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Dr Chitra Navada alias Dr Chitra AN Ayurvedic doctor and poet

Dr. Chitra Navada: A Journey of Healing, Poetry, and Service

Dr. Chitra Navada’s narrative unfolds amidst the breathtaking vistas of the Western Ghats, a region adorned with verdant forests, cascading waterfalls, and misty valleys. Born and raised in Kudremukh, a picturesque township nestled amidst the undulating hills of Karnataka’s Chikmagalur district, Dr. Chitra’s childhood was steeped in the tranquillity and grandeur of nature. From an early age, she found solace and inspiration in the boundless beauty that surrounded her, and it was amidst these serene landscapes that her love affair with poetry began.

As a thirteen-year-old girl, Dr. Chitra’s poetic journey commenced, guided by the encouragement of her English teacher and fueled by the unwavering support of her father. Under their nurturing guidance, she embarked on a voyage of self-expression, channelling her observations, emotions, and reflections into verses that captured the essence of the Western Ghats. Her poetry, imbued with the sights, sounds, and sensations of her homeland, resonated with readers far and wide, offering glimpses into the soul-stirring beauty of the natural world.

‘Wishes from Cradle’ is the debut volume of poetry by Dr. Chitra Navada. The beauty of her poetry lies in the clarity of words that truly transports the meaning of the emotion to words and imageries to life. The compendium of 43 poems on nature, women, love, relationships, experiences and various aspects of life are elegantly crafted pieces of art where tender emotions are replicated in a very sensitive and sensible way. The subtle emotional sketches in the poems take a reader to the profound realities of life and existence.

Beyond the realms of poetry, Dr. Chitra’s aspirations led her down the path of healing and service. Armed with a deep-seated desire to make a difference in the lives of others, she pursued a career in Ayurvedic medicine, guided by the principles of holistic healing and compassionate care. With unwavering dedication, she established Kammachi Clinic in Jayapura, Chikmagalur, a beacon of hope and healing for the rural communities nestled amidst the Ghats. Here, amidst the verdant landscapes that had nurtured her spirit, Dr. Chitra embarked on her mission to alleviate suffering and restore health, one patient at a time.

At the heart of Dr. Chitra’s journey lies a profound sense of compassion and empathy, instilled in her by her upbringing and fueled by her commitment to service. Born to A R Nagendra, a distinguished former Indian Army officer, and B C Vidyavathi, a dedicated retired state government teacher, Dr. Chitra’s formative years were shaped by the values of duty, integrity, and altruism. Today, alongside her husband, Dr K V Sudhindra, a medical doctor and devoted public servant, she stands as a beacon of hope and inspiration, embodying the transformative power of empathy, creativity, and service.

In the tapestry of Dr. Chitra Navada’s life, the threads of healing, poetry, and service intertwine seamlessly, weaving a narrative of compassion, resilience, and boundless possibility. Through her words and deeds, she continues to illuminate the lives of those around her, offering solace, inspiration, and healing in equal measure. As she journeys forward, guided by the light of her convictions and the warmth of her spirit, Dr. Chitra remains a shining example of the transformative power of love, empathy, and the human spirit.

Kavita Parwani Talib architect and poet

Exploring Creativity: The Architectural and Literary Journey of Kavita Parwani Talib

Kavita Parwani Talib, a Mumbai-based architect and writer, embodies the fusion of creativity in both physical and literary realms. With a passion for architecture and a penchant for words, she seamlessly integrates the two worlds, creating spaces both tangible and intangible that inspire and captivate.

As an architect, Kavita brings her visionary designs to life, transforming spaces with her keen eye for detail and innovative approach. Each structure she creates reflects not only functionality but also a narrative, a story woven into the very fabric of the building. Her architecture speaks volumes, echoing her dedication to craftsmanship and aesthetics.

Beyond the confines of blueprints and building materials, Kavita’s love for writing takes flight. With the stroke of a pen, she paints vivid landscapes of emotions and experiences, delving into the depths of human expression. Her words resonate with authenticity and insight, inviting readers into a world of introspection and discovery.

Kavita’s literary journey is as diverse as it is enriching. Her book reviews, featured in esteemed publications such as The Usawa Literary Review, The Tint Journal, The Quiver Review, and the Infinite Sky, offer thoughtful insights into the world of literature. Through her reviews, she not only critiques but also celebrates the written word, shining a light on works that inspire and provoke thought.

