Sarojini Naidu

(13 February 1879 - 2 March 1949 / Hyderabad / India)

Alabaster - Poem by Sarojini Naidu

LIKE this alabaster box whose art
Is frail as a cassia-flower, is my heart,
Carven with delicate dreams and wrought
With many a subtle and exquisite thought.


Therein I treasure the spice and scent
Of rich and passionate memories blent
Like odours of cinnamon, sandal and clove,
Of song and sorrow and life and love.


Comments about Alabaster by Sarojini Naidu

  • Gold Star - 6,081 Points Savita Tyagi (9/15/2009 8:06:00 PM)

    Beautiful and heart warming. Thank you for putting the collection together. I enjoy the site thoroughly. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 25 Points Oyekake Satty (o. S.) Joshua (3/2/2009 9:12:00 AM)

    Sarojini,
    This is sweet and pleasurable and I love it, intensely! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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