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Bio: Eve Roper

I grew up in Texas, where I developed a love for art.
At twenty-one I moved to a small town in Oregon with my family.
And I opened my own small business creating signs and oil paintings.
At thirty-eight I decided to go back to school
and attended college taking a course in Early Childhood Education.
Upon graduating I started teaching
and worked in the school system for sixteen years
as well as teaching “Prep” in the Catholic Church.
I had to quit work due to health issues and
ten years later I started painting and writing poetry.
My husband passed in August 29, 2018 and
I now reside in Texas with my children and grandchildren. 


          Menagerie of Poems, Beachcombers, Rhapsody of Poems covers are my own work. My grandchildren are the models for Menagerie of Poems, my son and nephew  for Beachcombers, and my daughter in-law for Rhapsody of Poems. 



Eve Roper grew up in Texas, where she developed a love for art.

At twenty-one moved to a small town in Oregon with her family.


Living in Oregon she opened her own small business in signs and oil paintings.


At thirty-eight went back and attended college in Early Childhood Education.

Taught Prep in the Catholic Church and worked in the schools for sixteen years.

After developing a tumor, on the left side of the brain she decided to quit working.


Ten years later she started painting and writing poetry.

She resides in Texas with her loving husband, children, and grandchildren.

(My husband wrote my biography  to place in the back of my books, since then he has passed. In memory of my beloved husband and soul mate of thirty-eight years this is the biography I will place here on PoetrySoup.) 


Favorite Artist – a biography of me; being an artist has let me see and feel into my human self

A Vision of a Child - Catholic, recite my rosary every night, a desire   to be closer to Christ

Batter UP - tribute to my nine-year-old granddaughter and her love for sports and desire to succeed, my constant companion

White Roses Subtle Elegance - written for my son and his new wife of their wedding day, I finally didn't have to worry

My Alphabet - poem I published, used as a teaching tool for preschools and kindergartens

Admiration for the Person You Have Become - dedicated to my three sons that I cradled in my arms and wish I still was

Tribute :

Abandon – tribute to my husband, his love for the woods; my first experience of the Callahan Mountains


The Voices Echo in Emptiness - inspired by the lonely nights that kept me awake with images of him

Wisp of Love - about my heartfelt mournful emotions I was feeling

Christmas Mourning – the hollow feelings I was experiencing on the first Christmas without my husband






Feelings of Nostalgia contest

Blog Posted:7/18/2020 11:21:00 AM

Thank you for entering the contest and congratulations to all the winners.  I truly enjoyed reading the entries. I do know it is a very difficult form to write for some.   Those that didn't make it was eighter wrong syllable count , rhyme, or the lines weren't repeated in the order they were suppose to be, the last stanza  in particular. 

feelings of nostalgia

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Date: 7/19/2020 4:04:00 PM
Eve, thanks for the inspiration and image to write my poem for your wonderful contest, and for my placement and congratulations to all your winners _Constance
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Date: 7/18/2020 6:28:00 PM
Eve, your picture writing prompts have been so fun and interesting. I've learned from you this year how inspiring a visual stimulus can be to write from. Thank you for that, and for your delightful contests! Congratulations to all the winners...
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Date: 7/18/2020 5:53:00 PM
thank you, Eve. I adored swings when I was a child , so this was my perfect opportunity to write of that.
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Date: 7/18/2020 4:46:00 PM
Thanks for a lovely choice of pictures to inspire us, I love the Pantoum form! Many congratulations to the winners:-) Hugs Jan xx
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My Past Blog Posts

