Jayanta Mahapatra’s Relationship

a poem by Bijay Kant Dubey

One of a mythical base
With visionary glides
Delving deep into the depths
Of time and reflection,
History, art and culture
Of Orissa and Oriya spaces,
Topography and cartography.

What was Orissa, the Orissan landscape,
How its history down thew ages,
The lineage of kings and dynasties,
Villages and hamlets
Dotting the country,
The coastal areas?