Tuesday, 17 October 2006

"Natural Spirit"- An anthology of poems by FP, UK


Dear fellow blogger friends,


I want to share a good news with you. My poem "I am smitten by green" has been chosen by the Forward Press, UK to be published in form of an anthology edited by Michelle Afford in a book titled "Natural Spirit"(ISBN 1844310884). The book will be in market on 1st January 2007 priced at £14.99
"I am smitten by green" was earlier published on this blog on May 24, 2000.I am putting the poem here for your pleasant perusal....



I am smitten by green

I am smitten by green
This evening
While I stroll in the park
When it’s still not dark

Both sides of my path stand trees
Spring has brought them new leaves
They shine as green emerald
Through them filtered light falls on my path

Blowing waves that pass
Causes the rustle in the grass
Creates a new season of romance
Giving love a new chance

Green is so soothing
Earth’s new clothing
Everywhere peace reigns
An ambience filled with happiness

Couples kiss
Cuckoos coo
Crows crow
Cicadas chant

Dogs run
Butterflies fly
Mosquitoes murmur
Bees swarm around flowers

I am smitten by green
This evening
While I stroll in the park
When it’s still not dark




with love from Moscow,

abhay k

26 Comments:

Blogger vivek said...

Congrats! And may many more publications follow :)

19/10/06 6:31 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Thank you so much Vivek!
It feels wonderful to be published!
Cheers!

19/10/06 7:12 pm  
Blogger madd said...

abhay..CONGRATS!!! that is awesome, great poem, wonderful thought "smitten green" makes me feel young like spring..take care, and thanks for the drop by..m

19/10/06 8:42 pm  
Blogger brian said...

Congrats and thanks for stopping by.

Love the poem. Soon, I hope, I will join you in publishing.

19/10/06 9:54 pm  
Anonymous Atyllah said...

Congratulations! Great poem with lovely cadences - the rhythms of green!

19/10/06 11:28 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Madd, Brian, Atyllah,
Thank you all so much! Its wonderful to have you here once again. Thank you for all the compliments and kind words!
Cheers!

19/10/06 11:38 pm  
Blogger Granny said...

Nice.

Did you email me yesterday or today? I saw your name at Dimitri's Cafe DA and think I may have accidentally deleted your mail or one with a name quite similar to yours.

Ann

20/10/06 5:03 am  
Blogger Susan Abraham said...

Hi Abhay,
Congrats on this lovely bit of news.
Your poem was made up of an extraodinary idea to start with.
You must be so excited!
By the way, if you ever visit Malaysia, you must come along to Taman Negara which is our showcase forestry. There'll you see shades of green as you've never seen anywhere else in the world.
cheers

20/10/06 7:57 am  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

That is great news. Congratulations.Hope the book does well and you get a lot of publicity. May many doors and windows open for you and your poetry and photography!

20/10/06 9:13 am  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Granny,
Thank you so much! I did send a mail to you as you are in my mailing list.

Hi Susan,
many thanks for your kind words!
I am excited and soon want to see my two other books published!
I would love to visit Taman Negara when I visit Malaysia-truly Asia!
Cheers!

20/10/06 12:28 pm  
Blogger yioeng said...

hello, i just wandered a bit and i read few of ur poems...ur really good in that,u deserve the publishing i think. anyway i liked the most that for ur subjects u deal with the real things in life but still u don't loose the poetical kind of expression

20/10/06 5:31 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi yioeng!
Welcome to I&U,
I am glad to have you here and am delighted to read your comment that reflects a very deep understanding of my poetic work.I would be happy to have you here more often.
Cheers!

20/10/06 5:39 pm  
Blogger Bhaswati said...

Your poetry has such an organic charm about it, Abhay, that I am not surprised by the anthology selection. Congratulations.:)

20/10/06 8:33 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Many thanks Bhaswati!
Your comment means a lot to me as you have such a huge experience in writing!I love the phrase "organic charm" that truly what this poem is all about.It is wonderful to have you here once again.
cheers!

21/10/06 11:05 am  
Blogger xanjukta said...

Congratulations... personnaly i really like Defeated ?! keep writing ... that is the key!

22/10/06 1:27 pm  
Blogger M. Shahin said...

Congratulations Abhay! It is nice to have confirmation on your work by others.

"Green is so soothing
Earth’s new clothing
Everywhere peace reigns
An ambience filled with happiness"

I especially liked these lines and the rhyme throughout. I've always loved rhyme poetry. It has a nice flow to it.

Hoping you have another published poem soon :-)

22/10/06 1:28 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Sanjukta,
Thank you so much!
You are right...the key is to keep on writing...and I guess you will like more of my poems as you travel down the mountains of Mussorie and descend into Delhi and your career onwards!
Wish you all the best!

Hi Shahin,
Many thanks for bringing out the lines even I love..there is something very special about these lines...so soothing..fills my mind with peace.
Cheers!

23/10/06 12:09 pm  
Blogger writerwoman said...

Congrats,Congrats, Congrats! That is fab news, my friend.

Sara, from Brand New Aspiring Writers

24/10/06 11:40 am  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

Woohooo! Congratsamundo dude.
Miao fur now
Glenn

26/10/06 3:50 am  
Blogger abhay k said...

Dear Sara,
Thank you,Thank You so much! It feels great!Your words are like lovely pearls of dew in an early autumn morning.
Cheers!

Dear Glenn,
what a wonderful way of saying congartulations...I can feel your joyous heart near me beating!
I loved your Miao!
Cheers!

26/10/06 12:04 pm  
Anonymous Saaleha said...

I found you via Brandon. Enjoyed your offerings, but this is my favourite. Not surprised that it was chosen. Congrats!

26/10/06 6:35 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Saaleha,
Welcome to I&U,
Thank you so much for your words!They are precious as pearls!

26/10/06 6:55 pm  
Anonymous rachana said...

hi abhay...sorry saying it toooo late....congratulations!! hope to see all ur poems and storeis published.all the very best to you!

28/10/06 3:54 pm  
Blogger abhay k said...

Dear Rachana,
Thank you so much for being a dedicated reader and being here at I&U all the time.
I am so happy to have you here.

29/10/06 2:05 pm  
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10/12/06 10:09 pm  
Anonymous Shashank Vikram said...

congrats!....an excellent poem got its due.......

28/7/07 5:07 pm  

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