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by Michael (MV)
02 Jul 2020, 13:45
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2020:
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Upcoming July IBPC 2020:

Thanks, Bob, for voicing a nomination. Bob, I hope a current poem of yours will be representing the WB in the July 2020 finals. If so, do you have a preference? Thanks. And, Bob, Congratulations on the 1st place selection of your poem for the May IBPC 2020. Michael (MV) I nominate Siva’s “Jackfruit ...
by Michael (MV)
02 Jul 2020, 13:17
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Upcoming July IBPC

Hi Siva,

Here is the link to the thread for the July IBPC 2020:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7800


Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
30 Jun 2020, 03:10
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2020:
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Upcoming July 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)
21 Jun 2020, 18:55
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: For Your Love
Replies: 11
Views: 1746

Re: For Your Love

Highlighting this broem to honor Bob this Father's Day. How wonder - (serendipitous: poetic coincidence) - if the IBPC results were announced on this Sunday and Bob's father & child poem appeared on the winner's list. Bob, without thinking about it, sunrise inspired me to make this move and compose ...
by Michael (MV)
16 Jun 2020, 16:32
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Newly Wed Start Their Marriage At The House Of The Groom's Parents
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Newly Wed Start Their Marriage At The House Of The Groom's Parents

Hi Siva,

Starting from the title, I remember your poem from a previous post. When?

Bob has made good observation & constructive workshop

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
07 Jun 2020, 11:10
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2020:
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Update June 7th re the June IBPC 2020:

Thanks, Siva; Thanks, Bob:

For keeping the Writer's Block active,
and making it possible for the WB to participate in the IBPC.

Good Luck in the finals,

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
29 May 2020, 03:31
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ode to Olive Oil
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: Ode to Olive Oil

 
and a salad enhanced
with olive oil, extra virgin

8)

Michael (MV)

 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
29 May 2020, 02:57
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: For Your Love
Replies: 11
Views: 1746

Re: For Your Love

  Interesting, Bob, a paternal pining for the affection of his daughter I believe the narrator maybe doesn't understand that there is a grandmother-grandchild love and there is a parent-child love. Each rapport is unique equal with different expression. It's like men aren't invited & attend bridal &...
by Michael (MV)
29 May 2020, 02:26
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2020:
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Upcoming June 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 Whi...
by Michael (MV)
22 May 2020, 02:50
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the April IBPC 2020  (Congrats Bob)
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Poems that placed in the April IBPC 2020  (Congrats Bob)

Congrats, Bob, for writing the 3rd place poem: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poems/separation Thanks, Bob, for sharing another IBPC recognition with the history of the house on the Writer's Block. Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed, especially Ken Ashworth, a veteran on the WB, who wro...
by Michael (MV)
07 May 2020, 18:38
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Are we not placing three poems for the IBPC?
Replies: 4
Views: 1774

Update 5/7 re Are we not placing three poems for the IBPC?

Thanks, Siva, for representing,

and making it possible for WB to participate in the current May IBPC 2020.

Siva, good luck in the finals

8)

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
05 May 2020, 19:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Will We Ever Make Our Forest Trips?
Replies: 4
Views: 2785

Re: Will we Ever Make our Forest Trips?

Capitalize We and Our

Will We Ever Make Our Forest Trips?

Michael (MV) an armchair traveler
by Michael (MV)
05 May 2020, 19:22
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Are we not placing three poems for the IBPC?
Replies: 4
Views: 1774

Re: Are we not placing three poems for the IBPC?

Hi Siva,

If you are you referring to your prose poem

Will we Ever Make our Forest Trips?

representing the WB,

then YES.

And, Siva, ASAP, post that poem and all the needed info here in this thread.

Thanks Siva,

Michael (MV)

SivaRamanathan wrote:
04 May 2020, 21:18
Michael

I am not representing any other group.

