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Don'T Despise Me

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Don't despise me as
She who has no one
I'm not one to be afraid,
Whatever you do.
I exist chewing dry leaves.
My life resting on a knife edge
If you must torment me,
Chennamallikarjuna,
My life, my body
I'll offer you and be cleansed.
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
From Women Writing in India edited by S. Tharu and K. Lalita
Translated by : Susan Daniel
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Izzy Taylor 14 December 2018
It’s a beautiful poem
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