Like a pearl on a string…

My favourite line is from Mrs.Sarojini Naidu’s Palanquin Bearers : we bear her along, like a pearl on a string…

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Draped in richest silks,
Head bent in shy,
Tears rolling down her cheeks,
We took her up to fly,
Swiftly n softly we bear her along,

gaily, o gaily, we glide and we sing,
We bear along, like a pearl on a string.

She sways like a feather, in the crown of a prince,
She smells like the weather, so pure n rinse,
Swiftly n softly we bear her along,

gaily, o gaily, we glide and we sing,
We bear along, like a pearl on a string.

She blooms like a bud, in the drizzle of our song,
She looms like the mud, under the potter’s tong,
Swiftly n softly we bear her along,

gaily, o gaily, we glide and we sing,

We bear along, like a pearl on a string.

She beams like a ray,to brighten up the sky,
She seams like the say,that cast a spell on thy,
Swiftly n softly we bear her along,

gaily, o gaily, we glide and we sing,
We bear along, like a pearl on a string.

She is the sweetest of smiles, we’ve ever seen,
She is the richest of jewels, one has ever worn,
She is the lightest of weights, we’ve ever born,
She is the best of words, one could ever mean,
Swiftly n softly we bear her along,

gaily, O gaily, we glide and we sing,
We bear along, like a pearl on a string.

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Author: Sri Sudha K

So many things keep me busy...but I just found a way to store them forever. There is so much of Telugu in here as I just love my mothertongue....

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