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Premium Member Haiku 1
The Original Sin: Rhyming Haiku!
 
Haiku
should never rhyme:
it’s a crime!
?Michael R. Burch
 
The herons stand,
sentry-like, at attention ...
rigid observers of some unknown command.
?Michael R. Burch
 
Late
fall;
all
the golden leaves turn black underfoot:
soot
?Michael R. Burch
 
Dry leaf...

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Categories: epigram, family, heart, love, mother son, nature, seasons,
Form: Haiku



Premium Member Epigrams V
Epigrams V
by Michael R. Burch

Autumn Conundrum
by Michael R. Burch

It’s not that every leaf must finally fall,
it’s just that we can never catch them all.

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Piercing the Shell
by Michael R. Burch

If we strip away all the accouterments...

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Categories: giggle, humor, humorous, irony, literature, word play,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Additional advice to those would be King from the THIRUK-KURAL with Commentary
Additional free advice to those* who would be King from the THIRUK-KURAL with Commentary
[*like presidents, prime ministers, dictators of declining (falling or fallen) nations or even empires]

K442: urranOy niikki uraa amai munkaakkum
   ...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bullying, immigration, prison, religion, sympathy, tamil, violence,
Form: Epigram
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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Categories: art, humor, irony, women, word play,
Form: Epigram
Pen Errand
I know that even when others deceive me, you can't decieve me with your blossoming ink of truth.
Go tell them what has happened to our budget,
Tell them that our budget is missing in a broad...

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Categories: art, universe,
Form: Epigram



Premium Member Unquotable quotes: Fat People - XXIX
Unquotable quotes: Fat People – XXIX

(I know this piece sounds mean and cruel but as every single parent must have experienced, this is also the expression of utter exasperation, and perhaps there’s also the slightest...

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Categories: abuse, chocolate, depression, health, humor, hyperbole, natural
Form: Epigram
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: 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: education, humanity, life, philosophy, retirement, tamil,
Form: Epigram
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: creation, poetry, poets, word play, words, writing,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member K169 and K170 of CANTO XVII of the THIRUK-KURAL with Translations and Commentary
K169 and K170 of CANTO XVII of the THIRUK-KURAL with Translations and Commentary

[If one could put together all that has been said, written and published on the Thiruk-Kural and on its progenitor Thiru-Valluvar, it could...

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Categories: bible, evil, hate, jealousy, people, tamil,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Book Three of the THIRUK-KURAL on Un-Authorised and Authorised LOVE: Canto 109, K109 to 133
Book Three of the THIRUK-KURAL on Un-Authorised (concealed) and Authorised (religion-ordained) LOVE: Cantos 109 THAGAIANANGKURAITHTHAL to 133

(Note: Love between mainly the wedded pair from the standpoint of the fair liana-like “lady” of the pliant bamboo-shoulders,...

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Categories: beauty, loneliness, men, sensual, tamil, women,
Form: Epigram
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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Categories: creation, england, imagination, inspiration, judgement, writing,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Unquotable quotes: Teachers - XXI
Unquotable quotes: Teachers – XXI

The pupil, the bitch and the walnut tree, the more the teacher beats them, the better they be.
In the old days, teachers were born to the métier like poets; today softwares...

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Categories: children, humor, parents, student, teacher,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member UNQUOTABLE QUOTES: XLVII - Tongue-Twisting Epigrams
UNQUOTABLE QUOTES: XLVII - Tongue Twisters

If you want to « have » your cake and « eat » it at one and the same time, simple enough, just split it into two equal parts like...

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Categories: england, humor, satire, sensual,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member More iffy coronavirus haiku
yet another iffy coronavirus haiku #1
by michael r. burch

plagued by the Plague
i plague the goldfish
with my verse

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yet another iffy coronavirus haiku #2
by michael r. burch

sunflowers
hang their heads
embarrassed by their coronas

I wrote this poem after having...

