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Location: north node of pisces in past lives

Characteristics: moon-angel, summer gypsy

Philosophy: in life and love, don’t settle for less than 100%

Greatest sin: can do nothing for a day and stay in the “ now”

Education: a student of life on earth and outbound

Style: blend of classic and eclectic

Strengths and weaknesses: shadows chasing light; light chasing shadows

Luxuries:  inner spirit dancer, theater actress, educator, painter, poet, interior designer

Addictions: diet coke, rare collections, travels around the world

Unforgettable scene: pathways of Prague in Czechoslovakia around dusk

Claim to fame: the world's worst typist


Blog Posted:5/9/2020 10:15:00 AM

i know, i know... i left you guys when this mildly excruciating scoliosis made me go into physial therapy that i associated the back pain with poetry writing , hence,  my eyes could not stand the sight of a laptop... it wasn't normal for me to dismiss the computer but i  found no other alternative...

good thing, the nerve test was normal...still , craning my neck and lounging on a chair for hours left my torso numb, my muse dumb...yes, i tried the ipad and cellphone to no avail...

then came the holidays,  my january birthday, travels, death of an aunt, and finally this darn pandemic...just between us guys, my ortho doesn't know i am being a truant now, pounding the keys for 2 days...

what is life without painting, writing, doing advanced yoga? terrible!... i am grateful though for my stubborn streak as it made me experiment ways to get my groove back-- dancing, lifting the legs, brisk walking, listening to mood music--  and ease all restrictions of spine troubles ( blame it on heredity, no other excuses)...

thank you to those who soupied me and friends who knew beforehand i was achinggg;; i'll respond via mail soonest ...

moving forward, i will sponsor a contest as my redeeming act, lol !

shall we let the games begin?... you are all part of my crazy, charmed world... huggs!

