Site Motto

If you want more readers, write better poetry and prose.

Weapon of choice

Notepad.exe – It’s about the writing, not the newest graphic imaging format.


To define the word, POETRY, once and for all. Latest attempt: Poetry Lives in the Land of Verse

To express my unique ideas honestly, and in my own voice, hopefully with some degree of wit.

To have these ideas read by others, bringing enjoyment and moments of en·light·en·ment [even if I can’t spell it].

The author and his aliases and nicknames

Paul Lance Guernsey

Paul Guernsey Dziekan

Paul Guernsey Player





Guern Blanston

The Guern


7 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Paul,
    May I call you Paul? I’m hosting dVerse’s Haibun Monday and just saw that you’ve posted for the first time to dVerse. So before commenting on your post, I thought I’d come and acquaint myself with you. Nice to meet you! I started writing poetry in 2015 and found dVerse a few weeks later. In 2016 I became one of the “pub tenders” and generally give one prompt a month. It’s a wonderful place to get to know folks from literally around the world. I’ve learned a ton from dVerse (never knew about the site RhymeZone until I’d been posting to dVerse for a while!), enjoy the challenges, and the comraderie. I hope you’ll stop by often — we have prompts every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
    I enjoyed reading your “About” and so agree on your “Weapon of choice.” I generally read and write from about 5:30 or 6 in the morning, until about 8:30 or 9. I’m rejuvenated (never say retired) and enjoy this quiet time in the morning, with a fresh cup or two of coffee, my pen and my journal (read that spiral notebook just ready to write in, jot down lists of rhyming words, scratch out, edit etc). After writing, I then move to put it on the computer screen and joust with the words a bit more until I’m happy they say what I want them to….well, most of the time!
    So — hope you enjoy dVerse and come back often! And now I’ll go to your haibun 🙂
    PS: I’m never sure what “better poetry is” — for me, it’s a matter of having words escape from my head onto the page….and sometimes I sit back and marvel and wonder where that idea came from??!! 🙂

    1. Lilian,
      Thank you so much. I look forward to meeting more people interested in verse and to learning and exercising more forms of it. “Better poetry” can be a tricky one, something about efficiency and effectiveness of communication, but I’m sure a more “exercise” is a step in the right direction. Thanks for mentioning RhymeZone. I had not heard of it either until you did, though I have found alternative such sites. RhymeZone appears very “clean.”

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