Images for World Poetry Day 2018 க்கான பட முடிவு

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!

Images for World Poetry Day 2018 க்கான பட முடிவு




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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

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

  1.         Peace and poise, joy sure one gets

Nature moves quite swift!


  1. God alone designs

Flowers of great shapes and hues

Divinity reigns!


  1. 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!


  1.  Planet among stars

Flowers amidst the leaves green

Good among evils!


  1.   Natural flowers

Nothing equals in color

Nor in aroma

.Nature‘s showers

Divine powers!


  1.  Lotus and jasmine

Fine creations of nature

None to undermine!


10    Rainbow of flowers

Nature’s manifestation

Great Divine showers!


  1. Flowers in the plant

Plucked by cruel hands withers

Withered man in the grave!


  1.   Dancing daffodils

Nature’s beauty at its peak

Cures well all our ills!


  1.  Rose petals so smooth

Nature’s gift to the mankind

Explains the great truth!


  1.    May flower has blossomed

Heralds the birth of summer

Great multi colored!


  1.  Lotus  greets the morn

Above the water level

Aim high our life’s norm!


  1. Flowers in colors

Pleasing all the eyes and mind

Beauty in towers!


  1.   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 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 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!

























New Zealand







South Africa













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.

  1. 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.



A great poet and politician she was- Nightingale of India- nice
Born in a Bengali Hindu family this day in Eighteen Seventy Nine
In a family of leading poets and politicians- studied in Chennai
And at King’s College London, later at Girton College, Cambridge!

Worked with Mahatma Gandhi, Gokale and Annie Besant played great
Role in the long journey to freedom – Congress President she was
Imprisoned for her political activities – natural treat
Witnessed the birth of FREEDOM at MIDNIGHT- UP Governor she was!

We salute the great lady on this memorable day-her birth day
Several volumes of prose and verse to her credit- a treat
To lovers of literature- rightly named Nightingale of India
Her name indelible and her memories to last for decades!


“We look before and after,
And pine for what is not;
Our sincerest laughter
With some pain is fraught;
Our sweetest songs are those that tell
Of saddest thought.”

is one of the quotable quotes of the great poet P B Shelly which I love very much. Many a time our sweetest songs are those tell of HAPPIEST THOUGHTS!

That way I have many many sweetest songs ringing in my memory. One such forms this week’s Sunday Story. I am sure my esteemed readers will enjoy the same.

I am ever grateful to the Lord Almighty-the Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent- who directs me in all my activities and in particular who guided me to Word Press and with HIS grace I picked up, launched my Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in, on 25/2/2015, gradually built up the viewership and I am indeed proud of my esteemed viewers from more than 210 countries. As of now total views have exceeded 1, 29,000. This indeed has fetched me a place of honor in the INDIA BOOK OF RECORDS!

When I was camping in Trivandrum for the International Writers’ Festival held on 27/28th December 2014 I happened to meet one of my  former colleagues in the great Life Insurance Corporation of India of which I was a part and parcel for more than four decades. In fact LIC continues to be our HOME. He is one Shri Hari Krishan Chaudhary from Chandigarh.

Though it was the first time that we met with each other face to face, we felt as if we were known  for decades!

As train fellow travelers, we were together for a couple of days and we parted to our respective homes. But those happy moments and thoughts still linger in my memory.

After returning home, Mr. Chaudhary wrote the following and the same was published in the prestigious house magazine of LIC of India “YOGAKSHEMA” which I reproduce below:


As I got up early in the morning, he was sitting in the drawing room of the LIC guest house at Thiruvananthapuram.  He greeted me and introduced as an executive who retired from my organization fourteen years ago. He was too agile for his age of 74 years. He narrated his tenure in LIC as a Marketing Manager and later Deputy Zonal Manager deliberately ignoring his other accomplishments. Only when I asked him the purpose of his visit to Thiruvananthapuram , he said that  he had come to attend an International Writers’ Festival where he was to present his paper.

A Tamilian, he told me casually that he was an author of 27 books, the majority of them on poetry and some translations of great works of literature. I had goose bumps sitting with such an accomplished person.

He gave me his book of poetry in English. I glanced through one of his poems. The ten liner titled “The Retreat” was excellent. It was about a dog chasing him and he just pretending to pick up a stone to scare it away and the dog retreated fast. According to him the same strategy was to be followed in dealing with the life’s problems chasing you. They can be scared away with patience and courage. He narrated one of the works of a great writer of Tamilnadu, Saint Thiruvalluvar. His work “Thirukkural” has been translated into more than 90 languages of the world next only to the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran. He  has translated 500 couplets of the Thirukkural in Haiku format (5-7-5 syllables). I didn’t tell him that I had never heard about Saint Thiruvalluvar but I resolved to read the Thirukkural at the first opportunity.

