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Safe and sound back on the ground. - Thvia Shetley's Blog

About Thvia Shetley
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Hello fellow Soupers!  I'm a 48 year old Scorpio woman, native Californian who now owns a small farm in the Midwest/ South, depending on whom you ask.  I love to travel, write poetry, make soap and wine, along with other things.  I am happily married to a wonderful Scotsman who spoils me rotten and makes all my dreams come true.  Stop by and leave a comment and I will certainly reciprocate!   Can't wait to get to know you through your art.


Safe and sound back on the ground.


Blog Posted:9/30/2010 3:53:00 PM
I'm back from my sibling reunion and now I need a holiday to recover from my holiday!  My oldest sister hosted the event and I tell ya, she is a regular drill sergeant!  She had so many things planned no one had time to take a breath.  But oh it did my heart good to see them.  And wow, the nieces and nephews and their children too.  My oldest nephew is 29 and holy cow he is the spitting image of my dad, right down to his sense of humor and mannerisms!  I felt so rude for staring at him but it was just uncanny.  Time is a crazy thing... certainly it waits for no one. 

Anyway, I'm back on the soup today and posted a poem I wrote at the urging of my fiance'.  He watched his friend victoriously kill a wasp today and somehow he found it poetic so asked me to write about it after describing the experience.  I so enjoy this man... only Michael could find poetry in the senseless slaughter of an insect!  I hope I did his vision justice.

Also, I came back to find my poem 'defamation' was featured this week!  What a wonderful surprise!  Thank you to all who congratulated me, I appreciate your sentiments.

That's all for now, I have much catching up to do reading all the new poems here on the soup! 

Love and hugs!
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Date: 10/5/2010 11:35:00 AM
GLAD ALL IS SAFE. HI THERE, LOVELY HAIR. NICE PICS OF YOUR CHILDREN.*luv~skat
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Date: 10/1/2010 3:55:00 PM
Those drill sergeants are important characters to a family. My family lost ours a while back, and we found out that she organized almost all the reunions, events, and holiday gatherings; so be sure to show u'r sis' some luv. (8^P
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Date: 10/1/2010 11:27:00 AM
Welcome back my friend Thvia.. happy u had a fabulous trip and time with your family... take your time..u will catch up.. it happens to us all when we take breaks.. happy to see your smiling face again..with luv..
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Date: 10/1/2010 10:46:00 AM
Glad you had a great family reunion. Nice to see the family and makes you realize how fast time goes. Will have to read the poem on wasps. God Bless Phyl
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Date: 10/1/2010 8:54:00 AM
Welcome back. It was noticed that you left ... I thank Michael for lending you to us, he knows what I know about the death of a wasp and your muse to tell. Light and blessings
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Date: 10/1/2010 8:26:00 AM
Hi Thvia :) really happy for you that you had a wonderful time at your family reunion! It sure was a wonderful surprise to see your comments today (thank you!)-- and I really enjoyed that wasp poem--& aha so that's the story behind it! Congrats as well to your featured poem :) Enjoy your upcoming weekend! hugs to you-- nikko :)
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Date: 10/1/2010 7:46:00 AM
Oh yes, congratulations on having your poem featured this week. My bad for not acknowledging it earlier. I'm taking off on the road today and have been busy getting ready for my trip.
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Date: 10/1/2010 7:45:00 AM
It's nice to have you back, Thvia! I'll bet your sibling reunion was a lot of fun. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 9/30/2010 6:57:00 PM
Hello there Thvia, nice to see you here on the blog side. LOL, I thought we women should never give our age's out loud. By the way you look younger. Glad all things are safe. Later ,..p.d.
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Date: 9/30/2010 5:19:00 PM
Welcome back home Thvia, and give yourself some time to rejuvenate. Like Andrea mentioned below, reunions can be very fun, even though some people find them too stressful~Chris
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Date: 9/30/2010 5:06:00 PM
Reunions are so cool. I've only been able to see my ENTIRE family all together maybe three times in my whole adult life until this age of 55!! Enjoyed the wasp poem. LUv, Andrea
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Date: 9/30/2010 4:35:00 PM
Welcome back, Thvia. I'm glad you had fun at your reunion and congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Best to you, Diane
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My Past Blog Posts

