Saturday, May 29, 2010

Environment Day - Translation of the Poem by a Kannada Poet GSS

VALUES

In the extension of the Bandipur forest land
Rare innocence shines in the eyes of  innumerable antelopes
Bubbling with life's enthusiasm.

Divine indifference is housed
In the herds of elephants
walking fearlessly
Like a moving mountains.

Valor idolized
in the bold stature of bisons
Erect with horns
Standing in this great forest.

The beauty of this universe is personified
In the dancing peacock opening  feathers suddenly
On the fresh green of this people free forest.

The values we all respect
Is safe in this forest
Anyhow.

 - G. S. Shivarudrappa

in vijaya karnataka, Kannada daily on Environmental Day - 30 May.

a free translation just after reading, this morning.

2 comments:

Mystical allure! said...

GSS' poem and the translation is good ... :)
Prof: Am looking for a Kannada poem on environment (actually a dance drama) which starts with the lines "shyama illa bheema illa yaarappa nan koogiddu"...its a wonderful poem on ecology. something I had learnt partially many decades ago.. unfortunately, I dont know the author /poet..if u do, pl help me with the same on my ID : srinath.kalyani@gmail.com....many thanks sir...

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