Olan01’s Profile

I no longer post poems on this site. If you want to read my latest works just Google, "Olan L. Smith" poet.

  • Age: 63
  • Location: Columbia, MO
  • Gender: Male
  • Country: US
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I am an artist of the brush and during my college years I did not have my supplies with me and was depressed. I went to my my poetry teacher and consoled in her and she said, "Olan, I can teach you to paint with words." I have been writing poetry ever since thanks to Sarah Barnhart and Delores Malachek; my mentors.


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EyesOfRain profile comment


Very nice picture collection! I especially love the spring-fed stream picture.



Thank you EyesofRan. I do not post on this site anymore but you can find my work on Wattpad.com Cotton Jones. Love, peace and freedom, Olan

tierra7 profile comment


Just stoppin' by sayin' " Hi " To Good Friends!!! Be Well... Remain Blessed!!! Love & Light, Tierra @ }-'-,

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dahlusion profile comment


Happy Twenty 11 as I tip my glass to you!



Thank you, dah. Life continues until it doesn't.

paxtruth profile comment


I meant a real novel not just the long poems. Ever thought about it?



Well, how long is long, lol. I have one manuscript at over 500,000 thousand words and enough plots and sub-plots to trip a horse, smile. Yes, I have been thinking about it a long time and the narratives poems are taken from a book of adventure for children to read. It is only at 224 pages, so far. I start a lot of projects and have had the bug for a long time to write a novel. In 2003 I had the bug strike for real but due to injuries and illnesses I had to set it aside for a bit. This site has renewed that interest and it will get done, the Lord willing and the computer hard drive doesn't crash.

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.