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Date: 5/21/2020 6:42:00 PM
So glad to see you back Nette. I truly understand the scoliosis and not being able to do things. I had the cast, braces and surgery to correct it years ago but still suffer with back aches and neck problems. I was doing to much time on the computer so cut back drastically and understand. I hope you were able to find relief. Sending prayers your way. Hugs love phyl
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Date: 5/12/2020 8:41:00 PM
Shalom, shalOM, WELCOME hOMe, as well as AUM Blessings. When i read U know yoga & include it in your repertoire of healing. Yes, I will do more than say welcome, I will intercede in prayer, & when U are healed, give the credit to Jesus Christ. amen and hallelujah
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Date: 5/12/2020 8:42:00 PM
how thoughtful of you, anil! thanks, huggs, and amen!
Date: 5/12/2020 12:27:00 PM
- So glad to see you, Nette :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 5/12/2020 8:44:00 PM
my special anne...missed you lots... sending you warm thoughts!..huggs
Date: 5/12/2020 4:13:00 AM
Good to see you again, Nette. Here's hoping you'll stay in good health.
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Date: 5/12/2020 8:46:00 PM
hello lawrence.... great to ' see ''you again...i'm feeling real good though less time on the comp!..huggs
Date: 5/11/2020 11:56:00 AM
Glad you are getting back to it...I too have been away for a few months and am glad to be coming welcome back to Poetry Soup amiga. Can't wait to see more of your poetry.
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Date: 5/12/2020 8:48:00 PM
likewise, jeanne...stay in top form!...huggs
Date: 5/11/2020 1:09:00 AM
Sorry to know you've been unwell, Nette. Glad to know you're doing better and can come back to write. Welcome.
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Date: 5/11/2020 2:25:00 PM
great to be in your company once more, eileen!... thanks with huggs!
Date: 5/10/2020 4:53:00 PM
Welcome back, nette. Sounds like you went through on heck of a roller coaster ride. Glad to see you are stronger for it and more resolute. Warmest wishes, Line xx ~
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Date: 5/11/2020 2:29:00 PM
when it rains it pours...just happy i'm on a rainbow of late...all the best to you as well!..huggs
Date: 5/10/2020 12:34:00 PM
Nice to see you back, Nette. Seems like we wake up with a new pain everyday. Ah, the joys of growing old. LOL
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Date: 5/10/2020 4:34:00 PM
youth is on my side, daniel, so i'm raring to swing away, lol...missed your antics!..huggs
Date: 5/10/2020 11:37:00 AM
Welcome back, Nette! You have been missed. I tried contacting you but did not realize how bad your situation was. Take care...Hgs // paul
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Date: 5/10/2020 4:31:00 PM
a much needed rebooting in the repair shop, paul.. not that bad!.. missed you as well...stay safe; huggs!
Date: 5/10/2020 9:44:00 AM
Awesome Nette, There's been a huge void left in both talent and heart here, welcome back!
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Date: 5/10/2020 4:28:00 PM
back to the good ole days, craig... be blessed more with the power of poetry, my friend!... huggs
Date: 5/10/2020 8:07:00 AM
Missed you. xomo
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Date: 5/10/2020 4:24:00 PM
and so did i, dearest mo...huggs!
Date: 5/10/2020 5:16:00 AM
Welcome Back, I look forward to reading your Poetry.
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Date: 5/10/2020 4:26:00 PM
my pleasure to read your writes, JC...huggs!
Date: 5/10/2020 12:35:00 AM
You are a calming presence, Nette, and it is much needed these days, (you missed some truly horrid and negative stuff here) ... always happy to see a friendly face return, and I am particularly fond of Asian eyes, (just wrote about it!). I will check out the contest ... I saw my buddy Andrea's post below - I went away to prep school and they did NOT teach typing, so I never got it, while my siblings DID - I STILL type with just TWO fingers, but I'll wager I'm one of the fastest two-finger typists around, lol ... I started early in the family pharmacy, typing RX labels at age ten, lol! Blessings, Friend - I'm glad you're back! :o) <3 (Here's an even longer piece on the oriental ocular subject you might like - )
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Date: 5/10/2020 4:23:00 PM
greg, good thing i was away when those intrigues happened...we had worse snags before! we have something in common-- elementary typing, sigh!...i'll check your poem; thanks for cheering me up!...huggs
Date: 5/9/2020 8:34:00 PM
ha, I just read your bio and saw you claim to fame. For me the opposite. Best thing high school taught me was to type fast!
