INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY IS TODAY!

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Tell me who your friends are, I shall tell  you who you are
Tell me the books you read, I shall tell you who you are!
Questions of those great days ringing loud  in our ears
Two noble matters that shape a person for years!

Reading of books or hearing at still younger age
Sure will make a child grow in a way to gain an image
Schools and elders to inject the habit of reading
To last all through the life on the road of prospering!

Today is the INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY
Second April of each year- for the elders to pay
Proper attention and get the quality books for the age
And infuse the great and noble practice at that stage!

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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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AMIDST AMBASSADORS OF PEACE

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A group photo taken in the Seminar.

Prologue

Yes, I mean a great day I had “AMIDST THE AMBASSADORS OF PEACE”-lovely poets and members of the scholarly CHENNAI POETS’ CIRCLE in their ANNUAL SEMINAR on English Poetry in India and the release of EFFLORESCENCE 2016-An Anthology of Poetry at the World University Service Center in Chennai on Sunday the 29th January.

It all to me and Nivetha started with an email communication of December 5th, 2016 from Ms.Hema Ravi soliciting poems to the forthcoming Anthology EFFLORESCENCE. I had in my stock “DANCE OF WIND” but poor Nivetha sat right earnest on her return from the school and created her “SISTER OH, SISTER”. She was indeed delighted that her poem was accepted for the Anthology and our wait for the day 29th January 2017 started! And then the day dawned to be ‘AMIDST AMBASSADORS OF PEACE.’

PAST RECOLLECTED

A few years ago, I was a part of Chennai Poets’ Circle and due to several personal reasons, I could not attend and I was delighted to meet my old friends after I long time in the Seminar. My mind went back to the days of our contacts with Poet Dr. Srinivasa Rangaswamy an active member of the CPC who is no more and Dr. Krishna Srinivas of the POET who was Bhishma Pithamaha for many, many poets –seniors and in the making. His more than half a decade poetic journal “POET” inspired me to launch my “YOUNG POET” as a millennium gift to the young poets –by definition less than 25 years of age-. It was in the year 2000 and now it is 2017 and gets published as an e-zine!

I was particularly happy to meet respected Poet Madam Padmaja Aiyengar who created a history in November 2016 by wonderfully organizing an INTERNATIONAL MULTILINGUAL POETS’ MEET in Vijayawada and releasing the India Book of Records recognized Anthology AMARAVATI PRISM with 527 poems in 53 languages ! I could also meet a few of the poets who attended that Meet on November 13th and 14th. Mrs.Hema Ravi told me earlier that Madam Padmaja Aiyengar was indeed an inspiration to them!

SEMINAR STARTS

Well, a good number of poets assembled in the hall on time with Invocation followed by a nice Welcome address by Dr. M Thirumeni, Chairman of the CPC- who retired as the HOD and the Principal of Rajah Serfoji College, Thanjavur. His short and sweet address brought certain points for deliberations later based on the discussions in a convention in Nagpur recently.

CPC President Dr. S. Kannan in his presidential address after introducing the Chief Guests gave a clue on the matters to crop up in the Seminar.

Then came the Chief Guest’ address delivered by the sweet voiced Dr. T. Sriraman, formerly Professor of the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. He discussed a wide spectrum of English language, evolution of Poetry etc. I enjoyed his words “I am not a poet but I taught poetry”! Some of the points he described in an interesting way to the ordinary listeners like me: Defamiliarization, Stylistics, Language-standard and poetic, Foregrounding as a dominant literary device, Deviant syntax, Deviant Collocation- quoting examples from John Milton, John Dryden, Kamala das, K. Pankajam, Dilip Mohapatra and others.

His explanation for “Literary language is an aesthetically purposeful distortion of standard language” indeed was quite interesting.

“Style as an exploitation of all the resources of the language” was very informative.

He also dealt with a few other literary points that were well received.

