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Vidyapati Thakur

[the poet cuckoo of Maithili] (1352 - 1448 / Bishphi / Bihar, India)

River And Sky

Oh friend, I cannot tell you
Whether he was near or far, real or a dream.
Like a vine of lightning,
As I chained the dark one,
I felt a river flooding in my heart.
Like a shining moon,
I devoured that liquid face.
I felt stars shooting around me.
The sky fell with my dress,

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