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Been Away For a While

Blog Posted:5/18/2020 7:40:00 AM

Hello, I have been busy for a while and have not been posting but I do read occassionalluy. First, thank you to all those who have commented on my poems whilst I have not been here. Very saddened to see Jan Allison's write about Teppo Grenn. I regarded his work highly, he was a natural Sonateer. If I knew anybody wanted an example of modern Sonnets I always put his name on the list. A great loss having removed all his work. I have just posted  a short story, 'Mr. Widdy and the Meteor Shower.' Hope to be posting poems again soon.

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Date: 5/19/2020 7:49:00 PM
Welcome back, I look forward to reading your poems.
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Date: 5/21/2020 5:18:00 AM
Thank you JC. // Barry
Date: 5/19/2020 9:38:00 AM
WElcome back, Barry.
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Date: 5/21/2020 5:18:00 AM
Thank you, Andrea. // Barry
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Date: 5/21/2020 5:18:00 AM
Thank you, Andrea. // Barry
Date: 5/18/2020 12:45:00 PM
I think many people were shocked that he left and removed all his poems, sadly he will not be back:-( He was standing up for his friend who was being targeted on the site. An excellent poet and a man of integrity who is sorely missed. Glad you are back Barry, there are many who are not so active on the site recently:-( hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/18/2020 1:38:00 PM
Thank you, Jan. I thought when I was last here there seemed to be a drop in activity. I noticed some new names today though.
Date: 5/18/2020 10:00:00 AM
Hi Barry...welcome back. I too have just started again on the Soup after a few months is taking me awhile to get into the swing of the contests and making time each day to read, comment and be a part of the Soup team...I hope you will find it (PS)an inspiration to start writing again!
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Date: 5/18/2020 1:39:00 PM
Thank you, Jeanne. Hoping to find more time, it has been a busy period for me. // Barry
Date: 5/18/2020 9:43:00 AM
Barry, welcome back and yes it is very sad that Teppo has left poetry soup, hope he is posting somewhere because he is an excellent poet, I will check out your poem _Constance
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Date: 5/18/2020 1:40:00 PM
Thank you, Constance. I am hoping to have more time now to post poems. // Barry

