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by FranktheFrank
21 Apr 2019, 20:55
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: This Isn't a Poem About Easter
Replies: 3
Views: 67

This Isn't a Poem About Easter

This Isn't a Poem About Easter Sumerians say Ishtar hung naked on a stake, later to resurrect from a mythical underworld. The Venerable Bede in Reckoning Time reminded Mercians of the Anglo-Saxon celebration of the goddess Eostre in Pagan feasts at April. My sister still complains she waited thirty ...
by FranktheFrank
21 Apr 2019, 20:13
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Belated April IBPC 2019 thread:
Replies: 20
Views: 226

Re: Belated April IBPC 2019 thread:

Rosebud is available if selected. In case selected, details as requested following in an attempt to aid the selection process: ieuanaphywel ieuanaphywel@aol.com This is my original poem it has not been published it is not representing any other forum in the IBPC for this April. Rosebud - Citizen Kan...
by FranktheFrank
21 Apr 2019, 16:41
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Belated April IBPC 2019 thread:
Replies: 20
Views: 226

Re: Belated April IBPC 2019 thread:

I always assumed that the criteria for choosing what
month a poem comes under was the initial post, not the edited post.
i.e. if a poem is posted in June, then updated in July then either month
would be apt.
by FranktheFrank
20 Apr 2019, 13:35
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Belated April IBPC 2019 thread:
Replies: 20
Views: 226

Re: Belated April IBPC 2019 thread:

My nominations:

1. Psalmic Line - Michael

2. Bees - Bob

3. Salmon Run - Bob

Second:

1. Trysting with Morpheus - Eira

2. History by Lesser Known - Meena
by FranktheFrank
20 Apr 2019, 02:39
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Quasimodo
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Quasimodo

Ekphrastic really as we know the story, so maybe far too descriptive. Perhaps the fire was the spark, and I like the thought behind it, to bring attention to the current story unfolding in Paris and the famous hunchback and his beloved, a story of unrequited love, repulsive as he is and deaf as a cr...
by FranktheFrank
18 Apr 2019, 01:19
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Quasimodo
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Quasimodo

I have reworked it Bob, did it 2 days ago
but didn't like to offend you.
It's pretty drastic.
The poem is strong, just two much detailed descriptions.
by FranktheFrank
17 Apr 2019, 21:44
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ratio of Critiques to Poems Posted
Replies: 8
Views: 15160

Re: Ratio of Critiques to Poems Posted

I feel that there should be at least 2 poems per poem posted.
as long as they are proper critiques and not just platitudes.
I feel three if not a full analysis, and five if platitudes.
I think honesty is the best policy albeit too honest feedback
can cause offence.
by FranktheFrank
17 Apr 2019, 13:11
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Quasimodo
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Quasimodo

It has benefitted from some judicious pruning Bob,
Maybe cut a bit more.
by FranktheFrank
17 Apr 2019, 13:09
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Mad
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Mad

We were mad, quite mad about digging holes as if we should name our gang: ‘Holes is Us’. There came a time of year, can’t say when exactly, when we congregated at Hockings corner under the street light and decided it was time, time to dig in the soft sand near the wagon works. The tide came in and t...
by FranktheFrank
16 Apr 2019, 12:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: No Mind [formerly Darkness of the Mind]
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Darkness of the Mind

I know what I want to say
and I have said it.
Thank you.
by FranktheFrank
13 Apr 2019, 20:15
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: No Mind [formerly Darkness of the Mind]
Replies: 3
Views: 285

No Mind [formerly Darkness of the Mind]

In the darkness of the mind there is emptiness, no light, no joy, just dark matter, a black hole. Nothing resides there. For agitated people it can seem to work there can be no anger in that place. Some feted by their peers for their love of it, almost starve because of it, their whole lives devoted...
by FranktheFrank
13 Apr 2019, 17:34
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Darkness of the Mind
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Darkness of the Mind

In the darkness of the mind there is emptiness, no light, no joy, just dark matter, a black hole. Nothing resides there. For agitated people it can seem to work there can be no anger in that place. Some feted by their peers for their love of it, almost starve because of it, their whole lives devoted...
by FranktheFrank
13 Apr 2019, 17:08
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Anti-Trump Day 2060
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Anti-Trump Day 2060

There is a social divide a battle for supremacy the poem attempts to show that what went around comes around it is human nature. Where slaves were burned by white owners blacks now in RSA persecute whites where British took land from Africans in Zimbabwe land is taken from white farmers outside the ...
by FranktheFrank
12 Apr 2019, 13:18
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Anti-Trump Day 2060
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Anti-Trump Day 2060

Anti-Trump day got off with a bang, rioting in Cleveland, the rooting out of Christians who failed to send their children to transgender and cross-dressing schools. Far right politicians forced to attend homosexual education lessons: theory and practice. One part of the Trump barricade left standing...
by FranktheFrank
10 Apr 2019, 00:31
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Watching the Past Return
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Watching the Past Return

Yes, reading Judy's Poem was the prompt.
Thanks Bob, you are writing some good poems in the other place.
by FranktheFrank
09 Apr 2019, 21:01
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Watching the Past Return
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Watching the Past Return

It's like meeting an old friend Ken,
to write about it.
Thanks for input.
by FranktheFrank
09 Apr 2019, 12:59
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Watching the Past Return
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Watching the Past Return

It’s hard to write a poem about a shaper when one knows most people don’t know what it is. It is of course a large cast iron object weighing up to a ton on occasions, but there are little ones too. It can be described by how it looks or by its mechanical properties, its constituent components and wh...
by FranktheFrank
07 Apr 2019, 13:07
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: 'Rosebud' - Citizen Kane [edit 2 formerly No Voice]
Replies: 22
Views: 1770

Re: 'Rosebud' - Citizen Kane [edit 2 formerly No Voice]

Yes, understandable Michael,
I think my note to Eira saying that you would recommend the end of the month was
the cause, it was already the 4th and I should have mentioned I was referring to April.

Senior moments are a fact of life for us septuagenarians. :)

Nothing to forgive, it happens.
by FranktheFrank
06 Apr 2019, 13:47
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: 'Rosebud' - Citizen Kane [edit 2 formerly No Voice]
Replies: 22
Views: 1770

Re: 'Rosebud' - Citizen Kane [edit 2 formerly No Voice]

Have we missed out on the April competition Michael?
by FranktheFrank
05 Apr 2019, 18:38
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: 'Rosebud' - Citizen Kane [edit 2 formerly No Voice]
Replies: 22
Views: 1770

Re: 'Rosebud' - Citizen Kane [edit 2 formerly No Voice]

Thanks Eira
You may still nominate here
When Michael posts at the end of month in Palaver I will accept
then it's up to the members votes.
Thank you again.
by FranktheFrank
04 Apr 2019, 10:34
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: 'Rosebud' - Citizen Kane [edit 2 formerly No Voice]
Replies: 22
Views: 1770

Re: No Voice -edit 1

Thanks Michael
marvellous workshopping.

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