Gangadhar Meher (Oriya: ଗଙ୍ଗାଧର ମେହେର), renowned Oriya poet of 19th century also known as Swabhab Kavi, was a literary Midas, who transformed everything into gold by the alchemic touch of his genius. He was a born poet of delicate charm. His was a clean white style. His poem Bhakti (The Devotion) bears eloquent testimony to the change in religious outlook. He was essentially a poet of intuition and side by side he had a penetrating insight. Though poor in wealth and education, he was very rich in mind and culture. In almost all his writings there is a glimpse of originality.
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Gangadhar Meher Poems
Verily I'm a drop of the ocean of nectar. Shunning the ocean I had risen up in the firmament afar.
River Tamasa: Philosophy of Life
Wandering over several woods wide, never wavering astray by illusion of any gorge, surmounting many an impediment
I will not call Thee an ‘Ocean of Mercy' O, Lord of all my race! For what but a dropp is the boundless sea In Thy infinite Grace?
Sita-Ram Ka Dampatya Prem
Extracts from Canto-IV of English Versio...
Auspiciously came Usha, the blooming lotus-eyed dame, in her heart cherishing keenly thirst for a vision
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Verily I'm a drop
of the ocean of nectar.
Shunning the ocean I had risen up
in the firmament afar.
Coming down now
I've joined the ambrosial flow
and towards the ocean
ahead I'm in motion.
If I evaporate therein
on the way by the heat of sin,
in the form of dew later on
I'll descend below.
With the nectarean immortal flow,
I'll mingle in the ocean.
[Translated from original Oriya Poem ‘Amrutamaya' By Dr. Harekrishna Meher]