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Devulapalli Krishna Sastry Poems
dEvulapalli kRshNaSAstri kavitalu

kRshNapakshaM nuMci

swEcChAgAnamu-1
timiralata tArakA kusumamula dAlpa
karkaSa Silayu navajIvana kaLala dEra
mrODu mOka civuruletti muruvu sUpa
jagamuninDa swEcCAgAna Jharula nintu.

krowrya kowTilya kalpita kaThina dAsya
SRnKhalamulu tamantane cedaripOva
gaganatalamu mArmrOgaga kanThametti
jagamuninDa swEcCAgAna Jharula nintu.

citta mAnandamaya marIcikala sOla
hRdaya mAnanda BhangamAlikala dEla
kanula nAnanda janitASrukaNamu lUra
jagamuninDa swEcCAgAna Jharula nintu.

yugayugambula nISwarayOdhulagucu
swEcChakai prANasumamu larpincuvAri
amala jIvita Phalamu dhanyatanu gAnca
jagamuninDa swEcCAgAna Jharula nintu.

Bhayamu galigincu kashTAtapambu maraci
karamu kaligincu vanta cIkaTlu maraci
viSwamE paravaSamayi venTa bADa
jagamuninDa swEcCAgAna Jharula nintu.

swEcChAgAnamu-2
navvipOduru gAka nA kETi siggu ?
nA yicCayE gAka nA kETi verapu ?
kalavihangama pakshamula dEliyADi
tArakA maNulalO tAranai merasi
mAya mayyedanu nA madhuragAnamuna!
navvipOduru gAka nA kETi siggu ?

moyilu dOnelalOna payanambonarci
minnella viharinci merapunai merasi
pADucu cin&kunai paDipOdu nilaku
navvipOduru gAka nA kETi siggu ?

telimabbu teracATu celi candamAma
jatagUDi dObUci sarasAlanADi
digirAnu digirAnu divinunDi Bhuviki
navvipOduru gAka nA kETi siggu ?

SIkarambulatODa cirumIlatODa
navamauktikamulatO nATyammulADi
jaladhi garbhammu lOpala mun&gipOdu
navvipOduru gAka nA kETi siggu ?

paruvetti paruvetti pavanunitODa
taruSaaKha dUri patramulanu jEri
praNaya rahasyAlu palkucunundu;
navvipOduru gAka nA kETi siggu ?

alarupaDanti jakkiliginta veTTi
viricEDe pulakimpa sarasanu bADi
mariyokka nanatODa mantanambADi
vErokka sumakAnta vrIDa bOgoTTi
krondEne sOnala grOli sOluTaku
pUvu pUvunakunu pOvucunundu;
navvipOduru gAka nA kETi siggu ?

pakshinayyeda cinni Rkshamayyedanu
madhupamayyeda candamAmanayyedanu
mEghamayyeda vinta merapunayyedanu
alarunayyeda cigurAkunayyedanu
pATanayyeda konDavAgunayyedanu
pavanamayyeda vArdhiBhangamayyedanu
ElakO yeppuDO yeTulanO gAni
mAyamayyeda nEnu mAripOyedanu.
navvipOduru gAka nA kETi siggu ?
nA yicChayE gAka nA kETi verapu ?

tETivalapu
malaya samIraNOrmikala mAlikalam braNayArdra gItikal
malayucu nATyamADavu, suma pramadAmaNi pulkarimpa, nO
yaLivara, tEnelAnavu, vanAntaramantayu cinnavOye; kO
mala jalajAta patramula mATuna nETiki DAginADavO!

alaru paDantulellaru himAmbuvulan navamallikA satin
jalakamu lArcinAru, vanajAta parAga malandinAru, mEl
jilugu horangu pondaLuku cIralu gaTTiri penDlikancu; kO
mala jalajAta patramula mATuna nETiki DAginADavO!

alarucu mallikApariNayambani vacciri pUvubOnDlu, kO
yila savarince gontu, tama yElikakai viridEnepAnakam
baLitati gUrce, puppoDula nattarulam bavanunDu cErce; kO
mala jalajAta patramula mATuna nETiki DAginADavO!

valapu harincinADavaTa, swAdu marandamu grOlitanTa, mai
pulakalu puTTagA madhuramOhana gAnamu jEsitanTa, mA
lalana yamAyikAtma BhramarA! tagunA vaga vADa jEya; kO
mala jalajAta patramula mATuna nETiki DAginADavO!

valapulu grummarimpadu, navapraNayOdaya hAsyacandrikal
cilukadu, tODi cinni viricEDelatO jatagUDi nATyamul
salupadu, mancumutyamulu, shaTpada! tAlpadu, mallikAmba; kO
mala jalajAta patramula mATuna nETiki DAginADavO!

jalajala rAlcu durBharavishAdamunan duhinASru binduvul,
velevele pOvu mArutamu vIcina pAdapapatra santatin,
talirula vinnapOyi yedo tapponarincina rIti nakku; kO
mala jalajAta patramula mATuna nETiki DAginADavO!

lalita manOj~namUrti, yaLirAju, manOhara gAna satkaLA
vilasitu, DArdracittuDani bEla varincenu ninnu mallikA
lalana, yerungadinta yanurAgamu tEnelatETa kancu; kO
mala jalajAta patramula mATuna nETiki DAginADavO!

