do not feel that i am good enough to go through these things. It isi a good idea for other poets As for me I am not ready for this. I do wish you a great deal of luck on this adventure. Have a nice day my friend.
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Line Gauthier
Date: 5/19/2018 8:45:00 PM
Thanks, Darlene. I'm sure then that you will enjoy the book when it comes out. Thanks for your visit and comment.
Date: 5/18/2018 6:32:00 PM
WOW, I am digesting all that I just read, but the initial WOW is WOW in a good way. What an endeavor you are taking on for others, you are truly gifting us all with this inspirational idea that I know will be a great deal of work, hopefully a labor hand in hand with joy. Let me marinate on this - I can already feel my muse's wheels turning. Thank you for all this, Line, all this and more. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Date: 5/19/2018 3:24:00 PM
Awesome. Yes indeed it will be a labour of love. I will be incorporating much passion to it.
Date: 5/18/2018 3:11:00 AM
I would like to give it a go. When is the deadline? Thank you, Kai
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Date: 5/18/2018 8:04:00 AM
Thanks, Kai. It's in the form of a contest. June 23 is the deadline if I remember correctly.
Date: 5/17/2018 3:01:00 AM
Would like to give it a go, time permitting. If ok with novice writer . Virginia
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Date: 5/17/2018 7:59:00 AM
Of course, Virginia. Looking for inspired writes from a wide range of backgrounds.
Date: 5/16/2018 10:55:00 PM
I am honored to be amid your choices of esteemed poets. I will give it some thought and hopefully contribute something of value for your book. I think it's a great idea. Hope I am not too late. Hugs.
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Date: 5/17/2018 7:57:00 AM
The contest is out now. You have a good month, Rhoda.
Date: 5/15/2018 4:12:00 AM
Thanks for the invitation, Line. Quite a challenge but it sounds like a fun and worthy one. Will get back to you. Carole :D
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Date: 5/15/2018 2:06:00 PM
The contest is out now. I'm available for questions.
Date: 5/13/2018 4:17:00 AM
Line, I stumbled upon this blog during the very few times that I have time on the Internet nowadays. It is an ambitious project which you are proposing. I should know - I have just done the final edit of my book which took five years to complete before I was wholly satisfied with it. A word of caution: The writing is the easy part. Researching can be fun. However, the final layout can be a headache if you are not familiar with it. But nothing beats the satisfaction of finally holding your "baby" in your arms. Best of luck with your endeavor. Regards, Su
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Date: 5/13/2018 8:43:00 AM
Thanks, Suzette. Congrats on the near completion of your book, or baby as you so aptly call it. I am looking forward to the challenge. Thankfully I am retired and will be able to provide more time and focus on getting the book done as quickly as I can while not compromising quality. You can bet I will be reaching out to you at times and I hope you will be contributing to this project via my contest. Thanks again for your comments, Su.
Date: 5/12/2018 12:31:00 PM
Line, thank you so much for the invite. I am given to writing poems only. Mostly metaphorical. With very modest success. Long write ups with much technical details such as this blog-write is, I cannot focus on for much time. I cannot understand what theme I have to write on. In case I find I can handle the topic, I shall be glad to write. I will try my best to draw attention of other eligible poets known to me to this collaborative book project. ... Probir
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Date: 5/12/2018 2:39:00 PM
Thank you, Probir. I understand, perhaps when the contest Is launched, it will seems clearer. All the best to you.
Date: 5/12/2018 4:07:00 AM
Line, It took me awhile to find the blog posts (plus I'm slow). Thanks for the invite, I like the idea and hope to participate and contribute.
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Date: 5/12/2018 6:46:00 AM
Awesome, Jerry. It's too bad the Blog often gets overlooked because there are so many features on PoetrySoup, that it's hard to find the time to take advantage of them all.
Date: 5/11/2018 1:03:00 PM
The teacher in me says "Go for it!" but the retiree says, "not on your life." Great project I wish you the best in all you do.
