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1. Poetry is a stone, turned to expose to searching winds of a once hidden earth.
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2. Poetry is art, mind painted, heart colored and fire risen.
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3. Poetry is a fruit, hanging on a bountiful tree, begging to fall.
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4. Poetry is an ever expanding ocean, begging ever more creatures to swim in its swirling depths.
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5. Poetry is cake on a golden platter, eaten with fork, spoon, butter knife or greedy hands.
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6. Poetry is cherry blossoms, crying for the soft, cool winds to wave their beauty to the awaiting sun and the gasping skies.
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7. Poetry is glistening dewdrops falling upon virgin ground to gift dawn's hope and night's desire to match brilliance of glistening moonbeams.
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8. Poetry is a poet's heart and soul uniting to bless others, while temporarily shielding searching souls against this dark world's poison tipped arrows.
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9. Poetry is brightly sent musical notes that heart sees, mind colors and spirit longs to record.
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10. Poetry is ink blotted, soul driven splashes that cry to be read, beg to be understood and unabashedly sing to give to its dear readers.
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11.Poetry is a colorful bird, in heavenly flight to a paradise that awaits man's sincere pleading heart and desirous spirit.
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12. Poetry is a child happily playing, a mother joyfully singing and a father blessed to have and so very dearly appreciate loving both.
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My biography will be very limited for now.   Here , I can express myself in poetic form but in real life I much rather prefer to be far less forward  I am a 60 year old American citizen , born and raised in the glorious South! A heritage that I am very proud of and thank God for as it is a blessing indeed ~

Currently married to my beautiful young wife(Riza) a lovely filipina  lady and we have a fantastic 7 year old son, Justin ~

I have truly lived a very wild life as a younger man but now find myself finally very happily settled down for the duration of my life~

I decided to rest here and express myself with hopes that it may in some way help others, for I see here a very diverse  and fine gathering of poets, artists, and caring folks~

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Blog on poetic- form Haiku- Imagery, Imagination, Color And Inspiration

Blog Posted:6/29/2021 5:48:00 AM

Blog on poetic- form Haiku-

Imagery, Imagination, Color And Inspiration

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https://www.poetryfoundation.org/learn/glossary-terms/imagery

Imagery

Elements of a poem that invoke any of the five senses to create a set of mental images. Specifically, using vivid or figurative language to represent ideas, objects, or actions. Poems that use rich imagery include T.S. Eliot’s “Preludes,” Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind,” Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy,” and Mary Oliver’s “At Black River.”

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https://poetryarchive.org/glossary/imagery/

About Imagery

Imagery is the name given to the elements in a poem that spark off the senses. Despite "image" being a synonym for "picture", images need not be only visual; any of the five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell) can respond to what a poet writes. Examples of non-visual imagery can be found in Ken Smith's 'In Praise of Vodka', where he describes the drink as having "the taste of air, of wind on fields, / the wind through the long wet forest", and James Berry's 'Seashell', which puts the "ocean sighs" right in a listener's ear.

 

A poet could simply state, say, "I see a tree", but it is possible to conjure up much more specific images using techniques such as simile ("a tree like a spiky rocket"), metaphor ("a green cloud riding a pole") or synechdoche ("bare, black branches") - each of these suggests a different kind of tree. Techniques, such as these, that can be used to create powerful images are called figurative language, and can also include onomatopoeia, metonymy and personification.

 

One of the great pleasures of poetry is discovering a particularly powerful image; the Imagists of the early 20th century felt it was the most important aspect, so were devoted to finding strong images and presenting them in the clearest language possible. Of course, not every poem is an Imagist poem, but making images is something that nearly every poem in the Archive does.

 

An interesting contrast in imagery can be found by comparing Alison Croggon's 'The Elwood Organic Fruit and Vegetable Shop' with Allen Ginsberg's 'A Supermarket in California'; although both poets seem to like the shops they write about, Ginsberg's shop is full of hard, bright things, corralled into aisles, featuring neon, tins and freezers, while the organic shop is full of images of soft, natural things rubbing against one another in sunlight. Without it being said explicitly, the imagery makes it clear that the supermarket is big, boxy, and tidy, unlike the cosy Elwood's. This is partly done with the visual images that are drawn, and in part with Croggon's images that mix the senses (this is called synaesthesia), such as the strawberries with their "klaxons of sweetness" or the gardens with "well-groomed scents", having the way the imagery is made correspond with what the imagery shows.

 

Fleur Adcock's poem, 'Leaving the Tate', uses imagery of picture-making to build up the overlap between art and sight at the centre of the poem.