"tEnelangUrci valapula dETaparaci
 dhanyurAlayye mI celi talirubONi!
 kAni niratambu mallika kaDane yunDi
 mudamu gUrpaga mAkokka pUve cepuma!"

anwEshaNamu
"talirAku jompamula sam
 dulatrOvala nEla vAlu tuhinakiraNa kO
 mala rEKhavo! puvudIvavo!
 veladI, yevvatevu nIpa viTapI vanilOn ?

kArumoyiLLa kATuka pogal veligrakku tamAlavATi nE
dAriyu kAnarAdu, nelatA! yeTuvOyeda vartharAtri - vi
sPhAra vilOca nAndha tamasammula jimmucu, vEDi vEDi ni
TTUrupulan niSItha pavanOrmi vitAnamu mElukolpucun ?"

"adi SaradrAtri; SIta candrAta pAnta
 rALa ramaNIya rajata talpambunandu
 callagA nidravOvu vrEpallevADa
 sakala gOpAla gOpikA janamutODa.

sAmu saDalina pati parishvangamandu
suKhamu du@hkhamu lEni sushuptilOna
swapnavIthI yathEshTa sancAra kalana
mEnu maracina nannanta mElukolipe

SarvarI SIta pavana pakshamula malasi
swAdu yamunOrmi sangIta Jharula galasi
kaumudIdhauta SuBhra diktaTula solasi
muraLikA mandamanda mAdhurula Rtulu.

eladETi cirupATa selayETi keraTAla
            baDipOvu virikanne valapuvOle 
tIyani mallepUdEne sOnala paini
            tUgADu talirAku dOnevOle
toliproddu temmera trOvalO payanamai
            paruvettu kOyila pATavOle
velluvalai pAru veladi vennelalOna
            munigipOyina mabbutunukavOle

ciruta tolakarivAnagA cinni sonaga
pongi poraleDu kAlvagA ningi kegayu
kaDaligA pillagrOvini veDalu vinta
tIyadanamula lInamaipOye neDada.

paruvu paruvuna pOvu nedatO
paruvu lettiti maraci mEnE
maraci sarvamu nannu nEnE
maraci naDirEyin."

"prANanAyaku kougili paTTu vadali
 yillu vadali yennanDu nI palle vadali
 yaDugiDani dAna; vA nATi yartharAtri
 vijana pathamula baDi yeTlu veDalinAvu?"

"tAvulatODa tEniyala dhArala cippilu vENugItikA
 rAvamutODa mandagatulan janu mArutamul viSAla bRm
 dAvana vIthulandu yamunA navaBhanga mRdanga vAdyamul
 trOva sPhurimpagA valapu tondara veTTaga bOti nonTimai.

 sannani yelgetti jAligA nevarinO
              yarayumA! pilucucunnadiye yamuna!
 prakka nirjIva dhAvaLyammutO nunna
              sikatAtalammu gAncitive, dAni?
 tudi modal lEdidE trOvarul trokkani
              yI dArinE paruvettinAnu!
 I monDicEtulanetti yI vanatarul
              SUnyadRkkula diSal cUcunayyo!

 icaTane, yicaTanE yata; DicaTa nEnu -
 icaTa nI jAjipU bodarinTa nEnu -
 I kaDimi ceTTu krinda summI yatanDu -
 sariga kannula gaTTina saraNi dOcu.

 SAradaSarvarI madhuracandrika, sUryasutA sravantikA
 cAru vinIla vIcika, praSAnta niSA pavanOrmi mAlikA
 cArita nIpa SAkhika, kRSAngini gOpika nEnu, nADu bRm
 dA ramaNIyasIma vininAramu mOhana vENugAnamun.

 malayu pavanu kougililOne pulakarinci
 hAyigA kanThamettu prAyampu vamSi
 viSwamOhanu jilibili pedavulanTi
 yavaSamaipOyi yEmi cEyanga lEdu!

 bAlagOpAlu bOleDu pATagAni
 kani vini yerungamennanDu; karamulOni
 muraLinE kAdu, nAlOni mrODuTeDada,
 nI Sidhila jIvanammu mrOyimpa galaDu.

 nandagOpakumAru nAnanda muraLi
 kA manOhara sushirApagA taranga
 jAlamula tArakA ravi candratatulu
 karagi cinnicinni gItalai kalisipOvu.

