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About Constance La France
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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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Dodoitsu Writing Challenge and a new Challenge

Blog Posted:10/5/2020 8:12:00 AM

Thank you to all who entered my Dodoitsu Writing Challenge.  Your poems were exellent and wonderful, those with images and music awesome, congratulations to all .

I have posted a new contest today called Writing Challenge -Septolet  see my contest description for the details about how to write a Septolet.  Please read the entire description if your intention is to place.

Constance 

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Date: 10/6/2020 2:18:00 PM
Congrats all winners. I really have been enjoying the gems that your inspiration gave the poets here to write. Thanks for my win
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Date: 10/7/2020 7:37:00 AM
Andrea, thank you for sharing your lovely poetry, you are most welcome on your win _Constance
Date: 10/5/2020 5:54:00 PM
Congratulations to all the winners and kudos to all poets who are willing to try out a new style. Thank you Constance, for being an advocate and encourager of 'trying on new hats'.
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Date: 10/7/2020 7:36:00 AM
John, thank you for the nice compliment, missing you in my contests _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
11/28/2020 Life is Tragic Rhymepoetess,
11/27/2020 Writers of Beauty and Pain Free versepoets,
11/27/2020 Stained Forevermore Free versedeath,
11/25/2020 Yesterday's Love Acrosticchristmas,nostalgia,
11/25/2020 MISTLETOE KISSES - COUPLET Acrosticchristmas,
11/24/2020 Concrete Cat Concretecat,
11/24/2020 The Night Cat -TB Than-Baukcat,night,
11/24/2020 it is what it was Free verselife,
11/23/2020 ''Sigh'' Limerickcat,
11/23/2020 Tree Concretetree,
11/22/2020 Snowflakes Call My Name Pantoumsnow,winter,
11/21/2020 My Affinity Rhymesnow,winter,
11/21/2020 A Sad Legacy Limerickfun,
11/20/2020 and snowflakes are kisses Free versechristmas,
11/20/2020 Epitaph - For a Poet Epitaphdeath,
11/19/2020 Thanksgiving Memory Versethanksgiving,
11/18/2020 Reveries Verseintrospection,
11/17/2020 Farewell Love Quatrainlost love,
11/16/2020 Grandpa Tetractysgrandfather,
11/15/2020 I Go With The Winds Sonnetlife,
11/15/2020 Childhood Memories Terza Rimachildhood,memory,
11/14/2020 A Place Zen Coupletmorning,writing,
11/14/2020 It Has Taken Time Terza Rimaintrospection,life,
11/13/2020 Desideratum Rhymeintrospection,
11/12/2020 fate Monokudestiny,
11/12/2020 in love's embrace Free verselove,
11/10/2020 Imagination Rhyme Acrosticimagination,writing,
11/9/2020 Graciousness Inclined Trioletintrospection,
11/9/2020 rest in peace Senryudeath of a friend,
11/9/2020 'A Soldier Brave and Strong' Verseremember,remembrance day,
11/9/2020 Canadian Winter Scenes Quintain (Sicilian)snow,winter,
11/8/2020 A New Tomorrow Free verselife,
11/8/2020 PROSE POETRY REMEMBRANCE Prose Poetryconflict,
11/8/2020 haiku dawn Haikunature,
11/8/2020 An Eternal Star Beside the Moon Quintain (Sicilian)star,
11/7/2020 winter trees Haikunature,
11/6/2020 a dream, I dream Free verseintrospection,life,
11/6/2020 I May Bend Didacticlife,
11/4/2020 My One True Love Versegrief,loss,love,
11/4/2020 six above Free versegrief,
11/4/2020 Family Love Curtal Sonnetfamily,
11/4/2020 love Free verselove,
11/2/2020 Seasons Sublime Rhymeseasons,
11/2/2020 My Eternal Grief Tetractysdad,mom,
11/2/2020 'Melancholy' Haibundark,grief,loss,sorrow,
11/2/2020 Because I Am Different Versebullying,
11/2/2020 night Rhymenight,
11/1/2020 Trance Free versemeaningful,
10/31/2020 Be Thankful Each Day Free versethanksgiving,
10/31/2020 City Life Sedokacity,
10/31/2020 in the forest Rhymenature,
10/31/2020 time Versetime,
10/30/2020 the soldier Free versesoldier,
10/29/2020 my red wagon Free versememory,
10/28/2020 The Story of Fatima Narrativeplaces,
10/28/2020 Innermost Musing Rhymeintrospection,
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,

