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I am English and began writing poetry at the turn of this century**Check out my 'youtube clip recited aloud  poems'  some of which include a sample  from  my arwork catalog)

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*** my short forms @strandpoet on twitter ..and MY FOUR TENETS OF CREATIVITY an ebook in OPEN VERSE available to read  at http://thingspoetic.blogspot.com

also my ARTICLES ON POETRY  available at this blog link? 

http://ichthys-articles.blogspot.com.    and from earlier*****MY BOOKS ON POETRY****( (print copies available $25 postpaid worldwide)FLOWERS of LIFE  the american cinquains by William Soutar, isbn 978 1903203477 I edited and published in 2005 see original  link https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flowers-Life-Selection-William-Soutar/dp/1903203473/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

*SHORTHAND OF THE HEART a selection of poetic form published 2005 isbn 1 903203422

*POIEMA a selection of Ekphrasis poetry published 2006 isbn 1903203562( READ FOR FREE AT THIS LINK http://poiemaekphrasis.blogspot.com

LINKS TO MY ART WORK

https://www.flickr.com/people/144508771@N08/

and

http://captionedcartoons.blogspot.com

http://captionedcartoonsb.blogspot.com

http://capyionedcartoonsc.blogspot.com

http://haiga-ichthys.blogspot.com

and from my art portfolio

http://poiema-ichthys.blogspot.com

http://poiema2.blogspot.com

http://vermeersgirls.blogspot.com

 

 


a STRAND SELECTION for mid July

Blog Posted:7/11/2019 4:57:00 PM

Yosa Buson ,the Japaneses master poet once said .. poetry(haiku in his case) uses the commonplace to escape from the commonplace.

Wise advice as well ,here is some of his reportoire

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hAcB0IR1ppM

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Date: 7/11/2019 10:59:00 PM
Brian, calling this "a Strand Selection" is brilliant, as is choosing Buson along with his thought-provoking "commonplace" quote. Of course, his haiku are gems. Thank you, Brian! ~Mark
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/12/2019 12:18:00 AM
Indeed Mark,a master wordsmith of the imagination
Date: 7/11/2019 6:22:00 PM
Such rich phrasing and imagery ... Buson was so careful and thoughtful with not just words, but the space between them, something I find crucial as a songwriter and producer. Every form of music has gone through stages where it was "popular" to fill every moment with sound, but the innate boundaries of creativity naturally progress to a point where distance and silence and spacing becomes as important as anything else. Buson was a master of that, I think. It's sublime. Thanks for sharing!
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/12/2019 12:20:00 AM
Always a story in his short verse ,left to our imagination.The sign of greatness in a poet imho

