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PUBLISHED:  A Day In Halifax (haiga 24pp); After The Rain (poetry/photos 64pp); Ageless Youth (haiga 24pp); Ancestral Voices (haiga 80pp); As Night Falls (haiga 24pp); Boardwalk (haiga 24pp); Butterfly Wings (haiga 68pp); By Water's Edge (poetry/photos 44pp); Chasing Dreams (haiga 24pp); Day In The Park (haiga 24pp); Diving In (poetry/photos 46pp); Fall Fiesta (poetry/photos 74pp); Flash Memory Therapy (poetry/sketches 92pp); Hanging Out (poetry/photos 26pp); I Love Lilacs (haiga 94pp);  I Remember Poppies (haiga 46pp); Inner Peace (haiga 24pp); Lessons Learned From Cat Sitting (poetry/photos 22pp); Lily of the Valley (haiga 48pp); Meadows (haiga 74pp); Outside My Window (poetry/photos 46pp); Play.Enjoy.Relax.Create. (poetry/sketches 24pp); Ribbons & Clouds (poetry/photos 62pp); Sunrise Meditation (poetry/photos 48 pp); The Road To My Father’s House (poetry/photos 72pp); The Story of Dennis in four tomes (biographical prose/sketches 50/48/44/54 pp); Thru a Child's Eye (haiga 24pp); Waterlily Garden (poetry/photos 42pp); Weeping Willows (haiga 48pp); Wild Roses (haiga 100pp); Winter Calm (poetry/photos 76pp); Zen Garden (haiga 24pp). ASHBY LAKE TRILOGY (3x haiga 24 pp): A Tour of Ashby Lake; Sunrise at Ashby Lake; and Sundown at Ashby Lake.

WORKING ON:  Anthology/Tips for Budding Poets (poetry).

ABOUT ME: Late babyboomer Canadian born in the beautiful Eastern Townships of Quebec, raised in Northern Ontario, now living in Ottawa, I'm finding out that oncoming golden years offer a very rich perspective on life. 

The themes of my poetry are found in everyday life. I write mostly free verse but I'm also a member of Haiku Canada and have had haiku published in various anthologies.

Please visit often my growing collection of poems and I hope you find many will resonate with you. I'd love to hear your comments.

By the way, my name is pronounced Lynn, and my avatar is an ink painting I created on rice paper years ago. The symbol means PLAY - something I have finally learned to do in later years and poetry is definitely my favourite form of play.








READS LIKE MUSIC - haibun look

Blog Posted:8/5/2018 7:22:00 AM

This contest has been judged. I wish to thank all participants.Unfortunately some entries had to be disqualified because they did not use the required "haibun" form of narrative followed by poem.

Thank you to everyone who placed. You did a superb job and I'm very appreciative!


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Date: 8/5/2018 8:34:00 AM
Line, thank for the contest and my awesome placement and congratulations to all the winners ~
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Date: 8/5/2018 6:36:00 PM
Well deserved obviously. Most appreciated, DH.

