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Aloha! I am an indigenous Hawaiian, native to the island of Hawaii, also known as, Big Island, or Volcano Island, or Orchid Island, and a few other lessor known names. I grew up in a rural life without electricity, with an out house, a rain-filled water tank, natural spring wells used for drinking and or like a refrigerator, outdoor rain-filled metal drums with a small long handled pot used for bathing, kerosene stove and lamps, a charcoaled iron being careful with the Sunday whites, and having our own KFC scamper about in our yard. I held a keen interest in poetry since my freshman year in high school. '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 career. Retired after 48 years, and nowadays, besides writing, with the help of my tech-savvy family, I have produced several videos for my two YouTube channels to occupy my time. *Image is of Mauna Kea (White Mountain) 13,760 ft, in the foreground, on the windward side, is the county seat of Hawaii and our island's largest town of Hilo (to bond), with 48,000 residents, whereto, I call home.

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

Update: Lay November Contest
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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
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Epic Ethereal Editor Contest
Date Posted: 5/24/2019 12:25:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
2/27/2021 The 'N' Word Tetractysracism,words,
2/25/2021 Joy Unspeakable Sonnetjoy,
2/21/2021 Shapes Listimage,
2/19/2021 The Purposes of God Lyriccreation,easter,
2/18/2021 Lunch at Scheherazade's Pantoumarabic,beauty,
2/12/2021 Apple Pies Versecreation,inspiration,
2/12/2021 Pooch - Fable Prosecharacter,dog,
1/27/2021 Homey Hiatus, Hiatus Homey Rhymenature,peace,
1/27/2021 sin or not a sin Suzette Primeabuse,dark,
1/20/2021 caregivers Haikubird,caregiving,character
1/13/2021 Power Of Prayer Shapepower,prayer,
1/13/2021 Kitchen Is Open Versebeach,metaphor,sunshine,
12/28/2020 Our Last Hawaii Christmas Rhymechildhood,christmas,
12/25/2020 Seductive Stares Double Dactyldrink,people,
12/23/2020 Trees II By Alfred Joyce Kilmer's Admirer Rhymetree,
12/18/2020 With My Eyes Wide-Opened Rhymeconflict,faith,hope,praye
12/18/2020 aka Robert Petrie Clerihewcelebrity,funny,
12/18/2020 Illinois, Winter of 1920 Pantoumchildhood,christmas,growi
12/17/2020 VERSELETS footles posed Footlecharacter,death,hero,hors
12/17/2020 Do They Know It's Christmas Chastushkaanxiety,christmas,satire,
12/13/2020 It's Just Pants - TM Cinquainsmart,
12/12/2020 Adolescence: Apollo's Aria Kwansabateen,uplifting,voice,
12/11/2020 Naught Meant To Be Rhymeconflict,fate,friendship,
12/8/2020 Satisfying Cold and Hot Nonetimage,snow,winter,
12/2/2020 Bobsledding Dodoitsu Acrosticchristmas,time,
11/28/2020 Plain Truth: Christmas Free versechange,christmas,truth,
11/28/2020 Blowing Bubbles Sonnetanxiety,change,dream,
11/27/2020 Matthew 28:20 ESV Shapebible,image,inspirational
11/25/2020 Where Eagles Dare - TB Than-Baukbird,courage,flying,
11/19/2020 Brush Up Cinqkuseasons,
11/15/2020 Day Washing Tetractysfamily,growing up,togethe
11/14/2020 The Admiral Butterfly Epigrambutterfly,death,flying,so
11/14/2020 Bay Area Nigh December Quintain (Sicilian)appreciation,city,imagery
11/13/2020 Time Passages Sijotime,
11/11/2020 Anagram Sijo Acrosticword play,
11/8/2020 in its wake Haikunatural disasters,
11/1/2020 The Omen Sapphic stanzafear,halloween,
10/31/2020 A Midsummer Night's Dream Versecharacter,dream,fairy,
10/30/2020 Naught for the Faint in Heart Rhymehalloween,
10/28/2020 Vaasokht Versebreak up,love hurts,
10/27/2020 Better Than Winning the Lottery Curtal Sonnetcelebration,christmas,eve
10/27/2020 The Box Free verseanalogy,life,
10/25/2020 Bite The Bullet Trioletchildhood,family,growing
10/23/2020 The Last Walk Together Rhymedeath,deep,life,lost love
10/22/2020 A Star is Born Verseimagery,
10/22/2020 Autumn's Wink at Winter Free verseautumn,
10/21/2020 November Rolls, aka, A November Rose Laynovember,
10/9/2020 Drac, Wolf, Frank, and Claude Limerickallegory,character,hallow
10/5/2020 Mom's Bestilled Breath Awakes Verseheaven,inspirational love
10/3/2020 Realized Dream Versedream,encouraging,perspec
10/2/2020 The Mystery Be Odeamerica,freedom,peace,war
10/1/2020 Astronomy - Pleiades Versemoon,planet,space,stars,
9/30/2020 Success Acrosticsuccess,
9/30/2020 Rewriting Fear Narrativeangst,anxiety,fear,
9/30/2020 Autumn Lofty Living Hues Dodoitsuanimal,autumn,color,tree,
9/30/2020 October Occasions Enclosed Rhymeautumn,blessing,october,
9/28/2020 Champing The Seasons - CT Sonnetseasons,
9/27/2020 My Finer Days Always Sonnetlife,
9/27/2020 Sudoku, A Numbers Game Sedokagames,international,
9/26/2020 Timeless Rhymemoon,remember,romantic lo
9/26/2020 Clutching at Straws Narrativeconfidence,courage,imager
9/23/2020 Springs of Life Versebeautiful,imagery,life,wa
9/23/2020 November Occasions Tetractysblessing,november,perspec
9/20/2020 All About Japan Rhymeimagery,international,nat
9/17/2020 YORE Versememory,
9/14/2020 Door Prob Tetractysperspective,
9/13/2020 The Sedulous Knight Sonnetdestiny,emotions,enduranc
9/12/2020 Beyond the Grey Sky Narrativeconfusion,missing,
9/10/2020 Shoe Laces And I Sonnetanxiety,character,childho
9/2/2020 One Word Free verse1st grade,2nd grade,3rd g
8/29/2020 'Tis Be A Rear Find Limerickfunny,humorous,
8/28/2020 Discovering Joy Free verseappreciation,friendship,h
8/27/2020 If I Am The Illustrated Man Monokuadventure,allegory,boy,ch
8/26/2020 the rose Haikurose,
8/26/2020 We May Forget, Though Heaven Remembers Monokublessing,character,judgem
8/25/2020 If I Ruled The World Coupletfantasy,
8/24/2020 I Want You, Lol Monokucharacter,how i feel,than
8/24/2020 Rusting In Seattle Monokudepression,rain,
8/24/2020 Sleepless Sheepless Monokuanxiety,sleep,
8/23/2020 The Henriad Tail-rhymeallegory,character,histor
8/23/2020 Cassio Laps Wondrously Coupletanimal,cat,character,deat
8/23/2020 Japan's Enka Music Trioletculture,international,lan
8/23/2020 Revelations Free versedeath,life,sick,world,
8/22/2020 blue ribbon affair Haikubird,blue,fruit,imagery,s
8/21/2020 Induced Interludes Free versefantasy,metaphor,surreal,
8/21/2020 Autumn Awakes Villanelleappreciation,autumn,
8/20/2020 A Lollipop Day Narrativeallegory,candy,childhood,
8/17/2020 Deeds By Seeds Rhymegrowth,mystery,
8/16/2020 southerlies Haikulife,nature,storm,weather
8/16/2020 A Time For Us, Again Narrativedestiny,devotion,heart,ki
8/15/2020 Songs Here Sung There Epitaphchristian,heaven,mother,s
8/15/2020 It Happens Free versefunny,humorous,
8/15/2020 Hilo Town, Now and Then Narrativechildhood,fate,nostalgia,
8/14/2020 Sunken Stone's Rhymechildhood,dream,memory,yo
8/12/2020 in the end Senryufate,forgiveness,irony,li
8/9/2020 Asylum Verseangst,lost,solitude,
8/8/2020 Heart Truth Sijoheart,truth,
8/8/2020 State of Grace Dizainblessing,destiny,inspirat
8/6/2020 bumblebees Haikuflying,insect,
8/3/2020 Fright Features Trioletfear,flying,halloween,

