Poems by Rajashree Mohapatra / Translated into English by Haraprasad Das

Poems by Rajashree Mohapatra
When I whisper into the ears of darkness
Cross over destinies of present
Reach the shore that lies beyond
In a sacred shrine undisturbed over the ages .
Listening to the beating of my heart
Unveil the Veil of cosmic arts
Serpentine curls of pristine glory
Dreamy carvings on fleshy rosary .
Hidden beneath my black raimemt
Soul feels a divine content
Endless waves rise in me
Merge in self , no where to reach .
Gleaming with morning dew
Illumining every colours new
In fire of self I offer self
Paying tribute to power of sense.
Quest for union with supreme
Search for nectar of bliss
Euphoric embrace surpasses its glitter
Divine is my eternal nature.
Rajashree Mohapatra©
Seeking is essential to the Indian system of knowledge..in Poetry .
It has been the central metaphor for both intensifying and resolving the body-soul binary!
It is heartening that a Poet writing in English employs the metaphor…more importantly for inscribing immortality into mortal love.English Love Poetry did this by metaphysical ruse and quickly abandoned it as it was too bothersome to handle.
Look at the poignant end to Rajashree’s remarkable Poem!
Yes ..if divine is the elemental nature then the binary is self-resolved!
Greetings for a fine Poem!
Poet Haraprasad Das
Singing …
the glory silently,
my life is a celebration
Ballads of love I send
in your admiration .
It is a journey of bliss
guides the divine light
Wake me up my love !
through darkness of night.
Look at the elegance and simplicity of the English Language!
It conveys more where less would be enough!
……Your glory passes silently
my life is a celebration
songs of glory I float
in your admiration
Your light guides my way
I journey into bliss unknown
keep me awake my Lov through my darkness when alone!
Poet Haraprasad Das
ମହାଶୂନ୍ୟ …
ଶୂନ୍ୟରୁ ସୃଷ୍ଟିର ଉଦ୍ଭବ
ଘୋର ତମସା ଆଚ୍ଛନ୍ନ
ଅନ୍ଧକାର ବ୍ୟାପ୍ତ ଚରାଚର
ଏହାରି ଗର୍ଭରୁ ବିଶ୍ୱ ଯେ ବାହାର
ସେଥିରେ ବିନ୍ଦୁର ପ୍ରବେଶ
ଅନ୍ଧାର ଆଲୋକ ମିଳନ
ମିଳନ କାଳୀ ଓ କାଳର
ଜ୍ଞାନର ନିତ୍ୟ ଆଧାର
ବିନ୍ଦୁ …
ସୃଷ୍ଟିର ଆଦ୍ୟ ସମ୍ଭାର ।
Rajashree Mohapatra©
Indian Puranic Literature abounds in a huge range of theories of creation.
The Poet here uses the symbolism Bindu to suggest how creation was made possible from the Void or Shunya! It is bindu the dot of seminal substance that impregnates the void with meaning.The creator( Kaala/Time) unites with the creatrix(Kaali/Space) to create the World.
Poet Haraprasad Das
Haraprasad Das
A career Civil Servant, he joined(1968) the Civil Service of India (Indian Audit & Accounts Service) as a direct recruit at the age of 23 (born:15.01.1945) and served the Ministries and the constitutional office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India in many challenging positions as a Public Accountability Functionary. He was the Accountant General of Odisha (1991-1996) for five years and the Principal Accountant General of undivided Bihar (1996-1999) for three years and went on to hold the post of Director-General of Audit Central Revenues and (Addl.) Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General of India. In these capacities he prepared and submitted the CAG’s Reports to Public Accounts Committee of the Legislative Assemblies of the States and the Parliament of India. The areas of expertise covered Governance, Project Management, Budgeting, Performance Standards and Financial Vigilance at the State level and the Central level. In all he served for eight years at the level of an Additional Secretary to the Government of India and for a year at the level of Special Secretary/ Secretary to the Government of India before voluntarily retiring in 2003 to take up the Judicial Assignment of Administrative Member of the Central Administrative Tribunal, Ernakulam Bench, Kerala. From that position he was elevated to the post of Vice Chairman, Odisha Administrative Tribunal and Acting Chairman. He served in these capacities for a period of five years (2005-2010) at the level of a sitting Judge of the High Court of Odisha.

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