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Child Even in Arms of Stone is an anthology of poems on and about children, poems that sing of lover for this "unattainable earth" as Milosz puts it. There are as many as 30 well-known poets of the world ranging from JoJo T. Boskovsky to Rabindranath Tagore, Kabir to Pablo Neruda and Li Po to W.B. Yeats besides a few tribal songmakers of India. Deep within every sensitive poet, every artist, a child is alive and we hear his voice, we see him play with words, colours and images. The poets speak about their own children or about children and childhood in general. In these poems celebrating the ineluctable childhood, children speaks of their dreams and their aspirations as in Tagore's poems. A child sends a loving invitation to a butterfly as in the Wordsworth poem. Children look at the world with their sense of wonder and awe. So do the poets look at childhood as do Lorca, Tanikawa or Lzet.

The poems presented in this anthology compel us to sit back and consider once again as to how to make this planet safe for children and hand it over to him.

Abut the Author:

Dr. Sitakant Mahapatra (b. 1937) an eminent Oriya poet of the modern times, had his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Allahabad and later Ph.D. from Utkal University. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1961 and held several positions as Secretary to the Government of Orissa, Secretary, Government of India and President, UNESCO's World Decade for Cultural Development. His poems have been published in translations in all Indian and several foreign languages including French, German, Spanish, Russian, Swedish, Romanian, Danish, Hebrew and Macedonian. Dr. Mahapatra is also an insightful essayist and an excellent translator. His publications in English include Death of Krishna and Other poems, Morning Rain and Other Poems, Unending Rhythm (Oral Poetry of Indian Tribals), Endless Weaves (Tribal Song and Tales of Orissa) and Tuined Temples and Other Poems. Some of his essays and scholarly works are Gesters of Intimacy, Tradition and the Modern Artist, and The Mahabharata, Modern Indian Literature.

Among the awards he has received are Bharatiya Jnanpith Award, Sahitya Akademi Award, Soviet Land Nehru Award, and he is also Fellow-International Academy of Poets, Cambridge, Senior Fellow, Harvard University, Homi Bhabha Fellow etc. He is presently the Chairman of National Book Trust.

 

CONTENTS

 

Acknowledgement viii
Let All Fathers become Poets 3
Jojo T. Boskovski
    Children's Spring Games
13
Dennis Brutus
    from Letters to Martha
14
Nirendranath Chakravarti
    The King Without Clothes
17
Sakti Chattopadhayay
    I Can But Why Should I Go
19
Po Chu-I
    Rising Late and Playing with A Ts' ui, aged two children
20
    Children 21
Nazim Hikmet
    On Living
22
Kabir
    A Fish in the Water is Thirsty
25
    There is a Moon in My Body 26
Balraj Komal
    The Holiday
27
D.H. Lawrence
    Mystic
22
    A Sane Revolution 29
Federico Garcia Lorca
    First Page
30
    Conch Shell 31
    Water, Where are You Going 32
Jayanta Mahapatra
    Grandfather
33
Federico Mayor
    Your Child-eyes
35
    Love 36
Subhas Mukhopadhayaya
    Why isn't He Back Home
37
Pablo Neruda
    Childhood and Poetry
39
Y Nhi
    Talking to a Lost Deer
41
Wilfred Owen
    Strange Meeting
42
Oded Peled
    From Letters to Bergen-Belsen
44
Sylvia Plath
    Child
46
Li Po
    Absence
47
A.K. Ramanujan
    Of Mothers, Among Other Things
48
    Son to Father to Son 49
    Birthdays 50
Rainer Maria Rilke
    Childhood
52
    From The Ninth Elegy 54
Izet Sarajlic
    Children
55
    When Tamara Coughs 56
    Tamara 57
    What is Tamara Saying... 59
Erik Stinus
    After the Storm
60
Rabindranath Tagore
    The Flower-School
61
    The Further Bank 63
Shuntaro Tanikawa
    Picnic to the Earth
65
    Adult Time 66
    A Child 67
Tribal Poems of India
    The Old Hearts Still Beat
68
    The Golden Moon of Spring 69
    Don't Cry, Dear Child 70
    Where did They Hide You 71
    Dear Stars, Moon and Sun 72
Su Tung-P'o
    On the Birth of His Son
73
Che Lan Vien
    On Being a Mother
74
Walt Whitman
    Miracles
75
William Wordsworth
    To a Butterfly
77
W.B. Yeats
    A Prayer for My Daughter
78