In addition to her prowess in prose, Kavita’s poetry exudes depth and emotion, exploring themes of love, loss, and the human condition. Her verses, showcased in Ephemeral Elegies, The Piker Press, The Chakkar, EKL Review, and the anthology ‘Tears of Swords’, resonate with readers on a profound level. Each poem is a reflection of her innermost thoughts and experiences, a testament to the power of poetic expression.

Kavita’s contributions to the literary community extend beyond the written page. She has actively participated in poetry festivals such as Panorama International Literature Festival, Samyukta Poetry’s online festival, Anantha 2022, and the Orange Flower Festival, where she shares her passion for poetry and storytelling with fellow enthusiasts.

In her pursuit of creativity, Kavita Parwani Talib blurs the lines between art and architecture, words and spaces. Her work transcends boundaries, inspiring all who encounter it to embrace the beauty of imagination and the power of expression.

Through her unique perspective and unwavering dedication, Kavita continues to leave an indelible mark on both the architectural and literary landscapes, reminding us of the boundless possibilities that lie within the realm of creativity.

Moonlit Musings: Navigating the Patchwork of Emotions

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight.” – Oscar Wilde

“Torn: A Patchwork of Moonlit Emotions” by Poonam Chawla Sood is an exquisite collection of poetry that ventures deep into the complex tapestry of human emotions, weaving a narrative that is both confessional and observant. The title itself, “Torn,” serves as an apt introduction, reflecting the ephemeral yet stark nature of life’s conditions. Each poem, a thread in this intricate tapestry, skillfully stitches together the fabric of wisdom, love, care, resistance, strength, and mettle.

Sood’s verses transcend mere words; they are portals into the depths of the human experience. Drawing inspiration from Robert Frost’s notion that a poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness, “Torn” resonates with readers, offering numerous “aha” moments. Sood’s unique blend of realism and imagination creates a collection that not only speaks to the intellect but also intertwines with the reader’s heart, leaving an indelible mark.

The preface beautifully sets the tone by delving into the symbolism of the moon—an enduring muse for artists and storytellers throughout history. Depicting the moon as a symbol of the feminine, Sood explores its metaphorical connections to the cycles of womanhood and its universal impact on nature, astrology, ocean waves, and emotional tides. Aligning the poems with the eight phases of the moon, the collection reflects the nuanced shifts in mental states and emotions, offering readers a guided journey through life’s various phases.

Throughout the collection, Sood navigates the diverse landscapes of human emotion with grace and eloquence. From the darkness of new moon nights to the slices of positivity, moments of hope, rays of brightness, and the confrontations with unforeseen tragedies, each poem captures a distinct facet of the human experience. It becomes an earnest effort to bridle the eclipse, an invitation to reflect on autumn memories shed by deciduous moments and breathe light into the shadows.

The reader embarks on a moonlit poetic journey, where emotions, phases, and moods are intricately woven into the elliptical orbit of the moon. Sood’s verses serve as companions, guiding through the varied terrain of human existence. The collection is more than a compilation of poems; it is an exploration of the human spirit, a testament to the enduring power of poetry to illuminate the complexities of our shared humanity.

In conclusion, “Torn” is a poetic masterpiece that transcends its written form. Poonam Chawla Sood’s ability to navigate the intricacies of human emotion with authenticity and finesse makes this collection a captivating and enriching literary experience. Each poem is a patchwork square in the quilt of human existence, offering solace, reflection, and a profound connection to the shared journey of life.

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Review by
Preeth Padmanabhan Nambiar

Preeth Nambiar, an Indian poet, journalist, and educationist, is a visionary leader in spreading humanitarian values through creative expression. The former department head of Cambridge University International General Certificate of Secondary Education ESL in the Maldives, he returned to India with a mission to imbibe values through the medium of education and literature. As the founder of the Writers Capital International Foundation, he has created a global platform for unity and understanding which is now spread across 87 countries. His eloquent poetry reflects a blend of narration and mysticism, while his short stories captivate with their poetic essence. Advocating holistic education, he considers instilling universal values in the new generation must be a major aim of education. Through his organization, he organizes influential festivals and promotes minimalism and compassion. 

A Melodic Journey into the Divine: A Review of “The Song Divine” by Dr Srilakshmi Adhyapak

The Bhagavad Gita, a timeless and revered scripture of ancient Indian wisdom, stands as an extraordinary synthesis of spiritual discourse and profound poetry. Composed in the form of a sacred dialogue between Prince Arjuna and Lord Krishna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, it encapsulates the essence of life’s dilemmas and the eternal quest for truth and liberation.

