IN AND OUT OF THE NOBLE CIRCLE!

Chennai Poets’ Circle is not new to my esteemed viewers as several references have been made earlier in this Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com – an elite group of poets budding and renowned and I must admit it is purely HIS will that I have been a part of this set up for quite a few years. This Sunday story is an attempt to give a fair report on the CPC’s ANNUAL SEMINAR on ENGLISH POETRY IN INDIA nicely organized and well attended by poets from West Bengal, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu.on 20th January at the World University Service Center in Chetpat, Chennai.
Let me share with my viewers with the feedback received by some of the poets who participated in the Seminar on their getting back to their places.

Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy, Vijayawada
Sun, Jan 20, 8:19 PM (3 days ago)
Respected Dr. Kannan,
Thank you so much for your mail CPC is one of the most looked-forward-to event for me as it so well and seamlessly organized by you and the CPC team, packing in a highly enlightening guest lectures in the inaugural session, illuminating paper readings and truly engaging poetry readings from CPC’s excellently put together annual poetry anthology Efflorescence by poets from across India and overseas! For me, as I keep saying CPC is second home.

SARANYA FRANCIS, Bangalore
Dear Mr Kannan
I truly appreciate your leadership and vision for CPC. The annual seminar is an exclusive event that focuses on poetry alone and avoids unnecessary frills. The event was well organised. Kudos to all your efforts. Hema, Jairam, Dr. Tirumeni, and rest of CPC core members. May your tribe increase.
Regards
Thank you all, Dr Tirumeni Sir, Hema, Jairam and you Dr Kannan Sir and Team CPC, for providing a memorable and poetically enriching experience every year!
Warm and respectful regards.

Vidya Shankar
Sun, Jan 20, 10:14 PM (3 days ago)
Dear Mr Kannan,
What I truly loved about today’s meet was the genuineness of the platform. It was authentic poetry in all its humility and grace. My husband and I feel so privileged to have been a part of it. Thank you for giving both of us the opportunity.
Please find below the google drive link to download the photos of the CPC meet held on 20-01-2019 at WUSC, Chennai.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1erLSjGIfIKQeS3_pUYLiun73RhhEXAar?usp=sharing
Thanks once again,
Vidya Shankar

Kannan Srinivas
Sun, Jan 20, 10:27 PM (3 days ago)
Dear Madam Vidya Shankar,
Greetings.
Mr.Shankar has done a highly commendable and selfless service in covering the entire proceedings of the Seminar.
He took countless photos with a smiling face and cheerful gentleness.
Our grateful thanks are due to him.
We at CPC are very much delighted to see both of you so much involved and dedicated towards the cause of Poetry .
With renewed thanks and kind regards
Dr S Kannan

Ravi Ranganathan
Mon, Jan 21, 10:46 AM (2 days ago)
Dear Dr.Kannan,
As you rightly mentioned the function yesterday was truly a remarkable national event of which all of us can be really proud of. I liked your significant remark about presentation of more papers as was done in earlier years. I am sure in future, a great deal of thought would be given to this aspect.This would really set us apart .
I went back with happy memories of the event. Thank you and all in the team who made it happen.
Regard

Madhu mathi
Jan 21, 2019, 5:41 PM (2 days ago)
Dear Mr.Kannan,
It was a fruitful experience, taking part in the CPC event, and meeting many beautiful creative minds. Felt very happy, and blessed to be a part of it.
Much grateful to you, Jairam Seshadri Sir, Hema Ravi Ma’m, and to the entire team for organising and making this event a memorable one for all.
Being my first time at the CPC event, felt very happy to meet so many poets; inspired by the Kaleidoscope of thoughts and emotions flowing through words from each one of them.
The chief guests’ speech too were interesting, and thought-provoking.
Wishing each and everyone in the CPC family, many many journeys of sowing poetry in the universe…
Warm regards,
Madhumathi.H

