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by Michael (MV)
01 Sep 2012, 05:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "triad"
Replies: 1
Views: 2648

"triad"

genuine art still life alive like a guilt free muffin top                         sunlight doesn't fall / manna / spreads / on stain'd glass / like good news like the hum of the hive wakes the bear -- Honey I use up all my rhymes it's time to return to shooting the 5 marbles of my boyhood
by Michael (MV)
30 Aug 2012, 03:50
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Our 2 IBPC-bound for September 2012:
Replies: 6
Views: 5759

Our 2 IBPC-bound for September 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)
24 Aug 2012, 04:33
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed for IBPC July 2012: (Congrats! Siva)
Replies: 1
Views: 5986

Poems that placed for IBPC July 2012: (Congrats! Siva)

Thanks, Siva, for bringing 2nd place to the Block. It's been too long since the Block placed. Congrats to the Block, and Thanks again, Siva, for putting the Block back on the IBPC map   :) Judged by Troy Jollimore First Place This Could Be by Andrew Dufresne Wild Poetry Forum Is this a poem? I hate ...
by Michael (MV)
16 Aug 2012, 03:53
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: IBPC Poem(s) of the year: May 2011 - April 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 2549

IBPC Poem(s) of the year: May 2011 - April 2012

Judged by Toi Derricotte First Place Yard Work by Dale McLain Wild Poetry Forum April 2012 The shed is orderly, all muted shades, and there within I am a glimmer. The air smells of cedar and rust. I find shears in a coffee can, wrapped in flannel, blades ready still to whisper in polished sighs. In ...
by Michael (MV)
11 Aug 2012, 19:10
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Baying at the Moon edit 2
Replies: 10
Views: 7645

Re: Baying at the Moon

Hi Frank, Upon a 1st read-thru: interesting what this says; but it is telling it, saying it, instead of showing. Poetry reveals. Example: "Most of the inmates had became raving lunatics." ^^ show w/ specification. what did they do, say. dramatize the experience with details - props, dialog Then, "Mo...
by Michael (MV)
05 Aug 2012, 02:41
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Symptomatic
Replies: 24
Views: 14194

Re: Symptomatic

Siva, There is still time to make last minute changes to your poem ASAP in the thread at P & N: http://www.the-writers-block.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5451 If so, then post in that thread the latest incarnation of the poem as you would like it sent for the finals. Best Regards, Michael (MV)      
by Michael (MV)
03 Aug 2012, 00:01
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Our 2 to represent the Block for August IBPC
Replies: 5
Views: 9333

Update August 2nd:

I have selected Siva's poem, currently entitled Symptoms Of Insanity. Waiting for a reply, hopefully an acceptance. And what about a 2nd entry? "independence" is available, if needed. Voice in this thread, please. If we can't beat the deadline, then let's at least meet it. :) Michael (MV)        
by Michael (MV)
02 Aug 2012, 23:53
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Symptomatic
Replies: 24
Views: 14194

Re: Symptoms Of Insanity

what about "symptomatic" as title Bravo to Frank for the encouraging & constructive workshopping on Siva's poem. Siva, please accept or decline in the thread @ P & N: Our 2 to represent the Block for August IBPC: http://www.the-writers-block.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5451 Siva, if you accept, th...
by Michael (MV)
31 Jul 2012, 08:32
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Symptomatic
Replies: 24
Views: 14194

Re: Symptoms Of Madness

Hi Siva, Emily, for one comes to mind: Much Madness is divinest Sense -- To a discerning Eye -- Much Sense -- the starkest Madness -- 'Tis the Majority In this, as All, prevail -- Assent -- and you are sane -- Demur -- you're straightway dangerous -- And handled with a Chain --   8) Michael (MV)    ...
by Michael (MV)
31 Jul 2012, 08:23
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Symptomatic
Replies: 24
Views: 14194

Re: Symptoms Of Madness

Hi Frank,

What do you and others think of asking Siva if this one can represent the Block in this IBPC?

