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by FranktheFrank
24 May 2019, 11:34
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Congrats Bob Bradshaw Eclectica
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Congrats Bob Bradshaw Eclectica

Congratulations Bob.
by FranktheFrank
23 May 2019, 12:01
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Lauwersmeer V3
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: Lauwersmeer V3

I've tweaked this a little too
can't believe 670 have read this already.
by FranktheFrank
23 May 2019, 11:54
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Vir Triumphalis (1944)
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Vir Triumphalis (1944)

I think this is nearing final completion now.
I can't see much else to add/delete/edit.

Landler, a sombre Bavarian folk dance
replaces the waltz, seems more fitting.
by FranktheFrank
22 May 2019, 20:23
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Bukowski Speaks in Voices of the Dead
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Bukowski Speaks with the Voices of the Dead

Thanks Michael

Found a few errant commas.

Enjoyed the harmonics, spot on. :)
by FranktheFrank
22 May 2019, 12:35
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Bukowski Speaks in Voices of the Dead
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Bukowski Speaks in Voices of the Dead

Buk Speaks in Voices of the Dead 1. I live off scraps, Dog’s lick my sores, but I can’t worry about that I’m moving on soon I can feel it in my bones. This place is better I can sit here in the sun, soak up the warmth. I eat well here and am at peace, but there is this other guy who makes so much no...
by FranktheFrank
21 May 2019, 19:15
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Moonlit Garden
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Moonlit Garden

One of your best poems ever.
by FranktheFrank
21 May 2019, 10:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: My Mother's Flashbacks
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: My Mother's Flashbacks

Well Writer Block is on a roll this month some marvellous poems from all members. This has lots of ambition to winkle out every nuance of meaning and feeling in this tale of infidelity and the pain to those closest. No nits, although I wonder if you really need 'shook me' in L2 I Like the implied co...
by FranktheFrank
19 May 2019, 22:02
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: haiku
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: haiku

Billy, you know I am hopeless on these haikus
but they seem to like it.
by FranktheFrank
19 May 2019, 21:57
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: La Brea Tar Pits
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: La Brea Tar Pits

Death troubles us this month I blame myself for my death poem IBPC March. But this is an original take, Michael is writing on it too, there's no getting away from it. A few questions, does LA have famous restaurants, maybe it has changed since last I visited 1966. Or are they well know restaurants, ...
by FranktheFrank
19 May 2019, 21:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: prelude without conclude
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: epitaphic

Heart and home are big in your work Michael.
I have a similar theme I am working on for June.
I like the theme, applicable for our age.
by FranktheFrank
19 May 2019, 11:21
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Short Poem
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Short Poem

I got carried away. :)
by FranktheFrank
19 May 2019, 03:16
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Short Poem
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Short Poem

Tall waving woman
thighs clad in silver bark trunks
leaving the forest
by FranktheFrank
17 May 2019, 18:31
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: untitled senryu
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: untitled senryu

Very nice
should it be:
Father unaware.
by FranktheFrank
17 May 2019, 10:18
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Kid
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: The Kid

A great deal of information, detailed about the sport.
I know so little of baseball, only what I see from film,
but it is educational I just wish I knew the finer
points. Well done.
by FranktheFrank
16 May 2019, 22:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Vir Triumphalis (1944)
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Vir Triumphalis - March of the Defeated (1944)

Thanks Michael, I think you were reading version 1,
I had already changed Fuhrer to Führer in V2.
I have double checked and I think I have dotted all the 'i's' as you
recommend, please let me know if I have still missed something.

Thanks for the Nom, I accept of course
and am very pleased.
by FranktheFrank
16 May 2019, 13:06
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Vir Triumphalis (1944)
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Vir Triumphalis - March of the Defeated (1944)

Thanks Bob, very encouraging for me as I had doubts about this, whether a documentary was acceptable as an ekphrastic. I wrote the poem after being struck with the pathos of what happened that day, what struck me most was the incongruity of the normality in that great city and the demeanour of the p...
by FranktheFrank
16 May 2019, 10:14
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Lauwersmeer V3
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: Lauwersmeer V3

Version Three on the Title.
by FranktheFrank
15 May 2019, 10:22
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: déjà vu"   (so it must be true)
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: déjà vu"   (so it must be true)

Quite different to your usual short byte poems Michael, refreshingly so, not that I don't like them. A picture of caring for an elderly parent told in a fun way, humouring the parent with a little vanity, kindly, caring. Woven through at the end thoughts of the infinite the Divine Being. I like the:...
by FranktheFrank
15 May 2019, 09:57
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Vir Triumphalis (1944)
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Vir Triumphalis (1944)

Marshal Zhukov, in the van, straddles a slow clomping horse. The documentary dubbed with martial music incongruous with the demeanour of the doomed. A child asks ‘Who are these gentlemen and why do they look so miserable like us?’ A repast of greasy cabbage soup further stresses those already suffer...
by FranktheFrank
14 May 2019, 18:20
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: This Isn't a Poem About Easter
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: This Isn't a Poem About Easter

I really think you should post that Michael, it is very good.
by FranktheFrank
14 May 2019, 16:56
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Splinter In Your Palm
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Re: Splinter In Your Palm

Bob, I am sorry I missed this poem of yours.
A different tone, different style,
but interestingly done.
by FranktheFrank
14 May 2019, 16:53
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Bob, this is interesting, I know very little about Whistler
other than he loved his mother. No wonder that this
has already been published.
by FranktheFrank
14 May 2019, 16:40
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Not Really About Rooks
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

Re: Not Really About Rooks

Ta Bob, mocha gratis
by FranktheFrank
05 May 2019, 03:18
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Blake's Awsome Poem
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Blake's Awsome Poem

And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England's mountains green? And was the holy Lamb of God On England's pleasant pastures seen? And did the Countenance Divine Shine forth upon our clouded hills? And was Jerusalem builded here Among these dark Satanic mills? Bring me my bow of burning gold:...
by FranktheFrank
04 May 2019, 12:30
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Mad
Replies: 2
Views: 990

Re: Mad

Thanks Bob
you are diligent in critiques,
sharing and giving support,
much appreciated.

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