The above is the view of a part of my home library, more beautified by the addition of this GOLDEN JUBILEE ISSUE after my reading and appreciating the poets and their creations!
Literature in any language is a great, plentiful, beautiful Ocean where one gets pearls par excellent!
ENVIUS THOUGHTS had the pride and pleasure of paying tributes to International Multilingual Anthology POETIC PRISM in November 2016 viz IN PRAISE OF AMARAVATI POETIC PRISM 2016!
Again in February this year for EFFLORESCENCE an anthology compiled by Chennai Poetic Circle and released in the CPC Meet!
There used to be a statement running like this about half a decade ago:
“Art and Literature of highest type cannot flourish in a world which is increasingly mechanical and society a rocket!”
But my own experience shows that the above statement has been devalued and demonetized to the extent that more and more literary works are made, widely in circulation, they have a currency among the public and they are enjoyed as is seen from the increasing popularity of Book fairs in all parts of the country, flourishing publishers all over, skyrocketing readership of magazines- E and print- books printed and e, literary meets and conferences and so on! POEM HUNTER is a fine example!
In the literary world POETRY has its own exalted position!
When we hear a poem, we may recognize certain patterns, such as a regular beat, a rising rhythm, or a series of rhymes. When we see a poem printed on a page, we might notice another kind of pattern that cues us we are not looking at standard prose: those ragged right-hand margins, indicating the lines must stop there and nowhere else. Whether we hear a poem read aloud or read it on a page, it ought to be clear we are experiencing a special patterned arrangement of language, differing from ordinary speech or prose writing.
Those who have ears to hear and eyes to see a POEM do and can enjoy this genre of literature.
It was my singular fortune that I have come across nice poetic journals for quite some time; I am not a good poet-though the literary world has admitted me into their respective circles- POET, POET CRIT, BRAIN WAVE, CONTEMPORARY VIBES, METVERSE MUSE, MANDAKINI, KAFLA-INTER CONTINENTAL, YOUNG POET, POETRY WORLD, GREEN LOTUS, BIZZ BUZZ, BRIDGE-IN-MAKING, CANOPY, POETRY TODAY, POETS INTERNATIONAL, SAMVEDANA, QUEST, KOHINOOR and others.
In most of these journals my poems have appeared many a time.
In Tamil MANA OSAI, KAVITHAI URAVU are exclusively for Poetry.
METVERSE MUSE one of the best and regularly published POETIC JOURNAL is indeed apple of my eyes!
I am connected with this journal of Dr. Tulsi from Vishakhapatnam for a long time and there was a gap of late now renewed. To manage a journal exclusively for promoting the poets and their creations needs tons of devotion to the cause, dedication to the purpose, loyalty to the goal and Poet Madam Dr.Tulsi at her age 81 has been blessed with plenty. One is left to wonder whether such an achievement is humanly possible- possible of seeing in Black and White, the Golden Jubilee issue of a poetic print journal –with a hefty 400 pages presenting over 1750 Poems in structured verse by World Poets representing over 65 countries along with regular features and photos!
Immediate reaction of this blogger on receiving this issue was as communicated to the Editor:
Respected Poet Editor,
Delighted to receive the GOLDEN JUBILEE ISSUE OF METVERSE MUSE just now. On the first look FINE, VERY FINE, and DELIGHTFULLY FINE! Heartiest congratulations. Probably GODDESS SARASWATHY compiled through you. May God bless you. I shall write in detail as a Sunday Story in my ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com.
With kind regards.
Yours N V Subbaraman
First thing-most selfish, I admit was to see whether and where all I find a place in this ISSUE!!!!!!
Yes, my 4 poems find their place on pages:65, 102, 158 and 193-much more than what I deserve!!!
On page 116-my Bio data.
In selected Readers’ Response from the 2nd to 49th issues:
Pages 153, 363,
Here is my main poem and Bio data published in the DJI for the kind read of my esteemed viewers:
Haiku on FLOWERS
Flowers God’s great gift
- Peace and poise, joy sure one gets
Nature moves quite swift!
- God alone designs
Flowers of great shapes and hues
- Smooth and soft as cheeks
Of the new born babes in arms
Flowers on the plants!
4 Medicines they are
Flowers in His creation
Cure ones pains for sure!
5 God creates flowers
In gratitude adorn Him
His grace to shower!
6 Attractive colors
Divine artist alone can
Sure in his powers!
- Planet among stars
Flowers amidst the leaves green
Good among evils!
- Natural flowers
Nothing equals in color
Nor in aroma
- Lotus and jasmine
Fine creations of nature
None to undermine!
10 Rainbow of flowers
Great Divine showers!
- Flowers in the plant
Plucked by cruel hands withers
Withered man in the grave!
- Dancing daffodils
Nature’s beauty at its peak
Cures well all our ills!
- Rose petals so smooth
Nature’s gift to the mankind
Explains the great truth!
