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I  am a writer.  My poetry is sad, I write death, but I can write happy if I want to. I love art, classical music, reading, nature, meditation, dancing. I collect books, vintage clothes and  jewelry.   I adore the old building where I live with Snuggles Kitty. The avatar statue you see on my poems honors my elderly cat Smudges who died at 20 years. She loved to lay in the shade of the garden. 

Ten poems that define me as a poet . . . (from thousands)

1. The Dream Lingers https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_dream_lingers_408612 This poem was written after a near death experience, it stills haunts me, I could hear my mother calling me.

2. Safe In My Heart Forever https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/safe_in_my_heart_forever_549494 My mother was my anchor, the wings beneath my feet and my best friend, I miss her so very much.

3. Tattered Pages https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/tattered_pages_688344 At the end of the poem, a baby born, died and I was told he was adopted, my parents lied.

4. Dad's Workshop https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/dads_workshop_714811 I wrote this poem in 1997 but only posted it when I was posting on poetrysoup- it is about Dad.

5. Beautiful Scars https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/beautiful_scars_735565 This poem gives you just a small glimpse of the pain and grief I carry with me every single day.

6. And That Comes From Within https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/and_that_comes_from_within_1127173 My health is not that good, never has been and never will be, and no money will change my outcome.

7. in my green dream https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/in_my_green_dream_762889 I love this poem, dreamy and spiritual, I am all about nature in this one, come on a green journey.

8. A Lost Feather https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/a_lost_feather_783977 This poem is very meaningful to me, it speaks of my Ojibwe roots and of my ancestors in the sky.

9. "Kindness is the Key" https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/kindness_is_the_key_848785 When awful things happen to us in life it is easy to become mean and resentful but kind is better.

10. I Write Fragments https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/i_write_fragments_1243058 This poem sums up my journey in writing, fragments, snippets that drip, drip from my pen and mostly at night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Writing Challenge - Nature, Four in One -

Blog Posted:9/20/2020 12:03:00 PM

Thank you to all who entered my contest.  There were so many beautiful enteries, even those who did not follow the requirements or who wrote off theme, they were beautiful too.  Congratulations to all the winners.  I will visit your poems soon.

I have a new contest posted on the theme of decay in the form of Quatrain.   _Constance

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Date: 9/23/2020 8:31:00 PM
Congratulations to all the winners, who won this contest by their beautiful and inspiring poems. Also, I would like to send my love to all the participants who entered this competition with their wonderful themes and imagination. The theme was very inspiring)- love from Sudhanshu.....
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Date: 9/24/2020 11:18:00 AM
Sudhanshu, thank you for that lovely comment _Constance
Date: 9/21/2020 2:13:00 PM
Many thanks for my placement I enjoyed the challenge of your contest and my congrats to the winners, I hope I can find a unique theme for your new contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 9/23/2020 11:13:00 AM
Jan, thank you for sharing your lovely poetry with us _Constance
Date: 9/20/2020 1:32:00 PM
It was a very inspiring theme, Constance. That is why I love your contests so much. Thanks!
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Date: 9/21/2020 8:57:00 AM
Andrea, thank you for beautiful poetry and compliment on my theme _Constance

