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.”

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