PAINTING A POETIC LIFE (2) - Brian Strand's Blog

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Youtube audio link to hear me recite from my PS anthology

http://www.youtube.com/user/ichthyschiro/

I am English and began writing poetry at the turn of this century.My early interest was in short forms,.I created and promoted quite a few here on PS (perhaps my best known is the Footle).With encouragement from a member here I moved onto to longer forms,publishing my poetry in print,blog ,and twitter .I came to conclude that all poetry is structured prose and remains a work in progress until recited aloud, (the apex of our art form) when a unique experience 'an as is moment' occurs between voice and ear, much the same as the experience that happens when viewing a work of art

Check out my short forms @strandpoet on twitter some of my artwork to  accompany my youtube clips( entered as ichthyschiro) of my poetry recited aloud 

MY REGULAR POETRY CONTESTS are

Any form or none,any theme,max of UPTO 20 lines(Entry limit of 35poems).Alternate between Premiere and Standard formats.No name or identifying marks on entries.Successful poems from other PS contests are always welcome in my contests.

I follow closely PS sponsor guidelines in judging entries firstly on initial read to determine if entry  advances to second round.Entry is then read again to determine final placings of the poems that have appealed(communed) to me.

I do not 'judge' whether a poem conforms to its labelled form.The 'poetics' of the poem is the only thing which counts,whether one line or twenty.

Each read 'read' is  thus a unique  'as is ' happening between me and the poet and this 'communion' is the basis of my 'judgement' ,and why I accept re-entries from mine and others earlier PS contests.

The  poetry entered in my contest is the only place I read poems on PS and thus have no knowledge of the author of any  entry to my contest at the time of the read.

There are no prizes in my contests ,just podiums and placings as appropriate.

Only when I check the 'Contest Winners/Status link do I find out who authored the 'winning 'and placed poems.

 

 

 


PAINTING A POETIC LIFE (2)


Blog Posted:5/16/2018 12:21:00 AM

The second in this series features a famous  piece of art ...The Great Wave of Hokusai... in this ekphrasis by Donald Finkel

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cWYAopHPuC4

 

