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by Michael (MV)
09 Nov 2019, 17:04
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Annunciation
Replies: 10
Views: 1926

Re: The Annunciation

Hi kenneth,

"We have the same mad mother."

 Annunciation:
We all are born
of the same mad mother

^^ the micro-poem

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
09 Nov 2019, 16:19
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: One of A Rare Breed
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: One of A Rare Breed

Hi meenas, I have known too many people like the one in your poem - so your subject is not a rarity, at least to this reader. Maybe it is a breath of fresh air that an abusive person like that is out of one's life. We can't do for others what only God can do for them. We can continue to hope & pray ...
by Michael (MV)
06 Nov 2019, 01:55
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the October IBPC 2019   (Congrats again Ken)
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Poems that placed in the October IBPC 2019   (Congrats again Ken)

  Congrats, Kenneth, on authoring the 2nd place poem, http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poems/dantes-outer-circles and Thanks, Kenneth, for sharing another IBPC honor with the history of The Writer's Block: Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed. October 2019 IBPC poems selected by Laurie Byro...
by Michael (MV)
03 Nov 2019, 23:41
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Crossing Into South Carolina
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

Re: Crossing Into South Carolina

Hi kennerh,

prelude as foreplay while crossing

enjoyed the youthful ride along

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Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
03 Nov 2019, 20:04
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "old man above the autumn"
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: "old man above the autumn"

Thanks, Siva,

Minimalism is especially like that - akin to lyricism


I have edited - hopefully evolved - since you posted your response,

which I thank you for, Siva

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
03 Nov 2019, 18:11
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "old man above the autumn"
Replies: 2
Views: 285

"old man above the autumn"

"old man above the autumn" 1/ John Keats born Halloween 1795 Old: only live once; and that life is brief, art is long Present: born once to live forever The museum a mausoleum: all the fine art mummified. I hear John Keats with the ear in my HeArt my brother's voice freed from the cold of the urn Ne...
by Michael (MV)
03 Nov 2019, 18:04
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2019:
Replies: 18
Views: 1175

Re: Upcoming November IBPC 2019:

Thanks, Kenneth, for assisting with the thread. As I'm reading it, I will forward the poems here in this thread by Judy, Bob, and Siva on the 4th. If any of you 3 have any changes to make to your poem; please edit your poem here in this thread ASAP - today - the 3rd - Thanks, and Good Luck in the fi...
by Michael (MV)
29 Oct 2019, 17:33
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: I Could Only Write This Today
Replies: 10
Views: 908

Re: I Could Only Write This Today

Hi Bob Title is esp integral here Workshop-share - He's grey, doesn't get up, and he's looking beyond  At the finale I'm hearing: I get up and move on. He's a part, now,  of something bigger than us both Congrats on the nom-nod. Does that mean that you will not have a poem available to represent The...
by Michael (MV)
28 Oct 2019, 22:13
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2019:
Replies: 18
Views: 1175

Upcoming November IBPC 2019:

  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 Whi...
by Michael (MV)
27 Oct 2019, 02:29
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poem(s) of the Year: May 2017-Apr 2018 (Congrats again Bob)
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Poem(s) of the Year: May 2017-Apr 2018 (Congrats again Bob)

  Congrats, Bob, and Thank you for honoring the Writer's Block with this recognition in the annual best of the best, selected by Joyce Kelley  http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/judges/joyce-kelley and Kim Leifer http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/judges/kim-leifer 1ST PLACE Caught In The Light Bucket by Brenda Levy ...
by Michael (MV)
22 Oct 2019, 05:16
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Armageddon Day
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: Armageddon Day

Hi Ken,

I understand Bob's workshop observation

I find with the current two, formally, they articulate like a medieval  diptych

I was arriving at the space in time to enter my observation into the thread - found that Bob had entered his

Yes, a possible triptych

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Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
22 Oct 2019, 05:00
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: You Can't Rid a Room of an Elephant
Replies: 8
Views: 1408

Re: You Can't Rid a Room of an Elephant

Hi Bob,

You Can't Rid a Room of an Elephant
even when it is crystal clear

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Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
19 Oct 2019, 11:30
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Letter
Replies: 7
Views: 1343

Re: The Letter

 
Judy,

Strong. Judy

a medea poem


and w/the letter everybody finds out - and I hear this as soundtrack - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0pI9NGo8ho



