TREMENDOUS TREAT!

METVERSE MUSE IV cover-June 2019 issue.

Here is  a very interesting Sunday story this week for our esteemed viewers- which deals with one of the leading poetry journals  in the world being regularly published from Visakhapatnam-Andhra Pradesh.

To edit and publish FABULOUS FIFTY SIX English Poetry Journals over a period of considerable time is indeed a Himalayan achievement   and rightly HIMALAYAN ACHIEVEMENT has been made by an EIGHTY TWO YEAR OLD LADY poet from Vishakhapatnam! Yes the journal is METVERSE MUSE and the Poet Editor is DR. H. TULSI who has taken us TOWARDS THE SUMMIT through her JUNE 2019 issue!

This issue presents more than three hundred and fifty poems from around 45 countries! I am a long time enjoyer of this treat and a life member too, contributing my poems regularly. Recent addition is one S. Nivetha a III year BCA student from one of the leading women’s colleges in Chennai- National Book of Records for Children holder for having been a poet delegate in an International Multi Lingual Poets Meet -held in Vijayawada  in 2016 at the age of 18- my granddaughter. Her acrostic poem METVERSE MUSE MY POETRY PET and my translation of 10 couplets of Tamil magnum opus TIRUKKURAL written more than two thousand years ago  find a place in this issue.

Only those who have experience of an Editor-Publisher can appreciate such a venture in the literary world! There was a poet who edited and published a monthly poetic journal for more than fifty years continuously without break and on his death at ninety two, others could not continue and the journal is gone. Journal was named POET and its Editor-Publisher was Dr. Krishna Srinivas from Chennai.

Since not much of recognition was extended to youngsters, inspired by Dr. Krishna Srinivas I started a quarterly journal by name YOUNG POET – by definition only the poems of those less than 25 years of age were published in Young Poet. It was started in 2000 and came to an end by 2011!

Such being the conditions prevailing in the poetry journal world, one has to appreciate the tenacity of purpose of 82 year old Poetess Dr. H Tulsi!  We the poets all over the world only pray God Almighty to give health and strength of mind to continue this great literary service for the present up to her age 100 and thereafter beyond!

Madam Tulsi is very particular about Metrical Verse if the poems are strictly not, they will not find  a place in the journal!

MUSE is one of the nine Goddesses inspiring learning and arts.

Muse also means ‘be lost in thoughts’ –a ‘state of musing’.

Yes METVERSE MUSE inspires the readers to learn the art and science of poetry writing! As we read issue after issue we are sent to MUSE and we are lost in thoughts in a state of musing!!!!

Coming to the current issue June 2019, it is 54th to 56th Triple issue! Taking the readers TOWARDS THE SUMMIT! ( A Roundel in Hexameter)   

On receipt of the journal, I rush to see whether my photo has come under any head!!!!Photos of the individuals a special feature of every issue-very logical and very systematic!

Lot of important and significant notifications another regular feature that gives awareness of many happenings.

Readers psychology is unique. Some are vocal and some are silent. Those who are local they express themselves in so many words  definitely pleasant to the Editor and team.

When they are published as READERS RESPONSE, they feel elated to see their names in print!!! In that way about HUNDRED readers responses in different categories adorn this issue!

Mr. Bernard M. Jackson, U. K. has aligned himself so much inextricably with METVERSE MUSE that every issue carries his highly intellectual articles and Book Reviews.

82 year old Editor Dr. Thulasi’s  history is something really inspiring:

To my esteemed viewers Dr. Thulasi’s background will  be quite inspiring.  Her name is in circulation as the Editor-Publisher of the admirably acclaimed poetry journal Metverse  Muse. She herself has authored more than ten poetry collections.

The academic aspect of Dr. Tulsi’s life had to ply a path strewn not with roses! Due to several reasons, her formal education ceased with the sixth standard  in school at Hyderabad. Thereafter playing dual role of the teacher and taught, she completed her Matriculation, Intermediate and degree B A English Lit.

Harmony University of California based on her first three poetry collections conferred Doctorate on her. Over a score of Awards, Honors and Medals adorn her for her contribution to Literature.

Several of her po0ems have been translated into a dozen other languages including five of India.

She had rich experience as Andhra Pradesh State Secretariat and Lok Sabha Secretariat.  She had the honor og being the First lady reporter in the Indian Parliament.

Besides her literary talents, Fabric painting, Oragami,  Veena  playing  were her forte. She was an Doordarshan artist also.

