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*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.


Rural life on the island of Hawaii, I held an 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 early career.

My kid's Kenny, Ricky, the twins Liz and Franky, Princess, Rose, and Kimo, eleven grandkids, and two great-grandsons. I met my wife of 25 years, Elyse, of Spanish and Swedish descent from Seville, Spain, on my 17th birthday. We both attended the University, she was four years my senior. Sadly, she died shortly after Kimo was born.

Shortly before retiring to end after 48 years, I successfully sold online for a few years, continued writing, and with the help of my family, made videos for my YouTube channel. My adventure continues ...

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

Dot Your i's and Cross Your t's ALERT
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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
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Because It's A Tuesday 140 - 140 Sonnet Poetry Contest
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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)
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Sacred Sword Of The Chrysanthemum Throne (Short Story)
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
11/30/2022 A to Z 1 to Infinity - , Eureka's;: N O M O Dramatic Verseanti bullying,
11/25/2022 MOST BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS POEM Listbirth,blessing,christmas,
11/21/2022 A Clarification Sonnetappreciation,blessing,cha
11/19/2022 U - C, I - C: Nursery Rhyme Rhymeclass,growing up,
11/18/2022 Dear Joan Letter Vaasokhtangst,anxiety,betrayal,go
11/17/2022 Companions of the Night Sonnetearth,imagery,moon,
11/11/2022 neuroticism Haikucat,character,senses,
11/10/2022 Novem: Affects IX in 1973 Nonetdestiny,fate,imagery,
11/8/2022 Renascence Sonnetimagery,inspiration,recov
11/5/2022 Owed Ode Coupletfun,muse,
11/2/2022 Unique Monorhymechange,fashion,future,
10/20/2022 Skeleton Key Turns Three Frees, HE Rhymechildren,dark,halloween,m
10/19/2022 The Gust of Wind Rhymeart,autumn,character,dest
10/6/2022 To Kill a Mocking Bird Monorhymeanalogy,extended metaphor
10/4/2022 the power of silence Monokubody,conflict,emotions,ex
10/2/2022 together Monokudeep,emotions,feelings,to
9/28/2022 Spirited Gestures Rhymeappreciation,beautiful,im
9/12/2022 A Dog's Itch Quatrainanxiety,deep,dog,dream,im
9/7/2022 an act of autumn Haikuautumn,bird,insect,nature
9/7/2022 Happy Birthday Two Us Quintain (Sicilian)birthday,september,
8/29/2022 Guys Night Out Monorhymefriendship,night,together
8/29/2022 Curiosity Monorhymesenses,
8/28/2022 A Second Please Abecedarianimagery,words,
8/28/2022 Sans MindBody Sonnetbeautiful,growth,imagery,
8/27/2022 McWhirtle: I Write Because McWhirtleappreciation,imagery,natu
8/27/2022 Enclosed Rhyme Sonnet: The 27 Club Sonnetdark,death,sad,
8/26/2022 Autumn Fuse Vaasokhtautumn,extended metaphor,
8/26/2022 Madah: Highest Be Praised Madahbeautiful,prayer,
8/25/2022 Aloha also is Goodbye McWhirtlebetrayal,depression,food,
8/25/2022 Terra Incognita Quatrainbetrayal,bullying,history
8/24/2022 September's Star Monchielle Stanzaseptember,star,
8/23/2022 being ku in japan - nk Haikubeauty,international,peop
8/23/2022 An Orchid Rhymebeauty,flower,
8/23/2022 Tale of the Forgiving Betold Metrical Taleanniversary,forgiveness,
8/22/2022 Pen Am Expression Airplane Free versecrazy,creation,fun,kid,
8/22/2022 Tale of The Last Warrior Metrical Talecourage,endurance,imagery
8/21/2022 Montreal in the Fall Rhymebeautiful,character,funny
8/20/2022 He Abideth Lyricmusic,song,
8/20/2022 Pleiades Pleiadespoetry,writing,
