upcoming January IBPC

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Michael (MV)
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upcoming January IBPC

#1 Post by Michael (MV) » 02 Jan 2013, 19:27

Siva,

If you are not already representing another board, and your poems are not published,

how about representing the Block with one of your very recent post these past 2 weeks.

Please reply here ASAP. If accepting, then please also include all the needed info, as usual.

Thanks,

and Happy New Year, Siva

:)

Michael (MV)




 
 
 
 

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

#2 Post by SivaRamanathan » 04 Jan 2013, 07:29

'A Pair Of Glasses' is my unpublished poem and I am not representing any other group.My mail id is sivakamivelliangiri@gmail.com.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 Pillai was coaxing the cataract in my eyes
towards a corner to make it dissolve in the skin.

Grandfather and grandmother told me stories
of Shiva and Parvathi, and Parvathi
being asked by Shiva to sit with a needle
before every meal to pick up spilt food.

Grandfather said, ’’ Shiva, you know,’’
and how would I know? ‘’You will,
as he has the third eye.''

I too had two eyes, I did not know
they were useless then; so when the Doctor
gave me artificial lenses I felt power.
The power of colour.

Often I thought they were my third eye,
but when I closed my eyes
my lenses became useless.

I had to force my third eye to open
into a reality land;
what I saw there became my first poem.

Lamp posts were no longer ghosts;
lamp posts were lamp posts
and the white chalk cat
was a mere figure drawing
on the black board.

Sivakami Velliangiri

SivaRamanathan
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Re: upcoming January IBPC

#3 Post by SivaRamanathan » 04 Jan 2013, 22:20

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

Michael (MV)
Posts: 1659
Joined: 18 Apr 2005, 04:57

Re: upcoming January IBPC

#4 Post by Michael (MV) » 07 Jan 2013, 12:17

Thank, Siva, for representing The Block, and for providing the necessary info.

Good Luck in the finals

and Good Luck to the Block

:)

Michael (MV)


 

 
 
 
 
 

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