My Past Blog Posts

 
RENGA RENKU verse for two
Date Posted: 7/14/2019 2:52:00 AM
a STRAND SELECTION for mid July
Date Posted: 7/11/2019 4:57:00 PM
A THANK YOU for sharing your talent
Date Posted: 7/10/2019 3:05:00 AM
EKPHRASIS OF THE MONTH -March
Date Posted: 3/18/2019 3:41:00 AM
IMAGIST OF THE MONTH March
Date Posted: 3/11/2019 3:34:00 AM
EKPHRASIS OF THE MONTH February
Date Posted: 2/20/2019 3:14:00 AM
IMAGIST OF THE MONTH February
Date Posted: 2/16/2019 3:43:00 AM
EKPHRASIS OF THE MONTH January
Date Posted: 1/23/2019 3:04:00 AM
IMAGIST OF THE MONTH January
Date Posted: 1/11/2019 4:15:00 AM
MY POET AND POEM OF 2018
Date Posted: 12/28/2018 3:40:00 AM
DECEMBER recitation
Date Posted: 12/24/2018 3:22:00 AM
EKPHRASIS OF THE MONTH December
Date Posted: 12/22/2018 4:34:00 AM
LOVE POETRY December
Date Posted: 12/19/2018 3:08:00 AM
IMAGIST OF THE MONTH December
Date Posted: 12/16/2018 3:46:00 AM
POETIC FORM OF THE MONTH December
Date Posted: 12/12/2018 4:17:00 AM
MUSE FOR THE MONTH December
Date Posted: 12/9/2018 3:17:00 AM
POETRY QUOTE - month- December
Date Posted: 12/7/2018 5:15:00 AM
POET OF THE MONTH December
Date Posted: 12/5/2018 4:16:00 AM
POEM OF THE MONTH December
Date Posted: 12/3/2018 3:46:00 AM
TALKING POINT December
Date Posted: 12/1/2018 12:57:00 AM
ANNIVERSARY POEM 1818-2018
Date Posted: 11/26/2018 3:04:00 AM
TALKING POINT November
Date Posted: 11/23/2018 7:43:00 AM
LOVE POETRY November
Date Posted: 11/20/2018 1:55:00 AM
EKPHRASIS FOR MONTH OF November
Date Posted: 11/18/2018 3:30:00 AM
MOVER&SHAKER November
Date Posted: 11/16/2018 3:24:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/14/2019 MOZART TRIBUTE Inspirations Ekphrasispoetry,tribute,
7/12/2019 INNOVATIONS a cage tribute Versepoetry,tribute,
7/10/2019 SONG of a SONNETEER Versepoets,song,
7/7/2019 COMPENDIUM of a FAVOURED theme Versechristian,poems,
7/5/2019 COMPENDIUM of FAVOURED FORMS Versepoetry,
7/4/2019 COMPENDIUM of nostalgia Versenostalgia,
7/3/2019 A PASSION FOR YOU Verselove hurts,
7/3/2019 OMISSIONS a m moore tribute 1 2 3 4 Ekphrasispoetry,tribute,
7/3/2019 OMISSIONS a m moore tribute 5 6 7 Ekphrasispoetry,tribute,
7/3/2019 OMISSIONS a m moore tribute 8 9 10 Ekphrasispoetry,tribute,
7/2/2019 LOVE SONG tribute Ekphrasispoetry,tribute,
7/1/2019 PRUFROCK love song tribute Ekphrasispoetry,tribute,
6/30/2019 4 QUARTETS a tribute Ekphrasispoetry,tribute,
6/29/2019 A COMPENDIUM of alliteration Alliterationpoetry,word play,
6/28/2019 A COMPENDIUM OF SEASONS in verse Verseseasons,
6/27/2019 AN ELEGY Quatrainlost love,
6/27/2019 ELLEN WHITE Light Versehumorous,sports,
6/27/2019 COMPENDIUM OF HUMOUR with WIT Light Versehumor,
6/26/2019 COMPENDIUM OF EKPHRASIS Ekphrasisart,poetry,
6/25/2019 COMPENDIUM of flowers Versenature,
6/24/2019 A POETIC IMAGE Imagismimagery,poetry,
6/23/2019 COMPENDIUM of love poetry Verselove,
6/22/2019 LOVE-FLOWERS Quatrainlove,
6/20/2019 OPEN POETRY the form Versepoetry,
6/15/2019 PERSONIFICATION PAIRED Personificationpoetry,
6/14/2019 COMPENDIUM OF HAIKU Haikupoetry,
6/14/2019 COMPENDIUM OF TANKA Tankaimagery,poetry,
6/13/2019 SHADOWS a RLS tribute Ekphrasisliterature,writing,
6/10/2019 YESTERDAY DREAMS Eliot tribute Ekphrasispoetry,poets,
6/8/2019 SATIE miniatures Ekphrasismusic,people,
6/7/2019 COMPENDIUM OF VIGNETTES Balladpoetry,
6/7/2019 COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN CINQUAINS Cinquainpeople,poetry,
6/6/2019 COMPENDIUM OF BROKEN MONOKU Monokuimagery,words,
6/5/2019 D DAY freedom recovered Verseamerica,anniversary,freed
6/4/2019 COMPENDIUM OF SPACES Imagismimagery,imagination,
6/3/2019 ANN SEXTON transformations Ekphrasispeople,poetry,
6/2/2019 VETTRIANO Musings Ekphrasisart,people,
6/1/2019 A MONOKU thought Monokuculture,discrimination,
5/31/2019 GLIMPSES of Samuel Palmer Ekphrasisart,people,