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Date: 5/11/2018 1:12:00 PM
LOL - The contest will be launched in a week or so, you have time to start formulating bits and pieces of your valued wisdom. I provided an example to show that I wasn't asking for the impossible... Just one little page.
Date: 5/11/2018 12:52:00 PM
I love a good contest Line. Bring it on!!
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Date: 5/11/2018 1:20:00 PM
LOL
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Line Gauthier
Date: 5/11/2018 12:57:00 PM
I expect great things from you, Jean.
Date: 5/11/2018 11:42:00 AM
Sounds like quite an impressive endeavor, Line. Good luck.
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Date: 5/11/2018 12:58:00 PM
I'm very excited about this project, and enjoying the interest fellow poets are demonstrating here and on SoupMail.
Date: 5/11/2018 11:39:00 AM
Line, how flattered, honored, and humbled that you have asked me to participate in this venture with such an august group of outstanding poets. Thank you for this great invitation.
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Curtis Moorman
Date: 5/12/2018 11:32:00 AM
Got the hat, got the boots, now all I need is a horse! lol
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Date: 5/12/2018 11:07:00 AM
I'm game. I'll get a cowboy hat too.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 5/12/2018 8:40:00 AM
Hi Curtis, love the hat. You and Line round up all these strays and I'll meet ya in Laredo :-). I bet she's handy with a lasso! First one at the saloon buys - we'll go Line dancing!
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Date: 5/11/2018 10:22:00 PM
Thanks for stepping up, Curtis. Yes, Keith, you'll get thrown in with the august group. We wouldn't want you to feel left out. LOL
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Curtis Moorman
Date: 5/11/2018 6:32:00 PM
Keith, I can't speak for Line, but I'll bet that she would give you a resounding YES!!!
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Date: 5/11/2018 5:51:00 PM
What about me...May I?
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Line Gauthier
Date: 5/11/2018 3:16:00 PM
July, we'll throw you in with the august group anyway. LOL
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Date: 5/11/2018 1:00:00 PM
It is going to be awesome !
Date: 5/11/2018 11:20:00 AM
Thank you for your soupmail Line. This sounds a brilliant idea, I'll be honest I'd never heard of most of the poetry forms until I joined soup, I'm no Shakespeare, well not yet anyway. I am in awe of some of the poets on here and learning quite a lot. But if your including novices I'm game. Tom.
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Date: 5/11/2018 11:31:00 AM
Dear Tom, you are a prolific writer and your poetry is much enjoyed at PS, so it is obvious you would have interesting tips for novices... especially if you still feel like a novice yourself! Often asking the right questions is more important than knowing the right answers.
Date: 5/11/2018 9:01:00 AM
Line, thank you so much for the invite to your grand plan, it really sounds amazing. and working with Emile would be really something. I am so stretched for time with dancing classes and my writing being my top priority, just not sure I have time to participate, but maybe... let me dwell on it for a bit ... that's what I do Line, I dwell and ponder....
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Date: 5/11/2018 11:29:00 AM
Thanks BW, the contest will likely come out before the end of the month. Your entry/contribution would be most appreciated.
Date: 5/11/2018 8:12:00 AM
Line, I so admire you and would aspire to one day improve to the level of so many here on PS. Hopefully, I have that potential. The contest sounds challenging and fun xxoo
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Date: 5/11/2018 8:25:00 AM
Of course you do, you are being overly modest, Mike.
Date: 5/11/2018 1:53:00 AM
Really interesting, ambitious and admirable project Line! Just some thoughts: - It will be impossible to keep this anonymous as you will have to check out people’s poems from within their profiles - I don’t think this should stand in your way though - I’m a little unsure about the literary background section as many of us have no literary background but still have some interesting tips and poems to share. Maybe you could call this a bio and suggest people include any literary credentials in there. If I have any more thoughts, I’ll let you know!
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Date: 5/11/2018 7:42:00 AM
As far as people's background, I am in fact looking for a wide range: people with lots of credentials and people off the street who barely know the forms. I will look at tweaking my wording. Thanks.
