Seshendra Sharma
Nagaraajupaadu/Nellore district/AP/India
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Ocean Is My Name - 1

Coming from somewhere as I stepped into this world, it gave
me a name unasked. From then on, all the steps I have made carrying
the weight of all my pleasures and pains are the faltering steps in
quest of an expression - a journey of mine to find a name for
myself.
All humans are walking oceans. The day when the human
ocean-roar is heard, I could hear the call of my inner consciousness;
what is searched outside, is found inside. All our external journeys
are guided by impulsive instincts. I am there outside, also inside!
When I melted to tears for the sufferings outside, then only I could
identify my pains inside. "Yachcha kinchit jagatsarvam drushyate
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Ocean Is My Name - 1
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: inner world,spiritual
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Ocean is My Name, a long poem is gift to poetry lovers and Seshendra's admirersSeshendra, right from the beginning had an unique prowess in writing Long poems. It reached its peak in My Country - My People (Modern Indian Epic) . In ‘Ocean is My Name' he gave new hue and grandeur to the genre of Long poem.

This long poem was translated into English by Mr. K. Damodar Rao. The original Telugu poem titled "Samudram Naa Peru" was published in May 1978 and appears as "Samudra Parvam" in "Adhunika Maha Bharatham".

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Ocean is not a confluence of tides. Ocean is a language, ocean is my name!
Unable to carry the burden of rainy season's clouds winds generate revolts of cyclones -they teach the art of revolts…

- Seshendra
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