Deadline approaching

as always

8)

Michael (MV), who has been & remains very pre-occupied on the homefront

 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
27 Jul 2012, 23:26
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Our 2 to represent the Block for August IBPC
Replies: 5
Views: 9333

Our 2 to represent the Block for August IBPC

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)
24 Jul 2012, 04:30
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed for IBPC June 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 2756

Poems that placed for IBPC June 2012

Although the Block did not place, Congrats to Billy Howell-Sinnard with a "tour-de-force" that placed 3rd. Judged by Shara McCallum First Place Foxfire by Lois P. Jones PenShells Only a careful bird like me can see your nine tails twitching at once. The small pointed snout of a dog, your fur a place...
by Michael (MV)
15 Jul 2012, 03:29
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "independence"
Replies: 7
Views: 6455

Re: "independence"

Hi Siva, Thanks for reading, and commenting, and your interest in the well-being of the poem ^^ that is an admirable workshop quality. Overwritten - I believe that you find the revised/rewrite overwritten ^^ And your observation & concern are respectfully received. I felt the original - which I have...
by Michael (MV)
14 Jul 2012, 05:04
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: IBPC Winning Poems for April & May 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 4323

IBPC Winning Poems for April & May 2012

April Judged by Shara McCallum First Place Drought by Sue Kay Pen Shells Drought raises its head, trumpets another amber sunrise, tusks the earth, charges the faded foliage, tramples, tosses it aside. Storm-less days wrinkle and die. Dust on sun-cracked skin, dust in the eyes . On the horizon, dust ...
by Michael (MV)
08 Jul 2012, 05:27
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "independence"
Replies: 7
Views: 6455

"independence"

Uncle Sam-- where ever I go his closed-circuit holds watch on me Regardless I'm following the Shepherd my feet stepping in the right line firm as a planted flag upon the universe not GPS     Divine Providence unfurling on a voyage through the vision Vigilance   He leaves the fold for every one my st...
by Michael (MV)
06 Jul 2012, 00:19
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Our 2 to represent the Block for July IBPC 2012:
Replies: 4
Views: 4806

Re: Our 2 to represent the Block for July IBPC 2012:

Because of the approaching deadline for the extension,

I have now also PMed Octogenarian re the poem prey.


Michael (MV)



 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
05 Jul 2012, 23:53
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Our 2 to represent the Block for July IBPC 2012:
Replies: 4
Views: 4806

Re: Our 2 to represent the Block for July IBPC 2012:

Remaining very pre-occupied on the homefront.

I'm recommending Siva's poem Kodaikanal.

PMing Siva now.

Hope the 4th was a wonderful blast for all

8)

Michael (MV)

 

 


 
 
by Michael (MV)
28 Jun 2012, 18:53
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: IBPC Poems that placed for March 2012:
Replies: 0
Views: 5019

IBPC Poems that placed for March 2012:

Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets. Judged by John Timpane First Place The Lost Daughter by Laurie Byro Desert Moon Review I have three daughters. They say I snatched them from the earth. But the first appeared in a sugar cube I left on the window one night after the snow-moon was round. The second I...
by Michael (MV)
28 Jun 2012, 18:45
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Our 2 to represent the Block for July IBPC 2012:
Replies: 4
Views: 4806

Our 2 to represent the Block for July IBPC 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)
28 May 2012, 03:53
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "in the moog"
Replies: 7
Views: 6028

Re: "in the moog"

Thanks pen, for the IBPC nom nod; let's wait a bit to hear from others. It would be a joy to represent with this linked tiered cinquain-poem prompted/inspired by and celebrating the creative spirit of Donna Summer. Dare I say an ekphrastic experience conducted by her creative kinship. It has receive...
by Michael (MV)
27 May 2012, 17:53
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: gates swinging open
Replies: 3
Views: 4849

Re: gates swinging open

Hi Octogen, Is this poem, gates swinging open, in your chapbook? Is this poem unpublished? Are you representing any other board this upcoming June IBPC? If this poem is unpublished, and if you are not representing any other board, would you please accept or decline to represent the Block in this thr...
by Michael (MV)
20 May 2012, 09:33
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "in the moog"
Replies: 7
Views: 6028

"in the moog"

 
Donna

disco diva
singing I feel love ly
high noon where solstice meets with moon:

Summer

from body parts
but there is no last dance
always another song for her

freed voice 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 

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