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
9/16/2019 MAKING PEACE Rhymefantasy,introspection,lon
9/16/2019 SERVING Senryubeautiful,care,cheer up,f
9/16/2019 GRACEFUL LILY Haikuflower,morning,nature,sum
9/16/2019 TONIGHT Senryuappreciation,beautiful,ha
9/16/2019 CONTENT Haikuhappy,nature,star,stars,s
9/16/2019 SOOTHING Haikunature,peace,summer,water
9/16/2019 ENTRANCED Senryufantasy,magic,passion,sea
9/16/2019 TASTING Senryuappreciation,blessing,god
9/16/2019 ULTIMATE SACRIFICE Rhymepride,soldier,tribute,vio
9/16/2019 LAST WALTZ Free verseautumn,garden,insect,natu
9/15/2019 AT EARLY DAWN Haikumorning,nature,surreal,wa
9/15/2019 THE OWL Haikubird,nature,night,sound,s
9/15/2019 FAMILY Senryufamily,fire,fun,memory,na
9/15/2019 O Senryuappreciation,dream,longin
9/15/2019 INITIAL Haikumorning,nature,summer,sun
9/15/2019 SULTRY Haikubeautiful,light,peace,sun
9/15/2019 'ROUND THE BONFIRE Haikufire,fun,happiness,memory
9/15/2019 MISMATCHED ROMANCE Free verseromance,together,
9/15/2019 SUSPENDED IN TIME Narrativeage,appreciation,growing
9/15/2019 BITING INTO FALL Free verseautumn,growing up,innocen
9/12/2019 IN GOD WE TRUST Senryuanxiety,blessing,god,natu
9/12/2019 DRIVING Senryuadventure,appreciation,ch
9/12/2019 WHAT WAS HIS NAME Rhymecrush,longing,magic,nosta
9/12/2019 BLISSFULLY Senryuappreciation,happy,paradi
9/12/2019 SITTING ON THE DOCK Senryumorning,nature,sleep,wate
9/12/2019 FINDING Senryuappreciation,grandfather,
9/12/2019 NOT Senryudream,hope,longing,surrea
9/12/2019 WITH EACH BREATH Senryuappreciation,heart,peace,
9/12/2019 FISHING OFF THE DOCK Senryudog,fishing,peace,summer,
9/12/2019 OASIS Rhymebeautiful,inspirational,n
9/11/2019 LEFT Free verseuplifting,
9/11/2019 TIED Haikutime,water,
9/11/2019 GOING Haikunature,time,water,
9/11/2019 A RIPPLED SEA Senryubeautiful,water,
9/11/2019 STEERING Senryuadventure,mystery,
9/11/2019 ADVENTURES Senryuadventure,fun,mystery,
9/11/2019 LAUNCHING Senryuadventure,mystery,
9/11/2019 SALTY Haikunature,peace,sea,water,wi
9/11/2019 IN THE DIRECTION Senryuadventure,hope,journey,tr
9/11/2019 HORIZONS UNLTD Haikudream,hope,journey,longin
9/10/2019 ON THE BEACH Haikunature,peace,time,water,
9/10/2019 WAVES Haikunature,peace,time,water,
9/10/2019 DREAMS Senryudream,hope,longing,passio
9/10/2019 CHASING THE SUN Senryuadventure,confidence,drea
9/10/2019 A HINT Haikumorning,peace,water,
9/10/2019 WATERLILIES Haikuflower,light,morning,sun,
9/10/2019 A DIVE Haikulight,sun,time,water,
9/10/2019 SLICING Haikunature,silence,water,
9/10/2019 ZEN GARDEN Rhymeintrospection,nature,peac
9/10/2019 MILLION Haikulight,nature,peace,sunshi
9/9/2019 FEARING Senryuage,anxiety,death,fate,fe
9/9/2019 THE SMELL Haikuautumn,morning,uplifting,
9/9/2019 DESTRESSING Haikuappreciation,autumn,natur
9/9/2019 RED Haikucolor,nature,peace,tree,
9/9/2019 SUNRISE Haikusound,sun,time,
9/9/2019 DRAGGING Senryuautumn,change,nature,seas
9/9/2019 IN THE SILENCE Haikunature,silence,sleep,sun,
9/9/2019 THE LORD IN MY HEART Free verseday,devotion,faith,god,he
9/9/2019 A SEARCH FOR SHANGRI-LA Enclosed Rhymeheart,inspiration,motivat
9/9/2019 CALLED Haikubird,
9/8/2019 WIPE YOUR TEARS Free verseanger,longing,seasons,sum
9/8/2019 GOODBYE SUMMER Free verseappreciation,goodbye,long
9/8/2019 SOMETIMES LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH Free versedeath,grandfather,grandso
9/8/2019 REVERIE Free versechildhood,dream,innocence
9/8/2019 DARTING Haikuinsect,nature,summer,time
9/8/2019 THE KAYAK Haikunature,peace,water,
9/8/2019 COFFEE MUG Senryumorning,nature,peace,sun,
9/8/2019 DAWN Haikumorning,nature,peace,wate
9/8/2019 FALL'S ARRIVAL Haikuautumn,change,color,natur
9/8/2019 DIVINE THINGS Trioletbeautiful,heart,joy,
9/7/2019 ETERNAL BELOVED Rhymeappreciation,blessing,fan
9/7/2019 THE AFTERNOON Haikuday,time,
9/7/2019 LEAVES Haikuage,nature,sound,tree,win
9/7/2019 IT'S FUNNY TILL IT'S NOT Limerickfun,money,time,
9/7/2019 SITTING Haikufishing,nature,peace,wate
9/7/2019 SUNDRENCHED Haikubeautiful,light,peace,sun
9/7/2019 GRACEFULLY Haikulight,morning,nature,sun,
9/7/2019 THE SUN Haikuappreciation,day,life,nat
9/7/2019 DELIGHTFULLY Haikuheaven,nature,peace,silen
9/7/2019 MOONBEAMS Haikubeautiful,light,moon,natu
9/6/2019 DUNKING Haikunature,summer,water,
9/6/2019 COTTAGE Senryunature,peace,stress,summe
9/6/2019 THE ISLAND Haikusunset,water,
9/6/2019 THE LOON Haikubird,nature,song,sound,su
9/6/2019 JACK Haikunature,strength,time,tree
9/6/2019 FISHING Haikufish,fishing,nature,summe
9/6/2019 INCH Haikuappreciation,morning,moun
9/6/2019 MAJESTIC Haikubeautiful,nature,strength
9/6/2019 EFFORTLESS Haikunature,peace,silence,spor
9/6/2019 FAR Senryuendurance,life,money,peop
9/4/2019 PLAY EACH DAY Monorhymecheer up,fun,inspiration,
9/4/2019 A MOTHER Senryudeep,inspirational,love,m
9/4/2019 SOLAR Haikucolor,night,sky,sun,
9/4/2019 ROGUE Haikulight,nature,sky,sun,
9/4/2019 DAWN CALLS Free versebird,dark,imagination,per
9/4/2019 DAYLILIES Haikubeautiful,flower,nature,s
9/4/2019 TAKING Senryufun,longing,passion,summe
9/4/2019 LET ME HEAL Rhymegrief,heart,hurt,nature,p
9/4/2019 SOUL Senryuintrospection,peace,spiri
9/4/2019 PUNCTUAL Haikumorning,nature,sun,time,u

