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  1. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Our Facebook page carried the original announcement on Saturday,17 November.PICK OF THE POEMS:QUARTERLY 2012 RETROSPECTIVE.
    ” PICK OF THE POEMS ” ,is an Editorial Selection of the best poems posted at http://www.destinypoets.co.uk in each quarter of 2012. Each quarter’s Selection will comprise 12 posts,tabulated in alphabetical order.We start with the 1st.quarter’s poems posted between January 1st.- March 31st. * Alice and The Hatter – Susie Bertie….* Dad I saw you well
    – Jan C.Sorensen….* Daughter’s Freedom – Audrey Lines…. * Freezing Night – Iulia Gherghei….* Fused – Umarani Jayaraj….* Genesis – Reena Prasad….* Guide – Madhumita Ghosh….* Lindy Hop – Sunil Sharma….* My life partner – Lokesh Roy….* Naive Heart – Gina Mcknight….* Spring – Elizabeth Hexberg….* Time Travel – Hollie Bolster. Enjoy , share and comment.

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  2. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Our Facebook page carried the original announcement on Friday,23 November.
    PICK OF THE POEMS;QUARTERLY 2012 RETROSPECTIVE: PART 2
    The second quarterly , ” PICK OF THE POEMS ” PART 2 : Poems posted @ http://www.destinypoets.co.uk during April 1st – June 30th. The editorial choice is again tabulated in alphabetical order. …”Blue eyed Boy’s Mother”. by Sana Rose….”Day dreams”.by Annie Marie…”Forefather” by Sarita Jenamani…”Give flowers”.by Leander David…”Give yourself to love
    “.by Rima Jaber…”I am waiting”.by Nalini Priyadarshni…”If I could turn back time”.by Sharon Elizabeth Walker…”Japanese Stamp”.by Iulia Gherghei…”Long tunnel of silence”.by Gopal Lahiri…”Metal Shavings”.by Martin Nicholson…”Mill Man’s Magic”.by Amol Redij…”Nature’s Child”.by Suzanne Parlee…

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  3. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Our Facebook page carried the original announcement on Friday,30 November.” PICK OF THE POEMS ” is an Editorial Selection of poems posted in each Quarterly period throughout the year at http://www.destinypoets.co.uk The selection is tabulated in alphabetical order and PART 3 are choices made from the Calendar period July 1st.-September 30th. * A Silly poem – Madhumita Ghosh….* Childhood – Fathima Manal….* Emily Dickinson’s lost Dog – Reena Prasad….* Hunger Reactions – Sunil Sharma….* I never walk alone – Kusum Vig….* Infinity – Gina McKnight….* It Calls – Keith Wallis….* Languishing – Stephanie Doty….* Mental Bullying – Aparna Pathak….* Swaying of thoughts – Diwakar Pokhriyal….* What’s united about our kingdom ? ” – Phil Martin….* Wish I could have been there – Jan Phillips.

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  4. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Our Facebook carried the original announcement on Tuesday,11 December ,” PICK OF THE POEMS ” is an Editorial Selection of poems posted in each Quarterly period throughout the year at http://www.destinypoets.co.uk The selection is tabulated in alphabetical order and PART 4 are choices made from the final quarterly Calendar period October 1 onwards. * Broken Doll – Iulia Gherghei..* Change the way – Gopal Lahiri..* Daydreams – Suzanne Parlee..* Does a pebble feel lonely ? – Sharton E. Walker..* For God so loved the World – Elizabeth Hexberg..* Irony – Sana Rose..* Joker’s suicide – Amol Redij..* My life so far – Ken Allan..* Out of these broken chords – Elizabeth Castillo..* Poetry Drinks de.- Dom Kafley..* Shine a little light – Jan C.Sorensen..* Vibrant Street – Sunil Sharma ..

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  5. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    ICOP Poem of the Year 2012 :- ” Daddy Said ” – Sana Rose. Highly Commended :- ” Mental Bullying “- Aparna Pathak ; “You,me and I ” – Jan Christian Sorensen ; ” Confession ” – Fathima Manal .

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  6. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for February 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month * Landfills – Reena Prasad…..***In the Category of Highly Commended – * Butterfly -Ramesh Anand…*Child’s Play -Shalini Samuel…*Don’t call me free -Ogunjimu James Taiwo…*Don’t let it be seen -Jan Christian Sorensen…*In a strange land -Viji Venkat…*Love’s strong -Jobale Wihnope…*Morning walk -Gopal Lahiri…*Ropes -Mary Annie…*The Culvert and the Tree -Sunil Sharma…*Those silent promises -Sangeeta Suneja…*Valentine’s Day..-Michelle D’Costa…*Vanished reality -Tapeshwar Prasad *** The ICOP Poetry Critic ( Bi-Monthly Award ) for the months January/February 2013 is Lokesh Roy.

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  7. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for March 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . ** Poem of the Month ** :- “So what happens to the words that I read ?” ..Martin Waterhouse ** In the category of Highly Commended are the following works ( tabulated alphabetically )… “Afternoon” – Brett Kelly *…”Always” – Ken Allan *…”And when they were done”- Keith Wallis *…”Apsara” – Ampat Koshy *…”Company of Badahur” – Anil Srivastava *…”Female” – Uma N.Iyer *…”If only I knew my destination” – Nalini Srivastava *…”My Spiritual soul takes flight” – Sharon Elizabeth Walker *…”(A) Palace ramshackle and old” – Lokesh Roy *…”So secretly” – Tapan Ghosh *…”Springtime Eve” – Elizabeth Hexberg *…”Woman of substance” – Kusum Vig *

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  8. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for April 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . ** Poem of the Month ** :As Your Beauty Unfolded – Jan Christian Sorensen…..** Highly Commended ** (Tabulated in alphabetical order)..*Black Forest – Madhumita Ghosh…..*Breezing Thoughts – Reena Prasad…..*Dear Enemy – Maqsood Qureshi…..*Delusion – Sangeeta Sharma…..*Dreamtime – Sunil Sharma…..*First Rain in Vienna – Sarita Jenamani…..*Life Under The Moon – Ramesh Anand…..*Nothing Remains To Be Done – Sangeeta Suneja…..*Restless Mind – Jan Phillips…..*(The)Swallow’s Tale – Mary Annie…..*Time Device – Gopal Lahiri…..*You Were a Moment – Fathima Manal….. ** The ICOP Poetry Critic ( Bi-Monthly ) for March/ April 2013 is Ampat Koshy **

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  9. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for May 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . ** Poem of the Month **…” Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore ” by Ampat Koshy……..* Highly Commended (12 ) (tabulated alphabetically) *…” Changelings ” by Gina McKnight…” Divine Drops ” by Soumya Mohanty Vilekar…” Drowning the Dialogues ” by Sangeeta Suneja…” For Jim ” by Rashmi Malapur…” Gardenias ” by Brett Kelly…” Lingering Echo ” by Elizabeth Castillo…” My choice ” by Jan Christian Sorensen…” My Utopian Child ” by Nalini Srivastava…” Pangs of Creativity ” by Tapeshwar Prasad…” The Watcher ” by Fathima Manal…” Without an ‘if’ ” by Iulia Gherghei…” Yellow Flowers ” by Rahul Aithal…

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  10. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for June 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . *** Poem of the Month..The infinite mirrors of Ocean – Iulia Gherghei…***…In the category of Highly Commended ( tabulated in alphabetical order)… **..Akhmatova – Ampat Koshy..**…**..(The)Charred Page – Sana Rose..**…**..Fever – Mary Annie..**…**..Field Walking – Elizabeth Hexberg..**…**..I’m Walking Mammy – Sharon Elizabeth Walker..**…**..Inimitable moments – Gopal Lahiri..**…**..(The)Modern Mourning – Nalini Srivastava..**…**..(The)Morning – Sangeeta Suneja..**…**..(The)Music of soul – Diwakar Pokhriyal..**…**..Swing – Rahul Aithal..**…**..Thought Chat – Reena Prasad..**…**..You – Jobale Wihnope..**…….* The ICOP Poetry Critic (Bi-Monthly) for May/June 2013 is.. Nalini Srivastava.