Given below is the newspaper coverage of the event as an example:
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Anthology ‘Efflorescence 2018′ released at Chennai Poets’ Circle seminar
Posted on January 21, 2019 by NT Bureau

Chennai: Age is no bar for creativity: You would not think this is a tired cliche if you had attended the annual seminar of Chennai Poets’ Circle (CPC) on Sunday, 20 January, at the World University Service Centre, Chetpet. The highlight of this year’s seminar was the contribution of poets aged 11 years to 87 years.
The CPC is a non-profit, non-sectarian, literary body of academicians, professionals, students and homemakers interested in poetry writing in English, and sharing such creativity with like-minded personalities; over the years, the CPC has spread its wings nationally and internationally.
The local members of CPC meet once a month to recite and discuss poetic views. At the annual seminar, distinguished guest speakers share their views on poetry, member-poets present academic papers on Indian English writing and recite their poems in front of a distinguished gathering of poets, special invitees and the public. Amateur guest poets are encouraged to recite their poems.
During the seminar on Sunday, the anthology ‘Efflorescence 2018’, a collection of poems written by its members, was released.
The chief guest on the occasion was Dr C N Srinath, director, Dhvanyaloka Centre for Indian Studies, Mysuru, and the guest of honour was Dr V Rajagopalan, retired HOD, English, MCC College, Chennai.
Dr Thirumeni, chairman, welcomed the gathering, and Dr Kannan traced the achievements of the CPC in the last few years. Hema Ravi, secretary, anchored the poetry reading session in the forenoon, while Jairam Seshadri compered the proceedings in the afternoon session.
The paper presentations were chaired by Dr T V Reddy, Dr Biplab Chakraborty and Dr Kannan. Sharing their erudition with the audience, the speakers spoke about the contribution of great poets, emphasising that the poet is a ‘seer’ and poetry is the encounter with the impossible.
Quoting a renowned poet, one of the speakers said, “Like a piece of ice on a hot stove, the poem must ride on its own melting.” The role of poets in ‘digital detoxification’ was also stressed upon.
The highlight of this year’s seminar was the contribution of poets aged 11 years to 87 years and paper presentations by academicians from Sastra University. Eminent writer, poet and media personality, Andal Priyadarshini, who has been awarded the Kalaimamani award by the Tamilnadu government, was among the audience as a contributing poet.
Poets had come from Tirupati, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Puducherry and Tiruchi. Two budding poets, aged seven and ten, wards of member-poets recited their verses confidently in front of the gathering.
For details, contact secretary, Hema Ravi, at 9841003201.

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I am sure my esteemed viewers have received a fairly a good report on the event.

The said Anthology carries the following Poems by me and Miss. S Nivetha one of the EIGHT young poets who contributed their creations to the Anthology.
Dr. V. Rajagopalan, Guest of Honor who was the Principal and Head of the English Department quoted a few lines from the Book FLY,FLY,FLY published by S > NIVETHA (released in the last Seminar in 2018) and commended the imagination and expression of the young poet and wished her every success.
Following is Nivetha’s poem in the Anthology released on this occasion:
CHENNAI POETS’ CIRCLE

Chennai Chennai Poets’ Circle my literary home
Heartily I pray for its noble service-dome!
Elder poets are there to guide me ever nice
Naturally it is my literary home twice
Never can I leave my noble home I enjoy
Advising me how to write poetry with joy
Influenced me a lot in my thoughts and words!

Poetry, the soul of my family members
Offers opportunities for the young ones too
Ever I will remain grateful to my elders
Thanking them for all their kindness shown to me
Several great minds and hearts are there to help and guide!

Circle with long radius has lot of members
In Chennai and outside-deem it as a prestige
Reading and writing poems of their choice willing
Caring the young ones like me giving good training
Lot of opportunities to present in meets
Every month which I am not able to avail.

Members discuss art and science of writing poems
Young ones can learn a lot from the experienced.

