Friday, January 15, 2016

An Amber Dream!

Once upon a midnight
I noticed an universe
with an amber dream
outside my window
parallel to my world.

My world had friends,
enemies, objects & half-finished jobs.
The parallel universe was a beauty,
with vast, blue sky,
a few pure white clouds & eternal grace.

I sat upright on my bed,
and began to think,
How should I bring together
the parallel worlds?
Can I even attempt it!

Between the branches,
among the tree leaves,
the golden lamp swung
helpless, I stared at its glow,
awake till the dawn.

One part of me took the lamp,
and traveled into the amber dream
while the other stayed back,
to wake up at dawn,
& start the old life again!

The amber dream remained a pleasant dream,
which my reality never met!!

Free Translation of a Telugu poem by Sri Vadrevu Ch Veerabhadrudu

Friday, January 1, 2016

My Tiny Bird

A tiny little bird
lands on my windowsill,
sings for me to wake up,
on every delightful morning.

Bright as a candle flame,
awake before the dawn,
you keep flying around,
to help the sun rise.

Such a tiny little bird,
where is your throat,
where is your heart,
i cannot help but wonder!

My bird begins to sing,
its tiny body vibrating,
letting its heart out,
to be one with nature.

I do want to sing,
and forget my worries,
just like you,
my tiny little bird!!!

Free Translation of a Telugu poem by Sri Vadrevu Ch Veerabhadrudu

Concert of Stars

The city has fallen asleep
and heaven began its concert,
reminding me of the fishermen,
who go to fish at midnight, into the heart of sea.

The curtain of clouds,
give way to the bright stars,
to flaunt their talents,
unaware that i was awake, and witnessed the magic.

The language unknown to any,
the sounds understood only by babies,
the concert continued till dawn,
and now i wonder, will i ever sleep again!

Free Translation of a Telugu poem by Sri Vadrevu Ch Veerabhadrudu