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Sudhir Iyer
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0 posted 02-10-2005 03:24 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Fine. I am very fine. Or am I?

Just had an odd glance at what I have as music.
Then a second look at what I have as books.

Nothing to beat the world about (if ever that were an expression!). Nothing at all!

There’s me, there’s my spot of shadows and there’s me with no candle-lights. But there’s me, dark as you would like, seemingly unclean in my brain-space. Very unclear.

Hello World! How do you do?

Life, the universe and everything around it. Froth-free, non-sugarcoated in dub-dudub beats.

Oh yes, I was a drummer once!

Long time back. Tho' I still tap my fingers and my palms on a table...

I played the drums on bar stools on your birthday. Was your 25th … soon it will be your 30th but we won’t be at the same place at that same time anymore.

Life is a road …  … …  Nothing else matters when you are in it for love… together we can only go higher… … … … you are in it love, babe… … … … … … … … nothing else matters at all

(ya, I know, I am still OK with typing the lyrics when a song plays)

*break*

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1 posted 02-10-2005 03:38 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

rethink the books Sudhir. they are all something to beat the world about - books are a form of immortality, both for the author and the reader, who takes a part of each different world with them and passes it along to others in manner and conversation, morals and viewpoints.

nice scrawl. nice drawl. nice beat.

egowhores.com - really love yourself.

littlewing
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2 posted 02-10-2005 03:42 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

*smiling here*

you need to listen to "Soul Coughing",
Sudhir.  You would love it.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000002MUG/103-9604656-9598241?v=glance

And if anyone looked at my books and my music, they would then think I were a hedonistic, reborn, celtic, poetry writing masochist who enjoys mysticism and religions from all over the world with a concentration in psychology and mythology.

Sudhir Iyer
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3 posted 02-10-2005 03:44 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Give me one reason to stay here
And I will turn my back around
Give me one reason to stay here
And I will turn my back around

Said I don’t want to leave you lonely
You got to make me change my mind




You know I called you?
Called you many times



You got to call me




And I told you that I love you
And there’s nothing more to say



And nothing to be said
many more times


So life moves along while the little ants do not know that there is a new space ship sent to a far away plAnet.

Ah, well the frogs don’t know it either.

Them, those such above... are called mood swings ya know. Don’t cry…

don’t you cry ......... tonight.

And there is lemonade in the fridge.
It is cold enough.

While I string a few spellings together, I might write a birthday song. Who knows?

Hi dear diary, it has been an honest very few minutes of truth. There is a lot of hyperbole around.

Wait dear… Metallica is playing… S&M you say… ya sure… it is the Philharmonic supporting --- For Whom The Bell Tolls…

TIME MARCHES ON!!!
BLISS

*break*
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4 posted 02-10-2005 03:49 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

It's going to be so much fun learning even more of you through your JourNAL, Suddie.  I'm looking forward to your spurts!
Sudhir Iyer
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5 posted 02-10-2005 03:50 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Sue,

*Soul Coughing*

Price:   $10.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders oer $25.
...

A bargain, I must say

I like the writer's name (ruby VROOM) and the title as well...

I think I will check it out as soon as I get my hands on it... thanks a lot...

how is ASTS going?
Sudhir Iyer
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6 posted 02-10-2005 03:55 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Chris,
I will note your point about the books

...

and Karilea,
maybe it is something really unexpected, eh?

I, for myself, don't know, what comes and goes and to be really honest all that I write (or wrote) always is/was a set of lines penned/scribbled in a few short minutes.
...

and you all have always been really inspiring
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7 posted 02-10-2005 04:04 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Good to see you again there, Sudsy.  I do hope your relations in India are doing OK after the earthquakes, tsunamies and flooding.  Oh, lest I forget, have you ever heard of International Gallerie?

Alicat
Sudhir Iyer
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8 posted 02-10-2005 04:13 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Alicat, my friend... thanks a lot, mate...

Yup, my family and also my 'distant' friends have been fine. I have been doing a bit of research to find out if there is indeed a friend of a friend of a friend affected. The good news is NO. Then again when I think of so many who have been affected, I feel Little. Literally "little".

Yup, been sadly selfish , 'cos been looking only for people who I knew.

Meanwhile, two club members that I play cricket with (both from Sri Lanka) have lost their best mates and so on. It took me all these weeks just to recover from the guilt and sorrow that I held.

We, in Belgium, did all we could by raising all we could (which is not really a lot) to provide aid. We are an amateur orgabsation, you see.

Hopefully, at least the next few months, for those affected, pass without having to worry about how they can get something to eat or wear.
----

Sorry, if I got emotional here...

