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A CHALLENGE TO FATE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why will you vex me with your futile conflict
Last Line: My frail, serene, indomitable soul.
Subject(s): Fate; Destiny


A LOVE SONG FROM THE NORTH, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me no more of thy love, papeeha
Last Line: To me, forsaken of love?
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Love


A PERSIAN LOVE SONG, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O love! I know not why, when you are glad
Last Line: Dear love, that you are I!
Subject(s): Love


A RAJPUT LOVE SONG, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O love! Were you a basil-wreath to twine among
Last Line: And bear me to the fragrance of my beloved's breast!
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Singing & Singers


A SONG FROM SHIRAZ, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The singers of shiraz are feasting afar
Last Line: Thy goblet of love, o mohamed ali!
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Silence; Tears; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


A SONG IN SPRING, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wild bees that rifle the mango blossom
Last Line: Their lips have tasted the purple sea.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Old Age; Spring


ALONE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Alone, o love, I seek the blossoming glades
Last Line: Shall I attain the sanctuary of thy face?
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


AN ANTHEM OF LOVE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two hands are we to serve thee, o our mother
Last Line: Towards a great, divinely-destined goal.
Subject(s): Love; Worship


AN INDIAN LOVE SONG (WRITTEN TO AN INDIAN TUNE), by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lift up the veils that darken the delicate moon of thy
Last Line: Redeem with his tears the memoried sorrow that sullied a bygone age.
Subject(s): Desire; Flowers; Hearts; Kisses; Love; Roses


ASHOKA BLOSSOM, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If a lovely maiden's foot
Last Line: And their wild perfume.
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Man-woman Relationships; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Male-female Relations


AT DAWN, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Children, my children, the daylight is breaking
Last Line: Anoint with your love or arraign with your pardon?
Subject(s): Death - Children; Grief; Tears; Death - Babies; Sorrow; Sadness


AT TWILIGHT (ON THE WAY TO GOLCONDA), by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Weary, I sought kind death among the rills
Last Line: And hope that conquers immemorial hate.
Subject(s): Death; Old Age; Weariness; Dead, The; Fatigue


ATONEMENT, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep in a lonely garden on the hill
Last Line: O let my death atone!
Subject(s): Death; Love - Loss Of; Shadows; Dead, The


AWAKE! (TO MOHAMED ALI JINNAH), by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Waken, o mother! Thy children implore thee
Last Line: Hearken! O queen and o goddess, we hail thee!
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Goddesses & Gods; Memory; Mythology; Worship; Dead, The


BANGLE-SELLERS, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bangle-sellers are we who bear
Last Line: And worships the gods at her husband's side.
Subject(s): Folk Songs - Indian; Love - Marital; Worship; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


BELLS, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Anklet-bells! Frail anklet-bells!
Last Line: And peace for suffering hearts that die!
Subject(s): Bells; Death; Melodies; Praise; Prayer; Dead, The


CAPRICE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You held a wild-flower in your finger-tips
Last Line: Alas! It was my soul.
Subject(s): Abandonment; Hearts; Love - Loss Of; Man-woman Relationships; Desertion; Male-female Relations


CHAMPAK BLOSSOMS, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Amber petals, ivory petals
Last Line: To ravish the winds of spring.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Hearts; Love; Spring


DEATH AND LIFE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Death stroked my hair and whispered tenderly
Last Line: "of song or service for my country's need?"
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


DESTINY, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It chanced on the noon of an april day
Last Line: Who cares if a woman's heart be broken?
Subject(s): Abandonment; Disillusion; Fate; Love - Loss Of; Man-woman Relationships; Desertion; Destiny; Male-female Relations


DIRGE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What longer need hath she of loveliness
Last Line: And flowering springs that mock her empty years?
Subject(s): Death; Love - Loss Of; Dead, The


ECSTASY, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heart, o my heart! Lo, the springtime is waking
Last Line: To-day it is spring!


