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by Michael (MV)
02 Jul 2019, 22:06
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2019:
Replies: 21
Views: 6363

Update 7/2; re Upcoming July IBPC 2019:

 
Is it about time for some 2nd & 3rding?


Let's decide on our 3 before the fireworks

 
Thanks,

8)

Michael (MV)

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
02 Jul 2019, 22:01
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the May IBPC 2019:
Replies: 0
Views: 1958

Poems that placed in the May IBPC 2019:

 
Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed.


May 2019 IBPC poems selected by Melissa Studdard with commentary:

http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/2019/5



Michael (MV)

 

 
   
by Michael (MV)
02 Jul 2019, 21:52
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2019:
Replies: 21
Views: 6363

Re: Upcoming July IBPC 2019:

    I 2nd, Bob's, Children from a Burn Ward Tour Monterey Bay Aquarium, although I unconditionally workshop suggest abbreviating the title to: Children Touring Monterey Bay Aquarium or Touring Monterey Bay Aquarium ^^ the circumstances of the children are detailed in the poem. 8) Michael (MV)       ...
by Michael (MV)
02 Jul 2019, 21:28
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2019:
Replies: 21
Views: 6363

Re: Upcoming July IBPC 2019:

  Thanks Frank, for the initial nom-nod; and Thanks, Bob, for the 2nd. I, Michael (MV), accept the nom-nod re my "antique" poem - and even if I don't represent this time, I am honored that Frank, and Bob, find my poem an IBPC contender. Thanks again to you both 8) Michael (MV) I second Michael's "an...
by Michael (MV)
28 Jun 2019, 17:31
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2019:
Replies: 21
Views: 6363

Upcoming July IBPC 2019:

Voice your recommendation(s) here, and Please let us know ASAP if you are not going to be available to represent the Writer's Block - then we will know not to consider your poems further for this month's IBPC. I/we will be looking for consensus - in keeping with a communal workshop environment Which...
by Michael (MV)
25 Jun 2019, 12:28
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "getting antique"   (a diptych)
Replies: 20
Views: 5857

Re: "getting antique"

Hi Siva, Thanks for reading & workshopping. Log-in, then go to the User Control Panel , and find Manage drafts ; there you will access the stored draft. I save drafts often, b/c, esp these days, I can't always focus & finish in a single sitting. 😎 Michael (MV) Where do drafts get stored ?
by Michael (MV)
25 Jun 2019, 12:18
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "getting antique"   (a diptych)
Replies: 20
Views: 5857

Re: "getting antique"

Hi meenas,

Thanks for reading & commenting

It is a metaphor -
Instead of the cliché, getting old, wasting away, "getting antique" is becoming priceless; and actually Life, not a thing, is priceless & forever


in the spirit of clarity & creativity,

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
24 Jun 2019, 03:17
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: M C Escher's " Drawing Hands"
Replies: 6
Views: 2831

Re: Mauris Cornelius Escher

Hi kenneth

in accord w/ Bob and Billy

and as you probably understand a creative allusion to the genius that is Michelangelo
appeals to my artistic sensibility

The Creator & the creator's creation

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
23 Jun 2019, 18:21
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "getting antique"   (a diptych)
Replies: 20
Views: 5857

Re: mid-year & will be 62 before 2020

Thanks every one

I'm actually living & loving(hopefully as humanly possible) the time to be elderly as passionately as the time to be young(my concert-going days)

I posted this hoping & still hoping to get some workshopping-share


Thanks

😎

Michael
by Michael (MV)
23 Jun 2019, 17:51
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Lot’s Wife
Replies: 8
Views: 3647

Re: Lot’s Wife

Hi, Billy Creative, contemporary application of a biblical allusion to treat the theme of unfaithfulness. esp liked the falling in love like a flash fire ^^ prompts me to write: Passion is a flash fire a brilliance that marks An IBPC contender - the strong creativity notable, too, finding an irony i...
by Michael (MV)
22 Jun 2019, 12:24
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: upon seeing "impossible" before "Love"
Replies: 2
Views: 1959

upon seeing "impossible" before "Love"

  Impossible love: a contradiction in terms. With oxymoron, opposites attracts into a newlyweds.   Nothing possible before Love like déjà vu in waiting remembering how real and how right it will be Love is the possible over impossible heart over head like walking up the aisle out of this world in th...
by Michael (MV)
22 Jun 2019, 11:50
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Impossible Love
Replies: 7
Views: 2802

Re: Impossible Love

 
Welcome Maria.

Here are poets & poems you can learn from.


