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Memories of India #1

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in Melbourne,, Australia) on 18 December 2014 in Lifestyle & Culture.

THE PARDAH NASHIN
by: Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949)

Her life is a revolving dream
Of languid and sequestered ease;
Her girdles and her fillets gleam
Like changing fires on sunset seas;
Her raiment is like morning mist,
Shot opal, gold and amethyst.

From thieving light of eyes impure,
From coveting sun or wind's caress,
Her days are guarded and secure
Behind her carven lattices,
Like jewels in a turbaned crest,
Like secrets in a lover's breast.

But though no hand unsanctioned dares
Unveil the mysteries of her grace,
Time lifts the curtain unawares,
And Sorrow looks into her face . . .
Who shall prevent the subtle years,
Or shield a woman's eyes from tears?

Canon EOS 40D 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 400 50 mm

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Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Superb.

18 Dec 2014 7:33am

Devi from Chennai, India

Brilliant capture...and lovely poem to go with it :)))))

18 Dec 2014 10:09am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

very*good

18 Dec 2014 11:02am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice portraits!
such beautiful frame, colors & textures!
Lovely!

18 Dec 2014 11:15am

Maxine from Christchurch, New Zealand

Nicely taken, a warm reminder of India.

18 Dec 2014 11:12pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

superbe cette joie

19 Dec 2014 9:43am