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by Michael (MV)
10 Jan 2013, 10:28
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Our 2 to represent the Block for August IBPC
Replies: 5
Views: 9333

Re: Our 2 to represent the Block for August IBPC

Welcome simonclark, This IBPC thread is in reference to the monthly IBPC. Here is the Link to the IBPC homepage: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/ for info, rules, announcements of monthly & archive of winning IBPC poems. During the month, block poets post poems at this WB forum: Writer's Block Where The P...
by Michael (MV)
07 Jan 2013, 12:17
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: upcoming January IBPC
Replies: 3
Views: 3150

Re: upcoming January IBPC

Thank, Siva, for representing The Block, and for providing the necessary info.

Good Luck in the finals

and Good Luck to the Block

:)

Michael (MV)


 

 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
02 Jan 2013, 19:27
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: upcoming January IBPC
Replies: 3
Views: 3150

upcoming January IBPC

Siva, If you are not already representing another board, and your poems are not published, how about representing the Block with one of your very recent post these past 2 weeks. Please reply here ASAP. If accepting, then please also include all the needed info, as usual. Thanks, and Happy New Year, ...
by Michael (MV)
29 Dec 2012, 19:02
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: after a Norman Rockwell:
Replies: 0
Views: 2252

after a Norman Rockwell:

“Wonder-worker”

http://www.amazon.com/after-Christmas-a ... B008YZR81C


Santa's sack emptied
now Santa's sacked out:

the morning after
he spent his on childhood

 

 

 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
23 Dec 2012, 23:03
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Michael (MV) brings IBPC 3rd place home for X-mas
Replies: 2
Views: 2937

Michael (MV) brings IBPC 3rd place home for X-mas

(Congrats, too, to a former regular, bernie, whose poem placed 1st.) Winning Poems for November 2012   Judged by Polina Barskova First Place Rain Taxi by Bernard Henrie PenShells Rain follows my taxi from Manchester Piccadilly to Didsbury. My mother will be buried in the storm, black umbrellas keep ...
by Michael (MV)
05 Dec 2012, 06:53
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "ars poetica"
Replies: 0
Views: 2338

"ars poetica"

Images aren't cyber-generated for the big silver screen. Generated from the heart to the head for the heart. Like we generate from the God. Our Father dreamed us up. Miracles aren't mechanical, nor mistakes missing links. Like acts of passion, the miraculous bypasses premeditated. Handmade, never ma...
by Michael (MV)
01 Dec 2012, 20:45
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Purple Cabbage
Replies: 5
Views: 4487

Re: The Purple Cabbage

Hi Siva, With your explanation, I understand the specific use of "tender," and how it is the precise word choice. Now, as for the genre of the writing, this is a flash fiction. There are narrative poems; Stroems(story poems) is a neologism I sometimes find apropos. And, of course, since both genre a...
by Michael (MV)
30 Nov 2012, 19:26
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Purple Cabbage
Replies: 5
Views: 4487

Re: The Purple Cabbage

Hi Siva, I enjoyed reading this O'Henry & Guy de Maupassant like short short story - flash fiction. This line is the fatal pivot: "In all her married life she had planned this moment" The use of purple is colorfully strategic, symbolizing "victory" - here a strange victory "dish" not needed, and may...
by Michael (MV)
24 Nov 2012, 04:55
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed for IBPC October 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 2059

Poems that placed for IBPC October 2012

Judged by Polina Barskova First Place An almost kiss by Henry L. Shifrin Wild Poetry Forum This little man, an inch or so under five feet, his scalp– a sea of scalloped skin–closes his eyes as a shadow of nurse passes. The passing is like a long, high branch’s sweep. She loosens the downy strap of h...
by Michael (MV)
04 Nov 2012, 21:10
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Train At Three Levels
Replies: 4
Views: 3834

Re: Train At Three Levels

Siva, like this? Train at Three Levels the first 'thrain' lisped from your stories, how as a child you enlarged two anna coins on the tracks with the weight of the Salem Express then tossed them into the pulp of the Cauvery for the peace of your ancestors; the poet in me borrowed only the image. as ...
by Michael (MV)
03 Nov 2012, 07:29
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Train At Three Levels
Replies: 4
Views: 3834

Re: Train At Three Levels

Hi Siva,

Do you mean

1/ for there to be the double spacing?

and 2/ no capitalizing where there would usually be; for example, at the beginning of a sentence?


Siva, Thanks for agreeing to represent the Block, and for ptoviding all the required info.


