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A Dirge for the Earth By O N V Kurup

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The poet mourns for near dying mother earth, in his poem and by hearts this dirge well in advance as he is not going to be there to attend the funeral.

O N V Kuruppu(Ottaplackal Neelakandan Velukkuruppu) is considered as on the greatest living poets of India. O N V kuruppu was a professor in Maharaja’s College ( Kochi), University College, (Thiruvananthapuram), Arts and Science College ( Kozhikode) and Brennan College ( Thalassery). ONV Kuruppu retired from service in 1986.
O N V Kuruppu is also a lyricist in Malayalam film cinema. ONV Kuruppu recently won the Jnana Peetha Award for 2007 which is the greatest award for literature in India.

Oh my mother earth, for your near death,
I am singing this poem “may your soul rest in peace.”
This song is by hearted, for dirge in advance

No one will remain to shed tears
for you and for me tomorrow
when the death’s black
venomous flower blossoms,
in its shadow your face shall start to freeze dead.
So I have written this dirge
by heart in advance for you,
Oh my mother earth, for your near death,
I am singing this poem “may your soul rest in peace.”

Read the next stanza of Bhoomikkoru charamageetham by ONV Kurup


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12 comments to A Dirge for the Earth By O N V Kurup

  • Teddy Echeverry

    I really enjoyed the poem and the translation. It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained!

  • Rakesh

    Post more of ONV’s poems, this one is good too and translation is good, keep the good work.

  • Poornima

    Love ONV, I hope people soon realize that they are being selfish.

  • Lovely Giftee

    Interesting poetry site and enjoyable with my husband, no embarrassment on the content and I plan to visit Kerala soon.

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  • That is nice poetry blog and I had a good time reading Dirge for the earth.

  • Indu Lalli

    I Love this poem, ONV has used harsh language for the people who destroy and kill our forest and environment. I like the reference made.

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  • Dick Tracy

    What a beautiful poem, I cant find any good reference on Malayalam language and I have found sites but most are only Malayalam and no translation is available. Could you also provide some good links on this please. Perhaps a good article that gives guidelines to understand Malayalam etc.