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Premium Member Villanelle: No man can on his own escape written fate, for THIRU-VALLUVAR
Villanelle: No man can on his own escape written fate

         For Thiru-Valluvar, the “nameless” author of 

Note: In my previous posts, especially on Canto 38, I...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: canon, beauty, character, creation, god, identity, truth,
Form: Villanelle

Premium Member Bharathidasan's Pulikku nAy enta mUlai, Translated by T Wignesan
Bharathidasan’s “Pulikku nay enta muulai” (To the Tiger, the Dog knows no safe dwelling!) translated by T. Wignesan 

Bharathidasan (1891-1964) was a self-proclaimed disciple of the eminent Brahmin poet: Cuppiramania Bharathiyar (cf. two poems of...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: canon, anti bullying, patriotic, political, racism, , literature,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Soul Stance River - 11
Suddenly, two Indian boys throw themselves into the water like meteors
swiming towards camp chatty as prarie dogs,
they hail from a Teton encampment of 74 lodges a few miles up river
most of the men are feeling...

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Categories: canon, adventure,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Unquotable quotes Writers - XXXVIII
Unquotable quotes: Writers – XXXVIII

     for Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoieski  
     who let not even hope sustain them and who used their...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: canon, creation, england, imagination, inspiration, judgement, writing,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Subject, Aspects of Interest, and Effect of John Keats's ''On the Sonnet''
“On the Sonnet”
by John Keats

If by dull rhymes our English must be chained,
And, like Andromeda, the Sonnet sweet
Fettered, in spite of painéd loveliness;
Let us find out, if we must be constrained,
Sandals more interwoven and complete

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Categories: canon, england, fate, literature, muse, poems, poetry, poets,
Form: Prose

Premium Member Subject, Aspects of Interest, and Effect of William Wordsworth's ''Nuns Fret Not''
“Nuns Fret Not at Their Convent's Narrow Room”
by William Wordsworth

Nuns fret not at their convent’s narrow room;
And hermits are contented with their cells;
And students with their pensive citadels;
Maids at the wheel, the weaver at his...

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Categories: canon, england, metaphor, perspective, poems, poetry, poets, prison,
Form: Prose
Premium Member The Trip of my Life
the grace of Paris
lingering in my thoughts. . . 
Madrid’s grimy walls

As our small group of students entered Madrid, it was an early morning in late January. We had left behind us what has been...

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Categories: canon, travel,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Now I am a Poet
Letter to a novice poet:

(What modern poetry is for me)

Welcome to the family of budding poets, who pen passion and
meaning or anything life holds for them. Enjoy. Buds will sprout
and blossom over time. No buts...

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Categories: canon, adventure, courage, inspirational,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Translation of Eric Mottram's TWENTYEIGHTH LEGAL by T Wignesan
Translation of Eric Mottram’s TWENTYEIGHTH LEGAL (Part One) by T. Wignesan
N.B. If any one is interested in reading the continuation of the extracts of letters that Eric Mottram wrote from America during 1965-66 to...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: canon, america, creation, culture, film, race, writing,
Form: Free verse
Keep Me Good Company
Keep Me Good Company…

From spiraling into unconstructive decay, 
Plugging my volcano of negative gossip & hearsay, 
Planting productive advice to direct my way,
Removes pokey cacti from under my feet,...

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Categories: canon, best friend, destiny, environment, faith, friendship, inspirational,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Spirit Shadows of Sadness
Part Two
San Francisco, California
Melodee’s apartment with a view of the bay

“It’s the month of May. The 29th no less. The number of sorrow for me.”
“Cassaro, everything is sorrow and suffering for you.”
I glared at her.

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Categories: canon, death, depression, may,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Soul Stance River - 5
The delegation arrives in a procession of handsome, barbaric lineage
rugged in animal accoutrements and subdued in the presence of the future's skin,
the women, fine in wild beauty are bejeweled in beads, white and blues
that accent...

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Categories: canon, history,
Form: Epic

So if my vocal folds can’t collaborate to produce sounds to communicate loudly to your beautiful mind that I have an endless mission of loving you, can’t there be any mere articulation...

