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Walking on the edge of a river poems-27 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-27 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi Inner kindling Nothing hides But with a silence Hundreds of days of peace History of silence Nothing we can have in stories we read My silence of that time A helplessness It’s a line on my […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-26 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-26 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi The dust of time Memory means Isn’t flowing into the past? How sweet it would be That level sad also In the layers of dust piled up On the leaf of life Dimmed waves of silent […]

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Aduri Satyavathi Devi

Poems of Aduri Satyavathi Devi – 23 “The Epical Touch”

Poems of Aduri Satyavathi Devi Poem-23 The Epical Touch Telugu Original: Aduri Satyavathi Devi English Translation: NS Murthy To mine eyes long forgotten dreamingAnd to my heart’s precincts shut for agesThere came an eyeful ocular epicHanding me out an invitationAnd churning a new lyric in me. The blue herds leisuring out on the skyMust have […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-25 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-24 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 25.Recognition To his mother also His father had given the recognition All his pride Its about his recognition only So, he discards in that way He says his recognition is mine Except that, he says, I […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-24 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-24 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 24.Soaring high He becomes so egoistic But in fact, never realizes The nature as a teacher Man, without wings Roving in the sky means To teach a lesson that Even to the dream that melts away […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga 12. Monopoly It’s an indoor game that fell into the hands of tiny tots. Irrespective of the season it gives a yield of bucks unseen earlier. A nice game it is… that of e-business No great fascination or rapture in the distribution of intellect. Only a […]

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Poems of Aduri Satyavathi Devi – 21 “Moonlit Buds of Poetry”

Poems of Aduri Satyavathi Devi Poem-21 Moonlit Buds of Poetry Telugu Original: Aduri Satyavathi Devi English Translation: Shyamala Kallury Moonlit buds of poetry Float on the streams of Time in colourful boats Hearts aflame with poetic delight and Questing eyes bind their lives with moonlit Buds of poetry, emitting dreams. Keep the door ajar, Let […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-23 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-23 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 23.How many? How many clouds are required To bear the burden of my tears How many oceans are needed To connect the roar of my heart How many forests are desired? To hide the darkness of […]

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Bruised, but not Broken (poems) – 12. Muddy Hands

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  12. Muddy Hands With the music of washed vessels. She wakes up the house. When the early cockcrows Piercing through thick darkness She lights the hut Feeds the children grains of rice. She arrives in the fields, porridge-vessel in hand The landlord welcomes her with abuses. As she […]

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THE UNTIRED(Telugu Original by Sarasija penugonda)

THE UNTIRED       English Translation: Penugonda basaveshwar Telugu Original : Sarasija Penugonda She’s been trying to erect a pillaras a mark of her self identity denied for decades by community Bricks of self-confidence are continuously kept wet with relentlessly shed sweat Sacrifices like a matchstick to ignite ,fire particles, a million n continue […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-22 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-22 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 22.Separately … Separating is not only For humans It’s a habit of the soil and To the rivers, mountains, and oceans Finally, to the sky also Not only To the fragrances and to the winds of […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga 10. Bell of Virtue In the flux of a scene where silence overflows, render your brain formless a bit. Meanwhile, it is not just your dreams, but heart’s burden that is emptied. In the darkness where fireflies emit light, inordinate sound brooks keep flowing. Many are […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-21 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-21 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 21.Remaining nest Entire home Again carries the silent vacuum Till yesterday The waves of naughty words Just in a night The aerial roots of shadows of Silent tempest To a part of my womb Who migrated […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga 9.Scissors Whena flame rages beneath the pan of half-cooked rice, I feel the pain of besieging taunts. Like the stories of paltry grains for hungry stomachs, in the shade of subject, object, verb amidst the disparities between rich and poor, I feel as if I got […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-20 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-20 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 20.Memories of floods In the revolution of galaxies of centuries From endless circles of earth If the name is heard once again In childhood Crossing over the heads That went away cursing the heaps of dead […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga 8.Homage of Syllables Whenever occasions don’t revert halfway, all the experience should listen, say, see the words of known people, things worth knowing, deeds to be divulged and become a journey not waited. When answerless questions come near, immerse in NEWS, play the game of four […]

