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**I am English and began writing poetry at the turn of this century.My early interest was in short forms,.I created and promoted quite a few here on PS (perhaps my best known is the Footle).With encouragement from a member here I moved onto to longer forms,publishing my poetry in print,blog ,and twitter .I came to conclude that all poetry is structured prose and remains a work in progress until recited aloud, (the apex of our art form) when a unique experience 'an as is moment' occurs between voice and ear, much the same as the experience that happens when viewing a work of art

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I follow closely PS sponsor guidelines in judging entries firstly on initial read to determine if entry  advances to second round.Entry is then read again to determine final placings of the poems that have appealed(communed) to me.

I do not 'judge' whether a poem conforms to its labelled form.The 'poetics' of the poem is the only thing which counts,whether one line or twenty.

Each read 'read' is  thus a unique  'as is ' happening between me and the poet and this 'communion' is the basis of my 'judgement' ,and why I accept re-entries from mine and others earlier PS contests.

The  poetry entered in my contest is the only place I read poems on PS and thus have no knowledge of the author of any  entry to my contest at the time of the read.

There are no prizes in my contests ,just podiums and placings as appropriate.

Only when I check the 'Contest Winners/Status link do I find out who authored the 'winning 'and placed poems.

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POET OF THE MONTH August


Blog Posted:8/9/2018 1:23:00 PM

Tom O Bedlam, not so much a poet, but the enigmatic 'poetic ' voice behind the manifold recitations  of poetry on youtube Spoken verse at this link

 