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Date: 5/11/2018 7:39:00 AM
Thank you, Nina. You are quite right - it really can't be truly blind which, in fact, just means it will be more difficult for me to leave anyone out of the project. Anyone who knows me, knows that I try to be fair : I would try to help elevate a contribution to a higher level before cutting an entry out. I would be ecstatic if I received 60 entries that were worthy of printing. I guess I need to ask people to trust me.
Date: 5/11/2018 1:21:00 AM
Thx for the invite. Respect your effort on behalf of our art. I, too, have suggested a run at PS publication but merely in the form of a Soupers Anthology (perhaps annualized). I’m not the first. Your concept seems to be an effort at education for the best of reasons and for a worthy population. My desire: “Searching till the poetic perfection of an image conveys a thought so pure and universal one cannot help but weep, then act” has evolved toward imagist, Haiku, Kimo, Senryu, etc. product since 1970’s. Based on your initial approach, I am precluded from any involvement but cheerleading. All the best. I’ll buy a first edition. Go, PS, Go!!! :-)))
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Date: 5/14/2018 1:38:00 PM
Thanks Wayne, I love the idea of an annual PS anthology. I love your quote, it belongs in your Quotes section if it's not already there. I'm thinking your style will fit in perfectly, please check out my contest.
Date: 5/10/2018 8:52:00 PM
Thanks for the invite, Line ... I am SO stretched right now I can't even get to replies and thank-you's, but I hope to have some time opening in a week-or-two, so perhaps. I will send a Soupie. Blessings! :-) <3
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Date: 5/10/2018 11:40:00 PM
Thanks so much, Gregory. The contest won't be posted for another week. This is a heads up and opportunity for people to suggest finetuning.
Date: 5/10/2018 8:32:00 PM
Sounds like fun :)
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Date: 5/10/2018 11:38:00 PM
Thanks, Eve. I'm pretty excited about this. It will be great to showcase our PS poems while offering tips to encourage newbies.
Date: 5/10/2018 7:56:00 PM
All the best with your project. Myself I have a lot going on and will not be able to participate. Thanks for the invite to check out the blog. Regards Richard
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Date: 5/10/2018 11:36:00 PM
Thank you, Richard. Most appreciated. The contest won't come out for another week or so.
Date: 5/10/2018 7:22:00 PM
I will Soupmail you, Line! Quite an undertaking!
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Line Gauthier
Date: 5/10/2018 11:35:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea. Much appreciated.

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
12/12/2018 ARTIST WITHIN Free verseart,confidence,creation,i
12/11/2018 NEW ENGLAND Free verseadventure,fun,ocean,trave
12/11/2018 WHAT CHRISTMAS STRESS Haikuanxiety,christmas,holiday
12/11/2018 THE JOURNEY Free versechange,growing up,identit
12/11/2018 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Free verseage,fantasy,fun,games,non
12/11/2018 STUCK IN A SNOWGLOBE WITH YOU Free versechristmas,happy,moon,natu
12/11/2018 SAD CHRISTMAS Free versechristmas,death,heartbrok
12/11/2018 MY YOUTH Free verseappreciation,childhood,gr
12/8/2018 COLOUR OF MY HEART Sonnetabuse,appreciation,care,c
12/8/2018 WOULD YOU STILL LOVE ME Free verseconfidence,dedication,dev
12/7/2018 WOULD YOU Rhymeconfidence,dedication,fut
12/6/2018 THERE SHE WAS Free verseculture,devotion,love,pea
12/4/2018 VOICES Free verseangst,introspection,voice
