Ravi Panamanna

Ravi Panamanna Poems

(This poem was recited on the eve of the retirement of our staff Mrs. Bilasini Vijayan on 31st Aug 2009. The poem is self explanatory) .

Upon these dales
We were one feather,
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I was on the road,
It began to shower.
In search of shelter
I made a quick glance around.
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Night was falling in
Birds folded their wings.
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Far from the maddening crowd,
Here is a man
Making rare inroads into life.
Far from the din of the world,
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IN THE LIVING MEMORIES OF VANI. DAUGHTER OF MY COLLEGUE'S BROTHER, SHE WAS ONLY 16. SHE WAS A BLOOMING DANCER AND SINGER AND HAD ALL THE QUALITIES OF A NATURAL HEART- KINDNESS, LOVE AND GENTLENESS.
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The bud hath closed her eyes,
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Every wind of my hamlet
unto me tells a whispering tale.
Every visit to my hamlet
unto me is now a pilgrimage.
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(One day during the wee hours of the morning I had the following dream and what happened at the end of it? Read. Date of composition 25/08/1987) .
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Busy streets fled past me
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8.

Among the books
I was in long search.
Beyond the lines
He was only an understanding.
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I can think, but
am not a thinker.
can write, but not
a writer either! .
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(The life of Padmashree K.J. Yesudas, the renowned Malayalam film singer of India is something phenomenal. It is part of history. He had a very humble beginning. The following poem relates to one of his early episodes. When he was called for a recording in Chennai during his early career in the 1960s, he hadn’t the amount to meet the ticket fare from Cochin to Chennai and a man from heavens helped him with a ticket. Here I am trying to catch the spirit of that episode.)

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Once again a political war,
Life is getting marred.
Bombs are often blast
Shops by overnight are holocaust.
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A COUPLET OF PABLO NERUDA HAD INSPIRED ME TO COMPOSE THIS POEM. COMPOSED ON 8TH OCTOBER 1980.
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Oh beauty! Thy face is
Slumber and pale so deep
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My prostrations are unto thee,
Oh! pleasant mother earth, I leave thy inn-
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A SCENE FROM A CHICKEN CENTRE. IF ALL THESE HELPLESS CREATURES BEGAN TO SPEAK.........

The grills are open
and we are free to escape.
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Over the Western grassy lands
The evening sun sends a flying kiss.
My thoughts unto a distant land fly,
The sprawling meads of Scotland are seen,
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AFTER THE EXAMINATION RESULTS. SOME OF US HAVE FACED THE FOLLOWING SITUATION IN OUR LIFE.
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It was a moment of defeat,
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It was just another dawn;
It was just another wind.
The streets were empty
And the town was silent in her voice.
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From inn to inn, for long years
It was a gathering wind.
From morn’ to morn’, for endless decades
It was toil beyond all tales.
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The autobiography of a dumping site
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Once upon a time
I was a Flushing Meadow.
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Feeling for the winds of yore
The old man glanced at the fabulous river.
Sitting under the shades
He screwed up his beard in reflection.
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Ravi Panamanna Biography

