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by Michael (MV)
05 Jul 2022, 01:33
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2022:
Replies: 15
Views: 340

Re: Upcoming July IBPC 2022:

That was last Thursday & Friday; the last day of June, the first day of July. . A post-op follow-up is this Friday, the 8th. . Thanks for your concern & kind regard. Tomorrow AM, I will forward the 3 from the big screen monitor at the Senior Center. We are celebrating 🇺🇸 Independence Day in the stat...
by Michael (MV)
04 Jul 2022, 01:36
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2022:
Replies: 15
Views: 340

Update July 3rd re Upcoming July IBPC 2022:

 
Thursday & Friday, surgical procedure on the other eye.

I go to nominate Kenneth's pipe poem, and I read his note about declining it.


Our 3:

No Curtain Call

The Old Armchair

LiPo Adrift



A safe & wonderful 4th to us All

8)

Michael (MV)
 

 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
01 Jul 2022, 02:41
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the April IBPC 2022:
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Poems that placed in the April IBPC 2022:

 
Congrats to fellow IBPC boards recognized.


April 2022 IBPC poems selected by M.B. McLatchey with commentary: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/2022/04


Cheers!

Michael (MV)
 
 
 
  
by Michael (MV)
29 Jun 2022, 22:11
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2022:
Replies: 15
Views: 340

Upcoming July IBPC 2022:

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)
10 Jun 2022, 08:30
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Red Garden
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: The Red Garden

My apology, Kenneth.

I see now this poem was initially posted in June on the 3rd.

Sincerely,

Michael (MV)

Kenneth2816 wrote:
07 Jun 2022, 04:53
It's early
by Michael (MV)
06 Jun 2022, 23:39
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Red Garden
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: The Red Garden

I read now, and see this "garden poem" would also work for the IBPC.

Ken, which one will you pick?

Thanks,

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
06 Jun 2022, 23:33
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Lone Star
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: Lone Star

SNL

👏

MV
by Michael (MV)
06 Jun 2022, 23:29
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Secret Life Of Trees
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: Secret Life Of Trees

Actually, this is the one I specifically would recommend.

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
06 Jun 2022, 23:23
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:
Replies: 21
Views: 1517

Update June 6 re Upcoming June IBPC 2022:

Thanks, Bob (and Thanks, too, for 2nding Ieuan’s “Sea Fever”); and Thanks Ieuan ap Hywel

Good Luck to you both in the finals,

and Good Luck to the Writer's Block


If still no response from Kenneth by this evening, I will move ahead and forward your 2 poems, at least.


Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
06 Jun 2022, 23:15
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: What The Gardener Heard
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: What The Gardener Heard

"Pissed off" has a delightful side.

Workshop-share for the opening:

According to an article in Nation magazine:
urine makes good fertilizer.


😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
05 Jun 2022, 21:44
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:
Replies: 21
Views: 1517

Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:

I just found that Frank nominated earlier in the Forum thread for Bob's poem Elvis Sightings:

https://www.the-writers-block.net/forum ... 149#p39192

I 2nd Bob's Elvis Sightings

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
05 Jun 2022, 20:27
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:
Replies: 21
Views: 1517

Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:

I nominate Sea Fever by Frank

Michael (MV)

FranktheFrank wrote:
05 Jun 2022, 11:48
My Sea Fever is available if good enough. Posted the 1st of May.
by Michael (MV)
05 Jun 2022, 15:44
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Secret Life Of Trees
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: Secret Life Of Trees

Hi Ken, I believe e. e. cummings would love this poem, especially the finale. Below, I have gone through with a punctuation check applied; also, a slight edit in stanza 3. -- Michael (MV) As kids, I scratched your name in the skin of a Beech tree. It was all I knew of love. Beneath the ground they s...
by Michael (MV)
05 Jun 2022, 09:44
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:
Replies: 21
Views: 1517

Update June 5th re Upcoming June IBPC 2022:

