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.

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INTERNATIONAL FORGIVENESS DAY- August 4th

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To err is human and to forgive is Divine rightly said
All over the world and in particular India that is Bharat,
In a way a part of our culture and tradition and today entire
World is after this noble principle and philosophy -sure!

International Forgiveness Day -is observed every  First
Sunday in August-indeed  a great gesture and to make the world
Aware of the divinity in FORGIVE AND FORGET philosophy
A noble quality to be developed foe peace and joy in the society!

It is the renunciation or cessation of resentment, indignation
Or anger as a result of a perceived offence, disagreement, or mistake,
Or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution. ‘forgiveness is ‘to grant
Free pardon and to give up all claim on account of an offence or debt’.

 

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FRIEND OF THE POOR CHIEF MINISTER

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My holy and great Motherland gave birth to several greats
To take care of hard won freedom and its democratic values
Great Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as one such Prime Minister
Friend of the poor Chief Minister Kamaraj great and selfless worker!

Humble worker of the Congress movement under Mahatmaji
Born on Fifteenth of July in the year Nineteen Thousand Three
In the South of my sacred homeland-India that is Bharath
Led the State and the Nation in a variety of noble ways!

The greatest Chief Minister Tamil Nadu privileged to have
The finest King Maker of India ever seen and had
His selfless service and sacrifices made him the noblest
Ever remembered for eternity- let us seek his blessings!

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HERE THEY ARE…………..

This Sunday Story brings out the views of our known viewers for long in a simple and comprehensive manner, which I am sure will be interesting to all our readers::

1.Venkata Krishna Good morning sir
Let us live in faith, hope and confidence=panic never helps!

  1. Vijayakumar ChelliahReligious tolerance is a virtue.We want a Prime Minister, who open his mouth against religious intolerance.

3.OKR SIvagnanam: Happy to note that Nellore has become another destination for you to prove your mettle as a guest of honour while delivering your address on the Mother Language Day!
Happy to note your dealing at length fittingly of Tamil as a classical and ancient language!

Your reference to the poem by Mahakavi Bharathi, who failed not to pay encomiums on Kambar, Elango, and Valluvar was befitting to the occasion in view of their stellar contribution to Tamil language!

Evolution of language is nothing but evolution of mankind in the proper expression of culture and traditions we were home to!

It may not be out of place to remind ourselves of the need to have the mother tongue as the medium of instruction at least up to the school level to attain perfect understanding!

This is however not to underestimate the role of English as the true connector of world people!

A language is a language, and no one language is inferior to the other, which calls for a full stop to indifferences, if any, we may entertain!

4.Venkata Krishna: May the world enjoy peace and prosperity sans violence and vendetta!

5.Ramamurthy Thupakula: Nice of you sir for reminding C V Raman effect day. The importance of having scientific temper in our daily life is to make the educated really educated. Still I am fascinated by Phillips companies motto let us make our lives better.

6.KVVS Prasad: ational Science Day is to make the people develop every activity
With great dedication and idea to perform well for our better future
This day marks the discovery of the Raman effect ninety one years ago

Thank you sir for the information.

We are also under a different Raman effect for a quarter century Sir !!!

  1. OKR Sivanganam: He’s none other than Dr.NVS Sir!.

8.Gurunathan TK: Top of Form

  • rA befitting occasion for SIR C V RAMAN A great scientist from Tamilnadu

 

  1. OKR Sivanganam:

National Science Day – a nice day being observed befitting to the great physicist Sir C V Raman who was associated with the popular RAMAN EFFECT!

Contribution of Science to the humanity is immense, resulting in improvement after improvement in the daily lives of people!

Scientific temper must be inculcated in children right from their early stage on so that they can involve themselves in introducing newer concepts in launching new inventions that’s useful to people in their daily life!

A nation cannot be static and its growth and development needs to be a continuous one that it can keep its head high among the comity of nations across the globe!
The role of Science and Technology is an essential aspect in taking the history of a nation to newer heights, and raising the standard of living of its people gradually!

More of our inventions can only be the greatest tribute that we can offer to the physicist on this National Science Day!

  1. Venkata Krishna: Good morning sir
    Knowledge and education must make one humble

11.Ramamurthy Thupakula: Nice of you for thoughts to cherish.

 

  1. Ramamurthy Thupakula: The real significance of Valentine’s day conveyed to young. Nice of you Sir.
  2. Chandrasekara Reddy: “Lo! Such a holy day has become a day of vulgarity
    Boys and girls in mid twenty and thirty roam about
    On the roads behaving indecently much to the chagrin
    Of elders great, good and noble! The practice to be condemned!”
    Rightly said Sir!

