About Brian Strand
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Youtube audio link to hear me recite from my PS anthology

I am English and began writing poetry at the turn of this century.My early interest was in short forms,.I created and promoted quite a few here on PS (perhaps my best known is the Footle).With encouragement from a member here I moved onto to longer forms,publishing my poetry in print,blog ,twitter and kindle ebook form.I came to conclude that all poetry is structured prose and remains a work in progress until recited aloud, (the apex of our art form) when a unique experience 'an as is moment' occurs between voice and ear, much the same as the experience that happens when viewing a work of art

Check out my short forms @strandpoet on twitter and my kindle poetry guides on amazon and some of my artwork to  accompany my youtube clips of my poetry recited aloud





Blog Posted:8/21/2012 1:44:00 AM

John,a style,so English  
       so your own
of a long-lost England
in your verse is shown

pen picture of John Betjeman from my poets seies
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  1. Date: 8/21/2012 10:17:00 AM
    one of my favourite poets....

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  1. Date: 8/21/2012 9:59:00 AM
    Yes Andrea you can read some of them on the net.Rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 8/21/2012 8:13:00 AM
    A very interesting look this one has. I bet he did some great poems about England.

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
3/28/2017 A MYTHOLOGICAL TALE Fibonacciireland,mythology,
3/27/2017 A BOOK OF LOVE MEMORIES Verselove,memory,
3/27/2017 THE BOOK OF LOVE Versebooks,christian,love,
3/24/2017 UNSHACKLED conception awakened Verseimagination,inspiration,
3/23/2017 LOVE IS BLIND 2 Lanternelove,
3/23/2017 WITH EYES BLIND a sonnet Sonnethope,imagination,
3/23/2017 LOVE IS BLIND Cinquainbio,imagery,inspiration,p
3/22/2017 PARTY DAMP SQUIBS a fibonacci Fibonaccipolitical,religion,
3/21/2017 MESSAGE IN AN IMAGE Quatrainchristian,imagery,
3/21/2017 MARCH MONOKU Monokubirth,seasons,
3/21/2017 A MARCH MARVEL Pastoralseasons,
3/21/2017 A MIDDLE OF MARCH cinqku Cinqkubird,seasons,
3/21/2017 MALE FEELINGS Biofeelings,men,
3/20/2017 FEELINGS WITHELD Kyriellefeelings,
3/20/2017 A Fabulous Fun Footle GAME FOR THE IMMATURE Footlechildhood,games,
3/20/2017 CORNER STONES of haiku Fibonaccipeople,poetry,
3/20/2017 AROUND THE CORNER 2 Cinquainlife,
3/20/2017 CORNERS OF THE MIND Epigramlife,
3/20/2017 AROUND THE CORNER Pastoralseasons,
3/20/2017 A DUSTY SENYRU Senryudeath,memory,
3/20/2017 DONE AND DUSTED a tetractys Tetractysforgiveness,
3/20/2017 DUSTY MEMORIES Lanternechildhood,memory,
3/19/2017 A FIFTIES FABULOUS FOOTLE Footlemusic,teen,
3/18/2017 A COUPLET GROUPING Coupletanimal,
3/18/2017 AMERICAN DOUBLET the form Coupletnature,
3/18/2017 EPYLLION the form Cinquainmythology,poetry,
3/17/2017 AS ONE love story Biobio,love,
3/17/2017 SPRING as a tetractys Tetractysseasons,spring,
3/17/2017 A BACKWARD ACROSTIC Acrosticpoetry,
3/17/2017 ACROSTIC BIO Acrosticbio,poetry,
3/17/2017 A REVERSE ACROSTIC Acrosticart,christian,poetry,
3/16/2017 NEW DAY DAWNING Carpe Diemgames,life,
3/15/2017 TRUE LOVE without definition Biobio,love,
3/15/2017 TRUE LOVE a testimony Coupletlove,marriage,
3/15/2017 TRUE LOVE a question Coupletlife,love,
3/15/2017 TRUE LOVE an experiential view Romanticismbio,love,
3/15/2017 FREE VERSE an explanation Free versepoetry,
3/15/2017 I GOT A RHYME Rhymepoetry,
3/15/2017 A DIVINE RHYME Rhymechristian,poetry,
