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PostPosted: 27 Nov 2017, 06:18 
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Preface to the usual monthly:

I have been observing the workshop forum & the early thread here at Palaver: Nominations for November, written in October viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6796


Now, here in this official thread, Upcoming November IBPC 2017 viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6811

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 that poem further.

I/we will be looking for consensus - in keeping with a communal workshop environment

Which 1-3 would we like to see represent the Writer's Block in the finals?

After the 3 are selected, then will each author post - in this thread - the poem as the poet would like it forwarded,
and ALL the needed info/statements

Ideally, the only poems that really need to appear here are the final 3, when announced, hopefully by the 1st of November, if not sooner

^^ the intent is organizational - if poems appear here before the selection of the final 3, then there is a congestion -

Until the final 3 are announced, please maintain poems & workshopping to the Workshop Forum Thanks.


Thanks for the early enthusiasm in tandem with the workshopping.

It occurs to me to initial the official monthly IBPC thread earlier - maybe -

maybe middle of the month

Before then, as already does occur, IBPC noms can be voiced in the poem's workshop thread.

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any newcomers or returnees this month, Welcome!

and here is a home link to the IBPC rules: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/rules



In this thread, from the poems posted in the workshop forum during the course of the month, recommend/nominate by title & author.

Nominated poets, please acknowledge the nomination here in this thread.
Please reply by accepting or declining the nomination - in this thread.

Please note & observe: This is not a workshopping thread.

In this thread, poems that are ultimately selected to represent the Block are then posted here
as the author would like for the poem to be forwarded
along with all IBPC required info.

When the 1-3 poems are decided upon, and permission granted by each author of the selected poems,

along with all the info needed by each author:



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4/and unpublished work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

6/and the poem as you would like it forwarded to the finals.

^^ All of the above is the usual needed info as part of the process.


I will then forward the 1-3 to the IBPC finals.


Thanks,

Michael (MV)












 
 
 
 
 


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PostPosted: 27 Nov 2017, 22:42 
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My nominations for next month's IBPC:

1. Summer Cruises by Bernie - posted 28 November 2017

2. The Archangel Speaks by Ken posted 18 October 2017

3. Braeburn Tree by Eira (Capricorn) posted 27 October 2017


[2. and 3. were workshopped since being posted and should meet the qualifications for next month.]



N.B. Links on this thread do not seem to work


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PostPosted: 28 Nov 2017, 10:07 
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I second Braeburn Tree
Ditto on Summer Cruises

Billys Begonias and Glass


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PostPosted: 28 Nov 2017, 17:37 
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Thank you Frank and Kenneth - I am pleased to accept your nomination for The Braeburn Tree.

My nominations are for:

Notes from the Revolution by Kenneth
Reverie by Gracy (highly original poem)
Begonias and Glass
by Billy (although I notice he has removed this poem)


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PostPosted: 28 Nov 2017, 22:02 
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I was unaware Billy removed his poem


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PostPosted: 29 Nov 2017, 12:14 
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Thank you, Eira, for nominating my poem "Reverie".

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6838

I've just tweaked it a little. I've not posted it anywhere else, so I gladly accept your nomination.
Best, Gracy


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PostPosted: 29 Nov 2017, 23:22 
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I accept Ken's nomination for Nuns
posted on the 15th November 2017

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Frank this is quite a romp and extremely well written.

I nominate it for IBPC.


Thank you Ken


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PostPosted: 30 Nov 2017, 00:59 
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I second the nomination for Frank's 'Nuns' poem.

Eira


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PostPosted: 30 Nov 2017, 01:02 
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Kenneth2816 wrote:
I was unaware Billy removed his poem


I'm wondering if I've wasted my nomination now - but I really liked this poem.

Eira


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PostPosted: 30 Nov 2017, 02:34 
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Eira

If a nomination is rejected or a poem withdraw you get your
nomination back, there is no limit on noms.


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PostPosted: 02 Dec 2017, 13:33 
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Looks to me like Nuns, Braeburn Tree, and Summer Cruises?


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PostPosted: 03 Dec 2017, 04:36 
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Bernard Henrie
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My original poem not previously published or representing another forum.


Summer Cruise

The Yucatan
turns men my age copper, we drip
like stevedores on a dock.

Deck chairs hold our sultry wives.
Birds turn in the cloying air, a cluster
of sullen islands slide starboard.

Natives sell ivory apes and shell
peacocks, shrink wrapped dope,
coconut oil and rotting fruit.

A lifeguard hooks a finger
into a teen's waistband, my wife
burns to a gold lion.

Fluttering pennants, breakfast jelly.
Our ship lumbers into a green breeze,
empty thunderheads ripple overhead.

My mind drifts, names fade,
the feckless afternoon dissembles.
A steel combo plays. Ja Da.


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PostPosted: 03 Dec 2017, 23:04 
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Eira Needham
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It's my original poem
not been previously published
or representing another forum.

The Braeburn Tree

Mother-like it stoops to watch Sheba’s endless
sleep, drapes its blush pashmina over her in spring.
Its trunk inclines across the slender path to bask in
solar warmth; branches grasp us as we grapple to pass.

