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I am English and began writing poetry at the turn of this century.Read MY FOUR TENETS OF CREATIVITY ,a free ebook (in OPEN VERSE) & my ARTICLES ON POETRY   at BOOKS (print copies $25 postpaid )FLOWERS of LIFE  the american cinquains by William Soutar, isbn 978 1903203477 I edited and published in 2005 see original  link SHORTHAND OF THE HEART a selection of poetic form published 2005 isbn 1 903203422whilst the third POIEMA a selection of Ekphrasis published 2006 isbn19032035 read free @

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Blog Posted:12/9/2018 3:17:00 AM

The poet or anti-poet as defined in 'The World's Curves by John Blase



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Date: 12/9/2018 12:02:00 PM
Brian, I liked it, wonderful lines , thanks for sharing
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Brian Strand
Date: 12/9/2018 3:08:00 PM
I am sure John will pleased with your comment ,thanks

My Past Blog Posts

POETRY as an experience BLOG finale
Date Posted: 4/11/2020 12:39:00 AM
ACHTUNG ! ACCENTS an addendum
Date Posted: 4/5/2020 3:23:00 AM
A time to HOLD FAST
Date Posted: 4/2/2020 4:27:00 PM
THROUGH THIS STORM pertinent words
Date Posted: 3/27/2020 3:14:00 PM
Date Posted: 3/22/2020 4:33:00 AM
F F I series FINALE
Date Posted: 3/9/2020 1:30:00 AM
F F I series 85 cummings
Date Posted: 3/8/2020 12:23:00 AM
F G I cameo
Date Posted: 3/7/2020 12:31:00 AM
F F I series 84 tail rhyme
Date Posted: 3/6/2020 12:26:00 AM
F T I march
Date Posted: 3/5/2020 3:53:00 AM
F F I series 83 monostich
Date Posted: 3/4/2020 12:03:00 AM
FGI myth
Date Posted: 3/3/2020 12:32:00 AM
F F I series 82 emily
Date Posted: 3/2/2020 12:22:00 AM
FTI Spring
Date Posted: 3/1/2020 12:52:00 AM
F F I series 81 pope
Date Posted: 2/29/2020 1:22:00 AM
FGI irony
Date Posted: 2/28/2020 12:01:00 AM
FFI series 80 sixain
Date Posted: 2/27/2020 12:14:00 AM
FTI lent
Date Posted: 2/26/2020 2:27:00 AM
F F I series 79 quatroD
Date Posted: 2/25/2020 12:36:00 AM
FGI parody
Date Posted: 2/24/2020 12:03:00 AM
F F I series 78 daryush
Date Posted: 2/23/2020 2:47:00 AM
F T I first love
Date Posted: 2/22/2020 12:26:00 AM
F F I series 77 bantu
Date Posted: 2/21/2020 12:43:00 AM
FGI christian
Date Posted: 2/20/2020 12:14:00 AM
F F I series 76 eap
Date Posted: 2/19/2020 12:27:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/8/2020 EXQUISITE moments Verseperspective,
7/8/2020 THE eyes HAVE it Coupletpassion,
7/8/2020 STEPPING STONES Didacticbooks,education,words,
7/8/2020 PROMPT me please Cinquainchristian,motivation,word
7/8/2020 FEELINGS a crying shame Rhymeemotions,
7/7/2020 a WARRIER of YESTERDAY Rhymewar,
7/7/2020 perpetual MOTION Imagismfood,insect,nature,
7/6/2020 SUN light Imagismsun,sunset,
7/6/2020 FAITH by his spirit Biochristian,
7/5/2020 Thorn in the FLESH Quatrainnature,
7/4/2020 FLOTSAM of EXISTENZ Imagismimagery,today,
7/3/2020 TONGUES Didacticchristian,education,
7/2/2020 WORSHIP Imagismchristian,uplifting,
7/2/2020 SWING LO Verselost love,
7/1/2020 MY eternal STAR Imagismchristian,
7/1/2020 FEELINGS unsaid Versefeelings,
7/1/2020 GODDESS of the steel eye Ekphrasisart,
6/30/2020 old TIMES time Versechildhood,remember,time,
6/30/2020 KRISTIN REYNOLDS poets poet 4 Verseappreciation,
6/30/2020 SUN SHINE Imagismimagery,
6/29/2020 summer SEEN Listflower,summer,
6/29/2020 daisyDAISYdaisy Fibonacciflower,love,
6/29/2020 ESSENCE of my form Cinquainword play,
6/28/2020 ROBIN L GASS poets poet 3 Verseappreciation,people,
6/28/2020 GRAN a memory of love Versebeauty,grandmother,
6/27/2020 TINGLING TOUCH Versefeelings,
6/27/2020 just A FEW thoughts Verselife,today,
6/27/2020 love TEENS and and and Footlelove,
6/27/2020 love AND AND AND Biolove,
