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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 am a member of Haiku Canada and have had haiku published.

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

P.S. My name is pronounced Lynn.

 

 

 

 


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

My Past Blog Posts

 
Finished judging contest HOW PRECIOUS LIFE IS
Date Posted: 10/15/2018 6:40:00 PM
Finished judging contest WHY WOULD YOUR SELF EXPRESSION MATTER TO OTHERS
Date Posted: 10/4/2018 2:39:00 PM
Support from new PS friends
Date Posted: 8/28/2018 2:30:00 PM
NEW FORM ?
Date Posted: 8/26/2018 11:06:00 AM
POETRY FORMS INVENTED HERE ON PS
Date Posted: 8/21/2018 8:02:00 AM
Finished judging contest I WISH I HAD THE BALLS TO TELL THEM HOW I REALLY FELT
Date Posted: 8/13/2018 9:41:00 PM
READS LIKE MUSIC - haibun look
Date Posted: 8/5/2018 7:22:00 AM
Judging completed for TIPS FOR MODERN POETRY TO BUDDING POETS OF ALL AGES
Date Posted: 7/4/2018 2:56:00 PM
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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
10/16/2018 HOW THINGS CHANGE Free verseage,home,old,
10/16/2018 UNSWEETENED MAIDEN Limerickconfidence,dedication,des
10/16/2018 SIXTEEN PET TURTLES Limerickanimal,fun,green,nonsense
10/16/2018 PROMISES Free versedeath,forgiveness,grief,h
10/16/2018 ONE MINUTE Free versecheer up,peace,perspectiv
10/16/2018 SUNDAY TREAT Shapecelebration,desire,food,f
10/15/2018 INTO THE LIGHT OF TRUST Free verseangst,death,destiny,myste
10/15/2018 BEFORE YOU GO Free versechild,leaving,life,loss,l
10/15/2018 GREED THE GAME Free verseabuse,bullying,games,mone
10/15/2018 SUSPENDED IN MOTION Free versedance,encouraging,enduran
10/15/2018 RECAST THE DAY Free verseadventure,day,fun,joy,sun
10/15/2018 RECHARGING Free verseanxiety,image,life,night,
10/15/2018 SILENCEFUL Free verseappreciation,fantasy,hear
10/15/2018 GATEKEEPER Free verseheart,introspection,self,
10/15/2018 A SUN THAT NEVER SETS Free versecolor,dance,dream,joy,sum
10/15/2018 UNINVITED Free verseanxiety,confusion,dark,ho
10/14/2018 EUREKA Senryuchange,future,success,
10/14/2018 A LONE STAR Haikunature,night,sky,star,win
10/14/2018 ONE FINGER Senryuencouraging,relationship,
10/14/2018 EASING Senryuchange,life,time,
10/14/2018 IN THE NIGHT Senryubody,death,health,life,
10/14/2018 A PORTRAIT Haikuart,creation,life,
10/14/2018 SOAR Monorhymetrue love,
10/13/2018 LEAVE SOME MYSTERY Free verseangst,anxiety,conflict,st
10/13/2018 SOUL BONDS Free versefriendship love,heart,int
10/13/2018 CELTIC SERENITY Haikubeautiful,fantasy,green,i
10/13/2018 BARTOLOMEO Free versecelebrity,creation,histor
10/13/2018 IMAGINE Free versecelebrity,death,imaginati
10/13/2018 FLECKS Free verseappreciation,art,beautifu
10/13/2018 STRESS Free verseintrospection,life,perspe
10/12/2018 THE CATERPILLAR WHO REFUSED TO DIE Free versedeath,desire,destiny,life
10/12/2018 NIGHT FALL Rhymeautumn,change,nature,nigh
10/12/2018 SPA DAY Free verseappreciation,care,joy,sen
10/11/2018 BY YOUR SIDE Free verseangst,emotions,encouragin
10/11/2018 TIME STANDS STILL Free verseautumn,dark,life,nature,s
10/11/2018 DEWDROPS Haikuflower,morning,nature,sum
10/11/2018 BEYOND THE FOG Free versefuture,introspection,soli
10/11/2018 UNDER THE STAR ABOVE Free verseappreciation,hope,night,n
10/11/2018 MISO Free verselife,people,time,
10/11/2018 CHERISHED MEMORIES Free verseappreciation,heart,longin
10/11/2018 BEYOND THE FOG Free verseangst,journey,moving on,m
10/11/2018 SOMETIMES Free versecaregiving,emotions,grief
10/11/2018 MOONLIT Free versedream,fairy,garden,moon,s
10/10/2018 HEARTWARMING Senryucaregiving,heart,integrit
10/10/2018 SIXTIES Senryuage,growing up,memory,nos
10/10/2018 GERANIUMS Haikuflower,garden,love,nature
10/10/2018 LILAC Senryuappreciation,color,flower
10/10/2018 CReAtiVe CoNForMiTy Free versecreation,integrity,intros
