Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

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Michael (MV)
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Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

#1 Post by Michael (MV) » 29 Dec 2019, 21:29

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4/and unpublished work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 January IBPC 2020:

#2 Post by BobBradshaw » 30 Dec 2019, 21:49

I nominate Siva's "Marakuli", Eira's "Escape from Routine" and Meenas' "A Manoeuvre"..... Michael, happy new year...may it be fun and filled with good writing....

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

#3 Post by capricorn » 31 Dec 2019, 04:11

Bob's 'Coming Back' and Siva's 'Marakuli'. I am still considering a third.

Eira

Michael (MV)
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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

#4 Post by Michael (MV) » 02 Jan 2020, 19:01

Michael (MV) hoping for every one
a wonderful 2020 & beyond

and on my first log-in of the new year
giving a nom-nod for Bob's poem

The Moon Walk


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Michael (MV)

BobBradshaw
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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

#5 Post by BobBradshaw » 02 Jan 2020, 21:31

Thanks, Michael
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.

The Moon Walk

It’s nearly another anniversary
of the day Neil Armstrong

and Buzz Aldrin bounced
across a powdery surface,

Neil’s shadow as grainy
as the ultrasound images

of our son, 14 years later.
But this was 1969

and I was on the verge of college;
my sister had found Jesus,

and Dad had been promoted.
We were like the Apollo crew,

our footprints ahead
waiting for us.

Michael (MV)
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Update 1/4/20 re Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

#6 Post by Michael (MV) » 04 Jan 2020, 19:38

Thanks, Bob, and good luck in the finals.

Siva's 'Marakuli is the 2nd of the allowed 3 entries.


How about voicing for the 3rd

ASAP


Thanks,

Michael (MV)

BobBradshaw
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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

#7 Post by BobBradshaw » 04 Jan 2020, 20:41

"Escape from Routine", if I had to choose

Michael (MV)
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Update 1/5/20 re Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

#8 Post by Michael (MV) » 05 Jan 2020, 19:57

I 2nd Eira's "Escape from Routine"

asap Please


Thanks,

Michael (MV)

SivaRamanathan
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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

#9 Post by SivaRamanathan » 05 Jan 2020, 23:01

'Marakuli', is my unpublished poem; my mail id is sivakamivelliangiri@gmail.com,and I am not representing any other forum.

Marakuli

On my father's side,
a tree at the moment of death.
On my mother's side, the spirit
of the mountain Yeti.
I am born in the imagination.
With coconut husk toes
and nails of dead rhino skin.
I am monarch of the dark night,

but I am also a gnarled tree--
with ugly, misshapen eyebrows,
huge seed-eyes--my hands branches,
my feet stumps of trees.
Yet in between I also
sprout hair. I, Marakuli, come
when summoned----

I come when babysitters
lose their patience.

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

#10 Post by SivaRamanathan » 05 Jan 2020, 23:04

Dear fellow poets

Happy New Year to all my fellow travellers.
Thanks Michael and Bob and whoever else who nominated 'Marakuli.'

Siva Ramanathan

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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

#11 Post by capricorn » 05 Jan 2020, 23:35

Thanks Bob & Michael.

This is my unpublished poem; my email is presentideaseira@hotmail.com. I am not representing any other forum.


Escape from routine

Rhythmically humming, the washer tumbles
dolphin towels with multicoloured swimwear.

On top, a plastic pail of gulfweed gathered
for grandma’s aching feet.

We zig-zag dunes, exploring,
sand scratching between toes;

shells and pebbles collected
in a Mickey Mouse bucket.

Swollen feet cool on kelp carpets;
we giggle as tiddler’s fins tickle toes.

The ocean’s gentle sloshing is covered by
children’s shouts and seagulls screeching.

After bobbing in the waves, we join pasty
bodies reclining, basted ready to roast.

From the nearby barbecue, wafts
of fresh plaice, spices the salty air.

… I float back to children’s whispers,
making shell pictures for grandparents,

pebble paper weights are painted
for friend’s Christmas presents.

I smell fish fingers - almost burning!
Tea’s ready, kids.”


Best wishes for 2020!

SivaRamanathan
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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

#12 Post by SivaRamanathan » 06 Jan 2020, 08:19

Michael

Have you accepted to forward my poem 'Marakuli' to the January IBPC ?

Thanks and sorry for not being alert.

Siva

Michael (MV)
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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

#13 Post by Michael (MV) » 06 Jan 2020, 18:19

Thanks Siva; Good luck in the finals

Thanks Eira; Good luck in the finals

A wonderful & productive week, every one

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Michael (MV)

SivaRamanathan
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Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

#14 Post by SivaRamanathan » 06 Jan 2020, 18:52

Michael

Thanks.

Siva

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