Sunday, June 8, 2008
P4Poetry June Meet- A Celebration !
The Gods seemed to be blessing our meet.
Mumbai was deluged with rains 3 days ahead of its schedule from Saturday morning.
We were getting calls from nervous members if the poetry meet was still on and we assured them that even if we get one member attending,we would still go ahead with the meet.
And despite the heavy rains,we got an audience of 17 !
The featured poet of the month/May contest Winner -VishVnand ,came all the way from Pune to attend the meeting and reached 1/2 hr before time.
We started off with a short brief about the past month and with the announcement that we were now a proud family of 500 poets !!!!
Everybody briefly introduced themselves and then the mike was passed on to the featured poet for a 30 minute poetry reading.He kept us enthralled with his awesome poetry/geets and everybody was stunned that he had all his poems by his heart....
Most of the members who had come for the 1st poetry meet could not make it either bcoz of rain or being out of town except Sonesh,Dolesh and Ravi.We had a new member-Sanket who writes in 7 languages including French ! Apporv,winner of the April contest was luckily in town and could join us. Apart from that we also had aparna and ritesh, two very new members joining us!
Everybody read out a poem each.The prize for the most enthusiastic member went to Dolesh who could not suppress his suggestions and excitement.He is incidentally our youngest member also :)
We were very happy the way the meeting went.The 1st one had been a bit unstructured and our intros itself had taken 45 mins.This time I had taken the baton to be "The Firm One" :) and made sure that we kept to our agenda.
CNN IBN Lokmat recorded the whole meet and will be airing it in the coming week . Will keep everybody posted on the date/time.For those who couldnt make it...this will be the chance to catch it !
Posted by Renu