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by BobBradshaw
14 Dec 2016, 10:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Meteorite
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Meteorite

Meteorite     What are the chances of falling     in love?     What are the chances of a meteor     plummeting into my back yard?       There are better chances of being struck     in a drive-by shooting     than falling in love.     What are the chances     of lightning slicing my eucalyptus     do...
by BobBradshaw
14 Dec 2016, 10:37
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Rust Red
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: Resting Rust Red

Terrific job, Frankly. I echo Bernie's thoughts....from the reality setting first stanza to the lyrical lines near the end...but the sudden turn from swimming to dancing struck me as too poetic, a reach for a meaningful ending...the details of the poem provide that 'joy of creation' already...but re...
by BobBradshaw
14 Dec 2016, 10:31
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: City Ennui
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: City Ennui

There are some nice, tightly written stanzas. I like the energy, and common joy in the last one...ah, how fast life disappears...savor it...it goes by so fast...pronto!

Below, lunch counter men
speak fast, soup steams,
noodles disappear pronto.
by BobBradshaw
08 Nov 2016, 04:21
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2016:
Replies: 9
Views: 2564

Re: Upcoming November IBPC 2016:

Thanks, Michael. I grant permission, and thank you for sending an email... 1/Bob Bradshaw 2/bobbybradshw@yahoo.com 3/The poem is my original 4/and has never been published 5/and I am not representing any other forum 6/and the poem as you would like it forwarded to the finals. The way it's posted is ...
by BobBradshaw
01 Nov 2016, 21:21
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: She died last Year.
Replies: 6
Views: 1883

Re: Pengarnddu (1864) Sight of the Black Capped Peaks

There is much to like in this poem, but I especially like the first stanza with its active verbs, the repetition of opening four straight lines with one...
by BobBradshaw
26 Oct 2016, 02:12
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: September IBPC
Replies: 3
Views: 1197

Re: September IBPC

Thanks, guys...I appreciate your comments. Best,
by BobBradshaw
25 Oct 2016, 02:43
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: September IBPC
Replies: 3
Views: 1197

Re: September IBPC

Thanks, Frank.
by BobBradshaw
25 Oct 2016, 02:20
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Parfum
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: Parfum

I really enjoyed this poem...it was very different. The spanking hips stanza was good, unexpected...yet this traditional stanza is excellent as well:

To lounge afterwards
like a barefoot boy
on a river dock
in Missouri.
by BobBradshaw
23 Oct 2016, 23:14
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Garden Cooled Her Heels
Replies: 13
Views: 3140

Re: My Garden Cooled Her Heels

Thanks, Bernie...I appreciate it. Best
by BobBradshaw
20 Oct 2016, 02:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Speaking In My Mind
Replies: 12
Views: 2589

Re: Speaking In My Mind

The whole poem is luscious, and charming, and filled with wonderful lines. The sheen and rhythm and world you have created is worth revisiting many times. I love it. Best...
by BobBradshaw
20 Oct 2016, 01:07
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Morning Glory
Replies: 4
Views: 1608

Re: Morning Glory

I like the idea of a haiku here as well....I like Michael's first try at it:

leaves large and small hearts
purple upon the wall --
Morning Glory
by BobBradshaw
20 Oct 2016, 00:53
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Garden Cooled Her Heels
Replies: 13
Views: 3140

Re: My Garden Cooled Her Heels

Sorry if there's confusion....there is only one person speaking....it's her garden, and when spring finally comes, she feels as if she were 15 again....
by BobBradshaw
20 Oct 2016, 00:50
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Matchmaking On The Trip To Ponmudi
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: Matchmaking On The Trip To Ponmudi

I agree with Bernie....a sweet, charming poem
by BobBradshaw
19 Oct 2016, 21:44
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Garden Cooled Her Heels
Replies: 13
Views: 3140

Re: My Garden Cooled Her Heels

Thanks, Frank....I like some of your suggestions. I'll take advantage of them...best, Bob
by BobBradshaw
19 Oct 2016, 09:55
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Garden Cooled Her Heels
Replies: 13
Views: 3140

My Garden Cooled Her Heels

My Garden Cooled Her Heels as winter lingered. I was impatient, having long ago mulched the azaleas, fertilized the zinnias, and begun my watch for buds the way Capistrano citizens await the swallows' return. Finally, spring here, poppies and tulips flaring, my garden dressed in bright orange and re...
by BobBradshaw
19 Oct 2016, 09:53
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Strange Prescription
Replies: 1
Views: 881

Re: A Strange Prescription

I like the details, and the unusual subject....well done
by BobBradshaw
04 Oct 2016, 20:27
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming October IBPC 2016:
Replies: 25
Views: 4840

Re: Upcoming October IBPC 2016:

No problem, Michael. Sorry for posting in the wrong place.

'How Did it Go' is not nominated in any other board.

Best, Bob
by BobBradshaw
04 Oct 2016, 20:24
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Signs Of A Genius.
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Re: The Signs Of A Genius.

A sweet poem....
by BobBradshaw
04 Oct 2016, 20:22
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Grandmother's Avvakai
Replies: 24
Views: 5127

Re: Grandmother's Avvakai

Very nice!!!
by BobBradshaw
01 Oct 2016, 07:31
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming October IBPC 2016:
Replies: 25
Views: 4840

Re: Upcoming October IBPC 2016:

Thanks for the nom, Frank... Bob Bradshaw email: bobbybradshw@yahoo.com the poem is original and isn't posted anywhere else for a nomination How Did It Go To return to the cottage your family rented each summer is like crossing into a foreign country, the warm sighs of waves rocking against the shor...
by BobBradshaw
28 Sep 2016, 20:37
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed for August IBPC 2016:
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Re: Poems that placed for August IBPC 2016:

Thanks, Meena and Frank....
by BobBradshaw
28 Sep 2016, 20:36
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: " 'Longfellow' is the clear winner for me."   -- Lee Nash
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Re: " 'Longfellow' is the clear winner for me."   -- Lee N

Thanks, Michael, for the confidence you showed in this poem. Best, Bob
by BobBradshaw
23 Sep 2016, 00:35
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: How Did It Go
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

Re: How Did It Go

I appreciate your kind words, and putting the poem on a short list for October. Thank you.
by BobBradshaw
16 Sep 2016, 19:54
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: State of Despair [revised 13 Oct 2016]
Replies: 12
Views: 3061

Re: State of Despair

A good characterization. Some fine touches of humor. It would be better if the poem were cut, to give more impact...but an enjoyable read. Best, Bob
by BobBradshaw
11 Sep 2016, 21:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: How Did It Go
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

How Did It Go

How Did It Go To return to the cottage your family rented each summer     is like crossing into a foreign country, the warm sighs of waves rocking against the shores    drowned out by a nearby club’s punk rock band.    You return to a sky no longer dusted with constellations,    but to one lost in a...

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