PUBLISHED WORKS: presently available on Etsy.com under the name of UniVersesCanada but mailing only to Canada (except for special requests). https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/UniVersesCanada?ref=search_shop_redirect
HAIGA: A Day In Halifax (24p); A Tour Of Ashby Lake (24p); Ageless Youth (24p); As Night Falls (24p); Banff (24p); Boardwalk (24p); Bridging The Gap (40p); Butterfly Kisses (24p); Butterfly Wings (66p); Chasing Dreams (40p); Day In The Park (24p); I Love Lilacs (94p); I Remember The Poppies (46p); Inner Peace (24p); Lilacs (24p,40p); Lily of the Valley (48p); Meadows (74p); Poppies (24p); Retro (24p); Spring Comes (24p); Sundown At Ashby Lake (24p); Sunrise At Ashby Lake (24p); Thru A Child's Eye (24p); Weeping Willows (24p,48p); Wild Roses (24p,40p,100p).
HAIBUN/PHOTOS: Ancestral Voices (80p); Primitive (24p).
POEM/PHOTOS: A Day In Sarnia (24p); A Mother'sHeart (40p); Across The Line (24p); After the Rain (64p); Afternoon At Pink Lake (24p); Bliss (24p); By Water's Edge (44p); Carpe Diem (24p); Diving In (24p,46p); Fall Fiesta (74p); Flying DownThe Highway (24p); Given Wings (24p); Going West (24p); Good Morning Sunshine (24p); Hanging Out (24p); Hello Butterfly (24p); I Dreamt (24p); I Wonder (24p); If Only (24p); In A Wink (24p); Koy Garden (24 p); Lessons Learned From Cat Sitting (22p); Merrickville (24p); Montreal Under Clouds (24p); New World (24p); New Year (24p); Outside My Window (46p); Peonies (24p); Rainy Mondays (24p); Rendezvous At Sundown (24p); Rolling Clouds (24p); Sunrise Meditation (24p,48p); Table For One (24p); The Road To My Father’s House (72p); Thru The Lens At Ashby Lake (24p); Waterlilies (24p); Waterlily Garden (42p); Wealth (24p); Winter Calm (76p); Zen Garden (24p); Zen Moments (24p).
MINI ANTHOLOGY/PHOTOS : A Child's World (24p); A Poem Born (24p); A Simple Man (24p); Always With Me (24p); Bygone Days Of Summer (24p); Caffeine Infusion (24p); Can't Imagine (24p); Censored (24p); Clouds Meander (24p); Covid 2020 (24p); Dark Clouds (24p); Gatekeeper (24p); Namaste (24p); Random Musings volumes 1,2,3,4 (24p each); Ribbons & Clouds (62p); Seeking Peace Of Mind (24p); Snow White (24p); Sunlit Ripples (24p); Sunsetting Whispers (24p); The Power Of Two (24p).
POEM/SKETCHES : Flash Memory Therapy (32p,92p); Play.Enjoy.Relax.Create. (24p); THE STORY OF DENNIS in four tomes (biographical prose/sketches 50/48/44/54p).
WORKING ON : Anthology/Tips for Budding Poets (poetry); website OttawaPoetry.com
ABOUT ME : Late babyboomer Canadian born in the beautiful Eastern Townships of Quebec, and raised in Northern Ontario. Fell in love with Ottawa where I received my B.A. with a major in french literature. Still living in Ottawa, I'm finding out that oncoming golden years offer a very rich perspective on life and beauty.
The themes of my poetry are found in everyday life. I write mostly free verse but I'm also a member of Haiku Canada and have had haiku published in various anthologies.
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.
By the way, my name is pronounced Lynn, and my avatar is an ink painting I created on rice paper years ago. The symbol means PLAY - something I have finally learned to do in later years and poetry is definitely my favorite form of play.
MY 20 MOST DEFINING POEMS :
I Am - unveils the true me
Armand (1934-2001) – tribute to my father, a significant role model in my formative years
Flash Memory Therapy – this was an innovative idea I had so I sketched over 400 sketches of my memories
How Could I Not Remember – tribute to my grand-mother, the first true love of my life
My Fondest Wishes As A Child – the innocent years before any of the disappointments of life
Paradigm Shift – this is about an important life transforming moment in my life
Welcome to My Avatar – I was packing up my brushes disappointed and said I'll try one more ~ my avatar is the result of not giving up
What I Remember Most – tribute to my mother, my role model in so many ways during my most impressionable years
Photography Meraki – I let my whimsy loose to have fun expressing my passion for photography
The Elephant and the Ant – my personal whimsical favorite that combines my love for monorhymes and children’s literature
Bagpipes Wail – picturing my own funeral ~ bagpipes make me very emotional
Mooney – my warmest bonding moment ever with a pet
The C Bomb – about my husband being diagnosed with cancer
The Caterpillar Who Refused To Die – this is me not seeing the big picture, not realizing I am meant to become a butterfly
Land Of Mine – I felt very patriotic while writing this poem
The Road To My Father’s House – driving 'home' to visit, I always felt an awesome closeness to the countryside my father was deeply connected to
Waterlily Alley – this poem marries my passion for whimsy, nature, canoeing and waterlilies
Whale Songs – expresses my deep spiritual affinity to these gentle giants
Borrowed Bits Of Spirituality – my heart is in this piece
Sunrise Meditation – it felt surreal to dream up the only meditation piece in my portfolio
Slipping Away – it’s an A to Z look at myself