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by Michael (MV)
18 Sep 2019, 08:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Funeral
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: My Funeral

  the poltergeist is back   :) My life savings will leave  (wow, the nuance I find in your opening line) just enough cash for fireworks & champagne to celebrate my arrival Home. Funerals pretend the end but there is no ending catch the wind but you'll never catch the breath of me the same boy and I'...
by Michael (MV)
17 Sep 2019, 09:59
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Funeral
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: My Funeral

Hi Bob,

I like & relate to

maybe more later; for now
I must lay me down
to rest
for my wake
in the sunrise

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
16 Sep 2019, 22:34
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the August IBPC 2019    (Congrats Bob!)
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Poems that placed in the August IBPC 2019    (Congrats Bob!)

  Congrats, Bob, on writing the 2nd place poem. Thanks for bringing another IBPC honor to the history of The Writer's Block with a Bob Bradshaw poem: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poems/last-game-of-the-season Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed. August 2019 IBPC poems selected by Lois ...
by Michael (MV)
15 Sep 2019, 07:40
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: So Many Memories
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: So Many Memories

Hi Eira,

Mom was carrying me
when Dad died. 
She told me he was a hero
very courageous to save the stranger -
and though we never met,
he loves me & I love him too

^^ "and though we never met"
^^ I believe this - from the start of our God-created part - the HeArt

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
15 Sep 2019, 05:23
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Percy Shelley
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Percy Shelley

Thx, Bob,

Then perhaps "Percy Shelley" isn't the title needed for this poem.

Workshop-consider Claire Clairmont for the title of this persona-poem.


😎

Michael (MV)

BobBradshaw wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 04:22
Yep
by Michael (MV)
15 Sep 2019, 03:21
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Percy Shelley
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Percy Shelley

Hi Bob,

Is the speaker Claire Clairmont


Thx

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
13 Sep 2019, 06:28
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Dante's Outer Circles
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Dante's Outer Rings

Strong, Heathcliff-strong, esp the finale Admirable the use of epic literary allusion - station at the top to bookend with the finale. Although a ring is in the form of s circle, consider the word that is used in the dantean schema: "Dante's Outer Circles" Kenneth, I would hope that Dante scholars w...
by Michael (MV)
13 Sep 2019, 06:02
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Let Go
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Let Go

letting go


"quiiver" belongs in this poem; and "shake" would'nt occur 2x


admiral, Bob, how you play the violin as a literary instrument

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
08 Sep 2019, 21:32
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Wordsworth on the Second Edition of Lyrical Ballads
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: Wordsworth on the Second Edition of Lyrical Ballads

Hi Bob Perhaps this example will clarify - http://the-writers-block.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5704#p35891 autobiographical for life here; autothanatographical for communicating about life after here a thanatographic auto-bio "on earth as it is in Heaven" - the Haven of the Humane 😎 Michael (MV) ...
by Michael (MV)
08 Sep 2019, 21:06
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: psalm: "swift of foot"
Replies: 5
Views: 2815

Re: psalm: "swift of foot"

On this Sunday - Grandparent's Day -

I'm raising this (auto)thanatographical poem in honor of my parents - Vincent & Virginia, great & grand parents.

And, too, in regard to the term "autothanatographical"

^^ viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7611#p35865


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Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
06 Sep 2019, 00:39
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Wordsworth on the Second Edition of Lyrical Ballads
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: Wordsworth on the Second Edition of Lyrical Ballads

    Hi Bob, here is an ekphrastic response to your poem: "kindred spirits make guest appearances" Bob, you are a Wordsworthian and I admire your creativity in the finished works yet, I, coleridgesque, lacking focus because I am carried away enchanted by the creative process Spirit move me with the c...
by Michael (MV)
06 Sep 2019, 00:01
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: I have observed that Occasional & Adulatory Art must rise above the occasion & adulation.
Replies: 0
Views: 153

I have observed that Occasional & Adulatory Art must rise above the occasion & adulation.

