The Monsoon Post

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A bodice soaked in cooling water,

play-bracelets made of lotus stems,

ear ornaments made of acacia flowers,

pearl necklaces of jasmine;

these and their bodies wet with sandal paste

are the magic used by fawn eyed damsels

which needs nor spell nor magic circle

to resurrect the God of Love

(Rajasekhara translated by Daniel H H Ingalls Sr)

Rain. River. Water. Thin saris and blouses drenched in water and clinging to limbs.  The stuff of eroticism peculiar to India.

A few posts on women and water today here.

About Anu M

A potted history of Indian clothing and fashion.
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2 Responses to The Monsoon Post

  1. Lakshmi Loves To Shop says:

    I love this..

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