Harekrishna Meher

Rookie - 0 Points (5 May 1956 - / Sinapali, Nuapara, Orissa / India)

Auspicious Dawn - Poem by Harekrishna Meher

Auspiciously came
Ushā, the blooming lotus-eyed dame,
in her heart cherishing keenly
thirst for a vision
of the virtuous Jā nakī
Bearing dew-pearls as presentation
in her hands of leafage,
standing forward
in the outer courtyard
of Sī tā ’s cottage,
in cuckoo’s tone spake she:
“O Chaste Lady!
Deign to give your sight;
Dawned the night.”

The saffron costume
of auroral shine,
flowers’ smiling bloom
and tranquil mien
make a room
in the mind to presume:
Some goddess of Yoga reaching the place,
by sweet words giving solace
calls to render relief
from pangs of grief.
From heaven on earth as if
has descended to bestow a new life.

Musical tune Zephyr sang swinging,
Black Bee played on lute charming.
By Ushā ’s bidding, in dance
rapt remained Fragrance.
Kumbhā tuā bird as a royal bard
began to eulogize forward.
As the panegyrist premier
Kalinga bird appeared there
and spake in voice gracefully sweet:
“Wake please,
O Queen of the empire of chaste ladies!
Dawned the night.”
* *
(Tapasvini, Canto-IV / 1-3)
(Translated from Gangadhara Meher’s Oriya epic-poem ‘Tapasvini’)

Comments about Auspicious Dawn by Harekrishna Meher

  • Gobinda Sahoo (10/19/2015 7:11:00 AM)

    One of the beautifully translated part of The Tapasvini. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Warren Falcón (1/14/2010 11:07:00 AM)

    Absolutely charming in the ancient meaning of the word - entrancing so one may be in the presence of 'the Queen of chaste ladieis', Chaste Lady Herself.

    'the blooming lotus eyed dame'! ! Now there is a real Dawn, for sure!

    Well done, Dr. Meher!
    (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 14, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 15, 2012

[Report Error]