involvement with poetry-writing, that has been dear to me, is
almost for forty years by now – writing poems for children
on a variety of topics and for elders on matters religious. I
am happy to state that these have generally been well received
by poetry-lovers. I am gratified by the encouragement given to
me by the various websites...
great Mahabharata War is supposed to have taken place in the year
3139 BC at Kurukshetra, India, according to one set of research
sholars. Another set placed it between 950 BC and 1500 BC. It is
the biggest classic ever composed by humanity, several times more
than the Illiad and the Odyssey of the Poet Homer.
by the successful launching of the book Ramayana, I took up writing
the next book Krishna Leela in easily readable English verses.
It briefly tells the story of Lord Krishna and His Leela, based
on the book Krishna written by Srila Sri Prabhupada, the Founder
Acharya of Hare Krishna movement in the International Society
of Krishna Conscience (ISKCON).
A Bouquet Of Oriental
was in the year 1965, my poetry career started. I was travelling
in a rainy season of that year, as a lone passenger, in I Class
compartment (Old type) from New Delhi to Vijayawada. The moving
panorama outside in the ghat section and plains attracted my attention.
I wrote the first poem, “A Song of the World” in that
running train, which got published in the Souvenir released by
the South Indian Cultural Association, Vijayawada.