Poems of Aduri Satyavathi Devi


Melody of Open Wing

Telugu Original: Aduri Satyavathi Devi

English Translation: Munipalle Raju

The reverie stretches long-like an ocean unbound,
The sight is far ahead by one century full
The waves of Tanpura deep down the throat
Shake and dance to unsettle the spinal beads
The burning spark of intellect bursts
Into starry splits to light the inner worlds many.
Yet, the highway is unseen
And the coast is unsighted.
Time slips away beyond all wishful reach
Like the spring descending on a Barren Rock.
Reflections rise sky-high with varied Hues
Heart waits, ripened like a keyed-up string.
The hungry fire of wisdom silent
Knifes through despair dark
To indicate the blazing trails few.
Yet, the breath struggles with thirst
And the dawn has not opened its lids
Nor the slumber of ages dissolved yet.
The Ink Pot overflows from its brim
Drop by Drop it falls into a swim
Turning into a desert down pour.
Forming into a stream of live coal burning.
Yet, this journey sans respite and rest
Converts into an ancient lyric wearing
A thousand wings
And goes on singing and where is the break?


Telugu Original : ‘Rekka Mudavani Raagam’

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