International Poetry Festival of Krytia
By Rati Saxena, Member of Coordinating Commitee of WPM
One drop can not become sea
One colour cannot become rainbow
One leaf can not become flower,
But when they are multiply
The change in to wonders
Poetry reading in India, on 24 September, creator a very positive atmospheric in the world of poetry.
Poetry with difference in atmosphere, words with difference in script have similar emotions, yet it gives vast idea of human mind and its relation with other world
The great Saint poet Kabir says
Find the word, understand the word,
Depend on the word;
The word is heaven and space, the word the earth,
The word the universe.
The word is in our ears, the word is on our tongues,
The word the idol.
The word is the holy book, the word is harmony,
The word is music.
The word is magic, the word the Guru.
The word is the body, the word is the spirit, the word is being,
The word Not-being.
The word is man, the word is woman,
The Worshipped Great.
The word is the seen and unseen, the word is the existent
And the non-existent.
Know the word, says Kabir,
The word is All-powerful.
And thus the journey towards the words takes the world towards poetry
At the end of southern India, poetry reading on 24 September was done with enthusiasm. There were a few readings on this day. Some were not directly part of this ritual, but they were part of their annual program. Like two days Literary festival by a group formed by Indian English writers.
Morning 10 am in Kaladey
The program started at 10 am in Kalady , there were around 15 participants , among them Bineesh, Sumesh , Shine ,Usman, Vishu, Rahul recited their verses in great elegance.
There was a small discussion after the poetries were recited. And we concluded the session around 11:30 am.
5 pm at golf club- Trivandrum
The reading dedicated to world reading took place in golf club, and we all read, and discuss for 3 hours. First of all we read the statement for Global Poetry.
Who knows more than Indians about world’s worries?
There were more than 12 poets and two short story writers among them some were- Mr. Mohan Kumar,Mr. Shantakumar,Mrs Rati Saxena,Mrs India Sadanandan,Mrs, Mary Nirmala,Mr. Rama Krishna Perugu,Mr. Jacob Issac,Mrs. Ajitha Kumari,Ms Indu ,Mr.Krisna Kumar,Mr. Matheu Jorga andMr. Manilal
We were reading in Malayalam, in English, in Tamil and in Hindi, at the end in the language of Poetry
Same time there was a reading in banglore, where the statement of world poetry was read by KhaleelUr Rahman and Shaista Yosuf, local poets were the part of readings.
There was a strong reading at tonk phatak Jaipur organized by Amit Kalla and his 10 friends.
We had information about reading in Nagpur etc/
Thus we Indians are slowly understanding the ideas of WPM, and supporting in our own way
Organized by World Poetry Movement