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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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Writing Prompt - Grasp _

Blog Posted:7/12/2021 7:05:00 AM

Thank you to all who entered my challenge. I am proud to have inspired these poems.  I am always amazed at how many ways my given words can be used to create a beautiful poem. A BIG congratulations to all the winners.  I will be visiting your poems soon. 

The reason for NA's  - nothing to do with my contest.

If anyone wishes to discuss their placement contact me by private soupmail only with the name of your poem and first line.  

I will post a new contest today... debating  on doing an NA contest, continue on with my required word challenge or do something entirely different, feedback appreciated but don't dilly-dally 'cause today is the day !

love Constance

Smile   Sparkle  Shine 



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Date: 7/12/2021 11:54:00 AM
Thanks for the wonderful prompt and my generous placement. Congratulations to all winners. Would love to do something different. Will be a nice change.
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Date: 7/12/2021 12:04:00 PM
Rama, you are welcome on your win, thanks for taking part, I hear you, something different would be a nice ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 7/12/2021 9:20:00 AM
Thanks so much for my placement in your poem, Constance. I always enjoy working with the words you require. I'll look forward to your next contest, whatever form it takes.
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Date: 7/12/2021 9:47:00 AM
Milt, thank you for sharing your beautiful poem, I loved it ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 7/12/2021 9:14:00 AM
Thanks so much for my placement and congratulations to all the winners. So many beautiful poems created with your challenge, Constance.
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Date: 7/12/2021 9:48:00 AM
Marilene, yes, many beautiful poems including yours ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 7/12/2021 7:11:00 AM
Thank you so very much for my placement; Constance, again you gave us a great challenge. I almost didn't make the contest. Congratulations to all the winners. Hugs Eve
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Date: 7/12/2021 8:37:00 AM
Eve, thank you so much for taking part, happy you were able to enter before it closed ~ love and serenity _Constance

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Writing Prompt -Breathe- Finalized
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Writing Prompt - Ache - Finalized
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Writing Prompt - Shine - is finalized
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Writing Prompt - Cherish is finalized
Date Posted: 4/8/2021 7:49:00 AM
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Date Posted: 3/30/2021 9:24:00 AM
A Meaningful Poem Challenge is finalized
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Lets Get Creative with Haiku is Finalized
Date Posted: 3/22/2021 9:41:00 AM
NA Challenge for Poems Judged in Feb 2021 Finalized.
Date Posted: 3/18/2021 11:02:00 AM
Flower or Flowers in Imagism finalized
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Life's Struggles - Challenge Finalized
Date Posted: 3/9/2021 1:57:00 PM
Spring Birds Challenge Finalized
Date Posted: 2/27/2021 4:16:00 PM
My Invented Form - I Write Upon Finalized
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To All My Poetic Friends
Date Posted: 1/1/2021 6:09:00 AM
Christmas Contest, and stuff
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Christmas Poems, Old and New, Update
Date Posted: 12/17/2020 10:13:00 AM
Writing Challenge - Septolet Form - and a new contest
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Dodoitsu Writing Challenge and a new Challenge
Date Posted: 10/5/2020 8:12:00 AM
Writing Challenge - Decay -
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All The Little Pieces Writing Challenge
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My Recent Poems

