Bhagiratha’s Bounty and Other poems-21

English Translation: T.S. Chandra Mouli

Telugu Original : Kandukuri Sreeramulu 

21.My Path

I listen sleeping on this ground
breathing the same air
on ground
inside earth
so many reverberations
nothing is clear.
I am also advised to sleep blissfully
in a trice earth covers me
at once whirl wind wakes up dust
heart beat about to halt
is restored
pulse that stopped throbbing
races briskly.
Then I get up like a bow
run as a well-aimed arrow
among breaches of branches
through descending rain drops
like a needle piercing through a cloth.
As I turn back to see
river follows me rapidly,
running with eighty four feet
it becomes a deluge.
I shoot through fringes of sky
touching eye of a fish seed
swimming in the sea
transform into a pearl fascinatingly.
With my destination becoming
destination of the river too
smiled together turning into waves.


(To be continued-)

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