Love Poem: Bharatnatyam
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Written by: Tahera Mannan


The lucid flow of her dance
A marriage of mythology and philosophy
Evolution of the soul, body and psyche
I fell into a spiritual trance

The expression of pure joy and beauty
Her subtle actions bloomed along
As she moves to the melodious song
Portraying love, fear, anger and duty

Her dance an illusion on my soul
A blissful state in the air
A snow white swan in prayer
This devdasi with enticing eyes of kohl

Bharatnatyam is a classical dance from of India. This was traditionally performed by 
Devdasis, who were women living in temples.