Palkuriki Somana (c.13th century), one of the tallest poets in Telugu, is an elder contemporary to Jalaluddin Rumi, a sufi poet from Persia and a younger contemporary to Saigyo, a monk-poet from Japan.
Amuktamalyada, the mature and the most well-knit poem (proudha prabamdham) of Srikrishnadevaraya is a skillful blend of imagination and acute realism. The structure of the poem is an epitome of Vijayanagara architecture.
Srikrishnadevaraya painted the mythology of the heavens afresh in human emotions with a new translucence. We find a new sensibility in his depiction of nature and his rendering of the cycle of seasons.