Thursday, January 29, 2009

Salute the Sculptors

Searched your footsteps on sandy beach,
fingertips on stones you carved
but could hear the whispers of the bulls
telling the tales of your artistic hands
that could write on stones the poems
I read.

Your vastness I imagined
Saw your signatures on chariots and elephants
spreading across
the lands and oceans
calling the people through years
showcasing your gifts
to us and generations.

Heard the pangs of the stones,
their long waitings with sighs and longings
for your
soft touch and humming with chisel,
perseverance and passions to excel
to make the flowers blossom on sands
and the sea emotes to sing your songs
forever and ever,
to make us hear
as if you are standing there.

Felt in morning mist
as if you touched last night the stones
with your sweat-soaked hands;
Saw you in mystic darks
as if lying along
Mahavali in slumber
to get up one day to repair
the worn outs,
to rededicate it for ages
to come and live
among and make us learn
what should we garner
in this long run!

Salute the sculptors -
the pious and the humbles
preferred to humility being anonymous.
Oh! salute you the great sculptors.

Hrushikesha Mohanty

On visiting Mahavalipuram on 26th January 2009.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

For Pervasive I's

'I's command from here and there
From all the posters, banners
And billboards.

Sing their own songs
Spark on their own claimed glory
Sitting on own boards made in Ivory.

'You' - the commuters hear me
'I' - the pervasive, made for thee.

Unlike Vishwarupa only for Arjuna
'I's are here for all known, unknowns.

Staring at 'You's from billboards
'I' offers darshan to running away Arjunas!
20th January 2009.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Before initiation - Relase of Ananya Jamaja

First meeting with Odiya Writers

Just After

Having a word with
The Governor, Odisha,
Novelist Prof.Santanu Acharya
Writer Dr.B.B.Pani

A Friend

I am with Sri D.N.Dwivedy who introduced to my
Publisher Kadambini Media - Hence my Literary Agent!

A New Company

Here I am with very well established Odiya Writers!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

With The Founder

Here with Dr.Achyuta Samanta
The Founder KIIT University
The Founder of Kadambini Media
The Founder of KISS (A home for Tribal Students)

Getting to Know

Here, I am with a very renowned contemporary Odiya Poet

Sri Ramakanta Ratha, the former Chief Secretary of Odisha
the former President of Kendriya Sahitya Academy, New Delhi

With the Publisher

Here I'm with the publisher
of my book Ananya Jamaja.

Iti Samanta, Kadambini Media

With Ananya Jamaja Reviewer

I'm with my book reviewer

Mohapatra Nilamani Sahu

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Released on 4th January
The Governor of Odisha

In Photo:

Left most: His Excellency Teh Governor of Odisha : Sri Muralidhar Chandrakant Bhnadare
Next: Prof. Santanu Acharya, the noted Novelist
Next: Dr.Bipin Bihari Pani
And then Myself