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To Night (Translated in Malayalam) രജനിയോട്

March 21, 2021 | By and

Reena R’s wistful ode to the night and its fiery beauty is translated in Malayalam by Jayshree Devdas.

to night (poem translated in malayalam)

To Night

Reena R

When the night spreads herself out
like a sheer drop from the balcony,
floats weightlessly in the breeze
and then resurfaces to show off
her brilliant gold-lined eyes,
I cannot sleep
for she tells me
that to be seen amidst
all that darkness
I must wear the stars
even if they are all suns
which glow and burn

I stay up to show her the scorch marks,
the singed skin
the ferocious imprints of hugging a wild sun
the molten lava
that streams from my eyes
and she calls me beautiful.



Jayshree Devdas

രാവൊരു ചെറു കണിക പോലെ മട്ടുപ്പാവിൽ നിന്നൂർന്നു
മൃദുല പവനനിലൊഴുകി –
യതി നിപുണമായ് പറന്നിറങ്ങി
തൻ സൗവർണമെഴുതിയ
അഞ്ചിത നയനങ്ങൾ
നിദ്രാവിഹീനയാവുന്നു ഞാൻ ..
ഇത്രയുമിരുട്ടിൽ തിളങ്ങീടാൻ
മെന്നരുൾവൂ നിശ
(അവയൊക്കെയും കത്തി-
ജ്ജ്വലിക്കുന്ന സൂര്യന്മാരാകിലും)
നിർന്നിദ്രമിരുന്നു ഞാൻ
കാണിപ്പൂ രജനിയെ —
വന്യമൊരു സൂര്യനെ
രൗദ്രമുദ്രകൾ ,
പൊള്ളലിൻ വടുക്കൾ
പതിഞ്ഞൊരുടൽ ,
മിഴികൾ കവിഞ്ഞൊഴുകും
തപ്ത ദ്രാവകം ..
ഒക്കെയും കാണുമ്പോഴും
‘നീ മനോഹരി ‘യെന്നുമാത്രം
നിശാസുന്ദരി യോതുന്നു .!

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शुभ्र पांढरया रात्री – Marathi Translation of White Nights (For Fyodor Dostoevsky)

पेंन्टिंग! by Gulzar: A Translation and Transcreation

Reena Prasad is constantly losing things like pens, cats and her temper while settling down in the Sharjah desert and trying not become dust but you can find her poems in some anthologies and journals e.g. The Copperfield Review, First Literary Review-East,Angle Journal, Poetry Quarterly, etc. She is also the Destiny Poets, Poet of the year for 2014 and one of the editors of The Significant Anthology.
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Jayshree Devdas did her B.Sc. Chemistry at Providence Women's College, Kozhikode and MA English at Devagiri St. Joseph's College, Kozhikode. She is working as an Administrative officer in Life Insurance Corporation of India, Kozhikode and lives at Chelannur, Kerala. She has published 4 anthologies in Malayalam - Aathmayanam, Maayikam, Jalachaayam and Nizhalkkalangal.
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