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by BobBradshaw
23 Sep 2019, 05:36
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Funeral
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: My Funeral

Thank you? Siva
by BobBradshaw
23 Sep 2019, 04:43
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: i love the way you say goodbye
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: i love the way you say goodbye

Well said....I like the subtle way you handle this
by BobBradshaw
23 Sep 2019, 02:35
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Letter To My Future Wife
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: A Letter To My Future Wife

That’s true, Ken. Thank you.
by BobBradshaw
21 Sep 2019, 09:34
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Letter To My Future Wife
Replies: 3
Views: 111

A Letter To My Future Wife

A Letter To My Future Wife If I were handsome, and a show off, confident like a frigate bird perched on a flowering balcony, my red sac swelling for you, could you fall for me? Imagine if I were humble, a hard working, dusky-footed woodrat... For you I would build a lodge-- with living quarters, a n...
by BobBradshaw
19 Sep 2019, 20:21
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Funeral
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: My Funeral

Thank you
by BobBradshaw
19 Sep 2019, 20:20
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Invasion
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Invasion

Some good writing. Enjoyed. I like the ending...I would cut the last 3 lines.... they aren’t needed... and in this age “white virtual clean” may be misinterpreted as racist, not as pure of heart good close: The visitors reduced to tears respond in kind, sing back to their hosts. Two ancient peoples ...
by BobBradshaw
18 Sep 2019, 19:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Funeral
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: My Funeral

Thanks, Michael. Of course. Thank you.

Meenas...thank you.
by BobBradshaw
18 Sep 2019, 05:50
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Annunciation
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: The Annunciation

Good subject... the last stanza is startling... I would consider cutting S2....not needed and for me a bit hard to visualize ... I would just end S1 on “sleep”.
by BobBradshaw
17 Sep 2019, 09:23
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Funeral
Replies: 9
Views: 298

My Funeral

My Funeral My life savings will leave just enough cash for fireworks-- something to celebrate my passing. Otherwise, who will come other than my bookie? His last chance to rifle through my open casket for change? Or maybe the heavy footsteps of my ex? Her last chance to soil my reputation? Let every...
by BobBradshaw
17 Sep 2019, 08:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Percy Shelley
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Percy Shelley

Thx, Michael....originally the poem was titled after her...I might reconsider it...
by BobBradshaw
16 Sep 2019, 20:10
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Religion of Cats
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: The Religion of Cats

Beautiful...great ending. I love cats and I love this poem. It needs a good home.
by BobBradshaw
16 Sep 2019, 06:43
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Yanar Dag
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Yanar Dag

You done good! You’re on a roll...more than one poem deserving of a nom, and it’s still early ... keep up the stellar work
by BobBradshaw
15 Sep 2019, 09:51
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Cormorant Fishing
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Cormorant Fishing

Thanks, Ken
by BobBradshaw
15 Sep 2019, 04:22
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Percy Shelley
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Percy Shelley

Yep
by BobBradshaw
15 Sep 2019, 04:20
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Yanar Dag
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Yanar Dag

Terrific piece. The images are imaginative and the closing just right.
by BobBradshaw
14 Sep 2019, 20:03
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Cormorant Fishing
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Cormorant Fishing

Cormorant Fishing Only a cormorant can love a bird like me, goofy looking, with black plumage, and a bill with a hooked tip. Any fish I grab I slip deftly into my pocket, my pouch. If I don't sail back with my catch, my boss drags me back by my roped ankle. A noose loosely tied around my neck guaran...
by BobBradshaw
14 Sep 2019, 19:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: On The Shelves
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: On The Shelves

Good topic.... just thoughts...S1 can be trimmed a bit. I really like S2, and the breaks. s3 is good. s4 can be simplified? s5...Shakespeare doesn't need to be mentioned...we all know it. excites...bears lots of fun...choose one, not both descriptions....enjoyable poem....just needs some simplifying...
by BobBradshaw
13 Sep 2019, 20:00
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Percy Shelley
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Percy Shelley

Ken, Meenas — thank you for your comments
by BobBradshaw
13 Sep 2019, 09:54
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Let Go
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: Let Go

good point, Michael.....I'll change shaking to quivering
by BobBradshaw
13 Sep 2019, 09:52
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Percy Shelley
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Percy Shelley

Percy Shelley Mary confessed to me how in St. Pancras' cemetery-- her mother's grave a stone's throw away-- Percy pulled her down, moaning and swearing a loyalty as steadfast as the sky is to land and sea. She was sixteen, and afraid to ask, Had he pledged the same to his pregnant wife, Harriet? As ...
by BobBradshaw
13 Sep 2019, 05:10
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Let Go
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: Let Go

I like your suggestions, how you have simplified the poem, meenas... thank you...
by BobBradshaw
12 Sep 2019, 19:24
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: So Many Memories
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: So Many Memories

nice... I like S2 the best... love the verb flipped. Agree with Ken.... good restraint.

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