Feelings of Nostalgia contest
Date Posted: 7/18/2020 11:21:00 AM
Pantoum Contest
Date Posted: 6/29/2020 2:26:00 PM
my new book Rhapsody of Poems
Date Posted: 5/16/2020 4:19:00 PM
Pantoum Contest
Date Posted: 4/22/2020 12:33:00 PM
Carousel Picture Prompt Poetry Contest
Date Posted: 4/2/2020 11:56:00 AM
Happy Birthday to our dear Pixie Dust
Date Posted: 3/6/2020 11:04:00 AM
my companion and close friend that never complains
Date Posted: 2/18/2020 12:45:00 PM
Happy Birthday Jan Allison
Date Posted: 1/25/2020 1:46:00 AM
Pantoum Rhyme
Date Posted: 12/28/2019 11:59:00 AM
Pantoum Contest
Date Posted: 11/24/2019 2:27:00 PM
Tautogram Poems
Date Posted: 10/20/2019 10:16:00 PM
advertising feeds on the comment list
Date Posted: 10/13/2019 2:06:00 PM
Free Verse or Rhyme
Date Posted: 9/8/2019 7:54:00 PM
Free verse or Rhyme Poetry Contest
Date Posted: 5/4/2019 9:49:00 PM
Free verse or Rhyme Poetry Contest
Date Posted: 4/29/2019 12:00:00 PM
Free Verse or Rhyme Poetry in its Beauty Contest
Date Posted: 4/23/2019 5:20:00 PM
“Free Verse or Rhyme Poetry in Its Beauty Poetry Contest
Date Posted: 4/13/2019 11:46:00 AM
Down a Storm Drain Gone Forever Contest Finalized
Date Posted: 3/22/2019 3:43:00 PM
A Fairy Tale For Children
Date Posted: 2/24/2019 12:59:00 AM
George Gordon Byron "She Walks in Beauty"
Date Posted: 2/13/2019 11:47:00 PM
Happy Birthday to our Nette Onclaud
Date Posted: 1/7/2019 6:31:00 PM
Need Help
Date Posted: 1/2/2019 12:22:00 AM
Sleeping Volcano Poetry Contest
Date Posted: 12/26/2018 11:13:00 PM
Lighthouse Contest Finalized
Date Posted: 12/25/2018 11:38:00 PM
Shape Poem
Date Posted: 12/15/2018 1:27:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
8/11/2020 Spring Impressionistic Gardens Free versegarden,spring,
8/10/2020 Starlight Eyes Seize Verseimagery,nature,
8/9/2020 In Sight of Me My Prey I Seize Rhymenature,
8/9/2020 Tiny Wings Dance Tetractysbutterfly,cat,
8/8/2020 A Breath Taken Quintain (English)dog,
8/7/2020 Vengeful Actions of Judgmental People Rhymeanger,bullying,
8/4/2020 Craziest Time in A Dream Free versedream,imagery,war,
8/3/2020 Haiku - cloud Haikuimagery,
8/2/2020 An Innocent Childhood Memory Rhymechild,school,
8/1/2020 If Only Free verseimagery,nature,universe,
7/31/2020 I Said Good-bye Prosedeath,love,
7/30/2020 rain Free versebird,nature,rain,
7/28/2020 just a moment Senryumemory,
7/28/2020 Amidst Rustling Leaves Free versenature,
7/28/2020 Let the Pen Flow Alliterationcommunity,emotions,nature
7/28/2020 wind Alliterationemotions,nature,
7/28/2020 exam Alliterationemotions,
7/28/2020 sadness Alliterationemotions,hope,
7/28/2020 Earth Alliterationnature,
7/27/2020 Amid Falling Leaves Free verseimagery,nature,
7/27/2020 Memories Haibunemotions,love,memory,
7/26/2020 Romantic Breath Verselove,passion,
7/25/2020 Robin Personificationbird,imagery,seasons,
7/22/2020 Walking in Blessings Abecedariangod,inspirational,jesus,p
7/21/2020 rainbow Haikuimagery,rain,rainbow,
7/19/2020 Dragon's Tooth Sapphic stanzafantasy,
7/19/2020 Monarch Butterfly Haibunbutterfly,
7/18/2020 My Faith Haibunbible,love,
7/18/2020 Feel Like Dancing Sapphic stanzadance,love,night,
7/18/2020 Giving Me Hope and Faith Haibunspiritual,
7/17/2020 My Last Poem Free versegarden,love,memory,write,
7/17/2020 Abandoned Decaying House Prosefamily,house,memory,
