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Blog on the very brilliant and famous Canadian poet, Bliss Carman - A Dedication…

Blog Posted:8/22/2021 9:50:00 AM

Blog on the very brilliant and famous

Canadian poet, Bliss Carman

- A Dedication…

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/bliss-carman

(1.)

 

Bliss Carman

1861–1929

Poet and essayist (William) Bliss Carman was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in 1861. He earned a BA and an MA at the University of New Brunswick and studied at the University of Edinburgh and Harvard University. He settled in New Canaan, Connecticut, in 1909.

 

Carman’s metered, formal verse explores natural and spiritual themes. He is the author of more than 50 volumes of poetry, including Low Tide on Grand Pré (1893), Over the Wintry Threshold (1913), and Later Poems (1926), as well as four essay collections, including Talks on Poetry and Life (1926). With Lorne Pierce, he edited the anthology Our Canadian Literature: Representative Verse, English, and French (1922). Pierce also edited The Selected Poems of Bliss Carman (1954) and he is the subject of the biography Bliss Carman: Quest and Revolt (1985), by Muriel Miller.

 

Carman’s honors included membership in the Royal Society of Canada. Carman is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Fredericton. The Stanford University Archives holds a selection of his papers.

 

 

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Born        William Bliss Carman

April 15, 1861

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Died        June 8, 1929 (aged 68)

New Canaan, Connecticut

Resting place        Fredericton, New Brunswick

Occupation        poet

Language        English

Nationality        Canadian

Citizenship        British subject

Education        University of New Brunswick; University of Edinburgh; Harvard University

Genre        Poetry

Literary movement        Confederation Poets, The Song Fishermen

Notable works        Low Tide on Grand Pré,

Songs from Vagabondia,

Sappho: 100 Lyrics

Notable awards        Lorne Pierce Medal (1928)

Robert Frost Medal (1930)

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William Bliss Carman FRSC (April 15, 1861 – June 8, 1929) was a Canadian poet who lived most of his life in the United States, where he achieved international fame. He was acclaimed as Canada's poet laureate[1] during his later years.[2][3]

 

In Canada, Carman is classed as one of the Confederation Poets, a group which also included Charles G.D. Roberts (his cousin), Archibald Lampman, and Duncan Campbell Scott.[4] "Of the group, Carman had the surest lyric touch and achieved the widest international recognition. But unlike others, he never attempted to secure his income by novel writing, popular journalism, or non-literary employment. He remained a poet, supplementing his art with critical commentaries on literary ideas, philosophy, and aesthetics."[5]

 

 

Life

He was born William Bliss Carman in Fredericton, New Brunswick. "Bliss" was his mother's maiden name. He was the great grandson[6] of United Empire Loyalists who fled to Nova Scotia after the American Revolution, settling in New Brunswick (then part of Nova Scotia).[7] His literary roots run deep with an ancestry that includes a mother who was a descendant of Daniel Bliss of Concord, Massachusetts, the great-grandfather of Ralph Waldo Emerson. His sister, Jean, married the botanist and historian William Francis Ganong. And on his mother's side he was a first cousin to Charles (later Sir Charles) G. D. Roberts.[3]

 

Education and early career

Carman was educated at the Fredericton Collegiate School and the University of New Brunswick (UNB), from which he received a B.A. in 1881. At the Collegiate School he came under the influence of headmaster George Robert Parkin, who gave him a love of classical literature[8] and introduced him to the poetry of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Algernon Charles Swinburne.[9] His first published poem was in the UNB Monthly in 1879. He then spent a year at Oxford and the University of Edinburgh (1882–1883), but returned home to receive his M.A. from UNB in 1884.[10]

 

After the death of his father in January 1885 and his mother in February 1886,[10] Carman enrolled in Harvard University (1886–1887).[7] At Harvard he moved in a literary circle that included American poet Richard Hovey, who would become his close friend and his collaborator on the successful Vagabondia poetry series.[11] Carman and Hovey were members of the "Visionists" circle along with Herbert Copeland and F. Holland Day, who would later form the Boston publishing firm Copeland & Day that would launch Vagabondia.[3]

 

