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by Billy
01 Aug 2021, 22:45
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: In Jesus' Tomb
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: In Jesus' Tomb

You can't, and I can't. But you write like you and there are times I say the same thing about your writing.
by Billy
01 Aug 2021, 18:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: In Jesus' Tomb
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: In Jesus' Tomb

Here’s a poem I like about Jesus: By Their Works Bob Hicok Who cleaned up the Last Supper? These would be my people. Maybe hung over, wanting desperately a better job, standing with rags in hand as the window beckons with hills of yellow grass. In Da Vinci, the blue robed apostle gesturing at Christ...
by Billy
31 Jul 2021, 18:05
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: In Jesus' Tomb
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: In Jesus' Tomb

I guess we would always rather make him in our image rather than make ourselves in his image.
by Billy
24 Jul 2021, 05:03
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Desire
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Re: Desire

I really like shining like creek water; it grew on me. God, I know this sentiment.
by Billy
24 Jul 2021, 05:01
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Portal at Fenchurch St. Station
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: Fenchurch St. Station

Your poems often have such love and sweetness to them and lovely writing. I agree there is too much. It’s distracting. But, then, I’m such a minimalist; I could probably have a lot more details in my poems.
by Billy
10 Jul 2021, 06:39
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Idleness, a Month into Retirement
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: Idleness, a Month into Retirement

I like it, Bob, I think it all comes together smoothly. I have one nit that may be a misread, but why would everyone say N's idleness is well-earned if everyone said N was lazy for twenty five years.
by Billy
09 Jul 2021, 04:11
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: no matter where i go there i am
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: no matter where i go there i am

Thanks Bob, will probably revise per your suggestions since you are the master of this type of writing.
by Billy
09 Jul 2021, 04:08
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Meridian Too-Far
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Re: Meridian Too-Far

Thanks Bob, Kenneth

Kenneth, I used meridian because it’s a term used in acupressure and acupuncture. There are meridians to your body.
by Billy
06 Jul 2021, 21:07
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Congrats to Michael
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Re: Congrats to Michael

Great little poem
by Billy
05 Jul 2021, 01:01
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: no matter where i go there i am
Replies: 2
Views: 922

no matter where i go there i am

no matter where i go there i am someone or many someones at various locations always somewhere near my location whether Arizona, Hawaii, Wyoming, the Netherlands, Iowa even Morroco have been impersonating me a Muslim guy said i looked exactly like a British tourist who visited the riad every winter...
by Billy
02 Jul 2021, 21:41
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Legend of Looking Glass Rock
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Re: Legend of Looking Glass Rock

Great, sad, and powerful story. I was married to an Arapaho woman on the Wind River Rez in Wyoming. I was a elementary school nurse for 600 Dine(Navajo) children in Arizona. They called me Mr. Nurse.
by Billy
02 Jul 2021, 21:33
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Sparrow Found (1917) v2
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

Re: A Sparrow Found (1917) v2

Yes, this is a good nom for June
by Billy
02 Jul 2021, 21:24
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Meridian Too-Far
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Meridian Too-Far

Meridian Too-Far Her husband talks with a customer. I'm there to inquire about a Chinese remedy for indolence. Dance-like, she chooses leaves and pods from opaque jars labeled in characters I'm amazed anyone can decipher, blends with mortar and pestle. She takes my hand like young Miss Donahue, my ...
by Billy
02 Jul 2021, 04:17
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: free spirit
Replies: 5
Views: 2289

Re: free spirit

Thanks Bob, Michael, Kenneth
by Billy
02 Jul 2021, 01:25
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2021:
Replies: 12
Views: 1638

Re: Upcoming July IBPC 2021:

free spirit that's what he called me both of us bouncing in the bed of an old pickup the smell of manure swirling around us hitchhikers friends for a mile or so i grinned but didn't show it he was young didn't know the difference between a free spirit and a lost soul i guess i didn't either that wa...
by Billy
02 Jul 2021, 01:21
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2021:
Replies: 12
Views: 1638

Re: Upcoming July IBPC 2021:

I 2nd those noms, Michael.
by Billy
25 Jun 2021, 02:55
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Spratts
Replies: 7
Views: 2846

Re: The Spratts

Fairy tales and characters are such a great source for poetry. I should try one based on such. This one is excellent.
by Billy
25 Jun 2021, 02:52
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Atypical
Replies: 7
Views: 2670

Re: Atypical

Lots of times I pick a topic or incident that attracts me then try to feel it and think of things that invoke those same feelings.
by Billy
25 Jun 2021, 02:47
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Twitter-light
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

Re: Twitter-light

Yes, Bob, a treasure trove of words. I’ll have to look up some of them and then the long ago love lost too.
by Billy
23 Jun 2021, 00:05
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: free spirit
Replies: 5
Views: 2289

free spirit

free spirit that's what he called me both of us bouncing in the bed of an old pickup the smell of manure swirling around us hitchhikers friends for a mile or so i grinned but didn't show it he was young didn't know the difference between a free spirit and a lost soul i guess i didn't either that wa...
by Billy
06 Jun 2021, 03:48
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2021:
Replies: 11
Views: 3655

Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2021:

Thanks for nom, I accept. Pursed Lips Nasal cannula in her nostrils tubing trailing down to the floor to a portable oxygenator beside her stool. She’s pulling the arm of the one-armed bandit at the Rosebud Reservation Casino as fast as she can drop tokens and pull with her atrophied, anorexic arms, ...
by Billy
01 Jun 2021, 17:52
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: May Day Haiku
Replies: 7
Views: 3088

Re: May Day

It has haiku syllable count of 5/7/5 but haiku do not have titles
by Billy
01 Jun 2021, 04:36
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Pursed Lips
Replies: 8
Views: 3890

Re: Pursed Lips

Thanks Michael,that was by accident, my iPhone capitalized each new line and just left it. I’ll change it.
by Billy
31 May 2021, 18:19
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: May Day Haiku
Replies: 7
Views: 3088

Re: May Day

I like this haiku a lot, Frank, wouldn't change a thing.
by Billy
28 May 2021, 07:55
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Pursed Lips
Replies: 8
Views: 3890

Re: Pursed Lips

I was hoping the poem was about love of life in the throes of end-of-life COPD.