Wednesday, May 22, 2024

I’Am not the body

I am not the body you want

A torrent of compassion

Hides the stones and thorns in my stomach

Blesses with tides

Besides the flows of your lives

Manifests many forms

Submerge your ponds of tears in me

Touches your tongue like a sweet drop

Which dried up in the thirst of life

Stop your wandering

Of physical pleasure

Look into my mother hood

Find your faces like babies

Walk holding my little finger

I will take you to the galaxy of stars

And satisfy your hunger with my breastfeed

 Don’t admire your skills of 

Catching the curves of structures

 the fish of beauty and  temptation

Widening eyes gets me

Many pearls of solace

In the sea of friendship

A cool lap of moonlight

 When insomnia affects your eyelids

As you are tired due to the journey in the desert

I will shower on your eyelids like a droplet

Sing a lullaby like a sibling

Bestow upon you

The sparks of sunlight 

Like a warm dawn

Apply a bandage to your wounds

Inculcate courage in you

Wear an attire of dreams to you

Make you fly into new worlds

 I am like a transparent crystal

Don’t crumble either a shady tree beside you

Or me into pieces

Even though

What can you get in the bags of skin

Except the traces of your birth places

 I am not the body you want

I am like a fragrance

Which gives breath to many flower gardens like you

I am the personification of womanhood

Which entangles you in my heart..!

Also read: Forgotten to dream

Also read: I am immortal

Also read: The ripen leaf

Also read: Blackness

Also read: Death certificate

Also read: Count it as…!

Telugu Original 

Padmavathi Rambhaktha


Prof Sarojadevi Komatla 

Sarojadevi Komatla
Sarojadevi Komatla
The translator of the poems is Dr. K. Sarojadevi, a Professor of English from Andhra Pradesh. Besides being a poet, she is a content writer, columnist, editor, translator, academician and research supervisor. She presented and published research papers at national and international conferences and journals. She authored two books entitled Ethical intimations in the select Inter-war American Fiction and Vocabulary for Verbal Ability. She is serving Research India Foundation as an executive board member of Research India Resource Support Centre.


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