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Maggie
Posted on: Dec 31 14, 11:45


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Very beautiful, Larry! I love winter.


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Maggie
Posted on: Dec 29 14, 17:07


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Hi Lori, I had a family Christmas with children and grand children. It was great. Hope you had a good one too. No snow here on the Virginia coast, but a beautiful sunny day. Did you have snow in New England?

Peggy
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Maggie
Posted on: Dec 22 14, 15:47


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Christmas Eve

Let Christmas music be heard o'er all.
May blissful strains of carols call.
Let little ones sing
and church bells ring,
and flakes of lacy snow fall.

Peggy aka Maggie
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Maggie
Posted on: Aug 22 14, 17:15


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Sad yet beautiful, Wally. Love it!

Peggy
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Maggie
Posted on: Aug 15 14, 11:47


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Hi Jerry,

I love it: sweet and sentimental.

Peggy
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Maggie
Posted on: Mar 20 14, 15:24


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Beautiful poem, Jeanne. Spring has been written about for eons, but your poem feels fresh and new.

Peggy/Maggie
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Maggie
Posted on: Feb 19 14, 15:29


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Hi Sekemet, We never met until now. What a lovely tribute to your husband. I like it! My free verse starts flush with the left margin, but there aren't many rules if any rules of free verse. To be honest I read your profile page before reading your poem, and I'm glad I did. How wonderful that you live near Oxford. I've visited the UK five times and always leave missing your lovely country.

I just published a book of poetry by CreateSpace this year and have a number of British poems in it. Actually poems set in Britian.

I'm not good at critiquing free verse really. I love your content and am thrilled that your husband knows you. I am delighted that your cancer is gone. Keep writing. I like your work!

Peggy/ Maggie
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Maggie
Posted on: Aug 27 13, 20:45


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Hi Cleo,

I like it!!!

I haven't written a poem in a pretty long time too. I ought to do that too!

Peggy minniemouse.gif
  Forum: Poetry Exhibition -> Plato's Pearls of Wisdom · Post Preview: #133118 · Replies: 6 · Views: 3,962

Maggie
Posted on: Aug 24 13, 12:57


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QUOTE (mindbringer @ Apr 22 13, 17:38 ) *
Born in Southern Illinois, have travelled and lived in many places in the United States as well as 4 years in The Philippines. Former Naval Officer with degrees in History, Philosophy, Classical Studies and Computer Information Systems/Computer Networking. Avid reader with large personal library. Currently enjoys writing poetry and some prose as well. Contributes to a local zine. Living in Northern Colorado and working, when not writing poetry, at Sogeti USA on site at Hewlett-Packard. Also enjoys fishing, hiking, travel, chess and chillin' in my library. Consider myself a Trekker and a Ringer and loves to play Lord of The Rings Online. Looking to be published someday soon!

My writings can be found on ReadWave at mindbringer as well as on BlogSpot at http://mindbringer.blogspot.com . I also post to FaceBook (mindbringer), Twitter (mindbringer), Scribd, and other various websites.

My most recent piece is attached (I think)...



Welcome mindbringer. It's good to have you with us! minniemouse.gif

Peggy aka Maggie
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Maggie
Posted on: Apr 6 13, 11:52


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Hi Dani,

Your poem is sadly beautiful to me. I am glad your mother was not hurt!

This poem reminds me of Shakespeare's play "Macbeth." I wonder if you've read it. The title character Macbeth has just learned of his wife's demise and is filled with despair and sadness. When told of her death he says, "Out! Out brief candle. Life is but a walking shadow. A poor player who struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing." (There. Hope I got it right.)

A twentieth century American poet Robert Frost used Shakespeare's "Out! Out!" as the title for a poem he wrote about senseless death.

May I suggest using the word "Nothingness" as a possible title for this poem?

Poetry shows our attitudes and helps in letting them see the light of day. Then I think we learn that others have traveled the same road at other points in time.

Fondly,

Peggy/Maggie
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Maggie
Posted on: Apr 6 13, 11:22


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Hi Eisa,

It's been a long time since talking to you.

I think your sonnet is truly beautiful!

I agree with someone's suggestion that perpetual sleep might better be changed. Would not "seasonal" be a better word for the context if it doesn't mess up the meter? It just may be me, but "perpetual" makes me think too much of death or coma. Just a thought.

Again, this is beautiful to my ear and eye.

Peggy/Maggie
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Maggie
Posted on: Mar 18 13, 14:49


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Hi Daniel,

Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I'll have to take the "Review Clue" link off. Originally there was a very flattering review of my book. As for the senryu and haiku section, I wrote an introduction explaining briefly the way traditional Japanese poets write them and then explained that I'd "westernized" the form by adding titles and rudimentary punctuation and capitalizing more words than the classic masters. I have 16 haiku and senryu all total; 17 free verse; and 16 rhyme and rhythm.

I'd love to see what you think of the book!