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Fav Poems

When you booze Narrativeabuse,culture,drink,loss,
My Darling Boy Quatrainanalogy,boy,childhood,inn
A FRAGILE SELF Free verseintrospection,self,
POETRY AND ME Acrosticme,poetry,writing,
Lily of the Valley Trioletflower,nature,spring,
Land of Lights Sonnetbeauty,nature,
We are wolves Free verseanimal,appreciation,dog,e
Moving On Verselove,
Reaching Terzanellechange,desire,dream,hope,
The Butterfly Nebula Rhymebeauty,nature,sky,stars,
Maui Sunrise Romanticismbeautiful,love,nature,rel
These Arms Long To Hold You Enclosed Rhymelove,marriage,
Broken Wings of War Free versewar,
Primeval Rhymeappreciation,beauty,natur
either or I do not know?muse,
Agapanthus Rhymeblue,flower,garden,poetry
Oceana Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
Carnforth Rhymeengland,feelings,film,nos
And We Call It Free verserain,weather,
Musings of An Aging Man Free verseage,introspection,life,tr
MEMORIES of MELODIES Rhymemarriage,passion,
Rebirth Free versedark,life,light,morning,n
Petrichor and Vellichor Free verseart,
Goddess of the Night Personificationfantasy,nature,
That Starry Night Ekphrasisart,depression,night,pass
He Is Flawed Rispetto10th grade,9th grade,beau
edges Haiku10th grade,11th grade,bea
The Woman They Know Free verseanalogy,courage,hope,wome
To Fly Away a Butterfly Free versegrief,
Say You Will Verselove,romantic,
All in a Day at the Louvre Free verseart,paris,travel,
Phantasmagoria Trioletconfusion,imagination,
The Night Had Gone Awry Enclosed Rhymenight,woman,
An Autumn Path Rubaiyatautumn,farm,nature,season
She Will Rise Enclosed Rhymeanalogy,inspiration,journ
October Skies Lyricage,anniversary,autumn,gr
an autumn walk Free verseautumn,

Fav Poets

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Tom Cunningham United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
Quoth TheRaven United States Flag United States Read
Vijay Pandit United States Flag United States Read
William Forchion United States Flag United States Read
Darlene De Beaulieu Canada Flag Canada Read
Dale Gregory Cozart United States Flag United States Read
Brenda McGrath United States Flag United States Read
Ann Foster United States Flag United States Read
Lonna Blodgett United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Adams United States Flag United States Read
Brenda Chiri United States Flag United States Read
Martin Braun United States Flag United States Read
Chantelle Anne Cooke United States Flag United States Read
Edward Ibeh United States Flag United States Read
Linda Fowler United States Flag United States Read
Lillian Twolsky United States Flag United States Read