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*Image is of Mauna Kea (meaning White Mountain) 13,760 ft, on the island of Hawaii where 202,000 islanders reside. The foreground, on the windward side, is the county seat of our island and its largest town of Hilo (meaning to bond), with 48,000 residents, whereto, is my birthplace and where I now call home--once more.


Rural life on the island of Hawaii, I held an interest in poetry since my freshman year in high school. 'The Collection Plate', was my first published work in 1977 by a major national magazine. That opened the door for others to appear in several published anthologies throughout my early career.

My family all grew up on the mainland. Kenny, Ricky, the twins Liz and Franky (who had passed 01/14/2022 at 35 years old), Princess, Rose, and Kimo, twelve grandkids, and three great-grandsons. I met my wife of 25 years, Elyse, of Spanish and Swedish descent from Seville, Spain, on my 17th birthday. We both attended the University, she was four years my senior. Sadly, she died shortly after Kimo was born.

I retired after 48 years and successfully sold online for a few years while passively engaging a writer's aspirations.

UPDATE: Metrical Tale Cash/Premiere Lifetime Membership Contest

Blog Posted:1/9/2023 10:48:00 AM

My communication with PS Admin. has been updated concerning their Premiere Lifetime Membership $99 Special Offer. It's available per TPS for me to purchase on behalf of the 10 potential winners if any choose this option.


Otherwise, the usual applies, Americans receive a $100 Amazon Visa card, International options; my bank to your bank (if your bank is a participant with my company bank), or, a gift card, or cash by mail (be it at your own risk). Furthermore, winners can also gift their win specifically to another member or non-member.


In any case, winners must send me a soupmail of their intent, which now includes the PoetrySoup Premiere Lifetime membership, or their addresses for either, the Amazon Visa card, or, the gift card, or, cash by mail, and as for internationals interested in bank-to-bank transfer, I will provide you with a more step-by-step detail for your convenience.


