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by SivaRamanathan
31 Jan 2013, 21:32
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Mishegas
Replies: 2
Views: 3451

Re: Mishegas

It took me so many readings to understand this poem.I had to look up 'michegas.'
I think the poem is crisp and I like the format. I am very poor at offering edits;suffice to say the tone is like making a summation in a very interesting manner.
by SivaRamanathan
24 Jan 2013, 21:10
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Painting Mrs Roth's Apt.
Replies: 17
Views: 11113

Re: Painting Mrs Roth's Apt.

Billy
In our culture, it is not polite to make general statements.Anyway what I said has nothing to do with you, but my opinion of something in a poem which you commented on.Please respond.

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
24 Jan 2013, 06:32
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Painting Mrs Roth's Apt.
Replies: 17
Views: 11113

Re: Painting Mrs Roth's Apt.

Billy I am sorry.I thought we are friends and we can say so between friends.I take back what I said.Please do not leave the board.I value your poetry and your opinion.I did not even know that one has to be so formal on boards.I like your poems,have always liked them and I appreciate your opinion.It ...
by SivaRamanathan
23 Jan 2013, 19:59
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Painting Mrs Roth's Apt.
Replies: 17
Views: 11113

Re: Painting Mrs Roth's Apt.

Billy

I want to disagree with you.One does not have to be realistic when writing poetry.Why can't we have a paint names Archangel ? Just let loose your imagination.

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
23 Jan 2013, 19:27
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Painting Mrs Roth's Apt.
Replies: 17
Views: 11113

Re: Painting Mrs Roth's Apt.

johnraftery

Edit the 'eyes of Jesus' and voila--here is a poem fit for representing the board.

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
23 Jan 2013, 18:17
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: KILLING THE INNOCENT
Replies: 3
Views: 4036

Re: KILLING THE INNOCENT

Welcome to the block SnickleFrittes!

I like Michael's work shopping of your poem.It is minimalistic.

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
05 Jan 2013, 04:52
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A NEW YEAR. . .
Replies: 1
Views: 2597

Re: A NEW YEAR. . .

does not fail
do not fail.
by SivaRamanathan
04 Jan 2013, 22:20
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: upcoming January IBPC
Replies: 3
Views: 3583

Re: upcoming January IBPC

Hi Michael

Thank you for asking me to submit a poem.Your poems are so sparse and revised I just don't know what to comment.I must update myself on minimalist poetry.

Regards
Sivakami Velliangiri
by SivaRamanathan
04 Jan 2013, 07:29
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: upcoming January IBPC
Replies: 3
Views: 3583

My Poem,'A Pair Of Glasses' for January IBPC

'A Pair Of Glasses' is my unpublished poem and I am not representing any other group.My mail id is sivakamivelliangiri@gmail.com. (From the general ward in the eye hospital: it was the last of my needlings, simply because I refused to go in for further treatment.) I had sneezed while Dr. Velayudhan ...
by SivaRamanathan
03 Jan 2013, 13:38
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Living And The Dying
Replies: 1
Views: 2784

too prosy

and lacks finish.
by SivaRamanathan
03 Jan 2013, 13:36
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Living And The Dying
Replies: 1
Views: 2784

The Living And The Dying

Because my brother and I were going to see a soothsayer by bike, and because we had to cross the countryside, we went past the rubber plantation I smelt tyre burning and then saw fire. As we got down to make ourselves fresh I could not stand the stench of those black fumes, it came as if someone was...
by SivaRamanathan
02 Jan 2013, 04:42
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Another Phase
Replies: 3
Views: 3819

Another Phase

All Saints' College where the sea rolled though the sea could never be seen. Reading Lawrence, reading Malthus, heard the train whistle blowing, carrying passengers to Kochu Veli. Parents visiting Friday evenings, tins of yellow laddoos. My mother became more active with less thoughts of death.
by SivaRamanathan
24 Dec 2012, 04:53
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Michael (MV) brings IBPC 3rd place home for X-mas
Replies: 2
Views: 3343

Re: Michael (MV) brings IBPC 3rd place home for X-mas

Congratulations Bernie

Yes,I have read this poem elsewhere and it remains in memory like a snapshot.

