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Colin Andersen

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Colin is a writer of poetry and short fiction.

Out of Nowhere is his debut collection of poetry.

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This poem has been named an Honorable Mention in the Goodreads Poetry Contest of May 2018! Read it here:


A tiny home beside a wood
the big pond with swans
moonlight falling over
a cornfield

the quiet village, unchanged
for two hundred years

lives on in me

at times now
I view the supermoon
through the gap
between a couple of tall buildings

filled with flats
which are rundown and miserable

illuminating
a dark... Read more of this blog post »
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" THE BOAT

Did I
miss the boat

I guess I did

if I'm to judge
from the thirty years
I had lost

thirty years

of dreaming
and chasing fantasies

with life remaining
st
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" A HOME BESIDE A WOOD

A tiny home beside a wood
the big pond with swans
moonlight falling over
a cornfield

the quiet village, unchanged
for two hundred years
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" MY LONELY NIGHT

Will you be there, again
to hear a terrible dream
will the dark night ever end

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and other flowers
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“We none of us find as much kindness in this world as we should,”
" MIDDLE AGE

The dumb kids
of my childhood days
are big deals now

yet a few are there

bitter, failing
& arriving at middle age

one of them
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“life has several options
from here

a new place

new idea

new love

or an endless nightmare”
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“Remember
I gave you life

even if you are

nothing
but a poem

be it tiny

you occupy a
place

of the world.”
Colin Andersen, Out of Nowhere

“I have walked
into the wild
to witness

how falls a petal

from a yellow rose

silent and sudden
like a moment

defining time.”
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“I have walked
into the wild
to witness

how falls a petal

from a yellow rose

silent and sudden
like a moment

defining time.”
Colin Andersen, Out of Nowhere

“Remember
I gave you life

even if you are

nothing
but a poem

be it tiny

you occupy a
place

of the world.”
Colin Andersen, Out of Nowhere

“and one thing I’m certain
that things continue to be shown
to me and everyone else.”
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“some things
happen without
hue and cry
the rustling of leaves
the mist of a dawn

letters

I keep writing

to you.”
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from here

a new place

new idea

new love

or an endless nightmare”
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message 17: by Colin

Colin Andersen Sandra wrote: "Thanks for the friend-invite Colin! :)"

You are most welcome Sandra!


message 16: by Sandra

Sandra Thanks for the friend-invite Colin! :)


message 15: by Pam

Pam Colin ~

Life has taken me hostage and has kept me away but I just want to say, THANK YOU for the gift of your friendship! Looking forward to sharing Great Reads with you in 2017 ❤muah❤




**btw ~ GR notifications doesn't like me very much, so if you reply back on your wall they won't let me know, I just don't want you to think I am ignoring you. Feel free and stop by my wall or drop me a message any time!


message 14: by Myrza

Myrza H Darmaditya Thanks for the friendship, Colin! Happy reading and have a nice day! :D


message 13: by Colin

Colin Andersen Jan wrote: "Hi Colin,

Thanks for the add, and congratulations on Out of Nowhere."


You are most welcome Jan!

Cheers


message 12: by Jan

Jan Hi Colin,

Thanks for the add, and congratulations on Out of Nowhere.


message 11: by Elise

Elise Poetry is an art. Words are the pen, the brush, the keys or the strings, the notes, the lyrics, the foundation, the steps, the drama, the excitement, the relief, the retreat into another world. But what makes poems more than art is that poems can be anything you want them to be. You just need to wield the right words and shape them any way you want. And the way people perceive your art is solely dependent upon them. That is the art of poetry.


message 10: by Pam

Pam Looking forward to sharing Great Reads with you in 2016 ❤muah❤




**btw ~ GR notifications doesn't like me very much, so if you reply back on your wall they won't let me know, I just don't want you to think I am ignoring you. Feel free and stop by my wall or drop me a message any time!


Mariℓina Happy 2016, filled with love, happiness and a little bit of luck!





message 8: by Colin

Colin Andersen Pam wrote: "**btw ~ GR notifications doesn't like me very much, so if you reply back on your wall they won't let me know, I just don't want you to think I am ignoring you. "

Thanks Pam! and Wish you a great year ahead!

- Colin


message 7: by Colin

Colin Andersen Robert wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Colin."

Welcome and thanks to you to! Look forward to keep in touch.

- Coin


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Colin Andersen Penelope wrote: "Thanks for your friendship. :-)"

You are most welcome Penelope! Look forward to keep in touch.

- Colin


Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship. :-)


Robert Thanks for the friend request, Colin.


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Pam

**btw ~ GR notifications doesn't like me very much, so if you reply back on your wall they won't let me know, I just don't want you to think I am ignoring you.


message 2: by Colin

Colin Andersen Pam wrote: "Hi Colin :) Thanks for the friend-vite and the recommend, I will have to check it out! Hope you are having a Happy Holiday season."

Most welcome Pam, wishing you a very happy holiday!


message 1: by Pam

Pam Hi Colin :) Thanks for the friend-vite and the recommend, I will have to check it out! Hope you are having a Happy Holiday season.


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