He was filled with pride narrating his published work-the Tamil translation of Tagore’s ‘Gitanjali’ and Subramaniya Bharathi’s ‘KUYIL PAATTU” – the cuckoo’s song- into English. His recent article in ‘THE HINDU’ newspaper titled ‘ Onion is not Oxygen’ exhorting people to shun expensive onions was widely appreciated. He narrated how he receives calls from his three sons, one from Canada, the other from journalist in Bangalore and from the third one local- when he is in office. As he is talking his mobile rings and without seeing his mobile screen he knows that his son is calling from Chennai . Before conveying his well being, he narrates his meeting with me to his son repeating my name and his voice is filled with respect.

He said he feels relaxed with the calls even when he is travelling and inconvenienced. I regretted my question of his not travelling with his wife for he almost choked with emotion narrating that his wife passed away recently and how 2014 was a tough year for him. Responding to my queries, he said that he earns very little royalty from his books but he gets some complimentary books from publishers which he lovingly distributes among his friends. The occasional meager royalty goes  to Chennai Sevalaya, a charity.

I quoted Avtaar Singh Paash’s Punjabi poem: “Sabh ton khatarnaak hunda hai murda Shanti naal bhar jaana, ghar to nikalna kaam te, te kaam ton ghar jaana, sab tonkhatarnaak hunda hai saade supneya da mar jaana” ( It is very dangerous to be filled with corpse-like peace, going daily to work and coming back. It is very dangerous to see your dreams die before you). As I translated for him, he was delighted. Pressing my hands, he bowed with respect for the great poem. I could see on his face the universality of the poets’ fraternity. He took my address  for sending me his selected works and blessed me and my wife with a parting Namaskar and giving me a copy of paper that he was going to present  and a poem he was to recite there.

I owed him and “God’s own country” some precious and memorable moments.

P.S. The article is about Shri N V Subbaraman, Retired Dy. Zonal Manager, LIC, Chennai who retired in the year 2001.

Hari Krishan Chaudhary

Secretary, (Office of the Insurance Ombudsman}

Chandigarh, NZ.

I do hope that our esteemed viewers would have enjoyed this “ENCOUNTER” in this Sunday Story. We shall meet tomorrow morning as usual. Have a fabulous and fantastic February.




ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,29,000  views.

I am glad to share with you that with the 95th  view at 13.30 hours yesterday viz Saturday  the 3rd February  2018, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS  crossed ONE LAKH  AND TWENTY NINE THOUSAND (1,29,000) from more than 210 countries  around the world on the 1072nd day and 1120th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty





Pluck this little flower and take it, delay not! I fear lest it droop and drop into the dust.

It may not find a place in thy garland, but honour it with a touch of pain from thy hand and pluck it. I fear lest the day end before I am aware and the time of offering go by.

Though its color be not deep and its smell be faint, use this flower in thy service and pluck it while there is time.


This life granted by  the Almighty is impermanent. Hence every moment of our life let us do good deeds.  Realizing that God is Omnipotent, we shall dedicate every thing to Him, let us make attempts to live like a man  and live. Our life a small flower, give it to Him and the Society and lead a noble life.


கீதாஞ்சலியில் 6ஆம் பாடல்                            

                பறித்திடுவீர் இச் சிறு மலரை!

பறித்திடுவீர் இச்சிறு மலரை

எடுத்துச் செல்வீர் இக்கணமே!

கருகிப் போகும் உடனேயே

உதிர்ந்து போகும் மறுநாளே!

உனது மாலையில் இடம் பெறுமா?

உனதுகை ஸ்பரிசத்தால் நீ பறித்தால்

வலியும் சற்றே அகன்றிடுமோ?  

இன்று இரவு நேரம் வருமுன்னே

என் தொழுகை நேரம் உருண்டுவிடும்!

வண்ணம் குறைவாய் இருந்தாலும்

நன்மணம் சற்றே குறைந்தாலும்

பறித்திடுவோம் இச்சிறு மலரை

படைத்திடுவோம் அவன் திருவடியில்!