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  11. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for July 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . *** Poem of the Month..Listen to the Whirlwind – Ogunjimi James Taiwo..***..In the Category of Highly Commended,(tabulated alphabetically)..** (The) Blind enlightened – Sridhar Karanam **…** Eye my soul – Reena Prasad **…** Jesus at the Well – Phil Martin **…** Sand bank – Madhumita Ghosh **…** Thy Name is Holy -Kiriti Sengupta **…** Tripping – Suzanne Parlee **…** When words fail you – Neha Verma **…** Wild Leaf – Tapeshwar Prasad **…** (A) Wilting Tree – Milon Moksedul **…** Window to my soul – Jan Phillips **…** (A) Woe-Man-1 – Diwakar Pokhriyal **…** Yellowing pages – Sunil Sharma **…

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  12. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for August 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . **** Poem of the Month..****..is.. **Tapestry,silhouettes and ink – Iulia Gherghei **…In the Category of Highly Commended,(tabulated alphabetically)…**Algorithm of a tree -Marieta Maglas **….**How many men? – Mary Annie **….**Indifferent,am I? – Geetha Ravindran **….**Living inside – Gopal Lahiri **….**Louis Kasatkin 2 -Ampat Koshy **….**My Sister – Jan Phillips **….**Poignant – Ramesh Anand **….**(The)Puppet 3 – Sana Rose **….**This Independence Day – Nalini Srivastava **….**Trust – Srishti Sharma **….**Verses for you – Fathima Manal **….**When Twin Flames Meet – Elizabeth Castillo **…. ***The ICOP Poetry Critic (Bi-Monthly) for July/August is Gopal Lahiri…***

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  13. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for September 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . **** Poem of the Month..****..is..”Dhaka University” by AZMM Moksedul Milon….*** Highly Commended (tabulated alphabetically) *** are the following….”Alas ! the gong has lost its voice” by Ogunjimi James Taiwo….”A Portrayal of Pain” by Swanti Sharma….”Blessed” by Basil Razack….”Disheartened” by Suzanne Parlee….”Given” by Jan Christian Sorensen….”Illusion” by Tapeshwar Prasad….”Let me go” by Santanu Halder….”Life is” by Sridhar Karanam….”Long Rain” by Ramesh Anand….”Profanity” by Sangeeta Sharma….”The Bible” by Elizabeth Hexberg….”Unsung Samaritans” by Sharon Elizabeth Walker…..

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  14. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for October 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . **** Poem of the Month..****..is…”Kunjumon” by Reena Prasad…..In the Category of *** Highly Commended *** ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following……*”A Dog called Scotch” by Rahul Aithal*…*”An Evening Sonnet” by Safdar Bhatti*…*”Glassy Turf” by Gopal Lahiri*…*”Life” by Sarita Jenamani*…*”My Soul Song” by Johanne Gallagher*…*”October Feast” by Iulia Gherghei*…*”Oh My Poem” by Maaya Nair*…*”Plastic Bottle” by Srishti Sharma*…*”Remember Me” by Gina McKnight*…*”Simple Simon” by Maria Ni Mhurchu*…*”The Funeral” by Sana Rose*…*”To my Teacher,with love” by Geetha Ravindran*…..**The ICOP Poetry Critic (Bi-Monthly) for September/October is Rashmi Malapur **

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  15. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for November 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . **** Poem of the Month..****..is…”On Children’s Day ” by Nalini Srivastava…..In the Category of *** Highly Commended *** ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following……*”Crackers (2)” by Mary Annie*…*”Debate” by Gopal Lahiri*…*”Deception” by Jan Christian Sorensen*…*”Destiny” by Jeffrey Gonell*…*”Dreams of a flower” by Ramesh Rai…*”Femme Fatale” by Madhumita Ghosh*…*”Intel Might” by Tapeshwar Prasad…*”Life,A Hope and Death” by Rakesh Ramachandran*…*”Nadezhda” by Ampat Koshy*…*”Shining Scar” by Rahul Aithal…*”Simper of a flower” by Shamsher Singh*…*”Soul Interconnections” by Lata Tewari*….

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  16. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    I.C.O.P. Poem of the Month:- December 2013
    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( I.C.O.P. ) are pleased to announce that for December 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . **** Poem of the Month..****..is…” On a Pier ” by Rahul Aithal ****…In the category of *** Highly Commended *** (Tabulated alphabetically)..are…. “An attempt failed” by Geetha Ravindran ….”Awakening” by Maaya Nair….”In your arms” by Rashmi Malapur….”lies,lies,lies” by Iulia Gherghei….”O’ My Blue” by Lata Tewari….”Poem by my Son” by Ramesh Rai….”Silent Voices” by Gopal Lahiri….”We’re just being mirrors” by Diwakar Pohkriyal….”World without words” by Shamsher Singh….”You are blessed” by Phil Martin….”Zeno,Proust,Einstein and ‘the final cut’ ” by Ampat Koshy….”53 Years from Now” by Ogunjimi James Taiwo……*The ICOP Poetry Critic (Bi-Monthly) for November/December is Ramesh Rai.*

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  17. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    The Annual Destiny Poets’ I.C.O.P. Awards : 2013
    By Louis Kasatkin on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 10:48am
    We are pleased to announce the names of the Winners and of those Highly Commended in our Annual International Community of Poets’ Awards ,now in their second year. Following the success of 2012’s inaugural presentation,Members will notice the expansion in all three Awards Categories of the number of Highly Commendeds from 3 to 9 in each of the Categories.
    The three Awards Categories are once again ,for ; ICOP Poem of the Year ; ICOP Poet of the Year ; ICOP Faith-Centred Poet of the Year. Each of the Categories is listed thus,firstly the name of the Winner followed by the names of the Highly Commended tabulated alphabetically.

    I.C.O.P. Poem of the Year 2013 : *** Listen to the Whirlwind – Ogunjimi James Taiwo (Nigeria) ***
    ** Highly Commended **….*As your beauty unfolded – Jan Christian Sorensen*….*Debate – Gopal Lahiri*….*Dhaka University – Azmm Moksedul Milon*….*Drowning the dialogues – Sangeeta Suneja*….*Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore – Ampat Koshy*….*Kunjumon – Reena Prasad*….*On a Pier – Rahul Aithal*….*On Children’s Day – Nalini Srivastava*….*Tapestry,silhouettes and ink – Iulia Gherghei*.

    I.C.O.P. Poet of the Year 2013 : *** Iulia Gherghei (Romania)***
    **Highly Commended**….* Mary Annie *….* Ampat Koshy *….* Gopal Lahiri *….* Reena Prasad *….* Sana Rose *….* Jan Christian Sorensen *….* Nalini Srivastava *….* Sangeeta Suneja *….* Ogunjimi James Taiwo *.

    I.C.O.P. Faith-centred Poet of the Year 2013 : *** Sharone Walker (Wales)***
    **Highly Commended**….* Ken Allan *….* Elizabeth Castillo *….* Elizabeth Hexberg *….* Sridar Karanam *….* Phil Martin *…..*Jan Phillips *…..* Tapeshwar Prasad *….* Ramesh Rai *….* Shamsher Singh *.

