Here is an attempt by me to translate into English the great Telugu lyric of Sirivennela, ” yI gAlI, yI nElA, yI vUru selayEru….”.
This breeze, this earth, this bubbling torrent coursing through this village
Verily my parents are they, they dwell in my eyes,
The tiny starling singing yonder
Knowing that I have come , it moves hither,
Ages have passed. Now that we have met after all this while,
My swelling heart hollers aloud , the clamour touches the clouds .
Who knows,which great sculptor had a dream
With which tool had he perpetuated his skill over this rock
With which loving thought , expressed his tale
With what recollections of love retold he, this saga,
For, these stones turn into dainty damsels and
They dance here before me.