  September 5, 1957 On the Road published - and a generation later influenced a sister songwriter & singer - 1/ https://youtu.be/5nSFFL3dBA4 ^^ skip to #4; however, if you would like more Natalie, I provide you with 2 & 3 now, or maybe later after Jack 2/ The first half of this video - https://youtu...
by Michael (MV)
03 Sep 2019, 23:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Son of a Preacher Man
Replies: 12
Views: 934

Re: Son of a Preacher Man

  Hi Eira, "Secret Love" is cliché, too - but that doesn't absolutely rule it out as a title - the text needs to bring newness to it. Consider epigraph in lieu of title: from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice “The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil soul producing holy witness Is like a...
by Michael (MV)
03 Sep 2019, 22:41
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming September IBPC 2019:
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Update re Upcoming September IBPC 2019:

Monday afternoon September 3rd, 2019 

Thanks, Bob; Thanks Ken:

Good Luck in the finals.

Waiting for Eira

Michael (MV)

 

 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
02 Sep 2019, 23:28
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming September IBPC 2019:
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Update re upcoming September IBPC 2019:

I nominate Bob's "Algernon Charles Swinburne," and reference, too, kenneth's
nom-nod in the poem's thread:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7584#p35786


I 2nd kenneth's "Houses"


Labor day is about done;
time to finalize

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
01 Sep 2019, 18:34
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Son of a Preacher Man
Replies: 12
Views: 934

Re: Son of a Preacher Man

Hi Eira

Re the close:

the denomination is not needed

hawk eyes always watching her school-girl 
and the preacher’s son, two years her junior.

And then consider finding a different title, so that the identity, preacher's son, is saved for the finale.


😎

Michael
by Michael (MV)
01 Sep 2019, 03:45
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming September IBPC 2019:
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: Upcoming September IBPC 2019:

Thanks, Bob, for voicing

et tu, Bob, are you available to represent the WB in the upcoming September IBPC?

8)

Michael (MV)

BobBradshaw wrote:
31 Aug 2019, 06:31
I nominate meenas' "We are Here for You" and Ken's "Houses". I am still thinking about my third nom.
by Michael (MV)
30 Aug 2019, 03:43
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming September IBPC 2019:
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Upcoming September 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 W...
by Michael (MV)
28 Aug 2019, 05:42
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the July 2019 IBPC
Replies: 0
Views: 192

Poems that placed in the July 2019 IBPC

Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed.


July 2019 IBPC poems selected by Lois P. Jones with commentary:

http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/2019/7



Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
21 Aug 2019, 10:47
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "no deal is real" (celebrating a golden anniversary)
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: "no deal is real" (celebrating a golden anniversary)

  Thanks Siva, meena, and kenneth. Consider the lyrics (which I allude to in the beginning of the poem) by Canadian Joni Mitchell who documented the heart & soul of the iconic event with her songwriting gift: https://genius.com/Crosby-stills-nash-and-young-woodstock-lyrics ^^ Then I hope you will se...
by Michael (MV)
21 Aug 2019, 09:53
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Algernon Charles Swinburne
Replies: 11
Views: 1543

Re: Algernon Charles Swinburne

  Hi Bob, I have liked this since I first read it earlier in the month, esp the sensuous movement that articulates - à la Swinbourne - the finale ^^ yet workshop suggesting "adulation" for "adoration" workshop consider for the opening: Flamingo-lean with a beak as distinct; he even boasted a catarac...
by Michael (MV)
20 Aug 2019, 07:41
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Houses
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Houses

In accord with Mr. Bob

I see it on the list for IBPC


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Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
19 Aug 2019, 04:30
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "no deal is real" (celebrating a golden anniversary)
Replies: 5
Views: 773

"no deal is real" (celebrating a golden anniversary)

  We are now far from stardust We are purple hearts golden We are freed from the devil's bargain We begin again in the fold of Our Father's Woodstock Garden nurtured from a barnyard with the UniSon of voices nothing surpasses the power of sun & flower there is no son g without first the son Woodstoc...
by Michael (MV)
10 Aug 2019, 18:13
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: White Crow
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

Re: White Crow

Hi kenneth,

I lost my workshop response

In essence. I have suggested the finale as

albinic feet protruding 
like a pink tongue, stuck-out


😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
10 Aug 2019, 08:58
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the June IBPC 2019:
Replies: 0
Views: 315

Poems that placed in the June IBPC 2019:

 
Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed.


June 2019 IBPC poems selected by Melissa Studdard with commentary:

http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/2019/6



Michael (MV)


 
 
 
  

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