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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Lines addressed to a Devadasi - Kamala Das

Lines addressed to a Devadasi 
- Kamala Das

Ultimately there comes a time
When all faces look alike
All voices sound similar
And trees and lakes and mountains
Appear to bear a common signature
It is then that you walk past your friends
And do not recognise
And hear their questions but pick
No meaning out of words
It is then that your desires cease
And a homesickness begins
And you sit on the temple steps
A silent Devadasi lovelorn

And aware of her destiny. 

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