Dr. K. Ganesh, HOD, Department of English, Madras Christian College in his resounding, scintillating voice gave the history of the evolution of English poetry at the global and our national level.

After release of the anthology “EFFLORESCENCE 2016” by Dr. Sriraman, a few other books were released.

EFFLORESCENCE 2016 is a very qualitative anthology of English poems-with beautiful lay out and a good quality of printing comprising 97 poems by 57 poets from different parts of India.

Joint Secretary Mr. Jayaram Seshadri presented the Annual Report.

The CD of Nursery Poems by Mrs. Hema Ravi was also released.

With a pleasant Vote of Thanks by Treasurer B. Jayaraman, the first session came to a glorious end.

POETRY READING SESSION I

After tea, Second Session started. It was the reading of poems coordinated by Dr. S. Radhamani, Vice-President of the CPC. First to present the poem was the youngest poet delegate- as rightly described by Ms. Hema Ravi- STAR of THE MEET 17 year old 12th standard student of local Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School Miss. S.  Nivetha, who presented her poem titled SISTER OH, SISTER which was well received and appreciated by other poet delegates from Chattisgarh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Kerala.

PRESENTATION OF PAPERS

After lunch, there was the next session on the presentation of papers by Prof. Rasupathy, Central University, Prof. Sharmila of Loyolo College, Pushpalatha of Presidency College, Dr. Padma Priya from Karnataka under the Chairpersonship of Dr. Reddy.

Dr. Reddy fondly remembered the Bishma Pithamaha Dr. Krishna Srinivas who edited the monthly poetic journal POET for more than five decades. He was responsible to bring out the poetic talents of the young and old all over the globe as the Editor of Poet and the Anthologies, Founder President of World Poetry Society Intercontinental and the Co founder of the World Congress of poets.

POETRY READING SESSION II

After the papers were presented on the evolution of Poetry- as Indian Writing English- English Indian poetry, second session of poetry reading started under the coordination of the Poet Shri RM Shanmugam Chettiar.

The poets in alphabetical order of names presented their creations in an attractive manner.

After vote of thanks and National Anthem, the Seminar came to a grand finale.

Yes, it was indeed a great day in the midst of Ambassadors of Peace-viz poets from the East and west, north and South of my Motherland India that is Bharath.

EPILOGUE

In this story, I have tried to present a fair picture of the proceedings of the CPC Annual Seminar and Release of EFFLORESCENCE 2016 on my own that is unasked and unsolicited by any. Quite possible that due to age, I might have failed to present a more clear and comprehensive report of the Seminar that will remain ever green in the minds of the poet delegates and others who had the fortune of attending!

A GREAT GESTURE

A personal point: as I have already referred to earlier, I was an active member of the CPC till a few years ago. I hope I will continue that association now on wards.

I must thank Shri B. Jayaraman, the Treasurer of the CPC who expecting my presence brought and handed over to my great delight and surprise two of the photographs taken quite a few years ago – one my presentation of  poem in a similar Meet organized and the other one when I offered a shawl to Dr. Krishna Srinivas.

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 Subbaraman offering a shawl to Dr. Krishna Srinivas..

MODERN NURSERY RHYMES PART III

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow being Chacha Nehru’s birth anniversary observed as Children’s day, it is in the fitness of things that the third part of Modern Nursery Rhymes aimed at the millions of tiny tots all over the globe  is published as today’s SUNDAY STORY in ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com. I am sure this part III will also get the same or more support than the first two parts published on 24/10/16 and 6/11/16 respectively.    This is the third and final part.

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WE ARE FRIENDS!

You and I are friends
We are two!
Swetha and Rita are friends
They are our friends!
We are four!
Ram and John are friends
They are our friends!
We are six!
Tom and Rahim are friends
They are our friends!
We are eight!
Cat and dog are friends
They are our friends!
We are ten!
We play, we eat
We pray, we sing
We are all friends!

22.

