Poetry is something that will always create a rush in your veins. The way the words are woven in poetry, no other literature piece can do that. Being at Rustic Hauz (Gomti Nagar, Lucknow) to spend our Sunday (18th March 2018), we were able to witness an explicit plethora of thoughts floating by way of poetry.
The performers at Lucknow Open Mic, The Initiative which was jointly organised by Fashion Herald and The Writers Grey Scale, had sensitive yet confident writers and poets presenting their works on various subjects. A few of them have become our favourite.
Like this one written by Kushagr:
Khwabo, Khayalo Mein Ek Lakeer Ka Faasla Hai,
Kai Dafa Khwabo Aur Khayalo Mein Rehne Se Pehle, Wo Lakeer Taakta Hoon.
He has summarised the thin line between thoughts and dreams beautifully. But he wasn’t the only one with this kind of talent.
These lines by Shad Zaki, another young poet will make you bow:
Jo Ghata Ke Sang Chaa Gaye, Unhi Badalo Se Ishq Hai,
Nasdikiyon Se Hai Nafrate, Mujhe Faaslo Se Ishq Hai.
Want more? Excerpts from the presentation by Sam Jaiswal:
Main Ishq Kahoon, Tum Intezaar Samjh Lena,
Main Jab Kuch Na Kahoon, Tum Sab Kuch Samjh Lena!
Understanding is a must in every relationship. But wait, if we are small enough to not understand this?
Consider this one by 14-year-old Vidhi:
And yes, there are things that I lack,
But there are different things in my pack!
She has made it so relatable! We all have shortcomings but we all are meant to be different. That is what adds spices to the monotonous world.
All these participants have shown that poetry is the alchemy of burning soul into gold. It is not only the poet, but whosoever gets the heat, becomes richer. And we became quite rich that day, rich with literature and culture.
Culture, because we witnessed a band performance there too! Felix Cyril (the band) were too good to have musically introvert peeps like us as their audience. But we thoroughly enjoyed.
We also got a chance to meet various bloggers and media representatives amidst the laughter and fun environment created by the open mic speakers. We were also overwhelmed to come to know that Lucknow Open Mic, The Initiative is one of a kind event which aims to promote the talented youth across the nation.
Since art has no boundaries or restrictions or limits, the name and fame shouldn’t have boundaries or restrictions or limits either. These people are doing a fab job. We have become fans of these wonderful speakers and we hope to bring you more cocktails from their events.
And if you want to enjoy it by yourself, we will update you when the next Open Mic is scheduled in the Lucknow City!
Till then, happy reading.
(And don’t forget to use these poetic lines in your stories and status. It is fresh.)