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*Image is of Mauna Kea (White Mountain) 13,760 ft, in the foreground, on the windward side, is the county seat of Hawaii and our island's largest town of Hilo (to bond), with 48,000 residents, whereto, I call home.


Rural life on the island of Hawaii, I held an interest in poetry since my freshman year in high school. 'The Collection Plate', was my first published work in 1977 by a major national magazine. That opened the door for others to appear in several published anthologies throughout my early career.

My kid's Kenny, Ricky, the twins Liz and Franky, Princess, Rose, and Kimo, eleven grandkids, and two great-grandsons. I met my wife of 25 years, Elyse, of Spanish and Swedish descent from Seville, Spain, on my 17th birthday. We both attended the University, she was four years my senior. Sadly, she died shortly after Kimo was born.

Shortly before retiring to end after 48 years, I successfully sold online for a few years, continued writing, and with the help of my family, made videos for my YouTube channel.

Heptastich Finalized

Blog Posted:6/8/2021 10:41:00 PM

I used both PS & HMS syllable counters to ascertain one or the other, and those that were noncompliant in this objective did not place.

There were two entries that did not belong in the contest and were appropriately ignored.

On a separate note ...

There was one who added a line to make an eight-line stanza.

There was one who was missing a line making a six-line stanza.

Furthermore, there were a few entrants who did not heed my alert of miscounting and/or misinformation that I had noted on either my contest site as an update or my blog I posted on the PS homepage.

My compliments to every entrant in the Heptastich Contest



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Date: 6/10/2021 2:11:00 AM
It was a wonderful contest, William, and am I glad to have aced a premium contest:) thank you so much for my placement, and congratulations to all the other winners too:)
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Date: 6/10/2021 3:06:00 AM
Yours, Jo, was a remarkable beauty, much enjoyed and my thanks, Aloha!
Date: 6/9/2021 2:24:00 PM
William, thanks for the inspiration and the contest and my fine placement and congratulations to all your winners, peace _Constance
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Date: 6/9/2021 2:39:00 PM
Your heptastich poem was touching and serene, Constance, a true extension of its title, heartfelt thanks indeed, Aloha!
Date: 6/8/2021 11:14:00 PM
Thanks for hosting the contest my congrats to the winners. Not everyone reads the blogs or goes back to the contest page once they have entered. There are discrepancies with the counters My poem had a line that was 7 syllables as per soup counter and 6 with hms so I showed which counter i had used. hugs jan x
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Date: 6/9/2021 12:14:00 AM
Thanks, Jan, after posting the winners list, I went back to look at those who did not check either the contest update or blog re the miscount, and except for one, there were three others who are new (at least to me), also, being that I do not post FINALIZED blogs for a while now, I thought it'd be best to make note of the aforementioned fact. Though I did not specify syllable counters in this contest, I did make note of it in previous contests repeatedly, I am speaking of myself and not other sponsors, I am opened on syllable counters, Aloha!

