Minnoor Srinivasan (1939) is one among the famous poets of Tamilnadu, noted for his dedication to Nature poetry. He is also one among the pioneers who took the cause of developing literature for the younger ones.
Avoiding nonsensical rhymes and absurd verbal gymnastics for children, he always uses lucid language with crisp phrases and catchy idioms. Both the form and content of his ... more »
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Minnoor srinivasan Poems
A School Boy's Wonder
Temple elephant All made in ivory It makes me wonder. Gandhi in the calendar
Sect And Insect
Where knowledge is free Horizons extend! Brother and sister In that ever-extending space
Rainbow Is it the banner or festoon hung in the heavens, glorifying the rain? When the sun-light and the rain-filled clouds embrace - Perhaps the fond impress has brought the color-pattern!
Dream and Scheme
Meet and mingle Never be single Me and mine seeds of Ego!
Exist Find Exit
On the seashore Crabs galore Crawl and crawl One and all.
The sun beam flows mellow As tides of saffron yellow Bathing the lotus in pond; Still stands enchanting
Lit the Lamp
In the heart-cave illusory Darkness resides. The cave is grim in grave silence. Lit the lamp of Meditation.
The Swinging Soul
The question put to me By myself is this: Who writes poetry? Is it the silence in you?
Dust bin dust bin Put the rubbish in Throw not elsewhere!
Eloquent in Dreams
Love! Is it ogling glance Or a strange trance! Love - mere word, To conjure up, a word of the dream world!
Fragrance After Drizzle
The strings of pearl cut by breeze Fall as rain-drops in all ease; The moistened earth blushes green With richness celebrating the scene;
Myself a Sea-gull
I threw the net in the ocean of experience, on the bank of life. The net is but my poetry; I sat on the chill soft sand. Contemplating i sat on the shore of life.
I implored the Mistress of poetic Vision, thus; Grant me valor invincible Like Arjuna of Mahabharatha. Seeing my anguish and quest
Breeze wooed and whispered In the rustle Of the ear-leaves Of the tree:
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A School Boy's Wonder
All made in ivory
It makes me wonder.
Gandhi in the calendar
Laughs with a question.
Proud possession –
The ivory casket
Sheltering the costly
Makes me wonder!
My grand pa’s
With a grand grip
Carved in ivory
Bewitches the beholders,
As my grandpa
It makes me wonder!
My uncle presented
Me a tiny toy elephant
Resembling the stately
Man uses Nature
For his needy or greedy ends?