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!

 GALA GUNTUR GREAT! (Part I )

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As if to prove the oft quoted  statement that “Art and Literature of the highest type cannot flourish in a society which is increasingly becoming  mechanical and the society a rocket” the literary couple Associate Professors of English r Dr.Prof. K Gopichand and Dr. Prof Nagasuseela of JKC College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh have been celebrating the “GUNTUR INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL”     very successfully for the last “ELEVEN LONG Years without break.

For me and Nivetha, it all started with their invitation  through their website for contributing our poems for their proposed Anthology titled “TRANQUIL MUSE” during the Poetry festival in September 2018!
We submitted our English poems and the things moved very fast with three page long detailed instructions reading as-just to show how meticulous they are in organizing!

11th International Guntur Poetry Fest- 2018         
                        (21st & 22nd  September, 2018)
“Let us instill Peace, Love and Hope through our Poems”
 Welcome to the Eleventh International Poetry Festival.
Dear Poet,
*You have already informed us of your arrival & departure timings, but for double confirmation we request you to inform us of your arrival & departure timings again
along with your working mobile numbers.
(  Spl. Instruction:

* Poets are requested to come to the venue, JKC College, Guntur, directly. From there we’ll send you to the Hotels/ Guesthouses. Good number of taxis, A/C Non-stop buses and trains are available round the clock from Vijayawada to Guntur. Autos are available from Guntur Railway station/ Bus stand to J.K.C.College. Plz google the information.)
* Those who can’t make out for the Fest , Please  mail us your postal address.
So that we’ll send you the Anthology soon after the Fest.
Note:
There’ll be a Book Release ceremony at the Inaugural function. Those who would like to release their CREATIVE/ CRITICAL BOOKS /CDs /Posters etc along with the Anthology “Tranquil Muse” may bring the 5 copies and have your books / CDs released before a galaxy of Internationally reputed Poets & Creative Writers. They are requested to submit a copy to the Organizers, so that they’ll treasure it in the college library.

  •      Kindly let us know of your participation in the Book release session.
  •         Send us the details of the books/Posters/CDs :

The Title, The Publisher and a Brief note about the Book/CD/Poster in 5 lines.

  •      Also let us know… if there’re any changes in your arrival & departure timings.
  • Kindly Follow the Suggestions scrupulously:

1.Straight away read the poem when you’re invited on to the dais.
2.You are advised to render your poem with feeling & meaning to the audience.
3.Kindly see that your voice is loud and clear.
4.The whole programme is video-shot.(Local Channels will telecast the Fest )
5.Live Program me in FB will be given; Later the video is uploaded into you-tube.
6.There’ll be around 500 audience in the Auditorium.
7.Every Poet is felicitated according to our tradition.
8.Certificates will be issued to all the participants.

  1. Poets should write a message for Peace on the Canvas that is fixed at the garden.
  2. Once again confirm your participation along with your travel itinerary. Send us sms/whats app …besides the mail.(festivalpoetry@yahoo.com)

v  Thank you for your Cooperation and Contribution.
Spl. Note 1:
Dear Poets,

  1. There will be a Day and Night Poetry Rendering from 7.00pm to 12.00 Midnight in the vernacular languages.
  2. Poets who compose poems other than English language are requested to bring a few poems along with them, for recitation during the Night session.
  3. Poets are advised to explain the theme of the poem briefly before rendering it in their Mother Tongue.
  4. Those who are well versed in other forms of art are also welcome to exhibit their talent to the spectators.(Paintings/ Drawings/ Posters/ Cartoons)
  5. Dance, Song, Dialogue etc may be performed for the poets before dinner time.
  6. Poets are advised to bring their Traditional Costume …So that they can wear it on the first day.

Spl. Note 2:

1.You can have extra copies of the Anthology Tranquil Muse at the venue.

  1. Previous Fest Anthologies, 2008 to 2018 , (1. Heart –Throbs, 2.A Posy of Poesy, 3. Poets’ Paradise,  4. The Fancy Realms, 5. The Poetic Bliss, 6. The Enchanted World, 7. The Rainbow Hues, 8. Happy Isle 9. Chants of Peace10. Symphony of Peace, (Each Book is Available @ Rs 150/- Symphony of Peace is Rs 200/-) are available.