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From the Jacket:

Child Even in Arms of Stone is an anthology of poems on and about children, poems that sing of lover for this "unattainable earth" as Milosz puts it. There are as many as 30 well-known poets of the world ranging from JoJo T. Boskovsky to Rabindranath Tagore, Kabir to Pablo Neruda and Li Po to W.B. Yeats besides a few tribal songmakers of India. Deep within every sensitive poet, every artist, a child is alive and we hear his voice, we see him play with words, colours and images. The poets speak about their own children or about children and childhood in general. In these poems celebrating the ineluctable childhood, children speaks of their dreams and their aspirations as in Tagore's poems. A child sends a loving invitation to a butterfly as in the Wordsworth poem. Children look at the world with their sense of wonder and awe. So do the poets look at childhood as do Lorca, Tanikawa or Lzet.

The poems presented in this anthology compel us to sit back and consider once again as to how to make this planet safe for children and hand it over to him.

Abut the Author:

Dr. Sitakant Mahapatra (b. 1937) an eminent Oriya poet of the modern times, had his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Allahabad and later Ph.D. from Utkal University. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1961 and held several positions as Secretary to the Government of Orissa, Secretary, Government of India and President, UNESCO's World Decade for Cultural Development. His poems have been published in translations in all Indian and several foreign languages including French, German, Spanish, Russian, Swedish, Romanian, Danish, Hebrew and Macedonian. Dr. Mahapatra is also an insightful essayist and an excellent translator. His publications in English include Death of Krishna and Other poems, Morning Rain and Other Poems, Unending Rhythm (Oral Poetry of Indian Tribals), Endless Weaves (Tribal Song and Tales of Orissa) and Tuined Temples and Other Poems. Some of his essays and scholarly works are Gesters of Intimacy, Tradition and the Modern Artist, and The Mahabharata, Modern Indian Literature.

Among the awards he has received are Bharatiya Jnanpith Award, Sahitya Akademi Award, Soviet Land Nehru Award, and he is also Fellow-International Academy of Poets, Cambridge, Senior Fellow, Harvard University, Homi Bhabha Fellow etc. He is presently the Chairman of National Book Trust.

 

CONTENTS

 

Acknowledgement viii
Let All Fathers become Poets 3
Jojo T. Boskovski
    Children's Spring Games
13
Dennis Brutus
    from Letters to Martha
14
Nirendranath Chakravarti
    The King Without Clothes
17
Sakti Chattopadhayay
    I Can But Why Should I Go
19
Po Chu-I
    Rising Late and Playing with A Ts' ui, aged two children
20
    Children 21
Nazim Hikmet
    On Living
22
Kabir
    A Fish in the Water is Thirsty
25
    There is a Moon in My Body 26
Balraj Komal
    The Holiday
27
D.H. Lawrence
    Mystic
22
    A Sane Revolution 29
Federico Garcia Lorca
    First Page
30
    Conch Shell 31
    Water, Where are You Going 32
Jayanta Mahapatra
    Grandfather
33
Federico Mayor
    Your Child-eyes
35
    Love 36
Subhas Mukhopadhayaya
    Why isn't He Back Home
37
Pablo Neruda
    Childhood and Poetry
39
Y Nhi
    Talking to a Lost Deer
41
Wilfred Owen
    Strange Meeting
42
Oded Peled
    From Letters to Bergen-Belsen
44
Sylvia Plath
    Child
46
Li Po
    Absence
47
A.K. Ramanujan
    Of Mothers, Among Other Things
48
    Son to Father to Son 49
    Birthdays 50
Rainer Maria Rilke
    Childhood
52
    From The Ninth Elegy 54
Izet Sarajlic
    Children
55
    When Tamara Coughs 56
    Tamara 57
    What is Tamara Saying... 59
Erik Stinus
    After the Storm
60
Rabindranath Tagore
    The Flower-School
61
    The Further Bank 63
Shuntaro Tanikawa
    Picnic to the Earth
65
    Adult Time 66
    A Child 67
Tribal Poems of India
    The Old Hearts Still Beat
68
    The Golden Moon of Spring 69
    Don't Cry, Dear Child 70
    Where did They Hide You 71
    Dear Stars, Moon and Sun 72
Su Tung-P'o
    On the Birth of His Son
73
Che Lan Vien
    On Being a Mother
74
Walt Whitman
    Miracles
75
William Wordsworth
    To a Butterfly
77
W.B. Yeats
    A Prayer for My Daughter
78

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