12/4/2018 CHRISTMAS EVE Free versechristmas,holiday,hope,ni
12/3/2018 I LOVED IT Free versebullying,confidence,happy
12/2/2018 I'M AN ACQUIRED TASTE Free verseconfidence,courage,identi
12/2/2018 DECLUTTERING Rhymeangst,dark,emotions,intro
12/2/2018 IF ONLY Free versedream,giving,hope,tribute
12/2/2018 UNEXPECTED Rhymehope,life,relationship,ro
11/28/2018 WINTER WONDERLAND Sonnetbeauty,children,fun,weath
11/25/2018 UNCONDITIONALLY Shapeappreciation,integrity,re
11/25/2018 A LITTLE KINDNESS NEVER HURTS Free verseappreciation,community,en
11/25/2018 SORRY Free verseanger,anxiety,children,co
11/25/2018 IT CROSSED MY MIND Free versepoverty,winter,
11/25/2018 IN WAVES Free verseangst,anxiety,night,sleep
11/25/2018 THE SILENT TREATMENT Free verseanger,angst,conflict,grie
11/25/2018 FORGIVENESS Free verseangst,anxiety,betrayal,fo
11/25/2018 BETRAYED Free verseanger,angst,anxiety,betra
11/25/2018 THANKFUL HEART Enclosed Rhymeappreciation,family,happi
11/25/2018 AUTUMN LEAVES Free verseautumn,war,wind,
11/24/2018 MOON SHADOWS Free versedark,home,light,lonely,ni
11/24/2018 WHEN TOMORROW COMES Lyricdream,hope,longing,love,t
11/23/2018 PAIN Free verseangst,anxiety,grief,heart
11/23/2018 THE PARK BENCH AT CHRISTMAS Free versechristmas,holiday,lonely,
11/23/2018 FOG OF NEGLECT Free verseangst,change,conflict,con
11/23/2018 THE I OF THE STORM Free verseanger,angst,anxiety,betra
11/21/2018 THE RAINDROP Free verserain,summer,water,weather
11/21/2018 FIND A WAY Free verseconflict,peace,people,per
11/21/2018 WINTER BLISS Free verseappreciation,freedom,self
11/21/2018 GRATITUDE Free verseappreciation,happiness,li
11/21/2018 LEGS OF A GODDESS Free verseage,appreciation,beautifu
11/20/2018 WHAT DO YOU WANT OUT OF LIFE Free verseconfidence,confusion,high
11/20/2018 THE NIGHT BEFORE Rhymeanimal,christmas,dog,fant
11/19/2018 BLACK POWDER Limerickabuse,addiction,food,funn
11/19/2018 BY THE CHEESE TRAY Monorhymecelebration,chocolate,foo
11/19/2018 GONE WITH THE PIE Monorhymeanger,loss,
11/19/2018 RETREAT Free verseabuse,betrayal,conflict,m
11/19/2018 BEATING Free verseabuse,betrayal,boy,bullyi
11/19/2018 THANK YOUR ANGEL Free verseangel,forgiveness,friend,
11/19/2018 BITING SILENCES Free verseangst,conflict,emotions,j
11/18/2018 ENIGMATIC Free verseimagination,meaningful,my
11/18/2018 AUTUMN SHADES Rhymeautumn,beauty,color,coura
11/18/2018 PARIS CITY LIGHTS Free verseadventure,city,fantasy,fa
11/18/2018 OFFERING HELP Free verseencouraging,freedom,inspi
11/17/2018 SIPPING CIDER WITH MY SWEETHEART Free verseappreciation,christmas,dr
11/17/2018 CHRISTMAS MOURNING Free versebereavement,christmas,dea
11/17/2018 UNREST OF SPIRIT Rhymeangst,anxiety,blue,depres
11/17/2018 SKATING FOR GOLD ABCdevotion,inspirational,mo
11/17/2018 WHAT IF LATER NEVER COMES Free verseappreciation,life,meaning
11/17/2018 GENERATION X Free verseappreciation,money,rude,s
11/9/2018 CALL Senryudeath,farewell,health,rem
11/8/2018 SELF Senryuconflict,grief,hurt,life,
11/8/2018 HE CRIED Senryuangst,cry,emotions,sad,sy
11/8/2018 HE WASN'T Senryudrink,longing,relationshi
11/8/2018 HIS HEART Senryugrief,heartbroken,longing
11/8/2018 ABANDONING Senryuabuse,drink,family,life,p
11/8/2018 HE GAVE Senryudepression,health,life,lo
11/8/2018 INSPIRATIONAL Senryuanti bullying,appreciatio
11/8/2018 BETWEEN Senryufreedom,introspection,pea
11/7/2018 SHEDDING Senryuangst,anxiety,cry,life,lo
11/7/2018 SURROUNDED Senryubetrayal,bullying,enduran
11/7/2018 IN HIS HEART Senryuangst,anxiety,grief,heart
11/7/2018 STIRRING Senryuemotions,hurt,longing,los
11/7/2018 DRIVE Free versefun,happiness,introspecti
11/7/2018 JOY JOY JOY Free versechild,fantasy,fun,humor,j
