Sarojini Naidu
Hyderabad / India
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In The Bazaars Of Hyderabad

Rating: 3.2
What do you sell O ye merchants ?
Richly your wares are displayed.
Turbans of crimson and silver,
Tunics of purple brocade,
Mirrors with panels of amber,
Daggers with handles of jade.

What do you weigh, O ye vendors?
Saffron and lentil and rice.
What do you grind, O ye maidens?
Sandalwood, henna, and spice.
What do you call , O ye pedlars?
Chessmen and ivory dice.

What do you make,O ye goldsmiths?
Wristlet and anklet and ring,
Bells for the feet of blue pigeons
Frail as a dragon-fly’s wing,
Girdles of gold for dancers,
Scabbards of gold for the king.

What do you cry,O ye fruitmen?
Citron, pomegranate, and plum.
What do you play ,O musicians?
Cithar, sarangi and drum.
what do you chant, O magicians?
Spells for aeons to come.

What do you weave, O ye flower-girls
With tassels of azure and red?
Crowns for the brow of a bridegroom,
Chaplets to garland his bed.
Sheets of white blossoms new-garnered
To perfume the sleep of the dead.
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Dr Antony Theodore 09 September 2020
O ye flower-girls With tassels of azure and red? Crowns for the brow of a bridegroom, Chaplets to garland his bed. To perfume the sleep of the dead. imagination and poetic expression. tony
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Adeeb Alfateh 18 June 2019
What do you cry, O ye fruitmen? Citron, pomegranate, and plum. What do you play, O musicians? Cithar, sarangi and drum. what do you chant, O magicians? Spells for aeons to come. great write great10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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anant 25 April 2019
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Shreya 10 April 2019
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Aaaaaaa 23 January 2019
This poem is in my book
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Bipul 13 January 2019
So nice poem I like this poem very very much
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vikas 18 November 2018
ver beautiful poem, i love it ver very much
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mayank 28 October 2018
why does the poem end with a mention of the dead
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Mehul 27 October 2018
Wow nice poem about Hyderabadi culture
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Navya 26 October 2018
I love the way she writes the poem
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