Upcoming June IBPC 2020:

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Michael (MV)
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Upcoming June IBPC 2020:

#1 Post by Michael (MV) » 29 May 2020, 02:26

 
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 for 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4/and unpublished work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 don't have a poem committed to represent another board in the current IBPC. One poet one poem one board
for each monthly,

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)
 

 

 

 

 
 

BobBradshaw
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Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2020:

#2 Post by BobBradshaw » 01 Jun 2020, 20:32

I nominate Siva's "Sunrise at...."

SivaRamanathan
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Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2020:

#3 Post by SivaRamanathan » 01 Jun 2020, 20:55

"Sunrise on the Cauvery at Pugalur' is my original,unpublished poem,and I am not submitting it elsewhere.My mail id is sivakamivelliangiri@gmail.com.


Sunrise on the Cauvery at Pugalur



2 tmcft water was released at Mettur Dam in summer
to save the standing crops from drying up.

Once when I was a child I have seen the water
rise up to the dam, level with the bridge.

I thought I was going to be submerged
and dead. But the train kept going over the tracks.

I have never seen water cover the river bed
after that. At one time both the banks must have been one.

I go to see the sun rise, but hear the heavy heaving sound
of sand-stealers. Every government needs its TASMAC

and sand business, I suppose.They keep their oxen healthy.
The oxen are driven to the river, they have to walk across the water

with cartloads of wet sand, they have to pull the load
out of the water. I fail to notice the white birds

with brown wings. I try to turn a blind eye
to the labouring animals.

SivaRamanathan
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Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2020:

#4 Post by SivaRamanathan » 01 Jun 2020, 20:58

I nominate Bob's 'For your Love'. The firefly poem.

BobBradshaw
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Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2020:

#5 Post by BobBradshaw » 01 Jun 2020, 21:11

Thank you, Siva
Bob Bradshaw
bobbybradshw@yahoo.com
The poem is my original
and unpublished work
and I don't have a poem committed to represent another board in the current IBPC.


For Your Love

From the stroller you lift
your arms toward me

as if you’re merely stretching
after a long nap,

but when Grandma appears
you giggle! My jealousy

leapfrogs over reason
as she takes you

into her arms
as if you were a bouquet

of long stemmed
peonies.

Oh my little one, how
can I steal your love

from Grandma?
When she burrows her head

into your belly
you squeal with delight

but when I do the same?
You are as poker faced

as a tortoise.
Ashlyn, don’t I love you

more than anyone, even more
than Elvis or Keats?

What I wouldn’t give—
my stocks, my red sports car,

my season tickets to the Giants—
to be loved like Grandma,

to have you light up
like a firefly.

Michael (MV)
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Update June 7th re the June IBPC 2020:

#6 Post by Michael (MV) » 07 Jun 2020, 11:10

Thanks, Siva; Thanks, Bob:

For keeping the Writer's Block active,
and making it possible for the WB to participate in the IBPC.

Good Luck in the finals,

Michael (MV)

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