Young Poet S. Nivetha presenting her poem in the CPC Seminar last.
A very interesting observation by a great scientist reads: “Art and literature of the highest order cannot flourish in a world which is increasingly becoming mechanical and society a rocket!”.
How true it has been proved! There are no eyes to enjoy the magnificent mountains and veritable valleys, beautiful night sky and ever bright stars, fantastic fauna and fanciful flora, dancing daffodils and revealing roses! There are no ears to listen to the melodies of nature, ennobling music and roaring sound of the waves along the coast of Bay of Bengal or Atlantic Ocean! No time to enjoy the reverberating flow of Ganges waters in the Himalayas and stirring verses from the Vedas and Upanishads, Quoran and Bible!
Fast moving vehicles, fast food, fast life- every thing fast- no time to stand and stare!
Notwithstanding the above scenario, there are silver lining in the literary world where we see the poetry lovers play viewers and prose gluttons do go in search of journals and nooks, Meets and Seminars.
Here is one lovely organization called CHENNAI POETS CIRCLE where the members meet every month to present poems, analyze and discuss, organize annual Seminars where anthology is released, poems and papers on poetry are presented.
In the last CPC Meet held on 22nd July, I had the pleasure of participation along wit Ms. S. Nivetha, youngest poet to present her poem.
Here is a news coverage in the neighborhood newspaper ANNA NAGAR TIMES dated July 30th-August 5th 2017:
“17 year old S. nivetha, resident of 12/1045, Jeevan bima Nagar, Anna Nagar Western Extension presented her poem –‘WINGS OF FRIENDS’- at the Chennai Poets’ Circle in the Meet held on 22nd July 2017, in Defence Officers’ Colony Ekkattuththangal.
She was the youngest poet at the Meet.
Her grand father N V Subbaraman also presented his poem ‘Freedom He Resented’ at the Meet.
Nivetha is pursuing her graduate cource in Ethiraj College, Chennai. Contact number is 2654 4950.
Here is her poem:
WINGS OF FRIENDS!
We cannot gather all in one place
To have a wonderful joy and peace.
All our fast and great memories on
Like that of the nice, fast moving fan.
Miles and miles to go walking with friends
The distance of those miles never ends.
Full of pleasure in joyous wings of friends
Seen in all shapes and colors of kinds!
Love of the friend can’t be got from all
That flows through like Naigara falls.
God creates and gives us friends great sure
For us to keep all our lives quite pure!
Nivetha with her India Book of RECORDS for CHILDREN certificate
Here is my poem:
FREEDOM HE RESENTED!
What is this DREADED DEATH
Knows no distinction
Young or old, poor or rich
Either sex, healthy or sick
Virtuous or vicious, dunce or diligent
Unlettered or highly literate
Dedicated Mahatma or despicable bandit
Social worker or menace to the society
All are same in the grip of death!
Death at times brings relief
Most of the times nothing but grief!
In one’s life time
That he lives is not a matter
How he lives is all that matters!
Man’s greatness is not in being
Sure one agrees that in doing!
Death can remove the physical self
Sure not his words and deeds
That indeed make him live for age!
Birth is alike getting out of sleep
Death is akin to getting into sleep
Fear not death, but boldly face!
Alive are dead; Dead are alive
All in the manner we live
And how we serve the society with love
To live in peace and amity, joy and cheers!
Poets indeed are ambassadors of peace
All of us in Chennai Poets Circle never cease
To promote peace and harmony among all
One such great who left us all was indeed tall!
Dr. Nithie Victor felt that his work and purpose
On earth was over and never felt nervous
Reached his heavenly abode enjoying rest
Among the members he was one of the best!
***HE RESENTED FREEDOM –
Freedom for each one to act his whim
Free to spit, excrete, hit or spit
To mob, disrupt, beget, beset
To beat the wife, treat her as housemaid
Or make a matchstick of her
Build where you shouldn’t, break what you shouldn’t
To dump the rubbish by another’s wall
Joy through speakers-eardrums pounded
Khaki-clad to browbeat and extract
To trade justice for filthy lucre
To promise voters, feather own nest
For caste, creed and tongue to ramp.
A free-for- all on city’s arteries
Where wheels and feet, cattle and hawkers
Cheek by jowl, the right of way contest
A jungle wherein might is right;
To block the road, processionists,
A striking group and irate mob or e’en
A corpse on its last journey-
Freedom’s final fling!
The freedom of society is dead
Long live the freedom of the individuals!
That is Dr. Nithie Victor-may he from his
Heavenly abode guide the Poets and this
Chennai Poets Circle!
This is a part of a poem that was written by Dr. Nithie Victor and published in the WORLD POETRY 1999 published by Bhishma Pithamaha Dr. Krishna Srinivas who was editing purely English Poetry monthly journal for more than 50 years and he passed away at his 92nd year almost a decade ago.
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Dr. Nithie Victor was a senior poet member in the circle for long and he is no more. Silence was observed nd later this poem was presented.
Other poets attended presented their poems absolutely great and interesting.
INDIA POETRY CIRCLE was discussed in detail and the CPC members share their poems with the IPC a more wider and vast set up.
The senior Poet Shri Jairam Seshadri proved a very pleasant host where his two pet dogs received the guests very lovingly!
Jairam Seshadri’s pets receiving the guests for the occasion.
ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,02,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 122nd view at 23.30 hours yesterday viz Saturday the 12th August 2017, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS crossed ONE LAKH AND TWO THOUSAND (1,02,000) on the 876th day and 941st post from more than 210 countries around the world, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty.
Yet another pleasant information:
Editor of INDIAN PERIODICAL informs:
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