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by Michael (MV)
30 Jul 2013, 16:31
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: I Learnt A Language
Replies: 13
Views: 9667

Re: I Learnt A Language

Hi Siva, by "revve" maybe you are referring to "rev" as in "rev up" - short for "revolution," and meaning "to accelerate sharply the speed of an engine." Here I think quotation marks are called for: Now I gawk at youngsters they "chill out, or cool it." "Freeze" is another such "in" word; in the spi...
by Michael (MV)
30 Jul 2013, 08:59
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming August IBPC 2013:
Replies: 6
Views: 5569

Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2013:

Thanks, Billy, for representing the Block, and for providing all the needed info. Good Luck in the finals. Meanwhile, up to 2 more to go. Any recommendations? :) Michael (MV) I would be glad to represent the Block. My poem is my original work and has not been published. I am not representing any oth...
by Michael (MV)
29 Jul 2013, 19:09
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Reading Names in the Late Afternoon
Replies: 3
Views: 4049

Re: Reading the Names in the Late Afternoon

Hi Billy, maybe could abbreviate the title: Reading Names, Late Afternoon is that ruckus inside or outside? considering cemetery & burial Esp like the last stanza; yet workshop suggesting other than "will grow": maybe tonight in the darkness of my bed flowers will surface maybe even "emerge" 8) Mich...
by Michael (MV)
29 Jul 2013, 18:56
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: I Learnt A Language
Replies: 13
Views: 9667

Re: I Learnt A Language

Siva, upon a 1st read: Language as an indicator of the generation gap. I like the closing, esp "of making a faux-pas": however, I don't feel the right word is "scared" I could help untangle the confusion of their thoughts, but I am cautious of making a faux-pas. I could help untangle the confusion o...
by Michael (MV)
28 Jul 2013, 11:47
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: a lang-ku
Replies: 3
Views: 3888

a lang-ku

               u
   lifting

out of mo rning




sees sun
She arise
by Michael (MV)
28 Jul 2013, 10:01
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming August IBPC 2013:
Replies: 6
Views: 5569

Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2013:

I'm recommending Billy's Talking To Myself Without Praying . Billy, accept or decline here in this thread; if accepting please provide all the usual needed info. Thanks, Billy Michael (MV)   any newcomers or returnees this month, Welcome! and here is a home link to the IBPC rules: http://ibpc.webdel...
by Michael (MV)
24 Jul 2013, 21:56
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming August IBPC 2013:
Replies: 6
Views: 5569

Upcoming August IBPC 2013:

any newcomers or returnees this month, Welcome! and here is a home link to the IBPC rules: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/rules Poems recommended to represent the Block are posted here in this thread, along with all IBPC required info. When the 1-3 are decided upon, and permission granted by each author ...
by Michael (MV)
18 Jul 2013, 04:16
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Rattle Road
Replies: 1
Views: 2905

Re: Rattle Road

Hi IC, As I read this, 2 Emily Dickinsons poems surface; see below. The last 2 stanzas are strong; yet workshop suggesting -- Rain can kill. Roses die. From the window the dirt road bends into a sky pocked with footprints, tire marks, pebbles, and gold dust from spring. ^^ Are both "residues" & "dus...
by Michael (MV)
14 Jul 2013, 04:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Yard in May
Replies: 5
Views: 5654

Re: The Yard in May

Hi IC, Welcome to the Block! enjoyed/appreciated these snapshot stanzas workshop below   8)   Michael (MV) Goodbye to tulips sunflowers & azaleas. Hello, daisies! Lugging sacks of loam I leave the door open for flies to out sing the chimes. ^^ I like the senryu humor of this 2ns stanza Weedy dirt pa...
by Michael (MV)
05 Jul 2013, 16:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "tricolore"
Replies: 0
Views: 2549

"tricolore"

celebrating my true colors
in the home of the brave


David
Michael (MV)
Heathcliff


upon the land the son sets you free
by Michael (MV)
26 Jun 2013, 05:14
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming IBPC July 2013:
Replies: 2
Views: 3312

Upcoming IBPC July 2013:

any newcomers or returnees this month, Welcome! and here is a home link to the IBPC rules: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/rules Instead of 2, the IBPC board has returned to each board representing with up to 3 poems. ^^ by 3 different poets of course. Poems recommended to represent the Block are posted h...
by Michael (MV)
23 Jun 2013, 06:03
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: this is me
Replies: 1
Views: 3561

Re: this is me

here: holding my breath as if to examine it in a petri dish it being this life like a delicate jelly fish as: holding my breath as if to examine it in a petri dish this life delicate like a jelly fish esp liked, and suggesting the echo I heard: moving in the water barely perceptible until it stings ...
by Michael (MV)
23 Jun 2013, 00:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Trunkshow   (for all seasons)
Replies: 3
Views: 4162

Trunkshow   (for all seasons)

                  "Victorio's Secret" my snug T shirt hangs over my shoulders and covers my bare chest like a breastplate & the cotton hugs my chubby torso like a lover my boxer briefs keep my bone buried where ever worn close in time never left behind the putting on as familiar as taking off as sen...
by Michael (MV)
13 Jun 2013, 06:22
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed for June IBPC 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 2449

