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. My Lotus Red 7/10/2012
4. Prayer 7/10/2012
5. Kupamanduka 7/10/2012

Comments about Gopalakrishna Adiga

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

    Rich imagery is the hall mark of Adiga's Poetry

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  • 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


Where are you now? Once hand in hand with me
You blew the sail, plump and round,
Got clearance at the checkposts, led me to distant lands, far off islands,
And then suddenly slipped out, and escaped.

You flew into the vast blue sky
Deserting me before I could open my eyes;
Halfway through the belching orchard I tripped and fell
On the shore of the lake drunk to the brim.

Burdened by my body, I lie here , an orphan;
Flower and creeper, plant and thicket, tree and bush
Mockingly gaze, turn away their face, and laugh:
Cruel jokes and constant ...

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