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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.



Mother's Day

Blog Posted:5/8/2022 11:28:00 AM

Happy Mother's Day to women around the world.  We celebrate the work of your hands and compassion of your hearts for all women as wives, mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins and daughters and Godmothers!


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Date: 5/9/2022 9:26:00 AM
sorry I am late in seeing this. Been SO busy. This was sweet of you to post, Sam. I had such a lovely weekend. I got a NEW white kitty, and he is cute beyond belief and PURRRRRFECT. (many cat poems will likely ensure in the future). Hope you had a great day as well.
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Date: 5/8/2022 6:07:00 PM
Your thoughts caress gently around my heart. Happy Mother's Day ! :) Hugs, Brandy
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My Past Blog Posts

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
5/18/2022 Mission of the Yellow Songbird Free versebird,
5/13/2022 Springtime Rondeau Free versedance,spring,
5/10/2022 My Crumpled Wings Verselife,love,
5/9/2022 Opportunity Monokuwork,
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,
4/27/2022 Run and Catch the Wind Rhymechildhood,
4/26/2022 History's Greatest Miracle Play Narrativejesus,
4/22/2022 April's Showers Monchielle Stanzaapril,rain,rainbow,spring
4/19/2022 surfriders at play Haikuanimal,fun,ocean,
4/13/2022 Tyrants, Despots and Dictators Monokuirony,life,
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,
4/6/2022 Silence Terzanellelife,silence,
4/5/2022 playful shadow Haikuanimal,cat,fun,
4/2/2022 Fig Leaf Free verselife,nature,
4/1/2022 Friendship Garden Opera Layflower,garden,song,spring
3/31/2022 spring acrobats Haikufun,spring,
3/31/2022 Spring Whimsy Haikuspring,
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,
3/24/2022 Shamrock Reflections Free versepoetry,
3/23/2022 Women of the Word Odeappreciation,women,
3/16/2022 Magical Grace Free verseblessing,magic,time,
3/14/2022 meadowlarks Haikubird,nature,song,
3/14/2022 Fireflies Tankainsect,light,summer,
3/12/2022 In the Midst of Winter Free versespring,
3/11/2022 Winter Bows to Spring Imagismflower,garden,spring,weat
3/8/2022 Nexus Free verselife,
3/4/2022 Spring Garden Party Tankadance,flower,garden,
3/4/2022 March In Versejoy,march,
3/2/2022 Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Versefood,storm,winter,
3/1/2022 Beside Still Waters Lyriclife,water,
3/1/2022 Lovely as a Lovely Dream Coupletdream,poems,
3/1/2022 Dance of the Spheres Villanellecommunity,dance,stars,
2/27/2022 Avalanche Shadormaflower,life,light,prayer,
2/24/2022 Celebration of Las Animas Free verselife,
2/23/2022 Aurora Pleiadesmorning,
2/23/2022 Harvest of Stars Free versenight,stars,
2/20/2022 reflections on whale watching Haikuanimal,ocean,
2/16/2022 Jubilant Joy Ethereejoy,
2/11/2022 Dappled Winds Dizainwind,
2/10/2022 Winter Spirals Rictametersea,song,winter,
2/9/2022 Flipped Hourglass Free versedance,life,time,
2/9/2022 Flipped Hourglass Free versedance,life,time,
2/8/2022 Pussy Willows Versenature,
2/8/2022 Rose and Violet Tankaflower,love,valentines da
2/7/2022 Pride of Place - My Mother's Piano Monorhymeappreciation,mother,music
2/3/2022 Eternal Vibrating Tones of Grace Rhymegod,life,love,
2/2/2022 Encouragement of Thankfulness Free verseencouraging,prayer,
2/1/2022 Furry Maniacs Haikuanimal,
1/28/2022 The Snowflake Rhymebeauty,me,metaphor,snow,
1/27/2022 Stubborn Lamb Free verseforgiveness,jesus,
1/26/2022 Tanka Pleiadespoetry,
1/25/2022 Cliff Coupletbeauty,flower,sea,summer,
1/24/2022 Chalice of Darkness Free versebirth,dark,flower,
1/21/2022 Keola - Free Verse Free verseautumn,inspirational,life
1/20/2022 snow flowers Haikuwinter,
1/18/2022 windsongs Haikubird,song,wind,
1/16/2022 winter wild geese Haikubird,sunset,winter,
1/12/2022 Winter's Fantasies Free versefantasy,snow,winter,
1/11/2022 Transcendence Free verseflower,life,spring,winter
1/7/2022 winter heart Haikuheart,winter,
1/6/2022 Butterfly Ballad Balladbutterfly,god,hurt,life,s
1/4/2022 Winter's Wishes Quintain (English)winter,
1/4/2022 Five New Year's Resolutions in the Spheres Listnew year,
12/30/2021 Nativity Free versechristmas,
12/29/2021 Fractured Storm Rhymenature,night,sky,weather,
12/28/2021 Angel in a Whirlwind Rhymeangel,miracle,
12/27/2021 A Shout into the Void Free versecelebration,
12/24/2021 Christmas Was Born of Love Lyricchristmas,
12/9/2021 The Wishes of Winter Free verseprayer,winter,
12/8/2021 Cradle Song Lyricchristmas,jesus,Lullaby,s
12/6/2021 The Promise Free versechristmas,
12/2/2021 Patois of Yuletide in Yellow Dizainchristmas,
12/1/2021 Jewelry Coupletfunny,
11/23/2021 Of Infinity Free versegod,life,paradise,
11/17/2021 Exuberant Light Dizaingiving,god,life,light,
11/12/2021 holiday haiku Haikuholiday,winter,
11/11/2021 Thanksgiving Blessings Free verseblessing,thanksgiving,
11/11/2021 Christmas Confections Quatraincandy,christmas,
11/7/2021 Magic of Morning Rhymemagic,morning,
11/5/2021 Morning Magic Rhymebeauty,dance,giggle,magic
11/4/2021 Rags to Joy Free verseangst,dream,joy,morning,
11/3/2021 The Language of Blue Free verseblue,language,music,
10/27/2021 Gratitude Rhymethanks,
10/26/2021 Storm Free verseonomatopoeia,storm,
10/23/2021 Invocation Free versegod,relationship,
10/22/2021 Thanksgiving Grace Tankablessing,thanksgiving day
10/22/2021 Love Language Sonnetlanguage,love,
10/22/2021 On the Importance of Little Things Rhymewater,