7/15/2020 Mass Senryucelebration,
7/14/2020 June Villanellemoon,nature,
7/13/2020 March Brightening Glance, Rhymemarch,nature,rain,
7/12/2020 Oh My Love Verseheaven,love,
7/11/2020 Mockingbird Coupletbird,imagery,night,sky,
7/11/2020 Warriors Coupletcourage,soldier,
7/6/2020 The One That Got Away Coupletlost love,
7/6/2020 Sweet Trickling Rain Versenature,rain,
7/6/2020 Time POTD Free verseimagery,love,time,
7/4/2020 She the Ship Free versemoon,sea,
7/2/2020 Tidal Wave Of Lust For Favored Love Romanticismlove,lust,
6/29/2020 In Loving Memory of You Free verselove,memory,
6/27/2020 Memories Haibunlost,love,
6/27/2020 Sin Through the Taste of Ecstasies Free verselove,lust,
6/27/2020 Till Heart Explodes Verselove,passion,
6/25/2020 Opinions Senryuart,voice,words,
6/24/2020 Maze Free versechildren,night,summer,
6/23/2020 Summer Beach Haikusea,
6/22/2020 Make Believe Dreams Verseimagination,moon,stars,
6/22/2020 Reflection in Silence Free verselove,
6/21/2020 Thanks Acrosticthanks,
6/21/2020 stone skimming Haikusun,
6/19/2020 Enthusiasm Giggles Free verseboy,emotions,rain,
6/16/2020 Abandoned Verselost,
6/14/2020 ignore the world Free versepassion,
6/14/2020 romantic breath Free verseromantic,
6/11/2020 upon his lips Senryulust,
6/10/2020 Spring Garden Free verseflower,garden,
6/9/2020 ACT OF KINDNESS Rhymespiritual,
6/8/2020 Find Me Then Versefear,nature,
6/8/2020 GROWS THE NIGHT Verseemotions,imagery,nature,
6/7/2020 A Day in the Life of a Farmer Cowboyanimal,farm,
6/6/2020 2nd Part Canzon Form Example Canzonepoetry,
6/6/2020 Canzone Poem Form Example Canzonepoetry,
6/5/2020 Given Eternal Life Tail-rhymefaith,god,love,
6/5/2020 An Orchid Free verselove,
6/5/2020 An Orchid Free verselove,
6/3/2020 summer Haikunature,
6/3/2020 RHYMES AND REASONS Haibunpoetry,
6/2/2020 Heaven a Life of Forever Free versechildren,heaven,love,natu
6/1/2020 A Promise Free verseloss,love,sick,
6/1/2020 Lion Spirit Animal Free verseanimal,
5/31/2020 June Free versebird,june,moon,nature,sum
5/30/2020 Footprints of Peace Sijomuse,
5/30/2020 A World Without You Rhymelove,
5/30/2020 Fairies Carrying Berries Free versefantasy,
5/30/2020 Caused Quite a Stir Vogonbreak up,
5/29/2020 Sun and Moon Free versemoon,poetry,sky,stars,sun
5/29/2020 Hidden Nest Haikubird,moon,
5/27/2020 Rehash Passed Events Versedark,metaphor,
5/26/2020 A Moment of Love Free verselove,nature,
5/25/2020 Brokenhearted Senryudepression,
5/24/2020 Love Upon the Sunrise Sijodesire,heartbroken,nature
5/23/2020 Ardent Dreams Acrosticheartbreak,love,
5/23/2020 remembrance of 2020 Senryuanxiety,conflict,
5/22/2020 Morning Star Versecreation,morning,star,
5/22/2020 Gingerbread Houses and the Frosting Factory Narrativefood,house,parents,sweet,
5/21/2020 reverence awe Haikunature,
5/20/2020 God's Imprint Ethereelife,nature,world,
5/18/2020 In the Fragility of Dreams Free verseanxiety,
5/17/2020 Evenfall Verseheart,romance,
5/17/2020 Verdant Mountains of Nirvana Free verseanimal,mountains,nature,
5/16/2020 Paper Boats Free verseboat,boy,sea,
5/15/2020 SEVEN Paper Boats Free verseboat,boy,sea,
5/15/2020 Perfect Accord Diminished Hexaverseflower,garden,nature,sky,
5/12/2020 Storm Outbreak Acrosticanger,depression,society,
5/11/2020 Take My Hand Not My Life Free verseabuse,immigration,
5/10/2020 LUNE--DOLOR Versebetrayal,emotions,

