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by Michael (MV)
13 Jun 2019, 19:22
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Love's Arrival
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Love's Arrival

  Hi Bob, both of us as excited as any honeymoon couple in the 1950s entering a hotel lobby near the airport, our moment about to land. or both of us as excited as any honeymoon couple in the 1950s entering a hotel lobby near the airport, our moment about to take off.   (or: our moment about to take...
by Michael (MV)
06 Jun 2019, 13:35
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Burning Man
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Burning Man

 
Hi Kenneth,

I like how the poem arrives.

workshop-share as:

Sometimes, a man can burn
so bright with the combustion
his own spontaneous humanity,
nothing left but smoldering boots.



also:

footprints fossilized in the Berber


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Michael (MV)

 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
06 Jun 2019, 12:28
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the April IBPC 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Poems that placed in the April IBPC 2019

 
Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed.


April 2019 IBPC poems selected by Melissa Studdard with commentary:

http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/2019/4


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Michael (MV)
 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
03 Jun 2019, 04:13
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Mother's Flashbacks
Replies: 13
Views: 1456

Re: My Mother's Flashbacks

"waves of regret / waves of joy"

^^ lyric from Bono w/ U2 (1991)

😎

Michael (MV)

capricorn wrote:
03 Jun 2019, 03:07
Thanks Michael - that's a big help.

Eira
by Michael (MV)
03 Jun 2019, 03:59
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Grandfather Clock
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Grandfather Clock

Hi kenneth

"Behind the blank face,
Behind the scissor -pincer hands"

^^ kinda Tim Burton

Behind the blank face
and Edward scissor hands.


like the morph of 9 to a 0
by way of the old *tale*


😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
02 Jun 2019, 21:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Mother's Flashbacks
Replies: 13
Views: 1456

Re: My Mother's Flashbacks

Hi Eira, a devastating & disruptive experience; the figure of the quake Is effective. Subtly referred back to with the image "waves": " . . His dark waves were intact - yes, he was handsome." ^^ unconditionsl workshop-share as: . . His dark waves intact - yes, he was her unending handsome heartthrob...
by Michael (MV)
02 Jun 2019, 16:12
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2019:
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Selections for Upcoming June IBPC 2019:

I 4th Bob's: La Brea Tar Pits and Bob's poem along with Frank’s “Vir Triumphalis” and Eira's: My Mother's Flashbacks are the 3 to represent WB in the June 2019 IBPC. Please provide All the needed info, and your poem as you would like it forwarded to the finals. A productive week to every one 😎 Micha...
by Michael (MV)
30 May 2019, 19:25
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2019:
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2019:

   re "prelude without conclude" Thanks, Frank, for the nom-nod for the poem formerly known as "epitaphic," and to which I have modified a bit. 8) Michael (MV) Thanks Bob Michael has also shortlisted this poem of mine, I accept both nominations gratefully. Outstanding month for poems from The Block ...
by Michael (MV)
30 May 2019, 19:10
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2019:
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2019:

 
I 2nd Frank’s “Vir Triumphalis”

I 2nd Eira's: My Mother's Flashbacks


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Michael (MV)

 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
27 May 2019, 20:07
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2019:
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Upcoming June 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 Which...
by Michael (MV)
27 May 2019, 17:28
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: House Wren
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: House Wren

Hi Bob, Lost my workshopping, again :shock: after all what other logic can my instincts follow but location location, location? Or maybe as after all what other logic can my gut-feelings follow but location location, location? Not to say I didn't enjoy this birds & the bees poem 😎 Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
22 May 2019, 17:27
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Bukowski Speaks in Voices of the Dead
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Bukowski Speaks with the Voices of the Dead

Hi Frank, Or perhaps The Buk would say If they have voice they ain't dead. Then MV says Amen Brothers & Sisters That's not to say your poem isn't alive - the poem is lively with voice & emotion, and is a visceral vision. The Buk's dante poem as written by Frank in the medium of persona-poem- perhaps...
by Michael (MV)
22 May 2019, 04:08
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Mother's Flashbacks
Replies: 13
Views: 1456

Re: My Mother's Flashbacks

empathy in the flashback

the italicized infrastructure is seamless and emotionally fracturing

like a split (divorced) screen

technique effectively in service to the familia trauma



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Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
22 May 2019, 03:20
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: La Brea Tar Pits
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: La Brea Tar Pits

