Upcoming December IBPC 2018:

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Michael (MV)
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Upcoming December IBPC 2018:

#1 Post by Michael (MV) » 29 Nov 2018, 23:50

 
Voice your recommendation(s) here, and

Please let us know ASAP if you are not going to be available to represent the Writer's Block -

then we will know not to consider your poems further this month's IBPC.

I/we will be looking for consensus - in keeping with a communal workshop environment

Which 1-3 would we like to see represent the Writer's Block in the finals?

After the 3 are selected, then will each author post - in this thread - the poem as the poet would like it forwarded,

and ALL the needed info/statements

Ideally, the only poems that really need to appear here are the final 3, when announced, hopefully by the 1st of the month, if not sooner

^^ the intent is organizational - if poems appear here before the selection of the final 3, then there is a congestion -

Until the final 3 are announced, please maintain poems & workshopping to the Workshop Forum. Thanks.



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any newcomers or returnees this month, Welcome!

and here is a home link to the IBPC rules: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/rules


In this thread, from the poems posted in the workshop forum during the course of the month, recommend/nominate by title & author.

Nominated poets, please acknowledge the nomination here in this thread.
Please reply by accepting or declining the nomination - in this thread.

Please note & observe: This is not a workshopping thread.

In this thread, poems that are ultimately selected to represent the Block are then posted here
as the author would like for the poem to be forwarded
along with all IBPC required info.

When the 1-3 poems are decided upon, and permission granted by each author of the selected poems,

along with all the info needed by each author:



1/Your name

2/e-mail address

3/statement that the poem is your original

4/and unpublished work

5/and that you are not representing in the current IBPC

6/and the poem as you would like it forwarded to the finals.

^^ All of the above is the usual needed info as part of the process.


I will then forward the 1-3 to the IBPC finals.


Thanks

8)

Michael (MV)





 

 

 

 

  
 
 

BobBradshaw
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Re: Upcoming December IBPC 2018:

#2 Post by BobBradshaw » 30 Nov 2018, 21:35

I am not eligible this month, but I nominate “Indian Summer”, “From the wooden hut” and “the miracle of flight”.

IndianaDP
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Re: Upcoming December IBPC 2018:

#3 Post by IndianaDP » 01 Dec 2018, 21:55

Thanks for the nom Bob. Here is the poem should it be selected.

1/Dale Patterson

2/dalepatterson@comcast.com

3/the poem is mine

4/and is an unpublished work

5/and that I am not representing in the current IBPC

The Miracle of Flight

A man walks through corn
dank furrows
towering green
that absorbs humid yellow.

He is angry and tired
of fighting his wife
things that are set
and beyond his control.

As he reaches
the edge of the field
a silver plane drones
dips a wing to the earth.

He waves and wonders
if the pilot can see him
or cares he is high
on Scotch whiskey.

Michael (MV)
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Re: Upcoming December IBPC 2018:

#4 Post by Michael (MV) » 03 Dec 2018, 22:49

 
Thanks, Bob,

for the info

and for your nominations


Happy Holidays

8)

Michael (MV)

BobBradshaw wrote:
30 Nov 2018, 21:35
I am not eligible this month, but I nominate “Indian Summer”, “From the wooden hut” and “the miracle of flight”.
 

 
 
 
 

Michael (MV)
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Update 12/3 re the Upcoming December IBPC 2018:

#5 Post by Michael (MV) » 03 Dec 2018, 22:59

 

1/ Thanks, Dale, for being one of the 3 chosen ones, and for supplying all the info.

Waiting to hear from:

2/Frank (From the Wooden Hut)

3/ and Eira (Indian Summer)


Please reply ASAP

If accepting, please provide here in this thread ALL the needed info, and the poem as you would like it forwarded.


Thanks,

Michael (MV)

 

 
 
 
 
   

capricorn
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Re: Upcoming December IBPC 2018:

#6 Post by capricorn » 04 Dec 2018, 00:35

Thanks for the nomination, Bob. I have made many revisions on this so I hope it still meets with your approval.
Here is my info, should it be chosen.