11/7/2018 EIGHTEEN Free versegrowing up,innocence,jour
11/7/2018 FALL FIESTA Rhymeautumn,fun,nature,sound,
11/7/2018 LISTED TO DEATH Free verseirony,life,stress,time,
11/6/2018 FRAGILE Senryuangst,anxiety,cry,emotion
11/6/2018 EVERY ACTION MATTERS Free verseappreciation,inspirationa
11/5/2018 A TALL SHIP Haikuautumn,nature,seasons,wat
11/5/2018 PUMPKIN Haikuautumn,moon,nature,night,
11/5/2018 LIFEBUOY Senryuencouraging,fate,hope,lif
11/5/2018 RUSSIAN ROULETTE Free versedepression,games,life,psy
11/4/2018 WOW MOMENTS Free verseappreciation,beauty,happi
11/3/2018 FAERIE LAND Free versefantasy,friendship,moon,n
11/3/2018 LOVE BUG Monorhymedog,fun,joy,love,pets,swe
11/3/2018 CLOSING IN Rhymeangst,anxiety,dark,night,
11/3/2018 FOSTERING A REIGN OF PEACE Dramatic Versecommunity,forgiveness,god
11/3/2018 LOVE FROM ABOVE Rhymeconfidence,inspirational
11/3/2018 MY FAVES Free verseappreciation,candy,green,
11/2/2018 BETRAYAL LEAVES A SCAR Rhymebetrayal,confusion,grief,
11/2/2018 DISTANT MEMORIES Free verseadventure,appreciation,im
11/1/2018 A POP OF COLOR Free versegirl,joy,morning,november
11/1/2018 A WASTED LIFE Free verseangst,anxiety,boy,life,ps
11/1/2018 ALCOHOLIC DEMENTIA Free verseangst,anxiety,bullying,co
11/1/2018 IN SYNC Rhymeabuse,beach,bullying,fate
10/31/2018 ON MY VERANDA Acrosticappreciation,dream,happin
10/31/2018 A BURNING HEART Rhymedeath,heart,introspection
10/31/2018 LOVELY AS A BIRD Rhymeabuse,angst,bird,death,hu

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
pun with eggs Rhymefun,humor,
The Song of a Blind Man Balladfriendship,music,
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
It is Written in a Star Concretehistory,love,peace,
Hot Chocolate, Coffee and Tea Concretesilly,
Anno Limerickmusic
The silence of my goodbye Free verseheartbreak,loss,pain,
Funny Sexy Me Rhymesexy,
Haiku to Heaven Haikugod,heaven,love,truth,
I am strong Free versecharacter,confidence,disc
Creation Free versebeauty,
of ghosts and relationships Free versebereavement,
Caress my Soul Free versebeautiful,cute love,love,
Diosa Del Amor Rhymebeauty,fantasy,love,lust,
The Weathered Years Sonnetlife,
Coffee Rhymefunny,
Bemused Wonder Free versepoetry,
NEVER GOING TO DRAG ME DOWN Rhymeinspiration,
Can I have a delivery please Rhymefun,
White Wolf And The Raven Coupletadventure,animal,bird,fri
Indian Ink Dramatic Verseabuse,autumn,death,deep,f
Brief Encounter Free verseeducation,surreal,
The Tale Of Fairies Narrativefairy,children,joy,
Talking Trash Prose Poetryretirement,me,me,
Rhetoric of Wonder Free verseappreciation,creation,lif
''The Prince of Time'' Rhymelove,
Rainbow Promise Personificationearth,rain,
Rainy Morning Light Verserain,
Particularly Monokubeautiful,giving,love,
For Darren Free versefriendship,health,metapho
Stargazing Reflections Haikuemotions,introspection,li
Elizabeth II Rhyme royalchildren,dedication,engla
Dark Wings Free versedance,metaphor,passion,se
Drinks with her maj Limericksilly,
Endlessly Haikudevotion,time,
I Am Biointrospection,metaphor,
HE FORGIVES Free versefaith
My Persona's Adventurous Quests Free verseidentity,image,people,per
Your not alone Rhymeendurance,song,
Poetry Soap Coupletabuse,conflict,jealousy,l
Hero Rhymechildhood,hero,
HE HAD TO WEAR A FIG LEAF AT THE NUDIST COLONY Footlebeach,body,humorous,
Seeing Autumn's oak adorn Crystallineautumn,birth,death,life,n
More Worse When I Cry Narrativeabuse,childhood,emotions,
Of Snow And Ice Free verseappreciation,language,wea
Old man Proseangst,dark,life,
The Secrets Of Mornings Free versefuture,happiness,life,mor
I Pass the Graveyard Terzanelledeath,sad love,winter,
