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Results of "What My Eyes See" Contest - Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick's Blog

About Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick
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     Let me begin by saying that I enjoy being a part of PoetrySoup.  I have been around for last five or six years, writing, reading, meeting and interacting with talented poets from around the world. There is much I have learned! .

        I wrote my first poem between the ages of five - six, after a field trip to a beach on the Atlantic coast on a most gorgeous sunny day. My Papa was so proud of me, he hung it in the living room! lol  Somewhere along the way, my poem was lost as are mamy others written in between relocating from one country to another. It was my 8th grade teacher who first advised me to keep writing.  Always a dreamer, my Papa complained that I was absent-minded and I didn't mind because it was true as there was so much to see and do everywhere else than where I was at any moment. Ah, but life has a way of making you conform to its tons of mundane tasks; however that dreamer still lives, today! 

        Along with poetry, I have accomplished one of my dreams with regards to writing.  I published a book, "Fiona's Journey" in 2004-my first attempt. It's nothing to brag about, yet it was an enjoyable experience and I'm glad I was given that chance to share my feelings and beliefs with others.  It was written for children but anyone would enjoy.  Since then I've embarked on a novel which is taking forever. However, I will persevere as the story means very much to me.

        I live on the beautiful state of Maryland on the east coast with my family.  I have an extraordinary child who I'm extremely grateful for.  We share a life that's enriching with music, people, our love for each other and nature. We both love the ocean and visit at every opportunity that comes up.

        I'm easy going and friendly; loving people just comes naturally. And I still have faith that one day, man will come to see that we have no choice but to respect and love each other or none of us will survive..not even the strongest in any sense. In my free time, I enjoy entertaining, basketball (watching- lol I'm only 5' 3"), cooking, movies, sewing and travelling.

Results of "What My Eyes See" Contest

Blog Posted:2/26/2011 8:30:00 PM

        I wish to thank all the poets who submitted entries for my "What My Eyes See, Haiku Contest.  I appreciate your kind support and though the judging was tough, I do think I was pretty fair.  I first looked for content clarity, and then rules...mainly the syllable count, in which most everyone excelled and also for caps and unecessary punctuations.


        Once again, thanks for submitting your various takes on what you saw in the photo. Some poets went deeper than others, nevertheless, like you, I gave judging my best.


Thanks again, all!



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Date: 2/28/2011 5:55:00 AM
Thank you, Annalise, for inspiring me to write. Also, I appreciate that my Haiku found a place among the winners:)
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Date: 2/27/2011 7:09:00 PM
Hi Annalise -- Thank you ever so much for awarding my poem a place among the winners in your contest. Your contest proved to be greatly inspiring and the haiku I've read thus far are incredible. Congratulations to all the winners and all who were inspired to write. Best wishes. Deb
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Date: 2/27/2011 3:39:00 PM
I missed this one too, Sorry! Looks like it filled pretty fast though. I'll go read the entries.Agape, Moses
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Date: 2/27/2011 3:09:00 PM
Gee, hon, I missed this one entirely. Congratulations to all the winners! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 2/27/2011 8:37:00 AM
Thank you for my placement~I'm thrilled!!!!!~Hurray~I should be back to the soup this week~Busy,Busy~I need to judge my contest and write some (NEW) good stuff~thanks again~Rick
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Date: 2/27/2011 7:43:00 AM
I am late in catching the winners of your contest, and I'm so surprised, and honored, Annalise! Thank you so much for enjoying a different interpretation of the guiding light. That was such an inspiring picture you presented us!! Thank you so very much! love, Carrie
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Date: 2/27/2011 7:18:00 AM
Thanks for my placement, and super congrats to all your winners :) I definitely missed writing haiku from picture prompts, so thanks for the inspiration for that-- :)
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Date: 2/27/2011 7:17:00 AM
Super wonderful contest Annalise and congrats to u and all the amazing winners too.. appreciate my 6th place for "Intimate Indigo".. a wonderful creative experience to write for this contest luv..
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Date: 2/27/2011 6:51:00 AM
Thank you for a wonderful contest and for my 5th place, with my poem, a molten embrace, I am feeling the glory~~
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Date: 2/27/2011 6:34:00 AM
Congrats to all the winners in wondrful contest... I enjoyed writing for it...always Michael
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Date: 2/27/2011 3:23:00 AM
Thanks a lot Anna. It was an honour to be among such great poetic works.
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Date: 2/27/2011 12:51:00 AM
Hi Annalise,thanks for placing my entry in the 7 th position.I enjoyed the contest very much.Thanks for sponsoring such a contest.
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Date: 2/26/2011 10:14:00 PM
HI, Annalise, and thanks for the number 6. I want to see your winners right now. I think I can never catch up with all the contest winner circles that came out this week, but I'm trying! Luv, Andrea
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Date: 2/26/2011 9:19:00 PM
what a great haiku trip, annalise... and what greater pleasure for those who all praticipated in this endeavor... thank you for acknowledging my work with best cheers to all winners! :) huggs!
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My Past Blog Posts

