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Identity Apples
Identity Apples

iam a fat skeleton, resurrecting 
from the sad memories of dada 
and dark mysteries of aminism 
iam buganda 
i bleed hope 
i drip the honey of fortune 
makerere, think tank of africa 
i dance...

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Categories: africa, analogy, anxiety, assonance, bangla, bereavement,
Form: Didactic

Premium Member Animal 'Quackers' - Comments and Response from PoemHunter
** ORIGINAL MESSAGE ******************** 
Lora Colon –

Okay, Long Tooth. You have some explaining to do. Really. I'm not sure what you are trying to say in this poem.

I 'sort of' get the...

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Categories: appreciation, engagement, humor,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Week 2 - Brian's Poet of Note - 'Herman Hesse'
Brian’s Poet of Note – ‘Herman Hesse’ Week 2

This week I thought I would discuss translating poetry from another language. I just finished retranslating from German this poem ‘Stufen’ from Hesse’s famous novel ‘The Glass...

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Categories: poetry, poets, writing,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Origin of Christianity

Origin of Christianity

(If you don't like religious writes don't read on)

It may surprise some that Jesus was born a Jew, his parents Joseph and Mary were Jewish, both from the tribe of Judah, in the...

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Categories: bible, christian, faith, history, jewish, religious, truth,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member On the need to avoid being envious: CANTO XVII, K161, K162 of the THIRUK-KURAL
On the need to avoid being envious: Canto XVII, K161, K162 of the THIRUK-KURAL, Translation with Commentary

[ ENVY, of course, knows no racial nor ethnic boundaries, but I wouldn't be wrong, I dare say, ...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: didactic, evil, hate, jealousy, racism, tamil,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member Week 1 - Brian's Poet of Note - 'Jack Gilbert'
A Brief For The Defense 

Sorrow everywhere. Slaughter everywhere. If babies 
are not starving someplace, they are starving 
somewhere else. With flies in their nostrils. 
But we enjoy our lives because that's what God wants....

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Categories: didactic, joy, life, love,
Form: Free verse
Social settings have stigma attached to this. 
Atmospherically climactic negative correlations sustain society. 
Civilized individuals are naturally monogamous; serially… 
On the other hand gender segregated facility.

Men and woman,
Penis and vagina,
Birds and bees,
Conditions and stipulations…

A rule...

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Categories: assonance, relationship, social, society, together, trust, truth,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Thiru-Valluvar on Praising Ladies of their qualities: Canto 112 - Nalam Punainthu Uraiththal
Thiru-Valluvar on Praising the Good Qualiities of Ladies: Canto 112 - Nalam Pinainththu Uraiththal

[The poet devotes the third part of his treatise, the Thiruk-Kural to INBATHTHUPPAAL, the amorous relationship between the sexes, i.e.,  cantos...

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Categories: didactic, beauty, culture, relationship, tamil, true love, women,
Form: Epigram
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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Categories: didactic, education, humanity, life, philosophy, retirement, tamil,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member New Day
No way! It's a new day. 
Now I can sit and write poetry all freaking day.

Time to get serious.

Each new day is the most important day in this life. 

A life is a blessing. 


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Categories: appreciation, beautiful, beauty, change, deep, life,
Form: Didactic
The Rant
Gone now are the wondrous minds of old,
whose era treasured learning over gold,
And humble were the thoughts and words of these,
who, trothed to truth, would now be left displeased,
by hurried tempers bent on winning wars,

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Categories: people, philosophy, political, society, truth, universe, wisdom,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Unquotable quotes: Poets - XXXVI
Unquotable quotes: Poets, Poetasters and Platos – XXXVI

     For James McAuley – in remembrance of a memorable week in Cardiff 1965 

The greatest poet ever is NOT Homer, Lao Tse, Ovid,...

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Categories: didactic, creation, poetry, poets, word play, words, writing,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Sibling rivalry with the children of Abraham

For thousands of years animosity has existed between the Arabs and the Jews, we know this, but what is the reason? 
Let’s go back in time and try to...

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Categories: arabic, bible, christian, conflict, history, jewish, world,
Form: Didactic
Waiting waitng...... 
For the all-mighty godot 
godot godot.....I ask myself 
Where are you? 

I have searched the 
tempestuous seas 
I have toiled the arid desert 
All to no avail 
I have defiled timidity into the...

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Categories: anger
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Vapor Barrier Mastic
Oxygen is depleting from what remains within the confines of which, a means to an end, lie guarded. Watch as hope disappears within the aftermath of this wreckage, which was constructed-meticulously seeking absolute perfection…; only...

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Categories: abuse, allusion, betrayal, character, deep, fear, humanity,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Don't Just Murmur
Don’t Just Murmur



Are we going to enter the ill-fated whirlpool 

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Categories: visionary,
Form: Didactic
What is the Nectar
Most of us can feel,
A disturbing pain of
Negative empotive ache
In some form
In our lives.

This can happen to us so much.
Eventually you may be
Annoyed, bored, deppressed
From that disturbing ache.

Than we say:
"Life is painful, boring, bad."
Don't be...

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Categories: dedication,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Tough Love
My evolving definition of Tough Love:

Messages sent by someone with political-economic power over you,
sent by an authoritative administrator of future positive 
and/or negative 
intending some version of
"my way or the highway,
Win-Lose strategic communication.

MyWay v. LoserWay...

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Categories: anger, fear, humanity, love, nature, relationship,
Form: Didactic
call me black gold or handsome devil
How did you find me, my undeterred and awesomely daring love?
When I flew away into time years ago like a dove.
And you sat upon the cold rocks...

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Categories: africa, courage, desire, destiny, earth,
Form: Didactic

TO BE is that existential moment that defines each of us on our
respective life paths as we each individually acknowledge the
reality of our human existence on...

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Categories: courage, destiny, devotion, emotions, feelings, heaven, hope,
Form: Didactic
Houses and Homes
It's said that a house is not a home
rather, home is where the heart is
I can agree with this statement
Of course, I have a wife and 2 growing kids
And when it’s time to go to...

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Categories: heart, home, house,
Form: Didactic
Alligator Charm
She maneuvers gracefully without fins or flippers
creating no ripples in deep blue waters
sneaking calmly upon jittery preys
and disguise herself in the middle of the day

A sudden thrust from beneath the fog
she buries herself under a...

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Categories: love, wisdom,
Form: Didactic
Letters to my love
My love; it has been a long time since I wrote you a letter
Flowing from the rivers of my heart
A poem of your unfailing love which has halted my soul
And has...

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Categories: autumn,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member He who creates re-creates himself
          for René Passeron*

             You may not grow old too soon

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: art, time,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Intransigence
Intransigence- A bold unwillingness to compromise.

The intelligent doubt everything- critical thinking is the hallmark of intelligence!
For example- God doesn't exist!

Student: But how do we know that, what is the proof?

Well there is no definitive...

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Categories: atheist, creation, education, faith, god, science, student,
Form: Didactic