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I took up poetry in 2015 after having discontinued writing in the 1990s. It proved to be therapeutic during a period of depression. I am, admittedly, an amateur poet, but I do love this means of artistic expression. Hopefully, some of what I have written will resonate with those who read my poetry.

I prefer keeping expressions simple in my poems. However, I do enjoy poetry where poets make skillful use of elegant words.

I also post my poems at my website,

Dewdrops Contest Finalized

Blog Posted:6/29/2022 6:51:00 AM

Congratulations to the winners! I very much enjoyed reading your creative work. What a talented group! I continue to learn from you. Well done!

Unfortunately, I had to disqualify several poems for the reasons noted below. To my dismay, also disqualified were a few well-written poems for not using full rhymes or eight and six syllables as required for this contest.

1) Poet name was included.
2) A line requiring eight syllables had seven or nine.
3) A line requiring six syllables had eight.
4) No rhyme or near-rhyme used. The contest called for full rhymes.
5) Required rhyme scheme of ABAABB, CDCCDD, etc., was not followed.
6) Required form of six lines per stanza with syllable count of 868886 was not adhered to.
7) Poem exceeded four stanzas.

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Date: 6/29/2022 12:54:00 PM
Thanks for my placement, Angel. I was so worried when I reread my poem and saw that I had reversed two of my lines with syllable count wrong. Thankfully I read your blog and caught my mistake! Congrats to your winners.
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Date: 6/29/2022 2:13:00 PM
I held off from disqualifying several well-written poems which failed to follow the posted rules. I was hoping they would be corrected before the end of the contest, and some were. Sadly, though, corrections were not made on a few and so had to be disqualified. Thank you for your participation and fine entry.

