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by meenas17
23 Apr 2019, 14:26
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Belated April IBPC 2019 thread:
Replies: 22
Views: 395

Re: Belated April IBPC 2019 thread:

"Ahimsa is my weapon" says Gandhi. Tolerates humiliation, sets aside violence gets beaten, faces arrests, never once insinuated by the atrocities. Marches to Dandi, Salt satyagraha settles in Sabarmathi ashram lives like an aesthetic. Spins cloth, introduces khadi, instils the desi spirit. Gandhi en...
by meenas17
23 Apr 2019, 04:59
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Belated April IBPC 2019 thread:
Replies: 22
Views: 395

Re: Belated April IBPC 2019 thread:

I am travelling so I missed the thread.
My poem is available.
Thanks for the nomination and second.
I will post the poem soon, once I sit down.
Well that will be at the soonest.
Best.
by meenas17
20 Mar 2019, 17:23
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: History By A Lesser Known
Replies: 10
Views: 1626

Re: History By A Lesser Known

Thanks, Biob, Billy and frank.
I will revise keeping in mind your suggestions.
It is both personal and historical.
I have to do with diligence.

Meena
by meenas17
14 Mar 2019, 16:02
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: History By A Lesser Known
Replies: 10
Views: 1626

Re: History By A Lesser Known

Yes, the poem has to be improved.
Will think of a close that will impress.
Thanks, Bob.
by meenas17
13 Mar 2019, 16:47
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: History By A Lesser Known
Replies: 10
Views: 1626

Re: History By A Lesser Known

Thanks Ken.
The poem is an experience. My mother and aunt shared the incident with us.
Still I could see their eyes gleam with pride.
Nostalgic
by meenas17
13 Mar 2019, 16:44
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: History By A Lesser Known
Replies: 10
Views: 1626

Re: History By A Lesser Known

Frank, I will improve the last stanza.
Churchill and Gandhi are famous and they do not need anymore than their names.
Thanks.
by meenas17
12 Mar 2019, 19:38
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: History By A Lesser Known
Replies: 10
Views: 1626

History By A Lesser Known

The freedom struggle at its heights, rebellions, protests shouts of slogans "Go Away" reach the skies violence spreads mass shootings, bloodshed scar the earth, thence come the messiah of Peace, Mohandas arrives from South Africa takes ahimsa as a weapon walks across the nation, leads the satyagraha...
by meenas17
12 Mar 2019, 18:19
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Whistler's Mother
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: Whistler's Mother

Agree with Ken, Bob, you are at your best when writing about artists and musicians.
by meenas17
18 Feb 2019, 18:05
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Noisy Mornings
Replies: 7
Views: 1933

Re: Noisy Mornings

Enjoyed Bob.
Life in the morning. The garbage truck and the cat make noise in the quiet morning.
Love these lines especially,

"I'm late,"
she sighs, seventy years behind her
and the future approaching us head on.
by meenas17
16 Feb 2019, 16:16
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ravi - The Broken Man
Replies: 10
Views: 2229

Re: Ravi - The Broken Man

Thanks, Billy.
I have to work on the final stanza and the last sentence.
I will pay heed to your suggestions.
by meenas17
14 Feb 2019, 18:58
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the December IBPC 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1336

Re: Poems that placed in the December IBPC 2018

Congrats! Bob.
Great poem.
by meenas17
14 Feb 2019, 18:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Awful Calls
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Re: Awful Calls

Arranged marriages have their pros and cons . The arranger is at the receiving end when there is tug of war between the husband and wife.
If they find harmony the arranger is conveniently forgotten.
That is how it is.
Thanks, Ken for reading and commenting.
by meenas17
12 Feb 2019, 07:17
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Awful Calls
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Re: Awful Calls

Thanks.
I will try to insert a physical reaction.That is an excellent suggestion.
by meenas17
11 Feb 2019, 18:47
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Awful Calls
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Awful Calls

The accusation goes. It is you who brought  the trouble.     Petrified, I stand to lose. Turn tense. Loathe myself. I am horrible. I chose the wife for the man. The man and wife quarrel day in and day out. Now and again I receive a call. At  midnight  most. My phone bill mounts. Talk personally to b...
by meenas17
11 Feb 2019, 18:01
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ravi - The Broken Man
Replies: 10
Views: 2229

Re: Ravi - The Broken Man

Eira,
You are always kind.
I like your suggestions and will trim the poem in the revision.
Thanks.
by meenas17
11 Feb 2019, 18:00
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Between Seasons (edit spangled paradise)
Replies: 24
Views: 3893

Re: Between Seasons

Get a feel of September.
The first line is great.

September stuns with lime and copper.

The longing for the solar light and the the search for the return of the swallow
are expressed beautifully.

Nice.
by meenas17
11 Feb 2019, 17:54
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Photos Of The Beatles, 1969
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

Re: Photos Of The Beatles, 1969

Photos bring back memories.
Your verse glides through .
lawns curried like the prized horses --- beautiful description.
The songs still ring in the ears.
The ending is simple but touching.

Enjoyed, Bob.
by meenas17
05 Feb 2019, 13:55
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ravi - The Broken Man
Replies: 10
Views: 2229

Re: Ravi - The Broken Man

Hope the revision reads better.
by meenas17
05 Feb 2019, 12:52
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ravi - The Broken Man
Replies: 10
Views: 2229

Re: Ravi - The Broken Man

You are right, Bob.
I will add some interesting images in thee revision.
by meenas17
05 Feb 2019, 12:51
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ravi - The Broken Man
Replies: 10
Views: 2229

Re: Ravi - The Broken Man

Thanks Frank.
I will correct the deficiencies in my revision.
by meenas17
04 Feb 2019, 17:35
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ravi - The Broken Man
Replies: 10
Views: 2229

Ravi - The Broken Man

Born of an illicit relation the master and maid, Ravi, fumes and frets, curses and swears on important occasions. Theatrical in behaviour. Stung by his social status nurtures vengeance against those with legitimate lineage. Picks up quarrels condemns and decries. A recent brawl with a subordinate on...
by meenas17
04 Feb 2019, 17:30
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Hospital - rev 2
Replies: 15
Views: 3085

Re: Death can be so Daunting

The last stanza is terrific.
It is where the poem lies.
by meenas17
02 Feb 2019, 13:28
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming February IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 2246

Re: Upcoming February IBPC 2019:

Meena meenas17@gmail.com "Pongal" is my original and unpublished one. I am not representing in the current IBPC. Pongal Rejoice with gratitude, a concept long cherished, finds expression in a festival known as Pongal.. It is in the courtyard. Sun's rays flood. Floors display exquisite drawings calle...
by meenas17
26 Jan 2019, 19:54
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Know My Twin
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Re: Know My Twin

Thanks Eira.
I welcome your visit always and appreciate your suggestions as well.
I will tweak the poem in my revision.
by meenas17
24 Jan 2019, 21:33
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Know My Twin
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Re: Know My Twin

Thanks Bob.
I will do a thorough revision and try to eliminate unwanted details.

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