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by Michael (MV)
01 Apr 2020, 07:44
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming April IBPC 2020:
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Upcoming April IBPC 2020:

Michael(MV) with a nom-nod
for Bob's Separation
by Michael (MV)
30 Mar 2020, 07:08
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming April IBPC 2020:
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Upcoming April 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)
14 Mar 2020, 05:24
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Separation
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Re: Conjoined Twins Go Their Separate Ways

remember (re member) In this poem, to "remember" is to "imagine, " and then "re member:re join." When I'm sad I run my finger over it and remember, again, feeling whole ^^ recasted as above, "once more" ' would now not be needed Bob, have you maybe considered a one-word title: "Separation " - it rel...
by Michael (MV)
14 Mar 2020, 01:10
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Separation
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Re: Conjoined Twins Go Their Separate Ways

Bob, I read this when you first posted. Couldn't respond then; short on time now. Must say this: Strong at each level and in toto. A poem powerful w/out the explosives. At this time, I hope this will represent the WB for the April IBPC. And I'm returning w/ a fine-tune workshopping - consider that t...
by Michael (MV)
05 Mar 2020, 00:22
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2020:
Replies: 9
Views: 1756

Update 3/4: re Upcoming March IBPC 2020:

  1/ Thanks Siva for the info that you are representing for another IBPC board, and therefore, will not be representing for the WB in the February IBPC 2020. Siva, Good Luck in the finals. 2/ Bob, I just can't resist giving Laika a second nom-nod. Also, takes me to the 3rd stanza ( 111 ° http://www....
by Michael (MV)
02 Mar 2020, 19:04
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2020:
Replies: 9
Views: 1756

Upcoming March 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)
27 Feb 2020, 14:38
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Laika
Replies: 4
Views: 1854

Re: Laika, First Dog in Space

I like/enjoy this dogumentary from the P of V of the subject, Laika. Maybe, "First Dog in Space" isn't needed in the title? Then, later: Floating in a flight harness, the first canine cosmonaut, I pressed against a port, This just got more interesting as it when up & up reaching its finale, by virtu...
by Michael (MV)
25 Feb 2020, 22:52
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the January IBPC 2020:
Replies: 0
Views: 1277

Poems that placed in the January IBPC 2020:

 
 
Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed, especially Kenneth, a veteran on the WB (2nd place with a "Blast")


January 2020 IBPC poems selected by R. T. Castelberry with commentary: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/2020/01


Cheers!

Michael (MV)

 
 

 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
23 Feb 2020, 15:00
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Boys of Summer
Replies: 7
Views: 1657

Re: Boys of Summer

Hi Bob, I like the revision - opening w/ the simile, w/out the 1st lines of the 1st draft is more dynamic & engaging as an opening should be. Then, workshop-wise I'm hearing: runners circling the bases, like wolves. runners, like wolves, circling the bases. ^^ or maybe that over-extends the figurati...
by Michael (MV)
20 Feb 2020, 21:46
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Found you Again on Facebook (revision 2)
Replies: 18
Views: 5361

Re: Found you Again on Facebook (revision 2)

Eira,

I like the finale of version 2

So natural to the poem, esp,

"Perhaps it’s best to Let it Be"

Yeats said the right close to a poem is like a lid to its box

And Goldilocks said "that's just right"

🤓

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
17 Feb 2020, 05:51
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Found you Again on Facebook (revision 2)
Replies: 18
Views: 5361

Re: Found you Again on Facebook (revision)

Hi Eira, I can relate to the poem's premise/theme and I like the soundtrack included by allusion. In workshop accord re the finale sans "facebook." Serendipitious - I wrote these lines this Valentine's week: Lovers forever face(book) to face(book). Fortunately, Love is not a book. Books are bound. L...
by Michael (MV)
17 Feb 2020, 05:25
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Man on Moon
Replies: 8
Views: 1960

Re: Man on Moon

Hi Bob,

I'm hearing & seeing the finale as:

my nerves trembling,
my world finally
discovered


😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
03 Feb 2020, 19:56
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming February IBPC 2020:
Replies: 14
Views: 2654

Update Feb. 3rd re Upcoming February IBPC 2020:

 
As I read it:

1/ Eira's The Nestling

2/ Siva's Black as the coal workers, soot collects in her hair.

