Restrained Blossoms

A Revathi’s poem சூடா மலர்கள், with an English translation

Sown as the seed of grace;
In the yard love,
Watered by the mores to
nurture as flowers yet;
Ne’er are they; let to blossom
in the sanctum sanctorum.

Translated by Meenakshi Raman Shyam
From the Tamil poem by Revathi

சூடா மலர்கள்

அன்பு என்னும்
அருள் என்னும்
பண்பு என்னும்
நீர் பாய்ச்சி
பாசம் என்னும்
பூ பூத்து
புண்ணிய தளங்களிலும்
பூஜை அறைகளிலும்
சூடா மலர்கள்

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