The ticks clung on hard

The ticks clung on hard
7 April 2021

Courtesy Peter Braunschmid and Stefan Gesell
She was bedraggled
The fleas were like a waistcoat
spreading around her

She smoothed her hands down
over a sea of darkness 
It caused her to sneeze

The ticks clung on hard
Waves of red and black coloured
points where some pests died

Reading of the poem: 
NEUROQ - External Intention
Written in the context of Ronovan writes Haiku challenge using the words “fleas”, “sneeze” and their synonyms. For more information and to read other poets collaboration, follow the link here

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 352 FLEAS and Sneeze. | ronovanwrites

Serenity sweeps

Serenity sweeps

3 October 2020

A lark calls morning

Waking my mind from slumber

sunshine stirs all frames

`

My eyes now gather

your face falling into place

behind closed eyelids

`

Serenity sweeps

into my beating heart’s cage

its throbs flying free

`

Reading of the poem:

Adrift on the Sea of Tranquility – Riley Lee

Published books

Published books

 

Hi all,

Just sharing a few of the books that were previously published. I hope you find them interesting

 

Poetry books

  • French poetry book
    • available on Amazon India
    • available on Amazon in France
    • available on librairielafabriqueareves

https://www.librairielafabriqueareves.com/livre/2348516-il-etait-en-moi-une-rumeur-poesie-geetha-balvannanathan-edilivre-aparis

    • available on fnac

https://livre.fnac.com/a5112022/Geetha-Balvannanatha-Il-etait-en-moi-une-rumeur

 

  • English poetry book of Japanese style poetry (haiku/senryu, tanka) available on Amazon

 

Short stories

  • Collected short stories available on Amazon
  • Collected short stories II available on Amazon
  • For my author page on Amazon type Geetha Balvannnathan if you would like to follow me or click the link below

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Geetha-Balvannanathan/e/B078XRV3NF

Eye gathered lilies

Eye gathered lilies

22 February 2020

Courtesy wikimedia

 

Daffodils smiled slight

Aligned in metastasis

The wind stroked rivers

 

Peeping through hedges

Walking into his footsteps

March blossoms shone through

 

Return of my King

Senses locked on to his strides

Eye gathered lilies

 

Reading of the poem:

“Exaltation” from the album Lamentation of Swans: A journey towards silence – Azam Alii and Loga Torkian

 

Overcoming thoughts of You

Overcoming thoughts of You

20 November 2016

 

 

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The days fading fast

Into oblivion of nights

Detonation blast

 

The mind’s explosion

Into realms of darkness creep

Whispers of autumn

 

Widowed eyelids weep

Parting of the eyebrows raised

Holding soft the gaze

 

Remnants of spring’s path

Sun kissed blossoms now fading

The weeds invading

 

Gardens in simmers

Under a sun that glimmers

Dying rays wet kiss

 

Water down the hills

Dark tides flowing into sands

Ice into Islands

 

Ebb and flow pursue

Within the changing seasons

Shades of my mind’s blue

 

Hope of morrows faint

Reflux a lesson of tides

Tireless happenings

 

Rearranging stills

Breathing through invented gills

Dead canvas to paint

 

The brush strokes in clues

Overcoming thoughts of You

Bold red and blue hues

 

Reading of the poem: 

overcoming

Soldier of Love – Sade

King of Sorrow – Sade

By Your Side – Sade

Traveler speaks not

Traveler speaks not

10 June 2016

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Words come easily

The saying a treachery

For gullible minds

 

Phrases rolling off

Like boulders from a steep cliff

The tongue honey’s tool

 

Hypocrisy’s school

The pupils aligned like bees

Their uniforms sleek

 

Loving heart is meek

Sweet tongue-tied and faltering

Its messages sparse

 

Lying heart is weak

Its heartbeat a mere tremor

The voice compensates

 

There are sweet voices

They distill poison like milk

Double code their craft

 

Neither here nor there

Lost in the realms of the void

Traveler speaks not

 

Reading of the poem: 

A spiral galaxy photographed by the Hubble space telescope. Photograph: Alamy
Courtesy Alamy with Hubble space telescope

In a Manner of Speaking – Nouvelle Vague