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Date: 5/10/2020 5:39:00 PM
I had to take it for two semesters before it "kicked in" for me. Honestly, no other class really taught me a skill of practical use except for that one!! And my creative writing instilled love of writing in me.
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Date: 5/10/2020 4:14:00 PM
typing was the only elective i gave up on in school.. really bad at it, yipes! :}
Date: 5/9/2020 8:33:00 PM
oh nette, I was wondering what had become of you and I think I soupmailed you. I remember now that you told me of this painful condition you have. Are you at least feeling a lot better now? It's so nice to see you again and doing a contest and this blog. Welcome back!
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Date: 5/10/2020 4:12:00 PM
andie, yup i did write you about this spine condition...all's well for now; just need to be a good girl, lol...thanks and huggs!
Date: 5/9/2020 7:37:00 PM
Welcome back Nette. You have been missed, as you can see. I hate to hear that you have been through so much. I know you have been taking care of yourself, the best you can. You are in my thoughts. :) Brandy
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Date: 5/10/2020 4:06:00 PM
your warm thoughts invigorate me, is good and i'm around to were missed!...huggs
Date: 5/9/2020 4:15:00 PM
welcome back, Nette...missed... :)
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Date: 5/10/2020 4:02:00 PM
ohh likewise, wayne!..stay well...huggs
Date: 5/9/2020 3:41:00 PM
Great to see you back Nette, I asked around but nobody knew what had happened to you. Sorry to hear of your troubles, hope you're soon back on your feet. ( no travelling for a while, damn virus) Regards Tom
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Date: 5/10/2020 4:01:00 PM
ohh my, that's what i'm concerned about, tom--no travel!.. great to be here; i'm okay!...huggs
Date: 5/9/2020 3:38:00 PM
Sweet lady, with pleasure and enthusiasm to see you back. I'm grateful that the artist doesn't let you go. Hugs Eve
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Date: 5/10/2020 3:59:00 PM
the way you deal with challenges inspires me,, here i am!..huggs
Date: 5/9/2020 3:37:00 PM
nette, I am so sorry that you have been so unwell, and happy that you are back doing what you love, welcome back, have a great contest _Constance
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Date: 5/9/2020 3:21:00 PM
I'm so glad you're back, Nette:-) I definitely felt your absence. I was wondering what happened to you..if you left because of disillusionment considering we've lost some really fine poets because got fed-up with Poetrysoup! I'm glad I assumed wrong. Again, welcome back! You're one of my all-time favorites here. I'm glad you're feeling better. *Hugs*
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Date: 5/10/2020 3:57:00 PM
another saga on soup? we will prevail, edward... a nice welcome from you is a delight...thanks and huggs!
Date: 5/9/2020 2:17:00 PM
A big Hey from me too. Never the same without you here. Glad you are on top of your pain or managing it. Look forward to your Contest. Big ( gentle) hugs. SuZ
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Date: 5/10/2020 3:54:00 PM
dear suZ, rocking on despite fewer comp hours...missed you too; huggs!
Date: 5/9/2020 1:56:00 PM
Nette, I thought of you often, wondering where you were and hoping all was well.. I missed your rich artistry and your warm, inspiring presence. I’m so sorry to hear of you hardships. Welcome back, dear poetess. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Date: 5/10/2020 3:47:00 PM
thinking of you as well, we can exchange ditties after my hiatus...all the best and huggs!
Date: 5/9/2020 11:51:00 AM
I had heard through the grapevine you had alot going on. Good to have you back. Hugs to you and Snickers. Boo sends tail wags.
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Date: 5/10/2020 3:41:00 PM
rob!... reporting for duty, sir...yes, snickers was great company during this time...huggs back to you and dear boo!
Date: 5/9/2020 11:12:00 AM
Welcome back my poetic friend
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Date: 5/10/2020 3:37:00 PM
hello frederic...glad to be home and read you once more... huggs!
Date: 5/9/2020 11:10:00 AM
welcome back Nette you have been missed,I did mail you but heard nothing back, so sorry to hear of your troubles, so glad you are being a rebel and are back on the computer ... but do take it easy Nette:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/10/2020 3:36:00 PM
my inbox has been almost cleared, jan...nonetheless, i appeciate your kind thoughts... yup, i'm on the keys again with long intervals...missed you!...huggs

