aristera says

Friday, December 09, 2005


abida parween

some things are magic things. a friend introduced me to abida parween's music. am so hooked. the nazms, thumris, dohas, baits...all sublime to say the list. they beat haikus anyday.

one of the best dohas goes:

"kaaga sab tan khaiyo, chun chun khaiyo maas
do naina mat khaiyo, inhe piya milan ki aas"

crow, eat my entire body, pick all the meat
just let two eyes be, they still await the beloved.

The couplet is Meerabai's- the original Indian gay icon, if ever there was one.
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