Edasseri Govindan Nair

(23 December 1906 - 16 October 1974 / Kuttippuram, Kerala, India)

The Shepherd Of King Bimbisaran - Poem by Edasseri Govindan Nair

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I too had a mother
When a King bought me, a slave,
She was given a price, a few coins
She tied them to my apron-strings
And left bare-handed
I bought a blanket, later
To protect her from cold
Alas! When I came with the gift at last
She had gone for eternal rest
Under the cover of a thick earthen blanket.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

[A few lines from the poem 'Bimbisarante Idayan' translated by Dr. M. Leelavathi.]

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 6, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 6, 2012


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