The power of Poetry


Students of the Dubai Gem Private School attended the 8th edition of the ‘Poetic Heart’ Symposium at DIFC on December 3 as part of the annual LitFest.

Anishaa Jaisinghani from Year 12A read her poem, ‘Battle for Glory’ to an audience of 700 people who included renowned poets from around the globe Dr. Parween Habib and Aurora Matilde Humarán.

Apart from poetry, there were musical performances. The students spent four hours in the company of poets and musicians and appreciated the art of literature and poetry.

The highlight of the event was the poetry written by children with special needs. The children captured everyone’s hearts with their words and to their delight received a salutation.

Anishaa overcame her fear of public speaking and was greeted with loud cheers and appreciation. Anishaa said that she “loves writing about determination and victory and also truly believes that poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. “

The students left the venue with big grins and many ideas to ponder upon. Dubai Gem has been attending the symposium for over 3 years now and will continue to do so in upcoming years.

Report by: Riya Kewalani (11B) nt