Results of "What My Eyes See" Contest
Date Posted: 2/26/2011 8:30:00 PM
Update on "What My Eyes See" Haiku Contest
Date Posted: 2/24/2011 9:26:00 AM
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Date Posted: 12/4/2010 11:45:00 AM
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Date Posted: 8/13/2010 9:35:00 AM
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7/31/2013 Arrested Moment Rhymeimagination,
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6/30/2013 Bringing Treasures Free verseemotions,love,
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6/12/2013 Summer's Breath Rhymehappiness,introspection,j
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6/8/2013 Priceless Coupletbeautiful,children,joy,
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5/30/2013 Heatwave Haikunature,
5/29/2013 Fragrant Flower Terzanellechild,children,death,loss
5/18/2013 Prelude to summer-Whipsy Winds Haikudance,ocean,summer,wind,
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2/16/2013 Sweet Rain Nonethappy,nature,rain,
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2/8/2013 Blizzard Tankanature,snow,winter,
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A Spiritual War Free versehope,inspirational,warme,
Sunshine (I Wish) Free versegirlfriend-boyfriend,happ
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The Chatty Chair Free versefunny,imaginationme,me,
Tonight Rhymegirlfriend-boyfriend,imag
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Winter's Kiss Sonnethappiness,holiday,introsp
Temple Free versefaith,introspectiongod,go
No Other Man....(Adult Content) Rhymegirlfriend-boyfriend,love
When Your Road is Uneven I do not know?inspirational
A Highland Stream Ottava rimanature
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forever and always I do not know?lovelove,
Red Stilettos Monokufantasy,imagination,passi
The Chip On My Shoulder Dramatic Versefaithme,
Crack Of The Moon Rhymefunny,
Once More Balladfantasy
The Minister's Lonesome Daughter Rhymepeople
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Walk With Me Free versefaith,inspirationalson,me
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See me Thine Rhymeloveme,me,
The Fate of Ardent Prayers Free versedevotion
Shajarat al-Hayah " Prosopis cineraria " Haikuinspirational,life,nature
Blue Tears On Parchment Prose Poetrydevotionwords,
Touched by an angel I do not know?lifevoice,sun,voice,
The Color of Poetry Free versefantasy,inspirational,on
Audrey (End-Line Word Poem) Free versegirlfriend-boyfriend,love
Jimmy and Audrey Diamantefriendship,girlfriend-boy
Bethrotal Hymn Versehappiness,loveheart,sweet
The Kaliedoscope Rhymehope,introspection,peacel
Until the Water Runs Dry Rhymelost love,loveheart,heart
"God's Ace" (Up The Sleeve) Quatraininspirational,love
Time for a walk Free verseanimals,timelight,light,s
Forever And A Dream Narrativeloveheart,heart,
Poet's (Poetry In Motion) Rhymeon writing and words
Private Roscoe D. Schlink's Ocean Cruise Rhymefunny
A soliloquy Free verse 
Jackson "worst poem ever" Rhymelife,wife,sun,
Timothy Treadwell Rhymedeath,death,
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Fragrant Love Lyricdevotion,happiness,life,l
Death Of The Saints Narrativedeath,faith,family,husban
Rejection Epigramlove
MY ONLY LOVE Epigramlove
Autumns Door ~ I do not know?life,love,time
L*O*V*E* I do not know?love
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If You Love Me Coupletloveme,me,
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House of Marble I do not know?introspection,life,
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