My Past Blog Posts

Been Away For a While
Date Posted: 5/18/2020 7:40:00 AM
Cheese poem Contest Update.
Date Posted: 11/11/2018 4:29:00 AM
Poems on Cheese
Date Posted: 11/10/2018 9:16:00 AM
Fake e_mail
Date Posted: 10/4/2018 2:36:00 PM
Summer Rispetto Judged
Date Posted: 8/4/2018 4:30:00 AM
Summer Rispetto Contest
Date Posted: 7/29/2018 8:54:00 AM
Is Parody Plagiarism - From Craig's Blog
Date Posted: 7/3/2018 4:35:00 PM
Oh Dear What Can The Matter Be Finalized
Date Posted: 2/16/2018 7:44:00 AM
Apologies for not responding
Date Posted: 2/2/2018 10:36:00 PM
Alliteration Contest judged
Date Posted: 12/8/2017 1:03:00 PM
Alliteration contest
Date Posted: 11/26/2017 7:41:00 AM
Missing poems
Date Posted: 4/10/2017 1:13:00 PM
Chinese Poet - Lu Yu
Date Posted: 3/17/2017 12:49:00 PM
Problem Posting Poetry
Date Posted: 2/4/2017 1:32:00 PM
Listening to your own poetry
Date Posted: 10/19/2016 4:00:00 AM
Problems with Captcha
Date Posted: 9/16/2016 5:53:00 AM
My First Remembered Poem
Date Posted: 9/6/2016 6:01:00 PM
Problems with line length
Date Posted: 7/15/2016 4:26:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
2/2/2020 You Came To Me Sonnetlove,seasons,
1/25/2020 A Cat Sat on a Chair Monorhymecat,humor,
1/19/2020 Obsession Sonnetlove,passion,song,
12/31/2019 Rain Quintain (English)introspection,rain,weathe
12/27/2019 Thief of Thoughts Monokuwisdom,
12/23/2019 New Beginnings Rispettobirth,seasons,winter,
12/22/2019 Kissing Lips Tankakiss,
12/10/2019 The Storm - A Pantoum Pantoumrain,storm,wind,
12/4/2019 Song Bird Quatrainbird,nature,
8/19/2019 tree haiku Haikuseasons,summer,tree,
8/6/2019 These Happy Hours Free versenature,summer,sun,wind,
6/10/2019 Early Morning Cat Rhymebird,cat,morning,
5/6/2019 Six LIttle Buzzy Bees Rhymenature,
5/3/2019 Celebrate May with a Triolet Trioletmay,seasons,
3/4/2019 My Pet Shark Quatrainhumor,
2/19/2019 Spring Dances O'er The Fields Rhymeseasons,spring,summer,
1/20/2019 The Greenwood - Villanelle Villanellecelebration,dance,fairy,f
1/6/2019 The Haunting at Darkwood Hall Villanellegothic,scary,
12/16/2018 The Moon And The Snowman Rhymemoon,snow,song,
12/14/2018 My Cat And Zen Monorhymecat,sleep,
12/2/2018 Winter Buds Monokunature,tree,winter,
11/26/2018 Stone Circles at Castlerigg Sonnetmystery,spiritual,time,
10/29/2018 Phantom Lovers Sonnetlonging,loss,
10/16/2018 The Wise Cheese Rhymenonsense,silly,wisdom,
9/13/2018 The Nightmare of Marcus Dean Rhymedream,food,humor,
8/28/2018 Autumn Quintain Quintain (English)autumn,change,
8/22/2018 Wind Chimes Haikuseasons,wind,
8/21/2018 Going To The Fair Narrativehumor,
8/14/2018 My Reflection Coupletmirror,nonsense,
8/9/2018 Love Regained Sonnetlove,romantic,
7/21/2018 Love Lost Sonnetabsence,joy,love,romantic
7/16/2018 Nothing Happened To Me - In 1953 Coupletage,silly,
7/7/2018 Ambivalence Acrostichumor,
7/3/2018 Fidgety Cats And Feline Pets Rhymecat,parody,
6/26/2018 I Have A Cat Rhymecat,humor,silly,
6/23/2018 As The Eagle, Came The Wind Rhymemountains,wind,
6/17/2018 The Echo Trioletcry,sound,
5/30/2018 Ice Cream Tankafruit,summer,
5/15/2018 Lady of the Spring Rispettojoy,may,spring,
4/8/2018 Hibernating Badger Limerickhumor,sleep,spring,
4/1/2018 Days Such As These Free versedepression,dream,rain,
2/2/2018 I Am A Waiter Light Versehumor,
1/30/2018 The Microbe Couplethumor,
1/28/2018 Thought For Saint Valentine's Day Light Versehumor,valentines day,
1/16/2018 The Sardine Rhymefish,humor,
1/6/2018 Winter Blues Free versedepression,winter,
1/2/2018 Empty Room On A Summer's Day Rispettonostalgia,summer,sunshine
12/29/2017 Fire Monokufire,
12/10/2017 Sneezes Monorhymehumor,
12/5/2017 Changing Seasons Free verseautumn,change,seasons,sum
11/28/2017 Rudolph's Stuck in Traffic Lyricchristmas,humor,
11/22/2017 Apparition Footledark,night,
11/19/2017 Santa's Silent Sled Alliterationsilly,snow,
11/18/2017 Constanza - A Dangerous Game Rhymedesire,dream,life,loss,
11/14/2017 Not So Merry Christmas Quatrainhumor,
11/5/2017 Swan II Tankabird,seasons,
11/2/2017 The Bewildered Goldfish Burlesquefish,humorous,
10/19/2017 You Can Never Dance A Tango With A Mango Rhymedance,fruit,humor,
10/16/2017 The Spectre Rhymeimagination,
10/8/2017 Starship Coffee Shop Quatrainspace,
10/2/2017 My Slumbering Muse Sonnetmuse,sleep,
9/23/2017 Caterpillar Juejubutterfly,spring,
9/13/2017 I Am The Colour Red Rhymeintrospection,me,
9/4/2017 The Lighthouse Sonnetdark,evil,storm,wind,
8/25/2017 The Footpath Sonnetchange,time,
8/22/2017 My Pet Tiger Rhymehumor,pets,tiger,
8/21/2017 T Rex of The Late Cretacious Limerickhumor,
7/29/2017 Writing Poetry In A Coffee Shop Quintain (English)inspiration,poetry,
7/16/2017 To Sleep Quintain (English)dream,night,sleep,
7/8/2017 Summer Rain Rispettonature,rain,summer,sun,
6/27/2017 Parting Ottava rimaloss,night,sad,
6/11/2017 A Leafy Land Free verseengland,history,
6/9/2017 A Poet Named Clair Limerickhumor,
6/4/2017 Jill The Dentist Limerickhumor,
5/10/2017 Girl at a Window Rhymeart,girl,longing,
5/4/2017 Homo Erectus Limerickhumorous,
4/27/2017 Limerick Contest Limerickhumorous,
4/22/2017 The Breeghy Rhymedream,fantasy,myth,
4/13/2017 The Inferior Bacteria Limerickhumorous,
4/9/2017 The Argument Footleanger,
3/8/2017 Spring II Sonnetchange,seasons,spring,
2/21/2017 Spring Quatrainnature,seasons,spring,
2/8/2017 The Poet's Pluck - Christina Rossetti Quatrainabsence,art,remember,time
2/4/2017 Music To My Soul Rhymeguitar,music,
1/25/2017 New Born Moon Rhymemoon,
1/17/2017 Daydream Sonnetdream,
1/11/2017 Avoiding Stress Monorhymehumor,stress,
1/8/2017 Sleep, New Year Sonnetchange,seasons,
1/3/2017 Swan Chokabird,river,
12/31/2016 Where Red Kite Fly Free versenature,
12/11/2016 Presents Rhymechristmas,
11/29/2016 The Sprite And The Tree Prosefun,imagination,nonsense,
11/26/2016 Nostalgia Acrosticnostalgia,
11/18/2016 River Life Verselife,river,
11/1/2016 Under Winter Skies Rhymesky,winter,
10/29/2016 The Fruit of Dissapointment Monorhymefruit,humorous,imaginatio
10/26/2016 Halloween Night Acrostichalloween,
10/24/2016 Melissa The Vampire Quatrainhumor,
10/23/2016 Metamorphosis - Part II Narrativemystery,psychological,
10/22/2016 Metamorphosis - Part I Narrativemystery,psychological,

