Original Poem in Maithili by Kalikant Jha "Buch" Translated into English by Jyoti Jha Chaudhary
Kalikant Jha "Buch" 1934-2009, Birth place- village Karian, District- Samastipur (Karian is birth place of famous Indian Nyaiyyayik philosopher Udayanacharya), Father Late Pt. Rajkishor Jha was first headmaster of village middle school. Mother Late Kala Devi was housewife. After completing Intermediate education started job block office of Govt. of Bihar.published in Mithila Mihir, Mati-pani, Bhakha, and Maithili Akademi magazine.
Jyoti Jha Chaudhary, Date of Birth: December 30 1978,Place of Birth- Belhvar (Madhubani District), Education: Swami Vivekananda Middle School, Tisco Sakchi Girls High School, Mrs KMPM Inter College, IGNOU, ICWAI (COST ACCOUNTANCY); Residence- LONDON, UK; Father- Sh. Shubhankar Jha, Jamshedpur; Mother- Smt. Sudha Jha- Shivipatti. Jyoti received editor's choice award from www.poetry.comand her poems were featured in front page of www.poetrysoup.com for some period.She learnt Mithila Painting under Ms. Shveta Jha, Basera Institute, Jamshedpur and Fine Arts from Toolika, Sakchi, Jamshedpur (India). Her Mithila Paintings have been displayed by Ealing Art Group at Ealing Broadway, London.
The gleams of moon is weakened
How red the sky is turned
The day is declared in usual pattern
The smile filled with shine of pearl
The face replicating illusion of charm
The beauty mark of a mole in the cheek
Proved nothing more than dark shelter of snake
The venomous arrow of sharp vision
Flowed over in tears
Drenched heart with disappointment
I thought it was life giving nectar
But it was merely water
Bursting out from the broken pot
Watching the burnt destroyed indestructible
Hope diminished with it all
The falling failing wishes like Sputnik
Why to surprise needlessly luna?
Whom should I trust oh dear pretty lady
The boon of Kalp became spine of babool
The aquatic coral became a dry date tree
The shed of old roof
Doesn’t exist any more.