    Louis Kasatkin , Editorial Administrator , Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets.

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for January 2014, the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . January’s Poem of the Month ….*The Dawn of a Change – Ogunjimi O Joel *…..In the Category of Highly Commended (tabulated alphabetically) are the following….*Between seconds traveling – Iulia Gherghei *….*Call – Fathima Manal *….*I Pray – Elizabeth Hexberg *….*Kashmir – Mary Annie *….*Lest We Forget – Witty Fay *….*Meditating Couch – Reena Prasad *….*Mirror – Gina McKnight *….*New Year Destiny – Gwen Bill *….*Poems of Gods – John Christiansson *….*So – Jan Christian Sorensen *….*Time Travels – Elizabeth Castillo *….*What Happens When Life is Praised – Sharon E.Walker *….

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  19. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    I.C.O.P. Poems of the Month 2013 Retrospective
    By Louis Kasatkin on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 10:00am
    * A reminder of a great year * Poems of the Month 2013,a month by month retrospective *

    JANUARY : – Calcutta Confessions – Mukherjee Twish

    FEBRUARY : – Landfills – Reena Prasad

    MARCH : – So what happens to the words that I read ? – Martin Waterhouse

    APRIL : – As your beauty unfolded – Jan Christian Sorensen

    MAY : – Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore – Ampat Koshy

    JUNE : – The infinite mirrors of Ocean – Iulia Gherghei

    JULY : – Listen to the Whirlwind – Ogunjimi James Taiwo

    AUGUST : – Tapestry,silhouettes and ink – Iulia Gherghei

    SEPTEMBER : – Dhaka University – Azmm Moksedul Milon

    OCTOBER : – Kunjumon – Reena Prasad

    NOVEMBER : – On Children’s Day – Nalini Srivastava

    DECEMBER : – On a Pier – Rahul Aithal

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  20. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for February 2014 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month – * 1947 by Sarita Jenamani *….. Highly Commended (tabulated alphabetically).. – * All I Need – Lokesh Roy *…..- * An aimless journey of Two Souls – Azmm Mokseedul Milon *…. – * Celandine – Reena Prasad *….- * Children of a Different God – John Christiansson *….- * Creeping Fog – Jan Phillips *….- * Even if our blood is what it’ll take – Ogunjimi James Taiwo *….- * (The) Hoary Heart – Witty Fay *….- * (The) Lost Child – Ramesh Rai *….- * (The) Lotus – Maaya Dev Nair *….- * Means and Ends – Tapeshwar Prasad *….- * (The) Molecular theory – Sangeeta Suneja *….- * (The) Real Persona – Nalini Srivastava *….. ** The ICOP CRITIC ,Bi-Monthly award for January/February ,goes to Ramesh Rai.

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for March 2014 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month – * In Winter – Michael Yates *….. Highly Commended (tabulated alphabetically).. – * Bare Hands – Sangeeta Ajay*…..* For Jim Morrison – Ampat Koshy *…..* I Ran Out Of Words – Jan Christian Sorensen *…..* (A) New Life – Elizabeth Castillo *…..* Night – Samuel Cody Ford * -…..* Oneness – Lata Tewari * ….* Pendulum – Rahul Aithal *…..* (The) Rain – Ogunjimi O.Joel *…..* Resilience – Gopal Lahiri *…..* War And Peace – Saakshi Chanana…..* What You Cannot – Dom Kafle *…..* Vanity – Mary Annie *…..

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  22. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for April 2014 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month – * Autism – Neetu Wali *…..In the Category of Highly Commended (tabulated alphabetically) are:- * (The)Boy in the Box – Basil Razack *….(O) Captain !Captain – Shamsher Singh *….* Desert Rose – Maaya Dev Nair *….* (The) Gentle Tread – Sunil Sharma *….* Memories – Rashmi Malapur *….* (A) Photo Shoot – Lokesh Roy *….* (The) Poor Boy – Ramesh Rai *….* Seasonally Adjusted – Witty Fay *….* (The) Swirl – Reena Prasad *….* the moment that faces many ways – Keith Wallis *….* Une lettre d’amour – Madhumita Ghosh *….* (The) Winter of our Discontent – Suzanne Parlee *…. The ICOP CRITIC , Bi-Monthly Award for March / April goes to Reena Prasad.

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for May 2014 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month – ** The Picture – Sana Rose **…..In the category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following works:- * Binded in His Words – Feon Davis *….* For You,My Son – Nalini Srivastava *….* (The) Good Ol’ Days – Ogunjimi O.Joel….* it can’t rain forever – Mary Annie *….* Kapi – Rahul Aithal *….* Little Light – Gopal Lahiri *….* Lord Buddah Smiled – Ratan Bhattacharjee *….* Mirror – Fathima Manal *….* No last parting – Ampat Koshy *….* Nothing More – Elizabeth Hexberg *….* Pains – Geetha Ravindran *….* Red Rose Goblet – Mohamed Umar Farooq *…..

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for June 2014 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month :- ** Golden – Witty Fay – **…..In the category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following works:- * Def Lambs – Jacob Ellinger – *….* Dispel – Rashmi Malapur – *….* Flames of Desire – Ramesh Rai – *….* Let me count the ways – Lata Tewari – *….* Line of Death – Tapeshwar Prasad – *….* Lotus Life – Neetu Wali – *….* Melodies of Silence – Madhumita Ghosh – *….* Sickle of Change – Panjami Anand – *….* So,I lied – Jan Christian Sorensen – *….* We – Maria Lenn Langendoen – *….* (The) Word’s Color Change – Kinga Fabo – *….* Written in the Stars – Elizabeth Castillo – *. The ICOP CRITIC,Bi-Monthly Award ,for May / June goes to Gopal Lahiri .

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for July 2014 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month :- ** Blank Diary – Maaya Dev – **…..In the category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following works:- ….** Blue – Gopal Lahiri – **…** For Gibran:Little Wing – Ampat Koshy – **…** If Life Be Uncruel – Samuel Cody Ford – **….** (The) People’s Poet – V.Alarcon-Cordoba – **….** Puzzle – Basil Razack – **….** Roaming The Muttering Streets With Mr.Eliot – Sunil Sharma – **….** Room With A View – Witty Fay – **….** Short Resume Of A Tragedy – Iulia Gherghei – **….** (The) Silent Pain,Silent Shame – Sharon E.Walker – **….** Still – Jan Christian Sorensen – **….** When Nothing Works Out – Geetha Ravindran – **….** Without You – LaVern Brown – **.

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for August 2014 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month :- ** Fakery :Escaping the Mirror – Reena Prasad **…In the Category of Highly Commended are the following ( tabulated alphabetically )…* Ballad of Pain – Basil Razack *…* Blues Rythm – Iulia Gherghei *…* Conflict – Rashmi Malapur *…* Dolphin Song – Rahul Aithal *…* Friendship – Saakshi Chanana *…* Humanity – Elizabeth Hexberg *…* Imagination – Neetu Wali *…* In and Out – Gopal Lahiri *…* Snatch and Devour,or Beg ? – Tasnia Dishi *…* The Coming Storm – Keith Wallis *…*The Turtle Butterfly – Nalini Srivastava *…* We Turn Into Us – Jan Christian Sorensen *… The ICOP CRITIC Bi- Monthly Award for July / August goes to Gopal Lahiri.