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Poems of Aduri Satyavathi Devi – 17 “A Stream of Water”

Poems of Aduri Satyavathi Devi Poem-17 A Stream of Water Telugu Original: Aduri Satyavathi Devi English Translation: J Bhagyalakshmi Someone has robbed the moisture of my tears Tied iron buckets with words of chains And emptied everything time and again Someone snatched away my constant companion Who used to be cool and gushing out time […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-19 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-19 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 19. A kitchen poem To write a poem Caught in the kitchen cabinet Struggled and jumped On the stove and committed suicide When doing Puri Crushed between two hands To my inability to hold the pen […]

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Music of the heart (Poem-Telugu Original by Mandarapu Hymavati)

Music of the heart(poem) Telugu Original: Mandarapu Hymavati EnglishTranslation: Syamala Kallury Handicapped -blind You need not sing songs of sympathy You need not play violin’s piteous sigh With sad note – Of all the senses eyes are primary One cannot have life without eyes Don’t push them into the wells of depression They have to […]

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Bruised, but not Broken (poems) – 8. Morning Star

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  8. Morning Star Rising with the morning star Sweeping darkness away with a broom That girl draws patterns of brightness… As she washes dishes the sun rises from her beads of sweat. Amidst the chirping of birds. As she cleans everyone’s filth with her tender fingers That wonderful […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-18 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-18 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 18. For me Separated from its mother When it was brought I became its mother Unable to walk slithering and walking Looking scared woofing When looking for milk I gave it the milk bottle Just moving […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga 6.Special Soldier He is a picture of opulence on the retina; a sacred figure without many hues. He won many a million hearts. Wherever his sweat falls, there germinates mother’s love, blesses. In the nights and afternoons when mud blossoms, at a time when the branches […]

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Death Warrants (Poem-Telugu Original by Mandarapu Hymavati)

Death Warrants (poem) Telugu Original: Mandarapu Hymavati EnglishTranslation: Syamala Kallury An endless joy it is After the head-bath, washing the hair For some the body feels comfortable Moves freely in the swing For some the head-bath itself is A ritual, that sends one to lands More comfortable, then it is an explosion! Yes, Hunger is […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga 5.Osmania, the Glowing Lamp Always, I throw a couple of old dreams in front of me. When searching for similarities, Osmania emits the echoes of peace songs and those of valour from its rocky walls. Conceiving spirit, shaping expression it keeps filling the voids of my […]

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Bruised, but not Broken (poems) – 6. Untouchable Assault

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  6. Untouchable Assault This is ‘untouchable Sunitha’ speaking: From long ago ― Forgotten by you all In this country, just as there is ― untouchable hunger untouchable exploitation, untouchable suicides untouchable rape too exists. I swear by my love for Yogeswar Reddy That mine is certainly an Untouchable […]

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I wanna walk… (Poem)

I wanna walk… -Jhansi Koppisetty I was flying like an angel.. But a great fall broke my ankle..! Till then I was fulfilling everyone's wishes.. Had to wake up to my senses with all the stitches..! Ankle broke three ways.. Added bonus dislocation sideways..! Plates and screws were all used.. Doctors pinned and stapled bones […]

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Peacock of the Rain (Poem-Telugu Original by Mandarapu Hymavati)

Peacock of the Rain (poem) Telugu Original: Mandarapu Hymavati EnglishTranslation: Syamala Kallury As when a poem that has not taken shape In the mind since long, emerges suddenly Opening the fan of raindrops, The peacock of the rain, breaks into a dance. As when some unseen goddesses Rain jasmines with cupped hands, Like the pearls […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-17 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-17 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 17. Again mother The home without you Its like a burning globe in the vacuum From the coffee filter welcoming in the morning To the good night the lights in the night Everything searches for you […]

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Aduri Satyavathi Devi

Poems of Aduri Satyavathi Devi – 14 “Curses or Gifts”