My Past Blog Posts

 
Writing Challenge - Septolet Form - and a new contest
Date Posted: 10/10/2020 4:50:00 PM
Dodoitsu Writing Challenge and a new Challenge
Date Posted: 10/5/2020 8:12:00 AM
Writing Challenge - Decay -
Date Posted: 9/29/2020 2:42:00 PM
Writing Challenge - Nature, Four in One -
Date Posted: 9/20/2020 12:03:00 PM
All The Little Pieces Writing Challenge
Date Posted: 9/3/2020 2:54:00 PM
All Pets Go To Heaven Finalized
Date Posted: 8/24/2020 12:32:00 PM
All Pets Go To Heaven
Date Posted: 8/7/2020 1:55:00 PM
Dusty Old Memories Challenge
Date Posted: 8/6/2020 11:05:00 AM
NA or HM in July Contest Finalized and a New contest
Date Posted: 7/29/2020 7:43:00 PM
Four Lines Finalized and a New contest
Date Posted: 7/28/2020 12:06:00 AM
Haiku and Senryu contest finalized and a New contest
Date Posted: 7/26/2020 9:14:00 AM
Decaying House finalized and A New Contest
Date Posted: 7/19/2020 2:55:00 PM
Bird Poetry Contest Finalized and a New Contest
Date Posted: 7/13/2020 2:31:00 PM
Time- 8 Word Challenge Poetry Contest
Date Posted: 7/6/2020 7:13:00 PM
Take The Dagger Out- NA Contest
Date Posted: 2/20/2020 2:35:00 PM
Poetry and Why I Write It
Date Posted: 2/14/2020 7:36:00 PM
Let's Write Lento Writing Prompt
Date Posted: 2/7/2020 10:11:00 AM
Words, words, do yours have style ?
Date Posted: 1/29/2020 4:59:00 PM
Writer's Block or My Muse is Missing ?
Date Posted: 1/19/2020 12:01:00 PM
Writing Prompt - English Quintain
Date Posted: 1/15/2020 3:13:00 AM
Are Writers Born ?
Date Posted: 1/12/2020 4:28:00 PM
Do you write your poems with a pen?
Date Posted: 1/7/2020 10:32:00 AM
What time of day do you write ?
Date Posted: 1/3/2020 1:00:00 PM
Writing Challenge, October - Butterfly -
Date Posted: 10/8/2019 8:09:00 PM
Writing Challenge 2, September 2019 - The Photograph -
Date Posted: 10/1/2019 12:36:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
10/27/2020 snow Versesnow,
10/26/2020 Halloween Repulsive Rhymehalloween,
10/26/2020 gather them up Free versewords,
10/26/2020 the sun is sleeping Rhymewinter,
10/25/2020 You Broke My Heart Versebetrayal,friend,
10/24/2020 One Treasure of Grandma Versemeaningful,
10/24/2020 November Laynovember,
10/24/2020 bluebird Versebird,
10/22/2020 'Dark Dreamy Dream' Alliterationdream,
10/22/2020 invisible ink Verseintrospection,
10/21/2020 Rhyme Versepoetry,writing,
10/21/2020 Forever Our Love Weaves Coupletgrief,
10/21/2020 an autumn walk Free verseautumn,
10/20/2020 Hollow Eve Rhymehalloween,
10/20/2020 Love Rhymedeath,
10/19/2020 Impressions Fly Away Verseinspiration,writing,
10/18/2020 whirling leaves Verseautumn,
10/17/2020 Phantasmagoria Trioletdream,
10/17/2020 In Response Rhymescary,
10/17/2020 A Lover's Caress Rhymefantasy,
10/16/2020 In Answer to ''A Poet's Duty'' Free versepoetry,writing,
10/16/2020 Love's Obsession Sonnetlove,
10/16/2020 ''April 25, 2018'' Journal Entry Free versememory,
10/15/2020 I Write - Minichu Rhymewriting,
10/15/2020 I Abandon Myself Rhymedance,
10/14/2020 After the Rain Rhymesun,
10/14/2020 in my memory Versememory,
10/13/2020 I WILL - Survive Terzanellestrength,
10/13/2020 Country - Pleiades Versemusic,
10/12/2020 Books, Big and Small Rhymebooks,
