veeraiyah subbulakshmi


The Catamarans@kattumaram - Poem by veeraiyah subbulakshmi

The catamaran floats silently in the shallow water,
Waves and whales not bothered, a lone man on board,
The logs of palm tied together to sail through the waves,
It floats always, never drowned, but drifted sideways.

The modern catamarans of logical mind,
Accumulate as many as heavily battered wounds,
No time to heal and no willing to dispose and disown,
The overloaded catamarans certainly drown.

Look at our own jammed up hearts and minds,
Where we stored all ill revengeful thoughts,
Not to let our catamaran to sink in wasteful worries,
Pick one by one and throw away all that unnecessary.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Kattuumaram is a tamil word and it means 'the logs tied together'

Comments about The Catamarans@kattumaram by veeraiyah subbulakshmi

  • Bronze Star - 2,126 Points Kee Thampi (8/27/2012 6:52:00 PM)

    a poem makes a solace to wounds of wood
    The modern catamarans of logical mind,
    Accumulate as many as heavily battered wounds,
    No time to heal and no willing to dispose and disown,
    The overloaded catamarans certainly drown.

    Look at our own jammed up hearts and minds, (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,126 Points Kee Thampi (8/27/2012 6:52:00 PM)

    a poem makes a solace to wounds of wood
    The modern catamarans of logical mind,
    Accumulate as many as heavily battered wounds,
    No time to heal and no willing to dispose and disown,
    The overloaded catamarans certainly drown.

    Look at our own jammed up hearts and minds, (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 499 Points Rajendran Muthiah (8/27/2012 9:26:00 AM)

    The heavily battered/overloaded catamarans become illogical and go mad. To save it from drowning, let out the vengeful thoughts one by one. A good suggestion. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 499 Points Rajendran Muthiah (8/27/2012 9:12:00 AM)

    The overloaded catamarans become illogical and frustrated. You have suggested a good way to be free of the vengeful thoughts. A good metaphor. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,228 Points Thomas A Robinson (8/25/2012 1:44:00 AM)

    A very timely gift of wisdom I will be using immediately, I mean right now! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 24, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 25, 2012


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