Literary talents I would like to develop
Inside my home with others to guide
Trained poet can be more effective than others
Enthusiasm injected by all members
Remember I will- all through my life happily
Along with others I also write usefully
Rectification of any error-I get
Yearly once the Anthology blossoms bright!

Home is where I get food for literary thought
Opportunities provided by my beloved home
Many more I have to try and create shortly
Ever increasing thirst I have for poetry!

An acrostic poem –“CHENNAI POETS’ CIRCLE –MY LITERARY HOME”.

S.Nivetha an upcoming young poet aged 19, is studying in the second
year of Degree course in Chennai. India. She was the youngest poet
delegate in the International Multilingual Poets Meet held in
Vijayawada on 13 and14th November in 2016 and again the youngest delegate inthe Annual Poetry Seminar organized by Chennai Poets’ Circle in January 2017. She is well anthologized. She writes prose and verse, a good painter and cartoonist. Nivetha finds a place of pride in the INDIAN BOOK OF RECORDS FOR CHILDREN for having participated in the Vijayawada Meet as the youngest poet.
S.Nivetha.
12/2045,Jeevan Bima Nagar,
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Phone: +919840477552, 044-26544950

My poem published in the EFFLORESCENCE 2018

TIRUKKURAL
GLORY OF GOD

1. “A” leads the language
The Lord Almighty protects
Like peacock’s plumage!
2. Learning lacks meaning
If the learner believes not
In Him – protecting!
3 He surely lives long
Who seeks the feet of the Lord
To whom the noble throng!
4. To the one who clings
To HIM beyond likes-dislikes
No woes the life brings!
5. Who sings in HIS praise
Seeking HIS love and grace
Freed from the sins nice!
6. For long he lives for sure
Who treads HIS path sans desires
In this world – pure!
7. Who seeks not HIM whose
Compassion beyond compare
Never free from worry’s woes!
8. He can’t cross the sea
Of sins if he thinks not HIM
Indeed Virtues Sea!
9. Those heads that pray not
The God of eight virtues sure
Have eyes and ears just dot(s)!
10. Those who pray the Lord
Nicely cross the sea of birth
Others don’t – face woes!

These ten couplets are my translation of the Magnum Opus Thirukkural by Thiruvalluvar written about 2000 years ago in Tamil into English. The chapter 1 of the 133, speaks about the Glory of God.

N V Subbaraman, a bilingual poet is the Asia -Pacific Book of Records holder for his Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS n https://nvsr.wordpress.com.
He has participated in many poetry festivals of which he holds International Multilingual Poets Meet held in November 2016 at Vijayawada and the Seminar organized by Chennai Poet’s Circle in January 2018 high in his mind. He is a haikuist with more than 1000 haiku to his credit and he is a Member of the American Haiku Society. He has published 38 books in English and Tamil. He is retired Deputy Zonal Manager of Life insurance Corporation of India.
N V Subbaraman
12/1045, Jeevan Bima Nagar,
Chennai 600101.
044/26544950;9840477552
nvsubbaraman@gmail.com

Indeed the day was a very memorable one for all the poets present in the Seminar.
Dr.C. Thirumeni, Chairman of CPS extended a very warm welcome which was very chill outside due to mid-winter season, Dr.S.Kannan President of CPC, delivered his Presidential Address, followed by the launch of the Anthology by Dr. Prof. C N Srinath, Chairman, Bhavanyaloka Center for Indian Studies, Mysore..Dr. V.Rajagopalan addressed the gathering of Poets. Annual Report was presented by Shri Jairam Seshadri, Treasurer. Poetry presentation first session started.
After delicious lunch, poetry session continued and two papers were presented by two academicians. Vote of thanks was proposed by Mrs.Hema Ravi. After National Anthem, poet delegates returned carrying the great memories “IN AND OUT OF THE NOBLE CIRCLE”.
Thus we end our this week’s Sunday story and the week to follow as usual. Till then GOOD BYE!

