Woman of Sorrow.

 

“who is she
who dwells in my heart?
i wanted her,
but i failed to win her.

i decked her with diamonds
and sang her praises,
a smile shone in her eyes
for a moment,
and then it died.

i have no joy and even she cried,
my woman of sorrow.

i bought her jewel anklets
and adorned her with gold.
i bought her a band
fit for the queen of sheba.
a gleam of gladness flickered in her eyes,
then it died.

i have no joy and even she cried,
my woman of sorrow.

i took her in my arms
and flew her to paradise.
fame and fortune surrounded her,
she conquered the hearts of men.
pride shone in her eyes for a moment,
and then it died.

i have no joy and even she cried,
my woman of sorrow.

days go by and she cries.

tell me what is it that you want?

and she said: ‘when will my Lover come?
the One with the Unknown Name,
when will my Lover come,
to me, from your heart?’~ Rabindranath Tagore

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