What we're about

Let's get together to read, explore and spread the beauty, love, mystic, and spirituality expressed in poetry, literature, and music from around the world. Website - https://www.kaavyaconnections.com/

You do not have to be a poet, a writer, or even very knowledgeable about poetry. All are welcome.

Please find about us more here -

Kaavya Connections 2018 in Review https://medium.com/@imaxxs/kaavya-connections-2018-in-review-89fcca31f306
Organization Journey - https://medium.com/@imaxxs/poetry-and-literature-in-bay-area-my-perspective-3273d7b16d7b

THE FIVE ELEMENTS SHOW -

https://youtu.be/M22zxTmSyTw

Video snippets of Journey of the Soul show performances

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZg2SfVgbi8&list=UUeyQCAdKjClLolXOez489iA&index=2

Please also join our mailing list to be informed of our upcoming events -

https://www.kaavyaconnections.com/mailing-list/

What better way to learn and explore a language than Poetry and Literature?

The topics can be chosen together by members and coordinators.

Snippets of poems for your consideration -

Poem by John de Kadt

In the end, when these bones are only bones,

all that matters,

is how much we gave and how much we loved.

Poem by Najwan Darwish (Palestinian Poet)

You take off from the earth
but you can't help falling back again
You'll land
on your feet or your face, you'll land
Even if the plane explodes
your pieces, your atoms
will still land
You're nailed to it:
The earth, your small cross.

Poem by Dulce Maria Loynaz (Cuban Poet)

I wouldn’t trade my solitude
for a little love
For a lot of love; yes.
But a lot of love is itself
a kind of solitude.

Haiku by Dogen (Japanese Poet)

The migratory bird
leaves no trace behind
and does not need a guide.

Doha couplet by Kabir (Bhakti poet from India)

चलती चक्की देख कर, दिया कबीरा रोये |
दो पाटन के बीच में, साबुत बचा ना कोए ||

Looking at the grinding stones, Kabir cries
In the duel of wheels, nothing stays intact.

Rumi translation by Coleman Barks

Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing,

and right-doing,

there is a field.

I’ll meet you there.

Poem by Dushyant Kumar (Indian Poet - Hindi)

हो गई है पीर पर्वत-सी पिघलनी चाहिए,
इस हिमालय से कोई गंगा निकलनी चाहिए।

आज यह दीवार, परदों की तरह हिलने लगी,
शर्त लेकिन थी कि ये बुनियाद हिलनी चाहिए।

Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit) -

यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत ।
अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम् ॥४-७॥

परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम् ।
धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे ॥४-८॥

Couplet by Mirza Galib (Indian Poet - Urdu) -

हैं और भी दुनिया में सुख़नवर बोहोत अच्छे

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