UNNIKRISHNAN E S

Gold Star - 75,268 Points (01.12.1957 / PUTHENCHIRA, KERALA, INDIA)

Silly Season - Poem by UNNIKRISHNAN E S

1. Spring

Fragrance!
The darkest spell
Of the cold witch is over.
Nature plays Holi; gulal spreads.
Spring springs.



2. Summer
Parched sun
Heaves a sigh hot.
Last of the spring flowers
Have dried and withered long back
Sun strokes.


3. Autumn
Drizzling
All through the day.
Warns the lingering breeze,
"Gear up, the worst is yet coming"
The fall.

4. Winter
Cold winds,
Gloomy gray skies
Blandest of all seasons
Harbinger of all maladies
Blank verse.

Topic(s) of this poem: seasons

Form: Cinquain


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Poet's Note:
A collection of four Cinquains. My first attempt at this form of poetry. Hope you like it.
Vocabulary
1. Silly season: a period marked by frivolous, outlandish, or illogical activity or behavior

2. Holi: The festival of colours celebrated in the North India, usually by mid-March, which marks the end of winter or onset of spring

3. Gulal: The coloured water, powder etc. used to colour bodies of people, as part of Holi celebrations (Hindi)

Comments about Silly Season by UNNIKRISHNAN E S

  • Rebecca NavarreRebecca Navarre (9/1/2019 5:52:00 PM)

    Incredible imagery, beautifully written! ..
    Thank you ever so much for sharing! ..
    Ever so many
    10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ...............................+++++
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    Unnikrishnan E S(9/1/2019 7:16:00 PM)

    Hi Becca,
    Thank you for throwing deep insight into the poem and the appreciation of my efforts

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (8/16/2019 9:42:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem written in a unique style. Interesting to read the various characteristics of seasons. Loved about autumn.

    'Drizzling
    All through the day.
    Warns the lingering breeze,
    " Gear up, the worst is yet coming"
    The fall.'... is so nice. Thanks for sharing.10++++
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    Unnikrishnan E S(8/16/2019 12:07:00 PM)

    Thank you Anilji. Your detailed observations show that you have gone through the poem thoroughly. I am deeply obliged for the appreciation.

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  • Liza SudinaLiza Sudina (8/12/2019 1:00:00 PM)

    गर्मियों, शरद ऋतु, सर्दियों, वसंत। सुंदर कविता। धन्यवाद! (Report)Reply

    Unnikrishnan E S(8/13/2019 8:55:00 AM)

    Hi Liza,
    I am dumbfounded. I understand that you are a Russian. Then, I am at a loss to understand how you could write in Hindi,

    And thank you for readymy poem and honouring me with your comments. Obliged.

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (8/8/2019 12:40:00 PM)

    I do not have any idea about this form of poetry.But your poem is extremely beautiful. Let me quote a stanza-
    1. Spring

    Fragrance!
    The darkest spell
    Of the cold witch is over.
    Nature plays Holi; gulal spreads.
    Spring springs.
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    Unnikrishnan E S(8/13/2019 8:51:00 AM)

    Part 2
    Thank you for the time and the valuable observations on the poems.

    Unnikrishnan E S(8/13/2019 8:51:00 AM)

    Normally, almost all forms of poetry in the English literature insists on a rhyme scheme, apart from the meter. In order to conform to the rhyme scheme, one should have extraordinary command on vocabulary. Should be a real wordsmith. Which, I am not.
    Cinquain is one form, which does not have the rhyme scheme. Just like the Japanese forms like haiku etc, it has just a scheme of number of syllables. It is 2-4-6-8-2. So, I found it very simple.

    Contd

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (8/7/2019 1:52:00 PM)

    Though it is your first attempt at this form of poetry from a collection of four Cinquains, yet it is so brilliant and fantastic. The events and festivals as per season are well executed. Holi; gulal in Spring, dried and withered flowers in Summer, lingering breeze in Autumn and Cold winds in Winter are touchingly portrayed. A fabulous work.10 (Report)Reply

    Unnikrishnan E S(8/7/2019 7:26:00 PM)

    Thank you, Kumarmani Sir, fit your wonderful comments. Your words are so valuable to me.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (8/6/2019 1:42:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem that emphasizes the four Seasons
    and expresses in brilliant detail their respective attributes.
    A compelling imagery that lingers in the mind of a reader.
    Beautifully crafted write.
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    Unnikrishnan E S(8/6/2019 8:22:00 PM)

    Thank you, Rose Marie for the insightful observations. Obliged.

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  • Jez BurlJez Burl (8/6/2019 1:35:00 AM)

    Wow, you have brilliantly penned four majestic cinquains of the seasons! To my poem list and 10+++++ (Report)Reply

    Unnikrishnan E S(8/6/2019 1:53:00 AM)

    Thank you Jez. This was my first attempt at Cinquains. Your words make my day.

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  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (8/5/2019 7:41:00 PM)

    A refined poetic imagination, Unnikrishnan. You may like to read my poem, Love And Iust. Thank you. (Report)Reply

    Unnikrishnan E S(8/6/2019 12:26:00 AM)

    Sir,
    I have read your poem and posted my observations on your page. Thank you for the invite

    Unnikrishnan E S(8/6/2019 12:22:00 AM)

    Thank you sir, for your time visiting my page and expressing your appreciation. Obliged.

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  • Nosheen IrfanNosheen Irfan (8/3/2019 9:36:00 AM)

    It might be your first attempt at this form of writing but i must congratulate you on writing this brilliant piece. Your poetic prowess is quite evident and i would like to read more poems of this nature from you. A poem that captures the spirit of seasons artistically. Kudos! (Report)Reply

    Unnikrishnan E S(8/3/2019 9:56:00 AM)

    Thank you Nosheen, for reading my new poem immediately on posting it on ph. And the wonderful encouraging comments. Obliged, Nosheen.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 3, 2019



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