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https://literarydevices.net/examples-of-imagery-in-poetry/

Examples of Imagery in Poetry

Imagery is one of the literary devices that engage the human senses; sight, hearing, taste, and touch. Imagery is as important as metaphor and simile and can be written without using any figurative language at all. It represents object, action, and idea which appeal our senses. Sometimes it becomes more complex than just a picture. There are five main types of imagery, each related to one of the human senses:

 

Visual imagery (sight)

Auditory Imagery (hearing)

Olfactory imagery (smell)

Gustatory imagery (taste)

Tactile imagery ( touch)

A writer can use single or multiple imageries in his writings. Imagery can be literal. They also allow the readers to directly sympathize with the character and narrator. Through imagery, the reader imagines a similar sensory experience. It helps to build compelling poetry, convincing narratives, clear plays, well-designed film sets, and heart touching descriptive songs. It involves imagination. Hence, writing without imagery would be dull and dry, and writing with imagery can be gripping and vibrant. The necessary sensory detail can allow the reader to understand the character and minute details of writing which a writer wants to communicate. Imagery can be symbolic, which deepens the impact of the text. For more explanation refer to this article: //literarydevices.net/figurative-language/. Here are a few examples of imagery in a poetry:

After Apple picking- Robert Frost

 

I feel the ladder sway as the boughs bend.

And I keep hearing from the cellar bin

The rumbling sound

Of load on load of apples coming in.

 

These lines have powerful imagery. We can feel the swaying ladder, see the bending boughs and hear the rumbling sound of apples going in the cellar bin. These lines are literal. Every word means what it typically means. The entire poem is imagery that conveys deep feelings of contemplation and subtle remorse for things left undone to the reader.

 

Romeo and Juliet –W. Shakespeare

O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!

Her beauty hangs upon the cheek of night,

Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear

 

Here Romeo is comparing the beauty of Juliet. He says that she looks more radiant than brightly lit torches in the hall. Further, he says that her face glows like a precious bright jewel against the dark skin of an African in the night. Here he uses the contrasting images of light and dark to portray her beauty. The imagery also involves the use of figurative language; he uses the simile to enhance the imagery.

 

To Autumn – John Keats

 

Until they think warm days will never cease,

For summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.

 

Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?

Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find

Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,

Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;

Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep

 

To Autumn is rich in imagery, evoking the perception of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. The above lines are primarily visual imagery. The tactile imagery (touch) is seen in the warmth of the day, the clammy cells, the soft lifted hair.

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The Image, The Inner Reaches Of The Mind

sandy land, windswept

oasis, wet evergreen

silent cat leapt

Robert J. Lindley, 6-29-2021

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On A Glowing Bright Summer Day

bright morn, wooden fence

young colt, wide open meadow

boy, red bicycle

Robert J. Lindley, 6-26-2021

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Glimmering, Shimmering And Flaming Sweet

her eyes, shining pools

her kissing lips luscious red

desert at high noon

Robert J. Lindley, 6-24-2021

Haiku

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Beneath Expanse, Glorious Earthen Skies

cold pavement, late night

moonlit trees, Heavenly glows

old owl, frighten mouse

Robert J. Lindley, 6-23-2021

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The Season And The Old Farm

old garden, bare ground

frost on the fallen mailbox

breakfast, eggs, bacon

Robert J. Lindley, 6-21-2021

Haiku

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Dawn, A New Day And A Wonderful Start

table, broken spoon

breakfast on a sunny morn

coffee, hot and black

Robert J. Lindley, 6-16-2021

Haiku

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The Visit

white stone, sad morning

fresh mowed grass twixt the rows

bright sun, soft cool breeze

Robert J. Lindley, 6-10-2021

Haiku

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The Frozen Ground

crunch, crunch, icy glaze

trees, limbs weighted to the ground

crisp morn, soft new gloves

Robert J. Lindley, 6-07-2021

Haiku

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The Ancient Forest

dark, deep canopy

autumn colors vibrant reds

sunken stone markers

Robert J. Lindley, 6-04-2021

Haiku

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The Cool Clear Stream

rushing  waters, smooth stones

rocky walls, bright meadow's glow

sky, reflection- hope

Robert J. Lindley, 6-01-2021

Haiku

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??Although there have been various haiku poets throughout time, we can notably refer to Matsuo Basho, Yosa Buson, Kobayashi Issa and Masaoka Shiki for revolutionizing what we see of our modern haiku.


