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by FranktheFrank
25 Jun 2022, 18:18
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Vincent Writes to Gauguin After He Flees Arles
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Vincent Writes to Gauguin After He Flees Arles

I think v1 is preferable to the truncated v3. V1: Vincent V1: Vincent Paul, some nights I slipped into your room as you slept. A mother standing over her son’s bed [a mothering instinct] knowing any day [watching over you] he could leave home, [a son who could drift away] to strike out on his own, k...
by FranktheFrank
17 Jun 2022, 00:12
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Give Me a Man
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Give Me a Man

V1 gets my vote.
by FranktheFrank
15 Jun 2022, 00:46
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Give Me a Man
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Give Me a Man

Week, first of all I thought it funny. Entertaining too and from a woman's perspective. I didn't want to mess with it, but now that you ask I think the last two stanza are extraneous. I think you have explained why her distaste is so strong he won't dress up his little man. We don't need to know she...
by FranktheFrank
13 Jun 2022, 10:08
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Give Me a Man
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Give Me a Man

Yes, daring, raucous and to the point
if you get my drift.
Really liked, so fresh and new for you.
Almost like a cross dresser's window
you might say.

Worthy of a nod, a nom by any other name.
It has my vote Bob, my nomination for this month.
I's early but there may be others in the running.
by FranktheFrank
12 Jun 2022, 22:43
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Newton's Dream
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Newton's Dream

Hi Eira So nice to see you posting again. It's just a scribble Eira, I don't think it really to anyone's taste. I started on my old mechanics/physics books recently. Don't ask me why. My wife think I am nuts, she would rather me fix jobs around the house. But I prefer reading and poetry. We've had a...
by FranktheFrank
10 Jun 2022, 21:32
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Newton's Dream
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Isaac Newton Dreams

Haha. Just a doodle to expand my range. It's not really maths, although math is involved. Sir Isaac Newton invented a news maths called calculus to take away the boring long way of calculating the laws of motion. He actually invented the laws of motion and they are still used, albeit via computers, ...
by FranktheFrank
10 Jun 2022, 16:44
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:
Replies: 21
Views: 1057

Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:

Thanks all.


ieuan ap hywel
by FranktheFrank
10 Jun 2022, 16:23
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Newton's Dream
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Newton's Dream

When speaking about speed We are speaking of velocity in feet per second If about vectors then we would need to add a direction Like nor ‘west or such headings Which leads us to velocity vs time diagrams Not centripetal or even radial acceleration But of initial and final velocities divided By two t...
by FranktheFrank
09 Jun 2022, 10:28
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Li Po, Adrift
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Li Po, Adrift

Ok, I didn't research Li po, I should have before commenting.

I like the snow with the canes, you could still keep it,

Soon autumn will close
the cranes will disappear,
In a sudden loft of powdery snow
flying over Wu Shan.
by FranktheFrank
09 Jun 2022, 01:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Li Po, Adrift
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Li Po, Adrift

This doesn't seem your usual type of work Bob. Would you wonder through a canyon or paddle a canoe. Would a dragon sleep in the river. Are there flowers with nectar when it snows. A tankard of wine seems a lot for an old man. Maybe - I am content. No longer labouring at oars. I saw a recent poem of ...
by FranktheFrank
06 Jun 2022, 13:43
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:
Replies: 21
Views: 1057

Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:

Sea Fever Diptych 'I Must go Down to the sea Again.' -John Masefield Orders from the Chief Eng., The bilge pump packing needs replacing The lignum vitae stern gland is worn and sea water is flooding the bilges. It needs adjusting to stem the flow. The Sec. had lost part of an index finger. The ship...
by FranktheFrank
05 Jun 2022, 11:48
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:
Replies: 21
Views: 1057

Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:

My Sea Fever is available if good enough. Posted the 1st of May.
by FranktheFrank
04 Jun 2022, 02:04
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:
Replies: 21
Views: 1057

Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:

I see I'm not alone. My first stone, when I was in my 30's, passed uneventfully when I lived in the tropics. I did notice two extremely sharp objects about pea size in my nether regions but they dissolved on their own accord. My recent adventure came suddenly after I'd drank a glass of cold water. I...
by FranktheFrank
02 Jun 2022, 11:48
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:
Replies: 21
Views: 1057

Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2022:

Michael
Sad to hear that old age has caught up with you
as it did with my kidney stone last month, thankfully now passed.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery with your eye
and hopefully your pending operation will be successful too.
Best wishes
Ieuan
(ieuan with an 'i')
by FranktheFrank
25 May 2022, 00:56
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Sometimes There’s Nothing Else To Do
Replies: 6
Views: 2258

Re: Sometimes There’s Nothing Else To Do

Your second version is an improvement, more compactness
makes easier to read, to assimilate.
It's one of those days when we have little to do but sit
and nature imposes its presence, and yet the looming
disaster far away broods in our mind. The cancer
of those clouds is an apt metaphor.
by FranktheFrank
12 May 2022, 21:28
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Bob Published Poem 'Madagascar' in Autumn Sky Poetry Daily
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Bob Published Poem 'Madagascar' in Autumn Sky Poetry Daily

MADAGASCAR BY BOB BRADSHAW
Madagascar

Who knew that words were in flight,
that there are linguists like birders
counting their disappearing numbers,


Congratulations Bob, well done.

https://autumnskypoetrydaily.com/2022/0 ... -bradshaw/
by FranktheFrank
06 May 2022, 20:54
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming May IBPC 2022:
Replies: 15
Views: 2250

Re: Upcoming May IBPC 2022:

I withdraw my poem from the competition for this month.
There is no indication that it has been selected and Michael's
poem has received more votes and so it is only fair his goes
forward. I hope this hasn't caused any problems.

Best wishes for the three that go forward.
by FranktheFrank
06 May 2022, 12:08
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Elvis Sightings
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Re: Elvis Sightings

Poignant. Starts off so lightly and with joy Didn't we all love him. And then the death knell We all suspected he was on drugs Loved his mother could not live without that stability to steady his fall I tried the same with my Dylan Thomas poem but I was too long, you cut to the quick and still got y...
by FranktheFrank
03 May 2022, 00:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Sea Fever
Replies: 2
Views: 1281

Re: Sea Fever

Yes, I notice it now. I am not into the subliminal. Thanks Bob, have changed. I will work on it this month. We all have body hair, women too, although finer than men, infinitesimally finer, but noticeable. He was struck by those translucent hairs golden and silvery in the sun A turn-on sometimes, ev...
by FranktheFrank
01 May 2022, 23:06
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming May IBPC 2022:
Replies: 15
Views: 2250

Re: Upcoming May IBPC 2022:

Thanks Bob for nominating.
I am available if chosen by the board members.
by FranktheFrank
01 May 2022, 14:09
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Sea Fever
Replies: 2
Views: 1281

Sea Fever

Diptych I Must go Down to the sea Again -John Masefield Orders from the Chief Eng., The bilge pump packing needs replacing The lignum vitae stern gland is worn sea water is flooding the bilges It needs adjusting, stem the flow. The Sec. had lost part of an index finger the ship had rolled, the pisto...
by FranktheFrank
23 Apr 2022, 14:10
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Izyum South of Karkiv
Replies: 5
Views: 1493

Re: Diptych at Izyum -Edited to meet Bob's suggestions

Thank you, Bob. Have posted 3rd edit.
by FranktheFrank
22 Apr 2022, 20:27
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Izyum South of Karkiv
Replies: 5
Views: 1493

Re: Diptych at Izyum - edited

Thanks Bob, I've edited.