Gold Star - 73,220 Points [ES] (01.12.1957 / PUTHENCHIRA, KERALA, INDIA)

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I am fortunate to have been born into a family with keen literary interest. My father taught Malayalam (the language that people of Kerala speak) literature in the High Schools. My mother, though a home-maker, has excellent knowledge in literary works in Malayalam, English and Hindi. Both of them took keen interest in our education.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin Rose Marie Juan-austin(9/30/2019 2:48:00 PM)

    His poems are varied, perceptive and of great depth.
    All of his poems that I have read are beautifully crafted
    and well executed.
    His comments on poems are very inspiring and insightful .
    Poem Hunter and all Poets that have been touched by his pen
    are really blessed by his presence.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin Rose Marie Juan-austin(9/30/2019 2:38:00 PM)

    UNNIKRISHNAN E S is a brilliant Poet and great thinker.
    His wonderful poetry is always embellished with
    compelling imagery and deep and touching verses
    that enable readers to be with his thoughts and
    feel the intense emotions he painted in
    his beautiful works.

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon Geeta Radhakrishna Menon(5/18/2019 12:10:00 AM)

    Dear Unni,
    Here is wishing you the very best in life and lots more of wonderful poems that shall charm the world of poetry.

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon Geeta Radhakrishna Menon(5/18/2019 12:05:00 AM)

    Unnikrishnan E S is a very dear Poet to me. As we belong to the same state of Kerala, i can smell the mud of the soil in all his Malayalam poems. At the same time, he is adept at world literature and is able to write poems on Greek philosophy with ease. He is also a generous poet who translates poems from Hindi to English and Malayalam to English. He is truly a versatile Poet of Poem Hunter.

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  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak(12/17/2018 12:10:00 PM)

    (Part-2) Unnikrishnan is also a good critic and encourages new , budding writers through his wonderful comments.
    I wish him a very Happy, prosperous and creative New Year-2019.

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  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak(12/17/2018 12:09:00 PM)

    Unnikrishnan E S is a great poet of my country, India.He writes poems on any topic with ease, be it a love poem or on the torturous feelings of a transgender.He is a versatile poet and critic.Many of his poems bear the testimony of his kind and humanistic attitude.He is well versed in history of Indian culture and Hindu scriptures and writes with ease on characters from epics.His English translations of Hindi poems of Kavita Sing are marvelous.(Part-1)

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  • Susan Williams Susan Williams(8/26/2017 4:26:00 PM)

    I am entirely enamored with this gentle poet from India’s epic poetry. I highly recommend the Sunahsepha epic series. For example, look at just these 2 lines from Sunahsepha Part 5:
    Their teeth and talons bared
    A hound of soldiers stood guard.
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -With these words he paints an indelible scene for the readers’ eyes and hearts. I feel the boy’s pounding heart and what a magnificent description of the soldiers- -it makes me shiver. Excellent writing, Excellent.
    Then there is the more tender side of this fantastic Storyteller, witness this line from Sunahsepha Part 6:
    Fingers of rain long and slender
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - now that is a very visual phrase! ! ! ! Readers are quickly engaged by the epic events of this particular series whose plot is enhanced by beautiful phrases like this.
    Oh, but beware readers! ! These epic tales get addictive! ! ! He’ll have you eagerly waiting the next installment! He writes these with a very stately heroic tone- perfect for a storyteller relating the epic adventures and brave deeds of the past heroes and how their actions affected the future of mankind. There are so many rich threads woven through his poems- they take the reader on a journey through his country's heritage as well as through its philosophy and psychology and artistry. I particularly enjoyed the tapestry of human relationships in these poems and quite frankly I cheered when the bad guys got smoked... they so deserved it, after all. I have been on a colorful journey with this set of poems and I hated to see it conclude.
    And beware Storyteller. There is a problem with writing these sagas? Your readers instantly want MORE PLEASE! ! ! !
    UNNIKRISHNAN is not a one-trick poem. Not by a long shot. His other non-epic poems concern such topics as love, anger, youth, age, revenge, and wisdom's role in life.
    We also would miss a lot of good reads if it were not for this kind gentleman’s generosity in translating poems into English for us. We Thank You! That makes you a great friend to the writers and to all the readers on PH.

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  • Jeanette Telusma Jeanette Telusma(7/17/2017 9:55:00 PM)

    Sir Unnikrishnan is an extra ordinary man, one filled with wisdom, kindness, directness, integrity and valor. He is very well versed and passionate about his culture and history and the history of mankind. I enjoy his poems and epic writings. He is a person of great excellence and I pray God's abundance of blessings, favor, peace and joy to him always. Continue to share your mind to us, dear sir.

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  • Crystal Pierce(5/12/2017 11:02:00 AM)

    Very critical. Love hearing the criticism and feed back. Love the poems and work from you also.

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  • Aarzoo Mehek Aarzoo Mehek(8/7/2016 12:50:00 PM)

    A versatile poet who can capture readers attention with his vast knowledge of mythology and has the zest to write it boldly the realities of life. It's a pleasure to read his poems and to be associated with a poet par excellence. My compliments and wishes from the bottom of my heart. Keep sharing your beautiful thoughts.

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The Swan And Me

Its touch so sensuous
Its eyes drawing me into itself
Its body snuggling in mine
Rousing a passion yet unknown

Slowly it dawned on me
He is no ordinary swan
He is no swan at all
Then what, nay, who is he?

His golden feathers
Gleaming eyes
And voice profound-
Did tell a story different…

His lips reaching up to my ears
Whispered, 'Leda, I'm Zeus!
May I take my own shape
So you'd believe…'

'No' I cried. How can I
The queen of Sparta
Be seen nude with a man
Be it Zeus himself!

And I wanted to fly
On his golden ...

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