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Listing A Personal View Of What Poetry Is

1. Poetry is a stone, turned to expose to searching winds of a once hidden earth.
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2. Poetry is art, mind painted, heart colored and fire risen.
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3. Poetry is a fruit, hanging on a bountiful tree, begging to fall.
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4. Poetry is an ever expanding ocean, begging ever more creatures to swim in its swirling depths.
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5. Poetry is cake on a golden platter, eaten with fork, spoon, butter knife or greedy hands.
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6. Poetry is cherry blossoms, crying for the soft, cool winds to wave their beauty to the awaiting sun and the gasping skies.
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7. Poetry is glistening dewdrops falling upon virgin ground to gift dawn's hope and night's desire to match brilliance of glistening moonbeams.
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8. Poetry is a poet's heart and soul uniting to bless others, while temporarily shielding searching souls against this dark world's poison tipped arrows.
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9. Poetry is brightly sent musical notes that heart sees, mind colors and spirit longs to record.
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10. Poetry is ink blotted, soul driven splashes that cry to be read, beg to be understood and unabashedly sing to give to its dear readers.
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11.Poetry is a colorful bird, in heavenly flight to a paradise that awaits man's sincere pleading heart and desirous spirit.
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12. Poetry is a child happily playing, a mother joyfully singing and a father blessed to have and so very dearly appreciate loving both.
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Robert J. Lindley, 7-17-2018
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My biography will be very limited for now.   Here , I can express myself in poetic form but in real life I much rather prefer to be far less forward  I am a 60 year old American citizen , born and raised in the glorious South! A heritage that I am very proud of and thank God for as it is a blessing indeed ~

Currently married to my beautiful young wife(Riza) a lovely filipina  lady and we have a fantastic 7 year old son, Justin ~

I have truly lived a very wild life as a younger man but now find myself finally very happily settled down for the duration of my life~

I decided to rest here and express myself with hopes that it may in some way help others, for I see here a very diverse  and fine gathering of poets, artists, and caring folks~

Quickly finding friends here that amaze me with such great talent~~

I invite any and all to comment on my writes and send me soup mail to discuss

whatever seems important to them ~

A Blog A Week, Honoring Each Week One Chosen Famous Poet , First Week, Randall Jarrell

Blog Posted:9/17/2021 7:39:00 AM

A Blog A Week, Honoring Each Week One Chosen Famous Poet , First Week,  Randall Jarrell



October 7, 1951

With Wild Dogmatism



By Randall Jarrell

Randall Jarrell is our most talented poet under 40, and one whose wit, pathos and grace remind us more of Pope or Matthew Arnold than of any of his contemporaries. I don't know whether Jarrell is unappreciated or not -- it's hard to imagine anyone taking him lightly. He is almost brutally serious about literature and so bewilderingly gifted that it is impossible to comment on him without the humiliating thought that he himself could do it better.


He is a man of letters in the European sense, with real verve, imagination and uniqueness. Even his dogmatism is more wild and personal than we are accustomed to, completely unspoiled by the hedging "equanimity" that weakens the style and temperament of so many of our serious writers. His murderous intuitive phrases are famous; but at the same time his mind is essentially conservative and takes as much joy in rescuing the reputation of a sleeping good writer as in chloroforming a mediocre one.


Jarrell's prose intelligence -- he seems to know everything -- gives his poetry an extraordinary advantage over, for instance, a thunderbolt like Dylan Thomas, in dealing with the present. Jarrell is able to see our whole scientific, political and spiritual situation directly and on its own terms. He is a tireless discoverer of new themes and resources, and a master technician, who moves easily from the little to the grand. Monstrously knowing and monstrously innocent -- one does not know just where to find him ... a Wordsworth with the obsessions of Lewis Carroll.


