Daily Archives: October 16, 2016

Poem – In Praise of Henna 

A KOKILA called from a henna-spray:  Lira! liree! Lira! liree!  Hasten, maidens, hasten away  To gather the leaves of the henna-tree.  Send your pitchers afloat on the tide,  Gather the leaves ere the dawn be old,  Grind them in mortars … Continue reading

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Poem – In The Bazaars of Hyderabad 

What do you sell O ye merchants ? Richly your wares are displayed. Turbans of crimson and silver, Tunics of purple brocade, Mirrors with panels of amber, Daggers with handles of jade. What do you weigh, O ye vendors? Saffron … Continue reading

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Poem – Coromandel Fishers

Rise, brothers, rise; the wakening skies pray to the morning light,  The wind lies asleep in the arms of the dawn like a child that has cried all night.  Come, let us gather our nets from the shore and set … Continue reading

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Poem – Krishna Complains About His Older Brother 

O mother mine, Dau (Balram)forever teases me. you never gave birth to me, and I was bought in the market. this is what he tells me o mother mihne, Dau forever teases me. fed up of his teasing ways, I … Continue reading

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Poem – Krishna Denying He Stole The Butter

O mother mine, I did not eat the butter come dawn, with the herds, you send me to the jungle, o, mother mine, I did not eat the butter. all day long with my flute in the jungles at dusk … Continue reading

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