10/12/2020 snowflakes falling Versesnow,
10/11/2020 Halloween Loot Limerickhalloween,
10/11/2020 Halloween Kitty Cat Rhymehalloween,
10/10/2020 A Writer Born to Create Free versewriting,
10/10/2020 Tranquility of Nature Versenature,
10/10/2020 A Green Hush Rhymenature,
10/9/2020 Lost Rhymenature,
10/9/2020 Chin Tattoo Versenative american,
10/9/2020 With Tumbling Hair Free verseflower,love,
10/7/2020 The Dancer Versedance,
10/7/2020 Poetry Writing Rhymepoetry,writing,
10/6/2020 A Coat of Many Hues Tetractysautumn,
10/6/2020 Astronomy - Pleiades Versespace,
10/6/2020 to remember Rhymeseasons,
10/5/2020 Mystery Is Odepoetess,writing,
10/5/2020 Imagination Villanelleimagination,inspiration,p
10/4/2020 born in a dream Monokudream,meaningful,
10/4/2020 This Moment Verselife,
10/3/2020 faded memories Tankaseasons,
10/3/2020 I Have a Quietness Rhymehow i feel,nature,
9/30/2020 October the Beautiful Enclosed Rhymeautumn,october,
9/30/2020 The Old Jail Narrativedream,scary,
9/30/2020 in the silence Verseseasons,
9/30/2020 To Fly Away a Butterfly Free versegrief,
9/26/2020 One Last Night Rhymedesire,passion,
9/26/2020 Hued with Green Rhymenature,
9/26/2020 Blue Verseblue,
9/25/2020 Fall Deep Into Autumn Acrosticautumn,
9/25/2020 Autumn Beauty Free verseautumn,
9/23/2020 Tomorrow Sonnetlife,
9/23/2020 Weeping - IT Verselife,
9/23/2020 Loneliness Verseloneliness,
9/22/2020 Nature the Giver Tail-rhymebird,butterfly,flower,nat
9/22/2020 Autumn Sunsets Tetractysautumn,sunset,
9/22/2020 The Art of Gardening Free versegarden,
9/20/2020 Beauty in Decay Verseautumn,nature,
9/20/2020 Held by Chains Rhymeheartbreak,
9/19/2020 a high cliff Versenative american,
9/19/2020 Bizarre Rhymeimagination,
9/19/2020 In Cold Stone Versegrief,sister,
9/18/2020 A Historic Event Narrativewar,
9/17/2020 Each One is My Friend Rhymecat,woman,
9/16/2020 in the park Rhymeautumn,
9/16/2020 Spirit of Autumn Dizainautumn,lost love,
9/15/2020 Whispered Love - Collaboration Rhymedream,
9/15/2020 A Dream Versedream,lost love,
9/14/2020 LEAVES Verseautumn,father daughter,na
9/13/2020 A Warrior's Plea Sonnetsoldier,
9/13/2020 I Have a Fate Rhymelife,
9/13/2020 Outside My Window Free verseautumn,
9/13/2020 Beauties Tainted Rhymeautumn,
9/10/2020 When I am Sleeping Lyriclost love,song,
9/9/2020 A Stroll in the Rain - CT Sonnetautumn,bird,rain,wind,
9/8/2020 Reflections of Gratitude Rhymethanks,
9/8/2020 Butterfly Kisses Tetractysbutterfly,cat,garden,
9/8/2020 Autumn Trees Rhymeautumn,tree,
9/7/2020 The Lord is My Strength Free versefaith,
9/7/2020 All In A Day Narrativechildhood,memory,
9/7/2020 Reader of Stars - Collaboration Rhymedream,
9/6/2020 the love of us Verselove,
9/6/2020 My Journey to Courage Rhymecourage,
9/5/2020 A Silver Fish Jumps Versenature,
9/3/2020 I Recall, or Do I Haibunlife,
9/3/2020 One Word Free versepoetry,
9/3/2020 The Ancient Tree Versenature,
9/2/2020 I Paint With Words Free verseintrospection,
9/1/2020 The Beauty of Fall Rhymenature,
9/1/2020 Weeping in the Clutter Free versefather,
8/29/2020 Leaves Fluttering Down Ghazalautumn,seasons,summer,
8/28/2020 Me and God Forever Alliterationfaith,

