How about me translating my own Poetry

A new idea is rounding around my head. How about me, translating my Kannada poems by my own. Am I able to convert the words and convey what I was about to. Am I able to use English words to express my thoughts? May not be, but not impossible. Let me try,


Original Poem(Kavana):


ಕದ್ದು ಮುಚ್ಚಿ ಹೃದಯ ಕದ್ದು ಹೀಗೆ ನಗುತಿಹೆ,
ಹುಡುಕಿ ಹುಡುಕಿ ನಾ ಬೇಸತ್ತು ನಿನ್ನ ನೆನೆದಿಹೆ.
ಕಣ್ಣ ಅಂಚ ನೋಟವೊಂದು ನಿಜವ ನುಡಿದಿದೆ,
ಅದನೆ ಕೊಂಚ ನಂಬಿಕೊಂಡು ನಾನು ಬಂದಿಹೆ.


Poetry Translation before proof reading:


Steal and close the heart and smile like this,

Search for me

An eye-catching look is true,

I came to believe it somehow.


Poetry Translation after edits:


By playing hide and seek, you stole my heart and now smiling like this,

I am tired by searching for you

An eye-catching look is telling truth,

I came by believing it somehow.


Oh My God! Lots of variations… I can’t believe… This is how proof reading becomes very essential. The frame of words speaks here and there with no beginning and end. A lot has to be edited to bring to nearest expression.


10 Comments Add yours

  1. loukik143 says:

    It’s ossammm dear 😉

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      1. loukik143 says:

        Always my pleasure dear

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  2. sangbad says:

    Yes it is…nice poem…earn a follower

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Bhagyashri says:

      🙂 Thank you..
      Well.. I might! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Bhagyashri says:

      Thank you dear..


  3. Mahesh Mali says:

    Yes, you should translate your Kannada poems… and seems like you are good at translation also 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Bhagyashri says:

      Thanks for kind words. I am trying. But no guarantee on that.. Still I will try.. Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

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