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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 :

BIOGRAPHICAL :

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/i_am_1247728

I Am - unveils the true me

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/armand_1934-2001_1159342  

Armand (1934-2001) – tribute to my father, a significant role model in my formative years

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/flash_memory_therapy_1006627  

Flash Memory Therapy – this was an innovative idea I had so I sketched over 400 sketches of my memories

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/how_could_i_not_remember_944854   

How Could I Not Remember – tribute to my grand-mother, the first true love of my life

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/my_fondest_wishes_as_a_child_1038735   

My Fondest Wishes As A Child – the innocent years before any of the disappointments of life

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/paradigm_shift_932565  

Paradigm Shift – this is about an important life transforming moment in my life

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/welcome_to_my_avatar_1106649  

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

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/what_i_remember_most_1164514  

What I Remember Most – tribute to my mother, my role model in so many ways during my most impressionable years

FANTASY :

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/photography_meraki_967433  

Photography Meraki – I let my whimsy loose to have fun expressing my passion for photography

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_elephant_and_the_ant_996862  

The Elephant and the Ant – my personal whimsical favorite that combines my love for monorhymes and children’s literature

GRIEF :

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/bagpipes_wail_1135902  

Bagpipes Wail – picturing my own funeral ~ bagpipes make me very emotional

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/mooney_1022865  

Mooney – my warmest bonding moment ever with a pet

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_c_bomb_1055797  

The C Bomb – about my husband being diagnosed with cancer

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_caterpillar_who_refused_to_die_1070901  

The Caterpillar Who Refused To Die – this is me not seeing the big picture, not realizing I am meant to become a butterfly

NATURE :

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/land_of_mine_1053797  

Land Of Mine – I felt very patriotic while writing this poem

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_road_to_my_fathers_house_1171466  

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

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/waterlily_alley_985984  

Waterlily Alley – this poem marries my passion for whimsy, nature, canoeing and waterlilies

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/whale_songs_946382  

Whale Songs – expresses my deep spiritual affinity to these gentle giants

ZEN :

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/borrowed_bits_of_spirituality_998634  

Borrowed Bits Of Spirituality – my heart is in this piece

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/sunrise_meditation_1114372  

Sunrise Meditation – it felt surreal to dream up the only meditation piece in my portfolio

TIME :

www.poetrysoup.com/poem/slipping_away_1150248  

Slipping Away – it’s an A to Z look at myself


Haiku Conference Notes re HAIKU FORM

Blog Posted:5/24/2018 6:22:00 PM

Last weekend I was at a national HAIKU conference. The parting words to us were “Now go out and be haiku activists and help widen awareness of what haiku really is”.  Though I have no intention of becoming a haiku police, I am committed to work on my own haiku skills and… share with anyone interested in listening.

Haiku is so popular yet so little is known about it. It reminds me of how ‘everyone’ thinks sushi is raw fish when in fact it is vinegared rice… yet people will argue with you ad nauseum. God bless those with more patience than I who finally do succeed at converting them!

But back to writing poetry, go where your muse takes you but… not every short poem is a haiku. If your poem has feelings similes, metaphors… Consider other forms such as: senryu, monoku, one-liner, tanka.

 

HAIKU-

FYI, here is an informal list of HAIKU GUIDELINES: -

1. OFTEN uses reference to 1 of the 5 seasons: spring, summer, fall, winter, new year,

2. OFTEN the ‘turn’ is on the second line (takes the reader in another direction),

3. NO unnecessary capitalization,

4. NO title,

5. NO unnecessary punctuation at end of lines,

6. NO use of abstract concepts (must be concrete),

7. NO personification,

8. NO unnecessary adjectives or adverbs,

9. NO full sentences: It’s a poem of few words with much left unsaid,

10. NO use of fantasy,

11. NO similes allowed,

12. NO explanation of haiku in last line,

13. NO heavy emotional words (should be felt not read),

14. MUST have a feeling of the present moment (NO past or future),

15. MUST be more than a description,

16. MAX 2 ideas (scenery + thought),

17. Rare use of I, you or we,

18. AND… there is no strict 5-7-5 syllable count – “haiku should be read in one breath” so there can be less syllables per line.

