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Bloggers PhotoHi it is time i introduced myself, I was born in Skipton Yorkshire, England, and still have a accent belonging to my birth place. in 1966 my wife Elaine and i and our two sons moved to New Zealand, where the boys were raised. then we  moved on to the city of Perth  in Western Australia.
After 45 years away we both decided to have a move back to the yorkshire dales where we were raised. leaving our children and grandchildren in what i consider the best places on the planet. (NZ-OZ)
Our reason for the move back to the uk was to be able to discover our back yard so to speak, and we have a desire to go to europe, especially scandinavia and germany.
 I would like to say how much i'm enjoying my trip here on soup, and really loved the poems posted, my bigest problem being time, i always seem to be catching up, being able only to spend two to three days on here, even then with limited hours, so please forgive me if my comments seem later than most.  I also love football (soccer) Newcastle United in England being my team, then music, all kinds but mainly Rock 'n' Roll, i'm  a avid record collector, especially old vinyl LP's of the Fifties. my favourite poet is W. H Davies, along with a few on soup here, I do not get a lot of time to read these days, but my favourite Author is Dennis Wheatley, also i love  the the Bronte Sisters, being raised only 10 miles from Haworth, one gets a real feel for their literature, when one visits the area.   Harry

I'm Off

Blog Posted:4/5/2019 6:16:00 AM

I am going to Perth western australia, for a month: to vist my Great grandchildren(4) not yet seen. Grandchildren(3) and children Stephen and his wife Sheryl, also hopeful of seeing my second son, Richard and his wife Fran from Brisbane......will vist soup time permitted....Harry

