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by BobBradshaw
26 Sep 2020, 20:21
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: She Smiles Through The Inevitable
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: She Smiles Through The Inevitable

Hope you'll accept a nom for this...
by BobBradshaw
26 Sep 2020, 20:18
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Moonbeam
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Moonbeam

Yep, you nailed a universal experience...who can't like these lines:

a smile
opening larger
like a fully blossoming

flower as I continue to look
without guilt, embarrassed,
in need of nothing more.
by BobBradshaw
26 Sep 2020, 20:15
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: She Smiles Through The Inevitable
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: She Smiles Through The Inevitable

Yeah, great line...and everything from this point on is really good.

Health is a faraway land inhabited
by everyone else,

love these lines as well:

The usually talkative nurses
moving in unison as if in a practiced
ritual performed in secret--a secret
we know that doesn't need telling.
by BobBradshaw
26 Sep 2020, 20:13
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: remember September
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: remember September

Terrific haiku, Michael!
by BobBradshaw
26 Sep 2020, 05:34
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace

Time to start. You are one of the most talented poets I know...
by BobBradshaw
25 Sep 2020, 22:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace

Thanks, Ken. It's great to see you commenting. I'm looking forward to your poems!
by BobBradshaw
24 Sep 2020, 20:41
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: POTENTIAL DELETION OF WRITER'S BLOCK POETRY FORUMS
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: POTENTIAL DELETION OF WRITER'S BLOCK POETRY FORUMS

Here are 5 names and email addresses of poets who in 2019 were participating. template for emailing them: We miss you and your poems. Please consider rejoining us here at Writers Block. Let's have some fun again making poems together. Eira Needham presentideaseira@hotmail.com Ken Ashworth ashworthke...
by BobBradshaw
24 Sep 2020, 20:28
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace

Oscar Wilde in the Hotel d'Alsace As Oscar wandered the streets of Paris, he sought only company to converse with, to talk about anything but memories of prison where at night a blanket rough as whiskers had been his only comfort. Yet it wasn't regrets that had kept him awake. It was the hard planks...
by BobBradshaw
24 Sep 2020, 00:44
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: remember September
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: remember September

Lovely imagery in the opening and closing stanzas. The summer line... it doesn’t feel necessary
by BobBradshaw
22 Sep 2020, 01:07
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Earth and its Resilience
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: The Earth and its Resilience

I like the simple, clear language in this revision. Should “one” in S1 be “he”? I think so. For the last stanza I think a slight lead in would help...maybe something along the lines of “when the bland earth again greens”? Think about it...
by BobBradshaw
18 Sep 2020, 06:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Earth and its Resilience
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: The Earth and its Rescilence

It’s interesting to read a poem of another culture, another belief system. But I also wanted more, an emotional connection with the narrator. A sense of comfort from faith or tradition, a sense of wonder...the awe of time passed and passing...but I am left with a history lesson. This poem might be b...
by BobBradshaw
13 Sep 2020, 20:30
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Patriot Day 2020   (observing the weekend)
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Patriot Day 2020   (observing the weekend)

Good one! I didn’t see that punch to the guy coming... stellar end
by BobBradshaw
06 Sep 2020, 22:57
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Friend's Wedding Reception
Replies: 7
Views: 750

Re: A Friend's Wedding Reception

I was moved by your story of your mother and sister. Thx for sharing.

Also, your help on this poem made a huge difference. Much thanks
by BobBradshaw
05 Sep 2020, 23:30
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Friend's Wedding Reception
Replies: 7
Views: 750

Re: A Friend's Wedding Reception

You're very kind, Michael. I appreciate all the support you've provided. I really like "disrobing the ghost"....
by BobBradshaw
05 Sep 2020, 22:43
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: POTENTIAL DELETION OF WRITER'S BLOCK POETRY FORUMS
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: POTENTIAL DELETION OF WRITER'S BLOCK POETRY FORUMS

I don't know why people have withdrawn. The ones who have withdrawn from WB are not participating in another forum they used to frequent either. At Waters only 6 or 7 poets are active. This has been true for weeks. I can't recall WB ever having as many as a dozen active poets at one time. When Berni...
by BobBradshaw
05 Sep 2020, 22:27
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Friend's Wedding Reception
Replies: 7
Views: 750

Re: A Friend's Wedding Reception

Thx, Michael. I like your suggestions, especially the last line. May I ask if your last name is Neff?
by BobBradshaw
04 Sep 2020, 03:51
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: No Need for Redemption.
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: No Need for Redemption.

Your poem is nominated. Pls post it on the nom page.
by BobBradshaw
03 Sep 2020, 23:38
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Friend's Wedding Reception
Replies: 7
Views: 750

A Friend's Wedding Reception

v2: A Friend's Wedding Reception I remember looking up at a chandelier with all its glass and lights winking at the bride and groom as they danced in an open clearing on the floor, the guests ooh-ing and ahhh-ing on the perimeter like children seeing a meadow of fireflies ascending from the grass. W...
by BobBradshaw
03 Sep 2020, 23:33
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: No Need for Redemption.
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: No Need for Redemption.

Thanks, Michael, for your help in getting Siva past her login issues....
by BobBradshaw
03 Sep 2020, 23:32
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming September IBPC 2020:
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Upcoming September IBPC 2020:

I nominate Michael's poem "therefore I am".
by BobBradshaw
03 Sep 2020, 21:03
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming September IBPC 2020:
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Upcoming September IBPC 2020:

If not too late I nominate Silva’s poem “No Need for Redemption”.
by BobBradshaw
03 Sep 2020, 21:02
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: No Need for Redemption.
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: No Need for Redemption.

Good poem. What Michael said... and good to see you!

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