Friday, December 25, 2015

Vedanta Desikan - In a single home

Our bodies touch
in the southern wind.
Our eyes meet
in the moon.
We live together in a single home–
the world, and the earth
is the one bed we share.
The sky scattered with stars
is a canopy stretched above us.
Think of this, my lean beauty:
however far away
fate has taken you from me,
I still find my way
into you.

 Hamsa-Sandesha or “The message of the Swan”
is a Sanskrit love poem written by
Vedanta Desika in the 13th century AD.
A short lyric poem of 110 verses,
it describes how Rama, hero of the Ramayana epic,
sends a message via a swan to his beloved wife, Sita,
who has been abducted by the demon king Ravana.


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