When her husband clutches at her dress, she lowers her face, her modesty aroused. When he wants a wild embrace, she shyly secrets away her limbs. She can't say a word and bestows her gaze on her beaming friends. A new wife suffers with shame the first time she makes love.
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. 41, Motilal Banarsidass (1983).