8/19/2022 Triolet Trioletpoetry,
8/19/2022 The Epiphany of Three Men of the Cloth Narrativecharacter,money,religious
8/18/2022 All Roads Led to Hell, Until GPS Narrativecheer up,emotions,future,
8/18/2022 Actualities Ninettetruth,
8/17/2022 Soma Sonnet: Abortion Trilogy Sonnetabortion,death,discrimina
8/17/2022 Soma Sonnet: Posthumous Soliloquy Sonnetaddiction,anxiety,death,d
8/17/2022 Soma Sonnet: Suicide Watch Sonnetdeath,suicide,
8/17/2022 Enclosed Rhyme Sonnet: Nature's Mirror Sonnetmirror,nature,
8/17/2022 Italian Sonnet Free Style: The Diva Italian Sonnetfreedom,poetry,write,
8/16/2022 Abracadabra: New Form REVISED Rhymeanti bullying,destiny,fan
8/15/2022 8 Lines Now Okay Coupletallegory,courage,dark,des
8/15/2022 Parity Parody Coupletanalogy,funny love,humoro
8/13/2022 Shark-Thropists Diamanteblessing,dark,poverty,suc
8/13/2022 Situations and Solutions Coupletcool,fun,poetry,
8/13/2022 Psyche-Schizo Diamanteanxiety,confusion,mental
8/12/2022 I Think Coupletanalogy,birth,places,
8/12/2022 silence not golden Haikuanalogy,
8/12/2022 a doves nest Haikubird,nature,
8/12/2022 Hint of Autumn Quaternautumn,
8/10/2022 RIP Olivia Newton-John and Latoya Jackson Lyricbest friend,tribute,
8/9/2022 Poetry Soup Nameidentity,
8/8/2022 Of Fatalism Dramatic Monologuehope,
8/7/2022 My Home Outside Rhymebeautiful,nature,
8/7/2022 Astuteness Diamantecharacter,imagery,
8/6/2022 JUST AUGUST Tankaaugust,autumn,
8/6/2022 Childhood Nostalgia Tankachildhood,growing up,mean
8/6/2022 It's Blackberries Listbeautiful,black love,frui
8/5/2022 What Makes Friendship Listbeautiful,character,growi
8/5/2022 O' Lord, My God Kyriellefaith,fear,hope,
8/5/2022 O' Heaven Hear My Cry Kyrielleextended metaphor,water,
8/4/2022 Dr Harold Shipman: Judge and Executioner: REVISED Free versecharacter,dark,death,evil
8/3/2022 The Table is Yours Villanellecharacter,extended metaph
8/3/2022 A Slice of Hope Alliterationchange,destiny,evil,exten
7/31/2022 JOY Made Speakable Coupletjoy,
7/30/2022 Rumi Nuff for Us Rhymeanalogy,character,imagery
7/30/2022 Tale of The Night Movers Metrical Taleextended metaphor,good ni
7/30/2022 In JULY: Small Begins Mightily Rhymechristmas,funny,july,
7/29/2022 Dr Mikhail Tyaglyy Free versecharacter,education,exten
7/29/2022 The Wake of my Village Rhymeemotions,extended metapho
7/27/2022 A Cup Runneth Over Haikubeautiful,bible,christian
7/27/2022 Take Care Wally Cleaver Metrical Taleappreciation,character,ch
7/26/2022 Hawaiian Eskimos Couplettravel,vacation,
7/26/2022 As Loyal as a Dove Lyricboy,death,family,happines
7/25/2022 Suspicion Fell on the Butler Quatrainimagery,inspiration,love,
7/25/2022 Frisky as Two-Year-Olds Free verseinspiration,love,
7/25/2022 Gymnopedie No 1 Lyricclass,deep,depression,ima
7/24/2022 Miss Marple's Nephew's Double Mysteries Rhymemystery,
7/22/2022 Seasonals Rhymechange,extended metaphor,
7/21/2022 The Painted Islands Terza Rimaamerica,beach,beautiful,c
7/20/2022 Relinquish Alliterationanalogy,freedom,
7/17/2022 Wilma Flynnstone Flip Limerickfunny,perspective,
7/12/2022 Women In My Family Rhymefamily,longing,love,tribu
7/10/2022 The Art of Peace Monokupeace,
6/22/2022 Brace For Impact Rhymecharacter,fate,identity,i
6/16/2022 Happy 93rd Birthday Mom Coupletbirthday,blessing,happy,h
6/14/2022 Justin Bieber's Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Footlecelebrity,encouraging,hea
6/11/2022 RIP Ann Leslie Cook, nee Turner Footlebaby,character,farewell,w
6/9/2022 Re-Marking June Limerickcelebration,discriminatio
6/4/2022 Moonlighting In June Limerickanalogy,change,character,
6/4/2022 Coffee Crumb Cake Critique Coupletanalogy,endurance,motivat
6/4/2022 Seating Arrangement Rubaiyatanalogy,celebration,teena

