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ON THIS DAY: In 1889 the Hindi poet, Jaishankar Prasad, was born in Varanisi, India. He died January14, 1937. Prasad was born into an elite madheshiya vaisya family in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. His father Babu Devki Prasad, also known as Sunghani Sahu was a tobacco dealer. After, he lost his father at an early age, he had to encounter some family problems at a relatively young age, and left school after class eight. However, he remained interested in literature, languages, and ancient history, and continued studying at home; thereafter he developed a special inclination towards the Vedas and these interests are innately reflected in the deep philosophical content of his works. He was also interested in study of ancient relics.
Apart from being a poet, he was also a philosopher, historian and a sculptor. In later years he made himself aloof from worldly matters, and adapted a nearly ascetic life. Though, some of his interests such as chess, gardening, shashtrarth and poetry recitation remained with him. MORE [Wikipedia] Thanks to Someone Is Special (SIS), we have translations of a few of his poems. We're getting one from Shashi too. Translations just cannot be found, so we had to rely on our own resources. Teamwork at its best! So here from SIS is one. Next week I will post some more. Thanks, SIS!
The sources are sweet sweet Lahiri
Are not violence, are sixth Chherie
Where Giri difficult to Avidarith
Some thing are hidden deep
The sources are sweet sweet Lahiri
Unthinkable event period
Heart suddenly began to cram
Seeing the waterfall.
The first rain fillingShell to recall the cutUnthinkable event period
To inundate the whole mind bodyThen one day Apang SectionHeart of the waterfall -
Went flowing like Drna Rrgajal.
Love Venya did Pasara
To inundate the whole mind body
Pure reflection of love in
Green Vitpe desire to Zoँe
Run flowing waterfall.
Tapmay life to cold
Truth in your Shuharai
In pure reflection of love
BEAUTIFUL BUTTERCUP600: Our dear awesome Aussie mate, Amanda - poet, artist, and JP official - is retiring from Jingle Poetry "officialdom" to pursue other activities. Amanda, along with collaborator, Kavita Rao, has graciously and creatively coordinated weekly JP Potluck activity much to the delight of all. Happily, she remains with us for another two weeks. We shall miss Amanda and wish her the very, very best. We’ll continue to enjoy Amanda's dramatic art-work and fine poetry at buttercup600. Please visit Amada to express your appreciation and wish her well.
SHALOM...HAPPINESS: Aleza Freeman, whose name in Hebrew means happiness, is joining the JP team and will cover Amanda’s Potluck spot. “In 5th grade, Aleza Goldsmith Freeman was editor of her elementary school newspaper, the Tomiyasu Wallstreet Dragon. But it was in second grade that she discovered her passion for writing. She penned a poem about the many practical uses for a unicorn’s horn and has been hooked on writing ever since.” MORE [alezafreeman.com, her website]
Aleza has worked as a reporter, editor, and page designer for a variety of publications. Look forward to an indepth interview with Aleza in next Sunday's Dispatch. Meanwhile, here’s a writing sample, a haiku, one that we think shows she’s got a sense of humor. We like that. (poetry copyright: alezafreeman, 2011 all rights reserved)
Zombified, they feast
on my tasty brain, insane
3 hours till morning
Check out Aleza’s blog HERE. Stop by and say "welcome." And since we have so many cat-lovers in our community, you'll be happy to know Aleza lives in Nevada with three furry felines.
ANOTHER NEWBIE: Paula Tohline Calhoun, Reflections From a Cloudy Mirror, will be joining us tonight for Poetry Potluck for the first time. Of note: she just won a flash fiction contest for her story-poem, A Tale of Two Video-Gamers. Read more about Paula and the award HERE. Congratulations and welcome, Paula!
HOT ON HAIKU: SomeoneIsSpecial (SIS) is hosting The Haiku Challenge, which runs from February 1 to February 28. Though SIS is an experienced host, this is his first haiku challenge. The last challenge he did was romance, and he had a huge and happy response. Please support SIS in this effort as you did before. In the end, it’s just fun for all.
SIS’ love of romance continues as you can see from this quote: “As February being the month of love, I decided myself to express my love for Haiku, after penning down more than half a century of Haiku, the love for it has become immeasurable ….What is a Haiku? Haiku, is a form of Japanese poetry, three-lined non-rhyming poem consisting of seventeen syllables, in three phrases 5-7-5 syllable respectively. This is one of the Haiku loved by many… (poetry copyright, SIS 2011 all rights reserved)
Mom clasped me, wished
Good luck for final exams
Secret of success
I hope many enjoyed as much as I did when I penned this… This is a sample for the ones who going to try their hand at Haiku for the first time.” HERE
TRIBUTES OF SONIA, The Second Fall: RiikaInfinity is pleased to announce another in the series of Tributes of Sonia. The book will be on sale effective February 13, 2011 on Lulu and Scribed. More details HERE.
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TO OUR DEAR KAVITA AND HUBBY...
JINGLE POETRY POTLUCK, WEEK 20
STARTS TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. CENTRAL,
EVERYONE IS INVITED...
INLINKZ WILL STAY OPEN FOR 72 HOURS.
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