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by Michael (MV)
26 Nov 2020, 02:39
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: All Lives Matter
Replies: 2
Views: 194

All Lives Matter

 
not even
a mask

can cease
the spread

of a contagious
HeArt-felt smile

going viral
over the flat line

like where the sun is always
with you over the horizon

 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
25 Nov 2020, 03:35
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Moving Heaven
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Moving Heaven

Hi Ken,

Workshop suggest for the finale:

indoctrinated the locals
with dogma and rice.


😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
22 Nov 2020, 21:53
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the October IBPC 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Poems that placed in the October IBPC 2020

Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed.


October 2020 IBPC poems selected
by Jim McGarrah with commentary:
http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/2020/10


Cheers!

Michael (MV
by Michael (MV)
22 Nov 2020, 21:32
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Beethoven Plays for Mozart
Replies: 9
Views: 753

Re: Beethoven Plays for Mozart

Hi Bob,

without Beethoven in the title - title as:

A Student Auditions for Mozart

then mention the student's name here:

a sixteen year old boy
with a pock marked face,
bushy eyebrows, and the name
Beethoven.


😎

Michael (MV(
by Michael (MV)
19 Nov 2020, 04:14
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Theresia Constanzia Adelheid Friedericke Maria Anna Mozart
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Theresia Constanzia Adelheid Friedericke Maria Anna Mozart

  Hi Bob, My availability is sporadic & abbreviated - I do read - can't workshop as I usually like Your poem here is on my radar for a possible nom in the Dec IBPC esp like the piazza-fountain rapport - the finale is pregnant with poignancy - immediately this lyric & voice resounded like ultrasound ...
by Michael (MV)
10 Nov 2020, 00:27
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2020:
Replies: 14
Views: 1710

Re: Upcoming November IBPC 2020:

Thanks, Kenneth, Forwarded to the IBPC finals Good luck, Michael (MV) Beggar's Lice First, the lush green tendrils make a basil rosette. Beneath the wither of summer she brittles, dispersing her little ones, the stickseed, onto the down of a doe's coat or between the ribs of passing corduroy, to be ...
by Michael (MV)
09 Nov 2020, 13:14
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2020:
Replies: 14
Views: 1710

Update 11/9 re Upcoming November IBPC 2020:

I needed to, and have forwarded meenas' and mine poems.

If Ken will complete the acceptance procedure, this day, the 9th, I will forward a 3rd.

Of course, it will be up to IBPC entries if it is still acceptable time-wise.

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
09 Nov 2020, 13:04
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2020:
Replies: 14
Views: 1710

Re: Upcoming November IBPC 2020:

Thanks, Ken, for accepting. To complete the acceptance procedure, Please provide by this day, the 9th, the usual, needed info before forwarding to IBPC. Then, I will forward, and it will, of course, be up to IBPC entries if it is still acceptable time-wise. Thanks, Ken, Michael (MV] I accept for Beg...
by Michael (MV)
09 Nov 2020, 11:34
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2020:
Replies: 14
Views: 1710

Re: Upcoming November IBPC 2020:

Thanks, meenas, for providing the needed info. Good luck in the finals 😎 Michael (MV) Name Meena email meenas17@gmail.com It is my original unpublished poem, I am not representing any other board. Navaratri Revision The dolls come down from the attic the young ones jump all over, the adults descend ...
by Michael (MV)
08 Nov 2020, 22:23
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Congrats to IBPC Poem of the Year winners (May 2019-Apr 2020):
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Congrats to IBPC Poem of the Year winners (May 2019-Apr 2020):

Congrats to The Waters on the grand slam.

A special WB Congrats to Ken for his 3rd place IBPC POTY.

William Doreski's selected poems with commentary:

http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poty-may-2019-apr-2020


Cheers!

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
08 Nov 2020, 00:32
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2020:
Replies: 14
Views: 1710

Update 11/7 re Upcoming November IBPC 2020:

My apologies if I wasn't clear(it has been another hectic week) - but the 3 to represent are: Ken's Beggar's Lice Any current by Billy and meenas's Navaratri On Thursday November 5th, I did PM Billy, meenas, and Ken. Ken and Billy haven't replied; meenas has accepted, but has yet to post the needed ...
by Michael (MV)
06 Nov 2020, 18:08
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2020:
Replies: 14
Views: 1710

Re: Upcoming November IBPC 2020:

Thanks, meenas,

for accepting

Now Please ASAP provide here in this thread
All the needed info as delineated in the initial entry of this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7861#p37493