Poems of Aduri Satyavathi Devi Poem-14 Curses or Gifts Telugu Original: Aduri Satyavathi Devi English Translation: CLL Jayaprada True! That men seek change True that flowing stream of time Courses into million channels Inviting ever newer shapes And astonishes us again and again Also, true From the earth to the sky And the sky to […]

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Kandepi Rani Prasad

Neem tree murder (Poem)

Neem tree murder            -Kandepi Rani Prasad Gives a flower to every Ugadi Neem tree of my house was cut down In time to brush your teeth in the morning Bending the branches improves health Subhakrit Ugadi gave me agony They killed my golden neem tree Cut into pieces with a […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga Translator’s Note           I have been trying to take some good Telugu literature into English for a long. In that process, I translated the stories of VattikotaAlwaruSwamy, Dasarathi Krishnamacharya, andKalojiNarayanaRao. Besides rendering such good fiction, I translated modern poetry as well. However, […]

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On the Morning It Rained (Poem-Telugu Original by Mandarapu Hymavati)

On the Morning It Rained (poem) Telugu Original: Mandarapu Hymavati EnglishTranslation: Syamala Kallury Early morning With sleepy eyes As soon as I come to the front door Lo, a wonderful visual poem I see That mesmerises the mind The hurried jobs of morning, job-related Drudgery of house and kitchen work forgotten, Relaxing in the green […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-16 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-16 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 16. A river means a stream A river means a stream only Anywhere that sounds like this only Scrubbing the stones and tuning them To understand the singing music of the river That sort of wetness […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-15 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-15 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 15.The wet land of spring Though I forgot to tell my address Spring rushed as a stream of happiness Raised to its head with crores of desires The baskets of new whims and fancies Spread on […]

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Aduri Satyavathi Devi

Poems of Aduri Satyavathi Devi – 12 “The Torn Emerald Canvas”

Poems of Aduri Satyavathi Devi Poem-12 The Torn Emerald Canvas Telugu Original: Aduri Satyavathi Devi English Translation: Raamateertha Perching on the yonder hill side greenery As if busy composing music to a new song, With awakening roulades, Those birds becoming musical organs, In pairs drenching in the snow ‘Mushaira’ Used to fill my morning walk […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga Lustre of Erudition Surrounds Her          If people born in a family of great tradition hold the flag of defiance, it causes some surprise. If they follow the same path of rationalism and struggle throughout their life without retreating to the destination, it […]

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Bruised, but not Broken (poems) – 3. Water

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  3. Water Just as water knows the ground’s incline, It knows the generations-old strife Between village and wada Like dampness on the well’s edge that never dries, It knows that untouchability never disappears. Water knows everything. It knows race The difference between the woman from Samaria and Jesus, […]

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Horsely Hills (Poem-Telugu Original by Mandarapu Hymavati)

Horsely Hills (poem) Telugu Original: Mandarapu Hymavati EnglishTranslation: Syamala Kallury Like a Hurricane lantern Hung to the hook of the sky Slowly climbing the ladder of the Peaks of mountains, the morning Sun Like the bright red hibiscus Like a yellow chrysanthemum Like a fully blossomed jasmine This Lotus lover Is cool handsome god of […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-14 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-14 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 14.The island of tears Leaving forever born and brought up country Changing the names of the roots of ancestors Packing the heap of dreams Migrating to a distant country To any anyone…at anytime Is nothing but […]

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Poems of Aduri Satyavathi Devi – 11 “Childhood Shared witha Babe”

Poems of Aduri Satyavathi Devi Poem-11 Childhood Shared witha Babe Telugu Original: Aduri Satyavathi Devi English Translation: Munipalle Raju To have a glimpse of the new-born On our invitation You all come flying and land here like beaming butterflies – Moving freely with teeny weeny guests We embellish the evening superlatively. And elaborate the string […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga ‘A preview ‘          Poetry mirrors life. It’s a true reflection of life in discernible hues. Therefore, it is aptly said that poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash(Leonard Cohen). Covid-19 pandemic […]