Regards,
Sudhir
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9 posted 02-10-2005 06:19 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Sudhir, if you scroll down that page you can listen to some of the albums.
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10 posted 02-10-2005 09:22 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Sudhir no need to apologize for getting emotional here. i felt the effects of the tsunami here as many of my co-workers are sri lankan. luckily their families escaped the devistation, unfortunately, one of their nephews was kidnapped. a small, cruel world..

on a lighter note, drums you say? i've been itching to play again myself..been so long and yes, once a drummer always a drummer, tables, chairs or anything else will suffice in lieu of a kit lol
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11 posted 02-10-2005 09:50 PM       View Profile for Copperbell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Copperbell

I saw a picture today of the first wave that hit - friend of a friend.  Luckily they were okay.

I really cannot fathom...

I heard that for $500 a person can buy a house for someone - I think its through Habitat for Humanity. Its a sponsorship thing.

$500 -amazing
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12 posted 02-10-2005 11:36 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I've built about a dozen houses for Habitat for Humanity though the years and I have to say I'm continually impressed with them. I laud their efforts overseas all the more because they alo do so much over here.

Just a side note...

egowhores.com - really love yourself.

Sudhir Iyer
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13 posted 02-15-2005 07:27 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

thanks for all your thoughts...

i shall reTURN
Sudhir Iyer
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14 posted 02-17-2005 05:40 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

As I turn the pages of yet another Saul Bellow work, I feel ever so wasteful of words that seem to pour out like more than necessary rain causing a flood when a moderate rainfall would be enough to sustain life; and in essence, what I intend to say. I read further on digesting the Bellarosa Connection in a devoted admire.

As it happens, I pull my eyes away to stare in the middle distance at the imaginary sand clock to watch grains trickle down surely yet leisurely. Consistent - not a grain too much!

A brood fills the space. How has the art of "writing short" passed me by? How, from this lament, shall I emerge?

And if I must emerge, pray, may I bear a thousand cuts, each to remind me of the power of a word and the lack of the excessive. May the cuts knit a design in my thought-chain that in brief abhors excess.

Until I emerge from my present lament, I hope, I continue to ramble for it, perhaps, is better to be flooded than to suffer drought. Atleast so my brain's state machine currently thinks!

I snap out from whatever cycle of metamorphosis I was going through and switch on the radio. BBC Radio Five Live. Football. UEFA cup - round of 32. Newcastle United has just beaten a lowly Dutch side in Friesland, the farmer's land in low-lying Netherlands and the commentator is waxing lyrical on Alan Shearer.

I bet he never read Saul Bellow. Why should he? He probably gets paid per spoken word. The power of the cheap word is perhaps in the choice of food and beverage that he gets to make.

Thus I conclude another ramble.

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[This message has been edited by Sudhir Iyer (02-18-2005 07:28 AM).]

Sudhir Iyer
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15 posted 02-18-2005 09:33 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Ah! Well! Hooray! Hip! Hip!

Yip! Ouch!

The 'wag the dog' dog has bitten the calf and the beast lay sprawled and writhing.

---
Announcement:
The king, his excellency of his free world, is coming to town during the next week and we, the commoners, are to anticipate trouble. Be braced.

Extensive security measures will have a major impact on traffic in the capital.

A security zone will be set up and all occupants that wish to get into or pass through this zone will be checked thoroughly (identity check, bag checks, etc.).

We are told that getting to work will be difficult, not because of strikes or violence or something but because the new free capital of the old world will be barricaded.

Do not drive anywhere in the city. Do not use bicycles. Do not form groups of any size, particularly because you might be mistaken for the unmistakable unspeakables. And each man, who happens to be on the street, be cleanly shaved and with closely cropped scalp.

The emperor of the new world is coming.

Most possibly, he will set an agenda for world peace as he sees it for he is a seer. Another chapter of a much loaded and equally needless ideologically reviled rhetoric. Heavy.

Meanwhile, a sense of weird anticipation is riding high. Will he slip up? Will he make an uncanny remark? Will he choke on his pre-snack appetizer?  There are various bets going on. . . way too various . . .

---

The little girl who spoke the truth the last time is not invited.

"Don't you step out of line!" ....

Yes, this city that has seen the two most disastrous attempts of old world conquests less inthan a century is now about to be locked. The pubs are already abuzz with abundant sarcasm. None here supports the king and yet to fall out with the king is to fall by the wayside, to be discarded like snake-skin peeled off at the first shiver of terror.

So the hunchbacks and the straightlaced, sip their choice of poison in grim acceptance of the facts of the free world -- hands tied!
---

Ah! Wait!! The calf just passed some gas. It stinks badly, but gods be with us! The calf is alive. Glory be to the aye-sayers and may the naysayers be ransacked and humiliated.

Freedom fries, anyone?
---

Hey! Shut the filth up!

DON'T YOU REALISE? It is only such a minor inconvenience.

Stand up, raise your hand in salute and wave. Radiate that happy face resplendent of complete happiness and gratitude of the wonderful things that have been happening to you because of the love that the King shows to his subjects.

---

The needlessly loud thunder has now roared and the mighty clouds have gathered. As lightning waits to strike, innocence drags away its feet to hide in sheath of penury and the useful idiot gives way to an intermission.