The poetry in the Bhagavad Gita possesses a captivating beauty that transcends the boundaries of time and language, drawing readers into the ethereal realm of divine expression. Each verse weaves together eloquent words, rich metaphors, and evocative imagery, inviting us on a philosophical odyssey through the complexities of duty, righteousness, and the paths to self-realization. Its poetic brilliance is not only a testament to the wisdom of the ancient sages but also an eternal source of inspiration for seekers on the path of spiritual awakening and inner transformation.

The earliest attempt at translation of the Bhagavad Gita dates back to the late 18th century when Sir Charles Wilkins translated the Gita into English prose. However, it was the poetic translations of the 19th and 20th centuries that truly captured the imagination of readers worldwide. Renowned scholars, poets and seers like Swami Vivekananda, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and Swami Sivananda offered their poetic renditions, bringing the profound wisdom of the Gita to a global audience. Dr Srilakshmi Adhyapak’s book shedding light into the greatest of the spiritual wisdom of the East serves as the most contemporary work on the same.

“The Song Divine,” a collection of captivating verses by Dr. Srilakshmi Adhyapak, transports readers to an ethereal realm where poetic expression dances with emotions and intertwines with profound insights. Dr. Adhyapak, a distinguished medical doctor and esteemed professor, infuses her poetry with a unique perspective derived from her experiences in both the scientific and spiritual domains, creating a tapestry of emotions, wisdom, and spiritual truths.

From the very beginning, the invocation sets the stage for a spiritual journey, inviting readers to bow before the all-pervading Lord supreme. The cosmic consciousness, symbolized by a majestic serpent coiled upon a divine seat, awakens and fills the world with serpentine blessings, silencing evil and enveloping the virtuous with celestial bliss. With this poetic symphony, the stage is set for the protagonist, a prince burdened by duty and facing an impending battle.

Through the prince’s inner turmoil and search for guidance, we witness the divine intervention that occurs at a critical juncture. The Lord, in His divine presence, offers solace and imparts wisdom, reminding the prince of his valiant glory and urging him to embrace steadfastness in duty. The chapters that follow delve deeper into the Lord’s teachings, exploring themes of devotion, action, discipline, and the interplay between knowledge and action on the path to salvation.

Dr. Adhyapak’s words resound with spiritual wisdom throughout each chapter, weaving a tapestry of profound insights and timeless truths. The transformation of the prince unfolds before our eyes, reflecting the struggles, dilemmas, and eternal quest for meaning and liberation that define the human condition. Each poem within “The Song Divine” is like a precious gem, shining with its unique brilliance and revealing a facet of the divine truth.

The beauty of Dr. Adhyapak’s words carries readers away, immersing them in the melodic rhythm of her verses. Her keen insight, profound knowledge, and unwavering devotion guide readers on a spiritual pilgrimage, igniting contemplation and illuminating their path with timeless wisdom. “The Song Divine” serves as an invitation to embark on a transformative odyssey toward the eternal truth.

Being in an organisation that brings hundreds of writers and others in the field of creative expression, I personally meet a number of people on a daily basis. However, rarely do we find a poet like Dr. Srilakshmi Adhyapak who is an exceptional individual who has established herself as both a prominent medical doctor and a profound spiritual being.

As the head of the Department of Cardiology at St. John’s Medical College, she has displayed exemplary expertise and dedication to the field of medicine. Beyond her medical achievements, Dr. Adhyapak’s spiritual journey has found expression in her book, “The Song Divine,” where her poetic verses beautifully weave together profound insights and wisdom.

“The Song Divine” is a mesmerizing collection of poetry that combines the scientific and spiritual realms, offering readers a captivating journey into the depths of human existence and our connection with the divine. Dr. Srilakshmi Adhyapak’s eloquent verses resonate with spiritual wisdom, reflecting the struggles and yearnings of the human spirit. Embrace this divine song, allow it to ignite contemplation within you, and let its timeless wisdom guide you towards self-realization and liberation.

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Preeth Nambiar

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Preeth Nambiar, an Indian poet, journalist, and educationist, is a visionary leader in spreading humanitarian values through creative expression. The former department head of Cambridge University International General Certificate of Secondary Education ESL in the Maldives, he returned to India with a mission to imbibe values through the medium of literature. As the founder of the Writers Capital International Foundation, he has created a global platform for unity and understanding. His eloquent poetry reflects a blend of narration and mysticism, while his short stories captivate with their poetic essence. Advocating holistic education, he considers instilling universal values in the new generation must be a major aim of education. Through his organization, he organizes influential festivals and promotes minimalism and compassion. 