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Date: 7/6/2021 6:51:00 PM
Wonderful work, Sir Roberto, as we have come to expect of your blogs on a regular basis. You should compile these into a volume and publish it - there's so much work you put into these ... seems a shame that this is the only venue for them. Blessings.
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Date: 7/12/2021 1:23:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. I may one future day do just that compile these blogs and publish the whole of my writings on poetry as the Art form.. God bless..
Date: 7/1/2021 8:27:00 PM
So much to say, with so few words. i always think of "YES" and "NO" and how they cover so much meaning, although today "NO" is lost in the fog of modern learning. However i digress, Robert your blog interesting as ever, love the examples and your own contributing poetry.
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Date: 7/12/2021 1:22:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am catching up on my commenting, since my having ben ill kept me away so long. God bless..
Date: 7/1/2021 5:49:00 PM
Very nicely done,Robert. Well researched and thought out blogging.
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Date: 7/12/2021 1:21:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am delighted you have found this blog to be a positive and worthy endeavor. God bless.
Date: 7/1/2021 5:45:00 PM
You were busy with the Haiku last month. Thanks for these blogs, I do appreciate your efforts and what I learn from them.
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Date: 7/12/2021 1:20:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Yes, I was busy but the importance of getting this message in made it well worth it my friend. God bless..
Date: 7/1/2021 2:52:00 PM
Masterful blog, Robert, that adds to our knowledge. A lot of hard work and research on your part - Bob H
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Date: 7/1/2021 3:10:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Always a pleasure to find that these blogs are a positive, encouraging and helpful endeavor. Certainly makes the hard work part worth it my friend.. God bless...
Date: 7/1/2021 6:08:00 AM
This is loaded with expertise advice, Robert. Imagery is key for showing instead of telling.
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Date: 7/1/2021 8:18:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Yes, the links given provide so much very useful information. And the three-( I.'s) are key in poetry-- I magery, I magination, I nfinite possibilities....... God bless....
Date: 6/30/2021 12:49:00 PM
wonderful informative blog and fabulous haiku:-) you go to such lengths to write these blogs thanks for sharing your talents with us Robert:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 6/30/2021 2:35:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. Truth, my problem is in limiting how much I want to put into each blog. After researching studying, I usually only put in about 5 or 10 percent of the information that I've gathered. They each start out as great fun but soon turn into far too much time spent and my fretting over my own poems I compose to go in each one. God bless...
Date: 6/30/2021 2:17:00 AM
Imagery in some small form should be present in every poem, that's my opinion, great blog, Robert and loved all your haikus:) astounding work:) Somehow, I rarely write haikus, but enjoy reading them:)
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Date: 6/30/2021 9:59:00 AM
Thank you my friend. So very true- imagery in one form or another exists in every poem. In haiku it is the goal, the quest, the challenge that stirs the poet's heart. God bless my friend.
Date: 6/30/2021 1:09:00 AM
Pound (despite his track record) Robert is still the imagist most known in the English language (Japan translations apart) with this classic... In a Station of the Metro.. The apparition of these faces in the crowd: Petals on a wet, black bough
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Date: 6/30/2021 9:57:00 AM
True, Pound is one of the top ten imagists in my book. I read much of his work decades ago. He a true genius gave such beautiful and profound treasures to this world, imho. God bless..
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Date: 6/30/2021 9:55:00 AM
Thank you Brian. Ezra Pound, I have long meant to do a tribute to that magnificent poet-but his style and mine are so very different, I fear I could never do the great poet justice. Thus my reluctance to give it a try. God bless..
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Date: 6/30/2021 1:16:00 AM
