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A Cowherding Girl

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The plums tasted
sweet to the unlettered desert-tribe girl-
but what manners! To chew into each! She was ungainly,
low-caste, ill mannered and dirty,
but the god took the
fruit she'd been sucking.
Why? She'd knew how to love.
She might not distinquish
splendor from filth
but she'd tasted the nectar of passion.

Might not know any Veda,
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Khandan Qaradaghi 14 January 2009

such beautiful imagery!

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Dr Antony Theodore 18 September 2020

she'd tasted the nectar of passion. Might not know any Veda, but a chariot swept her away- now she frolics in heaven, esctatically bound to her god. great poem. tony

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paul paltu 29 March 2020

gloroius images and devoition

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Unnikrishnan E S 23 March 2019

Mira’s conviction that she was a cow-herd girl in Gokul in one of her previous births is wonderful. The preceding narrative adds beauty to this statement.

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Anchal roy 20 June 2018

This is so cute

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Indira Renganathan 09 March 2017

What a generous heart Mira had....a poem on love for God irrespective of caste and creed....wonderful

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