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    Dreaming of Tagore

    It's all about the light
    coming from the window,
    splits of bamboo,
    left ajar at noon
    for the air,
    the chatters of peacocks,
    the rain,
    the noises of monsoon.

    Am I Urmila
    or Sita of Ramayana
    in my dream
    woven by the goddess
    of sleep?

    Your words bring me
    to your lips
    concealed by the hairs
    on your face
    as white as the light,
    stingy of your tongue
    that inaudibly speaks
    in Bengali.

    Is it Valmiki
    or Tulsidas behind you
    whispering in Sanskrit
    that I'm a devadasi
    bathed in lilac water?

    The curls of our tongues
    understand
    the words of our lips
    speaking of quiet
    as my fingers move
    the hairs
    to see you say
    the light is in Gitanjali.
    "You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same."

    --Jonathan Davis

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    Beautifully, gracefully atmospheric... A gift... Thanks a lot for it. A wonderful poem.

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    A lot of research for me to get the full impact of your poem;
    but from what I glean so far I find your poem breathtaking.

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    tailor STATELY
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    Thank you, Bar22do and Tailor.

    the light (a poem with that title-Light) in Gitanzali (tagore's poetry book).

    The rest are self-explanatory, i think.

    Miyako
    "You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same."

    --Jonathan Davis

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