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I  am a writer.  My poetry is sad, I write death, but I can write happy if I want to. I love art, classical music, reading, nature, meditation, dancing. I collect books, vintage clothes and  jewelry.   I adore the old building where I live with Snuggles Kitty. The avatar statue you see on my poems honors my elderly cat Smudges who died at 20 years. She loved to lay in the shade of the garden. 

Ten poems that define me as a poet . . . (from thousands)

1. The Dream Lingers https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_dream_lingers_408612 This poem was written after a near death experience, it stills haunts me, I could hear my mother calling me.

2. Safe In My Heart Forever https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/safe_in_my_heart_forever_549494 My mother was my anchor, the wings beneath my feet and my best friend, I miss her so very much.

3. Tattered Pages https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/tattered_pages_688344 At the end of the poem, a baby born, died and I was told he was adopted, my parents lied.

4. Dad's Workshop https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/dads_workshop_714811 I wrote this poem in 1997 but only posted it when I was posting on poetrysoup- it is about Dad.

5. Beautiful Scars https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/beautiful_scars_735565 This poem gives you just a small glimpse of the pain and grief I carry with me every single day.

6. And That Comes From Within https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/and_that_comes_from_within_1127173 My health is not that good, never has been and never will be, and no money will change my outcome.

7. in my green dream https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/in_my_green_dream_762889 I love this poem, dreamy and spiritual, I am all about nature in this one, come on a green journey.

8. A Lost Feather https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/a_lost_feather_783977 This poem is very meaningful to me, it speaks of my Ojibwe roots and of my ancestors in the sky.

9. "Kindness is the Key" https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/kindness_is_the_key_848785 When awful things happen to us in life it is easy to become mean and resentful but kind is better.

10. I Write Fragments https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/i_write_fragments_1243058 This poem sums up my journey in writing, fragments, snippets that drip, drip from my pen and mostly at night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Words, words, do yours have style ?

Blog Posted:1/29/2020 4:59:00 PM

I am sure most poets are like me and have words that they love and use frequently in their poetry, my catologue of favorite words is quite vast.  Since forever it seems, I have been collecting dictionaries, all kinds, and years, old, tattered and yellowed, brand new, thesaurus vast,, dictionaries of quotes,  birds, flowers, rocks, you name it, if there is a dictionary for it, I am attracted to it.  Like an artist paints a picture with brushes and color, we paint a picture with our words, so the correct choice will set the mood. I think words give a poem its tone and the use of certain words speaks of your style of writing.

Questions,

Do your word selections create your style ? 

Do you use an online dictionary and thesaurus or the book form of dictionary, etc? 

For me it is the book form always, I must feel the pages, and I find the choice of words are better and more extensive.

