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Hello!  My name is Sam Kauffman.  Knowing what to write for a bio is probably more difficult than writing poetry itself so I'll give you some of the highlights.

I was born and raised in Seattle, WA.  Graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in Music and English- if one major was good, two were better - right?

I am married, to my college sweetheart, have two boys, three grandchildren and one Wheaten Terrier, Mr. Paddy, a show dog - pure octane on four paws! - and now live in California.

Have been writing poetry since college - not sharing how long that has been - along with music - seven albums released  (played on Christian radio) - eight chapbooks of poetry, a series of eight faith based children's stories, three children's books, two full length books, short stories, eighteen one woman musical scripture dramas and a variety of music based programs for churches, youth and women.

Both the music and the poetry have been published.  (I am exhausted looking at that list I might add!)

As you might have guessed I am a Christian singer, dramatist, songwriter, author, retreat leader and "actress,"  that I put in parentheses!

Have been very blessed to have had a music ministry for over twenty years - yikes! has it been that long - traveling coast to coast and sometimes internationally.

While working harder than I have ever worked in my life, I am shocked, amazed and grateful for the reponse this writing and composing - not possible without a lot of heavenly help - has received with numerous awards over the years for both lyrics and poetry. 

When not writing - when does that happen? - I love to ski, walk, garden, cook, create needwork, train our show dogs and be with family and friends.

Well, there you have it in a nutshell - seems to be a rather large nutshell.

I am so grateful for the work of Poetry Soup and all of the "soupers" out there for creating a safe place of encouragement and a community of poets who support one another.

It is an honor to be among an international community of such talented and gracious poets and writers.



Line Gauthier's Birthday

Blog Posted:4/6/2022 10:46:00 AM

Just discovered that today is Line Gauthier's birhday.  

Happy Birthday Line!  Hope you have a wonderful day filled with celebration and blessings!


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Date: 5/3/2022 2:22:00 AM
Man, I missed this by almost a month. Happy belated Birthday, Line! I do hope your birthday went fantastic and I agree Andrea, Line is deserving! Best of Wishes, William
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Date: 4/23/2022 7:38:00 AM
Happy belated birthday Line. May happiest always find you. Hugs
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/23/2022 2:24:00 PM
Thank you so much, Cecilia ~ most appreciated.
Date: 4/10/2022 3:14:00 PM
oh my goodness< I am so late for everything this week. Sorry I missed this blog. Line is so deserving of birthday wishes!!
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/12/2022 6:29:00 PM
You're not late at all, Andrea. This is my birthday month. We get to a certain where it is impossible to cram everything into one little day ~
Date: 4/10/2022 1:14:00 AM
Belated birthday wishes, Line! May all good things of life come your way
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/10/2022 10:48:00 PM
Thank you so much. Most appreciated ~
Date: 4/7/2022 6:39:00 PM
Happy birthday, Line. I hope your day is magical. Many wonderful blessings to you. :) Hugs, Brandy
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/10/2022 10:49:00 PM
Thank you so much, Brandy.
Date: 4/7/2022 2:23:00 PM
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday dear Line and I hope you had a lovely day dear friend. Sending much love and hugs from across the pond ~ Ann xxxx
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/7/2022 4:37:00 PM
Thank you so much, Ann ~ show sweet of you!
Date: 4/7/2022 10:46:00 AM
Happy Birthday Line ~Constance
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/7/2022 4:37:00 PM
Thank you very much, Constance ~
Date: 4/7/2022 10:33:00 AM
Hope you had a lovely birthday Line. Tom
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/7/2022 4:37:00 PM
Thank you so much, Tom. Most appreciated!
Date: 4/7/2022 6:47:00 AM
Many more happy returns of the day, dear Line, may God bless you in every endeavour you undertake:)
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/7/2022 4:37:00 PM
Thank you so much, Jo. Most appreciated ~
Date: 4/7/2022 4:46:00 AM
Happy Birthday, Line. Sending good wishes your way.
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/7/2022 4:38:00 PM
Thank you so much, Vijay ~
Date: 4/7/2022 12:19:00 AM
A very blessed birthday to you, Line. Here's my birthday prayer for you from the Scriptures' Numbers 6:24-26: "The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace." God bless you.
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/7/2022 4:39:00 PM
Thank you so much Beata, most appreciated ~ I thought of you today when I saw a poem. I will send you a SoupMail.
Date: 4/6/2022 8:17:00 PM
Happiest birthday dear Line. May you bloom forever in poetry. With much love.^JCB
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/7/2022 4:42:00 PM
What a lovely wish. Thank you so much, JCB.
Date: 4/6/2022 3:55:00 PM
Happy Birthday Line! I hope you have a great one!
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/7/2022 4:42:00 PM
Thank you very much, Tania. Most appreciated ~
Date: 4/6/2022 2:43:00 PM
Thanks, Sam ~ not sure how you found out. . I always thought it was such a fabulous idea that kindergarten had the birthday child bring in the birthday cake on his/her birthday. . So I was actually considering leaving a (birthday) message of appreciation to PS colleagues... but you beat me to it. I've been busy with projects and recording and unfortunately don't get to read and comment as much as I used to. . I hope people check out my audio recordings and enjoy them. It would be even better if they get inspired to do their own recordings. . Thanks again for the birthday wishes ~ so thoughtful!
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/7/2022 12:09:00 PM
I am so glad I did discover your special day. Birthdays are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the person - no matter the number of candles on their cake! It was my joy to share your B-day. You have been a special PS friend since the first time I posted on PS. Sounds like your plate is full. Will try to listen to some of your audio recording! Thank you for all that you do to make this site special. Birthday blessings!
Date: 4/6/2022 12:35:00 PM
Happy birthday to one fine poetess/lady. Carpe diem, Line! xoxo
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Line Gauthier
Date: 4/6/2022 2:38:00 PM
Thanks, Edward ~ someone let the cat out of the bag!

