Friday, December 14, 2018

BHARTRIHARI (Buddhist Hermit) ~


Her quick eyes

and animated mouth

unsettle me.

So, of course,

her uplifted breasts,

full lips —

soft fruits for the hungry.

But why should a

single wisp of hair,

stroked beneath her naval like some


line of poetry,

reduce me to such


                                                                                 K. 119


Some Unquenchable Desire
Andrew Schelling, Translator
Shambhala, 2018