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
5/26/2020 CLOUDS SHIFTING HUES Sijoimage,
5/25/2020 GREETING A NEW VOW Romanticismdevotion,uplifting,
5/22/2020 FLATLINING Dramatic Verseconfusion,humanity,
5/22/2020 SUMMER COMES Diminished Hexaversehappiness,summer,
5/22/2020 toad in disguise Haikuanimal,nature,
5/21/2020 PIED PIPER'S SHOW Proseboy,film,horror,
5/21/2020 REELING WITH A MONARCH Ethereebutterfly,dance,
5/20/2020 SOUNDS OF SPRING Light Versecelebration,song,spring,
5/19/2020 TROUBLED HEART Sonnetinspirational,pain,
5/18/2020 FRAGILE DREAMS Free verseconflict,fantasy,moving o
5/18/2020 EVENFALL Verseintrospection,silence,
5/17/2020 HER IMAGE DRIFTS Dizainmemory,mother,
5/17/2020 SKY IN THE FOREST--REVISED Verseenvironment,journey,
5/15/2020 OVEN MITT Personificationfood,identity,
5/14/2020 GRAND UNCLE AND I Free verse8th grade,family,relation
5/12/2020 I WILL NOT FORGET Dramatic Versefirst love,pain,
5/12/2020 blue jay blues Haikubird,seasons,song,
5/10/2020 I AM -- Listme,
5/8/2020 HAZY LIKE MIST Cinquainlonging,love hurts,
10/16/2019 A NIGHTINGALE'S SONG Rhymebird,music,
10/15/2019 PEACE AT DUSKFALL Rhymepeace,sunset,
9/13/2019 FAITH LIGHTS THE DARKNESS Free versefaith,uplifting,
9/12/2019 NIGHTFALL Verseblessing,night,uplifting,
9/10/2019 ON LOVE UNCONDITIONAL Free verselove,
9/8/2019 MANOR Rhymehouse,image,
9/6/2019 noontime showers-CQ Haikufun,rain,
9/5/2019 mauve petals Haikuautumn,image,
9/4/2019 DELIGHTFUL THE GAIT Quatraindance,fun,
9/4/2019 TRIUMPH OVER PRIDE Coupletendurance,pride,recovery
9/3/2019 WHEN CHERUBS SWAY Haibunangel,caregiving,
9/2/2019 FIRST MUSINGS OF 2020 Free verseinspirational,new year,
9/1/2019 HIATUS Light Verselife,recovery from,urban,
8/31/2019 DREAMS UNFULFILLED Coupletgrief,
8/31/2019 HONORING GLOBAL ONENESS Free verseangst,conflict,world,
8/26/2019 WHAT IF SHE ONLY KNEW Free verse5th grade,heartbreak,memo
8/26/2019 UNLIT ROOM Versegrief,
8/22/2019 WILL HEREAFTER COME Dramatic Versefuture,identity,introspec
8/21/2019 LANGUAGE OF MOONLIGHT Free verseappreciation,moon,
8/21/2019 MADDENED TEMPEST SLAMS Enclosed Rhymecare,nature,storm,
8/19/2019 SPILL OF A MOISTENED QUILL Ekphrasisimagery,writing,
8/17/2019 LUSTER OF SHOOTING STARS Oderemember,star,
8/16/2019 DAUGHTER OF FLAME Personificationimage,summer,
8/14/2019 CONVENTIONAL I'M NOT Blank verseimage,self,
8/13/2019 KARAOKE PAST MIDNIGHT--WBM Limericknonsense,song,
8/12/2019 BRANDY, NO DOUBT Limerickhumor,writing,
8/11/2019 PLAYFUL CHANT OF WIND Light Versejoy,wind,
8/10/2019 NIGHT BEATS SWINGING--TY Tyburndance,uplifting,
8/9/2019 WAVE FEST OF A LAKE Rhymecelebration,sea,
8/7/2019 DRIZZLE'S CLEANSING RITE Ninetterain,
8/5/2019 ONLY IN LAS VEGAS Limerickamerica,games,humor,
8/3/2019 HEAVENLY VOWS Quintain (English)devotion,inspirational lo
8/1/2019 THURSDAY ON MY LIST Listblue,day,nonsense,
7/31/2019 TREE OF LIFE Free verselife,seasons,
7/27/2019 WHILE MEDITATING--20 TITLES Free verseintrospection,peace,solit
7/27/2019 WHEN A VERSE ROLLS Rondeaudevotion,poems,writing,
7/21/2019 GRIM SIDE OF INTRANSIGENCE Free verseconflict,identity,
7/15/2019 MANY, MANY LONG YEARS AGO Rhyme10th grade,teen love,
7/12/2019 BLACK SHEEP'S BULLYING Dramatic Verse5th grade,bullying,
7/9/2019 trembles of lust Senryupassion,
7/7/2019 YOUTH'S PLEASURES AND PAIN Free versechildhood,remember,
7/5/2019 OF A WORLD IMMEASURABLE Verseappreciation,world,
7/4/2019 DEVOTED TO LOVE Free versedevotion,for him,
7/2/2019 FREESIA Rhymebeauty,flower,
6/27/2019 TIME FOR SHOWER-PLAY-- OR Ottava rimafun,games,rain,
6/25/2019 SOULFUL AWAKENING Free verseappreciation,introspectio
6/24/2019 THRILL OF SUMMER Quatrainpassion,summer,
6/21/2019 ANGELIC CHILD Rhymeangel,child,missing you,
6/21/2019 BATTLING VICIOUS CELLS Free versecourage,sick,
6/18/2019 STRAINS FROM HIS VIOLIN Quatrainmemory,remember,song,
6/16/2019 DUSKFALL Diamantemystery,night,
6/13/2019 WHEN NATURE MOANS Free verseabuse,environment,
6/3/2019 SEPULCHERED MEMORIES Versededication,soldier,
6/1/2019 light always rises Senryuangst,recovery from,
5/28/2019 FAKING THE NEWS Verseconflict,words,
5/27/2019 LIFE'S PURPOSE Light Versecaregiving,life,
5/27/2019 STAY LONGER, SPRING Rhymecelebration,may,spring,
5/23/2019 luminescent orb Haikurain,recovery from,
5/21/2019 AND THE WIND CHIMES Free verseintrospection,wind,
5/20/2019 CARESSED BY YOUR FERVOR Romanticismdevotion,sweet love,
5/18/2019 UNWANTED STILETTOS Light Verserecovery from,stress,
5/16/2019 GENTLY BRUSHING NIGHTBREAK Versedesire,longing,sweet,
5/15/2019 HEAVENLY Imagismcreation,inspirational,
5/14/2019 SEEKING DREAMS Versedevotion,uplifting,
5/10/2019 A FRAGILE SELF Free verseintrospection,self,
5/9/2019 ROMANCING SUMMER Quatraindesire,summer,
5/8/2019 WORLD'S AFTERLIFE Rhymefor him,light,longing,
5/7/2019 FRESH LAKE Cinqkuintrospection,water,
5/6/2019 FIVE MORE DAYS Trioletcelebration,may,spring,
5/4/2019 INSIDE OUR QUIET WORLD Free versesilence,together,
5/3/2019 MIRROR OF TWO GIRLS Lyricchange,character,
5/2/2019 LIGHTENING THE PATH Crystallineplaces,uplifting,
4/29/2019 REMEMBERINGS Rhymemy child,remember,
4/27/2019 JAYS WELCOME AUTUMN--TET Tetractysautumn,bird,
4/26/2019 NOCTURNAL REVERIE Ethereeintrospection,remember,
4/25/2019 THE CURTAIN OF PAIN FELL UPON US Free versemother daughter,pain,
4/22/2019 LET'S WALTZ ONE LAST TIME Rhymedance,lost love,
4/21/2019 NOT A PHRASE UTTERED Dramatic Versegoodbye,language,silence,
4/20/2019 SUDDENLY SWANS Free verseappreciation,bird,blessin
4/17/2019 BRING FRIDAY ON Versecheer up,morning,
4/17/2019 LIVE ONSTAGE--AMPHETAMINE Free versemusic,uplifting,

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