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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! 


It's Done! Word Play Poems, Play-on-Words, Contest Finalised

Blog Posted:7/28/2021 2:45:00 PM

Hey Soupers, thanks heaps for turning up with yeah pots and pans, ham hocks, peas split infinite, absurd herbs and dicey spicy slices. Hope you all had fun slicing, chopping, brewing, stewing, your fricasseeing cubist concoctions, some one or other called soup. Praise and Cheers for the winners here. Well done, I love your soup to bits. To the others, well, one man's soup is another man's gruel - sorry to be cruel! But, dear folks, that's the way it is. My taste buds lie through their teeth at times so please forgive me. Tastes can be wayward larrickins at times like these. WELL DONE EVERYONE AND BEST WISHES! CHEERS! HOPE IT WAS FUN TO PLAY WITH LOVELY WORDS!

Diphthong - now that's truly, truly a great word - a Greek tongue twister to boot!



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Date: 7/30/2021 11:17:00 AM
John, many thanks for your placement of my silly lines and much gratitude to go "off line" in your contest. Had fun writing and it has been great fun to see other soupers have so much fun in their response lines. Congratulations to the winners and to all who entered your contest. Raison d'etre c'est si bon!
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John Anderson
Date: 7/30/2021 11:24:00 AM
And the dish ran away with the spoon!
Date: 7/29/2021 1:25:00 PM
I am so delighted with my top spot John Thank you SO much!! My congrats to all the winners:-)hugs jan xx
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John Anderson
Date: 7/29/2021 2:49:00 PM
Yeah, well done indeed! Cheers and Best Wishes.
Date: 7/29/2021 6:08:00 AM
Congrats to the winners ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
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John Anderson
Date: 7/29/2021 2:50:00 PM
Touche
Date: 7/28/2021 9:52:00 PM
Jan's mondegreens make for a hillary-ious read. Congratulations to all the winners.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/29/2021 1:26:00 PM
Thanks so much for mentioning my poem Suzette, glad you found it witty, as humour is so subjective I have never classified one of my poems as 'hillary-ious' :-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/28/2021 4:10:00 PM
wow, I feel really honored to be on your winner list. I got inspired doing your contest!! Can't wait to see the other winners. Thanks, John.
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Date: 7/29/2021 2:50:00 PM
Thanks and well done!

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