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
8/7/2022 Just August Quintain (Sicilian)august,poetry,summer,sun,
8/6/2022 The Sun In Me Kyrielledream,imagination,lost,wa
8/3/2022 Their Dance With Death Rhymedeath,ocean,sea,storm,
7/30/2022 Narcissist Coupletself,vanity,
7/29/2022 Vultures Circling Rhymedeath,lost,
7/27/2022 Sentimental Song Rhymefor her,song,sorry,
7/26/2022 Forgotten Joy Coupletchildhood,grandmother,rem
7/25/2022 Poetic Voice Rhymepoems,poetess,poetry,song
7/24/2022 Sloth Rhymemotivation,
7/3/2022 The Storm Has Passed Rhymeallegory,forgiveness,intr
4/21/2022 Her Vow Balladlost love,love,remember,s
3/25/2022 The Pain She Bears Rhymeappreciation,depression,d
3/2/2022 A Poem Lovely As Thee Coupletbeauty,poetry,words,
3/1/2022 Beauty And Grace Villanelleappreciation,beautiful,be
2/27/2022 The Road To Life Coupletbible,endurance,faith,fut
2/27/2022 The Will To Live Villanelledeath,faith,life,time,
2/25/2022 The Last Winter Storm Villanelleseasons,snow,spring,storm
2/21/2022 The River Bend Sonnetbereavement,lost love,mem
1/23/2022 The Night Will End Quatrainabuse,hope,humanity,world
11/14/2021 The Last Red Tear Rubaiyatautumn,change,seasons,sno
11/2/2021 Again Quatrainage,longing,old,youth,
10/22/2021 Blue Marble Sonnetbeautiful,beauty,earth,sk
10/20/2021 Which One Is The Rose Rhymeappreciation,beauty,roman
10/17/2021 Merging Dreams Free versebutterfly,dream,romantic,
10/17/2021 Beautiful Fall Acrosticautumn,beautiful,october,
10/17/2021 The Unknown Path Free versedesire,dream,longing,
10/15/2021 One Last Candle Sonnetlove,marriage,storm,toget
10/13/2021 Unforgotten Quatrainheartbreak,lost love,rela
10/13/2021 Urban Warfare Quatrainhumor,
10/12/2021 Walk With Me Free versehusband,love,marriage,rom
10/12/2021 Pawn Sonnetgames,
10/12/2021 This Leaf Free versepassion,romantic love,sim
10/11/2021 Darkened Soul Quatraindepression,longing,sad,
10/11/2021 Shades of Gray Rubaiyatdepression,longing,sad,
10/3/2021 End of Summer Enclosed Rhymeautumn,seasons,summer,
9/22/2021 Autumn's Hand Villanelleautumn,beauty,seasons,sep
9/15/2021 A New World Rubaiyatchange,faith,hope,paradis
9/14/2021 Nightmare Rubaiyatallegory,child,dream,
9/13/2021 Autumn's Return Quatrainautumn,color,seasons,sept
9/12/2021 Doomsday Clock Sonnethate,hope,peace,war,
9/2/2021 Autumn Tears Quatrainautumn,beauty,change,red,
9/1/2021 Lazy Summer Days Rubaiyataugust,beach,ocean,season
8/15/2021 Till Death Us Part Quatrainanniversary,marriage,roma
7/29/2021 Acceptance Pantoumbody,health,
1/17/2021 Blue Jay Haikubeauty,bird,blue,song,
1/15/2021 The Name We Leave Rubaiyatcharacter,identity,rememb
1/13/2021 Alone With Silence Rubaiyatchange,faith,silence,soci
12/25/2020 Winter's Hold Sonnetseasons,snow,spring,winte
12/10/2020 Hall of Dreams Quatraindream,imagination,poems,p
12/6/2020 A Walk At Night Quatrainlove,moon,night,romance,s
11/29/2020 The Choice Sonnetcourage,devotion,enduranc
11/26/2020 Before He Goes Rhymedeath,farewell,for her,po
11/24/2020 To The King of The North Rhymebible,endurance,judgement
11/21/2020 Winter's Broken Promise Pantoumseasons,snow,winter,
11/15/2020 O Death Enclosed Rhymebible,death,faith,hope,st
11/10/2020 Strength To Cope Trioletendurance,faith,hope,trus
11/1/2020 November's Early Kiss Laynovember,october,seasons,
10/25/2020 Facing The Storms Sonnetendurance,faith,hope,life
10/18/2020 An Autumn Path Rubaiyatautumn,farm,nature,season
10/15/2020 Autumnal Days Quintain (English)autumn,beauty,change,octo
10/11/2020 Inner Beauty Sonnetage,beauty,flower,romanti
6/7/2020 Oppose Darkness Quaternendurance,faith,truth,
5/24/2020 To Death I Spoke Coupletdeath,dream,faith,hope,li
5/15/2020 A Healing In The Woods Sonnetage,fear,loneliness,memor
5/12/2020 Velvet Sky Sonnetbeauty,bible,creation,ear
5/12/2020 Spiritual Warfare Sonnetbible,devotion,endurance,
5/10/2020 Songs of Sunset Quatrainbird,poetry,song,sunset,
5/8/2020 Endless Dream Sonnetdream,imagery,romance,
5/7/2020 The Book of Motherhood Rhymechildren,mother,
5/7/2020 Intangible Coupletbeach,lost love,memory,ro
5/6/2020 See With Eyes of Faith Quatrainbible,faith,paradise,
5/6/2020 Come, See Coupletbible,encouraging,hope,pa
5/6/2020 Long Is A Poet's Night Quatrainmuse,poems,write,writing,
5/5/2020 Winter's Call Sonnetbeauty,seasons,snow,winte
5/5/2020 The Cell Tells Sonnetappreciation,creation,lif
5/4/2020 If Only Quatrainmarriage,poetry,relations
5/3/2020 Winter's Breath Quintain (English)seasons,snow,spring,winte
5/2/2020 Should Words Fail Me Quatrainlove,marriage,romantic,wi
5/2/2020 Dance of The Maple Seeds Rubaiyatappreciation,beauty,seaso
5/2/2020 Endless Bloom Sonnetappreciation,beautiful,lo
5/1/2020 Seasons Quatrainautumn,seasons,spring,sum
5/1/2020 Godly Faith Villanellededication,faith,religiou
4/29/2020 Write Your Dreams Rubaiyatdream,muse,poems,poetry,p
4/29/2020 To You, My Wife Villanellelove,romance,song,wife,
4/28/2020 What She Wants Quatrainlove,marriage,romance,wif
4/26/2020 Fleeting Peace Sonnetdeath,hate,peace,war,
4/26/2020 These Things Quatrainappreciation,beauty,earth

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Fav Poems

All too Soon Quatraindeath,life,
DEATH, WHERE ARE YOU Rhymeanxiety,death,grief,lonel
ANOTHER TIME Dramatic Verseage,identity,
FOREVER AUTUMN Light Versedeath,seasons,tree,
My Affair With A Frost Flower State Of Affairs Free versebetrayal,dark,emotions,he
From Lily's Womb Coupletbirth,flower,
Swallowed by the Night Rhymeanalogy,break up,heartbre
seasonal transitions Sonnetautumn,seasons,
Arise My Son Rubaiyatchild,son,
These Days Rubaiyatworld,
Jubilee Coupletfantasy,happy,joy,
Beautiful Mystery Sonnetdream,lost love,memory,my
Rumors of Unicorns Rubaiyatjourney,symbolism,
Life's Truth Coupletpain,rain,
Still I Run Villanelleautumn,death,truth,
Until My Breath Wings Away Rhymehow i feel,love,romance,r
fancy-underpants Rhymetruth,
In the Oak-Heath Forest Rhymefantasy,
Whose Muse Elusive Dew Rhymedestiny,life,lost love,mo

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