After Harvard Carman briefly returned to Canada, but was back in Boston by February 1890. "Boston is one of the few places where my critical education and tastes could be of any use to me in earning money," he wrote. "New York and London are about the only other places."[5] Unable to find employment in Boston, he moved to New York City and became literary editor of the New York Independent at the grand sum of $20/week.[5] There he could help his Canadian friends get published, in the process "introducing Canadian poets to its readers."[12] However, Carman was never a good fit at the semi-religious weekly, and he was summarily dismissed in 1892. "Brief stints would follow with Current Literature, Cosmopolitan, The Chap-Book, and The Atlantic Monthly, but after 1895 he would be strictly a contributor to the magazines and newspapers, never an editor in any department."[3]

 

To make matters worse, Carman's first book of poetry, 1893's Low Tide on Grand Pré, was not a success; no Canadian company would publish it, and the U.S. edition stiffed when its publisher went bankrupt.[5]

 

Literary success

At this low point, Songs of Vagabondia, the first Hovey-Carman collaboration, was published by Copeland & Day in 1894. It was an immediate success. "No one could have been more surprised at the tremendous popularity of these care-free celebrations (the first of the three collections went through seven rapid editions) than the young authors, Richard Hovey and Bliss Carman."[13] Songs of Vagabondia would ultimately "go through sixteen printings (ranging from 500 to 1000 copies) over the next thirty years. The three Vagabondia volumes that followed fell slightly short of that record, but each went through numerous printings. Carman and Hovey quickly found themselves with a cult following, especially among college students, who responded to the poetry's anti-materialistic themes, its celebration of individual freedom, and its glorification of comradeship."[3]

 

The success of Songs of Vagabondia prompted another Boston firm, Stone & Kimball, to reissue Low Tide... and to hire Carman as the editor of its literary journal, The Chapbook. The next year, though, the editor's job went West (with Stone & Kimball) to Chicago, while Carman opted to remain in Boston.[5]

 

"In Boston in 1895, he worked on a new poetry book, Behind the Arras, which he placed with a prominent Boston publisher (Lamson, Wolffe).... He published two more books of verse with Lamson, Wolffe."[5] He also began writing a weekly column for the Boston Evening Transcript, which ran from 1895 to 1900.[7]

 

In 1896 Carman met Mary Perry King, who became the greatest and longest-lasting female influence in his life. Mrs. King became his patron: "She put pence in his purse, and food in his mouth, when he struck bottom and, what is more, she often put a song on his lips when he despaired, and helped him sell it." According to Carman's roommate, Mitchell Kennerley, "On rare occasions they had intimate relations at 10 E. 16 which they always advised me of by leaving a bunch of violets — Mary Perry's favorite flower — on the pillow of my bed."[14] If he knew of the latter, Dr. King did not object: "He even supported her involvement in the career of Bliss Carman to the extent that the situation developed into something close to a ménage à trois" with the Kings.[3]

 

Through Mrs. King's influence Carman became an advocate of 'unitrinianism,' a philosophy which "drew on the theories of François-Alexandre-Nicolas-Chéri Delsarte to develop a strategy of mind-body-spirit harmonization aimed at undoing the physical, psychological, and spiritual damage caused by urban modernity."[7] This shared belief created a bond between Mrs. King and Carman but estranged him somewhat from his former friends.[citation needed]

 

In 1899 Lamson, Wolffe was taken over by the Boston firm of Small, Maynard & Co., who had also acquired the rights to Low Tide... "The rights to all Carman's books were now held by one publisher and, in lieu of earnings, Carman took a financial stake in the company. When Small, Maynard failed in 1903, Carman lost all his assets."[5]

 

Down but not out, Carman signed with another Boston company, L.C. Page, and began to churn out new work. Page published seven books of new Carman poetry between 1902 and 1905. As well, the firm released three books based on Carman's Transcript columns, and a prose work on unitrinianism, The Making of Personality, that he'd written with Mrs. King.[12] "Page also helped Carman rescue his 'dream project,' a deluxe edition of his collected poetry to 1903.... Page acquired distribution rights with the stipulation that the book be sold privately, by subscription. The project failed; Carman was deeply disappointed and became disenchanted with Page, whose grip on Carman's copyrights would prevent the publication of another collected edition during Carman's lifetime."[5]

 

Carman also picked up some needed cash in 1904 as editor-in-chief of the 10-volume project, The World's Best Poetry.[7]

 

Later years

 

Bliss Carman Memorial, Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredericton NB