*break*

(its snowing in soft cotton balls here)
Sudhir Iyer
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16 posted 02-18-2005 10:09 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

well, it stopped snowing now!!!
Sudhir Iyer
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17 posted 03-18-2005 05:20 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Blankness is screaming out to be written upon, about. So what am I going to do about it? What is going to be done?

The mind is a strange thing. Computing numbers - crunching them, in fact. How many people are online at this very moment? How many have eaten today? How many find sleep easy to come? How many are planning for tomorrow?

Me. I am staring oddly and evenly at the screen and my fingers are going tap, tap, tappity-tap and letters are forming words and words, sentences. Yet the thoughtflow is desireless. Are you still having fun? So the song goes... rather comes out of the speakers, to be honest!

One song finishes, the auto-playlist thinks of setting another one up. We only come out at night. Yep, the smashing pumpkins.

The light flickers. No, it is not candlelight. Candle lights are meant to be shared, aren't they? This is only the low incandescent light of the flickering tube. Much unlike the telly.

By Jupiter! It is a clear night outside. Spring is round the corner. The cornetto of winter is about to melt much like the icecaps over the southern pole; waiting to happen. Something is!

Shuffle. Auto-shuffle. Coldplay. Yellow.

Odd hour this. 11 PM. Look at the stars, how they shine for you. They were all Yellow. I came along and wrote a nothing for you... So it goes.

Kurt Vonnegut is a mighty writer. Billy Pilgrim is a star. In his own special time-travelling way. Wonder if he ever felt the traveller's blues. I continue to wonder.

Crunch. Crunching harder. The head is making noises. Seven is a nice number. Seven times Seven is forty nine which is probably a reasonably good age to retire and be self employed. I wished to do that at thirty-five, but the economics of the world didn't appear to my tiny brains when I was twenty one. Funny how the pattern is all seven-surrounding and surrounded well too.

Oh yes, Lemon is the newest band that I have heard of and that was more than  year back. Lovely band, nice songs. Fills in the meloncholy. All excuses. All excuses.

Tomorrow is another day. Tomorrow is less than an hour away. Invited friends down to my place for some food and a quiet party. Didn't imagine that will keep me busy the whole week - after work that is! Hope they like what I serve. Hope they enjoy.

Mine is to give what I don't own as my own. Time, that is. Universal is it not; meaning everyone gets a piece of it in his or hers own time.

Yipee. Mark Knopfler. I am falling in love with this autoplaylist thing. Software can fill gaps in your life in a way you never imagined. In a way I never imagined, anyway.

So it goes.

What it is.

Yesterday was St. Paddy's day. Nothing happened. To me, at least. With me to be more appropriate.

Wonder why I am typing tap, tap, tappity-tap.

Wonder. Crunch. Seven minutes times three gone. Still crunching. Life.
Sudhir Iyer
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18 posted 03-18-2005 05:31 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

fade in
   (fade out)
sleep your tired eyes
and find some rest
busybody
inside the warmth of the blanket
under the deep skies

fade in
   (fade out)
let meteorites fall and make merry
there is peace inside us all
and there is love
the undefined
the un-understood
lil miss understood

Fluff, all this is, I say.

There is liberty. There is freedom. Give me one reason...

This is all perhaps a gimmick. Sentimentality.

Often construed as a cheap way to draw attention. Yet, one can only be that self-critical. You ask others for opinion and they give you suggestions. You ask others for thoughts and they give you ideas. Atleast you ask someone something and your get something from someone. Fair enough. If you ask yourself opinion, what can you fairly get? Criticism? Bad jibes? Maybe, ego-boosting self appraisal. 'You are REALLY GOOD' vibes. That helps too.

A friend is in some trouble, but doesn't say what is troubling. I ask, I nudge, I edge a reason, I query and all I get is later... maybe later. I promise to myself, I shall do all that I can do to help. All I can do. All I can. All.

I think I am dumb.
Sudhir Iyer
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19 posted 03-18-2005 06:55 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

N o  S u d h i r.   Y o u    a r e   j u s t    b o r i n g.

H a v e   y o u   n o t   n o t i c e d   t h a t   n o b o d y   e l s e   i s    i n t e r e s t e d    i n   w h a t    y o u   s a y   o r   w r i t e!

hmmmmmmmmmmm

errrrrrrrrrrr... ruffffffffff
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20 posted 03-18-2005 08:46 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Sudhir . . .

*SLAP*

there?

ya feel better?

*laughing*

How dare you say such things up there, right there, above me!

I thought so . . . sheeeeeesh

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21 posted 03-18-2005 09:34 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Thanks Sue, if you hadn't kuffed him upside the noggin, I was going to have to.

Silly, silly young man.... we love ya, fluff and all.
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22 posted 03-19-2005 09:40 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

your welcome, Chris

and Sudhir?

mroeeeeeowrowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww . . .

see?  I am listening . . .
Sudhir Iyer
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23 posted 03-22-2005 11:41 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

ah-vll-b-bak ...

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24 posted 03-22-2005 02:37 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

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