MORNING SHOWS THE DAY A Book of Poems for Children By SHAIL RAGHUVANSHI Published by Panther House Paper and Digital Publications LLP Have you ever wondered about the rhymes that we learnt in school? • Ring a ring of Roses • London Bridge is falling down. • Three Blind Mice • Humpty Dumpty I was really good at reciting the rhymes when I was small and I am sure like all parents, my parents too would have been proud of this fact. But, did they know what the rhymes were actually about? Did I know the origins of the rhymes … Continue reading Releasing My Book of Poems for Children – MORNING SHOWS THE DAY!
A twirly tweak of sunshine plays outside my window today which saw only rain, gloomy clouds and water that filled up roads, drains and potholes a week or two back.During one such day, 5th November 2017 to be precise, there was an Open Mic event (LIT) where I had to present my poetry. It was a delightful experience. Thank you Gayathri. Poetry at Tea Trails Youtube Link Continue reading Hot soothing tea with poetry trails
I was missing my mother. My son was not at home. So, had some time to ponder, to recollect old memories, emotions… MOTHER AND CHILD Continue reading Mother and Child
The first sketch drew several optimistic responses on social media. So, I thought I could pick up the strands that had been cast away. This time, I sketched this… Cat Lovers will love it. PEEPING TOM Continue reading Peeping Tom!
It has been ages since I drew, sketched or painted. Watching my son do some sketching made me relive the moments, years ago when I painted and sketched with joyous abandon. So, I made a beginning. Once Again. The sketch is titled A Beginning Continue reading A Beginning….Again
Amdavadi, the Gujarati restaurant in Chennai seems to have become one of the favourite haunts for poetry lovers and muse obsessed fans in Chennai. So, here we were discussing poetry, lunch, the weather and of course, the muse with sweet Shobhana Kumar, an author and poet. An informal get together, Mr. Naidu, Sivakami, myself and of course, the chief guest of this lovely discussion Shobhana Kumar, we all dived deep into our food as well as poetry. It was wonderful reading out poems, reflecting aloud on what emotions and thoughts went into them, why we wrote poetry and how the … Continue reading Devouring Poetry with Shobhana Kumar!
We were meeting again after a month. This time, there was no theme. We could write on any topic. It was lovely reading out our poems and then, leaving it open for public perception ( read, healthy criticism/ editing). And, what fun it was! Javits read out his ode to poetry which was a beautiful performance poetry (although he didn’t stand up to do so despite our constant bickering about it!). Shyla read out a sensitive poem, a tribute to the unborn and we were moved even as we wondered about the imagery, the conflict between thought and … Continue reading British Council Poetry Reading – October 2017