After 1908 Carman lived near the Kings' New Canaan, Connecticut, estate, "Sunshine", or in the summer in a cabin near their summer home in the Catskills, "Moonshine."[3] Between 1908 and 1920, literary taste began to shift, and his fortunes and health declined.[5]

 

"Although not a political activist, Carman during the First World War was a member of the Vigilantes, who supported American entry into the conflict on the Allied side."[15]

 

By 1920, Carman was impoverished and recovering from a near-fatal attack of tuberculosis.[15] That year he revisited Canada and "began the first of a series of successful and relatively lucrative reading tours, discovering 'there is nothing worth talking of in book sales compared with reading.'"[5] "'Breathless attention, crowded halls, and a strange, profound enthusiasm such as I never guessed could be,' he reported to a friend. 'And good thrifty money too. Think of it! An entirely new life for me, and I am the most surprised person in Canada.'" Carman was feted at "a dinner held by the newly formed Canadian Authors' Association at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Montreal on 28 October 1921 where he was crowned Canada's Poet Laureate with a wreath of maple leaves."[3]

 

The tours of Canada continued, and by 1925 Carman had finally acquired a Canadian publisher. "McClelland & Stewart (Toronto) issued a collection of selected earlier verses and became his main publisher. They benefited from Carman's popularity and his revered position in Canadian literature, but no one could convince L.C. Page to relinquish its copyrights. An edition of collected poetry was published only after Carman's death, due greatly to the persistence of his literary executor, Lorne Pierce."[5]

 

During the 1920s, Carman was a member of the Halifax literary and social set, The Song Fishermen. In 1927 he edited The Oxford Book of American Verse.[16]

 

Carman died of a brain hemorrhage at the age of 68 in New Canaan, and was cremated in New Canaan. "It took two months, and the influence of New Brunswick's Premier J.B.M. Baxter and Canadian Prime Minister W.L.M. King, for Carman's ashes to be returned to Fredericton."[10] "His ashes were buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredericton, and a national memorial service was held at the Anglican cathedral there." Twenty-five years later, on May 13, 1954, a scarlet maple tree was planted at his gravesite, to grant his request in his 1892 poem "The Grave-Tree":[7]

 

Let me have a scarlet maple

For the grave-tree at my head,

With the quiet sun behind it,

In the years when I am dead.

Writing

Low Tide on Grand Pré

As a student at Harvard, Carman "was heavily influenced by Royce, whose spiritualistic idealism, combined with the transcendentalism of Ralph Waldo Emerson, lies centrally in the background of his first major poem, "Low Tide on Grand Pré" written in the summer and winter of 1886."[7] "Low Tide..." was published in the Spring, 1887 Atlantic Monthly, giving Carman a literary reputation while still at Harvard.[5] It was also included in the 1889 anthology, Songs of the Great Dominion.

 

Literary critic Desmond Pacey considered "Low Tide..." to be "the most nearly perfect single poem to come out of Canada. It will withstand any amount of critical scrutiny."[17]

 

"Low Tide..." served as the title poem for Carman's first book. "The poems in this volume have been collected with reference to their similarity of tone," Carman wrote in his preface; a nostalgic tone of pervading loss and melancholy. Three outstanding examples are "The Eavesdropper," "In Apple Time" and "Wayfaring." However, "none can equal the artistry of the title poem. What is more, although Carman would publish over thirty other volumes during his lifetime, none of them contains anything that surpasses this poem he wrote when he was barely twenty-five years old."[3]

 

Vagabondia

Carman rose to prominence in the 1890s, a decade the poetry of which anthologist Louis Untermeyer has called marked by "a cheerless evasion, a humorous unconcern; its most representative craftsmen were, with four exceptions, the writers of light verse." The first two of those four exceptions were Richard Hovey and Bliss Carman. For Untermeyer: "The poetry of this period ... is dead because it detached itself from the world.... But ... Rev……………………..

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My three,  Bliss Carman- dedication poems.

I composed first two last week and the third

poem, very early this morn.

(1.)

 

New Dawn, Blessed Gems With Love So Gifted

 

From morning glow, into soft basking day,

 Sacred the time, in life and love we pray,

We converse, we laugh, and hope we embrace-

 Fallen man, rectified by God's pure grace.

 

For divine light that gifts its tender glows,

 Healing us from our pains, sorrows and woes,

Upon earth and we mortals so in need

Of saving balm as in darkness we bleed.

