Ravi Iyer

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Handwritten, and Art by Mr. V.S. Arunachallam (24thApril 1897 - 30th August 1956)

 

 

 Do You Know Me? (by V.S. Arunachalam)

Penned on 27th March 1946

 

 

When, in the garden walk, at eventide,

 

Where, from the rows of thorny bushes, peep

 

The friendly-blossomed roses blushing deep,

 

The lovers meet and each to each confide

 

And plan to capture me. I slip aside!

 

He thinks I did from lips to roses leap

 

And plucks and offers her a rose to keep

 

But how in death its glory can abide!

 

The subtler-witted Poet spies the game

 

Then, with a hope to lure and capture me

 

He culls his words from every spot of grace

 

But all his words, while raising him to fame

 

Disclose my being ever away and free

 

And ever a virgin throughout Time and Space!

 

 

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Comments

2019-01-21 22:45:29 - Manisangsu Bhowmik
This is indeed a great treasure. This classical form of poetry is rare nowadays and yet so enduring once you read it. "And ever a virgin throughout Time and Space" Thanks for sharing
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