Poems of Aduri Satyavathi Devi


Touch of a Melody

Telugu Original: Aduri Satyavathi Devi

English Translation: J Bhagyalakshmi

Sometimes all words jumble up
And break into pieces
Like flowers dropped on a rock
They get hurt and faint
They are in agony like a struggling fawn
Which struggles to reach the stretched-out hand
But slips into a valley.
Any number of months may pass
Any number of seasons may melt away
Since there is no magnet
That can draw the fawn up from the valley
To be enfolded in your arms
Your heart weeps endlessly
Silence accumulates like massive hills
Time binds inner strings of melody
With her strong hands
And fills you with inertia
As the hold tightens, strength weakens
Mind is devoid of essence
But the eye looks for the script of light afar
That is covered with warmth of the language
Some vision unmanifested
Awaits with deep affection
In the morning’s softness
Like a beautiful child’s smile
You faintly hear
Certainly, the touch of a song
Gradually revealing itself
Raising you from the bonds of
Endless life of incognito
Hugging you warmly…. as a letter.


Telugu Original :‘Oka Raaga Sparsa’

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