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PUBLISHED:  Flash Memory Therapy (poetry/sketches);  I Love Lilacs (haiga);  I Remember Poppies (haiga); Lily of the Valley (haiga); Sunrise Meditation (poetry/photography); Weeping Willows (haiga); Wild Roses (haiga).

WORKING ON:  Anthology/Tips for Budding Poets (poetry);  Clouds & Ribbons (poetry/photography).

ABOUT ME: 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. 

The themes of my poetry are found in everyday life. I write much free verse but I'm also a member of Haiku Canada and have had haiku published.

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.

By the way, my name is pronounced Lynn, and 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


TRIBUTE TO BRIAN STRAND'S "SEMI-RETIREMENT"

Blog Posted:7/10/2019 8:12:00 PM

Dear Brian,
I am in total shock at your announcement that you will no longer be sponsoring contests on a regular basis. You are an institution, you've been the heartbeat of PoetrySoup. Your quick turnaround of contests made the site dynamic. We reluctantly admit that your "semi-retirement" is truly well deserved after twelve years. You proved tremendous dedication... and love for poetry obviously. You are perfectly in your right to announce that it is time for others to take over. But we will dearly miss seeing your frequent contests. You've been more than generous with your time and passion. A big THANK YOU, Brian. We'll see you around.

Line xx

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Date: 7/13/2019 2:05:00 PM
brian's a tree that stretches for sunshine~ and it's been a pleasure watching him grow~ in the deepest forest, he brought perspective~ on the coldest night, he brought warmth~ his journey was the biggest contest-and the communities win~
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/14/2019 6:27:00 AM
Encouragement was the 'feed ' that developed me as a poet,(a 75$ win here in my first few months here! in 2007)so over the yearssince then I tried to dispense encouragement to others through my style of contests and interest in our art through my daily ,blogs Connie
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/14/2019 6:19:00 AM
Poetic praise indeed Connie,thanks
Date: 7/13/2019 7:57:00 AM
Line,Not sure about being an 'institution' here,perhaps as an 'oldtimer' nothing surprises you(must say though Mark's marathon,was the most innovative imho)As for the 'heartbeat) that has always resided in two areas firstly these daily blogs(trolling apart, which sadly has caused many to leave over the years) and secondly the ' penfriend ' digital respect and love (in an agape sense)over many years despite circumstances that happen to us all,and yet our common poetic hobby remains a tie that is truly worldwide in its compass.If we were to meet face to face we would 'know' each other instantly because of our experience together here at PS.
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Line Gauthier
Date: 7/13/2019 3:40:00 PM
You're very modest, Brian. Those contests of yours kept us on our toes. On the other hand, it is very true that the more connections we make on PoetrySoup on a daily basis, the more the site comes to life for us.
Date: 7/12/2019 8:16:00 PM
Thanks, Brian, for the many opportunities for us to showcase our work. Enjoy the semi retirement. I 'd sure like one of those! (from my job!!)
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/13/2019 3:03:00 AM
Keep working Andrea,(even part time) is my advice.Retirement imho is a place for 'work' and leisure but at your choosing.And of course keep safe that precious poetic poiema with which you have been gifted.
Date: 7/12/2019 7:30:00 PM
my soupie years here were mostly spent connecting with you, dear brian, either through my small contributions in your challenges, discussing about art via soup mail, or simply playing catch up... i have been touched by your dedication, poetic integrity, and kinship... thank you and keep rolling with us... huggs
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/13/2019 2:58:00 AM
Yes Nette,thanks being in PS over the years is a bit like a digital version of the snail 'penfriends'of yesteryears.We become close and yet are 'not' especially with the inherent identity theft dangers that inhibit the digital world.Have a creative weekend.
Date: 7/12/2019 4:56:00 AM
Thank you Brian for your wonderful contests and contributions to PS. I received my first trophy win from you when I joined PS. Best of luck to you with your future endeavors. Hope to still see you on PS!
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/12/2019 5:22:00 AM
Thanks Tania,I post a verse most days and will continue 'a Strand Selection ' blog as &when.
Date: 7/12/2019 4:44:00 AM
Thanks so much, Sir Brian, for sharing your poetic talent, and for giving poets many and varied avenues to showcase their works as well through your contests. I'm so blessed... God bless you..... Thanks likewise, Friend Poet LINE for this "Tribute Site." God bless you.
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/13/2019 5:33:00 AM
Perhaps Beata my hidden 'Barnbas ' giftings for poetics did not ripen until I was born again .Have a blessed weekend
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Line Gauthier
Date: 7/12/2019 9:31:00 PM
I echo Brian's PTL comment, Beata.
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/12/2019 4:47:00 AM
PTL Beata
Date: 7/12/2019 3:26:00 AM
Thanks so much Brian for all the time you have put into the contests. If your contests weren't so flippin popular, it wouldn't have been so much work would it? ;-) I will miss throwing you little tempters to see if you bite! Nevertheless look forward to your continued participation on the site. :-)
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/12/2019 4:50:00 AM
Cheers Nina.One reason for the turn around was,if someone felt disappointment with my judgement then another opportunity to please was quickly available.
Date: 7/11/2019 6:14:00 PM
I am a relative newcomer to PS but I want to thank you Brian for your wonderful contests that have really inspired me to write poetry in so many different forms - I have learnt so much in the 10 months I have been here. I also want to thank you Brian for your dedication and time spent sponsoring these truly inspiring contests. Wishing you well in the future with kindest thoughts Ann xx PS Thanks also to Line for your lovely tribute xx
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/13/2019 5:30:00 AM
Ann you have joined the best poetry site on the net imho,so comprehensive in bth the theoretical and practical and would encourage paid membership to enjoy it fully.Have a creative weekend.
