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by BobBradshaw
24 Jun 2019, 20:07
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: I Can Make You Grateful For A 1% Yearly Raise
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: I Can Make You Grateful For A 1% Yearly Raise

Thx for commenting...
Ken, I know how you feel
by BobBradshaw
23 Jun 2019, 05:43
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Lot’s Wife
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Lot’s Wife

Love this, the humor and takes on looking back, my favorite image falling in love in a flash like the Chicago fire...terrific
by BobBradshaw
22 Jun 2019, 21:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: I Can Make You Grateful For A 1% Yearly Raise
Replies: 3
Views: 155

I Can Make You Grateful For A 1% Yearly Raise

I Can Make You Grateful For A 1% Yearly Raise I can move the home office to Cleveland, or to the Sudan as easily as a crane moving a crate on a wharf. I can leave you shuffling from job interview to job interview for six months to a year. I could overlook your slights. He stares down at us as if we ...
by BobBradshaw
21 Jun 2019, 20:01
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Traveling in Mexico
Replies: 12
Views: 483

Re: Traveling in Mexico

Thx, Frank
by BobBradshaw
21 Jun 2019, 06:40
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Traveling in Mexico
Replies: 12
Views: 483

Re: Traveling in Mexico

Yeah, growing corn was their livelihood. A local anthropologist explained to us that the carvings on the cross represented corn.

Thx, Meenas....
by BobBradshaw
20 Jun 2019, 22:18
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Michelangelo's David
Replies: 13
Views: 447

Re: After a Documentary on Michelangelo's David

Where is the documentary? Youtube?
by BobBradshaw
20 Jun 2019, 20:27
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Impossible Love
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Impossible Love

I echo Ken...nice
by BobBradshaw
20 Jun 2019, 20:26
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Michelangelo's David
Replies: 13
Views: 447

Re: After a Documentary on Michelangelo's David

Another gem! I love your writing. These lines, just stupendous:

Her fingers trace the surgical
scars as a palmist would
divine my personal history;
by BobBradshaw
20 Jun 2019, 04:31
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "getting antique"
Replies: 17
Views: 400

Re: mid-year & will be 62 before 2020

62? You are a youngster!
by BobBradshaw
20 Jun 2019, 04:27
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Traveling in Mexico
Replies: 12
Views: 483

Re: Traveling in Mexico

It was a fascinating place. John the Baptist, not Jesus, was the main guy for the villagers, due to the importance of water in their agricultural community. The cross was carved to look like leaves of corn.
by BobBradshaw
20 Jun 2019, 04:23
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Traveling in Mexico
Replies: 12
Views: 483

Re: Traveling in Mexico

Thanks, Frank... I like “fallen” saints and I am removing Indian from Indian village
by BobBradshaw
19 Jun 2019, 19:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Children from a Burn Ward Tour Monterey Bay Aquarium
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Children from a Burn Ward Tour Monterey Bay Aquarium

Thanks, Michael -- I have made some of your suggested revisions.
Kenneth, Siva, Frank - thank you so much for your thoughts...generous...Siva, I can't thank you enough
by BobBradshaw
18 Jun 2019, 22:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Traveling in Mexico
Replies: 12
Views: 483

Traveling in Mexico

Traveling In Mexico Our bus pulls into a village. As we step outside the Mayan children rush to adopt me. The children disperse as my pockets empty. I drop my last coins into a basket as we enter the village church. Christ and his fallen saints stand anonymously in the rear of the hall. They are cov...
by BobBradshaw
18 Jun 2019, 22:22
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Return
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: The Return

Many of Trump's male supporters seem to confirm that
by BobBradshaw
18 Jun 2019, 19:59
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Children from a Burn Ward Tour Monterey Bay Aquarium
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Children from a Burn Ward Tour Monterey Bay Aquarium

Children from a Burn Ward Tour Monterey Bay Aquarium I dream of waving to my public, a blue diver nosing up to the aquarium's glass with her ruby gloves and neon tank. Slowly, as if she's too cool to be hurried, she cleans the glass with a squeegee, a tiger shark cruising behind her. Two bottlenose ...
by BobBradshaw
18 Jun 2019, 19:54
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Return
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: The Return

I like this. The last 4 lines are surprising, and effective.
by BobBradshaw
17 Jun 2019, 09:08
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Big Band Theory V 2
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Big Band Theory V 2

This is a lovely piece, as is....
by BobBradshaw
17 Jun 2019, 09:03
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Mauris Cornelius Escher
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Mauris Cornelius Escher

Good poem...those last 3 stanzas lovely: the way my cats sleep curled, tail to nose of the other so that I can't tell where one ends and the other begins unless they rise, arch their backs and yawn. This must be what love is: The finger reaching down from The Sistine toward Adam; the faint blue arc ...
by BobBradshaw
17 Jun 2019, 08:59
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Difference
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: The Difference

And living in The Swamp which someone promised to drain.........
by BobBradshaw
16 Jun 2019, 07:00
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Difference
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: The Difference

Clever
by BobBradshaw
14 Jun 2019, 01:30
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Big Band Theory V 2
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Big Band Theory V 2

Perhaps what has been lost is the contrast in the two worlds colliding, which you hinted at in v1. So after the Horne stanza, contrast the couple: for example, the girl’s history like Lena’s skin, almost flawless, the guy’s past a rap sheet thicker than the Gospel... or a bookie’s journal... you get...
by BobBradshaw
13 Jun 2019, 21:03
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Big Band Theory V 2
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Big Band Theory V 2

The never mind and they say don’t work as well as some of the writing in the first version.... maybe replace the 3rd stanza with this from earlier? Seventeen horns and a rhythm section, Lena Horne could almost pass when back-lit. Also, “universe” ... would “world” work better, along with tweaking th...
by BobBradshaw
13 Jun 2019, 19:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Love's Arrival
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Love's Arrival

Thanks, Michael, for the options...best, Bob
by BobBradshaw
12 Jun 2019, 23:55
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Big Band Theory V 2
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Big Band Theory V 2

Really like this... I like both versions... love this image

It's early and the joint is
quiet as a paid- off cop.

Nitpick: in the last stanza the tense changes from present to past
by BobBradshaw
11 Jun 2019, 18:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Love's Arrival
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Love's Arrival

Ken, Frank — thank you

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