(* Kindly recommend a set of the Anthologies for your College/ Institution libraries*)

  1. A Collection of around 400 short poems on different topics in the form of a book entitled “Splendour ” is available for

                                                                                                       Rs 150/-

  1. A Collection of 300 haiku and Zen on different topics in the form of a book entitled “Mushrooms ” is available for Rs 80/-
  2. A Collection of 38 Short Stories by reputed authors titled “Voyage” is for-Rs 80/-
  3. A Collection of around 500 haiku on different topics in the form of a book entitled “SPROUTS ” is available for Rs 50/-
  4. A set of Six Computer CD s   entitled “Teaching & Learning Phonetic Skills, Vol I, Vol II, Vol III, Vol IV, Vol V, Vol VI (IPA Through songs, Pronunciation & Communication through visuals, Clippings and famous Speeches, Dialogues and Conversations)”Under the  Title Propelling Excellence are available for –Rs 300/-
  5. Posters on Rakhi, Ragging, Teachers Day, Positive thinking, Life, AIDS, Pollution, Friendship, Festivals, Floods,  etc …and post cards are available for sale.
  6. Kindly strengthen us by buying these works of art & literature.
  7. The amount collected is utilized for conducting the Future Poetry Fests.

                              With a wish to spread Peace

                                                  With a dream to evolve values,

With a will to save nature,

                               With a desire to serve nation.
Ø  Let us together make the Fest a Grand Success.
# Have a nice and safeJourney. Eagerly waiting to meet you all.
v  Have a look at previous fest links:
a href=”http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra-pradesh/2016/sep/22/Guntur-hosts-9th-International-Poetry-Festival-1522232.html”>http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra-pradesh/2016/sep/22/Guntur-hosts-9th-International-Poetry-Festival-1522232.html
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/Technocrat-strikes-high-note-at-poetry-festival/article16546176.ece

http://hindu.com/2010/12/22/stories/2010122261480500.htm

http://www.hindu.com/2009/07/03/stories/2009070355110500.htm

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/article3458292.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/article969393.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-educationplus/article2666370.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-

andhrapradesh/article2294784.ece?css=print

http://www.hindu.com/2009/05/22/stories/2009052250420200.htm

http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/2015-04-28/Spoken-English-course-at-JKC-from-Friday-147475

 

Regards,

Organizers & Editors

11th International Poetry Fest-2018

P.Gopichand & P.Nagasuseela

Asso. Professors, Dept of English

09966893484/ 09985444686

Days rolled down fast and September 20th came and we boarded the Chennai -Vijayawada Shadapti Express and we were at Guntur by 13.30 hrs to be warmly  received by the Organizers and we were guided to a nice Hotel NANDURI RESIDENCY in Arundalepet.

About five hundred poets from more than 50 countries attended the Festival.

On 21st the session was devoted to Telugu poets. About 150 poets presented their Telugu poems. I also presented a Telugu poem titled “GEYANIKI REKKALU”- WINGS OF POESY English version is given below:

THROUGH THE WINGS OF POETRY

Oh! My beloved Mother Earth
Can you bless me with your hand

Verdant, fertile acre of land
Far from the madding crowd
Near the hillock and make me proud!
A well with sweet and copious water
A hut to protect from  Sun 0 a shelter
Spreading fragrance – plenty of jasmine
Smearing beauty through silky sunflower
Nectar filled coconut trees around me
Green lush lawn a treat to see!
Blessed with understanding spouse
To pursue the path of virtuous
Through the WINGS OF POETRY!
Dawn to dusk serving the cause of Nature
Thanking you for all they grace!
Oh! My beloved Earth
Providing life to all His creation
How do I show my grateful affection
Sure through bringing peace and amity
Love and kindness
Words and deeds
All in sweetness
All through the Earth!
In the night of 21st, there was a very lively session for poems in vernacular. It was indeed a great experience. I on my part presented the following Tamil poem:

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அமைதியை நோக்கி!

அமைதி, அமைதி, அமைதி-இன்றேல்
அழிவு, அழிவு, அழிவே!

அமைதியை நாடிப் போற்றிடுவோம்-இன்றேல்
அழிவை அடைந்து துயர்ப்படுவோம்!

உலகம் நாடுதல் அமைதியைத்தான்-ஆயின்
உலகம்  காணுதல் அழிவைத்தான்!