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Date: 4/9/2019 10:21:00 AM
Have a great trip.....I am glad that you will be spending time with your children/family and that you will be enjoying the pleasure of returning to treasured places. Safe voyage!
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Date: 4/8/2019 10:09:00 PM
Be safe Harry and enjoy moments with your family. Many wonderful blessings to you and yours. ~ Brandy
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Date: 4/8/2019 5:58:00 PM
though you'll be missed, the very thought of bonding with your family is one you must be looking forward to... blessed be, merry be and have the best time of your life, harry... huggs
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Date: 4/7/2019 5:16:00 PM
I'm just off! (No comments from the peanut gallery)
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Date: 4/8/2019 6:42:00 AM
Pistachio, thank you very much!
Date: 4/5/2019 9:34:00 PM
I'm the pub! Safe travels, mate. You'll probably get to Perth before I get home!
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Date: 4/5/2019 8:07:00 PM
Have a really happy time, harry, and I hope to see you around at least a little!!
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Date: 4/5/2019 7:36:00 PM
Safe travels, Harry... my daughter and I leave next week to go see my dad as he turns 80 on the 13th, and has no wish to fly long distances anymore :)
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Date: 4/5/2019 6:15:00 PM
Enjoy, Harry - have a great time! (I have five grandkids and one great-grandson, NONE of which I've yet to hold or sit on my knee - and most are now too big ... soon, I hope!) Blessings, My Friend! :-)
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Date: 4/5/2019 3:29:00 PM
Have an awesome trip, Harry. You'll be bursting with exotic poetry ideas on your return.
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Date: 4/5/2019 9:52:00 AM
Vaya con Dios, Harry. Have a safe trip. See you on the get back.
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Date: 4/5/2019 9:32:00 AM
Oh, have so much fun loving all of them.
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Date: 4/5/2019 8:20:00 AM
I hate long journeys, Harry, but the thought of seeing children and grandchildren would certainly encourage me to go for it. Take care and enjoy. // paul
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Date: 4/5/2019 8:17:00 AM
My friend, I wish you a safe , blessed and most fruitful trip and visit with you loved ones. As you traverse the great -down under- a place I've always dearly wanted to visit myself. God bless....and grant a safe return...
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Date: 4/5/2019 7:08:00 AM
I wish you a safe journey Harry and hope you have a great time with your family. Tom.u
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
3/27/2019 Bougainvillea Senryuemotions,flower,memory,
3/20/2019 From The Tow Path Sonnetculture,history,
3/18/2019 Paris France Senryuart,
3/16/2019 Closed Mind Senryuemotions,
3/12/2019 Misty Mire Haikunature,
3/5/2019 Circle Of Nature Tankanature,
1/29/2019 Than Bauk Poetry Than-Bauklife,
1/29/2019 Sapphic Nonesense Sapphic stanzaangst,
1/27/2019 Have Faith Monokufaith,
1/26/2019 The Sound of Home Diminished Hexaversefate,
1/25/2019 Universe Monokujourney,space,travel,
1/21/2019 Silhouette Clouds Monokunature,
1/16/2019 Come a Callin' Monokufriendship,
1/2/2019 Mirror Image Fibonacciperspective,
1/1/2019 New Year 2019 Monokuencouraging,happy,
12/26/2018 In Lieu of Latest News Haikuanger,confusion,
