Quotation by Amaru

In front of that sinner of a husband,
she rattled off
only those words
that her pack of vile-tongued girlfriends
taught her
as fast as she could,
and after,
began to behave
at the Love-god's beck and call.
It's indescribable,
this natural, charming
path of love,
paved with the gems
of inexperience.
Amaru (c. seventh century A.D.), Kashmirian king, compiler, author of some of the poems in the anthology which bears his name. translated from the Amaruataka by Martha Ann Selby, vs. 48, Motilal Banarsidass (1983).
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