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Fav Poems

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Healed Wings Quatrainblessing,faith,flying,fri
A Tribute To Broken Wings Rhymepoets,tribute,
Her Broken Wings Free versetribute,
fourth tribute Monorhymeart,beautiful,dedication,
On Poetry Soup Free versefriend,poems,poetry,poets
PoetrySoup Heroes Quatrainhero,poetry,
To broken wings Light Versedeath,feelings,hope,
The Nurse Tankaappreciation,
To Constance--broken wings Tankaappreciation,butterfly,ca
Shine On Me, Sunshine - Poetry Writing 1 Free versefriend,write,
Shouting In Raging Silence Free verseanger,death,silence,
Suzanne in the Clouds Verseabsence,family,heart,loss
SHATTERED LIFE Cinquaindeath,for her,heartbreak,
ALONE AT THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM Free verseholocaust,
Let My Quill Always Write Even If Unheard Rhymeconfidence,how i feel,poe
THE MYTHICAL FISHER WOMAN - INSPIRED BY CONTEST Rhymebeach,fantasy,humorous,wo
One Silent Word Free versehow i feel,poets,tribute,
Thankful Enclosed Rhymefather daughter,forgivene
Thankful for Four O'clocks Enclosed Rhymemother daughter,thanks,
September 1945 Free verselonging,war,
INVICTUS Free versepride,uplifting,
The Storm Quatrainage,memory,storm,
The Perfect Christmas Tree Enclosed Rhymebeauty,bird,christmas,
listen for the drum Rhymeappreciation,culture,envi
To Heal A Vacant Heaven Free versefantasy,
Cinder Man Free verseage,
The wizard's wisdom Rhymefear,friend,hope,sad,
'I Was the Last One' Rhymebetrayal,death,
A Putrid Expanding Abyss Sonnet10th grade,angst,anxiety,
A Big Fat NA Morning Rhymefun,funny,humor,humorous,
Behold Death Free versedeath,loss,love,
My heart has found a home-song version Lyricfor her,heart,loneliness,
Lighthouse On The Shore Sonnethouse,light,love,
I Send You My Love Rhymebereavement,death,son,
Our Last Night Free versedesire,heartbreak,i love
Soul Ink Alliterationaddiction,corruption,moon
The Christmas Mule Narrativeanimal,god,mother son,
A Curious Cat Roams At Peace Imagismchristmas,imagery,
My perfect lover Rhymei love you,love,
Cherokee Tears Free versenative american,
An Omen Of The Taste Of Twilight Free verseangst,animal,death,fate,g
Universal Brilliance Prose Poetryimagination,stars,visiona
YOU ARE NOT DEFINED BY- ANOTHER'S PERCEPTION Free verseabuse,
My Aunt Rosy-FV Free verseflower,remember,rose,
Our World Changing, Not For The Better Dramatic Monologueanger,emotions,life,polit
Backyard Entertainers Tritinabird,nature,
a lightness of hunger Fibonacciallegory,analogy,apprecia
The Inflated Nation Rhymefood,health,inspiration,
Rider On The Storm Free versemusic,sad,storm,
The Queen and Her King Free verselove,
Sepia Dreams Free versemissing,
Humanity Free versehumanity,life,
Sharks in the Soup Rhymeanalogy,conflict,desire,f
- Go Fly A Kite - Lanternejoy,wind,
On Rescuing An Injured Pigeon Personificationanalogy,animal,pain,
The Voices Echo in Emptiness Rhymedeath,loneliness,nature,v
King Rhymeafrica,animal,men,
Let me go Dramatic Verseboyfriend,break up,desire
HELLO AND GOODBYE COCO Rhymedeath,dog,love,
A HA MOMENT Free verseengagement,
The Autumn Man Verseautumn,men,
Night Shoes Iambic Pentameternight,
How much love Free verselove,
Machinating The Manger Scene Rhymebible,
Wolf's Song Rhymediscrimination,loss,murde
My Little Lioness Free verseinspirational,
Between the whispers and the sighs Lyricdesire,love,romantic love
The Lighthouse And Me Versecrazy,fun,health,identity
High at the Library Rhymebooks,
Sentiments on Aging Free verseage,emotions,
Heavens Eternal Love Monokuheaven,inspirational,love
Broken People Free versepeople,
The Gift Of Quietness Rhymeuplifting,
Many, many long years ago Rhymecry,fantasy,garden,
WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE Lyricdestiny,hope,how i feel,k
The first day of Spring Rhymespring,
The Maple Leaf Forever Limerickpride,
Old Friends Sonnetnostalgia,
Deep Purple Sensation Rhymelove,
The Sounds Of A Rose Free verseflower,rose,
Life Spent All Alone Sonnetboat,death,deep,devotion,
Slave to Love Free verseabuse,slavery,
Too Many Echos Free versebereavement,birth,childre
Put On Your Night Shoes Quatraindance,
Heart Snow Rhymelonging,love,
Desert Dreaming Free verseanxiety,nature,suicide,
I Thought It Was Me Free versechild,
Dreams of India Free versebeauty,culture,desire,dre
Humility In America Proseappreciation,football,god
My Christmas Tree Proseblessing,christmas,love,
Snippets Of The Mind Prose Poetryallusion,appreciation,int
Heaven Will Manifest Rhyme10th grade,anxiety,death,
THE LITTLE FIR TREE Rhymechild,christmas,inspirati
Dancing with the Devil Rhymeangst,introspection,psych
Purple Makes Me Cry Rhymeappreciation,nature,purpl
My Angie Baby Sonnetdaughter,
She Is Not Defined By Poetry Alone Free verseidentity,
on the other side of cobblestone streets Free versedestiny,dream,fate,
Poetry Cats Monorhymeanimal,cat,conflict,humor
Daddy's Snowman Shapefather,inspirational love

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James Peranteau United States Flag United States Read
David Smalling Jamaica Flag Jamaica Read
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shirin neshat United States Flag United States Read
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john freeman United States Flag United States Read
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Ravindra K Kapoor India Flag India Read
Richard Pickett United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Rigoler United States Flag United States Read
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Robb A. Kopp United States Flag United States Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
Paula Swanson United States Flag United States Read
Michael J. Falotico United States Flag United States Read
linda milgate United States Flag United States Read
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