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Our 2 IBPC-bound for September 2012:

Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 03:50
by Michael (MV)
The Block editors will select 1 poem, and I, MV, will select the other to go to IBPC.

Note instructions:

Please direct selected poems plus all the necessary info as delineated below into this thread. This includes, if the need be, arranging substitutes in regards to your choices.

When we have channeled all the required info to here in this thread, MV will then forward the 2 poems and information to the finals.

As usual, let's aim to accomplish this by the 1st of the month.

1/ MV's choice:

2/ Editor's choice:

To each of the 2:

Please post ALL the required info in this thread ASAP.

Your permission (or decline).

If accepting,
then together with your permission in this thread
please supply in full these 3 necessary/standard details:

1/ Statement confirming that the poem is not published,

and that you do not have a poem already representing another house in this month's IBPC.

Please note here: If you have already decided/committed to represent for another board, please indicate here in this thread that you already have a poem going to the IBPC this time. The rule is: one poem per poet per monthly. Let us know here ASAP, so a substitute can be arranged. It is not necessary to indicate the poem or house. IBPC Official Rules:

2/ your name & current e-mail addy.

3/ the poem as you would like it forwarded.

Thank you,

and Good Luck to the Block,

Michael (MV) and the Block Editors






Re: Our 2 IBPC-bound for September 2012:

Posted: 02 Sep 2012, 01:14
by Michael (MV)
I'm selecting Siva's Incident At Spaces

A safe & wonderful Labor Day weekend to every one


Michael (MV)





Re: Our 2 IBPC-bound for September 2012:

Posted: 06 Sep 2012, 22:40
by SivaRamanathan
I do not have any other poem representing another house,this month.This is my poem, and it is unpublished.I am Sivakami Velliangiri,and my e-mail id is

The Cathartic Effect Of A Butoh Dancer

Atsushi Takenouchi unwinds slowly
like a robot keyed up
let loose on a spring.

I tried counting his ribs
outside his rib cage:
the ribs almost like gills of a netted fish.
One could have drawn
a skeletal diagram.
I could hear blood
course up and down his spine
the contraction of muscles
in his chest—like a kavadi carrier
poking spears in his jaw and belly.

I hold my breath as Takenouchi steps from the stage
and clings to a tree, I name
all the animals we have seen thus far.

Now I can go home to say I found
my god in a dance: he moved
between the branches of a tree
(where Chandralekha might have sipped tea )
before she walked away like Moses at 'Spaces.'

Re: Our 2 IBPC-bound for September 2012:

Posted: 06 Sep 2012, 22:43
by SivaRamanathan
Thank you and please edit this version. Yoly,are you there? I am experimenting,so I am not confident about the changes.

Re: Our 2 IBPC-bound for September 2012:

Posted: 07 Sep 2012, 05:10
by SivaRamanathan
The second nomination

I suggest we nominate Michael's 'triad.'

Re: Our 2 IBPC-bound for September 2012:

Posted: 07 Sep 2012, 09:35
by Michael (MV)
yours mine: ars

Good Luck to us, the Block


Michael (MV)

Re: Our 2 IBPC-bound for September 2012:

Posted: 07 Sep 2012, 23:37
by Michael (MV)
genuine art
still life alive
like guilt free baby fat

                                                                sunlight doesn't fall / manna / spreads / on stain'd glass / like good news

                  like the hum of the hive wakes the bear -- Honey flow forth

I use
up all my rhymes

it's time to return to

shooting the 5 marbles of my