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by BobBradshaw
20 Aug 2019, 04:53
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Houses
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Houses

Terrific, hard hitting poem about a bleak environment. Great close...
by BobBradshaw
17 Aug 2019, 21:01
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Black Crow
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Black Crow

Fabulous. One of your best
by BobBradshaw
11 Aug 2019, 20:12
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Legality Whence?
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Legality Whence?

I agree with Ken. Those first 3 stanzas are the heart and soul of the poem...they’re very nice
by BobBradshaw
08 Aug 2019, 07:01
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Algernon Charles Swinburne
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Algernon Charles Swinburne

Billy, thank you... I might send it out... something to think about
Ken... glad you enjoyed it
by BobBradshaw
06 Aug 2019, 21:06
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Algernon Charles Swinburne
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Algernon Charles Swinburne

Algernon Charles Swinburne He was lean like a flamingo, his beak as distinct. He boasted a cataract of red hair but was just as famous for his drunken pratfalls, his poetry accused of being just as confused as he was when sloshing about a room spilling brandy or shrieking hysterically like a peacock...
by BobBradshaw
06 Aug 2019, 20:19
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Golden Triangle
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Golden Triangle

Nicely done...love these lines: I think of the second, just out of court, update with phone calls, a check periodical nothing inf a taxation work goes fine. It is kind of having two spouses, each one in different countries, and with that I meet a third one, who turns irresistible. She is attractive ...
by BobBradshaw
06 Aug 2019, 20:17
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: White Crow
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: White Crow

I agree with Meenas...like that Picasso image best.
by BobBradshaw
05 Aug 2019, 22:36
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Old Number One
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: Old Number One

Sounds a bit Bernie-esque. Excellent images... loved the first 2 stanzas...all although I don’t know the reference to the pesos and coconuts. I like how you are telling everything strictly through imagery. The change in tone from the 2nd to the 3rd stanza is jolting but at the same time exhilarating...
by BobBradshaw
05 Aug 2019, 22:16
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Living At The End Of The Road
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Living At The End Of The Road

I agree with Ken... the Van Gogh image is good but not for this poem. Save it for something else. Love the telephone pole. Good poem... but agree the end needs a better punch line.
by BobBradshaw
05 Aug 2019, 20:52
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Not The Familiar Gautama
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Not The Familiar Gautama

A good subject...but tightening would help...as in these 3 lines...too telling...give us the same impression in an image or two...make us feel his mediocrity, his sense of failure. So look to tighten wherever you can...and dramatize the last 2 lines...using an image....something like? "...debris, di...
by BobBradshaw
05 Aug 2019, 20:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Yanar Dag
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Yanar Dag

A fascinating and intriguing poem....the lines are well written, but I think the poem needs a narrator who makes us feel his vulnerability, or if he isn't vulnerable, makes it clear why this place is so meaningful to him personally
by BobBradshaw
02 Aug 2019, 20:24
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Last Game of the Season
Replies: 11
Views: 1228

Re: Last Game of the Season

I have revised the poem some based on some wonderful suggestions sent to me by Poetema. Thx, Poetema....Michael, Poetema says that she/he hasn't been able to log on? Can you contact Poetema and help? Thanks, Michael.
by BobBradshaw
02 Aug 2019, 20:06
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming August IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 800

Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2019:

1/Bob Bradshaw 2/bobbybradshw@yahoo.com 3/The poem is my original 4/and unpublished work 5/a I don't have a poem committed to represent another board in the current IBPC. Last Game of the Season Under high clouds we wave our thunder sticks. I recall biking to this stadium as a kid, the air stutterin...
by BobBradshaw
02 Aug 2019, 20:06
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming August IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 800

Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2019:

Then I nominate Meenas' Kadaneri poem.
by BobBradshaw
31 Jul 2019, 22:14
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Last Game of the Season
Replies: 11
Views: 1228

Re: Last Game of the Season

Thanks, Michael
by BobBradshaw
30 Jul 2019, 09:23
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Last Game of the Season
Replies: 11
Views: 1228

Re: Last Game of the Season

Sorry, just getting back to you, Meenas. Thank you for your lovely review
by BobBradshaw
29 Jul 2019, 08:48
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming August IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 800

Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2019:

I nominate Billy's "It'll Grow Back", Eira's "The Owl and the Blackbird" and Kenneth's "Visiting Sandburg's Homeplace"
by BobBradshaw
28 Jul 2019, 20:13
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Last Game of the Season
Replies: 11
Views: 1228

Re: Last Game of the Season

Thank you, Ken. I would appreciate the nom.
by BobBradshaw
27 Jul 2019, 22:51
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ten Thousand Ways to Die by Water
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: Ten Thousand Ways to Die by Water

Good poem....especially liked the second stanza
by BobBradshaw
26 Jul 2019, 08:53
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Last Game of the Season
Replies: 11
Views: 1228

Re: Last Game of the Season

Thanks, Ken....I'll think about sending it out, and let you know....thx again
by BobBradshaw
26 Jul 2019, 07:18
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Last Game of the Season
Replies: 11
Views: 1228

Re: Last Game of the Season

Thanks, Ken... so glad to see your remarks! A nom is appreciated; this month has a number of worthy postings.... including your Sandberg poem, Eira’s piece, Billy’s poem, Meenas’ poem... just to name some off the top of my head
by BobBradshaw
25 Jul 2019, 20:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Last Game of the Season
Replies: 11
Views: 1228

Last Game of the Season

v2: Last Game of the Season Under high clouds we wave our thunder sticks. I recall biking to this stadium as a kid, the air stuttering from baseball cards pinned to my spokes. When the team won it was like the clouds parting, an omen of good things to come... The game is different now. I will never ...

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