Brajanath Ratha

(12 January 1936 - / Sunhat, Balasore, Orissa / India)

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Brajanath Ratha is an Indian poet who writes in Oriya. Brajanath Ratha is internationally recognized and is the recipient of many prestigious awards like the Orissa Sahitya Academy Award, Vishuba Award, Gokarnika Award, First Shudramuni Sahitya Award and Honoured by South Korea's Ambassador, from Global Cooperation Society International, Seol, Republic of Korea for Contribution in World welfare, Cooperation and Services.

Ratha awarded Tagore Literature Awards in 2010 for Samanya Asamanya, a poetry collection containing three types of poems progressive, satirical and philosophical. The poems are bereft of artificiality and invoke a myriad of emotions. This unique collection carries... more »

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The Fallen Leaf

O my fallen leaf of pausa
why did you fall
forgetting your cradling
on the green boughs ?
Is the kiss of the grey earth
sweeter, dearer
than
the blue embrace of the sky ?

Last spring
when you came
as a new bride
drenched in shame
wearing a pink saree,
to welcome you
the sweet moaning shehnai of
lakhs of bees echoed;
but
today
when you fall silently
why are these tears of sorrow
in the eyes of pausa ?

O fallen leaf,
Pausa's fallen leaf,
what have you left for me :
the ...

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