Happy 2023, Aloha William

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
2/4/2023 Drinking a Cup of Tea Rhymedestiny,happiness,meaning
2/4/2023 The Amazing Spiderman Rhymeappreciation,character,fa
2/2/2023 Raptured in Heaven Quaternbeautiful,blessing,heaven
1/30/2023 absence Haikuabsence,analogy,
1/28/2023 Shoulda' Free verseextended metaphor,fate,
1/27/2023 Two If by Sea Rhymeappreciation,friendship,s
1/22/2023 The March of Us Rhymeangst,future,
1/21/2023 The Snowshoe Hare Rhymeanimal,appreciation,
1/21/2023 All for One Rhymeappreciation,flower,
1/20/2023 Still Here Free verseappreciation,dad,father s
1/19/2023 Mom's Purpose for Angels Lyricappreciation,mom,
1/18/2023 officer ''hey you'' Senryuirony,
1/16/2023 The Hawk Verseanimal,bird,character,ima
1/16/2023 Zoetic Long-Legged Birds Rhymebird,character,image,
1/15/2023 The Musks Rhymeimagery,
1/15/2023 First Day of Spring Rictameterspring,
1/11/2023 Likeness ssenekiL: Part 2 I do not know?word play,
1/11/2023 Likeness ssenekiL: Part 1 I do not know?word play,
1/10/2023 Top of the Charts 2023: REVISED Monokuamerica,angst,anxiety,int
1/10/2023 Futurity Free versedad,longing,missing,mom,p
1/10/2023 Naturing Winter Free verselife,winter,
1/9/2023 The Friendly Strangers Rhymebird,farewell,friendship,
1/8/2023 Winter Nature Rhymenature,winter,
1/8/2023 An Existential Curiosity Rhymebrother,dad,family,memory
1/8/2023 Hawaiian Winter - WS Sedokafun,sun,winter,
1/7/2023 Freedom Pub Free verseinspiration,muse,
1/7/2023 Boxed Souper Quatorzainimagery,introspection,
1/7/2023 To Sirs with Love Clerihew Clerihewappreciation,confidence,c
1/4/2023 Kill With Truth Or Live a Lie Quatorzainfate,friend,growing up,tr
1/3/2023 Symphonic Sconce: 'The Candle' Alliterationextended metaphor,simile,
1/3/2023 aloha my friend Haikutribute,
1/2/2023 Diamond Head Classic Christmas Day Championship Quaternbasketball,celebration,sc
1/2/2023 the best gift Monokugiving,heaven,lost,people
1/1/2023 perspectives Monokuangst,depression,fate,sad
1/1/2023 Parodical Resolutions 2023 Listnew year,parody,
1/1/2023 Hawaii Explodes Carpe Diemappreciation,happy,new ye
12/31/2022 City of Hearts and Home by the Bay Rhymeamerica,appreciation,beau
12/30/2022 A Heavenly Christmas List Listappreciation,christmas,fa
12/16/2022 The Islands Call Verseflower,imagery,paradise,
12/16/2022 wintry nuptial Haikuextended metaphor,imagery
12/15/2022 ILMO Our Eldest Brother Kimo 'James' Free versebrother,celebration,child
12/15/2022 The Mettle of Mom's Kettle Personificationchildhood,extended metaph
12/9/2022 A Heart's Melody Free verseextended metaphor,heart,i
12/7/2022 a december memento Tankachildhood,christmas,image
12/7/2022 a crack at the nutcracker Haikubird,imagery,nature,winte
12/1/2022 A Rift Zone Sonnetnatural disasters,
11/30/2022 Aa to Zz 1 to Infinity - , Eureka's;: Why--'Visualize the question mark si vous plez' Dramatic Verseanti bullying,
11/25/2022 MOST BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS POEM Listbirth,blessing,christmas,
11/21/2022 A Clarification Sonnetappreciation,blessing,cha
11/19/2022 U - C, I - C: Nursery Rhyme Rhymeclass,growing up,
11/18/2022 Dear Joan Letter Vaasokhtangst,anxiety,betrayal,go
11/17/2022 Companions of the Night Sonnetearth,imagery,moon,
11/11/2022 neuroticism Haikucat,character,senses,
11/10/2022 Novem: Affects IX in 1973 Nonetdestiny,fate,imagery,
11/8/2022 Renascence Sonnetimagery,inspiration,recov
11/5/2022 Owed Ode Coupletfun,muse,
11/2/2022 Unique Monorhymechange,fashion,future,
10/19/2022 The Gust of Wind Rhymeart,autumn,character,dest
10/6/2022 To Kill a Mocking Bird Monorhymeanalogy,extended metaphor
10/4/2022 the power of silence Monokubody,conflict,emotions,ex
10/2/2022 together Monokudeep,emotions,feelings,to
9/28/2022 Spirited Gestures Rhymeappreciation,beautiful,im
9/12/2022 A Dog's Itch Quatrainanxiety,deep,dog,dream,im
9/7/2022 an act of autumn Haikuautumn,bird,insect,nature
9/7/2022 Happy Birthday Two Us Quintain (Sicilian)birthday,september,
8/29/2022 Guys Night Out Monorhymefriendship,night,together
8/29/2022 Curiosity Monorhymesenses,
8/28/2022 A Second Please Abecedarianimagery,words,
8/28/2022 Sans MindBody Sonnetbeautiful,growth,imagery,
8/27/2022 McWhirtle: I Write Because McWhirtleappreciation,imagery,natu
8/27/2022 Enclosed Rhyme Sonnet: The 27 Club Sonnetdark,death,sad,
8/26/2022 Autumn Fuse Vaasokhtautumn,extended metaphor,
8/26/2022 Madah: Highest Be Praised Madahbeautiful,prayer,
8/25/2022 Aloha also is Goodbye McWhirtlebetrayal,depression,food,
8/25/2022 Terra Incognita Quatrainbetrayal,bullying,history
8/24/2022 September's Star Monchielle Stanzaseptember,star,
8/23/2022 being ku in japan - nk Haikubeauty,international,peop
8/23/2022 An Orchid Rhymebeauty,flower,
8/23/2022 Tale of the Forgiving Betold Metrical Taleanniversary,forgiveness,
8/22/2022 Pen Am Expression Airplane Free versecrazy,creation,fun,kid,
8/22/2022 Tale of The Last Warrior Metrical Talecourage,endurance,imagery
8/21/2022 Montreal in the Fall Rhymebeautiful,character,funny
8/20/2022 He Abideth Lyricmusic,song,
8/20/2022 Pleiades Pleiadespoetry,writing,
8/19/2022 Triolet Trioletpoetry,
8/19/2022 The Epiphany of Three Men of the Cloth Narrativecharacter,money,religious
8/18/2022 All Roads Led to Hell, Until GPS Narrativecheer up,emotions,future,
8/18/2022 Actualities Ninettetruth,
8/17/2022 Soma Sonnet: Abortion Trilogy Sonnetabortion,death,discrimina
8/17/2022 Soma Sonnet: Posthumous Soliloquy Sonnetaddiction,anxiety,death,d
8/17/2022 Soma Sonnet: Suicide Watch Sonnetdeath,suicide,
8/17/2022 Enclosed Rhyme Sonnet: Nature's Mirror Sonnetmirror,nature,
8/17/2022 Italian Sonnet Free Style: The Diva Italian Sonnetfreedom,poetry,write,
8/16/2022 Abracadabra: New Form REVISED Rhymeanti bullying,destiny,fan
8/15/2022 8 Lines Now Okay Coupletallegory,courage,dark,des
8/15/2022 Parity Parody Coupletanalogy,funny love,humoro
8/13/2022 Shark-Thropists Diamanteblessing,dark,poverty,suc
8/13/2022 Situations and Solutions Coupletcool,fun,poetry,
8/13/2022 Psyche-Schizo Diamanteanxiety,confusion,mental
8/12/2022 I Think Coupletanalogy,birth,places,

