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A FAREWELL POETRY BLOG - Brian Strand's Blog

About Brian Strand
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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

 

 

 


A FAREWELL POETRY BLOG


Blog Posted:10/26/2012 6:52:00 AM
I came across this hokku III from an Amy Lowell collection which is so appropriate for a final blog post to record the welcome encouragement my blogs met here at PS

Morning and evening-

Yet for us once long ago

was no division


Bless you all whether you commented on my endeavours or otherwise
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Date: 10/29/2012 7:21:00 AM
You are one of the bestest ever here at the Soup Brian. I remember the first time I ever had a win in one of your contests. I was so excited. It took so long to get there but with your explaining to us it finally sunk in. It is truly an honor to know you and tell you what an asset you were and always will be here at the Soup. Hope to see you around for many years to come. I will keep you and your wife in my prayers. Please keep us updated when you can Brian. Love and blessings, Carol XXXX
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Date: 10/28/2012 1:58:00 PM
Dear Brian, Thank-YOU for the Knowledge YOU have taught me about POETRY My Prayers for YOUR Wife's recorvery. See YOU in the Comment Zone LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry
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Date: 10/28/2012 8:32:00 AM
ok Brian, now I get it. Still I will miss your PM status, the blogs and contests!!
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Date: 10/27/2012 10:52:00 PM
A beautiful posting with your honoring spirit, Brian...God's brightest blessings to u...peek in on my silly stuff whenever u get a chance and then I will know u are back to posting too. I pray your wife's surgery goes well! :) gwendolen
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Date: 10/27/2012 9:36:00 AM
No Andrea I have NEVER left PS ,as I said in my update I am not renewing my PM but will in due course comment on blogs and post my poetry just as I have done consistently since joining PS in May 2007. This blog is a farewell type of the approx 800 I have posted here over some 5 years.Rgds
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Date: 10/27/2012 8:21:00 AM
gosh, you are leaving again, Brian? I sure hope you come back. If not, I will bid you farewell and wish you good luck wherever life takes you. Luv, Andrea
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Date: 10/26/2012 8:48:00 PM
Good luck Brian...and good wishes in all you do in future.
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Date: 10/26/2012 7:17:00 PM
Love and best wishes for where ever your journey takes you Brian, Thank you for the many enlightened blog, so many lessons learned,Take care Tracie xxx
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Date: 10/26/2012 7:12:00 PM
:-(..................... sad.... Take care..wish it wasn't so..... PD
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Date: 10/26/2012 5:12:00 PM
Sorry to see you go..Is this permanent or just until your wife is better?...Sara
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Brian Strand
Date: 10/27/2012 1:42:00 AM
I will be back coomenting on blogs Sara and posting poetry but no more blogs as I am not renewing my PM.
Date: 10/26/2012 4:53:00 PM
Your blogs were awesome. I really wish they were archived. You and your wife will remain in the thoughts and prayers of soupers, and we hope that when you are able, you can share news. Big hug, proper but warm, from Cyndi... please take care of yourself too, while you see to the Mrs. :)
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Date: 10/27/2012 1:40:00 AM
They are available Cyndi in my Kindle ebook 'Posie Pieces-A Strand Guide' ASIN B008YUHD8.Thanks for your kind comments
Date: 10/26/2012 2:59:00 PM
We'll miss you Brian. Come back and visit occassionally. And I'll pray for your wife's health to improve.
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Date: 10/26/2012 1:55:00 PM
oh....oh!!!! your "Spaces" Form... unreal imagination cool!!!
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Date: 10/26/2012 9:15:00 AM
A lovely, yet melancholy poem to say farewell ........ but hope it is not a firm goodbye, dear Brian. Thank you for your kind encouragement, for introducing me to fresher ways to express my words, and sharing your wealth of knowledge. With much admiration and respect, I wish you well, but you will be missed. Please know that we will keep your wife in our thoughts, will pray for her swift recovery, and hope to hear from you often.
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Date: 10/26/2012 8:30:00 AM
You will be missed. I really enjoyed reading you art series and looked forward to them every day. i also like the footle, which I believe you invented. Best wishes for a bright future where ever you are.
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Date: 10/26/2012 8:00:00 AM
it's so true....you never know what your missing 'till it's gone......I discovered so much art from your blogs....artists who inspired my feeble attempts at poetry.....just one example....Adelaide Crapsey....thanks Brian! jimbo
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My Past Blog Posts

