How can you be modest

People,
male and female,
blush when a cloth covering their shame
comes loose
        When the lord of lives
lives drowned without a face
in the world, how can you be modest?

When all the world is the eye of the lord,
onlooking everywhere, what can you
cover and conceal?

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- Mahadevi

- Translated A.K.Ramanujan

- From: The Shambhala anthology of Women’s spiritual poetry

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