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by Michael (MV)
19 Mar 2019, 23:27
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Butterfly Effect Letter
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Butterfly Effect Letter

Hi Kenneth, illustrated below w/out each line capitalized, some other minor adjustments, and a recast of "But you are safe from me now, distance of Mercators, at the far Of the world," as But you are safe from me now, Mercators away at the far of the globe, in the spirit of workshopping   8)   Micha...
by Michael (MV)
17 Mar 2019, 21:25
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Salmon Run - revised
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: Salmon Run - revised

Hi Bob, in form & movement, William Carlos Williams' ekphrastic poem "The Dance" (The Kermess) immediately springs to mind: https://genius.com/William-carlos-williams-the-dance-annotated Hopkins' inscape & rhythm, too below, illustrated workshop(phantom punctuation, white space, some erratic lineage...
by Michael (MV)
17 Mar 2019, 18:29
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: 4 photojournalism (3-17-2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 163

4 photojournalism (3-17-2019)

Sunrise over Emerald
every day Sunday
(& St. Paddy's)



Sunrise over a flock
of shamrocks
St. Patrick's Sunday



St. Patrick's sunrise
over a Sunday flock
of shamrocks



over a Sunday flock of shamrocks

Emerald sunrise

over fields of 3-leaf clovers
by Michael (MV)
17 Mar 2019, 06:13
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Christmas Cactus
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Christmas Cactus

Belated Congrats, Eira Not surprised it was published I like how the plant parallels the person And I like the finale, which is without end I have always felt Spring to be the fulfillment of the Christmas promise "It is done" Music-video to celebrate - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=98LaApCB4l8 😎 Mic...
by Michael (MV)
14 Mar 2019, 05:50
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Whistler's Mother
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Whistler's Mother

Hi Bob, An engaging ekphrasis, strong & colorful - Bravo! workshop illustrated for your perusal & consideration. -- Michael (MV) Who would have thought that a simple woman from Paterson lives on in fame chez Musée d'Orsay? When the painting was first unveiled the critics were outraged as if their ow...
by Michael (MV)
10 Mar 2019, 20:55
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Paul Gauguin on Atuona - revised
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

Re: Paul Gauguin on Atuona - revised

Hi Bob, Gauguin's death as an illustration of "home is where the heart." ^^ And I add what I have learned along the way Home: the Heart is not earthbound In Byron's passage about the sculpture of the dying Gaul, the warrior"s thoughts turn to his home. And here you mention the same with Keats. Perha...
by Michael (MV)
07 Mar 2019, 06:19
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Trysting with Morpheus (rev 1)
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Morpheus' Tryst

 
eroticus interruptus


consider "Trysting with Morpheus" as title


you might find this interesting:

https://artsbma.org/collection/somnus-2/


8)

Michael (MV)

 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
07 Mar 2019, 05:57
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 1003

Update 3/6 re Upcoming March IBPC 2019:

 
Thanks, Eira   Thanks, Frank


kenneth has not replied - accepted or declined. I have sent him a last call PM.

Hoping to find his entry here in this thread ASAP,

Michael (MV)

  

 

 
 
 

 

 
by Michael (MV)
05 Mar 2019, 18:54
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 1003

Re: Upcoming March IBPC 2019:

I 2nd Frank's hospital poem

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by Michael (MV)
05 Mar 2019, 18:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Hospital - rev 2
Replies: 15
Views: 2145

Re: Hospital - rev 2

Would "daunted" make a suitable title

Not conditional; just workshop-share


Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
05 Mar 2019, 18:09
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Trumps Win
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Trumps Win [politically insensitive - not for hand-wringing liberals - likely to offend)

Hi Frank

Found this prosy

editorial


recast as a political poem


uncanny, at least for me, I'm hearing the voice of Trump

This political prose is haunted by the voice/persona of Trump


😎

Michael (MV), who is not offended by what you have written here; he just doesn't find it poetry-written
by Michael (MV)
05 Mar 2019, 02:34
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 1003

Update 3/4 re Upcoming March IBPC 2019:

