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by SivaRamanathan
17 Jun 2020, 07:27
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Beethoven Unhappy
Replies: 7
Views: 4062

Re: Beethoven Unhappy

Bob
Some very unusual comparisons here

Where were you?
You are as slow as a day
of fasting."

Is this alright?

his neighbors
would confront him late at night,
Uncle in his underwear.


I am also not too sure of

and how groggy,
by SivaRamanathan
17 Jun 2020, 07:19
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Newly Wed Start Their Marriage At The House Of The Groom's Parents
Replies: 6
Views: 3593

Re: Newly Wed Start Their Marriage At The House Of The Groom's Parents

Michael

I have made the necessary changes. Thank you for reading.

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
17 Jun 2020, 07:11
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Newly Wed Start Their Marriage At The House Of The Groom's Parents
Replies: 6
Views: 3593

Re: Newly Wed Start Their Marriage At The House Of The Groom's Parents

Bob,
Is this how you suggested --the 'as if ' part.Otherwise, can you redo it? The bedroom and the bathroom,are the two rooms. It is ' as if marriage revolved around these two rooms only.'
Siva
by SivaRamanathan
14 Jun 2020, 07:43
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Newly Wed Start Their Marriage At The House Of The Groom's Parents
Replies: 6
Views: 3593

Re: Newly Wed Start Their Marriage At The House Of The Groom's Parents

Bob
Thank you for suggestions to edit. I have changed all three but retained the 'nose lift' because 'face lift' sounds cliched
by SivaRamanathan
10 Jun 2020, 19:57
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Newly Wed Start Their Marriage At The House Of The Groom's Parents
Replies: 6
Views: 3593

Newly Wed Start Their Marriage At The House Of The Groom's Parents

V2 Newly Wed Start Their Marriage At The House Of The Groom's Parents The Madras Terrace house was partitioned into four huge portions with no concept of attached bathrooms. A year passed, and the house received a face lift; a store room was transformed to a modern bath like one of those rooms in th...
by SivaRamanathan
10 Jun 2020, 11:13
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Heated Glass
Replies: 3
Views: 2547

Re: Heated Glass

I see you have reworked this.I read it line for line. You come downstairs only when I have left. is definitely showing without these telling lines You're convinced, at your age, heart and flesh can never be reshaped by someone’s touch.' and this,works Boarded, your heart has no space for a guest.
by SivaRamanathan
09 Jun 2020, 23:33
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Heated Glass
Replies: 3
Views: 2547

Re: Heated Glass

Will read in the morning,tomorrow.
by SivaRamanathan
08 Jun 2020, 21:55
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Grandma in a Bullet Train
Replies: 2
Views: 2205

Grandma in a Bullet Train

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
08 Jun 2020, 21:29
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Summer Unnoticed
Replies: 2
Views: 2263

Re: Summer Unnoticed

Thank you.It will be Online in a couple of days.
by SivaRamanathan
07 Jun 2020, 20:59
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Summer Unnoticed
Replies: 2
Views: 2263

Summer Unnoticed

My poem has now been published! Here's the link: https://medium.com/lockdown-journal-chennai/summer-unnoticed-42220c3b243d Every year I see summer way ahead in Chennai pushed to the pillow with giddiness slipping into half slumber in the AC bedroom in my corner work space with my desk-top. Every day...
by SivaRamanathan
01 Jun 2020, 20:58
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming June IBPC 2020:
Replies: 5
Views: 3479

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: 5
Views: 3479

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: 1
Views: 1999

Walking Home After School

V1 We walked from East Fort to Manacaud carrying books 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 waft...
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: 2434

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: 3611

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: 3197

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: 3197

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: 3197

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: 11
Views: 6525

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: 2461

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: 2461

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.
s
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: 2461

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: 11
Views: 6525

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: 11
Views: 6525

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.

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