National Thrift shop Day-AUGUST 17.

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What a great concept put into practice in America for long?
August Seventeenth-third Saturday of August every year
Is NATIONAL THRIFT SHOP day -a day eagerly looked forward by all
To make purchases of whatever they need at more or less half the rate!

Budget bound poor and middle class people are everywhere desiring
Purchase of furniture or utensils, books or shelves, fridge or ACs
At the concessional rates in those thrift shops- not compromising
Quality or color of our choice -great opportunities sure and pure

Shops collect the used ones and recondition them – restoring their
Originality and the not so rich with low budget at disposal
Make use of the seemingly fun day and equip their homes very well
Indeed a nice concept and well put into practice regular-helps all!

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TELL A JOKE DAY-August 16th.

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Humour Clubs are picking up here and there everywhere for our good
To make the members enjoy the jokes cracked by many on their Meet
People tired and stressful all over the days and weeks of work
To get relaxed forgetting misery and worries from sides many!

August sixteenth today is TELL A JOKE DAY!  Nice time to enjoy
Surely a great day for all-young and old, read and unread, employed and others!
Jokes have a power medicinal, relax them quick
A single word or a gesture, a question-answer fix
A whole short story nice anything that eases stress
“Joke”-wisecrack, gag, prank, quip, jape and jest sure to impress!

Oh! My Lord! The creator of the Universe great!
Full of joy and happiness, peace and poise a nice treat
People to be in harmony with all-humans sure
Society and the world with joy unalloyed and pure!

Yet we make our lives miserable with actions bad
And cause miseries to others and make them go mad.
Today is -“TELL A JOKE DAY” to dispel agony,
Make them forget their misery and make them merry!

Humor that makes one laugh heartily- great stress buster
Part of human culture for decades and decades-duster
That dusts the human mind of its sorrows and distress
Learn and TELL A JOKE A DAY sans offence, God to bless!

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4 in 1 GREAT DAY-August 15th

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I am an INDIAN FIRST AND INDIAN LAST be imbibed in all
A great Day is today-August Fifteenth Indian Independence Day
Seventy Two years ago under the inspiring leadership of great
And Noble FATHER OF OUR NATION –Mahatma Gandhi we got
Independence from the foreign yoke- that spirit of freedom
Sought to be diminished by the powers that be with their wisdom
Who propose to build a temple for the murderer of Mahatmaji and
Publish the assassin’s books- a shame and treacherous indeed!

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Today a holy day-RAKSHA BANDHAN DAY- festival  day to celebrate
Noble bond between families. If they are distant from each other,
Everybody gets together by pushing the pending work on the next day.
The bond of love and protection between brothers and sisters
Honored on this day of rakhi.  to pray for protection against all the evils
By tying a sacred thread- not just a piece of thread,-bond of love!
Every sister  ties the sacred thread ‘Rakhi ‘on her brothers’ wrist !

 

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A nice holy day is today- Feast of the Assumption Day religious
Assumption of Mary into Heaven bodily taking up of Virgin Mary
Into Heaven at the end of her earthly life! Assumption a major Feast day!
Feast Marked as a Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church.

National Relaxation Day - August 15

RELAXATION DAY is today the fifteenth August encourages
To slow down and unwind! A day to take care of
Ourselves and take a moment to relax- we l need a break
From the fast-paced and hectic lifestyles we live and lead.
Taking time to recuperate and rejuvenate our tired minds and
Bodies help prevent many health risks! Too much work
Can make us sick, run-down, tired and it is proved that stress
Is harmful to our health, both mentally and physically!
Finding ways to relax and finding ways and means carefully
To reduce stress will improve overall health. Let us relax!!!

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 2,07,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 120th view at 21.00 hrs yesterday viz Wednesday  the Fourteenth August 2019, (14/08/2019) total views of the BLOG crossed    TWO LAKHS AND SEVEN THOUSAND (2,07,000) from more than 219 countries around the world on the 1652nd day and 1690th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue.

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Bhakthi Siddhantha Sarasvati IS 30

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Gaura-kṛṣṇa-nāma-dātāṁ kīrtanānanda-vardhanam|

bahir-mukha-jīva-trātāṁ vande sarasvatīṁ prabhum||

(I humbly offer my obeisance to Saraswati Prabhu (Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur) who imparted to us the glories of Sri Gauranga and Sri Krishna’s Holy Name and expanded Their kirtan for delivering the atheists.)