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/12/2019 12:13:00 AM
Thanks Ann
Date: 7/11/2019 6:04:00 PM
Very nice tribute, Line, thank you for doing this! And thank you so much, Brian, for the rather extensive work you have put into running contests. Yours have consistently been the quickest to turn around, and anyone who has run a contest knows how much work just ONE can be ... I personally can't imagine having to do them every day-or-so. I am still rather a "newbie" here, but I am no less appreciative of your efforts. I will continue to enjoy your selections, (have learned much there), and the other ways you contribute to our community. Blessings, my friend! :o)
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/13/2019 5:22:00 AM
Greg,my main focus was firstly to let the poet to choose as much as possible ,from their back anthology,secondly to concentrate on the poetics and the contents(how did it flow etc),thirdly I was never interested in the form and lastly to accept poems that had been entered elsewhere,thus giving folks second chances with their endeavours.From the comments and the way it filled up this approached proved popular and was interesting to as a sponsor as a convenient way (for me)of keeping up with the new talents that joined PS over the years.A win win in fact for everyone.Have a creative weekend
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/12/2019 12:14:00 AM
Cheers Greg
Date: 7/11/2019 5:29:00 PM
Brian, my participation in your contests have meant so much to me.. through your contests, I was inspired to stretch beyond my comfort zone. Your Imagist contest is one such example of where your challenge helped me to grow artistically. I am forever grateful for your time and dedication in daring us to flourish as poets. Thank you, Line, for posting a wonderful tribute. Warmest wishes to you always, Brian.. ~Susan
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/13/2019 4:54:00 AM
Indeed Susan .. Imagism the seed from which all modern 20th century poetics grew and then blossomed.
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/12/2019 12:15:00 AM
Bless you Susan
Date: 7/11/2019 3:22:00 PM
It simple, Brian, take heed, Constance is right,,stay around,
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/11/2019 3:40:00 PM
Am doing Harry
Date: 7/11/2019 1:40:00 PM
Toodles
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/13/2019 3:08:00 AM
Interesting Tommy,an unusual word that sounded familiar to an oldie like me,but I had to google.It could become a meme!Have a good weekend.
Date: 7/11/2019 10:03:00 AM
Thank you Brian for all of your wonderful contests and dedication to us poets! I have judged many years ago on an old writing site and I know the time involved! I have been here off and on for 6 years, and often absent so i know life can get hectic and need more dedication! Just know that you and your contests and poetry will be missed! hugs :) ps Line that you for posting this!
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/11/2019 10:29:00 AM
Thanks Sandra,it was an honour to read and share the talent shown in this site of so many gifted poets
Date: 7/11/2019 8:01:00 AM
Thank you Line, for this, and thank you Brian. All the best.
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/11/2019 8:17:00 AM
Cheers Maureen
Date: 7/11/2019 8:01:00 AM
Brian, as I have told you by soup you and your contests meant a lot to many poets. You gave us all an opportunity to make old poems and new poems shine bright. Your contests will be missed but you have earned your semi-poetic retirement but can a poet ever really retire , methinksnot ~
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/11/2019 8:16:00 AM
True indeed Constance .
Date: 7/11/2019 5:41:00 AM
Lovely tribute to Brian, he has given up so much of his time sponsoring contests and I'm sure everyone will agree that a big thank you to him is in order. Tom
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/11/2019 6:20:00 AM
Cheers Tom,t'was a labour of love,thus a very enjoyable& satisfying enterprise.
Date: 7/11/2019 1:18:00 AM
Thank you Line,everything has a season and it's great that TPS are reverting back( to some extent)to their sponsored contests.
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/11/2019 3:36:00 AM
Not a great fan of 'tip it &run 'Keith, but always good to beat the Aussies (at whatever,as they have our English love of sport in their genes),even with the 'tarnished trio' who damaged the Aussie name for ever,doing something no aussie ever needs to do.Next months Ashes is 'real cricket' and the true 'test' of standings between us.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 7/11/2019 1:39:00 AM
Big game tonight, Brian - England v Australia, World Cup semi-final. If your top order fires I think you'll win but that's a big "if". Beware those cagey Aussies, mate!
Date: 7/10/2019 9:30:00 PM
Anyone who follows the great game of Rugby League is okay in my book. Retirement sounds like a good idea - anyone got a spare log cabin or Balinese hut they're not using?
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/11/2019 1:25:00 AM
Keith it's good to see RL expanding to other locations,(just as NFL and baseball are doing in London etc)as sport has also been another of my 'passions' cricket in particular.The great thing about this enthusiasm for sports ,is (like our poetic endeavours)you can participate therein from an armchair at a 'great age'.
Date: 7/10/2019 9:21:00 PM
Thank you, Line, for posting this tribute. Brian, in addition to what Line wrote, I appreciate your exposing me to various forms and concepts of poetry, the footle and imagism in particular. I am happy that you will continue to post your poetry on the site, and I eagerly anticipate your blog posts `as & when you feel so led to do.' Cheers! ~Mark
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Mark Toney
Date: 7/11/2019 4:41:00 PM
Thank you, Brian. I’ll look forward to it. ~Mark
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/11/2019 1:32:00 AM
Cheers Mark,always great to know of another 'imagist convert'.Your recent 'marathon contest series' was the most imaginative concept I have seen here.Perhaps a 10k 10 lap version might be equally popular! Watch this space Mark for future blogs of mine.
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Mark Toney
Date: 7/10/2019 11:41:00 PM
Lol...
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 7/10/2019 9:33:00 PM
Seems odd. If I exposed to you my various forms I'd be in trouble with the law but if Brian does it it's okay.