 
New contest up on the theme of Alcohol
Date Posted: 10/13/2017 3:33:00 AM
The Cosmos contest done and judged
Date Posted: 10/12/2017 9:19:00 PM
New contest is up
Date Posted: 10/7/2017 6:19:00 PM
Foreign travel contest done and judged
Date Posted: 10/7/2017 1:37:00 PM
New contest is up
Date Posted: 9/20/2017 9:16:00 AM
I'm back again and missed you all x
Date Posted: 9/11/2017 9:54:00 AM
Supporting a fellow writer!
Date Posted: 2/20/2013 5:28:00 PM
Forgive me Soupers, for I have sinned...
Date Posted: 1/10/2013 8:48:00 PM
Indulge me Scottish style contest FINALLY judged!
Date Posted: 8/2/2011 7:55:00 AM
Indulge me Scottish style!
Date Posted: 4/2/2011 12:04:00 AM
The one who got away *contest judged*
Date Posted: 4/1/2011 8:32:00 PM
New contest up!
Date Posted: 3/27/2011 7:47:00 PM
Still alive
Date Posted: 3/27/2011 5:05:00 PM
Contest winners for "Clever Analogies if you please!"
Date Posted: 11/30/2010 6:23:00 PM
Just sharing some potentially controversial thoughts....
Date Posted: 11/21/2010 3:50:00 PM
Clever Analogies contest update*
Date Posted: 11/13/2010 7:45:00 PM
New contest!
Date Posted: 11/8/2010 7:04:00 PM
The devil made me do it, finalized earlier than I thought!
Date Posted: 11/8/2010 6:15:00 PM
Struggling
Date Posted: 11/7/2010 4:35:00 PM
Still alive, and preparing to judge The Devil Made Me Do It contest!
Date Posted: 10/29/2010 6:04:00 AM
come-a come-a down dooby doo down down..
Date Posted: 10/12/2010 7:53:00 PM
Update on "The Devil Made Me Do It" contest
Date Posted: 10/12/2010 11:36:00 AM
New contest, The Devil made me do it!
Date Posted: 10/6/2010 7:42:00 PM
Safe and sound back on the ground.
Date Posted: 9/30/2010 3:53:00 PM
A sibling reunion
Date Posted: 9/22/2010 9:06:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
9/19/2017 When Scorpio Goes Dark Free versespace,stars,
9/14/2017 Road to anywhere Free versefreedom,
9/11/2017 Zurich In Winter Quatraintravel,winter,
9/10/2017 September Day Rhymeautumn,day,farm,september
4/19/2015 Ode to spring Rhymeallegory,analogy,spring,
9/13/2014 Amber days of Autumn Rhymeautumn,
1/17/2013 Peat-whisky dreams Rhymelove,
1/9/2013 Ode to an impostor Rhymedeath,life,me,time,
11/14/2010 The truth about women Rhymedaughter,mother,people,sc
10/29/2010 The fall of Macbeth Limerickhistory
10/28/2010 The eye of The Graeae Witches Limerickfunny
10/12/2010 A Halloween birthday Tanka Tankaholiday,nostalgia,time,ha
10/12/2010 Epitaph of a run-away bride Limerickfunny,
10/8/2010 A golf limerick Limerickfuneral,funny,sports,
10/7/2010 Merry Queen of Squash Epulaeryufood,funny,history,cousin
10/6/2010 Kelpie Quatrainfantasymen,slavery,
10/6/2010 Sawney Bean, legend of a cannibal - written in broad Scots dialect Quatrainhistory,
9/30/2010 To a wasp Free verseanimals
9/20/2010 A message from across the pond Free verselove,romance,time,night,m
9/14/2010 A jaded man Free verseangst,depression,people,
9/13/2010 A scorned woman Free verseangst,life,people,
9/12/2010 Beholden to Hinnom Haikureligion
9/11/2010 Address to the Devil Quatrainfaith
9/9/2010 Gorbals Free versepeople,places,travel,urba
9/8/2010 Harakiri Free verselife,
9/8/2010 Banter in the bedroom Free versehusband,love,romance,wife
9/8/2010 Awa' aff the river shore Lyriclove,places,song-lyric,ri
9/8/2010 A trite and whimsical rhyme Rhymeromancelove,
9/7/2010 A curious choice Free verseanimals,life,nature,socia
9/7/2010 Unfit and ill-equipped Didacticpeople,philosophy,
9/6/2010 Child poet Free verseinspirational,on writing
9/6/2010 Family un-values Free versefamily
9/5/2010 Dunnotar Free versehistory,places,war,
9/5/2010 anti-confession Free versereligion
9/5/2010 Suddenly Free verselove
9/5/2010 Massacre at Glencoe Coupletepic,history,places,
9/5/2010 Early Mourning Free versedeath,friendship,funeral,
9/5/2010 Annwn's Cauldron Free versefantasy,
9/5/2010 Glatisant beast Free verseallegory
9/5/2010 Maternal algorithms (poetry for moms and math nerds) Free versefamily,mother
8/29/2010 Heart ice Quatrainlost love
8/29/2010 Deceiver Quatrainpeople
8/29/2010 Pluto Free verseallegory,introspection,re
8/29/2010 Schemata Didacticintrospection
8/29/2010 The poet and the jester (on embracing duality) Cinquainallegory
8/29/2010 The poets' song Quatraindevotion,love,romance,lov
8/28/2010 A partnership Quatrainlovewoman,
8/28/2010 The dusk of chivalry Quatrainlife,people,social,men,in
8/28/2010 Walking with you Free versehappiness,love,nostalgia,
8/28/2010 Wrongful conviction Cinquainallegory,social,

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Cinder Girl Rhyme 
......Helter Skelter....... I do not know?historyhalloween,
The Leash Rhymenature,places,uplifting
Mento Free versehistory,music,politicallo
Lucila Prose Poetryadventure,confusion,depre
Smoke Rings Lyriclost lovewords,night,love
Simpler Days Iambic Pentameterallegory,romance,
The Flame Rhymelife,light,
The Poet Rhymeepic,life,words,
Daughter of Oak and Ash Pantoumcaregiving,love,racism,
An Eternity II Rhymebetrayal,
An Eternity I Rhymebetrayal,
The Sage of Glasgow Lyricfriendship,travel,wisdom,
Desert Blossom - Dubai Free verseart,earth,metaphor,travel
The Aussie Adventures of Skeet and Rich Balladadventure,holiday,
Sestina to Spain Sestiname,
JOURNEY TO PETRA Free verseappreciation,places,trave
Travelling in Norway Rhymeadventure,nature,travel,
Madrid del Dia Free versefood,history,spanish,trav
I HAVE BEEN TO PLACES OF GREAT DEATH Free verseallegory,angel,death,love
Dusseldorf Rhymehope,recovery from,war,
On Such Divine Evenings Free verseaugust,eve,joy,metaphor,s
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