Upcoming IBPC June 2014:

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Upcoming IBPC June 2014:

#1 Post by Michael (MV) » 27 May 2014, 08:33

any newcomers or returnees this month, Welcome!

and here is a home link to the IBPC rules: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/rules


Poems recommended to represent the Block are posted here in this thread, along with all IBPC required info.

When the 1-3 are decided upon, and permission granted by each author of the selected poems,

along with the all 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4/and unpublished work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 are not representing in the current IBPC

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.


Please reply - accept or decline - in this thread.

Thanks,

Michael (MV)








 

 

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Update: re Upcoming IBPC June 2014:

#2 Post by Michael (MV) » 02 Jun 2014, 07:25

I have PM'd ryan with a link to this thread.

Any other suggestions?

Deadline draws near.

Thanks.


a safe & productive week to every one

:)

Michael (MV)

 

 
 
 
 
 

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Re: Upcoming IBPC June 2014:

#3 Post by ryan » 03 Jun 2014, 03:55

Michael (MV) wrote:any newcomers or returnees this month, Welcome!

and here is a home link to the IBPC rules: http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/rules


Poems recommended to represent the Block are posted here in this thread, along with all IBPC required info.

When the 1-3 are decided upon, and permission granted by each author of the selected poems,

along with the all info needed by each author:


1/Your name -- ryan

2/e-mail address -- rl8211@ yah o o dot com

3/statement that the poem is your original -- this is my original poem

4/and unpublished work -- this is unpublished work

5/and that you are not representing in the current IBPC -- I am not representing another board

6/and the poem as you would like it forwarded to the finals. -- as posted

^^ 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.


Please reply - accept or decline - in this thread.

Thanks,

Michael (MV)








 

 

ryan
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Re: Upcoming IBPC June 2014:

#4 Post by ryan » 04 Jun 2014, 03:24

"Birthright : there is no maternity leave"

Michael (MV)
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Re: Upcoming IBPC June 2014:

#5 Post by Michael (MV) » 04 Jun 2014, 19:44

Thanks, ryan, for the nom-nod, but that poem represented last month, May IBPC 2014
ryan wrote:"Birthright : there is no maternity leave"
Thank you also for representing the Block this June IBPC.

The IBPC usually requires a last name, ryan;

and also would you please post [ “Dark Nipple of the Figs” ]

here in the thread.

Thanks, ryan.


Sincerely,

Michael (MV)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Re: Upcoming IBPC June 2014:

#6 Post by SivaRamanathan » 06 Jun 2014, 14:28

"Cognizant Of Heights', is my original, unpublished poem, and I am not representing any other group.My mail id is sivakamivelliangiri@gmail.com.



Cognizant Of Heights

From a nineteenth floor in Bangalore,
I view miniature shrubs and lakes,
and measure an eagle’s wingspan.

I do not have to crane my neck,
to get a feel of the clouds.

Pigeons are the same as from the Mughal period
my eyes strain for smaller birds.

The clothes are multiple hued
seen through others' windows.

One evening he had made paper helicopters
launch from above the parapet.

He tells me this is for his drones
perhaps he would perch one on the opposite flat.

He dares me to contradict
his inclination for heights.

To beat the fear of heights
I ask my son
to close the balcony with grills.

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Re: Upcoming IBPC June 2014:

#7 Post by ryan » 07 Jun 2014, 02:14

Ryan laks

[ “Dark Nipple of the Figs” ]
The things we said, or chose not to; the way it happens
when the mind divides, makes an eye flinch. I know
as a door opens to a darker room you'll find it is
a warm September evening. Sometimes we kissed
appetizing female forms in our mind. The way it happened
we heard my mother's voice, we played frightening games
such as neverending. We were lonely and hapless and ordinary.
What is a gust of wind but the act of embrace?
What makes the dream the way it is, subtly aural
and finely positioned like your mouth: I am still
in bed, the drywall is my skin, your crumpled words
are a perturbed skeletal pattern adorned with molars
darned and huddled in, I suppose, for a process
in the time of history we never made specific.
Sometimes we heard the children crying in hunger
in our mind. We occupied ourselves with sufferings. A body
strolling away from you at some distance, once, twice,
or many times into the expanse of the heavens; your thigh,
dripping rosewater, insect wings, shadowed woods,
with a feeling of deep sadness that we had not fulfilled
our senses. Your head and face in particular. My hand
on your waist. When the temperature drops to the bottom
like the dandelion seeds of your breasts
it was pleasant to imagine I could see the queen of all
flowers already half-erased. You are sitting
at my kitchen table, tugging the spilled rice.
How can I tell you now, "my heart curls in sorrow
like autumn leaves." And yet later, holding your shoulder,
how could I say "your kiss tastes of blood, or wellwater
flecked with rust?"
* * * * *
*Title and two line from an Untitled poem by imaginary poet, Araki Yasusada

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