12/22/2018 A Worthy Question Limerickfun,
12/11/2018 Cinder Man Free verseage,
12/10/2018 A Long Time Ago Senryuangst,
12/6/2018 Bland Senryuangst,
12/4/2018 Cloning History Free versefuture,
11/30/2018 A Somewhat Darker Santa Limerickchristmas,
11/27/2018 The Bird Lady of Ecclesall Woods Sonnetnature,
11/25/2018 Making Hay While the Sun Shines Tankalove,
11/23/2018 Betrayal The Poets' Demise Rhymedeep,discrimination,
11/19/2018 A Wintry Blast Haikusnow,
11/13/2018 Six Word Couplet Series Encore Coupletfun,
11/8/2018 A Place to Die Rhymedeath,
11/5/2018 Summer Snowstorm Rhymebeauty,dance,
10/26/2018 Rainbow Rhymesports,
10/26/2018 Valley of mist Haikunature,
10/24/2018 Got to go Free versenostalgia,retirement,
10/8/2018 Brainstorming Free verseanger,angst,
10/1/2018 Haiku 1-2-3 or 3-2-1 Haikunature,
8/14/2018 Circuit Haikunature,water,
8/11/2018 Sixth Sense Tankafuture,
8/11/2018 Cooking School Limerickfun,
8/6/2018 Wolves and the Moon Free verseanimal,
7/28/2018 A Casual Observation Haibunangst,
7/21/2018 The Weaver Sonnetnostalgia,
7/17/2018 Make Believe Epigramdestiny,
7/17/2018 Kimo Therapy Kimoangst,blessing,
7/16/2018 Intro To Goodbye Lyricmusic,
7/14/2018 Lost in Transition Free verselost,
7/14/2018 Prism Senryulove,
7/11/2018 A Father's Plea Terzanelleangst,love,
7/8/2018 To Grasp a Reason Trioletangst,
7/5/2018 NHS Coupletlife,
7/1/2018 Death is not the End Tankalife,
6/27/2018 A Normal Day Down Brylee Way ABCfun,
6/24/2018 The Gilded Cage Senryuangst,sad,
6/20/2018 For Us All Haikuloss,
6/18/2018 Saga Of 81-82 Part III Free versesports,
6/12/2018 Blubberhouses Moor Haibunnature,
6/12/2018 Living With The Wind Haibunnature,
6/4/2018 High Heel Blues Free verseangst,memory,
5/30/2018 Mortal Adonis Monokulove,
5/30/2018 Prognosis Haikuangst,
5/29/2018 The New Master AD 2121 Free verseangst,
5/28/2018 Open Up Haikusummer,
5/7/2018 Mermaid Senryulove,
5/7/2018 Oops Senryuuplifting,
5/6/2018 Turner Lane 1949 Free versenostalgia,
4/30/2018 Tall Order Haikunature,
4/29/2018 Fracking up the Wrong Tree Sijonature,
4/25/2018 The Industrious Stitch Free verseangst,nostalgia,war,
4/23/2018 Any Which Way Haikuhumanity,identity,
4/21/2018 Tightly Grasps His Soul Versedeep,destiny,
3/18/2018 Peacemaker Senryupeace,
3/6/2018 Water Haikuwater,
2/28/2018 Global Warming Haikuangst,nature,
2/20/2018 Monday's Rain 2018 Version Rhymenostalgia,
2/9/2018 I Wanna Be Free Rhymeangst,health,
1/30/2018 My Lasting Memory Of You Sonnetlove,memory,
1/24/2018 Hermes The Psychopomps Haibundeath,destiny,love,
1/21/2018 Autocrat Senryupolitical,
1/17/2018 Radio Gaga Tankarace,
1/12/2018 Haiku, I Love U Haikuheart,love,
1/11/2018 Wild Winter Weir Haikunature,
1/9/2018 Upon Writing This Sonnet Sonnetcare,writing,
1/6/2018 Nessie Tankaanimal,time,
1/3/2018 Campfire Blues Haikublue,
1/2/2018 Fireside Comfort Monokunostalgia,
12/30/2017 Enter's Stage Right Monokuearth,light,moon,
12/28/2017 10 LINES 5 WORDS Rhymedance,
12/27/2017 Old Age Free verseage,
12/18/2017 Diminishing Senses Tankadeath,
12/18/2017 Terra Firma Tankaearth,
12/7/2017 Final Solution Rhymeabuse,suicide,
12/2/2017 Elementary Senryuinspiration,
11/26/2017 I Started a Joke Rhymegender,identity,
11/11/2017 This Breath I'm a Taking Free verseangst,
9/6/2017 Angels Rhymeangel,
8/24/2017 Ripples On The Water Tankaage,
8/10/2017 A Stormy Day in the Southern Alps Haibunadventure,rain,weather,
7/18/2017 The Yin and Yang of Doubtful Bay Quatrainsea,
7/12/2017 Empty Can Blues Senryulife,
7/12/2017 Faith Senryufaith,
1/30/2017 Ilkley Tarn Haikunature,
1/27/2017 Wild Joker Senryupolitical,

