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by Michael (MV)
17 Sep 2020, 14:16
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the August IBPC 2020 (Congrats Bob!):
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Poems that placed in the August IBPC 2020 (Congrats Bob!):

Congrats, Bob, for writing, this time, a tied 2nd place poem; July was 3rd: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poems/who-knew-you-would-become-a-comet Thanks, Bob, for sharing another IBPC recognition with the history of the house on the Writer's Block. Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed. A...
by Michael (MV)
17 Sep 2020, 13:31
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: POTENTIAL DELETION OF WRITER'S BLOCK POETRY FORUMS
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: POTENTIAL DELETION OF WRITER'S BLOCK POETRY FORUMS

Mr. Neff,

M, I can't commit to that clerical/ADM undertaking.

Too much suddenly been going on
on the homefront.

Yet I remain happy & honored that I can at least
continue to maintain my volunteer service as liaison between WB & IBPC.

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
15 Sep 2020, 03:20
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Poets on the WB - Let's Expand
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Poets on the WB - Let's Expand

To expand: From the data base, could you do a block mailing invitation to an open house to welcome former and new, never before members home to the writer's block?


Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
15 Sep 2020, 03:07
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: POTENTIAL DELETION OF WRITER'S BLOCK POETRY FORUMS
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: POTENTIAL DELETION OF WRITER'S BLOCK POETRY FORUMS

Mr. Neff,

Michael, my sincere apology; I wasn't aware there would be a cringe response.


To expand: From the data base, could you do a block mailing invitation to an open house to welcome former and new, never before members home to the writer's block?


Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
13 Sep 2020, 20:53
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Patriot Day 2020   (observing the weekend)
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Patriot Day 2020   (observing the weekend)

Hi Siva, PB&J: Peanut Butter & Jelly Do you know of Blake's Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience?The Lamb & The Tiger, respectively. This is on the 4th day after September 11th 2001 - a Saturday, a day when Dads are home from work and spend time bonding with their young sons; they go to the park...
by Michael (MV)
13 Sep 2020, 02:40
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Patriot Day 2020   (observing the weekend)
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Patriot Day 2020   (observing the weekend)

  9-15-2001   (a song of experience)   By that Saturday morning, another small son powers off The Mighty Morphin Rangers, slams down the remote and demands -- "Where is my father you said he should be home by now?" By mid-morning snack, a loss of appetite for PB&J, and the last he saw in cartoons or...
by Michael (MV)
08 Sep 2020, 19:17
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: POTENTIAL DELETION OF WRITER'S BLOCK POETRY FORUMS
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: POTENTIAL DELETION OF WRITER'S BLOCK POETRY FORUMS

Thank God, I found/noticed this entry from September 5th, because I never anticipated it, and here I can voice asap. Mr. Neff: Michael, although the board is active with a never before seen low count, especially compared to back in the day when it was a Grand Central along with Alsop & MELIC,the for...
by Michael (MV)
06 Sep 2020, 00:23
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Friend's Wedding Reception
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: A Friend's Wedding Reception

And Thank you, Bob. Serendipitous(poetic coincidence as I call it): I was just mentioning that robe to my sister yesterday. She thinks it weird(she doesn't understand poetic symbolism) that that robe which I presented to our mother during her hospice & farewell year from here remains draped on the b...
by Michael (MV)
05 Sep 2020, 23:22
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Friend's Wedding Reception
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: A Friend's Wedding Reception

  Hi Bob, I enjoy reading & sharing workshop of your poetry. I am not administration at WB. Over 20 years ago(pre-IBPC), Alsop Review, MELIC, and WB(3 of the strongest) were of my initial cyber regulars. Those first 2 are no longer.   I have been facilitating the monthly for over a decade at least -...
by Michael (MV)
05 Sep 2020, 17:44
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Friend's Wedding Reception
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: A Friend's Wedding Reception

Hi Bob, Workshop illustrated for this passage: Imagine when I heard Emmons was engaged to a girl in a neighboring town! Hearing her name-- my inner chandelier lost grip as my knees buckled and my heart shuttered. (shattered ?) Though never spoken of, marriage with Emmons had been in the air as inevi...
by Michael (MV)
04 Sep 2020, 00:30
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming September IBPC 2020:
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Update re Upcoming September IBPC 2020:

The 3 to represent the WB:

1/ Sloth (Bob, Thx for the info)

2/ “No Need for Redemption”
(Siva, please provide the needed info in this thread)

3/ " ... therefore I am"


Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
03 Sep 2020, 15:09
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "...therefore I am"
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: "...therefore I am"

Thanks, Siva,

Please voice in the thread at Palaver:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7820

😎

Michael (MV)

RamanathanSiva wrote:
03 Sep 2020, 07:12
Michael

I second your poem.

