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  December 2022     15 days ago

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Extra. Read all about it
Corner paperstand
Purchased purchased.
Any scandal romance
Public figure dishonored
Married divorce.
We all gobble up
Such irrelevance.
In buckets.
And then gossip
All morning.
And then over soup.

But now go...

by dougb.72752

added 15 days ago
Sandy Peden

that Sabbath.

Last one inside the Kirk.

Preacher Peden shook hands

Smiling with that slight hint of courage…

Brethren, this is it.

Thanks for showing

In spite of drizzle.

So what is drizzle

In face of our trusty Covenant...

by dougb.72752

added 15 days ago

Squeezed between two provinces.

NB and NS.

And pulsing with each tide.

When up the waves

When down the mud

Where shellfish

Came to hide.

A people plain

A people kind

Who’d give all that

They could.

The hinterland for...

by dougb.72752

added 15 days ago
The little mixed garden of her delight.

Early rising
Smell of melt in the dirt
Sheep bleating their
Approval in the side yard.
A walk in the field
To scuff and
Kick the earth
Tells him things
Are ready for disking.

Jean is in the kitchen
Boiling water for tea
And arranging...

by dougb.72752

added 16 days ago
Conversation Above. A site of faith topics.


How could I stop
Your worried day?
Filled with lists of
Doubt and dismay.
Pushing hard on
You Scarcely own?
It is featuring our King
And salvation He
Oft brings.
And the...

by dougb.72752

added 16 days ago

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Voted Poems 17 total

Collection 128 total

Latest Comments: 102 total
So much vivid detail on a loving and loveable old woman of one's cherished past.

9 days ago

There is no awkwardness in sustaining rhyme and cadence throughout. The topic of sheltering love is well worth your investment of time emotion paper and ink. This whole package had to be in poetry format. Very good and thanks...Doug Blair. 

16 days ago

Very honest account of startling diagnosis and nagging fear and doubt. Crowned off with a victory and newfound courage. Mine was radical prostate surgery in 2017 Christmas time.

18 days ago

I cannot fathom the criteria. reminds me of a one eyed dart thrower in a dizzy spell. Call me cranky but certainly not sweety pie. Nyuk nyuk.

21 days ago

So far on 26th total of 114 poems competing.
Have done this several times in the past. Stunned by the strangeness and low quality of many of the winning entries. Is there something other than quality cadence detail of description or adventure or humour to it all? And Haiku is usually unworthy of attention or time. Sorry. Doug Blair of Kitchener ON. 

21 days ago

Was fascinated years ago reading about this heroic Scottish Gospel hero who took to the hills preaching night time under the stars, dodging the King’s dragoons, almost as if by magic…Doug Blair

1 year ago

Write some more here, Girl. Poets write and write. Sustaining the craft. Sweaty work halved…Douglas Blair

1 year ago

I like the liberty in this and the magic of short term connection, affection…Douglas Blair…thanks carmen.

1 year ago

He is approaching the stage of the crinkled autumn leaves. Loves every image, as best he can. Wonders what he will leave behind. Thanks Steven…Douglas Blair. http://pastursgreen3.blogspot,com/

1 year ago

This is excellent representation of the child on the road to becoming full, productive and loving adult. Good stuff Karl…Douglas Blair

1 year ago

The huge potential of a hungry and creative heart, unselfishly opened up for opportunities of Grace, or of wicked oppression.

1 year ago

Yes I feel as if I am wandering mountain paths alongside Maligne Lake in Alberta. Jasper National Park. Inspired by Mary Shaffer, pioneer woman of Maligne @1902. And principal citizen of Banff, together with her guide turned Husband. 

1 year ago


1 year ago

Thanks for your good wishes and uplift, acronimous…Douglas Blair.

1 year ago

Harry Chapin, the narrative Champion of verse, was an early favourite. Also Gordon Lightfoot, Longfellow, Tennyson, R L Stevenson, Robert Service. Later in the narrative line came John Masefield… Douglas Blair 

1 year ago


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