Enveloped by Overwhelming Sadness Dramatic monologuedeep,depression,
I Imagined Him as a Child Dramatic Verseforgiveness,moving on,pai
Moonlit Peace Sonnetintrospection,
Sweet Ghost Valentine Coupletlost love,love,me,music,o
Night Free versenight,weather,
Flirty Sunflowers Haikuflower,kiss,sun,
Breath of Love Trioletdeath,love,
Brume Free versechange,perspective,relati
One Regret Sonnetintrospection,life,
The Lovers Rhymelove,passion,sea,sky,
A Nook and a Storybook Quatrainadventure,best friend,boo
Perhaps Monokusad,wife,
Stand Closer To the Mirror Free verseage,anxiety,appreciation,
The Unicorn Rhymefantasy,
When You're Gone Free versefarewell,grief,sad,
A Puppy named 'Pig' N A Puddle Light Versedog,fear,humorous,
Shasta Daisy Haikuflower,nature,
He Was A Gentle Soul Rhymedeath,for him,
Centurion of Stone Personificationfantasy,
Sardines Imagismfish,imagery,journey,life
California's Pride - Sextilla Rhymebusiness,
''A Fallen Leaf'' Tankaintrospection,nature,
A Stone's Throw Rhymeanger,feelings,life,water
Picture Of Painted Pain Rhymecry,death,heartbroken,mot
Dance of the Firebird Free versebeautiful,dance,sensual,
The Life Of Death Blank versedeath,life,
Constanza for a Loggerhead Rhymebeach,natural disasters,n
love the unlovable ABCchildhood,growth,how i fe
With Finespun Fingers Rhymefantasy,imagination,muse,
Upon Awakening Free verseappreciation,beauty,
She loves and needs seven Quatrainmath,mental illness,
My Perfect Day Rhymeday,death,son,
A Lonely Silver Ribbon Rhymechristmas,loneliness,lone
As if she rose with the sun Chokadeath of a friend,lonelin
a poet cries real tears Free versechange,
My Favorite Christmas Memory Coupletchristmas,mom,mother daug
Orange Terzanellebeautiful,color,
May the road never end Free versecute,nature,
I Dance With Darkness Rhymedance,dark,earth day,evil
Cookie Cutters, Hot Cocoa, and an Angel Rhymechristmas,nostalgia,
It's Christmas Time Again Rhymechristmas,sister,suicide,
My God Rhymesea,water,
Love Letter Rhymechildhood,crush,cute love
Los Angeles Free verselonging,love,
Dear Santa I want a batmobile Rhymechild,christmas,
Imagine, After Forever Acrosticlost,memory,
Finding Ones Self Monokugrowth,
Death Is Blind Rhymedeath,moving on,
Weep Not for Sins That Are Long Past Sonnethope,inspiration,
DIVINITY Bioamerica,anger,bangla,bask
Being Young Rhymelove,lust,passion,youth,
Mysteries: Monoku 3 Monokuearth,mystery,

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Heidi Sands United States Flag United States Read
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Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Lu Loo United States Flag United States Read
niall fulham Ireland Flag Ireland Read
PATRICIA CRESSWELL Canada Flag Canada Read
Gregory R Barden United States Flag United States Read
Mike Gentile United States Flag United States Read
Norman Crocker United States Flag United States Read
Frederic Parker United States Flag United States Read
Phil Capitano Canada Flag Canada Read
Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Maureen McGreavy Canada Flag Canada Read
valerie bellefleur Canada Flag Canada Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Charlie Smith United States Flag United States Read
Luke Irwin United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
Janis Thompson United States Flag United States Read
Rick Parise United States Flag United States Read
Lodigiana Poetess United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Sunlite Wanter United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Janice Canerdy United States Flag United States Read
James Inman United States Flag United States Read