   HAIBUN AND HAIBUNEERS! (Part 1)

Images for Haibun and Haibuneers க்கான பட முடிவு

I am very sure that my esteemed viewers will be surprised at the very caption of this week’s Sunday Story in the Envius Thoughts! Yes.
There are oceans and seas all over the world. We know Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic and Southern oceans each having its own seas numbering 21, 25, 9, 8 and 6 respectively besides 6 landlocked seas!
Normally we have heard the language and its rich literature in the form of prose, poetry and dramas are vast like  an ocean!
I used to quote that “Art and Literature of the highest order cannot flourish in a world which is increasingly becoming mechanical and the society a rocket!
To disprove the statement we come across LITERARY REVOLUTION as Industrial Revolution, or Cultural Revolution,r Economic Revolution or Fashion Revolution!
Literature in any language is growing fast and more so with ENGLISH-naturally!
We know there are several Gene-res in English poetry:It is not a fun!
Poetry
20th-century lyric poetry
Biker_poetry”

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We are familiar with HAIKU, TANKA, SENRYU etc.- short verses of Japanese origin.
You may be wondering what the TITLE of the story to do with these matters.
I am glad to share with you my literary lovers all over the world about the new and innovative form of HAIBUN- which is a combination of Haiku poem and prose and the practitioners are known as Haibuneers.
I know of one poet of repute by name Rochellie Potkar from Mumbai author of “The Arithmetic of breasts and  other stories”, “Four Degrees of Separation” is the alumna of Iowa’s International Writing Program, Fall 2015. Widely anthologized, her prose has been read and interpreted by actors and dancers on stage in Iowa and Portland. She was the 2016 winner of the Open Road Review short story contest. Her poem Cellular: P.O.W  was shortlisted for the 2017 Hungry hill international poetry competition., Ireland. She is he 2017 recipient of the Charles Wallace writer’s fellowship, University of Sterling.
I came across a review of her book PAPER ASYLUM and on pursuing, I have landed myself in her wonderland of HAIBUN!  This Sunday story is its result
We know HAIKU, TANKA, SENRYU etc.- short verses of Japanese origin.

In fact Haiku is a short verse in 5-7-5 format- three lines of 5,7,5 syllables. Nowadays these Haiku  poems have become very popular in several languages.
You may be wondering what the TITLE of the story to do with these matters.
I am glad to share with you my literary lovers all over the world about the new and innovative form of HAIBUN- which is a combination of Haiku poem and prose and the practitioners are known as Haibuneers.

I came across a review of her book PAPER ASYLUM and on pursuing, I have landed myself in her wonderland of HAIBUN!  This Sunday story is its result!

