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by Michael (MV)
07 Mar 2021, 18:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: micropoem:
Replies: 1
Views: 44

micropoem:

His Prodigal
Son parable
--- autobiographical
by Michael (MV)
07 Mar 2021, 18:46
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ode to Legs
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Ode to Legs

Hi Bob, a collection of anatomical odes an anatomical anthology ๐Ÿ™‚ Although the stanzas are tercets, and because "as examples of the salt of the earth" is rather familiar & not needed, I'm workshop-suggesting the opening as: Today I hold my legs up, as they hold me and my pants up. ^^ The subject, a ...
by Michael (MV)
06 Mar 2021, 18:13
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Twice- Twice
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Twice Twice

Hi Meena, Enjoyed - have read more than twice ๐Ÿ˜„ And I have enjoyed workshopping twice as much ๐Ÿ˜„ Below, includes punctuation check -- MV In the title, and then throughout the text, not sure whether to go with Twice, Twice or the hyphenated Twice-Twice In the workshopping, I'll demo the latter. Twice-...
by Michael (MV)
05 Mar 2021, 15:49
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2021:
Replies: 19
Views: 497

Re: Upcoming March IBPC 2021:

Thanks, Ken, for the being here if needed. Meena has replied & accepted, for the 3rd of 3. Thanks, again, Ken, Michael (MV) A Boys Life When Jesus was a kid he turned three boys Into sparrows because they pissed him off. No matter how many times his Mom tried to tell him, You are different, You are ...
by Michael (MV)
05 Mar 2021, 15:43
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2021:
Replies: 19
Views: 497

Re: Upcoming March IBPC 2021:

Thanks, Meena, and Good Luck in the finals, Michael (MV) On The Banks Of River Ganges River Ganges flows in silence, in its journey meets cross sections of people. Quietly provides solace, to the guilty, to the cruel, to those who feel for the misdoings. A dip in the holy waters purifies one, destro...
by Michael (MV)
05 Mar 2021, 03:55
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2021:
Replies: 19
Views: 497

Re: Upcoming March IBPC 2021:

Hi Meena, "On The Banks Of Ganges" is the poem that received the nominations: 2 in total. In keeping with the process, that is the poem of yours that is selected. the Ganges poem, according to what I'm reading in this thread, has two nominations, and if meenas will accept & provide in this thread AS...
by Michael (MV)
04 Mar 2021, 17:37
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2021:
Replies: 19
Views: 497

Re: Upcoming March IBPC 2021:

Thanks, Bob, Good Luck in the finals Michael (MV) Bob Bradshaw bobbybradshw@yahoo.com My original, unpublished poem and not represented elsewhere. Ode to My Ears Could I hope for better silent partners than my ears? Skilled censors, they filter out excessive noise. Otherwise I'd be overwhelmed, like...
by Michael (MV)
04 Mar 2021, 17:29
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2021:
Replies: 19
Views: 497

Update March 4th re Upcoming March IBPC 2021:

Although I prefer meenas' Input Output poem, the Ganges poem, according to what I'm reading in this thread, has two nominations, and if meenas will accept & provide in this thread ASAP the needed info and poem, then meenas' "On The Banks Of Ganges" will be the 3rd selection to be forwarded. I will P...
by Michael (MV)
04 Mar 2021, 17:11
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2021:
Replies: 19
Views: 497

Re: Upcoming March IBPC 2021:

Thanks, Ken, for your voicing of noms, which is advancing the process, here on the 4th. Although I'm reading, and respecting, that you are sitting this one out, the Writer's Block could go to the finals with 3. If there is not an accept for a 3rd by March 5th, Ken, then would you. Thank you, Ken, Mi...
by Michael (MV)
03 Mar 2021, 08:50
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2021:
Replies: 19
Views: 497

Re: Upcoming March IBPC 2021:

Waiting for responses, here in this thread, from those nominated, so we can move forward. Thanks. Thanks, Billy, Meena, Bob and Ken for nominating: "The Heart is not earthbound" I am not representing elsewhere(no one else will have me ๐Ÿ˜„ and I accept; and with 4 noms, it is not premature or inappropr...
by Michael (MV)
03 Mar 2021, 06:39
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2021:
Replies: 19
Views: 497

Re: Upcoming March IBPC 2021:

I nominate

Billy's End of Winter

Bob's Ear Ode

and if he might reconsider, please,
Ken's A Boy's Life


๐Ÿ˜Ž

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
02 Mar 2021, 18:39
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Boy's Life
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: A Boy's Life

Hi Ken, I have read this about Gandhi: "Gandhi patterned his life on the model of Christ." ^^ and, as I understand it & believe, that is the actually meaning of "christian" : Christ-like - followers of Christ. Ken, as mentioned earlier in the thread this poem appeals to me. I find the opening appeal...
by Michael (MV)
28 Feb 2021, 17:52
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Evening In Jurassica
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Evening In Jurassica

