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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY PASSIONS IN POETRY!

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Mysteria
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25 posted 01-04-2009 04:07 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I am finally getting out to the darn Mall - snowed in up here, but Sharon, that is a great idea!  Maybe Nan can even make a page?  Something to keep so to speak?  Over to Nan - don't you just love delegating?
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26 posted 01-04-2009 05:21 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

ROTFL - I'd be happy to make a commemorative page - but I REALLY like the 10th Anniversary forum idea, so that we can give and receive feedback too..
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27 posted 01-04-2009 07:15 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Ok, so after re-reading all the responses my memories are rising...

I came to be online from a birthday offering of my brother when our Father had passed away and I had begun to email myself my feelings.( because I didn't know anything about  the internet  
Then I realized there were poetry sites and after reading a wonderful poem about a nursing home and all those involved with their families there, I began turning those emails of feelings into poems.

I met Marge and Hope on line from that site and then  didn't know the protocol of internet responding and had my poems stolen onto another site. Hope told me about them and I got into an argument over it. Was saved by  one of the other poets, and then joined that site.

I came to pip along with several other members from another 2 sites when tensions strained the fun of writing.


Someone from pip( sorry, its been so long I can't remember who it was ) invited me to check it out and  when I came, I let others know, who also joined and are still here.

I have been to two poet meets and have met many including Balladeer and Frannie, Sy and Isabel, Marge, Lyra and Dave, Marsha and her daughter Krissy, Kethry and Nan from Texas, and Titia at the Fla meet.

I just ran across some photos that Titia placed on a webpage from that visit.
http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/51598088VNSZaV?start=0

I later met Bluesserenade when she came east and Victoria and her husband when I went west to Las Vegas during a rough time in my life.

Gentle Spirit and Chanson didn't live too far from me, so we visited several times and Bill Charles was able to meet before moving North and then west.

Naniness was coming to Baltimore for a convention and myself and another poet were able to  share a meal and some stories. What a treat.

I am very lucky to be able to have had the time and chance to meet so many wonderful people. I will treasure the memories forever.

My love and thanks to all~~
M
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28 posted 01-04-2009 08:32 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Excerpt #2

...And throughout 1999, along came the likes of LngJohn Ag and Lorelei (aka Mike and Susan).. Lost Dreamer (Ria).. Gnosis (Doreen's son).. and lots more.

I could never figure out the difference between "Elizabeth" and "Elizabeth Santos."  I've managed to comprehend which was which since then.

We were all getting pretty close by then, and we figured we needed to have our first gathering of poetic minds in "real time."  Washington DC was our destination, and we rented a large house for a long weekend.  LngJohn and Lorelei lived nearby, that was easy.  Doreen did the organizing, as it was close to her as well.  Ria lived near.. I drove down from Cape Cod, and Doreen and I met desperado (James) at the airport - in Groucho disguises.  Masked Intruder (Philip) was still a kid, so his parents drove him from Kansas to check us all out.  I'd have done the same if it were my kids!  The longest trek on record - Michael Anderson was under doctor's orders NOT to fly, so he actually took a bus from California to Washington DC to be a part of it all... WE HAD A BLAST!!

Wanna see?  These pages have been there since then, and were constructed by a novice.. but enjoy them anyway.  More to come...

SUMMER 1999

Netpoets Unmasquerade
http://nan.netpoets.net/poet2poet/DC.htm  




[This message has been edited by Nan (01-04-2009 09:27 PM).]

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29 posted 01-04-2009 08:35 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Darn that Titia! She assured me all of those pics had been destroyed!

(there are more in the Florida #4 album)
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30 posted 01-04-2009 08:52 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Happy Anniversary.

You all have been wonderful to me.

Thank you for all the tears you've wiped, the unfunny jokes you laughed at anyway, and for finding room in your forum (and hopefully your hearts) for a stray mutt of a poet.

I love you all.

Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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31 posted 01-04-2009 09:06 PM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

Happy Anniversary!!!  I am very proud to be a member of this great forum!! Thanks Ron, Nan, and everyone for your neverending support and love....   RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

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32 posted 01-04-2009 09:34 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Happy Anniversary dear man
Ruth
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Happy Anniversary!!!
thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for having a place i can post my work, and read the work of such fine poets.

thank you sure doesn't seem enough to say.
but
thankyouthankyouthankyou

we don't say it enough but we DO love you

love,
helen
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34 posted 01-05-2009 01:50 AM       View Profile for Masked Intruder   Email Masked Intruder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Masked Intruder

Heya, Teach - Checking in.  :-)

Congrats on the great accomplishment, Ron.  It's always an amusement in one way or another when I drop back in here to see what's going on.  This event almost takes the cake though!  Here's to another ten years of riding the poetic wave.

-*-*-

Divide me again.

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35 posted 01-05-2009 06:14 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Darn! I never knew or probably wasn't around for the D.C. meet...and that was just around the corner It would have been great to meet some of the others~~

waiting for Excerpt #3 Nan.

M
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36 posted 01-05-2009 09:54 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

And Long John brought along some of the "riffraff" (at least, I think that's what Bal called us LOL) from a site cratering from controversy... He invited Toe (and I followed... cause following Toe is one of the things I do best *G*)... and those two and Bal were soon like long lost brothers. *G* (And "funny" has more than one definition. LOL) Nan's eraser hasn't been the same since. *S*

I've had the privilege of meeting several of PIP's best face to face... they're not just poets I admire, they're my friends. Thank you, Ron, for making it all possible!
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37 posted 01-05-2009 11:45 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

We haven't even gotten to the Hoot'n'Nanny yet!

That was a great time shared by Nan, Elizabeth Santos, Mysteria, Ruth, Sy, Isabel...and my poetic twin and soulmate, Kit McCallum.




Many poems were written of that event. For those of you unfamiliar with it, I wrote the epilogue here..
http://piptalk.com/main/forumdisplay.cgi?action=displayarchive&number=69&topic=000849


Mysteria, I know you had albums of the event but the link doesn't seem to work. Maybe you can share?      


Nan here, interrupting Mike's post with the "Hoot'n'Nani" threads.  We DO have a tendency to document our insanity.

Here's One:

Hoot'n'Nani #1

Here's Two

Hoot'n'Nani #2

We had the BESTEST time!!!


  


[This message has been edited by Nan (01-05-2009 03:51 PM).]

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38 posted 01-05-2009 12:14 PM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

First, let me preface this by saying that I can't thank Ron Carnell and all the good people here at Passions enough.

My relationship with PIP and its many wonderful poets began in September of 1999 about the same time I acquired my first computer. Prior to that a couple of local radio personalities had encouraged me to write by reading some of my pieces on the air. I mention this only because it was precisely that encouragement I recieved when I first arrived at PIP, without which I probably would have stopped writing.
As they say with most relationships, the more you put into it, the more you are likely to recieve. This is true about the Passions family too, where I have come to think of myself as a "shirt-tail" relative.
Perhaps a "wierd old uncle", rarely seen and seldom heard. All that aside, in the ten years since its founding, it has been my distinct and complete pleasure to have enjoyed the company of what I consider to be some of the most talented and compassionate contemporary poets you will find anywhere. My friends, there are too many of you to list, and rather than risk leaving anyone out, let me personally thank
you all here and now, and, once again thank Ron on this tenth anniversary of PIP. Ron , what you have accomplished here is nothing short of phenominal, and I am truly both proud, and humbled to be a part of it.
Doc
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39 posted 01-05-2009 01:16 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I will re-load them Michael and make some slide shows, coming right up!       Well, not right up, but tell you what, I am stuck in as usual, so I will make some slideshows of each trip and put them somewhere safe so they never disappear.  Right after I put up some curtains, so check back later or tomorrow.    

Before that first meeting of us in Cape Cod, I went to Cape Cod to meet Nan, then Nan came here to Vancouver, then Kit, then Nan and I went from Cape Cod to Pennsylvania to visit with Elizabeth Santos.  But this was the humdinger of them all ... the Niagara Falls trip.  RON showed up as the "tacky tourist" when Nan, Kit and I went to see a play and sat right between Kit, Nan and I.  NOT being shy, I asked him to move and trade seats with me, he refused!  I tried again, and no luck.  I was so mad!  I didn't know it was Ron, and the harder I tried to get this jerk to move, the more adamant he became about sitting right where he was, thus separating me from Nan and Kit.  At intermission, over walked Ron, with bottles of water in his hand for everyone and I can think of no other way to explain this - I about filled my drawers when I figured out it was Ron!  

