Lighten Up Online

The quarterly light verse webzine

Born and raised in rural New Zealand, he trained as a teacher and spent rather too many years at the chalkface in New Zealand, Singapore and Australia. Recently he came full circle, returning to an idyllic small lifestyle block in NZ’s north. He came to poetry rather late in life and is previously unpublished.

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Tim Forsythe is a retired software engineer residing in Huntington Beach, California with his trophy wife. When not listening for coded messages in seashells, he can be found pounding out his own into silly poems. He has published two small books of light verse: "There Are Jars Inside My Head" (2010) and "Wise Cracks" (2011), and on occasion doles out his drivel on his website at

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