Constance

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Date: 2/1/2020 6:44:00 PM
My friend, I write what heart and soul speaks. I do so in a simpler way as did one of my favorite poets-Frank Libby Stanton. A famous poet that wrote to-and- for, the masses. I favor rhyme but see the merits of free verse as well. I do not and never will adhere to strict form over that of creativity, originality and quality message in poetry. Modern poetry shall never match that of the golden poetry of old, imho. My two cents worth... Great blog...
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Date: 2/8/2020 11:22:00 PM
Robert, thanks for the compliment on my blog, I like rhyme and free verse but like to try other forms, I think that they are like putting puzzles together, but I agree some are just too restrictive to be truly creative _Constance
Date: 2/1/2020 2:26:00 PM
I do not have favorite words or phrases. I just go with the words that best fit my meter and meaning. I had an awesome rhyming book but it got in tatters, so now i just use the one online. Thesaurus as well. however,I do it on cell phone while lying on my bed writing in pen!! I think people use the styles that fit with the type of form they are using! nice blog, Dear heart. I am at public library to catch up on things while my internet is down. Hopefully I can get to a lot of comments right now!!
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Date: 2/8/2020 11:20:00 PM
Andrea, that is too bad that your internet is down, I went to the library lots when I was having computer issues, here in Canada they have a one hour limit, so hard to get much done. I have a rhyming book but it does not agree with Rhymezone which everyone on here seems to like, so I seldom use it, I always write my poems in pen first, then post them and thanks for the compliment _Constance
Date: 1/31/2020 10:40:00 PM
I do have favorite words and phrases which I try not to overuse.I do not use a dictionary nor do I use a Thesaurus. I try to use common words that people already know. Uncommon words or big words can make understanding difficult. i have from time to time made up my own words but usually just when I'm trying to get a laugh. I think my style is very recognizable.
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Date: 2/8/2020 11:14:00 PM
Daniel, I like it when people write in words everyone can understand and we do not have to run for the dictionary to figure out what they meant, made up words are fun, it makes me think of EE Cummings, he loved to make up words too_Constance
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Date: 2/1/2020 6:08:00 PM
Thank you, very much Tom.
Date: 1/31/2020 6:09:00 AM
Constance, thanks for another fun and interesting blog! I definitely tend to write poems that rhyme more than any type of poem. I do have the same themes often. I do use rhyme zone and a thesaurus as well. I love to write about birds, nature and the seasons!
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Date: 1/31/2020 11:20:00 AM
Tania, thanks for the compliment. I seem to like rhyme, free verse and verse but of course write in other forms for contests, I use rhymezone and howmanysyllables to verify, as it seems those are the ones acceptable to most contest sponsors, I like the PS grammar checker also as it will identify spelling errors, grammar, and other aspects of the poem that could make it read better _Constance
Date: 1/30/2020 5:25:00 PM
Great blog Constance, yep, my style puts emphasis on meter, rhyme and understandability, therefore virtually my whole poetry lexicon uses simple one or two syllable conversational words that arent unusual or fantastic. Occasionally slip an interesting word in but rarely. I only use online dictionary ... im lazy.
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Date: 1/31/2020 11:14:00 AM
Lewis, thanks for the compliment on my blog. I like simple words too, but find a unique word sometimes to use and that is fun, I like reference books, dictionary and thesaurus, I just find that journey of searching through them for the words I want to use is more poetic than the on line version but that's just me, on line is a very handy tool _Constance
Date: 1/30/2020 3:10:00 PM
It's weird how I always use only the online dictionary, even though I own at least 3 dictionaries that I know of, and one of them is a GIANT Random House Dictionary! Go figure, lol. I don't have a specific word that I use frequently in my poems, but I have two favorite themes(romance & nature)...not to mention, my own signature style/form(Yalto)
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Date: 1/31/2020 11:10:00 AM
Edward, I love your created form Yalto, and well, 3 dictionaries ? I have many more than that, I will not say because people will think I am a nut, well maybe they do think that already and those are two great themes, on line dictionaries for me are too limited, but that is just my opinion _Constance
Date: 1/30/2020 2:23:00 PM
I like the term wordsmith, as in one who polishes and shapes each word to fit seamlessly into the poetic puzzle. However discovering a new word every now and then ain't such a bad thing.
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Date: 1/31/2020 11:07:00 AM
John, I agree how we use the words is more important than the word. And always seeking new words is part of our poetic journey _Constance
Date: 1/30/2020 10:08:00 AM
All writers whether or not they're aware, have favorite words/themes/styles that are their signature. I often, but not always catch myself, in some way, echoing what I have written before. I used to, but seldom look up "new" words anymore because if I have to look it up many others will have to as well,and if they must, it will destroy much of the flow and detract from the message. Temptfully presented ambiguities and creative presentation...in other words (no pun), the artful paring of words we already know (I believe) can produce the best results. We already write too much of what only fellow poets can comprehend without complicating to a more obscure level, but then, who is our audience.
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Date: 1/31/2020 11:05:00 AM
Craig, interesting comment, I agree some poets do not even realize their fav words but use them over and over. Some poets have such a distinct style, I think I am such a poet and when I write a poem not in my style, people say" that is so different for you" _Constance
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craig cornish
Date: 1/30/2020 10:18:00 AM
One of my favorite movie lines (not sure from which movie) from Errol Flynn and his awesome compliment "My dear you shouldn't wear earrings, why embellish perfection". Yes, we should go back to the mirror, but too much can detract - not add.
Date: 1/30/2020 2:26:00 AM
I use thesaurus.com which is great, but I try to restrain thesaurus use. Rosy cheeks, for example, could become “florid” via a thesaurus. But as a result of sitting and musing, they could be bliss-pink cheeks or sunny cheeks, which is much more fun. I do love it when I find words that SOUND good in my brain and my mouth, both individually and jointly. I just wrote a poem which had an old leather chair in it. “It chuckled with genteel decay.” I was chuffed with the way that sounds more than anything!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/1/2020 1:47:00 AM
Pah. The Brexit campaign was fuelled by lies and self-interest. I’m a European, always have been, always will be. “Sounding like a Democrat” has no negative connotations to me btw! So thanks lol!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/1/2020 1:03:00 AM
And Craig, thank you, you are too kind! :-)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/1/2020 1:03:00 AM
