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by SivaRamanathan
05 Jul 2020, 07:40
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2020:
Replies: 10
Views: 4532

Re: Upcoming July IBPC 2020:

Michael and Bob,
Did you go through the 'Grandma in a Bullet Train,'poem?

Michael
If you are satisfied with it, then Bob's poem and mine can represent the Block.
warmly
Siva
by SivaRamanathan
03 Jul 2020, 22:12
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Grandma in a Bullet rain
Replies: 0
Views: 1894

Grandma in a Bullet rain

V2 When Grandma was just ninety-seven she wished to travel to Varanasi by the Bullet Train. We managed to get her seated in her wheel-chair and before she had recollected the first coal engine the driver, the coal feeder and the soot in her hair, the train had blasted 400 km a hour, non- stop; Grand...
by SivaRamanathan
03 Jul 2020, 20:58
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2020:
Replies: 10
Views: 4532

Re: Upcoming July IBPC 2020:

'Grandma in a Bullet Train', is my original,unpublished poem,and I am not sending it elsewhere.My email id is ---sivakamivelliangiri@gmail.com Grandma in a Bullet Train When Gandma was just ninety-seven she wished to travel to Varanasi by the Bullet Train. We managed to get her seated in her wheel-c...
by SivaRamanathan
03 Jul 2020, 18:07
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2020:
Replies: 10
Views: 4532

Re: Upcoming July IBPC 2020:

Michael and Bob

Did we send that poem, 'Black as the Coal Workers,the Soot Collects in Her Hair.'? If not then can we send the 'Grandma in the Bullet Train?" It was written for an anachronism prompt.(I changed it)

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
03 Jul 2020, 14:10
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2020:
Replies: 10
Views: 4532

Re: Upcoming July IBPC 2020:

Bob and Michael

I submitted that poem to 'Tiny Red Suitcase' Prompt.

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
03 Jul 2020, 08:59
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: What the Right Hand Receives, the Left Hand Gives Away
Replies: 2
Views: 2578

Re: What the Right Hand Receives, the Left Hand Gives Away

Michael,
I have submitted that poem also. For the Prompt,"Tiny Red Suitcase.'Do not know if it will get picked up. Is it alright?
Siva
by SivaRamanathan
02 Jul 2020, 20:59
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC 2020:
Replies: 10
Views: 4532

Re: Upcoming July IBPC 2020:

Bob
Jackfruit Payasam' has been placed in the 'Young Raven Literary Review.' Can you please nominate something else?
Siva
by SivaRamanathan
02 Jul 2020, 10:24
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming July IBPC
Replies: 1
Views: 1545

Upcoming July IBPC

Michael
Which poems are we sending in July, Michael?
Siva
by SivaRamanathan
30 Jun 2020, 23:08
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Wolf Child
Replies: 3
Views: 2849

Re: The Wolf Child

I must read it in the morning when my head is clear. Sorry,I was in a Poetry Workshop,and saw this only now.
by SivaRamanathan
30 Jun 2020, 09:21
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: I Walked into Marriage
Replies: 4
Views: 3057

Re: I Walked into Marriage

Bob

Okay, I will keep it. What is Michael forwarding this month from The Block?

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
29 Jun 2020, 10:17
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: I Walked into Marriage
Replies: 4
Views: 3057

Re: I Walked into Marriage

Bob

I fished it out from a 2005 draft.I know what you mean. I will work on it.

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
28 Jun 2020, 09:14
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Robert Browning
Replies: 3
Views: 2977

Re: Robert Browning

Bob
Shall I nominate this for IBPC?

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
26 Jun 2020, 22:24
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: I Walked into Marriage
Replies: 4
Views: 3057

I Walked into Marriage

I walked into marriage because you told me they are simple good folks. I assumed they were also simpletons but I kept my feelings a secret. All those snide remarks repeatedly you did M.A. don't know to match your blouse? 'Flowers from the bridge' they said and I thought of the Cauvery at Palipalayam...
by SivaRamanathan
24 Jun 2020, 22:20
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Wolf Child
Replies: 3
Views: 2849

Re: The Wolf Child

S
Very Intense poem. But I need time to read and reread.