Thanks, Eira, and best regards in the finals. Waiting to hear from Kenneth, and the selection of a 3rd. Michael (MV)   Thanks to Bob for nominating this and Frank & Michael for seconding. The details are- Eira Needham presentideaseira@hotmail.com This is my original, unpublished work, not representi...
by Michael (MV)
04 Mar 2019, 02:38
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 1003

Update 3/3 Upcoming March IBPC 2019:

  I 3rd Eira’s “Between Seasons” In addition to Kenneth's "Marooned,"' Eira’s “Between Seasons” will also be the representing the WB ^^ Of course I am assuming these two poets are in accord, and don't already have a poem representing another board. If accepting, please in this thread provide ALL nee...
by Michael (MV)
03 Mar 2019, 07:47
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Between Seasons (edit spangled paradise)
Replies: 24
Views: 2603

Re: Between Seasons (edit spangled paradise)

Hi Eira,

I like "weaves"

and, too, b/c it rhymes with leaves,
feels right for this poem


😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
03 Mar 2019, 07:35
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Marooned
Replies: 11
Views: 1888

Re: Marooned

Hi kenneth,

How about a comma after "shades" -

Alone, he pulls the shades, locks the doors


and who for "what" -

where he is free to be who he is,


Or as -

where he is free to be himself,


just workshop-share; not conditional

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
03 Mar 2019, 07:13
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 1003

Update: Upcoming March IBPC 2019:

Thanks Bob; Thanks Billy,
for the update; healthy regards with your plans for your poetry.

I 3rd Kenneth's poem.
Kenneth's Marooned will be the one of the 3.

Waiting for more 2nding, etc., to determine 2 more.

Thanks

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
27 Feb 2019, 08:38
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 1003

Upcoming March 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 this month's IBPC. I/we will be looking for consensus - in keeping with a communal workshop environment Which ...
by Michael (MV)
19 Feb 2019, 08:40
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: 2/14/2019
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: 2/14/2019

 
Thanks Billy

for visiting & giving this visual poem a look/read.


Yes, perhaps a bit too minimal; thus I have developed the construction,

thanks to your workshop observation, Billy


8)

Michael (MV)

 
 

 

 
 
by Michael (MV)
19 Feb 2019, 06:34
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: i bring you tonight
Replies: 7
Views: 1404

Re: i bring you tonight

 
Hi Billy,


workshop-share as:

the secret is still a secret
the borders are fraudulent
the compass i keep

in my pocket spins
from the center
of my conscience


one shouldn't need to plea for forgiveness
it is done


8)

Michael (MV)


 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
18 Feb 2019, 22:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Noisy Mornings
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: Noisy Mornings

  Hi Bob, a boisterous take on the aubade The lines Billy noted: " . . . God I love the sound of the world shifting into another gear..." ^^ recalls to me Hopkins' "God's Grandeur": "The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers to a great...
by Michael (MV)
16 Feb 2019, 19:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: 2/14/2019
Replies: 2
Views: 923

2/14/2019

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by Michael (MV)
14 Feb 2019, 11:03
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the December IBPC 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Poems that placed in the December IBPC 2018

 

Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed,

esp Bob Bradshaw, a WB regular, who wrote the 3rd place poem, a potent ars poetica.


December IBPC poems selected by Jeanette Beebe with commentary:

http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/2018/12



Michael (MV)
 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
02 Feb 2019, 20:01
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming February IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 1572

Update 2/2 re Upcoming February IBPC 2019:

 
As I read the thread:

Pongal by meenas

Mozart’s Sister, Heartbroken by Bob

"Het Gele Huis" by Frank


Thus, our 3 to represent the Writer's Block for February IBPC 2019


8)

Michael (MV)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
31 Jan 2019, 06:40
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming February IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 1572

Re: Upcoming February IBPC 2019:

Frank,

Pongal is a poem by meenas.

Frank, Thanks for your interest & your recommendations


Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
30 Jan 2019, 02:04
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming February IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 1572

Upcoming February 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 this month's IBPC. I/we will be looking for consensus - in keeping with a communal workshop environment Which 1...

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