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I started writing poems in 2011 and find it an excellent hobby. 

Where I live is in France, but I am English.

My poetic philosophy is this -

Understatement in poetry gives the readers more to think about than overstatement.


Ruby Buying

Blog Posted:7/28/2020 10:28:00 AM

Poetry Soup Members have been out buying rubies! 

Please read the fourteen poems that made it in my contest.  For those who went off buying other stones, you were warned about that, so did not place.  For those who made red the only colour in your poems, well done, for it was better to continue with the ruby-red imagery than writing about other colours.

I'll be thanking all winners individually of course.

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My Past Blog Posts

Ruby Buying
Date Posted: 7/28/2020 10:28:00 AM
Marit Snail
Date Posted: 7/4/2020 6:09:00 AM
Date Posted: 4/28/2020 3:19:00 AM
What Free Verse is Not
Date Posted: 4/6/2020 9:13:00 AM
The Children's Pieman
Date Posted: 8/24/2019 7:33:00 AM
Names for Pets
Date Posted: 8/17/2019 6:42:00 AM
So, what name means "Driver of Victory"?
Date Posted: 6/2/2019 9:41:00 AM
Premiere Contests - My View
Date Posted: 4/4/2019 1:49:00 AM
Flour Doll
Date Posted: 3/24/2019 5:16:00 AM
Moon Party
Date Posted: 2/24/2019 10:52:00 AM
Two Stanza Optimism
Date Posted: 11/15/2018 4:00:00 AM
Wolves and the Moon
Date Posted: 8/19/2018 1:01:00 AM
"Mary had a little lamb" - A Variation
Date Posted: 8/15/2017 1:21:00 AM
The Beauty of Rules
Date Posted: 8/14/2017 12:42:00 AM
At the Footbridge - Explanatory Poem
Date Posted: 6/17/2017 1:12:00 AM
At the Footbridge - A Reminder
Date Posted: 6/16/2017 1:55:00 AM
At The Footbridge - A Reminder that my contest title was composed by me BEFORE the Limerick Collaboration
Date Posted: 6/14/2017 4:06:00 AM
What Do We Want From A Poem?
Date Posted: 3/16/2017 1:45:00 PM
Touch and Go - Flash Fiction
Date Posted: 11/24/2016 3:27:00 AM
Date Posted: 8/22/2016 2:41:00 AM
Date Posted: 8/13/2016 2:15:00 PM
Date Posted: 8/2/2016 7:53:00 AM
Second Try or Second Chance Contests - A Request to Judges
Date Posted: 6/6/2016 4:35:00 AM
Date Posted: 12/18/2015 12:27:00 AM
Date Posted: 12/9/2015 12:21:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
7/5/2020 Rubies For Mother Rhymemother,
6/2/2020 Wales to Me Lyricsociety,
5/17/2020 A Roman Vision Free versefantasy,
5/7/2020 Polka Dot Dress Factory Versefantasy,
4/30/2020 Edward Light Versefuture,
4/26/2020 A Musing Rhymeimagery,
4/12/2020 Sarah Rhymehumor,
4/3/2020 Video of Tram in Alexanderplatz Free versemeaningful,
3/20/2020 Solitude in a Wild Country Free verseperspective,
2/13/2020 Shantelle Versegirl,metaphor,repetition,
1/5/2020 Jagged Line Versecity,
12/10/2019 Marion, Eavesdropping Rhymebetrayal,
10/31/2019 Frau Werkle's Fashion Queen Rhymefashion,fun,
9/18/2019 I Would Like To Think It Mattered Lyrichow i feel,poetry,
9/17/2019 My Wish Rhymemeaningful,
9/6/2019 Town Children Versechildren,
8/31/2019 His Promise Senryugoodbye,
8/25/2019 Dawn Mover Personificationcute,
8/17/2019 Young Britney Monokucelebrity,
8/7/2019 Gossip Here, Gossip There Rhymewisdom,
7/26/2019 Of A Pashmina Free versemetaphor,
7/10/2019 a crimson sunset Haikured,sunset,
7/6/2019 Segovia and Madrid Light Versefun,
5/28/2019 Imagined Kiss Senryukiss,
5/26/2019 Driver of Victory Versemystery,
5/5/2019 To My Sister - Lawn on D Lyrichappiness,
5/2/2019 Back to Front Senryumissing,stress,
