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by Michael (MV)
04 Feb 2013, 19:58
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: upcoming IBPC for February 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 8900

Re: upcoming IBPC for February 2013

Waiting one more day, final day, 'til Tuesday.

Siva, please remain on stand-by.

Thanks   :)

Michael (MV)

SivaRamanathan wrote:Michael


Do you think we can wait for one more day for johnraftery?
I am wary of letting go something so beautiful.

Siva
by Michael (MV)
04 Feb 2013, 19:47
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: upcoming IBPC for February 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 8900

Re: upcoming IBPC for February 2013

SnickleFrittes, Not too late. Thanks for accepting to let KILLING THE INNOCENT represent the Block this IBPC ASAP we need posted here in this thread: 1/Your name 2/e-mail address 3/statement that the poem is your original 4/and unpublished work 5/and that you are not representing in the current IBPC...
by Michael (MV)
03 Feb 2013, 23:28
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: upcoming IBPC for February 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 8900

Update Feb.3rd re: upcoming IBPC for February 2013

No reply from johnraftery or SnickleFrittes.


Because of the deadline, I'm PMing Siva re The Living and the Dying.


Michael (MV)

 

 

 
by Michael (MV)
03 Feb 2013, 02:03
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Painting Mrs Roth's Apt.
Replies: 17
Views: 11910

Re: Painting Mrs Roth's Apt.

Hi Siva(et al),

I have already in the thread upcoming IBPC for February 2013 @ Palaver: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5556

Michael (MV)

SivaRamanathan wrote:Michael
Please nominate this poem.
by Michael (MV)
02 Feb 2013, 01:10
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: upcoming IBPC for February 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 8900

Update   Re: upcoming IBPC for February 2013

On Wed 1/30 I PM'd both johnraftery and SnickleFrittes, and provided them w/ a link to this thread.

As of this posting, no response from either.


:)

Michael (MV)

 

 

 
 
by Michael (MV)
02 Feb 2013, 00:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Mishegas
Replies: 2
Views: 3610

Re: Mishegas

e e cummings' theme of nonconformity comes to mind


"on the trains
with no seats."


:)

Michael (MV)



 

 

 

 
by Michael (MV)
29 Jan 2013, 05:30
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: upcoming IBPC for February 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 8900

upcoming IBPC for February 2013

for newcomers, 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 2 are decided upon, and permission granted by the authors, I then forward the 2 ...
by Michael (MV)
27 Jan 2013, 06:00
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "magian"
Replies: 3
Views: 4146

"magian"

 
Nativity


the gift that is never wrapped up
free from captivity
of packaging

the gift that keeps giving
to receive longevity

I am with you . . .
all ways of activity

that gift with that kind of intensity
that is forever present
ever ready to deliver


Creativity



 
 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
26 Jan 2013, 20:56
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Painting Mrs Roth's Apt.
Replies: 17
Views: 11910

Re: Painting Mrs Roth's Apt.

re: "And we had a wall where the eyes of Jesus hung watching Mother's black apron gather her shaking hands." ^^ Although I understand the grammar issue of the above, there is a gothic, noir air, as in eyes w/out a face If you choose to edit, here is a w/k shop suggestion: And we had a wall where Jes...
by Michael (MV)
21 Jan 2013, 05:53
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: KILLING THE INNOCENT
Replies: 3
Views: 4235

Re: KILLING THE INNOCENT

Welcome to the Block, SnickleFrittes I like how the poem *drops* down the page, a la William Carlos Williams. I like the poem   :) workshop illustrated below for your perusal & consideration       -- Michael (MV) "killing the innocent"  high blood pressure is the silent killer it comes in the night ...
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: 10175

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: 3826

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: 3826

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: 2676

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: 3555

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: 2697

"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: 5354

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: 5354

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: 2429

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: 4503

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: 4503

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: 3639

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: 4090

"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: 2971

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: 2413

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 ...

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