 

Evidenced by Nature's constant gifts

 Words heavenly sent that our souls uplift

We so blessed, can thank our living God

 As upon this our earth, we daily trod.

 

Robert J. Lindley,  8-21-2021

Cumque esset mane, meridiem haec anima et haec leniter demulcens blanditiis

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(2.)

 

Beauty Of Sunset And A Life With Love

 

Behold! Dawn with its ravishing beauty

Life must be more than a slavish duty

From golden shores unto whispering hills

Let love enter, until treasures it spills

Understand precious touch of womankind

For upon earth - that is the gold we find.

 

Accept all we have and our daily bread

With love's bounty one is truly well fed

Wake unto morning's new resplendent calls

One is blessed without great golden walls.

 

Walk with Nature unto its forest crown

Flee a spell away from idle town

See and feel the wonders of God's own hands

As life's beauty gifts its most wondrous strands.

 

Robert J. Lindley,  8-21-2021

In medio annorum vivifica me dulcis rufus occasum

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(3.)

 

Love Exists As Notes From A Warbler's Throat

 

Love exists as notes from a warbler's throat

On life's fleeting winds truth so gaily floats

Over mountains steep and sweet meadows below

Bringing along heart's beauty in its tow

Salvation comes with prayer's truest breath

Conquering woes and even mortal death.

 

Earth has awaken since first dawning of Man.

Grinning, dancing,  spinning- as only it can.

 

Life and Nature need not fight as they do

Certain harmony is long overdue

Love cries out life must find a better way

Than sad darkness, with its shadowy grays.

 

Earth has awaken since first dawning of Man.

Grinning, dancing,  spinning- as only it can.

 

Love exists as notes from a warbler's throat

On life's fleeting winds truth so gaily floats

Over mountains steep and sweet meadows below

Bringing along heart's beauty in its tow.

 

Robert J. Lindley,  8-22-2021

May poetica amoris et verum in aeternum nuptui

 

 



