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Changes in life...changes in attitude...now 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!


I'm back in Mexico

Blog Posted:9/5/2020 2:52:00 PM

Hey all...it was quite a wonderful trip down though the states.  My favoirte part was the Arches National Park which had the most amazing forms of natural art, balancing acts caused by erosion...then in Mexico I drove a new route on an upper hiway.  the valleys and mountains were so beautiful and lush.  I decided to stay a night in a small town I have been trying to visit for years.  Tequila.  and true to it's name, there were fincas and haciendas of each top tequila brand and many others to choose from, Sauza,  Herradura, Cuervo, and my favorite, Tres Mujeres.  the puppy I was bringing down with me for a friend is happily in her new forever home.  I loved her little spirit though she overheated in our higher then usual temps the whole 12 days we were gone and we had to drive less hours and stay longer to let her recoup.  

Being home in Mexico is wonderful, but very hot and humid.  My village had just gone throiugh a huge tropical depression that dumped so much rain that has ever befroe been seen, 25 inches in 24 hours.  The dam above the town burst and came down upon them, flooding homes and business with 4-7 feet of muddy farmland water.  People are digging their way out, the streets have piles of mud and people have lost everything.  The first day back I went through my closets and packed up 3 bags of clothes then my kitchen where I put together 2 more bags of pots/pans and dishes.  Next was bedding of sheets, pillows, towels.  I had to take several breaks to jump into the pool, as the sweat was just pouring off me.  It will take a few days to climitize though this is a bit hotter then I've done before for this time of year.  everywhere is changing.

We have more storms churning up the coast and had rain agian this morning though I was happy it didn't last but a couple of hours.  I was very forturnate.  I live at the high side of town and have never flooded, knocking on wood as I type....the other end of town floods every so often but nothing like this one, with the dam bursting.  We will get back up and running, poco a poco as they say and a con Dios.

It was nice to readd more poetry today.  Yesterday I had my first quiet time on the beach and wrote Infused...thank you Brian for the first place.  I always feel honored.

xoxo Jeanne

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Date: 9/17/2020 9:13:00 PM
Welcome back! So glad you are there enjoying yourself madly in such wonderful weather. I like reading of your exploits. It is fun living vicariously through you my friend!
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Date: 9/20/2020 11:30:00 AM
Hi Caren...through poetry we get to see deeper into our friends...I so enjoy reading yours..especially when your muse misbehaves, lol
Date: 9/7/2020 11:30:00 AM
Jeanne, wow, you are an adventure seeking soul, so impressed with all you accomplish, welcome back to the soup and I will go check out your poem _Constance
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My Past Blog Posts