அன்பும் அமைதியும் உயிரென்றோம்-ஆயின்
அகிலம் காண்பது பூசலைத்தான்!

பெரியோன் புத்தன் புவியினிலே
துறந்தான் உயிரை அன்பினுக்கு.

அண்ணல் ஏசுவும் அவதரித்தார் – அவர்
அரக்கர் சிலுவையில் உயிர்விட்டார்.
அண்ணலைத் துதித்துப் போற்றுகிறோம்-ஆயின்

அண்ணலின் சொல்லதை நினைத்தோமா?

 

அமைதியின் பெயரால் உயிர் விட்டான்-அருமைத்
தலைவனாம் காந்தியும் சுடப்பட்டான்.

அமைதியை நோக்கி நடைபயின்றான்-அவன்
அன்பை நோகி நடை பயின்றான்!

அவனைப் பணிந்தே போற்றிடுவோம்-நல்
அமைதியைப் பற்றி வாழ்ந்திடுவோம்!

 

தலைவர் வழியில் நடந்திடுவோம்

தலைதந்து அமைதியைக் காத்திடுவோம்!

TRANSLITERATION

Amaidhiyai noakki!

Amaidhi, amaidhi, amaidhi-indrael

Azhivu, azhivu, azhivae!

 

Amaidhiyai naadip poatriduvoam- indrael

Azhivai adaindhu thuyarpaduvoam.

 

Ulagam naadudhal amaidhiyaith thaan – ayin

Ulagam kaaNudhal azhivaiththaan.

 

Anbum amaidhiyum uyirenroam – aayin

Akilam kaaNbadhu poosalaiththaan

 

Periyoan Budhdhan puviyinilae

Thurandhaan uyirai anbinukku.

 

ANNal esuvum avadhariththaar – avar

Arakkar siluvaiyil uyirvittaar.

 

ANNalaith thudhiththup poatrugiroam- aayin

ANNalin solladhai ninaiththoamaa?

 

Amaidhiyin peyaraal uyirvittaan – arumaith

Thalaivanaam Gaandhi sudappattaan.

Amaidhiyai noakki nadai payindraan-avan

Anbai noakki nadai payindraan.

Avanaip paNindhae poatriduvoam – Nal

Amaidhiyaip patri vaazhndhiduvoam.

 

Thalaivartham vazhiyil nadandhiduvoam

Thalaithandhu amaidhiyaik kaththiduvoam.   

 

TRANSLATION

TOWARDS PEACE!

Peace, peace, peace – lest

Perish, perish, perish.

 

Let us praise seeking peace- lest

Perishing we see suffering..

 

World seeks only peace – but

World sees only destruction.

 

Love and peace our breathing we say- but

What world sees is only struggle.

 

Great Buddha on earth

Lost his life for peace!

 

Jesus Christ  incarnate – he

Lost HIS life at the devil’s CROSS!

 

We sing in praise of Mahatma – yet

Have we listened to his views and voice?

 

In the name of LOVE he lost his life -beloved

Gandhi was shot to death!

 

He practiced walk towards peace

He practiced walk towards love!

 

We salute and sing in his praise- good

Peace we hold and lead our lives.

 

Let us walk in the path of leaders great

Even sacrificing all, let us  protect peace!

 

Next two days were devoted to English poetry and about 300 poets presented their English poems and I presented the following:

GLOBAL PEACE AND WAR!

                        

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Ambassadors of Peace-the assembled poets

From all over the world reading the Festival notes!

Global Peace well in the hands of Ambassadors of Peace

On the pressures we exert on the powers itching with ease!

 

Ages and ages have seen War and Peace in turn

In times of war world thinks of peace

In times of peace world plans for war!

It’s the war that brings the best in man

All that leaves when the peace is in!

It is the war that keeps the nation united

And keeps the forces at bay that divided!

Lo! Paradox of war and peace!

 

Love and peace  voice of the world

What we see in this mad,mad world

Going hellward with nuclear mould

Seeking superiority with deadly hold!

Voice of war that was hot and loud

Sure should yield to the voice of peace

With fragrance of love all over the cloud

Bringing rain of joy and plenty ll with ease!

 

Goodbye to the miseries of the past

Welcome to the mysteries of the future!