We need to move forward to forward up to 3. 1/ I 2nd Ken's poem of preference. Please select and post here with all the needed info. 2/ Bob, how about Elvis Sightings; it has 2 nom-nods now. https://www.the-writers-block.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8156&p=39257#p39257 or another one of yours, Bob ...
by Michael (MV)
05 Jun 2022, 03:58
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:
Replies: 21
Views: 1517

Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:

Hi Bob, I will add to my narrative, to include re the "stint" - that's what I remember the term for the device to be, to necessarily keep the urinary tract (urethra?) open, so debris from the deconstruction can pass through, and not get caught in the lining, resulting in pain. Hope to include later ...
by Michael (MV)
03 Jun 2022, 21:51
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:
Replies: 21
Views: 1517

Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:

The Kidney Stone Club (for poets with kidney stones) My history with kidney stones began when I was 40. And although my history is documented with less painstricken episodes than others - because mine usually pass on through, which is ideal solution. When that doesn't naturally occur, then the urolo...
by Michael (MV)
02 Jun 2022, 03:27
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:
Replies: 21
Views: 1517

Update June 1st re Upcoming June IBPC 2022:

Hi to All, In May I underwent 2 eye surgeries. It was difficult to workshop much. But I do check in and read. June will likely be the same for the other eye. Please voice your nominations in this thread. If nominated, but not available, let us know in this IBPC thread, asap please. The only poems th...
by Michael (MV)
02 Jun 2022, 03:15
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:
Replies: 21
Views: 1517

Update June 1st re Upcoming June IBPC 2022:

Thanks, Bob, for voicing.

Will you be available to represent the Writer's Block this current June IBPC?

Thanks, Bob

Michael (MV)


BobBradshaw wrote:
28 May 2022, 19:22
I nominate Ken's "Secret Life of Trees".
by Michael (MV)
27 May 2022, 19:33
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:
Replies: 21
Views: 1517

Upcoming June IBPC 2022:

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)
21 May 2022, 03:52
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: (Congrats, Frank) Poems that placed in the March 2022 IBPC:
Replies: 3
Views: 666

(Congrats, Frank) Poems that placed in the March 2022 IBPC:

Congrats, Frank, for writing the only HM poem: this month: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poems/died-last-fall Thank you, Frank, for bringing another IBPC honor to the Writer's Block. Congrats to the Writer's Block and Congrats to fellow IBPC boards recognized. March 2022 IBPC poems selected by Carol Gra...
by Michael (MV)
07 May 2022, 16:59
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming May IBPC 2022:
Replies: 15
Views: 2571

Update 5/7: re Upcoming May IBPC 2022:

Hi Frank, No problems caused. Yes, Eira's vote moved the selection process forward (Thanks, Eira) and Phone Of The Wind The Cannoneer a TGIGF reflection were forwarded to this month's finals. Good Luck to the Writer's Block. A safe & wonderful Mother's Day weekend, ✍ 🌻 🗣 Michael (MV) I withdraw my p...
by Michael (MV)
07 May 2022, 16:46
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming May IBPC 2022:
Replies: 15
Views: 2571

Re: Upcoming May IBPC 2022:

Welcome back, Eira. Thanks for the nom-nod, 3rding the TGIGF reflection. Hopefully in the near future, Eira, you will be representing us, Michael (MV) I seem to have arrived late for the vote. Thank you for the nom Billy, nice of you since I haven't been around much. I love the 2 poems chosen to go ...
by Michael (MV)
02 May 2022, 19:28
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Z
Replies: 6
Views: 1946

Re: Z

Hi Kenneth, I like the way the poem turns topical and treats the theme: tenacity. 😎 Michael (MV) You can tell it's Spring by the few green hairs that stubble a crotch between asphalt and sidewalk, subsisting on the meager dust packed in over the years.I raise a glass to their tenacity, want to erect...
by Michael (MV)
02 May 2022, 19:20
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming May IBPC 2022:
Replies: 15
Views: 2571

Please Note this thread, and Update re Upcoming May IBPC 2022:

Please note: The only poems that should be physically posted in the monthly IBPC thread are the poems that have been official selected to go forward. In this case, for this current IBPC, that would so far be Bob's poem and Kenneth's poem - and both have followed through by posting their Selected poe...