I would though extoll dear Adelaide Crapsey for 'pure ' readable magism with her unique American Cinquain' form(So saddend that this US poetry site does not recognise it own genius with a separate poetic category when it does so do with couplet&quintains)
Date: 6/29/2021 7:34:00 PM
https://thehaikufoundation.org/haikunow-contemporary-haiku/ HaikuNow! Contemporary Haiku Home » HaikuNow! Contemporary Haiku All haiku must be in English and must meet the criteria for the Contemporary category, as described in Examples of Contemporary Haiku in English below. All poems must be the original, unpublished work of the submitter
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Date: 6/29/2021 7:36:00 PM
Examples of Contemporary Haiku in English The most common literary adaptation in English of haiku looks something like this: one to four lines, no strict syllable count but brief, and often with a long/short or short/long asymmetry. These poems too utilize a caesura. Images need not be taken from nature, though they may be and often are. Seasonality is optional, though often featured. Here’s an example: in the woodpile the broken ax handle The poet, Michael Facherty of Ireland, chooses two lines, with the first line establishing the context and suggesting the season. Again the diction is image-based and straightforward, without words that indicate judgment, or that pad out the syllable count, or that tell the reader what to think. The image is vivid, and the conclusion given an ironic twist (though irony is only one of dozens of poetic strategies that contemporary haiku employ).
Date: 6/29/2021 7:27:00 PM
https://www.readpoetry.com/10-vivid-haikus-to-leave-you-breathless/ by Thea Voutiritsas April 18, 2019 141.08k Traditional and structured, this short form of Japanese poetry is well-known for its rule of 5/7/5: five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five again in the third. Haikus are known for their ability to paint a vivid picture in just a few words. A practice of artistic discipline, their minimal nature forces writers to pare down to only the essentials—making each word, or even syllable, count. “The Old Pond” by Matsuo Basho An old silent pond A frog jumps into the pond— Splash! Silence again.
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Date: 6/29/2021 7:28:00 PM
A slightly darker take on the art of haiku, “Lines on a Skull” is inspired by Lord Byron’s “Lines Inscribed Upon a Cup formed from a Skull.” Poet Ravi Shankar distills this late seventeenth-century poet’s words into a more modern, potent, and visceral version. Joyce Clement “Birds Punctuate the Days” Period One blue egg all summer long Now gone
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Date: 6/29/2021 7:28:00 PM
Sonia Sanchez “Haiku [for you]” love between us is speech and breath. loving you is a long river running. Known for her innovative use of traditional formats like haiku in a modern context, even infusing them with bluesy rhythm, Sonia Sanchez received high praise for her collection Morning Haiku. In its opening essay, Sanchez expresses her deep appreciation for haiku as an art form. Ravi Shankar “Lines on a Skull” life’s little, our heads sad. Redeemed and wasting clay this chance. Be of use.
Date: 6/29/2021 7:26:00 PM
https://www.modernhaiku.org/
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https://www.modernhaiku.org/submissions.html
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https://haikuproject.wordpress.com/tag/modern-haiku/
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Other sources used in creating this blog. https://www.readpoetry.com/10-vivid-haikus-to-leave-you-breathless/
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Date: 6/29/2021 6:41:00 PM
A few of my favorite thoughts are these: "lips luscious red, desert at high noon" "frost on the fallen mailbox" "fresh mowed grass twixt the rows" "limbs weighted to the ground, crisp morn, soft new gloves" "bright meadow's glow, sky, reflection- hope" So many beautiful images within each tender haiku. Thank you for sharing my dear sweet friend. Once again, your words shine. :) Hugs, Brandy
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Date: 6/29/2021 7:16:00 PM
"fresh mowed grass twixt the rows", came from an early Sunday morning visit at a graveyard and my noticing the grass must have been cut that day before 6 am... Guy must have been a truly dedicated caretaker there.
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Date: 6/29/2021 7:12:00 PM
"bright meadow's glow, sky, reflection- hope"-- that one comes from a prayer once uttered and a dream once that set me upon a new path... God bless...