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Categories: canon, art, beauty, emotions, humor, i love you,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Anglo-Norman arising
  the wealth of norman England is poised to grow
  towns enlarge, markets exchange, a fresh fertilising sprinkled culture
  kingdoms extend with numbers reducing
  old and new empires jostle, reshaping across...

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© Ian Love  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: canon, england, history, identity, immigration, language, people, social,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Other Bruises
This is for the victims and survivors,
the ageing men who were once little boys, 
they were not angels, they were normal boys,
naughty, grubby, thoughtless, a bit lazy -
they would have outgrown their youthful folly:
they were...

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© Beth Evans  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: canon, abuse, care, children, christian, innocence, men,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Reality Check
A kangaroo in dungarees hops hopefully 
	To win first prize in the Favs contest hot
		On the heels of an enlightening glow worm

Surely life is no competition but the stage lights
	Reverberates all the promising contenders
		Reincarnation oils...

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Categories: canon, fashion,
Form: Free verse
On a Night I Can't Write
I was going to write a poem,
but my brain went on fire,
and the fumes and darkened charcoal
swallowed up all poetic ability and
let breathe only ebony dust in the 
darkened gunpowder night, it's 1:37am,
and I'm lighting...

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Categories: canon, on writing and words, visionary, care, night,
Form: Free verse
trumpet call 2 hide b4 armageddon
if zee al chemist trump doth win go hide in the bunker 
to save your ass
brace yourself as this don holed 
confabulates that gold iz brass
and conjures prestidigitation 
like spinning false hoods in2 truth -...

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Categories: canon, america, angst, bullying, humorous, leadership, november, usa,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Villanelle: Whose terse lines lie entangled in the colophon
Villanelle: Whose terse lines lie entangled in the colophon
 for the author - male or female, prince or pauper, playboy or priest - of the
   THIRUKKURAL*, the reputed "bible" of the...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: canon, appreciation, bible, celebration, dedication, poetry, tamil, writing,
Form: Villanelle
From chaos to cosmos
From cosmos to Barbados
From Barbados to Cricket

Fifty odd years
CAT EEG Resurrection
An original me?

If you know
The fundamental difference
Between 1 and 2

First comes the moon
Second comes the yellow
Last come the clouds and bats

They move...

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Categories: canon, poetry,
Form: Haiku
59th Minute
Its the last minute of the 11th hour
I have seen a demon wondering searching for a soul
A priest coveting the ass of another man's woman at church
Convince people you have a speed dial to God's...

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Categories: canon, africa, allah, allegory, angel, art, bible, god,
Form: Lyric
On My Way Home
It all starts when your 13, 
and all the girls they want to be queens. 
They all wanted to have crowns of gold and steal. 
They wanted to rule kingdoms that were their body’s and...

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© Merel vdb  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: canon, 11th grade, abuse, addiction, anxiety, child abuse,
Form: Free verse
I Seek The Uncensored Inside Scoop
Akin to a journalist (hoofing
NOT huffing on the beat)
heedful, mindful, and pain fully aware, bleat
me, asper caveats help me set sights
tacking within parameters of lawfulness,

when questing without sparking browbeat
upon my person, or worse...proceeding toward
said abstract...

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Categories: canon, addiction, adventure, anger, care, environment, journey, meaningful,
Form: Free verse
Preacher E Lye

Preacher E. Lye

He wears his white collar backwards
Piggy attenuated pagan wives’ tale
say the trigger Finger Man
has snake eyes in the back of his head

Got a gravelly-low, porcupine voice
that is cobra flatline prairie legendary

Using a lethal...

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Categories: canon, evil, violence, wisdom, word play,
Form: Ballad
Tick Tock Tick Tock

(Aye apologize for straying way
outside thee usual canon -
     a poetic souffle,
boot desperation
     finds me cent less,
     Thus i pray
for divine intercession, this...

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Categories: canon, 11th grade, 12th grade, 4th grade, 7th
Form: ABC