Mi último aliento: Poem by Alejandra Veruschka

Es pleno día y el sol ya no alumbra como antes,
las tinieblas envuelven el entorno de nuestra aldea.
Se aproxima una tormenta de arena, no se puede respirar,
se escucha como silbidos graves y agudos; allí fuera.

No recuerdo la edad que ahora tengo,
Solo veo frente a mí, un antiguo espejo
que refleja un rostro y un cuerpo demacrado.
Asustada, cierro los ojos para recordar el tiempo pasado.

Lo que ahora nos falta, un día sobró en nuestros días.
Hoy traemos en el aliento, incontables historias y agonías.
de esos días felices cuando respirábamos aire puro.
Pero fue más fácil para el ser humano crear, fábricas y llenarse
los bolsillos de dinero sin importar las consecuencias,
botando desechos químicos en nuestros ríos, bosques
y ciudades, contaminando el aire que se expandió por el planeta
con nubarrones de níquel y de lluvias ácidas.

Hace un tiempo, la naturaleza empezó a pasarnos factura,
los ríos están se secaron, los árboles desaparecieron,
las enfermedades se multiplicaron y nosotros quedamos sin aliento.

Regreso a mi sillón después de la turbulencia,
mis latidos se están apagando, ya casi no siento mi respiración,
sin embargo, tengo la esperanza de que un día el ser humano
vuelva respirar del aire puro que aliviaba al sol.

Alejandra Veruschka
D/Reservados, Bolivia

Alejandra Veruschka San Miguel Avalos, Lic. Contador Público, Escritor, poeta y Art, Plástico. Diplomado en Promotor de lectura
Miembro activo: Unión Monárquica Balear- España, Embajador distintas Org. Literarias internacionales. Reconocimientos internacionales por la trayectoria literaria. Fundador Presidente del Centro Cultural “Versos desde el Pilcomayo”
-Publicación, “Latidos desde el Pilcomayo” y las antologías “Los Reyes de la tertulia “(Bolivia 2019-2020-2021-2022). Antologías estudiantiles “Los Príncipes de la Tertulia ETG.” Bolivia 2020- 2021- 2022

Poem by Navneet Grewal

MATERNAL ROLES : Poem by Navneet Grewal

Today it asks for more
a part of me it takes ashore
mutating which each bond
a celebration to denounce duly

awkward requests piercing her existence
yet a sage of sacrificing in bits
aghast with what the mirror reflects
she bleeds to cleanse her soul

anticipating the burlesque pittance
a pedestal crooked visualizing it all
in all ages
in all phases
in every part
in every role

admonish to oscillate
this life in a repeat
to and fro her pendulum ticks
a vape of unending more

she stands in spaces
to be clustered again
with the emotional chores
I am different
I am me
a humor insolent in every roar
completing so many incapacitated
this treasure of virtues sure

a panacea
an amrit
sprinkled in every core

on the boundaries sitting helplessly
cheering the war, she knows she can’t win
yet dutifully dressing
each rival before
yet lovingly dressing
each loved one before.

Navneet Grewal

©Navneet Gill Grewal

THE OTHER SIDE OF AETHER poem by vaslilici

THE OTHER SIDE OF AETHER : Poem by Vasiliki Dragouni

Darkness is approaching my window,
looks thoughtfully at my tangled hands
and withdraws into silence.

You live there now, where you can hear the voices of the sea,
where you can wear snow like a garment around your shadow.
You wander in the twilight of strange dreams
like an angel who lost her way.
You move like a flash of light in the river at the edge of sunset.
You recall the memories of trees in the loneliness of autumn
and then you withdraw into silence like an absence.

I speak to you through the universe of silent things
with the white vowels of the sky.
Here, in a landscape of hearing where languages ​​hush
I won’t be waiting for you to answer me.
Here, where I can hear your voice
calling me out of sleep as the other side of aether,
there is no need to hug me anymore.

I look out of my window at night constellations
searching in the abyss for your fading face.
I believe in what has not been said yet, mother.