3/ And although, of course, I like his Emily Dickinson poem,

Bob's Sleeping on a Roof

 
a productive week to every one

Michael (MV)

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
31 Jan 2020, 00:23
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming February IBPC 2020:
Replies: 14
Views: 2654

Upcoming February 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)
06 Jan 2020, 18:19
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:
Replies: 13
Views: 3438

Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

Thanks Siva; Good luck in the finals

Thanks Eira; Good luck in the finals

A wonderful & productive week, every one

8)

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
05 Jan 2020, 19:57
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:
Replies: 13
Views: 3438

Update 1/5/20 re Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

I 2nd Eira's "Escape from Routine"

asap Please


Thanks,

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
04 Jan 2020, 19:38
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:
Replies: 13
Views: 3438

Update 1/4/20 re Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

Thanks, Bob, and good luck in the finals.

Siva's 'Marakuli is the 2nd of the allowed 3 entries.


How about voicing for the 3rd

ASAP


Thanks,

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
02 Jan 2020, 19:01
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:
Replies: 13
Views: 3438

Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

Michael (MV) hoping for every one
a wonderful 2020 & beyond

and on my first log-in of the new year
giving a nom-nod for Bob's poem

The Moon Walk


8)

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
29 Dec 2019, 21:29
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:
Replies: 13
Views: 3438

Upcoming January 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)
22 Dec 2019, 18:28
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the December IBPC 2019   (Congrats, Bob)
Replies: 1
Views: 1414

Poems that placed in the December IBPC 2019   (Congrats, Bob)

Thanks, Bob, for sharing another IBPC honor with the Writer's Block: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poems/beethoven-dying Congrats to our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed, especially Kenneth, a veteran on the WB. December 2019 IBPC poems selected by Laurie Byro with commentary: http://ibpc.webdelsol....
by Michael (MV)
04 Dec 2019, 00:07
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming December IBPC 2019:
Replies: 11
Views: 3901

Update 12/3 re Upcoming December IBPC 2019:

 
I 2nd Bob's nom-nod for Judy's soundtrack poem


And how about one from Bob, if available - and if so, then, Bob, which one would you prefer


and fittingly Eira's remembrance of Christmases past poem



8)

Michael (MV)


 
 
 
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by Michael (MV)
27 Nov 2019, 10:59
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming December IBPC 2019:
Replies: 11
Views: 3901

Upcoming December IBPC 2019:

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 Nov 2019, 12:55
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the November IBPC 2019   (Congrats Siva, and Bob}
Replies: 4
Views: 2983

Poems that placed in the November IBPC 2019   (Congrats Siva, and Bob}

  The Writer's Block makes a double at 2nd place.   Congrats, Bob: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poems/red-spider-lilies Congrats, Siva: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poems/the-big-house-at-mambalam Thanks, Siva, Thanks, Bob, for sharing another IBPC honor with the history of The Writer's Block; unique this...
by Michael (MV)
09 Nov 2019, 17:04
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Annunciation
Replies: 10
Views: 5189

Re: The Annunciation

Hi kenneth,

"We have the same mad mother."

 Annunciation:
We all are born
of the same mad mother

^^ the micro-poem

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
09 Nov 2019, 16:19
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: One of A Rare Breed
Replies: 2
Views: 2132

Re: One of A Rare Breed

Hi meenas, I have known too many people like the one in your poem - so your subject is not a rarity, at least to this reader. Maybe it is a breath of fresh air that an abusive person like that is out of one's life. We can't do for others what only God can do for them. We can continue to hope & pray ...

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