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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'  .  and sample  my artwork here in  the blog Photos link .MY FOUR TENETS OF CREATIVITY a free ebook in OPEN VERSE is available to read  at also my ARTICLES ON POETRY  available at this blog link?

  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

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

whilst the third

*POIEMA a selection of Ekphrasis poetry published 2006 isbn 19032035 (READ FOR FREE AT THIS LINK



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F F I series 23 couplet

Blog Posted:10/9/2019 12:20:00 AM

Couplet - 2 successive lines,usually rhymed (and witty)'the bravest sort of verse' according to Ben Johnson

exampled here by  Pope(1734)..

I am his Highness' Dog at Kew

Pray tell me Sir,whose Dog are you?

Usual FFI entry condition in a PS link within a soupmail


Dear Heart


PP or HM as appropriate

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My Past Blog Posts

F F I series 30 demi sonnet
Date Posted: 10/16/2019 12:16:00 AM
F F I series 29 sijo
Date Posted: 10/15/2019 12:33:00 AM
F F I series 28 leonine
Date Posted: 10/14/2019 12:12:00 AM
F F I series 27 kimo
Date Posted: 10/13/2019 12:18:00 AM
F F I series 26 cretic
Date Posted: 10/12/2019 12:18:00 AM
F F I series 25 dim hex
Date Posted: 10/11/2019 12:52:00 AM
F F I series 24 ekphrasis
Date Posted: 10/10/2019 12:26:00 AM
F F I series 23 couplet
Date Posted: 10/9/2019 12:20:00 AM
F F I series 22 vignette
Date Posted: 10/8/2019 12:27:00 AM
F F I series 21 epigram
Date Posted: 10/7/2019 12:59:00 AM
F F I series 20 personification
Date Posted: 10/6/2019 1:01:00 AM
F F I series 19 tautogram
Date Posted: 10/5/2019 12:51:00 AM
F F I series 18 sonnet
Date Posted: 10/4/2019 12:56:00 AM
F F I series 17 limerick
Date Posted: 10/3/2019 2:13:00 AM
F F I series 16 counted verse
Date Posted: 10/2/2019 12:43:00 AM
F F I series 15 tanka
Date Posted: 10/1/2019 1:49:00 AM
F F I series 14 american doublet
Date Posted: 9/30/2019 12:37:00 AM
F F I series 13 alliteration
Date Posted: 9/29/2019 12:06:00 AM
F F I series 12 clerihew
Date Posted: 9/28/2019 12:17:00 AM
F F I series 11 cinqku
Date Posted: 9/27/2019 12:25:00 AM
F F I series 10 footle
Date Posted: 9/26/2019 12:27:00 AM
F F I series 9 lanterne
Date Posted: 9/25/2019 12:07:00 AM
F F I series 8 senryu
Date Posted: 9/24/2019 12:13:00 AM
F F I series 7 fibonacci
Date Posted: 9/23/2019 1:32:00 AM
F F I series 6 tetractys
Date Posted: 9/22/2019 12:47:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
10/16/2019 a DEMI SONNET bio Didacticchristian,poetry,
10/14/2019 A LEONINE for today Didacticappreciation,poetry,
10/13/2019 AGAPE Free versechristian,love,
10/11/2019 SPRING renku tribute pt 4 Versepeople,poetry,
10/11/2019 SCENES of AUTUMN renku tribute pt 3 Versepeople,poetry,
10/11/2019 SUMMERSOLILIQUY renku tribute pt2 Versepeople,poetry,
10/11/2019 WINTERSWIND renku tribute part1 Versepeople,poetry,
10/10/2019 TRANSLATION interpretation Didacticchristian,word play,writi
10/9/2019 MARRIAGE a unit of one Didacticchristian,marriage,
10/8/2019 POETRY in contest Versepoetry,
10/7/2019 A SEASONED song Versechristian,
10/6/2019 DIVINE INTERVENTIONS in song Versechristian,
10/6/2019 FLOWERING in the mind Imagismimagery,
10/5/2019 VORTEX FORSEEN Ekphrasisart,august,
10/4/2019 EDUCATED hours of art Verseart,
10/3/2019 IN A DREAM landscape Verseinspiration,
10/2/2019 LITANY a 7776 form Didacticpoverty,
9/30/2019 THUS says A perfect Revelation Didacticchristian,
