Sunday, December 13, 2009

Departure of Prometheus [Prasad Nirosha Bandara ]



Departure of Prometheus


Adamantine chains
shivering with cold chilly winds
As they miss you Prometheus
Why only the chains
feel this dreadful pain
Where are the mermaids
Cried at the foot of rocks

Jupiter plays
with arrows of thunders and light
Hermes the cohort with
The Power and the Terror
spreads all over
“The Fire” you stolen,
the precious treasure
for the sake of mankind
from above, the heaven

Eagles!!! Here, they come!
gobble the livers and hearts
Under the mounted sun
In the trembling dark nights
Alone at the end of the world
Down here at the foot of the rocks
Only the gloomy darkness
Wrapped with frightening fear
The heart aches and throbs
As it misses you Prometheus

Why only the chains
feel this dreadful pain
Where are the mermaids
Cried at your mournful gain

The entire body of society
It’s spirit and essence are sucked
Tasted by the gadflies
With such a greedy rush

Who will utter the good and bad?
Of the vicious forecast you told
To Io the beautiful
maiden from far-away Argos
Who captured by the greedy eyes
of His highness in the mountains
and made the Queen Hera
fumed with envy and spite

Oh! The great poet Aeschylus
Today, if he’s here
He will write this grand play again
Sure will forget the Prometheus bond
And it’ll be on something else
The concept of highest and great god

Why only the chains
feel this great difference
Where are the mermaids
Cried at your mournful gain

Did you see a hazard free tomorrow?
Before the dawn you departed
A dark skinned child coming
A prince with a bow
To put down the voracious eagles
To unchain the ties
To liberate the world
After thirteen generations
Did you see?
Prometheus you, the forethought?

Why only the chains
feel this great difference
Where are the mermaids
Cried at your mournful gain?


Prasad Nirosha Bandara -ප්‍රොමිතියස්ගේ නික්මයාම
[Translated By: Malathie Kalpana Ambrose]