3/15/2017 AN ENGLYN RHYME Quatrainpoetry,
3/14/2017 CHANCE an observation Cinquainlife,
3/13/2017 DEATH IN NATURE a normal cycle Dramatic monologuebird,death,nature,
3/13/2017 NATURE IN HEDGEROWS Pastoralnature,seasons,
3/13/2017 A NATURE MEMORY Biobio,childhood,nature,
3/13/2017 NATURE precious moments Cinquainnature,summer,
3/12/2017 GOOD NEWS in a Twitter verse Versechristian,poems,
3/12/2017 TWEET TWEET a Twitter poem Versecomputer,poetry,
3/12/2017 A 17 th CENTURY expression of love Versehistory,love,
3/12/2017 RUTH expression of love Epichistory,love,
3/12/2017 MARRIAGE an expression of love Fibonaccichristian,love,
3/12/2017 SHE LOVES ME yeah yeah Romanticismlove,
3/10/2017 BIRTHDAY POEM from 2009 Biobio,christian,
3/10/2017 BIRTHDAY POEM 2008 Biobio,christian,
3/10/2017 BIRTHDAY POEM from 2007 Versedecember,seasons,
3/10/2017 BIRTHDAY POEM from 2011 Verselove,passion,
3/9/2017 WHITHER Cinqkuriddle,river,
3/9/2017 KEYS a pleiades Versechristian,life,
3/7/2017 MY SEASONAL MUSE a description Free verseimagery,inspiration,seaso
3/7/2017 CONCEPTION a process Free verseimagery,inspiration,
3/7/2017 SOME THINGS that are not replaceable Free versemeaningful,memory,
3/5/2017 ME a pleiades Bioart,poetry,
3/5/2017 NOISES Free versehouse,me,today,
3/5/2017 AN OPEN VERSE FOR YOU Free versepoetry,
3/4/2017 WE PAINTED RAINBOWS Biobio,love,
3/4/2017 RAINBOWED SHADOWS Lanternebeautiful,imagery,
3/3/2017 SOMETHING DIFFERENT an abstract coloured poem Free verseart,poetry,
3/3/2017 LOVE as a pleiades Verselove,marriage,memory,
3/2/2017 ASSUMED TO BE FACTUAL Fibonaccifantasy,science,
3/2/2017 2008 FINANCIAL PROPERTY etc BUBBLE a parable Coupletbusiness,history,
3/2/2017 BUBBLES or Imagination Fibonacciimagination,poetry,
3/1/2017 JESUS and I two pleiades form Versechristian,people,
2/28/2017 AT THE EDGE OF REALITY Epigramdream,places,
2/28/2017 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO Coupletlost love,
2/27/2017 UPSIDE DOWN KINGDOM Fibonaccichristian,
2/27/2017 THOUGHT CONTROL 1984 and 2017 Political Versefreedom,political,
2/27/2017 PRECIOUS MOMENTS OF LOVE another quintile Biofeelings,love,
2/27/2017 FIRST BORN PRECIOUS memory moment Biobaby,father daughter,memo
2/27/2017 NATURE precious moments -a quintile Cinquainnature,seasons,
2/26/2017 IN SPATE Free versenature,weather,
2/26/2017 RIVER DEEP Free versenature,
2/25/2017 IF a pleiades free verse Verselife,remember,repetition,
2/24/2017 SILENCE my muse Free verseinspiration,poetry,
2/24/2017 CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN Carpe Dieminspiration,poetry,
2/23/2017 LOVE ENTERS THROUGH THE EYES Verselonging,love,
2/23/2017 ANXIETY the antidote Free verseangst,blessing,christian,
2/22/2017 UNWANTED GUESTS by some Coupletfriend,house,
2/20/2017 POETRY SOUP a pleiades free verse Free versepoetry,tribute,
2/19/2017 HYMNS a pleiades Versechristian,music,
2/18/2017 AN ENGLISH CHILDHOOD IDYLL Idyll (Idyl)bio,places,
2/18/2017 IMAGISM the form Cinquainimage,poetess,
2/18/2017 THE ORIGINAL IMAGIST Versebio,imagery,poetry,
2/18/2017 AN EKPHRASIS IDYLL Idyll (Idyl)places,poetry,
2/18/2017 ADELAIDE the number one Imagist Verseamerica,april,poetry,
2/17/2017 SOME NATIONAL TREASURES Idyll (Idyl)beautiful,places,
2/17/2017 VENICE a living painting Fibonaccibeautiful,places,
2/17/2017 VENICE my belle Versebeautiful,places,
2/16/2017 FEELINGS Kyrielleemotions,life,
2/16/2017 MISSING THE POINT Kyrielleemotions,life,
2/16/2017 SWEETEN THE PILL Lanterneirony,life,
2/16/2017 INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE Kyriellechristian,truth,

