Kesav Venkat Easwaran

Rookie - 288 Points (June 5th / Kerala- India)

The Countdown Ring - Poem by Kesav Venkat Easwaran

Beneath a sky of graying frowns,
Behind a waning moon,
Beneath a group of frozen clouds,
Bereft of raining moods,
Beneath a bunch of aging stars,
Bemused to wink or shine,
Before a sea of stoic waves-
Belongs to shores alien,
Besieged by hostile gang of birds-
Believes in not to sing,
Beside a smiling fate he girds-
Begins the countdown ring

Kesav Venkat Easwaran
04 12 08

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  • (6/5/2010 1:59:00 AM)

    ‘Beside a smiling fate, he remains; /Begins the counting down...’

    Climaxed here ‘smiling fate’ and remembering it…and ‘down-counting’…just made a little paradigm shift Sir excuse me
    10//10++ hf
    Ms. Nivedita
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  • (2/5/2009 8:05:00 AM)

    How everything conspires at one's dawning. Veery well written. (Report) Reply

  • Vidi Writes (1/30/2009 8:15:00 AM)

    Count Down, a stage, we all will fall into
    Dear poet, is it so painful? so murky?
    Each line gives a punch of its own
    Apparent, a truth beyond any doubt.

    Wonderful lines...
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  • (1/7/2009 11:13:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem. Love & hugs................. (Report) Reply

  • Kassem Oude (12/27/2008 2:16:00 PM)

    Every being has its counting down. Why this one would be in bad wheather? Good writing, I enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

  • (12/27/2008 10:16:00 AM)

    For me it is your best work sir.
    There are so many emotions engraved in this poem.
    Thank you for this piece.
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  • (12/26/2008 9:24:00 PM)

    very poetic, a lone man amidst the back dropp of the world, the ambience well created great work sir-10 (Report) Reply

  • (12/25/2008 5:01:00 AM)

    In these days, when some so-called poets divorse all the aids to poetry like alliteration, personification, rhyme, rhythm etc. and present some bland prose-like pieces in the guise of poems, this poem is like a fresh breath of air in sultry weather. All the lines starting with a 'B' and your reference to Nature in a multiple ways are a couple of remarkable features of this poem. Truly well-crafted. (Report) Reply

  • (12/18/2008 11:37:00 PM)

    Very nice! Love it :) (Report) Reply

  • (12/18/2008 9:24:00 AM)

    The strength to persevere comes through this to me. Thanks for sharing your poetry. I truly enjoy your work. (Report) Reply

  • (12/18/2008 4:52:00 AM)

    Glorious creation! Congratulation! (Report) Reply

  • (12/18/2008 12:45:00 AM)

    By far the best poem i have read in many days....this is a genious creation! unbelievably arresting write, thanks for sharing....And a 10++++++++! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (12/17/2008 7:56:00 PM)

    wow! i like this poem so much! (Report) Reply

  • (12/17/2008 6:06:00 PM)

    Beautifully crafted, brilliant an' bittersweet, man beneficent betwix n between the brutal elements begins - ' the count down'... A bountiful amount of 'B's' here... *10*! ! !
    Best wishes Kesav!
    Friend Thad
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  • Rajaram Ramachandran (12/17/2008 10:52:00 AM)

    Under so many objects up above and all around the solitary man the count down begins well here. (Report) Reply

  • (12/16/2008 5:17:00 AM)

    opppsss, , , , ,

    i saw ptomise in it...nice poem.
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  • (12/13/2008 10:42:00 PM)

    enchanting verses...nice to read...10

    Ency Bearis
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  • (12/13/2008 1:25:00 PM)

    such a lovely poem, i really enjoyed it........i give it a 10! (Report) Reply

  • Malini Kadir (12/13/2008 8:31:00 AM)

    Count down..........real joy to read! looks like negativity has rejuvenated the spirits....fighting fit! every step down..... (Report) Reply

  • (12/13/2008 4:36:00 AM)

    Kesav, it is good to see he has a happy fate, as he is counting down. Unusual lines make up a lovely poem. Maybe I can add another 'B' I have two to give away.
    Bob 10/10
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 4, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 20, 2011

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