It is a great gesture on the part of Ms. Sandhya V. Kode  (Editor’s brother’s daughter ) to have sponsored this issue!

On the whole here is a great treasure of English poetry for those who love – indeed a great and sumptuous treat!

On 10th- yesterday a gala function was organized by the IPC-INDIA POETRY CIRCLE -in connection with the release of CONFLUENCE III an anthology of collabarative poems by Shri Jayaram Seshadri. There was a challenge for the young ones-from class V to Class XII students from Chennai city -a competition for writing a poetry in one hour. A warm reference was made to METVERSE MUSE in the course of the deliberations.

I am sure  the Sunday story should have been of great interest for the connoisseurs of the poetry loving! We shall  meet tomorrow -Monday morning with our normal feature on yet another interesting post.Till then GOOD BYE!

METVERSE MUSE carries the following poems of the Blogger and S.Nivetha:

N V Subbaraman, India
Chapter Fourteen
ON GOOD CHARACTER
1.
Character exalts
Sure to be nursed more than life
Decorum promotes!                                          (Kural 131)
2.
Good conduct the best
Among all virtues observed
It’ indeed a test!                                                (Kural 132)
3.
Conduct takes him high
Sans worse than the sinners low
To be nurtured tight!                                         (Kural 133)
4.
Lost the learnt, recall
The learned lose character
Never to regain!                                               (Kural134)
5.
The jealous loses
All that he amassed – he sans
Good conduct, faces!                                         (Kural 135)
6.
Those who know it great
Strays not from good character
Tigers eat not grass!                                           (Kural 136)
7.
Character abound
He prospers now and later
Lest, he falls aground!                                       (Kural 137)
8.
Men with right conduct
Sow the seeds for life noble
Bad ones breed evils!                                         (Kural 138)
9.
Men with decorum
Even by slip, speak not bad
In any forum!                                                      (Kural 139)
10.
Learning, no avail
When the learned learns not how
With the world to prevail!                                (Kural 140)

The above are English translation of ten couplets in the Tamil magnum opus THIRUKKURAL written by  Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar 2000 years ago. Translations are strictly in HAIKU format (5-7-5 syllables with first and third lines rhyming.

Bio data in brief:
79 year old bilingual poet, writer, communicator, trainer Dr. N V Subbaraman is a well-known person from 12/1045, Jeevan Bima Nagar, Chennai,Tamilnadu in thev literary world.. He has 44 awards for his literary contributions and 38 books authored and published. He is Asia Pacific Book of Records holder for his Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com which has been viewed by more than  1, 92, 000 from more than 210 countries. World Records Univer5sity in UK has offered hon. Ph.d .  He is a retired Deputy Zonal Manager, Life Insurance Corporation of India. Contact numbers 044 26544950/9840477552

  1. S.NIvetha, Chennai, India

METVERSE MUSE MY POETRY PET!

Metverse Muse my poetry pet more than three years
Effectively  it  improves my poetic skills nice
Thanks to Madam Doctor Tulsi at age Eighty Two,
Very much learned and experienced in this field
Encourages young budding poets like me –a shield
Respected and regarded by poets young and old
Surely an inspiration for poetry lovers
Ever loving Poet madam to all like  showers!

Matters dealt in the poems are very interesting
Understandable for youngsters like me -inspiring
Surely makes the poetry journal quite unique
Expecting always for the next issue enlighten!

Meaning full, thoughtful poetic forms very grand
Youngsters like me feel it is our Poetry teacher great!

Poets are made by Madam Editor for long
Opportunities provided for all very strong
Engaging youngsters like me in useful work
Thank you very much Madam Editor for great work!
Regular writing poems increases my skill
You are my Master and the pet is my dear friend.

Poetry work needs a lot of patient thinking
Ever I will now and in future to improve writing
Thank you readers and bless me for my success!

( I tried my favorite acrostic style and the above is METVERSE MUSE MY POETRY PET)

Short Bio data:

Nivetha S is a second year BCA student of Ethiraj College for Women, in Chennai, Tamilnadu. She loves writing English poems, articles, drawing cartoons, marathon running, playing co-co. She is  a India Book of Records for children holder for having participated as the youngest poet delegate in International Multi Lingual Poets Meet at Vijayawada I 2016. She was born on 23rd October 1998. She has one published Book to her credit “FLY,FLY, FLY”. She is a member of Chennai Poets’ Circle.

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CAKE DAY EVERY DAY !

