Type: Event
Location: Alliance française, 10-2-9 Road no 16, West Marredpally
City: secunderabad
Date: Fri, 2011/02/25 – 6:00pm
Price: Open to all
Category: Festival


Amante égarée

They belong to each other

Like lost fragments of jigsaw puzzles

Leaving behind perfect faults

In a faulty perfection.

Like colorless voids in a colorful mosaic

And silent spells in a symphony

Calling each other through a maze of sounds

Dispersing, dissolving, diffusing away,

They belong to each other

Like falling leaves of a tree

Crumbling, crunching, giving away

To silent soil, silently

Like future dreams of far away past

They belong to each other, still, without belonging to each other.

Poem by Mohammad Zahid*

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air! How about writing a French poem or translating a French poem to Telugu/Hindi?

L’amour toujours, “Love forever” is the chosen theme for the competition.

Choose one if those 3 categories to write your poem:

(1) Poems written in French

(2) Telugu translations of French poems

(3) Hindi translations of French poems

Everybody and anybody who wishes to participate will have to send in their entries by Mon, 14th Feb to Alliance Française by post or by e-mail to [email protected]. Click here to download the rules and regulations for the competition.

There will be a poetry reading evening in Alliance, Sat, 26th Feb at 6 pm.



* Mohammad Zahid comes from rural Kashmir, a place called Anantnag. He is a banker by profession. However his interest is focused on literature. Born in 1977, he has been writing poetry since last 15 years. His poem “The Addict’s Lament” has featured as Editor’s favourite poets in The Sound of Poetry, A Collection of 33 Poems   by The International Library of Poetry, USA, and an anthology The best poets and Poems of 2002  by the same organizationMoreover his poetry has been published by The Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages in several of their quarterly journals. He also writes articles on various issues that have featured in The Greater Kashmir, a leading local daily from Srinagar, Kashmir with a global readership.