Sarojini Naidu

(13 February 1879 - 2 March 1949 / Hyderabad / India)

The Illusion Of Love - Poem by Sarojini Naidu

Beloved, you may be as all men say
Only a transient spark
Of flickering flame set in loam of clay –
I care not …since you kindle all my dark
With the immortal lustres of the day.

And as all men deem, dearest, you may be
Only a common shell
Chance-winnowed by the sea-winds from the sea –
The subtle murmurs of eternity.

And tho’ you are, like men or mortal race,
Only a hapless thing
That Death may mar and destiny efface –
I care not … since unto my heart you bring
The very vision of God’s dwelling-place.


Comments about The Illusion Of Love by Sarojini Naidu

  • Drtony Brahmin (6/29/2019 2:46:00 PM)

    That Death may mar and destiny efface –
    I care not … since unto my heart you bring
    The very vision of God’s dwelling-place. very fine poem. tony
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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/12/2017 10:19:00 AM)

    And as all men deem, dearest, you may be
    Only a common shell
    Chance-winnowed by the sea-winds from the sea –
    The subtle murmurs of eternity.

    Yes the subtle murmur of eternity. A great metaphor.
    10++
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010



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