14:K. Boopathy: I love my wife

15.Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Nice messagesir

16.KVVS Prasad:

INDIA -my holy Motherland is the home of great women poets
Thirteenth February today is a great day in the poetry world
Birthday of India’s freedom fighter and poet Sarojini Naidu
In Eighteen Hundred Seventy Nine-National Women Day -kudos!

Great day. Sir! Great to remember Sarojini Naidu and her patriotism.

  1. Ramamurthy Thupakula: Welcome Darwin Day. He revolutionized the way we think in understanding the world we are in. Man evolved to this stage by his thinking and analytical brain than other species. Nice of you Sir for presenting a beautiful picture and poem.
  2. Aravamudan Srinivasan:
  • By February end u will cross 2 lakhs! Gd night sir!

19: Lalitha Sapre:  Congrats sir

  1. Bhagyanath Ezuvath: Very good going, Sir. Congratulations.

 

  1. Krishnanandam G V:

Top of Form

  • Congratulations,sir,👏

22.Ansuya Devi:.

  • Bottom of Form

Congratulations, sir.

  1. Aravamudan Srinivasan: By February end u will cross 2 lakhs! Gd night sir!

24.Lalitha Bai Sapare: Congrats sir

25   V M Muthu  My Hearty Congratulations& Felicitations for your hard Endeavours,.

26.Sreenivasulu Manchikanti: Congratulations sir

27.Krishnaswamy Krishna Congratulations

28.Gargee Goswami:Congratulations.

  1. Ramamurthy Thupakula:  Let all the humanity try its best for the eradication of cancer. Thanks sir for timely message.
  2. Venkata Krishna. Good morning sir
    Congratulations
    Gently looks for food majestically with its eyes
    In deep water, takes food like forest hen nice!
  3. Oh! My God why should I panic when I believe  in you! You are my creator and protector and there is no place And need to …

    One must have a nerve of steel not to fall a prey to this syndrome.While fear is a natural and essential defense mechanism, panic can be averted only by faith-faith in God to take care of forces over which we have no control.

    Thus comes to an end this weeks Sunday Story and we shall meet as usual tomorrow. Till then GOOD BYE!

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March 3rd- NATIONAL “I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY DAY”

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“National I Want You to be Happy Day” is  on March Third
America observes on first Sunday of each year great
A day to encourage all to do something to make others happy.
Put a smile on someone’s face makes to put one on ours, too.

How to has an infinite answers.  A flower here,
A simple knock-knock joke there.  Buy the person’s coffee
Standing in line behind us  Remind our kids how much they love others.
Leave a sticky note for a co-worker telling them to have a joyful day!

Let us draw a happy face in the sand or wall for a stranger
To come across later. Let us give children and friends a hug.
“I Want You To Be Happy Day” post on social media to others also follow
Dozens of ways are there -to make all happy at least on this day!.

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February 23rd-ROTARY CLUB’S BIRTH DAY.

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Man is a social animal it is said- We are socially inclined in all our lives
We are with acquired bonds in many ways- socially bonded for good- man thrives!
Helping each other helped by each other- right he should be all over the world
Loving all, serving all, helping ever and hurting never top in the mind bold!

Social service organizations are there all over the world to love and serve
One sure is Rotary International born this day in Nineteen Hundred and Five
Formed by four men in Chicago! signifying the great FOUR WAY test of Rotarian s
Does good if each and every citizen of the world can truthfully follow always!

Yes, if I pass all these tests, I can’t but be a noble servant of the Society
Let me be a citizen-not a member of any Rotary International Club
‘I am one of the most sincere Rotarian’ any Club anywhere can own
On this hundred and fourteenth birth day  let us resolve to be and act!

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BE HUMBLE DAY -February 22nd.

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“Knowledge and education must make one humble” says Lord Krishna
“vidyāvinayasaṁpanne” Sages see with equal eye the learned and cultured
The cow, the elephant, the dog, and all= expression of HUMILITY
One has to BE HUMBLE in all thoughts, words and deeds! Humility the virtue!

Today twenty second February is a great day-BE HUMBLE DAY”
Day not for bragging or boasting one’s accomplishments or achievements. Rather,
A day to practice humility. not to talk about oneself, but to listen to others,
Appreciate their accomplishments, and learn from them. day to be humble.

Be Humble Day is on February twenty second every year
Let us take the message seriously to our ears clear
Practice to a great extent lest we may become a laughing stock
Others may look at with contempt. Sure not to be allowed and talk!

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,92,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 52nd view at 18.30 hrs yesterday viz Thurs day  the Twenty First (21st) February 2019 , total views of the BLOG crossed the   ONE LAKH AND NINETY TWO THOUSAND (1,92,000) from more than 210 countries around the world on the 1432nd day and 1511th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue

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