(5 May 1956 - / Sinapali, Nuapara, Orissa / India)

Conjugal Love Of Sita And Rama

Spontaneous is the flow of River
to mingle with Sea, her own lover.
She firmly crosses pass and rock
that appear on the way to block.

With Sea, when she enjoys union,
her all previous pains plunge into oblivion.
Between the lives of the two thence
really remains not a jot of difference.

Perchance piercing up in the mid,
any huge mound of sands there
if raises high
and severs the hearts of the loving pair,
River cannot die.
Burthen of her life she bears indeed
by expanding own heart to take
the shape of a large lake.
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One thing more I like to tell,
Be united with mind and hasten to dwell
in the lake of heart where bliss sublime,
you all will sportively enjoy for endless time.

There abides my life-mate
new Lotus-maiden in full efflorescence.
Ever-scintillating and never-set
remains the Sun of reminiscence.

(Tapasvini, Canto-II, III)

[Translated from Gangadhara Meher’s Oriya epic-poem ‘Tapasvini’]

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