Freedom Poem by Subramanya Bharathi


Rating: 3.3

When will this thirst for freedom slake?
When will our love of slavery die?
When will our Mother's fetters break?
When will our tribulations cease?

Wasn't there another Bharat
Reared by our noble Aryan race?
Lead us, Aryan, to victory!
Is't right we remain slaves?

Are famine and disease alone our share?
For whom, then, are the laurels and fruits?
Will you abandon us, your suppliants?
Can the mother cast her child aside?

Brave warrior! Aryan Lord!
Thou destroyer of the demon-race,
Where is your dharma? Isn't yours the duty
To revive us, and chase Fear away?

[Translated into English By S. Prema]

Kumarmani Mahakul 04 November 2018

The original poem 'Freedomby Subramanya Bharathi and translated by S.Prema is really a beautiful poem regarding Bharat.

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Savita Tyagi 04 November 2018

My humble obeisance to these great poet warriors. It is because of their sacrifices that we relish the fruit of freedom.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 04 November 2018

A powerful write on freedom and against slavery Every stanza stands out. Liked the closure line. Beautifully crafted and well executed.

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Nadia Umber Lodhi 04 November 2018

آزادی کے لیے برصغیر کے باشندوں نے بے شمار قربانیاں دی

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Paresh Chakra 29 November 2018

It is a very powerful poem

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Michael Walker 04 November 2019

Very strongly expressed. I just wonder who Bharat and the Aryan are in fact. We all want freedom: no one wants to be a slave. You are so right in your rhetorical questions.

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Malabika Ray Choudhury 04 November 2019

An exquisitely powerful poem!

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Savita Tyagi 04 November 2019

My Namaskaram To a great freedom fighter, humanitarian and poet. It’s a pleasure to know more about this great spiritual being. Thank you PoemHunter for bringing his poetry out.

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Mahtab Bangalee 04 November 2019

When will this thirst for freedom slake? When will our love of slavery die? ../// great asking

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Ramesh T A 04 November 2019

Great invocation for Freedom of Nation indeed!

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Subramanya Bharathi

Subramanya Bharathi

Ettayapuram, Madras Presidency / India
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