Hi Ken, "Jurassica" - the concept of "paracosm" comes to mind G & P (Grammar & Punctuation) -- 1/ re "it's" - of its other skin,ย  ^^should be the possessive "its," not the contraction it's, which is: it is. 2/ If "slam" is meant as verb, then slams or slammed. If as a noun, then right as it. 3/ comm...
by Michael (MV)
26 Feb 2021, 04:36
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2021:
Replies: 19
Views: 497

Upcoming March IBPC 2021:

ย  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 Whi...
by Michael (MV)
25 Feb 2021, 18:39
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Passing Through The Woods
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Passing Through The Woods

Hi meenas, I liked how your poem, starting with the 1st engaging(at least for me) stanza, took me to Baudelaire's poem "Correspondance." workshop-share for the 1st stanza: There is a way about the woods where silence seems to be the only one seen and felt Consider without the last 3 lines, and reali...
by Michael (MV)
25 Feb 2021, 18:39
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Passing Through The Woods
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Passing Through The Woods

Hi meenas, I liked how your poem, starting with the 1st engaging(at least for me) stanza, took me to Baudelaire's poem "Correspondance It is a way into the woods where silence seems to be the only one seen and felt As I walk through the dense forests I espy the huge trees nestled close allowing no l...
by Michael (MV)
25 Feb 2021, 18:24
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Marvell
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: Marvell

Hi Bob,

"demanded to know who Marvell was...
'Why did you blurt out her name?"

a possible skit for SNL could be based on this

needless to say, I mean that as compliment

๐Ÿ˜Ž

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
25 Feb 2021, 02:50
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the January IBPC 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Poems that placed in the January IBPC 2021

ย  Congrats to all our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed. And, a special Congrats to Billy Howell-Sinnard for 1st Place, and Ken Ashworth for 2nd Place. Although these 2 veteran IBPC poets represented for another house in this January IBPC, they have regular residencies on the Writer's Block. Janu...
by Michael (MV)
21 Feb 2021, 01:07
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: and now good news to share re photojournalism: home invasion
Replies: 8
Views: 795

and now good news to share re photojournalism: home invasion

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From those dark room studies earlier this week:

https://haikuniverse.com/haiku-by-michael-virga/


Thanks for your reads & comments

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Michael (MV)
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by Michael (MV)
20 Feb 2021, 19:11
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Boy's Life
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: A Boy's Life

Kenneth,

Wonderful to find this poem of yours here this Saturday AM - I experienced a robust spontaneous overflow of response; however, time won't allow me to share at this time -

I do hope to return soon -
Kenneth, Thanks for posting this broem,

๐Ÿ˜Ž

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
20 Feb 2021, 17:02
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "The Heart is not earthbound"
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

Re: "The Heart is not earthbound"

Thanks, meenas, for reading & enjoying. I especially Thank You for sharing your observation: "Your poems are different." ^^ and that's became I interpret that to say: my poems are poems that only my voice could write - that's what I live for - that's why I am born & alive forever and Thanks, meenas,...
by Michael (MV)
20 Feb 2021, 06:28
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "The Heart is not earthbound"
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

Re: "The Heart is not earthbound"

Thanks, Bob,

for your read & favorable observation -
means volumns to me.

I'm jazzed that the read was an enjoyable experience for you, Bob.

๐Ÿ˜Ž

Michael (MV)

BobBradshaw wrote: โ†‘
15 Feb 2021, 22:31
I agree with Billy as well....intriguing subject. Enjoyable to the end.
by Michael (MV)
20 Feb 2021, 06:18
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "The Heart is not earthbound"
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

Re: "The Heart is not earthbound"

Thanks, Billy, Yes, I keep returning - like when you let someone go, and that person returns, it's Love. And then ultimately, there is no need for more return, for there is Absolute Eternal UniSon. I find it reinvigorating to reincarnated & reanimate the paracosm envisioned by my kinship-in-creativi...
by Michael (MV)
19 Feb 2021, 14:38
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Winter Has Passed
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Winter Has Passed

Hi Billy, Kinda like reading in kinship with Hopkins: 1/ the alliterative language, the diction("pummels"), the vigorous metaphor, noted in the images below and 2/ the sentiment deep within the poem: " . . . The sun never left." ^^ unpremeditated, yet strategic, appearance near the center(the heart)...
by Michael (MV)
19 Feb 2021, 06:15
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: and now good news to share re photojournalism: home invasion
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: photojournalism: home invasion

an assault on the senses is violent

frost
bite
eats limbs

Thanks, Kenneth for revisiting

๐Ÿ˜Ž

Michael (MV)