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Vidyapati Thakur

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

Dawn

Awake, Radha, awake,
Calls the parrot and its love.
For how long must you sleep,
Clasped to the heart of your Dark-Stone?
Listen. The dawn has come
And the red shafts of the sun
Are making us shudder.

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