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by SivaRamanathan
20 Jan 2020, 19:19
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Follow the Poem
Replies: 4
Views: 1999

Re: Follow the Poem

Perfect!
by SivaRamanathan
20 Jan 2020, 19:15
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Black as the coal workers, soot collects in her hair.
Replies: 8
Views: 4275

Re: Black as the coal workers, the soot collects in her hair.

V2 Black as the coal workers, the soot collects in her hair. Grandmother ran to pick up a fallen mango during her own wedding procession plied me with her recollections of the railways of engines that ran on coal fires and steam. At one time, a cycle was brought down from the train; a man went cycli...
by SivaRamanathan
19 Jan 2020, 20:21
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Black as the coal workers, soot collects in her hair.
Replies: 8
Views: 4275

Black as the coal workers, soot collects in her hair.

Black as the coal workers, soot collects in her hair. Grandmother ran to pick up a fallen mango during her own wedding procession. She plied me with her recollections of railways, of engines that ran on coal fires and steam. When a bike was brought down from the train, a man cycled in circles makin...
by SivaRamanathan
18 Jan 2020, 11:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Follow the Poem
Replies: 4
Views: 1999

Re: Follow the Poem

Bob

Read this.But I have to read a couple of more times,before I can say anything. I generally like it, but don't you think it is a little too long ? I am not saying something for the sake of saying,though. I will come back to it later.

Sivai
by SivaRamanathan
18 Jan 2020, 11:12
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Emily Dickinson, In Love
Replies: 8
Views: 2958

Re: Emily Dickinson, In Love

Bob,

It is Pongal season now. The15th was Pongal for the Sun God,The 16th Pongal for the cattle,17th the Sight-seeing Pongal.And thank you for your good heart.

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
17 Jan 2020, 09:02
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Emily Dickinson, In Love
Replies: 8
Views: 2958

Re: Emily Dickinson, In Love

Bob
Nice imagery here.

as inevitable as pollen
or birdsong in mid-summer.


You need a full stop at the end of the poem, after 'loose.'
by SivaRamanathan
17 Jan 2020, 08:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Emily Dickinson, In Love
Replies: 8
Views: 2958

Re: Emily Dickinson, In Love

Bob

Now I understand.It is ----------.(I forget the word,there is a term for it,we learnt it in literature) I didn't realize you were trying to be authentic to Dicksonian Poetry, Let me read and reread it, and maybe I will get used to it.

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
16 Jan 2020, 17:39
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Emily Dickinson, In Love
Replies: 8
Views: 2958

Re: Emily Dickinson, In Love

Bob

I am not quite sure about the 'heart's floor'.It sounds contrived.

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
06 Jan 2020, 18:52
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:
Replies: 13
Views: 6123

Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

Michael

Thanks.

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
06 Jan 2020, 08:19
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:
Replies: 13
Views: 6123

Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

Michael

Have you accepted to forward my poem 'Marakuli' to the January IBPC ?

Thanks and sorry for not being alert.

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
05 Jan 2020, 23:04
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:
Replies: 13
Views: 6123

Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

Dear fellow poets

Happy New Year to all my fellow travellers.
Thanks Michael and Bob and whoever else who nominated 'Marakuli.'

Siva Ramanathan
by SivaRamanathan
05 Jan 2020, 23:01
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:
Replies: 13
Views: 6123

Re: Upcoming January IBPC 2020:

'Marakuli', is my unpublished poem; my mail id is sivakamivelliangiri@gmail.com,and I am not representing any other forum. Marakuli On my father's side, a tree at the moment of death. On my mother's side, the spirit of the mountain Yeti. I am born in the imagination. With coconut husk toes and nails...
by SivaRamanathan
21 Dec 2019, 06:32
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ellen and Waldo Emerson
Replies: 5
Views: 2397

Re: Ellen and Waldo Emerson

whatever
you are doing, to lose yourself

Now I get it Bob.It is the syllable count of 'whatever which makes it necessary to keep it as a stand alone line.
by SivaRamanathan
20 Dec 2019, 22:03
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Ellen and Waldo Emerson
Replies: 5
Views: 2397

Re: Ellen and Waldo Emerson

B

Is the linebreak in the fifth stanza, deliberate?

S
by SivaRamanathan
09 Dec 2019, 08:36
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Coming Back
Replies: 16
Views: 4713

Re: Is There a Chicken Soup That Can Save Me

Following the thread.
by SivaRamanathan
06 Dec 2019, 23:35
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Marakuli
Replies: 6
Views: 2927

Re: Marakuli

B
Thank you.I think this is better.I will keep your version, if I may.
S
by SivaRamanathan
05 Dec 2019, 23:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Marakuli
Replies: 6
Views: 2927

Marakuli

Edit 1 On my father's side, a tree at the moment of death. On my mother's side, the spirit of the mountain Yeti. I am born in the imagination. With coconut husk toes and nails of dead rhino skin. I am monarch of the dark night, but I am also a gnarled tree-- with ugly, misshapen eyebrows, huge seed-...
by SivaRamanathan
05 Dec 2019, 20:16
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Moon Walk
Replies: 11
Views: 3872

Re: The Moon Walk

Judy

I did that with my Big House poem.But only after my mentor/poet friend told me to.

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
05 Dec 2019, 06:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Moon Walk
Replies: 11
Views: 3872

Re: The Moon Walk

Bob and Judy

These workshop suggestions are enlightening. I am taking notes.
Siva
by SivaRamanathan
04 Dec 2019, 19:21
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the November IBPC 2019   (Congrats Siva, and Bob}
Replies: 4
Views: 4793

Re: Poems that placed in the November IBPC 2019   (Congrats Siva, and Bob}

Thank you Bob. I worked privately with a poet for this.But to think I worked for two months,weighing each comma and reading loud and monitoring each line break, this was a new experience for me. My poet/mentor was very patient,and she made me take all the decisions. Thanks to the support of this gro...
by SivaRamanathan
27 Nov 2019, 22:20
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Could Be For "Something"
Replies: 1
Views: 1865

Re: Could Be For "Something"

Meena, a typo.

make quick bugs

makes quick bucks?
by SivaRamanathan
27 Nov 2019, 22:13
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Beethoven Dying
Replies: 12
Views: 4621

Re: Beethoven Dying

Thanks Judy,There is trust and camaraderie in this group. I sometimes feel I am not making good use of this membership.
by SivaRamanathan
27 Nov 2019, 09:38
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Beethoven Dying
Replies: 12
Views: 4621

Re: Beethoven Dying

Bob and Judy
I first thought in my heart that what Judy has suggested is going to make it cliched.But I did not voice it out.Now I see how a co-poet also partakes in the formation and completion of a poem. I am learning from these workshops.
Thanks
Siva
by SivaRamanathan
26 Nov 2019, 22:39
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Beethoven Dying
Replies: 12
Views: 4621

Re: Beethoven Dying

Your revision is sparse and crisp. I see how you have taken 'some' of the suggestions and worked on this draft. Now I suppose you can call it a poem.
by SivaRamanathan
24 Nov 2019, 21:11
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: odds and endings
Replies: 7
Views: 4124

Re: odds and endings

I am also busy Judy. Writing. Will be back in December.

Siva

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