9/27/2019 SAMUEL PALMER enriching the actual present Ekphrasisart,
9/26/2019 FIRST viewing Ekphrasisart,poetry,
9/25/2019 POIEMA perfected Biochristian,
9/24/2019 LIVING IMAGES a pre raphaelite tribute Ekphrasisart,people,
9/23/2019 a POET uncovered Biopoets,
9/22/2019 THE creative PROCESS Verseart,creation,poetry,
9/21/2019 FATE BY THE THROAT a Beethoven tribute Ekphrasismusic,people,
9/20/2019 IMAGINATION illumed Ekphrasisappreciation,art,
9/15/2019 STAY CURIOUS in an open form Verseart,poetry,
9/14/2019 THE LORD is there Versechristian,truth,
9/5/2019 THEOPHANIES prophets today Biochristian,people,
9/4/2019 NATURAL IRONY a hardy tribute Ekphrasisliterature,people,
9/3/2019 A state OF grace Biochristian,people,
9/1/2019 in THE beginning a FAMILY HIStory Narrativechristian,inspiration,
8/30/2019 WHISPERED words Biochristian,tribute,visiona
8/29/2019 WASTELAND a personal view Ekphrasisliterature,poetry,tribute
8/28/2019 has he said it SHALL HE NOT DO IT Versechristian,
8/27/2019 NUMBERED DAYS relevant ways Ekphrasischristian,thanksgiving,tr
8/26/2019 BLAKE an isolated genius Ekphrasisart,people,poetry,
8/25/2019 LeViTiCuS his abiding call Ekphrasischristian,people,
8/23/2019 ART a recipe for sanity REMBRANT ekphrasis Ekphrasisart,people,tribute,
8/22/2019 exOduS a providential pilgrimage parta Ekphrasischristian,tribute,
8/22/2019 eXoDuS a providential pilgrimage partb Ekphrasischristian,tribute,
8/22/2019 ExOdUs a providential pilgrimage partc Ekphrasischristian,tribute,
8/22/2019 eXoDuS a providential pilgrimage partd Ekphrasischristian,tribute,
8/20/2019 CONTEMPLATIONS on four quartets Ekphrasispoetry,tribute,
8/19/2019 PSALMS testimonies of grace Ekphrasischristian,poetry,song,
8/17/2019 SPECIAL REVELATION deuteronomy detailed pt1 Ekphrasischristian,poetry,
8/17/2019 SPECIAL REVELATION deuteronomy detailed pt2 Ekphrasischristian,poetry,
8/17/2019 SPECIAL REVELATION deuteronomy detailed pt3 Ekphrasischristian,poetry,
8/17/2019 SPECIAL REVELATION deuteronomy detailed pt4 Ekphrasischristian,poetry,
8/17/2019 SPECIAL REVELATION deuteronomy detailed pt5 Ekphrasischristian,poetry,
8/17/2019 SPECIAL REVELATION deuteronomy detailed pt6 Ekphrasischristian,poetry,
8/16/2019 Here and NOW the coming king Ekphrasischristian,people,
8/13/2019 SHADOW OF YOUR WINGS a petitionary of praise Versechristian,poetry,prayer,
8/11/2019 ROSSETTI cornicopia of fantasy Ekphrasispoetry,tribute,
8/8/2019 POEMS IN PAINT Imagismart,august,poetry,
8/7/2019 BROKEN BRIDGES an ekphrasis tribute Ekphrasistribute,
8/4/2019 ANTICIPATION OF LOVE a song of songs Quatorzaindesire,love,
8/4/2019 ETERNAL TRUTH an open verse Versepeople,poetry,
8/1/2019 My TRIADIC LINE Trioletpoetry,tribute,
7/30/2019 SAPPHO fragments Ekphrasispoetess,tribute,
7/28/2019 CONTRARIAN CHORDS another Satie tribute Ekphrasismusic,tribute,
7/26/2019 A SAPPHO SONG tribute Ekphrasispoetess,tribute,
7/24/2019 L E L an ekphrasis tribute Ekphrasispoetess,tribute,
7/22/2019 BREAKFAST PIECES a tribute poem Ekphrasisart,tribute,
7/21/2019 LOVE SONGS tribute to Henry Vaughan Ekphrasispoetry,tribute,
7/19/2019 TRANSITIONS a t s eliot tribute Ekphrasispoetry,tribute,
7/17/2019 REFLECTIONS a Beethoven tribute Ekphrasismusic,tribute,
7/16/2019 HARMONY a Kandinsky tribute Ekphrasisage,tribute,
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,

My Photos



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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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