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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

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Finished judging contest WHY WOULD YOUR SELF EXPRESSION MATTER TO OTHERS
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Finished judging contest I WISH I HAD THE BALLS TO TELL THEM HOW I REALLY FELT
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READS LIKE MUSIC - haibun look
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Haiku Conference Notes re HAIKU FORM
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CALL FOR COLLABORATIVE BOOK PROJECT- WELCOMING COMMENTS & SUGGESTIONS
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Missed Opportunity?
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ITS or IT'S
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Haiku Poetry Meet Up
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ADVICE TO NEW POETS
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DOUBLE ACROSTIC - SPECIFIC FORM NAME?
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STUNNERS contest
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Six month anniversary !
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Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
1/18/2019 IT'S NO BIG DEAL Free verseage,humor,love,perspectiv
1/17/2019 BE STILL MY HEART Free versedesire,hope,lonely,longin
1/17/2019 CANADA'S OWN GENIE Free versecelebrity,clothes,fashion
1/17/2019 NAUGHTY Limerickfood,health,
1/17/2019 THE GIFT Monorhymeappreciation,sweet,togeth
1/17/2019 SHOPPING Free versebeautiful,fantasy,fashion
1/17/2019 CLUTTER Free verseheart,home,inspiration,pe
1/17/2019 NUTS OVER A COCONUT Limerickfun,love,nonsense,silly,t
1/17/2019 GRACE -DH Diminished Hexaverseintegrity,sweet,uplifting
1/17/2019 FLYING DOWN THE HIGHWAY Free verseappreciation,farm,father,
1/17/2019 FIGURING IT OUT Free verseintrospection,irony,judge
1/16/2019 COME THE NIGHT Villanelledesire,longing,night,pass
1/16/2019 SECOND CHANCE Free versechange,forgiveness,growin
1/16/2019 PURPLE KISSES Rhymeflower,fun,nature,peace,s
1/12/2019 MEANINGLESS WITHOUT YOU Villanellegrief,introspection,lonel
1/12/2019 KERMIT AND MISS PIGGY Clerihewlove,passion,relationship
1/12/2019 RAVENOUS WANDERER Bioart,freedom,journey,passi
1/12/2019 LOTUS Haikuflower,nature,peace,river
1/12/2019 SLEEPLESS Free versenight,sleep,solitude,
1/11/2019 THE KEPT WOMAN Free versebetrayal,fantasy,freedom,
1/11/2019 MOVING OUT Free versechange,courage,desire,fre
1/11/2019 PILLS Free versecaregiving,encouraging,si
1/11/2019 GREED Free verselife,money,poverty,
1/11/2019 IN THE SILENCE Free verseangst,death,night,silence
1/11/2019 ADRIFT Free verseangst,anxiety,change,conf
1/11/2019 BEHIND THAT EVERYDAY SMILE Free verseangst,anxiety,cheer up,da
1/10/2019 MOONEY CHRISTMAS Free verseage,cat,christmas,death,r
1/10/2019 THE MOUNTAIN Senryumountains,nature,sound,
1/10/2019 HOW LONG AGO IT SEEMS Free verseappreciation,freedom,joy,
1/10/2019 MONEY Free versemoney,mystery,people,soci
1/10/2019 SUBLIME Free verseappreciation,art,self,sol
1/10/2019 NO FRED ASTAIRE Monorhymecrazy,life,money,nonsense
1/10/2019 EIGHTEEN AND DANGEROUS Free versefreedom,future,growing up
1/10/2019 CATCHING UP Free verseangst,appreciation,dream,
1/10/2019 WIDE-EYED Rhymebaby,future,girl,innocenc
1/10/2019 LIKE MAGIC Free verseappreciation,growing up,i
1/9/2019 SNOWFLAKES DANCE Free versebeautiful,dance,night,sno
1/9/2019 THINK TWICE Monokudesire,encouraging,intros
1/9/2019 HIGHSCHOOL CRUSH Rhymecrush,cute love,dance,fir
1/9/2019 BUZZARDS AND FLAMINGOS Monorhymefantasy,sun,travel,uplift
1/9/2019 DAILY DOSE OF LEGALESE Limerickfun,silly,youth,
1/8/2019 MOONLIT PRAYERS Sonnetdeath,fate,longing,lost l
1/8/2019 INTO THE WOODS Rhymeevil,girl,god,mystery,nat
1/8/2019 POLKA DOTS Monorhymecute,fantasy,nonsense,sil
1/7/2019 IT'S THEM OR US Sonnetangst,anxiety,conflict,de
1/7/2019 MY FRIEND, MY LOVE Free verseadventure,appreciation,fr
1/7/2019 THE BLUE CLUB Free verseblue,celebrity,desire,par
1/6/2019 THE SHAPE OF BITTERSWEET Sonnetbetrayal,destiny,fate,ins
1/6/2019 GIVE ME A MINUTE Free verseconflict,forgiveness,frie
1/6/2019 CAREFUL Free verseangst,anxiety,confidence,
1/5/2019 IF I HAD A SECRET LIFE Free versedream,fantasy,imagination
1/5/2019 PEEPING THROUGH THE KEYHOLE Free verseangst,word play,
1/5/2019 LIFE IS BUT A CIRCUS Rhymefun,games,life,
1/5/2019 WINTER WINDS Limerickangst,snow,storm,wind,win
1/4/2019 UMBRA OF NIGHT Rhymeangst,anxiety,confusion,d
1/4/2019 SILK DRUMS Free versedance,life,night,passion,
1/4/2019 HAUNTING SOUL MUSIC Fibonaccibeautiful,magic,music,spi
1/4/2019 A STAR IN HIS OWN MIND Limerickdance,silly,star,
1/4/2019 TOO QUIET Limerickcat,lonely,longing,mornin
