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Quotation by Hla Stavhana
When the plowman fled,
having left a highborn woman
in the throes of ecstasy,
thinking her dead,
the cotton plant
bobbed with the weight
of new bloom on its stalk
as if laughing.
Hla Stavhana (c. 50 A.D.), South Indian king, Prkrit poet. translated from The Gthsaptaat of Stavhana Hla by Martha Ann Selby, vs. 360, Nirnaya Sgara Press (1889).
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