Triveni Journal

1927 | 11,233,916 words

Triveni is a journal dedicated to ancient Indian culture, history, philosophy, art, spirituality, music and all sorts of literature. Triveni was founded at Madras in 1927 and since that time various authors have donated their creativity in the form of articles, covering many aspects of public life....

Discovering a New World

Umanath Bhattacharya

Had I flourished in the days of our
Great Sanskrit poets I would have left
to the delight of the lovers of poetry
Quite a few marvellous poems depicting your body
from head to foot showing my mastery in
the classical figures of speech and robust metres.
But the technique has undergone a sea change,
It’s out of fashion to indulge in such rhetoric.

Otherwise, I, too, am aware where the roses
bloom and the violet lilies: where flutter
the lotus twins and floats the crescent moon
in the dusky sky. Such beauty spots
do enamour my muse too. But my heart
yearns for something much deeper, I tell you.

I shall go on a voyage across the high
seas of your heart and discover a new world
where no man has ever anchored his boat.
There the meadows, woods and groves, the hills
and lakes are far glamorous and blissful than this orb’s.
There shall I build a shrine in a cosy nook
And offer my adoration to you. The hymns
that I would chant will be the depsair of such masters
As Amaru or Bhartrihari, Bilhan or Vatsyayana.

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