 

Quotes from Naomi Wakan’s HAIKU: one breath poetry  p.10 “The best haiku will often leave you pondering  some big thoughts, such as ”What does life mean?” and “Why am I here on earth?””, p.15 “Zen Buddhism connects small moments of life to the whole universe and so, like Taoism, its study is perfect for someone who wants to write haiku. It encourages a very simple lifestyle closely connected to nature and the seasons.” p.43 “To review, a haiku describes one event, is in the present tense and refers to an image(s) somehow connected to nature. A haiku is about something that the poet has noticed, heard, smelled, tasted or touched. The poet makes that moment, however small, a very important one.”  Haiku is about mindfulness. It comes from the senses, no puns, no fancy words. Write what you see not what you feel – give facts without emotion. A haiku should take your breath away, make you ponder and wonder, leave you asking questions. A detail in a moment can reveal some basic truth of the universe.

Unlike the Japanese haiku that often pay tribute to Mount Fuji or other famous places, we Canadians and Americans avoid to do so. Let’s start paying homage to our local sites, besides many have beautiful or even poetic names.

More will follow on the other topics discussed during the conference.

 

Line xx



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Date: 5/25/2018 4:25:00 PM
Great information you have given us Line, I know there are strict guidelines for true hakiu and we all tend to skip certain rules etc. I do like the idea of true hakiu, capturing a scene from nature, I suppose its like taking a photo but in written form and the reader should see the image in their mind. Yes, Id be prepared to listen. Tom
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Date: 5/25/2018 4:54:00 PM
Thanks for your much appreciated visit and comment, Tom. I look forward to reading your creations.
Date: 5/25/2018 9:15:00 AM
Line ,this short memory aid SHOW,DON'T TELL also works well for haiku and similar imagist forms ie cinquain,cinqku,lanterne
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Date: 5/25/2018 9:18:00 AM
Thanks for the much appreciated visit and valuable comment, Brian.
Date: 5/25/2018 5:08:00 AM
I have always liked haiku and think this is very informative . It will be hard for me to let go of the 5-7-5 if I decide to, but the rest of what you say puts haiku in perspective. Lately, I've been mixed up - haiku, senryu, etc. Thanks, Line. Will continue to read your conference summaries. :)
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Date: 5/25/2018 8:12:00 AM
Thanks for your much appreciated visit and comments, Susan.
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Date: 5/25/2018 5:14:00 AM
Note - I think that less is best in haiku. Leaving out pronouns, conjunctions and, the, of, but, because, etc helps haiku be more succinct.

