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Palanquin Bearers

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Lightly, O lightly we bear her along,
She sways like a flower in the wind of our song;
She skims like a bird on the foam of a stream,
She floats like a laugh from the lips of a dream.
Gaily, O gaily we glide and we sing,
We bear her along like a pearl on a string.

Softly, O softly we bear her along,
She hangs like a star in the dew of our song;
She springs like a beam on the brow of the tide,

She falls like a tear from the eyes of a bride.
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Shruti Fadte 28 January 2012

Very cute poem by the Nightingale of India

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Pallak Sharma 17 September 2006


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Piyush Dey 13 October 2013

So beautiful a poem never was read, by me in a life so ahead, Yet so near, of the poetic heaven.

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Anusree Anu 24 April 2014

it was one of the favourite poems of my granny. Now after all these years when i read i understood why....

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Akachukwu Lekwauwa 15 July 2015

enriched with beautiful simile. Nice piece

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Suryendu Chaudhury 09 October 2020

What needs to be noticed here is that the way the palanquin has been described almost seems like an out of the way personification.

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Gayatri Phukan 22 August 2019

Very very nice poem.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 10 May 2019

Softly, O softly we bear her along/She hangs like a star in the dew of our song....justifies why you have been given title as " Nightingale of India'...a piece of poetry that stands as work of art that is timeless!

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Kainat 01 March 2019

I like this poem

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Fahmi 27 January 2019

This is a very social relevant poem i like it

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