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
6/11/2021 Coyote Corner Sonnetanimal,character,
6/11/2021 Mom's Morning Message Versefamily,mom,morning,prayer
6/4/2021 Continuance Sapphic stanzaendurance,feelings,love,
6/4/2021 sources Tankasenses,
5/30/2021 Aliferous Light Quaternfire,flying,insect,
5/29/2021 Burning Brushes Footleart,friendship,happiness,
5/29/2021 Token Steps Kwansabaafrica,hope,peace,tribute
5/28/2021 The Hawaiianism of Ho'oponopono Didacticforgiveness,power,prayer,
5/28/2021 Pluto Acrosticextended metaphor,planet,
5/27/2021 Lautrec At Night Rhymeart,character,drink,happy
5/26/2021 Sunflowers Acrosticflower,
5/26/2021 That's The Way Love Goes Enclosed Rhymecharacter,fantasy,love,my
5/26/2021 Just A Second Of Your Time Rhymetime,
5/21/2021 Beauty Briefs Rhymeflower,imagery,perspectiv
5/21/2021 We Are Free verselife,peace,perspective,to
5/19/2021 Selenophila Sonnetcolor,moon,night,sky,
5/18/2021 Poetless II Coupletangst,lost,words,writing,
5/16/2021 What Dad Did Acrosticbaseball,fathers day,frie
5/16/2021 snowy and pearly drops Haikuextended metaphor,imagery
5/16/2021 BLOOM Acrosticflower,
5/12/2021 Neath Fog's Face Villanelleimagery,metaphor,nature,r
5/9/2021 Boxing Day 2004 Rhymedeath,natural disasters,
5/9/2021 Just Stating The Obvious Poetry Contest Rhymeage,care,community,giving
5/8/2021 Waning Crescent Rhymemetaphor,moon,perspective
5/8/2021 Forlorn Hope Sonnetdeath,destiny,devotion,fr
5/1/2021 Not Of This Earth Narrativedark,death,earth,scary,sc
4/30/2021 Being Unseen Sijocreation,extended metapho
4/30/2021 Apples and Oranges Monokubeauty,fruit,imagery,meta
4/27/2021 A Journey to Joy Monokudestiny,growing up,happin
4/26/2021 In The Last Days Dramatic Versedeath,earth,
4/25/2021 Tender Start, Beautiful End Free verseage,growing up,insect,lif
4/24/2021 TrueheARTedness Rhymeart,imagery,inspiration,
4/23/2021 Ceres, Goddess of Harvest: The Pact Coupletmythology,seasons,
4/17/2021 Whither Thou Goest Free verseendurance,life,sick,
4/13/2021 The First American In Space Rhymepoetry,space,travel,unive
4/12/2021 And Yet, Another Quatrainabuse,death,power,violenc
4/10/2021 Oh My, The Sun Is Falling - Nursery Rhyme Rhymeearth,nursery rhyme,sun,
4/10/2021 A Senior Home Yields One Too Many Free verseage,memory,old,remember,
4/3/2021 The Symbiont Us Political Verseappreciation,earth,nature
4/3/2021 The Old Store Sign Haibundestiny,imagination,time,
4/3/2021 The Ocean's Flip Cycle Haibunearth day,ocean,spring,
4/2/2021 Oneness Versecharacter,growing up,how
4/1/2021 Virgo Acrosticcharacter,stars,symbolism
3/29/2021 Best Boy Beyond Rhymeboy,education,growing up,
3/28/2021 The Cave Dwellers - Nursery Rhyme Rhymehumor,money,nursery rhyme
3/27/2021 The Fisher-boy Coupletfishing,nursery rhyme,
3/26/2021 Came Her By That Tree Verseeve,tree,
3/16/2021 Morality Verseanalogy,introspection,mot
3/16/2021 1169, Rawmaish Limerickcelebration,ireland,
3/12/2021 The Hub Of The Earth, I Terza Rimabetrayal,earth,
3/12/2021 Smarty-Pants, Show-Off Prance Quack - Nursery Rhyme Rhymecharacter,children,nurser
3/10/2021 Caught In Charlotte's Web - Nursery Rhyme Rhymechildren,nursery rhyme,
3/9/2021 Cool Master Lil' Miss Rhymechildhood,growing up,toge
2/27/2021 The 'N' Word Tetractysracism,words,
2/25/2021 Joy Unspeakable Sonnetjoy,
2/21/2021 Shapes Listimage,
2/19/2021 The Purposes of God Lyriccreation,easter,
2/18/2021 Lunch at Scheherazade's Pantoumarabic,beauty,
2/12/2021 Apple Pies Prosecreation,inspiration,
2/12/2021 Pooch - Fable Prosecharacter,dog,
1/27/2021 Homey Hiatus, Hiatus Homey Rhymenature,peace,
1/27/2021 sin or not a sin Suzette Primeabuse,dark,
1/20/2021 caregivers Haikubird,caregiving,character
1/13/2021 Power Of Prayer Shapepower,prayer,
1/13/2021 Kitchen Is Open Versebeach,metaphor,sunshine,
12/28/2020 Our Last Hawaii Christmas Rhymechildhood,christmas,
12/25/2020 Seductive Stares Double Dactyldrink,people,
12/23/2020 Trees II By Alfred Joyce Kilmer's Admirer Rhymetree,
12/18/2020 The Answer Was There Coupletconflict,faith,hope,praye
12/18/2020 aka Robert Petrie Clerihewcelebrity,funny,
12/18/2020 Illinois, Winter of 1920 Pantoumchildhood,christmas,growi
12/17/2020 VERSELETS footles posed Footlecharacter,death,hero,hors
12/17/2020 Do They Know It's Christmas Chastushkaanxiety,christmas,satire,
12/13/2020 It's Just Pants - TM Cinquainsmart,
12/12/2020 Adolescence: Apollo's Aria Kwansabateen,uplifting,voice,
12/11/2020 Naught Meant To Be Rhymeconflict,fate,friendship,
12/8/2020 Satisfying Cold and Hot Nonetimage,snow,winter,
12/2/2020 Bobsledding Dodoitsu Acrosticchristmas,time,
11/28/2020 Plain Truth: Christmas Free versechange,christmas,truth,
11/28/2020 Blowing Bubbles Sonnetanxiety,change,dream,
11/27/2020 Matthew 28:20 ESV Shapebible,image,inspirational
11/25/2020 Where Eagles Dare - TB Than-Baukbird,courage,flying,
11/19/2020 Brush Up Cinqkuseasons,
11/15/2020 Day Washing Tetractysfamily,growing up,togethe
11/14/2020 The Admiral Butterfly Epigrambutterfly,death,flying,so
11/14/2020 Bay Area Nigh December Quintain (Sicilian)appreciation,city,imagery
11/13/2020 Time Passages Sijotime,
11/11/2020 Anagram Sijo Acrosticword play,
11/8/2020 in its wake Haikunatural disasters,
11/1/2020 The Omen Sapphic stanzafear,halloween,
10/31/2020 A Midsummer Night's Dream Versecharacter,dream,fairy,
10/30/2020 Naught for the Faint in Heart Rhymehalloween,
10/28/2020 Vaasokht Versebreak up,love hurts,
10/27/2020 Better Than Winning the Lottery Curtal Sonnetcelebration,christmas,eve
10/27/2020 The Box Free verseanalogy,life,
10/25/2020 Bite The Bullet Trioletchildhood,family,growing
10/23/2020 The Last Walk Together Rhymedeath,deep,life,lost love
10/22/2020 A Star is Born Verseimagery,
10/22/2020 Autumn's Wink at Winter Free verseautumn,
10/21/2020 November Rolls, aka, A November Rose Laynovember,

