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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 have joined Haiku Canada and invite you to read my informative blogs of April 14 and May 24, 2018.

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

 

 

 

 


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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Line Gauthier
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: 5/18/2018 6:24:00 PM
Probe here Gupta. Gupta, probe here
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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: 5/18/2018 6:23:00 PM
Acceptable reason, er poteet
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Line Gauthier
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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JEAN MURRAY
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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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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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 3:06:00 PM
i'm a July sorta guy
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Line Gauthier
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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Line Gauthier
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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Line Gauthier
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.

My Past Blog Posts

 
Judging completed for TIPS FOR MODERN POETRY TO BUDDING POETS OF ALL AGES
Date Posted: 7/4/2018 2:56:00 PM
How exciting !
Date Posted: 6/4/2018 1:35:00 PM
Haiku Conference Notes re OTHER JAPANESE FORMS
Date Posted: 5/24/2018 7:22:00 PM
Haiku Conference Notes re RECOMMENDED READINGS
Date Posted: 5/24/2018 6:49:00 PM
Haiku Conference Notes re HAIKU FORM
Date Posted: 5/24/2018 6:22:00 PM
CALL FOR COLLABORATIVE BOOK PROJECT- WELCOMING COMMENTS & SUGGESTIONS
Date Posted: 5/10/2018 6:12:00 PM
Missed Opportunity?
Date Posted: 4/21/2018 9:19:00 AM
ITS or IT'S
Date Posted: 4/19/2018 1:04:00 PM
POETRY SOUP FACEBOOK PAGE
Date Posted: 4/18/2018 6:29:00 PM
Haiku Poetry Meet Up
Date Posted: 4/14/2018 7:34:00 PM
What an awesome day !
Date Posted: 4/6/2018 9:51:00 PM
ADVICE TO NEW POETS
Date Posted: 3/24/2018 7:10:00 PM
DOUBLE ACROSTIC - SPECIFIC FORM NAME?
Date Posted: 3/22/2018 9:21:00 AM
STUNNERS contest
Date Posted: 3/10/2018 3:23:00 PM
Six month anniversary !
Date Posted: 2/25/2018 10:27:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/18/2018 CHASING Senryufun,games,golf,green,iron
7/18/2018 CANDLE LIGHT Senryufire,relationship,romance
7/18/2018 SPEAKING Senryubody,symbolism,voice,woma
7/18/2018 AT THE PROM Senryuemotions,girl,
7/18/2018 DIRTY Senryugirl,irony,teen,
7/18/2018 DARING Senryuintegrity,truth,woman,
7/18/2018 SLIPPING Senryuchild,cinderella,fantasy,
7/18/2018 BACKROADS Haikuadventure,fun,nostalgia,s
7/18/2018 IN SINGLE FILE Senryufun,nature,people,travel,
7/18/2018 AS FAR Haikubeautiful,flower,yellow,
7/17/2018 MID AUGUST Haikuhouse,nature,summer,
7/17/2018 PEERING Haikucolor,flower,summer,sun,
7/17/2018 WINTER SUN Haikucolor,sun,winter,
7/17/2018 ANGEL Senryubody,meaningful,prayer,wo
7/17/2018 ELEANOR Senryucelebrity,lonely,song,
7/17/2018 ELTON Senryucelebrity,nostalgia,song,
7/17/2018 INNER Senryuintrospection,perspective
7/17/2018 MY LATE HUSBAND, RIP Epigramdeath,humor,husband,silly
7/17/2018 STAGED DAWN Free verseappreciation,color,motiva
7/17/2018 SLEEPWALKING Free versefunny,humorous,night,slee
7/16/2018 BLURTING Senryuclothes,feelings,girl,gro
7/16/2018 TWO GIRLS Senryugirl,youth,
7/16/2018 THE CHIPMUNK Haikuanimal,fun,
7/16/2018 SPREADING Haikuinsect,summer,
7/16/2018 HIS LIPS Senryubody,sensual,
7/16/2018 SLIPPERS Senryumorning,
7/16/2018 IN BED Senryudream,
7/16/2018 CATCHING Senryumorning,sleep,
7/16/2018 FIRST Haikuchild,food,growing up,sic
7/16/2018 TOSSING Senryuearth,planet,
7/15/2018 GAZING Senryuintrospection,irony,woman
7/15/2018 TEARING Senryuage,day,perspective,time,
7/15/2018 PENNILESS Senryubird,food,happy,innocence
7/15/2018 TATOO Senryubody,voice,word play,
7/15/2018 PLASTIC Senryubeautiful,girl,innocence,
7/15/2018 IN CONVERTIBLE Haikucar,day,hair,summer,time,
7/15/2018 SCOWLING Senryubeautiful,character,persp