10/10/2018 WHY NOT Free verseculture,death,fear,scary,
10/10/2018 CHRISTMAS COME EARLY Free verseanxiety,appreciation,chri
10/10/2018 IT'S NOT FAIR Free verseangst,god,hope,mother,pra
10/10/2018 WHEELS Senryuangst,future,imagination,
10/10/2018 CONVINCED Senryuappreciation,memory,nosta
10/9/2018 GASTRONOMY Senryuappreciation,celebration,
10/9/2018 WEDDING Senryuhappiness,marriage,relati
10/9/2018 FORGING Senryuencouraging,growing up,me
10/9/2018 BROKEN Senryuangst,depression,grief,he
10/9/2018 BRAINSTORMING Senryucreation,fantasy,freedom,
10/9/2018 SERENELY Senryudeath,farewell,lost love,
10/9/2018 AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY Free versecolor,creation,fun,games,
10/9/2018 PACING Senryuangst,anxiety,death,grief
10/8/2018 AFFINITY Senryuintrospection,love,peace,
10/8/2018 SINUOUS Haikuhome,memory,nostalgia,pea
10/8/2018 RED LEAVES Haikuautumn,beautiful,courage,
10/8/2018 DAD'S LESSON Free verseappreciation,character,da
10/8/2018 STREET Senryuchild,lost,poverty,youth,
10/8/2018 LIT CANDLE Haikuhome,night,surreal,wind,w
10/8/2018 HEAVY Haikunight,silence,winter,
10/8/2018 I STAND HERE Free verseart,celebration,creation,
10/8/2018 SIX-WORD COUPLET SERIES ENCORE Coupletcourage,endurance,grief,i
10/8/2018 NIGHT Haikubird,freedom,nature,sky,w
10/7/2018 INNER EAR Free verseappreciation,introspectio
10/7/2018 DAY OR DARK Senryudark,day,loneliness,night
10/7/2018 BUTTERFLY Senryubutterfly,freedom,heart,h
10/7/2018 DECLUTTERING Senryufreedom,heart,home,life,l
10/7/2018 DETERMINED Senryuangst,anxiety,emotions,gr
10/7/2018 DEPTHS Free verseangst,anxiety,dark,deep,d
10/7/2018 IN DREAMLAND Senryudream,freedom,peace,surre
10/7/2018 WAITING IT OUT Senryudark,home,winter,
10/7/2018 IN MY CROSSHAIRS Senryuperspective,
10/7/2018 SLEEPING Senryuappreciation,care,love,me
10/6/2018 BIRTHDAY WISH Senryubirthday,fear,heartbroken
10/6/2018 LAWYERS AND BUZZARDS Free verseabuse,betrayal,corruption
10/6/2018 CHRISTMAS EVE Haikuchristmas,moon,nature,nig
10/6/2018 DEAFENING THUNDER Free versehorse,sound,
10/6/2018 VENOM Senryuangst,anxiety,conflict,ho
10/6/2018 AUGUST Haikuaugust,color,nature,sky,s
10/6/2018 DREAM Senryudance,dream,light,moon,sp
10/6/2018 TWINKLING FIREFLIES Haikuinsect,light,magic,night,
10/6/2018 WINDS Senryuautumn,color,wind,
10/5/2018 YOUNGSTERS Senryuchild,color,confidence,cr
10/5/2018 WHISPERS SenryuLullaby,moon,night,peace,
10/5/2018 MIDNIGHT Haikublue,night,sky,stars,summ
10/5/2018 REPORTING Senryuanimal,heart,love,pets,sw
10/5/2018 CONVOLUTIONS Senryuangst,dark,grief,imaginat
10/5/2018 SEA OF GREENS Haikucolor,dream,fantasy,summe
10/5/2018 NOVEMBER RAINSTORM Haikuabsence,loss,november,rai
10/5/2018 BURSTS Haikucelebration,flower,nature
10/5/2018 ALL COLOR Senryucaregiving,color,fear,hea
10/5/2018 SUSPICIOUS Senryuangst,anxiety,dark,rain,

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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,
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I am strong Free versecharacter,confidence,disc
Creation Free versebeauty,
of ghosts and relationships Free versebereavement,
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The Weathered Years Sonnetlife,
Coffee Rhymefunny,
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Can I have a delivery please Rhymefun,
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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
Dark Wings 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
Moonlit Peace Sonnetintrospection,
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,
A Stone's Throw Rhymeanger,feelings,life,water
Picture Of Painted Pain Rhymecry,death,heartbroken,mot
Dance of the Firebird Free versebeautiful,dance,sensual,
The Life Of Death Blank versedeath,life,
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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