|Poetry Circle - 26th June 2010
In spite of the heavy showers the
city faced this eve, it was so very heartening to see intrepid poets brave
the shower for the monthly poetry meeting. This month we started a new
project called 30/30. A poem-a-day and viola! 30 poems at the end of the
month and a nice chapbook!!!
Sivakami has been steadfastly putting
up writing prompts everyday and quite useful for those poets who need an
The objective of this project is
to ensure that as writers/poets we at least jot down a few lines each day.
How much of those jottings actually turn out to be quality poems is of
course subject to strenous personal critique but it gets one in the writing
mode and thats a good thing indeed.
Sivakami, Ambika, KRamesh, Deepika
and myself attended this month's meet. Sivakami and myself eagerly awaited
turns to share our versions of the writing prompts. Ambika was in a somber
mood with poems dealing with mindless bloodshed and its myriad mental afflictions.
KRamesh read out his poems published in Kavya Bharati and one of his poems
had a very interesting style of presentation. Deepika promised to showcase
her poems on the sheer mindnumbing of number-crunching jobs in the
All in all a joyful reading and
workshopping of poems.
But a postscript if I may. I was
under the impression that the poetry meeting timings are from 7 - 9 pm but
the caretaker, Naresh informs us that it is 7 - 8 and insisted we vacate
the premises at 8. While cell phones swung into action - he kindly gave
us 15 mins to get our act together to move.
This unfortunately is the second
time in a row that this has happened. If I recall the same incident took
place in May as well during the Kamala Das poetry meeting. I appreciate
it if we could once again confirm the timings. It would help us poets organize
ourselves better in time mgmt ensuring ALL poets are given their time slot
to present their work.
Thanks fellow travellers!