People, male and female,by Akka Mahadevi
English version by A. K. Ramanujan
Original Language Kannada
male and female,
blush when a cloth covering their shame
When the lord of lives
lives drowned without a face
in the world, how can you be modest?
When all the world is the eye of the lord,
onlooking everywhere, what can you
cover and conceal?
|-- from Speaking of Siva, by A K Ramanujan|
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