My Photos

Fav Poems

The Squirrel Balladadventure,animal,beautifu
''Making A Gem Out Of Garbage'' Versepoetry,writing,
Caressed By Vines Iambic Pentameterbereavement,grave,tribute
Food Court Light Versefood,humor,
But, Oh My Fear Lyricmusic,
Photos with Glitches on Invisible Wings Quatrainperspective,relationship,
A RED NECK LOVE POEM Quatrainvalentines day,
Bending the darkness Rhymeencouraging,fear,strength
The Gingerbread Family's Ordeal Light Versefood,house,humor,
Your Eyes Are There Haikubeauty,hope,life,
RAIN Quatrainrain,
Girl with The Pearl Earring Rhymeart,beauty,woman,
Food for thought - with Chris Green Lyricfood,health,scary,
Simple Tones - Collaboration with Chris Green Free versedance,fun,happy,
Born to be Wild Free verseadventure,funny,humor,hum
Countdown Rhymebetrayal,death,fear,murde
Lost in Pain Rhymegod,
Beneath The Bearded Oaks Sonnetfirst love,
Avec Amour Free verseautumn,
Squirrel Real Estate Light Verseanimal,humor,
Let's Fly, Li'l Bro Coupletbaby,brother,flying,
On the wild side Free versepoems,
The Great Cheddar Cheese Robbery Rhymecat,funny,hilarious,snow,
THE ELEPHANT AND THE ANT Monorhymeallegory,animal,change,cu
A Fabulous Beast Rhymeprison,strength,tiger,
Second Chance Lyricfor him,longing,love,roma
The Mystery of Humpty Dumpty Rhymehumorous,
What is Love Free versecare,devotion,happiness,l
Venus Gifts A Yarrow's Kiss Rhymeemotions,heartbreak,hope,
Given the Choice I Would Rhymefun,
Lost To Autumn Quintain (English)analogy,appreciation,autu
Paradise, Lost - WWII Sonnetbeach,beauty,hero,sad,sea
Hatred Rhymechange,hate,inspirational
SUNDIAL WISDOM Personificationappreciation,happiness,jo
Nothing Prose Poetryangst,blue,character,frie
Dragons in my Dreams Pantoumscience fiction,urban,
The bus stop speaks Villanellehumor,
I Wish I Was An Octopus Rhymeanimal,fun,funny,humorous
Unrequited Free verselove,
Trucking to Tiny Town Rhymecute,fun,silly,

Fav Poets

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Dear Heart Canada Flag Canada Read
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