7/15/2018 LOST Senryubeautiful,body,lost,moon,
7/15/2018 THE DRIVER Senryuanger,anxiety,car,dog,
7/15/2018 HER CHIFFON Senryubeautiful,clothes,moon,
7/13/2018 THE LITTLE GIRL Senryugirl,grandmother,love,nos
7/13/2018 PRECIOUS Senryufarewell,funeral,heartbro
7/13/2018 BLACKFLIES Haikusummer,
7/12/2018 FIELDS Haikuhope,nature,rain,summer,w
7/12/2018 DEMURE Senryuinnocence,silence,simple,
7/12/2018 BALES Haikuhorse,nature,summer,trave
7/12/2018 HANDFUL Senryucandy,childhood,fun,summe
7/12/2018 HOT MAPLE Haikufood,fun,march,spring,swe
7/12/2018 BOOTS Haikuchildren,clothes,cute,hom
7/12/2018 CHIMNEY Haikuautumn,encouraging,sun,
7/12/2018 KIMO THERAPY Kimocancer,confidence,encoura
7/11/2018 FOR THANKSGIVING Senryucelebration,family,food,g
7/11/2018 EASTER Haikucelebration,easter,flower
7/11/2018 DAILY Haikubird,day,food,sweet,uplif
7/11/2018 FIRST SNOWFLAKES Haikusnow,sunshine,travel,upli
7/11/2018 WAY UP Haikublue,sky,summer,travel,
7/11/2018 NO DATE Senryuirony,silence,silly,stres
7/11/2018 BUYING Senryuclothes,hope,irony,longin
7/11/2018 CROWDED Senryuirony,people,perspective,
7/11/2018 BEHIND Senryugames,men,
7/11/2018 TUQUE Senryufun,girl,silly,vanity,win
7/10/2018 AWKWARD Senryuclothes,words,
7/10/2018 FLAPPING Senryunonsense,relationship,rud
7/10/2018 BLOSSOMING Haikuendurance,flower,nature,s
7/10/2018 A TREAT Tankafunny,husband,perspective
7/10/2018 MIDNIGHT MERMAID Tankafantasy,magic,moon,night,
7/10/2018 TOURIST IN MY OWN CITY Free verseadventure,freedom,fun,sum
7/10/2018 LUCKY 8 Rhymebeautiful,inspirational,i
7/10/2018 I KNOW THE LAND Lyricbeautiful,fantasy,inspira
7/10/2018 AN INCOMPLETE LOVE STORY Free versedevotion,fantasy,longing,
7/10/2018 BOLD Senryuappreciation,art,beautifu
7/9/2018 SHE TAKES Senryufantasy,innocence,rose,ti
7/9/2018 HE HOLDS Senryuage,caregiving,old,sweet,
7/9/2018 SUMMER RISPETTO Rispettomountains,nature,spiritua
7/9/2018 I KNEW Tankadevotion,true love,
7/9/2018 A WORLD Senryufantasy,silence,uplifting
7/9/2018 SHE TILTS Senryuchild,cute,humorous,innoc
7/9/2018 A MORNING Haikuinsect,nature,peace,persp
7/9/2018 AMONG Senryuhello,poems,writing,
7/9/2018 SEEKING Senryusilence,solitude,water,
7/9/2018 TRAVEL BUG Free verseadventure,freedom,fun,hap
7/8/2018 LABORING Senryubutterfly,emotions,nature
7/8/2018 SHE DREAMS Senryudream,time,women,work,
7/8/2018 QUICK LOOK Senryuconfidence,happy,image,mi
7/8/2018 GRANDPA Senryugames,grandfather,sleep,t
7/8/2018 CHANGE OF VENUE Free verseanniversary,death,devotio
7/8/2018 TIME TO LIVE Free verseappreciation,happiness,he
7/8/2018 THIS WORLD OF APATHY Free verseabuse,confidence,encourag
7/8/2018 PRESUMPTUOUSLY INSOLENT Kimoabuse,anti bullying,confi
7/8/2018 MAN IN BLACK Free verseappreciation,blessing,cha
7/7/2018 BEHIND HER SMILE Free verseheart,heartbroken,hurt,lo
7/7/2018 A BEATEN MAN Free verseanti bullying,anxiety,dep
7/7/2018 TIME OUT Free verseencouraging,happiness,ins
7/7/2018 CEMETERY Free versedeath,life,meaningful,pea
7/6/2018 TAKE MY HAND Rhymebeach,dance,kiss,sun,toge
7/6/2018 SEA OF CHAOS Free versedark,fantasy,myth,word pl
7/6/2018 OPTICS Free verseconfidence,faith,life,per
7/6/2018 COLLATERAL DAMAGE Free verseabuse,anti bullying,growi
7/6/2018 MY VOW TO YOU Fibonaccianniversary,celebration,d
7/6/2018 MY FONDEST WISHES AS A CHILD Free versechild,dream,growing up,in

My Photos


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,
A to Z of Good Thinking ABCmotivation,perspective,
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
Black Swan 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,
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 Free verseforgiveness,moving on,pai
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,
Christmas Charity Free versechristmas,death,feelings,
Stand Closer To the Mirror Free verseage,anxiety,appreciation,
The Unicorn Rhymefantasy,
When You're Gone Free versefarewell,grief,sad,
On the Death of My Wife Lilian Free verseappreciation,death,
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,
Picture Of Painted Pain Rhymecry,death,heartbroken,mot
Dance of the Firebird Free versebeautiful,dance,sensual,
The Life Of Death Blank versedeath,life,
Moonlit Peace Sonnetintrospection,
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

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