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Mauna Kea (White Mountain) is 13,760 ft, on the 'Big Island' of Hawaii where 202,000 islanders reside. On the windward/eastern side, is the county seat and its largest town of Hilo (to bond)--pronounced, HE-low, home to 43,000. It is my birthplace and where I now call home--once again--after a 40-year absence.


Rural life on the island of Hawaii, I held an interest in poetry since my shortened year in high school--having graduated at a young age. 'The Collection Plate', was my first published work in 1977 by a major national magazine. That opened the door for others to appear in several published anthologies throughout my early career.

My family grew up on the mainland. Kenny, Ricky, the twins Liz and Franky (who had passed 01/14/2022 at 35 years old), Princess, Rose, and Kimo, twelve grandkids, and three great-grandsons. I met my significant other of 25 years, Elyse, of Spanish and Swedish descent from Seville, Spain, on my 17th birthday. We both attended the University, being four years my senior. Sadly, she died shortly after Kimo was born.

I retired after 48 years and successfully sold online for a few years while passively engaging a writer's aspirations.

Strict Haiku UPDATE

Blog Posted:1/31/2020 5:35:00 PM

At this point, there are 8 entries that need to read the posted rules, SO, if your poem does not state "Poem has been read", you are one of the 8 that needs to edit REMEMBER NO HUMAN REFERENCING, it is all about nature  -- Thank You

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Date: 2/2/2020 6:06:00 PM
Thank you , William, for the post it helps a lot.
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Date: 2/1/2020 2:42:00 PM
Should anyone want "Poem has been read" removed and "Remove From Contest" be reinstated -- just soup mail me
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Date: 2/1/2020 2:30:00 PM
gosh, how do you know all that stuff? I never noticed all those things before. I just see "poem has been read" so I assume I am in the clear. thanks for pointing out that we can see that!!!
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Date: 2/1/2020 2:39:00 PM
Usually, poems I've read and marked as such would go to the winner's circle, prior to closing the contest, I will review those I've left as is and if they did apply themselves they'll go to the winner's circle or not
Date: 1/31/2020 10:42:00 PM
The entrant will click on the green "Enter Contest", whereto, they will be directed to opt either "Edit Poem" or "Remove From Contest" highlighted in blue, however, "Poem has been read" will appear in black replacing "Remove From Contest", "Edit Poem" will still remain in highlighted blue.
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Date: 1/31/2020 10:09:00 PM
I don't enter haiku 5/7/5 contests because I disagree with the requirement but if I did or those that did, I'm not aware that an entrant can see whether or not a contest entry has been read or not
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Date: 1/31/2020 10:31:00 PM
The entrant will click on the green "Enter Contest", whereto, they will be directed to opt either "Edit Poem" or "Remove From Contest" highlighted in blue, however, "Poem has been read" will appear in black replacing "Remove From Contest", "Edit Poem" will still remain in highlighted blue.

