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I am a man of many interests - TOO many, I think, lol - and because of that I never gave writing the attention I should have when I was young. I started writing poetry in December of 2016, and joined Poetry Soup at the same time. I am currently working on an R&B/Soul album for a major label, so, as has usually been the case, poetry does not get the time I'd like to give it, (though I plan to change that in the future, and write a book-or-two, a sci-fi novel and an autobiography) ...

I like to incorporate classic styles and phrasing into a modern frame when I write poetry, and try to cover a wide range of genres, but I enjoy the darkly sensual the most, despite its limited audience. I hope you'll give my rather unusual style a chance, read a piece-or-two, and leave a comment, if you'd be so kind. I also hope you'll visit my music web site as well, (at the following address under my moniker "Bahku") - mostly (very) old recordings there, but also a snippet of the first single coming, and more new stuff soon!

Thanks for stopping by my page - blessings!

MINUANETTA - Results Posted

Blog Posted:4/29/2018 11:46:00 AM

A sincere and heartfelt thank you to all who entered the Minuanetta Contest ... there were so many great entries, and they were a joy to read! This was certainly a challenging form, but I had to disqualify eleven (11) poems as they did not resemble the form in any way. I'm not sure what directions those good folks were reading, but while it was a challenge, I was pretty clear with the instructions AND gave an example ...

So, there should have been no confusion as to what I was looking for, (and I always encourage Soup Mail if anyone IS confused). There were two poems that missed in part, but I still included them at the bottom, as those people were at least on the right track. The ones that DID place were ALL so good, and as I said, this was a challenging form, and chremamorphism is not always an easy style to apply, especially at length. One poem immediately stood out above the rest, but the rest were all very close behind ...

The separations between placements were seriously minuscule. Thank you so much for your patience - between my own stomach flu, recording contract, and taking care of my folks, my time has been a very limited resource. This was a joyful form to judge, however, and it seemed to bring the best writing qualities out of all those who stuck to the form ... I think challenges do that, don't you? Thanks and blessings ALL! :-)

** I apologize - I had to un-finalize the contest for a moment as I mis-numbered the last two entries. Thanks for your understanding! **