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7/15/2019 THE OLD JALOPY Free verseage,car,death,history,nos
7/15/2019 DNA Free versecreation,life,miracle,mys
7/15/2019 DISHING IT Rhymefood,inspirational,passio
7/15/2019 PEACEMAKERS Free verseappreciation,blessing,but
7/13/2019 A BIGGER LIFE Free versecancer,confidence,encoura
7/13/2019 LEAVING Free versedeath,future,grandfather,
7/12/2019 MYRIAD OF BLOOMS Haikubutterfly,flower,garden,n
7/12/2019 BUTTERFLY DANCE Haikubeautiful,butterfly,dance
7/12/2019 SWEETNESS Haikucolor,flower,garden,natur
7/9/2019 ALL FOR GREED Senryubetrayal,character,corrup
7/9/2019 MANY, MANY LONG YEARS AGO Rhymedream,lonely,longing,love
7/9/2019 LILAC MAUVES Haikuflower,music,nature,summe
7/8/2019 BORROWED DREAMS Free versedream,life,longing,muse,s
7/8/2019 BUCOLIC Haikuflower,nature,summer,sun,
7/8/2019 THE BREEZE Haikuflower,nature,summer,
7/8/2019 ALONG Haikuautumn,lonely,tribute,
7/8/2019 DAINTY Haikuflower,food,freedom,garde
7/8/2019 SUCCULENT Haikubeautiful,flower,garden,i
7/8/2019 SUMMER WINGS Haikubutterfly,color,freedom,l
7/8/2019 SUNDRENCHED Haikubutterfly,flower,insect,n
7/8/2019 SOLEMN Haikudark,loneliness,silence,s
7/8/2019 TIME HAS NO SAY Rhymefreedom,innocence,peace,s
7/6/2019 SOPHIE'S TWO Free versedeath,grief,lost love,mis
7/6/2019 CHILLING Free versefun,sleep,solitude,sweet,
7/6/2019 WHAT I REMEMBER MOST Free versegrowing up,mother daughte
7/6/2019 LONGING Chokaloneliness,longing,nostal
7/6/2019 PART TIME POET Free verseimagination,introspection
7/6/2019 BLACK SHEEP Rhymesweet,youth,
7/5/2019 MEADOW Haikuflower,freedom,innocence,
7/5/2019 ECHOES Haikuchildren,freedom,innocenc
7/5/2019 MEANDERING Haikuaugust,freedom,innocence,
7/4/2019 NO RECONCILING Free verseage,change,confidence,gro
7/2/2019 LILY Haikuflower,nature,summer,
7/2/2019 BOLD Haikuappreciation,journey,life
7/2/2019 THE UNIVERSE Free verselife,mystery,universe,
7/1/2019 FORGE YOUR PATH Carpe Diemcharacter,confidence,desi
7/1/2019 TATTERED Haikuage,farm,nature,winter,
7/1/2019 AUGUST SUN Haikuaugust,nature,summer,sun,
7/1/2019 ROWS Haikuautumn,confidence,farm,na
7/1/2019 SENTINEL Haikunature,pride,solitude,win
7/1/2019 UPS AND DOWNS Coupletchange,nature,perspective
7/1/2019 METAMORPHOSIS Haikubutterfly,change,insect,n
7/1/2019 WINGED Haikubutterfly,nature,summer,s
7/1/2019 TRIBUTE Free versecharacter,conflict,myster
6/29/2019 RESTING Haikubeautiful,butterfly,flowe
6/29/2019 FINE AMENITIES Free verseart,death,happy,inspirati
6/29/2019 FAERIELAND Haikumorning,nature,summer,sur
6/29/2019 WEEPING Haikugrief,nature,summer,surre
6/29/2019 BY THE LAKE Haikunature,sad,sorrow,summer,
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6/29/2019 COLOR Haikubutterfly,color,nature,su
6/29/2019 WINGS Haikubutterfly,nature,summer,s
6/29/2019 ADRIFT Haikubutterfly,nature,summer,
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6/28/2019 GENTLE Haikunature,summer,surreal,tre
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6/28/2019 PENDULOUS Haikunature,summer,tree,wind,
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6/28/2019 SPELLING BEE Limerickangst,funny,word play,
6/28/2019 MYRIAD Haikunature,summer,sun,tree,
