A -BRI'S INTRODUCTORY POEM:
It's mid-September and the pressure is mounting,
‘cause I KNOW, on me, Bri, you ALL are still counting
to place joy, nay, rapture amidst your dull drudgery,
e.g. caring for partner, kids, & old folks, aka your
And/or some may even WORK for a living, & not at …
but at banking, baking, driving, diving.So Exciting …
can be "work", yet at times definitely it AIN'T!
However most need to work to eat, so as NOT to..…FAINT!
BUT "man shall NOT live by ‘bread' alone", one said,
so I'll strive to entertain you until I, Bri, am DEAD,
….............which may happen tomorrow or PERHAPS EVEN....
(September …16th …..2018)
B -INFORMATION ABOUT A SHOWCASE:
To those unfamiliar with my ‘showcases' …[usually monthly events on my PH site, found in my list of poems]], …feel free to make inquiries and/or seek out previous showcases; some showcases I have ‘deactivated' recently i.e. ‘hidden' from viewing, but they remain in my poem list.I DO change formats at times.I plan to pick October's showcase poems from poems already in MyPoemList on PH.
No preference is meant (usually)to be shown to POETS due to gender, ethnicity, political leaning ……[[but CAN American "Republicans politicians" write poems that are ………..…good enough? ?Are any even literate? ? ]] …., age, or nationality.
Furthermore, no preference is meant (usually)to be shown to POEMS due to topic(S) , length, "Form", attitude of the poet (whatever that means) , OR EVEN the language used e.g. English, Russian, Mandarin, Hindi, Spanish, …….though an English translation is HIGHLY desired.VERY HIGHLY! !
I ALWAYS give the poet a poem comment notifying her/him of my intention to steal ….i mean BORROW……..a poem for a showcase.And I (now)ALWAYS give the name of the poet (3 times I think)and the full text of each poem.
Proofreading and grammar etc. is the responsibility of the Poets, though I KNOW PH sometimes ‘plays' with poems by changing a capital letter to a lower case/small letter, and sometimes by deleting spaces between words/sentences! ! !And PH also sometimes deletes/'censors-out' words they don't ‘like' such as some sexual words or words which hint of a website address; they don't even allow the word ‘o n l i n e' in a poem! ! ....[[each ‘showcase' is treated like one HUGE poem, by PH]]….I urge poets to proofread their poems AFTER[[AS WELL AS BEFORE]]submitting.
I encourage readers to go to the Poets' sites to read Poems and comment as well.
I thank all ‘contributors' of poems and/or of comments.THANKS!
C -ARRANGEMENT OF THE REST OF THE SHOWCASE WHICH FOLLOWS:
FIRST, I give a list of the Poets and the titles of their poems.
SECOND, I give a list of the Poems, include the Poets' names again, and the texts.I also sometimes give all or part of the Poet's Notes from poem pages, …AND I sometimes leave a Bri's Notes as well.
D -CLOSING REMARKS BY bri edwards [that's ME].
THE POETS' NAMES AND THE POEM TITLES:
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b -? ? ?
c - ETC.
THE POEMS' NAMES, THEIR AUTHORS' NAMES, & THE POEMS' COMPLETE TEXTS.
a -? ? ?
b -? ? ?
c - ETC.
Enjoyed your poem even with those blank spaces for other poets and their poetry. We can’t live without bread but we can live with a showcase filled just with one poem of yours! So relax!
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? EXTRAORDINAIRE ? ? ? ONCE U HAD SAID i ain't NO poet ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ur as much Anony as I we both try not to get dry or cry and you know why we are two exceptions of POEM HUNTERS AIN'T WE HOMORISTS