Young or old, healthy or sick everyone likes cake- tasty cakes
Cake days many-Twenty Sixth November American National Cake Day
National Chocolate Cake day is Twenty Seventh January-
Another one Sponge Cake day- twenty third August this year-
National Carrot cake day February third this year!
Thus goes the cake days many in all over the year and world!

Christmas Cake, New Year Cake, Birth day cake- cakes are made almost
All the days in  a year as one or the other has birth day every day-most!
Bakeries come to our mind the moment we think of cakes!
Apple cake, eggless cake, eggy cake-all types all like!

Look at the cakes home made by Sharada our daughter in law
Developed as a hobby but friends throng to her to get cakes with awe
That made her a specialist cake maker at home in Bangalore
Very delicious to look at and taste- all will concur sure and pure!

 

28th February- Kasthurba Gandhi Day

Our Homeland India that is Bharath firmly believes in family bonds
Brother and sister or parents and children or husband and wife-strongly bonded
With love and affection, respect and regards-more with husband-wife relationship
A divine bond it is considered to sail in the ocean of life with strong ship!

One such divine couple- husband and wife pair was Mahatmaji and his spouse Kastur Bha
Kasturbai “Kasturba” Mohandas Gandhi born Kasturbai Makhanji Kapadia
An Indian political activist and the wife of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
In association with her husband, she was involved in the Indian independence
Movement in British-ruled India. Adar-sh couple were they who need to be emulated
Today is Kasthurba’s memorial day and we salute her on this day!

Kasturbai Gandhi

January 24th-National Girl Child Day

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In the wonderful creation of Great God-My Lord Omniscient
All HIS creations-humans, animals, plants are all significant
Each to supplement and compliment others for harmony and
Peace, Joy and happiness-no discrimination! What so ever!

Alas! Within the humans due to male chauvinism girl child
Is looked at with dismay-cruel. Continues till her death quite unfair.
January twenty fourth today observed as National Girl Child Day
Ministry of Women and Child Development, India initiated this Day!

With the objective of highlighting the inequalities
Faced by girls in the country, promoting awareness about the rights
Of a girl child, generating awareness on importance of
Girls’ Education, health and nutrition! Let us raise them in our society!

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ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 1,90,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 86th view at 14.15 hrs today viz Thurs day  the Twenty Fourth (24th) January 2019 , total views of the BLOG crossed the  HISTORIC ONE LAKH AND NINETY THOUSAND (1,90,000) from more than 210 countries around the world on the 1427th day and 1482nd post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue

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November 19th-NATIONAL INTEGRATION DAY

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Nineteenth November is today one of the holy days of India
Day the first woman Prime Minister of India was born-Indira
Great daughter of Bharathamatha laid down her life for unity
Observed as National Integration Day every year rightly!

Encouraging people towards unity, peace, love and brotherhood
Promoting harmony among our people despite diversity
Of the society in culture, languages, religions, geographical.
Bringing together the youths and others of religious back ground,
Social, cultural, economical and education to mix
Up with each other, understand and work as one group.

Developing better understanding among youths about diverse
Perceptions, faiths and life styles to strengthen the unity of people.
Indeed a fitting method to pay respects and gratitude to great lady
Brutally killed by a fellow citizen- atrocious. Jai Hind!

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11th October-INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD.

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In the creation of the Lord Almighty-the Omnipotent
All living beings are same-with their soul in common-and in tact
To play their own roles complementing and supplementing each
Men or women, lakes or tanks, birds or animals, trees or plants!

Unfortunate that the human beings have a bias towards
Girl child all over the world-necessitating this day.
International Day of Girl Child declared by the United Nations
Supporting steps against gender inequality. Girl child is God!

Unfair, faced by Girls worldwide inequality such as access
To education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and
Protection from discrimination, violence against women,
Have to be freed from child marriage-equal they are to men!

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SEWA Founder’s Birth Day 7th September

 

 

 

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Women lib is not very new concept in our holy land
This is MOTHERLAND where women are revered as Devi grand!
SELF EMPLOYED WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION founded by an activist
Born to a lawyer father and women’s Right Activist mother!

ELA BHATT born on this day years Eighty Five ago in Ahamedabad
Turned into a Lawyer, Activist and founder of SEWA!
Rightly honored with awards several:
Ramon Magsaysay Award,Rights Livelihood Award
Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Indhira Gandhi Award for
Peace, Disarmament and Development and many , many more!

Let us thank the lady who fought for the rights of women
In the male dominated society- to show equality with men
Let us treat Women with dignity and decency-no girl
Child abuse nor the young and aged- Jai Bharatha MATHA!

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