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December 27, 2008

Because Thou lovest the shmashAna…

by Sarvesh K Tiwari

Because Thou lovest the shmashAna,

I have made a shmashAna of my heart

That Thou, Dark One, haunter of the shmashAna,

Mayest dance Thy eternal dance…

Nought else is within my heart, O Mother

Day and night blazes the funeral pyre

The ashes of the dead, strewn all about

I have preserved against Thy coming…

With death-conquering mahAkAla neath Thy feet

Do Thou enter in, dancing Thy rhythmic dance,

That I may behold Thee with closed eyes…

(An old Bengali song, and a 12th c. sculpture in Mewar.)

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