Category Archives: Kalidasa

4th Century – 5th Century

Poem – The Birth of the War God 

The Address to Brahma  While impious Tárak in resistless might  Was troubling heaven and earth with wild affright, To Brahmá’s high abode, by Indra led, The mournful deities for refuge fled. As when the Day-God’s loving beams awake The lotus … Continue reading

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Poems – Seasonal Cycle – Spring – Kalidasa 

Chapter – 6  “Oh, dear, with the just unfolded tender leaflets of Mango trees as his incisive arrows, and with shining strings of honeybees as his bowstring, the assailant named Vasanta came very nigh, to afflict the hearts of those … Continue reading

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Poems – The Cloud Messenger – Part  4 – Kalidasa 

The slender young woman who is there would be the premier creation by the  Creator in the sphere of women, with fine teeth, lips like a ripe bimba fruit, a  slim waist, eyes like a startled gazelle’s, a deep navel, … Continue reading

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Poems – The Cloud Messenger – Part 3 – Kalidasa 

Where the palaces are worthy of comparison to you in these various aspects:  you possess lightning, they have lovely women; you have a rainbow, they are  furnished with pictures; they have music provided by resounding drums, you  produce deep, gentle … Continue reading

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Poems – The Cloud Messenger – Part 2 – Kalidasa 

Your naturally beautiful reflection will gain entry into the clear waters of the  Gambhira River, as into a clear mind. Therefore it is not fitting that you, out  of obstinancy, should render futile her glances which are the darting leaps … Continue reading

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Poems – Seasonal Cycle – Chapter 4 – Kalidasa 

 Pre Winter “Delightful are trees and fields with the outgrowth of new tender-leaves and crops, Lodhra trees are with their blossomy flowers, crops of rice are completely ripened, but now lotuses are on their surcease by far, for the dewdrops … Continue reading

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Poems – Seasonal Cycle – Chapter 3 – Kalidasa

Pre Autumn  “On the departure of rainy season bechanced is autumn with a heart-pleasingly bloomed lotus as her face, betokening the heart-pleasing face of a new bride, and the autumnal fields of white grass with whitish flowers as her apparel, … Continue reading

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