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

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Ecstasy

Cover mine eyes, O my Love!
Mine eyes that are weary of bliss
As of light that is poignant and strong
O silence my lips with a kiss,
My lips that are weary of song!
Shelter my soul, O my love!
My soul is bent low with the pain
And the burden of love, like the grace
Of a flower that is smitten with rain:
O shelter my soul from thy face!

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003


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  • * Sunprincess * (11/9/2013 8:04:00 PM)

    wow seems like she had found true love and it was almost to much to comprehend

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  • Meera Panigrahi (9/15/2012 11:14:00 AM)

    Love can be a burden and a pain. Only those who have experienced true love can write this way

  • Wahab Abdul (6/29/2012 9:19:00 PM)

    this is a good one, i like it

  • Soumyendu Biswas (7/9/2009 3:05:00 AM)

    This is greatness, the ability to pen the most sublime feelings!

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (8/30/2007 3:50:00 AM)

    Exotically brilliant yet divine..................

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