What is a poem?
A great poem
(I do not know how many people have written a poem on a poem. Our Saanu puthiran has done it .It is so great , so moving and so clear , That possibly an ignoramus like me should stop writing poems. If I have failed to bring out the emotions of this poet, I seek his pardon.
A great quotation on poem by another great poet
Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, cry, prickle, be silent, makes your toe nails twinkle, makes you want to do this or that or nothing, makes you know that you are alone in the unknown world, that your bliss and suffering is forever shared and forever all your own. ― Dylan Thomas )
I started thinking, “What is this poem?”
And as my thought rotated and rotated,
Drizzles of thoughts fell down fast,
And I am giving below all those drizzles.
Is a poem , the stacking of words , born from desire?
Is a poem the very pleasant state of news that we tell?
Is it the proper cooked state got out of rhyming the first or second letters?
Is it the flowing sound arising from the teeming figure of speech?
Is it the growing emotions freed from the darkness of the mind?
Is it the imagination which was pushed by the rolling incidents?
Whatever it may be I am able to realize only one thing.
It would shine in a nest and even after it moves away ,it would shine,
The Word Kadavul(God) came from the words mind as well that which has crossed,
WE can show the body and show it as “this” but can we do it to the soul?
Yes, are you realizing that poem is bit of a soul?
Like the God who makes himself visible ,
In the screen of mind of devotees who search for him,
The pleasure of a poem catches hold ,
Of the inner eyes of all those who learn it.
Suppose we are searching for the meaning of the poem,
Of the inner mind, we would be overjoyed ,
To know that is an artistic creation which makes you ecstatic.
I am telling you in sentences what has woken up,
From all those lines which has ebbed out of mind,
May be some words are wrong, but is there not a scent?
Let your pleasant flow of your opinions ,
Brighten my mind, add exuberance to my feelings,
And further increase the clarity of my mind along with joy,
Forever as poems.