Poem by :
Vasiliki Dragouni
©
Vasiliki Dragouni

THE OTHER SIDE OF AETHER poem by vaslilici

THE OTHER SIDE OF AETHER: Poem by Vasiliki Dragouni

Darkness is approaching my window,
looks thoughtfully at my tangled hands
and withdraws into silence.

You live there now, where you can hear the voices of the sea,
where you can wear snow-like a garment around your shadow.
You wander in the twilight of strange dreams
like an angel who lost her way.
You move like a flash of light in the river at the edge of sunset.
You recall the memories of trees in the loneliness of autumn
and then you withdraw into silence like an absence.

I speak to you through the universe of silent things
with the white vowels of the sky.
Here, in a landscape of hearing where languages ​​hush
I won’t be waiting for you to answer me.
Here, where I can hear your voice
calling me out of sleep as the other side of aether,
there is no need to hug me anymore.

I look out of my window at night constellations
searching in the abyss for your fading face.
I believe in what has not been said yet, mother.

Poem by
Vasiliki Dragouni
© Vasiliki Dragouni 2022

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

dr. shalini yadavProf. Dr. Laksmisree Banerjee is an established Poet, Writer, Editor, Literary Critic, Educationist, Humanist, International Scholar, Rotarian (a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow) & practicing Vocalist, with many National and International Awards, Assignments, Books & Publications to her credit. She is a Senior Fulbright Scholar, Commonwealth Scholar and a National Scholar in English from the Calcutta University, India. A University Professor of English, Poetry & Cultural Studies, an Ex-Vice Chancellor of Kolhan University, she has taught, lectured & recited in Universities and Literary Festivals across the globe. She has been widely anthologized with Eight Books of Poetry (the Ninth and Tenth forthcoming) One Hundred Twenty Research Publications and Several Academic Books. Of the many Awards she has received, a special few need to be mentioned viz. Sahitya Akademi’s “Avishkar” Honour for her multiple expertise, cited as “A Scholar-Artiste and Poet-Musician”, her UGC Postdoctoral Research Award for her path-breaking Literary Work on the Comparative Studies of World Women Poets, the Honour of The Connossiuer of Creative & Literary Arts by the Tunisian-Asian Poetic Society, the Kala-Ratnam Award and the Reuel International Lifetime Achievement Award 2021,among others. Dr. Banerjee happens to be the Indian Rashtrapati’s Nominee on Boards of Central Universities & believes in using her Pen and Voice for Social Justice, Transformation, Peace & International Understanding.

I PAINT: Poem by Smaragdi Mitropoulou

Ι paint
a sun …
a basil on the windowsill…
and a love among the bougainvillaeas.
Ι paint
a well with water
to quench your thirst
a nightingale to sing to you
and a moon
to keep you company at night
not to be afraid.
I paint
a road full of stars
a path full of dreams
and a golden line to show you the way.
I’m waiting for you
the clocks broke tonight
I’m waiting for you
and I paint hope

ΖΩΓΡΑΦΙΖΩ

Ζωγραφίζω
έναν ήλιο..
έναν βασιλικό στο περβάζι…
κι έναν έρωτα ανάμεσα στις βουκαμβίλιες.
Ζωγραφίζω
ένα πηγάδι με νερό
να σβήσεις τη δίψα σου
ένα αηδόνι να σου τραγουδά
κι ένα φεγγάρι
να σου κρατά τις νύχτες συντροφιά
να μη φοβάσαι.
Ζωγραφίζω
ένα δρόμο σπαρμένο άστρα
ένα μονοπάτι σπαρμένο όνειρα
και μια χρυσή ακτίνα να σου δείχνει το δρόμο.
Σε περιμένω….
σπάσανε απόψε του χρόνου τα ρολόγια…
Σε περιμένω…
και ζωγραφίζω την ελπίδα….

Σμαραγδή Μητροπούλου

Poem by
Smaragdi Mitropoulou
© Smaragdi Mitropoulou

About the author

Smaragdi Mitropoulou was born in Athens. She has studied history and archaeology at the University of Athens and had postgraduate history studies at the University of Cardiff, in Great Britain. She serves in secondary education. She is also a CreativeWriting graduate (Diploma in Creative Writing) from the Writers’ Bureau College(Manchester, UK), and has studied theatre writing at the International TheaterInstitute and directing at the Foundation of Culture in Tinos island. She has received awards in Greece and abroad for her poetry and prose. Also, she is a Programme Coordinator & Member of the Executive Board of Writers Capital InternationalFoundation. So far, she has written six books, which have been published and launched in Greece. Two of them, “One moment just an eternity” and “Sounds in the
Silence” was translated into English and was published in 2020 and 2021respectively by the English Ontime Books Publishing House. Her poetry has been translated into Bengali, Chinese, Taiwanese and Spanish language and has been published in online and print magazines in the Philippines, China and Taiwan, Mexico, Chile and Peru.