இறைவன் அளித்த இவ்வாழ்வு அநித்தியமானது. எனவே நம் வாழ்நாட்களில் ஒவ்வொரு கணமும் நல்லதைச் செய்திடுவோம்; இறைவன் எல்லாம் வல்லவன் என்ற முறையில் அனைத்தையும் அவனுக்கே அர்ப்பணம் செய்து மனிதனாக வாழ முயற்சித்து, வாழ்வோம். சிறு மலரான நம் வாழ்க்கையை அவனுக்காகவும், சமுதாயத்திற்காகவும் அர்ப்பணித்து செம்மையான வாழ்க்கையை வாழ்வோம்.


ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,29,000  views.

I am glad to share with you that with the 95th  view at 13.30 hours today viz Saturday  the 3rd February  2018, total views of ENVIUS THOUGHTS  crossed ONE LAKH  AND TWENTY NINE THOUSAND (1,29,000) from more than 210 countries  around the world on the 1072nd day and 1120th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue. Thanks aplenty






I ask for a moment’s indulgence to sit by thy side.
The works that I have in hand I will finish afterwards.
Away from the sight of thy face my heart knows no rest nor respite and my work becomes an endless toil in a shoreless sea of toil.
Today the summer has come at my window with its sighs and murmurs; and the bees are plying their minstrelsy at the court of the flowering grove.
Now it is time to sit quiet, face to face with thee and to sing dedication of life in this silent and overflowing leisure.

Impression on this poem

Always we should feel that the Omnipotent Almighty  is by our side. While we feel so, we will not do wrong; we will not harm others. We will live a good and pure life. Therefore we and the society will be benefited. At all times if we act with the feeling that action is my duty, God will be  near to us and we will be under his protective hands and it is certain. Let us dedicate all our thoughts, words and deeds to HIM.

உன்னுடன் நேருக்கு நேர்!
கொஞ்ச நேரம் தருவாயா
உன்னருகில் நான் உட்கார?
நெஞ்சம் நிறைந்த வேலைகளை
பின்னர் நானும் முடித்திடுவேன்!
உந்தன் முகத்தைக் காண்பதன்றி
விடுப்பும் ஓய்வும் எனக்கில்லை!
எந்தன் வேலைக்கு எல்லையில்லை

கரையிலாக் கடல் உழைப்புஅதே!


வெய்யிற்காலம் பிறந்தது இன்று

முணுமுணுப்பும் பெருமூச்சும்

சொல்லில் மாளாத் துயரங்கள்.

ரீங்காரிக்கும் தேனீக்கள்

மல்லிகைத் தோட்ட விருந்தினர்கள்

பாடலின்பம் தருபவர்கள்!

உன்னுடன் நேருக்கு நேர் உட்கார

இதுவே தருணம் இன்ப நேரம்

எந்தன் வாழ்வின் இனிய கானம்

இந்தோ உந்தன் திருவடியில்!!

எல்லாம் வல்ல இறைவன் நம்முடனே, நம் அருகிலேயே இருக்கிறார் என்ற எண்ணம் எப்பொழுதும் நம்மிடத்தில் இருக்க வேண்டும். அவ்வாறு இருக்கையில், நாம் தவறு செய்ய மாட்டோம், மற்றவர்களுக்கு தீங்கு செய்ய மாட்டோம்; நல்லவராய் வாழ்வோம். அதனால் நாமும், நம் சமுதாயமும், நாடும் நலம் பெறும். எந்தப் பருவத்திலும் ’என் கடன் பணி செய்து கிடப்பதே’ என்ற நோக்கோடு, பணியாற்றினால் இறைவன் நமது அருகிலும், நாமும் அவர் அரவணைப்பிலும் பார்வையிலும் எப்பொழுதும் இருப்போம் என்பது உறுதி. நமது சிந்தனை, சொல், செயல் அனைத்தையும் அவனுக்கே அற்பணித்து வாழ்வோம்.




