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Fav Poems

Leaving Me Behind Rhymefeelings,
This I Vow Rhymelove,
DREAM COME TRUE Sonnetblessing,
In my sanctuary Rhymelife,psychological,symbol
The Wind Free verselove,
Blackbirds In The Rain Free versebird,insect,music,nature,
What's up with Santa Rhymechristmas,fantasy,fun,fun
LIGHT OF CHRISTMAS Epigramchristmas,light,love,
Love Harvest I do not know?love,
Where Roses Never Die Free versebeautiful,life,love,rose,
Tea Cup Concreteart,
The ABCs of Peace and Joy Acrosticfaithme,life,me,
Grey Skies are Raining Poets Light Versedeath,introspection,metap
Holy Ruins Free versesymbolism,
Farewell to summer Rhymesummer,
In The Moment I do not know?grief,life,love,
Frozen Howl Free versebeauty,dream,emotions,hea
THE POND Epigraminspiration,truth,wisdom,
Not Missing Loves Beat Free verseallegory,beauty,emotions,
GOD'S GIFT Epigramblessing,introspection,
SOUL EYES Epigramgod,inspirational,
Wind From The Sea I do not know?conflict,depression,forgi
Faith Is A Powerful Thing Acrosticfaith,
Stand by me my Lord Rhymegod,
Sweet Sugar Cookies and Peanut Butter Bars Alliterationaddiction,candy,fantasy,f
Magic Beans Free verseadventure,chocolate,love,
IS IT TRUE Epigramgod,love,sorrow,
if I had money Narrativedrug,introspection,univer
YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE Rhymededication,son,
This is not a poem--- A singled out page Blitzafrica,america,community,
Love in the Silence of the Soul Narrativedeath,love,sorrow,
After the interim Free verselost love,
Any Old Poem Contest: echoes and whispers uncut Free verseautumn,senses,spring,summ
Aurora and Avalanche Coupletnatural disasters,
My Three Mirrors Coupletreligious,
Beginnings Matter I do not know?poetry,
WINTERS END Epiclife,loneliness,longing,l
A Drop of Relief Fibonaccibreak up,cry,depression,h
To Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Free verseabuse,
THE LEAF AND THE TREE Personificationpride,thanksgiving,truth,
- Wings On An Elephant - Light Versemetaphor,poetry,
Tears from my Ancestors Rubaiyatsorrow,perspective,
Soft Chains - Cold Steel Rubaiyatamerica,change,perspectiv
Slave Quatraincourage,death,slavery,per
The Scent Of Your Soul Free verseabsence,love,
The Infinitude of the Private Man Versereligion,
COME MY BROTHER Free verselove,peace,world,
THE LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST LORD Pastoralamerica,religious,tribute
Blossoms and Bubbles Sonnetchildhood,garden,
YOUNG WICKED AND BLACK Rhymecrazy,hip hop,life,spoken
Dancing Haikuappreciation,dance,tree,
WORKSHOP POEM: GRAND TOUR TO FAIRYLAND Personificationbeautiful,fantasy,imagery
The Other Side of Winter Villanellebeauty,snow,winter,
An Open Window Free versefaith,imagery,inspiration
Beauty and the Beast Epicadventure,animal,beautifu
DRESSED BY NATURE Haikubeauty,nature,
LUNAR NIGHT'S BEAUTY Haikubeauty,light,moon,night,
Mum Coupletcaregiving,joy,mother,mot
WAVE INTO YOU Rhymedesire,kiss,love,metaphor
Carrie R Biointrospection,
JAN ALLISON Coupletmum,
Broken Wings Versedeath,life,writing,
Peter Holmes Free verseidentity,
My Waltz With Life Verse 
My lacking Quatrainemotions,river,
You Are The Cedar Of Lebanon Free versebeauty,blessing,child,my
Light On the Devil's Chord - Day 7 Free verseabuse,adventure,allusion,
Ohoo, little butterfly Light Versebutterfly,
Quarantine of the Soul Free versedepression,emo,future,met
- You Must Be Brave - Free verseemotions,feelings,light,l
I Write Free versedream,imagination,love,
Black Bird and Midnight Butterfly Free versebaptism,beauty,
Love is Free verseallegory,emotions,feeling
The Child Verseangst,feelings,
Apply Within - For Contest Listfriend,love,soulmate,drug
FREEDOM'S CALL Acrosticamerica,
VietGodnam Light Versededication,heartbroken,lo
AN INNOCENT MAN - FOR CONTEST Senryuinnocence,murder,
My day as a woman Rhymeencouraging,feelings,jour
THE LOWEST OF THE LOW Free versecareer,drug,identity,life
In Opulence You Lie and Dream Epiclove,sensual,
Make It Count Monorhymeart,education,encouraging
The SnaffyLaffy Swiger Rhymefantasy,,cute,
The Maid of Orleans Coupletchristian,conflict,courag
THE CURSE OF BLACK BEARD Free verseadventure,boat,evil,fanta
Dirty Laundry Epicabuse,betrayal,devotion,h
Eagle out of Egypt Blank versebible,blessing,freedom,
INTELLIGENCE'S USE Senryucorruption,philosophy,
HANDS THAT DIPPED ME Free versefathers day,inspiration,m
Solemn Seduction - for contest Personificationbeauty,nature,strength,
The Birthday Party Narrativebirthday,
The One That Survived Cinquaindeath,
EGYPT Senryubeauty,places,
One Moment in the Morning Rhymenature,
TERRIFYING TINA Limerickdance,humorous,relationsh

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