Hi Bob, re "I wonder, how many more years will I live? Not nearly as long as these tar pits...." Actually, those tar pits have never been alive; never lived. You & all other humans will live forever. We are only here on earth temporarily. "I wonder, how many more years will I be here? Fortunately, n...
by Michael (MV)
22 May 2019, 00:40
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: haiku
Replies: 6
Views: 1173

Re: haiku

  Hi Billy, kiss-ku haiku that pucker-up kiss-ku haiku with pucker power kiss-ku haiku with the power to pucker flitting flower to flower butterfly kisses I'm esp taken with: "i was young once it seemed an eternity one long kiss" Once upon a time I am young - the kiss forever lingering a sleeping to...
by Michael (MV)
21 May 2019, 23:07
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Moonlit Garden
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Moonlit Garden

  Hi meenas, I lost a lengthy workshopping - I'm getting good at that   :lol: Eira has included some grammatical corrections in the last. A quick recap: This - midnight in the garden of good & evil poem - is an extended image of the moonlit garden; so utilize that title space with another word. phra...
by Michael (MV)
19 May 2019, 21:11
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: prelude without conclude
Replies: 2
Views: 836

prelude without conclude

every grave cenotaphic with the epitaph for all us rolling stones "Start me up I'll never stop never stop," Non stop able since I am created stopless - Thanks to the Savior of the sun & moon - Our Father kindly made Death drop dead for me, Not "only live once." Born once alive and living forever On...
by Michael (MV)
19 May 2019, 18:31
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: haiku
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Re: haiku

Hi Billy, reading again this morning, and sharing this variation that occurred to me: his buzzing chasuble, a temple - beekeeper in the field ^^ and I see an impressionistic canvas And to accompany your 2nd haiku, in which this Sunday sunrise, I'm reading "above the clouds" as "on earth as it is in ...
by Michael (MV)
19 May 2019, 08:33
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: haiku
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Re: haiku

Hi Billy,

Good examples of haiku

not sure, but maybe another word for "carrying" - one even more specific


Of course, I like the 2nd the best - my personal favorite

the joyful sound

As Keats says - "a thing of beauty is a joy forever"

Laughter is a vital sign of Life

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
19 May 2019, 08:07
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Short Poem
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: Short Poem

1/ ,perhaps this is an image of empowerment

2/ or a haute couture fantasy fashion show
with the models upstaging the forest as they advance the runway


but then 1 would also be the statement of 2

the fashion statement

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
18 May 2019, 13:09
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: a micro-poem celebrating Virginia Ruth born 5/18/1929
Replies: 2
Views: 646

a micro-poem celebrating Virginia Ruth born 5/18/1929

                    How can son be ruthless             Mother was given             the middle name Ruth            
by Michael (MV)
18 May 2019, 12:44
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: untitled senryu
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: untitled senryu

  Hi Eira,   a 3-line micro-form; that 3rd line crowds the senryu - and, too, there is that abstraction "joy" if filtering for a senryu, consider starting along these lines: a mother's boundless joy from a test tube ^^ still there a need - in both the 3-line micro-poem & senryu - to show the abstrac...
by Michael (MV)
18 May 2019, 09:59
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Congrats Bob Bradshaw Eclectica
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: Congrats Bob Bradshaw Eclectica

  Congrats, Bob (Thanks Kenneth for providing the link.) Bob, I hope these links are enjoyed to celebrate your pub & recognition: http://www.garboforever.com/I_want_to_be_alone.htm https://youtu.be/RDLJZfNPWeg ^^ after that you might be ready for classic Rolling Stones, a live performance: https://w...
by Michael (MV)
17 May 2019, 04:19
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Kid
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: The Kid

Hi Bob,

engaging story-telling poem

the figurative language is accessible
yet fresh

and simile is the figurative of choice here for the persona & voice here

the early years of Marlon Brando:

"I could have been a contender"

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
17 May 2019, 00:46
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Haiku - Bulimia Nervosa
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: Haiku - Bulimia Nervosa

  Hi Kenneth, not all 3-line micro-poems are haiku-poems: It's not the fulfillment & distribution of of a 5/7/5 syllabic count that makes a haiku, esp in English. Besides, the poem is not the form; the form is not the poem: the form is in service to the poem. Haiku is one breath. This example by Nic...

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