My Photos

Fav Poems

A FRAGILE SELF Free verseintrospection,self,
Lily of the Valley Trioletflower,nature,spring,
My Darling Boy Quatrainanalogy,boy,childhood,inn
We are wolves Free verseanimal,appreciation,dog,e
When you booze Narrativeabuse,culture,drink,loss,
Land of Lights Sonnetbeauty,nature,
The Butterfly Nebula Rhymebeauty,nature,sky,stars,
POETRY AND ME Acrosticme,poetry,writing,
Moving On Verselove,
Primeval Rhymeappreciation,beauty,natur
either or I do not know?muse,
Maui Sunrise Romanticismbeautiful,love,nature,rel
These Arms Long To Hold You Enclosed Rhymelove,marriage,
Agapanthus Rhymeblue,flower,garden,poetry
Broken Wings of War Free versewar,
Oceana Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
And We Call It Free verserain,weather,
MEMORIES of MELODIES Rhymemarriage,passion,
Musings of An Aging Man Free verseage,introspection,life,tr
Rebirth Free versedark,life,light,morning,n
Carnforth Rhymeengland,feelings,film,nos
Petrichor and Vellichor Free verseart,
That Starry Night Ekphrasisart,depression,night,pass
Goddess of the Night Personificationfantasy,nature,
He Is Flawed Rispetto10th grade,9th grade,beau
edges Haiku10th grade,11th grade,bea
Say You Will Verselove,romantic,
The Night Had Gone Awry Enclosed Rhymenight,woman,
Phantasmagoria Trioletconfusion,imagination,
She Will Rise Enclosed Rhymeanalogy,inspiration,journ
An Autumn Path Rubaiyatautumn,farm,nature,season
October Skies Lyricage,anniversary,autumn,gr
an autumn walk Free verseautumn,
To Fly Away a Butterfly Free versegrief,
All in a Day at the Louvre Free verseart,paris,travel,
The Woman They Know Free verseanalogy,courage,hope,wome
Season of Splendor Sonnetspring,
Mimosa Sunrise Versebeauty,flower,morning,nat
Forlorn Hope Free versehope,
SLAUGHTERED MEMORY Free versefreedom,
Winsome Wisteria Sonnet Sonnetbeautiful,beauty,flower,s
One Tear Layangst,depression,fear,sad
Part Time Poet Rhymeangst,conflict,inspiratio
A Nightingale Sings Of Dawn's Glory Rhymebird,sky,song,sun,
All in a Day Sonnetappreciation,hope,morning
Unsure The Shore Sonnet8th grade,beach,bereaveme
Hope, Hushed Sapphic stanzabeauty,flower,longing,lov
Zephyr's Silky Tendrils Verseromance,sweet love,wind,
Dragon's Tooth Sapphic stanzafantasy,
Underdogs Versepeople,perspective,
Zapped - AP Abecedariancat,
A Road Less Traveled By us Free verseamerica,beautiful,nature,
Depth Perception Rhymeperspective,
The Wealth of Spring Abecedariandaffodils,spring,
A Beauteous Day of Spring Rhymenature,spring,
Wooing Winter In Autumn's Song Layimagery,winter,
Black Velvet's Rumble Box Haikucat,
Terra Incognita Rhyme12th grade,america,creati
A Poets Abode Sonnetart,beauty,passion,poetry
It Came Upon a Prophecy Lyricchristian,christmas,jesus
Ships Sail Roundelage,life,
After It Rained Free versebeauty,environment,rain,
A Tree is like a Blank Book Enclosed Rhymechange,nature,simile,
Like a Book Free versebooks,love,sensual,simile
The Smile in Your Eyes Sonnetlove,
Listless as a Lazy River Rhymesad,
Like a Lioness Stalking Rhymebird,cat,
As Fresh As A Daisy Free verseanalogy,beauty,flower,sim
Dusk To Dawn Sonnetbeautiful,beauty,dark,ima
Extinguished Names Free verseallegory,allusion,
Like violins in a marching band Free versepolitical,
Emily Free verseappreciation,poems,poetes
Sonnet on Mine own Visiteth to the Future Sonnetpoets,
November Stars Free versehope,longing,sky,
Navigating Through Life's Highway Dramatic Monologuefun,house,humor,life,trav
the shape of time Monokuallusion,life,time,

Fav Poets

Susan Ashley United States Flag United States Read
Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Tom Cunningham United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Line Gauthier Canada Flag Canada Read
Quoth TheRaven United States Flag United States Read
Vijay Pandit United States Flag United States Read
Dale Gregory Cozart United States Flag United States Read
Ann Foster United States Flag United States Read
Lonna Blodgett United States Flag United States Read
Brenda Chiri United States Flag United States Read
Edward Ibeh United States Flag United States Read
Harsh Dubey India Flag India Read
Suzette Richards South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Sotto Poet United States Flag United States Read
Alok Yadav India Flag India Read
Linda Alice Fowler United States Flag United States Read
Lennon Hammett United States Flag United States Read
H. Elless United States Flag United States Read
Martin Braun United States Flag United States Read
Regina McIntosh United States Flag United States Read
Lycia Harding United States Flag United States Read
Bhanu Murthy India Flag India Read