Unfolding universal peace and warless world

Unbroken joy and fearless nations

Healthy people and artistic minds

Endless love and deathless humanism!

Poetic disposition and and peaceful possession!

All we need on earth

All we have to work with mirth!  

  

Incidentally I was the only poet to have presented poems in three languages viz Telugu, Tamil and English!

The following poem was presented by S.Nivetha:

 

WINGS OF FRIENDS

We cannot gather al in one place

To have a wonderful joy and peace

All our fast and great memories on

Like that of the 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 cannot be got from all

That flows through Niagara falls.

God creates and gives us great friends sure

For us to keep all our lives quite pure!

 

All the delegates were accommodated in different Hotels, Guest Houses, rest houses and fine arrangements were made to bring them on time to the Venue viz  Jagarimudi Lakshmiah Choudary Auditorium, JKC College, Guntur. A spacious A/c Auditorium.

Detailed program was gone through all the days of the Festival for the Eleventh Year!

College Management consisting of Dr. K. Basavapunniah, Former President NES, Shri J Murali Mohan, Secretary and Correspondent JKCC, Dr. I Nageswara Rao, Principal, JKC, Sri SRK Prasad Director PG courses attended the days and played their roles nicely.
Several Books were launched.
Panel discussion was interesting.
Peace rally awakened the public.
Peace cards were released and distributed to the delegates.
The card reads:
Pandora’s Box
Tears the world apart

Acts of Violence

Composed the dance of Death

Seal the Pandora’s box

Build the world with

Words of Compassion

Build the world .

Peace lamps were lit                

                                                                             

                                                                                                                                    

 

Several Books were launched.

Panel discussion was interesting.

Peace rally awakened the public.

Peace cards were released and distributed to the delegates.

The card reads:

Pandora’s Box

Tears the world apart

Acts of Violence

Composed the dance of Death

Seal the Pandora’s box

Build the world with

Words of Compassion

Build the world .

Peace lamps were lit                

 

(TO BE CONTINUED)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAY 23rd April.

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I think of those days millions of years ago sans the power of SPEECH
How communications could have taken place- body language alone -each
Individual human or animal would have its own method to convey
Thoughts and ideas! Communication should have been a fun as it looks today!

Man developed his method and languages began to flow like water falls
Seven Thousand and one hundred and more languages are there figures quite tall
Including spoken and signed languages-dialects not excluded
Great world, great people, great languages, great art of communication!

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAY is today the twenty third of April- great language day
Most widely spoken and fastest spreading world language! It is English today
More than ninety eight crores of people speak as first and second language
Full of excellent works of literature – prose and verse-all over the world!

 

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WORLD POETRY DAY IS TODAY!

 

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Men and women-the  roof and crown of God’s creation in quest
For knowledge in areas different explored and the result
A branch of literature is POETRY and the POETS
Creators-today is WORLD POETRY DAY March Twenty First!

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!

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!

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WONDERFUL ANTHOLOGY!(AMARAVATI PRISM THREE)

Launch of Amaravati Poetic Prism 2017 in Vijayawada.

Amazing, Beautiful, Excellent, Fantastic, Grand, Lovely, Magnificent, Nice, Rare, Terrific, Ultimate, WONDERFUL! Sorry my vocabulary in English being very limited I have no words to describe the AMARAVATI POETIC PRISM 2017-carefully curated by Poet Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy, published by the Cultural Centre of Vijayawada and Amaravati andrecently launched by the Deputy Speaker of Andhra Assembly HE Mandali Buddha Prasad at Vijayawada.