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for September 2014 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month :- ** Weighed against the ashes of the tears – Keith Wallis **…In the Category of Highly Commended are the following ( tabulated alphabetically )…. ** Flowers in snow – Ramesh Rai **….** Forever Living – Joel Ogunjimi **….** He said we have time – Reena Prasad **….** I Miss You Mum – Sharon E.Walker **….** Perfectly equipped failure – Witty Fay **….** One Third of my Life – Neetu Wali **….** Scaling Heights – Kuchibhotla Sarada **….** Silence – Fathima Manal **….** The Cross – Jan Phillips **….** To John Lennon’s Ghost – Ampat Koshy **….** Wasp – Tapeshwar Prasad **….** You – Gina McKnight **….

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for October 2014 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month ..** “Not This Song-Never” by Marieta Maglas **….The following are all in the Highly Commended Section ( Tabulated alphabetically )….* “A Lesson Learnt” by Kutchibhola Sarada *….* “An Encounter” by Ananya Chatterjee *….* “Brown Moth” by Ampat Koshy *….* “Celebrations” by Santosh Bakaya *….* “(The) Dragon Self” by Faraz Jamil Kakar *….* “(The) Drunken Lover’s Song” by Lopa Banerjee *….* “(The) God of Imagination” by Louise Lake *….* “Smoke in the Trees” by Ruma Chakravarti *….* “Tattered Mat” by Panjami Anand *….* “Under The Spell” by Gopal Lahiri *….* “(The) Walk” by Kamlesh Acharaya *….* “Who Was He ?” by Nalini Srivastava *….
    The ICOP CRITIC Bi-Monthly Award for September/October goes jointly to Reena Prasad & Lopa Banerjee.

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for November 2014 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month ..** ” Seashell ” – Rahul Aithal **….The following are all in the Highly Commended Section ( Tabulated alphabetically )….** ” Beginning of the End of Mind ” – Kamlesh Acharya **….** ” Bristling Love ” – Aruna Lakshmi Ramu **…..** ” Child of Delight ” – Lopa Banerjee **….** ” Crazy in death as in life ” – Iulia Gherghei **….** ” Dry Leaves ” – Neetu Wali **….** ” Locquacious Silence ” – Santosh Bakaya **….** ” Saudade ” – Shashikala Sasidharan **….** ” Singing Night ” – Ramesh Rai **….** ” The Painter In Me ” – Ranjit Narayanan **….** ” Those Dim Eyes At Bodh Gaya ” – Maaya Dev **…..** ” We are Civilised ” – Shruti Goswami **….** ” What is Love ? ” – Azam Siddiqui **….

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for December 2014 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month ..** Wild Meadows by Sunita Prasad **….The following are all in the Highly Commended Section ( Tabulated alphabetically )….** (The) Art of Domesticity by Lopa Banerjee **….** Bruised and Battered by Neetu Wali **….** Circle of Life by Rashmi Malapur **….** Debussy by Ampat Koshy **….** (The) Essence by Nalini Srivastava **….** (The) Hobo by Santosh Bakaya **….** In memory of my Father by Ramgopal Rao **….**Of The Rustic and Ruined by Shashikala Sasidharan….** On Uneven Streets by Witty Fay **….** Perched Upon The Rooftop by Sharon Elizabeth Walker **….** Sacred Space by Kamlesh Acharya **….** Set Apart by Elizabeth Hexberg **……The ICOP CRITIC Bi-Monthly Award for November/December goes jointly to Maaya Dev & Shamsher Singh.

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    We are pleased to announce the names of the Winners and of those Highly Commended in our Annual International Community of Poets’ Awards ,now in their third year.
    The three Awards Categories are ,for ; ICOP Poet of the Year ; ICOP Poem of the Year ; ICOP Faith-Centred Poet of the Year. Each of the Categories is listed thus,firstly the name of the Winner followed by the names of the Highly Commended tabulated alphabetically.

    I.C.O.P. Poet of the Year 2014 :- **** WINNER :- Reena Prasad ****
    *** HIGHLY COMMENDED **** are …** Rahul Aithal **….** Witty Fay **….** Iulia Gherghei **….** Ampat Koshy **….** Gopal Lahiri **….** Joel Ogunjimi **….** Jan Christian Sorensen **….** Nalini Srivastava **….** Neetu Wali **….

    I.C.O.P. Poem of the Year 2014 :- **** WINNER :- Autism – Neetu Wali ****
    **** HIGHLY COMMENDED **** are… ** Blank Diary – Maaya Dev **….** Fakery – Reena Prasad **….** Golden – Witty Fay **….** Not This Song Never – Marieta Maglas **….** (The) Picture – Sana Rose **…..** Seashell – Rahul Aithal **….** Weighed Against the Ashes and the Tears – Keith Wallis **….** Wild Meadows – Sunita Prasad **….** 1947 – Sarita Jenamani **….

    I.C.O.P. Faith-Centred Poet of the Year 2014 :- **** WINNER :- Keith Wallis ****
    **** HIGHL:Y COMMENDED **** are…. ** Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo **….** Maaya Dev **….** Elizabeth Hexberg **….** Jan Phillips **….** Tapeshwar Prasad **….** Ramesh Rai **….** Shamsner Singh **….** Lata Tewari **…** Sharon Elizabeth Walker **…..

    Louis Kasatkin , Founder & Editorial Administrator

    Monday , 5 January 2015 .

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  33. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    As Editor I am in the uniquely privileged position of encouraging,facilitating and promoting such an astounding plethora of global Poetic talent.The Awards both monthly and annual ,are mere tokens of public recognition of that vast pool of creative talent. Excellence Through Endeavour.

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for January 2015 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month ..** Invoked – Lopa Banerjee **…..The following are all in the Highly Commended Section ( Tabulated alphabetically )….** A Bible for 2015 – Ampat Koshy **……** A Spring Without Flowers – Marieta Maglas **…..** Clarity of the Inner Being – Witty Fay **……**(The) Crow’s Eggs – Mary Annie **……** I Go..or Stay.. – Jan Christian Sorensen **……** I Will Write – Pramila Khadun **……** Jelly Dragon Feet – Iulia Gherghei **……** Lonely Bat – Ranjit Narayanan **……** (The) Moon Crowned One – Shashikala Sasidharan **……** Tryst With Childhood – Divya Rajgarhin **……** What If – Fathima Manal **……** Your Silence – Gopal Lahiri **……….
    The ICOP CRITIC Award for January goes to :- Pramila Khadun AND Shashikala Sasidharan

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for February 2015 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month ..** Shadows of my Poetry – Shamsher Singh**…..The following are all in the Highly Commended Section ( Tabulated alphabetically )….** Am Alive ? – Neetu Wali **…..** Dhaba – Rahul Aithal **…..** In A Velvety World – Sarala Ramkamal **…..** (The) Insane Sufi – Faraz jamil Kakar (Translation) **…..** More Than a Wish – Meera Krishna **…..** (A) Nightingale’s Nightmare – Maaya Dev **…..** Nightmare – Tapeshwar Prasad **…..**(The) Old woman and Her Sun – Santosh Bakaya **……** Prayer of Love – Sameer Tembe **…..** (The) Puppet-7 – Sana Rose…..** Searchlight Stare – Keith Wallis **……** Tear of Fear – Nalini Srivastava **……….The ICOP CRITIC Award for February goes to Lopa Banerjee AND Maaya Dev.

