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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 11:34:00 AM
So many fine poets and creative energy on display. Humbled to be considered in such wonderful company. Thx 4 the contest, Ms. Constance. :o)
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Date: 3/24/2021 9:57:00 AM
Wayne, thanks for taking part in my challenge with your beautiful creative haiku_Constance
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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Life's Struggles - Challenge Finalized
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Spring Birds Challenge Finalized
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My Invented Form - I Write Upon Finalized
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To All My Poetic Friends
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Christmas Contest, and stuff
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Christmas Poems, Old and New, Update
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Writing Challenge - Septolet Form - and a new contest
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Dodoitsu Writing Challenge and a new Challenge
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Writing Challenge - Decay -
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Writing Challenge - Nature, Four in One -
Date Posted: 9/20/2020 12:03:00 PM
All The Little Pieces Writing Challenge
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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
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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
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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
4/18/2021 like a letter written Free versewriting,
4/18/2021 love will heal the world Free verselove,
4/17/2021 haiku Haikunature,
4/17/2021 spring haiku Haikunature,
4/17/2021 Under Dappled Clouds Curtal Sonnetnature,
4/16/2021 blue-green bird Versebird,nature,
4/14/2021 ravaged Versepoverty,
4/14/2021 The ''Last' Train Free versehistory,
4/14/2021 Primavera - Spring Ekphrasisart,
4/13/2021 'Climate Change' Villanelleearth,world,
4/13/2021 Forlorn Hope Rhymehope,sorrow,
4/12/2021 DISAPPEARING Acrosticsun,
4/12/2021 Five Birds Versebird,
4/12/2021 For the Love of April Free verseapril,
4/12/2021 Stars Stir and Wink Quintain (English)dream,fantasy,
4/10/2021 A Pet Minichu Rhymecat,
4/10/2021 Words Tumbling Free verselife,
4/9/2021 The Little Gray Kitty - Nursery Rhyme Rhymenursery rhyme,
4/9/2021 A Page From My Childhood Versechildhood,memory,
4/8/2021 Shine Fibonaccipoetry,writing,
4/8/2021 Hope Verseworld,
4/7/2021 Painful Verseintrospection,
4/7/2021 Binding Soul, Heart and Mind Rhymeintrospection,
4/6/2021 Springtime is Quite Grand Ninettespring,
4/6/2021 Believer Versefaith,friendship,trust,
4/5/2021 let there be color Free verseflower,garden,
4/5/2021 Musing Contemplation Haibunintrospection,
4/4/2021 Opulent Verseflower,
4/4/2021 Wish Haibunintrospection,
4/2/2021 Chimera Free versedream,fantasy,
4/2/2021 The Solace of Nature Versemuse,nature,
4/2/2021 Graduation Blessing Rhymegraduation,
4/2/2021 Sparkle Fibonacciintrospection,
4/1/2021 The Cat Cafe Lentochildhood,fun,
4/1/2021 Casting My Mind Back Free verseintrospection,memory,reme
3/31/2021 My Dream Free versedream,sensual,
3/31/2021 AQUARIUS Acrosticstar,
3/30/2021 Solitude and Serenity Alliterationsilence,
3/30/2021 Cherish Rhymelife,
3/29/2021 poems that take my breath away Free versepoetry,writing,
3/28/2021 Spring Delight Haikuspring,
