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                                                                                      The Poetry of Judi Van Gorder

~~ © ~~ You can contact me at Tinker1111@icloud.com                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. 3 Spring Limerick 5 O'clock 5 Year Chip 40 Days and 40 Nights 98 BMW 540i
127 Hours A moment before sleep A Visit to the VA Clinic 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   Another Accuser 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 Bard   Bark Beetle
Battle Ground Beef Steak Best Left Behind Betrayal Beyond London, 1888 Bird Watching
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 Can You Hear Them? Cantar Cat Tail
Celebration Celtic Form Chained Haiku Chained to the Frame   Chardonnay Summer
Chess (a translation) Cheezy Addiction Cherry Blossoms Chilly Forecast Chimes Choices We Make
Christmas Night Tanka Church Parking Lot Circle Clerihew Cold Cold Forever
Combat Comfort Food Complex Math Computer Connection Condemned Confessional
  Convenience Conversation at the Office Cora Lynn Williams 1834-1849 craft Crapsey Cinquain
Cream Stuffed Donuts Crisis Crystal Clear Curtal Sonnet Dancers Dark Continent
Darryl is Her Name Daylight Savings Day Is Done Day Thirteen   Days Like This
Deadline Deaf Tones Dedication deified Denial Deprived
Desparation Devil's Game Discordant Thoughts Diversion   Dragon
Dreamer 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 Everyone! Eye of the Beholder Fair Weather Sailor
Fall Fall Back   Fallen Family Night Famous or Blamous
Father-Daughter Feast in Cana Feed My Sheep Fencing Off (prose) Fevered Rambling Fiore
Fire at the Core Fire Dance First Day of Chemo First Flight First Responder: When Others Run Away Flight
For All You Poets Out There Forgotten Forum Limerick   Found Freedom
French Flare Friend or Foe Fresh Start Friday, Fall From Home Funny Man
Furry Fix Fuzzy   Game 6, treinta sei Gathering Generosity
Genius Giddy Up Glory Gone to Hell Goodbye 2017 Goodnight Mac Adoo
Graduation Grit Between My Toes Guilbhnech Haiku Journal Hand in my Back Happy Mother's Day
Happy Year of the Dog Hat and the Cat The Haunting He Called Her Sunshine He Was Just a Man Headline
Heat of Autumn Heaven Heavenly Hamburger Heavenly Timber Heaven's Hue Hiding in the light
Hitler's Legacy Holiday at Low Tide Hold On Homage to Romance 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? Hunter in Training
I Am I Don't Relate I.E.D. I Have a Hero If a tree falls . . . 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 Complicated It's Finally Here
It's In the Refrigerator It's My Birthday I've Got To Get My Generator Fixed Journal,Today's Weather Joybell Just Me
Keats Kentucky Derby Ladies Never Jiggle 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 Let the Games Begin London terror
Lions Tigers and Bears Listening Little Willie Long Haired Dog The Longest Night Longing in Rhyme and Rain
A Look Forward Love, An Old Cliché Low Tide Lucky Charm Lyrelling Mac Adoo's Wings
Macy's Parade Day Magic Moments Magic of the Muse Malaise March 2, 2018 6:41am Marguerite Johnson, A Caged Bird No More
May Me, the Condensed Version Memo to Hot Shot Memorial Memories Memory Lane
Middle Ground Midnight Rain Milk Toast 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 Movies and Horses
Mr. Jones Mr. Money Mud Laps Music In My Dream My Dog Angel My Don Quixote
Nature's Notes News Images Night Dwellers No Beginning, No End No One Wants To Pay the Insurance Bill No Sapphic Ode Sonnet
No Surrender Nonsense Not Again Notation Not Again Now Here's a No Brainer
Nursery Ode to Laker Basketball Ode to My Left Hand Ode to Poet John Keats 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 Outside the VA Pacific's Golden Way
Pallette Panacea Panache Paradise Adrift Paradise Erupts Parent
Parole 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 Plant the Seed
  Playing Poet Poet Poet's Quill Police Shooting Politics
Poor Man's Rhodedendron Prelude Press Conference Pressure Cooker   Prism
Promise of the Moon Psalm in Action   Puddles pyramid Queen Bee
Queen of Spring Rain Rainbow's Promise 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 Rescue
The Return Return of the Doe Rhyming Lines Ring of Love Robert Frost, Sower Roly Poly
Roly Poly Prince Route 91, Harvest Festival Royal Wedding Runway Rust rustic
Sample Santa Soon to Arrive Saturday Morning Scab Scarlet Scent of Paris
Scrumptuous Lumptuous Sculptured Heart Sea Dreamer Seamrog   Sedoka
Seven Deadly Sins Seven Principals   Shade(hokku) Shadows Shadows at Dawn
She Passed Shell Beach Shere Kahn Shift Change Shifting Sands Short Balance
Shout Sideshow Silenced Silly Rabbit Silly Willy Since You've Gone
Singed Wings Six More Weeks of Winter Skald Sleep Smog Snyder (prose)
So Far Away Solitaire Solstice Sundown Someone, Please Fix Me Son of Thunder 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 Sri Lanka St. Pat
Staged Sanctuary Stand Off Starving Starbucks Stepping Up Stepping Up to Tomorrow
Stressing Left Strong Survive Stud The Student sublime The Sun
Sunday Morning Sunday Visitor Sunrise Service Sunset's Tango Sunshine for Breakfast Super Bowl Sunday
Super Sunday Surprise Survivor Swinging Door   Syllabic Silliness
Synergy Syrian Ceasefire Tail Wagging Taking Care of Business Tale of Honor Tattoo
Tea and Grace   Telling the Storm Temptation Tetractys That Dreaded Date
The Box The Drummer The Third Deadly Sin The Lady Doth They Shall Be Comforted Third Dimension
Thirty Days   Through the Mist Thrown Away Thursday Afternoon Time
Timeless Timer Set on High Titan To Read a Poem Today Together Forever
Tome Tom's Alley Too Many Years Training Day Trail Boss Transformation
Treasured Island Trey   Trifling Trinity Trite Trochee
  Tuesday Morning Turbulence Twelfth Night Sonnet Twins Two Dollar Bet
Two For Me, Please Uncle John's Palace Unicorn, Guardian Unidentified Uniquely Irish Unity
Unnoticed Upon This Rock Unprepared Van Gogh's Basket of Potatoes Vanquished in the Night Vexing
Villanelle For Scottie Vows Waiting Prognosis Wake Up Call The Wanderer's Return Warning
Warrior Woman Way Too Personal Welsh Inspiration West Wind What Do You Want? When in the Woods
When Starting a New Diet When You Sing You Pray Twice Where's Leigh? Whimsy Whiskey Limerick The Will
Wind on the Terrace Winter Rain With Apologies Woe the Time Women's March Word of the Day
Work Week Write On Write, Write, Write Writing in the Dark   Yesterday
You You Left Your Ring Youth zi Zimbabwe Child

