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
ON GOOD CHARACTER
Sure to be nursed more than life
Decorum promotes! (Kural 131)
Good conduct the best
Among all virtues observed
It’ indeed a test! (Kural 132)
Conduct takes him high
Sans worse than the sinners low
To be nurtured tight! (Kural 133)
Lost the learnt, recall
The learned lose character
Never to regain! (Kural134)
The jealous loses
All that he amassed – he sans
Good conduct, faces! (Kural 135)
Those who know it great
Strays not from good character
Tigers eat not grass! (Kural 136)
He prospers now and later
Lest, he falls aground! (Kural 137)
Men with right conduct
Sow the seeds for life noble
Bad ones breed evils! (Kural 138)
Men with decorum
Even by slip, speak not bad
In any forum! (Kural 139)
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
- 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.