Vidy Pati

Vidy Pati

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Excerpt: ...of love, Love yielded, -- Victory, Victory! by beat of drum! For when from the loins arose a muffled sound, The warrior was crushed: Vidy pati's Master wins such bliss, -- Yamun and Gang mingling. XCI. Kavi: Shy ma is drunk with Madan's drowsy wine, With smiles he takes the moon-face on his lap-- Wanton glances, gentle laughter, Leaning of limbs, amorous murmuring. Amorous she, and passionate K n, Heart upon heart, face on face, Both are drunken, both are archers: Such song of love shapes Vidy pati. XCII. R dh: If you would have my love, O M dhava Make Madan witness to this document: 'You will abandon dalliance 'neath the kadamb, You will have no more regard to parents. Even in dreams you will see only me, And never drink but to my eyes, Night and day will sing my praise, And take no other maiden on your lap.' When I shall have such covenant in hand, Then I will speak of love with you! Hearken, brave K n, to Vidy patis advice, -- Preserve your dignity even at cost of life! XCIII. R dh: Like to the tool that trims the jewels of her toes, Gokula's darling grovelled on the ground: Unceasing tears were flowing down his face, How many ways my love besought me! O evil day! for I was proud, -- And now my brazen heart declines to die! Who would have thought black wrath could be so dangerous, Or that a jewel could be changed to clay? I have been luckless in my woman's lot: My refuge is in death, I was too proud! Hearken, lady R i, says Vidy pati: I shall explain the reason of your weeping. KSHEPA ANUYOGA O VIRAHA XCIV. Sakh: The mournful beauty, gazing on K nu's face, Was sobbing loud with brimming eyes: The peerless moon-face, when he said 'Farewell, ' Fell fey upon the ground, with cries of 'Hari, Hari!' How distractedly did Hari comfort her, -- 'Now I shall not go to Mathura' When this sweet sound reached her ears, The lovesick nymph revived. And taking K nu' more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236713370
  • 9781236713377