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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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Lets Get Creative with Haiku is Finalized

Blog Posted:3/22/2021 9:41:00 AM

Thank you to everyone who entered my non traditional haiku challenge, the poems received were all quite wonderful, congratulations to the winners, I will visit your poems asap.

But sadly some were disqualified for the following reasons -

wrote a tradition haiku of 5/7/5 (the challenge was for a non-traditional haiku)

used upper class letters in title

used upper class letters in poem

did not include the required information on bottom of date, contest and sponsor 

I will post a new contest soon, just working out the details

Constance



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Date: 3/23/2021 10:23:00 AM
This was a tough one, Constance. Thanks so much!
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Date: 3/24/2021 9:58:00 AM
Milt, you got the right, it was a very tough challenge to judge, thanks for taking part _Constance
Date: 3/23/2021 6:58:00 AM
I enjoyed viewing your winners and the really creative ones were quite something. Thanks for this contest and for my placement.
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Date: 3/24/2021 9:59:00 AM
Andrea, thanks for taking part in my challenge and oh yes the winners are amazing _Constance
Date: 3/23/2021 3:03:00 AM
Congratulations to all the poets - the poetry was refreshing and uplifting.
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Date: 3/24/2021 9:59:00 AM
Sus, thank you so much _Constance
Date: 3/22/2021 5:13:00 PM
Darn, I forgot to submit my entry, lol. Heartiest congratulations to all the winners!
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Date: 3/24/2021 9:59:00 AM
Edward, oh I have done things like that and so frustrating when it happens !! _Constance
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/23/2021 6:57:00 AM
oh, Edward, I do that once in a while in contests too. Isn't it maddening? so sorry.
Date: 3/22/2021 3:33:00 PM
thanks for my placement i look forward to reading the winning poems:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/24/2021 10:00:00 AM
Jan, thanks for taking part in my challenge, I am confident you will love the poems, hugs _Constance
Date: 3/22/2021 10:37:00 AM
Hi BW, Like always, you hosted a great contest. Congratulations to all the winners. I appreciate my placement in your contest. Have a wonderful day:-) Alexis
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Date: 3/24/2021 10:01:00 AM
Alexis, thanks for the compliment on my contest and the congrats to the winners, thanks so much for taking part _Constance

