Once Upon a 'Rhyme' at Amethyst

Published: 01st June 2015 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st June 2015 06:03 AM   |  A+A-


What is poetry? ‘It is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.’ The lines by William Wordsworth give a correct picture of what contemplation and reflection on life can bring. On Friday, poetry enthusiasts gathered at Amethyst because of their common love for life and the feelings that it evokes.

At the poetry reading titled ‘Poetic License’ conducted by The Madras Players and the Amethyst, poets and poetry enthusiasts came together for an evening of discussion;  an evening to discuss an incident or a person, which had everyone present  ruminate on the intricacies of life.

What unfolded was an evening of words, metaphors, puns and alliterations, paving the way toward poetic beauty. In the backdrop of soulful music by Prashanth Srinivas GS and Aditya Jayaraman, each poem that was recited, touched each person who was present and struck a chord, that made them associate with similar experiences in their life. With 46 poems recited, the audience sat engrossed to grab the outburst of beautiful imagery. As the poets lay open the doors of  their creative imagination before the audience, it also became an evening to celebrate the poetry of life, and at the same time a moment to commemorate the beautiful art of poetry.

Some of the poems that were recited were Blinded in Love, A Handsome Couple, The Artist’s Way, Admiration for My Wife, Thoughts, Relationships, Meditation and The Seeker and Life’s Journey. The poems written by Premalatha Seshadri, TT Srinath and Shuvashree Ghosh were indeed beautiful memoirs on life, emotions, philosophies, people and the simple joys of life.


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