My Past Blog Posts

Uku: NEW Poetic Form--Name Change
Date Posted: 4/1/2024 11:05:00 AM
Metrical Winners Distribution UPDATE
Date Posted: 1/8/2024 8:24:00 PM
Metrical Tale Contest FINALIZED
Date Posted: 1/4/2024 11:23:00 AM
Aloha, Soopers update
Date Posted: 5/5/2023 10:27:00 AM
2023 Strongest Earthquake Jolts my Home, Affecting more than Half of my Island's 200k+ Souls
Date Posted: 2/15/2023 3:40:00 AM
Metrical Tale On a Temporal Hiatus
Date Posted: 1/26/2023 9:02:00 AM
UPDATE: Metrical Tale Cash/Premiere Lifetime Membership Contest
Date Posted: 1/9/2023 10:48:00 AM
2023 Big Bang Realized 'Metrical Tale' Cash Contest
Date Posted: 1/4/2023 3:08:00 PM
Date Posted: 11/30/2022 10:15:00 PM
Dot Your i's and Cross Your t's ALERT
Date Posted: 10/7/2022 9:15:00 PM
Dot Your i's and Cross Your t's FINALIZED
Date Posted: 9/30/2022 10:05:00 AM
Pray for my son Keola's Family who now walks with Grace
Date Posted: 1/14/2022 11:15:00 AM
Sonnet Salutation Finalized
Date Posted: 12/29/2021 8:56:00 PM
Heptastich Finalized
Date Posted: 6/8/2021 10:41:00 PM
Heptastich Update
Date Posted: 6/1/2021 8:11:00 PM
Update: Lay November Contest
Date Posted: 10/24/2020 5:30:00 PM
Strict Haiku UPDATE
Date Posted: 1/31/2020 5:35:00 PM
Because It's A Tuesday 140 - 140 Sonnet CASH Payout
Date Posted: 10/4/2019 9:41:00 PM
Because It's A Tuesday 140 - 140 Sonnet Poetry Contest
Date Posted: 9/24/2019 8:36:00 PM
MY UPCOMING BIRTHDAY (09-03) ***Cash Payout
Date Posted: 9/20/2019 1:23:00 PM
Songs of Sonnets: The Tale of Prince Zag The Freid (Short Story)
Date Posted: 9/17/2019 6:34:00 AM
Sacred Sword Of The Chrysanthemum Throne (Short Story)
Date Posted: 9/14/2019 3:07:00 AM
Date Posted: 8/31/2019 6:52:00 PM
Date Posted: 8/31/2019 4:16:00 PM
Date Posted: 8/31/2019 8:28:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
4/21/2024 IN WORKING PROGRESS Haibunanalogy,appreciation,beau
4/21/2024 A Place Not Meant To Be: 12 Crown of Sonnetsappreciation,character,co
4/20/2024 Song of The Chrysiridia Rhipheus Butterfly No 14: AABB Crown of Sonnetsallusion,analogy,apprecia
4/20/2024 A Place Not Meant To Be: 11 Crown of Sonnetsconflict,dark,faith,hope,
4/20/2024 Song of The Achillidesbianor Cramer Butterfly No 13: ABAB Crown of Sonnetsallusion,analogy,apprecia
4/19/2024 That was then, this is now Dramatic Monologuefather son,forgiveness,lo
4/18/2024 recap: remains ''un'' resolve Senryuriddle,
4/18/2024 the emotive tears Senryuanalogy,cry,emotions,humo
4/18/2024 Life Acrosticanalogy,death,future,grow
4/17/2024 Glenn Hughes: Best Soul ''Aura'' Music ''Genre'' Artist Lyricaddiction,analogy,beautif
4/17/2024 Confidence Verseappreciation,beautiful,bi
4/17/2024 Yet Dramatic Verseappreciation,blessing,com
4/15/2024 Psychological Warfare Rhymebetrayal,conflict,corrupt
4/14/2024 ''Old and New'': Agree - Ephemera Versedestiny,fate,imagery,life
4/14/2024 Silent Majority Concreteconflict,emotions,imagery
4/14/2024 Plus I Concretebible,character,confidenc
4/13/2024 Confidence II Narrativeallusion,analogy,apprecia
