Wednesday, December 2, 2015

One Man's Maple Moon: Starlit Sky Tanka by Pravat Kumar Padhy

English Original

the spider climbs
up the corner edge
on stepping stones
the handicapped boy
aims towards the starlit sky

Ribbons, 9:2,  Fall 2013

Pravat Kumar Padhy


Chinese Translation (Traditional)

一隻蜘蛛攀爬
到石角邊
站在墊腳石上
身體殘疾的男孩
面對繁星閃爍的天空

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

一只蜘蛛攀爬
到石角
站在垫脚石上
身体残疾的男孩
对繁星闪烁的天空

Bio Sketch
Born in India, poems widely published and anthologized. Works referred in Spectrum History of Indian Literature in English, Alienation in Contemporary Indian English Poetryetc. Poems awarded high acclamations by Writer’s Guild of India and Editors’ Choice awards. Pravat Kumar Padhy's Japanese short form of poetry appeared in many international journals and anthologies. Songs of Love: A celebration is his third collection of verse by Writers Workshop, Calcutta. Featured in The Dance of the Peacock: An Anthology of English Poetry from India, to be published by Hidden Brook Press, Canada, 2014
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The comparison between the two parts of the poem is poignant, and the closing image effectively lifts the poem up a notch.


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