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Date: 6/29/2021 7:11:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. the luscious red lips came from a memory that to this day still delights. All of the imagery therein came from sights either seen, imagined or created from inspiration given by the fickle poetry gods that occasionally smile on we mere mortals. Your comments are truly appreciated and noted.. God bless...
Date: 6/29/2021 12:34:00 PM
Kissing 'ku was sweet, Robert! my fave! "silent cat leapt" my fave line 3 twist of yours!
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Date: 6/29/2021 3:14:00 PM
You know my friend, that gives me an idea. I think I may write a poem today/tonight using that - as the focus.. "silent cat leapt".. Yep, as the genie of the lamp always said, "no sooner said than done"..... And that genie was not as ravishingly beautiful as the amazing sexy, sensual and tantalizing Barbara Eden ....
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Date: 6/29/2021 3:10:00 PM
as it was indeed an important reminder of the , "frighten mouse" in the other haiku titled- ""Beneath Expanse, Glorious Earthen Skies"".... Thus a little continuation in the form and in the imagery, depths and purpose of this new blog. God bless...
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Date: 6/29/2021 3:07:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Tis why I chose to present the list in an inverted order from the creation of the poems. As that poem came to me this morn and thus was the last element in that list that was added-at the last minute before presenting the blog. I am so very pleased that you have found it to be sweet and a fav!!
Date: 6/29/2021 12:11:00 PM
The enigma of Haiku is the kireji. See -- WHAT THE HECK ARE “KIREJI” (CUTTING WORDS) ---- https://thehaikuexperiment.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/what-the-heck-are-kireji-cutting-words/#comments ----- see also --- https://poetrysociety.org.nz/affiliates/haiku-nz/haiku-poems-articles/archived-articles/the-power-of-juxtaposition/ -----
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Date: 6/29/2021 3:02:00 PM
By the way, great links you gifted us. Always it is far, far better to have more information than it is to have less. God bless...
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Date: 6/29/2021 3:01:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Yes, if one wants to adhere to strictest form and stay within the realm of traditional haiku -such is the path to adhere to. As we are wont to do- we American poets simply love to add our own special touches to our creations. If that takes us out of traditional form- well most of us say--let it be so. For me the true challenge is stay true to myself and yet stil to the best of my limited ability honor the poetry form and gift original and heartfelt verses that will sit better with the audeience I am writing to/for.. God bless.
Date: 6/29/2021 11:59:00 AM
Another stunning blog Robert with perfect haiku examples. Tom
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Date: 6/29/2021 2:53:00 PM
I tried to pick the best three of this listed lot but with each one having such a special place in this old heart I simply could not decide. So -as an old poet that sees no answer to the problem- I chose to display them all... God bless..
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Date: 6/29/2021 2:50:00 PM
Thank you my friend. For me the shorter te poetry form is -the harder it is for me to compose. I guess that, with my nature of being long-winded, I desire to even deeper illicit life, color, context, beauty and more with more words... The challenge is to do, MUCH MORE WITH FAR LESS.. God bless...
Date: 6/29/2021 11:44:00 AM
- Outstanding haikus, Robert :)
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Date: 6/29/2021 2:47:00 PM
Thank you my friend. May God bless us both- with the treasure of gifting more beautiful verses to this ever so increasingly needful world. A truly great blessing it tis indeed...
Date: 6/29/2021 7:38:00 AM
Robert, Raised the senses to follow the journey in this blog. Let's see where it takes us. -Richard
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Date: 6/29/2021 2:45:00 PM
The Aim Of A Poet::: Planting verses so sweetly well, In furrows to life and love keep. Broadcast ink magic as a spell, With beauty that makes a heart weep. R.J.Lindley, 1973
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Date: 6/29/2021 2:45:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Poets are blessed to be able to add color and beauty to this too oft darkened world. If one can manage to accomplish that in a very short poetic form- as in a haiku- then all the better. The three seeds Imagery, Imagination and Infinite possibilities come to mind. So let us plow the fields, plant the seeds and harvest poetic fruits.>>>