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Date: 4/29/2018 4:17:00 PM
Well Greg, this feels like the end of an era - this contest was running when I joined Soup! I did enjoy reading the winners this morning but I can imagine it was a toughie to judge. Hope your life gets simpler soon!
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Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
9/23/2019 Brooklyn Bound Tetractysappreciation,city,imagery
9/22/2019 Primeval Rhymeappreciation,beauty,natur
9/22/2019 Pristine Free verseappreciation,beauty,journ
9/22/2019 Serendipity Rhymeappreciation,love,passion
9/22/2019 Vagabond Free verseanalogy,appreciation,body
9/21/2019 Where Bumbles Bounce Rhymeanalogy,deep,introspectio
9/20/2019 Happy Birthday Mom and Dad Sonnetappreciation,birthday,dad
9/18/2019 Mountain Matron Free verseadventure,appreciation,au
9/16/2019 If I Weren't Afraid Rhymeanalogy,appreciation,conf
9/15/2019 Oferta del Diablo - Part One Dramatic Verseadventure,analogy,fantasy
9/15/2019 Nip The Nep Free versefriendship,introspection,
9/13/2019 Tutankhamun Verseadventure,appreciation,hi
9/11/2019 9-11 Free versecourage,freedom,memorial,
9/9/2019 As Summer Sets Free versefarewell,goodbye,metaphor
9/9/2019 You, of All Free verseappreciation,metaphor,sou
9/8/2019 El Capitan Free versedeath,
9/8/2019 Too Late Rhymeappreciation,family,heart
9/7/2019 The Blessing of Mistakes Free verseappreciation,life,motivat
9/7/2019 The Dutch Boy Comes Of Age Light Verseanalogy,humorous,metaphor
9/5/2019 I Have Dreamed Senryuappreciation,love,passion
9/5/2019 Angels Danced Haibunangel,appreciation,beauty
9/4/2019 Stranger In Paradise - CYS Rhymeappreciation,beauty,parad
9/3/2019 It's Not the Size of the Needle Limerickfunny,humorous,light,
9/3/2019 The Fire Rages On Acrosticanalogy,lost love,memory,
9/3/2019 Rhetorical Free versebreak up,conflict,divorce
8/27/2019 Cover To Cover - Jessica Alba Free verseappreciation,beauty,celeb
8/22/2019 Upon The Sand Enclosed Rhymeage,beach,loss,ocean,sea,
8/22/2019 Quis Sum Free verseallegory,dark,deep,god,sp
8/22/2019 Fallen Down Rhymeimagery,metaphor,muse,pas
8/20/2019 Best Fiend Forever Free verseaddiction,analogy,dark,in
8/20/2019 Love, Torn Free verseheartbreak,lost love,meta
8/19/2019 Asteria - Contest Quintain (English)beauty,dream,fantasy,meta
8/19/2019 The Mortal Bright Blank verseanalogy,change,courage,da
8/18/2019 A Wayra, Pneumatic Free verseappreciation,imagery,love
8/17/2019 As June's Sun Sets Rhymeappreciation,beauty,child
8/16/2019 The Other Free verseappreciation,dark,life,lo
8/15/2019 Jemaa el-Fnaa - Assembly of the Dead Imagismanalogy,appreciation,beau
8/15/2019 Tartarus Free versedark,deep,metaphor,
8/13/2019 Phantom Free verseanalogy,introspection,met
8/13/2019 A Word Or Three Free verseaddiction,death,emotions,
8/11/2019 Journey Ninetteadventure,appreciation,bi
8/9/2019 Fair Wings and Following Seas Rubaiyatbird,nature,ocean,sea,
8/8/2019 Sommer, Lily Rhymeappreciation,beauty,daugh
8/8/2019 Cost of the Creative Free verseappreciation,art,introspe
8/7/2019 Others Hiding, Dark Versedark,introspection,
8/5/2019 Time's Shadowy List Listanalogy,metaphor,time,wis
8/3/2019 Curse Of Quiet - SOS Free verseanalogy,fate,metaphor,sil
8/2/2019 Nana's Hands Rhymeappreciation,food,grandch
8/1/2019 To Paint With Words Rondeauappreciation,art,metaphor
7/31/2019 Of Eternity Free verseappreciation,life,metapho
7/30/2019 Impaled Rhymeanalogy,beauty,love,metap
7/30/2019 Ambrosia Haikuanalogy,love,metaphor,pas
7/28/2019 Magnificent Myth Free verseanalogy,heart,metaphor,wi
7/27/2019 Quixotic Query Free verselonging,love,passion,roma
7/25/2019 The Rain In Maine Limerickpoetry,rain,writing,