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Fav Poems

how do I say good-bye? I do not know?death,father,loss,sad,hou
The War's Over! Free verseallegory,introspection,li
Senior Moments Rhymefunnycar,
My Poems Are Children To Me Free versepoems,
Modern Marketing, A sonnet Sonnetangst,men,
THE PUPPET MASTER Dramatic monologueintrospection,
Woman's Work Sonnetallegory,caregiving,dedic
Broken Eyes Rhymelife,sad
Leadership Rhymeon work and workingpeople
Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie Brain Lyricfunny,political
honking recedes Haikunature,seasons,
Henry the Eighth Narrativehistoryme,age,age,body,me
Skin Deep Rhymeintrospectionmen,
White Lace Sonnetlife,seasons
No Greater Hero Free versededication,father,inspira
Devils Deadly Dime Dramatic monologueabuse,day,irony,judgement
Love Scattered Free verselove,sadlove,me,
Summer Restored Haikunature
Time Unwinding Free verseimagination,inspirational
wind mutters softly Haikunature
What Easter Means to Me Rhymefaith,holidayheart,easter
How A Blue Rose Came to Be Rhymedeath,imagination,love,ro
Yesterdays People Free verselife,peopleautumn,
A Question of Faith Ethereefaith,
Snowdrops Rhymenature,winter,winter,
Greed and Deceit Free verseangst,family,
Dementia Rhymelife,sympathy,life,life,
Peer Pressure of the Worst Coupletfear,life,loss,war,
Modern Life Rhymefunny,life,car,me,work,wa
Bethlehem's Star Free versefaith,holiday,
Morning Has Broken - 1 Quatrainday,fantasy,fear,me,plane
Morning Has Broken - 2 Quatrainfantasy,
Autumn Reverie Rhymenostalgia,autumn,flying,
A New Year Rhymeholiday,peace,peace,
And Now For Something Completely Different Free versemystery,funeral,old,funer
'Uniquely You' Free verseintrospection,life,
Plockton - Wester Ross Rhymeadventure,angst,death,fea
Virgin America Free verseadventure,allegory,animal
To me True Love is Verselove,romance,
Gold Star Narrativechildhood,war,war,star,bl
The Warp and The Weft Coupletinspirational,
A Golden Journey Coupletanniversary,love,
Simple Words for Simple People Free verselove,on writing and words
Unconfined Quintain (English)lost love,
Thirtieth High School Reunion Rhymefunny,school,me,me,
Sentinel of Strength Rhymededication,mother,women,
Wisdom I do not know?life,
In the Sun's Last Glow Quintain (English)heart,lost love,may,red,
'Memories' Free verseconfusion,life,love,
A Great Unease Rondeaulife,me,me,
Dark Angel Sonnetangst,
THE DEVIL IN A BOTTLE Verselife,happy,dad,work,praye
TAPESTRY Acrosticlife,mum,
'Blowing A Kiss To You' Tankafriendship,love,
Harridan in a Housecoat Quaternpeople,children,father,da
Missing Mom Rhymedaughter,loss,love,mother
Morning in the Conway House Coupletlife,me,morning,
Eleven Words Free verselifeold,tree,old,tree,
Wishes and Dreams Coupletday,deep,dream,health,lif
Gift Exchange To Brian From Mandy Coupletfriendship,poets,
Woodland Path Coupletfriendship,inspirational,
The Green Eyed Lad Quatrainfriendship,fun,green,long
Contract Balladadventure,
5 W's Quintain (English)friendship,
An Eagle's Prayer Rhymefaith,inspirational,visio
Prince Harry Rhymepeople,
911 Aftermath Misguided Haters Versefear,on work and working,
Poet Free verseart,tribute,
I Pine Free versenature,
Pain Balladadventure,
Poets Quatrainconfusion,funny,art,art,p
Natural Born Dreamers Dramatic Versebaby,death,loss,me,sad,ti
taliban Acrosticangst,people,places,war,
Occupy My Home Dramatic Verseintrospection,
Once Upon A Car Ride Free verseconfusion,depression,fear
Poetry Tankaon writing and words,
Ruby Lips Light Verselove,passion,romance,love
Just Too Much Rhymeintrospection,
As Lovers Go Personificationnature,summer,sun,
A Road Still Driven Quatraininspirational,love,
Our Christmas Eve Dinner Coupletdad,humorous,mom,prayer,
The Flame Rhymelife,light,
Save The Last Dance For Me Coupletlove,romantic,dance,night
Down for the Count Rhymehealth,
Do You Remember Sonnetfriendship,daffodils,
Lest we forget Light Versegoodbye,
Jungle War Quatrainhistory,war,home,home,
Taken Rhymefear,grief,
Guns Coupletdeath,life,nice,nice,
Broadway Airs Free verseintrospection,life,city,
No Tickee, No Washee Quatrainjourney,life,old,old,
One Second Delay Free verseintrospection,me,me,
wishful Dramatic monologueinspirational,journey,lif
The Dart Chalker Rhymehumorous,sports,
He Touched Me Free versemiracle,
The Strange Marriage of Love and Pain Personificationlove,marriage,pain,
Yesterday Acrosticboyfriend,
Color me Purple Rhymeemotions,
Sweep in Like a Summer Breeze Lyrichusband,lost love,

Fav Poets

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Chris D. Aechtner Canada Flag Canada Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Karen Anglesey United States Flag United States Read
Phil boy United States Flag United States Read
Dear Heart Canada Flag Canada Read
Sherifat Aduku Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read