It is indeed a Himalayan achievement of Poet Paddy and her dedicated team of having rightly found a place in the India Book of Records by having brought out the above Anthology with 948 poems in 85 Indian and world languages as per the details given below:
1 English 434
2 Telugu 73
3. Hindi 64
4. Bengali 38
5. French 27
6. Tamil 25
7. Urdu 25
8. Assamese 20
9. Malayalam 18
10. Odiya 16
11. Spanish 15
12. Punjabi 14
13. Italian 13
14. Kannada 13
15. Marathi 13
16. Nepali 13
17. Turkish 13
18. Arabic 12
19. Guajarati 12
20. German 10
21. Chinese 9
22. Romani 9
23. Greek 8
24. Sanskrit 8
25. Bangladeshi Bangla 6
26. Hebrew 6
27. Sinhala 6
28. Albanian 5
29. Maithili 5
30. Hungarian 4
31. Persian 4
32. Romanian 4
33. Tagalog 4
34. Uzbek 4
35.Bahasa Malaysia 3
36. Bhojpuri 3
37. Dogri 3
38. Japanese 3
39. Pashto 3
40. Sri Lankan Tamil 3
41. Tulu 3
42. Mizo 3
43.Kreol Morisien 3
44. Dutch 2
45. Gunjala Gondi 2
46. Kashmiri 2
47. Kazakh. 2
48. Scots 2
49. Serbian 2
50. Vietnamese 2
51. Awadhi 1
52. Bodo 1
53. Braj Bhasha 1
54. Bulgarion 1
55.Croatian 1
56. Dakini Hindi 1
57. Danish 1
58. Dari 1
59. Estonian 1
60. Filipino 1
61. Kaithi 1
62.Kandu 1
63. Keresan 1
64. Konkani 1
65. Korean 1
66. Koshli 1
67. Koya 1
68. Kurdish 1
69. Latin 1
70. Mandarin 1
71. Manipuri 1
72. Pahari 1
73. Pangasinan 1
74. Polish 1
75. Portugese 1
76. Rajasthani 1
77.Russian 1
78. Sanketh 1
79. Santoli 1
80.SeychelloisCreole 1
81. Sindhi 1
82. Slovenian 1
83. Swahili 1
84.Thai 1
85.Zapotic 1
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Total 948 poems from 85 languages
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That about 500 poets from India and overseas have contributed their poetic creations to this multilingual poetry anthology is a matter of pride and pleasure.

This is AMARAVATI POETIC PRISM THREE and within a short span of three years, it has come to be recognized as one of the largest and best poetry anthologies in the literary world that a poet feels highly honored when he/she finds that his/her poem is seen through this prestigious PRISM all over!

Both qualitatively and quantitatively the PRISM 2017 will be deemed as a prestigious possession in a poet’s home library though it costs
INR 1200 / US$ 50 / Euro 45. Layout and design are extraordinarily attractive. Content, theme and form are truly marvelous.
The tendency currently is to skip the messages and other introductory portion of any publication and get into the contents straight! But in this work the messages from HE Nara Chandrababu Naidu, CM AP, HE Mandali Buddhaprasad, Dy. Speaker AP, Her Excellency Bhanu Akila Priya, Dr. Parakala Prabhakar, S/Shri M K Meena, IAS, Dr. D. Vizai Bhaskar, Padma Vibhushan & Gnanpith Awardee Dr. Sitakant Mahapatra, Y.Harishchandra Prasad and Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy throw a fund of information and prove to be a very interesting read.
Multilingual Poets Meets do take place. To come across a multi linguist poet is heartening. In this Prism one can see such a highly reputed MULTI LINGUIST POET in Dr. Kumud Bala Mukherjee of Hyderabad who has contributed poems in TEN LANGUAGES namely Hindi, Bengali, Sanskrit, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Awadhi, Braj Bhasha, Kaithi, Kandu & Dakhini (Deccan) Hindi to Amaravati Poetic Prism 2017.

Poet Dr. Kumud Bala, a Botany & Hindi Lecturer by profession, has been penning poetry for about 4 decades now. Writing has been her passion since childhood and her forte lies in poetry, stories, essays, research papers and more. Her works have been published in several newspapers, magazines and journals. With over 5000 poems to her credit, she participates regularly in Kavi Sammelans organized at the National and International level. With a D. Litt Award from Nagpur Jyotiba Phule University & Research Centre, A Best Poet Award from the Late President Shankar Dayal Sharma, and Saahitya Saagar Samman at the World Book Fair 2017, New Delhi to her credit, she is regularly sought for her work by leading publication and Media houses.
ENVIUS THOUGHTS takes the greatest pleasure in heartily congratulating Dr. Kumud Bala.

It is our proud privilege that Prism Two and Prism Three show a glimpse of our poems. Our contributions for Prism Three are just reproduced here for the read of my esteemed viewers of my Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com, who have already honored me with 1, 15, 000 views and more from 210 countries:

My English poem in page 893 of the PRISM:

FORESTS N. V. Subbaraman

Forests indeed are the wealthiest gifts of Nature
To be kept safe and sound in the world sure for future
Home of animals wild and mild, birds-lovely and smart
For the people all over to enjoy from the start!

