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by BobBradshaw
26 Sep 2020, 05:34
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace

Time to start. You are one of the most talented poets I know...
by BobBradshaw
25 Sep 2020, 22:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace

Thanks, Ken. It's great to see you commenting. I'm looking forward to your poems!
by BobBradshaw
24 Sep 2020, 20:41
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

Here are 5 names and email addresses of poets who in 2019 were participating. template for emailing them: We miss you and your poems. Please consider rejoining us here at Writers Block. Let's have some fun again making poems together. Eira Needham presentideaseira@hotmail.com Ken Ashworth ashworthke...
by BobBradshaw
24 Sep 2020, 20:28
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace

Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace As Oscar wandered the streets of Paris, he sought only company to converse with, to talk about anything but memories of prison where at night a blanket rough as whiskers had been his only comfort. Yet it wasn't regrets that had kept him awake. It was the hard planks...
by BobBradshaw
24 Sep 2020, 00:44
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: remember September
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: remember September

Lovely imagery in the opening and closing stanzas. The summer line... it doesn’t feel necessary
by BobBradshaw
22 Sep 2020, 01:07
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Earth and its Resilience
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: The Earth and its Resilience

I like the simple, clear language in this revision. Should “one” in S1 be “he”? I think so. For the last stanza I think a slight lead in would help...maybe something along the lines of “when the bland earth again greens”? Think about it...
by BobBradshaw
18 Sep 2020, 06:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Earth and its Resilience
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: The Earth and its Rescilence

It’s interesting to read a poem of another culture, another belief system. But I also wanted more, an emotional connection with the narrator. A sense of comfort from faith or tradition, a sense of wonder...the awe of time passed and passing...but I am left with a history lesson. This poem might be b...
by BobBradshaw
13 Sep 2020, 20:30
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Patriot Day 2020   (observing the weekend)
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Patriot Day 2020   (observing the weekend)

Good one! I didn’t see that punch to the guy coming... stellar end
by BobBradshaw
11 Sep 2020, 06:16
Forum: New York Pitch Conference - September 2020
Topic: Cancer in my One Good Kidney
Replies: 0
Views: 173

Cancer in my One Good Kidney

Cancer in my One Good Kidney My kidney cancer is like a boat riding the surface of a beanbag-shaped lake, a long tendril from it reaching into shadowy MRI depths. My doctor explains the details but I could be sitting at the bottom of a swimming pool, voices as insubstantial as daydreams. The doctor'...
by BobBradshaw
06 Sep 2020, 22:57
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Friend's Wedding Reception
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: A Friend's Wedding Reception

I was moved by your story of your mother and sister. Thx for sharing.

Also, your help on this poem made a huge difference. Much thanks
by BobBradshaw
05 Sep 2020, 23:30
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Friend's Wedding Reception
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: A Friend's Wedding Reception

You're very kind, Michael. I appreciate all the support you've provided. I really like "disrobing the ghost"....
by BobBradshaw
05 Sep 2020, 22:43
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

I don't know why people have withdrawn. The ones who have withdrawn from WB are not participating in another forum they used to frequent either. At Waters only 6 or 7 poets are active. This has been true for weeks. I can't recall WB ever having as many as a dozen active poets at one time. When Berni...
by BobBradshaw
05 Sep 2020, 22:27
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Friend's Wedding Reception
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: A Friend's Wedding Reception

Thx, Michael. I like your suggestions, especially the last line. May I ask if your last name is Neff?
by BobBradshaw
04 Sep 2020, 03:51
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: No Need for Redemption.
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: No Need for Redemption.

Your poem is nominated. Pls post it on the nom page.
by BobBradshaw
03 Sep 2020, 23:38
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Friend's Wedding Reception
Replies: 7
Views: 735

A Friend's Wedding Reception

v2: A Friend's Wedding Reception I remember looking up at a chandelier with all its glass and lights winking at the bride and groom as they danced in an open clearing on the floor, the guests ooh-ing and ahhh-ing on the perimeter like children seeing a meadow of fireflies ascending from the grass. W...
by BobBradshaw
03 Sep 2020, 23:33
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: No Need for Redemption.
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: No Need for Redemption.

Thanks, Michael, for your help in getting Siva past her login issues....
by BobBradshaw
03 Sep 2020, 23:32
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming September IBPC 2020:
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Upcoming September IBPC 2020:

I nominate Michael's poem "therefore I am".
by BobBradshaw
03 Sep 2020, 21:03
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming September IBPC 2020:
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Upcoming September IBPC 2020:

If not too late I nominate Silva’s poem “No Need for Redemption”.
by BobBradshaw
03 Sep 2020, 21:02
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: No Need for Redemption.
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: No Need for Redemption.

Good poem. What Michael said... and good to see you!
by BobBradshaw
31 Aug 2020, 21:39
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming September IBPC 2020:
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Upcoming September IBPC 2020:

If you don't mind, I'll post my poem "Sloth". email: bobbybradshw@yahoo.com my original poem, unpublished I am not represented by any board or group this month Sloth My mother-in-law says I have no more ambition "than a sloth on holiday." She sighs. "If only you were a sloth... then I'd only see you...
by BobBradshaw
31 Aug 2020, 02:16
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Please HELP Siva - for Michael
Replies: 9
Views: 1065

Re: Please HELP Siva - for Michael

Hi Michael, this from Siva....I understand her frustration....who is the administrator? Is it Neff? Someone else? Who can you contact to help Siva out? Sorry that you're caught in the middle, but we need your help. Best, Bob Hi Bob Even if I register fresh, the new password is not being delivered to...
by BobBradshaw
28 Aug 2020, 21:16
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Biography of a Mummy
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: Biography of a Mummy

Thx, Michael...I have added the stanza break. I'll think about the title.
by BobBradshaw
28 Aug 2020, 20:42
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the July IBPC 2020 (Congrats Bob!):
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: Poems that placed in the July IBPC 2020 (Congrats Bob!):

Thanks, Michael. Laurie's first place poem is charming.

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