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triveni spotlight : 9 july

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Teji Sethi and Kala Ramesh guest editor: Scott Mason

Theme: hand play



Army hospital

he finger-spells

I love you


Carolyn Coit Dancy

The Heron’s Nest

Vol. XIII, No. 4 (December 2011)


All these poems were originally published in The Heron's Nest. I chose to confine my search there not just for the quality but also for the convenience of its online archive. Scott Mason



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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jul 10, 2022

Thanks Scott for this wonderful share.

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Maybe the soldier is conveying to his hearing impaired wife through sign language.

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And everything is fair in love and war. What a poignant and beautiful poem narrating invisible stories of love and war!!


Thank you Team!!

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jul 10, 2022

The best language so far! I have a deep interest to learn that and one day I may.

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Army hospital

he finger spells

I love you


The "unsaid" in this poem leaves the reader wondering - not only about the outcome but about who is doing the signing. And why? Can the "speaker" not talk, can someone not hear? Is the relationship one that must be kept secret? With just a few words the poet has painted a poignant picture with multiple interpretations.


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RS
RS
Jul 10, 2022

Writing with fingers other than on smartphones today... So very heartfelt, poignant and nostalgic. The invisible charm and the feelings captured here are delightful. Thanks for sharing!

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Nani Mariani
Nani Mariani
Jul 10, 2022

Army hospital

he finger-spells

I love you

Carolyn Coit Dancy

The Heron’s Nest

Vol. XIII, No. 4


oh my God!!, i feel it... soldiers >> far away from their families for the sake of their country, lives are at stake. When it's late at night, it's quiet stabbed. >> I love you

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