To Err is Human- Part 2 @Let Poetry Be

To Err is human_Let Poetry Be

Date 19-03-2016
Location Atta Galatta, Kormangala, Bengaluru, India
Event description To err of course, is human! However, how we perceive our mistakes is highly individualistic. Some regret, some learn, some deny, some burn…are we ‘mistake-prone’, what kind of mistakes do we repeatedly commit? Aren’t we supposed to learn from our mistakes, then why do we repeat them at all? Let’s hear what you have to say, through your poem.

This theme is optional. You can choose to do a free-reading. Having said this, we encourage all our participants to step out of their comfort zone and give this theme a shot.

This was part 2 of this theme. You can read more poems, participants of part 1 here.

It is my privilege to write this short event summary. Although, LPB has completed 2 years of running 2 months ago, the real celebration only begun today. Without talking much about the celebration, you can easily witness the celebration mood in this video.

Event summary

Not many participants were present today. Like all the time, there have been many new participants for recitation. Event was started by Suraj. He is also the person, who proposed this theme ‘To Err is Human’. He started this event by recitation of a trilogy. As usual Sanjeev Shukla came up with yet another comic poem. He highlighted a common mistake made by almost every Indian.Well, this mistake is named ‘Marriage’. You can also listen to this Hindi poem here

Arjun Iyenger recited a poem through narration of ‘Kichak Vadha’ of Mahabharat. A very interesting story elaborated through the carefully chosen words. Maitryee Nag once again recited in both English and Bengali. Faiz Akram, Harshad Gupta and Sourav Gogoi also recited their work.

In the middle of the above regular poets at LPB, I like to highlight 4 first timers very specifically.

Lakshmi A brought a new genre of poetry writing. It is called slam poetry. I have yet to understand this style of poetry writing. Her second poem was recited very well highlighting specifics of this new genre. If you happen to know this, may be let me know too?
Sowmya R. was also a first timer. One of her poem talked about old Bengaluru(how good it was) and another talked about apathy. A very good variation of thoughts.
Radhika Radhakrishnan also recited for the first time. Especially her poem with line, ‘This is for the woman who says no’, resonated the current state of society. Packed with carefully chosen words with a good description of situation made her performance memorable to everyone.

नए आये हिंदी कवि Kajender Srivastava ने गलती किसकी कविता से सभी का मन मोह लिया|अपनी बुलंद आवाज़ एवं परिस्थिति को एक सही तरीके से रखने के लिए बहुत बहुत साधुवाद| हमेशा की तरह गौरव गोथी जी ने फिर कुछ नया प्रस्तुत किया| इन्होने क्षमा एवं चिंतन की आध्यात्मिकता से सभी को अवगत करवाया| बहुत कम को याद होगा की, अतुल जैन वही व्यक्ति हैं, जिन्होंने कुछ महीनो पहले मंच पर ही कविता सुना दी थी| आज उन्होंने थोड़ी बुद्धिमानी का कार्य किया एवं अपने विचारों को रिकॉर्डर मैं कैद कर लिया, ताकि हम सभी बाद मैं भी कभी इन सभी को सुन सके|

The event ended with a promise to keep the momentum of LPB going like this in future also.


(Based on my personal experiences/observations. Need not to be true to the facts)

More information:
Let Poetry Be, Facebook page
Let Poetry be collection of Poems
Event Page

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