Upcoming September 2013 IBPC:

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Upcoming September 2013 IBPC:

#1 Post by Michael (MV) » 25 Aug 2013, 18:00

any newcomers or returnees this month, Welcome!

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


Poems recommended to represent the Block are posted here in this thread, along with all IBPC required info.

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

along with the all 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4/and unpublished work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.


Please reply - accept or decline - in this thread.

Thanks,

Michael (MV)




 
 
 
 
 

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Re: Upcoming September 2013 IBPC:

#2 Post by SivaRamanathan » 29 Aug 2013, 09:32

Michael

I recommend your poem "psalm-swift of foot" for the September IBPC.

Siva

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Re: Upcoming September 2013 IBPC:

#3 Post by Michael (MV) » 01 Sep 2013, 07:18

Thanks, Siva.

I accept for psalm  "swift of foot" to represent the Block. The poem is my original, unpublished creativity.
I am not representing any other board this current IBPC.


Workshop questions for anyone, please:

1/ What about the epigraph / superscript quote?

Maybe this letter poem doesn't need it?


2/ I've added another 2-line stanza:

time can't cast a spell on us
from maternity to Eternity

^^ evolves the poem; or, overwrites




Thanks,

Michael (MV)


SivaRamanathan wrote:Michael

I recommend your poem "psalm-swift of foot" for the September IBPC.

Siva
 
 
 
 

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Update September 2nd 2013:

#4 Post by Michael (MV) » 02 Sep 2013, 20:39

I have PM'd Billy & Frank for a poem from each

8)

Michael (MV)

 
 

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Re: Upcoming September 2013 IBPC:

#5 Post by Billy » 02 Sep 2013, 22:06

I'd be happy to represent the Block. This is my original work, is unpublished, and I'm not representing any other board.

Billy Howell-Sinnard
bhowellsinnard@gmail.com


Mother's Day

At the grave I take pictures
at an angle so my shadow's
not in the photo. My wife

cuts the stems while I clean
the headstone. It occurs to me
there must be a spiritual benefit

from cleaning the deceased's
grave site. Listen, Winnie, I'll put
more enthusiasm into my work.

I loved you more than any man
should love his mother-in-law.

I doubt anyone will visit my grave,
let alone clean and buy it flowers.

You reap what you sow, so I'm
hoping this weeding and washing
and talking to you will make up for

my sins, of which you have intimate
knowledge. Then maybe I'll see you
where there are no more shadows.

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Update Thursday 9/5/2013

#6 Post by Michael (MV) » 05 Sep 2013, 19:44

I have PM'd Frank a last call asap

Meanwhile, Thanks, Billy, for accepting to represent the Block,
and for providing all the needed info.

Good Luck in the finals.


:)

Michael (MV)

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Re: Upcoming September 2013 IBPC:

#7 Post by Michael (MV) » 06 Sep 2013, 20:59

psalm: "swift of foot"

I'll follow you 'round and the sound of my voice will hug you..
You're never faraway from the sound of the woman that loves you
      -- adapted lyric from "Silver Springs" by S. Nicks / FM



Son


To live it up, it's not DOA
it's AOA - alive on arrival
after taking off with the Lord

Our Father
makes no mistakes
only miracles to fulfill
His promise of no departing


My Joy
continues to rhythm & rhyme
with My Boy


on earth as it is beyond home-free
frolicking in the folds of the Shepherd

time can't cast a spell on us
from maternity to Eternity

untouchable as the angel
never falling on the floor again
yet forever touching down to keep contact


with you
always

Mama


P.S. Michael, you're remembering those lines
from Poe, and listening as Stevie Nicks sings them:

Neither the angels in Heaven above
nor the demons from down under the sea
can ever dissever my soul from the soul
of my beautiful Annabel Lee



P.P.S. and, Son, some of your own last words to me

my creativity is your creativity
my accomplishments yours too


truly

Ars
 
  
 

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Re: Upcoming September 2013 IBPC:

#8 Post by mirzasam » 01 Oct 2013, 09:12

i lvoe romantic poetry to write and read..

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Re: Upcoming September 2013 IBPC:

#9 Post by FranktheFrank » 03 Jul 2017, 21:33

I am flummoxed:
No pm

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#10 Post by FranktheFrank » 03 Jul 2017, 21:37

1. name

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Re: Upcoming September 2013 IBPC:

#11 Post by FranktheFrank » 04 Jul 2017, 10:18

Maybe

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