4/13/2024 Seize: Andaree Rhymeappreciation,emotions,fam
4/13/2024 A betrayal of innocense Free verseallusion,analogy,apprecia
4/11/2024 Wistful Rhymeabsence,analogy,appreciat
4/9/2024 A Century Turns: Soviet Union's Life Expectancy: I Otheranalogy,appreciation,deat
4/8/2024 Blame Narrativeconfusion,death of a frie
4/6/2024 A Place Not Meant To Be: 10 Crown of Sonnetsallusion,analogy,apprecia
4/6/2024 A Place Not Meant To Be: 09 Crown of Sonnetsallusion,analogy,apprecia
4/6/2024 Being Only: Me Carpe Diemaddiction,analogy,appreci
4/5/2024 Socked At The Hop Lyricappreciation,character,cl
4/5/2024 Positive: Darkness Carpe Diemappreciation,growing up,s
4/5/2024 Reverse Graffiti Otherappreciation,beautiful,be
4/5/2024 The What's Up Brothers Limerickanimal,appreciation,broth
4/4/2024 White Lies Otherappreciation,
4/3/2024 Babel Narrativeallusion,analogy,apprecia
4/2/2024 A Hunger Unfed Free versebrother,depression,friend
4/1/2024 Glenn Hughes: God of Money Lyricallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/31/2024 You '' - '' NEW Poetic Form: Poi Otherallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/31/2024 mayfly briefs Senryuappreciation,imagery,iron
3/30/2024 NATURE'S GIFT: Beyond A Silent World: ''Ethereal Lanterns'' Free verseappreciation,cheer up,cre
3/30/2024 OH Mother Goosey Limerickbird,humorous,
3/30/2024 O Blessed Kalapana Odeappreciation,death,emotio
3/29/2024 Ode be to The Beast Odefate,fire,horror,imagery,
3/29/2024 My Fencing Buddy: NEW Balliol Verse Form Quatrainallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/29/2024 Tri ''Trident'' NEW Poetic Form: Poi Otherallusion,analogy,fate,fea
3/29/2024 Veiled Narrativeallusion,analogy,evil,fat
3/28/2024 Maestro Free verseallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/28/2024 A Find To Purpose Verseallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/27/2024 Ere ''Before'' NEW Poetic Form: Poi Otherallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/27/2024 The Odd Couple: The Beast Within Verseage,allusion,analogy,appr
3/27/2024 Passages In Time Verseallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/27/2024 Serling and Roddenberry for Tea: IMPORTANT Epilogue Update Free verseallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/26/2024 Id's Just His Sticks Rhymecharacter,conflict,confus
3/24/2024 Wounded Sigh Rhymefunny,giggle,humorous,ima
3/23/2024 Heaven and Hell Dramatic Verseabsence,analogy,appreciat
3/23/2024 MY Collaboration with Actor, Singer: Ricky Nelson in the Mid Winter of ''80: PART I Narrativeappreciation,celebrity,gi
3/23/2024 MY Collaboration with Actor, Singer: Ricky Nelson in the Mid Winter of ''80: PART II Narrativeappreciation,celebrity,gi
3/21/2024 Takes Two Filled Shoes Carpe Diemappreciation,children,emo
3/21/2024 A Place Not Meant To Be: 08 Crown of Sonnetsallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/20/2024 Father and Sun, Again Personificationappreciation,blessing,day
