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Get to know poet Madathil Rajendran Nair:
What is the theme of your poem?
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:
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.