14 October 2006

I want to go home

Yaava mohana murali kareyitu doora teerake ninnanu

Yaava Brindavanavu seleyitu ninna mannina kannanu

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Iruvdaellava bittu iradudaredege tudivude jeevana

5 comments:

Vijayalaxmi said...

I provide the translation, if at all I can call it that, here:

Which Mohan's flute took you away to the far shores?

Which Brindavna attracted your eye of mud?

.......

To yearn for what does not exist, and to shun all that does.. that's life.

(This poem is by Gopalakrishna Adiga, a great Kannada poet. The first line of this poem... Yaava Mohana... must stand as one of the finest lines in literature. Whenever I feel homesick, I must listen to this song, rendered beautifully by Rathnamaala Prakash. The song goes into the nooks and crannies of my soul and I yearn for my land..., my language, to sit atop the Malnad hillocks on a summer evening and dream crazy dreams. Sigh..............)

misch said...

terrific lines. will definitely look it up. and viju why not head over to your hometown and bangalore... will help get rid of all blues. (but if could have done that you would already be here huh?)...

Praveen said...

Beautiful :)

Anyways, hope you get a much-deserved break... nevertheless, life goes on, with or without it! Take care.

Vijayalaxmi said...

Mish: Go to Kannadaaudio.com, click on Bhaavageethe, and you'll find the song. Sometimes I think Ratnamala is more responsible than Gopalakrishna Adiga fro the haunting quality of the song. And yes, Mish, if I could I definitely would :)

Praveen: Long time no virtual see. How it goes? :)

AVK said...

This has ben the best Kannada song I have heard after "Yaava janmada maithri yee janmadali bandu" of Kuvempu.