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Date Posted: 5/6/2018 12:12:00 AM
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Date Posted: 5/5/2018 12:52:00 AM
THE NATURE OF LOVE (4)
Date Posted: 5/4/2018 12:19:00 AM
LOVE IS SO LOVELY (3)
Date Posted: 5/3/2018 12:15:00 AM
AND STARTS WITH THIS (2)
Date Posted: 5/2/2018 12:09:00 AM
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Date Posted: 5/1/2018 12:09:00 AM
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Date Posted: 4/30/2018 2:57:00 AM
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Date Posted: 4/29/2018 2:37:00 AM
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
5/20/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 30 Imagisminspiration,
5/20/2018 HAPPENING 41 ear candy Verseimagery,music,
5/19/2018 DEPRESSED MOMENTS Verseangst,
5/19/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 29 Imagismimagery,
5/19/2018 HAPPENING 40 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
5/18/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 28 Imagismimagery,inspiration,
5/18/2018 HAPPENING 39 ear candy Verseinspiration,music,
5/17/2018 HAPPENING 38 ear candy Verseinspiration,music,
5/17/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 27 Imagismimagery,inspiration,
5/16/2018 SLEEP EASY Versejealousy,love,
5/16/2018 FIRES of IMAGINATION 26 Imagisminspiration,
5/16/2018 HAPPENING 37 earcandy Verseinspiration,inspirational
5/15/2018 IN CIRCLES Verseseasons,weather,
5/15/2018 FIRES of IMAGINATION 25 Imagisminspiration,
5/14/2018 FIRES of IMAGINATION 24 Imagisminspiration,
5/14/2018 HAPPENING 36 ear candy Versemusic,
5/13/2018 PASSIVITY Versesummer,weather,
5/13/2018 FIRES of IMAGINATION 23 Imagismimagery,inspiration,music
5/12/2018 FIRES of IMAGINATION 22 Imagismchildhood,imagery,inspira
5/12/2018 AS IS MOMENT 28 one liner Imagismimagery,
5/11/2018 HAPPENING 35 ear candy Versemusic,
5/11/2018 FIRE of IMAGINATION 21 Imagisminspiration,
5/11/2018 AS IS MOMENT 27 one liner Imagismanimal,imagery,nature,
5/10/2018 HAPPENING 34 ear candy Versecourage,
5/10/2018 FIRE of IMAGINATION 20 Imagismimagery,
5/10/2018 FIFTEEN SECOND FAME Versecelebrity,
5/9/2018 HAPPENING 33 ear candy Versemusic,
5/9/2018 FIRES of IMAGINATION 19 Biobible,christian,inspirati
5/8/2018 CONFUSION Verseconfusion,life,
5/8/2018 HAPPENING 32 ear candy Versemusic,
5/8/2018 FIRES of IMAGINATION 18 Imagismimagery,inspiration,
5/7/2018 FIRES of IMAGINATION 17 Imagisminspiration,
5/7/2018 MONOKU EKPHRASIS 49 Ekphrasisart,
5/7/2018 AS IS MOMENTS 26 ,one liner Imagismchristian,history,imagery
5/6/2018 IN PURSUIT OF LOVE Verselonely,longing,love,love
5/6/2018 MONKU EKPHRASIS 48 Ekphrasispoetry,poets,
5/6/2018 AS IS MOMENT 25 one liner Imagismimagery,
5/6/2018 FIRES of IMAGINATION 16 Imagismimagery,music,
5/5/2018 SIMPLICITY Verseinspiration,
5/5/2018 FIRE of IMAGINATION 15 Imagismimagery,imagination,
5/5/2018 AS IS MOMENT 22 one liner Imagismimagery,
5/5/2018 HAPPENING 31 ear candy Verseimagery,music,
5/4/2018 AS IS MOMENT one liner 23 Imagismart,
5/4/2018 HAPPENING 30 ear candy Versemusic,
5/4/2018 STASIS Verseart,
5/3/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 14 Imagismimagery,weather,
5/3/2018 AS IS MOMENT 22 one liner Imagismimagery,
5/3/2018 HAPPENING 29 ear candy Versedance,music,
5/2/2018 FIRES of IMAGINATION 13 Imagismimagery,weather,
5/2/2018 AS IS MOMENT 21 one liner Imagismart,
5/2/2018 AMOUR Verselove,
5/1/2018 THE LIVING ADVENTURE Verseadventure,life,
5/1/2018 HAPPENING 28 ear candy Versemusic,
5/1/2018 FIRES of IMAGINATION 12 Imagisminspiration,
5/1/2018 MONOKU EKPHRASIS 47 Ekphrasispoetry,space,
5/1/2018 AS IS MOMENT 20 one liner Imagismimagination,inspiration,
4/30/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 11 Imagismimagery,
4/30/2018 AS IS MOMENT 19 one liner Imagismpoets,
4/30/2018 MONKU EKPHRASIS 46 Ekphrasismusic,
4/30/2018 HAPPENING 27 ear candy Versemusic,
4/29/2018 MONOKU EKPHRASIS 45 Ekphrasisart,
4/29/2018 FIRES of IMAGINATION 10 Imagismimagery,love,
4/29/2018 AS IS MOMENT 18 one liner Imagismmusic,
4/28/2018 BERTHING A POEM Verseimagination,inspiration,
4/28/2018 HAPPENING 26 ear candy Versemusic,
4/28/2018 FIRES of IMAGINATION 9 Imagismart,inspiration,
4/28/2018 AS IS MOMENT 17 ,one liner Imagismart,
4/27/2018 MONOKU EKPHRASIS 44 Ekphrasisart,
4/27/2018 FIRE of IMAGINATION 8 Imagismimagery,music,
4/27/2018 AS IS MOMENT 16 one liner Imagismimagery,winter,word play,
4/27/2018 THE AWAKENING Versespring,
4/26/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 7 Imagismimagery,nature,
4/26/2018 AS IS MOMENT 15 one liner Imagismimagery,poets,
4/26/2018 HAPPENING 25 ear candy Versemusic,
4/25/2018 FIRES of IMAGINATION Imagismimagery,internet,
4/25/2018 MONOKU EKPHRASIS 43 Ekphrasisart,
4/25/2018 AS IS MOMENT 14 ,one liner Imagismart,
4/25/2018 WITHIN me Bioart,poetry,
4/24/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 5 Imagismimagery,
4/24/2018 AS IS MOMENT 13 Imagismart,imagery,
4/24/2018 HAPPENING 24 ear candy Versemusic,
4/23/2018 BREAKING UP Verseemotions,heartbreak,hurt,
4/23/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 4 Imagismimagery,inspiration,
4/23/2018 MONOKU EKPHRASIS 42 Ekphrasisart,
4/22/2018 AS IS MOMENT 12 one liner Imagismart,
4/22/2018 INCIDENTS Verselife,memory,
4/22/2018 HAPPENING 23 ear candy Imagismmusic,
4/21/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 3 Imagismimagery,
4/21/2018 AS IS MOMENT 11 Imagismart,
4/21/2018 MONOKU EKPHRASIS 41 Ekphrasispoetry,
4/20/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 2 Imagismimagery,
4/20/2018 HAPPENING 22 ear candy Imagismmuse,
4/20/2018 IMAGINE THIS Imagismimagination,inspiration,p
4/19/2018 CHOICES Versechange,
4/19/2018 MONOKU EKPHRASIS 40 Ekphrasismusic,
4/19/2018 FIRES of imagination 1 Imagisminspiration,
4/18/2018 HAPPENING 21 ear candy Versemusic,
4/18/2018 AS IS MOMENT 10 one liner Imagismart,
4/17/2018 AT FACE VALUE Verseimagery,
4/16/2018 AS IS MOMENT 9 one liner Imagismart,