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Date: 9/4/2021 8:21:00 PM
Thank you, dear Robert, for bringing attention to this brilliant Canadian poet who hails from my place of birth. Your own brilliant poetry and your endless dedication to the art of poetry and your tributes to the great poets from the past are a great gift to all of us here. I applaud you. Sincerely, Elaine C. George
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Date: 9/15/2021 8:11:00 AM
Thank you my friend. May I assume with his hailing from your own place of birth that you are very familar with his truly magnificent poetry? As he has long been a favorite poet of mine. I do these blogs because I am deeply indebted to my love of poetry for having saved my sanity a few times. And also it having given me such joy to read and to create. God bless....
Date: 8/24/2021 8:48:00 AM
Robert, your considerable research has resulted in another masterful and educational write. Thanks for the time and effort you exert to produce meaningful works - Bob
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Date: 8/24/2021 9:29:00 AM
Thank you my friend. All the researching was a joy to do, since my admiration for this great poets goes back to 1969, when at the youthful age of 15 I first read of his magnificent works. Imagine 52 years and I finally got around to honoring him, writing 3 dedication poems! God bless...
Date: 8/24/2021 5:27:00 AM
Of the three, your first is my favorite. And imagine earning $20 a week, but inflation was probably not as bad back then.
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Date: 8/24/2021 5:59:00 AM
Thank you my friend. We look back at that time and too oft we think how hard it was. Yet we fail to consider how much simpler life was and how much more in tune with Nature people where then. And how much less they worried about the state of the outside world. And most enjoyed much greater unity and love in their own family than exists today due to our modern so-called enlightened cultural changes, etc.. God bless...
Date: 8/23/2021 7:43:00 AM
A truly gifted poet has again opened our eyes to another truly gifted poet. Your blogs are so informative and inspiring and your brilliantly composed tributes are top class. You have put an awful lot of work into this Robert. Tom
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Date: 8/24/2021 3:27:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I am so very pleased to hear that this blog has been so informative and has presented the truth and deserved honor due this magnificent and very famous poet. One I studied many decades ago and I found to be so truly brilliant and inspiring.. God bless...
Date: 8/23/2021 2:54:00 AM
Dear Robert, this is such a heartfelt tribute for Bliss by your tender soul. Your own poetry, indescribable. You are such a classical poet. God gifted you so abundantly.
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Date: 8/24/2021 3:24:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend. Your words give affirmation to the truth in honoring this great poet and that my humble efforts are not in vain. God bless...
Date: 8/22/2021 8:17:00 PM
Agree with comments below, Robert! Possibly your best work to date! Inspiring, validating God's Love, truly memorable work & fitting tributes!
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Date: 8/24/2021 3:20:00 AM
Thank you my friend. As you say- this my be my best work yet. I put everything I had into creating this blog and thus give proper recognition and honor that is due this truly magnificent poet! God bless..
Date: 8/22/2021 5:46:00 PM
Blessings truly are everywhere, if you take a moment to look. Thank you for your friendship, for being such an inspiration here. You have created three wonderful poems. Beyond that, you have shared so many amazing facts about this poet ( Bliss Carman ). You have such a talented pen, my sweet friend. I am smiling. :) My best to you and yours. Hugs, Brandy
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Date: 8/24/2021 3:18:00 AM
Thank you my friend. This blog has been a very long time coming. I have wanted to do it for years now but never felt I could get it good enough to present. As honoring such a magnificent poet is such a hard task when one wants to give the praise and bounty of what is due.. God bless..
Date: 8/22/2021 4:44:00 PM
The Heart Of Night When all the stars are sown Across the night-blue space, With the immense unknown, In silence face to face. We stand in speechless awe While Beauty marches by, And wonder at the Law Which wears such majesty. How small a thing is man In all that world-sown vast, That he should hope or plan Or dream his dream could last! O doubter of the light, Confused by fear and wrong, Lean on the heart of night And let love make thee strong! The Good that is the True Is clothed with Beauty still. Lo, in their tent of blue, The stars above the hill!
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Date: 8/22/2021 8:19:00 PM