 
POETRY TO THE PEOPLE
Date Posted: 10/22/2017 2:54:00 AM
MARK S a namesake I guess
Date Posted: 8/14/2017 12:04:00 AM
SAMUEL B addenda twenty three
Date Posted: 8/12/2017 12:06:00 AM
WILLIAM S master of the cinquain
Date Posted: 8/11/2017 12:55:00 AM
LANGSTON HUGHES a poet I choose
Date Posted: 8/10/2017 12:33:00 AM
THOMAS W so cool he broke the rule
Date Posted: 8/9/2017 1:05:00 AM
ELIZABETH D syllabics set free
Date Posted: 8/8/2017 12:14:00 AM
G H the master poet
Date Posted: 8/7/2017 9:30:00 AM
ROGER McG from my era you see
Date Posted: 8/6/2017 11:51:00 PM
RB with his reply
Date Posted: 8/6/2017 12:48:00 AM
EbB and her poem of love
Date Posted: 8/5/2017 2:18:00 AM
WB an accent for me
Date Posted: 8/4/2017 2:06:00 AM
EDWARD THOMAS with an as is moment
Date Posted: 8/3/2017 12:22:00 AM
TRUMBULL STICKNEY his name stuck
Date Posted: 8/1/2017 11:25:00 PM
NO WORDS NEEDED just a listening ear WS sonnet 129
Date Posted: 8/1/2017 12:04:00 AM
WILLIAM BLAKE a vocal take
Date Posted: 7/31/2017 12:32:00 AM
JOHN H his call said it all
Date Posted: 7/30/2017 12:14:00 AM
BRONTE which would you say
Date Posted: 7/29/2017 3:44:00 AM
PINSKY says it all for me
Date Posted: 7/28/2017 12:37:00 AM
RUTHERFORD STRUCK A CHORD
Date Posted: 7/27/2017 3:35:00 AM
JAMES V EPIGRAMS style for me
Date Posted: 7/26/2017 4:08:00 AM
SEAMUS HEANEY another poet for me ,maybe thee
Date Posted: 7/25/2017 8:07:00 AM
CHRISTINA ROSSETTI a poet for me ,perhaps thee
Date Posted: 7/23/2017 3:34:00 AM
EMILY D the film
Date Posted: 7/22/2017 3:47:00 AM
MARIANNE MOORE a poet for sure
Date Posted: 7/21/2017 1:26:00 AM