Let us hear about her book in her own words:
Haibun in Me
I remember a day in Hyderabad when I was
introduced to my first book of haibun. I began
reading it to kill time before a literary event, but
couldn’t put the book down. I am not a reader who
can be enthralled easily. Anything can distract me: a
film, a phone call, a friend, a better plan, the aroma of
food . . . But here, within 250 pages were 120 haibun,
sketching universes of revelations in synopsized
depth—summarized lifetimes, told with lucidity, in a
frame no longer than a page that set tales adrift with
a lingering aftertaste of haiku.
I read 120 haibun that day, traversing ages,
continents, and eras through confessions, memory, and
the anecdotes of pain and pleasure. I remember feeling
enriched, as though I had read 120 novels or watched
120 films, through slow-moving window frames of
worlds, going far into the multiplicity of slant, idiom
and thought-thread. By night I had haibun fever. This
has to be it! I told myself, where the storyteller and the
poet merge into a sangam on a page.
We know the haiku: two images juxtaposed in a
fragment (one line) and a phrase (two lines) that link
and shift. The haibun, then, is prose poetry interspersed
with haiku. Written in a first-person narrative, in the
present tense, it can range from autobiography to
Diary writing, essay to travel-journal writing. Like the
haiku, the haibun begins in the everyday events of life
and can be described as a narrative of an epiphany. The
practitioner of haibun is called a haibuneer. There
can be 100 haiku in a haibun, but we generally find
one or two. The haiku forms an integral part of the
haibun and follows the same link and shift inherent
to all Japanese short poetry forms, including haiga,
tanka and senryu. While the haiku links and shifts
between its phrase and fragment, the haibun does so
between its title, prose, and haiku. The link and shift
apes the continuity of life’s wheel, keeping in motion
the navigation to new territories of notion, imagery,
and feeling.
Once a guru said that to practice Japanese poetry,
>one must celebrate and curate nature, becoming
ornithologist, zoologist, biologist, spiritualist, psychologist,
and painter—all at once. If poetry is a niche
genre in the world of literature, the Japanese forms
are more so. The haibuneers and haijins the world
over are a subculture practising in quietude, with
limited printed-book possibilities. In India, a couple
of hundred members constitute an online Facebook
group, INhaiku, and converge every day to weigh
words like goldsmiths, for brevity between lines 1, 2,
and 3 of the haiku.
Every time I enter a new college classroom for a
workshop and tell students that to write haibun they
can be a bit of a storyteller, personal diarist, traveler,
chronicler, and poet, there is a sigh of relief that runs
through. No one feels excluded.
I think the time for haibun has come, given the
small reading screens and attention deficits. Or the fact
that this is an accessible form allowing its practitioner

to intersect story and poetry, besides acquiring ediblesounding
titles like haibuneers and haijins, while
practicing the art of word zen.
Since I write in other forms, I think it’s interesting
to mention that in relation to free verse poetry, I
have found the haibun to have sentences stacked
horizontally. While comparing it to flash fiction, the
‘Act 3’ is a haiku.
St. Xavier’s College was the first in Mumbai
to include the haibun in its syllabus under Emerging
Poetry Forms, whereas Wilson and V.G. Vaze colleges
welcomed the haibun through workshops by me.
But I am probably a late-comer to this bandwagon
of haiku and haibun practitioners, probably an even
later champion. The stalwarts in India who have
affected me, and to whom I pay my obeisance, are
Angelee Deodhar, Johannes Manjrekar, Kala Ramesh,
Geetanjali Rajan, K. Ramesh, Gautam Nadkarni,
Paresh Tiwari, Raamesh G. Raghavan, Akila
Gopalakrishnan, and the many whose works I come
across in international journals and magazines.
A special note of thanks to Kim Richardson for
going through an earlier version of this book and
saying, ‘Your haibun are good, and I don’t say that
lightly. You “get” the form.’ I have never forgotten
those words. My deepest gratitude to Michael
Rehling, Christopher Merrill, and Gabriel Rosenstock
for writing a quote for this book.

A must-read book is the Journeys series, edited
by Angelee Deodhar, while online archives of
Contemporary Haibun Online, Haibun Today, and Cattails
are the other sources to deepen one’s morning zen.

>Rochelle Potkar

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We shall see more on this wonder in the part II in due course.Thanks and goodbye till then.
We shall be with our routine thoughts on Monday!

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WORLD POETRY DAY 21st March

Quill-shaped cirrus cloud.jpgWorld Poetry Day is today as declared by UNESCO
Great day for the poets and poetry lovers all over
Poets indeed are the Ambassadors of peace in the world
Always aiming to express their views nicely, pleasant and bold!

Poets are simple in life and living but noble in thoughts,
Elegant in conduct and manners-loving all and serving all
Ever helping and never hurting-in thoughts words and deeds tall
Standards of poets, readers uplifted and never to fall!

The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing,
Publishing and teaching of great”Poetry”-the soul making!
Editing “YOUNG POET”-the millennium’s gift to the young
Two hundred and more young poets created with HIS grace!