6/27/2020 lust DAVID and and and Balladlust,
6/27/2020 SEAN KELLY a poets poet 2 Verseappreciation,
6/27/2020 MICHAEL JORDAN a poets poet 1 Nameappreciation,
6/26/2020 ONCE upon a RHYME Rhymeword play,
6/26/2020 POETRY sans a rhyme Free verseword play,
6/26/2020 the KISS kiss KISS Bioimagery,love,nostalgia,
6/25/2020 simply SIMPLICITY Cinquainimagery,
6/25/2020 IN the EYE of the BEHOLDER Ekphrasisart,surreal,
6/25/2020 at my most SENSUAL Quatrainlove,
6/25/2020 A MEMORY her smile Biobeauty,smile,
6/25/2020 WHAT THEN happenings Versesurreal,writing,
6/25/2020 Spotlight Imagismlight,
6/24/2020 MAYBE's and MIGHTdo's Quatrainfairy,fantasy,
6/24/2020 OPINION defined Quatrainpeople,philosophy,
6/24/2020 24 hour OPINIONATION Political Versepolitical,prejudice,
6/24/2020 MELANCHOLY MOMENT Imagismanalogy,imagery,imaginati
6/24/2020 MYOPIA Senryuimage,perspective,
6/23/2020 SUMMER love STORY Biolove,
6/23/2020 JOHN HECK Cinquaintribute,
6/23/2020 DESSERT at hand Senryufood,fun,
6/23/2020 DAVER AUSTIN Ekphrasisart,people,tribute,
6/23/2020 TIM RYERSON Footlehilarious,humor,tribute,
6/22/2020 aMAZE decoded Fibonaccilife,
6/22/2020 summer HAIKU Haikusummer,word play,
6/22/2020 AT rainbows END Epigramrainbow,
6/22/2020 REMEMBRANCE with thanks Versechristian,remember,
6/22/2020 SUNSET stills Tankainspirational,sunset,
6/21/2020 LINDA-MARIE SWEETHEART Verseappreciation,
6/21/2020 A silent REFLECTION Verseimagery,silence,
6/21/2020 a MOONLIGHT serenade Versechristian,
6/21/2020 in SILHOUETTE Haikuimagery,memory,
6/20/2020 OGHAM an old scribe Clerihewpeople,writing,
6/20/2020 MONOKU in music Monokuimage,music,silence,
6/20/2020 MONOKU in two Monokutree,
6/19/2020 ASPIRATIONS Versevisionary,
6/17/2020 VIEWS of a different kind 5 Crystallineperspective,
6/17/2020 VIEWS of a different kind 4 Epigramperspective,
6/17/2020 VIEWS of a different kind 3 Tankaperspective,
6/17/2020 VIEWS of a different kind 2 Cinquainperspective,
6/17/2020 VIEWS of a different kind Cinqkuhealth,
6/16/2020 enthusiasm IN A SENTENCE Senryucharacter,
6/16/2020 GUESS WHO Biocharacter,school,
6/15/2020 FREEDOM Versefreedom,
6/15/2020 nostalgia NOW and again Versechildhood,memory,nostalgi
6/15/2020 nostlgia NOW Versechildhood,memory,nostalgi
6/14/2020 ABANDONED in synonyms Versepoetry,word play,
6/13/2020 abandoned SAVED free Versefreedom,
6/13/2020 TRUTH abandoned Lanternepoetry,word play,
6/12/2020 SLEEP or DREAM Versenight,
6/12/2020 SLEEP ON Versenight,
6/12/2020 SLEEP NO LESS Versenight,
6/12/2020 SPIRALS of LOVE Fibonaccilove,
6/12/2020 COUNTERPOISE Versepoetry,word play,
6/10/2020 WHISPERS of the INNER voice Versechristian,words,
6/9/2020 CHOPIN a confluence of image and EAR Ekphrasismusic,people,
6/9/2020 a GARDEN sonnet Sonnetgarden,word play,
6/7/2020 VOICES on repeat Versepoetry,word play,
6/7/2020 ON repeat a TAIZE Cinquainchristian,music,word play
6/7/2020 night TIME Coupletnight,time,
6/7/2020 LAZY summer DAYS Coupletmemory,nostalgia,summer,
6/7/2020 PUTTING on our STYLE Versepoetry,word play,
6/6/2020 OUTLOOK alive Verseanalogy,word play,
6/4/2020 SENSE and SENSUALITY a love story Sonnetbreak up,love,love hurts,
6/4/2020 REASON in RHYME Epigramword play,
6/3/2020 WELSH wonder with Words Versepoets,tribute,word play,
6/3/2020 FOUND in June Versejune,nature,
6/2/2020 The SENSUALITY of COLOUR Verseart,life,
6/1/2020 MAKING A SPLASH Ekphrasisdance,film,rain,
6/1/2020 TIME for a RHYME Rhymepoetry,word play,
6/1/2020 A THANK YOU in crosswise verse Rhymepoetry,word play,
5/31/2020 SCRIPTURES favoured IN VERSE Versechristian,words,

My Photos



Fav Poems

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
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
Coloring Page Sonnetallegorylove,

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