7/25/2019 Out For A Spin Free verseanalogy,family,loss,memor
7/21/2019 Beautiful Sadness Rhymeage,analogy,family,father
7/20/2019 Hard Truth, Soft Shell Free verseabsence,conflict,heartbro
7/19/2019 Infidele Infini Free versebeauty,dark,introspection
7/16/2019 Little Sandpiper Rhymeanimal,appreciation,beach
7/15/2019 To the Heavens For Hope Dramatic Verseabsence,adventure,africa,
7/15/2019 My Muse Once Sleeping Is Awake Rhymeanalogy,life,love,muse,wi
7/14/2019 Last Dance Rhymeappreciation,beautiful,da
7/14/2019 Between Storms Chokachild,death,health,heart,
7/14/2019 Kid Coyote Rhymefreedom,humanity,sad,yout
7/14/2019 Strings Free verseappreciation,science,univ
7/14/2019 The Mockingbird Personificationanimal,appreciation,beaut
7/13/2019 Life and Breath Senryuappreciation,death,life,l
7/12/2019 Beautied Panther Rhymeanimal,appreciation,beaut
7/11/2019 Perspective Free verseanalogy,irony,perspective
7/10/2019 Ghosting Free verseintrospection,rainforest,
7/10/2019 Daybreak Free verseappreciation,beauty,morni
7/10/2019 A Letter To Mr H Dramatic Versehistory,romance,war,
7/10/2019 Youth's Bounty Free verseappreciation,childhood,fa
7/9/2019 Earnestly, Ernest Free verseappreciation,literature,m
7/8/2019 Blown Away Carpe Diemappreciation,life,
7/8/2019 Queen's Appreciation Rhymeanger,conflict,corruption
7/7/2019 A New True Dynasty Free verseamerica,appreciation,socc
7/6/2019 Part Time Poet Free verseimagination,introspection
7/6/2019 Universe Free verseappreciation,beauty,space
7/5/2019 Slow Love Free verseappreciation,kiss,lust,pa
7/5/2019 Jester's Gist Free verselove,passion,relationship
7/5/2019 Dandelion Rhymeappreciation,beauty,flowe
7/4/2019 Tempted Free verselonging,love,metaphor,pas
7/4/2019 Servility, Sweet Free verseappreciation,kiss,love,pa
7/4/2019 In the Key of Baby T Free verseanalogy,animal,youth,
7/3/2019 A Hard Lesson Limerickfunny,humorous,word play,
6/30/2019 reply from the nonexistent Dramatic Monologuefriendship,loss,memory,mi
6/28/2019 Blood Diamond Ottava rimabeauty,betrayal,corruptio
6/28/2019 Soul Quotient Dramatic Monologueanalogy,appreciation,eart
6/26/2019 Thief On A Hill Haikuanalogy,betrayal,imagery,
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6/23/2019 Barricade Rhymeanalogy,kiss,love,metapho
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6/21/2019 I Am Cancer Free verseanalogy,anger,cancer,heal
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6/20/2019 What It's Worth Free verseappreciation,death,father
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A Midsummer Night's Beach Free versebeauty,color,creation,sea
Joy May Our Love Say Dizaindesire,devotion,love,roma
Highveld Storm Rhymebreak up,longing,
The World Around US Rhymeearth,environment,war,
The Ride Iambic Pentameterimagination,memory,sad,
Never Shame a Woman Quatrainpassion,women,
Surely, I Shall Prosebirth,death,
Cry For Wind Quatrainanalogy,animal,beautiful,
Love of Nature Coupletnature,
AURORA AT DAWN Rhymebeauty,inspirational,morn
My Big Fat Gypsy Poem Rhymehumor,marriage,wedding,
A Prince for Roseanne Rhymefantasy,
Picture Perfect Rhymeamerica,corruption,deep,p
It don't really matter Rhymefun,humor,love,
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS - EMOTIVE WRITE Rhymeabuse,bullying,house,lone
Broken Soldiers Rhymeage,humanity,soldier,
I DANCE Prose Poetryabuse,dance,music,pain,
Love will come to you Lyricintrospection,longing,lov
Violin Free verselonely,muse,romance,roman
Gutter Pavement Runway Flight Free verseaddiction,appreciation,da
The Potter and the clay Narrativechange,character,conflict
Worlds Of Ice Free versedream,love,memory,sleep,w
May Showers Contest Haikunature,rain,