I understand! as I am blessed currently by a faith-filled love of a woman!
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Date: 8/22/2021 4:45:00 PM
My favorite Bliss Carman short poem
Date: 8/22/2021 4:40:00 PM
https://danassays.wordpress.com/encyclopedia-of-the-essay/carman-bliss/
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Date: 8/22/2021 4:38:00 PM
https://www.bartleby.com/360/
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Date: 8/22/2021 4:37:00 PM
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6998146/bliss-carman
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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6998146/bliss-carman
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Date: 8/22/2021 4:33:00 PM
http://www.poetspathway.ca/bio_carman.htm
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Date: 8/22/2021 4:31:00 PM
https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/bliss-carman-quotes https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/4343 http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2001704045/
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Date: 8/22/2021 4:28:00 PM
The Winter Scene by Bliss Carman Next I The rutted roads are all like iron; skies Are keen and brilliant; only the oak-leaves cling In the bare woods, or the hardy bitter-sweet; Drivers have put their sheepskin jackets on; And all the ponds are sealed with sheeted ice That rings with stroke of skate and hockey-stick, Or in the twilight cracks with running whoop. Bring in the logs of oak and hickory, And make an ample blaze on the wide hearth. Now is the time, with winter o'er the world, For books and friends and yellow candle-light, And timeless lingering by the settling fire. While all the shuddering stars are keen with cold. This poem is in the public domain.
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http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/garvin/poets/carman.html
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http://www.public-domain-poetry.com/william-bliss-carman
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http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/carman_william_bliss_15E.html
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https://www.poemhunter.com/bliss-william-carman/
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https://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poets/carman-bliss
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https://www.best-poems.net/bliss_carman/index.html
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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,
8/9/2021 Will You Help Me See The Green, Green Grass Again Rhymeart,
8/8/2021 Does Love Thrive Only In Its Soft Gasping Return Sonnetart,creation,humanity,lif
8/7/2021 Sprinkled Stardust In Her Long Flowing Hair Rhymeart,love,romance,
8/7/2021 Was There Ever True Splendor In The Grass Rhymeart,
8/6/2021 At Home, Resting After A Sweet Morning Trek Free verseappreciation,art,nature,t
8/5/2021 One Whose Devilish Heart Comes From The Fridge Rhymeart,heart,meaningful,memo
7/24/2021 Verses From The Remnants Of Broken Chains, Series Conclusion Quatrainart,assonance,creation,de
7/21/2021 Verses From The Remnants Of Broken Chains, A Short Series Quatrainart,creation,deep,meaning
7/19/2021 From The Saddest Depths Of Bitter Despair Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 Time And Fate Have This Grievous Lesson Taught Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 Companion Of Peaceful Things Classicismart,
7/19/2021 I Wept, And My Tears Were A Waste Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 I Was Grieving All This Damn Falling Rain Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 From The Tree Of Evil Into Earth Its Broken Bough Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 The Stark Reality, The Sad And Tragic Prediction Rhymeart,
7/19/2021 When The Dark Eclipses Romantic Light Sonnetart,heartbreak,judgement,
7/19/2021 Hell, It Ain't No Fad, But Best I Forget It Lyricart,endurance,life,loss,m
7/18/2021 A HOKKU Haikuallegory,analogy,art,autu
7/17/2021 True Love Can Only Come From True And Sincere Heart Romanticismart,beauty,blessing,god,h
7/12/2021 The Bloodstone, The Raven And Master Poe Part Three of Three Rhymeart,dark,deep,gothic,horr
7/11/2021 There Were The Echoes Of Her Touch Otherart,beauty,color,creation
7/9/2021 The Bloodstone, The Raven And Master Poe, Part Two of Three Rhymeart,betrayal,dark,horror,
7/1/2021 The Bloodstone, The Raven And Master Poe, Part One Of Three Rhymeart,dark,evil,gothic,grie
6/29/2021 Grandma, The Farm And The Silent Young Cat Rhymeart,beauty,cat,farm,grand
6/27/2021 Vows Of Love That Time And Distance Can Not Deny Romanticismart,kiss,love,passion,rom
6/25/2021 There In The Fast Fading Shadows Of Looming Dusk Rhymeart,creation,deep,life,re
6/24/2021 The Late Night Consultation, The Compromise, The New Delusion Free verseart,deep,introspection,ni
