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My Uncanny Sighs of Distress and the Tears of Tribulation
I’m in distress
I can’t express
How I feel deep down inside
This feeling is a terrible tide
How do I impress
Everyone here in excess?
I’m just here to simply abide
By God’s Law, I don’t subside

My tears are diamonds in...

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Categories: classical, angst, courage, emotions, encouraging, endurance,
Form: Rhyme



Village in the Valley
Village in the Valley left behind, and then it's a fine find
Mountain in the making...in the dark alleys of my mind

You're a flashlight
In the night
You are a friend 
Till the end
Bite the bullet
You're the village...

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Categories: classical, deep,
Form: Free verse
The Bartender
Twenty two years had passed  by

She blinked, and a lifetime had passed

She started this job as a lark

She never thought it would last

Two husbands and rehab were part of this bar

The husbands...her clients all...

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Categories: classical, america, community, family, heart, society, strength, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
Peace Prayer
These are peace poems, prayer poems, hymns and lullabies I have written for family, friends and the world over the years ...

Peace Prayer
by Michael R. Burch

for Jim Dunlap

Be calm.
Be still.
Be silent, content.

Be one with the...

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Categories: classical, beauty, blessing, love, nature, peace, prayer, time,
Form: Free verse
Otomo no Sakanoue no Iratsume translation
To a Daughter More Precious than Gems
by Otomo no Sakanoue no Iratsume
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Heaven's cold dew has fallen—
and thus another season arrives.
Oh, my child living so far away,
do you pine for me...

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Categories: classical, child, childhood, children, daughter, girl, mother, mother
Form: Tanka



Premium Member Wisdom's Marching Council
I know you invited the Brothers to side-line along,
but only if we are here to listen;
Don't speak.

Yet I may have credential for qualifying voice.
For I, like some of you,
know what it means to develop cooperative,
too...

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Categories: classical, deep, health, poverty, race, wisdom, women,
Form: Political Verse
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 
the THIRUK-KURAL

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

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: classical, beauty, character, creation, god, identity, truth,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member The Book - The Narrative Style
~The Book~
 ( Narrative / Short Story)


 Shhh...Be quiet! please...or you'll wake up everyone...

 Did you see what that young man did all this evening at the table while taking some of his notes?
 Yes,...

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Categories: classical, beautiful, books, fantasy, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Where do we come in
Where do we come in
					in medias res  not knowing nor caring when
doesn’t everybody pine being number one we leave behind our lives in pages  pictures  or else make for images of what...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: classical, caregiving, character, humanity, leadership, people, rights, sports,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
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: classical, anti bullying, patriotic, political, racism, , literature,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Rosalia - The Evil Black Witch of the Harz, Part Four
Rosalia - The Evil Witch of the Harz, Part Four

Rosalia’s Date with Destiny and the Power of Light and Goodness
It is said that the Almighty Lord God works in very mysterious ways . . ....

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Categories: classical, allegory, evil, halloween, horror, magic, mythology, scary,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Week 3 - Brian's Poet Of Note - 'Richard Wilbur Part 1'
Imitation! Creative Compliment, Lacking in Originality, or Plagiarism? 

This week takes me back to college days. I was taking a graduate course (as a Physics major)   in 'Modern Poets' at the University of...

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Categories: classical, love, poetry, poets, , Lullaby,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Book


Shhh...Be quiet! please...or you'll wake up everybody... 

Did you see what that young man did all this evening at the table while taking  some of his notes? 
Yes, sure we did, and so what?...

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Categories: classical, bible, books, conflict, wisdom, writing, prejudice,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member NonEastern Family Politics
I began reading Jane Anna Gordon's "Creolizing Political Theory"
from the back toward the front,
as usual,
because if I appreciate where this narrative journey will end,
then I probably will find we start off with similar questions 
of...

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Categories: classical, culture, health, power, , literature, , western,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Inside the Great Halls of Us






“Inside the Great Halls of Us”



Inside 
The Great Halls of Us,
there resides a ghost 

IT hides in plain sight,
waiting quietly, alone, 
in our dark

there, IT holds ITs light,
to draw us further in,
we nervously laugh IT...

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Categories: classical, i am, science fiction, symbolism,
Form: Narrative
The Untold story of a Sitar 3

 

The Untold story of a Sitar Part 3 Concluded

.
A soothing musical note
Was coming out and floating 
In the air 
In that White coated 
Old auditorium  
Of a different era
Which was so alive before...

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Categories: classical, music, mystery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Beloved Face, Translation of Bharathiyar's poem Asai Mugam by T Wignesan
Translation of Mahakavi Bharathiyar’s poem: “Asai Mugam” or “Beloved Face”
                         ...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: classical, religion, spiritual,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Poetic Encryption Like Ancient Egyptian
Poetic Encryption Like Ancient Egyptian

This terror and threat to poetic clarity,
Becomes a pet rock for some poets.

Words do count for sure, but so does
Clarity unless poets put a mask on.

Encryption can be used to mask...

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Categories: classical, allegory, analogy, emotions, imagination, metaphor, passion, symbolism,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member UNQUOTABLE QUOTES: L 50 - Tongue-Teasing Epigrams
UNQUOTABLE QUOTES: L (50) - Tongue-Teasers

The « early bird catches the worm » only because the worm has not woken up yet.

« I don’t love you ! I hated your father ! » - must...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: classical, art, humor, irony, women, word play,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member War and Peace: That Midst Nations And Nationals
War and Peace: That Midst Nations And Nationals

War and Peace, a classical fiction by Leo Tolstoy, first published as Voyna I Mir in 1865–69. This picturesque reflection of early 19th-century Russian culture saw as its...

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© Hilo Poet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: classical, allegory, angst, life, marriage, war,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Unforgettable Places - Acts
I have so many places/acts dear to my heart
I’m just dying to share some with you
Not to boast, I but honor them, all played a part,
I'm sure helped to bring me in your view!

Tell me...

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Categories: classical, appreciation, blessing, family, life, love,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member The reading of Villon poems at West Berlin's Free University during the 1957-58 Winter Semester
The reading of Villon poems at West Berlin’s Free University, Winter Semester 1957-58
                      ...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: classical, inspirational, passion, poetry, poets, remembrance day, surreal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Speaker, Subject, and Theme in Edna St Vincent Millay's ''Women have loved before as I love now''
“Women Have Loved Before As I Love Now”
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Women have loved before as I love now;
At least, in lively chronicles of the past-
Of Irish waters by a Cornish prow
Or Trojan waters by...

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Categories: classical, betrayal, desire, literature, love, passion, poetess, sin,
Form: Prose
Premium Member A Museum Ap-art
I'd risen from my bed quite early, in the pale silent sunshine,
And I thought to have a day out, and not waste summer's prime.

The world still was sleeping, but the bluebirds sang a tune,
And blooms...

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Categories: classical, adventure, art, beauty, color, fantasy, imagery, summer,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Niitthaar Perumai, the Fundamental Role of the Ascetic, Canto 3 of the Thirukkural by Thiruvalluvar
Niithaar Perumai, the Fundamental Role of Ascetics, Canto 26 of the Thirukkural, the Tamil Classical Treatise on Ethics, Translation and Commentary by T. Wignesan 


[Given the scarcity of information (mostly conflicting even then) on the...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: classical, education, humanity, life, philosophy, retirement, tamil,
Form: Epigram