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by Michael (MV)
10 Oct 2019, 16:09
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Hank
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Hank

The Buk of L.A.

but then there is no other Buk

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50518.The_Buk_Book


😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
07 Oct 2019, 22:12
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming October IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 1122

Re: Upcoming October IBPC 2019:

 
Thanks Eira

for completing our allowed quota of 3 entries - Good Luck in the finals


Yes, our 3 have been forwarded


A good week to all

8)

Michael (MV)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
04 Oct 2019, 17:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Mistaken Identity
Replies: 7
Views: 1319

Re: Mistaken Identity

Hi Eira

Kenneth has recommended your poem:

http://www.the-writers-block.net/forum/ ... 644#p36093

asap

Thanks Eira

😎

Michael
by Michael (MV)
03 Oct 2019, 23:46
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: 2017 IBPC Poem(s) of the Year Results
Replies: 0
Views: 154

2017 IBPC Poem(s) of the Year Results

  Note from IBPC: Earlier this summer we reached out to some judges to see if they could help us get back on track with our Poem of the Year contests. (We hadn't had one since 2016.) The 2017 results are now up on the site (http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poty-may-2016-apr-2017) and posted below. Unfortun...
by Michael (MV)
03 Oct 2019, 22:49
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming October IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 1122

Update Oct 3rf re Upcoming October IBPC 2019:

 
Thanks, Bob; Thanks Kenneth,

Good Luck to you both in the finals.

We can contend 3. Will there be a 3rd to represent the Writer's Block?


I see maybe one by Frank or Eira.


Other voices ,please

Thanks


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Michael (MV)

 

 

 

   
 
by Michael (MV)
01 Oct 2019, 22:54
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Dante's Outer Circles
Replies: 12
Views: 1674

Re: Dante's Outer Circles

nominated by MV:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7644#p36075



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by Michael (MV)
01 Oct 2019, 22:48
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming October IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 1122

Re: Upcoming October IBPC 2019:

 
Actually, reading back to move forward, I recall

& nominate Kenneth's Dante's Outer Circles

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7622


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Michael (MV)


 
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
01 Oct 2019, 21:38
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming October IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 1122

Re: Upcoming October IBPC 2019:

    I 2nd "My Funeral" by Bob Bradshaw; and as of now, Bob's poem will be one of the three going to the finals to represent the WB in this October IBPC 2019. We still need 2 more. I would have 2nd Billy's "Trees of Winter" I will try to read the board, probably a poem by Kenneth. Kenneth, do you hav...
by Michael (MV)
30 Sep 2019, 02:37
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming October IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 1122

Upcoming October IBPC 2019:

  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)
24 Sep 2019, 22:04
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Funeral
Replies: 13
Views: 1725

Re: My Funeral

Hi Bob see how I keep returning from the grave and to add some pun - . . . Won't it be obvious there's been a grave mistake,  that I shouldn't be there? That clearly they have the wrong man? Or as MV says: . . . Won't it be obvious there's been a grave mistake,  even I am not in attendance at a fune...
by Michael (MV)
18 Sep 2019, 08:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Funeral
Replies: 13
Views: 1725

Re: My Funeral

  the poltergeist is back   :) My life savings will leave  (wow, the nuance I find in your opening line) just enough cash for fireworks & champagne to celebrate my arrival Home. Funerals pretend the end but there is no ending catch the wind but you'll never catch the breath of me the same boy and I'...
by Michael (MV)
17 Sep 2019, 09:59
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Funeral
Replies: 13
Views: 1725

Re: My Funeral

Hi Bob,

I like & relate to

maybe more later; for now
I must lay me down
to rest
for my wake
in the sunrise

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
16 Sep 2019, 22:34
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the August IBPC 2019    (Congrats Bob!)
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Poems that placed in the August IBPC 2019    (Congrats Bob!)

  Congrats, Bob, on writing the 2nd place poem. Thanks for bringing another IBPC honor to the history of The Writer's Block with a Bob Bradshaw poem: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poems/last-game-of-the-season Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed. August 2019 IBPC poems selected by Lois ...
by Michael (MV)
15 Sep 2019, 07:40
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: So Many Memories
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: So Many Memories

Hi Eira,

Mom was carrying me
when Dad died. 
She told me he was a hero
very courageous to save the stranger -
and though we never met,
he loves me & I love him too

^^ "and though we never met"
^^ I believe this - from the start of our God-created part - the HeArt

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Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
15 Sep 2019, 05:23
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Percy Shelley
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Re: Percy Shelley

Thx, Bob,

Then perhaps "Percy Shelley" isn't the title needed for this poem.