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Categories: epigram, america, death, eulogy, health, humanity, natural disasters,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Unquotable quotes: Philosophers - XXII
Unquotable quotes: Philosophers – XXII

Take Socrates: the insignia of a true philosopher is the bald pate and the luxuriant beard – the very reason why women make for such pathetic philosophers.
The bald pate facilitates the...

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Categories: humanity, humor, inspirational, philosophy, racism, religion,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Unquotable quotes: Lawyers - XX
Unquotable quotes – Lawyers:  XX

(No aspersions are willfully or otherwise cast on the honorable profession of the Law. Though I’m not a Barrister, I passed – through self-study – all the subjects at the...

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Categories: abuse, culture, dedication, humor, judgement, money, word
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Unquotable quotes: Witch-Doctors and Tribal Headmen - XXIV Part One
Unquotable quotes: Witch-Doctors and Tribal Headmen* – XXIV-Part One

The Uhr-Father of the embodiment of spiritual power since the Middle Ages must certainly have been the Witch-Doctor of primitive societies who shared power with the Headman...

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Categories: allegory, heaven, humanity, leadership, myth, power, spiritual,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Unquotable quotes: EVIL PEOPLE - VIIIL
Unquotable quotes : EVIL PEOPLE – VIIIL (42)

Animals (amphibians, reptiles),  birds, insects, dinosaurs and even imaginary beasts kill to eat. Humans for pleasure, pain and profit.

Evil people never think of Evil lest they feel...

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Categories: abuse, evil, leadership, people, power, tamil,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member UNQUOTABLE QUOTES: XLIX - Tongue Teasers
UNQUOTABLE QUOTES: Tongue-Teasers - XLIX

« Third Degree » is when you add « Insult to injury ».

If you take everything everybody says with a « pinch of salt », we’ll soon be able to drink...

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Categories: humor, irony, race, word play,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Unquotable quotes: Beggars - XXX
Unquotable quotes: Beggars - XXX

Who said beggars cannot be choosers?

Who chooses for them the place, the moment or the people they choose to beg from; the hours of the begging day; the alms they refuse;...

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Categories: august, french, holiday, leadership, power, sun,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Niitthaar Perumai, The Fundamental Role of the Ascetic: Canto 3, K29 and K30 of the Thirukkural
Niitthaar Perumai, The Fundamental Role of the Ascetic: Canto 3, K29 and K30 of the Thirukkural by Thiruvalluvar
(In these kurals, I give both the "unrefined" versions using connective particles and modified post-positions (in Tamil: according...

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Categories: dedication, devotion, spiritual, tamil,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Unquotable quotes: Gals, Dolls, Bitches and Broads - XXXVII Part Two
Unquotable quotes: Gals, Dolls, Bitches and Broads – XXXVII

An adulterous couple soon make lying, cheating and downright treachery (not to mention their role as carriers of germs within the orbit of the family) the principal...

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Categories: girl, mother, mother daughter, mother son, nature,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Unquotable quotes:Gals, Dolls, Bitches and Broads - XXXVII Part One
Unquotable quotes: Gals, Dolls, Bitches and Broads – XXXVII

( No aspersions are being cast here, willingly or otherwise, on the fairer, stronger and infinitely more sagacious sex. Even if these over-used words are somewhat overloaded...

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Categories: family, girl, husband, men, parents, wife, women,
Form: Epigram
CREATIVITY OF UNIVERSE
SENSE OF UNIVERSAL CREATIVITY CONCEPT BEYOND COSMIC CREATURES REVIEW.
WHY, HOW, WHEN, WHO DESIGNED THE SYLLOGE KNOW HOW CREATOR ONLY KEN. 
OBVIOUSLY, SINCE INCEPTION OF MACROCOSMOS INFINITY TIMES LAPSED THE COINER SELF EXISTENCE HYPOTHESIS GIST AND...

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Categories: epigram, adventure, allah, analogy, art, bible, birth, blessing,
Form: Prose Poetry