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Fav Poems

Separated By A Common Language Rhymeamerica,england,language,
A Strange Galaxy Free versestars,
Railway Lines: Toy Trains Rhyme6th grade,christmas,feeli
AFRICAN ANTHOLOGY Haikuafrica,animal,nature,wate
Morning Star Verseappreciation,beauty,metap
Treasure Hunting Free verseassonance,fantasy,
DAILY VICTORY IN THE LORD Tristichblessing,christian,faith,
Bicycle Playing Cards Rhymehistory,
That Starry Night Ekphrasisart,depression,night,pass
A Spotted Fawn Coupletanimal,beauty,flower,memo
84 Charing Cross Road Free versebooks,giving,love,words,
The Old Scribe Versegrandfather,grandson,love
The Woman They Know Free verseanalogy,courage,hope,wome
Ode to the Sisters Odefantasy,fate,stars,
Unshackled Free verseanalogy,journey,life,
Paradox Free verseanalogy,courage,
Intersection Of Interbeing Free verseinspirational,memory,myst
Bright Star Personificationdark,imagery,light,magic,
Naming Life Free versebeauty,life,
Dragon's Tooth Sapphic stanzafantasy,
rosa hesperrhodos Cinquainflower,mystery,nature,
Injustice And Me Coupletamerica,blessing,destiny,
Spice Haikuautumn,bird,color,cool,fo
Lies Awake Scheming Rhymecorruption,truth,
Somewhere over the Horizon Rhymeimagery,senses,,western,
Colors Of My Day Lyriccolor,love,romantic love,
The Leaf Fairy Queen Rhyme3rd grade,4th grade,5th g
Autumn Awakes Villanelleappreciation,autumn,
Wander-Lust Free versebeach,betrayal,desire,lus
Breathe-Rhyme Acrosticcourage,encouraging,endur
The Wonder Of It All Free verseintrospection,philosophy,
The Daughter Of The North Wind Sings In Soprano Free versepassion,snow,winter,woman
A Writer Born to Create Free versewriting,
Methuselah Star Free versestar,
Heart Universes Terza Rimaheart,universe,
The Nature Of We Sonnetangel,humanity,native ame
Wire Walker Free versebetrayal,conflict,husband
Hand washed Tetractys10th grade,11th grade,12t
Can't think it through Rhymehumanity,perspective,phil
Hedgehogs Rhyme3rd grade,4th grade,5th g
REALLY Confused Limerickconfusion,
Little Giants Quatrainchildren,happiness,innoce
Daydreamers' Drift Tetractysbeauty,child,imagination,
All in a Day Sonnetappreciation,hope,morning
Splendiferous Stories Choka10th grade,9th grade,adve
Nestled in Daydreams Coupletpeace,perspective,
PROSE POEM temperament Prose Poetryword play,
Autumn Reflections Coupletappreciation,autumn,faith
Marking Time Dizainappreciation,nature,peace
PATIENCE V Epigrammetaphor,wisdom,
Coming Back Home Acrostichome,longing,
Amberina Ballerina Free versedestiny,emotions,inspirat
A mountain from a pile Rhymeallusion,corruption,preju
Ekphrasis on Isles of Shoals Ekphrasisappreciation,art,nature,s
TRIUMPHANT MUSE OF SAM Rubaiyatappreciation,blessing,chr
Giving Godly Grace Acrosticappreciation,faith,god,je
SURPASSING BEAUTY OF NATURE Verseappreciation,beauty,chris
Dark Parts Sonnetcity,dark,fear,places,sil
Nutty Rhymeconfusion,crazy,
Appreciate Rhymeanalogy,
When I Get Home Coupletgod,heaven,
Lily Cinquainbeautiful,flower,symbolis
Sunset Tableau Verseappreciation,lost love,na
MEANDERING Free versepeace,time,
O April Free verseappreciation,april,beauty
in reflections Quintain (English)bird,sun,winter,
All Encompassing Verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
- Haiku X 209 - summer - lazy Haikusummer,sunshine,
Soaking Up the Sun Rhymebeautiful,color,flower,na
Native Peoples Say Haikuamerica,earth,life,nature
A Paean To God Free verseallusion,angst,appreciati
Presence of absence Free verseblessing,devotion,god,hea
