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Mehajabeen's Poetry
mehajabeen kavitalu

These poems were posted on telusA by Dr. Jampala V. Chowdary
in Dec 1997. For a discussion of these poems please 
see the telusA archives for that period. Here's what 
Dr. Jampala said in introduction of these poems:

Recently, Sri Kalasapudi Sreenivaasa Rao sent me aakuraalu_kaalam,
an anthology of poetry by mahejabeen, one of the exciting new poetic
voices in Telugu. Several of the kavitas in this volume with their unique
blend of romanticism, sensitivity, social consciousness, modernity of
thought and inventive use of language have impressed me immensely. I will
post a couple of her poems here as a sample, as sort of a holiday gift.

Incidentally, from a production point of view, I think that this is one of 
the best produced Telugu poetry books. A breath taking oil-color painting 
by "sooryaprakaash" adorns the cover in full color; large type, lack of typos, 
plenty of white space and attractive layout enhanced the reading  pleasure. 
Copies of the book can be had from 

		pratyaamnaaya pracuraNalu, 
		12-2-709/c/8, Karolbagh Road, 
		Padmanaabha nagar,
		Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad-28. 
		Ph: 3515470; price: Rs.50. 
 
... I would like to post more (poems), but I do not want to cheat the 
publisher and writer out of a well earned buck. For those that want more of 
mahejabeen's poetry the publisher's address is .... Please do not forget to 
add shipping charges.


atani samakshaMloe
sariggaa appuDae kavitveekaristunna kshaNaalloe atanu muddu peTTukuMTaaDu atani aDugula savvaDiloe Chandassu vetukkuMToo nEnu alavoakagaa kaLLu moosukuMTaanu oka yavvanaM naa meedugaa uppoMgipoatuMdi spashTaMgaa roopu diddukunna aspashTa bhaavanalu vokkasaarigaa spRuha tappipOtaayi naa kavi samayaM daaruNaMgaa kollagoTTabaDutuMdi oka anaacChaadita prEma naa nagna faalaanni sparSistuMdi oka sparSa naa kaLLaloe munigi chekkili meeda kavviMpugaa merustuMdi meDavaMpu loayalaloe vaali oka choopu paMcha chaamaramai veestuMdi aksharaalanu vodili kavitvaM mammalni penavaesukuMTuMdi aMgeekaaraMtoe pedavulu praemakaavyaanni aavishkarinchukuMTaayi (aaMdhrajyOti #daily, June 1, 1992#)

aakuraalu_kaalaM
ataneppuDoo aMtae oMTarigaa rammaMTE vasaMtaanni veMTa testaaDu aarubayaTa aakula niSSabdaMloe cheTlu kavaatu chaestunnaayi aa selayaeTi neeLLalloe aakaaSa chitraM ghaneebhaviMchiMdi chukkalu karigi raalutunna dRUSyaM leelagaa gurtuMdi vaddu... naaku vennelaa vaddu, punnamee vaddu sooryuDokkaDu chaalu atani nireekshaNaloe ee nallani raatri alaa gaDavanee... ataneppuDoo aMtae vastoo vastoo paaTalni veMTa testaaDu atani samakshaMloe pOgoTTukunna baalyaM tirigi pravahistuMdi SareeraM anubhavaala paaThaSaala avutuMdi nEnu atani guMDelloe daakkuni paDukuMTaanu jhaamuraatri nirdaakshiNyaMgaa nannu laepi maMjeeranaadaalni tooTaalu veMTaaDina vainaM chebutaaDu appuDu bhayaMgaa atanni naa guMDeloe daachukuMTaanu atanippuDu laeDu ee madhya ardhaaMtaraMgaa vaccina aaku raalE kaalaaniki ekkaDa raalipaDDaaDoe? (aaMdhrajyOti #daily, July 26, 1992#)

j~naapakaM
toli poddu ceekaTloe vaal poasTarlu atikiMci vacci nuvvu talupu meeTina j~naapakaM talupu terici nee nudiTi meeda udyamaaniki paTTina cemaTanu ceerakoMgutoe addina j~naapakaM appuDae paiTa jaarina j~naapakaM paiTa meeda nee vecchani j~naapakaM tolijhaamu veluturuloe kODi paaDE prabhaata geetaanni viMToo manaM oopiritoe calikaachukunna j~naapakaM kanureppalu penavaesukuMTunna toli niSSabda nimishaanni bhagnaM caestoo vaaLLu talupu koTTina j~naapakaM nuvvu en^kouMTar voe, laakap voe teliyani saMdigdha j~naapakaM raavani maatraM telisina caedu j~naapakaM toli saMdhya kaaMtiloe nee vartamaanaanni mOstoo naenu gaDapa daaTina j~naapakaM (aaMdhrajyOti #daily, December 15, 1991#)