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
6/28/2022 THE WINDS OF TIME Free verseappreciation,life,time,
6/28/2022 TWIST OF TRUTH Rhymegames,truth,
6/28/2022 NO MAN'S LAND Free verseconfusion,longing,love,re
6/27/2022 one sneer too many Free versebullying,change,dream,str
6/26/2022 breaking free Haikubutterfly,change,mystery,
6/26/2022 don't be sad Free verselove,sad,sweet,uplifting,
6/26/2022 IN THE SWAY Free verseconfusion,games,longing,r
6/26/2022 alone again Free verseloneliness,longing,night,
6/25/2022 COUNT ON ME Rhymefamily,sister,uplifting,
6/25/2022 SEMPER, MATER VESTER Rhymechildren,love,mother,
6/25/2022 i looked at you Senryulonging,love,moon,
6/24/2022 ALL TOO MANY WAYS Free verselonging,love,relationship
6/24/2022 if for no other reason Free verseappreciation,cheer up,con
6/23/2022 BEYOND THE WALL Sonnetdeath,grief,longing,love,
6/23/2022 THE SHADES OF DARK Free versedark,night,
6/20/2022 I'LL CARRY ON Free versebetrayal,emotions,heartbr
6/19/2022 PEACEFUL RUMBLINGS Free versenature,peace,rain,storm,
6/19/2022 only with you Free verseconfidence,longing,love,t
6/18/2022 GOOD OL' FRED Rhymefish,funny,nonsense,silly
6/17/2022 BEYOND THE WALL Rhymedeath,loneliness,longing,
6/17/2022 fire on ice Monokulonging,love,passion,roma
6/17/2022 our own backyard Free verseemotions,feelings,longing
6/17/2022 IN THE SILENCE OF THE NIGHT Free verselonging,lost love,relatio
6/17/2022 i want more Monokudesire,longing,love,passi
6/14/2022 UNLESS OF COURSE Free versepoetry,silence,spoken wor
6/14/2022 for purrposes unknown Alliterationcat,purple,
6/12/2022 flirting Free versegames,romance,word play,
6/12/2022 sorry Monokuflower,love,relationship,
6/12/2022 it's complicated Free verseconfusion,games,irony,rel
6/11/2022 WHAT MAKES A MAN Free verseinspirational,integrity,m
6/11/2022 OUR DOMAIN TO RULE OVER Free verseangst,confidence,introspe
6/9/2022 YOU ARE AMAZING Free verseappreciation,integrity,tr
6/9/2022 OUT OF REACH Free verseabuse,bullying,loneliness
6/8/2022 IN A BLUR Free verseanxiety,confusion,feeling
6/8/2022 THE RITUAL Free versechild,father,love,sleep,
6/8/2022 IN A SKY OF COBALT BLUE Free versemoon,nature,sky,
6/8/2022 NO WORRIES Shapeintegrity,peace,relations
6/8/2022 TIME WILL COME Free verseanxiety,fear,future,intro
6/8/2022 the good night kiss Free versegood night,kiss,longing,m
6/8/2022 let's try without the games Free versechange,forgiveness,games,
6/6/2022 PERFECT BUBBLE Free verseappreciation,happiness,lo
6/6/2022 sidelines Free versefuture,life,time,
6/6/2022 WITHHOLDING Free versedark,heart,love,silence,
6/6/2022 to purr with adoration Free verseappreciation,love,romance
6/6/2022 purred with adoration Free verseheart,longing,love,moon,r
6/6/2022 how could it not Free verseheart,longing,love,moon,r
6/5/2022 THE MOON IN JUNE Free verselonging,love,moon,night,
6/2/2022 SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE Free versegrief,lost love,
6/1/2022 conflicted Free versedream,future,longing,
5/30/2022 ALONE I WALK Free versegrief,loneliness,longing,
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5/30/2022 WHEN I THINK OF YOU Rhymegod,longing,love,surreal,
5/30/2022 transmogrified Free verseappreciation,identity,lov
5/29/2022 THE MANY WAYS Free versefeelings,heart,integrity,
5/29/2022 sweet nothing with a bow on it Free verseage,body,love,sweet,
5/28/2022 a sweet morning Monokulove,morning,romantic,sun
5/28/2022 BENEATH THE CALM Free versefear,introspection,peace,
5/28/2022 it occurred to me Free verseage,girl,innocence,time,y
