This week’s poem is ‘The Evening News and the Roof of the World’ by Mohan Rana from India. The poem is read first in English translation by Bernard O’Donoghue and then in Hindi by Mohan himself.
‘Another Word for It’ by Mohan Rana, translated by Bernard O’Donoghue & Lucy Rosenstein. The poem is read first in English translation by Bernard O’Donoghue and then in Hindi.
‘After Midnight’ is by Mohan Rana from India. The poem was translated by Lucy Rosenstein and Bernard O’Donoghue. The poem is read in English by Bernard and then in Hindi by Mohan.
Mohan Rana’s poetry has a magnetic quality. Despite its philosophical profundity, they remain vividly accessible and relatable. His themes are universal and they are conveyed through resonant images.
Listen to ‘As The Past Approached’ by Mohan Rana. Rana’s vivid and accessible poems probe profound philosophical questions through the everyday imagery of stars, birds and shirts.