My First Love Letter – Poetry by Madathil Rajendran Nair. Read by Dan Cristofori

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Get to know poet Madathil Rajendran Nair:

What is the theme of your poem?

CHILDHOOD INFATUATION

How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

I WOULD LIKE THEM TO DISSOLVE IN SWEET NOSTALGIA AND RELIVE THERE OWN CHILDHOOD MISADVENTURES.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I BELIEVE I HAD A POETIC BEND RIGHT FROM CHILDHOOD. BUT I AM VERY VERY LAZY AND USED TO KEEP POETRY IN MIND AND DAY-DREAM. IT WAS ONLY VERY LATE IN LATE, THAT IS AT ABOUT THE AGE OF 60, I BEGAN POURING POESY ON TO PAPER MAINLY BECAUSE MY BOSS AT WORK THOUGHT AND CONVINCED ME THAT I WAS GOOD AT IT.

Do you have a favorite poet?

I SEE WORDSWORTH AND SHELLEY COMPETING HERE WITH BROWNING CLOSE BY. BUT I WOULD NAME SHELLEY.

What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor ?

I HAVE A FEELING OF GRIEVANCE THAT MY POETRY HASN’T MET WITH THE ACCEPTANCE IT SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED AT THE SITES WHERE I HAVE PUBLISHED IT. A FRIEND RECOMMENDED TRYING POETRYFESTIVAL AND I SENT IN MY POEM IN THE HOPE OF GETTING THE MUCH-NEEDED RECOGNITION. VERY SELFISH INDEED!

Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT THE INDIAN PHILOSOPHY OF VEDANTA. I HAVE SOME PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAYS PUBLISHED IN THE WEB. I HAVE ALSO BEEN A PROLIFIC CONTRIBUTOR TO DISCUSSIONS ON VEDANTA AT SEVERAL WEBSITES. I AM SERIOUSLY INTERESTED IN INDIAN ASTROLOGY TOO, INTO WHICH I HAVE DONE SOME RESEARCHES. A ENGLISH NOVEL IS ON THE ANVIL. BUT IT IS MOVING VERY SLOW. ALSO PLANNED IS A SHORT BOOK ON VEDANTA THAT THE COMMON MAN CAN EASILY UNDERSTAND.

I WRITE POETRY IN MY NATIVE MALAYALAM TOO. MY MALAYALAM POEMS HAVE BEEN APPRECIATED.

MOST OF MY POETRY IN ENGLISH AND MALAYALAM TOTALLING ABOUT 138 CAN BE READ HERE:
http://www.poemhunter.com/madathil-rajendran-nair/poems/?a=a&search=&l=2&y=1

What is your passion in life?

TOTAL ENLIGHTENMENT WHICH ECKHART TOLLE HAS EXTOLED.

Immense thanks for asking me these questions. Hope my answers are helpful.

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