FAREWELL, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, o eager faces that surround me
Last Line: Shrine of dead dream! O temple of my tears!
Subject(s): Absence; Farewell; Separation; Isolation; Parting


GOLDEN CASSIA, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O brilliant blossoms that strew my way
Last Line: The glimmering ghosts of a bygone dream.
Subject(s): Flowers; Nature; Spring


GUERDON, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To field and forest
Last Line: The rapture of song!
Subject(s): Brides; Happiness; Love; Love - Marital; Spring; Joy; Delight; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


HYMN TO INDRA, LORD OF RAIN, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou, who rousest the voice of the thunder
Last Line: Hearken, o lord of rain!
Subject(s): Folk Songs - Indian; Pride; Singing & Singers; Worship; Self-esteem; Self-respect


IMPERIAL DELHI, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Imperial city! Dowered with sovereign grace
Last Line: Before whose shrine the spells of death are vain.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Memory; Mourning; Rest; Dead, The; Bereavement


IN A TIME OF FLOWERS, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O love! Do you know the spring is here
Last Line: To welcome the new-born year?
Subject(s): Birth; Flowers; Spring; Child Birth; Midwifery


IN PRAISE OF GULMOHUR BLOSSOMS, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What can rival your lovely hue
Last Line: From a true wife's funeral pyre?
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Praise; Spring


IN REMEMBRANCE (VIOLET CLARKE - DIED MARCH 21, 1909), by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With eager knowledge of our ancient lore
Last Line: Of your sweet wind-blown and love-garnered leaves.
Subject(s): Memory


IN SALUTATION TO THE ETERNAL PEACE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Men say the world is full of fear and hate
Last Line: O intimate essence of eternity!
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; Peace; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


IN THE NIGHT, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep, o my little ones, sleep
Last Line: Rich with the tears that we weep.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Grief; Sleep; Death - Babies; Sorrow; Sadness


INVINCIBLE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O fate, betwixt the grinding-stones of pain
Last Line: Save bitter buds of doom.
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Love - Loss Of; Pain; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Suffering; Misery


JUNE SUNSET, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here shall my heart find its haven of calm
Last Line: To herald a rising moon.
Subject(s): Love; Summer


KALI THE MOTHER, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All voices: o terrible and tender and divine!
Last Line: Kali! Maheshwari!
Subject(s): Death; Memory; Prayer; Worship; Dead, The


LAKSHMI, THE LOTUS-BORN; GODDESS OF FORTUNE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou who didst rise like a pearl from the ocean
Last Line: Hearken, o lotus-born!
Subject(s): Goddesses & Gods; Life; Mythology


LONGING, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Round the sadness of my days
Last Line: Reach the comfort of your breast?
Subject(s): Flowers; Hearts; Love - Loss Of; Roses; Sanctuaries; Solitude; Loneliness


LOVE AND DEATH, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dreamed my love had set thy spirit free
Last Line: Or save thee from the swift decrees of death.
Subject(s): Death; Immortality; Love - Loss Of; Dead, The


MEDLEY; A KASHMERI SONG, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The poppy grows on the roof-top
Last Line: And peace in the hands of death.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


MEMORIAL VERSES: 1. YA MAHBUB!, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Are these the streets that I used to know
Last Line: And the dreams I cherished ... When you were king!
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Love; Memory; Dead, The


MEMORIAL VERSES: 2. GOKHALE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heroic heart! Lost hope of all our days!
Last Line: Upbuild the temple of her unity.
Subject(s): Courage; Death; Heroism; India; Memory; Soldiers; Valor; Bravery; Dead, The; Heroes; Heroines


MEMORIAL VERSES: 3. IN SALUTATION TO MY FATHER'S SPIRIT, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, farewell, o brave and tender sage
Last Line: Lost in the rapture of the cosmic soul.
Subject(s): Death; Farewell; Heaven; Memory; Dead, The; Parting; Paradise


NASTURTIUMS, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Poignant and subtle and bitter perfume
Last Line: And sweetest sakuntala's magical tears.
Subject(s): Nasturtiums


SILVER TEARS, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Many tributes life hath brought me
Last Line: For my wild heart's suffering.
Subject(s): Absence; Grief; Melancholy; Tears; Separation; Isolation; Sorrow; Sadness; Dejection