Useful to the humans and animals for food and all
Needs of all the living beings throughout quite tall
Creating and readying Rain God to bless the world
With rains copious and plenty since the ages old!

Deforestation the most cruel and heinous act
Indulged by the man quite avaricious in fact!
Society to ensure aforestation efforts
Initiated by the right minded succeed fast!

Great forestation the mankind’s only hope- sure
To make our lives quite healthy and happy – very pure
Here and there all over the globe be taken care of
To achieve the purpose of the creation of the Lord!

Uninhabited lands are in acres million
Efforts be made to make them convenient trillion
Nothing is there in the vast world unachievable
Success is wrought with hard work and mind- practicable!

About this Poem: Urgent need to stop cruel deforestation is emphasized.
Poet’s Brief Profile: Bilingual poet N V Subbaraman writes in English and Tamil and is widely known among literary circles in India and abroad. Many literary awards such as Michael Madhusudan Award, Kolkatta, Best Poet of the Year 1998 from the Poets International, Bangalore, Leibster Award and Versatile Blogger Award from the Blogging University, Fellow of the United Writers Association of Indai Chennai and their Admirable Achievers Award, Expert Translator Award from South Indian Social and Cultural Academy, Chennai, Kavi Nilavu, Seva Rathna Award from Kanchi Mutt, ARIVUK kALANJIYAM award from M T S Academy, Chennai decorate him. Totally he has 37 books published to his credit. He has written more than 1000 Haiku poems. His blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com has crossed the view score of more than one lakh
N V Subbaraman
12/1045, Jeevan Bima Nagar,
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Ph: +91 9840477552, 044-26544950
Email:nvsubbaraman@gmail.com

MY Tamil Poem on Page 434 of the Prism

சுமையா? சுமைதாங்கியா? என்விசுப்பராமன்
இறைவன்தந்தஇவ்வாழ்வை
இனிதாய்வாழும்வழிஎன்ன?
இறைவாஅதனைக்காட்டிடுவாய்
தலைவாஎம்மைப்பணித்திடுவாய்!.
சுமையாய்வாழ்வதில்அழகுண்டோ?
சுமைதாங்கியாய்வாழ்வதில்அருளுண்டே.!

அமைதிபெருகும்வாழ்வாய்அதனை
அமைந்திடவேநான்வேண்டுகிறேன்!
சுமையாய்இருப்பதில்பயனில்லை.-நிலச்
சுமையாய்வாழ்வதில்பொருளில்லை!
’சுமைதாங்கி’க்குலகில்இணையில்லை.
வாழ்ந்தால்வாழ்வில்சுமைதாங்கி!

இருந்தால்உயர்ந்துஇமயத்தில்!
இல்லாவிட்டால்சுமையில்லை
வாணாள்முழுதும்சுமைதாங்கி
மறைந்துவிட்டால்சுமையில்லை!
இறைவாஎன்னைஇனிதாய்வாழ
அருளும்ஆயுளும்தந்திடுவாய்!

சுமையைத்தாங்கும்சுமைதாங்கி
வலுவாய்இருந்தால்மதிப்பதுவே!
வலுவிழந்தால்பயனிலையே!
வாழ்ந்தால்நானொருசுமைதாங்கி
தாழ்ந்தால்நானும்சுமைதானே!
வாழ்ந்திடுவேன்சுமைதாங்கிஎன
வீழ்ந்திடுவேன்சுமையிறக்கிடவே!

About this Poem: The poem emphasizes on the need for one to be useful to the society and not a burden.

Poet’s Brief Profile: Bilingual poet N V Subbaraman writes in English and Tamil and is widely known among literary circles in India and abroad. Many literary awards such as Michael Madhusudan Award, Kolkatta, Best Poet of the Year 1998 from the Poets International, Bangalore, Leibster Award and Versatile Blogger Award from the Blogging University, Fellow of the United Writers Association of Indai Chennai and their Admirable Achievers Award, Expert Translator Award from South Indian Social and Cultural Academy, Chennai, Kavi Nilavu, Seva Rathna Award from Kanchi Mutt, ARIVUK kALANJIYAM award from M T S Academy, Chennai decorate him. Totally he has 37 books published to his credit. He has written more than 1000 Haiku poems. His blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com has crossed the view score of more than one lakh
N V Subbaraman
12/1045,Jeevan Bima Nagar,
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Ph: +91 9840477552, 044-26544950
Email:nvsubbaraman@gmail.com

Miss. Nivetha’s English poem on Page 783 of the Prism.i
SUN-THE GOD OF LIGHT AND POWERS. Nivetha

Sun- the God of Light and Power
Sans Thee there is no life on earth
Thee indeed stand at a tall tower
We enjoy you, your grace from birth.