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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2018 Haiku  Key Words

#1 autumn garden #2 seed catalogue         #3 Super Moon              #4 bundled in red                #5-6 short night haiku     #7-11 Good Friday Suffering    
#12-18 Spring Haiku       #19 surrender #20 Soccer Mom #21-22-23 When Did We
Get So Old?
#24 confinement #25 cockroaches
#26 slack mouth #27 hand tremors #28 folding chairs #29 forty four minutes #30 clean sheets #31 sand and stars
#32 & #33 Late night #34 Seashore #35 old barn #36 garbage lid #37 sage serenity

2018 Tanka

#1 surprises welcome      #2 carrion scatter         #3 heavy clouds             #4 Ritual                            #5 sanctuary                     #6 fog rides surf                       

2018 Than Bauk

 #1 hone skills              #2 too many spills    #3 harvest moon     #4   thanks                    #5 frustration              

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 Chain Haiku
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
Lanturne #2 Greek Urn #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 Lanturne #2 love's cliché #39 love's favorite #35 lush spring
Lanturne #1 magnum opus #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 Lanturne #4 Snow Bank Lanturne #5 spam #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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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

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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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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IMG_0744.JPGMy son Scott with his family, wife Sara and my beautiful grandchildren Trinity 16, Allexa 13, Brooklyn 11 and Camden 8.

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