Sarojini Naidu

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

Sarojini Naidu Poems

41. In The Forest 1/1/2004
42. Alabaster 1/1/2004
43. A Love Song From The North 1/3/2003
44. In Salutation To The Eternal Peace 1/3/2003
45. Cradle Song 1/1/2004
46. Ecstasy 1/3/2003
47. An Indian Love Song 1/3/2003
48. Indian Weavers 1/1/2004
49. Coromandel Fishers 1/3/2003
50. Autumn Song 1/3/2003
51. Palanquin Bearers 1/3/2003
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Palanquin Bearers

Lightly, O lightly we bear her along,
She sways like a flower in the wind of our song;
She skims like a bird on the foam of a stream,
She floats like a laugh from the lips of a dream.
Gaily, O gaily we glide and we sing,
We bear her along like a pearl on a string.

Softly, O softly we bear her along,
She hangs like a star in the dew of our song;
She springs like a beam on the brow of the tide,
She falls like a tear from the eyes of a bride.
Lightly, O lightly we glide and we sing,
We bear her along like a pearl on a string.

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Alabaster

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.

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