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Monday, July 11, 2011

Bokeh

                                When you wrote, your words bloomed delicious
                                You baked them in vibrant colors
                                 Exquisite ingredients
                                 Freshly picked images
                                 Artfully arranged
                                 I took a bite
                                 From each one
                                 And knew
                                 Truth

(c) Gay Reiser Cannon * 2011

                           
My dear friends, it is with the deepest regret that I, too, must announce that I am leaving 
One Stop Poetry. I value the time and the articles here and want to thank everyone who founded
the site for inviting me in to work on it.  I learned a great deal and it gave me great joy to share my love of poetry with all of you.  I wish it could have gone on forever, but it seems the fair had to come to an end.  Next week is my last planned Form Monday.  Thanks to all of you who supported it and me.  You have my undying gratitude.  Gay

44 comments:

  1. word cookies.

    mmmm coooookies. i'm the coookie monster.

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  2. It's a sad time, Gay. But all life is change. Thanks for everything you've done at One Stop. I've enjoyed your intelligent and exhaustive work with forms, explaining and shedding light on all the ways we use our craft.Thank you for your encouragement always.

    Your poem is delicious, and says so well what we all get from each other's words.

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  3. Your poem is marvelous! Word cookies!!
    I am sorry to see you leave OSP. I have learned much from you.

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  4. Your words compliment the visual so well, Gay.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge of form with all of us and good luck in your future writing ventures.

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  5. Best to you... you'll be missed.

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  6. You shall be greatly missed. I have so looked forward to the sharing of your knowledge of forms, as I consider myself only a beginner to these styles of writing.

    Your words compliment so well the image, and the way it feels to see you all moving on. Tidbits tasted, savoured flavors like a wonderful meal that left us nourished.

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  7. ((gay)) thank you for all your hard work and dedication...you have added much orporately and individually for me...you are always a delight to read and i look forward to continuing to do so...

    dang you making me cry...smiles.

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  8. Thank you all for your kind comments. It's sometimes is difficult to find inspiration but music and images always help me. As you know I do nearly all my own illustrations. I recently downloaded a couple of fractal programs. I don't fiddle with the formulas too much, I just ask for random fractals to be drawn. This one came up and I used it as inspiration for the poem.

    I have loved so much discovering the world of poetry online. It is so rich and so wondrous. Some of the very best poems I have read including those of nobel laureates have been those I've read that linked with OneStopPoetry. I am forever grateful to have had those associations. Thank you Brian for all your work and for the opportunity of working along side of you! Gay

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  9. I want to thank Corbie for always supporting Form Monday and most of the OneStop projects. She is a poet like so many others that I have seen grow better and more confident in her writing over the last year and it has been my privilege and joy to know her.

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  10. 'freshly picked images' ~ lovely! I love your poetry, and will continue to keep reading. You have been an inspiration to me Gay, so thank you! :)

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  11. Wonderful poem, Gay.

    I hope we'll stay in touch, now that One Stop seems to be reaching its end. It's been such a pleasure to be in community with you and all the other poets.

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  12. I'll always come by to see your work Maureen. Your depth, understanding, wordplay and ingenuity never fails to please me. It's my privilege to have met you here in the blogosphere and I shall continue to be informed by your poetry. Thank you Maureen!

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  13. Gay....siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh.....hugs and thanks...pete

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  14. Nice and tasty use of metaphor in the form and so another is released for new projects in cyber world!

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  15. gay - you make me cry as well..you are such a fine woman with such a big heart and tremendously talented...i hate how this all developed. thanks for everything you've done but even more for what you are and thanks for this beautiful poem - i can feel every word on my tongue

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  16. Thank you for your wonderful poem, and helping to support this community of poets. I appreciate you and your work. :D

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  17. You're all so kind and I appreciate your support here. I'm sure there will be other avenues where we can watch the world go by, have a cuppa, and talk about love, life, and funny haircuts. Keep writing everyone!

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  18. Oh, Gay...thank you, for everything. For sharing your talents with us, for sharing your kind words with so many of the rest of us...for your time and your effort and everything. It has been a pleasure, and an honor, and though we all seem to be heading down different paths now...I look forward to seeing them still cross a great deal. I concur with Claudia-I hate how all this has developed, but thank you, for everything you have done.

    Strong words, Gay. Strong words. Just look at all the emotion you've evoked.

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  19. That was very convincing write, I think I liked the recipe.
    And your work is always a delight, I'm quite new to onestoppoetry but from what I can tell, your work will be missed!