Most words I have to say about Boris are not suitable for Soup. Here are the ones that are: Machiavellian, self-serving, treacherous, lying **** -ah sorry, that last one crept in there.
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Date: 1/31/2020 10:16:00 PM
I'll only accept U$ because this Brexit stuff scares me or I'll take a week in the Cotswolds as well - not fussy there - something quaint with a nice courtyard will do.
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Date: 1/31/2020 2:14:00 PM
That is why you are a gifted poet Nina - you are on the short list IMO of the elite poets on the soup and to follow up on another of Constances blogs, you were born with the gift and surely do not waste it. I'll take the person that has that skill and half the vocabulary over one with a thousand dictionaries and limited presentation skills anyway. There were millions of singers better than Sinatra but very few who could phrase songs as well as he. In short, it ain't what ya got, but how you use it - bravo in your case.
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Date: 1/31/2020 11:00:00 AM
Nina, great comment, I agree finding those perfect words that work with the theme of your poem is so important, the difference from okay to awesome _Constance
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rob carmack
Date: 1/30/2020 10:18:00 PM
Keith, don't forget to add a little lyme disease to your coronavirus.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/30/2020 4:40:00 PM
Haha I love that you think I’m cockney! Lol. My accent is southern English with a hint of Somerset. To summarise: posh pirate. Still, we could try it. Does anybody here have a number for The Gene Roddenberry choir?
Date: 1/29/2020 10:44:00 PM
Oh, I LOVE words! Old words, new words, slang words, archaic words, foreign words, beautiful words, ugly words, light words, dark words ... I try to learn a new word each day and use it three times, (not always successfully, lol), and yes, I DO lean towards favorites, though I try to circulate those as well ... I also try to LIMIT my words, and after I write a piece I go over it again and again, and keep removing the unnecessary, (which is hard sometimes, because I love words so much). People think I love big words, and I DO, but only for their beauty and meaning, and I do NOT like it when writers simply plug in words from Thesaurus to impress and use incorrect context - MANY folks do that.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/31/2020 11:05:00 AM
Oh i HATE scrubbing out lines that just don't work, no matter how much I love them! But it's got to be done...
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Date: 1/31/2020 10:53:00 AM
Greg, you named some of the dictionaries I have on my shelf. I used to have a calendar where it gave a new word each day, that was fun, as I would try to use that word in a poem, yes I agree editing a poem of the unnecessary is difficult to do, sometimes a beautiful line or word that does not fit, I will jot down to perhaps use in another poem, and yes the thesaurus although a handy tool can be overused for the sake of having many words, I think sometimes I am guilty of that, but trying to be more aware __Constance
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craig cornish
Date: 1/30/2020 10:12:00 AM
Good advice Greg
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 1/30/2020 3:09:00 AM
Mmmm wordses. I feel like Smiegel sometimes. “Mmmm, THIS precious, THAT precious...” mind you, I didn’t have a great night’s sleep last night, and right now I LOOK like Smiegel too...!
Date: 1/29/2020 10:05:00 PM
I am not one to search for words, like in a Dictionary or a Thesaurus. I place simple words with my poetry. Every once and a while, I'll throw a smart word in. Like from the Thesaurus. I am simple in my thinking. That's my style. I am enjoying this journey of writing Lyric poems. With my poetry, I feel every moment and every emotion while writing. I just do. My heart is in every word. ~ Brandy
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Date: 1/31/2020 10:47:00 AM
Brandy, that is a beautiful comment, the words just come from your heart and soul and spill from your pen, I think that sometimes I can do that too, but still I like those books of mine when I am searching for that one perfect word _Constance
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 1/30/2020 11:31:00 AM
Always use my powers for good.. Yes, Keith. I will. The responsibility is great, but I can handle it.
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 1/30/2020 11:29:00 AM
Thank you Justin. :) Simplicity is my Style.
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Justin Bordner
Date: 1/30/2020 1:59:00 AM
Simple beauty inspires deeply Poetess...J.A.B.
Date: 1/29/2020 8:21:00 PM
i go more by the movement of the words. the energy they produce and how that gets the verses to shape the poem.
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Date: 1/31/2020 10:45:00 AM
DL, that is a perfect way to put it, the words chosen must relate to each other and move the poem along _Constance
Date: 1/29/2020 7:58:00 PM
Oh what a feast of a collection! I call mine my reference library, everything from encyclopedia of gods to keeping milk goats. I do have have favourite words, but I'm conscious not to over use. My style (so I have been told) is my economy of words.
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Date: 1/31/2020 7:20:00 PM
Kidding could get graphic.
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Constance La France
Date: 1/31/2020 10:44:00 AM
Maureen, I like that, reference library is a good name for my collection of books too. A poem can be incredible with few words, if those words are carefully selected _Constance
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 1/31/2020 6:52:00 AM
~ LOL!
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rob carmack
Date: 1/30/2020 10:21:00 PM
Ok, so you jus sayin that if they breathin, they've got a chance.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 1/30/2020 8:10:00 PM
I just knew you went for redheads, Keith! :0
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craig cornish
Date: 1/30/2020 10:14:00 AM
Well said Maureen, I think that should be everyone's style.
Date: 1/29/2020 6:45:00 PM
If it's not sexy it's not style...J.A.B.
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Constance La France
Date: 1/31/2020 10:37:00 AM
Justin, in my opinion a sexy poem can be quite sensual by using words that are suggestive but not exactly sex words, to me that is the skill of a writer, to pick the right words to relay a sexy poem without sexual words _Constance
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 1/30/2020 8:47:00 PM
:) Good one Tommy!!!
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 1/30/2020 11:38:00 AM
Perfect sexiness.. yes, it is all in the way you present yourself. Just sayin.'
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Justin Bordner
Date: 1/30/2020 1:41:00 AM
It's not about being too sexy, Son of Spock, it's about being...Perfectly Sexy...J.A.B.
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 1/29/2020 9:55:00 PM
:) Soft smile.
Date: 1/29/2020 6:08:00 PM
My desire is for each word to contribute(as point or counterpoint). One can get really lost in word selection so that the poem is gibberish. A careful balance. Some of of us can be too creative for our own good. Often the most commonly understood words convey the most truth. Again, DH, balance. Great topic. ;•/
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Date: 1/31/2020 10:33:00 AM
Wayne, you are so right. I find poems that are too wordy very hard to read, sometimes less is more _Constance