Siva Ramanathan
by Michael (MV)
05 May 2020, 19:11
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming(current) May IBPC 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Re: Upcoming(current) May IBPC 2020

Minutes after posting this nom-nod, I discovered Bob's message in his Brownings thread: https://www.the-writers-block.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7769#p36998 So. Bob, Thanks for being here, and I hope you will continue as a regular WB poet & workshopper. Sincerely, Michael (MV) Thank you, Siva, fo...
by Michael (MV)
05 May 2020, 18:50
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming(current) May IBPC 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Upcoming(current) May IBPC 2020

Thank you, Siva, for your concern and interest re May IBPC. Although my time & energy are needed on the homefront, I'm checking in regularly, and I haven't forgotten about the WB participation in the monthly IBPC. Meant to initiate this thread evenings ago, but I drop off to sleep. If I'm reading th...
by Michael (MV)
26 Apr 2020, 09:04
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: COVID Relief is Coming
Replies: 1
Views: 2468

Re: COVID Relief is Coming

Mr. Neff,

Good to see your presence

Stay safe & well

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
26 Apr 2020, 08:52
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 2
Views: 2084

Re: Covid-19

Hi Bob,

Submit to RATTLE's Poets Respond

Best Regards

Michael (MV) 😎
by Michael (MV)
21 Apr 2020, 18:33
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the March IBPC 2020:
Replies: 2
Views: 1602

Poems that placed in the March IBPC 2020:

Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed, especially Siva,, a veteran on the WB (1st place with "What children see")


March 2020 IBPC poems selected by R. T. Castelberry with commentary: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/2020/03


Cheers! 

Michael (MV)

 


 
by Michael (MV)
21 Apr 2020, 18:12
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the February IBPC 2020:
Replies: 0
Views: 1811

Poems that placed in the February IBPC 2020:

Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed.

February 2020 IBPC poems selected by R. T. Castelberry with commentary: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/2020/02


Cheers! 

Michael (MV)

 


 
by Michael (MV)
10 Apr 2020, 21:19
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming April IBPC 2020:
Replies: 7
Views: 2627

Siva & Bob, Good Luck in the April IBPC 2020:

Siva & Bob, Good Luck in the finals,

and A Joyous Easter
to us all
every one
of US A lone

Michael
by Michael (MV)
01 Apr 2020, 07:44
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming April IBPC 2020:
Replies: 7
Views: 2627

Re: Upcoming April IBPC 2020:

Michael(MV) with a nom-nod
for Bob's Separation
by Michael (MV)
30 Mar 2020, 07:08
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming April IBPC 2020:
Replies: 7
Views: 2627

Upcoming April 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)
14 Mar 2020, 05:24
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Separation
Replies: 3
Views: 3928

Re: Conjoined Twins Go Their Separate Ways

remember (re member) In this poem, to "remember" is to "imagine, " and then "re member:re join." When I'm sad I run my finger over it and remember, again, feeling whole ^^ recasted as above, "once more" ' would now not be needed Bob, have you maybe considered a one-word title: "Separation " - it rel...
by Michael (MV)
14 Mar 2020, 01:10
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Separation
Replies: 3
Views: 3928

Re: Conjoined Twins Go Their Separate Ways

Bob, I read this when you first posted. Couldn't respond then; short on time now. Must say this: Strong at each level and in toto. A poem powerful w/out the explosives. At this time, I hope this will represent the WB for the April IBPC. And I'm returning w/ a fine-tune workshopping - consider that t...
by Michael (MV)
05 Mar 2020, 00:22
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2020:
Replies: 9
Views: 5539

Update 3/4: re Upcoming March IBPC 2020:

  1/ Thanks Siva for the info that you are representing for another IBPC board, and therefore, will not be representing for the WB in the February IBPC 2020. Siva, Good Luck in the finals. 2/ Bob, I just can't resist giving Laika a second nom-nod. Also, takes me to the 3rd stanza ( 111 ° http://www....

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