https://m.youtube.com/user/SpokenVerse

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My Past Blog Posts

 
POETRY QUOTE OF THE MONTH August
Date Posted: 8/14/2018 1:02:00 AM
A SPIN OFF from Savannah's blog below
Date Posted: 8/13/2018 11:08:00 AM
POET OF THE MONTH August
Date Posted: 8/9/2018 1:23:00 PM
POEM OF THE MONTH August
Date Posted: 8/5/2018 1:40:00 AM
MONTHLY MUSE August
Date Posted: 8/1/2018 12:58:00 AM
A POEM OF THE MONTH July
Date Posted: 7/26/2018 10:44:00 AM
POETRY a quote for the month July
Date Posted: 7/24/2018 4:56:00 AM
POETRY FORM for July
Date Posted: 7/23/2018 6:38:00 AM
A POET OF THE MONTH july
Date Posted: 7/21/2018 12:38:00 AM
MONTHLY MUSE -July
Date Posted: 7/18/2018 3:58:00 AM
POETIC PREFERENCES 12 of 12
Date Posted: 7/15/2018 1:09:00 AM
POETIC PREFERENCES 11 of 12
Date Posted: 7/14/2018 3:02:00 AM
POETIC PREFERENCES 10 of 12
Date Posted: 7/12/2018 12:48:00 AM
POETIC PREFERENCES 9D of 12
Date Posted: 7/11/2018 12:40:00 AM
POETIC PREFERENCES 9C of 12
Date Posted: 7/10/2018 2:32:00 AM
POETIC PREFERENCES 9B of 12
Date Posted: 7/9/2018 12:31:00 AM
POETIC PREFERENCES 9A of 12
Date Posted: 7/8/2018 2:49:00 AM
POETIC PREFERENCES 8 of 12
Date Posted: 7/7/2018 12:52:00 AM
POETIC PREFERENCES 7 of 12
Date Posted: 7/6/2018 3:12:00 AM
POETIC PREFERENCES 6 of 12
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POETIC PREFERENCES 5 of 12
Date Posted: 7/4/2018 3:17:00 AM
POETIC PREFERENCES 4 of 12
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POETIC PREFERENCES 3B of 12
Date Posted: 7/2/2018 12:49:00 AM
POETIC PREFERENCES 3A of 12
Date Posted: 7/1/2018 1:45:00 AM
POETIC PREFERENCES 2B of 12
Date Posted: 6/30/2018 1:51:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
8/14/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 58 Imagisminspirational,music,
8/13/2018 ONCE IN A WHILE Verseart,inspirational,life,na
8/12/2018 LOST Verseangst,life,lost,
8/11/2018 HAPPENING 84 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
8/10/2018 INCOMPREHENSIBLE Verselight,night,stars,
8/9/2018 ASPECTS OF ART Verseart,
8/8/2018 A HAVEN Versepeace,
8/7/2018 COLOURED MOMENTS Verseart,
8/6/2018 HAPPENING 83 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
8/5/2018 REVIVAL Versepeace,
8/5/2018 ANXIETY Verseanxiety,
8/4/2018 HAPPENING 82 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
8/3/2018 IN VIDUAGE Verseold,
8/2/2018 HAPPENING 81 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
7/31/2018 IN THE VERNACULAR Versejourney,life,
7/31/2018 HAPPENING 80 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
7/30/2018 THE RECLUSE Verseloneliness,lonely,people,
7/29/2018 UNWRITTEN Versewriting,
7/28/2018 HAPPENING 79 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
7/27/2018 ART Verseart,time,
7/27/2018 LOVE WHISPERS Verselove,memory,
7/26/2018 FP3 Along the Way Versechristian,life,
7/25/2018 SURREALITY Versepoetry,surreal,
7/25/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 57 Imagismimagery,inspirational,
7/24/2018 TRUE TO LIFE Versebeauty,
7/24/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 56 Imagismimagery,
7/23/2018 POETIC BROKEN MONOKU Monokupoetry,
7/22/2018 HAPPENING 78 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
7/21/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 55 Imagismimagery,inspirational,
7/20/2018 OLD AGE Verseage,life,
7/19/2018 AN EPIGRAM OF EXPERIENCE Epigramart,life,poetry,
7/19/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 54 Imagismimagery,inspiration,
7/17/2018 ANOTHER WORLD CUP CLERIHEW Clerihewfootball,people,soccer,sp
7/17/2018 HABITS UNDONE Verselanguage,word play,
7/17/2018 FP 2 seasons Verseseasons,
7/17/2018 BURDENS LOSS Verseanalogy,
7/16/2018 HAPPENING 77 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
7/15/2018 FP 1 that day of days Versechristian,easter,
7/14/2018 HAPPENING 76 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
7/13/2018 SOUND POEM Versepoetry,word play,
7/12/2018 HAPPENING 75 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
7/11/2018 PLAY ON WORDS Verseword play,words,
7/10/2018 HAPPENING 74 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
7/9/2018 JOURNEYS OF NOSTALGIA Versenostalgia,
7/8/2018 HAPPENING 73 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
7/7/2018 ANGST Verseangst,
7/6/2018 HAPPENING 72 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
7/5/2018 FATE AND FANTASY Verselost love,
7/4/2018 HAPPENING 71 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
7/3/2018 LAST WALTZ Versedance,romance,
7/2/2018 HAPPENING 70 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
7/1/2018 COMPROMISE Verselife,relationship,
6/30/2018 HAPPENING 69 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
6/29/2018 REMINESCENCES Versehistory,
6/28/2018 HAPPENING 68 ear candy Verseangst,
6/27/2018 THE CHRONICLE Versepoetry,word play,
6/26/2018 HAPPENING 67 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
6/25/2018 MID SUMMER DAY Versesummer,
6/24/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 53 Imagismchristian,inspiration,
6/24/2018 HAPPENING 66 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
6/23/2018 FLOWERS IN MOONLIGHT Verselife,
6/23/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 52 Imagismimagery,inspirational,
6/22/2018 HAPPENING 65 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
6/21/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 51 Imagisminspirational,
6/20/2018 A HAPPENING OF HOPE Versehope,seasons,weather,
6/19/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 50 Imagismimagery,
6/19/2018 HAPPENING 64 ear candy Versehope,life,
6/18/2018 TRUTH Verseatheist,truth,
6/17/2018 HAPPENING 63 ear candy Versedream,imagery,inspiration
6/17/2018 SATIRE and ALL THAT Versesatire,word play,
6/16/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 49 Imagismimagery,nostalgia,
6/16/2018 A WORLD CUP CLERIHEW Clerihewpeople,sports,
6/15/2018 INSPIRATIONAL OUTLOOK Verseimagery,inspirational,
6/15/2018 HAPPENING 62 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
6/14/2018 THE WELL OF DESPAIR Verselife,
6/13/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 48 Imagisminsect,inspirational,
6/13/2018 HAPPENING 61 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
6/12/2018 HAPPENING 60 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
6/11/2018 A POSTLUDE Versefriendship love,
6/10/2018 AS IS MOMENT 33 one liner Imagisminspirational,
6/10/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 47 Imagismimagery,inspirational,
6/9/2018 ONE DAY AT A TIME Verselife,
6/9/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 46 Imagisminspirational,sound,
6/9/2018 HAPPENING 59 ear candy Verseimagery,inspirational,mus
6/9/2018 AS IS MOMENT 32 one liner Imagismimagery,
6/8/2018 HAPPENING 58 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
6/8/2018 CONSEQUENCES Versechange,life,
6/8/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 45 Imagismchristian,imagery,
6/7/2018 ILLUSIONS Verseflower,
6/7/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 44 Imagismimagery,
6/7/2018 HAPPENING 58 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
6/6/2018 HAPPENING 56 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
6/6/2018 AS IS MOMENT 31 one liner Imagismimagery,
6/6/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 43 Imagismimagery,inspirational,
6/5/2018 AN AFTERTHOUGHT Verselife,
6/5/2018 HAPPENING 55 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
6/5/2018 AS IS MOMENT 30 one liner Imagismimagery,inspirational,
6/4/2018 EXPERIENCE Verselife,
6/4/2018 AS IS MOMENT 29 one liner Imagismimagery,
6/4/2018 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 42 Imagismimagery,

