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by Michael (MV)
09 Jul 2020, 23:29
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the May IBPC 2020 (Congrats Bob 1st Place)
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Poems that placed in the May IBPC 2020 (Congrats Bob 1st Place)

Congrats, Bob, for writing the 1st place poem: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poems/burying-my-brother Thanks, Bob, for sharing another IBPC recognition with the history of the house on the Writer's Block. Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed. May 2020 IBPC poems selected by Terese Coe wi...
by Michael (MV)
07 Jul 2020, 10:12
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Who knew you would become a comet
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Who knew you would become a comet

but Julie misses you.
Every day she searches her phone
listening for your voice--

a voice that
may take lightyears
to reach her.


😎

Michael (MV )
by Michael (MV)
07 Jul 2020, 10:03
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2020:
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Update re Upcoming July IBPC 2020

Siva and Bob,

Thanks to each of you for allowing your poem to represent WB.

Good luck to each of you in the finals.

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
03 Jul 2020, 02:23
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: What the Right Hand Receives, the Left Hand Gives Away
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: What the Right Hand Receives, the Left Hand Gives Away

  Hi Siva, 1/ Workshop consider the opening as: White bearded grandfather connoisseur of Tamil Sangam poetry was a literary planet; with scholars for satellites. he had plates of pure silver minted for poets from the North. 2/ lecture notes for "agenda notes" 3/ and for my favorite stanza: "My husba...
by Michael (MV)
02 Jul 2020, 13:45
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2020:
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: Upcoming July IBPC 2020:

Thanks, Bob, for voicing a nomination. Bob, I hope a current poem of yours will be representing the WB in the July 2020 finals. If so, do you have a preference? Thanks. And, Bob, Congratulations on the 1st place selection of your poem for the May IBPC 2020. Michael (MV) I nominate Siva’s “Jackfruit ...
by Michael (MV)
02 Jul 2020, 13:17
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Upcoming July IBPC

Hi Siva,

Here is the link to the thread for the July IBPC 2020:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7800


Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
30 Jun 2020, 03:10
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2020:
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Upcoming July IBPC 2020:

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...
by Michael (MV)
21 Jun 2020, 18:55
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: For Your Love
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

Re: For Your Love

Highlighting this broem to honor Bob this Father's Day. How wonder - (serendipitous: poetic coincidence) - if the IBPC results were announced on this Sunday and Bob's father & child poem appeared on the winner's list. Bob, without thinking about it, sunrise inspired me to make this move and compose ...
by Michael (MV)
16 Jun 2020, 16:32
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Newly Wed Start Their Marriage At The House Of The Groom's Parents
Replies: 6
Views: 993

Re: Newly Wed Start Their Marriage At The House Of The Groom's Parents

Hi Siva,

Starting from the title, I remember your poem from a previous post. When?

Bob has made good observation & constructive workshop

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
07 Jun 2020, 11:10
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2020:
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Update June 7th re the June IBPC 2020:

Thanks, Siva; Thanks, Bob:

For keeping the Writer's Block active,
and making it possible for the WB to participate in the IBPC.

Good Luck in the finals,

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
29 May 2020, 03:31
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ode to Olive Oil
Replies: 5
Views: 1427

Re: Ode to Olive Oil

 
and a salad enhanced
with olive oil, extra virgin

8)

Michael (MV)

 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
29 May 2020, 02:57
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: For Your Love
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

Re: For Your Love

  Interesting, Bob, a paternal pining for the affection of his daughter I believe the narrator maybe doesn't understand that there is a grandmother-grandchild love and there is a parent-child love. Each rapport is unique equal with different expression. It's like men aren't invited & attend bridal &...
by Michael (MV)
29 May 2020, 02:26
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2020:
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Upcoming June IBPC 2020:

  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 Whi...
by Michael (MV)
22 May 2020, 02:50
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the April IBPC 2020  (Congrats Bob)
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Poems that placed in the April IBPC 2020  (Congrats Bob)

Congrats, Bob, for writing the 3rd place poem: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poems/separation Thanks, Bob, for sharing another IBPC recognition with the history of the house on the Writer's Block. Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed, especially Ken Ashworth, a veteran on the WB, who wro...
by Michael (MV)
07 May 2020, 18:38
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Are we not placing three poems for the IBPC?
Replies: 4
Views: 1922

Update 5/7 re Are we not placing three poems for the IBPC?

Thanks, Siva, for representing,

and making it possible for WB to participate in the current May IBPC 2020.

Siva, good luck in the finals

8)

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
05 May 2020, 19:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Will We Ever Make Our Forest Trips?
Replies: 4
Views: 2865

Re: Will we Ever Make our Forest Trips?

Capitalize We and Our

Will We Ever Make Our Forest Trips?

Michael (MV) an armchair traveler
by Michael (MV)
05 May 2020, 19:22
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Are we not placing three poems for the IBPC?
Replies: 4
Views: 1922

Re: Are we not placing three poems for the IBPC?

Hi Siva,

If you are you referring to your prose poem

Will we Ever Make our Forest Trips?

representing the WB,

then YES.

And, Siva, ASAP, post that poem and all the needed info here in this thread.

Thanks Siva,

Michael (MV)

SivaRamanathan wrote:
04 May 2020, 21:18
Michael

I am not representing any other group.

Siva Ramanathan
by Michael (MV)
05 May 2020, 19:11
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming(current) May IBPC 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 853

Re: Upcoming(current) May IBPC 2020

Minutes after posting this nom-nod, I discovered Bob's message in his Brownings thread: https://www.the-writers-block.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7769#p36998 So. Bob, Thanks for being here, and I hope you will continue as a regular WB poet & workshopper. Sincerely, Michael (MV) Thank you, Siva, fo...
by Michael (MV)
05 May 2020, 18:50
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming(current) May IBPC 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 853

Upcoming(current) May IBPC 2020

Thank you, Siva, for your concern and interest re May IBPC. Although my time & energy are needed on the homefront, I'm checking in regularly, and I haven't forgotten about the WB participation in the monthly IBPC. Meant to initiate this thread evenings ago, but I drop off to sleep. If I'm reading th...
by Michael (MV)
26 Apr 2020, 09:04
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: COVID Relief is Coming
Replies: 1
Views: 2681

Re: COVID Relief is Coming

Mr. Neff,

Good to see your presence

Stay safe & well

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
26 Apr 2020, 08:52
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 2
Views: 2139

Re: Covid-19

Hi Bob,

Submit to RATTLE's Poets Respond

Best Regards

Michael (MV) 😎
by Michael (MV)
21 Apr 2020, 18:33
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the March IBPC 2020:
Replies: 2
Views: 1711

Poems that placed in the March IBPC 2020:

Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed, especially Siva,, a veteran on the WB (1st place with "What children see")


March 2020 IBPC poems selected by R. T. Castelberry with commentary: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/2020/03


Cheers! 

Michael (MV)

 


 
by Michael (MV)
21 Apr 2020, 18:12
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the February IBPC 2020:
Replies: 0
Views: 1909

Poems that placed in the February IBPC 2020:

Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed.

February 2020 IBPC poems selected by R. T. Castelberry with commentary: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/2020/02


Cheers! 

Michael (MV)

 


 
by Michael (MV)
10 Apr 2020, 21:19
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming April IBPC 2020:
Replies: 7
Views: 2821

Siva & Bob, Good Luck in the April IBPC 2020:

Siva & Bob, Good Luck in the finals,

and A Joyous Easter
to us all
every one
of US A lone

Michael

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