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I was born under the star sign 'Pisces' and as the saying goes "You can't get over that". I have life-long interests in water, fish, the sea, sailing and everything wet and aquatic. I have a scientific background in the environment and fisheries. I have written extensively on many topics. I have created and manage a gaggle of websites. I have now retired and live in the 'Shark Shack' by the sea near Jervis Bay, on the South Eastern coast of Australia. I sail, fish, walk, dive and swim as much as I can with the motto: 'Diving for Pearls'. My main focus is on didactic poems. I love the poems of Dylan Thomas and my favorite movie is 'Under Milk Wood' (a radio play, made into a film). I also like Les Murray. My website is Poetry Community http://www.poetrycommunity.com.  Cheers! 


THE BELL Contest Finalised - With Peals of Delight!

Blog Posted:7/7/2021 8:40:00 PM

Thank you all for your entries in the second "BELL" form contest. I loved them all and 10 were selected for placements included 7 Honorable mentions. All of these were great poems and in some way deserved to be top three and even number one. The winners reflected my personal opinions upon reading them. Sorry, if your opinions differed to mine. I enjoyed all the play with words and the resonating peals! Thanks to everyone who took the time and effort to enter a poem. Congratulations to the winners! I hope one day 'THE BELL' will be accepted as a new type of poem (currently pending!)



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Date: 7/10/2021 10:10:00 AM
Thanks so much for my placement. I really enjoyed the contest and the Bell form!! Congrats to all the winners.
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Date: 7/9/2021 12:40:00 AM
The bell form is very clever and also an easy format to use. Ease of use is an essential component of a successful formula!
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John Anderson
Date: 7/9/2021 12:47:00 AM
Thanks for that. Glad you like it. Cheers
Date: 7/8/2021 11:38:00 PM
I enjoyed your bell form, John, though I didn't place... congratulations to all the winners:)
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Date: 7/8/2021 10:12:00 AM
Thanks for the feedback. Glad you liked the form. Here's hoping!
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Suzette Richards
Date: 7/9/2021 1:07:00 AM
I've resent the soup-mail. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, John.
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John Anderson
Date: 7/8/2021 6:26:00 PM
0k Suzette. Go for it. Cheers
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Suzette Richards
Date: 7/8/2021 6:15:00 PM
OK. In the meantime: Please check out my poem: Hear-ye, hear-ye. I wrote a summary (in poetry-speak) of your poetic form. I would like to include it in my discussion about interesting new short forms on my fb page: Free poetry with tutorials.
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John Anderson
Date: 7/8/2021 3:32:00 PM
Suzette, please re-send soup-mail re: permission. Thanks
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Suzette Richards
Date: 7/8/2021 11:16:00 AM
Keeping fingers crossed. :)) I've sent you soup-mail.
Date: 7/8/2021 7:21:00 AM
Congratulations to all the winners. It was a pleasure to read The Bell poetry.
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Date: 7/8/2021 6:06:00 AM
John, thank you for the inspiration and the contest, and my placement, I too liked your created form and hope it does get on the poetry list, congratulations to all your winners ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
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Date: 7/8/2021 3:30:00 AM
I love the form you created and I am SO delighted with my placement, my congrats to the winners:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 7/7/2021 9:29:00 PM
Thanks so much, John for my placement. I enjoyed writing the new form. It was fun. Congratulations to all the winners and to all who penned the BELL form.
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Date: 7/7/2021 8:56:00 PM
Loved the new form created by you. Wrote many stanzas but did not place. I really enjoyed writing for the contest and hope this form will be accepted as new type of poem. Congratulations to all winners.
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John Anderson
Date: 7/7/2021 9:02:00 PM
Sorry you missed out. Glad you like the BELL form. Cheers

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