Siva Ramanathan
by Michael (MV)
03 Sep 2020, 15:03
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: No Need for Redemption.
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: No Need for Redemption.

Hi Siva, & Welcome back to your residency on the Writer's Block. Workshop suggesting for the opening: The scorpio, the string of groundnuts, the link chain, snakes, chariots, the plough axe. All these tattoos rose from the skin of my dead grandmother-- I especially liked this passage: Tatoos were he...
by Michael (MV)
02 Sep 2020, 19:45
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "...therefore I am"
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: "...therefore I am"

Hi Bob, After your workshop, that line has surfaced to the lead - Thanks and I hope I have since evolved the poem. Bob, in its current incarnation, do you think this poem could also represent the WB in the upcoming September IBPC? If so, please voice in the September IBPC thread at palaver: https://...
by Michael (MV)
31 Aug 2020, 10:38
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Please HELP Siva - for Michael
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Please HELP Siva - for Michael

Hi Bob,

Relay to Siva to email to:

writerworkshops@earthlink.net


Hoping this leads to resolution,

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
30 Aug 2020, 21:45
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming September IBPC 2020:
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Upcoming September IBPC 2020:

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...
by Michael (MV)
28 Aug 2020, 13:01
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the July IBPC 2020 (Congrats Bob!):
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Poems that placed in the July IBPC 2020 (Congrats Bob!):

Congrats, Bob, for writing the 3rd place poem:  http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poems/beethoven-unhappy Thanks, Bob, for sharing another IBPC recognition with the history of the house on the Writer's Block. Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed. July 2020 IBPC poems selected by Ron Singer w...
by Michael (MV)
28 Aug 2020, 12:20
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Biography of a Mummy
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Biography of a Mummy

Bob, also a stanza break after: "for the next twenty years" By the way, because the original of this poem has been published, let's not consider it for the upcoming September IBPC . Thanks. I have enjoyed reading & workshopping your poem. Thanks, Bob for posting it. Michael (MV) quote=BobBradshaw po...
by Michael (MV)
28 Aug 2020, 12:13
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Biography of a Mummy
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Biography of a Mummy

Hi Bob, Life-like that "mummy" doesn't appear in the body Thanatography    someone else - a thanatographer - telling the story of the subject's death and afterlife. Consider leaving "mummy" out of the title, too; and replace "biography" with this suggestive title:  "thanatographical" ^^ At first cry...
by Michael (MV)
28 Aug 2020, 09:29
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Please HELP Siva - for Michael
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Please HELP Siva - for Michael

Hi Bob,

Ask Siva to register again.

Thanks,

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
27 Aug 2020, 15:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Biography of a Mummy
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Biography of a Mummy

Hi Bob,

I read a stanza break after "in 1981."

That prompts me to further suggest breaks within giving each episode of the fragmented history its own stanza, analogous to a chapter.

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
26 Aug 2020, 12:34
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Please HELP Siva - for Michael
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Please HELP Siva - for Michael

Hi Bob; Hi Siva, Re: "Can you see that her new id is approved?" ^^ I have searched about the site, and I'm not finding the way to accomplish that. I believe that since I'm not readily familiar with approving new id(s), that probably indicates that the authority for that administrative process is not...
by Michael (MV)
25 Aug 2020, 16:06
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Please HELP Siva - for Michael
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Please HELP Siva - for Michael

Hi Bob; Hi Siva:

Not sure if I am able and/or if I know how.

What is the user name for Siva?

I can't promise, but I will try.

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
24 Aug 2020, 17:38
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "Pity, pity, too late..."
Replies: 3
Views: 765

Re: "Pity, pity, too late..."

Hi Bob, The musicality is apt here & apropos for the scene. Too top-heavy b/c of the redundancy; therefore, 1/ Consider just epigraph as title; or 2/ in the title space "Finale" followed by the quote - "Finale" Pity, pity, too late... --Beethoven, dying And not quotes & italics; one or the other, no...
by Michael (MV)
24 Aug 2020, 17:12
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Marry Me
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Re: Marry Me

Hi Bob,

workshop suggest to bring a foreshadowing imagery to the game 😎 Michael (MV)


but the cheering got me excited
and I stood up bouncing
like a bouquet toss
and my boyfriend took it
I had said yes.

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