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                                                     The Poetry of Judi Van Gorder


~~ © ~~ You can contact me at Tinker1111@wildblue.net                A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z

3 A.M. 5 O'clock 40 Days and 40 Nights 98 BMW 540i 127 Hours A moment before sleep
Absence Absolute Nonsense Adjustment Advise to Old Prufrock African Spectacle Age Old Story
Aliens American Soldier An Old Hymn Still Singing Anacreon's Creed Ancient and Alive Ancient Welshman
Anticipated April 15 April Showers, How Cliché of Her Arctic Love Arthur and Marylyn T #1 At the Office
ATM August Away Awe Babies Born Here Backwards
Balancing Act Ball Player Ballata Bark Beetle Battle Ground Beef Steak
Best Left Behind Betrayal Beyond London, 1888 Bird's Eye View Bitch Black of the Moon
Blackberry Patch Blush of Love Bombastic Bondage Broken The Book Born of the Earth
Boycott A Brief Cast Briolette of India Brothers Burn-out Blues By the Hunter's Moon
Burned Cafe Mocha Call From Concert Cali Fire Storm Cantar Cat Tail
Celtic Form Chained to the Frame Chardonnay Summer Chess (a translation) Cheezy Addiction Cherry Blossoms
Chilly Forecast Chimes Church Parking Lot Clerihew Cold Cold Forever
Combat Comfort Food Complex Math Computer Connection Condemned Cora Lynn Williams 1834-1849
craft Crapsey Cinquain Crisis Crystal Clear Curtal Sonnet Dancers
Darryl is Her Name Daylight Savings Day Is Done Day Thirteen Days Like This Deaf Tones
Dedication deified Deprived Devil's Game Discordant Thoughts Dragon
Due Tomorrow Dust Easter Goodies Easter Rathe Easy Way Out Echo at Dawn
El Viejo elements EMail Empty Excuse Empty Moment Empty Stable
Episode Erasure Essence etheree evening azimuth Eventide
Eye of the Beholder Fair Weather Sailor Fall Fall Back Family Night Famous or Blamous
Father-Daughter Feast in Cana Feed My Sheep Fencing Off (prose) Fiore Fire at the Core
Fire Dance First Day of Chemo First Flight First Responder: When Others Run Away For All You Poets Out There Forgotten
Forum Limerick Found Freedom French Flare Friend or Foe Fresh Start
Friday, Fall From Home Furry Fix Fuzzy Game 6, treinta sei Gathering
Generosity Goodnight Mac Adoo Grit Between My Toes Guilbhnech Hand in my Back Hat and the Cat
Haiku Journal The Haunting Headline Heat of Autumn Heaven Heavenly Hamburger
Heavenly Timber Heaven's Hue Hiding in the light Honey Seeded Whole Wheat Heaven Horsemen of Afghanistan Hot Topics
House of Stone How Did I Get Here? How Great is He? How Many Times? I Am I Don't Relate
I.E.D. I'm Not Mad In love In Memory of John Paul II In My Dotage In the Trenches
Incendiary incomplete Incomprehensible Indigo informed Introduction
Inuendo Irishman Limerick Irma Irma vs Florida et al Italian Saraband It's In the Refrigerator Journal,Today's Weather Just Me
Keats Kentucky Derby Laker gold Laker's Quest Lambs Lament
Land Ho! Lanterne Laughing in Fall Colors Lavender Law and Reason Lectio Divina
Left Behind leg-acy Legacy London terror Lions Tigers and Bears Listening
Little Willie Long Haired Dog The Longest Night A Look Forward Love, An Old Cliché Lucky Charm
Lyrelling Mac Adoo's Wings Macy's Parade Day Magic Moments Magic of the Muse Malaise
Marguerite Johnson, A Caged Bird No More May Me, the Condensed Version Memo to Hot Shot Memorial Memories
Mind Melt Mission For the Queen Monday Mono y Mono Monster Month of August
Moonless Reflection Moonlight More Morning Brew Morning stillness Morning Sun
Morning Walk Movie Night Mr. Jones Mr. Money Mud Laps Music In My Dream
My Dog Angel My Don Quixote Nature's Notes News Images Night Dwellers No Surrender
Nonsense Notation Now Here's a No Brainer Nursery Ode to Laker Basketball Ode to My Left Hand
Ode to Rain on a courtyard bench On a Starless Night On the Cross On the Way to the Ladies Room One Bite
One Note Tones One Too Many One Two Three,Ring Oogling the Bing Open Blinds Oprah
Orb Os-Rune's Language Ostrich Races Out of Sync Out West Pacific's Golden Way Pallette
Panacea Panache Paradise Adrift Parent Parrot Limerick Pase Doble
The Path Path to Stillness Patriarch Pauline Peck's Pond Pele The Pen Whispers Persimmon Phone Call to an Old Friend Pi Pi ∆∆∆∆∆ Pier 39
pillow woman
Playing Poet Poet Poet's Quill Police Shooting Politics Poor Man's Rhodedendron
Press Conference Pressure Cooker Prism Psalm in Action Puddles pyramid
Queen Bee Queen of Spring Rain Raindrop Rain's Grace Reaching For a Star
Read, White and Blue the reader Rebirth Red Redwood Grove Regression
Reluctant Ballade Remind Me Again? Reminders Requiem for Mac Adoo The Return Return of the Doe
Rhyming Lines Ring of Love Robert Frost, Sower Roly Poly Roly Poly Prince Route 91, Harvest Festival
Runway Rust Sample Scab Scarlet Scrumptuous Lumptuous
Sculptured Heart Sea Dreamer Seamrog Sedoka Seven Deadly Sins Shade(hokku)
Shadows Shadows at Dawn Shell Beach Shere Kahn Shift Change Short Balance
Shout She Passed Sideshow Silenced Silly Rabbit Silly Willy
Singed Wings Skald Sleep Smog Snyder (prose) Solitaire
Song of Healing Song of the Matador Song of the Midnight Troubadour A Speck Splash Sport of Kings
Spring Ahead Spring Awakening Spring Blossoms Spring Cleaning St. Pat Stand Off
Starving Starbucks Stepping Up Stepping Up to Tomorrow Stressing Left Strong Survive
Stud The Student sublime The Sun Sunrise Service Sunset's Tango
Sunshine for Breakfast Super Bowl Sunday Super Sunday Surprise Survivor Swinging Door
Syllabic Silliness Synergy Tail Wagging Taking Care of Business Tale of Honor Tattoo
Tea and Grace Telling the Storm Temptation Tetractys They Shall Be Comforted Third Dimension
Thirty Days Through the Mist Thrown Away Thursday Afternoon Time Timeless
Timer Set on High Titan Today Together Forever Tome Too Many Years
Training Day Trail Boss Transformation Treasured Island Trifling Trinity Trite
Trochee Tuesday Morning Turbulence Twelfth Night Sonnet Twins Two Dollar Bet
Unicorn, Guardian Unidentified Uniquely Irish Unnoticed Upon This Rock Unprepared
Vanquished in the Night Vexing Villanelle For Scottie Vows Waiting Prognosis Wake Up Call
The Wanderer's Return Warning Warrior Woman Way Too Personal What Do You Want? Welsh Inspiration
When in the Woods When Starting a New Diet When You Sing You Pray Twice Where's Leigh? The Will Wind on the Terrace
Winter Rain With Apologies Woe the Time Word of the Day Work Week Write On
Write, Write, Write Writing in the Dark Yesterday You You Left Your Ring Youth
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Poem Titles     A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z


