Gopalakrishna Adiga

(18 February 1918 - 14 November 1992 / Mogeri, Kundapura taluk, Udupi, Karnataka / India)

Gopalakrishna Adiga Poems

1. The Critic 7/10/2012
2. This Land Of Ours Now 7/10/2012
3. Prayer 7/10/2012
4. Kupamanduka 7/10/2012
5. My Lotus Red 7/10/2012

Comments about Gopalakrishna Adiga

  • Bhagabat Prasad Hotta Bhagabat Prasad Hotta (10/31/2018 2:14:00 PM)

    HE IS A GREAT POET........

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  • Laxminarayana V N Laxminarayana V N (7/26/2017 5:31:00 AM)

    Rich imagery is the hall mark of Adiga's Poetry

  • Laxminarayana V N Laxminarayana V N (7/26/2017 5:19:00 AM)

    Most of the writers belonging to Navya school (modern poetry) and even the noted critics in Kannada have been college teachers, and professors. English literature and world literature in English translation influenced these writers and critics greatly. It started with M.Gopalakrishna Adiga. His poem entitled Bhoomi Geetha (the song of the earth) marked the beginning of the Navya school.

  • Uttam Mukhopadhyay (9/22/2016 1:14:00 PM)

    Fascinating imagery and powerful thoughts- some with reference to Indian religious texts and mythology. Interesting to know that he was a lecturer/professor in the English department of a college in India but wrote in his native Kannada. Jiban-ananda Das, superb Bengali poet, was a lecturer/professor in the English department of a college in India.

Best Poem of Gopalakrishna Adiga

My Lotus Red

A bright red lotus has bloomed today
To passers-by, what a fragrant Entree!
The wind, the bees, or the gentle spray:
Who needs an invitation to a party, eh?

The water trembled gleefully,
Tickled by the golden rays.
In how many ways do I love thee?

The bee's busy counting the ways ...
The lotus blushed;
And turned scarlet in face:
Look! His chariot of seven horses
Race through the eastern skyways ...

In every one of his million hands
He carries a tangled web of love.
The lotus was charmed. The buzzing of the bees
Waned; it seemed pale ...

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