On the day of Sri Ramanavami, Rama’s nectar-name is
Pā naka fruit-fitters, fruit jam; musk-melon,
Slices of jackfruit in honey, soaked cereals:
Comes flaming Shabari between-manifest-center.
A spark in the belly of the sun-burnt earth ––
Life force’s vital bearing
With a throbbing itch for the cloud’s touch
Cracks the earth: green, grass, flower, thorn.
Water-souse for the tiny seed in the earth:
A daily routine round the Aswatha Tree.
Stone flowering on top of the Gommatagiri
Was an inexplicable strange incident, a pretension.
A brief flight on the jet-craft
Earth-crashed dream of sky-journey ––
Back to the soil, rocket chewed spittle
Modern perversion crashes on every month.
In the magnifying glass of Vedas and Upanishadhs
Evolves the Form, itself is naive
Ascending on the steps of Fish, Tortoise, boar
A Vision carved by the snake-pit-covered-hand 
On the line of son-desired-lust of Kausalya-Dhasharatha
A sudden crash on the Thrikāla-chakra
Warhead explodes; sharp edge of the bright radiance
Mud-covered incident: from underneath remains.
The predicament of the white sails in the early morning,
The rajahamsa splits through the milky-ocean;
Unwinding the inner self, in search-light
Highway spreads Ramacharita.
Fasting with will power; arrow
Towards darkness, daylight shaft to the dark forest
For the attraction of the earth-daughter Lanka is on fire
And the bluff: Unless burnt I wont touch.
Rama’s arrow dazzles; true. Only
Ten heads to darkness? Hundreds? It’s innumerable:
It grows as you severe, and grows upto your neck
Primordial; Kodanda Danda too turns wasteful;
Or circular line: rubbing the flint stones
I sit in darkness, waiting,
Eating fruit-fitters, sipping sweet drink
Waiting for the explosion, ears vibrating.
Will my mail reach Sahasrara
To the stages of eight wheeled rockets?
Can the power of will carve again that Shape,
That, that Form of Purushothama without
Translated by N S Raghunath, Published in SARASA, Ed C D Narasimhaiah and
C N Srinath, Dhvanyaloka, Mysore
 Bael fruit sharabat (wood apple drink)
 It’s a pair of trees comprising a peeple tree and a neem tree. They are married and a platform is built at the base. An Idol of snakes carved on a stone plate is also installed. It now becomes fertility symbol. Baron couple perform puja in order to become fertile.
 The famous monolithic statue of Bahubali at Shravanabelagola.
 Valmiki’s hand for he came out of the snake pit after long meditation.
 It’s an imaginary wheel which is supposed to contain the knowledge of Tretayuga, Dwaparayuga and Kaliyuga.
 Sita . She was found in the mud when the farmers were ploughing the earth.
 Sita’s fire ordeal
 Kodanda =It is the name of Sri Rama’s Bow. Danda = in Kannada means wasteful, fine imposed as punishment, a short stick normally used by the police.