The whole world is functioning within a circle! Yes the circular SUN, circular MOON, circular SEA and so on!
There was a vast circle of POETS congregated at the World University Service Center in Chennai where the CHENNAI POETS’ CIRCLE organized Annual Seminar on “English Poetry in India” on Sunday the 21st January 2018.
In the Seminar EXCELLENT EFFLORESCENCE SEVENTEEN – an anthology of English poems – was released.
Great poets from Punjab, Maharashtra, Andhra, Kerala, Pondichery and Tamilnadu gathered “WITHIN THE CIRCLE”
with a sense of pride and joy , happiness and satisfaction! Yes, once in a year gala gathering of literary personalities – writers, speakers and poets – was eagerly looked for.
After a fitting welcome by Dr. M. Thirumeni, Retired Principal of Rajah Serfoji Government Arts College, Thanjavur and Chairman of the Chennai Poets’ Circle, Dr. S. Kannan, President of CPC, Poet and an expert in Management/Vedic management delivered Presidential Address- which was precise, focused and interesting.
Then came the prestigious Anthology EFFLORESCENCE 2017 dedicated to Dr. Nithie Victor, Poet and founder member of the CPC , a role model for several poets- whose qualities of head and heart was amply described by Shri Ramesh Narasimhan. Son in law of Dr. Nithie Victor accepted the dedication with a suitable address.
The Anthology was meticulously compiled and edited by Shri Jayram Seshadri and Hema Ravi.
71 poets- 41 men and 30 women – contributed a total of
146 poems. Senior most poet to contribute to the Anthology was Shri Rajaram Ramachandran of Mumbai- (crossed 80 years of age) and the youngest was Miss. S Nivetha -19 year old first year college student from Chennai.

Anthology EFFLORESCENCE was released by the Chief Guest Dr. R. Ramani

This is how young poet Nivetha describes the anthology under the title “EXCELLENT EFFLORESCENCE SEVENTEEN” as published in the Anthology:

“Efflorescence”- poets’ gift to the poetry world
Xcellent creation of the English poets bold
Chennai Poets’ Circle’s marvelous creation pure
Every year blossoming in January sure.
Learned and lovely poets contribute with all their heart
Loved by the poets here and there- everywhere smart
Enthralling and ennobling are the thoughts and expression
Noble thoughts promoting world peace, makes lasting impression!
Thankful poets acknowledge the efforts great all over!

“Efflorescence” ever bright and enriching ever
Follow tradition of the Circle this year too-a flower!
Felicitating younger ones like me to participatejoin
‘Light house’ as Logo spreads the light of knowledge far and wide!
Oh! Laudable efforts of the poets great and learned
Really wonderful creations of the poets from far and near
Ever enjoyable are the poems in the anthology
Scent of poems spreads peace and poise all over
Cultured creations call for appreciation by one and all
Elders encouraging the youngsters amazing
Never I can forget in my life this venture!
Ceaseless efforts have gone behind this marvel
Ever green it will remain in all my life wonderful!

Sincerely I have attempted to write this for you
Expecting thy guidance in my poetic journey
Valuable will be your advice and counsel
Every year from sixteen I would like to play a role
New entry I am through Chennai Poets’ Circle
Thankful I shall remain ever to all poets senior
Excellence appears far off yet I make this attempt humble
Ending this write with all your blessings
Nivetha taking leave of you with memories pleasant.

Though Editors and compilers of the Anthology meticulously carried out their work, somehow the following two poems of Latha were not seen in the Efflorescence and she presented the same in the Seminar. They are reproduced here for the benefit of my esteemed viewers:.
The Swan You Are
By Latha Prem Sakhya

Walk tenderly, gracefully, swan like,
Never hurting mother earth .

Speak softly, murmuring leaves,
Soothing to listening ears.

Laugh gently, a gurgling brook
Ever so pleasing to the listener.

Smile always, a moonbeam,
Hiding your agony, lest it is perceived.

Dress mousily, misleading the roving eyes,
Trying to rake your body contours.

Be a womb, the nourisher,
Never dreaming of self nourishment.

Be a doormat not a blade of grass,
An abject being, with never á thought of self.

Bowing, scraping, sacrificing,
Infinitely giving, never ďemanding.

When will this come to an end,
Heralding a dawn of total liberty?

Walking in joyful abundance,
The lilt of your step proclaiming your joy.

Speaking gustily, loudly of your loves, your yearnings,
So the world accepts you for what you are.

Laughing in abundance, the tinkling laughťer,
Spreading happiness to one and all.

Crying out your woes for the world
To understand, the agony behind your wails, to console.

Oh come out of selfpity.
Let the world perceive you, as you are!
Accept you the way you are!
Break the man made barbed wires,
To shine originally, the pearl you are!

Live instinctively, abundantly,
Loving , nourishing, healing,
Creating a new world order
Of freedom, unrestrained.
An ideal utopia –
Where you will be the woman you are.

The Barbed Red Wires
. Latha Prem Sakhya
Barbed red rusty wires
Console my tormented self
A gentle breeze, cooling the fire in me.
The barriers will fall one day,
The possibility of freedom takes wings,
Flying with the butterflies of hope
Urged my joyous soul to be patient.