On that Friday Sixth  February Eighteen Seventy Four
On the auspicious fifth waning moon cycle during  winter
Season  in the holy land of India, in Jagannath Puri Dham,
Effulgence newborn baby boy appeared to father Kedarnath Dutta
And mother Bhagavati Devi. In the British government, Kedarnath Dutta
Was deputy magistrate of the Puri district in Orissa and  superintendent
Of the world famous Lord Jagganath Deva temple.Child was named Bimala prasad .

Later on  to establish preaching centers for the propagation
Of the loving message of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu,
Bimala Prasad took a vow to chant three lakhs of the Holy Name everyday,
To recite the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra one billion times.
He took almost nine years to complete these numbers.

During the period when Bimala Prasad performed this one billion Nam-Yagna,
Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur and Srila Gaur-Kishore Das Babaji Maharaj,
Spiritual shelters to Bimala Prasad, departed from this world .
Out of their separation, Bimala Prasad felt a lack of shelter and
Decided not to establish any preaching centers but
Continue to chant  Holy Name every day for  rest of his life.

In a morning dream, Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s
Associates appeared before Bimala Prasad and told him:
“You should change your mind and progress to propagate
Loving message of Mahaprabhu.” Bimala Prasad responded
By asking: “But, where is the manpower?” After hearing Bimala’s query,
Sriman Mahaprabhu’s associates promised to send him  manpower.

Gradually messengers of Sriman Mahaprabhu appeared in Bimala ‘s life,
Paramananda Vidyavinode, Srila Bhakti Pradip Tirtha Goswami Maharaj,
Kunja Bihari Vidyabhusan, Sundarananda Vidyavinode, Vinode Bihari Prabhu,
Pranavananda Das Brahmachari  and others. Bimala Prasad  felt  inspired
To establish preaching centers for spreading the loving message of Mahaprabhu.

In this Kali-Yuga to distribute Divine Love to everyone without discrimination
Between cast and creed, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna,
Appeared in the form of Sriman Mahaprabhu, took Sanyas,
And became Sri Krishna Chaitanya.
On the day of Sriman Mahaprabhu’s appearance day, Bimala Prasad  took Sanyas
And established a parent center for the entire Sri Gaudiya Math
“Sri Chaitanya Math” in Mayapur, Nadia, West Bengal. Bimala Prasad
Changed the color of his cloth from white to saffron and
Became “Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati.” established sixty four  Gaudiya Maths.

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 2,07,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 120th view at 21.00 hrs today viz Wednesday  the Fourteenth August 2019, (14/08/2019) total views of the BLOG crossed    TWO LAKHS AND SEVEN THOUSAND (2,07,000) from more than 219 countries around the world on the 1652nd day and 1690th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue.

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LEFT HANDERS DAY Augusdt 13th.

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August thirteenth today is INTERNATIONAL LEFT HANDERS DAY
A day unique to felicitate yet another nice creation of God
Just a little away from the normals! Left handers said to be
More intelligent and industrious than the right handers!

Pity at times some look at the young left handers with contempt
It should be our endeavor to praise their unique usage of their left hand
Left or right, their character and conduct must be great and noble
Their attainments and achievements to be appreciable!

Great celebrities in dozens adorn the world of left handers
Amitab Bachchan, Abishekh Bachchan and Kapil Sharma
Obama, Bill Clinton, Laxmi Mittal and Ratan Tata
Gautam Gambhir, Sourav Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh!

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TREMENDOUS TREAT!

METVERSE MUSE IV cover-June 2019 issue.

Here is  a very interesting Sunday story this week for our esteemed viewers- which deals with one of the leading poetry journals  in the world being regularly published from Visakhapatnam-Andhra Pradesh.

To edit and publish FABULOUS FIFTY SIX English Poetry Journals over a period of considerable time is indeed a Himalayan achievement   and rightly HIMALAYAN ACHIEVEMENT has been made by an EIGHTY TWO YEAR OLD LADY poet from Vishakhapatnam! Yes the journal is METVERSE MUSE and the Poet Editor is DR. H. TULSI who has taken us TOWARDS THE SUMMIT through her JUNE 2019 issue!