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for March 2015 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month ..** A Lovelorn Gypsy’s Last Love Song – Shashikala Sasidharan **……Highly Commended ( Tabulated alphabetically ) are the following :- ** Kitchen Refrains : In My Memory of My mother – Lopa Banerjee **…..** Learning Curve – Pramila Khadun **…..** Like A Salesman of Hope – Witty Fay **…..** My Love,My Life – Sethi Krishan Chand ** …..** Prayer – Gopal Lahiri **…..** Reflections – Vineetha Mekkoth **…..** Shadows – Mary Annie **…..** The Irrepressible “She ” – Divya Rajgarhia **…..** The Non-Existent Truth – Marieta Maglas **…..** Trust – Ranjit Narayanan **…..** Two Wings – Ramesh Rai **…..** You Are My Love – Azam Siddiqui **……….. ICOP Critic Award for March goes to :- Vineetha Mekkoth & Shamsher Singh …………………………….

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for April 2015 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month ..** Ashtavakra – Vineetha Mekkoth **…..In the Category of Highly Commended ( Tabulated alphabetically ) are the following…..** An Bothar (The Road) – John Anthony Fingleton **…..** Dissolve in me – Rashmi Malapur **…..** Fifty Feathers for my Flight – Iulia Gherghei **…..** Fight of Shadows – Neetu Wali **…..** Fireflies of Time – Maaya Dev **…..** Flowers in a pot – Sunil Sharma **…..** Impaled – Elizabeth Hexberg **…..**Memories – Santosh Bakaya **…..** (The) Minion – Nalini Srivastava **…..**Mortgage Your Blood – Tapeshwar Prasad **…..** On Life’s Meaningful Pauses – Witty Fay **…..** Tunes of Ruin – Rehka Moothedoth **…… ICOP CRITIC Award for April goes to..Pramila Khadun & Maaya Dev.

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for May 2015 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month ..*** Exchange of Sorrows – Reena Prasad ***…..In the Category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following… ** A Sin – Ranjit Narayanan **…..** Dreaming – Jan Phillips **…..** Enamored – Witty Fay **…..** Gutter Pipe – Tapeshwar Prasad **…..** It Makes Me Cross – Keith Wallis **…..** Life – Shalini Samuel **…..** Long Lost Original – Sarala Ramkamal **…..** Puppet-8 – Sana Rose **…..** Raindrops:A Concrete Poem – Ampat Koshy **…..** Unsullied – Gopal Lahiri **….** When Memories Rain – Lopa Banerjee **…..** Wings of Love – Pramila Khadun **….. and the ICOP CRITIC Award for May goes to… Lopa Banerjee & Sarala Ramkamal .

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for June 2015 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month ..*** Living in the Shadows – John Anthony Fingleton***…..In the Category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following… ** An End Must Come – Joel Ogunjimi **…..** (The) Dungeon – Rashmi Malapur **…..** Father,what is the color of your affection ? – Sangeeta Suneja **…..** Freedom – Diwakar Pokhriyal **…..** Hospice – Rahul Aithal **…..** Journey of Clouds – Rakesh Ramachandran **…..** Little Birdie – Fatima Afshan **…..** Long and short – Gopal Lahiri **…..** My Boy of Nine – Nalini Srivastava **…..** (The) Promised Oasis – Sana Rose **…..** Spaces of Faith – Marieta Maglas **…..** You’re my inspiration – Ramesh Rai…..** and the ICOP CRITIC Award for June goes to… Gopal Lahiri & Maaya Dev.

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for July 2015 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month ..*** The Last Whistle – Rekha Moothedath ***…..In the Category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following… ** Chakkakuru – Sarala Ramkamal **…..** (The) Change – Fathima Manal **…..** Forever Torn – Elizabeth Hexberg **…..** Kernel of Danger – Witty Fay **…..** Lonely Luna – Elizabeth Kuriakose **…..** Masters of Quill – Ankita Chaturvedi **…..** Nightscape – Vineetha Mekkoth **…..** (The) Power of Words – Pramila Khadun **…..** Ragakhamaj – Kuchibhotla Sarada **…..** True Nature – Sunila Kamal **…..** We Rang Her Bell – Iulia Gherghei **…..** Yearning For A Smile – Fatima Afshan **…….and the ICOP CRITIC award for July goes to..Elizabeth Kuriakose AND Maaya Dev.

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for August 2015 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month ..*** New Delhi 1966 – Vijay Nair ***…..In the Category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following… ** Apotheosis – Jan Christian Sorensen **…** Bless Us Together – Smitha Bharathan **…** Denial – Sana Rose **…** Eternal Bond – Ramesh Rai **…** Freedom – Joel Ogunjimi **…** Hectares of Land – Tapeshwar Prasad **…** It’s Your soul – Jan Phillips **…** Love and Self – Rakesh Ramachandran **…** Now and Then – Gopal Lahiri **…** Pangong Lake – Rahul Aithal **…** The Tree that She Planted – Santosh Bakaya **…** The Uninhibited – Nalini Srivastava **… And the Award for ICOP CRITIC for the month goes to.. Pramila Khadun AND Sarala Ramkamal AND Maaya Dev..

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for September 2015 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month ..*** My Own Water Diviner – Witty Fay ***…..In the Category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following… ** A New Word – Sarala Ramkamal **….** Between The Pages Of Poetry – Kuchibhotla Sarada **….** (The) Canon Of Cohabitation – Kumaara Sukeja **….** Chasing Words – Gopal Lahiri **….** Double Act – Ranjit Narayan **….** Humanity On Its Deathbed – Fatima Afshan **….** Just When – Pramila Khadun **….** Letting Go – Maaya Dev **….** Midnight Snow – Rekha Moothedath **….** Rape Of The Clouds – Elizabeth Kuriakose **….** Signature – Santanu Halder **….** Sounds Of Lost Dreams – John Anthony Fingleton **……………And the Award for ICOP CRITIC for the month goes to..Vijay Nair AND Kumaara Sukeja AND Pramila Khadun .

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for October 2015 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month ..*** The blow,the glow – Mangeni W.Obwoya ***…..In the Category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following…** A Reflection of a Home Truth – Kumaara Sukeja **….** Blessings Rain – Tapeshwar Prasad **….** Chess – Vijay Nair **….** For Just This Once – Sana Rose **….** Frederick and Geraldine – Marieta Maglas **….** I Wish – Elizabeth Hexberg **….** In The Terrain of Draining Hopes – Geetha Ravindran **….** Peace Always – Vineetha Mekkoth **….** School Friends – Elizabeth Kuriakose **….** Set Things Straight – Jan Phillips **….** Truth is Colourless – Sunita Prasad **….** You Don’t Spell Love – Santosh Bakaya **……….. And the Award for ICOP CRITIC for the month goes to….Vijay Nair AND Maaya Dev .

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for November 2015 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month ..*** Stone Eyes – Elizabeth Kuriakose ***…..In the Category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following….** A Road Near Cookham – John A.Fingleton **….** An Elixir For Survival – Geetha Ravindran **….** Bhagalppur:1989 – Vijay Nair **….** Explore The Life – Fatima Afshan **….** Kintsugi Soul – Keith Wallis **….** Musical Muse – Maaya Dev **….** Night Beyond – Gopal Lahiri **….** Of Solitude – Moksedul Milon **….** Sundrops – Sunila Kamal **….** Taken By The Flow – Sarala Ramkamal **….** Where Were We – Jan Christian Sorensen **….** You Are – Pramila Khadun **…….And the Award for ICOP CRITIC for the month goes to.. Shamsher Singh AND Maaya Dev AND Vijay Nair..

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for December 2015 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended .   Poem of the Month ..*** Promise of the Morning – Kamlesh Acharya***…..In the Category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following…. ** A Catastrophe Foreseen – Kumaara Sukeja **….** Definition of Life – Ramesh Rai **….** Lonely Butterfly – Nalini Srivastava **….** Longer Jaws – Tapeshwar Prasad **….**.My Grandpa – Fathima Manal **….** Of Birth – Moksedul Milon **….** Oh God,Just a Minute – Jan C.Sorensen **….** The Face of Death – Joel Ogunjimi **….** The Surface of Things – Witty Fay **….** Today I Finally Found You – Ampat Koshy **….** Traffic – Rahul Aithal **….** Silence – Gopal Lahiri **…. and the ICOP CRITIC for the Month goes to.. Sarala Ramkamal AND Maaya Dev AND Vijay Nair .