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  20. i found your mix between flowers and baking interesting. very artfully done. i like the image as well; it fits quite well with your words.

    on a side note, i have thoroughly enjoyed my trek through poetic form. you have been a wonderful tour guide both in opening up forms new to me and enriching forms not so new to me. Thank You!

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  21. beautiful poem. sad news to read that you too are leaving OSP. wishing you all the best in your new adventures

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  22. I love the imagery and simplicity ... thanks for sharing this.

    I am sad you are leaving OSP. Wishing you all the best.

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  23. can you see me dancing from there? smiles. happy one shot...

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  24. A wonderful piece, good luck in your future endeavors.

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  25. you know I'm sad to see you go.. you were one of the very first people who believed in me, I'll never forget that! just sayin'... but as we move on, we move up. make the next journey even better! loved this piece.. sweet and very yummy!

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  26. Hi Gay
    You are such a star and an inspiration, don't go disappearing now will you? xx

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  27. Beautiful poem, formated perfectly for the words chosen. Sort of a Reversed Etheree.

    Gay, best wishes to you as you expand to other endeavors. I want to thank you for all of your support and encouragement here at OSP. Trust you will still be sharing your wonderful writing with us! :-)

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  28. I love this poem as I love to bake and it's like a combination poetry/art/bake! Beautifully written, thank you.

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  29. Sorry to hear your news Gay, but new beginnings are inevitable. Love your poem and this form...I want to try it. All the best!

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  30. scrumptious!

    thank you so very much, Gay, for all of the knowledge you have shared at One Stop and for your encouragement of my writing. i will be learning for some time to come as i have a list of forms yet to try or to try again. and i'll be seeing you here and at Beachanny's Texas. ♥ dani

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  31. Interesting title for such a poem, as if to suggest that it isn't poetry's centrality but its margins which are most exquisite and interesting, revealing all sorts of treasures in the corners and steamer-trunks of the mind and heart ... Thanks for all of your hard work here. For the poetry community, it has been central, a center for all of our margins. ... Brendan

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  32. i can only repeat what others have said here before me: a delicious, delectable, poem.

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  33. haha - i'm dancing as well...so let's talk about funny haircuts...smiles...see you in the pub :=)

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  34. What I hear from the voice of this poem, seems to be different from others...to me it's as though the voice of the piece was expecting "lies" over "truth." Good stuff, Gay

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  35. Mmmm...smells and tastes DELICIOUS!!
    And yet, somewhere towards the end of the poem, I thought I saw this deliciousness hiding something not so pretty after all.. maybe I was just trying to read too much between the lines... an artistic mind tends to go many places at the same time, ya know.. :)

    Sad to see you leave OSP, Gay... but that certainly will NOT stop me from hoarding your blog every now and then...
    Best wishes to you, my friend...

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  36. And to Brendan - yes I did name it for those things at the edge of my vision, slightly out of focus that I can't wrap my senses around but which haunt me and force me to try to write their meaning into something. Lovely catch there, sir.

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  37. Thank you for everyone who's come by to read this little Nonet inspired by Corbie Sinclair's article on Form Monday. I will be around and I will try over the weekend to get by to read your OSW entries.

    So behind at work, trying to log some hours before I go broke (smiles). Actually the form dictated this piece. I particularly wanted to thank my colleagues at onestoppoetry for their support and their poetry offerings. I did take a "bite" from their styles, their information, and found there poetic truths as well as new forms, a wealth of information, new visions and ways to see poetry through different inspirations and images. My thanks to all of you who support my blog and continue to give me encouragement. I will carry on trying to make "word" music as much as my muse and talent will allow.

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  38. Sad to see you go but all of your hard work is truly appreciated. Lovely nonet as well.

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  39. Lovely poem that fits the photo hand-in-glove. Sorry to hear you're leaving One Stop Poetry.

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  40. Lovely words.. simply lovely.. a little birdie told me of the next adventure and that pleases me for I have only just begun to know your writing..

    much enjoyed this poem.
    Lynne

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  41. Dear Gay....

    Well done... not rare or medium... but well done.... the way I liked it.

    Shashi
    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2011/07/whispers-cuckoos-song-and-smell-of-love.html

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  42. A delicious poem. Brilliant. Gives a whole new meaning to "eat your words".

    Haven't had time to do more than read over at dVerse Poets, and I'm way behind on that, but I'm loving what I see. Great job all of you are doing over there!

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