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About Line Gauthier
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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.






Blog Posted:1/7/2019 2:20:00 PM

Hello fellow Soupers, Some of you may be interested in an update of some of the older contests that were never finalized in 2018.

I found 3 contests "disappeared":

1.Russell Sivey's CHOOSE A TOPIC (deadline 2018-01-01) - poet's last post was Nov 2017

2. Skat A's PREMIERE CONTEST 16 (deadline 2018-02-28) – poet still posting intermittently / no SoupMail connection

3. Geraldine Taylor's THE CREATIVE COLLECTIVE ANTHOLOGY SERIES: COMIC VERSION (deadline 2018-02-28) - poet's last post was March 2018

The sponsors of these contests have not posted in the last several months so the contests are considered ABANDONED:

1. Aijah de Torres' BRING ME TO LIFE (deadline 2018-05-05) - poet's last post was April 2018

2. Deborah Beachboard’s SIJO (deadline 2018-05-16) - poet's last post was April 2018

3. Connor Lotts' HUTINASHRO (deadline 2018-06-08) - poet's last post was May 2018

4. Olive Eloisa Guillermo-Fraser's JOYS AND TEARS OF BEING AN EXPECTANT PARENT (deadline 2018-09-08) - poet's last post was July 2018

5. Savannah Brown's CONTEST #1 – AN ACROSTIC INCORPORATING A QUATRAIN (deadline 2018-09-06) – removed all postings

I finally got around to checking on these and thought some of you might like the update as well.

Best wishes to you all for 2019.

Line xx

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Date: 1/8/2019 4:59:00 AM
Thanks for the work you put in for this, Line. It's a shame when contests get abandoned. In some cases, there should be an explanatory blog as to why from sponsors, surely?
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Date: 1/8/2019 3:33:00 AM
The name forsakes me but I'm sure I entered someone's clerihew contest a good while back!!!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/8/2019 12:40:00 PM
arf arf arf ;-D
Date: 1/8/2019 1:54:00 AM
Thanks Line. I’d looked into a couple of these myself and realised the poets were AWOL. I don’t know the reasons behind all these, but it really is a little disheartening when you write for a contest and it never gets judged. At least you can’t lose I guess!!
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Date: 1/7/2019 5:03:00 PM
thanks for going to the trouble to update us Line,I've discovered there are many reasons contests never get closed. hugs jan xx
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My Past Blog Posts

Date Posted: 1/7/2019 2:20:00 PM
Date Posted: 12/22/2018 1:51:00 PM
Date Posted: 11/6/2018 5:11:00 AM
Finished judging contest HOW PRECIOUS LIFE IS
Date Posted: 10/15/2018 6:40:00 PM
Date Posted: 10/4/2018 2:39:00 PM
Support from new PS friends
Date Posted: 8/28/2018 2:30:00 PM
Date Posted: 8/26/2018 11:06:00 AM
Date Posted: 8/21/2018 8:02:00 AM
Date Posted: 8/13/2018 9:41:00 PM
READS LIKE MUSIC - haibun look
Date Posted: 8/5/2018 7:22:00 AM
Date Posted: 7/4/2018 2:56:00 PM
How exciting !
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
Date Posted: 5/10/2018 6:12:00 PM
Missed Opportunity?
Date Posted: 4/21/2018 9:19:00 AM
Date Posted: 4/19/2018 1:04:00 PM
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
Date Posted: 3/24/2018 7:10:00 PM
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
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
12/21/2018 HELLO GOODBYE Monokuappreciation,bird,summer,
12/20/2018 DREAM BIG Lyricconfidence,courage,dream,
12/20/2018 SERENDIPITY Free verseappreciation,fantasy,insp
12/19/2018 WHAT DEFINES ME Free versecare,creation,inspiration
12/18/2018 FLEETING Free verseappreciation,life,memory,
12/18/2018 ON THE SURFACE Free verseangst,freedom,introspecti
12/18/2018 UPTIGHT Free verseangst,anxiety,endurance,i
12/18/2018 MY CHRISTMAS WISH Free versechristmas,desire,muse,pet
12/18/2018 BABY FACE WHAT'S YOU THINKIN Free verseanxiety,baby,birth,earth,
12/18/2018 I SEE RIGHT THROUGH YOU Free verseanger,angst,anxiety,bully
12/18/2018 BUT BUT BUT Free versefantasy,fear,food,kid,sil
12/18/2018 LESS IS MORE Free versedream,freedom,introspecti
12/17/2018 CUTE CHRISTMAS COUPLET Coupletchristmas,fun,funny,giggl
12/17/2018 THE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT Monokuappreciation,art,celebrit
12/14/2018 MID WINTER BLUES Free versechristmas,holiday,night,s
12/14/2018 SAINT NICK Free verseadventure,children,christ
12/14/2018 CHRISTMAS MORN Free verseappreciation,emotions,lov
12/14/2018 WINTER'S CACHET Monorhymechristmas,color,december,
12/14/2018 FIRST SNOWFLAKES Rhymechildren,christmas,desire
12/14/2018 HOW ARE YOU Free verseabuse,friendship,introspe
12/14/2018 WITHOUT A LIFELINE Free versefamily,growing up,heart,h

