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by BobBradshaw
01 Jun 2020, 21:11
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2020:
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2020:

Thank you, Siva Bob Bradshaw bobbybradshw@yahoo.com The poem is my original and unpublished work and I don't have a poem committed to represent another board in the current IBPC. For Your Love From the stroller you lift your arms toward me as if you’re merely stretching after a long nap, but when Gr...
by BobBradshaw
01 Jun 2020, 20:32
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2020:
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2020:

I nominate Siva's "Sunrise at...."
by BobBradshaw
30 May 2020, 01:38
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: For Your Love
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: For Your Love

Thx, Michael... enjoyed the link
by BobBradshaw
29 May 2020, 22:09
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Kissing the Sky, Or Maybe the Sea
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Kissing the Sky, Or Maybe the Sea

Kissing the Sky, Or Maybe the Sea Hendrix sang of kissing the sky. I prefer your kiss. Can clear or misty skies compete with your kiss? I cannot imagine kissing the sky. On my tiptoes, my mouth forever waiting... Unlike your kiss. Swinburne kissed the sea. Did it slam into him-- bent over-- knock hi...
by BobBradshaw
26 May 2020, 05:36
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ode to Olive Oil
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Ode to Olive Oil

Thx, Siva
by BobBradshaw
25 May 2020, 01:29
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ode to Olive Oil
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Ode to Olive Oil

Thanks, Ken
by BobBradshaw
24 May 2020, 20:40
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Purple Cabbage
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: The Purple Cabbage

I like the concept and writing. I just find the next to last stanza too convenient, too implausible to happen at just this moment. I would prefer something more subtle to put off the murder...maybe news that her husband has just come from the doctor, her husband a man who doesn't cry but comes home ...
by BobBradshaw
23 May 2020, 01:14
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ode to Olive Oil
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Ode to Olive Oil

Ode to Olive Oil We could be standing on the north side of the Acropolis under a cobalt sky, a twisted olive tree leaning towards us. It was here long before we moved in, with silvery grey leaves and feathery white flowers. Tonight we'll enjoy Bistecca alla Fiorentina and a salad enhanced with virgi...
by BobBradshaw
23 May 2020, 01:10
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: For Your Love
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: For Your Love

I think both do.
by BobBradshaw
22 May 2020, 21:24
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Sunrise on the Cauvery at Pugalur
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Sunrise on the Cauvery at Pugalur

Very nice...your work has paid off well. Only minor touches are needed. nitpick: You need to change "over track" to "over the tracks". Maybe instead of "I thought", make it "I feared"? Also, 2 tmcft if sounded out would be very long...maybe "millions of cubic feet of water" or a more abstract descri...
by BobBradshaw
22 May 2020, 21:17
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: For Your Love
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: For Your Love

It's to signal to attract the bachelors. Do fireflies experience anything like love? Who knows?
by BobBradshaw
21 May 2020, 20:43
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: You Kissed Me
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: You Kissed Me

tweaked again
by BobBradshaw
20 May 2020, 06:17
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: You Kissed Me
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: You Kissed Me

Revised opening stanza
by BobBradshaw
18 May 2020, 20:40
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Her Heart was a Taxi Speeding Out of Town
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Her Heart was a Taxi Speeding Out of Town

Her Heart was a Taxi Speeding Out of Town Inheriting a gold mine wasn't better than the day I met Janie. Even when we had no money we never squabbled-- Janie as upbeat as mid-summer. Yet overnight things changed... why? Beneath the surface a world of permafrost formed. What the hell ....Janie looked...
by BobBradshaw
18 May 2020, 02:03
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: For Your Love
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: For Your Love

It’s a good question, Siva. Now that you raise it, I’m not sure.
by BobBradshaw
16 May 2020, 05:57
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: For Your Love
Replies: 9
Views: 596

For Your Love

For Your Love From the stroller you lift your arms toward me as if you’re merely stretching after a long nap, but when Grandma appears you giggle! My jealousy leapfrogs over reason as she takes you into her arms as if you were a bouquet of long stemmed peonies. Oh my little one, how can I steal your...
by BobBradshaw
12 May 2020, 23:22
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: You Kissed Me
Replies: 4
Views: 638

You Kissed Me

Say I’m weary, say I’m sad, Say that health and wealth have miss’d me, Say I’m growing old, but add, Jenny kiss’d me. — from Jenny Kiss’d Me by Leigh Hunt v2: You Kissed Me We were worlds apart till you kissed me. I waxed tipsy in your arms. You kissed me. Every fiber in my body looked up, longing f...
by BobBradshaw
07 May 2020, 22:05
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Will We Ever Make Our Forest Trips?
Replies: 4
Views: 2225

Re: Will We Ever Make Our Forest Trips?

I am not sure why, but the more I read this poem, the more I like it. Because I love animals, especially elephants? Because there’s an understated humor I find charming? Because I like the unexpected turn to rejections? Or how we’re thrown back into our modern world, the wilderness just a video or d...
by BobBradshaw
07 May 2020, 21:57
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Brownings
Replies: 2
Views: 1882

Re: The Brownings

One person suggested cutting the opening 2 lines. Your thoughts?
by BobBradshaw
07 May 2020, 21:55
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Insoiration is Taking The Other Route
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Re: Insoiration is Taking The Other Route

The drones shouldn’t be the focus. The focus should be on the mom’s concerns for her child, her worries heightened by the limited information that he can provide her.
by BobBradshaw
07 May 2020, 02:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Insoiration is Taking The Other Route
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Re: Insoiration is Taking The Other Route

Siva, I like that you're writing about your son. The first 11 lines set the scene nicely. I don't think you need the rest of the opening stanza. It meanders without emotionally deepening the relationship between mother and son. I like the closing stanza as well. But I think you miss out on the best ...
by BobBradshaw
03 May 2020, 00:35
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Brownings
Replies: 2
Views: 1882

Re: The Brownings

Hi Michael, I am not available for an ibpc nom this month.

Stay safe.
by BobBradshaw
28 Apr 2020, 07:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Brownings
Replies: 2
Views: 1882

The Brownings

The Brownings Wasn’t Ba's life just paper, letters and poems? Robert wasn’t in love with her Ba said but with her writings. She feared disappointing him when she was merely a frail wife anchored to a sofa. Yet here he was, month after month, coaxing her to stand, to walk, to live… And how were they ...
by BobBradshaw
28 Apr 2020, 05:56
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 2
Views: 1648

Re: Covid-19

Thanks, Michael

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