My Photos

Fav Poems

The Nose Concreteart,life,on writing and w
Sailing Leaf Haikunature
The Rain Haikunature
Reflections Free verseon writing and wordswords
Hippocratic Oath Rhymelost love,son,sympathywor
Ever After Cinquainlove
Mortal Season Free versesea,seasonssummer,day,sum
A Whisper on the Wind Personificationnature,
There Will Be Mountains Coupletfaith,lifemountains,
Tender Moments Quatrainlovesweet,sweet,
Blush of the Roses Couplethope,nature
Haiku/Limerick number twenty Haikunature
Time Machine Coupletnostalgiamom,me,night,can
I AM THE ONE Free verseinspirationalme,
Finally Quatrainlove,passion
The Gift Coupletintrospection,nature
footle .. Footle !! Light Poetryfunny
Believe! Coupletdevotion,faith,inspiratio
Lavender Soap Narrativefamily,happinesseaster,
The Love Letter Quatrainlovelove,passion,
cream seeps from the sun Haikuseasons
Yesterday's Rain~ Coupletforgiveness,hope,inspirat
Winter Pond Free versenatureautumn,
Restoration Free versenatureme,me,
requiem to my hero Elegyloss
Bed of Roses Rictameterlove
Spring Tango Haikunature,seasons
Farewell, alas Free versedeath,i love you,
An Idyll of the Past Versehistoryme,child,me,
Unconditioonal Love - the short version Rhymeloveme,me,
The Old Homestead Lyricfamily,history,introspect
The Red Rabbit I do not know?life,
Perspective Coupletintrospection,natureheart
God's Orchard Senryuimagination
Ode to a rose on a sunset Quatraincaregiving,dedication,dev
The Beauty of Peace Chokanature,seablue,
When Violins Weep Verselost love,love
Where are you so soon, my love Quatrainlove,i love you,
Basho Senryudedication
Maxine Free verselove
Weather Observations Free versenature
Lovers Utopia Quatrainfantasy,happiness,imagina
Melancholy Mists Free versephilosophy,sad
Nightfall Free verseimagination,naturebird,bi
Cricket Free versepoliticalred,
The Reader Free verselove,on writing and words
The Conciliator's Cry Free versecaregiving,devotion,inspi
My heart Quatrainfriendship,hope,loveheart
Haste! Personificationallegory,confusion,life,l
Whispers Free verseintrospection,life,passio
Masterpiece Senryupeace
The Ambiance Free verseeducation,happiness,passi
Movements of Beginnings Free versehistory,philosophy,politi
Poetic Waters Haikunature,sea
A Bit of Joy Senryuhappiness,life,nature
Before & After the Lull Verseseasea,sea,
Diamond in the Bud Lanternenature
NIGHT IS NOT LIKE DAY Terza Rimamusic,mystery,nature,sea,
Ghetto Summer (redo) Fibonacciplaces
Night's sentry Free versecaregiving,imagination,my
Rain Free verseintrospection,peopleday,d
Dreamtime: flowers never bloom Quintain (Sicilian)imagination
Grandfather's Arbour (revised) Sonnet 
It was on June Tankaloss,lost love
Awaiting Dawn Chokanaturenight,night,
Cubic Romance Senryuart,imagination,love
Symbiosis Rhymeadventure,nature,peace
Falling in Love Haikulove,nature
Autumn's Breeze Coupletnature,peace,sea,seasons,
Destination Tetractyslife
The Power Tail-rhymeallegory,love
Hopscotch Concretelife,
The Walk We Take Crystallinehappiness,hope,inspiratio
Winters buds Free versepassion
Solace of Nature Haikunature,peace
The Old Painter Couplettime,
A Change of Season - A Haiku Haikunature
Morning Baptism Haikunature
Reflection Monokuintrospection,naturemay,
Evening Grace Free versepeaceme,
Haiku - Mirror Reflection Haikunature
Quiet Comfort Parts 1, 2 and 3 Crystallineintrospection,life
Flying My Kite of Prose Free verseon writing and words
Winter Footprints Quatrainseasons
Sienna Eyes Narrativeanimals
Eye of the storm Free versefaith
Uncaring Wind Free versenature
Brighter Senryufaith,inspirational
Causalities of War Elegydeath,war,
Snails Pace Shapelife,nature
Sweetly Fragrant Sonnetdevotion,faith,father,ins
It is Written in a Star Concretehistory,love,peace
To VC Free versehope,love,mysteryheart,he
Transition Kimonature
Christmas Eve of Old Couplethappiness,holidaymusic,mu
Baby Girl (For Asante Indira) Free versedaughter,education,intros
Ode to Winter Odefaith,happiness,hope,natu
Wisdom (An Emily dedicated to Brian Strand) Epigramdedicationmay,
Buried Rhymeangst,death,imagination
Glare Ice Haikunature

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