Treasure Island

Allama Prabhu

(12th Century / Karnataka / India)

Poems of Allama Prabhu

1. For All Their Search 7/12/2012
2. If it Rains Fire 7/12/2012
3. Light 7/12/2012
4. Looking For Your Light 7/12/2012

Looking For Your Light

Looking for your light,
I went out:

it was like the sudden dawn
of a million million suns,

a ganglion of lightnings
for my wonder.

O Lord of Caves,
if you are light,
there can be no metaphor.

[English version by A. K. Ramanujan
Original Language Kannada]

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