Winged Warrior Canada Flag Canada Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Isaiah Zerbst United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Manny Paras Australia Flag Australia Read
Seren Roberts United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
PAT Adams United States Flag United States Read
Diane Woodward Dorff United States Flag United States Read
Anoucheka Gangabissoon Mauritius Flag Mauritius Read
James Haley United States Flag United States Read
CayCay Jennings United States Flag United States Read
Carole Duet United States Flag United States Read
Wingless Moth Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka Read
rob carmack United States Flag United States Read
The Heart Of Jackson United States Flag United States Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
Lewis Raynes Australia Flag Australia Read
Zed Zed United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Juli- Michelle United States Flag United States Read
Joanna Bunbury United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Viv Wigley United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
john smith United States Flag United States Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
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cassondra white United States Flag United States Read
Steffan Voss United States Flag United States Read
Chris Green United States Flag United States Read
Empr3ss Newton United States Flag United States Read
Laurie Woodward Canada Flag Canada Read
mark lake United States Flag United States Read
IRMA LABASTILLA Philippines Flag Philippines Read
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Margaret Wade United States Flag United States Read
Kim Bond United States Flag United States Read
Jerry Hackett United States Flag United States Read
tracyann brear United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Patricia LeDuc United States Flag United States Read
Edmund Siejka United States Flag United States Read
A.D Tharp United States Flag United States Read
MariaDiding SajSam Thailand Flag Thailand Read
Lauren Anne Canada Flag Canada Read
Douglas Brown United States Flag United States Read
Kaitlyn Marie Hall United States Flag United States Read
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton Australia Flag Australia Read
Bjorn Wastvedt United States Flag United States Read
Sherifat Aduku Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Keith Bickerstaffe United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Pandita Sanchez United States Flag United States Read
Sneha RV The Literature Lover India Flag India Read
Silent One United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Larry Bradfield United States Flag United States Read
Gershon Wolf United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Caren Krutsinger United States Flag United States Read
Brenda Chiri United States Flag United States Read
Phyllis Babcock Canada Flag Canada Read
Rhoda Tripp United States Flag United States Read
Helen J Radford United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Nina Parmenter United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Melissa Tracy United States Flag United States Read
Tristan Strudwick United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
Liyema Ngcawe South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Alfred Berggren United States Flag United States Read
Deborah Guenther Beachboard United States Flag United States Read
Moon Flower Philippines Flag Philippines Read
George Aul United States Flag United States Read
Jesse Day United States Flag United States Read
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