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Bruised, but not Broken (poems) – 2. An Ethnic Dream

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  2. An Ethnic Dream The criss-crossed entangled forest seemsTo have gathered its hair neatly into a knot.Swallowed by a corporate whaleThat spits them out in the centre of Shilparamam*Small huts in deep sleep amidst green treesAppear doll houses with lime patternsAlluring. Nose studs, beaded necklaces, mirror blouses ofThe […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-13 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-13 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 13.Unknown Not only the people here Even trees and flowers are unknown Water and Fire, wind and sky with soil We feel, are the same everywhere But Here in water cold fire kindles Even sunlight also […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-12 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-12 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 12. Silent brightness Green color We recall the leaves but I realized only when I read the nature book here The trees decorate on their entire body That So many hues of colors And fills their […]

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Bhagiratha’s Bounty and Other poems-25

Bhagiratha’s Bounty and Other poems-25 English Translation: T.S. Chandra Mouli Telugu Original : Kandukuri Sreeramulu 25. Wild Dance of Waves When visiting sea at Kothapatnam won’t new thought germinate? No wonder when Koteswar Rao’s car halts at Kothapatnam is it a horse to swim in sea ? Those that land from car compose poetry but […]

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Bruised, but not Broken (poems)

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  ‘ Memory as an Ideology ‘           Challapalli Swaroopa Rani uses memory not only as a technique but also as an ideology. Her selective memory carefully constructs the people and the milestones in her life and collates this personal memory with her memory of […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-11 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-11 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 11. A light of letters When wanted to bloom as a flower Mind was caught in the fences of thorns When wished to give as a gift of love Mind became a sacrifice to the world […]

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Bhagiratha’s Bounty and Other poems-24

Bhagiratha’s Bounty and Other poems-24 English Translation: T.S. Chandra Mouli Telugu Original : Kandukuri Sreeramulu 24. Marine Congregation Oh my Visakha Sea! To extend to the sky how long you did tapasya,meditation like a maharshi? Absorbing great rivers of processions frighteningly massive public meeting today. But for enormous depth, immense capability, total transformation, how can […]

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Bruised, but not Broken (poems)

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  ‘ THE PAIN OF BEING A PART APART ‘           This collection of 35 poems written by Prof Challapalli Swaroopa Rani now translated in to English, are eye-openers into the unspeakable experiences of Dalits not only in Andhra but all over India. These poems […]

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Nothing like a so-called failure

Nothing like a so-called failure -Sri sreya kurella They speak a lot When you are at the lowest point of your life. They comment a lot about your past actions,And try to form the reasons for the pain you are facing,  They try to depress you with their words,To make you feel low at the hardest phase of […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-10 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-10 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 10. My mother used to be there…… My mother used to be black in colour But she had a cool mind My mother had long hair But still always moved with knotted hair My mother used […]

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After meeting my childhood friend (Telugu Original “Chinnanati Mitruralni Chuseka” by Dr K.Geeta)

After meeting my childhood friend                        English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar Telugu Original : “Chinnanati Mitruralni Chuseka” by Dr K.Geeta Meeting childhood friend After a long time I recalled those carefree dragonfly days Slept happily tucked in bed Closed under blanket overhead Whenever wished, how long […]

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Bruised, but not Broken (poems)

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  My Word           By and large the feminist movement in India has been about patriarchal oppression, experienced by dominant castes and middle class educated/urban women – gender discrimination: unequal man-woman relationships; undemocratic family system; burden of child-rearing and hardship of domestic chores as women […]

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Aduri Satyavathi Devi

Poems of Aduri Satyavathi Devi – 11 “Childhood Shared with a Babe”

Poems of Aduri Satyavathi Devi Poem-11 Childhood Shared with a Babe Telugu Original: Aduri Satyavathi Devi English Translation: Raamateertha To have a glimpse of the new-born On our invitation You all come flying and land here like beaming butterflies – Moving freely with teeny weeny guests We embellish the evening superlatively. And elaborate the string […]

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