Biography of Sathya Narayana
Full Name: MYDAVOLU VENKATA SESHA SATHYANARAYANA (pen name: mahathi)
Date of Birth: 12.06.1958
Address 1.: FLAT NO.307-B, PAVANI HOMES, TEKKEMITTA,
NELLORE -524 003, ANDHRA PRADESH
Phone: 9866720104. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address2: Flat no.2 B, Kamala Residency, Plot no.275/A & 280/A, Adda Gutta, Bhagyanagar,
Kukatpalli, HYDERABAD 500 072
Professional Experience and Qualifications:
The author holds a bachelors Degree in Sciences and Masters Degree in Law. Worked as Superintendent of Salt in Salt Department, Government of India and retired on 16.5.2014. So far 6 poetry books were published.
Other Published Works
1. Golden Lotus (a poetry anthology) - self published; 2009
2. Plastic faces (a poetry anthology) - MONFAKIRA, CALCUTTA,56 pages, no ISBN, ; paper back; 2009
3. WHEELS (a poetry anthology) - cyberwit.net, Allahabad. ISBN: 978-8182531857, Price: Rs.150/=; soft cover; 2012
4. Just human (a poetry anthology) - Sanbun publication, New Delhi; ISBN 978-93-82393-15-3; Price: Rs.75/=; soft cover; 2013
5. I chant, chant and chant (a poetry anthology) - Global fraternity of poets, Noida. SBN: 978-93-83755-02-8 (PB) Price Rs.200/=; soft bound; 2014
6. FINDING THE MOTHER (SRI SUNDARA KANDA IN ENGLISH VERSE) - AUTHORS PRESS, NEW DELHI. ISBN 978-81-7273-818-1: Price: Rs.995/= hard bound.; 2014 December
His poetry is known for its great imagery, clear diction, solemn expression and scintillating narration, often laced with fun, pun and satire. Mahathi being a strong protagonist of classical poetic forms of Elizabethan era, naturally his verses have the sublimity of classical accent and flow with lyrical grace. A few of his book reviews, forewords to books of other authors and a couple of articles in prose were also published.
Sathya Narayana's Works:
GOLDEN LOTUS, PLASTIC FACES AND OTHER POEMS, WHEELS, JUST HUMAN, I CHANT, JUST HUMAN, CHANT AND CHANT, FINDING THE MOTHER
Sathya Narayana Poems
My Dark Nights
At the distant verge of the horizon slowly submerging is the weary Sun with reddened face bidding grudging adieus
ANTS' QUEUE A demon garbed as human raped a lame and naive woman!
Closed eyes too can see Visuals on heart-easel Tight lips too can speak In eloquence expressive silence
MOTHER’S PLAINT Smoke pipes are sprouting Far and wide like iron saplings Spiking through her tender flesh
Let Us Forget
He lost his parents In communal riots But he forgot it!
MY STRENGTH What is in life, so great? Hard times arrive to hurt
Freedom At Midnight
At the stroke of twelve; midnight we earned freedom! Well! We did it! We waited, waited, waited, waited we waited not just six hours for dawn,
A Date With You
You ask me: what I expect Well! It is just a ‘date'. While the abetting inky night is writing down a tasteful menu,
Hereafter they live again Not by the names They were christened when born But by the names
Die Another Death
Do you feel the sweltering heat? Emanating from my slow burning heart! Do you hear that dernier cri? Made by my moribund mind!
We are two friends of oppugnant thoughts I’m of thorough religious mind and faith And he; an authoritative dialectician Yet of one inseparable yoke we are
Who killed whom? How many died our men; their men? Crushed flesh and bones
Sang yodels a romantic bard On his love’s round buttocks Few years afterwards Rued at those skin-sacks
I too like to take revenge on those who hated me, badly treated me, berated me
Knives & Swords
Might be sharp and shining...
remembers but who
bygone humble vegetable knives?
Every head that rolled in the history
counted on the glory
of even blunted swords!