1/3/2019 READ ME Free versefriendship love,growth,lo
1/3/2019 FAIR TRADE Free verseangst,anxiety,freedom,lon
1/1/2019 AND SO IT BEGINS Free versedestiny,emotions,fun,game
12/31/2018 JANUARY Acrosticfun,january,snow,upliftin
12/30/2018 TRAVEL IN STYLE Limerickhusband,money,silly,vacat
12/30/2018 SLEEPING VOLCANO Free verseangst,beautiful,inspirati
12/30/2018 MISERY Free versedesire,happy,life,peace,p
12/30/2018 THIS YEAR Monokudedication,desire,future,
12/29/2018 QUIRKY BRAIN WAVES Free verseangst,anxiety,depression,
12/29/2018 HAPPY NEW YEAR Monokuconfidence,dream,integrit
12/29/2018 MIND'S ALTITUDE Rhymedream,fear,hope,inspirati
12/29/2018 THE BLUE OF YOURS Free versedream,hurt,longing,lost l
12/27/2018 TIPTOE IN THE NIGHT Free versedark,fantasy,innocence,me
12/27/2018 THE MAN HE USED TO BE Free verseage,death,hope,life,nosta
12/27/2018 UP TO SPEED Rhymecute,funny,innocence,nurs
12/27/2018 DREAMING Free versecare,change,desire,dream,
12/27/2018 A WHOLE 360 Rhymechange,loss,moving on,tim
12/27/2018 RACY TWOSOME Limerickfun,games,lust,silly,
12/26/2018 WINTER SHADOWS Free verseangst,animal,anxiety,free
12/26/2018 WINTER SUN Free versecolor,encouraging,longing
12/26/2018 SUNNY GLITTER Free versecheer up,color,longing,su
12/26/2018 DRIFTING Free versegarden,introspection,peac
12/26/2018 I DREAMT Free verseadventure,butterfly,dream
12/26/2018 TIC TOC Free verseanxiety,christmas,hope,ti
12/25/2018 THE LAST LINE Monokudream,introspection,life,
12/24/2018 A REMINDER TO CHECK BLOGS Free versechristmas,
12/23/2018 TIME OF OUR LIFE Free verseautumn,nostalgia,rain,rom
12/23/2018 LEND AN EAR Rhymeage,loneliness,old,silenc
12/22/2018 PERSPECTIVE Monokucharacter,confidence,cour
12/22/2018 SOMETHING BIGGER THAN MYSELF Free versecare,encouraging,upliftin
12/21/2018 LIGHTHOUSE Free versenight,trust,
12/21/2018 THE RICH MAN Free verseappreciation,character,he
12/21/2018 RING IN THE NEW YEAR Lyricchange,desire,dream,hope,
12/21/2018 TINSEL Haikubeautiful,christmas,holid
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12/19/2018 WHAT DEFINES ME Free versecare,creation,inspiration
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pun with eggs Rhymefun,humor,
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Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
It is Written in a Star Concretehistory,love,peace,
Hot Chocolate, Coffee and Tea Concretesilly,
Anno Limerickmusic
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Creation Free versebeauty,
of ghosts and relationships Free versebereavement,
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Coffee Rhymefunny,
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Indian Ink Dramatic Verseabuse,autumn,death,deep,f
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The Tale Of Fairies Narrativefairy,children,joy,
Talking Trash Prose Poetryretirement,me,me,
Reverie of Wonder Free verseappreciation,creation,lif
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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,emotions,
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,
I Imagined Him as a Child Dramatic Verseforgiveness,moving on,pai
Moonlit Peace Sonnetintrospection,
She loves and needs seven Quatrainmath,mental illness,
Upon Awakening Free verseappreciation,beauty,
My Perfect Day Rhymeday,death,son,
My Favorite Christmas Memory Coupletchristmas,mom,mother daug
a poet cries real tears Free versechange,
As if she rose with the sun Chokadeath of a friend,lonelin
A Lonely Silver Ribbon Rhymechristmas,loneliness,lone
He Was A Gentle Soul Rhymedeath,for him,
Sweet Ghost Valentine Coupletlost love,love,me,music,o
Alien Abduction Blank versefantasy,imagination,sexy,
Night Free versenight,weather,
Flirty Sunflowers Haikuflower,kiss,sun,
Breath of Love Trioletdeath,love,
Dusk Quatrainbeauty,imagery,nature,nig
Born In A Shack Rubaiyatbeauty,dedication,fantasy
Subtle Sounds Blank versebeauty,feelings,inspirati
Dandelion Dreams Blank versebeauty,day,imagery,nature
Callused Fingers Blank versebeauty,emotions,feelings,
An Angel Blank verseangel,angst,bereavement,e
Brume Free versechange,perspective,relati
Beautiful Scars Rhymegrief,
One Regret Sonnetintrospection,life,
The Lovers Rhymelove,passion,sea,sky,
A Nook and a Storybook Quatrainadventure,best friend,boo
Perhaps Monokusad,wife,
Stand Closer To the Mirror Free verseage,anxiety,appreciation,
The Unicorn Rhymefantasy,
When You're Gone Free versefarewell,grief,sad,
Rain Song Rhymechildren,love,music,my ch
A Puppy named 'Pig' N A Puddle Light Versedog,fear,humorous,
Shasta Daisy Haikuflower,nature,
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,
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
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