Message from Dr. Daisaku Ikeda for (Poetic Heart: Connecting Humanity 2014)

I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of holding the 3rd edition of the ‘Poetic Heart: Connecting Humanity at Dubai Knowledge Village. I am very pleased with SGI Gulf for organising such a wonderful and significant meeting.

In the global trend where poetry is diminishing with time, it is heartening to hear that the gathering of poets for Poetic Heart is becoming popular every year. I like to call this meeting ‘a renaissance of poetic heart connecting people’s mind beyond the language and nationality’. I feel it is really mystic. 

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Dr Shihab Ghanem and other renowned poets who have come to support this Poetic Heart 3 and participating in the program. Thank you very much. I am very happy to hear that students of Soka University from Japan who are visiting Dubai for a study tour are attending this meeting along with other students from UAE who are selected to recite their own poem.I feel a bright future with your participation. 

Also I want to thank Mr. Nestor Torres an acclaimed musician from SGI USA for his attendance at this gathering of poets. Nestor has performed at the International conference on Music held at France, which made the conference very bright. Nestor’s radiant smile always makes the atmosphere of the meeting very warm. Thank you so much. 

I also wish to thank other renowned musicians who are going to perform today. Thank you so much indeed. I want to express my thanks to all those who are working behind the scene. At last, I want to send my prayer for the great success of the Poetic Heart 3. 

Daisaku Ikeda 
Soka Gakkai International 
20th February 2014