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by meenas17
20 Aug 2019, 11:53
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Forty Eight Days After Forty Years-- Athi Varadar
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Forty Eight Days After Forty Years-- Athi Varadar

A quiet town Kancheepuram. turns an avenue of celebration where devotees throng to catch a glimpse of "Athivaradar". He is not a deity of stone or metal but of wood of the fig tree. "Athi " being the Tamil name. Varadar resides mostly in water, stays on land for forty eight days every forty years. M...
by meenas17
20 Aug 2019, 09:13
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "no deal is real" (celebrating a golden anniversary)
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: "no deal is real" (celebrating a golden anniversary)

A good play on the letter W.
Sounds a little far fetched at least to me.
by meenas17
20 Aug 2019, 09:10
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Houses
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Houses

Echo Bob's.
Already nominated for IBPC.
by meenas17
18 Aug 2019, 08:41
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Black Crow
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Black Crow

Thanks, Bob.
by meenas17
17 Aug 2019, 06:26
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Black Crow
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Black Crow

Thanks, Ken and Frank.
by meenas17
14 Aug 2019, 14:09
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Black Crow
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Black Crow

A bird black in hue eyes with a deviant beak slight grey a common feature in the part of world, India where it is held with significance. It is a practice in most homes where the cooked food is placed on the walls or yards, the lady of the house imitates the crow's caw. The bird flies down. Belief b...
by meenas17
12 Aug 2019, 13:49
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Legality Whence?
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Legality Whence?

Thanks, Frank.
It is Meena not Siva.
by meenas17
12 Aug 2019, 13:48
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Legality Whence?
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Legality Whence?

Thanks, Bob and Ken.
by meenas17
11 Aug 2019, 14:54
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Sudden Flapping Of Wings
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: The Sudden Flapping Of Wings

Your only hint, "Caw, Caw,"
haunts me.

The disrespect we show to the bird is well expressed.
by meenas17
11 Aug 2019, 14:50
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Legality Whence?
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Legality Whence?

An oath, a vow, one of a life pact. taken before God, with I swear on the Bible in an altar of a cathedral in case of Christians. A ceremony with hundreds in attendance the tying of "mangalasutra" to the chanting of Vedic hymns before the fire, Gods invoked as in an Hindu marriage. A union of two in...
by meenas17
10 Aug 2019, 09:29
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Golden Triangle
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Golden Triangle

Thanks, Ken and Bob.
An expression of the way I live.
by meenas17
07 Aug 2019, 04:49
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming August IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 800

Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2019:

This is my original, unpublished work. Meena meenas17@gmail.com. Kadaneri Ayyanar In a remote village, the Palmyrah trees respond to the gentle breeze. wherein the ponds fish swim in silence the shepherd snores the only sound that stirs the stillness, resides Lord Ayyanar with his six siblings. Pred...
by meenas17
06 Aug 2019, 16:22
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Golden Triangle
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Golden Triangle

A two month away from the second home back in the first I feel relaxed. Do some cleaning, to restore grace I think of the second, just out of court, update with phone calls, a check periodical nothing inf a taxation work goes fine. It is kind of having two spouses, each one in different countries, a...
by meenas17
06 Aug 2019, 15:47
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: White Crow
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: White Crow

Ken,
Fantastic verse.
Crows fascinate you,
" ---Yellow bill dividing its eye

one higher than the other
as if rendered by Picasso,"

These lines hold the attention.
by meenas17
06 Aug 2019, 15:40
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Living At The End Of The Road
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Living At The End Of The Road

I like the poem.
I do not find anything that should be dropped,
It is your poem, you know the best.
by meenas17
05 Aug 2019, 18:50
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Not The Familiar Gautama
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Not The Familiar Gautama

Billy,
Thanks for liking the poem.
by meenas17
05 Aug 2019, 18:50
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Not The Familiar Gautama
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Not The Familiar Gautama

Thanks, Ken.
I saw the nomination by Bob and you have seconded.
I have posted two versions of Kadaneri. Please help me to find which reads better.
by meenas17
05 Aug 2019, 14:36
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Kadaneri Ayyanar
Replies: 0
Views: 436

Kadaneri Ayyanar

Submitted two versions of Kadaneri Ayyanar, Let me know which one is better? Revised Version In a remote village , the Palmyrah trees respond to the gentle breeze. where in the ponds fish swim in silence the shepherd snores being the only sound that stirs the stillness, resides Lord Ayyanar with his...
by meenas17
03 Aug 2019, 11:59
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming August IBPC 2019:
Replies: 15
Views: 800

Re: Upcoming August IBPC 2019:

Thanks, Bob and Ken, for nominating and seconding.
by meenas17
02 Aug 2019, 19:38
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Not The Familiar Gautama
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Not The Familiar Gautama

who gained wisdom quiet young, the one zealous, possesses a Midas touch. He buys in a frenzy, invests with a craze. Not a prince as the earlier one, Gautama, from a well to do family, starts life with few thousands from his father. Does not make much of a success, being mediocre in all. As luck woul...
by meenas17
26 Jul 2019, 11:54
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Last Game of the Season
Replies: 11
Views: 1228

Re: Last Game of the Season

Bob,
I love reading your poems.
They flow with ease and never too lengthy.
This one is a gem. Agree with Ken.
by meenas17
22 Jul 2019, 18:27
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Kadaneri Ayyanar
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: Kadaneri Ayyanar

I visited the temple a few days back, Ken.I
Tried to bring the feel I experienced in this poem.
by meenas17
22 Jul 2019, 18:24
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Partnering
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Re: Mating Flamingos

It is beautiful,
The colourful promenade calls attention.
The lines that depict young ones waiting to be noticed by bachelors fascinate.
The ending is lovely.
Thanks, Bob, Enjoyed.
by meenas17
22 Jul 2019, 18:18
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Owl and the Blackbird
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: The Owl and the Blackbird

Lovely poem, Eira,
Great reading!

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