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8/8/2022 Dearest Sunlight, I Wait With Bated Breath Rhymeart,deep,life,meaningful,
8/1/2022 Come To Me Shadow, Your Breath I No Longer Fear Rhymedeep,fate,grief,recovery
7/26/2022 A Whisper Floating On Evening Winds Rhymeart,creation,deep,inspira
7/23/2022 Emerging Path, Hope And Its Bountiful Harvest Sonnetbeautiful,desire,dream,im
7/16/2022 Realize We All Have Gifts We May Impart Sonnetappreciation,art,dedicati
7/14/2022 On Nature's Beauty Soul Has Fed Rhymeappreciation,art,heart,ho
7/12/2022 A Return From Ashes And Dust Sonnetart,heaven,hope,life,ligh
7/9/2022 As Her Love Lives Forever In This Heaving Breast Romanticismappreciation,art,beauty,d
7/8/2022 An Early Morn Stroll Into Heavenly Sent Bliss Rhymeart,creation,deep,dream,l
7/2/2022 Hold On Tightly, When Life Takes Its Great Leaps And Bounds Rhymeart,deep,humanity,life,ph
6/27/2022 Awakened At Last, Newborn Soul Sails New Seas Rhymeart,god,gospel,life,light
6/24/2022 As This Heart Wakes To Your Soft Touch Romanticismangel,art,love,passion,ro
6/13/2022 Shall We Recall Gems Reaped From Our Love's Tree Rhymeart,deep,growth,life,love
6/8/2022 Imagination Says, A New Vagabond I Shall Be Rhymeart,beauty,color,creation
6/8/2022 Life Now Cries Out, This Truth, There Is No Holy Grail Rhymeart,creation,deep,destiny
6/7/2022 And Remember Me In This New Heavenly Flight Romanticismangel,art,dedication,deep
6/6/2022 To Be With Her That Gave My Life Such Bliss Rhymeart,emotions,loss,memory,
6/4/2022 Life Is So Precious And For It One Must Fight Rhymedeath,deep,heartbroken,lo
6/3/2022 Amidst Swirls Of Twinkling Stars, Love Yet Flies Romanticismdream,heaven,imagination,
6/3/2022 Let Dawn Its Sweet Embrace, Fit Me Like A Warm Glove Rhymecourage,deep,emotions,gri
6/2/2022 Refusing Diligence, To Do Even Basic Math Sonnetdeep,growing up,humanity,
5/31/2022 Again, Her In These Waiting Arms Romanticismangel,art,beautiful,dream
5/28/2022 Please, Raise High The Bar For Love's Gifts Rhymeappreciation,celebration,
5/20/2022 He Bled, For Life's Gleaming, Golden Treasures Now Forever Lost Rhymeart,deep,introspection,lo
5/4/2022 I Saw The Great And Mighty Wave Rhymeart,deep,emotions,humanit
5/1/2022 As Length'ning Shadows, Filter Thru These Aching Hours Rhymeart,hope,how i feel,journ
4/27/2022 You Brought Love's Truth, The Brightest Light To Me Romanticismlove,
4/25/2022 Once Submerged Beneath The Dark, Accursed Sea Rhymeart,death,deep,fate,light
4/24/2022 Sad At Twilight Hour Love's Paradise Can Be Lost, With Sunday Quote Rhymeart,beauty,destiny,life,l
4/21/2022 But Time Came To Your Side, Saying, Now I Insist Rhymeart,assonance,creation,de
4/20/2022 You Walk Into Stonewalls, Just To Feel The Hard Knocks Rhymeart,deep,lonely,longing,l
4/16/2022 Angel That Has Flown Far Away Sonnetangel,appreciation,beauty
4/12/2022 From A Dream, Three Quatrains Gifted Rhymeart,assonance,deep,dream,
4/8/2022 Truth, Poetry, The Pen A Sword, The Heart A Shield Rhymeart,blessing,dedication,h
4/7/2022 Much As Love And Hope Defeats Blackest Blight Rhymeart,deep,encouraging,hope
4/6/2022 Aye, Tis Light And Love That Again Sets To So Be Rhymebeauty,feelings,imagery,l
4/3/2022 Words Wrought Within Dark Depths Of Deepest Grief Rhymedark,death,deep,heartbrea
4/3/2022 Heartbreakingly Beautiful, The Angel That Saved Me Romanticismangel,art,beautiful,bless
3/27/2022 Hold Fast, Wake Not From Such Imaginative Dreams Rhymeassonance,color,deep,drea
3/25/2022 Waking, Her Pretty Smile, Her Presence- Both Lives Uplifted Romanticismbeautiful,deep,desire,dev
3/18/2022 The Pitiful Reality Of Time And Infinite Sorrows Haikufeelings,heartbreak,lonel
3/16/2022 Waking To New Dawn, Its Deafening Roar Of Silence Rhymebereavement,emotions,grie
3/8/2022 Angelic Message Sent In Last Night's Loving Dream Rhymeangel,art,blessing,creati
3/7/2022 When Death Has Stolen Both Life And Love , from my new Blog Rhymeart,bereavement,feelings,
1/23/2022 To Be A Poet, Oft Strong Commands Come At Night Rhymeaddiction,art,creation,im
1/22/2022 Back To That Beauty, In World's Dear Blue Sky Sonnetappreciation,art,beauty,f
1/21/2022 I Wish, I Wish Upon Shattered Star Sonnetcreation,depression,desir
1/20/2022 Triple Scenes On Life, Love, Powers And Faith Rhymeart,blessing,creation,dev
