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A familiar theme revisited

December 1, 2011

Or, if I’d remembered that कान्ते (kānte, “beloved”) might be a vocative singular feminine as well as a locative singular masculine, I might have translated:

Your eye of the blue, your mouth of the watery lotus,
your tooth of jasmine, your lip of the tender leaf,
and of magnolia-petals the Maker made your limbs,
my love — how then did He craft your heart out of stone?


2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 1, 2011 6:29 am

    But really, I don’t think this one is as interesting anyway.

  2. December 3, 2011 8:39 pm

    Not quite as interesting, perhaps, but still very beautiful. I love the imagery.

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