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by SivaRamanathan
17 Jan 2020, 08:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Emily Dickinson, In Love
Replies: 8
Views: 1634

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: 1634

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: 2030

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: 2030

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: 2030

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: 2030

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'Marakuli', is my unpublished poem; my mail id is sivakamivelliangiri@gmail.com,and I am not representing any other forum.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: 1704

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: 1704

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: 3161

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: 2113

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: 2113

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: 2641

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: 2641

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: 2094

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: 1489

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: 3579

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: 3579

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: 3579

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: 3298

Re: odds and endings

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

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
24 Nov 2019, 21:08
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poems that placed in the November IBPC 2019   (Congrats Siva, and Bob}
Replies: 4
Views: 2094

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

Michael and Kenneth Thanks to both of you. Kenneth,you withdrew your poem so that mine may go.Please send your poem in December. Michael I have to tell you this. A 'vanguard' from this group, helped me to edit this poem,guiding me to each ',' and ' ;'. I worked on it patiently for two months and I a...
by SivaRamanathan
19 Nov 2019, 19:19
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2019:
Replies: 19
Views: 5719

Re: Upcoming November IBPC 2019:

Ken and Michael

Thank you Michael and Ken,for making this possible. I also did my best.I worked on it for two months.

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
03 Nov 2019, 19:46
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "old man above the autumn"
Replies: 2
Views: 1823

Re: "old man above the autumn"

M

In your minimalistic writing, much depends on what is not said. The last stanza makes sense as if pulled out of a capsule. A summing up of the previous two stanzas.

S
by SivaRamanathan
03 Nov 2019, 13:39
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2019:
Replies: 19
Views: 5719

Re: Upcoming November IBPC 2019:

Yes, Kenneth.
by SivaRamanathan
03 Nov 2019, 09:40
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Upcoming November IBPC 2019:
Replies: 19
Views: 5719

Re: Upcoming November IBPC 2019:

Kenneth

I have further edited the "Big House' poem.Please take a look before posting the last edited version.

Siva Ramanathan

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