5/28/2022 at a crossroad Free verselife,longing,youth,
5/27/2022 reminding me Haikuappreciation,hope,innocen
5/25/2022 TAKE ME TO THE DEPTHS Free versedream,hope,longing,love,s
5/25/2022 THE COLOUR OF YOUR POETRY Free versecolor,heart,longing,love,
5/25/2022 SURMISE Free versefeelings,heart,longing,wo
5/24/2022 reading Senryusilence,together,
5/24/2022 red Haikuflower,spring,sun,uplifti
5/23/2022 Sofia Free verseage,beauty,girl,happiness
5/23/2022 age of innocence and bliss Free verseage,betrayal,childhood,lo
5/23/2022 the world in a drop Free verseappreciation,judgement,up
5/21/2022 sensory overload Free versedesire,longing,passion,se
5/21/2022 NOT QUITE NOTHING Free versedeath,dream,grief,home,lo
5/20/2022 A MERE QUIVER Free verselonging,love,moon,night,
5/17/2022 THIS WAS IT Free verseappreciation,death,farewe
5/17/2022 MUCH TO SAY Rhymedesire,longing,love,silen
5/12/2022 SILENCE WITHIN Free verseloneliness,silence,solitu
5/12/2022 THE DOOR BETWEEN US Rhymelove,time,
5/11/2022 'round the bonfire Haikuappreciation,summer,time,
5/11/2022 IN THE END Free verselove,meaningful,mystery,s
5/10/2022 LOVE IN THE WEST WING Free verseconflict,longing,love,
5/9/2022 I DIE A LITTLE WITH EACH GOODBYE Free versedeath,goodbye,heart,longi
5/7/2022 ALL TALK Free verseheart,loneliness,love,rel
5/6/2022 JOURNEY'S END Free versedeath,introspection,journ
5/5/2022 ON TURNING AWAY Free verseadventure,introspection,j
5/3/2022 WHAT'S LEFT UNSAID Free versegrief,loneliness,longing,
5/3/2022 ECHOES INSIDE MY HEAD Lyricloneliness,longing,lost l
5/3/2022 IN THE MIRROR OF LIFE Free verseintegrity,introspection,l
5/3/2022 LAST SUNSET OVER PEBBLE BEACH Free versebeach,longing,lost love,m
5/2/2022 SEA OF CHAOS Free versefantasy,tribute,
4/28/2022 THAN LIFE ITSELF Free verselife,memory,time,
4/27/2022 KISS UPON MY LIPS Free versedark,kiss,music,silence,
4/26/2022 GENTLY SWAY Free versedance,grief,heartbroken,t
4/26/2022 CRACKS AND BRUISES Free verseanxiety,dark,heart,streng
4/25/2022 NO PLACE TO HIDE Free verseconflict,courage,grief,ho
4/25/2022 MOONLESS NIGHTS Free verseanxiety,dark,mystery,nigh
4/23/2022 AT LEAST TRY Free versegrief,lost love,love,rela
4/20/2022 TURMOIL AT MY DOORSTEP Free versegrief,introspection,lost
4/20/2022 AMONG WIDOWS Free versecare,confidence,grief,per
4/20/2022 CHARADES OF LOVE Free verselonging,love,moon,
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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
The silence of my goodbye Free verseheartbreak,loss,pain,
NEVER GOING TO DRAG ME DOWN Rhymeinspiration,
pun with eggs Rhymefun,humor,
Can I have a delivery please Rhymefun,
The Song of a Blind Man Balladfriendship,music,
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
Funny Sexy Me Rhymesexy,
Rainy Morning Light Verserain,
She loves and needs seven Quatrainmath,mental illness,
May the road never end Free versecute,nature,
It is Written in a Star Concretehistory,love,peace,
Haiku to Heaven Haikugod,heaven,love,truth,
Upon Awakening Free verseappreciation,beauty,
A Nook and a Storybook Quatrainadventure,best friend,boo
Imagine, After Forever Acrosticlost,memory,
A Puppy named 'Pig' N A Puddle Light Versedog,fear,humorous,
Particularly Monokubeautiful,giving,love,
My Perfect Day Rhymeday,death,son,
I am strong Free versecharacter,confidence,disc
Centurion of Stone Personificationfantasy,
Indian Ink Dramatic Verseabuse,autumn,death,deep,f
Sardines Imagismfish,imagery,journey,life
She touched the water Free versemuse,