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    We are pleased to announce the names of the Winners and of those Highly Commended in our Annual International Community of Poets’ Awards ,now in their fourth year.The four Awards Categories are for , ICOP Poet of the Year ; ICOP Poem of the Year ; ICOP Faith-Centred Poet of the Year and for the first time this year ,our inaugural ICOP Critic of the Year. Each of the Categories is listed thus,firstly the name of the Winner followed by the names of the Highly Commended tabulated alphabetically.
    ICOP Poet of the Year : Winner – ** Gopal Lahiri**
    …. Highly Commended : * Santosh Bakaya *…* Maaya Dev *…* Witty Fay *…* John A.Fingleton *…* Pramila Khadun *…*Elizabeth Kuriakose *…* Vineetha Mekkoth *…* Tapeshwar Prasad *…* Sarala Ramkamal *.
    ICOP Poem of the Year : Winner – ** My Own Water Diviner – Witty Fay**
    …. Highly Commended : * A Lovelorn Gypsy’s Last Love Song – Shashikala Sasidharan *….* Ashtavakra – Vineetha Mekkoth *….* Exchange of Sorrows – Reena Prasad *….* Invoked – Lopa Banerjee *….* Living in the Shadows – John A. Fingleton *….*New Delhi 1966 – Vijay Nair *….* The Last Whistle – Rekha Moothedath *….* Shadows of my Poetry – Shamsher Singh *….* Stone Eyes – Elizabeth Kuriakose *
    .ICOP Faith-Centred Poet of the Year : Winner -** Jan Phillips **
    ….Highly Commended : * Maaya Dev *…* John A.Fingleton *…* Elizabeth Hexberg *…* Ranjit Narayanan *…* Ramesh Rai *…* Geetha Ravindran *…* Sana Rose *…* Nalini Srivastava *…* Keith Wallis *
    .ICOP Critic of the Year : Winner – ** Maaya Dev **
    ….Highly Commended : * Lopa Banerjee *…* Pramila Khadun *…* Gopal Lahiri *…* Vineetha Mekkoth *…* Vijay Nair *…* Sarala Ramkamal *…* Shashikala Sasidharan *…* Shamsher Singh *…* Kumaara Sukeja *.

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for January 2016 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended .
    Poem of the Month ..*** The Tears of Christ – Elizabeth Hexberg ***
    ….In the category of Highly Commended ( Tabulated alphabetically ) –
    ** Ballet of Danseuse – Maaya Dev **….** (A) Bohemian from Bangalore – Kumaara Sukeja **….** (The) Cage – Rekha Moothedath **….** Call of the Island – John A.Fingleton **….** (The) Erudite – Shashikala Sasidharan **….** (The) Flower Seller – Elizabeth Kuriakose **….** (The) Hovel with the Tin Roof – Santosh Bakaya **….** It Is Still a Young Morning – Sarala Ramkamal **….** O Time – Pramila Khadun **….** Softly Spinning Blue – Jan C.Sorensen **….** (The) Voyage – Vijay Nair **….** Wet Love Letter – Ranjit Narayanan **……And the ICOP CRITIC for the Month is.. Vijay Nair.

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for February 2016 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended .
    Poem of the Month ..*** Where Do I belong ? – Kamlesh Acharya ***
    ….In the category of Highly Commended ( Tabulated alphabetically ) –
    ** Calligraffiti – Witty Fay **…** Expression of soul – Ramesh Rai **…** Fireflies – Sunila Kamal **…** (The) Forsaken Pilgrimage – Moksedul Milon **…** Foxtrot – Gopal Lahiri **…** I am Back – Nalini Srivastava **…** In the Bus – Iulia Gherghei **…** Lest – Sana Rose **…** Rain, Kids, Traffic – Sunil Sharma **…** White Desert, Bhuj – Rahul Aithal **…** Whose Brightness – Tapeshwar Prasad **…** Withdrawal – Fathima Manal **….. and the ICOP CRITIC of the Month, is …Gopal Lahiri AND Vijay Nair AND Sarala Ramkamal.

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for March 2016, the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended.
    Poem of the Month ..*** When the Night Weds the Sun – Hamna Labeeb ***
    In the Category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) :-
    ** A Noble Heart – Kumaara Sukeja ** …..** Frederick and Geraldine Part 10 – Marieta Maglas **…..** Gossipy – Shashikala Sasidharan **…..** I am Woman – Vineetha Mekkoth **…..** Infected – Sarala Ram Kamal **…..** Midas’ Touch – Santosh Bakaya **…..** (The) Praying Girl – Elizabeth Hexberg **……** Returnings – John Anthony Fingleton **……**She is all in one and one in all – Pramila Khadun **……** Stellar Light – Jan Christian Sørensen **…..** The Dancer and the Hermit – Vijay Nair **……** Wedding Wreath – Rekha Moothedath **…..
    and the ICOP CRITIC for the month is…Vijay Nair

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for April 2016, the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended.
    Poem of the Month ..*** Catherine’s Shadow – John Anthony Fingleton ***
    In the Category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) :-
    ** Art is Leaving Me – Tapeshwar Prasad **….** Domestic Fights in Time of Famine II – Iulia Gherghei **….** Each – Pramila Khadun **….** Everyday Holds New Magic – Sha Azam Siddiqui **…..** Missing Page – Ramesh Rai **….** Serendipity – Vijay Nair **….** That Girl of Our Village ( Translation ) – Faraz Jamil Kakar **….** Times – Jan Christian Sørensen **….** To the Rara Avis – Santosh Bakaya **….** Unforgettable Me – Witty Fay **….** Whirling With the Wind – Sunila Kamal **….** Why Fret ? – Kuchibhotla Sarada **….
    And the ICOP CRITIC for the Month is… Ramesh Rai AND Vijay Nair

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for May 2016, the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended.
    Poem of the Month ..*** Unique Love – Joel Ogunjimi ***
    In the Category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) :-
    ** if you like – Lokesh Roy **…** In Memory of Nihal Bitla – Fatima Afshan **…** Like All,I Too Stuff My Mind Daily – Bhaskar Jha **…** My Lost Baby – Nalini Srivastava **…** Nature Shows the Way – Kamlesh Acharya **…** Once upon a Time – Vijay Nair **…** Outlining Doubts – Witty Fay **…** Percolation – Vineetha Mekkoth **…** Petrichor – Sunila Kamal **…** The Dried Leaf – Pramila Khadun **…** The Puppet Returns To Go – Hamna Labeeb **…** Your Mistake – Fathima Manal **….
    And the ICOP CRITIC for the Month is..Ramesh Rai AND Pramila Khadun AND Vijay Nair

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for June 2016, the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended.
    Poem of the Month ..*** You Are The Messenger – Jan Phillips ***
    In the Category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) :-
    ** A View – Sarita Jenamani **….** Alien Dust – Tapeshwar Prasad **….** In Your Next Letter – Sunil Sharma **….** Love Will Always Be Powerful – Rashmi Malapur **….** My Little Soul – Sheela Joby **….** Niagara – Rahul Aithal **….** O Orlando – Santosh Bakaya **….** Oh Mommy,My Mommy – Farah Siddiqui Matin **….** Pied Piper’s race – Shashikala Sasidharan **….** Pretentious Heart – Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo **….** The Compromise – Ranjit Narayanan **….** Whistling – John Anthony Fingleton **.
    And the ICOP CRITIC for the Month is…Nalini Srivastava AND Kamlesh Acharya AND Vijay Nair

