Ch J Satyananda Kumar

Rookie (25-04-1955 / Amadalavalasa, Srikakulam, AP, India, now living at Visakhapatnam)

Flag - Poem by Ch J Satyananda Kumar


Telugu original: Raghusree
English translation: Ch J Satyananda Kumar

Tana goMtuki taaDu bigiMchi
sthambaM uparitalaMlO uri teestunnArani
Uohimchi ukkiri bikkri ayyiMdEmO?
Jaati nEtala chEtullOMchi jArukuni
svEcchagA yegirMdi naa vannela jendA!
Santhosham gA, swataMtraMgA niMgi niMDA

construing they might
tie a rope around her throat
to hang to death atop the flag post
she might have smothered?
slithered from the hands of national leaders..
fluttered unfettered… my colourful flag
Joyfully, freely, fully in sky!

(From ‘Prabhava’, collection of poems edited by Sri T. Sri Ranga Swamy and published by Sri Lekha Sahithi, Warangal.) [1987]

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  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (1/30/2010 1:32:00 AM)

    i think i've read this on poetfreak... anyway, it is good and it is interesting. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 25, 2010

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