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If somehow I have made someone even if only in some small way happy, then it's all been worth it.

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 "My tears fall so as to water the seeds of my love for you."  ~ Regis Auffray

"If you tell someone that you don't love them anymore, you are really telling them and admitting to yourself that you never did... ...and perhaps you don't know what love is."  ~ Regis Auffray

"...that there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for." - Sam, The Lord of the Rings

"Give in, let go, and take the journey..."
"And I remember beyond all clarity realizing that girls (women) were magical creatures put on Earth by the mighty one to save us from ourselves, and that it was our duty to always protect them from thunder and everything bad in the woods."   - (anonymous)


Regis Auffray is originally from Peace River, Alberta, Canada. His parents and all of his extended family are from Brittany, France. He is of Celtic descent. Bretons are not of "French" ancestry thus, as far as he is concerned, not French although at least one of his siblings disagrees. But he loves all nationalities and origins of people. He is convinced that "compassion" is the answer to all of this gem of a planet's problems. He admits that he just does not have a clue how to make it happen. His first language is French but he learned English when his family moved to a town 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Vancouver, British Columbia. The first poem he can remember writing was in grade 9 in English class. It rhymed and had the proper rhythm. His English teacher thought it was good and encouraged him to continue to write. (Thank you, Mr. Stolee). Regis is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with an Education Degree majoring in French and English.  He has also done some post graduate work in counseling psychology.  He has taken early retirement after a career as an educator in middle and senior high school. He has been greatly influenced by the romantic poets and the symbolists (in French) but many others - Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Lamartine, Frost, Keats, Dickinson, and so many others who don't come to mind at the moment. He says that he appreciates this site because it has allowed him to share with others what is in his soul and he has made new friends whom he greatly values. He thanks all of you who take the time to read and to comment on his creative endeavors.

Birth Place
Peace River,  AB, Canada

Book: "Through the Mist" (Poetry) Published in May 2015

Book: "Glimpses" (Poetry) Published in February 2014

Member of Chilliwack Festival Chorus for several years.

Regular blood donor: 144 times so far as of August 17, 2015.

Book: "Born Again - The Limericks of Regis" Published in December 2012

Symphonies (An anthology of poetry)
Edited By: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Binding: Paperback (pp: 280)
ISBN: 81-901366-3-1
Availability: In Stock (Ships within 1 to 2 days) Publisher:, India
Pub. Date: 2003 Condition: New

Autumn Leaves has published a lot of my "poetry" and for that I am very respectfully grateful.

Poetry Institute of Canada Medallion for my poem, "Afterburn."

Skyline Publications Literary Magazine published: "Afterburn" "In Her Sunday Best" "Eternity"

Poetry Institute Of Canada, "Island Impressions" anthology published my poem: "Too Early Fall."

The Canadian Chamber of Contemporary Poetry "Scaling The Face Of Reason" anthology published my poem: "Moon Smile."

Poetry Institute Of Canada,"Images In Time" anthology published my poem, "Afterburn."

Featured poet in June 2003 of "Poetry Life and Times." Featured poet in December 2003 of "Poetry Life and Times."

Published in the New Pleiades Anthology of Poetry ISBN 0-9737888-6-0 January 2006.

Winner of eleventh poetry contest at AuthorsDen with "Absentia" in January 2004.

Winner of seventh poetry contest at AuthorsDen with "Graffiti" in December 2003.

Poetry Life And Times (Sara Russell) published “Marilyn’s Jacket,” “Beauty,” “New World Order,” “Swirl,” and “Moonsmile” in June 2003 and “The Tree,” “L’arbre,” “Death of August,” “Renaissance” and “Eternity” in December 2003.

Kedco Studios has published “Marilyn’s Jacket, “Afterburn,” “Swirl,” “No Place To Stop,” “New World Order,” and “Moon Smile in the Crystal Dawn Anthology of fall 2003.

Poetry in Emotion (Richard Vallance) has published “The Tree” and “L’arbre” in the winter 2004 edition.

Canadian Poets On The Web (Laryalee Fraser) has published “The Tree,” and “L’arbre” in November 2003.

Donard Publishing has featured my short stories, “The Ditch” in January 2004 and “The Vanishing of Father Fabian” in November 2003.

Mindful of Poetry (Jim Dunlap) has featured “The Tree,” “L’arbre,” “Moon Smile,” “In Her Sunday Best,” and “No Place To Stop.”

Autumn Leaves (Sondra Ball) has published “Peace” and “Revival of Rain” in the fall of 2003.

Au Quotidien (Hélène Lussier) has published several of my poems in French.

Additional Information

Published first book: Born Again - The Limericks of Regis, December 2012. Published second book: Glimpses - poetry by Régis Auffray, February 2014. Published third book: Through the Mist - poetry by Régis Auffray, May 2015.

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Through the Mist
Second book of poems published in May of 2015

Born Again - The Limericks of Regis (Book)
Just for fun and in good taste.

First book of poems involving the themes of life, love, grief, nature, friendship etc.

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