My Photos


Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
The Nose Concreteart,life,on writing and w
Sailing Leaf Haikunature
The Rain Haikunature
Reflections Free verseon writing and wordswords
Hippocratic Oath Rhymelost love,son,sympathywor
Ever After Cinquainlove
Mortal Season Free versesea,seasonssummer,day,sum
A Whisper on the Wind Personificationnature,
There Will Be Mountains Coupletfaith,lifemountains,
Tender Moments Quatrainlovesweet,sweet,,sweet lo
Blush of the Roses Couplethope,nature
Haiku/Limerick number twenty Haikunature
Time Machine Coupletnostalgiamom,me,night,can
I AM THE ONE Free verseinspirationalme,
Finally Quatrainlove,passion
The Gift Coupletintrospection,nature
footle .. Footle !! Light Versefunny
Believe! Coupletdevotion,faith,inspiratio
Lavender Soap Narrativefamily,happinesseaster,
The Love Letter Quatrainlovelove,passion,
cream seeps from the sun Haikuseasons
Yesterday's Rain~ Coupletforgiveness,hope,inspirat
Winter Pond Free versenatureautumn,
Restoration Free versenatureme,me,
requiem to my hero Elegyloss
Bed of Roses Rictameterlove
Spring Tango Haikunature,seasons
Farewell, alas Free versedeath,i love you,
An Idyll of the Past Versehistoryme,child,me,
Unconditioonal Love - the short version Rhymeloveme,me,
The Old Homestead Lyricfamily,history,introspect
The Red Rabbit I do not know?life,
Perspective Coupletintrospection,natureheart
God's Orchard Senryuimagination
Ode to a rose on a sunset Quatraincaregiving,dedication,dev
The Beauty of Peace Chokanature,seablue,
When Violins Weep Verselost love,love
Where are you so soon, my love Quatrainlove,i love you,
Basho Senryudedication
Maxine Free verselove
Weather Observations Free versenature
Lovers Utopia Quatrainfantasy,happiness,imagina
Melancholy Mists Free versephilosophy,sad
Nightfall Free verseimagination,naturebird,bi
Cricket Free versepoliticalred,
The Reader Free verselove,on writing and words
The Conciliator's Cry Free versecaregiving,devotion,inspi
My heart Quatrainfriendship,hope,loveheart
Haste! Personificationallegory,confusion,life,l
Whispers Free verseintrospection,life,passio
Masterpiece Senryupeace
The Ambiance Free verseeducation,happiness,passi
Movements of Beginnings Free versehistory,philosophy,politi
Poetic Waters Haikunature,sea
A Bit of Joy Senryuhappiness,life,nature
Before & After the Lull Verseseasea,sea,
Diamond in the Bud Lanternenature
NIGHT IS NOT LIKE DAY Terza Rimamusic,mystery,nature,sea,
Ghetto Summer (redo) Fibonacciplaces
Night's sentry Free versecaregiving,imagination,my
Rain Free verseintrospection,peopleday,d
Dreamtime: flowers never bloom Quintain (Sicilian)imagination
Grandfather's Arbour (revised) Sonnet 
Awaiting Dawn Chokanaturenight,night,
Cubic Romance Senryuart,imagination,love
Symbiosis Rhymeadventure,nature,peace
Falling in Love Haikulove,nature
Autumn's Breeze Coupletnature,peace,sea,seasons,
Destination Tetractyslife
The Power Tail-rhymeallegory,love
The Walk We Take Crystallinehappiness,hope,inspiratio
Winters buds Free versepassion
Solace of Nature Haikunature,peace
The Old Painter Couplettime,
A Change of Season - A Haiku Haikunature
Morning Baptism Haikunature
Reflection Monokuintrospection,naturemay,
Evening Grace Free versepeaceme,
Haiku - Mirror Reflection Haikunature,
Quiet Comfort Parts 1, 2 and 3 Crystallineintrospection,life
Flying My Kite of Prose Free verseon writing and words
Winter Footprints Quatrainseasons
Sienna Eyes Narrativeanimals
Eye of the storm Free versefaith
Uncaring Wind Free versenature
Brighter Senryufaith,inspirational
Causalities of War Elegydeath,war,
Snails Pace Shapelife,nature
Sweetly Fragrant Sonnetdevotion,faith,father,ins
It is Written in a Star Concretehistory,love,peace,
To VC Free versehope,love,mysteryheart,he
Transition Kimonature
Christmas Eve of Old Couplethappiness,holidaymusic,mu
Baby Girl (For Asante Indira) Free versedaughter,education,intros
Ode to Winter Odefaith,happiness,hope,natu
Wisdom (An Emily dedicated to Brian Strand) Epigramdedicationmay,
Buried Rhymeangst,death,imagination
Glare Ice Haikunature
The Sun Rises--The Moon Sets Acrosticlife,naturemoon,
She Danced Quatrainimagination,inspirational

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