muMdu jaagratta carya
ee saMbaMdhaannilaagae konasaagiMcaalanukuMTunnaanu agni saakshigaa tappa aakaaSaM saakshigaa bhoomi saakshigaa sapta samudraala saakshigaa Rutuvula saakshigaa paMchami saakshigaa amaavaasya saakshigaa aa cheTTu kiMda maeM kalisi paDukunnaaM ee saritaaraNyamaMtaa kalisi tirigaaM dooraanni raddu chaesukuMToo veLLinaaka migilina aakhari saameepyaMloe atanu..naenu kaasaepu mounaM paraamarSistuMdi choopulu vaLLaMtaa karachaalanaM chaestaayi atani muMdu naeneppuDoo alarT^gaanae vuMTaanu "muMdu jaagratta charya"gaa maaTalloe seeriyas^nes^ tecchi peTTukuMTaanu mukhaM bhaavarahita maidaanamavutuMdi kaLLu "kanipistae kaalchivaeta"ku siddhaMgaa vuMTaayi ayinaa ekkaDoe porapaaTu jarugutuMdi sammOhanaMgaa oka chirunavvu nannu daaTuku veLtuMdi (aaMdhrajyOti #daily, February 21, 1993#)

amma kaLLu
jeevita saMbaMdhaM tegipOyaaka baMdhaalannee baMdhanaalae kalala Saaluva kappukoni naannatoe aeDaDugulu naDacinappuDu ammakaLLu svapna nikshaepaalu chekkiLLaloe valapu vasaMtaalu paMDiMchi doesiLLatoe amRtaanni vaDDiMchae ammakaLLU pikaasoe varNachitraalu moggalu vicchukunae rahasyaanni choosina arudaina kshaNaallaa ammakaLLu adbhutavalayaalu ippuDu amma chuTToo aaMkshala saMkeLLu mounaM aame sahavaasi vaMTiMTiki jeevitaanni aMkitaM icchina vaeLa pogabaarina ammakaLLu adhivaastavika roopaalu naalugu goaDala madhya sajeeva samaadhi ayinappuDu ammakaLLu niSSabda jalapaataalu aksharaalu telisina amma nirdaakshiNyaMgaa gaayapaDinappuDu ammakaLLu bhaashakaMdani bhaavaalu (AMdhraprabha #daily September 13, 1993#)

chinnatalli
telavaaraka muMdae chaMdra parishvaMgaM nuMci avani iMkaa taerukoakamuMdE aakaaSaM jaaraviDicina raatri Chaayalu okkokkaTigaa adRSyamoutuMTae cheekaTi daarula veMTa nakshatraalu lekkapeTTukuMToo aa pilla naa iMTi talupu taTtuMdi nannu ae panee chaeyanivvadu naakaemee teliyadaMToo tana pasitanaanni naakicchi naa peddarikaanni mOstuMdi paalukaarae baalyaM meeda naa cheeraa jaakeTTu vaesukuni illaMtaa tirugutuMdi naa iMTloe sukhaala tivaachee parustuMdi maa amma haThaattugaa chinnadainaTTu anipistuMdi panipilla oka aMgaaradhaarika (AMdhrajyoti #daily February 13, 1994#)

sarihaddu raekhalu
akkaDa jeevitaM gaayaparichina pakshulannee paedarikaM mooTagaTTukuni vaaltaayi baadhalu gaadhalu samaanatvaM paaTistaayi pedaalu moogavoatae kanneeLLu maaTlaaDataayi batuku koasam paaDae aekagreeva jaavaLeeloe jaarchina koMgulu, parchina paiTalu naepathya saMgeetamai bhaasillutaayi yavvaneekarinchina baalyaM vikasistoo chaesae chappuLLaku moggalu vihvalaMgaa raaltaayi kalalu tagalabaDutunna dRSyaM daaruNaMgaa guMDenu taakutuMdi ammukunae pravaaha sukhaala madhya iMkipoayae oMTari kanneeTi chukkalu samaajaaniki savaal visurutaayi akkaDa taraala vilaasaala charitra migilchina saaMghika avaSaeshaalu manalni talettukoaneekuMDaa chaestaayi "mehaMdee" Sithila Sakalaalu sarihaddu raekhalni geestaayi (aaMdhrajyOti #daily, January 30, 1992#)

naisargika svaroopaM
kaalaDaM khaayamani telisaaka okae okkasaari sooryuNNi kowgiliMcukoavaalanuMdi chinnappaTi nunchee aMtae nishiddhaM meedae naa guri sarihaddulannee cheripaesukunnaaka aakaaSaM okkaTae naaku haddayiMdi neeli samudraala alala paradaalu terichi taraMgaalaloe svaecChanu adhyayanaM chaesaanu pravaahaaniki edureLLI, saagara sarihaddulloe jarigae keraTaala yuddhaMtoe chaetulu kalipaanu urimae maeghaalaloani rasaayanika padaarthaanni tecci naa daeSa prajala svarapaeTikalaku raayaali ee nirantaraan&vaeshaNaloe eppuDoe okasaari aakaaSaanni soMtaM chaesukoni naa svapnaalu challukuMTaanu (udayaM #daily, August 23, 1993#)