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Changes in life...changes in living a life in Mexico...opened a gallery, travel around a bit to find art for the gallery...  I have been a photographer almost my entire life so it's fun to have a place to show my fine art photography.  I've closed down my portrait studio back home and for the time right now, will continue to live most of the year here in Melaque then...go back to Bellingham, Washington state for visits and Canada sometimes too. 

Life after cancer for me meant do what you love.  And try to do what is right for those around you...your family and friends.  Poetry became a new vehicle for me...something I needed to do when family problems gave me release the turmoil.  

Now, I'm hooked.  I am loving that I found the Soup and all of you great poets out there to learn from.  Gracias!

Time to get back to Poetry Soup!

Blog Posted:5/11/2020 12:01:00 PM

My goodness, I can't believe it's been so long since I have posted here.  Once I got back to Mexico and the gallery was open again I was just crazy busy.  Then in December, the 6th to be exact, I fell into a fast moving ceiling fan from a ladder...I know, dumb thing to do...and broke two fingers.  It was not easy to write after that, for sure.  Not easy to do anything for a couple of months, acturally.  I had to have surgery, a new experience for me here in Mexico.  My fingers are still going through rehab but I have been writing a bit again thanks to April being poetry month.  

So, with the pandemic, I had to close up the gallery early and am sitting at mi casa in Mexico, enjoying the pool and fresh air, the hot humid days and writing again.  I am so excited to be taking the time to come back to Poetry soup.  I have missed reading all your poems and being inspired.  


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Date: 5/14/2020 6:40:00 PM
Thanks for all your kind welcome backs...I am so inspired already....and PS gives me discipline to write on a daily basis, well, mostly. And to read all your poems again is simple wonderful!
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Date: 5/13/2020 11:00:00 AM
Jeanne, welcome back to PS, good place to be at the moment, I am sure writing is difficult right now with broken fingers, so congrats on that _Constance
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Date: 5/12/2020 6:27:00 PM
Welcome back, Jeanne. Sounds like you can benefit from a staycation with everything going on. Sounds exciting.
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Date: 5/12/2020 4:40:00 PM
We have missed you! So glad to see you are back! Sorry about the fingers. I have one broken one and OUCH I mean OUCH!
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Date: 5/12/2020 1:28:00 PM
Welcome back, Jeanne. Sorry for that stuff that happened to you!
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Date: 5/12/2020 10:39:00 AM
Nice to hear from you Jeanne, hope you're doing OK. Tom
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Date: 5/12/2020 6:21:00 AM
welcome back Jeanne, I can relate to the broken digit - its amazing how you take things for granted until you can no longer do the simplest of tasks for yourself. Just take care:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/11/2020 10:38:00 PM
Welcome back, Jeanne - I'm so pleased you're doing better! (It's a different place than when you left) Blessings, Dear Poet!
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Date: 5/11/2020 7:46:00 PM
JC Hawkens Here, nice to meet you, and welcome back. Sorry to hear about your fingers, but I am so glad that you've come back to The Soup!! I look forward to getting a chance to read your Poetry.
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Date: 5/11/2020 5:34:00 PM
I'm so glad you're still with us, Jeanne:-) I missed you. You've always been kind to me and I appreciate it. I'm so sorry you had such an awful accident, Jeanne. Ouch! It's great to know your recovering nicely. Good luck with the rehab! Looking forward to more of your wonderful poems. Welcome back, my friend!
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Date: 5/11/2020 4:28:00 PM
Hi Jeanne, welcome back. Anthony
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Date: 5/11/2020 2:53:00 PM
ohh jeanne...i can so relate with what you went through...hope you're doing fine now!...looking forward to your gems!...welcome back--huggs
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Date: 5/11/2020 2:38:00 PM
Welcome back Jeanne! Crazy how put out by and how much pain from a couple little digits I bet. Glad to hear you are on the mend. xomo
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My Past Blog Posts

