DATE : 10/05
VENUE : Pause Lounge on Hill Road,Bandra,Mumbai
TIME : 4.30-7.30 pm
Attended by 16 members of P4poetry
We went to the venue with a lot of trepidation.What if nobody turns up? What if some weirdo turns up who might ruin the whole meeting...etc etc.
But we were all in for a big surprise.Every single person who had signed up came !! Thats like a rare thing in a city like Mumbai.
Obviously the passion for poetry was the driving factor !! And the same passion made virtual strangers into a close knit group who chatted,exchanged poetry,appreciated and left with a great feeling in the heart .The diversity in the group was amazing....we had a bunch which included a couple of paediatricians,chemical engineers,a scientist, a published poet from Assam, a professor ,a sales professional ,a few students-the youngest one in Class X !
The poem that Dr Vaidyanathan wrote says it all :)
THE MEETING OF POETS
We came, we met, we drank and we ate
The idea of a poetry meet was indeed great
On a hot afternoon, a cool, welcome break
Most came early, some arrived a trifle late
Renu, Raj, Vikash and Preeti, thanks a lot
For letting us know what talent we’ve got,
Young and old mixed and blended together
Who says poetry in India has gone to rot?
Cool, comforting, flowing with words so bright
As we agreed “Who decides what is wrong or right?
Let your thoughts flow, learn to open your heart
Let your poems loose, like a colorful, wild kite.
Ends justify the means, but here there is no end,
Poets remember, to the rules of writing, don’t bend,
Pour your feelings out, don’t bother where it goes
Let’s hope p4poetry starts a brand new trend
A big thank you from the p4poetry to ALL the participants who came for the meet and made it a success !!
Look out for the next meeting notice on the site !!
Who else is talking about the Poetry Meet? - DR. Taher. Check it out on his blog