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10/22/2017 VANITY OF VANITY Versepeople,sad,
10/22/2017 A PLAY ON WORDS Verseword play,words,
10/21/2017 MISSED OUT Clerihewpeople,poets,
10/21/2017 QUIRINUS Clerihewpeople,tribute,
10/20/2017 PURELY VISUAL Verseart,light,
10/20/2017 CHILDHOOD Versechildhood,nostalgia,
10/19/2017 LOVE WITH A KISS a kulmann form Versechristian,dark,day,god,ki
10/19/2017 ETERNAL VERITIES Versetruth,
10/19/2017 MEDITATIVE MOMENTS Verseimagery,imagination,
10/18/2017 DO NOT ASK BE Verselife,nature,sea,
10/18/2017 CHANGING Versenature,ocean,
10/17/2017 UNSAID Versefeelings,motivation,
10/17/2017 SHAKEN NOT STIRRED Versehope,
10/16/2017 PRIDE Versepride,
10/16/2017 ANECDOTAL ADVICE Didactichope,
10/15/2017 A WHIGMALEERIE for thee Quatrainpeople,poetry,
10/15/2017 POWER IN WEAKNESS Didacticchristian,life,
10/14/2017 THE WRITING ON THE WALL Verselife,truth,
10/14/2017 NIGHTPIECE Versedream,imagery,night,time,
10/13/2017 CONNECTIONS List life,
10/12/2017 STILL TO BE SAID Versepoetry,poets,
10/12/2017 RESIDUES Versedeath,life,
10/11/2017 PAUSE HESITATE IMAGINE Imagismimagery,people,poetry,
10/11/2017 A MYTHOPOETIC TRUTH Versepoetry,
10/11/2017 PERFECT PAINTING Verseautumn,seasons,winter,
10/10/2017 A PERHAPS MAYBE Verseangst,
10/10/2017 CONTRASTS Verseanger,
10/9/2017 BLESSED BE Verselife,peace,people,
10/9/2017 SOMEWHERE Verseinspiration,
10/8/2017 RENAISSANCE Versebereavement,spring,
10/8/2017 THE INQUIRING MIND Versepoets,
10/7/2017 A DISREGARD Verselife,
10/7/2017 POETS Versepoets,
10/6/2017 SOUNDS OF AURAL PASTS Biobio,nostalgia,
10/6/2017 JUST A Few WORDS List word play,words,
10/6/2017 A LUNA VIEW Versemoon,
10/5/2017 DRIED OUT Verseflower,
10/5/2017 DO NOT MIND ME Verseart,body,life,
10/4/2017 TIME and PLACE Versememory,
10/4/2017 RANDOM WORDPLAY I List word play,
10/3/2017 A FALL DAY Pastoralautumn,
10/3/2017 ALL MY YESTERDAYS Biochildhood,nostalgia,
10/2/2017 FIVE WORDS the poem Verseimage,poetry,senses,voice
10/2/2017 YOU CANNOT MAKE IT UP Verselife,
10/2/2017 AN ELEGY OF LOVE Elegylost love,love,
10/1/2017 A SOLO VOICE Verseself,
10/1/2017 AS IS MOMENTS Verseart,imagery,
10/1/2017 THE HAVEN Verselove,places,
9/30/2017 A PRIVATE HELL Versehealth,self,solitude,
9/30/2017 A PRETENCE Verseidentity,image,
9/29/2017 ALONE Verseintrospection,loneliness,
9/29/2017 AT NO DISTANCE Verseautumn,fruit,
9/28/2017 DESPAIR Versedepression,
9/28/2017 OMNISCIENT Versechristian,eve,
9/27/2017 A quaternion QUATRAIN Quatrainautumn,seasons,spring,sum
9/26/2017 A LONG GOODBYE Versefarewell,repetition,
9/26/2017 MESMORISED Verselonely,writing,
9/25/2017 JUST A MEMORY Versespoken word,
9/25/2017 INTANGIBLE Verseart,
9/24/2017 A LITANY OF LIFE Verseinspiration,poetry,
9/24/2017 AT THE GALLERY Verseart,
9/23/2017 a PARABLE of PRETENCE Versewisdom,words,
9/23/2017 EVERYDAY Verseappreciation,imagery,plac
9/23/2017 POINTS OF VIEW Versewisdom,words,
9/22/2017 AUJOURD'HUI Versecorruption,political,prej
9/22/2017 A WORD IN SEASON Quatrainchristian,wisdom,words,
9/22/2017 EQUINOX HIBERNATION Pastoralautumn,
9/21/2017 BEREAVEMENT Cinquainbereavement,
9/21/2017 A pRedIctTiVe TEXT i gUeSs Burlesquesatire,technology,
9/20/2017 SHE Verselove,love hurts,
9/20/2017 NARRATIVE TRACT Verseeducation,
9/20/2017 REMEMBRANCE Versememory,
9/20/2017 IN PERSPECTIVE Versecharacter,
9/19/2017 VIBRATIONS OF SPLENDOUR Verseart,beauty,
9/19/2017 FUGITIVE FREEDOM Versefreedom,
9/19/2017 A TYRANNY OF WORDS Verseword play,words,
9/19/2017 AN ORIGAMI OF INNOVATION Verseimagery,word play,words,
9/18/2017 A HYBRID FRAGMENT Verseanxiety,imagination,
9/18/2017 A SAMPLE OF SEPARATENESS Verseallegory,analogy,
9/16/2017 A SURREAL PHRASIS Verseidentity,imagery,
9/16/2017 AS YESTERDAY Versechildhood,nostalgia,
9/16/2017 SUNRISE Versepeople,places,work,world,
9/15/2017 Another MODERN VERSE Verseintrospection,word play,
9/15/2017 A MODERN VERSE Versemissing,poetry,words,
9/13/2017 SUMMER CHRONICLE Versesummer,words,
9/13/2017 IMPROVISATIONS Bioimagination,poetry,words,
9/13/2017 MOVEMENT OF SOUND Versespoken word,
9/11/2017 FAME for FIVE seconds Verseallegory,destiny,fate,iro
9/11/2017 DESPAIR a found phrasis Coupletallegory,winter,
9/11/2017 DISLOCATIVE a found phrasis Coupletpoetry,word play,
9/11/2017 DISCOVER a found phrasis Coupletbirth,imagination,
9/11/2017 DELIBERATE a found phrasis Versebasketball,poetry,word pl
9/9/2017 SEVEN SLIVERS OF SPRING Imagismimagery,spring,
9/9/2017 EIGHT ELEMENTS OF WINTER Imagismimagery,winter,
9/9/2017 FIVE FALL FRAGMENTS Imagismautumn,imagery,
9/8/2017 SEVEN segments of SUMMER Versepeople,places,summer,
9/8/2017 A funereal Tanka Tankadeath,imagery,
9/8/2017 A tanka TALE Tankaimagery,light,morning,
9/8/2017 A tanka Tankaautumn,imagery,nature,
9/8/2017 a TANKA Tankamemory,youth,

My Photos


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PoemTitleFormCategories
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 
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
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
The Sun Rises--The Moon Sets Acrosticlife,naturemoon,
She Danced Quatrainimagination,inspirational

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