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Up to 2016  Haiku and Other Untitled Poems - Key Words

ancestors ancient wall ant covered candy ants in the mud room #51 April sunrise Autumn Chess #8 baking cake barking parrot
beacon beauty #44 bed beckons #18 beef stew best way home beyond the shore birth & death blue canvas
blue rose bohdi tree #57 brazen poppies #30 breakfast #52 breeze floats off Pacific bright in green #78 broken bird Brooklyn on Nabisco
# 83 bullets at concert burning log #53 butterfly wings   #76 calendar Camelot caped manta captured moments
#25 castoff #12 caught then lost chants of peace child beguiled color of her eyes corn stalks countdown #14 cozy quilt
creeper weeds cricket chirps croak caw crocus carpet crystals on lake cyber ballroom daffodils damp morning
#55 dancing blossom dawn /sun sets deadlines diamond myths #68 dishwasher #13 do it now doe and fawn dream hovers
early plum blossom #33 east coast flood #80 ebony night elixir empty box explore summer Fang #76 fast forward
field mouse flames mushroom flames lick flash-boom #20/#21
flight series
flour & nuts fly series #5/#6/#7 flying fox
froggy launch pad frogs silent frost on mailbox frothy sea #32 goat rescue goats ate my roses #48 granddaughter's voice #27 grandkids rock
grandson #41 green snot #1  grey mist gummy gap #46 guns & daisies haiku break hand on shoulder hard ground
harsh words harvest moon #73 headache #93 headed south #69 heaven opens #24 hide and seek #39 hiding stars #55 hip hop
hit/kick hoot owl #66 horse therapy hung over hummingbird I am # I live #81 images vanish
#67 insect stings #89 iPad #22 jump start #85 keyboard kid parole lacy canopy laptop keys Las Vegas
latte to go #47 laundry lays to rest #40 leaky memories leftovers lilies lion winds locked inside
#102 London under siege lost in haze love letters marathon runner #11  messy desk militant peace march Monday moon casts shadows
lovers rendezvous #65 moonlight on lake #79 needle on tray new dawn nob-kneed calf Nook book November old dog
#35 old friend #64 one black shoe #10  overhead fan paint dribbles #74 pajama day Pandas sun #45 parched earth #82 Paris bombing
park bench path home pave with tolerance pebble in creek pen meets paper #87 pie pillow unattended # pine needles
plot moves #42 poem marathon perennial kid parole prayer beads prink poetry #60 prissy parrot pumpkin patch #71 purple haze
#63 purple sky #17 quarter moon #58 quizicle rabbits rain clouds clammer rainy Sunday raked red-tailed hawk
#36 redwood limb respite rickety barn rite of passage scrapbook seaweed #30 seconds jet seedlings
shadow shrinks shadows cast shards of love #ship #72 shooting star # silent engine six hours #49 sizzling sausage
sleep can wait sleepless mind slick asphalt small child # small spider small stone snake suns #45 snail pace
snow dumps in May #soft breeze breaks solitude breeds patience sound of garbage truck #47 sound of housework # sow and mow speed #92 splash of lime
#61 sport of kings Spring grass #62 stand up comic starting over sticks and moss stranded goat #77a stroke #70 stubbed toe
#103 subway bombings summer surf sun waits taco Tuesday tall horse tar black wings tardy sun taste of barbeque
taste of metal #43 tax time terror wins #86 Thanksgiving they wait thirsty child # thirsty soil thousand candles
three broken bones three little girls throw away time Thursday afternoon toddler's treasure torn Valentine #3 evergreen /#4  treetops #59 truth
#2 TV & computer #16 two are one #54 two worlds vase overturned # victim sister vivid color #34 voting vows broken #56 waking with sunrise
watch parrot welcome to Wales #91 weighted limbs #62 western shore #26 wet asphalt wet dog wet Wednesday #38 winter garden
#75 winter rain #39 winter stars whispered secrets white wind #90 widow maker  woman watchess year passed yellow roses
you left your ring your eyes