8)

Michael (MV)

 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
19 Oct 2019, 10:55
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: fugitive
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: fugitive

  Hi Judy, Wonderful to see your presence in poetry reappear here at WB estrangement and no longer engaged to each other in their hearts "he finally rolled up the window drove away slowly;" workshop as: he finally rolled up the window and pulled away slowly; 8) Michael (MV)            
by Michael (MV)
19 Oct 2019, 10:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Emily Dickinson, Marry Me — revised
Replies: 13
Views: 2750

Re: Emily Dickinson, Marry Me

 
Hi Bob,

in accord w/ Judy's workshopping.


Now consider:

"They reminded me of you;"

as

Emily, you spontaneously came to mind

^^ reducing the pronouns & addressing w/ name of the subject


or should I say object of desire

8)

Michael

 
 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
19 Oct 2019, 10:39
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the September IBPC 2019 (Congrats Ken;Congrats Bob)
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Poems that placed in the September IBPC 2019 (Congrats Ken;Congrats Bob)

  Congrats, Ken, on writing the 1st place poem. Congrats, Bob, on writing the 2nd place poem - that's 2nd 2 months in a row. Thanks to you both for bringing further IBPC honor to the history of The Writer's Block with a double - Blue ribbon: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poems/houses Red ribbon: http://...
by Michael (MV)
10 Oct 2019, 16:09
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Hank
Replies: 6
Views: 1681

Re: Hank

The Buk of L.A.

but then there is no other Buk

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50518.The_Buk_Book


😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
07 Oct 2019, 22:12
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming October IBPC 2019:
Replies: 17
Views: 2599

Re: Upcoming October IBPC 2019:

 
Thanks Eira

for completing our allowed quota of 3 entries - Good Luck in the finals


Yes, our 3 have been forwarded


A good week to all

8)

Michael (MV)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
04 Oct 2019, 17:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Mistaken Identity
Replies: 7
Views: 2240

Re: Mistaken Identity

Hi Eira

Kenneth has recommended your poem:

http://www.the-writers-block.net/forum/ ... 644#p36093

asap

Thanks Eira

😎

Michael
by Michael (MV)
03 Oct 2019, 23:46
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: 2017 IBPC Poem(s) of the Year Results
Replies: 0
Views: 608

2017 IBPC Poem(s) of the Year Results

  Note from IBPC: Earlier this summer we reached out to some judges to see if they could help us get back on track with our Poem of the Year contests. (We hadn't had one since 2016.) The 2017 results are now up on the site (http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poty-may-2016-apr-2017) and posted below. Unfortun...
by Michael (MV)
03 Oct 2019, 22:49
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming October IBPC 2019:
Replies: 17
Views: 2599

Update Oct 3rf re Upcoming October IBPC 2019:

 
Thanks, Bob; Thanks Kenneth,

Good Luck to you both in the finals.

We can contend 3. Will there be a 3rd to represent the Writer's Block?


I see maybe one by Frank or Eira.


Other voices ,please

Thanks


8)

Michael (MV)

 

 

 

   
 
by Michael (MV)
01 Oct 2019, 22:54
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Dante's Outer Circles
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

Re: Dante's Outer Circles

nominated by MV:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7644#p36075



Michael (MV)

 
 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
01 Oct 2019, 22:48
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming October IBPC 2019:
Replies: 17
Views: 2599

Re: Upcoming October IBPC 2019:

 
Actually, reading back to move forward, I recall

& nominate Kenneth's Dante's Outer Circles

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7622


8)

Michael (MV)


 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
01 Oct 2019, 21:38
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming October IBPC 2019:
Replies: 17
Views: 2599

Re: Upcoming October IBPC 2019:

    I 2nd "My Funeral" by Bob Bradshaw; and as of now, Bob's poem will be one of the three going to the finals to represent the WB in this October IBPC 2019. We still need 2 more. I would have 2nd Billy's "Trees of Winter" I will try to read the board, probably a poem by Kenneth. Kenneth, do you hav...
by Michael (MV)
30 Sep 2019, 02:37
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming October IBPC 2019:
Replies: 17
Views: 2599

Upcoming October IBPC 2019:

  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 Whi...

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