Upcoming August IBPC 2022:

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Michael (MV)
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Upcoming August IBPC 2022:

#1 Post by Michael (MV) » 31 Jul 2022, 07:01

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 for 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4/and unpublished work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 don't have a poem committed to represent another board in the current IBPC. One poet one poem one board
for each monthly,

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

Michael (MV)

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2022:

#2 Post by BobBradshaw » 02 Aug 2022, 20:57

I nominate Ken's "Sodom By The Sea".

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2022:

#3 Post by Billy » 03 Aug 2022, 01:02

 
Hi Billy,

Frank’s No Curtain Call represented last month.

Any other recommendations?

Thanks, Billy,

Michael

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2022:

#4 Post by Michael (MV) » 05 Aug 2022, 00:23

 
I 2nd Ken's "Sodom By The Sea".

Michael (MV

BobBradshaw wrote:
02 Aug 2022, 20:57
I nominate Ken's "Sodom By The Sea".

 

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2022:

#5 Post by Michael (MV) » 05 Aug 2022, 00:26

 
A nom-nod for Bob's Fanny Brawne In Love

Michael (MV)

 

 

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2022:

#6 Post by BobBradshaw » 05 Aug 2022, 00:42

Thanks, Michael
Bob Bradshaw
bobbybradshw@yahoo.com
This poem is original and mine. I am not representing another forum.

Fanny Brawne In Love

You couldn’t dance
but Fanny was passionate
about it the way she was about French.

When she danced with rivals
who spoke French fluently
your basic French
couldn’t catch up.
You were like a man with crutches
on a dance floor.

Even after the two of you
became engaged
you were sure Fanny
could never love you
the way you loved her.

How foolish you would have felt
knowing Fanny wore her
engagement ring from you, John,

even after your death,
all the days of her marriage,
till the day she died,

your tender words you spoke
to her memorized,
etched as solidly in her heart
as lines in a wood print.

How could she not to the end
be puzzled and maybe hurt
by your grave’s words:
“Here lies One Whose Name
Was Writ in Water”.

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2022:

#7 Post by Kenneth2816 » 05 Aug 2022, 11:00

Sodom By The Sea

Fire was the god of Coney Island.
At night, the search lights on
the tower of Dreamland could
be seen for fifty miles at sea.

Topsy the elephant was a bit
rogue. The promoters billed her as
the first American born elephant,
but even that wasn't true.

She did kill a man who gave her
a lit cigarette to eat, picked another
up with her trunk and threw him
after he jabbed her with a pitchfork.

Her handler got drunk, rode her
down the streets to the Police
station and she almost broke
the door in. That was the end.

In 1903, Edison's men ran two
leads from the powerhouse. Topsy
would not comply when they tried
to lead her to the arena where
people paid a quarter to watch.

One of the first movies, Edison's
men filmed her electrocution
with the newly patented motion
picture camera. For years, parents
mock- threatened their children
with being "Topsyed".

* This was during the "Current Wars' of the early 20th century, between AC and DC pitting Edison vs Tesla.


original unpublished. Not representing another forum. ashworthken@yahoo.com

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2022:

#8 Post by Kenneth2816 » 05 Aug 2022, 11:09

Man of the House by Billy

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2022:

#9 Post by Michael (MV) » 06 Aug 2022, 04:10

I 2nd Man of the House by Billy

Michael (MV)

Kenneth2816 wrote:
05 Aug 2022, 11:09
Man of the House by Billy

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Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2022:

#10 Post by Billy » 06 Aug 2022, 04:52

Thank you, I’m not representing any other board, my original unpublished work.
bhowellsinnard@gmail.com

Man Of The House

I cook for them. Curried tofu and garbanzo beans,
careful with the chilis, they don't like it hot.
Stir-fries. My own rendition of Sezchuan.

They love my dill weed potato salad. It's
okay because I like to cook. The hard part's
livin' with three women. The older one

says I look like Errol Flynn. She likes my jokes.
"You're not really 55," she says. I sing old songs
to her: 5 foot 2 Eyes of Blue; Hey, Good Lookin'

What Ya Got Cookin'. If she stubs her toe
or burns her finger, she'll yell, "Oh, Bolshevik".
The middle one doesn't laugh at my jokes.

She tells me when to brush my teeth, how I
ought to prepare the rice, thinks I turn my head
like her father, spout corny witticisms like him.

She cajoles the older one to assent to this. The
young one calls me different names depending on
her mood. Yesterday, she washed my pots and pans.

Today, she complains the food is too spicy.
These women blacken the bottoms of skillets.
They think the bigger the flame the better.

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