SLUMBER SONG FOR SUNALINI, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the golden, glowing
Last Line: Sleep, my sunalini, sleep!
Subject(s): Angels; Death - Children; Folk Songs - Indian; Heaven; Rest; Saints; Death - Babies; Paradise


SOLITUDE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let us rise, o my heart, let us go where the twilight / is calling
Last Line: In petals of splendour to worship the lord of the world.
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


SONG OF RADHA THE MILKMAID, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I carried my curds to the mathura fair
Last Line: How brightly the river was flowing!
Subject(s): Folk Songs - Indian; Singing & Singers; Worship


SONGS OF MY CITY: 1. IN A LATTICED BALCONY, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How shall I feed thee, beloved?
Last Line: With the delicate silence of love.
Subject(s): Folk Songs - Indian; Love


SONGS OF MY CITY: 2. IN THE BAZAARS OF HYDERABAD, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What do you sell, o ye merchants?
Last Line: To perfume the sleep of the dead.
Subject(s): Folk Songs - Indian; Singing & Singers


SPINNING SONG, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My sisters plucked green leaves at morn
Last Line: For the beauty of your eyes.
Subject(s): Beauty; Festivals; Flowers; Folk Songs - Indian; Music & Musicians; Spring; Fairs; Pageants


SPRING, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Young leaves grow green on the banyan twigs
Last Line: An idyl of love and spring.
Subject(s): Flowers; Nature; Poppies; Seasons; Spring


SUMMER WOODS, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O I am tired of painted roofs and soft and silken floors
Last Line: Like krishna and like radhika, encompassed with delight.
Subject(s): Happiness; Love; Seasons; Summer; Joy; Delight


THE BIRD OF TIME, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O bird of time on your fruitful bough
Last Line: And the pride of a soul that has conquered fate.
Subject(s): Birds; Nature


THE BROKEN WING, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The great dawn breaks, the mournful night is past
Last Line: And scale the stars upon my broken wing!
Subject(s): Life; Rebirth; Spring


THE CALL OF SPRING, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Children, my children, the spring wakes anew
Last Line: Like glad-hearted children together.
Subject(s): Flowers; Nature; Spring


THE CALL TO EVENING PRAYER, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Allah ho akbar! Allah ho akbar!
Last Line: Naray'yana! Naray'yana!
Subject(s): Churches; Clergy; Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Prayer; Religion; Women - Bible; Cathedrals; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Virgin Mary; Theology


THE CHALLENGE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou who dost quell in thy victorious tide
Last Line: The radiant silence of my sleepless pain.
Subject(s): Death; Love - Loss Of; Memory; Dead, The


THE COMING OF SPRING, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O spring! I cannot run to greet
Last Line: Forgive me, o my comrade spring!
Subject(s): Birth; Leaves; Life; Nature; Spring; Child Birth; Midwifery


THE DANCE OF LOVE (WRITTEN FOR MADAME LIZA LEHMANN), by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The music sighs and slumbers
Last Line: Love's ecstasy and pain.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Hearts; Love; Music & Musicians


THE FAERY ISLE OF JANJIRA; TO HER HIGHNESS NAZLI RAFFIA, BEGUM JANJIRA, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fain would I dwell in your faery kingdom
Last Line: When truth shall conquer and love prevail.
Subject(s): Love; Peace; Spring


THE FESTIVAL OF MEMORY, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Doth rapture hold a feast
Last Line: Thy sacrament and shrine.
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Love; Memory; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


THE FESTIVAL OF SERPENTS, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shining ones awake, we seek your chosen temples
Last Line: Where life and death and sorrow and ecstasy are one.
Subject(s): Folk Songs - Indian; Praise; Prayer


THE FLUTE-PLAYER OF BRINDABAN, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why didst thou play thy matchless flute
Last Line: The nectar of thy flute!
Subject(s): Death; Melodies; Memory; Music & Musicians; Dead, The


THE GARDEN VIGIL, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the deep silence of the garden-bowers
Last Line: May in thy flame adore his hidden face.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Rest; Silence; Graveyards; Dead, The


THE GATE OF DELIGHT: 1. THE OFFERING, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Were beauty mine, beloved, I would bring it
Last Line: And kiss the shadow of love's passing feet.
Subject(s): Hearts; Kisses; Love; Passion