Time to get back to Poetry Soup!
Date Posted: 5/11/2020 12:01:00 PM
Setting up in Mexico
Date Posted: 11/19/2019 9:11:00 PM
Going to Guatemala
Date Posted: 9/18/2019 2:38:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
5/26/2020 I Fly Among Spirits Quintellabird,flying,
5/25/2020 Falling in Love Free versefeelings,love,
5/25/2020 The Sun Loves the Moon Dizainlove,moon,sun,
5/24/2020 What is Heaven Free versedestiny,heaven,
5/24/2020 Twilight to Night Monorhymenight,
5/23/2020 Night sounds Free versebeach,life,sound,
5/23/2020 Blessings on Earth Terza Rimaappreciation,life,
5/23/2020 The Baker Sijomorning,
5/22/2020 Morning Star Verselove,morning,star,
5/21/2020 Your Love Felt Home Inside My Heart Tritinadog,loss,love,
5/20/2020 Wayra Lantern Versedepression,stress,
5/20/2020 Raven's Hold Ethereedark,death,light,
5/19/2020 Flower Ballet Tetractysflower,
5/19/2020 A Stormy Dawn Tetractysmorning,storm,
5/18/2020 Should I Trioletlove,
5/18/2020 My Life a Double Exposure Terza Rimalife,
5/18/2020 In The Fragility of Dreams Quintelladream,sleep,
5/17/2020 My Weathered Deck Quintain (Sicilian)age,nostalgia,
5/16/2020 Reach Out My Hand Sonnetfriendship,hurt,
5/16/2020 Wounded Trespass Diminished Hexaverseangst,hurt,
5/15/2020 Sunflower Versedance,flower,
5/14/2020 A Camera over Buckets Dizainstorm,
5/14/2020 Spring Melodies Diminished Hexaversebird,birth,song,spring,
5/13/2020 In This Time Diminished Hexaverseabsence,anxiety,humanity,
5/12/2020 My Seashore Versebeauty,sea,wind,
5/12/2020 I Am Missing You Nonetlonging,missing you,sad,
5/12/2020 Lune-Strong Versegrowth,life,
5/11/2020 I Am Listcharacter,feelings,
5/11/2020 A Different World Free versechange,culture,loss,sad,
10/27/2019 Swept Aloft Free verselove,memory,
10/19/2019 Little Brother's surprise Rictameterbrother,halloween,
10/19/2019 zen yearning Questionkulonging,peace,
10/19/2019 Enchantment Free verseboat,mountains,sky,water,
10/18/2019 Beware Limerickfunny,halloween,
10/17/2019 LUDix-Rym-Why my Name is Moon Rhymeculture,moon,myth,
10/16/2019 Hidden Free versemountains,
10/16/2019 I Hold You Haikulife,love,
10/16/2019 Today Haikuappreciation,love,
10/16/2019 Wild Skies Haikustorm,
10/14/2019 Whose Heart Beats Entranced Roundelflower,heart,kiss,
10/13/2019 My Potions of Love Coupletlove,magic,silly,
10/13/2019 Out My Window Rhymemuse,silly,writing,
10/13/2019 This Scene Before Me Free versechange,community,culture,
10/12/2019 Into Her Mystical Sea Free versebeauty,love,sensual,
10/11/2019 Lost September Blank verseage,journey,
10/11/2019 The Confession Coupletlove,
10/8/2019 In the Forests of the World Free versestars,world,
10/6/2019 Arms of Fall Pantoumautumn,love,