 cUcitivo lEdo cinnikRshNuni sobangu?
 pedavi civuru sanjala naraviccu navvu
 vennela, calincu tummeda beLuku cUpu,
 lOla pavana cAlita kuTilAlakammu,
 taraLa cUDA kalApammu, muraLigUDi
 yallanallana gontetti yamRtagAna
 SItala tushAramula virajimmu vELa
 cinnikRshNuni sobagu cUcitivo lEdo?

 lEvu Sarattamasvinilu lEvu manOj~na sudhAmSumAlikal
 lEvu vinIla nirmala kaLindasutA navanATya sampadal
 lEvu madIya gAtra lavalimbulakAnkura kOrakAvaLul
 lEvu kumAragOpa muraLI mRdugIta JharI vilAsamul!

 jilibili paTTurEkula ven&ka toTrilu
              malliya yeda dAgu madhuparavamu
 kanucUpu dATu nAmani bAyikOyila
              gontulO cikku vasantagIti
 viBhuvIDi Sushkincu virahiNi selayETi
              kaDupulO naDagina kaDali mrOta
 rEnikai vedakeDu rikkacUpulalOna
              ceravaDa ninDu canduruni pATa

 yiTTulI dIna gOpikA hRdaya mandi
 rAntarALamulOna truLLintalADu
 vENunAdambu, vinipincu viSwamOha
 nAkRti kiSOragAyaku narayucunTi.

 idi nA caritamu; vini nI
 vadareDu toTriledu vaDaku daTuniTu kanulan
 jedareDu cUpula nEdO
 vedakedu! evvatevu nIpa viTapI vanilOn?"

Ela prEmintunu?
sourabhamulEla cimmu pushpavrajambu?
candrikalanEla vedajallu candamAma?
Ela salilambu pAru? gADpEla visaru?
Ela nA hRdayambu prEmincu ninnu?

mAvigunna kommanu madhumAsavELa
pallavamu mekki kOyila pADuTEla?
parula tanayincuTako? tana bAgu korako
gAnamonarimpaka bratuku gaDavabOko?




pravaasi nuMci

nA kugAdulu...
nA kugAdulu lEvu
nA kushassulu lEvu
nEnu hEmanta kR
shNAnanta Sarvarini.

nAku kAlammokka
TE kArurUpu, nA
SOkammuvalene, nA
bratukuvale,
nA valene.

Enu maraNincucunnAnu ...
Enu maraNincucunnAnu; iTu naSincu
nAkoraku cemmagila nayanammu lEdu;
pasiDivEkuvapenDlinDla paDina yevaru
karaganErturu jaraThAndhakAramRtiki?

nA maraNaSayya paracukonnAnu nEne!
nEne nAku vIDkolupu vin&pincinAnu!
nEne nApayi vAlinA, nEne jAli
nedaneda gadincinAnu, rOdincinAnu!

bratikiyunna mRtyuvunai pravAsa timira
nIrava samAdhi kruLLi krunginapuDEni
ninu pilicinAna, nA mUlgunIDa musiri
kumulunEmo nI gAnOtsavamula nanucu?

idiye nA citi, pErciti, nEne dIni
vadalipOni nA yavasAnavAnCha gAga;
vaDakani karAlu ragulucu duDukuciccu
lAlanala ninta nusigAga kAlu truTine!

alayu vAtera yUrcugAlulu kadalci
rEpu nante nA kAshThAla rEgu manTa
munu bratukunaTlu nA dEhamunu dahimpu!
paDadulE ArpagA noka bAshpamEni!




UrvaSi nuMci

nA hRdayamandu ...
nA hRdayamandu viSwavINAgaLammu
bhOrubhOruna nInADu mrOtaveTTu;

daSadiSAtantrulokka sudhASrutini be
nangi cukkalameTlapai vangi vangi
nilici nilici nRtyOtsavammula calincu.

velugulO yamRtAlo tAvulo marEvo
kuriyu jaDulu jaDulu gAga, porali pAru
kAluvalugAga, pUrNakallOlamuluga;
kaladu nAlOna kshIrasAgaramu nEDu!

dAridorakani nA gaLadvArasIma
taragahastAla piluputondara vidalcu!
mOyalEninka lOkAlatIyadanamu!
Alapintu nAnandatEjOmbunidhula!

prEyasi! caliyimpani nI
cEyi cEyi kIlimpumu
caliyinceDu nA kanThamu
nilici nilici pADagA!

UrvaSi! UrvaSi! nAtO
UhAparNAncalamula
vera perugani kanu mUyumu!
tirugurAni dorakabOni
SItAcala SikharOjvala
himapIThAgramuna kegasi
Siramuletti karamuletti
kuriyintamo, vinipintamo,
mElukonina Srutu, lananta
kAlame vikasinci vinaga,
gangA pavitrakAntula!
yamunA SItalamadhuvula!