Dr John Celes

Gold Star - 7,499 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Comments about Dr John Celes

  • Rookie Mo. (6/12/2007 8:07:00 AM)

    A Doctor and a Poet.
    Great Job! !

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  • Gold Star - 7,499 Points Dr. A.celestine Raj Manohar Md (3/16/2006 1:16:00 PM)

    Why blame the poor birds, Tomas?
    They get afflicted by diseases in innocent ways UNLIKE human beings who get HIV/AIDS!

  • Gold Star - 7,499 Points Dr. A.celestine Raj Manohar Md (8/26/2005 8:30:00 AM)

    Dear 'Uncle' poet R.R.,
    I've created the free e-book as per your request.
    With regards,
    Dr John Celes

  • Rookie - 26 Points Rajaram Ramachandran (8/25/2005 10:52:00 PM)

    Dr. John Celes,
    My dear friend, why can't you create a poetry e-book of yours, so that we can keep the treasure of your contribution to the poetry world in our computer and read it slowly, as it is time consuming. To read more than 1500 poems is not that much easy in a short time. Please create on e-book for my sake.
    Rajaram Ramachandran.

  • Gold Star - 7,499 Points Dr. A.celestine Raj Manohar Md (5/6/2005 7:00:00 PM)

    Dear Pablo,
    Anyone is free to set or break any poetry record here! However, I do not think anyone can post more than a thousand Sonnets like I've done.That's my record.In case someone can go past it, I can always submit some more.May be, you had not read my biography leisurely!
    As a poet, one must neither feel jealous of others nor ridicule another fellow-poet! That's my principle.
    thank you for the info.
    Dr John Celes

  • Rookie Pablo . (4/4/2005 11:55:00 PM)

    Dear Dr. John Celes

    About the topic of holding a record, in the number of submitted poems, as mentioned in your Biography section of this web site.

    Currently, Robert Rorabeck, pen name R.C. Abbekka
    is determined to break your record, in fact he already has.

    Though i can vouch personally,
    that it’s just a desperate attempt
    to etch his name in the Halls of Fame and recognition

    (though he really doesn’t care about anyone, except himself,
    and nosedives into profanities, just to fill the page, and his ego)

  • Rookie Pradeep Dhavakumar (2/1/2005 3:16:00 AM)

    Its no easy tast writing so many poems.I read some and they are simple and sweet.Congratulations and all the best for your records.

  • Gold Star - 7,499 Points Dr. A.celestine Raj Manohar Md (12/12/2004 1:46:00 PM)

    Thanks Janet.
    I took the pen-name 'Dr John Celes' because i'm a physician/my christian Confirmation name is JOHN/people call me endearingly as 'Celes' for short/there is another person well-known called john celes already in history/John is the famous name of many good poets in english.However, I'm very proud of my original name as well which is rather long and i do write equally and post in my original name.but can anyone prevent the'gush that flows in your life of poetry from time to time'? It is not always that you find gems among your treasures! Thanks for your prayers.God knows how to award and reward his righteous souls.

  • Rookie Janet Mary Zylstra (12/10/2004 3:11:00 PM)

    As a Christian writer myself, I stand by Dr Celes' choice to expose himself and his faith in beautiful poetry to a world which today, as much as in Jesus' time, despises anything good, clean and pure. If you don't use your 'natural' name, it's
    probably because he has a certain consideration for the majority of us Westerners
    who cannot pronounce lengthy words in other languages. I too am a polyglot, but
    Indian languages did not make up part of my education. There is so much smut
    around that I do not believe anybody can write too many Christian, God praising
    poems. Keep up the good work. I'm praying for you.

  • Rookie - 150 Points Poetry Hound (12/4/2004 9:40:00 AM)

    Why on earth would you want to be recognized for how many poems you write? Why not instead seek recognition from others regarding the quality of your output? But alas, you'll not get that from me.

Best Poem of Dr John Celes

Sonnet: A Lost Friendship

You were my friend then: now almost stranger!
Our friendship appeared once very glorious;
What happened meantime, gives me great anger;
Our friendship no longer remains serious.

Fool you were, to be misled by others,
Who drove a giant wedge ’midst our friendship;
Cut off is our friendship, which me bothers;
A nadir has come in our relationship.

What years of intimacy have been lost?
You’ve been foolish, very much on your part;
Our friendship today is just but a ghost;
Won’t your eyes see the true love in my heart?

Dear friend however,...

Read the full of Sonnet: A Lost Friendship

Sonnet: On Modern Wars

Oh, modern warfare is ruthlessly fought,
With men buried alive in trenches deep;
And blown to smithereens, in crossfire caught,
While kith and kin, wives, mothers, loved ones weep!

’Tis fight to death- bodies you can’t retrieve;
Or maimed so grotesquely, none can discern;
Some lost; some taken prisoners, morn and eve;
Blood-shed like river- yet not world’s concern.

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