Time Lost In The Current Verseemotions,fear,ocean,
Yet not broken by the blues Free verseanti bullying,holocaust,m
Lost Childhood -Part 4- Rhymeabuse,child,child abuse,c
Freedom Is Written In Stars And Moon Free verseabuse,change,dark,freedom
Diamonds From The Sky Blank versebeautiful,beauty,desire,e
Starshine and silhouettes Rhymebeauty,dance,desire,image
Hollow man Rhymehappiness,introspection,i
From glory to dust-2 Acrosticangst,confusion,corruptio
Rainless Clouds Pantoumblue,sad,
Landscape - Beach Scene Quatrainart,
What Poetry Is Free verseimagery,poetry,words,
A Candid Rainscape Free verseflower,imagery,nature,rai
White Rainbows Imagismcolor,garden,imagery,
Amethyst Fate Ottava rimaflower,imagery,metaphor,
Love Lies Bleeding Rispettoflower,metaphor,
TOUCH -Sharon's Acrostic contest Acrosticspiritual,
my solitary wandering Free versememory,solitude,
MAWU AMONGST STARS Sonnetbeauty,magic,memory,
Real Men Wear Pink Rhymecharacter,funny,humor,per
POETS Rhymeappreciation,encouraging,
Sea of Love Rhymelove,love hurts,sea,
Collateral damage Dramatic monologuecharacter,courage,freedom
The Pearl Free versebeauty,blue,love,moon,nig
Morning Cues Versebeautiful,
Words-The Heart of Imagination Free verseuniverse,words,
He Has My Heart Verseart,longing,lust,passion,
July Free versesummer,
Transition to Death - Part I Free verseabsence,anger,dark,death,
a night of passion Couplethappiness,lust,passion,ro
The Stars and Beyond Sestinaspace,stars,
For the Fisher King on His Golden Jubilee Sonnetbirthday,friend,
NEVER TO BE MINE Free versegrief,i miss you,memorial
GOODBYE, MY LOVE Versedeath,goodbye,
Be Yourself Free verseconfusion,courage,emotion
A Kiss Remembered Rhymelove,
as cold sudden rain Haikulove,nature,
In Silence Personificationautumn,death,
O, the murmuring waves -- Versespiritual,
Snow Falling Personificationbeauty,winter,
Realization Sonnetlife,
You Echo, Silent Still Free verselost love,
DESPICABLE Free verseabuse,evil,girl,
Insomnia Rhymeanxiety,imagery,lonelines
For The Love of Poetry Blank versepoetry,poets,words,
Rape Free verseabuse,
ulan at sinag ng araw: pagmumuni ng isang tulirong isip Free verseangst,feelings,introspect
Chasing the man in the moon Free verseabsence,childhood,father
Miss Allegheny Mountain Monorhymeimagery,mountains,nature,
Mister Joe Jangles Free versepoetry,poets,
I am Every Woman Biobeauty,deep,emotions,enco
LAKE'S MUSIC Free versepeace,river,song,
Moonlight tango Dramatic monologuedance,desire,men,moon,rom
Shadow Free verselost love,
Memories, In The Silent Dust Prose Poetrychildhood,nostalgia,old,
If I Let My Mind Meander Free verselost love,metaphor,
What Might Have Been Verselost love,
Late Summer Nights Dream at the Cat in the Hat Coupletimagination,nonsense,
46 Free versebereavement,brother,love,
INDIAN PIPE Versedeath,nature,
Collecting teardrops Free versefriendship,lost,
Under the Stars Verseautumn,love,poetry,romanc
HIS EVENING'S MYSTERY Lyriclove,mystery,
As I Journey East Free versebeauty,journey,
As the Year Matures Monorhymejune,
When I No Longer Love You Romanticismlove,romance,
Fated Hell Monorhymedeath,destiny,evil,
Love's Eternal Death Sonnetemotions,lost love,
One Last Time Free verselost love,
Prisoner Of Words Free versemetaphor,poetry,words,
Laws Of Attraction Free verseabuse,addiction,forgivene
When Her Roses Bloom Romanticismlost love,rose,
Crystal Blue Waters Rhymenature,
Poetry Rhymeart,meaningful,poetry,poe
Nestled Under Your Wings Free verseimagery,inspirational,upl
A Chorus Sang Its Last Concerto Elegybeach,emotions,
Dance of the Firebird Free versebeautiful,dance,sensual,
AUTUMN ROYAL Rhyme royalautumn,sad,

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