But the barbed red wires
Gnaws my soul tenaciously, a rat.
I spy the new ones interspersed,
Shining cruel and silver in the sun light
Invisible to casual glance,
Frighteningly insurmountable,
Sarcastically glinting in the sun.

The barbed red rusty wires,
Supported and reinforced,
Permeates my being with despair.
Man made barriers invincible!
Foiling every attempt at escape,
Where the mind stands divided,
Shunning the truth of oneness of all.

Chief Guest Sqn.Ldr. Dr. R. Ramani, Formerly Dean, School of Education, SASTRA University, chairman, Board of Studies, English, University of Madras NITTTR Chennai delivered his address in an exemplary manner-starting with VANDHE MAATHARAM- explaining the significance of nation, patriotism, national pride etc. quoting exhaustively from Mahakavi Bharathiyar. He exhorted the poets to infuse the poetic spirit in the youngsters and expressed schools, colleges and Universities are the right places for this effort.
He appreciated the wonderful activities of CPC in propagating universal peace through poetry.
On the whole Chief Guest’s talk was ennobling, enthralling and exhilarating.

Then came the Guest of Honor from Bangalore- a great entrepreneur and an author Shri Kalyanaraman Durgadas who started his illustrious lecture with an announcement that he is “NOT A POET speaker”! Evolution of poetry was beautifully traced and analyzed. Various genres were nicely explained. Quite thought provoking!
It was indeed a veritable feast to know about his “SONGS OF THE CSAUVERY” which won the Anupam Kher best debut Novel of the year 2016! I was all the more happy because on that very Cauvery bank in Thiruvaiyaru I was handling English and Mathematics classes for the then VI Form students of the Centenary School Srinivasa Rao High School half a century ago! Yes, it was in the year 1961-62!

Later three books of CPC members were released
1. “ Beyond Images”- a collection of poems of Smt. Elizebeth Kurian of Hyderabad duly translated by N V Subbaraman this blogger under the title “URUVANGALUKKU APPAAL”. This was a beautifully brought out E book.
2. “FLY FLY AND FLY” authored by the 19 year old young poet- India Book of Records for Children holder S. Nivetha of Chennai. She is a student first year BCA in a leading Chennai College.
3. Book by Poet Pankajam Kondath from Chennai titled “WHISPERING WAVES”.

Mrs. Elezabeth Kurians “BEYOND THE IMAGES” translated into Tamil
Titled “URUVANGALUKKU APPAAL” By N V Subbaraman was released.

Young Poet S. Nivetha’s “FLY, FLY and FLY” being released.

Madam Pankajam’s “WHISPERING WAVES” being released.

Shri Jayaram Seshadri presented the annual report of CPC.
Vote of thanks by Madam Hema Ravi this first Session came to a glorious end.
During the tea-break lot of interactions took plce with the poet friends assembled ro far and near and THREE copies of the Anthology were presented to all the members.
Then commenced the first session of poetry presentation with Dr. Radhamani in the Chair.
Poets were invited to present their creations contributed to the Anthology in the same order in which the creations found in the EFFLORESCENCE 2017.
Poets present in the Seminar rendered their verses in a pleasing manner.

Then the Lunch time arrived and all those attended were provided with sumptuous lunch in the Hotel Polymer next door.
It was my fortune that six of us Dr.Ramani, Shri Kalyanaraman, onRajamundry poet and another local Poet, myself and NivethaI sat in the same table; I was delighted at the advices that Shri ‘NOT A POET’ Kalyanaraman was giving to Nivetha as to have she has to take up her poetic journey!

Post Lunch first Session was presentation of papers. Dr.J. S. Anand , General secretary, World Parliament of literature and Director of MRS College , Bathinda, Punjab inaugurated the Session with his inimitable style of contents and presentation. Dr. Vasudeva Reddy coordinated this Session. I was particularly happy about the paper presented by Dr. S. Padmapriya, PHD from Bangalore as I was also one to see her enter the poetry world through my journal YOUNG POET in early two thousands! Her research paper on THE CONTRIBUTION OF CHENNAI POETS’ CIRCLE TO ENGLISH POETRY IN INDIA was well received.
After the PAPER session started Reading of Poems of Members and guests. This session was coordinated by Madam Hema Ravi.

The Meet was organized meticulously taking care of each and every aspect big and small, important and otherwise by Shri Jairam Seshadri and Hema Ravi ably guided and assisted by Dr. M. Thirumeni and Dr. Kannan.
With a hot tea and snacks the visitors within the circle melted gradually, the poets and others carrying wonderful memories of the Meet.


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