 
I'm back in Mexico
Date Posted: 9/5/2020 2:52:00 PM
On The Road to Mexico
Date Posted: 8/23/2020 2:53:00 PM
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
9/25/2020 Dawn's Awakening Free versememory,ocean,
9/23/2020 A Master's Hand Tetractysbeautiful,ocean,
9/19/2020 If I Close My Eyes Free verseocean,
9/17/2020 Even Then Rhymelove,paradise,
9/13/2020 Into the Night Rhymebeach,moon,night,stars,su
9/13/2020 HAUNT Versehalloween,mystery,
9/13/2020 The Colors of Sunsets Dream Song Free versemusic,sunset,
9/10/2020 A Season of Color Rhymeautumn,beauty,
9/6/2020 Carefree Tetractyslove,sea,
9/5/2020 The Waves Echo Free versesound,water,
9/5/2020 Echos of Quiet Free verselost love,
9/5/2020 Courageous in the Night Quintillacourage,strength,
9/3/2020 Infused Free verseocean,sea,
8/30/2020 Departs Autumn Rhymeautumn,
8/30/2020 Flowering Stars Free verseflower,stars,
8/20/2020 Hello Good-bye Narrativegoodbye,travel,
8/16/2020 A Season for Us Free verselove,
8/16/2020 whispers Haikuautumn,
8/15/2020 Storm on the Hill Free versestorm,
8/13/2020 Soon Free versehappiness,rain,
8/13/2020 After Summer Verseautumn,
8/12/2020 Gifts of Possibilities Tetractysbooks,fantasy,
8/12/2020 A Speck of September Free verseautumn,seasons,september,
8/10/2020 Sometimes Free versepoems,poetry,
8/6/2020 Thunder in the Dawn Rhymebeach,storm,
8/5/2020 A Change in the Weather Rhymenature,weather,
7/31/2020 Hypnotizing Moon Rhymemoon,passion,
7/29/2020 Sinuous Summer Alliterationsea,summer,
7/29/2020 Stories Told in Silence Personificationnature,solitude,
7/28/2020 It Could Be Rhymedesire,passion,
7/23/2020 Without a Doubt Quintillaanger,political,
7/22/2020 Muir's Mountain is Calling Rhymemountains,nature,
7/16/2020 end of day Haikusunset,
7/15/2020 Between Now and Next Spring Coupletnature,seasons,
7/13/2020 What is Right is Right Free versecharacter,courage,rights,
7/10/2020 Sunlight's Sundown Trioletsunset,
7/9/2020 I am the rose and the thorn Haikudesire,nature,
7/8/2020 Warriors Among Us Free verseapril,hero,
7/7/2020 A Calm or Tempestuous Life Free versegrowing up,growth,
7/6/2020 When I Become You Free versecourage,fear,introspectio
7/4/2020 I Feel the Seasons Through You Free versemountains,nature,seasons,
7/3/2020 Ode to the Sisters Odefantasy,fate,stars,
7/1/2020 Why Think Like a Child Free verseadventure,child,fun,
6/29/2020 Like Dawn Verseflower,
6/29/2020 A Little Girl Ouch Haibunadventure,children,fun,
6/29/2020 With the Moon Above Coupletlove,moon,
6/28/2020 Summertime Symphony Rhymenature,rain,summer,
6/27/2020 In Rapt Silence Trioletnature,
6/26/2020 I See You Anew Free verseappreciation,nature,
6/24/2020 Silence Needs Quiet Cinquainpeace,silence,
6/24/2020 Summer Time Haikusummer,
6/23/2020 Summer Fun Villanellebeach,fun,
6/21/2020 In My Eyes Free verseocean,
6/20/2020 We Had a Storm This Morning Free versenature,
6/19/2020 Feel Me Free verselonging,nature,
6/18/2020 My Fromp Vogonfriend,fun,
6/18/2020 Gifts Free versebird,nature,
6/16/2020 The Rock Grows More Beautiful Free versemiss you,
6/15/2020 What is Missing Free verselonging,
6/14/2020 Abandoned Free verseheartbroken,memory,
6/14/2020 My Stardust Memories Free verselove,
6/13/2020 Senescence Free verseage,
6/11/2020 Helpers in the Garden Rhymeflower,garden,
6/11/2020 In Your Arms Monorhymeemotions,love,
6/10/2020 With Hushed Thoughts Quatrainpoetry,solitude,writing,
6/10/2020 Whispers the Wild Water Free versedream,river,
6/10/2020 Gifts of Poseiden Sonnetgiving,ocean,
6/8/2020 Grows the Night Versenight,sleep,
6/7/2020 Let in the Light Free versedark,emotions,light,
6/5/2020 More Than a Thread Free versefeelings,home,
6/3/2020 wishes Haikuflower,seasons,
6/3/2020 Summer Storm Rhymestorm,summer,
6/1/2020 Yarrow and Lavender Dizainbeauty,flower,
5/31/2020 Sad Laughter Ninetteemotions,sad,
5/31/2020 A Whispered Word Free verselove,mother daughter,
5/29/2020 It's Enough Free verseappreciation,morning,
5/28/2020 Life to Death Tail-rhymedeath,life,
5/27/2020 One Hundred Thirty-six Pretty Petals Free verseflower,garden,summer,
5/27/2020 Hibiscus Full of Bliss Rhymeflower,
5/26/2020 I Fly Among Spirits Quintillabird,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 Quintilladream,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,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
How Far Down Do You Need To Go Tankaconflict,corruption,coura
Life, To Me Quatrainappreciation,friendship,l
Starting to heal Free versedeep,depression,emotions,