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Fav Poems

When you booze Narrativeabuse,culture,drink,loss,
A FRAGILE SELF Free verseintrospection,self,
Land of Lights Sonnetbeauty,nature,
Lily of the Valley Trioletflower,nature,spring,
Reaching Terzanellechange,desire,dream,hope,
We are wolves Free verseanimal,appreciation,dog,e
The Butterfly Nebula Rhymebeauty,nature,sky,stars,
My Darling Boy Quatrainanalogy,boy,childhood,inn
Maui Sunrise Romanticismbeautiful,love,nature,rel
These Arms Long To Hold You Enclosed Rhymelove,marriage,
POETRY AND ME Acrosticme,poetry,writing,
Moving On Verselove,
Primeval Rhymeappreciation,beauty,natur
Broken Wings of War Free versewar,
either or I do not know?muse,
Musings of An Aging Man Free verseage,introspection,life,tr
Carnforth Rhymeengland,feelings,film,nos
And We Call It Free verserain,weather,
Agapanthus Rhymeblue,flower,garden,poetry
Oceana Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
MEMORIES of MELODIES Rhymemarriage,passion,
Rebirth Free versedark,life,light,morning,n
Petrichor and Vellichor Free verseart,
That Starry Night Ekphrasisart,depression,night,pass
The Woman They Know Free verseanalogy,courage,hope,wome
Say You Will Verselove,romantic,
Goddess of the Night Personificationfantasy,nature,
Phantasmagoria Trioletconfusion,imagination,
He Is Flawed Rispetto10th grade,9th grade,beau
All in a Day at the Louvre Free verseart,paris,travel,
The Night Had Gone Awry Enclosed Rhymenight,woman,
edges Haiku10th grade,11th grade,bea
An Autumn Path Rubaiyatautumn,farm,nature,season
She Will Rise Enclosed Rhymeanalogy,inspiration,journ
October Skies Lyricage,anniversary,autumn,gr
an autumn walk Free verseautumn,
To Fly Away a Butterfly Free versegrief,
Season of Splendor Sonnetspring,
Forlorn Hope Free versehope,
Winsome Wisteria Sonnet Sonnetbeautiful,beauty,flower,
Zephyr's Silky Tendrils Verseromance,sweet love,wind,
Underdogs Versepeople,perspective,
A Nightingale Sings Of Dawn's Glory Rhymebird,sky,song,sun,

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