8)

Michael (MV)


 
 
  
by Michael (MV)
21 Jun 2019, 00:10
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Michelangelo's David
Replies: 13
Views: 4006

Re: After a Documentary on Michelangelo's David

  Hi Kenneth, I find the 1st stanza not necessary at all to this poem. Then open as, and workshop include "Carrara" Fifteen feet tall, it is perfect as if God Himself made it, flawless in unblemished white Carrara marble, I also workshop encourage you to consider It is one the most life like sculptu...
by Michael (MV)
19 Jun 2019, 10:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "getting antique"   (a diptych)
Replies: 20
Views: 5857

"getting antique"   (a diptych)

    I am                                                                                        Unique not aging                                                                                 antiques ageless therefore I am                                                                         in ...
by Michael (MV)
19 Jun 2019, 09:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Traveling in Mexico
Replies: 12
Views: 3665

Re: Traveling in Mexico

 
life imitating religiosity
by Michael (MV)
19 Jun 2019, 08:17
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "Newlyweds Start Life in the House of the Groom's Parents"
Replies: 25
Views: 7968

Re: Newly Married are Supposed to Start Their Marital Life in the Groom's Parents’ House.

  Hi Siva, consider title as: "Newlyweds Start Their Life in the House of the Groom's Parents" I have heard how important mirrors are to a bedroom, but an attached bathroom? The marriage got fixed. ^^ I don't read how those 2 lines are needed. Workshop consider this casting for the opening: The part...
by Michael (MV)
19 Jun 2019, 00:23
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Children Tour Monterey Bay Aquarium
Replies: 7
Views: 3399

Re: Children from a Burn Ward Tour Monterey Bay Aquarium

  Hi Bob, Good to find, read & workshop this this Tuesday afternoon - Thanks. I love dolphins - sea dogs workshop-share - 1/ a subject-verb agreement: A harbor seals rushes up to kiss her. or Harbor seals rush up to kiss her. 2/ re the title & close title as: "Children Tour Monterey Bay Aquarium" th...
by Michael (MV)
18 Jun 2019, 01:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Return
Replies: 8
Views: 3708

Re: The Return

 
Hi Kenneth,

I got a *kick* out of this  


and the *return* on the title with poem's finale


workshop-share -

a stronger verb than "say;" for examples,

Square in the nuts and scream out,

or

Square in the nuts and yell,



8)

Michael (MV)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
18 Jun 2019, 01:40
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic:   on the 47th anniversary
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

  on the 47th anniversary

  A mother gave birth to Father's Day, and the Roman patriarch was founded on wolf's tits. The formidable father of our country, yet Big George sired no children, neither did Jesus Christ, nor John Keats. Creative bachelorhood transcends the prodigal with miracles & masterpieces, like the pre-Raphae...
by Michael (MV)
13 Jun 2019, 19:22
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Love's Arrival
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

Re: Love's Arrival

  Hi Bob, both of us as excited as any honeymoon couple in the 1950s entering a hotel lobby near the airport, our moment about to land. or both of us as excited as any honeymoon couple in the 1950s entering a hotel lobby near the airport, our moment about to take off.   (or: our moment about to take...
by Michael (MV)
06 Jun 2019, 13:35
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Burning Man
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

Re: Burning Man

 
Hi Kenneth,

I like how the poem arrives.

workshop-share as:

Sometimes, a man can burn
so bright with the combustion
his own spontaneous humanity,
nothing left but smoldering boots.



also:

footprints fossilized in the Berber


8)

Michael (MV)

 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
06 Jun 2019, 12:28
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the April IBPC 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 2302

Poems that placed in the April IBPC 2019

 
Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed.


April 2019 IBPC poems selected by Melissa Studdard with commentary:

http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/2019/4


8)

Michael (MV)
 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
03 Jun 2019, 04:13
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Mother's Flashbacks
Replies: 13
Views: 4866

Re: My Mother's Flashbacks

"waves of regret / waves of joy"

^^ lyric from Bono w/ U2 (1991)

😎

Michael (MV)

capricorn wrote:
03 Jun 2019, 03:07
Thanks Michael - that's a big help.

Eira
by Michael (MV)
03 Jun 2019, 03:59
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Grandfather Clock
Replies: 7
Views: 2806

Re: Grandfather Clock

Hi kenneth

"Behind the blank face,
Behind the scissor -pincer hands"

^^ kinda Tim Burton

Behind the blank face
and Edward scissor hands.


like the morph of 9 to a 0
by way of the old *tale*


😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
02 Jun 2019, 21:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Mother's Flashbacks
Replies: 13
Views: 4866

Re: My Mother's Flashbacks

Hi Eira, a devastating & disruptive experience; the figure of the quake Is effective. Subtly referred back to with the image "waves": " . . His dark waves were intact - yes, he was handsome." ^^ unconditionsl workshop-share as: . . His dark waves intact - yes, he was her unending handsome heartthrob...

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