Yet, dreaded season is summer
We know your offshoot is winter.
A hateful summer day started,
Making people themselves get sweated,

Juices and ice creams make stomach fresh,
Sitting under the shades of trees and bushes.
Watching the television in the houses,
In the A/C room moving the computer mouses!

Sitting for long, wasting time,
Writing poems and songs with rhyme,
Children hate you sun, you reduce our fun,
Everyone’s joy is reduced by ton.

Still you are the God of Light and Power
We pray you as we can be sans you never.
Be kind and compassionate, help us
To spend our summer with joy and ease!

About this poem: Here is a poem in praise of the SUN, yet the horror of summer also pointed out.

Poet’s Brief Profile:
S.Nivetha an upcoming young poet aged 18, is studying in the first year of Degree course in Chennai. India. She is well anthologized. She writes prose and verse, a good painter and cartoonist.
S.Nivetha.
12/2045,Jeevan Bima Nagar,
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Phone: +919840477552, 044-26544950
Email: nivethasomu60@gmail.com

Thus comes to an end this Sunday Story on the AMARAWATI POETIC PRISM THREE-the most wonderful Anthology curated by Poet Padmaja Iyengar of Vijayawada- poems contributed by Multilingual poets from all over the globe. Poets are the ambassadors of peace- working for the Universal Peace through the mighty POETRY!

 

ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,16,000 views

I am glad to share with you that with the 54th  view at 9.45 hours today viz Sunday  the 19th November 2017, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS  crossed ONE LAKH  AND SIXTEEN THOUSAND (1,16,000) from more than 210 countries  around the world on the 975th day and 1043rd post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty

 

“MAHAKAVI” ENTERED HEAVEN ON 11th SEPTEMBER

Poetry indeed is the index of the greatness of a language
Poets of all hues are the invaluable wealth of the language
There are many known and unknown in all languages and countries
MANA KAVI cannot be many and rarest among the poetsi

In Tamilnadu MAHAKAVI refers to the great national
Patriotic Poet who inspired and instilled patriotism
In all the people through his immortal poems-in journey to freedom
Subramaniya Bharathiyar entered HEAVEN on that holy day!

Scholar in languages several, learned and the one who loved
The country more than his Mother-injecting love in all who lived!
We salute the one who died almost a century ago whose songs
Are sung even today on all occasions-songs immortal! Man throngs!


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A THING OF BEAUTY!

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A THING of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. 5
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o’er-darkened ways 10
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon,
Trees old and young, sprouting a shady boon
For simple sheep; and such are daffodils 15
With the green world they live in; and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
’Gainst the hot season; the mid-forest brake,
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms 20
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
All lovely tales that we have heard or read:
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven’s brink. 24
John Keats (1795-1821)
Poets are immortal and their poems are eternal! Almost three hundred years for the immortal poet John Keats but his lines are ever ringing in the ears of the poetry lovers and that indeed is his greatness!
A Standard English dictionary will give the meaning of the word “BEAUTY” thus:
A combination of qualities that pleases the aesthetic senses; a combination of qualities that pleases the intellect or moral sense; an excellent specimen; an attractive feature; an advantage; a beautiful woman.
There are very many derivatives from this word:
Beau- Beaufort scale- beau monde- beaut- beauteous- beautician- beautiful- beautifully- beautify- beautification- beauty parlor- beauty queen- beauty sleep- beauty spot- beauty treatment!

I am not an Englishman nor I can claim a good knowledge of the language- but I do love the language and enjoy its beauty- written or spoken, prose or verse. Here are the synonyms and antonyms of the word BEAUTY:.

