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by Billy
19 Feb 2021, 18:23
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Winter Has Passed
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Winter Has Passed

Thanks Bob Kenneth Michael

I like your suggestions Michael, will revise accordingly.
by Billy
18 Feb 2021, 20:25
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Winter Has Passed
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Winter Has Passed

Yeah, good and easy call on the icicles. I changed it. Maybe not any better?
by Billy
16 Feb 2021, 19:23
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Winter Has Passed
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Winter Has Passed

Winter Has Passed Oh, it’s snowing fiercely at this moment, car, driveway buried deeper and deeper. Sparrows clamor for seed. My soul starved all winter. Not for lack of sustenance, but my own refusal to partake. Icicles bar the windows. What could have been. Instead the many sidesteps I’ve taken i...
by Billy
15 Feb 2021, 09:28
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "The Heart is not earthbound"
Replies: 8
Views: 1118

Re: "The Heart is not earthbound"

Michael, you have often reference or written about Wuthering Heights. I think this is your best, at least as I remember the others. I nominate it.
by Billy
15 Feb 2021, 09:25
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ode to My Ears
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

Re: A Toast to My Ears

Yes, Bob, agree with Michael, this adds to Neruda's odes delightfully.
by Billy
15 Feb 2021, 05:40
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Trouble I’ve Seen
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Re: The Trouble I’ve Seen

That improved it, Michael, but Bob’s probably right about the last stanza, it’s weak.
by Billy
15 Feb 2021, 02:59
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Trouble I’ve Seen
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

Re: The Trouble I’ve Seen

Thanks Bob and Michael, not much of a poem, I posted it by accident.

I like your suggestion michael
by Billy
13 Feb 2021, 23:19
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Trouble I’ve Seen
Replies: 6
Views: 1024

The Trouble I’ve Seen

The Trouble I’ve Seen Indigo is the color of dusk when the crows settle one by one in bare branches. Light gleams on wings like leftovers from heaven. Unease ruffles the murder like a wave from a stadium brimming with fans cheering for the next fallen hero. Win or lose dependent upon the amount of ...
by Billy
12 Feb 2021, 20:55
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Like A Hare
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: Like A Hare

Good premise but too much is revealed and told. Maybe change title and leave it to reader to make connection.
by Billy
05 Feb 2021, 18:11
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming February IBPC 2021:
Replies: 14
Views: 2125

Re: Upcoming February IBPC 2021:

Thanks Michael, I have changed my above post to Hollyhocks for submission.
by Billy
04 Feb 2021, 23:10
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming February IBPC 2021:
Replies: 14
Views: 2125

Re: Upcoming February IBPC 2021:

I hope Michael is sending poems as I could have sent one from another site but wanted to represent The Block.
by Billy
03 Feb 2021, 08:00
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming February IBPC 2021:
Replies: 14
Views: 2125

Re: Upcoming February IBPC 2021:

Billy Howell-Sinnard Bhowellsinnard@gmail.com This is my original work, unpublished, and not representing any other forum. Hollyhocks I remember beauty mixed with ugliness. Hollyhocks growing in cinders in the alley. The flowers grow hair like the hairs in an old man's ear. A totem of old men's ears...
by Billy
02 Feb 2021, 20:12
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Meera Gives Up
Replies: 8
Views: 1622

Re: Meera Gives Up

“Beware of those who seek constant crowds; they are nothing alone.”

“I am going to die alone just the way I live.”

“I was a man who thrived on solitude; without it I was like another man without food or water. Each day without solitude weakened me.”

Charles Bukowski
by Billy
02 Feb 2021, 04:02
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming February IBPC 2021:
Replies: 14
Views: 2125

Re: Upcoming February IBPC 2021:

These two poems have been nominated. I’ll go with whichever one you guys choose. Hollyhocks I remember beauty mixed with ugliness. Hollyhocks growing in cinders in the alley. The flowers grow hair like the hairs in an old man's ear. A totem of old men's ears on a thick stalk, a talisman of shrunken ...
by Billy
30 Jan 2021, 21:24
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Kindness of Trees
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Re: The Kindness of Trees

I can’t help but think of the movie Avatar.
The final line causes me to question when N got dirt on his hands.
by Billy
29 Jan 2021, 21:29
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming February IBPC 2021:
Replies: 14
Views: 2125

Re: Upcoming February IBPC 2021:

I nominate Ken’s Modern Pharmacopeia and Bob’s revised Boketto.
by Billy
29 Jan 2021, 09:20
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Grater
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

Re: Grater

Thanks Bob and Kenneth
by Billy
27 Jan 2021, 04:28
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Modern Pharmacopeia
Replies: 4
Views: 1463

Re: Modern Pharmacopeia

You added that 4S since my first read and it improved the poem.
by Billy
27 Jan 2021, 04:26
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Grater
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

Grater

Grater There wasn't no warnin', just a slap 'cross the face, but I learnt ta feel it comin' the way I knew a wiseacre was starin' at me in a public place, thinkin' hateful about me. I went on cuz I knew two wrongs didn't make no right, so that's what I done, hands clenched in my pockets, mama in my...
by Billy
25 Jan 2021, 19:37
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Frozen Pipes
Replies: 9
Views: 2025

Re: Frozen Pipes

Yes,I wrote a very good poem for shock value. That’s the usual response. I’m glad you clarified.
by Billy
24 Jan 2021, 21:55
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Frozen Pipes
Replies: 9
Views: 2025

Re: Frozen Pipes

Kenneth not sure what you mean by a stretch.
by Billy
24 Jan 2021, 21:52
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: where the beast lives
Replies: 3
Views: 1517

Re: where the beast lives

Thanks Kenneth, Bob

I think if one can write a poem like this it is actually positive, one has seen it and lived through it and readers recognize where you were and you’ve written about.
by Billy
23 Jan 2021, 20:31
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Frozen Pipes
Replies: 9
Views: 2025

Re: Frozen Pipes

Thanks Bob, I wrote this many years ago. I think it’s good but when I’ve posted it before I mostly got no response or negative response. Could be the subject matter.
by Billy
22 Jan 2021, 21:21
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Frozen Pipes
Replies: 9
Views: 2025

Frozen Pipes

Frozen Pipes He’s a young rowdy, half my age, married to a 5 foot 2 inch dent in my character. He likes me, might offer me his wife if I ask. He needs my help to thaw out the pipes. My job is to wait in the bathroom while he crawls under the house to heat them with a propane torch. I’m to yell when...
by Billy
22 Jan 2021, 21:19
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Sleepy
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

Re: Sleepy

Love merde, my mother in law used to say it all the time and I had a couple of Brazilian women friends. Yes, and a great revealer of the psyche.