Make of my body the beam of a luteby Basava
English version by A. K. Ramanujan
Original Language Kannada
Make of my body the beam of a lute
of my head the sounding gourd
of my nerves the strings
of my fingers the plucking rods.
Clutch me close
and play your thirty-two songs
O lord of the meeting rivers!
|-- from Speaking of Siva, by A K Ramanujan|