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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.

 

 

 

 


How exciting !


Blog Posted:6/4/2018 1:35:00 PM

I just had a quick initial read at the first 16 contest entries for the COLLABORATIVE BOOK aka Tips for Modern Poetry to Budding Poets of All Ages Contest - I asked for variety, oiriginal ideas and quality... I got it !

I need to do a second reading before starting to rank but what an awesome start !!

Thanks to all of you who have already submitting...

And to those who are finetuning their drafts or thinking of submitting, there is time left so sharpen those pencils.

Thanks again,

Line xx

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Date: 6/8/2018 12:41:00 PM
Dear Lin....I wish you good luck with this endeavor. :) I don't usually write for contests, and when I clicked on your contest page, I saw that it was more than just entering a poem. It seems a little detailed to me, but I'm glad you have gotten participants that you deem worthy. All the best. hugs
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Date: 6/8/2018 3:00:00 PM
Thanks for your interest and support, Eileen.
Date: 6/5/2018 3:41:00 PM
I appreciate your efforts and the love you share with us all!
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Date: 6/5/2018 6:56:00 PM
Thank you so much, Timothy. What a wonderful thing to say.
Date: 6/5/2018 7:28:00 AM
Line, I initially thought it would be so time consuming but it was not, I wrote mine over the course of a few days, and whether it places or not, I just loved writing it, and if it helps even one new poet or even an old poet then that is happiness for me.... we must share the gifts we have or they have no value ~
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Date: 6/5/2018 2:28:00 PM
Thank you so much, BW. When we speak from the heart it's never a chore. I was asking for a lot of specifics. Thank goodness because that preplanning is making my job so much easier now! I've spent most of today reviewing my first 16 entries. They are fabulous, all the more reason for my developing my elaborate marking system based on effort more than knowledge per se. The whole idea is to showcase variety.
Date: 6/4/2018 5:44:00 PM
Line, I read a few too, which were so outstanding. How can we even improve upon what they said??
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Date: 6/4/2018 8:19:00 PM
It's all about being personal and shining through your uniqueness. Line xx