For Darren Free versefriendship,health,metapho
To Speak Of Women Free verseappreciation,love,relatio
FLYING Questionkuprayer,
Subtle Sounds Blank versebeauty,feelings,inspirati
The Beauty of a Butterfly Concretebutterfly,care,celebratio
Cynrosa Free verseconfusion,dream,imaginati
The Zen of Water and Sky Rhymenature,peace,
We are Lovers Free verselove,relationship,
Creation Free versebeauty,
So Glad They Are Back Haikuenvironment,fairy,silence
Hot Chocolate, Coffee and Tea Concretesilly,
My Favorite Christmas Memory Coupletchristmas,mom,mother daug
Goodbye Darling Peter Pan Rhymechange,growing up,love,mi
Ellen's Frame Rhymefate,
of ghosts and relationships Free versebereavement,
View from the prism of 'ism' Monorhymesatire,society,truth,word
Summer Love Sonnet Sonnetappreciation,nature,summe
A Symphony of Summer Rhymelove,passion,storm,summer
Fear Not, Death Iambic Pentameterallegory,death,faith,fear
Toddler Tea Free versebaby,children,kids,humor,
my ''KARMA'' Rhymelife,
Understanding Free verselife,
Memories of Her Rhymegrandmother,remember,
Stargazing Reflections Haikuemotions,introspection,li
Elizabeth II Rhyme Royalchildren,dedication,engla
haiku Haikutree,
Dark Wings Free versedance,metaphor,passion,se
Anno Limerickmusic
Poem to Self in Passing Rhymebirth,death,sea,
Love, The Exit Strategy Prose Poetryangel,death,god,
My Window Quatrainage,faith,peace,
Bird of Prey Ekphrasisbird,imagery,
a poet cries real tears Free versechange,
Assuming My Role in the Diorama Rhymeangst,conflict,day,fantas
Caress my Soul Free versebeautiful,cute love,love,
That Old House at the End of the Road Couplethouse,ocean,
Billies Brothers Limerickbrother,mother,old,techno
This Path Rhymelife,
Googling Cats Rhymecat,fun,
Until You Return Free verselove,missing you,relation
My Opinion on Religion Take 9 Free verseconfidence,deep,devotion,
The Jerusalem War Between Boys Free verseanger,arabic,conflict,gos
One Regret Sonnetintrospection,life,
Mysteries: Monoku 3 Monokuearth,mystery,
An Angel Blank verseangel,angst,bereavement,e
November Rain Verseloneliness,sad love,
Mothers Hear Free verseemotions,family,feelings,
Drinks with her maj Limericksilly,
Advice Not From Your Mother Free verse10th grade,12th grade,app
As if she rose with the sun Chokadeath of a friend,lonelin
love the unlovable Free versechildhood,growth,how i fe
Diosa Del Amor Rhymebeauty,fantasy,love,lust,
To All the Pens I've Lost Before Lyrichumor,
A Man Called Leo Quatrainanxiety,emotions,father s
Night Free versenight,weather,
Endlessly Haikudevotion,time,
Frosted Panes Quatrainsea,winter,
The Weathered Years Sonnetlife,
Dear Santa I want a batmobile Rhymechild,christmas,
The Stone Rhymerelationship,
RENAISSANCE WOMAN I do not know?passion,
Love Letter Rhymechildhood,crush,cute love
Who is Who Rhymeconfusion,giggle,identity
Weep Not for Sins That Are Long Past Sonnethope,inspiration,
Coffee Rhymefunny,
The Hot Brazilian Rhymeabsence,confusion,feeling
A Blank Page Awaits Rhymeart,poetry,writing,
A Lonely Silver Ribbon Rhymechristmas,loneliness,lone
See You When You Get There Free verseheaven,
My God Rhymesea,water,
It's Christmas Time Again Rhymechristmas,sister,suicide,
Cleaning out your room Free versegoodbye,loss,
Summer Camp Souvenirs Light Versechildhood,humorous,parent
DIVINITY Bioamerica,anger,bangla,bask
Stand Closer To the Mirror Free verseage,anxiety,appreciation,
A BLIND MAN'S PATH Free verseintrospection,
Mirror to the past Free verseangst,child abuse,memory,

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