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8/1/2021 Raindrops Kissing Imagismgarden,imagery,spiritual,
7/31/2021 A strange Invitation Narrativefunny,nonsense,
7/30/2021 Held By A Thread Versespiritual,
7/30/2021 EMBRACING EARTH Acrosticearth,
7/30/2021 Food Bank Panic Rhymedeep,food,imagery,
7/29/2021 Holding Back Tears Rhymedeep,imagery,metaphor,
7/29/2021 Fall Decay Sonnetnature,
7/28/2021 The Forest Whispered Imagismimagery,
7/27/2021 Earthly Fantasy Rhymemuse,nature,writing,
7/26/2021 In a Zen Breath Coupletgarden,
7/23/2021 withering ruination Cinquainnature,
7/22/2021 ''Itsy-Bitsy'' Poem Quatrainfun,
7/22/2021 The Body Shaper ''Thing'' Coupletfun,
7/22/2021 MUSE dwells in my garden Free verseinspiration,muse,
7/22/2021 doors in my mind Free versedream,
7/21/2021 of jagged pieces Free versecourage,grief,strength,
7/21/2021 Immortal Life or Not Haibunlife,
7/20/2021 IHO - The Survivors Rhymenatural disasters,
7/20/2021 Zen Warrior Versejourney,spiritual,
7/19/2021 A Life of Zen Rhymespiritual,
7/19/2021 I Love To See Rhymelove,
7/19/2021 Michelangelo Bioart,
7/17/2021 a whirlwind of words Free versepoetry,writing,
7/16/2021 Grandma- My Motivation Rhymemotivation,writing,
7/16/2021 I Tripped Over My Cat Rhymecat,funny,
7/15/2021 dripping words Versegrief,
7/15/2021 Whispers Flutter Rhymegrief,
7/15/2021 Yesterday Coupletmother daughter,
7/13/2021 perennial Verseflower,
7/13/2021 slipping into a dream Free versedream,
7/12/2021 Ms Potato Head's Diet Pantoumfun,
7/12/2021 a poet's life Biopoetry,writing,
7/12/2021 My Heart is Shattered Rhymesad,
7/12/2021 Divine Petunias Verseflower,
7/11/2021 my love Haikulove,
7/11/2021 sigh Versebetrayal,life,
7/10/2021 I will remember Free versedeath,friend,
7/9/2021 all mixed up wit- Word Play Free versefun,word play,
7/9/2021 dust off Cinqkueducation,inspiration,
7/8/2021 within me Free versesorrow,
7/7/2021 Are You An Angel Narrativedeath,
7/6/2021 My Truths Denied Free versehow i feel,
7/6/2021 among snowflakes - EL Haikudream,winter,
7/6/2021 rhapsody Versedream,
7/5/2021 non traditional haiku Haikunature,
7/5/2021 Finding My Higher Self Versespiritual,strength,truth,
7/5/2021 Crystal Ocean Trench Verseadventure,ocean,vacation,
7/4/2021 This is Who I Am Biohow i feel,
7/4/2021 like a hundred violins Free versedream,nature,
7/2/2021 hummingbird Acrosticbird,
7/2/2021 hummingbirds caress Versedream,
7/1/2021 The Gift That I Give You Rhymepoetry,
7/1/2021 like watercolors Free verseflower,garden,
6/30/2021 Childhood Memories Rhymechildhood,memory,
6/30/2021 glistening flowers Ninettegarden,
6/29/2021 broken pieces Rhymeintrospection,
6/28/2021 a name engraved Footledeath,
6/28/2021 haiku Haikunature,
6/27/2021 summer - birth Haikunature,summer,
6/26/2021 floating snow Versesnow,
6/24/2021 imagine it Verseimagery,
6/24/2021 And When Free verseheaven,life,
6/23/2021 infodemic rant Free verseanxiety,death,health,worl
6/23/2021 A Newfangled Sonnet Sonnetnature,
6/23/2021 all who write poetry Versepoetry,writing,
6/22/2021 Critical Race to End Prejudice Verselife,prejudice,
6/22/2021 Church Bell Free verselost love,
6/21/2021 An Excavation Verseintrospection,life,
6/21/2021 Woeful - SG Rhymegrief,peace,
6/21/2021 For Father Versefathers day,
6/21/2021 Again Verselove,snow,
6/18/2021 The Visit Versefunny,sad,
6/18/2021 quiet of winter Versenature,snow,winter,
6/18/2021 winter crocus Rhymeflower,winter,
6/17/2021 reset and reshape Free verseearth,environment,health,
6/16/2021 contemplation of self Free verseintrospection,
6/16/2021 art and love Narrativeart,love,
6/15/2021 My Childhood Playground Free versechildhood,memory,
6/15/2021 water is life Free versewater,
6/14/2021 a walk in nature Versenature,
6/14/2021 quietus Versesilence,
6/13/2021 and I wander Versedream,
6/12/2021 I set you free Versemother daughter,
6/11/2021 without you Versebaby,husband,love,
6/10/2021 breathing words Sedokawriting,
6/10/2021 sublime Versememory,
6/9/2021 we met online Free versefunny,
