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Waves of The New Era

How may sunsets and sunrises

How may storms and how many shores, this dawn had to cross to reach here-

to reach here with the new wild winds from the forests-

This new dawn is shouting, raising a new voice of unknown power.

It is a new dream a new wave- a dream that blossomed on the horizon of

The new era. It is the wave pouncing on us.

Man bathing in the redness rained by this dawn and becoming pure and sacred

Is rushing to our shores like an oceanic wave rising to kiss the sky-

Seshendra Sharma shaking hands with N.T. Rama Rao eminent Telugu FilmStar and then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh . He was along with Civil Liberties activists demanding lifting ban on people’s war group: June:1995

Tearing away the iron curtains that divide the human beings and wearing

The veiling voices of the oppressed peoples of the world as swords in his scabbard,

The new man is walking with giant footsteps to usher in a new era on the earth-

Oh! The human sun is hanging like a dangling diamond held to the buntings

Adorned to our mind on this celebrated day of the NEW ERA-

Now the languages are flying away like clothes spread to dry on the rope:

artificial frontiers of countries are trembling in the new ferocious winds-

and humanity is stretching its looks nakedly and anxiously into the yonder horizons of the future-

(from Seshendra Sharma's collection of poems'Sesha Jyotsna)

Seshendra: Visionary poet of the millennium