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by Michael (MV)
01 Feb 2023, 13:50
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming February IBPC 2023:
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Upcoming February IBPC 2023:

It's February 1st, and hopefully we will have our 3 by Friday. As a reminder, if you are not available to represent the Writer's Block this current monthly, then Please let us know. This will be helpful in expediting by narrowing the selection process. Thank you, and Welcome to February 2023, Michae...
by Michael (MV)
01 Feb 2023, 13:38
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: IBPC
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: IBPC

It is February. Poems posted August 2022 have not yet been announced? Hi Kenneth, When I receive the latest results from the IBPC, I post the selected poems in Palaver ASAP. The latest results I have received and announced here are Poems that Placed in the August IBPC 2022: http://www.the-writers-b...
by Michael (MV)
29 Jan 2023, 17:34
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Coming of Age
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Senryu - Of Age

black locks bob
whire pearls flash -
time for a suitable boy

.^^ the senryu speaks the "Of Age"; not needed in the title. Just "senryu."


Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
29 Jan 2023, 17:32
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Coming of Age
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Senryu - Of Age

Black locks bob
Oyster pearls flash -
time for a suitable boy

.^^ the senryu speaks of the "Of Age"
by Michael (MV)
29 Jan 2023, 17:23
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming February IBPC 2023:
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Upcoming February IBPC 2023:

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 dynamic Which 1-3...
by Michael (MV)
29 Jan 2023, 17:18
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Filling in the Bomb Shelter(the Cuban Missile Crisis Over)
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Filling in the Bomb Shelter(the Cuban Missile Crisis Over)

Personal, familial memory and history for an engaging poem with a finale without closure.

Bravo,

😎

Michael
by Michael (MV)
29 Jan 2023, 17:07
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Frank Talks
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Frank Talks

Hi Frank

Yes, I enjoyed this journal poem


Poignant finale

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
27 Jan 2023, 13:25
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "after haggis senryu"
Replies: 0
Views: 181

"after haggis senryu"

Virtually under the same
Scottish son-song -
To Rabbie Burns 



Relishing the awfully
good offal
guts to guts 



"Auld Lang Syne"
whiskies around the world -
Burns Nicht streaming bright 
by Michael (MV)
16 Jan 2023, 12:37
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Dif-tor heh Smusma
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: Dif-tor heh Smusma

Hi Frank, This reads like the 2nd draft of your other poem posted, Faith. Yet, neither is anywhere near your writing of poetry. Moreover, neither are the reading & writing of poetry: I haven't read a poem, because a poem has not yet been written. Remember: Show. Don't tell. Where is the show? The sh...
by Michael (MV)
16 Jan 2023, 12:10
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: After the Rain
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: After the Rain

I was especially taken by those same lines,

like a boy storming through the streets,

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
04 Jan 2023, 09:06
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming January IBPC 2023:
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2023:

Thanks, Bob, for the update.

Michael (MV)


BobBradshaw wrote:
04 Jan 2023, 03:59
Michael, I’m not available. Thanks though
by Michael (MV)
03 Jan 2023, 18:54
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Marry Me, Emily Dickinson
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: Marry Me, Emily Dickinson

Hi Bob

Yesterday, I gave this poem of yours a nom-nod:

https://www.the-writers-block.net/forum ... 255#p39725

^^ Please reply - accept or decline - in that designated IBPC thread, asap.

Thanks, Bob


Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
02 Jan 2023, 18:17
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming January IBPC 2023:
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2023:

Kenneth,

Are you available to represent the Writer's Block

with your poem My Father's Hands ?


Thank, Kenneth,

and HNY 2023 🍻

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
02 Jan 2023, 18:08
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming January IBPC 2023:
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2023:

Thanks, Billy, for accepting to represent, and for providing all the needed information. Good Luck in the finals, and HNY 🍻 Michael (MV) I’m not representing another board. This is my original, unpublished work. Billy Howell-Sinnard bhowellsinnard@gmail.com A Swelling of the Ground* I walked to a cl...
by Michael (MV)
01 Jan 2023, 19:35
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming January IBPC 2023:
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2023:

Here is my proposal for Marry me, Emily Dickinson (Although, Bob, our American Emily, like the other 19thC Emily of England, and not unlike the present day Stevie Nicks - the Emily Brontë of rock-popera - was not created to be a wife and mother. At least as I believe it : creatively singular & singl...
by Michael (MV)
01 Jan 2023, 19:19
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Marry Me, Emily Dickinson
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: Marry Me, Emily Dickinson

Hi Bob, A workshop-recast of the last: Do not shake your auburn mane, the idea incomprehensible. Emily, don’t turn away - Without your love I am but a foolish old goat tangled in his own tethers. HNY 🍻 Michael (MV) Marry Me, Emily Dickinson    My heart is big like my house, waiting for you  --servan...
by Michael (MV)
31 Dec 2022, 22:25
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Living in East Germany, 1963
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: Living in East Germany, 1963

Hi Bob, Edvard Munch appears before me as I read this high anxiety panic attack -Yes, I realize he was earlier, but then, Poe was even earlier, and his vibe(TTH) is here, too. A build up without a release; or with pending fatal consequence - Poe again (P&P) Workshop-studies: 1/ recasted as: The skyl...
by Michael (MV)
31 Dec 2022, 22:22
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Living in East Germany, 1963
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: Living in East Germany, 1963

Edvard Munch appears before me as I read this high anxiety -Yes, I realize he was earlier, but then, Poe was even earlier, and his vibe(TTH) is here, too. A build up without the relief of a release. Workshop-studies: 1/ The skylight dims and darkens ^^ I like the erratic shift in the finale 2 "gunsh...
by Michael (MV)
31 Dec 2022, 20:03
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming January IBPC 2023:
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2023:

I 3rd

A Swelling of the Ground by Billy

if he is not already representing elsewhere.


Michael (MV)

BobBradshaw wrote:
31 Dec 2022, 07:24
I second both nominations.
by Michael (MV)
31 Dec 2022, 19:59
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming January IBPC 2023:
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2023:

Thanks, Kenneth & Bob,

for the nom-nods.

If a 3rd is needed, I will forward "Belle of Amherst" to the finals.


HNY. 2023 🍻


Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
29 Dec 2022, 17:41
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming January IBPC 2023:
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Upcoming January IBPC 2023:

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 dynamic Which 1-3...
by Michael (MV)
25 Dec 2022, 17:54
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "O Night Divine"
Replies: 1
Views: 540

"O Night Divine"

Silent Night:

The Lull
without a bye
by Michael (MV)
24 Dec 2022, 04:02
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "Festivus  12-23-2022" 
Replies: 0
Views: 500

"Festivus  12-23-2022" 

On the eve
of The Eve

everyone 
moving

on the same 
wavelength

like a circuit 
of multi-colored lights
by Michael (MV)
21 Dec 2022, 21:39
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Belle of Amherst
Replies: 1
Views: 680

The Belle of Amherst

Emily Dickinson:
The domesticated
literary lioness


Emily the domesticated
lioness of letters to the world
that never made a roar
by Michael (MV)
21 Dec 2022, 21:35
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Swelling of the Ground*
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: A Swelling of the Ground*

Influenced by and about Emily Dickinson

Reminds me at times, as if Poe were writing about Emily Dickinson, or one of his female characters.

Poe & Emily - 2 of my kindred literary spirits

Esp like the incisive:

"Frail, yet a power to
stun death itself."


8)

Michael (MV)