We’ve reached November and there is much going on in terms or our poetic pursuits. So if you are driven to the Chapbook Challenge at Poetic Asides, or participate in NaPoWriMo. we will be giving you all the time to complete these tasks, by ceasing operations here at Phoenix Rising Poetry Guild. It has been a good run and I appreciate all our loyal contributors. But our members have fallen away and it seems it’s time to finally give it the rest it deserves. Thank you all for your support and contributions to making this a fun endeavor. Hopefully, we’ll find each other somewhere out on the wonderful Web! It has been a privilege hosting your works. Continue to write on, and RIGHT ON!



  1. It HAS been a GREAT run, and there is nothing wrong in taking a new path to see what else is out there or putting your feet up for a well deserved rest. I think all artists, and poets alike, need to honor their spirit’s need to ebb and flow with the creative energy that drives them. THANK YOU for all you have done – and continue to DO for any of us who are lucky enough to stumble along your part of the path. ❤

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  2. I agree with Patricia…it has, indeed, been a great run! Thank you, Walt, for your poetic inspirations…and encouragements. And thanks, too, to you and Marie, in the previous hosting of Poetic/Creative Bloomings. I truly do not believe I’d still be writing poetry today had I not had such a nurturing environment like PB to keep cultivating my newly-unearthed desire to write! It’s bittersweet…I’m sad to think that the weekly prompts will be no longer…but I’m so sweetly blessed by the friendships that will continue to grow in spite of it. Thank you for that.


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  3. Walt it has been more than a pleasure. With you, Marie and the whole gang these last few years. It has helpled me get through a difficult time in my life. This surely is not the end. Remember the phoenix. It flies until it becomes ashes then rises again. I’m getting geared up for both nanowrimo and the November PAD. So we’ll see you around the blogosphere ol’ friend! Write on!


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  4. I could feel this coming but it hurts just the same. Thanks for all you did, Walt, and Marie too.

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  5. I have to agree with all the comments above. Great ride. Sure wish I could have done more, but life can get wicked from time to time, and it’s been that way for me lately. But, with God as my Guide, I’ve made it through. And I hope that He goes with each and everyone here.

    Walt, you and Marie are inspiring. Keep in touch through FB, and if either or both of you start anything else, let me know. God speed.

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  6. Oh, my poetic partner in rhyme …

    I can’t thank you enough for the run we had together at Bloomings (all-too-short, and I’m so sorry for that), and for continuing to prompt and encourage the poetry world miraculously at our fingertips. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like you have been our poet-in-chief for many years now – laughing in the face of health issues and life’s hitches, glitches, and worries. You are an amazing talent and tireless encourager – my buoy across the lake.

    ❤ (much)

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  7. I won’t pretend that I’m not disappointed but things change and we must accept that. This has been one of my favorite spots in this blogging world to go to for challenges. I really enjoyed the form challenge you presented to us. Whew, a challenge it was! I’d like to think, through all the opportunities you’ve provided and the feedback from others, I’ve grown as a poet. Thanks Walt! I’ll look for you over at Poetic Asides.


  8. This has been a wonderful, and creative site. I am truly sad to see it end. You and Marie have provided me with a lovely second home, and I will miss you both. I will be combing sites for your excellent words and thoughts. Thanks for all the prompts and comments along the way. Stay well.


  9. So sorry to hear this news. It’s been fun! See you all on other sites I’m sure. Blessings to you all during the November PAD challenge Friend me on Facebook if you haven’t already.


  10. BIG gratitude and of course always warm Hannah-smiles to you, Walt. I will miss it but I understand and I send all my best to you and to everyone who has been writers and readers here.

    Thank you, ALL so much!!


  11. WALT

    When Walter writes,
    his passion flows upon the page;
    when Walter writes,
    his caring soulfulness excites
    a yen for love and tempers rage.
    I feel poetic gears engage
    when Walter writes.


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