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by Billy
12 Aug 2019, 23:39
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Sudden Flapping Of Wings
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: The Sudden Flapping Of Wings

Thanks meena kenneth bob frank
by Billy
11 Aug 2019, 07:23
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Two Matches
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: Two Matches

I like this little tale of survival.

I had a Native American friend in art class who invited me to an inipi or sweat. He started a fire with fine shavings and flint and skillfully got it blazing to heat the grandfathers or rocks.
by Billy
11 Aug 2019, 07:17
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Owl and the Blackbird
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Re: The Owl and the Blackbird

Sweet. Can’t come up with anything to improve it. Good as is.
by Billy
11 Aug 2019, 07:15
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Sudden Flapping Of Wings
Replies: 5
Views: 497

The Sudden Flapping Of Wings

The Sudden Flapping Of Wings You don't seem to care so I couldn't have startled you. Who am I to send you packing? You own this street, all the streets. Did some little voice say skedaddle? Are you black on the inside, too, harboring a doomsday weltanschauung? You wouldn't answer if you could. I be...
by Billy
07 Aug 2019, 01:57
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming August IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 807

Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2019:

This is my original work, unpublished. I’m not representing any other board. Billy Howell-Sinnard bhowellsinnard@gmail.com It'll Grow Back I say, "I'm sorry," run into her office like Samson to Delilah after a haircut, as sorry for the hacking as for what I'd done. You expect a haircut to change eve...
by Billy
07 Aug 2019, 00:55
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: White Crow
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: White Crow

Either i’m dense or just missing something, but I’m quite confused. Also, goddamn isn’t capitalized unless you meant to put a period before it instead of a coma. I suppose albinic feet could be pink. Like I said I may be i’m Dense and just need to read it a few more times which a lot of good poetry ...
by Billy
06 Aug 2019, 23:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Living At The End Of The Road
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Re: Living At The End Of The Road

Kenneth, the petroglyphs are referencing Native Americans but maybe you are wanting more than that. The inspiration for the poem was not a Native American perspective.

Thanks Kenneth Bob Frank Meena
by Billy
06 Aug 2019, 22:25
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Algernon Charles Swinburne
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: Algernon Charles Swinburne

Perfect, don’t change a thing. Nomination worthy or send it out.
by Billy
06 Aug 2019, 05:45
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Living At The End Of The Road
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Re: Living At The End Of The Road

Van Gogh committed suicide. He may have had a mental illness. His spinning stars and the wind. Sorry, I think I'll keep Van Gogh. The tedious voice can go. I wasn't sure I liked that either.

Thanks for the comments.
by Billy
05 Aug 2019, 07:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Living At The End Of The Road
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Living At The End Of The Road

Living At The End Of The Road Sagebrush somersaults across the open plain like fragrant spinning stars of Van Gogh. It's windy in Wyoming. Suicide weather. No barriers to stop it. They say the telephone pole is the state tree. Miles without the living. Lots of drive-up liquor stores. Abandoned mini...
by Billy
05 Aug 2019, 07:47
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Not The Familiar Gautama
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Not The Familiar Gautama

I'm mixed up in places but overall good tale. The last two lines are mysterious and important.
by Billy
05 Aug 2019, 07:44
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Yanar Dag
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: Yanar Dag

This is well-written and imagined, but it doesn't have the staying power of most of your poems. I'm not sure how to fix it or if you want to. Maybe go a little deeper as to why this stuff caught your interest in a more personal way.
by Billy
19 Jul 2019, 08:46
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: It’ll Grow Back
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: It’ll Grow Back

Thanks Bob Ken Meena
by Billy
17 Jul 2019, 21:47
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Visiting Sandburg's Homeplace
Replies: 6
Views: 1540

Re: Visiting Sandburg's Homeplace

I think this is a fantastic poem, surprised there aren’t more comments. And you even sound like Sandburg in places. Love the excerpt from his poem, made me want to read him again, though I never really read him other than in high school.
by Billy
16 Jul 2019, 23:57
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: It’ll Grow Back
Replies: 5
Views: 998

It’ll Grow Back

It'll Grow Back I say, "I'm sorry," run into her office like Samson to Delilah after a haircut, as sorry for the hacking as for what I'd done. You expect a haircut to change everything. The world will be different. Pillars that blocked the way will crumble. I'll be a new man and everyone will see. ...
by Billy
16 Jul 2019, 18:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Iron Ore Miner (1859) -V2
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: Iron Ore Miner (1859) -V2

There’s a change after stanza 4 that takes away from the poem. The voice changes and I’m a little confused.I like so much of the poem in pieces.
by Billy
16 Jul 2019, 18:38
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Song of the Drowned
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Song of the Drowned

Best part of poem is the last line. I can’t help but think of Pirates of the Caribbean.
by Billy
16 Jul 2019, 18:35
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Kite Flying
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: Kite Flying

Good poem. I agree the radio blaring doesn’t fit. Otherwise a memorable, well-written poem, Bob.
by Billy
30 Jun 2019, 03:04
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Lot’s Wife
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

Re: Lot’s Wife

Thanks capricorn
by Billy
25 Jun 2019, 07:04
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "getting antique"   (a diptych)
Replies: 20
Views: 2707

Re: "getting antique"

Sorry Michael, for jumping on the old age band wagon. I was more talking about my experience of old age. I assume you are not worried about old age being a believer in the afterlife. This life is just a drop in the bucket. As to your poem: It works, fulfills its purpose, and has a delightful rhythm....
by Billy
24 Jun 2019, 20:41
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Lot’s Wife
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

Re: Lot’s Wife

Oh, Michael, I appreciate nomination but I'm not participating in IBPC at this time, working on putting together a book of poems.
by Billy
24 Jun 2019, 19:03
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Lot’s Wife
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

Re: Lot’s Wife

Thanks all.

Kenneth, the focus of my poem is N, and Lot’s wife, but N is just as cupable, if not more so. Her punishment seems harsh.
by Billy
22 Jun 2019, 21:04
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Traveling in Mexico
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Re: Traveling in Mexico

I like this simple poem, Bob. Real, a sincerity that touches.
by Billy
22 Jun 2019, 20:51
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: M C Escher's " Drawing Hands"
Replies: 6
Views: 1550

Re: Mauris Cornelius Escher

I see in a revision you have left off the final stanza which improved the poem. Very good poem.
by Billy
22 Jun 2019, 20:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Return
Replies: 8
Views: 1936

Re: The Return

Yes, the new dispensation is more rightly balanced of feminine and masculine attributes.

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