10/5/2019 Woman's Hands Coupletculture,women,
10/5/2019 Our Own Style Rhymeadventure,art,dog,travel,
10/3/2019 The Butterfly Princess Quintellabutterfly,fairy,fantasy,
10/2/2019 A Stormy Play Date Personificationrain,storm,
10/2/2019 Autumn I Sigh Sonnetautumn,death,
10/1/2019 Gimini Giraffe Monorhyme1st grade,funny,
9/30/2019 Stillness Decends Rhymesunset,
9/29/2019 Not Much Glam Rhymecharacter,life,
9/28/2019 Most Beautiful Birthday-QD Versebirth,love,
9/27/2019 Views from Here Free versehappiness,nature,writing,
9/27/2019 Tears I Cry Monorhymebirthday,loss,love,mom,
9/25/2019 Along My Back Roads Quintelladestiny,journey,
9/24/2019 Halloween Blue Moon Free versemoon,
9/22/2019 Dawns Arrival Quintellamorning,
9/21/2019 A Muted Path Tetractyssnow,
9/21/2019 Early Morning Awakens Rhymemorning,sunshine,
9/20/2019 A Mystical Evening Quintellafantasy,
9/20/2019 Comes the Rain Quintellarain,storm,
9/19/2019 Haunted by You Free verselost love,
9/18/2019 Precious Gifts Passed Down Narrativefamily,love,
9/18/2019 I am Just Getting Started Free versecancer,hope,love,recovery
9/17/2019 My Fall List Listautumn,beauty,
9/17/2019 I'm Going to Sea in a Blueberry Boat Rhymefunny,sea,
9/16/2019 The Great Cain Monorhyme1st grade,grandson,
9/16/2019 Billy the Whale Monorhymefunny,grandson,
9/16/2019 See You Later Monorhyme5th grade,grandson,
9/14/2019 Buried Emotion Free verseemotions,fate,
9/12/2019 Inspiration Rhymelife,nature,
9/11/2019 An Autumn Woolgathering Enclosed Rhymeautumn,
9/11/2019 Poetry Gets Me Through Monorhymeblessing,poetry,
9/10/2019 The Void Free verseangst,love,
9/8/2019 My Fragile Resistance-Lu's Free verseangst,love,
9/8/2019 Stinky Farts Couplet1st grade,child,funny,
9/6/2019 When You Were Little Rhymechildhood,love,
9/6/2019 Children's Trust Free versechildren,hope,love,
9/6/2019 Last Breath - Summer Free verseautumn,change,summer,
9/5/2019 Left Behind Swagger Free versefunny,
9/3/2019 Silently Rhymedeath,loss,
9/2/2019 Like Rock Paper Sissors Free versenature,seasons,
9/2/2019 Worth the Time Free versefriendship,
9/1/2019 Winter Magic Sedokamagic,snow,winter,
9/1/2019 Day's End Free versegarden,peace,work,
9/1/2019 let love Senryulove,song,
8/31/2019 comes the storm Haikunature,storm,
8/31/2019 Looking for Answers Versegrowth,inspirational,jour
8/31/2019 In Memory Quatrainabuse,death,teen,
8/30/2019 Without a Whisper Chokanight,silence,universe,
8/25/2019 simply love Tankachild,love,
8/24/2019 simply father Tankafamily,father,love,
8/23/2019 One Hundred Thirty-Six Pretty Petals Free verseflower,garden,june,night,
8/22/2019 Dream-cm Versedream,future,uplifting,
8/22/2019 solution Cinquainangst,truth,

