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by Michael (MV)
26 Feb 2021, 04:36
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming March IBPC 2021:
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Upcoming March IBPC 2021:

  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)
25 Feb 2021, 18:39
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Passing Through The Woods
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Passing Through The Woods

Hi meenas, I liked how your poem, starting with the 1st engaging(at least for me) stanza, took me to Baudelaire's poem "Correspondance." workshop-share for the 1st stanza: There is a way about the woods where silence seems to be the only one seen and felt Consider without the last 3 lines, and reali...
by Michael (MV)
25 Feb 2021, 18:39
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Passing Through The Woods
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Passing Through The Woods

Hi meenas, I liked how your poem, starting with the 1st engaging(at least for me) stanza, took me to Baudelaire's poem "Correspondance It is a way into the woods where silence seems to be the only one seen and felt As I walk through the dense forests I espy the huge trees nestled close allowing no l...
by Michael (MV)
25 Feb 2021, 18:24
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Marvell
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Marvell

Hi Bob,

"demanded to know who Marvell was...
'Why did you blurt out her name?"

a possible skit for SNL could be based on this

needless to say, I mean that as compliment

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
25 Feb 2021, 02:50
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the January IBPC 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Poems that placed in the January IBPC 2021

  Congrats to all our fellow IBPC poets whose poems placed. And, a special Congrats to Billy Howell-Sinnard for 1st Place, and Ken Ashworth for 2nd Place. Although these 2 veteran IBPC poets represented for another house in this January IBPC, they have regular residencies on the Writer's Block. Janu...
by Michael (MV)
21 Feb 2021, 01:07
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: and now good news to share re photojournalism: home invasion
Replies: 8
Views: 255

and now good news to share re photojournalism: home invasion

 
From those dark room studies earlier this week:

https://haikuniverse.com/haiku-by-michael-virga/


Thanks for your reads & comments

8)

Michael (MV)
 



  
 
by Michael (MV)
20 Feb 2021, 19:11
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Boy's Life
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: A Boy's Life

Kenneth,

Wonderful to find this poem of yours here this Saturday AM - I experienced a robust spontaneous overflow of response; however, time won't allow me to share at this time -

I do hope to return soon -
Kenneth, Thanks for posting this broem,

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
20 Feb 2021, 17:02
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "The Heart is not earthbound"
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: "The Heart is not earthbound"

Thanks, meenas, for reading & enjoying. I especially Thank You for sharing your observation: "Your poems are different." ^^ and that's became I interpret that to say: my poems are poems that only my voice could write - that's what I live for - that's why I am born & alive forever and Thanks, meenas,...
by Michael (MV)
20 Feb 2021, 06:28
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "The Heart is not earthbound"
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: "The Heart is not earthbound"

Thanks, Bob,

for your read & favorable observation -
means volumns to me.

I'm jazzed that the read was an enjoyable experience for you, Bob.

😎

Michael (MV)

BobBradshaw wrote:
15 Feb 2021, 22:31
I agree with Billy as well....intriguing subject. Enjoyable to the end.
by Michael (MV)
20 Feb 2021, 06:18
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "The Heart is not earthbound"
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: "The Heart is not earthbound"

Thanks, Billy, Yes, I keep returning - like when you let someone go, and that person returns, it's Love. And then ultimately, there is no need for more return, for there is Absolute Eternal UniSon. I find it reinvigorating to reincarnated & reanimate the paracosm envisioned by my kinship-in-creativi...
by Michael (MV)
19 Feb 2021, 14:38
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Winter Has Passed
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: Winter Has Passed

Hi Billy, Kinda like reading in kinship with Hopkins: 1/ the alliterative language, the diction("pummels"), the vigorous metaphor, noted in the images below and 2/ the sentiment deep within the poem: " . . . The sun never left." ^^ unpremeditated, yet strategic, appearance near the center(the heart)...
by Michael (MV)
19 Feb 2021, 06:15
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: and now good news to share re photojournalism: home invasion
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: photojournalism: home invasion

an assault on the senses is violent

frost
bite
eats limbs

Thanks, Kenneth for revisiting

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
19 Feb 2021, 01:57
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: and now good news to share re photojournalism: home invasion
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: photojournalism: home invasion

Hi Kenneth,

Have I translated the visual verbally via poetics; and in doing so, have I enriched the scene beyond reportage?

