Edasseri Govindan Nair

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

Wind And Light - Poem by Edasseri Govindan Nair

'O Weakness!
When Thou attains motherhood
Even the arch enemies are there
Not to kill, but to swing the cradle
Of the darling babe;
Thy word is the Order,
The order of the universe
No, not I, to be surprised
If the Ocean Waves
Mount up as strong walls
For a mother to deliver
Her baby in the seas
And, the leaping flames
Become fairy nurses
To protect suckling babies
In the wilderness.

[A few lines from the poem 'Kattum Velichavum' 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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