FOLLOW STRAIGHT

Mother speaks right
Follow it straight!
Father speaks right
Follow it straight!
Teacher speaks right
Follow it straight!
God gives our needs
Accept with thanks!

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VEGETABLES WE NEED !

We thank you our God
Creator our Lord!
Humans, animals
Plants, trees and flowers
Fruits, vegetables
Roots and leaves all great!
Beetroot and brinjal
Cabbage and carrot
Corn and cucumber
Greens and capsicum
Onion and Peas
Leek and Potato
Pumpkin and radish
Beans and tomato
Turnip and walnut
Created by God
All we like and eat
Good Health none can beat!

24.

FLOWERS WE LOVE

Thank you my Lord
Flowers we love
Scent and color
Love and power!
Thy grace and love!
We save we vow!
Rose and lily
Tulip, Daisy
Lotus, jasmine
Magnolia
And marigold
Orchid, shamrock!
Many colors
And lovely scent!
Thank you my Lord
Flowers we love!

25.

MY LITTLE DOLL

My little doll
I love you tall
I love my ball
I love my dog
I love my cat
Dog and cat are friends!
I love my parrot
I love my cow
Cow and parrot are friends!
All in my home zoo
All in my doll world!
My little doll!
I love you all!

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MY LITTLE CYCLE

My little cycle
Black color cycle
I can drive fast
I can drive slow
Pollutes not the air
Sure I will take care!
Trink-trink bell
Warns others well!
Basket in the cycle
Purple color basket!
Basket with the books
Beautiful it looks!
My little cycle
Black color cycle!

27.

MY CUTE CAR

I have a toy car
Cute and shining star
It has small wheels four
Steering and more!
I can turn as I like
It can run like a bike!
It has a brake and horn
To drive safe I am born!
I have a toy car
Cute and shining star!

28.

MOM IS MY GOD!

My mom is my God
And she is my Lord!
Good food she gives me
Kind angel is she!
She can’t see me cry
I can’t make her dry!
She loves me as gold
I see in her a world!
She brings me up bold
I can’t see her old!
My mom is my God
And she is my Lord!

29.

HOME MY TEMPLE

Home is my temple
Life is quite simple!
Mom and dad are Gods
Books are my priest
I pray looking east!
Friday we have feast
One night, we don’t eat!
Home gives us all
We keep it clean!
Church makes us tall
Temple gives us peace
Masjid makes us kind
Home makes us good and kind!

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OUR LOVELY GARDEN

Here is our lovely garden
Sun sends his rays golden!
Flowers and fruits, scent and smell
All make our garden well!
We water all the days
We eat food on all days!
They need our love and care
Mom and I will give them sure!

MODERN NURSERY RHYMES PART II

                                                       Clean Road.

Ever an optimist I am, I am sure my esteemed viewers all over would have enjoyed the part i of Modern Nursery Rhymes published on 23rd October. As explained therein the MODERN NURSERY RHYMES is an outcome of my urge to take the children constructively away from “the Rain rain go away” or “Jack and Jill”. Today’s children are greater than those of my childhood in their IQ, understanding power, anticipation and so on.
Here is the Part II and I am confident that this Part will also be found to be quite in tune with my urge. Thanks.

11. KEEP CLEAN!

Throw the waste in the bin
Keeping out is a sin!
Keeping clean is duty
Sure it adds to beauty!
Keep home and school quite neat
You will find them sure sweet!
God lives where it is clean
Dirty place loses its sheen!
Wear the dress clean and neat
Eat the food pure and new!
Lead the life quite healthy
Make the life quite lovely!

12. CLEAN ROAD

Keep the roads clean
My health, ‘am keen!
Litter free road
Sure God’s abode!
Piss not on path
Get not his wrath!
Road leads to home
Keep them like foam!
Mid-road don’t walk
In cell don’t talk!

