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Genre: Poetry

Inspired Poetry

Robert Frost said, “Poetry is what gets lost in translation.”It’s a great truth. Translating poetry can even make you carve your own noose with the very rope that was used to create the original. The following song from the Tamil movie, Mythili Ennai Kaathali (1986) is an inspired poetry that…

Stereotype

Ferocious fangs of indifferenceDelving into Tender flesh of despised loveKindling untoMomentuous pangs of conscience…

Pincushion

You prickled my life,Here and there,To mark strikingly vivid checkpoints, Where you could step at will,And fetch blood oozing from those stained bins,To polish your nails red;The color you love,The color that kindles you; empowers youFor deliberate annihilation of the soul seeking you.But what comes…

Sum

A half-minded manDrinks from a bowl half-filled with poisonTo be one with love…

Lucid Dream

Every time I dream of Transporters crushing against each otherDropping the mystically treasured cocoonThat slowly but surely breaks into unidentifiable piecesAnd then rapidly reforming itself into tiny odd shapesResembling potatoes with pony tailsLooking as fragile as bubbles ready to burstOn the touch of needle-nosed wizard’s uncompromising nailsThus shooting and…