Conversations of Verse

Of poetry, magic, and more.

Situated innocuously at the interior of a beautifully flowery lawn, one amongst many in Delhi, was The Potbelly Rooftop Café: a nice, upbeat, fairly regular place where one could hang out and have a couple of coffees with friends or familiars. However, today was unlike any other day, and the stage was set for magicians to hypnotize audiences with the powerful, limitless spells of poetry. This fairly regular place soon transformed into a phantasmagorical forum where heretofore unannounced bards of our time bled rivers of poetry, bloodying the otherwise colorless canvas of life; they blew winds of verse that day which moved the mountains that are our hearts.

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One by one, in different tones and different voices, in harmony with physical exhibition, were heard familiar words, strung together in the most unfamiliar ways, delivered with such exquisite elegance and fragility that it produced a heartening (and every so often) relatable effect. The gung ho poets frenzied with words in a manner akin to the ferocious warlords of older times, and produced through the spoken word blended with gesture immaculate expressions of their innermost thoughts, grievances, beliefs, fancies, ideas – showcased themselves in their most raw and naked forms . It was a truly remarkable transpiration that inspired, stirred and stimulated many a young stripling and lass lucky enough to be present at the spectacle.

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Occasioned between every piece of poetry was the delightful tongue-in-cheek humour of one most neighbourly anchor-person who himself was no stranger to poetry, and thrilled us with his improvisations and anecdotes too. Being created here in this small, cosy venue was a not only a medium of expression, but an atmosphere where like-minded, carefree individuals with a metrical propensity could gather and make merry. Indeed, it was an honour to be present there, and more than that, it was fun - a several moments’ success in the pursuit of happiness.

If this sounds like your kind of a thing, do not miss the next great gathering of this gradually expanding guild of amateur word sorcerers, which we will endeavour to make possible at the earliest. 11167854_984194471592201_1219469344178612521_n

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