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: 62
  • 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.

The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)