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I grew up in Texas, where I developed a love for art.
At twenty-one I moved to a small town in Oregon with my family.
And I opened my own small business creating signs and oil paintings.
At thirty-eight I decided to go back to school
and attended college taking a course in Early Childhood Education.
Upon graduating I started teaching
and worked in the school system for sixteen years
as well as teaching "Prep" in the Catholic Church.
I had to quit work due to health issues and
ten years later I started painting and writing poetry.
My husband passed in August 29, 2018 and
I now reside in Texas with my children and grandchildren. 
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Menagerie of Poems, Beachcombers,
Rhapsody of Poems covers are my own work.
My grandchildren are the models for Menagerie of Poems,
my son and nephew for Beachcombers,
and my daughter in-law for Rhapsody of Poems.

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Eve Roper grew up in Texas, where she developed a love for art.

At twenty-one moved to a small town in Oregon with her family.

 

Living in Oregon she opened her own small business in signs and oil paintings.

 

At thirty-eight went back and attended college in Early Childhood Education.

Taught Prep in the Catholic Church and worked in the schools for sixteen years.

After developing a tumor, on the left side of the brain she decided to quit working.

 

Ten years later she started painting and writing poetry.

She resides in Texas with her loving husband, children, and grandchildren.

(My husband wrote my biography  to place in the back of my books, since then he has passed. In memory of my beloved husband and soul mate of thirty-eight years this is the biography I will place here on PoetrySoup.) 

BIOGRAPHICAL :

Favorite Artist – a biography of me; being an artist has let me see and feel into my human self
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/favorite_artist_1197475


A Vision of a Child - Catholic, recite my rosary every night, a desire   to be closer to Christ
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/a_vision_of_a_child_618986


Batter UP - tribute to my nine-year-old granddaughter and her love for sports and desire to succeed, my constant companion
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/batter_up_676545


White Roses Subtle Elegance - written for my son and his new wife of their wedding day, I finally didn't have to worry
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/white_roses_in_subtle_elegance_1191614


My Alphabet - poem I published, used as a teaching tool for preschools and kindergartens
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/my_alphabet__701180


Admiration for the Person You Have Become - dedicated to my three sons that I cradled in my arms and wish I still was
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/admiration_for_the_person_you_have_become_762345


Tribute :

Abandon – tribute to my husband, his love for the woods; my first experience of the Callahan Mountains
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/abandon_1035103


GRIEF :

The Voices Echo in Emptiness - inspired by the lonely nights that kept me awake with images of him
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/_the_voices_echo_in_emptiness_1091596


Wisp of Love - about my heartfelt mournful emotions I was feeling
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/wisp_of_love_1221138


Christmas Mourning – the hollow feelings I was experiencing on the first Christmas without my husband
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/christmas_mourning_1089154

4/19/2020

 

 

 





 


Pantoum

Blog Posted:8/23/2021 6:03:00 PM

Pantoum

The pantoum is a Malay verse form that reached us via France. (The original Malay word is pantun, but the verse form of that name in present-day Malaysia is different from the one described here. Or perhaps the Malay word just means "poem".)

In a pantoum, whole lines are repeated. In fact, every line is repeated. Here's an example, from Old Wossname's Book of Assorted Swine:

from Da Porci, the Renaissance Pig  Guide to Verse Forms - Pantoum (volecentral.co.uk)

 

Da Porci, Sage of Padua, I sing
(Come, Muse, this form is hard, give me a hand!)
The one who is the best at everything,
A polymath, the greatest in his land.

(Come, Muse, this form is hard, give me a hand -
I've never tried to write pantoums before.)
A polymath, the greatest in his land;
Da Porci is the most tremendous boar.

I've never tried to write pantoums before,
I know a pig who surely will have done.
Da Porci is the most tremendous boar,
And his will be the greatest 'neath the sun.

I know a pig who surely will have done
Whatever arty feat you care to name
And his will be the greatest 'neath the sun,
All others are eclipsed and put to shame.

Whatever arty feat you care to name,
In sculpture, music, painting, poetry,
All others are eclipsed and put to shame;
Da Porci's are the works to hear and see.
 
In sculpture, music, painting, poetry,
In mathematics, ballet, football, chess,
Da Porci's are the works to hear and see;
He's mastered all of culture, more or less.

In mathematics, ballet, football, chess,
He's probably the greatest of all time.
He's mastered all of culture, more or less -
For a pig to be so gifted is a crime.

He's probably the greatest of all time,
An all-round genius without parallel.
For a pig to be so gifted is a crime.
The smellicopter’s his design as well!

And so on... The stanzas rhyme abab, with the second and fourth lines of each stanza reappearing as the first and third lines of the next. To complete the loop, the second and fourth lines of the final stanza are the same as the first and third lines of the first stanza. (The example above is not the complete poem.)

 

Typically a pantoum is made up of two rhyming couplets, however, Western writers altered and adapted the form, the importance of rhyming and brevity diminished. So, pantoums do not need to rhyme.   Pantoum Definition and Examples | Poetry - PoetrySoup.com Dictionary



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Date: 8/24/2021 10:52:00 AM
Dear Eve, thank you so much for sharing this. I just love Pantoums. To be frank, I got inspired to write one or two Pantoums after reading a poem of our great poet Silent One... "A Poet's Adoration Of Nature". It has been a long time since I have written a Pantoum. Your inspiring blog makes me want to write one soon... Hugs... ~ Ani
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Eve Roper
Date: 8/25/2021 1:43:00 PM
Anitha, Silent One is one of the best in writing Pantoums. I am glad you have read his work. Hugs Eve
Date: 8/24/2021 9:21:00 AM
Eve, thanks so much for sharing, I have always loved Pantoums ~Constance
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Eve Roper
Date: 8/24/2021 10:21:00 AM
Thank you, Constance, I love them in a Rhyme form that is why I always chose to do the contest in Rhyme.
Date: 8/23/2021 9:46:00 PM
Eve, thanks so much for your presentation on Pantoum. I have long contended that "typically a pantoum is made up of two rhyming couplets," BUT, not necessarily, as modern pantoums "do not need to rhyme." In my humble opinion, contests asking for the pantoum should designate whether the Old Style Pantoum or the Modern Pantoum is required. I love the form myself and prefer the rhyming Old Style, but I have written pantoums that do not rhyme. Incidentally, pantoums, as a general rule, are a minimum of four or five stanzas in length. Again, thanks for your interesting and informative essay and example.
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Eve Roper
Date: 8/23/2021 9:59:00 PM
Thank you, Milton, for reading. Hugs Eve
Date: 8/23/2021 8:46:00 PM
Eve, this is a fun example of pantoum as light verse. Very nicely presented here!
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Eve Roper
Date: 8/23/2021 9:58:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea. Hugs Eve

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