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Vee Bdosa studied art and creative writing in Poitiers, France, at the European Division of the University of Maryland. His poetry, articles, and short stories have been published in consumer and literary publications such as In Posse Review, Dogwood Tales, Sacramento Union Weekender, Field and Stream Magazine and others all over North America. He was also a regular contributor to OVER THE OZARKS WITH OUR HISTORIANS AND POETS, and a few religious publications.

Nearly all of the poetry in MONSIEUR L'VAMPYRE AND FRIENDS is the actual poetry as published on the Internet with Prodigy in the early days of the Internet, and later on America OnLine. Most of it is written in the Shakespearean Sonnet form, which is Vee's preferred writing form. Yes, "L'Vampyre" is not how you spell "Le Vampyre," but it is Mssr. L'Vampyre's name and he knows how to spell it.

Most of the vampire poetry is a direct result of encouragement from Maya Angelou, who told Vee Bdosa "You shine when you write about what you love and write well about. You have a delightful humor and sense of irony."

Maya suggested to Vee that he study the intricate rhyming patterns and content of Edgar Allan Poe and the resulting poetry is what you will find in this book.

Vee's book LOVE POETRY, has been awarded the EDITOR'S CHOICE award from the publisher, iUniverse, Inc. who also publishes MONSIEUR L'VAMPYRE AND FRIENDS, and WRITING SONNETS FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND SOUL MATES, all Vee Bdosa books. More are coming.

Fort Knox, KY

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The following comments are for "Back Cover Text of New Book"
by veebdosa

You studied poetry in France .... but .. but .. oh never mind.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 6, 2011 )

Lets see what rhymes with work?
Ok Bobby, I will never mind. LOL what a

( Posted by: veebdosa [Member] On: February 7, 2011 )

a few for you
shirk - jerk - murk - lurk - irk

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 7, 2011 )

Then expected what Mr veebdosa? When you hide you instead of answering my simple request? Comment, my sonnet! I wish I could take advantage of your expertise in this so rigorous form of poetry. What do you say?
Ron is not as well as we would hope. I am sure if and when he reads your comment that he will respond.

I apologize for answering your comment but I feel that he will get back with you as soon as possible. Judy

( Posted by: JETFIREk [Member] On: February 7, 2011 )

I did apologixe for responding. It was not done in jest or meaning to upset you. I am genuinely concerned about his health.

And no, I do not speak French and your words were translated by Microsoft...

( Posted by: JETFIREk [Member] On: February 7, 2011 )

Get lost.

( Posted by: veebdosa [Member] On: February 8, 2011 )

The pleasure is all mine.

( Posted by: veebdosa [Member] On: February 8, 2011 )


Can we have a doctors note please

In the British military the "Sick Lame and Lazy" had to report in at the Medical Center before "First Parade" otherwise they would be charged with being AWOL (Absent without Leave).... sick or not.

There was one Exception........

It didn't apply if you were DEAD

Not sure if The Dead Poets Society qualified

I am always intrigued European foreign languages sound better (to me) when spoken by females....

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: February 8, 2011 )

studying vs learning
Veebdosa waxing poetic

Veebdosa: Quote:
Villanella, of course, was musical in form and material first, being Italian made no sense to anyone. It is a "form" some poets have made meager attempts at making popular, only to give up in despair and go away shaking their heads and not bothering anyone about it again. I know of no children who are turned on or off by it, all most of them have to say about the villanella (the poetry form)is "Huh?" although some children have been known to pretend to be dancing to the musical form.

Villanella (the poetry) is the first reason college students skip the next Poetry Appreciation class when they know it will be next Tuesday.

Some students have threatened suicide if the teacher, usually a PhD, makes writing a villnella a requirement to pass the course.


Perhaps studying creative writing in France doesn't require speaking French. Or perhaps studying in France at the European Division of the University of Maryland meant you spoke Maryland French which may be a bastardized version of French and doesn't serve one well when trying to make sense out of formal French. It makes little difference when it comes to knowing that villanella [Italian]and villanelle [French] are not one and the same and does not require one to speak French at all.

Obviously from what's abundantly clear here and at other spots on this site studying creative writing doesn't mean one learns anything especially manners and respect for others who might have picked up some clues on civil behavior and writing skills along the way.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 8, 2011 )

Dylan and Miss Piggy
ThankQ Pen, that was very enlightening, and quite frankly my dear, a surprise coming from you, but a pleasant surprise.

My manners are nearly non-existant and what I can call up at any one time would most certainly be considered Texas Manners which is shoot from the hip and ax questions later.

In fact, I learned all of my Texas Manners in France as well as a little English that my Gramma would certainly have washeed my mouth out with Ivory Soap if she had heard me say them there words.

I learned absolutely NO French in France, I never ever said I did, that was a figment of Miss Piggys imagination.

Sometimes she sounds just like Bobby trying to sound like Bob Dylan. We all know about that.


( Posted by: veebdosa [Member] On: February 8, 2011 )

Texas P's & Q's
My manners are nearly non-existant and what I can call up at any one time would most certainly be considered Texas Manners which is shoot from the hip and ax questions later.

Au contraire M. veebdosa. You see, I've been to Texas and do declare them to be well versed in charm and manners. Even George W. had/has these skills. In all of my time in Texas I never met a rude gent. I've been to France too and found them to be quite polite, even in Paris, but I was traveling in the off season so I can't vouch for how they behave when they're harried. Quite often those clichés are based on a lack of understanding different cultures. It's nice to know you're proud of your lack of manners. It helps me a great deal.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 8, 2011 )

The real Texas
Hey, Penelope, I can understand that you might not have met many rude Texans in Texas, depending on which part you were visiting/living in, but there are plenty outside of most cities over half a million or so.

But France, and especiaqlly Paris,I do not see how anyone could consider any Frenchman/woman anything but the rudest people on the Planet, and that is a fact. These people brag about being rude. These people kicked the United States Military out of their country at the cost of billions to their economy back when a dollar was worth a dollar and a franc was worth only a frankfuretr, only months after we liberated their miserable butts from their longest and most serious arch rival, Germany.

They brag about being rude. As for Texas, so do we, I am a Texam, my own twin kids were borned in Fort Worth, that's real Texas, Ma'am, no phony Texas rejects like everyone in Dallas and Houston.

Remember the Alamo.

( Posted by: veebdosa [Member] On: February 8, 2011 )

Texican Vietnam Vet
No, not you. Someone else who could teach you a thing or two about Texas manners. Oh .. and both guesses on your part are wrong. Neither city pardner.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 8, 2011 )

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