Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bull In The City - Sri Sri

Here is a poem by the one and the only Sri Sri,
That is Srirangam Srinivasa Rao.

Bull in the City

On the main thoroughfare of the city
The bull casually 
Perhaps with the memories from the earlier birth
Chewing the cud with half shut eyes
Without moving or shifting
The bull in the heart of the city.
As if it is the right holder of the road
Leaving the responsibility to the times
Heckling the scampering of the civilisation
Stood there that it is the King!

Who dares to ask the bull to move
Look how it glances around
Aye! Aye! Motor car!
What is the hurry with you?
Oh! Brother Cyclist!
Careful! The bull wouldn't budge!
Anti-machinery, proponent of non-violence and a vegetarian
Expert in anti alcoholism
On the main road of the city
Obstructing the passage of the civility
However long like this
This bull can stand!

If the bull has no sense
Shouldn't the man have it?

Let us enjoy good poetry


hkpt said...

ఎద్దు మాటెలా వున్నా ఇక్కడ శ్రీశ్రీ గారు గాంధీ మహాత్ముణ్ణి అన్యాపదేశంగా అపహసిస్తున్నట్టుగా తోస్తోంది.
- తాడేపల్లి హరికృష్ణ

k v nageswara rao said...

it is a wonderful for lecturers who teach intermediat claspoetry bull in the city

sahit said...

to mr.tadepalli harikrishna....

the thing is how we can see the poem.. if you are in right angle..... it's right....

Aravind Bhargava said...

My most favourite poem

sridevi ravinder said...

excellent work with the translation. if we get to hear the voice by recitation that would have been more than enough

sreeramamurthy gara said...


Unknown said...

What a great poem

Sam Joshi. P said...

Hatts off to sri sri vision. Its true that man is living a meaningless life with selfish,jealousy, ego and pride