gajanan mishra

(3rd April 19sixty / Tikapali, Patnagarh, Balangir, Odisha, India now at Tapobana, Titilagarh, Odisha, India)

Sixty-four Arts And

Let us learn
Sixty-four arts and
Skills through a single
Poem like this.
You can discover this
By singing playing dancing painting
By drama color cosmetics designs
Making flowers coloring teeth clothes
Inlaying floor with jewels covering bed
Ringing water pots splashing with water
Mixing colors preparing wreaths setting helmet
Putting on apparel in dressing room
Decorating earlobe applying aromatics
Decorating with jewelry jugglery
Art of disguise sleight of hand preparing varieties
Of salad bread delicious food palatable drinks
Needle work and weaving making puppet dance
Playing on lute and drum making solving riddles
Capping verses reciting poems verse uttering statements
Reciting books enacting short plays writing anecdotes
Solving enigmatic verses making a bow spinning with spindle
Carpentry architecture testing silver jewels metallurgy
Tinging jewels with various colors mineralogy herbal medicines
Art of training and engaging rams cocks fighting
Knowledge of how to train male and female parrot speak and to answer
Healing a person with ointments Hairdressing
Telling what is written in a book without seeing
Fabricating barbarous or foreign sophistry
Knowledge of provincial dialects
Knowledge of how to built toys and carts with flowers
Composing magic square arrangement of numbers adding up
Use of amulets conversation composing verses mentally
Designing literary works medical remedy building shrines
Lexicography poetic meters disguising knowledge of gambling
Playing dice playing children toys enforcing mystic power
Gaining victory awakening with music at dawn.
O my dear, see and watch and have a life of your own.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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