Synonyms for this word “beautiful” !
allurestar, artistry, charm, delicacy, elegance, good looks, grace, refinement, style, adorableness, allurementstar, attractionstar
bloomstar,
classstar,comelinessstar
exquisitenessstar
fairness, fascinationstar
glamorstar
handsomenessstar
lovelinessstar
polishstar, pulchritudestar
shapeliness, symmetrystar
winsomeness

Antonyms for plain

ambiguous, abnormal, abstruse, attractive
beautiful
concealed, complex, complicated
decorated, difficult, dressed-up
embellished, extraordinary
formal
hidden
imperceptible, incomprehensible,intricate
obscure, obscured, ornate
pretty
uncommon unclear
vague

A few years ago I wrote a poem and now I recollect the same titled “BLESS ME WITH THOSE EYES” which is reproduced below quoting Keats:

‘A thing of beauty is a joy for ever’
Words of Keats one can forget never
What is beauty – beauty is where
One can enjoy here and there, everywhere!
Grecian urn a beautiful piece
Niagara Falls a beautiful place
Silver streaks of water brings us peace
Hills and dales sure nature’s grace!

Does beauty lie in the objects seen
Or lie in the eyes of the seer keen?
Beauty seen in the scorching Sun
Beauty felt in the biting cold
Beauty heard in the melody of birds
Beauty smelt in the fragrance of rose
Beauty tasted in the bitterness of neem
Beauty found sure in every mean(s)!

‘Beauty is truth and truth beauty
That is all what ye know on earth
And what all ye need to know’
Words of Wisdom
From votary of beauty
And a devotee of Almighty!

Creator of noble beauty
Harbinger of peace and piety
Bless me with those eyes and mind
Beauty in ugliness that they can find!

Beauty of the mind and beauty of the soul
Sure makes one the wholesome whole!

Reflecting the same sentiments I wrote another poem titled “Marvel is Thy Creation” which is quite relevant for this Sunday story.

Hills are lovely, Dales are beautiful
River is lovely, fishes are beautiful
Sea is lovely, waves are beautiful
Sky is lovely, stars are beautiful
Tree is lovely, flowers are beautiful!

Beautiful is the sky lark, lovely is the peacock
Beautiful are the birds, lovely are the animals-deer’s and dogs!

Beautiful nature is always beautiful
Oh! It is all Thy wonderful creation!

Even
Rain is lovely, fire is beautiful
Storm is lovely; volcano is beautiful
Thunder is melodious, lightning is pleasing!
Nature’s fury is a thing of beauty!

Bed of roses and scent around it
Blade of grass and dews upon it
Rise of moon and stars above it
Oh! It’s all the marvels of Thy creation!

Here is a child with crippled foot
There is a boy with cruel mind
Here is a man with dishonest deeds
There is a woman with a lustful eyes!

He has eyes, yet blind
She has ears, yet deaf
She has hands, yet lame
Yonder Thou art witnessing all!

Mend their ways or end their deeds
Make them honest – make them healthy
Help us live in peace and amity!

NIGHT IS BRIGHT

Night Is Bright
Dark and bright
Part of life
Matter of mind!

Pitch darkness
Has no permanence
Nor has brightness!

Darkness scares
The one who cares
Not the one who dares!

When you walk through
Darkness melts true
As a faithful crew!

Blaming darkness
Brings not brightness
Helps not progress!

Day is dark
When eyes are shut
Night is bright
When vision is strong!

Dark and bright
Part of life
Matter of mind!

Since a thing of beauty is a joy forever, we need joy to be free from stress and strain, tension and tears, let us develop a mind and vision to see beauty in everything and everywhere- in all things animate or inanimate, seen or unseen, heard or unheard, smelt or un-smelt, written or spoken, prose or verse, felt or un-felt!
“Heard melodies are sweet and those
Unheard are sweeter!”.
According to the great Hindu philosophy, every individual born is incarnation of Shiva and is ever blissful.
“Aham brahmmasmi”- I am Brahma.
“Sivoham Sivoham” – I am Shiva I am Shiva.
“Anandoaham, aanandhoham”- I am happiness, I am happiness.
“Sathyam, Shivam, Sundaram”- Truth, Peace and Beauty.
“Aanandamayakosam”- This is ‘blissful body and its sheath”.

Beauty is TRUTH and Truth Beauty and hence SATHYAMEVA JAYATHE-NA ANRUTHAM” – Truth alone triumphs and not falsehood.

Bye for the day!

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