This issue presents more than three hundred and fifty poems from around 45 countries! I am a long time enjoyer of this treat and a life member too, contributing my poems regularly. Recent addition is one S. Nivetha a III year BCA student from one of the leading women’s colleges in Chennai- National Book of Records for Children holder for having been a poet delegate in an International Multi Lingual Poets Meet -held in Vijayawada  in 2016 at the age of 18- my granddaughter. Her acrostic poem METVERSE MUSE MY POETRY PET and my translation of 10 couplets of Tamil magnum opus TIRUKKURAL written more than two thousand years ago  find a place in this issue.

Only those who have experience of an Editor-Publisher can appreciate such a venture in the literary world! There was a poet who edited and published a monthly poetic journal for more than fifty years continuously without break and on his death at ninety two, others could not continue and the journal is gone. Journal was named POET and its Editor-Publisher was Dr. Krishna Srinivas from Chennai.

Since not much of recognition was extended to youngsters, inspired by Dr. Krishna Srinivas I started a quarterly journal by name YOUNG POET – by definition only the poems of those less than 25 years of age were published in Young Poet. It was started in 2000 and came to an end by 2011!

Such being the conditions prevailing in the poetry journal world, one has to appreciate the tenacity of purpose of 82 year old Poetess Dr. H Tulsi!  We the poets all over the world only pray God Almighty to give health and strength of mind to continue this great literary service for the present up to her age 100 and thereafter beyond!

Madam Tulsi is very particular about Metrical Verse if the poems are strictly not, they will not find  a place in the journal!

MUSE is one of the nine Goddesses inspiring learning and arts.

Muse also means ‘be lost in thoughts’ –a ‘state of musing’.

Yes METVERSE MUSE inspires the readers to learn the art and science of poetry writing! As we read issue after issue we are sent to MUSE and we are lost in thoughts in a state of musing!!!!

Coming to the current issue June 2019, it is 54th to 56th Triple issue! Taking the readers TOWARDS THE SUMMIT! ( A Roundel in Hexameter)   

On receipt of the journal, I rush to see whether my photo has come under any head!!!!Photos of the individuals a special feature of every issue-very logical and very systematic!

Lot of important and significant notifications another regular feature that gives awareness of many happenings.

Readers psychology is unique. Some are vocal and some are silent. Those who are local they express themselves in so many words  definitely pleasant to the Editor and team.

When they are published as READERS RESPONSE, they feel elated to see their names in print!!! In that way about HUNDRED readers responses in different categories adorn this issue!

Mr. Bernard M. Jackson, U. K. has aligned himself so much inextricably with METVERSE MUSE that every issue carries his highly intellectual articles and Book Reviews.

82 year old Editor Dr. Thulasi’s  history is something really inspiring:

To my esteemed viewers Dr. Thulasi’s background will  be quite inspiring.  Her name is in circulation as the Editor-Publisher of the admirably acclaimed poetry journal Metverse  Muse. She herself has authored more than ten poetry collections.

The academic aspect of Dr. Tulsi’s life had to ply a path strewn not with roses! Due to several reasons, her formal education ceased with the sixth standard  in school at Hyderabad. Thereafter playing dual role of the teacher and taught, she completed her Matriculation, Intermediate and degree B A English Lit.

Harmony University of California based on her first three poetry collections conferred Doctorate on her. Over a score of Awards, Honors and Medals adorn her for her contribution to Literature.

Several of her po0ems have been translated into a dozen other languages including five of India.

She had rich experience as Andhra Pradesh State Secretariat and Lok Sabha Secretariat.  She had the honor og being the First lady reporter in the Indian Parliament.

Besides her literary talents, Fabric painting, Oragami,  Veena  playing  were her forte. She was an Doordarshan artist also.

It is a great gesture on the part of Ms. Sandhya V. Kode  (Editor’s brother’s daughter ) to have sponsored this issue!

On the whole here is a great treasure of English poetry for those who love – indeed a great and sumptuous treat!

On 10th- yesterday a gala function was organized by the IPC-INDIA POETRY CIRCLE -in connection with the release of CONFLUENCE III an anthology of collabarative poems by Shri Jayaram Seshadri. There was a challenge for the young ones-from class V to Class XII students from Chennai city -a competition for writing a poetry in one hour. A warm reference was made to METVERSE MUSE in the course of the deliberations.

I am sure  the Sunday story should have been of great interest for the connoisseurs of the poetry loving! We shall  meet tomorrow -Monday morning with our normal feature on yet another interesting post.Till then GOOD BYE!

