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Our FIRST VIDEO goes LIVE! THE COSMIC WHEEL

A rengay written by Kala Ramesh, Teji Sethi and Lakshmi Iyer

Produced and directed by Masood Hussain

Music by Rakesh Chaurasia


This is the link for the video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfnxFP5yxk4

The Cosmic Wheel

A short film produced and created by Masood Hussain, for Inner Soul Films

Music by Pandit Rakesh Chaurasia

Poets: Kala Ramesh, Teji Sethi and Lakshmi Iyer


The Cosmic Wheel


temple in ruins ...

the carved wooden door

still stands


a wave tossed log

the journey to somewhere


moonlight

on weathered rocks ...

the memories of war


an owl’s hoot unveils

the night’s stillness


the half-closed eyes

of a bronze Buddha —

i learn to let go


the vast sky lightens up

with silence from within


...

Poets in the order their verses appear:

Kala Ramesh – vs 1 & 4

Teji Sethi – vs 2 & 5

Lakshmi Iyer – vs 3 & 6


The Cosmic Wheel

The concept of viewing the universe as a set of discrete galaxies held together by gravity is deeply ingrained in cosmology. In this rengay the verses are held together by the elusive concept of wabi-sabi. The carved wooden door of a ruined temple brings out the passage of time and beauty in impermanence — sabi, that takes to wabi — melancholy and tranquillity in a single verse by the wave - tossed log. The third verse again illustrates wabi-sabi by weathered rocks under the reflection of the moon. The fourth verse shifts from the upper verses and stares into the readers' mind - stark and naked. It brings out the reality that is succeeded by the human dilemma of letting go and holding on in the fifth verse. The final verse departs from the outside world into the depths of the mind and rises to the cosmic truth.

Rengay is a six-verse linked thematic form of collaborative poetry. Garry Gay invented it in August of 1992. The main goal of rengay is to have a theme that unifies all six verses. For three people the pattern is A-3, B-2, C-3, A-2, B-3, C-2, a form that also achieves balance among the three contributors. The theme of rengay can take many forms, limited only by the imagination of the poets, and serves to benefit readers as a clothesline upon which each of the verses are pinned.

(source: Haikupaedia)


Kala Ramesh, Teji Sethi and Lakshmi Iyer belong to Triveni Haikai India — an organisation that promotes and nurtures Japanese short-form poetry.

Write-up by Teji Sethi

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17 Comments


Beautiful collaboration. I have never tried rengay. This has inspired me to try the form. I will make time this week to watch the adaptation of this into film.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Apr 26, 2022
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Rengay is interesting. We can form one!

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Vandana Parashar
Vandana Parashar
Apr 25, 2022

I could guess everyone’s ku without seeing the credits. :)

Such a beautiful rengay and presentation!

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Apr 25, 2022
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:)))

Thank you :))

Are we that open a book??


Have you subscribed for our YouTube Channel and shared your response on youtube?!?


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Arvinder Kaur
Arvinder Kaur
Apr 25, 2022

Beautifully done !

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Apr 25, 2022
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Thanks for your comment on our Triveni Haikai India YouTube channel, Arvinder.

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Anju Kishore
Anju Kishore
Apr 25, 2022

Everything about this is so beautiful. Very aesthetically done. A superb collab. I was imagining the Rengay in Geethanjali ma'am's voice with that soothing music in the background :)


Congratulations to all of you.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Apr 24, 2022

Thank you Kala for the opportunity. What just flowed as a Rengay months back has taken this form. It is really commendable. Thanks to your brilliant idea and to Masood Hussain to create this film.

Thanks to Teji for that lovely write-up and the collaboration!

Thanks to Gauri and Suraja! Yes, our talkingSTREAM has started to play!!

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Apr 25, 2022
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I think I had. But, shall do again.

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