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....


D. V. Krishna Sastry

D. V. Krishna Sastry (1897-1980)

(These are the lines written by the poet. The country is now celebrating the centenary of this great poet who was a convalescing in a Bombay nursing home, after a surgical operation, in which he lost his voice)

I open my eyes to greet
the first rays (of the Sun) in red and gold,
That enter my room
and touch my eyelids.

Faintly do I smile
when the soft breeze of Dawn
Strokes my face
With its finger - tips

I reply with a nod
To the fragrance of the
fresh-born flower
That lecknos from the yard.

But when from the Mango bough
Leaning towards my Window
Calls the cuckoo
I have no voice, to Reply
No more voice to Reply

(Rendered from the Telugu original by D. Anjaneyulu)

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