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Fav Poems

pun with eggs Rhymefun,humor,
The Song of a Blind Man Balladfriendship,music,
Violin Personificationdeath,love,rose,
It is Written in a Star Concretehistory,love,peace,
Hot Chocolate, Coffee and Tea Concretesilly,
Anno Limerickmusic
The silence of my goodbye Free verseheartbreak,loss,pain,
Funny Sexy Me Rhymesexy,
Haiku to Heaven Haikugod,heaven,love,truth,
I am strong Free versecharacter,confidence,disc
Creation Free versebeauty,
of ghosts and relationships Free versebereavement,
Caress my Soul Free versebeautiful,cute love,love,
Diosa Del Amor Rhymebeauty,fantasy,love,lust,
The Weathered Years Sonnetlife,
Coffee Rhymefunny,
Bemused Wonder Free versepoetry,
Can I have a delivery please Rhymefun,
Indian Ink Dramatic Verseabuse,autumn,death,deep,f
Brief Encounter Free verseeducation,surreal,
The Tale Of Fairies Narrativefairy,children,joy,
Talking Trash Prose Poetryretirement,me,me,
Reverie of Wonder Free verseappreciation,creation,lif
''The Prince of Time'' Rhymelove,
Rainbow Promise Personificationearth,rain,
Rainy Morning Light Verserain,
Particularly Monokubeautiful,giving,love,
For Darren Free versefriendship,health,metapho
Stargazing Reflections Haikuemotions,introspection,li
Elizabeth II Rhyme royalchildren,dedication,engla
Dark Wings Free versedance,metaphor,passion,se
Drinks with her maj Limericksilly,
Endlessly Haikudevotion,time,
I Am Biointrospection,metaphor,
HE FORGIVES Free versefaith
My Persona's Adventurous Quests Free verseidentity,image,people,per
Your not alone Rhymeendurance,song,
Poetry Soap Coupletabuse,conflict,jealousy,l
Hero Rhymechildhood,hero,
Seeing Autumn's oak adorn Crystallineautumn,birth,death,life,n
More Worse When I Cry Narrativeabuse,childhood,emotions,
Of Snow And Ice Free verseappreciation,language,wea
Old man Proseangst,dark,life,
The Secrets Of Mornings Free versefuture,happiness,life,mor
I Pass the Graveyard Terzanelledeath,sad love,winter,
I Imagined Him as a Child Dramatic Verseforgiveness,moving on,pai
Moonlit Peace Sonnetintrospection,
She loves and needs seven Quatrainmath,mental illness,
Upon Awakening Free verseappreciation,beauty,
My Perfect Day Rhymeday,death,son,
My Favorite Christmas Memory Coupletchristmas,mom,mother daug
a poet cries real tears Free versechange,
As if she rose with the sun Chokadeath of a friend,lonelin
A Lonely Silver Ribbon Rhymechristmas,loneliness,lone
He Was A Gentle Soul Rhymedeath,for him,
It's Christmas Time Again Rhymechristmas,sister,suicide,
Sweet Ghost Valentine Coupletlost love,love,me,music,o
Alien Abduction Blank versefantasy,imagination,sexy,
Night Free versenight,weather,
Flirty Sunflowers Haikuflower,kiss,sun,
Breath of Love Trioletdeath,love,
Dusk Quatrainbeauty,imagery,nature,nig
Born In A Shack Rubaiyatbeauty,dedication,fantasy
Subtle Sounds Blank versebeauty,feelings,inspirati
Dandelion Dreams Blank versebeauty,day,imagery,nature
Mothers Hear Free verseemotions,family,feelings,
Callused Fingers Blank versebeauty,emotions,feelings,
An Angel Blank verseangel,angst,bereavement,e
A Sassy Spirit Blank versebeauty,character,emotions
Brume Free versechange,perspective,relati
Beautiful Scars Rhymegrief,
One Regret Sonnetintrospection,life,
RENAISSANCE WOMAN I do not know?passion,
The Lovers Rhymelove,passion,sea,sky,
A Nook and a Storybook Quatrainadventure,best friend,boo
Perhaps Monokusad,wife,
Stand Closer To the Mirror Free verseage,anxiety,appreciation,
The Unicorn Rhymefantasy,
When You're Gone Free versefarewell,grief,sad,
Rain Song Rhymechildren,love,music,my ch
A Puppy named 'Pig' N A Puddle Light Versedog,fear,humorous,
Shasta Daisy Haikuflower,nature,
Centurion of Stone Personificationfantasy,
Sardines Imagismfish,imagery,journey,life
California's Pride - Sextilla Rhymebusiness,
''A Fallen Leaf'' Tankaintrospection,nature,
A Stone's Throw Rhymeanger,feelings,life,water
Dance of the Firebird Free versebeautiful,dance,sensual,
The Life Of Death Blank versedeath,life,truth,
Constanza for a Loggerhead Rhymebeach,natural disasters,n
love the unlovable ABCchildhood,growth,how i fe
With Finespun Fingers Rhymefantasy,imagination,muse,
Orange Terzanellebeautiful,color,
May the road never end Free versecute,nature,
Cookie Cutters, Hot Cocoa, and an Angel Rhymechristmas,nostalgia,
My God Rhymesea,water,
Love Letter Rhymechildhood,crush,cute love
Los Angeles Free verselonging,love,

