Simply Poetry

About

Having lived and worked in Australia, UK and Malaysia, the rugged country, scenic landscape, flora and fauna of these countries have had much influence and inspiration on my poetry. Their rich heritage and culture are written about in some of these poems. An appreciation of poetry and literature, the creative and performing arts along with observations of daily life have also broadened my creativity.

As a health professional, my work with people from various walks of life is both challenging and engaging. There is much need to listen to, understand, encourage and empathise with people.

This platform gives me the opportunity to share some thoughts, reflections and experiences with you.

Thank you for your interest and time here, it’s much appreciated. 

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  1. Awesome background,,cultures,traditions and history do effect one’s ideas how to perceive things.Cheers.jalal

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  2. I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! You can check out the rules and get the badge on my blog, but it’s a no-strings-attached-award, so you don’t have to do anything unless you want to.

    Yay!

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    • Thank you for your kind thoughts. I am just happy to share my poems for others to read. Am also enjoying reading the posts of other bloggers of different genres. I find your gardening posts interesting and informative. It’s good to meet you through blogging. Kind regards, Iris.

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  3. Thanks for sharing such a pure and beautiful poetry. Merci, 1000 mercis. KInd regards from France. FGM

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  4. Dear Iris, I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award! You can find more details on this link from my blog: http://wp.me/P4doQv-9K Thank you! Hugs, Cher xo

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    • Hi Cher, thank you for your intention of nominating me for an award. As I have mentioned to some other bloggers, I am just happy to share with and to encourage others through my poetry. I do appreciate your kind thoughts though. Kind regards, Iris. 🙂

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  5. Loving your blog! I am inspired by nature as well and love coming across other poets whose use of imagery takes me to that place! Looking forward to reading more!! 🙂

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  6. I was recently nominated for the “Sunshine Award” and want to pay it forward! As I find your poetry to be so beautifully inspirational… Congratulations!! I have nominated you for The Sunshine Award! Participation is purely optional. If you’re interested here is the link you need to view the rules: http://thewordyrose.com/2014/05/20/sunshine-award-nominee/

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    • Thank you Christina. I am not participating in awards but glad to share with and to encourage others through my poetry. Appreciate your kind comment and visit. Best wishes, Iris.

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  7. Hi,

    I’m Tokoni, A student and poet. Its nice to meet your I’d like to invite you to my blog, http://www.insanitybeautiful.wordpress.com if you’re interested. Thanks!  

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  8. Hello! You have very beautiful and interesting blog! I enjoy reading your blog! It is really interesting to me! The best regards! 😉

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    • Hi. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comment. Glad you enjoy reading the posts. Your guitar playing is good and hope you keep up with your singing. All the best to you and kind regards. Iris 🙂

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  9. That’s an interesting and diverse background, Iris. I have enjoyed your poems and your ability to embrace words and share the many beauties of the earth. Thanks so much. 😀

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    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Jet. I am delighted that you have enjoyed the poems. Yes, I’m blessed to have this diversity and the opportunities that comes with it. There are so many beautiful places in this world and I’ve met some really lovely people who have inspired me! I do appreciate your visits and interest in this blog. 🙂 Love, Iris.

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  10. Beautiful poetry. I enjoyed reading many of them. Very inspiring!

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  11. Shery Alexander Heinis said:

    I’m originally from a tropical island which inspires much of my poetry, so I understand how scenery and landscape can influence your work. However, I now live in a frigid country and the contrast could not be greater. So my poetry veers between the two 🙂

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    • Hi Shery, glad to have you visit and to meet you here! Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself and your background. As my work involves working with people from all walks of life, it is interesting for me to understand different ethnic groups. Delighted that you have liked some of my poems and related to them. I have enjoyed some of your pieces particularly on culture too! All best wishes, Iris 🙂

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  12. Thank you for dropping by my blog.

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  13. hooklineandinkwell said:

    I am looking forward to reading more of your work!

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  14. Dear Iris, I love your new leaf header and poem. Beautiful.
    Blessings & hugs ~ Wendy

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    • Thanks, Wendy. The header photo was taken at an exhibition showcasing gold thread embroidery on dried leaves. It is an amazing and intricate work of art! Really beautiful, Wendy. Delighted you like the poem too. I really appreciate your kind words. Love and hugs, Iris

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  15. Dear Iris, I am wondering if this would be of interest to you. My nephew is in this production which will be in Singapore in late May. He sometimes takes the lead of Javert. http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/mis0716 I have not seen the production myself but I believe it is excellent.

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    • Glad to hear from you, Gallivanta. I have looked at the link and would be interested to see this production of Les Mis in Singapore. I have also seen the production of this musical at London’s West End. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The family must be proud of your nephew playing a lead role in this musical.
      A Blessed Easter. Love, Iris.

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  16. Iris, it’s such a delight to visit your ever growing website and to see new books appear, available as eBooks or in paperback format from Smash Words. Keep up your beautiful writing as it brings joy to many readers.

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    • Thank you, Mary. I am grateful and humbled by this. There have been some nice bloggers who have been encouraging and supportive since I started in July 2013. Workwise, I am kept quite busy, but I do enjoy writing. Appreciate your time and kind words here.
      Love and best wishes, Iris.

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  17. What a gorgeous blog you have, and I really love your heart–that desire to “listen” to people; as I think the world would be a better place if we all felt someone would “just listen”, make some small effort to know and understand who we are. God bless you.

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    • Thank you for reading and for your gracious words. Your comment is deeply appreciated. In my work, listening plays an integral part. This helps to show that we care when we take time to listen to them. We communicate better and establish a good rapport with them. You are welcome to drop by anytime and it’s a delight to have you here. 🙂 Kind regards, Iris.

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  18. penmanathome said:

    Thank you so much for the visit and fellow support!

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  19. Thanks for noticing Troubled Skies and your kind comment.
    MFJ

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  20. Hello Friend, I would like to show my appreciation towards your amazing blog, and inform you that, I have nominated you for a blogger’s award. Keep up the great work as usual.
    https://simplisticinsights.wordpress.com/2017/02/05/lovely-blog-award/

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    • Thank you for stopping by. I am not participating in any award as I have previously stated (please see above). However I do appreciate your kind comment. Best wishes.

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  21. A lovely introduction, Iris. 🙂

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  22. It is a great experience to read the marvelous lines that come from your muse.Thanks and please go ahead.

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  23. ladyelasa said:

    I couldn’t find a contact page, so I’m posting this here:

    My name is Victoria Grace Howell. I blog at Wanderer’s Pen (storitorigrace.blogspot.com). I’m currently running a big series where I interview people from around the world to promote international diversity, break stereotypes, and make a crash course for writers. I’ve interviewed people from over 35 countries so far. I noticed you’ve lived in Malaysia, and I’d love to have you on the project. I’ll also promote your blog in the post. How it works is I send you a document with questions and then you send it back with your answers. You can check out one of the latest posts in the series so you’ll get an idea of what yours would look like: http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/02/so-your-character-is-from-finland.html Would you be interested in this?

    Thanks so much for your time!

    ~Victoria

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  24. I love your blog Iris and thank you for stopping by and following my blog!!!

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  25. “Love isn’t love until we give it away” , you beautifully say.
    How true.
    In your poem you give love and beauty from what has and is filling your life.
    Wonderful.
    miriam

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    • Hi Miriam, thank you for stopping by and I am delighted to meet you here! Yes, I know we can all show love and share love as we know this is what everyone needs and wants to give… so glad to inspire people that this is possible and will add to the quality of life in each of us. Glad that you like my poetry and I appreciate that very much! Love and best wishes, Iris. 🙂

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