Bruised, but not Broken (poems)

-Challapalli Swarooparani 

9. Need to Speak

My dumbness reveals
No human is seen to speak
It took a long time
Even to speak to myself
True interaction with a man
Is possible only after
Leaving all inhibitions.

It is indeed
For the union of true souls
The interaction between you and I
Is only to relax from fever and fret Generations ago
I had such experience.

It’s a rare incident
To see the smiling faces
For combination of true companions.
Where there was no mind without fear.

It is my true desire
To get back to my country school days
To go from home to school
And school to home staring at flowers Listening to twitters
Drenching with fragrance
With my innocent peers.

(Telugu: “Matlaadaali”, translated by Dr G Chenna Reddy, Dept.of English, AcharyaNagarjuna University and published in Chinuku monthly, March, 2007.)


(To be continued-)

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.