1/15/2022 Memories Of Youth And Nature, Were A True Blast, In collaboration with Riabi Dziri, Besma Rhymeart,family,farm,home,life
1/11/2022 An Ode, Verses Born From A Friendly Dare Odeart,assonance,creation,de
1/8/2022 A Search, A Quest For A Lost Paradise - a collaboration with Susan Ashley Rhymeart,beauty,color,dream,gr
1/7/2022 When A Beautiful Morning, Song-Bird Sings Rhymeart,beautiful,bird,blessi
12/29/2021 Crossing That Siberian Desert Of Lost Souls Rhymeappreciation,creation,dar
12/24/2021 Christmas Eve Morning And Sweet Memories Haikuappreciation,childhood,ch
12/23/2021 Childhood, Rising Early On Christmas Morn Quatrainchildhood,christmas,joy,m
12/20/2021 I Looked To Heaven That Christmas Night Rhymechristmas,devotion,faith,
12/19/2021 Tis Your Dream, Stop Wallowing In Your Bed Rhymeage,creation,dream,fantas
12/18/2021 I That Expose Heaving Breast To Harrowing Night Rhymeconflict,faith,fate,hope,
12/18/2021 Out In The Cold Dark-Lit Street Slow Trembling Raindrops, Part Two Narrativeart,creation,dark,death,f
12/15/2021 Out In The Cold Dark-Lit Street Slow Trembling Raindrops, Part One Narrativeart,sad,
12/14/2021 When Truly, Deeply Lost And One Has Faith One Is About To Die Rhymeart,death,faith,heaven,mi
12/14/2021 In It, I Saw Prometheus Chained And Bound Rhymeart,imagination,inspirati
12/13/2021 Of The Greeks, Olympus, Blindness Of Modern Man Rhymeart,creation,deep,writing
12/4/2021 With Eternal Sent Bliss Two Hearts Reborn - a collaboration with Susan Ashley Rhymeart,creation,destiny,devo
11/30/2021 Long Ago, Memories Of A Cold Winter Night Conversation Narrativeart,best friend,imaginati
11/30/2021 Deep In Newly Disturbed Soil, Lies My True Love Elegydeath,deep,depression,hea
11/28/2021 From Seed A Promise, Treasures To Flourish On Earth Rhymeart,creation,dark,deep,li
11/23/2021 Writing, Healing After True Love Lost Romanticismart,emotions,heartbreak,l
11/21/2021 Seven Revelations Born From Early Morn's Poetic Thoughts Haikuart,assonance,creation,de
11/20/2021 From Isolation Into Contemplation Of A Better Tomorrow Part Two Narrativeappreciation,art,life,lon
11/18/2021 Cherished Moments Locked In Like Flint Romanticismappreciation,art,beautifu
11/16/2021 Of Nature, Desert, Sand And Western Skies Imagismart,beauty,imagery,innoce
11/15/2021 New Life, Inspiration From A Gifted Revelation Narrativeangel,art,blessing,creati
11/13/2021 From Isolation Into Contemplation Of A Better Tomorrow, Part One Narrativeart,character,creation,de
11/7/2021 PALLIATIVE Romanticismbeautiful,blessing,happin
10/18/2021 From A Sad Book, A Poet's Deep, Heartfelt Lament Sonnetart,dark,death,future,gri
10/13/2021 When Deep Darkness And Shadows Race To Fore Rhymedark,depression,heartbrea
10/2/2021 Over The Horizon, Dedicated To Andrea Rhymeappreciation,art,dedicati
9/24/2021 From Poetic Thoughts On Mankind And Its Accursed Fate Rhymeart,creation,history,huma
9/21/2021 But Honey, Such Sweet Lies That We Both Told Rhymeart,lost love,poetry,wisd
9/18/2021 As I Sit Here Chilling On My Front Porch, From My New Blog Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
9/16/2021 And In Rhapsody And Colors Life Flows Romanticismappreciation,beauty,deep,
9/12/2021 Tragic, When Innocence Was Lost And Love Fled Romanticismart,creation,deep,symboli
9/2/2021 Yet Pushed, Ever Onward, I Dare Tread Sonnetdark,faith,god,journey,li
8/29/2021 New Life Given And Glows Of A Golden Crown Romanticismappreciation,art,blessing
8/27/2021 Defiance, The Old Gods Fall, And Dark Mortal Reign Begins Rhymeart,change,creation,human
8/27/2021 I Swear A Sincere Oath Each Arriving New Morn Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
8/24/2021 Of Poetic Verse, A Heavenly Illumination Quatrainart,beauty,faith,god,heav
8/21/2021 As We Stroll Along Lanes Of Truth, Lies Or Convenient Illusions Free verseart,deep,humanity,philoso
8/20/2021 Often When I Must Take A Sad Look Back Sonnetart,deep,fate,loss,meanin
8/17/2021 The Great Promise, The Sweet Hope Rhymeart,beauty,moon,poetry,su
8/16/2021 Of Night Ascendant, Soft Capricious Moon Rhymeart,faith,god,inspiration
8/13/2021 The Banquet At Cajamarca, Atahualpa, Peru Rhymeart,history,truth,
8/12/2021 Even Dawn Cried About Death Of The Poet Rhymeart,

