Edasseri Govindan Nair
Edasseri Govindan Nair Poems
- The Shepherd Of King Bimbisara... I too had a mother When a ...
- Wind And Light O Weakness! When Thou attains ...
- Wedding Gift Obscure lies the green pond Slime coated ...
- A Letter No debt bothers me now No balance left ...
- The Cooking Pot And The Sickl... Who in the last season had ...
- Flower In Worship No place for weeping in the flow of Time, ...
- When Philosophies Sleep 'Everything is fate' That was ...
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 Shepherd Of King Bimbisaran
I too had a mother
When a King bought me, a slave,
She was given a price, a few coins
She tied them to my apron-strings
And left bare-handed
I bought a blanket, later
To protect her from cold
Alas! When I came with the gift at last
She had gone for eternal rest
Under the cover of a thick earthen blanket.