Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bharathiar's Poems In Translation

                                             FREEDOM - THE SPARROW

                                             Be in free abandon
                                             Like this little birdie!

                         On all directions you wander and fly,
                          Swim along the swift wind high,
                          Tasting the wine of cosmic brilliance,
                          Spilt in abundance, spreading with no end.

                                            Be in free abandon
                                            Like this little birdie!

                      Delighting in union with your 'she',
                      Building a nest which is penury free,
                      Joyous of guarding the little fledgelings
                      Feeding them with love and loving everything.

                                           Be in free abandon
                                           Like this little birdie!

                   Out in country yard or in the field,
                   Gathering and eating the grains of yield,
                    Rest of the time you gossip and sleep,
                    To wake up before dawn with a dainty song.


                                          Be in free abandon
                                           Like this little birdie!

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