My Photos


Fav Poems

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

Fav Poets

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Katherine Stella United States Flag United States Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Andrew Crisci United States Flag United States Read
Edmund Siejka United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Barbara Gorelick United States Flag United States Read
Raul Moreno United States Flag United States Read
cecil hickman United States Flag United States Read
James Peranteau United States Flag United States Read
David Smalling Jamaica Flag Jamaica Read
Joe Inka United States Flag United States Read
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
shirin neshat United States Flag United States Read
kabuteng P.iNk k. Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
Misty Penton-Leccese United States Flag United States Read
john freeman United States Flag United States Read
Jared Pickett United States Flag United States Read
Doris Culverhouse United States Flag United States Read
C.C Bloomsfield Cyprus Flag Cyprus Read
Billy TheKidster United States Flag United States Read
Francine Roberts Canada Flag Canada Read
Ravindra K Kapoor India Flag India Read
Richard Pickett United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Rigoler United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
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
Charles Henderson United States Flag United States Read
Amy Green United States Flag United States Read
Sharon Ruebel United States Flag United States Read
Deb Wilson United States Flag United States Read
Chuck Keys United States Flag United States Read
harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
Joe Flach United States Flag United States Read
Daniel Cwiak United States Flag United States Read
Wilma Neels South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Tahera Mannan India Flag India Read
Joe Maverick United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Cami Hostetler United States Flag United States Read
Eamon Duffin Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Charlotte Puddifoot United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Dana Smith United States Flag United States Read
Poet Tacito United States Flag United States Read
kash poet India Flag India Read
Walayee Poet Lay Whitlock-Ishway United States Flag United States Read
James Tate United States Flag United States Read
deb radke United States Flag United States Read
Afolabi Taiwo Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Sarah Casey Canada Flag Canada Read
Robert Pettit United States Flag United States Read
A Rambling Righting Riley - Shauna Riley United States Flag United States Read
Rose Colling United States Flag United States Read
nick faber United States Flag United States Read
Kory Calhoun United States Flag United States Read
Judy Konos United States Flag United States Read
Gerard Keogh Jr. United States Flag United States Read
HGarvey Daniel Esquire United States Flag United States Read
Brian Strand United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
john loving iii United States Flag United States Read
iolanda Scripca United States Flag United States Read
Laura Mckenzie United States Flag United States Read
arthur vaso Canada Flag Canada Read
Thomas Martin United States Flag United States Read
Tim Ryerson United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
Lu Loo United States Flag United States Read
Vladislav Raven United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Charlie Smith United States Flag United States Read
M Asim Nehal India Flag India Read
Walter T. Ashe United States Flag United States Read
Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
Sunshine Smile Norway Flag Norway Read
Daniel Turner United States Flag United States Read
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Gordon McConnell United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
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Lin Lane United States Flag United States Read
Winged Warrior Canada Flag Canada Read
Sathya Babu India Flag India Read
Funom Makama Germany Flag Germany Read
Carlene Simpson Virgin Islands (British) Flag Virgin Islands (British) Read
Brian McClain United States Flag United States Read
Hansteven Selfa Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
rob carmack United States Flag United States Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Nayda Ivette Negron Puerto Rico Flag Puerto Rico Read
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Sarita Milliner United States Flag United States Read
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