"The Seven-League Crutches" should best be read with Jarrell's three earlier volumes. "Blood for a Stranger" (1942) is a Parnassian tour-de-force in the manner of Auden; nevertheless, it has several fine poems, the beginnings of better, and enough of the author's personality for John Crowe Ransom to write in ironic astonishment that Jarrell had "the velocity of an angel." "Little Friend, Little Friend" (1945), however, contains some of the best poems on modern war, better, I think, and far more professional than those of Wilfred Owen, which, though they seem pathetically eternal to us now, are sometimes amateurish and unfinished. The determined, passive, sacrificial lives of the pilots, inwardly so harmless and outwardly so destructive, are ideal subjects for Jarrell. In "Losses" (1948) and more rangingly in "Seven-League Crutches," new subjects appear. Using himself, children, characters from fairy stories, history and painting, he is still able to find beings that are determined, passive and sacrificial, but the experience is quiet, more complex and probably more universal. It's an odd universe, where a bruised joy or a bruised sorrow is forever commenting on itself with the gruff animal common sense and sophistication of Fontaine. Jarrell has gone far enough to be compared with his peers, the best lyric poets of the past: he has the same finesse and originality that they have, and his faults, a certain idiosyncratic willfulness and eclectic timidity, are only faults in this context.


Among the new poems, "Orient Express," a sequel, I think, to "Dover Beach," is a brilliantly expert combination of regular and irregular lines, buried rhymes, and sestina-like repeated rhymes, in which shifts in tone and rhythm are played off against the deadening roll of the train. "A Game at Salzburg" has the broken, charmed motion of someone thinking out loud. Both, in their different ways, are as skillful and lovely as any short poem I know of. "The Knight, Death, and the Devil" is a careful translation of Durer's engraving. The description is dense; the generalizations are profound. It is one of the most remarkable word-pictures in English verse or prose, and comparable to Auden's "Musee de Beaux Arts."


"The Contrary Poet" is an absolutely literal translation from Corbiere. The original is as clearly there as in the French, and it is also a great English poem. "The Night Before the Night Before Christmas" is long; it is also, perhaps, the best, most mannered, the most unforgettable and the most irritating poem in the book. Some of Jarrell's monologues are Robert Frost for "the man who reads Hamlet," or rather for a Hamlet who had been tutored by Jarrell. In "Seele in Raum," he masters Frost's methods and manages to make a simple half-mad woman speak in character, and yet with his own humor and terror.


My favorite is "A Girl in a Library," an apotheosis of the American girl, an immortal character piece, and the poem in which Jarrell perhaps best uses both his own qualities and his sense of popular culture. The girl is a college student, blonde and athletic.


But not so sadly; not so thoughtfully

And answers * * * guilelessly: I'm studying.


I quote the ending:


Sit and dream

One comes, a finger width beneath your skin,

To the braided maidens singing as they spin;

There sounds the shepherd's pipe, the watchman's rattle

Across the short dark distance of the years.

I am a thought of yours: and yet, you do not think ...

The firelight of a long, blind dreaming story

Lingers upon your lips; and I have seen

Firm, fixed forever in your closing eyes,

The Corn King beckoning to his Spring Queen.


"Belinda" was once drawn with something of the same hesitating satire and sympathy.


Mr. Lowell, who received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1947, is author of "The Mills of the Kavanaughs."


(2.) A video link- Jarrell speaking

Randall Jarrell Reads from His Work




September 1948.  The King's Hunt, BY RANDALL JARRELL


Next Day 

Moving from Cheer to Joy, from Joy to All,
I take a box
And add it to my wild rice, my Cornish game hens.
The slacked or shorted, basketed, identical
Food-gathering flocks
Are selves I overlook. Wisdom, said William James,

Is learning what to overlook. And I am wise
If that is wisdom.
Yet somehow, as I buy All from these shelves

And the boy takes it to my station wagon,
What I've become
Troubles me even if I shut my eyes.

When I was young and miserable and pretty
And poor, I'd wish
What all girls wish: to have a husband,
A house and children. Now that I'm old, my wish
Is womanish:
That the boy putting groceries in my car

See me. It bewilders me he doesn't see me.
For so many years
I was good enough to eat: the world looked at me
And its mouth watered. How often they have undressed me,
The eyes of strangers!
And, holding their flesh within my flesh, their vile

Imaginings within my imagining,
I too have taken
The chance of life. Now the boy pats my dog
And we start home. Now I am good.
The last mistaken,
Ecstatic, accidental bliss, the blind

Happiness that, bursting, leaves upon the palm
Some soap and water--
It was so long ago, back in some Gay
Twenties, Nineties, I don't know . . . Today I miss
My lovely daughter
Away at school, my sons away at school,

My husband away at work--I wish for them.
The dog, the maid,
And I go through the sure unvarying days
At home in them. As I look at my life,
I am afraid
Only that it will change, as I am changing:

I am afraid, this morning, of my face.
It looks at me
From the rear-view mirror, with the eyes I hate,
The smile I hate. Its plain, lined look
Of gray discovery
Repeats to me: "You're old." That's all, I'm old.

