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Ashok Vajpeyi

NOT ALONE

No, not only will the soul be scorched
in love
the body too
in the heat of its flame.
 
No, not only will the body be burnt
in the last rites
the soul too
will turn into ash.
 
In love or in death
there is no fire
which will burn only the soul
or just the body.

NOT ALONE

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NOT ALONE

No, not only will the soul be scorched
in love
the body too
in the heat of its flame.
 
No, not only will the body be burnt
in the last rites
the soul too
will turn into ash.
 
In love or in death
there is no fire
which will burn only the soul
or just the body.

NOT ALONE

No, not only will the soul be scorched
in love
the body too
in the heat of its flame.
 
No, not only will the body be burnt
in the last rites
the soul too
will turn into ash.
 
In love or in death
there is no fire
which will burn only the soul
or just the body.
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