Kanishka SricharanPratap

Silver Star - 3,802 Points (08.12.1962 / Cuttack, Odisha, India)

Great Great-Poet - Poem by Kanishka SricharanPratap

'Is greater than Vyasa? '
: Yes.

'Is greater than Valmiki? '
: Yes.

'Then they are greater than
Brahma Vishnu Maheswar! '
: Yes, greater.

'How? '
Asked the grandson.

I said:
A male poet
Has composed this theory:

''You see and see...
I am drying the shadow
On a rope of sunlight.
Who does not
Understand this,
He has no head.''

An eunuch poet
Has shown the path
To salvation:
''Turn the sorrows
Into a stem of betel-leaf
Smear lime-paste on it,
And thrust
Into a paddy-bag.
Then the sorrows will ripe
You get the Nirvan.''

Who has no phallus
Has declared war:
Who are you Iswar?
Where do you live?
You have created
Only one Universe,
But in a moment
I can create
Crores of Universe.''

My grandson
Looked at me in surprise
And said:
Please recite a poem
Of a lady poet.'

I said:
Ok... listen,
How a lady poet
Opened the truth:
''Opening Sari
I must declare thousand times,
Where the Sun
Cannot reach,
There, a poet enters in.''

My grandson danced in joy
And clapped.

Then said:
Right, since today
I must be a poet,
Shall write poems,
Shall enter... enter... only enter...
Enter everywhere,
Cheat the Sun's father! '

Translated from Odia by
Subash Chandra Mohapatra

Topic(s) of this poem: poet

Comments about Great Great-Poet by Kanishka SricharanPratap

  • Mahtab Bangalee (11/23/2019 10:00:00 PM)

    You have created
    Only one Universe,
    But in a moment
    I can create
    Crores of Universe.''
    beautiful poem// I enjoyed

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  • Chinedu Dike (11/10/2019 8:24:00 AM)

    Really a poignant rendition written with clarity of thought and mind. A beautiful work of art. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Binayakumar Mohanty (12/2/2018 8:16:00 AM)

    Every poet inside and outside the site should read and learn from the poem.Hippocrisy has a certain limit that some pseudo poets never think.kindly post the odia version brother so that some odia poets and readers in the site able to read it.

    Kanishka Sricharanpratap(12/5/2018 11:31:00 PM)

    Thank you.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 1, 2018

Poem Edited: Monday, December 3, 2018

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