- May flower has blossomed
Heralds the birth of summer
Great multi colored!
- Lotus greets the morn
Above the water level
Aim high our life’s norm!
- Flowers in colors
Pleasing all the eyes and mind
Beauty in towers!
- Great red carpet laid
By mayflowers kissing earth
Nature’s gift well paid!
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 India 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 and nineteen thousand from 210 countries and he has made more than 1000 posts.
For his blogging achievements he has found a place in the India Book of Records.
My ward young poet S. Nivetha is very happy to find her poem published along with her Bio data recalled here for the kind perusal of my esteemed readers.
SUMMER DAYS WITH MY FRIENDS
Summer is out waiting for us to wade
Umbrella in my hand to give a shade
Monsoon and rain dreams often at the end
Making a plan to go with all my friend(s)
E very summer day is to be hot
Roaming in Sun right my mom ever shouts.
Days pass without our moving out in Sun
Awaiting my friends to share my sweet bun
Yet they find it so difficult to walk
Sitting in a/c room in house and talk!
Watching at the window I dream of rain
Idea is to go out and get drained
Thinking of the Sun my friends rest at house
Having computer and moving the mouse.
Making strange ideas – innovation
Yet need support from my friends with passion
Finding new food stuffs to eat I make now
Reducing fat my aim I bend and bow
Intake of more rest of my summer bad
Evening comes to make my life enjoy
Never my mind should become dull and sad
Declining waste of time and improve a ploy
Sharing my views with friends give a great joy!.
Miss. Nivetha S is a first year BCA student of a Chennai local college. She has nice handwriting. She is a good cartoonist. She has a passion for writing English poems and articles. She was the youngest poet to present her poem out of more than 200 poets who participated in the International Multilingual Poets Meet at Vijayawada on 13th and 14th November 2016 and in the Poets Meet organized by Chennai Poets Circle on 29th January 2017 in Chennai.
For her participation in the Vijayawada meet she found a place in the INDIA BOOK OF RECORDS FOR CHILDREN.
I recollect the earlier issues and the innovative feature of the GJI (Golden Jubilee Issue) is the Editor’s publishing important letters/responses right from the first issue to 49th issue just as the important poems published in the past! A himalayan task at the age beyond sathabishekam age! They have been clasified into foreign poets and Indian poets!
GJI caries 1750 poems from the poets from 65 countries! Mind boggling figures requiring Himalayan Efforts by the Editor!
Poets are universal; their thoughts are societal; their expressions are enviable; their words and deeds help to improve peace and poise, joy and harmony!
Those who connect the poets from different parts of the world such as Dr. Tulsi of Vishakapatnam, Smt. Padmaja Aiyengar of Vijayawada, Mrs. Hema Ravi and Shri Jayaram Seshadri of Chennai who are all involving themselves with great devotion and dedication to publish Poetry Anthology in a tremendous manner in fact give a shot in the arm for the improvement of the prestige of literary world!
I pleasantly recall my communication to Madam Dr.H. Tulsi on receipt of her mail soliciting contribution of poem for the DJI:
Respected Editor Poet Thulsi madam,
I am N V Subbaraman, regular contributor to your esteemed METVERSE MUSE for a decade in those days. I admired your interest in encouraging young poets by allotting first few pages for children’s poems. My YOUNG POET has been going as emag.
My ward S Nivetha got into the India Book of Records for Children for being the youngest poet delegate at age 17 in the International Multi Lingual Poets Meet held at Vijayawada in November 2016.
My hearty congratulations for your bringing out the FIFTIETH issue of MM.
Thanks. You have happily kindled my thoughts on the METVERSE MUSE with which I was connected for a decade and more. I have taken quite sometime to respond to your mail as I was trying to lay my hands on the great journal. So far I could on 17 issues and out of the 17, 15 carry my 16 poems-third issue published in January 1997 to 9/2006-3/2007. IMy home library is big and I am tracing the rest.
With greetings from YOUNG POET and N V Subbaraman!
As advised by you, I attach herewith my poem and that of S. Nvetha my ward for the FIFTIETH issue of METVERSE MUSE for your kind consideration of including the same in this issue. We will deem it as a great privilege and honor.
- NIvetha seeks your blessings for her successful poetic journey.
Thanks and with regards.
N V Subbaraman
This way the GOLDEN JUBILEE ISSUE of METVERSE MUSE brought me joy and happy remembrances of the past.
It is indeed great and unique that such a great work-the GJI – has been made available free of cost for which one has to thank the sponsors.
This issue is very well brought out with thick beautiful cover with a poem “ARTISTIC ART DEFIES DEATH” as a response of the Editor to a point made by Dr. Hyder Nayab. Inside papers are art paper in nice print. The Anthology-GOLDEN JUBILEE ISSUE OF METVERSE MUSE adds beauty and great value to my Home Library about which I am quite proud of with a few hundred volumes.