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for July 2016, the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended.
    Poem of the Month ..*** In million hues – Pramila Khadun ***
    In the Category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) :-
    ** A Man who knows his God – Vijay Nair **….** Colours,beauty and the love of the Butterfly – Faraz Jamil Kakar (translation)**….** Hovering society – Jan Christian Sørensen **….** Imperfect Paradise – John Anthony Fingleton **….** Infant’s Prayer – Farah Siddiqui Matin **….** Laughing Boy – Aftab Husain **….** My Secret Garden – Shashikala Sasidharan **….** My Story – Joel Ogunjimi **….** People Come and Go – Lokesh Roy**….** Self-portrait – Witty Fay **….** Soulmates – Rashmi Jain **….** Strings of Melody – Sunila Kamal **….
    And the ICOP CRITIC for the month is…Vijay Nair AND Nalini Srivastava

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for August 2016, the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended.
    Poem of the Month ..*** The Infinite Illusion – Shalini Samuel ***
    In the Category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) :-
    ** Bullet Soaked in Blood – Dev Dutt **….** Diners – Rahul Aithal **….** Guarding his Love – Tapeshwar Prasad **….** Just Like the Wind – Lokesh Roy **….** Last Summer Canvas – Iulia Gherghei **….** Light of Life – Mohamed Umar Farooq **….** Many Mansions – Jan Phillips **….** Mum, remember? – Santosh Bakaya **….** The Sunset – Kamlesh Acharya **….** Uterus – Fathima Manal **….** Voices – Vineetha Mekkoth **….** When a Writer Falls in Love With You – Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo **.
    And the ICOP CRITIC for the month is…Lokesh Roy AND Vijay Nair

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for September 2016, the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended.
    Poem of the Month ..*** Levitated – Jan Christian Sørensen ***
    In the Category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) :-
    ** A Touch of Undefined – Iulia Gherghei **….** Adventure on the Path – Jan Phillips **….** Believing in Angels – John Anthony Fingleton **….** From my Window – Dev Dutt **….** Mystic Waves – Rahul Aithal **….** Nothing Grows Out of this Dark – Vijay Nair **….** Peace – Sunila Kamal **….** Question – Gopal Lahiri **….** Under the Sun – Tapeshwar Prasad **….** Unity – Shashikala Sasidharan **….** Why? – Kamlesh Acharya **….** You are not – Pramila Khadun **….
    And the ICOP CRITIC for the month is… John Anthony Fingleton AND Vijay Nair

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for October 2016, the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended.
    Poem of the Month ..*** The Invisible Painter – Santosh Bakaya
    *** In the Category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) :-
    ** A Giggle For All To Hear – Lokesh Roy **….** Carpe Diem – Grenil S Frank **….** Looking Back:1981 – Vijay Nair **….** Messages – Keith Wallis **….** My Hands – John Anthony Fingleton **….** O’ My Celeste – Nikhat Bano **….** Red – Shashikala Sasidharan **….** She-A Dilemma – Monika Ajay Kaul **….** The Bravehearts – Kumaara Sukeja **….** The Eternal Sakha – Nalini Srivastava **….** Walk With God – Jan Phillips **….** What’s Going On – Joel Ogunjimi **.
    And the ICOP CRITIC for the month is… Vijay Nair AND John Anthony Fingleton AND Sunila Kamal.

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    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for November 2016, the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended.
    Poem of the Month ..*** Mom – Witty Fay ***
    *** In the Category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) :-
    ** A Buff’s Dream – Kumaara Sukeja **….** A Living Marble – DrNikhat Bano **….** Anticipating Winter – Iulia Gherghei **….** Black Art – Tapeshwar Prasad **….** For A Smile,Rain – Sarala Ram Kamal **….** I Smiled – Pramila Khadun **….** In November – Sunila Kamal **….** Paint – Grenil S Frank **….** That Was The Childhood – Nalini Srivastava **….** The “Change” to Change – Monika Ajay Kaul **….** The Fall – Kuchibhotla Sarada **….** Wisdom Tree – Jimmy O’Malley **..
    And the ICOP Critic Award for the Month goes to.. Vijay Nair AND John Anthony Fingleton AND Jimmy O’Malley

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  58. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for December 2016, the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended.
    Poem of the Month ..*** Restored – Vijay Nair ***
    *** In the Category of Highly Commended ( tabulated alphabetically ) :-
    ** Coming Home – DrNikhat Bano **….** Divine Robe – Alok Mishra **….** Dream Castle – Shalini Samuel **….** Empty Vessels – Jimmy O’Malley **….** In Trial Times – Martins Tomisin **….** Loving Life – Anoucheka Gangabissoon **….** The Dreams – Jan Christian Sørensen **….** The Physics of a Poem – Iulia Gherghei **….** The Sea – Vatsala D. Radhakeesoon **….** The Story of my Life – Azhar Mohamed **….** These Lips – Mohamed Umar Farooq **….** To the Moon and back – Santosh Bakaya **..
    And the ICOP CRITIC for the month is….Vijay Nair AND Nalini Srivastava AND Anoucheka Gangabissoon.

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    1. Louis Kasatkin Post author

      We are pleased to announce the names of the Winners and of those Highly Commended in our Annual International Community of Poets’ Awards ,now in their 5th. year.
      The four Awards Categories are for , ICOP Poet of the Year ; ICOP Poem of the Year ; ICOP Faith-Centred Poet of the Year and for the first time this year ,our inaugural ICOP Critic of the Year.
      Each of the Categories is listed thus,firstly the name of the Winner followed by the names of the Highly Commended tabulated alphabetically.
      ICOP Poet of the Year : Winner – John Anthony Fingleton
      In the category of Highly Commended : -** Santosh Bakaya ** – ** Witty Fay ** – ** Iulia Gherghei ** – ** Sunila Kamal ** – ** Pramila Khadun ** – ** Vijay Nair ** – ** Tapeshwar Prasad ** – ** Shashikala Sasidharan ** – ** Jan Christian Sørensen **
      ICOP Poem of the Year : Winner – Catherine’s Shadow – John Anthony Fingleton
      In the category of Highly Commended : – * In Million Hues – Pramila Khadun *….* Levitated – Jan Christian Sørensen *… * Mom – Witty Fay *…* Restored – Vijay Nair *…* The Invisible Painter – Santosh Bakaya *… * The Tears of Christ – Elizabeth Hexberg *… * Unique Love – Joel Ogunjimi *…* When the Night Weds the Sun – Sana Rose *… * Where Do I Belong – Kamlesh Acharya **
      ICOP Faith-Centred Poet of the Year : Winner – Jan Phillips
      In the category of Highly Commended : – ** Kamlesh Acharya ** – ** Rahul Aithal ** – ** Elizabeth Hexberg ** – ** Fathima Manal ** – **Vineetha Mekkoth ** – ** Joel Ogunjimi ** – ** Sarala Ram Kamal ** – ** Sana Rose ** – ** Nalini Srivastava **
      ICOP Critic of the Year : Winner – Vijay Nair
      In the category of Highly Commended : – * Kamlesh Acharya * -* John Anthony Fingleton * – * Sunila Kamal * – * Pramila Khadun * – * Gopal Lahiri * – * Jimmy O’Malley * – * Ramesh Rai * – * Sarala Ram Kamal * – * Nalini Srivastava *
      To especially mark our 5th. Annual Awards, Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets Announces
      The ICOP Special Service Achievement Award for Outstanding Service to Destiny Poets & The Promotion of Poetry :- Recipient – Wesley Critchley ( Site Administrator )