5/30/2019 MUSIC WARMUP footle defined Footlemusic,poetry,
5/30/2019 HOGARTH symmetry Ekphrasisart,people,
5/29/2019 EMILY D plaintives Ekphrasispeople,poetry,
5/28/2019 LANTERNES in sequence form Lanternepoetry,
5/28/2019 LANTERNE COMPENDIUM Lanternepoetry,
5/27/2019 SEURAT points of view Ekphrasisart,people,
5/26/2019 VIVALDI presto Ekphrasismusic,people,
5/25/2019 MONET visions Ekphrasisart,people,
5/24/2019 VAN GOGH obsessions Ekphrasisart,people,
5/23/2019 THREE IN ONE Versechristian,history,identit
5/22/2019 A MATISSE melange Ekphrasisart,people,
5/21/2019 HOPPER metaphors of silence Ekphrasisart,people,
5/20/2019 POLLOCK Chances Ekphrasisart,people,
5/19/2019 CRAVINGS Verselonging,
5/19/2019 FOLLIES a Beckett tribute Verseappreciation,poetry,poets
5/18/2019 LOVE LOST Part 2 Verseappreciation,lost love,
5/14/2019 A CINQKU COMPENDIUM 2 Cinqkuamerica,poetry,
5/14/2019 A CINQKU COMPENDIUM Cinqkuamerica,poetry,
5/11/2019 AN ELIOT ekphrasis Ekphrasisspoken word,tribute,
5/7/2019 AN ABSTRACT GARDEN Versecolor,garden,
4/29/2019 YES,YES YOU ARE Versechristian,mentor,
4/26/2019 THE PASSION Versepassion,
4/23/2019 IN CHRIST Biochristian,truth,
4/21/2019 QUARTETS for EASTER Quatraincelebration,christian,poe
4/20/2019 AN EASTER WORD Roundelchristian,song,
4/20/2019 EASTER SONNETEER Sonnetanniversary,celebration,c
4/19/2019 POINTERS Verselife,
4/18/2019 OPINIONS Verselife,
4/17/2019 ALONE Verseloneliness,
4/16/2019 OBSESSED Verselost,perspective,
4/15/2019 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 180 Imagismimagery,inspirational,
4/13/2019 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 179 Imagismimagery,inspirational,
4/12/2019 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 178 Imagismchristian,imagery,inspira
4/10/2019 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 177 Imagismimagery,inspirational,
4/9/2019 SIGNS Verselife,
4/8/2019 HAPPENING 150 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
4/7/2019 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 176 Imagismimagery,inspirational,
4/6/2019 ILLUSTRATIONS Ekphrasisinspirational,poems,
4/5/2019 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 175 Imagismimagery,inspirational,
4/4/2019 INNOVATIONS Versenature,
4/3/2019 LOST LOVE part 1 Ekphrasislost love,
4/2/2019 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 174 Imagismemotions,inspirational,
4/1/2019 THOUGHTS Ekphrasispoets,
3/31/2019 THE ENCOUNTER Verseanxiety,
3/30/2019 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 173 Imagismimagery,inspirational,
3/30/2019 ANGER Verseanger,
3/29/2019 HAPPENING 149 ear candy Verseinspirational,music,
3/28/2019 EXPRESSIONS Verseemotions,
3/27/2019 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 171 Imagismimagery,inspirational,
3/27/2019 NEEDS Versedesire,
3/26/2019 CONTENTMENT Versedesire,
3/25/2019 SELF EXPRESSION Verseself,word play,
3/25/2019 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 171 Imagismimagery,inspirational,
3/24/2019 SPECIAL MOMENTS Verseintrospection,
3/23/2019 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 170 Imagismimagery,inspirational,
3/22/2019 TARGETS Verselife,
3/21/2019 INTERLUDE part 2 Verseinspirational,word play,
3/21/2019 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 169 Imagismimagery,inspirational,
3/20/2019 INTERLUDE part1 Verseinspirational,poems,
3/19/2019 FIRES OF IMAGINATION 168 Imagismimagery,inspirational,
3/18/2019 FP AUBADE Verseinternational,words,

My Photos


Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
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
Grandfather's Arbour (revised) Sonnet 
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

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