6/24/2021 Glimmering, Shimmering And Flaming Sweet Haikuappreciation,beautiful,gi
6/23/2021 I Go There But Just Cannot Get It Back Rhymeage,fate,loss,meaningful,
6/22/2021 Awesome Gems, As Were Set By Divine Measure Rhymeappreciation,art,beauty,b
6/20/2021 When I Rethink Glory Days Of My Youth Rhymecharacter,deep,faith,judg
6/17/2021 Chained To This World, Chained To My Fate Rhymeart,creation,dark,deep,fa
6/14/2021 In Ancient Graveyard Of Hidden Poems, Truth Danced Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
6/14/2021 Of The Life, The Great Loss, The Solemn Plea Romanticismart,fate,introspection,li
6/13/2021 When Ravenous Wolf, Prowls At Our Home's Open Door Rhymeart,conflict,courage,dark
6/9/2021 Looking Inward, Asking For Serenity's Grace Rhymeart,deep,fate,heart,intro
6/8/2021 My, My How Illusions Have Ever Brighter Grown Rhymeart,beauty,creation,image
6/5/2021 Ekphrasis on, The Spinners , Las Hilanderas, artist, Diego Velazquez Ekphrasisappreciation,art,betrayal
5/29/2021 Three sonnets from my new blog, Alas So Shoot Me, I Grieve What Was Lost Sonnetappreciation,art,creation
5/28/2021 Discovery, Light And A True Blessing Free verseart,creation,how i feel,h
5/26/2021 Nemesis, Confrontation And The Rejoined Battle, Now Completed Narrativeart,creation,faith,humani
5/23/2021 Spring's First Morn, Promise Of Those Rising Seeds Romanticismappreciation,art,beauty,f
5/22/2021 Where, O' Where Baby Did You Hide That Key Romanticismappreciation,art,confiden
5/7/2021 I Got Scars, Invisible Chains That Tightly Bind Rhymeart,character,heartbreak,
5/3/2021 There Just Beyond That Long Black Sea Curtain Imagismadventure,appreciation,ar
4/26/2021 The Fervent Wish And The Sincere Prayer Haikuappreciation,art,assonanc
4/26/2021 The Way Of Victory Rhymeart,creation,deep,heart,m
4/24/2021 He Lives Now, A Man With A Broken Sword Rhymeappreciation,art,assonanc
4/24/2021 Love And Reciprocation Oft Fantasy Of Lonely Hearts Romanticismappreciation,art,beauty,f
4/11/2021 For Light Then Plants Its Invincible Seeds Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,fai
4/8/2021 That Sweetest Of Earth's Treasures Can Thus Flee Sonnetappreciation,art,poetry,
4/8/2021 And Yes Tis The Glory Of Spring We So Adore Rhymeappreciation,art,beauty,n
4/3/2021 Destruction, As Kali Walks Upon Earthen Grounds Rhymeart,conflict,creation,dar
3/30/2021 Dying A Little With Each And Every Breath Sonnetart,death,deep,humanity,l
3/30/2021 Sonnet Triples, Poet And Time's Thoughtful Musings Sonnetart,beauty,creation,deep,
3/23/2021 Nemesis, Confrontation And The Rejoined Battle Nemesis - Part One Rhymeart,courage,creation,deep
3/19/2021 In Soft Glowing Mistress Flame Of The Beauty's Breath - a collaboration with Susan Ashley Rhymeart,beautiful,desire,love
3/17/2021 Sweetest Of Moans, From Her Desirous Lips Sonnetappreciation,art,creation
3/17/2021 As Dawn Woke, Uttering Its First Shining Rays Romanticismappreciation,art,flower,i
3/17/2021 Twenty Titles, A Beautiful New Birth Free verseart,poetry,symbolism,writ
3/17/2021 Heart Swore An Oath, Never, Never Again Sonnetart,deep,hurt,life,loss,m
3/14/2021 As Her Beauty Rivals Red, Red Roses Romanticismappreciation,art,beauty,d
3/12/2021 The Beauty And Essence Of A Pretty Cowgirl Sonnetappreciation,art,beauty,d
3/7/2021 In Garden Of Dreams, As Dawn Awakens Sonnetdream,heart,passion,roman
3/6/2021 The Gift, The Truth, Hope And Its Sweet Promise Free verseart,creation,deep,hope,li
3/4/2021 In The Image Of Dust To Dust, Kipling tribute poem Rhymeart,creation,death,deep,f
2/28/2021 In The Shadows Beyond The Lights, Tribute poem- Rudyard Kipling Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
2/27/2021 The Dark, The Mysteries Within Mankind's Sleeping Interludes Rhymedark,deep,dream,grave,hor
2/25/2021 The Great Blessed Guardian Of The Light Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
2/25/2021 Adding Rhyme To My Free Verse, Cooking Poetic Stew Free verseappreciation,art,creation
2/25/2021 In Full Flight Her Soul Departed Romanticismart,beauty,creation,emoti
2/25/2021 Love's Fever Burns In The Air, As We Kiss Anew Romanticismangel,art,beauty,heart,in
2/22/2021 A Quartet Of Short Poems From 1973 Rhymeart,creation,humanity,jud
2/21/2021 That Summer Day At That Resplendent, Ancient Weeping Tree Romanticismart,hope,life,light,stren
2/20/2021 Glory Of Faith's Triumphant Golden Crowns Romanticismart,beauty,creation,heart
2/16/2021 Gold Within The Ink May Heart's Depths Relay Sonnetappreciation,art,creation
2/15/2021 And On Love's Path May We Forever Trod Romanticismappreciation,art,beautifu
2/13/2021 Seeking The Boundaries Of Love's Depths And Her Hand Romanticismappreciation,art,beauty,d
2/12/2021 When Poet Ponders What Fate Delivers Rhymeart,deep,humanity,journey
2/11/2021 Olympic Desires Born, Gods A'playing Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
2/6/2021 Should I Dream For Another Thousand Years Rhymeart,dream,inspiration,lif

