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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.

 

 

 

 


Finished judging contest WHY WOULD YOUR SELF EXPRESSION MATTER TO OTHERS


Blog Posted:10/4/2018 2:39:00 PM

Dear Soupers,

I was most pleasantly surprised to receive 35 entries to my contest. That delight quickly gave way to a tinge of disappointment when I had to automatically N/A five poems because they were over the 24 line max, and I had to N/A a further seven poems that were totally irrelevant. Nonetheless, I am very happy with the quality of the submissions and thrilled that all #1's will be included in the upcoming TIPS FOR BUDDING POETS ANTHOLOGY (actual title yet to be announced). 

THANK YOU ALL and...

Have an awesome Thanksgiving weekend !!

Line xx

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Date: 10/5/2018 11:00:00 PM
Congratulations to all who placed, and thank you so much, Line, for my placement - I am honored to be on a list with such wonderful poets, and so pleased that you found my poem worthy. Blessings! :-) <3
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Date: 10/6/2018 12:46:00 PM
You are too modest, Gregory. In the few instances your poems don't place, it's only because the sponsor had some other vision in mind... not because your poetry is not worthy. Thank you so much for your submission.
Date: 10/5/2018 3:00:00 PM
Thank you for my placement, Line...a most pleasant surprise. I was lucky...I had not noticed the 24 line max...just made it:) Regards // paul
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Date: 10/5/2018 10:48:00 PM
Thanks for your wonderful submission, Paul. Most appreciated.
Date: 10/4/2018 4:32:00 PM
Line, thank you for another inspiring contest and for my placement, really made my day, and congratulations to all your winners ~
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Date: 10/4/2018 5:04:00 PM
Thank you so much for participating, BW. Most appreciated.

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12/14/2018 HOW ARE YOU Free verseabuse,friendship,introspe
12/14/2018 WITHOUT A LIFELINE Free versefamily,growing up,heart,h
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12/13/2018 A MOTHER'S KISS Rhymeanxiety,caregiving,change
12/13/2018 DROWNED OUT Free verselonging,peace,perspective
12/12/2018 SO YOUNG Free verseage,future,growing up,int
12/12/2018 DAYDREAMING Rhymedream,heartbroken,lonely,
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12/12/2018 CITYSCAPE Free verseanxiety,city,dark,stress,
12/12/2018 WRONGLY CONVICTED Free versebetrayal,conflict,grief,h
12/12/2018 ARTIST WITHIN Free verseart,confidence,creation,i
12/11/2018 NEW ENGLAND Free verseadventure,fun,ocean,trave
12/11/2018 WHAT CHRISTMAS STRESS Haikuanxiety,christmas,holiday
12/11/2018 THE JOURNEY Free versechange,growing up,identit
12/11/2018 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Free verseage,fantasy,fun,games,non
12/11/2018 STUCK IN A SNOWGLOBE WITH YOU Free versechristmas,happy,moon,natu
12/11/2018 SAD CHRISTMAS Free versechristmas,death,heartbrok
12/11/2018 MY YOUTH Free verseappreciation,childhood,gr
12/8/2018 COLOR OF MY HEART Sonnetabuse,appreciation,care,c
12/8/2018 WOULD YOU STILL LOVE ME Free verseconfidence,dedication,dev
12/7/2018 WOULD YOU Rhymeconfidence,dedication,fut
12/6/2018 THERE SHE WAS Free verseculture,devotion,love,pea
12/4/2018 VOICES Free verseangst,introspection,voice
12/4/2018 CHRISTMAS EVE Free versechristmas,holiday,hope,ni
12/3/2018 I LOVED IT Free versebullying,confidence,happy
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12/2/2018 UNEXPECTED Rhymehope,life,relationship,ro
11/28/2018 WINTER WONDERLAND Sonnetbeauty,children,fun,weath
11/25/2018 UNCONDITIONALLY Shapeappreciation,integrity,re
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11/25/2018 SORRY Free verseanger,anxiety,children,co
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11/25/2018 IN WAVES Free verseangst,anxiety,night,sleep
11/25/2018 THE SILENT TREATMENT Free verseanger,angst,conflict,grie
11/25/2018 FORGIVENESS Free verseangst,anxiety,betrayal,fo
11/25/2018 BETRAYED Free verseanger,angst,anxiety,betra
11/25/2018 THANKFUL HEART Enclosed Rhymeappreciation,family,happi
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Breath of Love Trioletdeath,love,
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Perhaps Monokusad,wife,
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The Unicorn Rhymefantasy,
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Shasta Daisy Haikuflower,nature,
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Sardines Imagismfish,imagery,journey,life
California's Pride - Sextilla Rhymebusiness,
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