My Photos


Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
The Nose Concreteart,life,on writing and w
Sailing Leaf Haikunature
The Rain Haikunature
Reflections Free verseon writing and wordswords
Hippocratic Oath Rhymelost love,son,sympathywor
Ever After Cinquainlove
Mortal Season Free versesea,seasonssummer,day,sum
A Whisper on the Wind Personificationnature,
There Will Be Mountains Coupletfaith,lifemountains,
Tender Moments Quatrainlovesweet,sweet,,sweet lo
Blush of the Roses Couplethope,nature
Haiku/Limerick number twenty Haikunature
Time Machine Coupletnostalgiamom,me,night,can
I AM THE ONE Free verseinspirationalme,
Finally Quatrainlove,passion
The Gift Coupletintrospection,nature
footle .. Footle !! Light Versefunny
Believe! Coupletdevotion,faith,inspiratio
Lavender Soap Narrativefamily,happinesseaster,
The Love Letter Quatrainlovelove,passion,
cream seeps from the sun Haikuseasons
Yesterday's Rain~ Coupletforgiveness,hope,inspirat
Winter Pond Free versenatureautumn,
Restoration Free versenatureme,me,
requiem to my hero Elegyloss
Bed of Roses Rictameterlove
Spring Tango Haikunature,seasons
Farewell, alas Free versedeath,i love you,
An Idyll of the Past Versehistoryme,child,me,
Unconditioonal Love - the short version Rhymeloveme,me,
The Old Homestead Lyricfamily,history,introspect
The Red Rabbit I do not know?life,
Perspective Coupletintrospection,natureheart
God's Orchard Senryuimagination
Ode to a rose on a sunset Quatraincaregiving,dedication,dev
The Beauty of Peace Chokanature,seablue,
When Violins Weep Verselost love,love
Where are you so soon, my love Quatrainlove,i love you,
Basho Senryudedication
Maxine Free verselove
Weather Observations Free versenature
Lovers Utopia Quatrainfantasy,happiness,imagina
Melancholy Mists Free versephilosophy,sad
Nightfall Free verseimagination,naturebird,bi
Cricket Free versepoliticalred,
The Reader Free verselove,on writing and words
The Conciliator's Cry Free versecaregiving,devotion,inspi
My heart Quatrainfriendship,hope,loveheart
Haste! Personificationallegory,confusion,life,l
Whispers Free verseintrospection,life,passio
Masterpiece Senryupeace
The Ambiance Free verseeducation,happiness,passi
Movements of Beginnings Free versehistory,philosophy,politi
Poetic Waters Haikunature,sea
A Bit of Joy Senryuhappiness,life,nature
Before & After the Lull Verseseasea,sea,
Diamond in the Bud Lanternenature
NIGHT IS NOT LIKE DAY Terza Rimamusic,mystery,nature,sea,
Ghetto Summer (redo) Fibonacciplaces
Night's sentry Free versecaregiving,imagination,my
Rain Free verseintrospection,peopleday,d
Dreamtime: flowers never bloom Quintain (Sicilian)imagination
Grandfather's Arbour (revised) Sonnet 
Awaiting Dawn Chokanaturenight,night,
Cubic Romance Senryuart,imagination,love
Symbiosis Rhymeadventure,nature,peace
Falling in Love Haikulove,nature
Autumn's Breeze Coupletnature,peace,sea,seasons,
Destination Tetractyslife
The Power Tail-rhymeallegory,love
The Walk We Take Crystallinehappiness,hope,inspiratio
Winters buds Free versepassion
Solace of Nature Haikunature,peace
The Old Painter Couplettime,
A Change of Season - A Haiku Haikunature
Morning Baptism Haikunature
Reflection Monokuintrospection,naturemay,
Evening Grace Free versepeaceme,
Haiku - Mirror Reflection Haikunature,
Quiet Comfort Parts 1, 2 and 3 Crystallineintrospection,life
Flying My Kite of Prose Free verseon writing and words
Winter Footprints Quatrainseasons
Sienna Eyes Narrativeanimals
Eye of the storm Free versefaith
Uncaring Wind Free versenature
Brighter Senryufaith,inspirational
Causalities of War Elegydeath,war,
Snails Pace Shapelife,nature
Sweetly Fragrant Sonnetdevotion,faith,father,ins
It is Written in a Star Concretehistory,love,peace,
To VC Free versehope,love,mysteryheart,he
Transition Kimonature
Christmas Eve of Old Couplethappiness,holidaymusic,mu
Baby Girl (For Asante Indira) Free versedaughter,education,intros
Ode to Winter Odefaith,happiness,hope,natu
Wisdom (An Emily dedicated to Brian Strand) Epigramdedicationmay,
Buried Rhymeangst,death,imagination
Glare Ice Haikunature
The Sun Rises--The Moon Sets Acrosticlife,naturemoon,
She Danced Quatrainimagination,inspirational

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