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9/17/2020 Each One is My Friend Rhymecat,woman,
9/16/2020 in the park Rhymeautumn,
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9/15/2020 Whispered Love - Collaboration Rhymedream,
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9/10/2020 When I am Sleeping Lyriclost love,song,
9/9/2020 A Stroll in the Rain - CT Sonnetautumn,bird,rain,wind,
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My perfect lover Rhymei love you,love,
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Sepia Dreams Free versemissing,
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a lightness of hunger Fibonacciallegory,analogy,apprecia
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Poetry Cats Monorhymeanimal,cat,conflict,humor
My Little Lioness Free verseinspirational,
Daddy's Snowman Shapefather,inspirational love
Machinating The Manger Scene Rhymebible,
The Queen and Her King Free verselove,
Cinder Man Free verseage,
Wolf's Song Rhymediscrimination,loss,murde
Heavens Eternal Love Monokuheaven,inspirational,love
On Rescuing An Injured Pigeon Personificationanalogy,animal,pain,
Deep Purple Sensation Rhymelove,
'I Was the Last One' Rhymebetrayal,death,
Backyard Entertainers Tritinabird,nature,
Heart Snow Rhymelonging,love,
HELLO AND GOODBYE COCO Rhymedeath,dog,love,
Rider On The Storm Free versemusic,sad,storm,
The Inflated Nation Rhymefood,health,inspiration,
- Go Fly A Kite - Lanternejoy,wind,
Humility In America Proseappreciation,football,god
Humanity Free versehumanity,life,
Sentiments on Aging Free verseage,emotions,
My Aunt Rosy-FV Free verseflower,remember,rose,
Many, many long years ago Rhymecry,fantasy,garden,
Lighthouse On The Shore Sonnethouse,light,love,
Our Last Night Free versedesire,heartbreak,i love
The Christmas Mule Narrativeanimal,god,mother son,
The first day of Spring Rhymespring,
The Maple Leaf Forever Limerickpride,
The Autumn Man Verseautumn,men,
Our World Changing, Not For The Better Dramatic Monologueanger,emotions,life,polit
Night Shoes Iambic Pentameternight,
The White Roses Died With You Rhymechange,sad,
A HA MOMENT Free verseengagement,
King Rhymeafrica,animal,men,
Slave to Love Free verseabuse,slavery,
Broken People Free versepeople,
Flood Gate Of Memories Haikumemory,
Dreams of India Free versebeauty,culture,desire,dre
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A Curious Cat Roams At Peace Imagismchristmas,imagery,
Define Yourself Free versetruth,wisdom,
Snippets Of The Mind Prose Poetryallusion,appreciation,int
The Voices Echo in Emptiness Rhymedeath,loneliness,nature,v
Old Friends Sonnetnostalgia,
An Omen Of The Taste Of Twilight Free verseangst,animal,death,fate,g
My Angie Baby Sonnetdaughter,
Dancing with the Devil Rhymeangst,introspection,psych
Life Spent All Alone Sonnetboat,death,deep,devotion,
How much love Free verselove,
Put On Your Night Shoes Quatraindance,
Sharks in the Soup Rhymeanalogy,conflict,desire,f
Purple Makes Me Cry Rhymeappreciation,nature,purpl
The Sounds Of A Rose Free verseflower,rose,
Too Many Echos Free versebereavement,birth,childre
Heaven Will Manifest Rhyme10th grade,anxiety,death,
Between the whispers and the sighs Lyricdesire,love,romantic love
I Thought It Was Me Free versechild,
My Christmas Tree Proseblessing,christmas,love,
WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE Lyricdestiny,hope,how i feel,k

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