Fav Poets

Heidi Sands United States Flag United States Read
Andreanna Escamilla United States Flag United States Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Lu Loo United States Flag United States Read
niall fulham Ireland Flag Ireland Read
PATRICIA CRESSWELL Canada Flag Canada Read
Gregory R Barden United States Flag United States Read
Mike Gentile United States Flag United States Read
Norman Crocker United States Flag United States Read
Frederic Parker United States Flag United States Read
Phil Capitano Canada Flag Canada Read
Kim Rodrigues United States Flag United States Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Maureen McGreavy Canada Flag Canada Read
valerie bellefleur Canada Flag Canada Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Charlie Smith United States Flag United States Read
Luke Irwin United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
Janis Thompson United States Flag United States Read
Rick Parise United States Flag United States Read
Lodigiana Poetess United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Sunlite Wanter United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Janice Canerdy United States Flag United States Read
James Inman United States Flag United States Read
Winged Warrior Canada Flag Canada Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Isaiah Zerbst United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Manny Paras Australia Flag Australia Read
Seren Roberts United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
PAT Adams United States Flag United States Read
Diane Woodward Dorff United States Flag United States Read
Anoucheka Gangabissoon Mauritius Flag Mauritius Read
James Haley United States Flag United States Read
CayCay Jennings United States Flag United States Read
Carole Duet United States Flag United States Read
Wingless Moth Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka Read
rob carmack United States Flag United States Read
The Heart Of Jackson United States Flag United States Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
Lewis Raynes Australia Flag Australia Read
Zed Zed United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Juli- Michelle United States Flag United States Read
Joanna Bunbury United States Flag United States Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Viv Wigley United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
john smith United States Flag United States Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Storrier United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
cassondra white United States Flag United States Read
Steffan Voss United States Flag United States Read
Chris Green United States Flag United States Read
Empr3ss Noelle United States Flag United States Read
Laurie Woodward Canada Flag Canada Read
mark lake United States Flag United States Read
IRMA LABASTILLA Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Dale Gregory Cozart United States Flag United States Read
Margaret Wade United States Flag United States Read
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tracyann brear United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Patricia LeDuc United States Flag United States Read
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MariaDiding SajSam Thailand Flag Thailand Read
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Douglas Brown United States Flag United States Read
Kaitlyn Marie Hall United States Flag United States Read
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George Aul United States Flag United States Read
Jesse Day United States Flag United States Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
Sonia Walker United States Flag United States Read