And yet I'm afraid, as I was at the funeral
I went to yesterday.
My friend's cold made-up face, granite among its flowers,
Her undressed, operated-on, dressed body
Were my face and body.
As I think of her and I hear her telling me

How young I seem; I am exceptional;
I think of all I have.
But really no one is exceptional,
No one has anything, I'm anybody,
I stand beside my grave
Confused with my life, that is commonplace and solitary.



Insert --Edited update,additional information 




In terms of the subject matter of Jarrell's work, the scholar Stephanie Burt observed, "Randall Jarrell's best-known poems are poems about the Second World War, poems about bookish children and childhood, and poems, -  ***such as 'Next Day,' in the voices of aging women."[1] *** Burt also succinctly summarizes the essence of Jarrell's poetic style as follows:

Jarrell's stylistic particularities have been hard for critics to hear and describe, both because the poems call readers' attention instead to their characters and because Jarrell's particular powers emerge so often from mimesis of speech. Jarrell's style responds to the alienations it delineates by incorporating or troping speech and conversation, linking emotional events within one person's psyche to speech acts that might take place between persons. . .Jarrell's style pivots on his sense of loneliness and on the intersubjectivity he sought as a response.[1]

From A Wikipedia link


My two tribute poems- composed to honor this truly gifted

and totally amazingly brilliant poet…



As I Sit Here Chilling On My Front Porch


As I sit here chilling on my front porch

Yet still wonderment in this aged soul

Tho' I feel far too fast fading life's torch

Seeking to find more than, world's heavy toll

Watching this world dancing through my front yard

Sipping hot coffee, daring to be free

Soaring fodder for a want to be bard

Or a brave captain sailing stormy seas.


Now I see trees swaying and waves crashing

Thunder blasting, arriving tempest roars

Fate cries, you chips you will soon be cashing

I say, go away now you simply bore

Sun and its golden rays beam as scene change

On my black mustang I am now riding

Across  a desert prairie, open range

Searching through life while no longer hiding.


Ahead a glistening purple mountain

Destination for a sad broken heart

Treasure found as a renewal fountain

As dreaming depicted  on my star chart

There awaits golden gems and lover's touch

An angel as promised ages ago

Nirvana, as true love delivers such

From there into Heaven away we go.


I sit here just chilling on my front porch

Yet still wonderment in this aged soul

Tho' I feel far too fast fading life's torch

Seeking to find more than, world's heavy toll.

Robert J. Lindley, JULY 11TH, 2021

Romanticism- Tribute poem for

Randall Jarrell



Wherein,  Innocent Children Once Played.


Beyond the fall of that shimmering veil

With the folds of life's mysterious walls

Imprisoned in the dark pits of hell

Innocents that failed to heed this call

Soft beckoning into a warming light

Enticement to live in a sweeter state

Devoid of fear of life and evil night

As always  forbidden there any hate.


For only joy and happiness resides

Among bright gardens and its golden walls

Left behind vanity and foolish prides

One only enters by Heaven's dear call

Time banished and true love reigns supreme

Peace there is the feast on which all may dine

Eradicated all the world's dark schemes

There is no greedy, this stuff is all mine.


Yes, truly such a  treasure does exist

Wherein wicked world can never invade

Just beyond the purple veil's falling mist

Wherein, innocent children once played.

Robert J. Lindley, 9-17- 2021

Romanticism- Tribute poem for

Randall Jarrell



This blog was started months ago- due to health issues then, was abandoned.

All that was needed was the second poem.

That was last night and finished this morn..

I leave it as it was first composed- unedited.






