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Clothes Chapter X

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And the weaver said, "Speak to us of Clothes."

And he answered:

Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful.

And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy you may find in them a harness and a chain.

Would that you could meet the sun and the wind with more of your skin and less of your raiment,

For the breath of life is in the sunlight and the hand of life is in the wind.

Some of you say, "It is the north wind who has woven the clothes to wear."

But shame was his loom, and the softening of the sinews was his thread.

And when his work was done he laughed in the forest.

Forget not that modesty is for a shield against the eye of the unclean.

And when the unclean shall be no more, what were modesty but a fetter and a fouling of the mind?

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
M Asim Nehal 31 December 2015

Superb poem, as usual.......10

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* Sunprincess * 14 March 2014

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

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Edward Kofi Louis 13 July 2019

" The breath of life is in the sunlight" ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Julia Luber 13 July 2019

intriguing, compelling, fascinating, abstract and keenly beautiful

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Aniruddha Pathak 13 July 2019

I associate the poems of this author with the unusual. Here is one... Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. Lovely poem making you think

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Mahtab Bangalee 13 July 2019

Some of you say, " It is the north wind who has woven the clothes to wear." But shame was his loom, and the softening of the sinews was his thread. And when his work was done he laughed in the forest. ///// beautiful and love indeed for this poem

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Khairul Ahsan 13 July 2019

'For the breath of life is in the sunlight' - so true, and so deep in its meaning!

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Ratnakar Mandlik 13 July 2019

" What were modesty but a fetter and a fouling of the mind" Great poem and revelation that is equally great'

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Anil Kumar Panda 13 July 2019

'Forget not that modesty is for a shield against the eye of the unclean. And when the unclean shall be no more, what were modesty but a fetter and a fouling of the mind? '... is very true. Great poem. Loved it.

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