My Photos



Fav Poems

Life, To Me Quatrainappreciation,friendship,l
Rain Streaks Down Window Pane Verserain,sad,
Back to me Verseidentity,me,self,
A FRAGILE SELF Free verseintrospection,self,
Cinder Girl Rhyme 
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
Broken People Free versepeople,
Ethereal Reminisce Free versebeautiful,emotions,i love
Listen To Life Free verselife,philosophy,truth,wis
I SING TO ETERNITY Free verseanalogy,beauty,celebratio
Disposable Wisdom Rhymeage,cat,endurance,life,wi
Where The Sycamore Grew Narrativeautumn,family,house,life,
Doll Free verseabuse,appreciation,intros
BRING IT ON Naatbullying,
Autumn Leaves Rhymeautumn,nature,
Reaching Terzanellechange,desire,dream,hope,
pain can be silent Senryuheartbreak,
How Far Down Do You Need To Go Tankaconflict,corruption,coura
This Dream Called Life Rhymelife,
Green Oasis Verse10th grade,11th grade,chi
Starting to heal Free versedeep,depression,emotions,
LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING Chokajoy,weather,wedding,
NURSERY RHYME LAND Rhymenursery rhyme,
Jalopy Verseage,anger,car,freedom,old
Out For A Spin Free verseanalogy,family,loss,memor
A Smoking Room Free versepoets,
Tiny little palm Free versebeauty,
Far From the Things of Man Personificationday,imagery,morning,night
Twilight Time Versebeautiful,sky,sun,
Nana's Hands Rhymeappreciation,food,grandch
faded with the night Free versecity,dark,lonely,night,
Seventeen Is the Lucky Number Rhyme10th grade,11th grade,12t
Foul Play Limerickbird,nature,sea,water,
WINTER Limericksnow,winter,
Rose Breath Free versedeath,father,father daugh
Ocean Whispers Coupletmoon,ocean,sea,
The Ocean Calls Me Rhymeocean,
haiku- childhood memory Haikuchildhood,memory,nature,
Hope Quintain (English)hope,
The Song Of Moonshine Lyriclove,moon,song,
Honey Bees Alliterationflower,word play,
Immortality Monorhymepoetry,
Silent Sleep Free versedark,dream,fear,silence,
abyss of loneliness Free versenight,silence,
SWAGGER Rhymecelebration,humorous,jobs
MAGICAL MOONLIGHT Fibonaccimoon,ocean,
Mistakes are Lessons Rhymelife,power,strength,
TRIUMPH OVER PRIDE Coupletendurance,pride,recovery
autumn falls like lovers do Free verseautumn,lost love,
Shattering Rose Coloured Glasses Political Versebetrayal,black african am
Twilight composers - Repost Rhymegood night,
Crossroads Monokuangst,change,courage,deep
love you outside of thoughts Free verselove,
I'm just getting started Free versechild,mother,poetry,
The Awkwardness Of it All Free verseconflict,dream,judgement,
Stream Rhymenature,
oasis Rhymebeautiful,inspirational,n
rewriting poems Free versepoems,poetry,
a muse abused Versedance,freedom,muse,
My Lament Versedeath,life,loss,
Heart-shaped Stones Quatrainlove,
Sirens Chorale Rhymemusic,ocean,sea,water,
I've had enough Lyricconflict,courage,growing
Happy in Love Narrativebereavement,family,love,
While being me Rhymelife,
There is no telling the things you might find Rhymefun,love,nonsense,
Tears streaming down Rhymelost love,love hurts,star
The Faeries Coupletfantasy,imagination,
Breathe Close To Me Free verseallegory,appreciation,dev
Night Into The Night Lyriclove,sad,
In This Place Enclosed Rhymespiritual,
With Love for You Rhymelove,nature,romantic,
Witch's Brew Sonnetevil,sin,
You Were Never There Pantoumabsence,addiction,conflic
Caught red-handed Limerickbrother,candy,
Time Narrativefate,imagery,life,poems,p
Souls in Stardust Ethereeappreciation,death,paradi
life's last abyss Ethereeanalogy,death,spiritual,

Fav Poets

Gregory R Barden United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
Pigeon Tart Canada Flag Canada Read
JENNIFER PROXENOS South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Heidi Sands United States Flag United States Read
Winged Warrior Canada Flag Canada Read
Nina Parmenter United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Ann Foster United States Flag United States Read
Becca Teagan United States Flag United States Read
Vijay Pandit United States Flag United States Read
Caren Krutsinger United States Flag United States Read
Gershon Wolf United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Anoucheka Gangabissoon Mauritius Flag Mauritius Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
J.W. Earnings United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Adams United States Flag United States Read
Ronald D Thompson United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Lindsay Laurie Australia Flag Australia Read
Michelle Faulkner United States Flag United States Read
meru groen United States Flag United States Read
Chris Green United States Flag United States Read
Michelle Mac Donald Canada Flag Canada Read
Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
Agnes Krampe United States Flag United States Read