Riding the blue sapphire mountains

by Akka Mahadevi

English version by A. K. Ramanujan
Original Language Kannada

Riding the blue sapphire mountains
wearing moonstone for slippers
blowing long horns
O Shiva
when shall I
crush you on my pitcher breasts?

O lord white as jasmine
when do I join you
stripped of body's shame
and heart's modesty?

-- from Speaking of Siva, by A K Ramanujan

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