P4Poetry Meet at Oxford Book Store- 3.30 pm
Featured Poet : Mr Neeraj Guru: P4poetry member from Bhopal
Amidst some train arrival and hotel booking confusion between the featured poet .....we were finally glad to see him at the Oxford Book Store at 3 pm !
And for a change,it wasnt raining in torrents like the past few days...it was gently drizzling :)
And another change this time ....we had made A3 size posters and put them up at Oxford Book Store(getting more professional each time-lol ! )Next time we plan to print more and put them up at some colleges/art places too .
Some of our all time regulars turned up- Sonesh( an award should go to him for attending all 4 poetry meets !! ) , Neerada,our last months featured poet,Dolesh,Kavi Kulwant(he came only 1/2 hr late this time-last time he turned up when the meet had ended ! ) and of course Vikash,Preeti and myself.Raj could not make it this time because of an urgent meeting.Vishvnandji also couldnt make it at the last minute becoming a victim to a viral fever
We started off with welcoming everybody and announcing briefly about P4poetry achievements: 21,259 visits till yesterday; 8967 unique visitors; 6,59,319 hits,1900 posts and nearly 5000 comments.Ab Yeh Desh Jala Do- the most visited poem with 897 visits and poet Vishvnand,the most visited poet with 585 visits
We started with an invocation of a few lines from the Sufi poet-Rumi's words and dedicated the session to Maya Angelou- reading out her awesome poem- " Still I Rise"
The session was interspersed with some great Hindi poems from Neeraj ji,Ramesh Shrivastav ji,Vikash,Kavi Kulwant and Rajendra Shah and some interesting English poems from Dolesh ,Neerada ,Preeti and ending with a humorous poem by myself to lighten up the atmosphere.
We decided that our next meet will have a theme-" Mumbai" or " My City" if there is a poet coming from any other city.
The next session will be same place,same time- 13th September; 3.30 pm at Oxford Book Store