About Me

Greetings one and all

I guess my poetry story begins a long time ago, when getting mail required honest to goodness pen and paper.

My dad was always on a kick to have my siblings and I learn something cool, or at the very least not so main stream.

One year we were all subjected to homemade yogurt – gah, I still can’t look at eating the stuff

Another it was making a cedar strip canoe in the basement – now, really, that was cool.  I am still kicking myself that I didn’t “acquire” it when I moved out on my own.

One of the most bizarre things he made me learn was Haiku. I mean really, what 16 year old kid in North Vancouver during the 80’s had any use for Haiku? I was already pretty low on the social totem pole, I didn’t need some flaky poetry crap to add to my social skills.  As it turns out, you can woo women with poetry – I would really have liked to have known that during my high school years.  Ah well, that is another story.

I graduated from Argyle Secondary School 1983 and immediately went to collage.  I went because I really didn’t know what else I should do, or for that matter, could do.  The only real value I got out of my 2 years of collage was the first look at the lady who would choose to spend her days with me.  I left collage,  joined the Canadian Navy,  got married, had 2 kids (who are now 19 and 16, where does the time go?),  and wandered around the world. 20 years later, I retired from the Navy, sat down and thought “hmmmm, now what?”  A memory cell somewhere deep between my ears turned itself on and said “HAIKU” and so I did.

5 syllables

7 syllables

5 syllables

How hard can that be? As it turns out, not too hard at all. I think I wrote about a dozen that day, most of them where pretty rough but you have to start somewhere. Since then I have started up two blogs that are mostly Haiku, and now this one. I have imported all from my last blog and will continue to do so from my first one. I may even get around to trying other forms of poetry (don’t hold your breath on that one thou, most people look horrible with blue skin)

So, there it is, my life in a nutshell. All I can say is its my dads fault <g>. I will be adding to this as time goes on, maybe even a picture or two.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my work and by all means, if you have something you would like to share, let me know and I will post it.

Cheers for now

Time for an update

A new year and having fun with it already. I have decided that having two blogs really isn’t all that necessary so I am going to import the other one into this. Still the same great person writing, now instead of only poetry, there will be

Sea Shanties

Stories of my life and times as a Taxi Driver

The occasional Rant/Rave life in general

Continue enjoying

Be well

 

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7 responses

13 08 2013
Jonathan Caswell

Poetry didn’t always help me….except to get over the previous girl!!!! We may be of a similar spirit…don’t know!!! http://bythemightymumford.wordpress.com/

13 08 2013
words4jp

What a total awesome About Me. You are fascinating read;).

13 08 2013
polaris299

Thanks
Have a look see of my stories blog

14 08 2013
words4jp

I certainly will. 😉

15 08 2013
jdeangelis79

nice to meet you

31 01 2014
dentaleggs

Hello and many thanks for reblogging the piece. Very kind.

Eva

24 04 2016
julespaige

Turns out the simple English haiku isn’t what the ‘societies’ deem correct.
but I’m not all too worries. As I write what I like. I just recently learned of the 3,5,3 count and I know there is a four line (17 syllable style) out there too.

I find it easier to keep my fiction and longer verse separate, so I include links to those blogs on the bottom of my short verse site.

Cheers, and thanks for stopping by. ~Jules

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