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Tag: Akka Mahadevi

Breath for fragrance

Poet: Akka Mahadevi

Breath for fragrance,
who needs flowers?

With peace, patience, forgiving and self-command,
who needs the Ultimate Posture?

The whole world become oneself
who needs solitude,

Like a silkworm weaving

Poet: Akka Mahadevi

Like a silkworm weaving
her house with love
from her marrow,
               and dying
in her body’s threads
winding tight,

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