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by Kenneth2816
26 Sep 2020, 07:16
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: She Smiles Through The Inevitable
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: She Smiles Through The Inevitable

Somber Billy.

Health is a faraway land inhabited
by everyone else, it seems-

Reminds me of Plath
by Kenneth2816
26 Sep 2020, 05:37
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace

You need to get out more then
.
by Kenneth2816
26 Sep 2020, 04:01
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace

Bob, I confess I had to read Wikipedia after this....

I've not written anything in a couple of months
by Kenneth2816
26 Sep 2020, 04:00
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Moonbeam
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: Moonbeam

Well good theme. Great line and stanza breaks too. An experience easy to relate to. Nice work
by Kenneth2816
25 Sep 2020, 04:20
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace

with its one bottle of wine
on a small, wobbly table
offered no lobby for patrons,

Strongest stanza for me. Captures his isolation. Solid poem in a genre you do so well
by Kenneth2816
24 Sep 2020, 03:26
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: POTENTIAL DELETION OF WRITER'S BLOCK POETRY FORUMS
Replies: 9
Views: 777

Re: POTENTIAL DELETION OF WRITER'S BLOCK POETRY FORUMS

Poets are fickle and we run hot and cold. The bigger picture is future of IBPC. I echo what Michael says.

There aren't enough poets to go around as is.
by Kenneth2816
24 May 2020, 22:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ode to Olive Oil
Replies: 5
Views: 2409

Re: Ode to Olive Oil

I think of Palestine when it comes to olive trees. There is a satisfying warmth in this Bob. Very approachable
by Kenneth2816
24 May 2020, 16:28
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Purple Cabbage
Replies: 5
Views: 2162

Re: The Purple Cabbage

Yes. Lithium.
by Kenneth2816
24 May 2020, 06:56
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Purple Cabbage
Replies: 5
Views: 2162

Re: The Purple Cabbage

Nice. A good little poem eith a deep concept
by Kenneth2816
02 Dec 2019, 05:43
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming December IBPC 2019:
Replies: 11
Views: 9252

Re: Upcoming December IBPC 2019:

Thanks Bob. I cannot accept.
by Kenneth2816
06 Nov 2019, 17:37
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Manifesto
Replies: 13
Views: 7811

Re: Manifesto

There is the danger of being too "preachy" in s poem like this. I think the first stanza could be left out.. The last 2 lines are masterful. If there was a way to cut say, " to keep us moving forward" after carrot and stick, and similarity throughout so what precedes the last two lines sets them up ...
by Kenneth2816
06 Nov 2019, 15:28
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Manifesto
Replies: 13
Views: 7811

Re: Manifesto

This is a poetry workshop, a forum where we help each other improve our craft. It isn't a forum on faith, personal religious beliefs or non-beliefs. Tolerance of others' beliefs(or non-beliefs) is a low threshold we should all be able to meet. A reasonable person would know this without having to be...
by Kenneth2816
06 Nov 2019, 15:25
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Manifesto
Replies: 13
Views: 7811

Re: Manifesto

Judy. Just to say, 99.9% of the poets here are not offended by poems like this. We don't see a spiritual battle, or feel a compulsion to correct the beliefs of another. We don't abuse the forum.

That being said, I'll be back later to comment on the work itself
by Kenneth2816
04 Nov 2019, 19:01
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Untitled
Replies: 9
Views: 7079

Re: Untitled

No such thing as too long. However some judicious stanza breaks might benefit the poem. I think it a good poem. Engaging, easily relatable
by Kenneth2816
04 Nov 2019, 17:41
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Arguing With my Brother
Replies: 4
Views: 3924

Re: Arguing With my Brother

I love my brother.
by Kenneth2816
04 Nov 2019, 14:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Tryst
Replies: 6
Views: 5362

Re: A Tryst

I get that it's a dreamscape and thus the feelings are not necessarily rooted in some event. I've had those kind of nightmares and they feel horrible.
by Kenneth2816
04 Nov 2019, 14:44
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Arguing With my Brother
Replies: 4
Views: 3924

Arguing With my Brother

Kenneth. I believe with all my heart
Donald Trump is a Christian.

You're shitting me. The man
is a serial adulterer.

God is a forgiving God
His hand is on Trump.

Well if there is a place for him
in Heaven, I don't want to go.

Be careful what you ask for !

Oh go fuck yourself.
by Kenneth2816
04 Nov 2019, 14:40
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: When They Make The Movie of Your Life
Replies: 7
Views: 5968

Re: When They Make The Movie of Your Life

Yeah this is clever. And like the use of music to heighten tension, the narrator doesn't give any details about her life. This is highly imaginative. Good job.
by Kenneth2816
04 Nov 2019, 00:43
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Crossing Into South Carolina
Replies: 8
Views: 6707

Re: Crossing Into South Carolina

Thanks Meenas, Michael
by Kenneth2816
03 Nov 2019, 13:22
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2019:
Replies: 19
Views: 15219

Re: Upcoming November IBPC 2019:

Just make sure it's on this page the way you want it so Michael can forward
by Kenneth2816
02 Nov 2019, 02:27
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2019:
Replies: 19
Views: 15219

Re: Upcoming November IBPC 2019:

You did it right.
by Kenneth2816
31 Oct 2019, 22:05
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2019:
Replies: 19
Views: 15219

Re: Upcoming November IBPC 2019:

Eira, hope you're welll

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