3/28/2021 bliss Versedream,
3/28/2021 Safe in Goldilocks Zone Free verseearth,
3/27/2021 Keepsake Token Verselost love,
3/27/2021 Raining Tableau Verserain,
3/26/2021 Rainy Day Blues Coupletfun,
3/26/2021 Rising From the Ashes Lentocourage,hope,life,
3/26/2021 'all the little pieces' Verselife,
3/25/2021 Go To Sleep - Nursery Rhyme Rhymenursery rhyme,
3/24/2021 this old building Versehome,
3/23/2021 Dreamy Dream Versedream,
3/22/2021 Justin All The Way Political Versepolitical,
3/22/2021 The Muse in Me Rhymemuse,
3/22/2021 Prayer - March 22, 2021 Versefaith,
3/21/2021 careless words Free verselove hurts,
3/21/2021 my love and I Verselove,
3/21/2021 Prayer - March 21, 2021 Versefaith,
3/20/2021 fantasy dream Versefantasy,
3/20/2021 Prayer -March 20, 2021 Versefaith,
3/19/2021 non traditional haiku examples Haikunature,
3/19/2021 I Am the Green Versegrave,nature,
3/19/2021 My Inspiration Iambic Pentameterinspiration,
3/19/2021 Prayer- March 19, 2021 Versefaith,
3/18/2021 My Obsession is Writing Free versewriting,
3/18/2021 Old Growth Trees Versenature,
3/17/2021 Lavender Rhymeflower,
3/17/2021 Scars Free versehow i feel,life,
3/16/2021 Love in Quatorzain Quatorzaingrief,lost love,
3/15/2021 POW Versefather daughter,
3/14/2021 George Bernard Shaw Clerihewtribute,
3/13/2021 Waiting for Spring Rhymespring,
3/13/2021 A Lanterne or Three Lanternedream,
3/12/2021 A Cat Nursery Rhyme Rhymenursery rhyme,
3/12/2021 Springtime Rapture Haibunspring,
3/11/2021 haiku Haikunature,
3/10/2021 Red Rose Imagismflower,
3/10/2021 I Remember When Versegrief,loss,love,
3/10/2021 Skilled by Years Versepoetry,poets,
3/9/2021 so fragile Verseintrospection,
3/8/2021 Used Bookshop Lentobooks,
3/8/2021 'Winter in Canada' Free versenature,
3/6/2021 Dandelion Nursery Rhyme Rhymenursery rhyme,
3/6/2021 Words Free versewriting,
3/5/2021 haiku Haikunature,
3/4/2021 Spring Seeds Versespring,
3/3/2021 Vines in Hues Lentonature,
3/3/2021 the soft rain Versenature,
3/2/2021 Life's Struggles Rhymelife,
3/1/2021 I Heard a Meow Limerickfun,
3/1/2021 travel beyond Versedream,
2/28/2021 Fragments of Me Verselife,writing,
2/28/2021 art is life Sapphic stanzaart,
2/28/2021 Spring Hope Diminished Hexaversespring,
2/27/2021 Spring is Calling Versespring,
2/26/2021 My Inner Voice Lentointrospection,
2/26/2021 'Vanishing' Rhymenature,
2/26/2021 Monoku Monokulove,
2/26/2021 My Broken Heart Elegiac Lyricgrief,heart,love,
2/25/2021 in the clouds Verselife,
2/24/2021 The Lord's Breath Sonnetfaith,spring,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
A Tribute To Broken Wings Rhymepoets,tribute,
Her Broken Wings Free versetribute,
Healed Wings Quatrainblessing,faith,flying,fri
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
Shine On Me, Sunshine - Poetry Writing 1 Free versefriend,write,
The Nurse Tankaappreciation,
Suzanne in the Clouds Verseabsence,family,heart,loss
SHATTERED LIFE Cinquaindeath,for her,heartbreak,
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,
INVICTUS Free versepride,uplifting,
My heart has found a home-song version Lyricfor her,heart,loneliness,
'I Was the Last One' Rhymebetrayal,death,
The wizard's wisdom Rhymefear,friend,hope,sad,
Behold Death Free versedeath,loss,love,
Lighthouse On The Shore Sonnethouse,light,love,
Our Last Night Free versedesire,heartbreak,i love
The Christmas Mule Narrativeanimal,god,mother son,
Cherokee Tears Free versenative american,
A Curious Cat Roams At Peace Imagismchristmas,imagery,
Our World Changing, Not For The Better Dramatic Monologueanger,emotions,life,polit
An Omen Of The Taste Of Twilight Free verseangst,animal,death,fate,g
