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My Divine Hippocrene (Poems)

Authored By: P.G. Rama Rao

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789352071685

Year of Publication: 2015

Pages: 82

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)

Category:  Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories

Price in Rs. 136.50

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Book Description

Book Contents


About the Book


The Course of My Divine Hippocrene


Sadly puzzled all night that my

Divine Hippocrene was drying up,

I came out and saw the rapturous

Sight of a rosy dawn smiling with a

‘Good Morning’ face, and then heard

A voice: “I’m your Guardian Angel come

To revive your Divine Spring”.


The heavenly rill flowed fast posting

Poem after poem in ‘Oriental Poetry’

And my ‘Timeline’ of the Facebook

On the moods, memories, and heart-aches

Sweet of the ‘love-lorn’, the beauty of

The starry sky, and the world lighted by

The moon and blighted by Nature’s fury.

Sick Keats appeared briefly to watch his

‘Blushful Hippocrene’ and Shelley reciting

From his Adonais, ‘The One remains, the

Many change and pass’; at last the mythical

Occidental stream, my Divine Hippocrene,

Merged in the Oriental sea at the feet of the

Lord of the universe leaving these poems,

Twelve of which are about the great ‘Mystery

Wrapped in a riddle’, as a humble offering.


About the Author


Dr. P.G. Rama Rao (b.1935) retired from the P.G. Dept. of English, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, in 1995, after a long and distinguished innings as a teacher of English and American Literature.

A Fulbright Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor in the University of Massachusetts, he studied the Hemingway manuscripts in 1981-82 and 1993, taught the Hemingway course in the University of Massachusetts, and delivered lectures in several American universities. In 1986, on a British Council grant, he visited Oxford and Edinburgh universities, where he delivered a series of lectures. He participated in the MLA Convention and the Hemingway Conference in New York in 1981, and in the Second and Third International Hemingway Conferences in Italy (1986) and Austria (1988) respectively.

 Among his publications are the Poetic Rapture (1963), Ernest Hemingway: A Study in Narrative Technique (1980), Narrative Technique in British and American Fiction (1986), The Wave and the Hill (A Novel--1993), The Critic’s Eye (1993), My Days in Tulasi Kshetra (2009), On the Other Side of the Globe (2013), and An Enduring Picture and Other Poems (2014).Hemigway manuscript