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2016 Haiku Journal  and Others

Autumn                        band of bandits            Barn Owl                     breakers crash            burqa                           #4 clean counter           
crocus bloom #5 crusty eye deaf to a song   fairy secrets #6 fatigue fawn
first glimpse Friday night market frog croaks frost colored leaves #3 gloom #2 gun-metal
heart's desire HoneySuckle lake of ice leaf floats lonely heart #1 New Year
next to doe one crocus blooms pine tree falls rain slicked trail reflection of Spring        #7 Rumi
struggling garden temple grounds  whisper of lies

2017 Haiku Journal, Train, American Sentence, Cinquains and Tankas


#4 ant attack T #2 Barcelona blackbird diner         bold fledglings #30 bottle rockets #40 bound books
#27 brain swims #2 C notes           #32 calendar marked #9 cancer consult       #7 care dog T #4 Charlottesville
#1AS cold fingers #31 corn drips #3AS crystal water #1 Daisy                      deemed doomed empty pasture             
falling rocks #8 flowered table         forest of tallons forgotten garden       Friday traffic            frigid raindrops
fruit rots #24 girls entertain gloom golden garden golden flight #23 guide wire
#25 hand touches #26 icky red stuff #10 Jelly Beans      #11 jump off train keeper of memories  #6 large needle          
#38 laughing summer #39 love's favorite #35 lush spring #41 MOM #17 monster machine #2AS no moon
#22 nuked #16 ocean mist #12 old Husky #52 onco test #14 orange tractor #29 pain on hold
#33 pathology # permission #3 poet to reader pregnant buds prelude #5 questions
#36 royal iris #28 Sara's shrimp #47 Scent on fingers #43 shadowed iceberg single bloom silhouette
single bloom #4AS smell of Lavender  sky's promise #13 spikey palms St Francis #45 stenciled window
#50 summer heat #37 sunset's glory #51 sweet Daisy #18 test tube #34 tumor too large traffic lights    
tremored hand     #20 vampire vial #21 warm and cozy #15 warm hugs West wind #42 window fan
#49 widow-maker #48 windy country road woodpecker #46 your face young girl's face  #44 Zambezi cascades

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Scott with Sara and oldest girls.jpgMy son Scott with wife Sara and his two oldest girls, Allexa 9 and Trinity 12 with his 3rd daughter, 6 yr old Brooklyn looking on. Going to a Quiceñiera. (Brooklyn has to stay home with little brother Camden and Grandma and she isn't happy about it.

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Brooklyn aka Fuzzy and Allexa

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Camden 3, Brooklyn 5, Allexa 9 and Trinity 12

MayChildhoodStrokeAwareness_zpsc11fc2d7.Brooklyn May 1, 2013 Childhood Stroke Awareness Month.

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November 30, 1963, I was giving Bob a bite of our cake when I heard from the crowd "Let him have it, Jude..." and I just couldn't resist. It's been a challenging but fun ride ever since.


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