 

POETIC LANGUAGE AND VISUAL ART. FROM POETRY TO IMAGE AND PERFORMANCE

Although the image can be considered a resource of desire, poetry is, instead, a voice that comes from within. Image and poetry are governed by a figurative and sensual design, evoking a union to create something new in an interdisciplinary way. Poetry makes you fly, and the image makes you dream. The poet represents the image using the word, so the language of poetry is given over to the task of imagining the image and making the unthinkable see. In turn, the artist represents poetry using the visible, so that the language of art is given over to the task of representing poetry and making the message visible. An intrinsic and empathetic relationship arises, externalizing and intensifying the mimicry of a unique world, expressing feelings and emotions, thereby pursuing a representation of an innovative vision of the environment.

In this context, we can speak of poetry, characterized by the close interaction of verbal and visual language, where the image accompanies the verse, while the visual discourse of the image interacts with the word to elaborate the poetic world. The visual appeals to emotion through action, while poetry, in turn, emphasizes the predominance of a verbal register, both fields focused on philosophical and intimate reflection, with a message that is wanted to be transmitted both with the word and with the visual. From this interaction of verbal and visual signs, a sense is born and develops that establishes a synergy and a relationship of interdependence, that is, constituting an indivisible and unalterable aesthetic and formal unit.

The collaboration of the poet and the artist will be decisive in the relevance of the image or visual art in relation to poetry, linked to the internal organization of the components of the work, bringing the poems to fruition combined with the images. In some cases, it is about poetry created for images, in other cases it is the reverse, it is about images created for poetry. At this point, both poet and visual artist can decide the degree of autonomy or dependence between poetry and image, so that each image-poem can be read independently or maintain a unifying sequence, where the illustrations are presented together with the poems, in a certain order that suggests a journey through an aesthetic and thematic unit, both from a verbal and visual point of view. The interaction between images and words in the construction of meaning is considered essential, neither poetry nor image are a secondary complement to each other, both have their own characteristics attributed to the poetic self and the artistic self.

Poetry is characterized by its internal cohesion, its rhythmic and sound qualities, the predominance of poetic connotation, a meaning, freedom, expressive and linguistic creativity, linking with the artistic dimension characterized by its interpretive qualities, emotion and sensitivity. , expressive creativity and the aesthetic part of art. In this way, both expressive elements (verbal and visual) form an aesthetic unit and converge in the construction of meaning, resulting in a work made of words and images.

When image and poetry evolve into live art, performance art&poetry appears. Art in action or performance, as avant-garde art linked to poetry, shows actions carried out by the artist within an interdisciplinary context. Here, the performance needs the presence and execution of the artist himself, who plays an important and fundamental role, involving time, space, the body and the relationship with the public. His goal is to generate a reaction, sometimes with the help of improvisation and a sense of aesthetics, linked around concepts of visual art. It is not just a stage performance, it is a unique and sublime experience, where it merges with the poetic message. Poetry in performance emerges to distinguish vocal interpretations based on the word from artistic interpretations, in a joint work of scenic and visual interpretation. Performance poets draw on the rhetorical and philosophical expression of their poetics, while the artist often challenges the audience to think in new and unconventional ways, to break the concepts of traditional arts and to transform the traditional and academic idea of ​​the art into an aesthetic experience.

Analysing the various aspects of poetic language and visual art, we can see that there is an innovative journey that goes from poetry to image and performance, or on the contrary, from visual art to poetic language. The two have always had a very close relationship. In this way, we can say that “art is silent poetry and poetry is speaking art”, as Simónides of Ceos (VI-V BC) already expressed and later Horace placing poetry dependent on the image.

From this dependence between poetry and art we can affirm that poetry can build something that does not exist or represent the plastically unpresentable, while visual art can represent the entire underlying world of poetic language and give it scenic life, either as an “epogram”, a verbal inscription on an object or body in a subsidiary relation to the word, either as “ekphrasis” that allows a detailed description of the object or body and places the image and the word on the same plane, or as “emblem” or “emblematic poetry”, where the object or body is more than an image, it is a code, it cannot be silent and needs the support of the word.

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