THE GATE OF DELIGHT: 2. THE FEAST, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bring no fragrant sandal-paste
Last Line: All the secret of your tears.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Memory; Old Age


THE GATE OF DELIGHT: 3. ECSTASY, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let spring illume the western hills with blossoming / brands of fire
Last Line: Swept o'er the flood-gates of my life to drown my waiting heart!
Subject(s): Flowers; Hearts; Love; Passion; Spring


THE GATE OF DELIGHT: 4. THE LUTE-SONG, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why need you a burnished mirror of gold
Last Line: In the flame of immutable years!
Subject(s): Death; Hearts; Love; Passion; Dead, The


THE GATE OF DELIGHT: 5. IF YOU CALL ME, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If you call me I will come
Last Line: Fearless what betide.
Subject(s): Desire; Hearts; Love


THE GATE OF DELIGHT: 6. THE SINS OF LOVE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Forgive me the sin of mine eyes
Last Line: O pardon the sin of my heart!
Subject(s): Forgiveness; Hearts; Love; Clemency


THE GATE OF DELIGHT: 7. THE DESIRE OF LOVE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O could I brew my soul like wine
Last Line: Into a god?
Subject(s): Desire; Hearts; Love


THE GATE OF DELIGHT: 8. THE VISION OF LOVE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O love! My foolish heart and eyes
Last Line: And you the mystic pang of death.
Subject(s): Death; Hearts; Love; Memory; Dead, The


THE GIFT OF INDIA, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is there aught you need that my hands withhold
Last Line: Remember the blood of thy martyred sons!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE HUSSAIN SAAGAR, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The young dawn woos thee with his amorous grace
Last Line: O lake, o living image of my soul.
Subject(s): Death; Hearts; Love; Soul; Dead, The


THE IMAM BARA: 1, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the sombre shadows
Last Line: Ali! Hassan! Hussain!
Subject(s): Death; Mourning; Shadows; Dead, The; Bereavement


THE IMAM BARA: 2, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come from this tomb of shadows
Last Line: Ali! Hassan! Hussain!
Subject(s): Corpses; Death; Graves; Mourning; Silence; Cadavers; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Bereavement


THE JOY OF THE SPRINGTIME, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Springtime, o springtime, what is your essence
Last Line: The roots of delight in the heart of the earth?
Subject(s): Happiness; Spring; Joy; Delight


THE LOTUS; TO M.K. GANDHI, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O mystic lotus, sacred and sublime
Last Line: Coeval with the lords of life and death?
Subject(s): Death; Mysticism; Dead, The


THE MAGIC OF SPRING, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I buried my heart so deep, so deep
Last Line: "is it the spring, the spring?"
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Rebirth; Spring; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE OLD WOMAN, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A lonely old woman sits out in the street
Last Line: "muhammad-ar-rasul-allah."
Subject(s): Old Age; Weariness; Fatigue


THE PATH OF TEARS: 1. THE SORROW OF LOVE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why did you turn your face away?
Last Line: Or the thrall of the old desire?
Subject(s): Death; Desire; Hearts; Love; Memory; Old Age; Dead, The


THE PATH OF TEARS: 2. THE SILENCE OF LOVE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Since thus I have endowed you with the whole
Last Line: A load of passionate silence and despair.
Subject(s): Despair; Hearts; Love; Passion; Regret


THE PATH OF TEARS: 3. THE MENACE OF LOVE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How long, o love, shall ruthless pride avail you
Last Line: As you lie spent and broken at my feet!
Subject(s): Grief; Hearts; Love; Sorrow; Sadness


THE PATH OF TEARS: 4. LOVE'S GUERDON, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fierce were the wounds you struck me, o my love
Last Line: Crowned in a lonely rapture of renown.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Pain; Relationships; Suffering; Misery


THE PATH OF TEARS: 5. IF YOU WERE DEAD, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If you were dead I should not weep!
Last Line: O love, at last!
Subject(s): Fate; Hearts; Love; Destiny


