poet Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu

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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.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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  • Suryendu Chaudhury (10/9/2020 10:40:00 AM)

    It seems like a poem can be addressed even to a mundane object of use.

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  • Gdhshdu (8/19/2018 7:40:00 AM)

    This is a good message that Sarojini gives

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  • Dr.Tarun Sharma (3/14/2018 8:55:00 AM)

    Very nice I am proud of sarojini naidu

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  • Sakshi (11/16/2017 9:32:00 AM)

    Good poem

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (9/15/2009 8:06:00 PM)

    Beautiful and heart warming. Thank you for putting the collection together. I enjoy the site thoroughly.

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  • Oyekake Satty O S JoshuaOyekake Satty O S Joshua (3/2/2009 9:12:00 AM)

    This is sweet and pleasurable and I love it, intensely! !

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