13. SALUTE THE FLAG

Salute our flag sacred one
Colors three our heart is won!
Each color has its meaning
All the colors quite pleasing!
Red marks the great sacrifice
You and me to make it thrice!
White marks our motto of peace
The world needs to be at ease!
Green marks our prosperity
We should work with unity!

14. SALUTE THE MAHATHMA

Mahatma we salute
With all our gratitude!
Father of our Nation
Who worked with devotion!
Sacrificed all for us
All over quite famous!
We will follow thy path
We work with all our heart!

15. SPEAK SWEET

Let us always speak sweet
That will make us quite great!
Let us always speak truth
That will make us ever youth!
Sweet and truth God ever loves
You and I mother loves!
Sweet words make us joyful
Truth makes our soul peaceful!
Let us learn right from now
We can keep all our life!

16. ONE TO TEN

One two three
Wonderful world!
I have one head
I have two eyes
I have three friends!
Four five six
Parents are nice!
I have four hands and legs
I have five fingers in a hand
I have six books at home!

Seven, eight, nine
Save the trees and plants.
I have seven books
I have eight dolls
I have nine pictures!

One and zero make a ten
I saw ten crows in a line!
One two three
Four five six
Seven eight nine
Ten I said and all the crows
Have flown away!
17. WITH ALL I PLAY!
I
Play with my brothers
Play with my sisters
Play with my parents
Play with my grandpa
Play with my grandma
Play with my friends
Play with my pets
With all I play!
All God’s children
All I love!

18. GOOD HEALTH WE NEED!
Rise up early
Rise up early
Good health we need!

Go for walk
Go for walk
Good health we need!

Take bath daily
Take bath daily
Good health we need!

Eat food on time
Eat food on time
Good health we need!

Play well to sweat
Play well to sweat
Good health we need!

Go asleep early
Go asleep early
Good health we need!

19. TOGETHER LET US BE!
Together we read
Together we play
Together we pray
Together we work
Together we serve!
We are HIS children!
We love all! We serve all!
We help all! We thank all!

20. WE ARE ONE!
We are one
We are equal
Children of God!
Servants of the world!
We love all
We hate none
We help all
We hurt none
We serve all
We strike none!

 WITH ALL I PLAY!

 

(TO BE CONTINUED)

MODERN NURSERY RHYMES Part I

This and  two of the forthcoming Sunday stories will carry my MODERN NURSERY RHYMES for the reading joy of my esteemed viewers of ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com.

 

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Dedication

From the Poet’s pen

RHYMES

1.Welcome Morning
2.Salute the Sun
3.Made by God I Love!
4.An Angel Came In
5.Sweet Home
6.Great School
7.Great Country
8.Useful Trees
9.Crow! I Love You
10.Lovely Flowers
11.Keep Clean
12.Clean Road
13.Salute the Flag
14.Salute the Mahatma
15.Speak Sweet
16.One to Ten
17.With All I Play
18.Good Health We need
19.Together Let Us Be
20.We Are One
21.We Are Friends
22.Follow Straight
23 Vegetables we need!
24 Flowers we love!
25 My Little Doll
26 My Little Cycle!
27 My Cute Car
28 Mom Is My God
29 Home Is My Temple
30 Our Lovely Garden

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DEDICATION

DEDICATED
TO

MILLIONS OF TINY TOTS

ALL OVER THE GLOBE

WHO ARE

THE FUTURE PILLARS OF THE WORLD!

WE HAVE A DUTY TO BRING THEM UP IN A NOBLE WAY!

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FROM THE POET’S PEN……………..

