Twin Hills By Vidyapati Thakur

Twin Hills Her hair dense as darkness, Her face rich as the full moon: Unbelievable contrasts Couched in a seat of love. Her eyes rival…

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He Promised He’d Return Tomorrow By Vidyapati Thakur

He Promised He’D Return Tomorrow He promised he’d return tomorrow. And I wrote everywhere on my floor: ‘Tomorrow.’ The morning broke, when they all asked:…

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The Moon Has Shone Upon Me By Vidyapati Thakur

The Moon Has Shone Upon Me The moon has shone upon me, the face of my beloved. O night of joy! Joy permeates all things….

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For Heaven’s Sake, Listen, Listen, O My Darling By Vidyapati Thakur

For Heaven’s Sake, Listen, Listen, O My Darling For heaven’s sake, listen, listen, O my darling: Do not dart your cruel, angry glances at me,…

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Time And Love By Vidyapati Thakur

Time And Love As I guard my honor, My love in a foreign land Ravishes beauties Who belong to others. Safely he will come, But…

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Dawn By Vidyapati Thakur

Dawn Awake, Radha, awake, Calls the parrot and its love. For how long must you sleep, Clasped to the heart of your Dark-Stone? Listen. The…

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Signs Of Youth By Vidyapati Thakur

Signs Of Youth Radha’s glances dart from side to side. Her restless body and clothes are heavy with dust. Her glistening smile shines again and…

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Counterfeit By Vidyapati Thakur

Counterfeit When you stay before my eyes You make me feel your love is firm, But out of sight how different you are! How long…

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Thinner Than A Crescent By Vidyapati Thakur

Thinner Than A Crescent Her tears carved a river And she broods on its bank, Hurt and confused. You ask her one thing, She speaks…

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Childhood And Youth By Vidyapati Thakur

Childhood And Youth Childhood and youth are mingled both. Her eyes have taken the road to her ears: Wily are her words,and her low laugh…

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Shattered Desire By Vidyapati Thakur

Shattered Desire Swelling breasts, hard, like golden cups. Those wanton glances have stolen my heart, O beautiful one, protest no longer. I am eager as…

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As The Mirror To My Hand By Vidyapati Thakur

As The Mirror To My Hand As the mirror to my hand, the flowers to my hair, kohl to my eyes, tambul to my mouth,…

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Season Of Honey When Sweets Combine By Vidyapati Thakur

Season Of Honey When Sweets Combine Season of honey when sweets combine, Honey bees line upon line, From sweet blossoms honeyed feet Honied blossoms and…

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Brooding Love By Vidyapati Thakur

Brooding Love Madhava: Your moon-faced love Had never guessed That parting hurts. Radha is tortured, Dreading you will leave. Love has robbed her of all…

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My Friend, I Cannot Answer When You Ask Me To Explain By Vidyapati Thakur

My Friend, I Cannot Answer When You Ask Me To Explain My friend, I cannot answer when you ask me to explain what has befallen…

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All My Inhibition Left Me In A Flash By Vidyapati Thakur

All My Inhibition Left Me In A Flash All my inhibition left me in a flash, When he robbed me of my clothes, But his…

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Sad Love By Vidyapati Thakur

Sad Love The moon spits fire, Lotuses droop And loaded with fragrance Mingle in sad love. Kokila, bird of spring, Why do you torture? Why…

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A New Brindaban I See By Vidyapati Thakur

A New Brindaban I See A new Brindaban I see And renewed each barren trees; New flowers are blooming, And another spring is;new Southern breezes…

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River And Sky By Vidyapati Thakur

River And Sky Oh friend, I cannot tell you Whether he was near or far, real or a dream. Like a vine of lightning, As…

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In The Spring Moonlight The Lord Of Love By Vidyapati Thakur

In The Spring Moonlight The Lord Of Love In the spring moonlight the lord of love Thro’ the amorous ravel’s maze doth move; The crown…

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