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Form K - Kimo Finalized
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J Form -Just Write A Poem
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E Form - Etheree
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D Forms - Dizain is Finalized
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C Form- Couplet Finalized
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''A'' Forms Contest Finalized.
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What is Writing ?
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''Z'' Poems, New or Old
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''Y'' Contest is Finalized
Date Posted: 12/3/2021 8:29:00 AM
''X'' - Xmas Contest, New or Old is finalized
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''W'' Contest, New Poems Finalized
Date Posted: 11/25/2021 11:52:00 AM
''V'' New or Old Standard Contest Is Finalized
Date Posted: 11/22/2021 6:30:00 AM
''U'' Contest, New Poems Finalized.
Date Posted: 11/16/2021 10:49:00 AM
''T'' Contest, New or Old is finalized
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''S'' Contest, New Poems Finalized
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
6/28/2022 Life Is: My Poetic Voice Haibunlife,poetry,
6/26/2022 lost in a maze Free versedream,lost,night,
6/24/2022 Forgiveness- A Gift To Myself Free verseforgiveness,
6/24/2022 in the attic waiting Free versefantasy,horror,
6/23/2022 A Canadian Soldier Dies Rhymecourage,
6/23/2022 rain Haikunature,
6/23/2022 The Old Rusty Gate Sonnetfantasy,
6/21/2022 My ''Inherited'' Greed Quatrainlife,
6/21/2022 fathomless words Free versegrief,
6/20/2022 Vanilla Ice Cream and Strawberries Imagismmemory,
6/19/2022 Captain America VS Adolph Hitler Free versefantasy,
6/19/2022 My ''Special'' Women Versefamily,inspiration,love,w
6/18/2022 Things To Tell You Versegrief,
6/18/2022 Droplets of Dew Rhymelife,nature,
6/18/2022 screech-owl Free versebird,night,
6/17/2022 bleeding ink Diminished Hexaversewriting,
6/17/2022 in the snow Free versegrief,
6/14/2022 ''life is a clicking clock'' Quatrainbeauty,father,life,nature
6/13/2022 The Gentle Gardener Rondeau Redoublecourage,garden,inspiratio
6/12/2022 I Come To Him A Child Haibunchild,faith,
6/12/2022 Once Upon A Grilled Burger Epulaeryufood,summer,
6/12/2022 the tear Quintain (English)grief,
6/12/2022 Room of Faded Walls Personificationbeautiful,
6/10/2022 Split Wide Open Rhymegrief,
6/9/2022 hovering flight Free versebird,
6/7/2022 My Wish and Prayer Verselife,
6/7/2022 Trinity of Love, Wisdom and Power Versefaith,
6/6/2022 June Moon Romance Tankamoon,
6/6/2022 hiku - waiting Haikunature,
6/3/2022 Purple Cosmos Verseflower,purple,
6/3/2022 Grumpy Goes To Heaven Personificationcat,death,pets,
6/2/2022 Lost In Art Rhymeart,
6/2/2022 Words Versewords,
6/2/2022 Vincent Van Gogh's Iris Ekphrasisart,
5/31/2022 O, Fly Away Words Rhymebird,butterfly,poetry,wor
5/29/2022 Captain America, A Brief History Biohero,
5/29/2022 Curly Whiskers and Long Nails Limerickcat,funny,
5/28/2022 a new morn' Monokumorning,
5/27/2022 The Bee Haven Personificationanimal,emotions,
5/27/2022 Oh, Why Do I Write Sonnetgrief,writing,
5/27/2022 An Old Maple Weeps Tankaemotions,tree,
5/25/2022 My Grief Versegrief,
5/24/2022 Incarnation Into An Enlightened Universe Quatrainintrospection,self,surrea
5/22/2022 My Near Death Journey Free versehealth,
5/22/2022 Sentimentality Free verseevil,
5/20/2022 What Fascinates Me Free verseappreciation,art,
5/19/2022 My Writing Passion Free verseart,poetry,writing,
5/19/2022 Dream Garden Abecedariandream,garden,
5/17/2022 Dancing With Trees Verseme,tree,
5/16/2022 the pigeon Free versebird,peace,
5/16/2022 the carpet Free versefantasy,imagination,peace
5/15/2022 hi-ku - spring joy Haikubird,song,spring,
5/13/2022 Behind My Frozen Smile Haibundeath,grief,mother daught
5/12/2022 The Writer Rubaiyatpoetry,writing,
5/11/2022 endless tears Tankagrief,
5/11/2022 nurses nurture Monokuwork,
5/11/2022 Bleeding Grief Versegrief,
5/10/2022 Angelic Beings Rhymeangel,faith,spiritual,
5/9/2022 When Thoughts Cease Rhymeintrospection,
5/8/2022 Strolling Into Spring Pantoumnature,
5/7/2022 A Day in May Rhymegarden,may,
5/7/2022 My Zen Garden Sonnetgarden,
5/7/2022 The Seedlings Whisper Imagismflower,spring,
5/7/2022 The Weeping Imagismgrief,mother,
5/6/2022 the mirror of my life Free verselife,
5/6/2022 haiku Haikunature,
5/4/2022 Vegetable Alphabet Poems Simmering Rhymefood,poems,words,
4/30/2022 Billy The Kid Limerickhistory,
4/29/2022 Myth of Primavera Ekphrasisart,
4/29/2022 My Truth and Breath Rhymefaith,
4/28/2022 'I Love You Mom' Odelove,mothers day,
4/26/2022 still broken Quatraingrief,
4/26/2022 Getting Ready For Spring Rhymegarden,spring,
4/26/2022 Everything Was Fading Monchielle Stanzadeath,life,
4/25/2022 ice in the veins Free verseevil,
4/24/2022 In The End Epigram Rhymefunny,
4/23/2022 I Love Muse Versemuse,poetry,
4/22/2022 Monet's Waterlilies Ekphrasisart,
4/22/2022 Girl Immortal Odeimagery,life,time,
4/20/2022 hiku - cold wind Haikunature,
4/19/2022 Just a Round Cat - Nursery Rhyme Rhymecat,nursery rhyme,
4/18/2022 My Distant Horizon Glowing Rhymedeath,
4/18/2022 Winter I survived Rondeaunature,
4/15/2022 Sweet and Silly Names Rhymefunny,silly,sweet,
4/15/2022 Zero, Nil, Zilch Rhymebooks,journey,travel,
4/14/2022 The Voice Within Me Versebetrayal,dark,faith,innoc
4/14/2022 Flowers of Love Senryulife,love,
4/12/2022 Waiting Narrativeworld,
4/11/2022 Love Is a Treasured Thing Rhymelove,
4/10/2022 Violets Monchielle Stanzaflower,nature,
4/10/2022 Birds Chatter Free versenature,
4/10/2022 snowy egret Haikubird,
4/10/2022 Like Decaying Bouquets Free versegrief,
4/8/2022 My Dear Father Tail-rhymefather,
4/8/2022 My Own Kind of Beautiful Tail-rhymehow i feel,
4/8/2022 My Forever Friend Limerickfriendship,
4/8/2022 Waiting for Springtime Villanelleflower,spring,
4/7/2022 hi-cu - rain falls Haikunature,
4/7/2022 Into the Jungle Terzanellejourney,
4/5/2022 Susan and the Prince Lyricmusic,

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Fav Poems

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

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john freeman United States Flag United States Read
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Richard Pickett United States Flag United States Read
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