Poems of Aduri Satyavathi Devi


Only After Knowing the Script


Telugu Original: Aduri Satyavathi Devi

English Translation: CLL Jayaprada

It is only in a real anguish filled script
That I look at myself
That I know myself
Whenever an ache twisted itself in me
That when blow after blow hit,
Life lost lustre like a peeling wall
And an incident behind the blow
Steered me to another way
Showing me the tree that didn’t
Stop sprouting leaves
Even when its branches were cut off
Showing me too the sacrifices that hung from nooses
From then on hurt became my close friend
Defeat made me shine
And comforted me like a teacher
Walking me towards success
If I didn’t know the wetness of tears
What delicious essential food life would have lost!


Telugu Original :‘Lipi Thelisake’

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