Upcoming January IBPC 2019:

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Michael (MV)
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Upcoming January IBPC 2019:

#1 Post by Michael (MV) » 29 Dec 2018, 11:51

 
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 your poems further this month's IBPC.

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 the month, 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.



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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4/and unpublished work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

8)

Michael (MV)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 

BobBradshaw
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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2019:

#2 Post by BobBradshaw » 30 Dec 2018, 03:35

I nominate Dale's poem "Fusions". I will nominate others later...

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2019:

#3 Post by BobBradshaw » 30 Dec 2018, 23:10

I also nominate Michael's "Celebrating a 53rd Annniversary"

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2019:

#4 Post by BobBradshaw » 30 Dec 2018, 23:49

Finally I nominate Siva’s poem “Appa Took Me...”

Michael (MV)
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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2019:

#5 Post by Michael (MV) » 01 Jan 2019, 06:32

Thanks Bob for your recommendations

and Thanks for the nom-nod on the Peanuts pome



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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2019:

#6 Post by IndianaDP » 01 Jan 2019, 16:59

I nominate-

Bob’s Renaming Constellations
Sivas’s Appa Took Me...
Michael’s Celebrating a 53rd Anniversary

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2019:

#7 Post by BobBradshaw » 03 Jan 2019, 00:59

I appreciate the nom, but I am withdrawing the poem. Good luck, guys

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2019:

#8 Post by capricorn » 03 Jan 2019, 03:03

I second Dale's Fusions, Siva's Appa Took me and Michael's Celebrating a 53rd Anniversary


Good luck!
Eira

Michael (MV)
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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2019:

#9 Post by Michael (MV) » 03 Jan 2019, 05:26

 
Approaching the 3rd of January,

I'm seeing the 3 as:

Dale's Fusions, Siva's Appa Took me and Michael's Celebrating a 53rd Anniversary.


Thanks, Bob, for your update. Good Luck with your plan(s) for "Renaming Constellations."


Thanks, Dale, Thanks, Eira, for your recommendations.   (Also, Thanks for your nom-nods on the Peanuts pome)



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Michael (MV)

 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2019:

#10 Post by IndianaDP » 03 Jan 2019, 18:36

1/Dale Patterson

2/dalepatterson@comcast.com

3/the poem is mine

4/and is an unpublished work

5/and that I am not representing in the current IBPC

Fusions

Prussian Blue street,
headlights, horns,
stiletto heels
clipping down stairs
to a small basement club

where pink neon shapes
a mood we fall into,
blushes your cheeks,
your hands
as we order Rioja,
eat crumbled cheese,
wafers of rye,

listen to music, played
by a young Asian artist,
silver sax rolling,
narrow bow-tie,
coke bottle glasses,
his melding of Beatles and Getz,

makes my words
easy to find,
express my obsession
with Rothko and Warhol,
a fresh painted canvas
where both our hues mingle
with differing ages.

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2019:

#11 Post by Michael (MV) » 04 Jan 2019, 09:49

Thanks, Dale,

Good Luck in the finals


Michael (MV)

IndianaDP wrote:
03 Jan 2019, 18:36
1/Dale Patterson

2/dalepatterson@comcast.com

3/the poem is mine

4/and is an unpublished work

5/and that I am not representing in the current IBPC

Fusions

Prussian Blue street,
headlights, horns,
stiletto heels
clipping down stairs
to a small basement club

where pink neon shapes
a mood we fall into,
blushes your cheeks,
your hands
as we order Rioja,
eat crumbled cheese,
wafers of rye,

listen to music, played
by a young Asian artist,
silver sax rolling,
narrow bow-tie,
coke bottle glasses,
his melding of Beatles and Getz,

makes my words
easy to find,
express my obsession
with Rothko and Warhol,
a fresh painted canvas
where both our hues mingle
with differing ages.

Michael (MV)
Posts: 1516
Joined: 18 Apr 2005, 04:57

Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2019:

#12 Post by Michael (MV) » 04 Jan 2019, 22:43

 
It's been a while, and I am jazzed to represent The Writer's Block with my Peanuts pome composed in the font Comic Sans MS

celebrating a 53rd anniversary

is an original Michael Virga poem, unpublished,

and I do not have a poem representing another board in the current January IBPC 2019


Sunday December 9th 1965
I just turned 8 my little sister 6

and Charles Schulz' comic strip cast is set
hoping the premiere to be a huge hit

but the bah humbug in marketing predicts
disaster for A Charlie Brown Christmas

"Child actors voicing the characters
no laugh track
a never-green runt tree
a jazz score
and a depressed lead character
all spell doom"


However that evening with the children
voicing the characters
and since real laughter can't be canned anyway
the breath of jazz a fresh herald

making the score
off the charts already

yet for a grand finale
as that depressed lead character
(with a little help from faithful friends
Linus encouraging with Luke)
rises above the occasion soaring
higher than the Rockefeller tree
revealing in satellites what Christmas truly is all about

the film debut of the all-star Peanut ensemble
like the First Noël has arrived
appearing through the airwaves an instant classic

forever-green like love at first tele vision
​broadcasting globally each yuletide since
bringing the good news to us all every one

 

  

 

 
 
 
 
 

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2019:

#13 Post by FranktheFrank » 05 Jan 2019, 00:08

Best wishes all.

Michael (MV)
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Update re upcoming January IBPC 2019:

#14 Post by Michael (MV) » 05 Jan 2019, 11:01

Waiting to hear from Siva.

I'll PM Siva.

Michael (MV)

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2019:

#15 Post by SivaRamanathan » 05 Jan 2019, 14:01

Thank you team for asking me.

'Appa Took Me to a Village Nearby Called Agaram to Pay Homage to Agaram Swamiji and a Sanyasini' is my original,unpublished poem and I am willing for it to represent the IBPC. My mail id is sivakamivelliangiri@ gmail.com



Appa Took Me to a Village Nearby Called Agaram to Pay Homage to Agaram Swamiji and a Sanyasini



Appa took me to a village nearby called Agaram
in a black and yellow taxi to meet a Sanyasini.
Swami Thatha who stayed in Vatsala’s house and
fed us with morsels of epics, came from Agaram,
leaving behind an Ammaji-Sanyasini; so if Swamijis
didn’t marry, then who was she with a quarter-anna
size pottu and out-spread hair, giving darshan''
from the first floor balcony?

I did not prostrate to this ‘Divine lady,’
nor would I call her Ammaji;–only my mother
was Amma to me. Was she a do-gooder
for our family, and for the taxi driver’s family?

She pinched kumkum between her fingers
applied it on the forehead with a slight pressure
dotting the holy ash in the centre -there were
more and more men than women, but no children.

''Wipe it away, Daddy.'' I had said ''I like to see you '
with a dash of holy ash, the three stripes only,

for a man; the marks on a squirrel's back
no Kumkum like a woman; we have no need to worry,
Amma will not be angry, at the most she
might laugh at you and Rama Subbu Mama,
the taxi driver, saying ‘’Does this Kumkum
come free like her smile with all her white teeth?

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2019:

#16 Post by SivaRamanathan » 05 Jan 2019, 14:08

Michael
I have made a few small changes.Yesterday I did not know how to edit from this page. If you have not already forwarded the poems,please consider sending this version. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Siva

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