3/19/2024 Song of The Water Lilies and Lotus Blossoms No 15: AABB Crown of Sonnetsallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/19/2024 Song of The Atropa 'belladonna' No 14: ABBA Crown of Sonnetsallusion,analogy,death,fa
3/16/2024 A Grain of Sand Rhymeallusion,analogy,anxiety,
3/15/2024 The Legend of the Rose Dramatic Verseallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/14/2024 Let's Tango Narrativeallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/13/2024 One Day Wonders Bioallusion,analogy,betrayal
3/13/2024 Black and White Free verseallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/13/2024 Van Gogh: The End Bioanalogy,angst,appreciatio
3/13/2024 Van Gogh: Uncommon Valor Bioappreciation,war,
3/12/2024 Happiness Listangel,bible,blessing,fait
3/12/2024 Gifts For Those With Limited Abilities Lanterneallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/12/2024 La-Di-Da Rhymeallusion,appreciation,cha
3/11/2024 E - A - S - T - E - R Listbible,christian,faith,hop
3/11/2024 Woven Worlds Otherallusion,analogy,change,c
3/10/2024 A Ballade of Easter Balladeallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/9/2024 Spring Sonata Free verseallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/8/2024 Angelic Rhymeallusion,analogy,angst,ap
3/8/2024 Pansy Personificationallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/7/2024 Buried at Sea Elegiac Lyricappreciation,beautiful,de
3/7/2024 Tomb Rhymeappreciation,beautiful,ch
3/6/2024 All Twelve Apostles: A Tyburn Tyburnallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/6/2024 All About Rumi's Free verseanalogy,appreciation,conf
3/5/2024 A Ballade of The Cliff Balladeallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/4/2024 The Home We Made Rhymeallusion,analogy,apprecia
3/4/2024 or no laughing matter: senryu's Senryuallusion,analogy,animal,a
3/3/2024 just for laughs, again: senryus Senryuanalogy,animal,anxiety,ap
3/3/2024 My Take on the Mixed Poetry Contest Free verseallusion,analogy,anxiety,
3/2/2024 just for laughs: senryu's Senryuanalogy,appreciation,chan
3/1/2024 Finger Bowls and Heaven Free versebible,destiny,faith,food,
3/1/2024 Sanctuary Free verseanimal,bird,creation,fish
2/29/2024 Chinamerussica Political Verseamerica,analogy,anxiety,c
2/29/2024 Where's The Front Tear Shapeparody,satire,space,
2/28/2024 Hey Ya-dodo Dodoitsuconflict,confusion,emotio
2/28/2024 Here's A Thought Monchielle Stanzaallusion,analogy,apprecia
2/28/2024 Besides Soupmail: Tanka Talk Tankaallusion,analogy,apprecia
2/28/2024 Actor, Singer: Rick Nelson Rhymeanger,appreciation,caregi
2/28/2024 Schism Rhymeallusion,analogy,apprecia
2/27/2024 Call 988 Rhymeallusion,analogy,angst,ch
2/27/2024 The Speechless Vogon Poetryallusion,analogy,apprecia
2/26/2024 The Cat's Cradle Lentoallusion,analogy,apprecia
2/26/2024 Ewe'll Do Just Fine Coupletallusion,analogy,animal,a
2/25/2024 Hum-E-Verse Verseallusion,analogy,creation
2/24/2024 The Weight of Words Dramatic Monologueanxiety,conflict,confusio
2/24/2024 A Wonder About Bunnies Rhymeanalogy,animal,appreciati