Far From the Things of Man Personificationday,imagery,morning,night
Rain Streaks Down Window Pane Verserain,sad,
LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING Chokajoy,weather,wedding,
Back to me Verseidentity,me,self,
This Dream Called Life Rhymelife,
Twilight Time Versebeautiful,sky,sun,
A FRAGILE SELF Free verseintrospection,self,
Cinder Girl Rhyme 
Honey Bees Alliterationflower,word play,
Nana's Hands Rhymeappreciation,food,grandch
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
Green Oasis Verse10th grade,11th grade,chi
NURSERY RHYME LAND Rhymenursery rhyme,
Broken People Free versepeople,
faded with the night Free versecity,dark,lonely,night,
Ethereal Reminisce Free versebeautiful,emotions,i love
Jalopy Verseage,anger,car,freedom,old
Seventeen Is the Lucky Number Rhyme10th grade,11th grade,12t
Out For A Spin Free verseanalogy,family,loss,memor
MAGICAL MOONLIGHT Fibonaccimoon,ocean,
Listen To Life Free verselife,philosophy,truth,wis
Ocean Whispers Coupletmoon,ocean,sea,
love you outside of thoughts Free verselove,
Immortality Monorhymepoetry,
A Smoking Room Free versepoets,
Mistakes are Lessons Rhymelife,power,strength,
The Ocean Calls Me Rhymeocean,
I SING TO ETERNITY Free verseanalogy,beauty,celebratio
Happy in Love Narrativebereavement,family,love,
Foul Play Limerickbird,nature,sea,water,
Tiny little palm Free versebeauty,
Disposable Wisdom Rhymeage,cat,endurance,life,wi
Silent Sleep Free versedark,dream,fear,silence,
With Love for You Rhymelove,nature,romantic,
WINTER Limericksnow,winter,
haiku- childhood memory Haikuchildhood,memory,nature,
I'm just getting started Free versechild,mother,poetry,
Rose Breath Free versedeath,father,father daugh
TRIUMPH OVER PRIDE Coupletendurance,pride,recovery
Where The Sycamore Grew Narrativeautumn,family,house,life,
I'm Just Getting Started Free verseconflict,dream,judgement,
abyss of loneliness Free versenight,silence,
Hope Quintain (English)hope,
The Song Of Moonshine Lyriclove,moon,song,
Doll Free verseabuse,appreciation,intros
SWAGGER Rhymecelebration,humorous,jobs
Night Into The Night Lyriclove,sad,
While being me Rhymelife,
BRING IT ON Naatbullying,
autumn falls like lovers do Free verseautumn,lost love,
Stream Rhymenature,
Autumn Leaves Rhymeautumn,nature,
OASIS Rhymebeautiful,inspirational,n
Caught red-handed Limerickbrother,candy,
Shattering Rose Coloured Glasses Political Versebetrayal,black african am
Reaching Terzanellechange,desire,dream,hope,
There is no telling the things you might find Rhymefun,love,nonsense,
rewriting poems Free versepoems,poetry,
pain can be silent Senryuheartbreak,
Tears streaming down Rhymelost love,love hurts,star
Twilight composers - Repost Rhymegood night,
a muse abused Versedance,freedom,muse,
My Lament Versedeath,life,loss,
Time Narrativefate,imagery,life,poems,p
Crossroads Monokuangst,change,courage,deep
Heart-shaped Stones Quatrainlove,
Witch's Brew Sonnetevil,sin,
Sirens Chorale Rhymemusic,ocean,sea,water,
In This Place Enclosed Rhymespiritual,
The Faeries Coupletfantasy,imagination,
A Passing Glance Free verseanalogy,appreciation,beau
Monsoon Showers Quatrainrain,
A Winning Combination Free versemuse,write,writing,
Breathe Close To Me Free verseallegory,appreciation,dev
a balloon Haikuchild,color,imagination,s
Deceit's Reciepts Alliterationangst,conflict,dark,wisdo
Sands in My Hand Free versehope,
A welcome in the hillside Lyricappreciation,
I've had enough Lyricconflict,courage,growing
life's last abyss Ethereeanalogy,death,spiritual,
The Last Master Of War Chokafate,life,loneliness,long
Souls in Stardust Ethereeappreciation,death,paradi
Preserved Melody Rhymeanalogy,song,
Quilt Of Stardust Free versestars,universe,
chants Free versecrush,emotions,feelings,f
All Isn't Quiet Haikuautumn,imagery,morning,na
Pierced by Love Italian Sonnetanalogy,lost love,pain,ro
Divine Rhapsody Lyricangel,beauty,emotions,joy
A Need to be Somewhere Else Rhymemoving on,
To The Top Monorhymemountains,nature,
Taking one's leave Rhymefarewell,
RIPE AND READY TO BATHE IN GIN Rhymeautumn,drink,food,seasons
Golden Memories Haikuautumn,books,color,nature
Harvest Door Tetractysautumn,farewell,summer,
SEA Verselonging,love,sea,

Fav Poets

PoetCountry 
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
Maureen McGreavy 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
Aditi Mishra India Flag India Read
john fleming United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read