A septuagenarian poet I am-peculiarly Editor of the poetic journal YOUNG POET-, had an occasion to interact with an octogenarian poet on the evolving poetic world. Among many subjects touched upon, one was related to the Nursery Rhymes. In the good old days when we started our school education, we learnt the English alphabets only in the I Form ie the sixth standard in a municipal school. No question of Nursery classes and Nursery Rhymes. But then even our children started, they started with Pre-KG, LKG, UKG etc and even before they could identify the alphabets a,b,c,d……., they learnt quite a few English Rhymes. Till this day the children are taught the same old Nursery Rhymes “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”, “Baba Black sheep”, Jack and Jill”, Pussy Cat, Pussy cat” etc. Thanks to several factors today’s Tiny Tots are much more intelligent, quick to grasp, knowledgeable etc. We owe it to them to widen their vision through proper education and training. In the light of this we were also discussing as to how the nursery rhymes need a relook in tune with the changing times.
Coincidentally my good friend and Editor and Web Administrator of http://www.mazalagal.com Shri A K Rajagopal came on the telephone and wanted me to write a few Nursery Rhymes and the result is the Rhymes you find in this. I am sure it will be appropriately published; but then how I wish some one renders this in an appropriate musical form, that will enthuse the Tiny Tots to recite. Only when this reaches more and more of the target group, the purpose will be served. Any how action is thy duty and fruit is not thy concern. I have done my work of writing and the rest will be taken care of by God, you and others. .

Chennai
Aug. 1st. 2012 N V Subbaraman

1. WELCOME MORNING!

Welcome to morning!
I go for walking
With my grand father
Or my grand mother!
I enjoy fresh air
Pass through my thick hair!
Let us save nature
For our nice future!

2. SALUTE THE SUN!

Pray to the God
Who is our Lord!
Salute the Sun!
Look at the Moon
Sing with the stars
Play with the planets
Dance with the wind
Walk in the sky!

3. MADE BY GOD, I LOVE!

I love the crow
That wakes me up!
I love the dog
That guards my home!
I love the ants
Those show the work!
I like the cow
That gives me milk!
They are made by God
I pray to the Lord!

4. AN ANGEL CAME IN

An angel came in
And sat by my side!
From the morn till night
All day-all the while!
Angel told me a tale
Of a girl-good girl!
Gets up in the morning
Goes for a walking
Bath and prayer she has
Takes food and goes to school!
Neat and tidy ever she is!
Comes in the evening
Plays for a while!
Works and eats, goes to sleep!
Who is that angel?
My beloved mom!
Who is that girl?
I am that little pearl!

5. SWEET HOME

Home my sweet home
Smooth like a foam!
Sweet and lovely
All are kindly!
Grand Ma, Grand Pa
Aunty Uncle
Mother father
Sister Brother
All are kindly
Sweet and lovely!
I love my home
I like them all!
Home my sweet home
Smooth like a foam!

6. GREAT SCHOOL

School my great school
Teachers are cool!
Class mates are nice
Am blessed twice!
We read, we play
We love, we like
We help, we serve
We pray, we make
Our great school proud
Ourselves sure proud!
Parents happy
Nation happy!

7. GREAT COUNTRY

My country is great
My people are great!
I love my county
I love my people!
I serve my people
I serve my country!
Proud of my country
Proud of my people!
My country is great
My people are great!
I will serve to make
Country greater still
People greater proud!

8. USEFUL TREES!

Trees are friends, trees are useful
Grow them more, save them forceful!
Yield shadow and shelter sure
Gives oxygen plenty pure!
Leaves, flowers and fruits make cool
Who does not enjoy a fool!
Every part of tree is useful
As all my parts are helpful!
Grow more trees, save all trees
People here must live in peace!

9. CROW I LOVE YOU

Crow I love you
You wake me up
Nice morning dew
The world looks up!
Sharp sure your eyes
What a surprise!
Look from the sky
Lovely you fly!
Lift through the beak
Food that you seek!

10. LOVELY FLOWERS

Lovely flowers
Beauty showers
Rose and jasmine
Tulip goldmines!
Lovely and sweet
With scent they greet!
Flowers beautiful
Scent wonderful!
Nature’s gift they’re
To enjoy here we are!
God has made them
We shall save them!

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CROW I LOVE YOU!