Thanks, meenas,

Michael (MV)

meenas17 wrote:
06 Nov 2020, 09:36
Thanks for the nomination.
I accept.

by Michael (MV)
05 Nov 2020, 06:36
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2020:
Replies: 14
Views: 1710

Re: Upcoming November IBPC 2020:

I meant to nominate Ken's "Beggar's Lice" -

and now here I have

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
04 Nov 2020, 18:20
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2020:
Replies: 14
Views: 1710

Update 11/4 re Upcoming November IBPC 2020:

1/ including Bob's nom-nod of "Antlers," I 2nd any current poem by Billy - poet's choice

2/ I 2nd Bob's nom-nod of Meenas’ poem “Navaratri”

Need to hear here in this thread accept or decline

asap Please

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
04 Nov 2020, 17:46
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2020:
Replies: 14
Views: 1710

Upcoming November IBPC 2020:

Thanks, Bob,

1/ for the update; good luck with your plans

2/ for voicing

and 3/ the nom-nod on my poem,

which I accept,

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
01 Nov 2020, 19:36
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Antlers
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

Re: Antlers

Hi Billy,

I read and heard the classic "the low spark of the high-heeled boys" (Steve Winwood with Traffic)

from the early 70s, when I was a new teen and everything was dazz'ling - I was jazzed with music,

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
01 Nov 2020, 18:36
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: October still-life : "I am with you always"
Replies: 2
Views: 975

October still-life : "I am with you always"

orange
scare
crow


orange
snow
man


from a blue-blood
sunny-moon
a red-orange glow
by Michael (MV)
01 Nov 2020, 17:57
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Sunflowers
Replies: 11
Views: 2556

Re: Sunflowers

Hi Bob, Her southern voice is lost now, but in home movies she flickers like a hummingbird amid the honeysuckle flowers. Forever in gardener gloves and floppy hats, from Dad's blond Chevy to Mama's straw colored dress, everything glows with sunlight in late afternoon. ^^ Notice: 1/a) the commas, and...
by Michael (MV)
29 Oct 2020, 10:26
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Return of the fox revised
Replies: 10
Views: 2243

Re: Return of the fox revised

Yes, better,

for the change in clouds

😎

Michael (MV)

BobBradshaw wrote:
27 Oct 2020, 05:32
It’s better
by Michael (MV)
29 Oct 2020, 10:14
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2020:
Replies: 14
Views: 1710

Upcoming November IBPC 2020:

Voice your recommendation(s) here, and Please let us know ASAP if you are not going to be available to represent the Writer's Block - then we will know not to consider your poems further for this month's IBPC. I/we will be looking for consensus - in keeping with a communal workshop environment Which...
by Michael (MV)
28 Oct 2020, 02:20
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Red, Red Moment
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Re: Red, Red Moment

  Hi Billy, I esp like: Somewhere at the center a star shining too faraway to know it exists for sure. Also, I like the image Darkness thick as ignorance The candle snuffed reminds me of the candle imagery in Shakespeare's Othello & Macbeth - and I like that subtle kinship orbiting the classics work...
by Michael (MV)
26 Oct 2020, 05:18
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: To My Old Age
Replies: 9
Views: 1677

Re: Addressing My Old Age

Hi, Bob,

Ode was rather formal & stiff

I find the revised refreshing.

likewise with

1/ to my old age

2/ my old age


😎

Michael (MV)

BobBradshaw wrote:
24 Oct 2020, 04:42
Changed the title....not sure I like it...but open to suggestions. Best
by Michael (MV)
21 Oct 2020, 03:02
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Beggar's Lice
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

Re: Beggar's Lice

 
Hi Ken,

evolution of creativity

genesis -> metamorphosis -> maternity


from the forest floor
to be reborn
as mother



from maternity to eternity

8)

Michael (MV)

 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
20 Oct 2020, 02:47
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Return of the fox revised
Replies: 10
Views: 2243

Re: Return of the fox

 
the prodigal fox

foxy with the metaphor; and clever move to camouflage the fox after the title, so that it isn't seen in the text


8)

Michael (MV)
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
18 Oct 2020, 23:08
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Today is my birthday, I am turning 65
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: Today is my birthday, I am turning 65

Happy Birthday, Siva, Serendipity : Poetic coincidence: I had no idea, of course, when I mentioned my soon-to-be 63rd(Nov 9th) that today is your 65th. I Thank the Lord - Our Father - for the internet which has kept me in communication with the global creative class via my calling in Poetry. Happy B...

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