krishan Saastri's poem

Madhav Machavaram (X92MACHAVARA@wmich.edu)
Tue, 21 May 1996 21:03:02 -0400 (EDT)

namastE,

The complete poem as written in krishna pakshamu is as follows:

Ela prEmintunu? (krishnapakshamu, 1925)

sowrabhamu lEla chimmu pushpa vrajambu?
chandrikala nEla vedajallu chamdamaama?
Ela salilambu paaru? gaaDpEla visaru?
Ela naa hrudayambu prEminchu ninnu?

maavigunna kommanu madhumaasa vELa
pallvamu mekki kOyila paaDu TEla?
parula taniyinchiuTako? tana baagu korako?
gaana monarimpaka bratuku gaDava bOkO?

regards
Madhav Machavaram

Stable Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory
Dept. of Geology
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

ps: Krishna Saastri being a swEchChaavaadi, wrote quite a few
of his poems based on his free will, without strictly adhering
to chandO rules. Most of his poems(written such) reflect this
experimenting attitude where he starts a poem and ends before the
fourth `paadamu'. etc. So please don't look for very strict chandassu
in his poetry. Some times you will find it, some times you don't. It
all depended on his mood when he wrote any poem!

I will be more elaborate, when I get some time(hopefully soon!!)