Sepia Dreams Free versemissing,
The Voices Echo in Emptiness Rhymedeath,loneliness,nature,v
The White Roses Died With You Rhymechange,sad,
Let me go Dramatic Verseboyfriend,break up,desire
How much love Free verselove,
Sharks in the Soup Rhymeanalogy,conflict,desire,f
Flood Gate Of Memories Haikumemory,
Machinating The Manger Scene Rhymebible,
Define Yourself Free versetruth,wisdom,
The Sounds Of A Rose Free verseflower,rose,
Wolf's Song Rhymediscrimination,loss,murde
a lightness of hunger Fibonacciallegory,analogy,apprecia
Too Many Echos Free versebereavement,birth,childre
The Lighthouse And Me Versecrazy,fun,health,identity
The Queen and Her King Free verselove,
Purple Makes Me Cry Rhymeappreciation,nature,purpl
High at the Library Rhymebooks,
I Thought It Was Me Free versechild,
On Rescuing An Injured Pigeon Personificationanalogy,animal,pain,
My Christmas Tree Proseblessing,christmas,love,
I Send You My Love Rhymebereavement,death,son,
Thankful Enclosed Rhymefather daughter,forgivene
My perfect lover Rhymei love you,love,
THE LITTLE FIR TREE Rhymechild,christmas,inspirati
A Putrid Expanding Abyss Sonnet10th grade,angst,anxiety,
YOU ARE NOT DEFINED BY- ANOTHER'S PERCEPTION Free verseabuse,
Thankful for Four O'clocks Enclosed Rhymemother daughter,thanks,
A Big Fat NA Morning Rhymefun,funny,humor,humorous,
She Is Not Defined By Poetry Alone Free verseidentity,
Sentiments on Aging Free verseage,emotions,
Poetry Cats Monorhymeanimal,cat,conflict,humor
September 1945 Free verselonging,war,
listen for the drum Rhymeappreciation,culture,envi
The Autumn Man Verseautumn,men,
- Go Fly A Kite - Lanternejoy,wind,
Rider On The Storm Free versemusic,sad,storm,
Broken People Free versepeople,
a POETIC bio Biopeople,poetry,
Backyard Entertainers Tritinabird,nature,
Time After Time Free versefate,
King Rhymeafrica,animal,men,
Words I Dared Not Whisper Elegyemotions,
She and I Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
The Inflated Nation Rhymefood,health,inspiration,
Night Shoes Iambic Pentameternight,
The Maple Leaf Forever Limerickpride,
Soul Ink Alliterationaddiction,corruption,moon
The Storm Quatrainage,memory,storm,
The Gift Of Quietness Rhymeuplifting,
HELLO AND GOODBYE COCO Rhymedeath,dog,love,
Many, many long years ago Rhymecry,fantasy,garden,
Between the whispers and the sighs Lyricdesire,love,romantic love
Slave to Love Free verseabuse,slavery,
An Occult Niche Rhyme10th grade,11th grade,ang
Daddy's Snowman Shapefather,inspirational love
Manger Shadow Free versechristmas,
Horse Dream Personificationhorse,
The first day of Spring Rhymespring,
Humanity Free versehumanity,life,
Universal Brilliance Prose Poetryimagination,stars,visiona
Heart Snow Rhymelonging,love,
The Perfect Christmas Tree Enclosed Rhymebeauty,bird,christmas,
Black Beauty Sonnethorse,
WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE Lyricdestiny,hope,how i feel,k
Time Villanellemeaningful,time,
ABANDONED Haibungrowing up,house,memory,
My Little Lioness Free verseinspirational,
Recurring Monochrome Dream Rhymeanalogy,dream,house,
To Heal A Vacant Heaven Free versefantasy,
HAZY LIKE MIST Cinquainlonging,love hurts,
To Your Left or To Your Right Rhymedevotion,mother son,

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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
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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
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harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
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