My Photos



Fav Poems

A Fragile Self Free verseintrospection,self,
Lily of the Valley Trioletflower,nature,spring,
The Butterfly Nebula Rhymebeauty,nature,sky,stars,
We Are Wolves Free verseanimal,appreciation,dog,e
Land of Lights Sonnetbeauty,nature,
When You Booze Narrativeabuse,culture,drink,loss,
Broken Wings of War Free versewar,
Primeval Rhymeappreciation,beauty,natur
Either Or I do not know?muse,
Poetry and Me Acrosticme,poetry,writing,
Moving On Verselove,
Maui Sunrise Romanticismbeautiful,love,nature,rel
These Arms Long To Hold You Enclosed Rhymelove,marriage,
Agapanthus Rhymeblue,flower,garden,poetry
And We Call It Free verserain,weather,
Memories of Melodies Rhymemarriage,passion,
Carnforth Rhymeengland,feelings,film,nos
Oceana Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
Musings of An Aging Man Free verseage,introspection,life,tr
Rebirth Free versedark,life,light,morning,n
Petrichor and Vellichor Free verseart,
Say You Will Verselove,romantic,
Edges Haiku10th grade,11th grade,bea
The Night Had Gone Awry Enclosed Rhymenight,woman,
She Will Rise Enclosed Rhymeanalogy,inspiration,journ
Goddess of the Night Personificationfantasy,nature,
The Woman They Know Free verseanalogy,courage,hope,wome
He Is Flawed Rispetto10th grade,9th grade,beau
That Starry Night Ekphrasisart,depression,night,pass
All In a Day At the Louvre Free verseart,paris,travel,
To Fly Away a Butterfly Free versegrief,
Phantasmagoria Trioletconfusion,imagination,
October Skies Lyricage,anniversary,autumn,gr
An Autumn Walk Free verseautumn,
Forlorn Hope Free versehope,
A Nightingale Sings of Dawn's Glory Rhymebird,sky,song,sun,
Season of Splendor Sonnetspring,
Zephyr's Silky Tendrils Verseromance,sweet love,wind,
Underdogs Versepeople,perspective,
Winsome Wisteria Sonnet Sonnetbeautiful,beauty,flower,s
A Road Less Traveled By Us Free verseamerica,beautiful,nature,
Depth Perception Rhymeperspective,
Mimosa Sunrise Versebeauty,flower,morning,nat
One Tear Layangst,depression,fear,sad
Slaughtered Memory Free versefreedom,
Part Time Poet Rhymeangst,conflict,inspiratio
All In a Day Sonnetappreciation,hope,morning
Zapped - Ap Abecedariancat,
Unsure the Shore Sonnet8th grade,beach,bereaveme
The Smile In Your Eyes Sonnetlove,
Hope, Hushed Sapphic stanzabeauty,flower,longing,lov
Black Velvet's Rumble Box Haikucat,
Dragon's Tooth Sapphic stanzafantasy,
After It Rained Free versebeauty,environment,rain,
The Wealth of Spring Abecedariandaffodils,spring,
Wooing Winter In Autumn's Song Layimagery,winter,
A Beauteous Day of Spring Rhymenature,spring,
It Came Upon a Prophecy Lyricchristian,christmas,jesus
Terra Incognita Rhyme12th grade,america,creati
A Poets Abode Sonnetart,beauty,passion,poetry
Extinguished Names Free verseallegory,allusion,
Ships Sail Roundelage,life,
Emily Free verseappreciation,poems,poetes
A Tree Is Like a Blank Book Enclosed Rhymechange,nature,simile,
Like a Book Free versebooks,love,sensual,simile
Sonnet On Mine Own Visiteth To the Future Sonnetpoets,
Listless As a Lazy River Rhymesad,
Like a Lioness Stalking Rhymebird,cat,
As Fresh As a Daisy Free verseanalogy,beauty,flower,sim
November Stars Free versehope,longing,sky,
From Dusk To Dawn Sonnetbeautiful,beauty,dark,ima
Like Violins In a Marching Band Free versepolitical,
Navigating Through Life's Highway Dramatic Monologuefun,house,humor,life,trav
Fall of the Willow's Leaf Rhymeangst,autumn,conflict,fat
The Shape of Time Monokuallusion,life,time,
Musings On Faith Free versegospel,heaven,imagination
When Autumn Comes Quaternautumn,
Autumn - a Citrine Leaf Quaternautumn,dance,death,flying
Magnificent Blue Ocean Personificationocean,
Broken Free versebird,emotions,fate,intros
STRADIVARIUS Free versemusic,
When Snow Fell On Waikiki Free versefantasy,seasons,winter,
Narrow Margin Dramatic Verseanalogy,how i feel,life,
Tearful Epicappreciation,love,
Autumn Delights - Constanza Rhymeautumn,emotions,imagery,
The Vanity of Pleasure Rhymedesire,happiness,vanity,
Defuse and Compromise Rhymeconflict,fate,feelings,lo
Quest of Allure Romantic Verseromantic,sensual,
Falls Magical Splendor Sonnetautumn,change,color,life,
Day Full of Snow Quaternautumn,snow,winter,
Winter's Stillness Haibunchristmas,winter,
The Creative Type Sonnetart,creation,people,poete
Woven Worlds Othernature,tree,
Entertainer-Anacreontic Couplets Coupletdance,desire,
Hazardous Hooves Free verseanalogy,angst,bereavement
Soul of Seaside Sepulchre Free verseangst,betrayal,dark,deep,
Desperate Hope Rhymehope,inspiration,love,
The Shape of Dark - A Murder of Crows Free verseangst,animal,death,desire
Titanic- The Note I Wrote Free versefarewell,life,
Marine Majesty Monchielle Stanzadeep,fantasy,imagery,mean

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