Peggy Harwood

Daniel, see if the following link works better. It did for me!

http://reviewclue.com.au/snippets-of-life-...mature-readers/
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Maggie
Posted on: Mar 14 13, 10:10


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I just published a book of poetry. It is titled "Snippets of Life: Poems for Mature Readers." It is available on Amazon. com and Amazon UK The book is divided into three sections: free verse, rhyme and rhythm, and haiku and senryu. There are 49 poems and the page count is 52 pages. Take a look at it on Amazon! It sells for $12.99. Peggy Harwood

To look at the Amazon listing click on the link below

Snippets-Life-Poems

Below is a review a friend wrote about my book.

Reflections on "Snippets of Life"

by Joan Kerns

In Snippets of Life, Peggy Harwood has created a poetry book with a range of styles, such as free verse, rhyme and rhythm,Haiku and Senryu, that would engage both poetry lovers and non-poetry fans. There is something here for every reader as Peggy deals with a variety of life experiences from her childhood, travel adventures, events, and friends that have played a role in shaping her life.

Peggy's love of the English language and word usage comes through as she brilliantly uses words to set a stage, a scene, an emotion, and stirs the readers' imagination. Peggy's "Snippets of Life" addresses all types of life situations, good and bad. From "Love Rekindled" to "The Repentant Adulterer", the reader is pulled into a range of emotions from sorrow that a relationship floundered to anger that one relationship was either forced or thought of so lightly. Several of her poems "A Gull's Vision" and "Renewal" caused this reader to sit back and reminisce about the times she sat at the seaside listening to the gulls, and as Peggy wrote..."There's something soothing about the sea - Which takes my soul back to where it should be."

This is a poetry book to be read leisurely or by section , allowing the reader to absorb all she has to offer at a pace where the poetry can speak to the reader as it did to Peggy.
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Maggie
Posted on: Mar 3 13, 06:34


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Wally and Larry, how beautiful these poems are! They soften the blow! Thank you both!!!

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Maggie
Posted on: Mar 1 13, 10:08


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Merlin, touching tribute!

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Maggie
Posted on: Mar 1 13, 10:03


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It is with heavy heart and tear-fill eyes that I mark the passing of a dear cyber friend. Farewell, Steve, I will miss you. Peggy Carpenter Harwood
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Maggie
Posted on: Mar 1 13, 09:56


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Dear Steve will be sorely missed. May God grant his family peace. Amen Peggy Carpenter Harwood
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Maggie
Posted on: Jan 9 13, 20:16


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So true, Daniel.

Peggy
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Maggie
Posted on: Jan 7 13, 17:06


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Hi Eisa,

Thanks for reading. I thought the poem belonged here because it is fixed form too. The hurricane was terrible. Don't know if haiku nature poems can be unpleasant but I hope so. Ha.


Again, thank you!

Peggy
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Maggie
Posted on: Dec 27 12, 04:45


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Hi again, Steve,

I used to travel a lot, but my health isn't good enough for the rigors any more. I live in Virginia Beach and Dayton is far away, but thank you for the gracious invitation to tea despite the fact that I must decline.

All I know is you sound better and that makes my heart glad!

Have a "better" New Year, my friend!!!

Peggy( I prefer if, but use Maggie to be anonymous!)
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Maggie
Posted on: Dec 26 12, 20:21


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Hi Steve,
What wonderful news!!! Thank you for sharing it!!! So glad to hear that you're doing better!!!!!!! rollerskater.gif

Wow!!! I'd love to watch some new dvds. I collect British mysteries myself. This is the first time I didn't ask for any for Christmas in quite a while. Are you going to follow the new season of Dowton Abbey? I can hardly wait!!!

Glad you had a good Christmas and I hope you have a Happy New year too!!!!! PartyFavor.gif PartyFavor.gif PartyFavor.gif

Peggy Harwood (aka Maggie)
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Maggie
Posted on: Dec 9 12, 16:57


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Hi Steve,

I'm sorry you're so sick!!! Hope your Christmas brightens you up!!! Being sick on Christmas in a bummer!!!

I'd love to meet all the members on MM too, but at least we did meet through technology. That's amazing to me!!!!

Hang in there buddy. A positive attitude uplifts the soul, doesn't it?

Fondly,

Peggy Carpenter Harwoood
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Maggie
Posted on: Nov 27 12, 11:46


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Hi Larry and Daniel,

Thank you both for your attention to my haiku!!! Always good to hear from you! Daniel, thanks for the tip on periods and capital letters.


Happy holidays!!!!

Peggy
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Maggie
Posted on: Nov 17 12, 10:51


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Sandy (haiku)

The hurricane comes
creeping up the eastern coast.
Devastation soon.

Peggy
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Maggie
Posted on: Oct 24 12, 17:45


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Hi Wally,

The bit about standing the deceased in the corner I got when I was touring Scotland. It seems that used to be done, aided by rigor mortis.

Like your poem!!

Thanks for the time and attention, my friend.

Peggy
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