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MoUNTAIN DRoP Rhymedeath,depression,
The Perfect Painting Rhymeart,beauty,
Beauty Exposed Rhymelife,
Diamond in the Sky Sonnetstar,
Beautiful Day Free verseseasons,
What the Angels Whisper Free versegod,hope,youth,
In One Fell Swoop Free verselost love,
I Am The Mighty Mountain Personificationearth,mountains,
Death Blows a Hollow Horn Sonnetdeath,
A Shade From The Past Sonnetart,nostalgia,people,
Black Diamond Night Epicbody,death,history,lonely
To a Despondent Friend Quatraindepression,
Written in a Graveyard Sonnetdeath,
If Walls Could Speak Narrativefeelings,for him,joy,toge
Spring on the Wind Rhymechange,nature,spring,
The Ripping Free verseabuse,addiction,anger,ang
Invitation Rhymelost love,
A Letter to Emily Dickinson Rhymepoetess,
Crying River Balladbeautiful,cry,deep,freedo
His Song and Mine I do not know?bird,life,poems,prison,,L
Colours in our lives Rhymebeauty,color,
White Lace Sonnetlife,seasons
Daddy Free verseblue,dad,depression,fathe
Echoes in the Stone Epicadventure,death,hero,hist
Indian Ink Dramatic Verseabuse,autumn,death,deep,f
In An Old Cathedral Rhymeloneliness,love,
The tree of life Rhymeage,child,death,mystery,t
Stairway to the Stars Free versefarewell,kiss,
Our little Haven Rhymecousin,fairy,fantasy,gree
Midnight Poet Free verseaddiction,character,devot
Sweet Memories Rhymelost love,
A New Bird Rhymebirth,
Her Hidden Gem Rhymemother,voice,
Amidst the Fallen Petals Free verselonging,love,
A New Love Found Free verseinspirational,
Eyes of Blue Rhymefreedom,hero,memorial day
Oak Rhymetree,
When Love Found Me Rhymeblessing,love,
The Evil Eye Rhymeevil,
MY DAY IS COMING Rhymefriendship,journey,life,
Bobcat Moon Rhymeautumn,friendship,loss,mo
Autumn's Gown Rhymecolor,inspiration,
Contest Consternation Free versecommunity,poetry,words,
SOMETIMES Rhymeblessing,thanks,
Mist Song Rhymebeauty,music,nature,
The Clock it Mocks Free versebreak up,heartbroken,jeal
My Fallen Brother Rhymeangst,brother,history,los
Write you OUT Free versegoodbye,how i feel,
Kresge's Five And Dime Stores Rhymenostalgia,
THE LORDS SWEET MORNING Rhymemusic,nature,
Wild Love Narrativegarden,love,rose,sweet,
Hey you Free verseanger,conflict,forgivenes
Eccentric Eyes Sonnetpain,
Letting Go Rhymeson,
I Walk on Water Free verseintrospection,life,
Sunset Tableau Versepain,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
The Blackberry and The Rose Personificationimagination
Strong Point Sonnetlove,
Aquarius Coupletimagery,water,
I Hate You All Light Versedark,death,philosophy,sad
O The Grieving Free versedeath,funeral,grief,
Starstruck in your deep Beauty Free versebeautiful,beauty,flower,l
Wild pure and free love Free versebeautiful,love,romance,
Mother's Garden Rhymeflower,garden,nature,
Holding a wilting red rose Versedeath,mother,mothers day,
What is Love Sonnetlove,
So She Broke your Heart Free verseanalogy,betrayal,hope,lov
Eccentricity In Love Sonnetlove,universe,
Heaven or Hell Free versedark,heaven,light,love,
Neverland Narrativechildhood,nostalgia,place
Releasing Me Sonnethappiness,peace,
Intolerable Rhymeabuse,betrayal,racism,
As we walk hand in hand Rhymehappiness,how i feel,love
Outside Looking In Rhymecharacter,community,histo
Fragment Trioletlight
Angel Tears Light Verseangel,
Conquer Rhymedepression,
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Light Versesoldier,violence,war,
Put Your Head on My Shoulder Light Versedance,romantic,
Ragnarok: The Storm Epyllionweather,
Ancient Warrior Iambic Pentameterangst,culture,native amer
That Still Small Voice Quatraingod,prayer,relationship,
Small Passerene Birds Rhymebeautiful,romantic,season
But I Must Stay Villanellesad,
JE SUIS CHARLIE -- Afterthought Narrativecourage,death,dedication,
The Black Dragon Free versecorruption,courage,hope,w
When Bubbles Dissipate Tankabeautiful,beauty,i love y
Lamb Rhymechristian,hope,spiritual,
Rain over Vietnam Quaternrain,war,
Be Courageous Above All Didacticallegory,appreciation,cou
Long Distance Dreamer Light Versebeautiful,i miss you,long
December Magic Quintain (English)nature,
Simply time to go, a little brother's lamentation Rhymebrother,conflict,confusio
Whilst walking through the woods Sonnetanimal,beauty,bird,nature
Breath of Love Rhymefaith,future,god,heart,ho
Autumn's Dreams Of A Country Road Rhymenature,seasons,
By Default Narrativechildhood,dad,death,famil
It's Only Through Jesus Rhymechristian,faith,god,inspi
I tried to hide Rhymeabsence,africa,cheer up,c

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Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
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cherl dunn United States Flag United States Read
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harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
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