(13 February 1879 - 2 March 1949 / Hyderabad / India)

Palanquin Bearers

Lightly, O lightly we bear her along,
She sways like a flower in the wind of our song;
She skims like a bird on the foam of a stream,
She floats like a laugh from the lips of a dream.
Gaily, O gaily we glide and we sing,
We bear her along like a pearl on a string.

Softly, O softly we bear her along,
She hangs like a star in the dew of our song;
She springs like a beam on the brow of the tide,
She falls like a tear from the eyes of a bride.
Lightly, O lightly we glide and we sing,
We bear her along like a pearl on a string.

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Very very nice poem.
Softly, O softly we bear her along/She hangs like a star in the dew of our song....justifies why you have been given title as " Nightingale of India'...a piece of poetry that stands as work of art that is timeless!
I like this poem
This is a very social relevant poem i like it
Super.bravo. my favorite song is this
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