METVERSE MUSE carries the following poems of the Blogger and S.Nivetha:

N V Subbaraman, India
Chapter Fourteen
ON GOOD CHARACTER
1.
Character exalts
Sure to be nursed more than life
Decorum promotes!                                          (Kural 131)
2.
Good conduct the best
Among all virtues observed
It’ indeed a test!                                                (Kural 132)
3.
Conduct takes him high
Sans worse than the sinners low
To be nurtured tight!                                         (Kural 133)
4.
Lost the learnt, recall
The learned lose character
Never to regain!                                               (Kural134)
5.
The jealous loses
All that he amassed – he sans
Good conduct, faces!                                         (Kural 135)
6.
Those who know it great
Strays not from good character
Tigers eat not grass!                                           (Kural 136)
7.
Character abound
He prospers now and later
Lest, he falls aground!                                       (Kural 137)
8.
Men with right conduct
Sow the seeds for life noble
Bad ones breed evils!                                         (Kural 138)
9.
Men with decorum
Even by slip, speak not bad
In any forum!                                                      (Kural 139)
10.
Learning, no avail
When the learned learns not how
With the world to prevail!                                (Kural 140)

The above are English translation of ten couplets in the Tamil magnum opus THIRUKKURAL written by  Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar 2000 years ago. Translations are strictly in HAIKU format (5-7-5 syllables with first and third lines rhyming.

Bio data in brief:
79 year old bilingual poet, writer, communicator, trainer Dr. N V Subbaraman is a well-known person from 12/1045, Jeevan Bima Nagar, Chennai,Tamilnadu in thev literary world.. He has 44 awards for his literary contributions and 38 books authored and published. He is Asia Pacific Book of Records holder for his Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com which has been viewed by more than  1, 92, 000 from more than 210 countries. World Records Univer5sity in UK has offered hon. Ph.d .  He is a retired Deputy Zonal Manager, Life Insurance Corporation of India. Contact numbers 044 26544950/9840477552

  1. S.NIvetha, Chennai, India

METVERSE MUSE MY POETRY PET!

Metverse Muse my poetry pet more than three years
Effectively  it  improves my poetic skills nice
Thanks to Madam Doctor Tulsi at age Eighty Two,
Very much learned and experienced in this field
Encourages young budding poets like me –a shield
Respected and regarded by poets young and old
Surely an inspiration for poetry lovers
Ever loving Poet madam to all like  showers!

Matters dealt in the poems are very interesting
Understandable for youngsters like me -inspiring
Surely makes the poetry journal quite unique
Expecting always for the next issue enlighten!

Meaning full, thoughtful poetic forms very grand
Youngsters like me feel it is our Poetry teacher great!

Poets are made by Madam Editor for long
Opportunities provided for all very strong
Engaging youngsters like me in useful work
Thank you very much Madam Editor for great work!
Regular writing poems increases my skill
You are my Master and the pet is my dear friend.

Poetry work needs a lot of patient thinking
Ever I will now and in future to improve writing
Thank you readers and bless me for my success!

( I tried my favorite acrostic style and the above is METVERSE MUSE MY POETRY PET)

Short Bio data:

Nivetha S is a second year BCA student of Ethiraj College for Women, in Chennai, Tamilnadu. She loves writing English poems, articles, drawing cartoons, marathon running, playing co-co. She is  a India Book of Records for children holder for having participated as the youngest poet delegate in International Multi Lingual Poets Meet at Vijayawada I 2016. She was born on 23rd October 1998. She has one published Book to her credit “FLY,FLY, FLY”. She is a member of Chennai Poets’ Circle.

June 2019 METVERSE MUSE FIRST COVER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 9th BOOK LOVERS DAY

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August 9    Book Lover’s Day-LOVERS’ DELIGHT this book shelf!

For all ages and stages good books are valuable comrades
And companions! unfortunate that the habit of extra reading
Other than ones academic reading Is fading fast in young and old
Sure the world will get impoverished in knowledge and wisdom!

August Ninth today is BOOK LOVERS DAY- observed in America
Day observed to encourage bibliophiles celebrate reading
And literature. all advised to put away their smartphones
And every possible technological distraction and pick up a book
To read. Book Lovers Day  widely recognized on global scale
A great day sure to observe and reep the benefits now and future.
Love the books, own the books; having spent money on purchase
Sure to read if not today to morrow sure and that serves the purpose!

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