Poetry

Clothes Upon Clothes

When clothes first came to me In all their glory Not a kingly alm or its consideration Not a renaissance to hide self corruption From the corrupted Necessity for political nakedness Or its capitalist subjugation Skin was suddenly not warm Cold was now winterwear Emotions and monsoons soaked by underwear […]

October 8, 2017 · 0 comments · Poetry

Mother

Before your stone I stand a prodigal This creed of despair is all- All that is left of my grieving ink You my dearest rose Found it fair to wither So that I could blossom But dear mother, I cannot write in despair Neither can my lines Prolong this hope […]

October 8, 2017 · 0 comments · Poetry

Love Action

To kindle the fire of love action on earth is the drivin’ force behind our birth. To bring it to fulfillment sweet is our life‘s joy and deepest need. From the dark root to the flower in bloom, from slavery‘s oppression to freedom true, from killin’ aggression to ecstatic love […]

October 1, 2017 · 1 comment · Poetry

A Child Is Murdered

Is it the first time? No This is nothing new Either it is killed in the womb Or after it has seen the first streak of daylight But Yes, inside school premises is shocking An innocent life cut off mercilessly As if a wild animal has slit the throat of […]

October 1, 2017 · 3 comments · Poetry

Reflection

I saw my face in the still lake It was different from what I’d seen there last I picked a glass – piece, with a crack in it And I looked  at  the  vision  aghast I ran home to my exotic mirror To glance at a winsome reflection But  to […]

October 1, 2017 · 0 comments · Poetry

Mahakavi Bharathiyar on “Obeisance to BharathaMatha”

By N V Subbaraman, Chennai Here is a nice reverential 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 pays respects to our holy Mother BHARATHAMATHA.  As usual his poem original in Tamil, its English […]

October 1, 2017 · 4 comments · Poetry

Oh Carol, Poem

You treat me like soiled underwear. I work my way through. I gave up jitterbug dancing, that cha-cha-chá, all my eccentric moves, theatric acting, poetry slams. I seek refuge away old films, nightmares you jumping from my raspberry Geo Chevy Tracker repeat you stunt from my black 2002 S-10 Chevy […]

October 1, 2017 · 0 comments · Poetry

Mahakavi Bharathi on “Clarity”!

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 CLARITY required for success in life. As usual his poem original in […]

September 24, 2017 · 6 comments · Poetry

Flame

A tiny flame, burning inside my core, Kept me radiant and alive And when my world was dark and sore Its warmth and glow helped me survive The trauma and the injuries I suffered Added more spark to my flickering flame Instead of dying down it preferred To  take the […]

September 24, 2017 · 0 comments · Poetry

Fifty-Four Days

On the 54th morning,  postnasal drip of not having coffee yet,  my driving to work  in my metal box car continues. The horizon is a palette,  pink and blue and Van Gogh yellows. And yet, I do suddenly realize out loud to myself, how bad you truly felt. We will […]

September 24, 2017 · 0 comments · Poetry