That sneaky guy had driven up from Michigan to surprise Kit and me.  Kit knew it was Ron, but not moi, and you can be sure Nan had a hand in organizing that one.  That cowboy hat picture just does not do our Ron justice, he is absolutely adorably handsome!

Anyway there are tons of fun pictures, and I promise to avail them to everyone to see and keep shortly.

Did I ever tell you that you guys are more family to me than my real family (excluding my son and his family) I talk to you more than I ever have time for any single one of them!
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40 posted 01-05-2009 01:31 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Wonderful, Mysteria!!!! That means I'm in your will somewhere????
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42 posted 01-05-2009 04:20 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Seems like we're having a reunion within a reunion! I got to meet Misc'e in person and her sister Iliana [Jo] by phone...and I've met Martie and her husband Taylor in person - they were good enough to put me up for a couple of nights while I visited family and other friends back in 2004 in California. I know I could go most anywhere a PiP poet lived and be welcome...and it's far better than the KOA!!

I think what is especially neat about Passions in Poetry is that it is really the epitomy of the "world-wide-web". From Africa to Australia and New Zealand to Vancouver and Italy...I feel as if I have friends around the world who would share laughter, love and poetry over a cup of coffee or tea.

And Doc is right...you get back what you give out...and you've all given me the spunk to follow a life-long dream. And I keep trying to take this passionate spirit into the virtual world to make it a better place, as I know all of you do, too!

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43 posted 01-06-2009 02:24 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I had forgotten that Kacey, (Midnitesun,) and her daughter came to visit me too, and am hunting for those pictures, but in the meantime,I tried to load a smilebox on Piptalk, at Facebook (that is the Facebook Nan has created for all the poets to join here,) but couldn't figure out how.

I have loaded 164 slides on my own Facebook so everyone can at least see them if they would like to.  Push the forward button or you will be there all darn day!       

If anyone else has pictures of meetings - please link it on here, and share it with everyone during our Anniversary here okay?

Okay, here is my contribution for now anyway:

Mysteria's Facebook

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44 posted 01-06-2009 04:30 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

If that doesn't work I also put the photos on Webshots,

PiptalkPhotos
Hope it works!
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45 posted 01-06-2009 10:38 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Mysteria's pictures are very  much worth the view - Lots of fun times have been recorded there..

Thanks, Sharon..

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46 posted 01-06-2009 03:06 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

OH.

We're supposed to tell how we got here?

Somebody sent me a card.

and grins...the story gets better, but that's kind of a private smile between me and the slicklady.

but yep--a guy confessed to me he had a dirty little secret--POETRY.

And he sent me a sampling via a card.

I said "wow--I write poetry too" (Back then, it wasn't very cool to admit that.)

so I joined, and ya'll have been sufferin' ever since.

And btw? I've discovered that poetry and poets are a lot more socially acceptable now.

I like to think Pip had a lot to do with that.

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47 posted 01-06-2009 07:53 PM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

Serenity,
M'dear you is eggsactly correct. The podunk town I lives in views poets as an abberation, somewhat akin to special needs
consumers ( I believe this to be the politically correct term as of this writing and if not please feel free to correct me ).
If not for Ron and his vision, we may never have had the opportunity to have shared a few thoughts, a few laughs, and the knowledge that it is "okay" to come out of the "poets' closet". To me, that would be a tragedy. Love us, hate us, ignore us, makes no difference, we are writers/poets, and will be heard. Our views are as myriad as the mind will allow, and each has a meaning distinct to its author yet is shared in the gestalt that has become PIP. O.K. I'll shut up now.
Doc
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48 posted 01-06-2009 07:54 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Happy Anniversary, Ron and everyone! I joined Pip the day before my birthday in 1999....Some of my best friendships were born here, not to mention my best poems.  Thank you, Ron!  
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49 posted 01-06-2009 08:29 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

These replies are all priceless!
Thanks, Sharon, for starting the Anniversary thread, and thanks Ron, for creating and continuing
Passions in Poetry in spite of some of the contentiousness that has been part of Pips history.
Sharon? No photos necessary.
It's all stored carefully in my memory banks.   
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