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by FranktheFrank
03 Jun 2019, 14:34
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Colour of Empire
Replies: 6
Views: 4885

Colour of Empire

But when it comes to slaughter You will do your work on water, An' you'll lick the bloomin' boots of 'im that's got it. Rudyard Kipling, Gunga Din Lined up to the bugle call, Haboob, hot and dry tears at my cap, smothers the column in its bricky red dust. We march ag'in the heathen, our bayonets gli...
by FranktheFrank
02 Jun 2019, 21:00
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2019:
Replies: 17
Views: 8133

Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2019: Vir Triumphalis (1944)

ieuanaphywel@aol.com this is my original and unpublished work it is not representing any other board in the IBPC as set out below ieuan ap Hywel: Vir Triumphalis (1944) Marshal Zhukov in the van straddles a slow clomping horse. The documentary dubbed with martial music incongruous with the demeanour...
by FranktheFrank
02 Jun 2019, 16:07
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Worst Things About You
Replies: 7
Views: 3738

Re: The Worst Things About You

I enjoyed this Bob, it reminds me of a song from the 70's Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) Peter Sarstedt You talk like Marlene Dietrich And you dance like Zizi Jeanmaire Your clothes are all made by Balmain And there's diamonds and pearls in your hair, yes there are You live in a fancy apartment Off ...
by FranktheFrank
30 May 2019, 14:30
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Vir Triumphalis (1944)
Replies: 6
Views: 4495

Re: Vir Triumphalis (1944)

posted in error.
by FranktheFrank
29 May 2019, 01:01
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2019:
Replies: 17
Views: 8133

Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2019:

Thanks Bob Michael has also shortlisted this poem of mine, I accept both nominations gratefully. Outstanding month for poems from The Block and a record number of readings, some poems attracting several hundred reads, compared to other forums that is significantly high by a factor of 50 times. My se...
by FranktheFrank
24 May 2019, 11:34
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Congrats Bob Bradshaw Eclectica
Replies: 4
Views: 3916

Re: Congrats Bob Bradshaw Eclectica

Congratulations Bob.
by FranktheFrank
23 May 2019, 12:01
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Removed
Replies: 8
Views: 5045

Re: Lauwersmeer V3

I've tweaked this a little too
can't believe 670 have read this already.
by FranktheFrank
23 May 2019, 11:54
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Vir Triumphalis (1944)
Replies: 6
Views: 4495

Re: Vir Triumphalis (1944)

I think this is nearing final completion now.
I can't see much else to add/delete/edit.

Landler, a sombre Bavarian folk dance
replaces the waltz, seems more fitting.
by FranktheFrank
22 May 2019, 20:23
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Bukowski Speaks in Voices of the Dead
Replies: 2
Views: 2379

Re: Bukowski Speaks with the Voices of the Dead

Thanks Michael

Found a few errant commas.

Enjoyed the harmonics, spot on. :)
by FranktheFrank
22 May 2019, 12:35
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Bukowski Speaks in Voices of the Dead
Replies: 2
Views: 2379

Bukowski Speaks in Voices of the Dead

Buk Speaks in Voices of the Dead 1. I live off scraps, Dog’s lick my sores, but I can’t worry about that I’m moving on soon I can feel it in my bones. This place is better I can sit here in the sun, soak up the warmth. I eat well here and am at peace, but there is this other guy who makes so much no...
by FranktheFrank
21 May 2019, 19:15
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Moonlit Garden
Replies: 5
Views: 3251

Re: Moonlit Garden

One of your best poems ever.
by FranktheFrank
21 May 2019, 10:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Mother's Flashbacks
Replies: 13
Views: 6494

Re: My Mother's Flashbacks

Well Writer Block is on a roll this month some marvellous poems from all members. This has lots of ambition to winkle out every nuance of meaning and feeling in this tale of infidelity and the pain to those closest. No nits, although I wonder if you really need 'shook me' in L2 I Like the implied co...
by FranktheFrank
19 May 2019, 22:02
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: haiku
Replies: 7
Views: 4004

Re: haiku

Billy, you know I am hopeless on these haikus
but they seem to like it.
by FranktheFrank
19 May 2019, 21:57
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: La Brea Tar Pits
Replies: 4
Views: 3112

Re: La Brea Tar Pits

Death troubles us this month I blame myself for my death poem IBPC March. But this is an original take, Michael is writing on it too, there's no getting away from it. A few questions, does LA have famous restaurants, maybe it has changed since last I visited 1966. Or are they well know restaurants, ...
by FranktheFrank
19 May 2019, 21:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: prelude without conclude
Replies: 2
Views: 2461

Re: epitaphic

Heart and home are big in your work Michael.
I have a similar theme I am working on for June.
I like the theme, applicable for our age.
by FranktheFrank
19 May 2019, 11:21
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Short Poem
Replies: 3
Views: 2851

Re: Short Poem

I got carried away. :)
by FranktheFrank
19 May 2019, 03:16
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Short Poem
Replies: 3
Views: 2851

Short Poem

Tall waving woman
thighs clad in silver bark trunks
leaving the forest
by FranktheFrank
17 May 2019, 18:31
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: untitled senryu
Replies: 10
Views: 5036

Re: untitled senryu

Very nice
should it be:
Father unaware.
by FranktheFrank
17 May 2019, 10:18
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Kid
Replies: 6
Views: 3125

Re: The Kid

A great deal of information, detailed about the sport.
I know so little of baseball, only what I see from film,
but it is educational I just wish I knew the finer
points. Well done.
by FranktheFrank
16 May 2019, 22:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Vir Triumphalis (1944)
Replies: 6
Views: 4495

Re: Vir Triumphalis - March of the Defeated (1944)

Thanks Michael, I think you were reading version 1,
I had already changed Fuhrer to Führer in V2.
I have double checked and I think I have dotted all the 'i's' as you
recommend, please let me know if I have still missed something.

Thanks for the Nom, I accept of course
and am very pleased.
by FranktheFrank
16 May 2019, 13:06
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Vir Triumphalis (1944)
Replies: 6
Views: 4495

Re: Vir Triumphalis - March of the Defeated (1944)

Thanks Bob, very encouraging for me as I had doubts about this, whether a documentary was acceptable as an ekphrastic. I wrote the poem after being struck with the pathos of what happened that day, what struck me most was the incongruity of the normality in that great city and the demeanour of the p...
by FranktheFrank
16 May 2019, 10:14
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Removed
Replies: 8
Views: 5045

Re: Lauwersmeer V3

Version Three on the Title.
by FranktheFrank
15 May 2019, 10:22
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: déjà vu"   (so it must be true)
Replies: 3
Views: 2374

Re: déjà vu"   (so it must be true)

Quite different to your usual short byte poems Michael, refreshingly so, not that I don't like them. A picture of caring for an elderly parent told in a fun way, humouring the parent with a little vanity, kindly, caring. Woven through at the end thoughts of the infinite the Divine Being. I like the:...
by FranktheFrank
15 May 2019, 09:57
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Vir Triumphalis (1944)
Replies: 6
Views: 4495

Vir Triumphalis (1944)

Marshal Zhukov in the van straddles a slow clomping horse. The documentary dubbed with martial music incongruous with the demeanour of the foredoomed. A child asks ‘Who are these gentlemen and why do they look so miserable like us?’ A repast of greasy cabbage soup further stresses those suffering fr...

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