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  59. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for January 2017 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended .
    Poem of the Month ..*** Beyond the Walls – Vatsala Radhakeesoon***.
    In the category of Highly Commended ( Tabulated alphabetically ) –
    ** Anomaly – Bhuvaneshwari Shivakumar Shankar **….** Blind Lover – Maŋeni Wycliffe Obwoya **….Hopes Subsist – Ranjit Narayanan **….** I am Missing You – Jan Phillips **….** If You Saw Not – Pramila Khadun **….** Journey to the Whole – Alok Mishra **….** Loss – Vijay Nair **….** Mask – DrNikhat Bano **….** Rains – Anita Desai **….** The Pain Potter – Meenakshi M Singh **….** The Poor-Rich Man – Santosh Bakaya **….** Time is a Thief – Monika Ajay Kaul **.
    ICOP CRITIC for January :-
    Vijay Nair AND Anoucheka Gangabissoon AND Monika Ajay Kaul

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  60. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for February 2017 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended .
    Poem of the Month ..*** Porcelain – Jan Christian Sørensen ***.
    In the category of Highly Commended ( Tabulated alphabetically ) –
    ** A Mismatched Dream – Shashikala Sasidharan….** Dove My Heart – Tapeshwar Prasad **….** I Write To Die – Meenakshi M Singh **….** Is Life Not Beautiful – Anoucheka Gangabissoon **….** Late Winter Story – Iulia Gherghei **….** Love (Redefined) – Sunila Kamal **….** Motherhood – DrNikhat Bano **….** My Sin – Gopal Lahiri **….** Need – Amruta Nerurkar **….** Reborn – Swati Gadgil **….** The Last Cicada – Marieta Maglas **….** Yawn! – Sunil Sharma **.
    ICOP CRITIC for February :-
    Vatsala Radhakeesoon AND Monika Ajay Kaul AND Vijay Nair

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  61. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for March 2017 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended .
    Poem of the Month ..*** Like A Shade Upon The Earth – Maŋeni Wycliffe Obwoya ***.
    In the category of Highly Commended ( Tabulated alphabetically ) –
    ** God and Me – Shalini Samuel **….** How can it be? – Jan Christian Sørensen **….** Interlude – Vijay Nair **….** Me – Swati Gadgil **….** Molten Gold – Santosh Bakaya **….** My Muse Forever – Nalini Srivastava **….** My Only True Friend – Vatsala Radhakeesoon **….** Not The Path of Love – Pramila Khadun **….** The Eternal Feminine – Amruta Nerurkar **….** The Sun-god at Mount Horeb – Martins Tomisin **….** The Waltz of Life – Anoucheka Gangabissoon **….** Unplanned – Shashikala Sasidharan **.
    ICOP CRITIC For March :- Vijay Nair AND Tapeshwar Prasad AND Monika Ajay Kaul

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  62. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for April 2017 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended .
    Poem of the Month ..*** Speechless – Vijay Nair ***.
    In the category of Highly Commended ( Tabulated alphabetically ) –
    ** Cherished Moments – DrNikhat Bano **….** I See Children – Elizabeth Hexberg **….** If there is a heartbeat – Lokesh Roy **….** Nature’s Blessings – Sunila Kamal **….** Pearl of Your Eyes – Tapeshwar Prasad **….** Silence is not hollow – Monika Ajay Kaul **….** Soul Searching – Rashmi Malapur **….** Suffering – Jan Phillips **….** The Power of Vulnerability – Meenakshi M Singh **….** To Ego – Anoucheka Gangabissoon **….** To the Women of Accra – Santosh Bakaya **….** Whenever – Pramila Khadun **.
    ICOP CRITIC for April :- Vijay Nair AND Anoucheka Gangabissoon

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  63. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for May 2017 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended .
    Poem of the Month ..*** All Begins and Ends in You – Suzette Portes San Jose ***.
    In the category of Highly Commended ( Tabulated alphabetically ) –
    ** Ah,My Gypsy Heart – Nalini Srivastava **…..** Did You Know? – Kamlesh Acharya **…..** Essence – Elizabeth Hexberg **…..** Every evening,these days – Maŋeni Wycliffe Obwoya **…..** If I Stay – Jan Christian Sørensen **…..** Journey Within – Hitendra Goyal **…..** My Beloved Patriarch – Madhumathy Rajamma **…..** My Little Niece – Vatsala Radhakeesoon **…..** Rainbow – Swati Gadgil **…..** Silence of the Sun – Sunila Kamal **…..** Those Front Yards – Monika Ajay Kaul **…..** Undefined Love – Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo
    ICOP CRITIC for May is Vijay Nair AND Suzette Portes AND Anoucheka Gangabissoon

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  64. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for June 2017 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended .
    Poem of the Month ..*** Metro Malls – Madhumathy Rajamma***.
    In the category of Highly Commended ( Tabulated alphabetically ) –
    ** Aftermath – Elizabeth Hexberg **….** A Place Within – Ògbeni Làgbàyí **….** Ashes..Dust – Suzette Portes San Jose **….** A Toy Speaks – DrNikhat Bano **….** Breathless – Santosh Bakaya **….** Don’t keep me waiting – Pramila Khadun **….** Enchanting Smile – Alok Mishra **…. ** I wish – Sharon-Elizabeth Walker Author **….** Open the Clouds – Jimmy O’Malley **….** Leaves for my tears – Iulia Gherghei **…..** The Night is Weary – Anoucheka Gangabissoon **….** 18:Three Words – Vijay Nair ** .
    ICOP CRITIC for June is Suzette Portes AND Vijay Nair

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  65. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for July 2017 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended .
    Poem of the Month ..*** The Sheaffer Pen – Santosh Bakaya***.
    In the category of Highly Commended ( Tabulated alphabetically ) –
    ** Broken Glass – Elizabeth Hexberg **….** Deeper Root – Tapeshwar Prasad **….** Ephemeral – Ògbeni Làgbàyí **….** Finding my Guru – Meenakshi M Singh **….** I Believe – Jonathan Huggybear **….** Intelligence and Wisdom – Kamlesh Acharya **….** Roses for Different Moods – Sunila Kamal **….** Skyline – Gopal Lahiri **….** Summer Hues – Monika Ajay Kaul **….** The name and not the game – Jan Christian Sørensen **….** The Weeping Desert – Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo **….** With Love – Rashmi Malapur ** .
    ICOP CRITIC For July is :-
    Vijay Nair AND Anoucheka Gangabissoon AND Suzette Portes San Jose

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  66. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for August 2017 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended .
    Poem of the Month ..*** Cataclysm – Swati Gadgil ***.
    In the category of Highly Commended ( Tabulated alphabetically ) –
    ** An Empty Chair – Suzette Portes San Jose **….** Chasms – Sunil Sharma **….** Dream Away – Jan Christian Sørensen **….** Frederick and Geraldine Parts 1,2, &3 – Marieta Maglas **….** Hope – DrNikhat Bano **….** Link – Tapeshwar Prasad **….** Musical Notes – Vatsala Radhakeesoon **….** My Poetry is a Revolution – Meenakshi M Singh **….** She – Pramila Khadun **….** Tasting Freedom – Anoucheka Gangabissoon **….** The Stranger at the Door – Vijay Nair **….** The Twilight Years – Nalini Srivastava **.
    The ICOP CRITIC for August is Suzette Portes San Jose AND Vijay Nair

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