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
6/18/2018 DIGGING DIRT Haikugarden,insect,work,
6/18/2018 2018 WORLD CUP Free versefun,games,soccer,sports,t
6/18/2018 VENTRILOQUISTS Free verseappreciation,celebrity,cu
6/18/2018 OUR LAST DUET Lyriccaregiving,death,heartbro
6/18/2018 JOHN Haikuangst,celebrity,introspec
6/18/2018 MOM Senryuappreciation,celebrity,cl
6/18/2018 TROUSSEAU Senryuhome,hope,longing,love,pr
6/18/2018 SPA Senryuchange,color,family,fathe
6/18/2018 DISTANT SHORES Sonnetanxiety,hope,love,passion
6/18/2018 THE DEATH POSE Versedark,death,peace,silence,
6/17/2018 PEARL Haikulonging,loss,meaningful,n
6/17/2018 UMBRELLAS Haikunovember,people,rain,time
6/17/2018 IRONING Haikuclothes,home,nature,sound
6/17/2018 RAINY WEEKEND Haikufamily,food,fun,growing u
6/17/2018 DIRTY Haikuadventure,home,silence,
6/17/2018 PET ROCKS Haikuanimal,growing up,summer,
6/17/2018 TROLL Haikucolor,growing up,upliftin
6/16/2018 TRUTH SEEKER Rhymeconfusion,integrity,longi
6/16/2018 ME 13 Free verselust,music,romance,sensua
6/15/2018 OLD SPICE Senryumen,night,romantic,sweet,
6/15/2018 TOOTH Haikumountains,pain,
6/15/2018 CHOPPING Haikuautumn,bird,sun,work,
6/15/2018 APRON Haikufun,girl,growing up,pride
6/15/2018 TOY PIANO Haikuchildhood,color,music,
6/15/2018 CHERRY Haikuappreciation,chocolate,pr
6/15/2018 CIGARETTES Haikucandy,fun,growing up,yout
6/15/2018 ETCH Haikufun,growing up,sun,youth,
6/15/2018 VANIER PARKWAY Rhymeappreciation,fantasy,insp
6/15/2018 JUNETEENTH Acrosticamerica,angst,black afric
6/14/2018 KNITTING Haikucolor,music,pride,
6/14/2018 COLD BREEZE Haikuwind,winter,
6/14/2018 BAKED BEANS Haikuappreciation,autumn,food,
6/14/2018 DARKENING Haikuappreciation,dark,rain,ti
6/14/2018 FISHING Haikudream,fishing,nature,time
6/14/2018 BAMBOO WIND CHIMES Haikuinsect,music,nature,sound
6/14/2018 OUR HOUSE Haikuhouse,nature,pride,
6/14/2018 TIME IS ALL Free verseappreciation,freedom,intr
6/14/2018 ANGELIC HARP IN THE RAIN Quatrainangel,corruption,hope,lov
6/14/2018 SUMMER FUN Free verseappreciation,freedom,fun,
6/13/2018 WHITE Haikulove,music,sexy,
6/13/2018 TEMPTATIONS Haikufather,life,music,song,wa
6/13/2018 NANCY Senryuclothes,fashion,song,
6/13/2018 WALK Haikusong,
6/13/2018 SWEET Haikumusic,rain,sweet,upliftin
6/13/2018 FRANK Haikufreedom,home,music,pride,
6/13/2018 SLY Haikufun,music,summer,sweet,
6/13/2018 JOHNNY Haikumusic,time,together,weddi
6/13/2018 HEY Haikuhome,music,uplifting,
6/13/2018 PATSY Haikulonging,love,missing you,
6/12/2018 HOPSCOTCH Haikuchildhood,friend,fun,game
6/12/2018 KOOL AID Haikufun,funny,growing up,purp
6/12/2018 HULA Haikuchildhood,food,fun,games,
6/12/2018 HOT WHEELS Haikuboy,car,childhood,fun,gam
6/12/2018 BARBIES Haikufriend,fun,games,girl,you
6/12/2018 BARREL OF MONKEYS Haikuchildhood,games,
6/12/2018 MOON WHISPERS Trioletabsence,beauty,longing,lo
6/12/2018 WHY ARE THERE STARS Free versefantasy,good night,grandm
6/12/2018 POEM OF POEMS Free versefantasy,history,hope,insp
6/12/2018 ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART Free versebreak up,heartbroken,lost
6/11/2018 A LONER Haikuanimal,night,sky,sound,st
6/11/2018 RED FLAG Haikusimple,
6/11/2018 RED GERANIUM Haikuflower,red,spring,sunset,
6/11/2018 LAWN CHAIRS Haikucelebration,family,fun,pe
6/11/2018 SIX LOADS Senryufamily,hair,money,pride,w
6/11/2018 RED POLISH Senryugarden,mother daughter,re
6/11/2018 LARGE BRIM Haikuappreciation,car,clothes,
6/11/2018 BLUEBERRY SHRUBS Haikuanimal,fruit,nature,
6/11/2018 PARK SWING Haikuchild,childhood,fun,uplif
6/11/2018 COLORED SHEETS Haikucolor,freedom,home,nature
6/10/2018 DOWNSIZING Senryubird,change,moving on,wor
6/10/2018 SILVER MAPLES Haikuappreciation,longing,natu
6/10/2018 RHUBARB Haikufood,grave,sunset,
6/10/2018 1967 Haikunostalgia,time,
6/10/2018 UNMENDED Free verseabuse,boy,bullying,growin
6/10/2018 HOLLOW, THERE BUT SO DISTANT Free verseabsence,heart,introspecti
6/10/2018 POET, MY FRIEND Monorhymeappreciation,devotion,enc
6/9/2018 LONG LEGS Haikuhome,insect,nature,
6/9/2018 LEMONADE Haikudog,people,sleep,
6/9/2018 BUTTERCUPS Haikuflower,water,
6/9/2018 COUNTRY MORNING Haikugrowing up,morning,school
6/9/2018 BUNNIES Haikuanimal,chocolate,easter,f
6/9/2018 DAY TRIP Senryuadventure,life,morning,ti
6/9/2018 HUMAN SENSORIUM Monorhymeadventure,dream,fantasy,f
6/9/2018 WANDERLUST Versedream,fantasy,moon,night,
6/9/2018 RECURRING VISIT Free versedream,spiritual,surreal,u
6/9/2018 EMPTY AS THE HOURGLASS SHATTERS Rhymedeath,loss,relationship,s
6/8/2018 CLOVER FIELDS Haikumorning,nature,summer,
6/8/2018 WINDOW Haikuappreciation,spring,uplif
6/8/2018 THUNDERSTORM Haikufun,perspective,storm,
6/8/2018 DANDELIONS Haikuchildren,flower,nature,si
6/8/2018 TRILLIUMS Haikuanimal,flower,nature,simp
6/8/2018 LIES Free verseintegrity,introspection,j
6/8/2018 THE TALE OF PRINCE AARON Free verseadventure,child,fantasy,h
6/8/2018 AFTERNOON DELIGHT Haibunchild,grandmother,home,ra
6/8/2018 SWEET IS SURRENDER Free versefreedom,home,peace,
6/8/2018 THE GRISTMILL Free versefamily,father,food,nostal
6/7/2018 LAST SNOW Haikuchildren,school,snow,spri
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Fav Poems

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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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