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6/27/2019 TOYING Haikufun,nature,summer,tree,wi
6/27/2019 MELANCHOLY Haikudark,light,nature,sad,sur
6/27/2019 LUSH Haikucry,nature,summer,tree,
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6/27/2019 SWAYING Haikunature,summer,wind,
6/27/2019 FROM THE HEART Free verselove,sweet,
6/27/2019 FIRE DANCE Free versefantasy,fire,nature,psych
6/27/2019 CROSSING Monokuchange,death,journey,life
6/26/2019 SILENT Haikulonging,nature,silence,
6/26/2019 DEEP Haikucolor,flower,nature,summe
6/26/2019 UNDER Haikuflower,nature,summer,surr
6/26/2019 PLAYFUL BREEZE Haikuflower,fun,nature,summer,
6/26/2019 ALLURING Haikuflower,nature,summer,surr
6/26/2019 WHISPERING Haikumusic,nature,summer,surre
6/26/2019 VIBRANT Haikuflower,nature,summer,symb
6/25/2019 FLORAL Haikuflower,freedom,nature,sen
6/25/2019 BURSTS Haikunature,senses,spring,upli
6/25/2019 CONJURING Senryudream,inspiration,joy,sur
6/25/2019 PLAYFUL Haikufun,nature,senses,uplifti
6/25/2019 SHOWCASING Haikubeauty,flower,garden,natu
6/25/2019 LATE Haikufood,nature,senses,spring
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6/25/2019 BOUQUETS Haikuflower,joy,love,nature,su
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6/24/2019 POPS Haikucolor,red,remember,rememb
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6/24/2019 LARGE POPPY Haikuflower,nature,pride,remem
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Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
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Hot Chocolate, Coffee and Tea Concretesilly,
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Funny Sexy Me Rhymesexy,
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Creation Free versebeauty,
of ghosts and relationships Free versebereavement,
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The Weathered Years Sonnetlife,
Coffee Rhymefunny,
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Brief Encounter Free verseeducation,surreal,
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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,
HE HAD TO WEAR A FIG LEAF AT THE NUDIST COLONY Footlebeach,body,humorous,
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,
It's Christmas Time Again Rhymechristmas,sister,suicide,
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
Mothers Hear Free verseemotions,family,feelings,
Callused Fingers Blank versebeauty,emotions,feelings,
An Angel Blank verseangel,angst,bereavement,e
A Sassy Spirit Blank versebeauty,character,emotions
Brume Free versechange,perspective,relati
Beautiful Scars Rhymegrief,
One Regret Sonnetintrospection,life,
RENAISSANCE WOMAN I do not know?passion,
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
Dance of the Firebird Free versebeautiful,dance,sensual,
The Life Of Death Blank versedeath,life,truth,
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,
Cookie Cutters, Hot Cocoa, and an Angel Rhymechristmas,nostalgia,
My God Rhymesea,water,
Love Letter Rhymechildhood,crush,cute love
Los Angeles Free verselonging,love,

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