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5/9/2022 wind whispers Haikuspring,wind,
5/6/2022 Living Truth Embraced Free verselife,
5/5/2022 Servant Heart Free versejoy,life,
5/4/2022 Ode to Spring Odejoy,life,song,spring,
5/3/2022 Wind Song Verseseasons,wind,
4/28/2022 Spring Mischief Rhymespring,
4/28/2022 The Heart of Spring Rhymeheart,spring,
4/28/2022 Spring's Rondeau Rondeaudance,fun,spring,
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4/19/2022 surfriders at play Haikuanimal,fun,ocean,
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4/13/2022 Matrix of Grace Tankaenvironment,life,
4/12/2022 dolphins Haikuanimal,fun,ocean,sea,
4/7/2022 Winged Warrior Free versetribute,
4/6/2022 Easter Wake Up Call Free verseeaster,jesus,joy,life,
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4/2/2022 Fig Leaf Free verselife,nature,
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3/31/2022 spring acrobats Haikufun,spring,
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3/29/2022 My Plea Free verselife,peace,
3/25/2022 Nature Kimoflower,nature,snow,spring
3/24/2022 Keeper of the Flame Free versefire,life,
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2/11/2022 Dappled Winds Dizainwind,
2/10/2022 Winter Spirals Rictametersea,song,winter,
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2/9/2022 Flipped Hourglass Free versedance,life,time,
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2/8/2022 Rose and Violet Tankaflower,love,valentines da
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1/28/2022 The Snowflake Rhymebeauty,me,metaphor,snow,
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Muses in Gold Rhymemuse,
Coming Back Home Acrostichome,longing,
PROSE POEM temperament Prose Poetryword play,
Autumn Awakes Villanelleappreciation,autumn,
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Hedgehogs Rhyme3rd grade,4th grade,5th g
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Miracle On Ford Street Narrativecare,children,christmas,p
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Lost in Darkness Lentobird,weather,
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Lily Cinquainbeautiful,flower,symbolis
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Seven Secret Garden Secrets Free verseallegory,children,garden,
Arctic Jewels ABCsnow,winter,
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All Encompassing Verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
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