Poetry

War Kills

War kills in business. War kills at home. You know the answer, honey, but you do the wrong. What will you do when killers come to you? We’ve gone a long way, still don’t know what to do. War kills for sure, is dirty business. But business is strong and […]

September 17, 2017 · 0 comments · Poetry

Your Soul

At this point of time I write a poem to you. When the world is harsh on you, You are never alone. When the things go wrong, You are never alone. Alone is the time where you survive,   A time which makes you realise, That I am here with […]

September 17, 2017 · 0 comments · Poetry

Heaven is My Horse Fly

A common horse fly peripatetic traveler vacationing in my world into my bathroom, (ride me cowboy, fly) it’s summer time- lands on my toilet seat pit stops at Nikki’s Bar & Grill, kitty litter box, refuels. Thirteen round trips buzzing my skin and skull- he calls them “short runs.” Steady […]

September 17, 2017 · 0 comments · Poetry

Valley of Flowers

There are thunder clouds overlooking Verdant valley of flowers Wish you could see the storm in my core And feel invisible showers My loneliness reflects The solitude of nature My escapades with sorrow Are seen in climate’s adventures Despite impending tempest, Nature smiles in blooms, I, too, manage to hide […]

September 17, 2017 · 0 comments · Latest Post, Poetry

Our Sadhus and Sants

India is a land of various beliefs and superstitions It is not that these beliefs exist only in this country The world is crowded with believers who blindly follow These masked men who hypnotize and seal the fate of man They fool and drain their senses of all logical thoughts […]

September 17, 2017 · 1 comment · Latest Post, Poetry

On Mahakavi Bharathiyar’s Memorial Day

By N. V. Subbaraman, Chennai It was on 11th September 1921 that Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathiyar reached his heavenly abode. In his memory, here is my poem original in Tamil, its transliteration and translation in English. Someone asked me why Mahakavi was not awarded BHARATHA RATHNA posthumous and my reply was there […]

September 17, 2017 · 2 comments · Latest Post, Poetry

Changing World

Changing world and climate change. New consciousness and new energies. New outlook and new ways to be. Changing world and climate change. Oceans are risin’ and land is fading. The index is fallin’, money ain’t worth a dime. The rich are gettin’ richer and more children die. Changing world and […]

September 10, 2017 · 1 comment · Poetry

Command to the Mind

By N. V. Subbaraman ,Chennai Here is a beautiful poem by Mahakavi Subhramaniya Bharathiyar, one of the greatest national, patriotic poets from Tamilnadu , who lived in the early part of twentieth century. This poem deals with the importance of obeying  the command of the Almighty-the Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent-one has to submit […]

September 10, 2017 · 3 comments · Poetry

Power Cuts

We profess to live in the 21st century Sometimes I wonder if it is true The daily two to three hours power cuts Compel me to say it is untrue  Sometimes all through the day Sometimes evenings Sometimes until midnight  You sweat and wake up to stroll outside To freshen […]

September 10, 2017 · 2 comments · Poetry

My Span Of Life

Dawn  of  my  life Had  a  limited  space For  me To  run  around I  am  sure, It  was  for  my  protection Noon, I  was  imprisoned In  the  name  of  safety And  of  customs – A  false  projection Most  of  the  life  was A  state  of  war, Constant  struggle, Fights  and  […]

September 10, 2017 · 1 comment · Poetry