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Eve Roper grew up in Texas, where she developed a love for art.

At twenty-one moved to a small town in Oregon with her family.


Living in Oregon she opened her own small business in signs and oil paintings.


At thirty-eight went back and attended college in Early Childhood Education.

Taught Prep in the Catholic Church and worked in the schools for sixteen years.

After developing a tumor, on the left side of the brain she decided to quit working.


Ten years later she started painting and writing poetry.

She resides in Texas with her loving husband, children, and grandchildren.




My husband wrote my biography  to place in the back of my books, since then he has passed. In memory of my beloved husband and soul mate of thirty-eight years this is the biography I will place here on PoetrySoup. 

Bio: Eve Roper

I grew up in Texas, where I developed a love for art.
At twenty-one I moved to a small town in Oregon with my family.
And I opened my own small business creating signs and oil paintings.
At thirty-eight I decided to go back to school
and attended college taking a course in Early Childhood Education.
Upon graduating I started teaching
and worked in the school system for sixteen years
as well as teaching “Prep” in the Catholic Church.
I had to quit work due to health issues and
ten years later I started painting and writing poetry.
My husband passed in August 29, 2018 and
I now reside in Texas with my children and grandchildren.


Tautogram Poems

Blog Posted:10/20/2019 10:16:00 PM

Tautogram Poems

The tautogram is best explained by its Greek root words of “tauto” meaning “the same” and “gramma” meaning “letter.” Basically, all words in the poem begin with the same letter.

Thoroughly Terse Tautogram, by Robert Lee Brewer

Twelve turkeys trekked through Turkey
to tell tales that tackled topsy-
turvy televangelists traipsing through
turnkey topics turned to tropics,
though ten teased topical tenets.


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Date: 10/22/2019 6:19:00 PM
Very cool
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Date: 10/21/2019 8:52:00 AM
Eve, love this form. I wrote one line for Brian's FFI Blog Series and it was fun to write, of course it was about my cat ! A whole poem I think would be quite the challenge !
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Date: 10/21/2019 4:44:00 AM
Eve,as the entries in my FFI 19 below showed the one line version is perhaps an easier on the eye (and ear) version of this form.Here is the example I used therein 'Brilliant,because bacon bites beat bruschetta'
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Date: 10/21/2019 8:08:00 AM
Brian, thank you for pointing that out you were one step ahead of me. Hugs
Date: 10/21/2019 2:19:00 AM
This is similar to The Pleiades. This poetic form has a title with a single word. This lexical poem itself has seven lines and it is not a requirement that it should contain rhyme or metre. The first word in each line begins with the same letter as the title, similar to an acrostic poem, except the LETTER remains the same throughout the poem. The Pleiades form was created by Craig Tigerman, lead editor of Sol Magazine. I will flex my mental muscles with this first and then progress to your challenge. Mmmmmm I like Mr Brewer's (Senior Content Editor) regualr posts in the WD as he is quite versatile - hope he has approved the use of his example ;) Editors can be so darn touchy ...
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Date: 10/21/2019 1:49:00 AM
gosh that is a challenging form - it should be called Tauntogram!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 10/21/2019 1:35:00 AM
Oh my goodness, that’s an almost impossible form! For the writer, it’s more of a puzzle than a poem I guess - which probably makes it quite fun. Am I tempted to write one? Hmmm... :-)
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