Kenneth, Thanks for reading & seeing that photo

😎

Michael (MV)

Kenneth2816 wrote:
19 Feb 2021, 00:34
I saw that photo.
by Michael (MV)
18 Feb 2021, 23:31
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: and now good news to share re photojournalism: home invasion
Replies: 8
Views: 255

and now good news to share re photojournalism: home invasion

in the living room
not cobwebs

hanging
from the ceiling fan


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also clinging
to the crystals

of the dining room
chandelier
by Michael (MV)
16 Feb 2021, 21:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "The Heart is not earthbound"
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: "The Heart is not earthbound"

Hi Ken (et al), brother + poetry spells broetry. Like there's chick lit, there's broetry - A broem is a neology of brother & poem, and describes s subgenre of poetry from a male perspective. Like there's the feminist poem, there's the broem. Without the lit written by sister Emily, there would not b...
by Michael (MV)
16 Feb 2021, 05:17
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Analogues Of Disaster
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Analogues Of Disaster

Hi meenas,

Upon a 1st read through and before reading Bob's comment,

I find this one to be more accomplished than your other recent writes.

I hope to return with some workshoppong

😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
15 Feb 2021, 17:50
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Trouble I’ve Seen
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: The Trouble I’ve Seen

Billy, Don't underestimate this poem. It's potent in content & craft. "Light gleams on wings like leftovers from heaven." ^^ Swinburne's "Lucifer in Starlight" comes to mind. When the poem writes its finale, then it will be a keeper: a submission for pub credit; a contender for competition. 😎 Michae...
by Michael (MV)
15 Feb 2021, 01:04
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Trouble I’ve Seen
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: The Trouble I’ve Seen

Hi Billy,

A crow poem - a return flight to Ted Hughes

Workshop last stanza as

Win or lose dependent
upon how much blood
shed on the killing field.

Or

Win or lose dependent
upon how much blood
left on the killing field.


😎

Michael (MV)
by Michael (MV)
15 Feb 2021, 00:57
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ode to My Ears
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: A Toast to My Ears

Hi Bob, (Hi, meenas), Yes, workshop-consider "Ode to ears" or "Cheers to ears" or "Let's hear it for the ears" as possible titles for this delightful poem. Your're probably have *h ear d* of Neruda's odes on commonplace subjects Bob, to my *ear* you have added to the mix 😎 Michael An ode to the ears.
by Michael (MV)
15 Feb 2021, 00:33
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "The Heart is not earthbound"
Replies: 8
Views: 538

"The Heart is not earthbound"

A broem in 6 cinquain-chapters, inspired by the Masterpiece, Emily Brontë, and her masterpiece, Wuthering Heights. 1/ (Brontë on the rocks) Strong will winds  rains  moors  crags -- definitive high rock opera before the art went hi-tech. 2/ (king of pain) Heathcliff: Novel study on the keen scent of...
by Michael (MV)
07 Feb 2021, 00:05
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming February IBPC 2021:
Replies: 14
Views: 1355

Re: Upcoming February IBPC 2021:

Billy, Kenneth, and Bob,

your poems have been forwarded.


Good Luck in the finals

and Good Luck to the WB


😎

Michael (MV)

 
 
 
by Michael (MV)
05 Feb 2021, 21:55
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming February IBPC 2021:
Replies: 14
Views: 1355

Re: Upcoming February IBPC 2021:

Thanks, Billy,

Good luck with Hollyhocks in the finals.

😎

Michael (MV)

Billy wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 18:11
Thanks Michael, I have changed my above post to Hollyhocks for submission.
by Michael (MV)
05 Feb 2021, 17:46
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming February IBPC 2021:
Replies: 14
Views: 1355

Billy, Thanks for choosing the WB

Billy,

Please link, read, & reply:

https://www.the-writers-block.net/forum ... 914#p37854

And thanks for representing the Writer's Block

😎

Michael (MV)



:lol:
Billy wrote:
04 Feb 2021, 23:10
I hope Michael is sending poems as I could have sent one from another site but wanted to represent The Block.
by Michael (MV)
05 Feb 2021, 17:15
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming February IBPC 2021:
Replies: 14
Views: 1355

Update 2/5 re Upcoming February IBPC 2021:

Although I am not as verbal as usual & as I would like to be, I am reading & paying attention, and 3 will be sent in, hopefully today. I had hoped to voice this earlier, but I am very busy at the hospital as a needed caregiver: I'm 2nding Billy's Hollyhocks. I see he has accepted for either Hollyhoc...
by Michael (MV)
29 Jan 2021, 02:47
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Killer Tooth Ache
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: Killer Tooth Ache

Thanks, Bob, for the update. Bob, would you please post this same info over at Palaver in the Feb. IBPC thread: https://www.the-writers-block.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7914 Thanks, Bob: and please represent the WB, if you are not needed elsewhere. 😎 Michael (MV) Thx, Michael. I will think about ...