6/9/2021 Blue Sky Day Versejune,sunshine,
6/9/2021 and a white gull glides Versenature,
6/8/2021 live in a breath Free verseintrospection,life,peace,
6/8/2021 delicate memory Free versechildhood,memory,
6/8/2021 Essays on Eternal Pages Lentointrospection,life,
6/7/2021 changing and shifting Verselove,
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6/5/2021 Jesus Has Many Names Terza Rimareligious,
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The Christmas Mule Narrativeanimal,god,mother son,
How much love Free verselove,
Behold Death Free versedeath,loss,love,
A Curious Cat Roams At Peace Imagismchristmas,imagery,
The Sounds Of A Rose Free verseflower,rose,
An Omen Of The Taste Of Twilight Free verseangst,animal,death,fate,g
Too Many Echos Free versebereavement,birth,childre
Sharks in the Soup Rhymeanalogy,conflict,desire,f
I Thought It Was Me Free versechild,
Cherokee Tears Free versenative american,
My Christmas Tree Proseblessing,christmas,love,
Soul Ink Alliterationaddiction,corruption,moon
The Lighthouse And Me Versecrazy,fun,health,identity
Sepia Dreams Free versemissing,
Universal Brilliance Prose Poetryimagination,stars,visiona
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My Little Lioness Free verseinspirational,
I Send You My Love Rhymebereavement,death,son,
a lightness of hunger Fibonacciallegory,analogy,apprecia
A Big Fat NA Morning Rhymefun,funny,humor,humorous,
Backyard Entertainers Tritinabird,nature,
Heavens Eternal Love Monokuheaven,inspirational,love
My perfect lover Rhymei love you,love,
The Queen and Her King Free verselove,
Machinating The Manger Scene Rhymebible,
Deep Purple Sensation Rhymelove,
YOU ARE NOT DEFINED BY- ANOTHER'S PERCEPTION Free verseabuse,
HELLO AND GOODBYE COCO Rhymedeath,dog,love,
On Rescuing An Injured Pigeon Personificationanalogy,animal,pain,
Wolf's Song Rhymediscrimination,loss,murde
Broken People Free versepeople,
- Go Fly A Kite - Lanternejoy,wind,
High at the Library Rhymebooks,
She Is Not Defined By Poetry Alone Free verseidentity,
Sentiments on Aging Free verseage,emotions,
Rider On The Storm Free versemusic,sad,storm,
Dreams of India Free versebeauty,culture,desire,dre
The Inflated Nation Rhymefood,health,inspiration,
The Maple Leaf Forever Limerickpride,
The Autumn Man Verseautumn,men,
Many, many long years ago Rhymecry,fantasy,garden,
Night Shoes Iambic Pentameternight,
The first day of Spring Rhymespring,
The Gift Of Quietness Rhymeuplifting,
Humanity Free versehumanity,life,
Heart Snow Rhymelonging,love,
My Angie Baby Sonnetdaughter,
Thankful Enclosed Rhymefather daughter,forgivene
Thankful for Four O'clocks Enclosed Rhymemother daughter,thanks,
Snippets Of The Mind Prose Poetryallusion,appreciation,int
September 1945 Free verselonging,war,
Poetry Cats Monorhymeanimal,cat,conflict,humor
The Storm Quatrainage,memory,storm,
Daddy's Snowman Shapefather,inspirational love
Humility In America Proseappreciation,football,god
Old Friends Sonnetnostalgia,
King Rhymeafrica,animal,men,
Life Spent All Alone Sonnetboat,death,deep,devotion,
Dancing with the Devil Rhymeangst,introspection,psych
My Aunt Rosy-FV Free verseflower,remember,rose,
Between the whispers and the sighs Lyricdesire,love,romantic love
The Perfect Christmas Tree Enclosed Rhymebeauty,bird,christmas,
The White Roses Died With You Rhymechange,sad,
listen for the drum Rhymeappreciation,culture,envi
Flood Gate Of Memories Haikumemory,
Purple Makes Me Cry Rhymeappreciation,nature,purpl
WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE Lyricdestiny,hope,how i feel,k
'I Was the Last One' Rhymebetrayal,death,
Put On Your Night Shoes Quatraindance,
Desert Dreaming Free verseanxiety,nature,suicide,
Slave to Love Free verseabuse,slavery,
To Heal A Vacant Heaven Free versefantasy,
A HA MOMENT Free verseengagement,
Our Last Night Free versedesire,heartbreak,i love
Define Yourself Free versetruth,wisdom,

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