To “give fresh recognition and impetus to national,
Regional and international poetry movements”.perennial
The day is joyful occasion worth celebrating all over.
“YOUNG POET” wishes all well for all the poets for ever!

 

 PLEASE KNOW A LITTLE MORE ABOUT the “YOUNG POET”.

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The Young Poets Club

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Hearty greetings from the Young Poets Club of India, Editor and Web Administrator of Young Poet.Org to all our young poets, senior poets, readers, contributors and well wishers of the journal from all over the literary world.We have pleasure to inform you of the release of the latest issue bringing you some of the best poems from the poets – young and senior. As we started the publication of YOUNG POET, as the Millennium gift to the young poets-by definition poets less than twenty five years of age, we were very particular that the journal provides a platform to the young poets only. Now that almost a decade and half has gone since the Club was founded and its official organ was published, many of those young poets of those days have gone beyond twenty five and of course new tribe of young poets have come in, we have a lot of requests that the condition regarding age must be revised and in deference to their wishes, our YOUNG POET is open to all and our team is conscious of the fact that poets of what ever age they are, all are quite young in their spirits and hearts.

We are sure the issue will be well received by the lovers of English poetry and they will encourage the poets to come out with their best of poetic talents-in content, theme and presentation.

With best wishes

N.V. Subbaraman
EDITOR

YOUNG POETS CLUB OF INDIA was inaugurated in the BERTRUM HALL of LOYOLA COLLEGE, Chennai on 14th November 2000 with a view to encouraging the young who have a flair for writing English poetry

Read more at http://www.youngpoet.org/#hyWm4zPWx7Xb1Yzl.99

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 Read Nivetha’s profile and poems in http://www.youngpoet.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HERE ARE My More Haiku poems on Water.            

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See this nasty world
Inter state water disputes
People fight quite bold.
2.
Water is common
Nature’s gift for all the world
Sad it’s uncommon.
3.
Lorries burnt in bunch
Properties looted pity
People suffer sans lunch.
4.
‘Live and let live’ gone
People avaricious
God should save us on.
5.
Floods and worst famine
Way of punishment for the wrongs
I commit; Divine!
6.
The world needs water
Elixir of life for all
Plant and child need more
7.
Water clean and pure
Provides strength and health to all
Nature’s cure for sure!
8.
No world sans water
Not a blade of grass can thrive
Water is starter!
9.
World’s top basic need
Water the elixir strong
Nature’s gift of feed!
10
Many sources strong
Yet we starve of water pure
People run and throng!
11..
Water in summer
Quenches cruel thirst of lives
Nature the winner!
12.
Nice silver fishes
In the blue waters – their home
Nature’s grand wishes!
13.
Man numerous times
Feels fish out of water lo!
Mind to be in rhymes!
14.
Sea water salty
Helps not to quench human thirst
Man betrays -pity!
15.
Water starved people
Look at the sky for some rains
God wills to topple!

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Uses of water!!!!!!

FIRST LOVE

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POETRY my first love – my first child
I breathe, live and love you mild and wild
Expression of myriad hues in myriad forms
Exposition of million thoughts in mighty norms
Consoling thoughts for the confused minds
Divinity through choice words
Eternal message in elegant form
Essence of life in exploding words
Ecstatic experience of enlightened soul
Enthralling episodes of ever lasting words
Emotional outburst of earthly soul
Infinite thoughts in finite terms
Nobility in fertile form
Sharing of experience in soul stirring stanzas
Source of strength to a worn out mind
Inspiration to the defeated and depressed
Subtle thoughts in sublime words
Song Divine in soft images
POETRY my last love and last child
I breathe, live and love you mild and wild!