My Photos

Fav Poems

A FRAGILE SELF Free verseintrospection,self,
My Darling Boy Quatrainanalogy,boy,childhood,inn
Lily of the Valley Trioletflower,nature,spring,
We are wolves Free verseanimal,appreciation,dog,e
Land of Lights Sonnetbeauty,nature,
When you booze Narrativeabuse,culture,drink,loss,
The Butterfly Nebula Rhymebeauty,nature,sky,stars,
Primeval Rhymeappreciation,beauty,natur
either or I do not know?muse,
POETRY AND ME Acrosticme,poetry,writing,
Moving On Verselove,
Broken Wings of War Free versewar,
Maui Sunrise Romanticismbeautiful,love,nature,rel
Agapanthus Rhymeblue,flower,garden,poetry
Oceana Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
These Arms Long To Hold You Enclosed Rhymelove,marriage,
Carnforth Rhymeengland,feelings,film,nos
Musings of An Aging Man Free verseage,introspection,life,tr
And We Call It Free verserain,weather,
MEMORIES of MELODIES Rhymemarriage,passion,
Rebirth Free versedark,life,light,morning,n
Petrichor and Vellichor Free verseart,
Say You Will Verselove,romantic,
That Starry Night Ekphrasisart,depression,night,pass
Goddess of the Night Personificationfantasy,nature,
The Night Had Gone Awry Enclosed Rhymenight,woman,
He Is Flawed Rispetto10th grade,9th grade,beau
She Will Rise Enclosed Rhymeanalogy,inspiration,journ
To Fly Away a Butterfly Free versegrief,
edges Haiku10th grade,11th grade,bea
All in a Day at the Louvre Free verseart,paris,travel,
Phantasmagoria Trioletconfusion,imagination,
The Woman They Know Free verseanalogy,courage,hope,wome
An Autumn Path Rubaiyatautumn,farm,nature,season
October Skies Lyricage,anniversary,autumn,gr
an autumn walk Free verseautumn,
SLAUGHTERED MEMORY Free versefreedom,
Mimosa Sunrise Versebeauty,flower,morning,nat
One Tear Layangst,depression,fear,sad
Forlorn Hope Free versehope,
Part Time Poet Rhymeangst,conflict,inspiratio
All in a Day Sonnetappreciation,hope,morning
A Nightingale Sings Of Dawn's Glory Rhymebird,sky,song,sun,
Season of Splendor Sonnetspring,
Hope, Hushed Sapphic stanzabeauty,flower,longing,lov
Dragon's Tooth Sapphic stanzafantasy,
Unsure The Shore Sonnet8th grade,beach,bereaveme
Winsome Wisteria Sonnet Sonnetbeautiful,beauty,flower,s
Zephyr's Silky Tendrils Verseromance,sweet love,wind,
Zapped - AP Abecedariancat,
Underdogs Versepeople,perspective,
A Road Less Traveled By us Free verseamerica,beautiful,nature,
Depth Perception Rhymeperspective,
Wooing Winter In Autumn's Song Layimagery,winter,
The Wealth of Spring Abecedariandaffodils,spring,
A Beauteous Day of Spring Rhymenature,spring,
It Came Upon a Prophecy Lyricchristian,christmas,jesus
Black Velvet's Rumble Box Haikucat,
After It Rained Free versebeauty,environment,rain,
A Poets Abode Sonnetart,beauty,passion,poetry
Terra Incognita Rhyme12th grade,america,creati
Ships Sail Roundelage,life,
The Smile in Your Eyes Sonnetlove,
A Tree is like a Blank Book Enclosed Rhymechange,nature,simile,
Like a Book Free versebooks,love,sensual,simile
Listless as a Lazy River Rhymesad,
Like a Lioness Stalking Rhymebird,cat,
As Fresh As A Daisy Free verseanalogy,beauty,flower,sim
Dusk To Dawn Sonnetbeautiful,beauty,dark,ima
Like violins in a marching band Free versepolitical,
Extinguished Names Free verseallegory,allusion,

Fav Poets

Susan Ashley United States Flag United States Read
Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
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
Dale Gregory Cozart United States Flag United States Read
Ann Foster United States Flag United States Read
Lonna Blodgett United States Flag United States Read
Brenda Chiri United States Flag United States Read
Edward Ibeh United States Flag United States Read
Harsh Dubey India Flag India Read
Suzette Richards South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Sotto Poet United States Flag United States Read
Alok Yadav India Flag India Read
Linda Alice Fowler United States Flag United States Read
Lennon Hammett United States Flag United States Read
H. Elless United States Flag United States Read
Martin Braun United States Flag United States Read