My pen name is Ravi Panamanna. Actual name is Subramanian A. I am a Science graduate. I graduated from NSS College, Ottapalam (1977) coming under Calicut University. I am now a retiree of State Bank of India and a resident of Palakkad, Kerala State. I am interested in Science, Philosophy, Art and literature. My living idols are Thomas Alva Edison and Swami Vivekananda. I like poems related to Nature, Philosophy and Human endeavor. Every man has a tale for our reflection. Whatever strength that I have in the English language and English poetry, I owe it to my English teacher Smt. P C Satyabhama of my UP School era. She was both my English teacher and class teacher for three years at Anangannady High School, Panamanna, Ottapalam Taluk. The foundation stones laid by Kunjukutty Teacher and Madhavan Master during my Lower Primary era (Tharakan High School, Angadippuram) , Padmini Teacher - 4th standatd (U P School, Panamanna) and Sri K Ravunni Nair Master (HS Anangannady) are also not less important in this regard. Infact, it was Ravunni Nair Master who had initiated me into the world of Science, Philosophy and Malayalam Literature by his deep insight and very memorable classes - UP era. He was a class of his own. If my poems have touched your heart, there is no more a fine tribute than that which I can pay to these teachers of class who had kindled a lasting flame in me. Ottapalam Taluk Library has also played an important role in pushing forward the reader and writer in me. Those boyhood years were really my surging years. I have won some prizes in the literary field. Between 1994-99 I was regularly winning prizes both at the Zone and Circle level Essay competitions held by State Bank of India in connection with 'Rajyabhasha Samaroh'. My published work: - 'A timeless echo' - by I-Proclaim.com-(Poetry) -Feb 2010. Search their Bookstore for details. MY PRIZES SO FAR: - 1. Between 1994 and 1999 - 12 Prizes all in all both at the Zonal Level and Circle Level Essay competitions held by State Bank Bank of India Annually in connection with Rajbhasha Samaroh. 2. Poiesis Award International - (2014) 5th Position in the International English Poetry Competition conducted for 3rd Rabindranath Tagore Award 2014. 3. 2nd Bharath Award For Literature (2015) (For short story) - 1st Position. I am also available at www.scribd.com where you can view my Malayalam documents as well. Search the Google main page for 'Ravi Panamanna' for my various links. My poems are also available on Youtube under the names Subramanian A and Ravi Panamanna. Dear Poets, I wish to share the following views as expressed by our Poet Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. He was addressing a Convocation at Santhinikethan when he was conferred upon the degree of Doctor of Letters, HONORIS CAUSA by Oxforford University on August 7th 1940. He spoke the following words which is very much relevant even today. 'In an era of mounting anguish and vanishing worth, when disaster is fast overtaking countries and continents with savagery let loose and brutal thirst for possession augmented by science, it may sound merely poetic to speak of any emerging principle of worldwide relationship. But Time's violence, however immediately threatening, is circumscribed, and we who live beyond it and dwell also in the larger reality of Time, must renew our faith in the perennial growth of civilisation toward and ultimate purpose'. Dear readers, If any of the poems has touched your heart, do let me have a feedback. Your valuable comments can certainly propel my pen to more vistas of life and finer aspects of poetry.)

The Best Poem Of Ravi Panamanna

A Note From Our Heart.

(This poem was recited on the eve of the retirement of our staff Mrs. Bilasini Vijayan on 31st Aug 2009. The poem is self explanatory) .

Upon these dales
We were one feather,
On a long flight being together,
In search of grains of life.

Upon these branches
We were one long chirp,
One melodious song being a harp,
In search of fountains of life.

The streams yonder,
The fields ripe and evergreen,
Those teeming winds,
And those harvesting seasons -

These were our endless meads,
Our throbbing heart,
Our happy days
And treasured moments for future.

Now, after a long season,
You are leaving these beautiful dales.
In search of further sights
You are preparing for a long flight.

It will be a long miss,
The dales are fallen into silence.
Beyond yonder hills
It is all a vanishing trail.

Here, within a veil of mist,
Melodious days return to our thoughts.
Here, within our diminishing circle
Your association returns as an endless whisper.

Graceful was thy benevolence
Fruitful was thy whole endeavor.
Peaceful was thy very presence
Cheerful was our clan without peer.

And our clients are really blest,
Your services are really the best.
Our words are really honest,
Amongst us, you are a beacon of light.

As you leave these dales
Our hearts are deep and silent.
We, standing in a single file
Pray you a sojourn full of bliss.
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Ravi Panamanna Comments

Subhas Chandra Chakra 28 August 2017

You are a poet of a unique kind. A spell of divinity descends as one goes through them. I enjoyed and was highly impressed as a first timer reader of your poems. Let more of the kind be with us through your pen. Thanks. Subhas

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Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee 11 February 2010

Your poetry is ever thoughtful and melodious. You know how to win the heart of the readers. The best thing in your poetry is your reflective mind couched in poetic rhythm.. I shall feel myself lucky to have the chance to comment on your poet. I feel honoured... Sure. Great poet I give u 10 ++++

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'There is a Poem in every heart, A heart in every poem. There is a reader in every poet, A poet in every reader'.

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