The Poetic Heart Brief 2012

The Poetic Heart - Brief 2012 

"Now more than ever, we need the thunderous, rousing voice of poetry. We need the poet's impassioned songs of peace, of the shared and mutually supportive existence of all things. We need to reawaken the poetic spirit within us, the youthful vital energy and wisdom that enable us to live to the fullest. We must all be poets." 

This passage is from an article titled, 'Restoring connection' by Dr. Daisaku Ikeda, President of Soka Gakkai International, who has received several accolades for his poetry; including 'Poet Laureate' (1981), 'World Poet Laureate' (The Agenda:1995), 'World People's Poet' (2007) and 'World Peace Poet' (2010). 

SGI-GULF in association with 'Dubai Knowledge Village' and 'Dubai International Academic City' organised a poetry recitation session titled; 

"The Poetic Heart: Connecting Humanity" 

Introducing SGI and Dr. Daisaku Ikeda as a Poet, a leading peace-activist and a prolific writer who has over 100 works published to his credit. 

Recitation by Eminent Poets:

Dr. Daisaku Ikeda (Dr. Akash Ouchi on behalf) 

Dr. Shihab Ghanem

Ms. Geeta Chhabra 

Dr. Qais Ghanem 

Mr. Ali Al Sayegh 

Ms. Shaikha Al Mutairi 

Dr. Hassan Elmrani 

Musical Performance: 

By Mr. Jason Carter with his unique Harp-guitar accompanied by Dr. Nizar Ghanem with the Oud. 

Event Details: (By Invitation Only) 

16th February, 2012 at 10:30 AM 

Knowledge Village, Dubai, UAE.