Poems that placed for June IBPC 2013

Link to the IBPC poems that placed for June 2013 & Linda Sue Grimes' commentary:

http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/2013/06

Congrats to the poets who placed, and to their boards

:)

Michael (MV)

 

 

 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
09 Jun 2013, 01:04
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming IBPC for June 2013:
Replies: 8
Views: 7583

Re: Upcoming IBPC for June 2013:

Hi Siva, barely was able to get Billy's Guernica and "the holy hounding / on the arena green" Rus has truly been kind & patient about these deadlines - and with this final under his managership, I unintentionally, needless to say, pushed it beyond the max. I, on behalf of the Block, was fortunate to...
by Michael (MV)
04 Jun 2013, 22:09
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming IBPC for June 2013:
Replies: 8
Views: 7583

Re: Upcoming IBPC for June 2013:

To make it official, I permit, my original, unpublished poem "the holy hounding / on the arena green" to represent the Block. I'm not representing any other house this June 2013 IBPC. So, how about Billy & Siva. Please rely in this thread ASAP - if accepting, please provide all the needed info. Than...
by Michael (MV)
03 Jun 2013, 18:04
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming IBPC for June 2013:
Replies: 8
Views: 7583

Re: Upcoming IBPC for June 2013:

Thanks Billy for the nom-nod.

I'm looking at Siva's snake poem

and Billy's surreal talking not praying poem, which lends itself to dream interpretation

I have read/been reading, but too busy to workshop.


:)

Michael (MV)

 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
28 May 2013, 22:07
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming IBPC for June 2013:
Replies: 8
Views: 7583

Upcoming IBPC for June 2013:

any newcomers or returnees this month, Welcome! and here is a home link to the IBPC rules: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/rules Instead of 2, the IBPC board has returned to each board representing with up to 3 poems. ^^ by 3 different poets of course. Poems recommended to represent the Block are posted h...
by Michael (MV)
26 May 2013, 04:34
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: salvaging poetry from the aftermath
Replies: 0
Views: 3171

salvaging poetry from the aftermath

In the conversion of a money-saving device to a life preserver, I find & hear a parable among the ruins. 1/ The "Ark" version: Disarming the twister, a bankers' vault yielded shelter investing a melting pot not for carats, but in a priceless return: 24 lives. 2/ The "Good Samaritan" version: Disarmi...
by Michael (MV)
23 May 2013, 22:09
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: [i]Facera---To Do [/i]
Replies: 8
Views: 7409

Re: [i]Facera---To Do [/i]

Hi Siva, You are welcome to those lines. I would not have discovered them, if it had not been for your poem in progress. Reading & critiquing are also part of the creative process. in the spirit of workshopping & creativity 8) Michael (MV) Michael I am not able to edit this immediately.Maybe early n...
by Michael (MV)
22 May 2013, 10:00
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: [i]Facera---To Do [/i]
Replies: 8
Views: 7409

Re: [i]Facera---To Do [/i]

Facera---To Do like when the stock market crashed - the great depression here the farmer's market We are 'au courant,' feckless of this friction, lethargic as an adhesive traction. variations: lethargic as self-adhesive. lethargic as quicksand. lethargic as a photo shoot put to rest on a living roo...
by Michael (MV)
20 May 2013, 04:39
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Congrats Billy! 1st Place!
Replies: 2
Views: 3572

Congrats Billy! 1st Place!

and Congrats to the Block

Thanks, Billy, for bringing home 1st Place to the Block.


Link to the IBPC poems that placed for May 2013 & Linda Sue Grimes' commentary:

http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/2013/05

 
 
  8)

Michael (MV)



 
 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
20 May 2013, 04:06
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: started as a semi-sonnet, but extended via the conceit  
Replies: 4
Views: 5600

started as a semi-sonnet, but extended via the conceit  

"the holy hounding / on the arena green" my youth is not lost Atlantis not bone-buried this is how I grieve full-bodied to heighten and even overwhelm the overcome the flesh still sensates and resonates endowment from the soul for life passion marks remove the thorn - healed by a purple heart of gol...
by Michael (MV)
05 May 2013, 05:25
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming IBPC for May 2013:
Replies: 5
Views: 6477

Re: Upcoming IBPC for May 2013:

Thanks, Siva, and good luck in the finals. The 3 are launched. Good luck to us, the Block 8) Michael (MV)     Thank you Michael for suggesting my poem. This is my unpublished poem and I am not representing any other group.My e-mail id is sivakamivelliangiri@gmail.com "My First Smocked Chemise" In th...
by Michael (MV)
03 May 2013, 23:16
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming IBPC for May 2013:
Replies: 5
Views: 6477

Re: Upcoming IBPC for May 2013:

In addition to Billy's poem, "Go ask Hamlet, I know he'll know" will be representing: http://www.the-writers-block.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5634&p=23871&sid=86defe71966bccaa26a8773dd3c0ccb4#p23871 For a 3rd I'm PMing Siva re Remembering My First Smocked Chemise ("My First Smocked Chemise") Good...

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