Member Rara Avis
Mumbai, India : now in Belgium
Well, my friends....
Whatever it is that happened in the weekend, I am glad that I saw lots of more active posts in Teen Poetry forum around the same time as I did my earlier check, around lunch-time here in Europe (there were somewhere between 16 to 20 active posts in the poetry and about 2 to 4 in the chat forum). In fact, I even posted one of my own scibbles.
I am glad that the issue has been recognised to a certain degree and addressed. I thank you all.
Please let it be known that, I am not against any chat forums. In fact, I am very pleased that they are a very effective and important part of this place, one that I call as my home away from home. I am a firm believer in the art of conversation too.
All I wished was some introspection on each of our parts to see what we really come here for, to read and enjoy poetry, to read and enjoy stories, and also to read and enjoy news/gossips/personal facts/etc. that other pipsters wish to share. Each of this has its own relevance.
We couldn't possibly call this place Passions in Poetry/Prose if there was a drastic reduction in appreciation of reading and writing poetry, particularly with the fresh young lights, some of whom would become great poets and shall say, I started posting my poetry at PiP. That would really make me proud, wouldn't it?
I mean, the matter had to be put in perspective.
All I have is a request... don't deny yourselves the opportunity to read such fantastic poetry when you can, while you can, and also don't deny yourselves from writing poetry, however bad (you think) it is. (To me, poetry being good or bad is a completely different debate, and I can't be a judge to that)
I am also sure that there were certain debates as to what should be the new form of the Forums, etc.
You guys are all wonderful people out there, and my opinion about that shall never change.
Regards to all,
P.S. to my dear moderator friend, I am really sorry if this topic came up with some acrimonious posts. I hope after all that is said and done, you might want to lock this thread.
P.P.S. I talk too much, too...