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Date: 9/20/2021 3:32:00 PM
A lot of work here, Roberto, and as always of the highest caliber, with such attention given to detail and honor given to the featured artist - both in research AND in emulation, (which is superb). i am not very familiar with Jarrell, but I remember from prep school his very melancholy tones, (which I love), and his capitalization of each Free Verse line - something I did when I first started writing ... now I know where I got it, ha! Great stuff, Sir - keep 'em coming!
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Date: 9/20/2021 5:04:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Your comments are always appreciated and informative to this very old poet. To me Jarrells style was out of the ordinary but his works made me think. Added to that is his life tho quite troubled was also very interesting.. God bless..
Date: 9/19/2021 6:58:00 AM
Oh gosh, such melodious and beauteous poetry from you, dear Robert, and Randall. An incoming tide of many blessings of the gifts of such monumental works. God's blessings to you and your family, dear Robert. Soldier on. ~
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Date: 9/19/2021 8:56:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend. Your comments are always greatly appreciated. As are you wonderful blessings wished... Recently the current incoming tides have been far better than the ones before. As is evident by this new blog and my commitment to do a blog a week. Hopefully, I can accomplish that and its stated theme, for more than just this one blog.. God bless..
Date: 9/18/2021 7:56:00 AM
Thanks for the introduction to Jarrell. 'Next day' a part of all of us stuck, stagnate on what used to be that limits our evolution. I once read somewhere, may have been a philosopher, who said life is a party and when it's over, we should just gratefully leave, and not follow the desire to cry, bargain, etc for it to continue. The same can be applied to stages of life.
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Date: 9/19/2021 9:14:00 AM
My friend, I have spent decades studying history's great philosphers. As that knowedge gained helps so very much in my own poetry. Wisdom is a gem that illuminates both heart and soul to ever greater heights. God bless...
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Date: 9/18/2021 9:55:00 AM
Jarrell was quite the thinker. His poetry is an unusual style and fits no average or easily recognized pattern but its brilliance is in the poetic sense in its originality, depths of thought and uncommon insight on life, and the world in general, imho. True -almost-- nobody is in a hurry to leave the party-- in that the survival instinct is a very, very strong force. Many more poems of his are available to read that one can not post because of copyright issues. God bless....
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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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Fav Poems

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

Fav Poets

SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick United States Flag United States Read
Keith O.J. Hunt Canada Flag Canada Read
Sunshine Smile Norway Flag Norway Read
Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Jake Ponce Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Vera Duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Robert Nehls United States Flag United States Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
lisa duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Barbara Gorelick United States Flag United States Read
Gary Bateman Germany Flag Germany Read
liam mcdaid Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Gry Christensen United States Flag United States Read
arthur vaso Canada Flag Canada Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Buck Samuels United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
Miss Sassy United States Flag United States Read
cherl dunn United States Flag United States Read
KP Nunez Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Peter Lewis Holmes Viet Nam Flag Viet Nam Read
David O'Haolin Whalen United States Flag United States Read
Keith Bickerstaffe United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Lu Loo United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Lin Lane United States Flag United States Read
Vladislav Raven United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Gail Foster United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Pandita Sanchez United States Flag United States Read
Danetta Barney United States Flag United States Read
Tom Quigley United States Flag United States Read
jill spagnola United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Avis Bailey United States Flag United States Read
Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
Len Gasun Thailand Flag Thailand Read
Feli Elizab United States Flag United States Read
Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
Edlynn Nau United States Flag United States Read
Leslie Philibert Germany Flag Germany Read
Miraj Raha India Flag India Read
Sarai Virden United States Flag United States Read
C T United States Flag United States Read
Jessica Thompson United States Flag United States Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Timothy Hicks United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
Tim Smith United States Flag United States Read
Suzanne Delaney United States Flag United States Read
Joseph May United States Flag United States Read
Constance La France Canada Flag Canada Read
Daniel Turner United States Flag United States Read
Manmath Dalei India Flag India Read
kabuteng P.iNk k. Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
Red Fiery Singapore Flag Singapore Read
Brian Davey United States Flag United States Read
Keith Trestrail Trinidad and Tobago Flag Trinidad and Tobago Read
Walter T. Ashe United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Anisha Dutta India Flag India Read
CayCay Jennings United States Flag United States Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Teddy Kimathi Kenya Flag Kenya Read
Julia Ward France Flag France Read
Frederic Parker United States Flag United States Read
Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Laura Leiser United States Flag United States Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Robert Stoner Jr United States Flag United States Read
Faye Gibson United States Flag United States Read
michael tor United States Flag United States Read
Carol Eastman United States Flag United States Read
Charlie Smith United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Bob Quigley United States Flag United States Read
Shadow Hamilton United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Charles Henderson United States Flag United States Read
Robert Pettit United States Flag United States Read
Francine Roberts Canada Flag Canada Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Andrew Crisci United States Flag United States Read
kash poet India Flag India Read
Janice Canerdy United States Flag United States Read
Judy Konos United States Flag United States Read
BL DEVNATH India Flag India Read
Susan Gentry United States Flag United States Read