4/5/2019 Looking for Button Free versecat,
3/17/2019 A Billion Ponds Free verseemotions,
3/3/2019 Why I should win 1st Place Rhymepoems,poets,
2/28/2019 Shovels Free versemystery,
2/4/2019 Taking Stock Personificationencouraging,wisdom,
1/29/2019 Blue Lady Narrativemystery,
1/25/2019 Entertainment in Heaven Monokuheaven,
1/12/2019 A Bus Stop Called LOVE Rhymecute love,fun,
1/9/2019 A Waitress's First Day Imagismgirl,work,
1/2/2019 Wisdom a la Sophie Rhymeinspirational,wisdom,
1/2/2019 January Acrosticjanuary,smart,
12/29/2018 Rhein II - The Photograph Verseperspective,river,
12/22/2018 Snakes and Ladders Monokugames,
12/22/2018 Together Monokucute love,
12/20/2018 WINTER Haikudog,tree,winter,
11/11/2018 Gorse Verseflower,imagery,
10/15/2018 Seen You Shapesimple,
9/30/2018 Rumination Free verseanimal,anxiety,remember,
9/28/2018 Wendy Versegirl,
9/15/2018 Pink City Rhymehappy,
6/25/2018 Summer Cooking Verseangst,
6/23/2018 Why There Are Stars Free versebeautiful,meaningful,
6/2/2018 Poor People Didacticchristian,nice,
5/28/2018 Ice-Cream Tree Versefood,sensual,simile,word
5/3/2018 Drawing Haikuart,river,
4/14/2018 Yesterdays Acrosticdream,school,
4/12/2018 Lady on the Tree Versemystery,
3/24/2018 Watery Violin Rhymemusic,myth,
3/22/2018 Lovers on the Pier Lyricfun,love,
3/14/2018 Red Tomato Market Versefruit,inspiration,
3/8/2018 Mostly Bluebells Monorhymeemotions,flower,spring,
3/5/2018 A Look Out Haikuwater,women,
2/27/2018 In Wait Haikufear,
2/5/2018 Little Old Lady Number Light Versetechnology,
1/16/2018 Weather Forecast Rhymehow i feel,humorous,weath
8/3/2017 In Search of Lost Boys Free verseangst,,memorial,
7/28/2017 A Lourdes Arrival Haibunjourney,
7/17/2017 Aquarium Date Free versegoodbye,relationship,
7/13/2017 A Childhood Memory Quintain (English)imagery,
6/11/2017 Multicultural Vespers Free versereligion,
6/5/2017 Bells for Saint Barbara Concreteprayer,
5/13/2017 The City of Toulouse Versecity,
5/2/2017 Goddess of Beer - Mythology Coupletdesire,drink,
4/24/2017 ART - Henri Matisse Quaternart,cat,fish,
4/5/2017 The Candy Lady Dramatic Versedark,murder,
4/3/2017 Your Favorite Song - Lilacs Lyricinspirational,song,
4/3/2017 A Scarf From South Africa Free verseafrica,culture,
3/25/2017 Deep Down Lyriclove,love hurts,
3/21/2017 March Middleness Rhymemarch,wind,
3/18/2017 Beauty Queen Senryutechnology,
3/14/2017 Blue Eyes Versebeauty,
3/13/2017 To A Non Nature Lover Rhymenature,
3/9/2017 Turn Water Into Wine Lyriccute love,
3/6/2017 Nail Polish Personificationfun,
2/28/2017 Toothpaste Tube Versefeelings,
2/20/2017 If We Were Trees Free versecreation,tree,
2/20/2017 Sexy Expletive Haikuclothes,sexy,
2/16/2017 Just a Little Bit of Sugar Versebullying,metaphor,prison,
2/12/2017 A Castle Outline Versesuicide,
2/11/2017 Yours Truly Versebaseball,black african am
2/7/2017 A Chocolate Sponge Wedding Cake Rhymechocolate,food,humorous,w
2/5/2017 Playing Football Limerickboy,car,father son,footba
1/31/2017 Song For Beulah Lyriccute love,dance,song,
1/28/2017 Stepping Through Time Narrativedance,
1/24/2017 Dancing Maids Trioletdance,happiness,happy,
1/24/2017 fishing rod Haikuimagery,
1/19/2017 An Oak Rhymeinspirational,metaphor,tr
12/28/2016 Flight Coupletholiday,
12/23/2016 Ice Crystals Acrosticriver,weather,winter,
12/6/2016 God's Gifts Rhymegod,seasons,
11/30/2016 Gnotobiology Versehealth,
11/29/2016 Tea and Biscuits Versedrink,
11/28/2016 Unrequited Love Trioletbooks,love hurts,

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