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by SivaRamanathan
01 Jun 2020, 20:58
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2020:
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2020:

I nominate Bob's 'For your Love'. The firefly poem.
by SivaRamanathan
01 Jun 2020, 20:55
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2020:
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Upcoming June IBPC 2020:

"Sunrise on the Cauvery at Pugalur' is my original,unpublished poem,and I am not submitting it elsewhere.My mail id is sivakamivelliangiri@gmail.com. Sunrise on the Cauvery at Pugalur 2 tmcft water was released at Mettur Dam in summer to save the standing crops from drying up. Once when I was a chi...
by SivaRamanathan
01 Jun 2020, 10:08
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Walking Home After School
Replies: 0
Views: 113

Walking Home After School

We walked from East Fort to Manacaud carrying book like babies close to our breasts past the fort Tippu Sultan demolished but was rebuilt in a day with red and white bricks, past the local prison with rusted window grills taking care not to peep into those formidable gates, Friday’s incense wafted i...
by SivaRamanathan
27 May 2020, 11:48
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the April IBPC 2020  (Congrats Bob)
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Poems that placed in the April IBPC 2020  (Congrats Bob)

Congratulations Bob and our fellow IBPC winning poets.
by SivaRamanathan
25 May 2020, 18:34
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ode to Olive Oil
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Ode to Olive Oil

Bob

The poem is ready to stand on its own.

S
by SivaRamanathan
24 May 2020, 22:41
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Purple Cabbage
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: The Purple Cabbage

I will try to reword it.
by SivaRamanathan
24 May 2020, 07:00
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Purple Cabbage
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: The Purple Cabbage

Can you name any poison salt?
by SivaRamanathan
23 May 2020, 23:22
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Purple Cabbage
Replies: 5
Views: 367

The Purple Cabbage

She put the purple cabbage in the salad bowl tossed it along with lithium in the salad spinner. Now you know she had no need to use the scissors, or the shears, or even heat the skewers to finish off. Twenty minutes before her husband started she would add the lithium in the salt shaker, sprinkle th...
by SivaRamanathan
22 May 2020, 22:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: For Your Love
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: For Your Love

So which firefly lights up,the male or female? If it is to signal the bachelors then it must be the female.
by SivaRamanathan
22 May 2020, 22:46
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Sunrise on the Cauvery at Pugalur
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Sunrise on the Cauvery at Pugalur

I thought this looked nice visually.
2 tmcft
by SivaRamanathan
22 May 2020, 22:38
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Sunrise on the Cauvery at Pugalur
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Sunrise on the Cauvery at Pugalur

Thanks.I will edit this in broad daylight and you may go over it once again. Will come back to read your poems.I need to post in an online group at sharp midnight.
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by SivaRamanathan
22 May 2020, 18:02
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Sunrise on the Cauvery at Pugalur
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Sunrise on the Cauvery at Pugalur

V i 2 tmcft water was released at Mettur Dam in summer to save the standing crops from drying up. Once when I was a child I have seen the water rise up to the dam, level with the bridge. I thought I was going to be submerged and dead. But the train kept going over the tracks. I have never seen water...
by SivaRamanathan
22 May 2020, 17:54
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: For Your Love
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: For Your Love

I will google and see if fireflies light up,only in love.Is it to attract the opposite sex? I have seen porcupines shoot up their quills,like peacocks their feathers.
by SivaRamanathan
22 May 2020, 17:38
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: For Your Love
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: For Your Love

I will google and see if fireflies light up,only in love.Is it to attract the opposite sex? I have seen porcupines shoot up their quills,like peacocks their feathers.
by SivaRamanathan
22 May 2020, 10:01
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Her Heart was a Taxi Speeding Out of Town
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: Overnight

B
A well worked poem and there is a balance between the first half and the second half. Reads well. Lots of nice usages and the ending is perfect.Sorry I missed this .


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by SivaRamanathan
22 May 2020, 09:12
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: You Kissed Me
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: You Kissed Me

This reads well now, because of the word arrangement in the line.
by SivaRamanathan
17 May 2020, 21:18
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: For Your Love
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: For Your Love

The poem works well. Do you need the last line?

S
by SivaRamanathan
13 May 2020, 22:01
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: You Kissed Me
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: You Kissed Me

I suppose this is a Ghazal.It reads well, Bob. So...so...Simple.
by SivaRamanathan
13 May 2020, 21:59
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: What Does the Crown of the Temple Hold?
Replies: 0
Views: 432

What Does the Crown of the Temple Hold?

V1 V1 In twelve years, another Kumbabishekam, the idols re-installed. rituals followed to the last unwritten word the Deity removed, immersed in grain Immersed in water one mandala each The pagodas filled with millets; One pagoda for each storey and that’s how the temple is built, copper sheets brou...
by SivaRamanathan
09 May 2020, 09:33
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Are we not placing three poems for the IBPC?
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

Re: Are we not placing three poems for the IBPC?

Thank you Michael and Bob,who made it possible with his initial editing.

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
08 May 2020, 09:20
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Will We Ever Make Our Forest Trips?
Replies: 4
Views: 2277

Re: Will We Ever Make Our Forest Trips?

A plateau is plain level ground.There is no depth where you can fall into.Sometimes I get a jolt in my sleep as if I am falling from the bed.That is why I have said falling from the plateau which is not possible,unless you fall while standing on the ground. From a distance it is impossible to guage ...
by SivaRamanathan
07 May 2020, 21:17
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Insoiration is Taking The Other Route
Replies: 4
Views: 1632

Re: Insoiration is Taking The Other Route

Bob
V1 is the edited version.Do I have to drop the drones?
S
by SivaRamanathan
05 May 2020, 23:41
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Insoiration is Taking The Other Route
Replies: 4
Views: 1632

Insoiration is Taking The Other Route

V1 My son is with the batallion on Punjab border this side of Pakistan. Military jeeps roll on to the next northern state from Uttar Pradesh. The military are the potential buyers of drones. My son sends video on Whatapps., insect drones whizzing twenty kilometres into three different villages dropp...
by SivaRamanathan
05 May 2020, 23:29
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Are we not placing three poems for the IBPC?
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

Re: Are we not placing three poems for the IBPC?

'Will We Ever Make Our Forest Trips?' is my original,unpublished prose-poem,and I am not representing any other forum.My email id is sivakamivelliangriri@gmail.com. Will We Ever Make Our Forest Trips? These past days my dreams have dropped me from the edge of Congress Maidaan. Know well that the Con...

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