8)

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
01 Nov 2012, 08:04
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Train At Three Levels
Replies: 1
Views: 3129

Re: Train At Three Levels

Hi Siva, Thanks for permitting your poem to represent the Block. The same required info is needed as usual: your original unpublished not representing any other board this month with this poem or any other poem your name & e-addy Please supply this info in the thread at P & N: http://www.the-writers...
by Michael (MV)
01 Nov 2012, 03:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "Hate gave you me for a lover"
Replies: 2
Views: 3452

"Hate gave you me for a lover"

"Hate gave you me for a lover" -- from the lyric "Frozen Love" by Buckingham Nicks


I don't sleep in the devil's bed.

I don't end up there either.



I find
myself in the devil's bed

and we wrestle to rest
in the fold of the Father
by Michael (MV)
28 Oct 2012, 22:35
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: IBPC November 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 2534

IBPC November 2012

Siva,

What about one of yours to represent?

Which one? Up to you.

Thanks,

Michael (MV)

 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
22 Oct 2012, 14:08
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Winning Poems for September 2012:
Replies: 0
Views: 1994

Winning Poems for September 2012:

Judged by Troy Jollimore First Place Eating the Black Dog by Fred Longworth The Write Idea To begin with, he didn’t want to be eaten, much like the knight in the Wife of Bath’s Tale didn’t want to marry the hag. And though in Chaucer’s story the hag turned into a beautiful woman once she had gained ...
by Michael (MV)
07 Oct 2012, 04:58
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: IBPC-bound for October 2012:
Replies: 6
Views: 4636

update 10/6:

Thanks, Siva

for representing the Block this month, and for supplying all the needed info.

Good Luck in the finals.

For a 2nd I have submitted my "hospice" poem along w/ Siva's "museum" poem

Good Luck to the Block

Michael (MV)

 

 
 
by Michael (MV)
04 Oct 2012, 03:53
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: IBPC-bound for October 2012:
Replies: 6
Views: 4636

Update 10/3 Wed evening:

Actually, Siva, how about your Museum poem?


Please reply - accept or decline - in this thread, asap. If accepting, please supply all needed info.


Thanks,

Michael (MV)

 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
04 Oct 2012, 03:45
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: IBPC-bound for October 2012:
Replies: 6
Views: 4636

Update 10/3 Wed evening

I have not been very available to read & select at this time.

Siva appears to be about the only one active this month span

Siva, do you have any suggestions, including one of your own, which might be an IBPC contender.

Thanks,

Michael (MV)

 

 
 
by Michael (MV)
29 Sep 2012, 04:44
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: IBPC-bound for October 2012:
Replies: 6
Views: 4636

IBPC-bound for October 2012:

The Block editors will select 1 poem, and I, MV, will select the other to go to IBPC. Note instructions: Please direct selected poems plus all the necessary info as delineated below into this thread. This includes, if the need be, arranging substitutes in regards to your choices. When we have channe...
by Michael (MV)
27 Sep 2012, 04:44
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: harvest
Replies: 1
Views: 2668

Re: harvest

"India"

sack upon sack of grain
stacked to the harvest moon--
still, the mouth hungry.

or

still, a hungry mouth

 

8)


man lands
on the moon --

still the earth trembles         -- Michael (MV)

 

 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
22 Sep 2012, 05:02
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: a byte-poem
Replies: 1
Views: 2546

a byte-poem

"hospice"



end         of         life?





                                                                                    no   ending
                                                                   is

                                                    there            
by Michael (MV)
22 Sep 2012, 04:33
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed for IBPC August 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 2015

Poems that placed for IBPC August 2012

Judged by Troy Jollimore First Place Zoological by Fred Longworth PenShells When I counted elephants — one, two, three — I usually got the same number as the next guy. And when the woman in the halter top proclaimed, “That’s an ibex,” I was reticent to say, “No, that’s an Angora.” But then one day, ...
by Michael (MV)
07 Sep 2012, 23:37
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Our 2 IBPC-bound for September 2012:
Replies: 6
Views: 5759

Re: Our 2 IBPC-bound for September 2012:

genuine art still life alive like guilt free baby fat                                                                 sunlight doesn't fall / manna / spreads / on stain'd glass / like good news                   like the hum of the hive wakes the bear -- Honey flow forth I use up all my rhymes it's ...
by Michael (MV)
07 Sep 2012, 09:35
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Our 2 IBPC-bound for September 2012:
Replies: 6
Views: 5759

Re: Our 2 IBPC-bound for September 2012:

yours mine: ars

Good Luck to us, the Block

8)

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
02 Sep 2012, 01:14
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Our 2 IBPC-bound for September 2012:
Replies: 6
Views: 5759

Re: Our 2 IBPC-bound for September 2012:

I'm selecting Siva's Incident At Spaces

A safe & wonderful Labor Day weekend to every one

8)

Michael (MV)

 

 

 

 

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