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The Lamp In The Shrine , She Kept Aflame

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The Lamp In The Shrine , She Kept Aflame

The Lamp In The Shrine , She Kept Aflame

(To give life and love, is the substance of a woman )

Every dawn, sprite in self, since her childhood 
a midst white frost, run to a shrine she would.
Among the Himalayan folds it stood, 
fed with virgin snow and made of  thin wood.

Aflame ,a lamp she kept, under a hood
in that shrine so sacred , where all found food
for body and mind, old and young, lewd and rude,
 weak and  strong ,life and love, holy and good.

Never once since her day did the lamp brood,
 fed it with substance of her own and brewed
She knew she should, as did other folks too, 
lamp of love if gone , life, would be gone too.

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  1. Date: 8/31/2013 9:34:00 PM
    Mehnaz, , Congratulations :-) on having your poem Featured on the soups Home Page... always~ Linda

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 4:17:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem being featured this week.

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 8:44:00 AM
    I am amazed no one has commented on this lovely piece. I consider it an honor to be the first. You have created a sacred mood with your words.

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    Date: 12/29/2012 12:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    THank You....I am glad you stopped by to mread this poem....