My name: Eira Needham
Email is: presentideaseira@hotmail.com
This is my original poem
and hasn't been published elsewhere
This is my final revision

Indian Summer

slips through the haze
a breath on my cool cheek;

the flush of warmth bewilders,
swallows linger in brittle reeds.

Shadows dance as light dwindles.
Teasing sighs, a kiss before

we tango with a flurry of lime
and copper across appliqued lawns.

East wind blasts; a spangled rime
surrenders to brume.

capricorn
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Re: Upcoming December IBPC 2018:

#7 Post by capricorn » 04 Dec 2018, 00:40

Thanks for the nomination, Bob. I have made many revisions on this so I hope it still meets with your approval.
Here is my info, should it be chosen.

My name: Eira Needham
Email is: presentideaseira@hotmail.com
This is my original poem
and hasn't been published elsewhere
This is my final revision

Indian Summer

slips through the haze,
a breath on my cool cheek;

the flush of warmth bewilders,
swallows linger in brittle reeds.

Shadows dance as light dwindles.
Teasing sighs, a kiss before

we tango with a flurry of lime
and copper across appliqued lawns.

East wind blasts; a spangled rime
surrenders to brume.

FranktheFrank
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Location: Between the mountains and the sea

Re: Upcoming December IBPC 2018:

#8 Post by FranktheFrank » 04 Dec 2018, 02:30

Thank you Bob for nominating
and Michael for selection, best wishes
to Dale and Eira.

ieuan ap Hywel
ieuan ap Hywel@aol.com
My original work, not published before,
I am not representing any other board.

From the Wooden Hut

His work, in its overtly emotional impact, its insistence on the importance
of sound and rhythm, its primitivism, and the tensions between its biblical
echoes and its sexual imagery, owed more to his background than to the
prevailing taste in English literature for grim social commentary.
Therein lay its originality.

The Editors: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 5 November 2018.

Above the lemon washed boathouse set on the cliff
over the salt sea marsh opposite Black Scar, he created
wild characters: of Gossamer Beynon's longing for Sinbad,
"I don't care if he's common and drops his aiches,"
she murmured to herself, "I just want to gobble him up."
He wrote of Captain Cat's monologues with dead shipmates
who surprisingly talk back to ask about life up there,
of Polly Garter who scrubbed floors with her dress lifted
up and over and tucked into her bright, brassy, voluminous
and ruby coloured knickers, and of Mr. Willy Nilly who steamed
open letters before delivering to the townspeople to inform
them of the messages before they even had a chance
to open them for themselves, those odd, long, patient,
and resigned inhabitants of Llareggub,
a village not unlike Llamedos.

He could get away from Her-Indoors,
no Blodeuwedd she, no dainty flower.
Any passing local could serve her
as she danced cartwheels on a yellow
bay to display a pimpled bare bottom
and the kelp scrambled matting
of her cockled twmpath.

Vernon, his erstwhile friend would visit,
a warrior of words, an Arthur of literature
who heard, when shillings rattled
at the bank, the sound of pebbles clattering
at Ginst Point. They would sit, drink bitter,
and listen to the sounds of the marsh,
to the music of the sedge warbler's call,
an infinite series of ratchet-trills and warbled
peeps, no one call the same, far beyond
the capabilities of any mere composer's grasp.

The Foyle poetry prize and fame brought money
and lucrative reading circuits, the public went
mad for his readings, he became a ramrod right,
killed off by strangers. Alcohol abuse,
heavy smoking, promiscuity and asthma,
his weakness from smoke-filled taverns,
combined to bring him low. An inept
doctor finished off what was left
with overdoses of morphine sulphate.

Did he look back as his life force ebbed
to those days with Vernon, sitting
in the hut drinking beer, rolling words
like shag tobacco in thin paper, listening
to the requiem of the sedge warbler's call,
or did memories flood in like the tide:
Polly Garter awash with seamen
among the bluebelled bedded
slopes under creamy Milk Wood.


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Michael, if possible please retain italics for
foreign (to English readers) words and names.

Thank you.

Kenneth2816
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Re: Upcoming December IBPC 2018:

#9 Post by Kenneth2816 » 10 Dec 2018, 08:15

I second Dale Eira Frank

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