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by FranktheFrank
18 Nov 2018, 13:52
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: From the Wooden Hut - V3
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: From his Wooden Hut - V3

Ta Eira, glad you enjoyed.
by FranktheFrank
08 Nov 2018, 18:22
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Yes, It is Diwali
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Yes, It is Diwali

Chakras rotate in the ground
rockets rise to heaven, burst
with a fiery glitter and descend.
Much inproved Meens, really very good those last two lines.
by FranktheFrank
05 Nov 2018, 22:34
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2018:
Replies: 17
Views: 738

Re: Upcoming November IBPC 2018:

If Selected, my modified poem and title formerly Welshcakes at War, below. Ieuan ap Hywel ieuanaphywel@aol.com my own original poem it is not representing any other board and has not been published before. ****** Hard Winter (1941) After the Battle of Britain came the blackout and blitz when their c...
by FranktheFrank
03 Nov 2018, 13:29
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: From the Wooden Hut - V3
Replies: 4
Views: 302

From the Wooden Hut - V3

In memory of a fellow poet, who found merit in an early draft of this poem. Wherever he is I wish him well. From the Wooden Hut His work, in its overtly emotional impact, its insistence on the importance of sound and rhythm, its primitivism, and the tensions between its biblical echoes and its sexu...
by FranktheFrank
03 Nov 2018, 12:56
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Hard Winter (1941) (formerly Welshcakes)
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Hard Winter (1941) (revised to make more universal setting)

Revised again, tinkering at the last minute, edited to make more
of a wider setting removed non-english words.
by FranktheFrank
02 Nov 2018, 20:19
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Hard Winter (1941) (formerly Welshcakes)
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Of Welshcakes at War (1942)

Return to the old title, sorry Michael, my preference.
by FranktheFrank
01 Nov 2018, 22:27
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ghost
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Ghost

I really like this Bob, no nits
it should go to the IBPC this month.
by FranktheFrank
01 Nov 2018, 22:26
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: deleted
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: a sestina

Billy, pity,
but if you keep it like this it may help others
if you place 'deleted' in the title?
by FranktheFrank
01 Nov 2018, 22:18
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: I am Not Myself Alone
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: I am Not Myself Alone

Thanks Meena.
It's an old one dragged up by the spammer before you Meena.
by FranktheFrank
30 Oct 2018, 13:56
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Night Notes From Overwatch. revised
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Night Notes From Overwatch

I think this could be an exceedingly good poem. I just wish you would receive advice, I don't throw out the words: 'excellent', and 'brilliant' lightly, this needs work, but overall it has the makings of a winner. Don't forget poems affect the reader differently and it is our personal preferences th...
by FranktheFrank
29 Oct 2018, 17:58
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2018:
Replies: 17
Views: 738

Re: Upcoming November IBPC 2018:

My three to go forward for November 2018:

1. Bob's Ghost

2. Dale's After Her Brother

3. Ken's Radium Girls
by FranktheFrank
29 Oct 2018, 15:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Night Notes From Overwatch. revised
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: Night Notes From Overwatch

This is brilliant, interesting and educational. You have shown the character well, judicial pruning would make this great, maybe in strophes of three and shorter lines. Just give you an instance, first two lines: The Slant Eyed One, Judaculla, Cherokee god of the hunt, harvest, and of judgement. He ...
by FranktheFrank
29 Oct 2018, 15:41
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ghost
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Ghost

Bob, love it.

Suggestion: Santa to replace overused Mozart
by FranktheFrank
29 Oct 2018, 15:36
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2018:
Replies: 17
Views: 738

Re: Upcoming November IBPC 2018:

Thanks guys, I accept.
by FranktheFrank
26 Oct 2018, 16:34
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Hard Winter (1941) (formerly Welshcakes)
Replies: 7
Views: 347

The Hard Winter (1941) (formerly Welshcakes)

After the Battle of Britain came the blackout and blitz when their cities were reduced to rubble, then came the battle of the Atlantic, a million tons of shipping sank in a month. Their food stocks low, the hard winter took first the old and then came for the children. Dad returns from Homeguard du...
by FranktheFrank
26 Oct 2018, 16:30
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Double posted in error now removed
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Double posted in error now removed

Dad returning from work, the smell

Mam’s eyes black with fear,
deep as glacial pools.
by FranktheFrank
15 Oct 2018, 18:36
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Welsh Cakes at War
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Welsh Cakes at War

Bob, Meena, Ken thanks for input.
Eire, how can anyone exist without a Welsh cake, bake some now. :)
Billy and Dale, thanks again.
by FranktheFrank
15 Oct 2018, 18:33
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Sculpture
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Sculpture

I like the idea of a drunken angry sculptor rantng at his impervious lump of rock. Not like us poets at all. Did you know the process some used Bob, make a figure from clay and fire it so it becomes fixed, i.e. it won't sag or warp. Then place in a bath of liquid, remove the iquid an inch at a time ...
by FranktheFrank
14 Oct 2018, 16:54
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Welsh Cakes at War
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Welsh Cakes at War

Thanks billy
Nice to see you posting here again
by FranktheFrank
14 Oct 2018, 15:30
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: On Top Ten Summer Words
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: On Top Ten Summer Words

"As for picnics we went to Vedanthangal to the sanctuary of birds. For the vacation we scaled the Kodai hills and because the Chinese have the proverb `He eats best who perspires' we learnt to eat without a twirling fan." Try: We visited the bird sanctuary at Vedanthagal, and during our vacation sca...
by FranktheFrank
14 Oct 2018, 15:24
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Gurkha Officer [revised]
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: The Gurkha Officer

Thanks all for work shopping.
I have taken Billy's point about the ending,
and agree, I have changed it somewhat
and I think it is better because of that.

The newest revision is on the top.
by FranktheFrank
09 Oct 2018, 22:09
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Gurkha Officer [revised]
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: The Gurkha Officer

Thanks Ken, exploding bikes can be a problem. :)
Openhiemer never did ride a bike after this.

You are not expectd to know anything about history for this Dale, it's a personal
account, with a bit about Openhiemer, Hindu religion and a travel log of India.
Thanks for input.

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