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.
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Ravikumar C.P. Poems
The song of a bird - a translation of a ...
The song of a bird Kannada Poem by G.S. Shivarudrappa English Translation by C.P. Ravikumar
Like Your Step Children
Do not treat us like your step children, Mother, Do not treat us like your step children.
Hindi Poem by Gulzar Translated by C.P. Ravikumar
An Assurance To Womankind
Original Kannada Poem: D. Vijaya Translation: C.P. Ravikumar Rest assured and have no fear.
Bent Of Mind
Bent is a cane of sugar But O connoisseur tell me, Does its juice seem bent to you?
He throws open the doors Of the house in the East And begins his daily chore - Melting pearls in a crucible
The Great Flood
Kannada Poem by M. Gopalakrishna Adiga Translated by C.P. Ravikumar A river of life flows incessantly
Father, mother, and my poems
Kannada poem: Basavaraj Vakkunda (1983) Translation: C.P. Ravikumar (1990)
To Old Memories
When all is forgotten, do not come barging in making lame excuses, my old memories!
Face to Face
Kannada Poem by K.V. Thirumalesh (1978) Translation by C.P. Ravikumar (1991) 1
Zinnia and the mushrooms
Original Kannada Poem by K.V. Rajagopala Translated by C.P. Ravikumar I planted a Zinnia in my garden,
Love has no language
Hindi Poem by Gulzar English translation by C.P. Ravikumar Do you see the gentle fragrance exuding from those eyes?
Tungabhadra - no, not the river - my one-year old daughter, My little goddess! Somewhere in Madras if a cyclone Were to rise and a few drops were to fall in Mysore, She is sure to catch a cold; if the summer sun
Four compositions from Mankuthimmana Kag...
Four more compositions from D.V.G.'s Kagga (4)
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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 ...