Lost in Darkness Lentobird,weather,
Rose Buds to Remember Quatraindeath,flower,life,rose,
Last Sigh Free versedeath,love,
Playful Personificationlove,rose,sensual,
Arctic Jewels ABCsnow,winter,
Muses in Gold Rhymemuse,
Quiescent Verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
SUNDOWN MEDITATION Free verseadventure,freedom,journey
Rock n' Roll Spin Free verseage,appreciation,emotions
Stradivarius - MIA Acrosticchild,music,
Blushing Rosebud Ninetterose,snow,sun,
Miracle On Ford Street Narrativecare,children,christmas,p
Hope and Peace Free verseanxiety,hope,inspiration,
TANKA FEB 8 Tankapoetry,word play,
Whenever the Weather Rhymeweather,
Springtime Coupletflower,spring,sun,
winter dreams Haikunature,winter,
This Spring The Poppies Bloomed Free versebeauty,flower,life,love,r
Spring Sonnet Sonnetflower,nature,spring,
Seven Secret Garden Secrets Free verseallegory,children,garden,
Compost Pile Coupletbeauty,poems,
The Ides Of March Alliterationanxiety,april,beauty,chan
Persephone's Plea Pleiadesdeath,god,prayer,
Land Of Lost Shadows Ekphrasisart,
A Comb-edy of Hair-ers Light Versehair,humor,
Easter Lilies Free versebeautiful,christian,easte
ordinary Free verselove,magic,mystery,
The Sound of Silence Haikunature,tribute,

Fav Poets

James Inman United States Flag United States Read
Victor Van Beuren United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Adams United States Flag United States Read
Marshall Iftekhar Ahmed Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh Read
P.S. AWTRY United States Flag United States Read
Rama Balasubramanian India Flag India Read
Gregory Richard Barden United States Flag United States Read
Belle Bellevue United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Deborah Burrows Bahamas Flag Bahamas Read
Matt Coffelt United States Flag United States Read
Chantelle Anne Cooke United States Flag United States Read
V. Deepa India Flag India Read
Anil Deo United States Flag United States Read
Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Michelle Faulkner United States Flag United States Read
Greg Gaul United States Flag United States Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
Ann Gilmour United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Gideon Idudje Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Neil Johns United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Marikate Kingston United States Flag United States Read
Mark Koplin United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
BJ Legros Kelley United States Flag United States Read
Juliet Ligon United States Flag United States Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Regina McIntosh United States Flag United States Read
Carol Louise Moon United States Flag United States Read
Michelo Mweetwa Zambia Flag Zambia Read
JCB Brul Korea (South) Flag Korea (South) Read
Gary Radice United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Malabika Ray Choudhury Canada Flag Canada Read
Freddie Robinson Jr. United States Flag United States Read
Panagiota Romios United States Flag United States Read
Ken Rone United States Flag United States Read
Heidi Sands United States Flag United States Read
Jenish Somadas Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia Read
tracy storrier United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Quoth TheRaven United States Flag United States Read
Mark Toney United States Flag United States Read
John Watt United States Flag United States Read