After harvest, we shovel it out, abandon windfalls
to compost the ground, around the gaping cavity.
Repositioned by the wishing well, we pamper it, hope
sap will course through veins again and the chasm left

will not be needed very soon. In February’s gloom, we wait
for the man trapped in traffic, carrying a mercy-potion.
It takes seconds. Max is swallowed by the void as soil
shrouds him. We replant nearby bulbs, in memoriam.

I first saw Max in a dream-chase, the tabby scurrying
from Sheba’s shady grave. Now Max rests beside her.
Seedtime rays and drizzle foster apple blossoms to unfurl
today; narcissi gently waver where heads once bowed.


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PostPosted: 05 Dec 2017, 17:57 
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I accept, gratefully, Bernie's nom for
Geoprosco Log.

Of the two nom's I prefer this if shortlisted.


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PostPosted: 05 Dec 2017, 20:24 
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Frank yiu have two noms for nuns. I dont know if voting is stilk open, that's a question for Michael


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PostPosted: 05 Dec 2017, 21:00 
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Thanks capricorn; Thanks Bernie:

for accepting & providing all the needed info. Good Luck in the finals.


Waiting on Frank.


Ready & hoping to forward the group of 3 by this evening.


Thanks,

Michael (MV)

 

 

 
 
 


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PostPosted: 05 Dec 2017, 21:31 
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Frank,

I 2nd Bernie's nom for Geoprosco Log; thus it is your choice.

ASAP Please

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6853#p30953

Thanks,

Michael (MV)


FranktheFrank wrote:
I accept, gratefully, Bernie's nom for
Geoprosco Log.

Of the two nom's I prefer this if shortlisted.


 

 
 
 
 
 
 


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PostPosted: 05 Dec 2017, 21:36 
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Tanks to Ken and Eira for nominating this poem:
This is my original work
it has never been publsihed
and does not represent any other board
ieuanaphywel@aol.com

Ieuan ap Hywel

This has also been nominated by Bernie and Ken:
This is my original work
it has never been published
and does not represent any other board
ieuanaphywel@aol.com

Ieuan ap Hywel

Geoprosco Log

The king’s palace shimmers in moonlight
on the escarpment at Kufra
holy place of the Senussi

A cooling wind drifts over the rig
it grumbles and shakes with each mournful rotation
drilling deep for meteoric water

Gaddafi plots his rebellion against Idris
fainéant ruler of his harem, date palms
and the succulence of Al Jawfa

I kill the drive motor, tie down the brake
and call my errant crew who loll and yawn
around camel-dung fires, sipping coffee
served from ornate pewter pots.

They respond slowly, annoyingly - stretch
before ambling over for the pipe-change.
Irritable, they display dissonance at news
of the American moon landing.

Earlier that day we watched as small
dots on the horizon grew by end of day
into men, Nubians from the Sudan

I release the brake, let the string fall
into the sandstone aquifer.
The water-brake slows the eighty ton string into
a steady descent. I thrill to the roar – the gush
of water shooting out to the cooling pond

My time is up, three months, enough.
I plan my trip home, longing to see wife
and little boy. Juniehs rattle into my account
like triple seven's on a slot machine.

*****

and Many thanks for all the nominations, thank you.


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PostPosted: 06 Dec 2017, 00:06 
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Hi Frank,

To expedite I'll comment here on Geoprosco Log, the 3rd of our 3.


The poem doesn't punctuate; then punctuation appears -

Consistency, esp since here is narrative mode , I recommend punctuation throughout.

And sevens for "seven's" - grew for "grow" - and a few other minors -

See Below, then

ASAP, Please - comment - change, ok or not ok - on the suggested illustrated below.

I believe they serve to fine-tune/tidy the poem. in the spirit of creativity  8)   Michael (MV)


The king’s palace shimmers in moonlight
on the escarpment at Kufra,
holy place of the Senussi.

A cooling wind drifts over the rig;
it grumbles and shakes with each mournful rotation
drilling deep for meteoric water.

Gaddafi plots his rebellion against Idris,
fainéant ruler of his harem, date palms
and the succulence of Al Jawfa.

I kill the drive motor, tie down the brake,
and call my errant crew, who loll and yawn
around camel-dung fires, sipping coffee
served from ornate pewter pots.

They respond slowly, annoyingly - stretch
before ambling over for the pipe-change.
Irritable, they display dissonance at news
of the American moon landing.

Earlier that day we watched as small
dots on the horizon grew by end of day
into men, Nubians from the Sudan.

I release the brake, let the string fall
into the sandstone aquifer.
The water-brake slows the eighty ton string
into a steady descent. I thrill to the roar – the gush
of water shooting out to the cooling pond.

My time is up, three months, enough.
Longing to see wife and little boy,
I plan my trip home. Juniehs rattle into my account
like triple sevens on a slot machine.

 
 
 
 
 


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PostPosted: 06 Dec 2017, 01:25 
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Yes, that's fine Michael, thank you. Ready to go.


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PostPosted: 06 Dec 2017, 02:40 
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Yay. Maybe Nuns next month Frank


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PostPosted: 06 Dec 2017, 13:44 
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Well thanks Ken
but there are so many other good poems,
let's see what comes up during December.


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