For Heaven's Sake, Listen, Listen, O My Darling

Vidyapati Thakur 1352 ( Bisfi) – 1448 (Vidyapati Nagar)



For heaven's sake, listen, listen, O my darling:
Do not dart your cruel, angry glances at me,
For I swear by the lovely pitchers of your breasts,
And by your golden, glittering, snake-like necklace:
If ever on earth I dare touch anyone except you,
Let your necklace turn into a real snake, and bite me;
And if ever my promise and words prove false,
Chastise me, O darling, in the way you want to.
But, now, don't hesitate to take me in your arms,
Bind, bind my thirsty body with yours; bruise me
With your thighs, and bite, bite me with your teeth.
Let your fingernails dig deep, deep into my skin!
Strangle me, for heaven's sake, with your breasts,
And lock me in the prison of your body forever!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 04, 2023

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Scheme ABCDEBFEGBHICJ
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 692
Words 132
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 14

Vidyapati Thakur

Vidyapati, also known by the sobriquet Maithil Kavi Kokil, was a Maithili and Sanskrit poet, writer and polyglot. Vidyapati's influence was not just restricted to Maithili and Sanskrit literature but also extended to other Eastern literary traditions. more…

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