S
by SivaRamanathan
23 Jun 2020, 23:51
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Amma Teaches me French
Replies: 2
Views: 2474

Re: Amma Teaches me French

Thank you Bob.It speads all over the page. Maybe a little tweaking might help.
S
by SivaRamanathan
22 Jun 2020, 22:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Amma Teaches me French
Replies: 2
Views: 2474

Amma Teaches me French

Nouns are living and non- living animate and inanimate use le, la, or l’, and I ask how can thing be he or she she says we have it in Sanskrit also every object is respected and addressed. In Erode, Grandpa took me to ‘Solar’ there were protruding rocks there; Grandpa said ,’stones grow’ they have l...
by SivaRamanathan
22 Jun 2020, 21:08
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: What the Right Hand Receives, the Left Hand Gives Away
Replies: 2
Views: 2578

What the Right Hand Receives, the Left Hand Gives Away

White bearded grandfather connoisseur of Tamil Sangam poetry was a literary planet. He had plates of pure silver made for poets from the North and scholars were his satellites. I took him to the Kamban Kazhagam every poetry season, even gifted him a tiny red suitcase to keep his agenda notes. His ri...
by SivaRamanathan
21 Jun 2020, 06:51
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Jackfruit Payasam
Replies: 3
Views: 2731

Re: Jackfruit Payasam

Thanks,Bob. That seals the matter. The poem is finished.
by SivaRamanathan
20 Jun 2020, 17:24
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Jackfruit Payasam
Replies: 3
Views: 2731

Re: Jackfruit Payasam

Their loved ones prepare a feast of their favourite dishes as offerings and feed the crows first; the dead need a physical form to land on earth - caw, caw, caw before they eat ' and they scoop away the served plantain leaf. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------...
by SivaRamanathan
20 Jun 2020, 17:22
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Jackfruit Payasam
Replies: 3
Views: 2731

Jackfruit Payasam

V2 Once a year the dead descend to their loved ones, to see if everything is okay to those they left behind. One year is one day where they are put up. Their loved ones prepare a feast of their favourite dishes as offerings and feed the crows. The dead need a physical form to land on earth - the cro...
by SivaRamanathan
20 Jun 2020, 09:07
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Sevaka Beautiful Inlaw Prompt
Replies: 0
Views: 2051

Sevaka Beautiful Inlaw Prompt

Sufi saints will give you a fresh lime to remove your worries early in the morning, intoxicated with the smell of camphor. Vishnu sleeps in my arms, anyone can see this as afternoon madness and so, how can you ask me to go back to normal living? Know well these are mendicants, fakirs, beggars of foo...
by SivaRamanathan
20 Jun 2020, 09:06
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Sevaka Beautiful Inlaw Prompt
Replies: 0
Views: 1883

Sevaka Beautiful Inlaw Prompt

Sufi saints will give you a fresh lime to remove your worries early in the morning, intoxicated with the smell of camphor. Vishnu sleeps in my arms, anyone can see this as afternoon madness and so, how can you ask me to go back to normal living? Know well these are mendicants, fakirs, beggars of foo...
by SivaRamanathan
19 Jun 2020, 13:08
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Beethoven Unhappy
Replies: 7
Views: 4016

Re: Beethoven Unhappy

Bob
Use your discretion.
S
by SivaRamanathan
18 Jun 2020, 13:05
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Beethoven Unhappy
Replies: 7
Views: 4016

Re: Beethoven Unhappy

Bob This sounds better,more tight. Groogy, they would bang on the landlord's door the next morning with their usual complaint about the awful noise. -------------------------------------------- the awful noise. -------- 'awful noise' without pausing sounds better.The other one with the noise in the ...
by SivaRamanathan
17 Jun 2020, 22:51
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Beethoven Unhappy
Replies: 7
Views: 4016

Re: Beethoven Unhappy

I wrote but I forgot to click.I will rewrite tomorrow.

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