SAiva
by SivaRamanathan
24 Dec 2012, 04:50
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: I recommend Michael's "ars poetica" for December IBPC
Replies: 0
Views: 2119

I recommend Michael's "ars poetica" for December IBPC

Michael

Please send "ars poetica" to the IBPC for December.

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
24 Dec 2012, 04:46
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Poem to represent The Writer's Block in IBPC For December
Replies: 0
Views: 2341

Poem to represent The Writer's Block in IBPC For December

This poem,''The Sufis Balance Peace With Self,'' is mine and has not been published elsewhere,and it does not represent any other group. My e-mail id is sivakamivelliangiri@gmail.com The Sufis Balance Peace With Self A Sufi saint will give you a fresh lime write something on it with charcoal tell yo...
by SivaRamanathan
24 Dec 2012, 04:29
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Michael (MV) brings IBPC 3rd place home for X-mas
Replies: 2
Views: 3343

Re: Michael (MV) brings IBPC 3rd place home for X-mas

Congratulations Michael!

I feel so happy.I knew it was a strong poem, just didn't know how to put it in words like our judge.

Siva
by SivaRamanathan
23 Dec 2012, 18:41
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Kuttanad
Replies: 1
Views: 3313

Kuttanad

Kuttanad Waters from everywhere meeting up finding a pathway through land paddy fields on either side beyond single line settlements water boats to ferry us; Alleppy, because of the foreigner who could not say Allepuzha Venice of the south attracting tourists, here trees take the path of sunlight. f...
by SivaRamanathan
03 Dec 2012, 05:28
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: To The Block Administrator
Replies: 1
Views: 2919

To The Block Administrator

Dear Block Administrators
All my posts in The Writers Block are recorded in Google.If I had noticed this earlier I would have been stingier with my posts.Is there no option that says that it is not meant for common peruse?
Siva Ramanathan
by SivaRamanathan
01 Dec 2012, 20:43
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: A Pair Of Glasses
Replies: 0
Views: 2352

A Pair Of Glasses

From the general ward in the eye hospital it was the last of my needlings, simply because I refused to go in for further treatment, I had sneezed while Dr. Velayudhan Pillai was coaxing the cataract in my eyes towards a corner to make it dissolve in the skin. Grandfather and grandmother told me stor...
by SivaRamanathan
30 Nov 2012, 21:47
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Purple Cabbage
Replies: 5
Views: 5042

Re: The Purple Cabbage

Michael
We have tender coconut souffle in Kerala.It is a watery state of coco(nut)before it becomes a hard nut.I wrote this for a theme as flash fiction and now turned it into a poem.
by SivaRamanathan
30 Nov 2012, 06:16
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Purple Cabbage
Replies: 5
Views: 5042

The Purple Cabbage

She put the purple cabbage in the salad bowl and tossed it along with poison salts 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 for home she would add poison powder in the salt...
by SivaRamanathan
29 Nov 2012, 06:43
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: The Sufis Balance Peace With Self
Replies: 0
Views: 2428

The Sufis Balance Peace With Self

The Sufis Balance Peace With Self A Sufi saint will give you a fresh lime write something on it with charcoal tell you that your worries will evaporate before the lime dries up. It sounds logical--- you shift your worries to that lime wait for it to dry and shrink much time has elapsed so the worrie...
by SivaRamanathan
28 Nov 2012, 09:58
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: Alleppey, The Venice Of The South
Replies: 0
Views: 2284

Alleppey, The Venice Of The South

There’s water traffic here A patrol boat for the officer. House boats float, stratified according to the standard of living in water. I take a small hand row boat all by myself, forty years ago, this is in the Veli boat club. I have come straight from school, there is no time to pull out those off-w...
by SivaRamanathan
15 Nov 2012, 21:45
Forum: Writer's Block - Where The Poets Hang
Topic: "Hate gave you me for a lover"
Replies: 2
Views: 3905

Re: "Hate gave you me for a lover"

Billy
I have read this poem of yours.What is strong about Michael's poem is that it is sparse.

Siva Ramanath
by SivaRamanathan
04 Nov 2012, 23:23
Forum: Writer's Block Palaver
Topic: Train At Three Levels
Replies: 4
Views: 4245

Re: Train At Three Levels

Michael
I thought you wanted me to double space the words.This is fine,only it looks too crowded.

Siva

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