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Fav Poems

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MoUNTAIN DRoP Rhymedeath,depression,
Beauty Exposed Rhymelife,
Diamond in the Sky Sonnetstar,
Beautiful Day Free verseseasons,
In One Fell Swoop Free verselost love,
What the Angels Whisper Free versegod,hope,youth,
A Shade From The Past Sonnetart,nostalgia,people,
Invitation Rhymelost love,
Black Diamond Night Epicbody,death,history,lonely
His Song and Mine I do not know?bird,life,poems,prison,,L
To a Despondent Friend Quatraindepression,
If Walls Could Speak Narrativefeelings,for him,joy,toge
Spring on the Wind Rhymechange,nature,spring,
In An Old Cathedral Rhymeloneliness,love,
Stairway to the Stars Free versefarewell,kiss,
Crying River Balladbeautiful,cry,deep,freedo
A Letter to Emily Dickinson Rhymepoetess,
Colours in our lives Rhymebeauty,color,
Midnight Poet Free verseaddiction,character,devot
Amidst the Fallen Petals Free verselonging,love,
Daddy Free verseblue,dad,depression,fathe
White Lace Sonnetlife,seasons
A New Love Found Free verseinspirational,
Sweet Memories Rhymelost love,
Indian Ink Dramatic Verseabuse,autumn,death,deep,f
Autumn's Gown Rhymecolor,inspiration,
A New Bird Rhymebirth,
Oak Rhymetree,
The Evil Eye Rhymeevil,
Kresge's Five And Dime Stores Rhymenostalgia,
When Love Found Me Rhymeblessing,love,
Echoes in the Stone Epicadventure,death,hero,hist
Bobcat Moon Rhymeautumn,friendship,loss,mo
Sunset Tableau Versepain,
The tree of life Rhymeage,child,death,mystery,t
Mist Song Rhymebeauty,music,nature,
My Fallen Brother Rhymeangst,brother,history,los
Starstruck in your deep Beauty Free versebeautiful,beauty,flower,l
The Clock it Mocks Free versebreak up,heartbroken,jeal
Contest Consternation Free versecommunity,poetry,words,
Eccentric Eyes Sonnetpain,
Our little Haven Rhymecousin,fairy,fantasy,gree
Intolerable Rhymeabuse,betrayal,racism,
Wild Love Narrativegarden,love,rose,sweet,
Write you OUT Free versegoodbye,how i feel,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Her Hidden Gem Rhymemother,voice,
I Walk on Water Free verseintrospection,life,
Hey you Free verseanger,conflict,forgivenes
Eyes of Blue Rhymefreedom,hero,memorial day
The Blackberry and The Rose Personificationimagination
Strong Point Sonnetlove,
Aquarius Coupletimagery,water,
Wild pure and free love Free versebeautiful,love,romance,
MY DAY IS COMING Rhymefriendship,journey,life,
Small Passerene Birds Rhymebeautiful,romantic,season
O The Grieving Free versedeath,funeral,grief,
I Hate You All Light Versedark,death,philosophy,sad
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Light Versesoldier,violence,war,
Mother's Garden Rhymeflower,garden,nature,
SOMETIMES Rhymeblessing,thanks,
Ancient Warrior Iambic Pentameterangst,culture,native amer
Eccentricity In Love Sonnetlove,universe,
Holding a wilting red rose Versedeath,mother,mothers day,
Neverland Narrativechildhood,nostalgia,place
THE LORDS SWEET MORNING Rhymemusic,nature,
So She Broke your Heart Free verseanalogy,betrayal,hope,lov
Rain over Vietnam Quaternrain,war,
Heaven or Hell Free versedark,heaven,light,love,
Letting Go Rhymeson,
It's Only Through Jesus Rhymechristian,faith,god,inspi
Long Distance Dreamer Light Versebeautiful,i miss you,long
Fragment Trioletlight
December Magic Quintain (English)nature,
New World Order Rhymedrug,society,
Whilst walking through the woods Sonnetanimal,beauty,bird,nature
The Ripping Free verseabuse,addiction,anger,ang
Autumn's Dreams Of A Country Road Rhymenature,seasons,
Simply time to go, a little brother's lamentation Rhymebrother,conflict,confusio
Sonnet For Statues Sonnetart,poems,poetry,
But I Must Stay Villanellesad,
Through The Dust Pantoumchildhood,memory,
You Hit When I was Low Rhymepain,
When Bubbles Dissipate Tankabeautiful,beauty,i love y
The Enemy's Child : collab with Carolyn D Rhymebaby,social,war,
Don't Censor Me Sonnetpoetry,
And then I opened that door- for comp Rhymeallegory,
Fortitude Ye Old Hero Rhymedevotion,faith,strength,
When Shadows Fall Rhymelife,music,nature,seasons
The Perfect Painting Rhymeart,beauty,
On Blood's Own Sand Free versedeath,desire,emotions,pas
Celtic Dreams Free verseemotions,fantasy,feelings
Tear Drops Free verseallegory,desire,devotion,
For Nineteen Years Lyricbereavement,
Broken People Free versepeople,
Sunrise on the Living Desert Rhymenature,
Approaching storm Rhymeweather,
The Enemy's Child - co-write with Paul C Rhymebaby,social,
Stormy Sea Quintain (English)abuse,heartbreak,violence
A Rainbow's Magic Coupletbeauty,god,heaven,inspira

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Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Jake Ponce Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Vera Duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Robert Nehls United States Flag United States Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
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lisa duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
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Gary Bateman Germany Flag Germany Read
liam mcdaid Ireland Flag Ireland Read
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arthur vaso Canada Flag Canada Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
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James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
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Miss Sassy United States Flag United States Read
cherl dunn United States Flag United States Read
KP Nunez Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Peter Lewis Holmes Viet Nam Flag Viet Nam Read
David O'Haolin Whalen United States Flag United States Read
Keith Bickerstaffe United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Lu Loo United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Lin Lane United States Flag United States Read
Vladislav Raven United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Gail Foster United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Pandita SieteSantos United States Flag United States Read
Danetta Barney United States Flag United States Read
Tom Quigley United States Flag United States Read
jill spagnola United States Flag United States Read
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Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
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Leslie Philibert Germany Flag Germany Read
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JT Nyx United States Flag United States Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
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Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
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kabuteng P.iNk k. Philippines Flag Philippines Read
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nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
Red Fiery Singapore Flag Singapore Read
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Faye Gibson United States Flag United States Read
michael tor United States Flag United States Read
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jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
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