Monday, March 23, 2009

P4poetry and P4pune - First Pune Poetry Meet!!!



Known for attracting students, retired people and home to a peaceful life, Pune city just added another jem to its crown! – p4poetry.com poetry meet circle!Jointly organized by Vishvnand ji/Viju and hosted by Viju, the meet was a very friedly affair. Even the location was refreshing; a beautiful garden in Viju’s home- ‘Prerna Villa’, aptly named so!! A round of three-cheers for them and all the other pune members!!



The meet has a very varied attendance, with people from every profession. Apart from some well known p4poetry members like Harshkant Sharma, Vinod, Vishvnand ji and Viju, we had some very talented non members as well, like – Diksha Neel, Varsha, and three poetry appreciators who prefer to listen, rather than write ie. Mrs. Viju Sood, Mrs. Gaitonde and Paresh! Also, two of the founder members, Preeti Datar and Vikash Kumar, loved being the guests for once!




After the customary introductions and exchanging words, the poems began to flow. Vishvnand ji’s situational and insightful poems, Vinod’s social cause poetry, Varsha’s short but deep set poems, Diksha’s beautiful words, Vikash’s masterpieces, Harshkant ji’s inspiring poetry, Viju’s easy to understand, yet very likable and relevant poems kept everyone rapt for nearly two hours!! Harshkant ji and Vikash cited shers and two liners for several well known poets and those just lifted the mood further!

Apart from the poems, the discussion were in plenty- what language do you think in, do poems come to you naturally/do you consciously sit to write a poem, hindi vs. English poetry (Hindi won….for the sheer fact that it lets us personify things, be more expressive and connect more with the audience!), writing about nature…..and the like.

The meet was followed by lunch at a nice vegetarian restaurant and also helped members mingle beyond just poetry. Having spent nearly 4 hours the poetic bliss, the Pune members already are excited and totally geared up to host the met next meet and also a musical night with some special guests.

Also, Pune p4p members invite all Mumbai p4p members for their future meets; after all they’re confident that 6 hours of travel will be totally worth it! Now that’s a promising start!

17 comments:

Renu said...

Pictures pls !

viju said...

T'was a pleasure

Deb said...

Wish I was there too!

Any pictures please!

seema said...

Wow! seemed like real fun....wish I could have been there....maybe some time ...some day....

medhini(full name-anandavalli r chandran) said...

Enjoyed reading summary of the poetry meet.

VishvNand said...

I know and I must inform that our honored member Viju (Mr. Vijay Sood) and his lovely wife Poonam deserve all the credit & ovation for so lovingly hosting this pleasant, intimate & effective 1st p4poetry meet at Pune, on the lawns of their beautiful bungalow and taking excellent care of the participants. We at Pune are now enthused to hold in future more such p4poetry meets at different locations in Pune with keen participation of members. Thanks to all the participants who attended this beautiful meet.

Reetesh Sabr said...

Since last two occassions I'm trying to join the mumbai meet yet due to some excuse it never happened.

Glad 2 read bout the Pune meet and its warm experience people r sharing.

I don't know but if possible I would like to join there too at least once.

Lets hope for the Mumbai meet first.
Cheers!

rajdeep said...

oh! i wish i cus hav been dere too,

Preeti Datar said...

pics are up :)

Duke said...

i envy all those who cud attend....as usual....lol

harshkant said...

नई शुरूवात, नए लोग फिर भी अपनापन लिए यह कार्यक्रम अनौखा था।कविताके प्रति विजय जी का गहरा लगाव व हम सब की खातीरदारी तारीफे काबिल थी.शायद यह सब ही हमे जोड़े रखेगा.सबसे मिल कर अच्छा लगा.आप सबका आभारी रहूंगा. शीघ्र दोबारा मिलने की आस मे

हर्षकांत शर्मां

vijay said...

VishVanand sir is too kind wid his words,
actually the pleasure was entirely ours & wud have love 2 have had all u lovely ppl over.
its a day i wont 4get ever.

Vinod said...

Was really nice meeting all of you... hope we meet again soon...

Thanks a ton to Viju and Poonam for being such wonderful hosts...

Parminder said...

Do I envy you all? Wish I was there, it all looks and sounds marvelous !!

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vijay said...

Hey guys,

any takers 4 another Pune meet??

lemme know :)

viju

shamala said...

Wish I was there too.