Kanishka SricharanPratap

Silver Star - 3,804 Points (08.12.1962 / Cuttack, Odisha, India)

Widow - Poem by Kanishka SricharanPratap

Wiped away the vermilion
From the forehead,
Wiped away the lac-dye
From the feet,
Broke the bangles
From the hand!

In untimely storm
Under the fathomless heart
Burns the funeral pyre!

Not yet fallen down,
Connected the stem
Too a little,
My incomplete life
Of half a dream!

Where do I float?
My tears
Are seven seas!

Translated from Odia by
Subash Chandra Mohapatra

Topic(s) of this poem: widow

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 12, 2018

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