Edasseri Govindan Nair
Edasseri Govindan Nair Poems
- The Cooking Pot And The Sickl... Who in the last season had ...
- Wind And Light O Weakness! When Thou attains ...
- The Shepherd Of King Bimbisara... I too had a mother When a ...
- Wedding Gift Obscure lies the green pond Slime coated ...
- When Philosophies Sleep 'Everything is fate' That was ...
- A Letter No debt bothers me now No balance left ...
- Flower In Worship No place for weeping in the flow of Time, ...
Edasseri Govindan Nair was a prominent Indian poet from Kerala who wrote in his native Malayalam tongue. His works include 19 books and over 300 poems in 10 anthologies, 6 books of plays and a collection of essays.
Born in a village, Kuttippuram, in Kerala (India) on December 23, 1906. Father was P. Krishna Kurup and mother Edasseri Kalathil Kunjukutty Amma. The child was named "Govindan", a very common name meaning "Lord Krishna".
"Edasseri Kalathil" is the name of Tharavad or ancestral home. Being "Nair" by caste Govindan was subjected to the matriarchal custom which was prevalent amongst Nairs. The custom placed mother’s eldest... more »
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The Cooking Pot And The Sickle
Who in the last season had sown
The Aryan1 seeds in this field with love?
When the hot sun of March burned
Rain - fire above, red embers below,
With his bullock waving its dewlap
Drawing the plough deep, unwearied;
Not with the sheen of oil glowed
His body, but with sweat;
Until the earth turned into fine dust,
Until Vishu2 decked the Konna3 with blossoms,
Koman had ploughed the field up and down;
Koman had sown the Aryan seeds.
When the clouds moved on leaving their print
On the filed where fresh seeds sprouted,
Were there more golden shoots in ...