Ravikumar C.P.

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Ravikumar C.P.
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C.P. Ravikumar writes in Kannada, English and Hindi. His Kannada poems have been published in popular Kannada periodicals such as Prajavani, Mayura, Kannada Prabha, Gandhi Bazar. He has translated stories, poems, and plays from English to Kannada, Kannada to English, Hindi to Kannada, and Hindi to English. He maintains four blogs of his writings.
http: //cp-ravikumar-kannadapoems2english.blogspot.com/
http: //cp-ravikumar-english.blogspot.com/
http: //cpravikumar-hindi.blogspot.com/
http: //cpravikumar-kannada.blogspot.com/

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The song of a bird - a translation of a Kannada poem by G.S. Shivarudrappa

The song of a bird
Kannada Poem by G.S. Shivarudrappa
English Translation by C.P. Ravikumar

You listened intently
When I sang that day -
My heart overflowing,
Feelings I couldn't betray -

I know you shall sit down
And listen to me patiently
Were I to sing again today -
That's reward enough for me!
A bird seeks no prize
For singing in a tree -

I sing for no one
I seek no audience; you see
Singing is what I do,
A sheer necessity.

I know there are those who will listen
And so I sing my song
If someone were to cover ...

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