THE PATH OF TEARS: 6. SUPPLICATION, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love, it were not such deep unmeasured wrong
Last Line: A gift of tears to save my stricken soul!
Subject(s): Compassion; Grief; Love; Tears; Sorrow; Sadness


THE PATH OF TEARS: 7. THE SLAYER, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love, if at dawn some passer-by should say
Last Line: "with the swift spear of grief."
Subject(s): Grief; Love; Tears; Sorrow; Sadness


THE PATH OF TEARS: 8. THE SECRET, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They come, sweet maids and men with shining tribute
Last Line: O love, that I am dead!
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Mourning; Bereavement


THE PEARL, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How long shall it suffice
Last Line: Return unblest into the primal sea?
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Praise; Rebirth


THE PRAYER OF ISLAM, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We praise thee, o compassionate!
Last Line: Ya rahman! Ya raheem!
Subject(s): Compassion; Death; Memory; Prayer; Shadows; Dead, The


THE SANCTUARY: 1. THE FEAR OF LOVE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O could my love devise
Last Line: Of my own heart's desire!
Subject(s): Desire; Hearts; Love


THE SANCTUARY: 2. THE ILLUSION OF LOVE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beloved, you may be as all men say
Last Line: The very vision of god's dwelling-place.
Subject(s): Fate; Future Life; Hearts; Love; Destiny; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


THE SANCTUARY: 3. THE WORSHIP OF LOVE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Crush me, o love, betwixt thy radiant fingers
Last Line: And praise thee for my death!
Subject(s): Death; Love; Worship; Dead, The


THE SANCTUARY: 4. LOVE TRIUMPHANT, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If your fair mind were quenched with dark distress
Last Line: And hush your awful anguish on my breast?
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Vengeance


THE SANCTUARY: 5. LOVE OMNIPOTENT, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O love, is there aught I should fail to achieve for your / sake?
Last Line: And rend the cold silence that conquers the lips of the dead.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love


THE SANCTUARY: 6. LOVE TRANSCENDENT, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When time shall cease and the world be ended
Last Line: O my saint with the sinless eyes!
Subject(s): Heaven; Love; Soul; Transcendentalism; Paradise


THE SANCTUARY: 7. INVOCATION, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stoop not from thy proud, lonely sphere
Last Line: Attain thy side.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Trust


THE SANCTUARY: 8. DEVOTION, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Take my flesh to feed your dogs if you choose
Last Line: Or burn like a weed for your sake in the flame of hell.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Passion


THE SOUL'S PRAYER, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In childhood's pride I said to thee
Last Line: "and death the shadow of my face."
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE TEMPLE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Awake, it is love's radiant hour of praise!
Last Line: For love's burnt-offering!
Subject(s): Hearts; Love


THE TIME OF ROSES, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love, it is the time of roses!
Last Line: Crown me with the rose of love!
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Love; Love - Nature Of; Perfume; Roses


THE VICTOR, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They brought their peacock-lutes of praise
Last Line: And laid my life before his feet.
Subject(s): Praise


THREE SORROWS, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How shall I honour thee, o sacred grief?
Last Line: Into a deathless shrine!
Subject(s): Death; Love - Loss Of; Pain; Dead, The; Suffering; Misery


TO LOVE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O love! Of all the riches that are mine
Last Line: What gift have I withheld before thy throne?
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Old Age


TRANSIENCE, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nay, do not grieve tho' life be full of sadness
Last Line: And make your eyes unfaithful to their tears.
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


VASANT PANCHAMI (LILAVATI'S LAMENT AT THE FEAST OF SPRING), by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go, dragon-fly, fold up your purple wing
Last Line: That hath foregone the kisses of the spring.
Subject(s): Birds; Festivals; Memory; Spring; Fairs; Pageants


VILLAGE SONG, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Full are my pitchers and far to carry
Last Line: Ram re ram! I shall die.
Subject(s): Folk Songs - Indian; Storms; Survival


WANDERING BEGGARS, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the threshold of the dawn
Last Line: Y' allah! Y' allah!
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


WELCOME, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Welcome, o fiery pain!
Last Line: Vision of love immortal.
Subject(s): Death; Hearts; Love; Memory; Dead, The