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Kindly click the following link

indianperiodical.com/2016/09/here-is-valluvars-voice-11/ …
to read my
CHAPTER FORTY NINE of THirukkural”ASSESSING TIME” “அதிகாரம் 49- காலம் அறிதல்”
in the INDIAN PERIODICAL. Kindly place your scholarly comment below the article itself where a provision has been made so that all the viewers can see the same.
You may also view THE PERSON OF THE WEEK- NV SUBBARAMAN by clicking the following link. Thanks.

 

WORLD COCONUT DAY-2/9/16.

 

Genuine Coconut is 100% organic coconut water that can be enjoyed directly from the husk thanks to a patented opening system.

Here are some ENVIUS THOUGHTS on COCONUT strictly in Haiku format 5-7-5 and first and third lines rhyming.

World coconut day
Observed all over the Globe
Worthy is to pay!

Glucose direct pure
Great health drink God has given
To all people sure!

Coconut water
Young or old, well or ill-great
Nourishment- topper!

All parts of the tree
Useful in life as human
Helping a lot free!

Nature is quite kind
Blessing humans with their needs
Man to save with mind!

Tender coconut
Water-Elixir of Life
Strength for health -peanut!

Offerings to God
Indian faith – coconut
Tops the list gets nod!

 

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http://indianperiodical.com/2016/08/list-of-contents/

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        HAIKU ON “SKY”.

 

Bonsai at Lal Bagh. Photo by Sharadha NV

A view of BONSAI -short tree on a flower bowl- HAIKU-Short verse in Japanese genre

Viewers of ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com may recollect my several posts on HAIKU. On 10th January there was a post titled “POETRY OF TOMORROW-THE JAPANESE WAY that dealt with HAIUKU / TANKA genre of English poetry. Earlier on 23, 24 and 25th of July 2015, I dealt with the history of HAIKU/TANKA in three parts. (Those who want to read, may please enter the ARCHIVES and enjoy.)

At this,  I am glad to share with you a comment by one of the Japanese poets Dr. Kazuyosi Ikeda, which I cherish very much:

“………………….The poet Subbaraman’s Haiku are exactly Haiku originating in Japan. But in Japan, there is no concept of rhyme; thus his rhymed haiku surpass Japanese haiku in beauty. The beauty of both the contents and the form of his haiku is worth esteeming very highly………………….”

Dr.Kazuyosi Ikeda, Ph.D; D.Sc; D.Litt; D.Cult; D.Envir.Sc.

Osaka, Japan.

Haiku Poet.

My VOICE OF VALLUVAR and VOICE OF RAMANA were translated into English in Haiku format and the ENVIUS THOUGHTS carried them as a serial in 62   parts -total Haiku verses 588.

Again now and then, there were posts of Haiku verses on MOON, RAIN BOW, FOG-Mist etc.

Today there are 10 Haiku verses on SKY! In the next few days, ENVIUS THOUGHTS will carry three line Haiku formatted verses strictly 5-7-5 syllables in English. I request my esteemed Viewers to please support and send feedback on the same as and when your time and mind cooperate. Thanks.

1.Sky is the limite who are just inert

Sure very timid!

2.Sky is very vast

Carrying stars and planets

Guiding the world fast!

3.To look at the sky

Resting on the easy chair

Midnight joy quite high!

4.The blue sky above

And the cool moon gliding nice

Cheers and joy around!

5.  Nature’s gift indeed

Is the beautiful rainbow

In the sky, God’s deed!

6. Sky not the limit

For the resourceful persons

Success their credit!

7. Earth and sky can meet

Meeting point moves far away

To observe a treat!

8.Bright sun in the sky

Overshadowed by thick clouds

Humans need to try!

9. Home of sun and stars

The blue sky – nature’s making

Man-made ever a farce!

10.Blue sky beautiful

Peace and poise to those who love

Nature bountiful!

11.Sky the home of clouds

Graces the world with its love

We sure must be proud!

The simplest astronomical phenomena take place in the sky. The sun and the moon move across the sky; we can see thousands of stars in the clear sky!