Workshop-consider Claire Clairmont for the title of this persona-poem.


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Michael (MV)

BobBradshaw wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 04:22
Yep
by Michael (MV)
15 Sep 2019, 03:21
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Percy Shelley
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Re: Percy Shelley

Hi Bob,

Is the speaker Claire Clairmont


Thx

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
13 Sep 2019, 06:28
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Dante's Outer Circles
Replies: 12
Views: 1674

Re: Dante's Outer Rings

Strong, Heathcliff-strong, esp the finale Admirable the use of epic literary allusion - station at the top to bookend with the finale. Although a ring is in the form of s circle, consider the word that is used in the dantean schema: "Dante's Outer Circles" Kenneth, I would hope that Dante scholars w...
by Michael (MV)
13 Sep 2019, 06:02
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Let Go
Replies: 8
Views: 927

Re: Let Go

letting go


"quiiver" belongs in this poem; and "shake" would'nt occur 2x


admiral, Bob, how you play the violin as a literary instrument

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
08 Sep 2019, 21:32
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Wordsworth on the Second Edition of Lyrical Ballads
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: Wordsworth on the Second Edition of Lyrical Ballads

Hi Bob Perhaps this example will clarify - http://the-writers-block.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5704#p35891 autobiographical for life here; autothanatographical for communicating about life after here a thanatographic auto-bio "on earth as it is in Heaven" - the Haven of the Humane 😎 Michael (MV) ...
by Michael (MV)
08 Sep 2019, 21:06
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: psalm: "swift of foot"
Replies: 5
Views: 3062

Re: psalm: "swift of foot"

On this Sunday - Grandparent's Day -

I'm raising this (auto)thanatographical poem in honor of my parents - Vincent & Virginia, great & grand parents.

And, too, in regard to the term "autothanatographical"

^^ viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7611#p35865


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Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
06 Sep 2019, 00:39
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Wordsworth on the Second Edition of Lyrical Ballads
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: Wordsworth on the Second Edition of Lyrical Ballads

    Hi Bob, here is an ekphrastic response to your poem: "kindred spirits make guest appearances" Bob, you are a Wordsworthian and I admire your creativity in the finished works yet, I, coleridgesque, lacking focus because I am carried away enchanted by the creative process Spirit move me with the c...
by Michael (MV)
06 Sep 2019, 00:01
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: I have observed that Occasional & Adulatory Art must rise above the occasion & adulation.
Replies: 0
Views: 442

I have observed that Occasional & Adulatory Art must rise above the occasion & adulation.

  September 5, 1957 On the Road published - and a generation later influenced a sister songwriter & singer - 1/ https://youtu.be/5nSFFL3dBA4 ^^ skip to #4; however, if you would like more Natalie, I provide you with 2 & 3 now, or maybe later after Jack 2/ The first half of this video - https://youtu...
by Michael (MV)
03 Sep 2019, 23:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Son of a Preacher Man
Replies: 12
Views: 1350

Re: Son of a Preacher Man

  Hi Eira, "Secret Love" is cliché, too - but that doesn't absolutely rule it out as a title - the text needs to bring newness to it. Consider epigraph in lieu of title: from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice “The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil soul producing holy witness Is like a...
by Michael (MV)
03 Sep 2019, 22:41
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming September IBPC 2019:
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

Update re Upcoming September IBPC 2019:

Monday afternoon September 3rd, 2019 

Thanks, Bob; Thanks Ken:

Good Luck in the finals.

Waiting for Eira

Michael (MV)

 

 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
02 Sep 2019, 23:28
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming September IBPC 2019:
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

Update re upcoming September IBPC 2019:

I nominate Bob's "Algernon Charles Swinburne," and reference, too, kenneth's
nom-nod in the poem's thread:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7584#p35786


I 2nd kenneth's "Houses"


Labor day is about done;
time to finalize

😎

Michael (MV)

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