My Photos

Fav Poems

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,
Haiku to Heaven Haikugod,heaven,love,truth,
I am strong Free versecharacter,confidence,disc
Creation Free versebeauty,
of ghosts and relationships Free versebereavement,
Caress my Soul Free versebeautiful,cute love,love,
Diosa Del Amor Rhymebeauty,fantasy,love,lust,
The Weathered Years Sonnetlife,
Coffee Rhymefunny,
Bemused Wonder Free versepoetry,
Can I have a delivery please Rhymefun,
White Wolf And The Raven Coupletadventure,animal,bird,fri
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,
Reverie 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,
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
Los Angeles Free verselonging,love,

Fav Poets

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Andreanna Escamilla United States Flag United States Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Lu Loo United States Flag United States Read
niall fulham Ireland Flag Ireland Read
PATRICIA CRESSWELL Canada Flag Canada Read
Gregory R Barden United States Flag United States Read
Mike Gentile United States Flag United States Read
Norman Crocker United States Flag United States Read
Frederic Parker United States Flag United States Read
Phil Capitano Canada Flag Canada Read
Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Maureen McGreavy Canada Flag Canada Read
valerie bellefleur Canada Flag Canada Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Charlie Smith United States Flag United States Read
Luke Irwin United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
Janis Thompson United States Flag United States Read
Rick Parise United States Flag United States Read
Lodigiana Poetess United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Sunlite Wanter United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Janice Canerdy United States Flag United States Read
James Inman United States Flag United States Read
Winged Warrior Canada Flag Canada Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Isaiah Zerbst United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Manny Paras Australia Flag Australia Read
Seren Roberts United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
PAT Adams United States Flag United States Read
Diane Woodward Dorff United States Flag United States Read
Anoucheka Gangabissoon Mauritius Flag Mauritius Read
James Haley United States Flag United States Read
CayCay Jennings United States Flag United States Read
Carole Duet United States Flag United States Read
Wingless Moth Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka Read
rob carmack United States Flag United States Read
The Heart Of Jackson United States Flag United States Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
Lewis Raynes Australia Flag Australia Read
Zed Zed United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Juli- Michelle United States Flag United States Read
Joanna Bunbury United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Viv Wigley United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
john smith United States Flag United States Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Storrier United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
cassondra white United States Flag United States Read
Steffan Voss United States Flag United States Read
Chris Green United States Flag United States Read
Empr3ss Newton United States Flag United States Read
Laurie Woodward Canada Flag Canada Read
mark lake United States Flag United States Read
IRMA LABASTILLA Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Dale Gregory Cozart United States Flag United States Read
Margaret Wade United States Flag United States Read
Kim Bond United States Flag United States Read
Jerry Hackett United States Flag United States Read
tracyann brear United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Patricia LeDuc United States Flag United States Read
Edmund Siejka United States Flag United States Read
A.D Tharp United States Flag United States Read
MariaDiding SajSam Thailand Flag Thailand Read
Lauren Anne Canada Flag Canada Read
Douglas Brown United States Flag United States Read
Kaitlyn Marie Hall United States Flag United States Read
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton Australia Flag Australia Read
Bjorn Wastvedt United States Flag United States Read
Sherifat Aduku Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Keith Bickerstaffe United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Pandita Sanchez United States Flag United States Read
Sneha RV The Literature Lover India Flag India Read
Silent One United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Larry Bradfield United States Flag United States Read
Gershon Wolf United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Caren Krutsinger United States Flag United States Read
Brenda Chiri United States Flag United States Read
Phyllis Babcock Canada Flag Canada Read
Rhoda Tripp United States Flag United States Read
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Nina Parmenter United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
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Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
Liyema Ngcawe South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Alfred Berggren United States Flag United States Read
Deborah Guenther Beachboard United States Flag United States Read
Moon Flower Philippines Flag Philippines Read
George Aul United States Flag United States Read
Jesse Day United States Flag United States Read